Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tweet(s) of the Day




Yeah, I put poor dumbshit Brady Lucas in there twice, and maybe that's a little unfair, but I couldn't get enough of the fact that he both misspells "stopped" -- and it's not a 140 characters issue -- and of course whines about how this is all the big, bad media's fault. Sorry, kid -- Wolf Blitzer didn't rape a bunch of children while Pete Thamel swept it under the rug. And yeah, big fan of "B-Rock's" self-serving, Chris Brownian plea for everyone to just put it behind them and move on. Do I even need to bring up who's had a bitch of a time moving on in all this? Here's a hint: the kids whose innocence was absolutely shattered by a predatory old man and the friends of his who thought that the reputation of Penn State was more important than stopping a child rapist and rescuing his victims.

By the way, here's an interesting little tidbit: All the TVs at the Penn State student union were abruptly switched away from cable news to a local public access channel just as the results of Louis Freeh's report were about to be read.

Adding: This...


An hour ago he was bitching about the media, now look at him -- all stars in his eyes. Is there any way we can get Tosh to throw an insult this kid's way?

8 comments:

idiosynshornic said...

Someone on Facebook mentioned the NCAA's 'death penatly' against SMU in 1986 after it was found that boosters were paying players under the table. While the death penalty was effective, and proportionate to the violations, actual multiple felony crimes were committed by Sandusky and the staff covering for Penn State athletics. These people - the coaches, administrators and fans - are so ingrained, they need to die away or move on from the institution. Those tweets prove it. It's going to take a generational shift longer than 4 years to kill this corruption and these apologetics.

One decade ban, minimum, or a permanent lifetime ban is my preference.

pea said...

I think you mean "stoping" a child rapist.

Anonymous said...

Here's to hoping you are not judging all Penn State students and alumni because some people are idiots. The people tweeting this shit are idiots. Not all people who went to PSU are idiots. Just wanted to put it out there.

Side note- thank you for going on to shed light on the real issue ("the kids whose innocence was absolutely shattered..."). This is where the focus should continue to be.

Chez said...

I posted the same comment on the Penn State post below in response to someone, but it holds up here: Of course not all Penn State students or fans are terrible people. My ex's siblings all went to Penn and they're wonderful people. Admittedly, that insane tantrum that was thrown after Paterno got fired left a really bad taste in my mouth, but I definitely don't take it out on every single person associated with the school.

That said, I've always been put off by the almost cult-like blind loyalty that so many seem to feel toward Penn State. I get that it's a good school and the whole school pride thing and all that -- but PSU kids' and fans' love for the institution as a whole seems to go so far beyond that, and it's a little scary. I've seen some of the reaction from otherwise really intelligent people who are Penn State students, alumni or just plain fans and it's mind-boggling how many can simply make excuses for what happened, rationalize the behavior that led to this atrocity or flat-out convince themselves that it just couldn't happen at a place like Penn State so somehow the facts must not be what they seem. That to me is madness.

But sincerely, thanks for your comment. It's really appreciated.

JohnF said...

Then there's this one:

https://twitter.com/mcNUGGit/status/223425514105344000

Matt said...

As a Penn State graduate, let me assure you that many who go or went there are just as disgusted with this whole mess. The mistake you are making is saying that it is almost cult like. I lived in State College for 7 years and can affirm that the “We are…Penn State!” crew is a cult and you have to look at them in that way. It’s going to take years to deprogram them from thinking that it wasn’t possible for Paterno to do anything wrong. I would say that they are all still in the first stages of deep denial and that belief in the almighty JoePa is trumping intelligence. Even the devotion I’ve seen in fans of some of the big Florida colleges pales when compared to Penn Staters, though you may get close in Texas. Paterno had been sold as a man of principle and character for so many years throughout Pennsylvania and beyond that it has become an article of faith. Even I first thought “There’s no way he could have known.” when the story first broke and I really give no fucks for the football program. I quickly got beyond that when the façade was pulled back and the whole stinking mess was exposed. I'm really not trying to make excuses for these kids, but they have been more or less brainwashed since birth. Then again, they may just be assholes.

Anonymous said...

I can't help but wonder what these Penn State fanatics will say to their own children if they end up having some atrocious Sandusky-esque experience later in life.

L. said...

I think most people understand the people who are to blame in this scandal aren't the Penn State students and faculty as a whole, but the people who knowingly committed/allowed rape of children. That said, this shows the dangers of elevating any portion of a population to god-like levels of worship: Some people will always use it as an excuse to justify their behavior.

And I don't care what else these men did in their lives, knowingly allowing children to continue to be raped just to avoid a scandal in their football department is unforgivable and makes them indecent human beings. Good people do not do things like that.