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Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:47 PM

77. Hey, grits - you don't have to explain or apologize about this to anyone.

You have every right to be hard-ass about this. We all do, but you ESPECIALLY, considering what you endured.

I, for one, believe paterno should be dug up out of his grave and his carcass stood up in court and put on trial for this. He knew. And he kept silent for the greater good of money and football, and to hell with the young victims involved. Something else was far more important than the innocent, trusting youngsters under his and his staff's supervision. He KNEW, and he covered up. He's every bit as guilty as are all the administrators and athletics department people and other apologists at that damn school, AND the alumni with their hard-ons for football trophies. PLUS the civilians who turned a blind eye, like Pennsylvania's THEN-attorney general and now governor tom corbett.

http://www.alternet.org/news/156318/the_shocking_truth_about_joe_paterno,_penn_state_and_governor_tom_corbett?page=2

I wasn't abused. But I'm a Catholic and it disgusts me how my church has done the same thing to altar servers for YEARS and nothing's been done, everything's been covered up, and the vast majority of these fiends have gotten away with it - perpetrators, deniers, and excusors alike. And I strongly disapprove of football because I see it as organized brutality where bullies can go for cover and to get rich. Football to me is little more than a cathedral built for the worship of physical barbarism and ill-gotten gain (mainly because I think you shouldn't be able to get rich through a practice that chiefly involves physical violence and injury). I've never liked football because, to me, it glorifies all the wrong things. I'm glad my son was never interested in playing.

You have our total support and sympathy, grits. And you're completely correct about how you feel. They should all burn in Hell for this. Including paterno. STARTING with paterno.

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