Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Come off it Already!

As the whole Penn State thing continues to unfold, I become more and more disgusted. First of all I want to address the issue of Penn State students, faculty, and alumni getting all up in arms about the termination of Joe Paterno. He is just as culpable for the damage done to those children as Jerry Sandusky. He may not have physically put his hands on any of them, but he had knowledge of the goings-on that were taking place. For that he deserves more than termination from the job that made him a household name in Pennsylvania. He doesn't get a free pass for building one of the best collegiate football legacies in recent history. Fuck football! We are talking about children who trusted an adult in a position of great power. This is a person who was supposed to be making their lives better. Instead, he scarred them for life and continually acted out a nightmare that they will have to live with for the rest of their lives.

Speaking of Jerry Sandusky, he's now back out in the open, giving stumbling, bumbling responses to the accusations against him. When asked in a phone interview by Bob Costas if he was sexually attracted to young boys, he hesitated and then repeated the question. Anyone that knows anything about speech patterns knows that's the classic move of someone that's about to lie to you. After repeating the question he was like "No, I'm not sexually attracted to young boys." I know I'm not the only one to call bullshit on that answer. Another one of his statements made me wish I could hunt his ass down and beat the shit out of him. He was like "I realize now that showering with them was wrong." He also admitted to acting inappropriately but denied sexually abusing young boys over a 15-year period. There's no way in this world to explain away child rape witnessed by another person. He's trying to come across as a pitiful and pitiable old man that "really loves kids and loves being around them", who crossed the line just a little bit. Seriously?! He told Bob Costas that he's not a pedophile. The medical diagnosis of pedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in adults or adolescents typically characterized by a primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children. If that doesn't describe what good ol' Jerry's been up to, I don't know what does.

The thing that really gets me is that a lot of parents don't want their sons around gay men for fear of something like this happening. For the most part, gay men don't prey on little boys. Straight men with wives, children, and fine upstanding lives usually do. Or in the case of the Catholic Church scandal, men of the cloth who are supposed to be above reproach. Gay people don't want to mess with your sons. They got other issues to deal with without putting themselves in the line of fire for something like that.


  1. That last graph says a mouthful—a truthful mouthful. Sandusky and everyone who covered up for him should be behind bars instead of people exercising their 1st Amendment rights peacefully protesting.

  2. Wat an axsalent assessmint michelle, therr iz no kweschunz thoze peeples iz terribulz. We sayz prowfeshunal sportz iz treeted likes sumthin so speshalz they thinks they can do watever they wants an they iz ushally rite. An theze peeples iz why.

  3. You go girl. You hit the nail right on the head with the entire post. That's the one big thing I've always had against sports - be it pro or college level. They think they rule the universe and can do whatever they dam well please. It's sickening!!

  4. I coud not agree more. You wrote just what I thik! HOORAY!

  5. Great post, Michelle. We are not big sports fans here, and this kind of scandal is just one of the many reasons why.

    ...thank you for stopping by to read the latest chapter! We're so happy you're enjoying the story. : )

    xo Katie

  6. There should be no question about what defines the character of this man. The sexual assualt of children nullifies any "contribution" he has made to college sports. I agree with you wholeheartedly. Justice should be swift and to the fullest extent of the law.
    I've missed you xxx