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July 27, 2012

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Clarice

I guess it's time to round up all men, windansea.

Ignatz

--the gender gap has fallen to five points (48/43) — but it’s only down to two points in today’s three-day rolling average (46/44). Meanwhile, Romney has a 13-point lead among men, 54/41--

My wife's trenchant belief in the need to repeal the 19th Amendment is ratified once again.
What a gal; willing to give up her franchise so that dingbats like Kathy Kattenberg can't inflict her nincompoopery on the good ol' USA.

rse

I am thinking it is the remainder of the Climate Gate docs. Especially after Mann threatened Steyn knowing Penn State and UVa would hide the emails with respect to proving intent.

I hope it's really good. I am lonely out on this limb. Not as lonely as yesterday thanks to Clarice. But I sure could use some company. It has been hard to read all these manipulative reports and feel like I must be the only person reading them who is not the beneficiary of a federal grant or receiving a taxpayer salary.

matt

and that, Jane, sums up the baby boomer generation in a nutshell. "I got mine so screw you" should be their slogan.

The WSJ actually had me ticked off this morning. Their spiel on the Euro mess is a part of the whole confidence building effort that the world's leaders are trying to use to keep the wheels from seizing up.

Then a front page article on Boy Scout troops ignoring the ban on gay leaders and openly gay scouts. Whatever happened to simple common sense? Especially after the Sanduskey case are they courting pederasty and the resultant mayhem?

Ignatz

--I am lonely out on this limb. Not as lonely as yesterday thanks to Clarice. But I sure could use some company. It has been hard to read all these manipulative reports and feel like I must be the only person reading them who is not the beneficiary of a federal grant or receiving a taxpayer salary.--

You always strike me as the John the Baptist or Isaiah of education issues RSE; the voice of one crying in the wilderness.

NK

.. and the BoT failing to routinely audit PSU administrators about any reports of sexual harassment, sexual predation, or whistleblowing in the Athletic Dept, and the BoT failing to conduct any due diligence confirming that that Pa. and fed law reporting and whistleblower requiredments in those areas were complied with, and their failure to do any such auditing or due diligence in these areas resulted in their failure to have any knowledge or have any means to learn about the 1998 Police inquiry or the 2001 Grad Asst Whistleblower report, and their failure to audit the activities of the Sandusky foundation which used PSU facilities as if they were the foundation's own property, resulted the BoT failure to learn of any parent complaints about Prof Emeritus Sandusky which would have affcted PSU. As I said-- Freeh's finding that the Trustees knew NONE of this and had NO Means to learn any of this, other than relying on Ath Dept employees, is an indictment of the BoT for dereliction of their statutory and fiduciary duties. Neither of us get the final word -- the courts will decide. I see settlements, paid for by Pa taxpayer money.

Clarice

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=191367334327010&set=a.119065881557156.20092.118365728293838&type=1&ref=nf

Time for more sherbet

Janet

from daddy's Hawaii link -
"Earlier this year, following an investigation into activities at the county's election warehouse in Hilo, Yamauchi fired Hawaii County's longtime elections administrator and three other elections staffers.

They were accused of drinking, storing alcohol and running a private business out of the warehouse that houses election supplies."

There really needs to be some kind of logs & check-out system for machines used for voting. How many machines are used in the election vs. how many machines are counted. I always bring up that old O'Keefe video showing voter fraud in NJ where the union guys just had extra machines already voted that they rolled out as needed.

Danube of Thought

Oh balls, NK. Take up a new sport.

crazy

Don't ask - Don't tell - Don't offend - Don't step out of your lane. Post modern moral relativism rules in modern America so why is anyone surprised?

Frau "M"

"As scandals go, don't protect your pedophiles."

From published reports, Sandusky did not use young girls for his pleasure. That would leave either pederasty or homosexuality or both. Let's name the crime by its right name. In any form, young lives were harmed--his adopted son's, for sure.

Clarice

Here's the link to the plug for RSE's website. Unfortunately from the comments it seems people are so fixated on their pet theories about education, they don't comprehend what she's done which is considerable. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/07/whats_really_behind_educations_reading_and_math_wars.html

narciso

This piece, which also appeared in the Journal;


http://www.rand.org/blog/2012/07/al-qaedas-war-for-syria.html

reminds us that Bosnia and Chechnya were the big recruiting events for AQ 1.0.

centralcal

Things that make me wonder:

Mark Knoller is tweeting that Dan Pfeiffer is claiming the bust of Churchill was NEVER returned, that it is on a table outside the Treaty Room, and he has posted a picture of Obama and Cameron looking at it in 2010.

Interesting, that while Romney is in London and wanting to bring the bust back, that NOW Obama flunkies claim it never left.

Captain Hate

reminds us that Bosnia and Chechnya were the big recruiting events for AQ 1.0.

Bosnia: the only conflict where the MFM actively stumped for military intervention. Every "atrocity" was overstated iirc.

NK

DoT--- Freeh's report for the reasons you acknowledge was short on evidence and mostly inferences. That being the case, we can all draw our own reasonable inferences, and those inferences can cut both ways as far as the BoT is concerned. I have one further inference, the $60M fine will stir things up-- and in response the DoT will adopt all sorts of reporting requirements and sworn statements from administrators, especially Resident Life and the Ath Dept. administrators. The DoT is in damage control mode now, I'm sure you've seen that drill before.

Janet

I think you might start by reminding your friends that access to health insurance is not the same as access to healthcare.

Great point by Ranger. We had an Australian friend over for dinner & he said the lines are so long that they will just go home lots of times. With kids in sports, they have gone to hospital...but couldn't get in.
If you call ahead, the office is NOT suppose to tell you how long the wait is...so they say...'I'm not allowed to tell you that the line is out to the parking lot' or 'I'm not allowed to tell you that there is no line here.'.
Sounds like there is lots of just giving up with socialized medicine....but they have insurance.

rse

Clarice-they are coming through to the website and reading multiple posts. About Me will get to triple digits today. I guess I should go do my makeup. I did change out of the kitty cat's favorite gym shorts to get food supplies for the eating machine as he moves to his next outing. He wrote of being within 100 feet of a lightning strike recently.

You have a poster on AT who seems to be trying to change the subject to society. Radical ed reform targets its definition of culture:prevailing beliefs, practices, and attitudes. Few things have so disrupted broader society. And now it wants those consequences to be an excuse.

Off to play mom for the diva.

narciso

Remember, what I said earlier about how to take the Webster report;


http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/07/webster_commission_gets_2004_m.php

AliceH

--Sounds like there is lots of just giving up with socialized medicine....but they have insurance.--

It's FREE! And worth every penny.

Frau Klagelieder

How about rse as Jeremiah the fearless, Iggy?

(Another) Barbara

And as Amy said, no one ever changed their vote based on what might happen in decades e.g. "your grandkids will pay for this." The reason has to be compelling and immediate.

I find that an unusual comment coming from Amy, a mother who will some day be a grandmother, I'm sure she hopes.

There are many of us here who are a bit long in the tooth and I'd bet most of us do consider our grandchildren and great-grandchildren as we make political decisions. A glance at any longevity data will show that my husband (in his mid-80s) and I (in my mid-70s) won't be affected that much by what the next four years bring, but we nonetheless spend many hours and many dollars on political activism, in the hope that our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will have the chance to thrive in an America not too distant from what we experienced.

Clarice

C-F-A buycott fail
http://twitchy.com/2012/07/27/chick-fil-a-boycott-youre-doing-it-wrong-reports-photos-show-it-is-a-total-fail/

NK

I am getting depressed reading what it will take to convince Dem voters.

narciso

I'm sure you're as surprised as I am;


http://michellemalkin.com/2012/07/27/stephanopoulos-ross-tea-partier/

centralcal

In addition, Clarice, ChikFilA's public relations director just died of a sudden heart attack.

Captain Hate

Here's somebody who could give Chait strong competition for the Free Style Dumbass Gold medal: http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/07/27/how_the_olympic_romneyshambles_restored_my_faith_in_gaffes.html

peter

Gotta love our preezy, ever so sleazy, who signs an aid to Israel bill just as Romney is about to land there.

Ignatz

--I am getting depressed reading what it will take to convince Dem voters.--

That's a sucker's game. The trick is to make fewer Dem voters when in power by cutting off the gravy train. If you can't kill the programs that make more and more dependent on government, and therefore Dem voters, then you've already lost.
At that point the only cure will be Rick's OPM famine, but famines have a way of entrenching authoritarians not freeing the slaves.

narciso

That's merely a silver, or a bronze,

windansea

I guess it's time to round up all men, windansea.

Posted by: Clarice | July 27, 2012 at 02:28 PM

this renews my faith in the fairer sex, can't understand how women can be fooled by the hoax that is Obama or present day dems

Danube of Thought

"The DoT is in damage control mode now"

I assume you mean the BoT. And if they weren't doing damage control they would be derelict--that's their job in a circumstance like this, for Christ's sake.

NK

"At that point the only cure will be Rick's OPM famine, but famines have a way of entrenching authoritarians not freeing the slaves." that's another reason I'm depressed. In the Potato blight, the Irish pretty much left Ireland. Where could I go?... who would take me?

narciso

OTOH, this is a strong up and comer;


http://twitchy.com/2012/07/27/lying-hypocrite-joan-walsh-asks-whats-wrong-with-mitt-romney/


Clarice

I waas being sarcastic up above. CFI's apparently doing gang busters today.

Jane - Get off the couch your country needs you!

I'd guess, Jane, that Amy's friends and family were Obama supporters last time too

AB,Friends maybe, relatives nope.

sailor, you consistent assume the worst in people. And once again you are dead wrong. I guess it is a lot easier to criticize than come up with a compelling reason.

I wonder why they didn't have insurance before this condition was diagnosed and costs accrued.

They did.

I think you might start by reminding your friends that access to health insurance is not the same as access to healthcare.

Ranger, that is the one argument I came up with. But I am becoming increasingly aware how good Obama is at reaching the low information voter.

S Harms

The point is: when you are in a position of power, it is your responsibility to lead. Paterno did not lead, he concealed, he turned a blind eye. Sandusky was his friend. The footbal program was his church and he was god. Thats why the statue had to come down and the wins had to be vacated. How else do you kill the beast except cut the head off?

Jane - Get off the couch your country needs you!

and that, Jane, sums up the baby boomer generation in a nutshell. "I got mine so screw you" should be their slogan

I agree and it makes me so ashamed.

AB, most people don't pay enough attention to put 1 + 2 together. And frankly I don't blame them. I often feel like I have an anchor around my neck that at some point I am going to have to get rid of. It is all so depressing.

Chubby

((But I am becoming increasingly aware how good Obama is at reaching the low information voter.))

all he's doing is vote buying, what the left always does to get votes

Threadkiller

Hey Daddy! You know this guy?

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/07/27/2035327/man-sues-for-proof-of-obamas-eligibility.html

This should go places...

AliceH

wait - they had insurance AND they were in need of insurance due to a pre-existing condition? I guess I missed something and I can't figure out how to square it.

Clarice

It's a lifetime fight, Jane. Gird your loins and put up your dukes. Remember, you're a wolverine!

Account Deleted

What's next on Fast & Furious? Eric Holder is still the boss!

Threadkiller

From obamareleaseyourrecords:

"I’m sorry to report that the substantive findings of the latest press conference held by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse will not be appearing on Fox, on CNN or in the Washington Post. They will not be appearing in the media, period. I guess the nation’s press corps is too busy submitting its work to Obama and Romney campaign officials for “quote approval” –as the New York Times recently confessed in an outbreak of candor –to report on anything.

To remain a free people, a new kind of do-it-yourself journalism is in order. For starters, I recommend every American seek out and watch the two Cold Case Posse press conferences on YouTube. You report and you decide. It’s better that way.

The bottom line is this: The posse investigation has amassed extensive computer forensics and other evidence that the Barack Obama birth certificate posted on the White House website is a forgery. Again, I urge readers to review the case for themselves. What I want to focus on today is something at least as bad as document fraud. I want to focus on document fraud cover-up.

Listening to posse lead investigator Mike Zullo describe the investigation’s itinerary during the posse’s recent trip to Hawaii, a picture of statewide stonewalling emerges. Dead ends guarded by hunkered-down public officials. The same non-answers to the simplest questions. Canned responses. If CNN, Chris Matthews, Obama press secretary Jay Carney, Rachel Maddow, the Huffington Post and the Los Angeles Times all didn’t know so much better, a neutral observer might say it sounded like a conspiracy –an agreement between at least two people to do something shifty.

Kapiolani Medical Center was the first stop for Zullo and Detective Brian Mackiewicz. That’s where the birth certificate says Obama was born. Why visit? A retired doctor told the posse that when he was a medical resident at Kapiolani in 1970, it was common practice for a nurse to record by hand the name of every expectant mother as she entered the delivery room. After the register was filled, it was filed in the hospital library archives. Those archives are open to the public –with permission from Kapiolani..."

CONTINUED HERE: http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/phony-document-gives-birth-to-a-cover-up

sailor

For goodness sakes, Jane. The facts are there--wealthy retired couple asks children if it is all right to pay for distant relative's medical expenses and take the money from their inheritance. What on earth do you expect the children to say--no and therefore coming across as being heartless and maybe being cut out of the will? The retired couple then is able to take the inheritance money and pay for the medical expense and come off being "good" to the relative. Win, Win. I still think this couple sounds very selfish. Again, I cannot imagine not thinking of the mess one would be leaving one's children and grandchildren with the support of O and ObamaCare--just to get care for themselves.

Captain Hate

OTOH, this is a strong up and comer

I think the race for the fool's gold will be very competitive.

Jane - talk is cheap!

sailor, you see saving someone's life instead keeping money for your very successful kids as selfish. I see that as your problem.

Jack is Back!

Jane,

Sitting in Nordstroms waiting for Mrs. JiB to pick out some dresses.

You can tell Amy and her friends that will like their new doctor. He is probably from Uganda or with truly good luck Vietnam. What he missed in med school he will pick up OJT. My golf partner is a renowned ENT surgeon who just retired early. All because of ACA. He tells me it is devastating because of cuts to Medicare and the Supremes allowing states to opt out on Medicaid. Not enough income to cover his insurance.

They will learn the hard way. ACA will make the postal system look a well oiled machine.

Captain Hate

More unintentional hilarity from the Cult: Poaching P$U players makes you the worst person in the world, ie worse than child abusers. http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=157&f=1395&t=9179559

Please NCAA, nuke them from orbit.

NK

BoT-- apologies Danube. Damage Control for the institution, yes that's the Trustees fiduciary duty, of course. And objectively speaking, the PSU institution would be best served with a complete airing of all facts, and harsh punishment for all malfeasers and nonfeasors, so the institution is never in jeopardy again. The Freeh report is evidence to me tthat these Trustees have no intention of doing that-- they want to pin it all on Sandusky, Dead Paterno, the AD staffers, and sweep the rest under the rug to avoid any scrutiny of their nonfeasance in allowing the Cult of Football to take over so long as the money rolled in -- no questions asked. Does that make the BoT 'bad' people. No, but human nature is human nature. Here's a link to the current Trustees-- they seem like a very solid group-- I didn't see any public union types-- a pleasant surprise: http://www.psu.edu/trustees/membership.html

maryrose

As to the Sandusky scandal: All will have to answer to God for their actions. Acts of commision and omission can bring tragic consequences to the young boys who have been harmed.
I think taking back the winning games is wrong. Those young men didn't do anything wrong and won those games fair and square. You can't change what really happened by taking it away and pretending it doesn't exist. Those new players can transfer if they choose after their first year and they can get a college education.
Burning Joe Pa in effigy doesn't help the situation.
Jane: Don't be discouraged. These voters will vote for Obama and you can tell them that you and your JOM friends will cancel out their votes. I believe that at this moment there are more of us than there are of them and we are energised to win. They ,the dems are satisfied with the status quo. However as we know nature abhors a vacuum. Change is coming, it's just not going to be Obama's brand of change. As far as existing conditions, I think they will keep that in if Romney wins. Tell them that's a reason to vote for Romney.

Ignatz

--I wonder why they didn't have insurance before this condition was diagnosed and costs accrued.--

--They did.--

Like Alice, I don't get how people with insurance were hit with a $140K bill for a pre-existing condition.

Jim,MtnViewCA,USA

"The trick is to make fewer Dem voters when in power by cutting off the gravy train. If you can't kill the programs that make more and more dependent on government...then you've already lost."
Bullseye.
I most likely will vote for Mitt (in CA, I can contemplate wasting my vote as a write-in since it is unlikely to matter) but there will be no enduring change till we stop funding the Dem apparatus.
Barone: "In effect, public employee unions are a mechanism by which every taxpayer is forced to fund the Democratic Party"
We're all happily surprised with the Mitt campaign, right? But at some point, he'll need to build consensus and legitimacy for policy actions.
If the Mitt campaign does not make any noises about roll-backs, then clearly the presidential election is only a holding action.

sailor

Agree with Iggy and Alice.

Captain Hate

Keeping the pressure on http://minx.cc/?post=331371

rse

I am having a hard time getting that image of John the Baptist's head out of my mind. Especially with all those dark curls.

I am really hoping that the onion approach will give people time to get used to what has been really going on and what has been tried.

You can appreciate why I felt so strongly that I must tell this story. The real story is Really mesmerizing.

Clarice- I don't know what AT is showing but my end has about 900 hits directly from AT at the moment. About 1/4 are staying to read more. Hopefully people will read older posts over the weekend. That's what happened last weekend. It kicked up and it was 5 people reading this old post and 6 reading another one. Etc.

hit and run

Number of Comments: 7

Number of Words: 639

...that NK has posted since saying...

my explanation will have to wait to the weekend. work demands. Posted by: NK | July 27, 2012 at 02:05 PM

I hope this means that your work was finished (extremely) quickly, and that you are already well into enjoying your weekend. I know I wish I was.

NK

Late work night tonight-- no work saturday, work alot sunday.

Janet

around 4:15 I caught a bit of NPR news (father-in-law listens). It was David Brooks & EJ Dione making fun of Romney. Why is he going overseas, his campaign has no focus, Obama's campaign is doing a great job,...

It is beyond maddening that I have to pay for this garbage. It would be like making every gay person subsidize Chick-fil-A.

windansea

I know I wish I was.

50% I ratio, trying to take Obama's crown Hit?

boris

"Like Alice, I don't get how people with insurance were hit with a $140K bill for a pre-existing condition"

Maybe they were pitching in for a relative (in law or family friend) without insurance.

Jane - talk is cheap!

I explained it above. At some point she was denied insurance after having it for a life time. That's all I know.

matt

I just stole half an hour to watch the Opening Ceremony on the Beeb. Bloody Magnificent!

Janissary.

What's behind the Green Door?
==============

Ignatz

OK if I'm understanding this, the rich relatives saved $140K because it was the distant relative who had a pre existing condition not them. That makes some sense.

So for all we know this distant relative quite probably could have been treated with the existing system either as a hardship case with the drug companies or by going on medicaid. Instead we are forced to pay for medicaid and an insurance policy for this person. Wonderful system, Barry.

centralcal

So, there are TWO busts of Churchill - one given during the Nixon administration, which remains in the WH residence; one loaned during the Bush administration, which was returned at the end of Bush's term.

And there you have it, via Jake Tapper.

(Another) Barbara

It would be like making every gay person subsidize Chick-fil-A.

Wonderful and timely analogy, Janet. And all you get is propaganda from NPR -- not even a chicken sandwich to provide a little sustenance and comfort.

henry

Perhaps the insured with a pre-existing condition simply exceeded the life-time limit on coverage. Used to be in the fine print of all policies, another early ACA mandate to existing insurance ends these limits.

Clarice

Great to hear that rse. I am sorry that I didn't do it earlier.

Sebelius attack on Catholic family business stayed:http://www.patheos.com/blogs/theanchoress/2012/07/27/breaking-newland-v-sebelius-feds-halt-hhs-mandate-enforcement/

James D.

The Freeh report is evidence to me tthat these Trustees have no intention of doing that-- they want to pin it all on Sandusky, Dead Paterno, the AD staffers, and sweep the rest under the rug to avoid any scrutiny of their nonfeasance in allowing the Cult of Football to take over so long as the money rolled in -- no questions asked. Does that make the BoT 'bad' people. No, but human nature is human nature.

Maybe I'm being naive, but I think it kind of does make them bad people. They took their positions voluntarily. They assumed the responsibilities that go with it voluntarily. "Everybody does it" and "it's always been this way" isn't a defense.

One of the (many) reasons our country is in the shape it's in is that (as a society) we excuse people in positions of power for precisely those reasons, while they do nothing as problems fester, or make the problems worse. The refusal to accept those reasons is, as far as I can tell, one of the reasons that a lot of folks on here are fond of the Tea Party - and probably the biggest reason that the MSM and establishment pols (not just dems, but the "Duke and Duke" types among the Rs) so loathe the Tea Party.

If the BoT turned a blind eye to anything that happened with Penn state football as long as the checks kept rolling in, they ARE to blame (well, a share of the blame), and I don't care if the BoT at every single other college in the country does the same. That makes them to blame for whatever sins are going on at their schools as well.

If we don't call out people who actually are in positions of power and actually have the ability to investigate and to stop or prevent harm to innocent people, how will it ever change?

RichatUF

I'm stumped regarding Jane's question. I don't even understand the situation. Wasn't a situation like that the reason for Masscare (and not dissimiliar to the Frost family with the now enacted SCHIP expansion that was defeated during the Bush Administration)

Afternoon all. Thanks for the Strassal link-reading it was like an executive summary of the blogs (and great Pieces last week) from last week;)

sailor

Well, Mitt the Twit, Who cares??

Clarice

rse the AT link is on this thread at 2:39.

Frau Klagelieder

Wonderful system Heckuva job, Barry.
FIFY

AliceH

ah - lifetime limit. makes sense, henry.

Still, I'd already written up the following, so will post it anyway:

HIPAA has been in effect since 1996, and it states:
A major provision of the act calls for the limits on preexisting condition exclusions. Insurers may not deny coverage or impose preexisting condition exclusions for more than 12 months for any condition diagnosed or treated in the preceding 6 months. (1) This 12 month exclusion is a lifetime limit: no new preexisting conditions may be imposed on anyone who maintains continuous coverage (i.e., no more than a 63-day gap in coverage).

I don't think there is any way your friend could have been 'denied' insurance if she herself had not already dropped coverage for more than 2 months. She could not have been dropped against her wishes by her prior insurer unless she was guilty of fraud. I'll assume that wasn't the case.

ANYway - I am glad your friend did find insurance and help with medical bills. I think it's good that there be some sort of safety net type program for that scenario -- especially since it's for such a small (in numbers, not seriousness) population. Just seems like it wouldn't take $1T, higher taxes/premiums, and billions of dollars of cuts to medicare to do it.

matt

The British twitocracy think all Republicans are reactionary cowboys back to the time of Nixon. The only reason they respected Ike was because he saved their bacon.

After the Suez Crisis they disliked him even more.

It gives them a pause between taking whacks at the French and the PM in power.

Ignatz

--I think it's good that there be some sort of safety net type program for that scenario -- especially since it's for such a small (in numbers, not seriousness) population. Just seems like it wouldn't take $1T, higher taxes/premiums, and billions of dollars of cuts to medicare to do it.--

Perhaps its good but it's absolutely none of the Feds' business.

Rick Ballard

Jane,

The LIVs are not a problem and they're not susceptible to argument (LIV is an approximation of stoopid). The President is at 44% with 90 days left. Maintaining intensity is the area for work, not changing what passes for minds among LIVs. Fortunately, the Pinhead Troika is working very, very hard to increase the intensity of support for Governor Romney. We just need to help them by reinforcing the fact Governor Romney has been very competent and very successful for a very long time.

RichatUF

What's behind the Green Door?

Midnight, one more night without sleepin',
Watchin' till the mornin' comes creepin'.
Green door, what's that secret you're keepin?


Whoa, you must know my dad. If I looked hard enough I could find that on a 45...

Some guy

Well, Mitt the Twit, Who cares??

He does, and about 30% of the voters. They care DESPERATELY because it's all they've got. When your hopes are tied to the most incompetent -- yet arrogant -- boob possible, desperation is pretty much all you've got.

Which of the 5 stages of grief is 'oh yeah, but your guy sucks more!'?

MarkO

The Penn State imbroglio passes my understanding. No doubt there is serious villainy on the part of at least one football coach. The existing evidence suggests he was less than subtle about his actions and it is more likely than not that many people were on notice of suspicious behavior. There are some who find evidence of a ring in which Sandusky was merely a small player. Paterno denied all knowledge.
My suspicions were aroused by the seeming coordination of the private investigation coupled with the immediate NCAA sanction based on those finding. When the school chose to waive any hearing and accept an unprecedented sanction it was clear to me that this was orchestrated.
Down goes Paterno, off go the players and up rises Emmert. Of course, some evidence, coupled with certain “reasonable” conclusions may, indeed, support the school’s decision supinely to acquiesce to lingering death. The process by which this happened permitted the BOT to avoid taking this action on its own, which deflected the blame to the NCAA, which, in turn, gloried in its unauthorized punishment that, according to it, will put football back in perspective.

[Let us not forget, however, the serious money made by Penn State and those who play the school in these lean years. The Death Penalty would have obviated those pay days for many other schools. No reasonable person can assume this was not a major factor in the decision.]

In the end, Penn State appears to be compliant, so the anger at the school is directed at the NCAA; the NCAA appears to be involved and taking a stand against badness wherever it can be found; and, football will continue to run every D-1 school where it is played.

Ignatz

I've served on a couple of boards, albeit of organizations vastly smaller than Penn State, and it is my experience that if management makes an active effort to hide something from a board it's pretty darn hard for the board to find out, until it comes apart at the seams as it did with Sandusky.
I don't know or care enough to read up on this particular situation but in general management has a lot of power to conceal things if they so choose especially absent a conspicuous whistleblower.

Sara

because the real estate market is booming and thus they have lots of business

Last night I was doing another house search for myself. I came across the cutest little 2 BR bungalow style house with a big front porch, 2 BR, 2 BA, about 1300 sq ft and on a half acre wooded lot.

The listing showed the history of the house. It sold new in 2003 for $175,000. It resold in 2009 for $90,000. You know what it is listed for today, $50,000. That's right, from $175,000 down to $50,000. How could real estate not be booming with those kinds of fire sale prices, but unfortunately no one is making any money.

Danube of Thought

"The Freeh report is evidence to me tthat these Trustees..."

The premise of that statement is that one or more of the Trustees influenced the content of the Freeh report. For a guy who is so fastidious in distinguisjing fact from inference, that's altogether remarkable.

Frau Steingehirn

Cut&Paste Crapster drops a load.

GMax

I adopted the pitzer putz work schedule and failed to show up for scheduled office hours today! So yes my weekend started early, what's it to ya! ( Sorry that is the second Sierra Nevada talking, not me ).

The proper biblical analogy for RSE, well there have been some good ones advanced of course, but I think the best is Joshua. Jericho has an imposing, supposedly impenetrable wall and Joshua? He had a horn ( think big megaphone ). Oh, and boundless energy and an unfailing faith in power of the Lord to right wrongs.

The rest is history. So it will be with you RSE. Keep blowing that horn.

NK

MarkO@5:16-- I thought I was cyncical;

Ig@518-- true, but that typical level of laissez-faire is not consistent with fiduciary duties of the Board members at a State Institution such as PSU. The PSU BoT predictably want the questions asked to stop with Sandusky, Joe and the perjurers, and not any pesky questions about the intensity of their oversight. Obviously they are far less culpable than Sandusky, Paterno and the Pres, but they are acting as if they are completely blameless, which they are not.

narciso

I take Boris Johnson with a large helping of salt;


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/borisjohnson/3562965/Barack-Obama-Why-I-believe-he-should-be-the-next-President.html

Danube of Thought

"they want to pin it all on Sandusky, Dead Paterno, the AD staffers, and sweep the rest under the rug..."

They fired the university president.

GMax

I buy commercial real estate backed loans anywhere in the US. I am unaware of any market that would be described as booming. I dont do SFR, but that cant be booming either. Homebuilding starts are down to what? Far far off only 4 years ago.

Multifamily is robust, but a lot of that is because Fannie ans Freddie are shoveling out loans at historically low rates, and apartments are staying full since there are few new homes for them to move to, and many who could move wont do to fear of taking on a mortgage in this economy.

Frau Steingehirn

Backatcha, Boris.
My ancestors threw out British royalists with names like Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.

MarkO

NK, I don't know that one has to be cynical to understand the workings of powerful institutions.

You'll not I did not use the word DOOM, and as always, except on the issue of Obama's intelligence, I could be wrong.

GMax

This is a good segue for reminding, there are only liberals in Great Britain.

Boris Johnson and David Cameron would both be to the left of Evan Bayh and they are what passes for Tory leadership these days. Sure Johnson replaced a guy casually referred to as "Red Ken" but that in no way makes him a conservative. Cameron cant even spell conservative.

MarkO

Oh, and I'm still waiting for heads to roll at Duke.

GMax

Duke did not even give the pot bangers a stern memo to the file...

MarkO

Duke has been missing out on my $100.00 a year for several years now.

NK

DoT-- I was explicit in saying that was my inference-- I also said drawing inferences about the Freeh report was fair because Freeh makes many inferences himself. The BoT fired the PSU Pres-- absolutely-- because? Because Spanier wasn't on top of things, how could the 1998 Police Investigation and 2001 report happen, without a response from the administration? Spanier was fired for lax oversight, poor controls and because he looked the other way while the football money rolled in. One step removed, but the same thing can be said of the BoT -- that's my point they are not blameless, and they are trying to avoid any blame. Not right.

Janet

I've been cleaning & accidentally turned on the heater*. It's about 100 degrees here. So the AC is going & the heater is going. The house didn't feel very cool, so I turned on all the ceiling fans. Good Lord. I wish today was Earth Day. :(
*don't tell my husband

Beasts of England

Sara@5:21 - Answer: Because there's not a lot of cash floating around and the Gubmint regs on banks, et cetera, have made it a nightmare to borrow. And the cash that is around has many alternative commodities to attract those dollars. I have a few bucks somewhere (under the cushions in the couch, I think) but I'm in no hurry to grab any real estate 'deals'...

Now, if you want to buy your own home (for the long run) it's not a bad time, but the uncertainty - including housing inventory and our macroeconomic funk - leaves you with some time to shop well and buy well!

GMax

Duke has been missing out on my $100.00 a year

I am sure they are devastated. Did they pull your name off the building? LOL

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