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Message 136 of 901 (644190)
12-16-2011 12:08 AM
Reply to: Message 135 by Asgara
12-16-2011 12:07 AM


Re: Christopher Hitchens - 62
Gah, ya beat me to it. Horrible loss for humanity. I'll raise a glass of scotch to Hitch.

Put the FSM back in Chrifsmas

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Message 139 of 901 (644626)
12-19-2011 3:45 PM


Dear Leader
Seriously? No one noticed the death of the living god himself? The great one? His holy benevolency?


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Message 144 of 901 (644661)
12-19-2011 9:03 PM
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12-19-2011 7:31 PM


Re: Dear Leader
I have no doubt that there were people there crying. What I do doubt about that scenario is the sincerity of those crying and the level of coersion that was involved.

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Message 157 of 901 (649321)
01-22-2012 1:15 PM


Joe Paterno
Joe Pa is dead. I'm not much of a Penn State fan myself, but he was a hell of a football coach.

“Mythology is what we call someone else’s religion.” Joseph Campbell

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Message 159 of 901 (649339)
01-22-2012 3:09 PM
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01-22-2012 2:59 PM


Re: Wrong Thread, Hooah
Just like I think Pete Rose should be in the HOF for the way he played and not what he did as a manager, I recognize Joe Pa for what he did as a coach and not what he did off the field, no matter how egregious.

“Mythology is what we call someone else’s religion.” Joseph Campbell

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Message 161 of 901 (649373)
01-23-2012 12:10 AM
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01-22-2012 8:59 PM


Re: Wrong Thread, Hooah
Isn't everything a coach does basically "off the field"?

In the sense that I used it, no. And I'm pretty sure you know this. He was a great football coach and that is what I was acknowledging. He will go down in NCAA infamy for his coaching.

I just don't see how you can celebrate Joe Paterno for the way he cultivated and guided and protected young men in a sports program and then overlook his incredibly disgusting and craven failure to protect young men in a sports program.

Was Bob Knight a bad coach?

Like I said, I am acknowledging his coaching ability because he was a football coach. How he handled his team other than in his capacity as head ball coach comes for a different life synopsis.


“Mythology is what we call someone else’s religion.” Joseph Campbell

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Message 163 of 901 (649469)
01-23-2012 3:44 PM
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01-23-2012 3:18 PM


Re: Wrong Thread, Hooah
Was Jerry Sandusky raping Penn State football players? Were the kids he was diddling even college aged? No and no.

why he was supposed to protect young men from being raped by Jerry Sandusky.

Were the "young men" Sandusky was diddling recruits for Penn State football program or something? Were the "young men" initially in Joe Paternos care, holding him responsible? Meaning, did Joe Paterno get some 10 year old and hand him to Sandusky?

Was EVERYONE involved with the cover-up of Sandusky wrong, including his wife??? Hell yes and you'll get zero argument from me about THAT skewed moral compass. However, the Sandusky case had zero to do with Joe Pa's ability to coach a football team. If, however, it turns out that the 10-15 year old boys he was diddling were college football athletes who played for Penn State under Joe Paterno......I recant everything I say.


“Mythology is what we call someone else’s religion.” Joseph Campbell

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Message 174 of 901 (659940)
04-19-2012 7:46 PM


No love for Dick Clark around here? Times Square on December 31st just won't be the same.....

"Science is interesting, and if you don't agree you can fuck off." -Dawkins

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Message 180 of 901 (661331)
05-04-2012 2:41 PM


So Whatcha Want
Adam Yauch, better known as MCA, of Beastie Boys fame fell to cancer today.

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"Science is interesting, and if you don't agree you can fuck off." -Dawkins

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