Thursday, November 10, 2011

Another one bites the dust

Romney is going to win the nomination by default. The latest GOP implosion comes from Rick Perry. Unlike Fallows, I don't feel sorry for him; like Bachmann, he is a lightweight and we are all better off having him exposed as such sooner rather than later.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

More Penn State

John Feinstein, one of the preeminent sports journalists of his generation, opines.

If the sexual abuse and assault charges brought by a Pennsylvania grand jury against former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky prove to be true on any level, then this will be the single worst thing that has happened in college sports in just about forever.

Penn State

I'm sick. These words express my thoughts very well.

I waited several days to write this because my first thought was what I would do if someone did something like this to my child. My initial reaction --
and I'm fairly certain most parents would feel this way -- was homicidal.
If someone molested my child, he would need the police to protect him from
me. If I found him first, his death would be neither quick nor clean. I
might spend the rest of my life in prison, though I'm not sure a
right-thinking jury would convict me. Those were the first thoughts that
popped into my head, and I'm not ashamed to say that. So why didn't Paterno,
a parent and grandparent who claims to have dedicated his life to the kids,
feel the same way? Why didn't he do everything in his power to ensure he
helped protect a kid who couldn't protect himself?
I hope that there is a special section of Hell for people like this.