“If you read the letter, he and his wife DID discuss this behavior. He "manned up" and stayed in a marriage with her, obviously under some sort of agreement that the wife would stop seeing the other man. When she did not hold up to her end, he decided enough was enough and outed the other guy. In addition to divorcing his wife, which is the only option for him, he has brought the other man's wife into the mix. I don't necessarily agree with it. But, I can definitely understand the intentions. "You wanna screw married women, how about I tell your wife about it?"
When people see it, they will think of two things. They will think of the great coaching Paterno did on the field. And, they will also be reminded of the terrible events that took place during his time at Penn St. as well.
The memory of the scandal will not die if Paterno's statue remains. And, that means the victims and their experiences will be forever remembered.
Tearing down a statue is like brushing dirt under the carpet. It's still there.”
Voogru on Jul 20, 2012 at 16:30:15
“Better yet, put it under a tree and put lots of bird feeders.”
pin10 on Jul 20, 2012 at 15:54:46
“i appreciate your views but i'm sure you are in the minority.”
“Mike Beaudet - I think we should go through your financial records. Reason being, I want to see if the only reason you EVEN found out about this teachers' past is due to YOU renting his movies. Who are you to ruin someone's career or maybe even life?
I hope that someday, someone finds some really bad news about something you have done in your past. And, brings it up on television the way you do to others.”
“Congzilla, you just made ME smile ear to ear. TY! Those were the moments that I will remember forever! Being a dad to a beautiful 9yo girl, I can always look at her and see that little infant I fell in love with all those years ago. Very FAST years, btw.”
“Which part of becoming a father specifies that the man no longer is allowed to be friend, brother, son, etc? All of those relationships involve hanging out, drinking, playing sports, or just chatting. Should a person have to shut themselves off completely from the rest of the world? It doesn't seemed to have worked for you, does it?”
“Lighten up, people. Everyone ONLY gets one shot at life. Why not enjoy it, sometimes. After work today, I plan on going home, kicking off the slacks and tie, and relaxing at the dinner table with family while sipping a nice glass of Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel. Maybe, just maybe, I'll play a video game after I've read chapter 7 of Beezus and Ramona to the kiddo.
A happy Father that understands life is not about trying to please the masses.”
“So, this many people have a problem with a father-to-be having a celebration of life?
I'm 33 w/ a 9yo girl. Before she was born, my friends took me on a bar night. A local bar that we all frequented often. We talked about life, the Mrs., and my future child. It was comforting to hear them tell me they would be there for my kid and how they all wanted to be uncles. Every single one of those friends is still in my life to this day. It wasn't given a name, "dadchelor", or anything stupid like that. It was just the guys, talking about life and how we all knew it was going to change.
All of this "man-bashing" is uncalled for. Not all men who drink are products of single parenting. Not all
men who choose to have some fun with the guys suffer from "Peter Pan Syndrome". Obviously, there are always going to be exceptions to the rule. My parents would host parties, attend parties, and in general, have fun with their friends while us kids were growing up. They taught us how to behave, interact, and let loose from time to time.”