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If it’s raping children, the liberals did it

The world is all screwed up. Who’s to blame?

Surprise, it’s the liberals. With their university socialism and their political media and their Hollywood cocaine, they hold dangerous sway. And that’s how children get raped in football locker rooms.

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Penn State and the slow death of American self-reliance
Bookworm | Nov 13 2011

. . in Pennsylvania, the law allows employees who witness a crime to go up the chain of command, whereas in Texas (for example) the law requires that every person has the responsibility to report to the authorities cases of suspected child abuse. In other word, the culture is different in the two states, with one allowing people to pass the buck, and the other mandating that people take independent action . .

Whew, thank God for Texas. How did this happen?

It took the 1960s and beyond to change us into a don’t-do culture. The “why” of that change would take a whole post (no, make that a whole book), but one can target lots of wealth, lots of youth, and a media and academic establishment that relentlessly propagandized both the virtues of socialism, while simultaneously denigrating traditional American culture and playing up the dangers of America’s home grown self-reliance ethos.

I remember us playing up the dangers. ‘Don’t do it yourself, you’ll die,’ stuff like that.

. . the end result is that Americans are slowly put surely slipping into the type of passivity that characterizes people living in an excessively bureaucratized, government-heavy society.

Okay. These arguments are a tad fuzzy, but roughly: there are two cultures in America. There is the individualistic, self-reliant pre-1960s culture evident in places like Texas. And there’s the socialistic, pass-the-buck post-1960s culture apparent in places like Pennsylvania. The new culture is spreading and [blank] ergo child raping in the showers. Got it.

Let’s see, King Hippie in Bookworm’s morality tale would be Joe Paterno. Though he became aware of the allegations, Coach Moonflower figured The State would do something about it. Check. And he’s an Italian Brooklynite born between World Wars I and II, double check. Sure enough, he’s your post-Summer of Love liberal.

Just look at his behavior. In 2006, disturbing allegations were leveled against a Penn State rival, linebacker A.J. Nicholson from Florida State. A.J. was suspended before the Orange Bowl after being accused of sexual assault.

How did Coach Paterno talk of the controversy? Did he hold A.J. responsible for his behavior? Did he make no excuses, offer no silly pretenses as to how the assault could have happened?

“There’s some tough — there’s so many people gravitating to these kids. He may not have even known what he was getting into, Nicholson. They knock on the door — somebody may knock on the door. A cute girl knocks on the door. What do you do?”

Dude, you need a manual? *cough* Chakra Joe Earthpromise acted like a liberal. “Women and their horny weirdo stuff. Pssh.” Typical leftist claptrap. “Children, too. Who knows what’s going on in their heads?” No kidding, they’re worse than ladies.

self-reliant to a fault

Yep, Bookworm’s argument is unassailable. As new ways replace the old, the disasters multiply. If Penn State had had a traditional, old school mentality, the whole thing would have been avoided, friends.

Why it wasn’t that long ago that child molestation was always exposed to the light of day, to the shaming of the public and the sanctions of the law. No one questioned you if you admitted your uncle assaulted you in the barn. You never saw moonbat dithering or bureaucratic hand-wringing back then, I can tell you. When Americans were told crimes had been committed, they acted. Credit our independence and self-reliance.

But nowadays, nobody lifts a finger to help you after you’re molested. Such is modern life, we’re left to live in shame with our secrets. It’s even more tragic when you notice the explosion in reports of child molestation. I’m not sure how that happened. Of course, in the old days, children were never raped because that was pre-hippie American morality for you.

Incidentally, did you see? If anyone’s mysterious nature is on display, it’s the rapist’s. If there’s a self-reliant American in the cast, it’s Jerry Sandusky. He didn’t just rise to become defense coordinator of a pre-eminent football program, he bootstrapped that gig into creating a charity to select and groom targets. A clever man, Jerry orchestrated the whole thing to go on under cover of Penn State’s avant garde exercise improvisation.

Marvel at the ingenuity: taking the process of trolling local communities for vulnerable kids and reversing it. Getting children to come to him. They thought they knew and trusted him even before they met him.

And, wow, what a labor saver that was. Upon the offers of unearned trust, the crimes were already half-committed. Say, just how did Jerry manage to do that? Secure a sacred thing he hadn’t earned? By mastering the game of football, the sports metaphor for bedrock American ideals. Hooray!

So, please, let’s not pooh-pooh Sandusky’s energy, innovation and initiative — let’s celebrate it. If there’s a mote of good news for the rugged individualists here, surely it’s Jerry’s example.


Maybe the gun-nuts shouldn’t post pictures of gun-nut Meleanie Hain, gunned down by her gun-nut husband

Over at Tucker Carlson’s wingnut site, The Daily Caller, they picked up an article from the Charlotte Observer: “In North Carolina you can let your gun show

The article ran a photo [below] of a man open-carrying a pistol: ‘Eric Shuford Jr., 67, of Cary typically keeps his Russian 9 mm Makarov sidearm with him from the time he wakes up . .’

gun nut eric shuford

In Tucker’s online fishwrap, though, it came with a different image:

Melanie's ghost re-surfaces

It’s a shocking image, really, one to question the editor’s taste and sanity, to say nothing of his pro-gun stance. Because that photo is perhaps the most infamous open-carry image of all time, burnished in our memories by violence.

The woman, Meleanie Hain, was an open-carry nut in Pennsylvania. She sued her local sheriff for a million dollars because of the emotional trauma she said she suffered when he revoked her permit after the soccer game photos became widely distributed. Another:

meleanie hain and gun and child

The Hain brouhaha and 2nd amendment deification went down at the end of 2008. About a year later, in October of 2009, her unhinged husband came home and shot her dead. He then turned the beloved gun on himself, ending his life as well.

I remember it. I wrote a post with my take on the paranoid psyches of the people involved: how the use of firepower as a crutch to lessen anxiety actually makes you vulnerable. ‘If only Meleanie had seen that her paranoia was well-founded in the relationships she kept with paranoid gun nuts like her husband,’ one wonders. ‘If only she’d traded in her gun for some dignity and common sense . .’

Meanwhile, maybe the firearms freaks should leave her alone?

She was shot dead, fellas.


Is Senator Arlen Specter losing it?

Came across this at StarkReports:

This is difficult to write. My grandfather suffered through dementia for the last 15 years of his life. It’s never easy to talk about, and in politics, it’s particularly difficult because of all the potential for cheap-shot concern-trolling…

arlen specterBut there’s a dirty little secret everyone is keeping in Pennsylvania and Washington. It isn’t difficult to puzzle it out for yourself; in fact, given the circumstances, it’s probably difficult to avoid developing nagging suspicions. But there are a lot of stories being told off the record and in hushed whispers. Tonight, I’ve decided to stop whispering and come forward with my own.

Mike is talking about Arlen Specter.

. . In the basement of the Russell Senate office building, there is a subway that ferries Senators and staff to and from the Capitol. Senator Spector was making his way over to the Capitol to cast a vote when I caught up with him and asked if he had decided to support or oppose the Bernanke nomination. He said he hadn’t decided. I asked him if he knew that Bernanke had said he was less concerned about unemployment than inflation. Specter answered gruffly that he was still making up his mind. Then he walked over to a call-button for the subway and pressed it several times.

The subway was already in the station.

It’s not like you can hide a subway.

The guard behind us yelled to the Senator, “Senator, he’s right there!” The driver of the subway yelled to the Senator, “Senator, I’m right here!” Specter continued to press the button for another coupla seconds before suddenly realizing the subway was already in the station and boarding.

A week ago, Specter inexplicably wandered up onto a ‘stage’ that his opponent was currently addressing a crowd from:

Arlen Specter’s Kanye West Moment

After refusing to debate his opponent and insisting on strict rules for tonight’s Senate forum with Joe Sestak Sen. Arlen Specter stormed the stage while the Congressman was speaking and seemingly tried to confront and/or intimidate him while he was speaking at the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit…

Obviously standing just off the ballroom listening not only to the questions but to Joe Sestak’s responses he cheated on the format. Then for some very strange reason he bounded for the stage and mounted it. Was he having a senior moment, was he trying to throw Sestak off his game on live TV or was he deliberately trying to sabotage what was a finely organized event?

Saturday, after winning the Pennsylvania State Democratic committee endorsement, he couldn’t recall the name of a Pennsylvania Senator he wanted to call out:

LANCASTER, Pa. — Even as he accepted the resounding backing of the Pennsylvania Democratic state committee here Saturday, party-switching Sen. Arlen Specter’s vulnerability was on vivid display as he botched the name of a key Democratic officeholder in his acceptance speech.

“I’ll be fighting hard for the entire Democratic ticket. Sen. Andy — Andy —” Specter said, before pausing briefly, squinting his eyes.

“From Chester County,” he continued, losing his train of thought after clinching an emphatic 229-72 Senate endorsement vote from party regulars just minutes earlier.

“Dinniman,” the crowd responded almost in unison, referring to the state senator who represents West Chester. One committee member seated in the audience dropped his head and shook it.


I’ll tell you what’s the essential story behind the tragic death of gun nut Meleanie Hain

Lest anybody get carried away with b-movie plots as to why such a horrible event is newsworthy, I thought I’d put down my own take on this before it takes on the inevitable tabloid life of its own.

Here are not the reasons why Hain’s murder was newsworthy:
–Not because it was some ‘live-and-die-by-the-sword’ thing. Although it’s generally true that carrying around firearms ups the potential for gun violence, I don’t see that as being what was going on.

–Not that she was ‘crazy’, a thrill-seeker, and that she took chances that ended up taking her life. She seems to have been a pretty down-to-Earth type.

–Not that gun nuts want to do gun violence, and that she surrounded herself with some itchy types who just gave in to their fantasy of shooting things. Although it sorta seems that way.

No–the reason it’s newsworthy is because it illustrates how gun nuts honestly feel they need guns. Just try to get into a discussion with them about how the world would probably be better off without all the millions of weapons we have around, and you’ll see how desperately they feel that need. The emotional tone goes right through the roof. For them, life itself seems impossible to fathom without weapons.

Why? I’ll tell you why. Because these folks labor with personal weaknesses that they feel can only be propped up by carrying around deadly force. They feel very vulnerable and can’t find any way to move forward in life without some serious firepower by their side. Can’t stand to go on without a better defense than they can strictly psychologically provide for themselves. So they turn to the quick fix of guns.

That’s the essential story. So the ‘weakness’ and the gun walk hand in hand together in perpetuity in American life, by the millions. And the gun nut never has to examine his mindset, and his ‘defender’, the gun, is passionately loved and obsessed over. That’s what was going on here, and that’s what’s frequently going on with the gun-loving Americans I’ve come to know.

But it’s no habit from another planet, right? Isn’t that exactly the case in our wars? Aren’t our soldiers taught to service and trust their guns? Isn’t then your gun just about your best friend?

Yes, it is. But, then, there, it’s understandable. Your ‘defect’ there is just your mortality. Your horrible, violent death is the avowed goal (as it was in the case of WWII) of perhaps millions of people. You’d better be well-armed and trained, and you’d better not sleep much.

But America is not a gun nut’s overseas war. America is their own hometowns, their own communities, not a foxhole behind enemy lines. The truth is that, here in America, one’s need for serious firepower in order to defend yourself is just above zero. Unless you live in one of those urban war zones or some awful place overrun with violent lunatics, you pretty much don’t need a gun. Argue whatever you like, but that’s the stone cold truth.

I live in a far more dangerous place than probably 95% of the current gun nuts live–Los Angeles. A guy was shot dead in my alley. The best friend of my roommate was intentionally run over and killed by an infuriated driver. But I absolutely do not need a gun to protect myself and go on surviving in the big city. I easily manage without it, day after day, year after year.

And yet, hundreds of thousands of other, less environmentally threatened Americans swear that they really, really have to have a gun. Especially a handgun, the easily concealed weapon best suited for shooting human beings in close quarters urban combat. They don’t feel right without one, and they freak out just considering living without it.

Clearly, the gun has become a psychological crutch for people to manage to go on. And I’m sure that’s why Meleanie Hain foolishly, openly carried a Glock to a soccer game for 5 year old girls. Annoyed parents called the Sheriff, the Sheriff thought it was inappropriate and yanked her concealed weapons permit, she filed with the local court, and she became a 2nd amendment hot celebrity when she got her CCW permit back.



Gun nut Meleanie Hain, who sued her local Sheriff for $1 million after a permit revocation, is shot to death in murder-suicide

Apparently, husband shot her.

Gun-toting soccer mom is shot dead

Meleanie Hain, the pistol-carrying Lebanon mom who received national attention for taking a loaded gun to her daughter’s soccer game, was shot to death Wednesday night with her husband in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.

Hain, 31, and her husband, Scott, 33, were pronounced dead by Lebanon County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Yocum shortly after 8:30 p.m. at their home at Second Avenue and East Grant Street, police said.

The couple’s three children were home at the time and were not injured, and are staying with relatives and friends, police said…

Meleanie Hain was thrust into the national spotlight when she took a gun, in plain view and holstered on her hip, to a soccer game Sept. 11, 2008, at Optimist Park in Lebanon.

Her permit to carry a gun was revoked by Lebanon County Sheriff Michael DeLeo on Sept. 20, 2008. DeLeo said Hain showed poor judgment in wearing her gun to the game.

Hain’s permit was reinstated by Lebanon County Judge Robert Eby on Oct. 14, 2008, but the judge asked her to conceal it when she goes to soccer games. Hain said she would continue to carry it openly under the Second Amendment.

Hain then filed a lawsuit against DeLeo for $1 million in U.S. Middle District Court seeking reimbursement of attorneys’ fees and costs, emotional distress and lost wages.

“She has been stigmatized unfairly,” her attorney, Matthew Weisberg said at the time.

Of the lawsuit:

LEBANON — The Lebanon woman who stirred controversy by openly carrying a handgun to her child’s soccer game filed a lawsuit in federal court today claiming that her rights were violated and seeking more than $1 million in damages.

Meleanie Hain’s concealed weapons permit was revoked Sept. 20 by Lebanon County Sheriff Michael DeLeo, who maintained she showed poor judgment wearing her gun to her daughter’s soccer game Sept. 11. The permit was reinstated Oct. 14 by Lebanon County Judge Robert Eby.

Judge Eby asked her to conceal the gun when she goes to soccer games. but Hain said she planned to continue to display the gun, asserting her right under the Second Amendment.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. Middle District Court on behalf of Hain and her husband, Scott Hain, names DeLeo, his office and Lebanon County. It claims the sheriff’s action violated her First, Second, Fourth, Fifth and 14th Amendment rights.

“My client has been harmed more than that court is empowered to adjudicate,” said Hain’s attorney, Matthew Weisberg, referring to the reinstatement of her permit in county court.

The suit seeks reimbursement of attorneys’ fees and costs and lost wages, since Hain’s baby-sitting business has suffered, Weisberg said. She also seeks compensation for emotional distress, punitive and statutory damages, and mandatory education for the sheriff’s department on Second Amendment issues.



I need a new dictionary: Pennsylvania Republican arrested for a whole buncha bizarre fuckstuff I have never heard of

No thanks to Down With Tyranny, I have ‘scritches’ in my head.

Orie aide accused of soliciting teen for ‘furry’ sex

HARRISBURG — An aide to a McCandless state senator known for her tough stance on sex crimes was arrested late Thursday on accusations he propositioned a 15-year-old over the Internet.

In a series of instant messages and online chats, Alan David Berlin, 40, of Carlisle, discussed dressing up in animal costumes and engaging in various sex acts with the boy, the state attorney general’s office said yesterday.

No way. Just look at the guy.

According to the criminal complaint, Mr. Berlin proposed traveling to the boy’s home in Harrisburg, about 20 miles from Carlisle, and having sex in the backyard and in a shed on his parents’ property. He also allegedly offered to arrange a meeting in a hotel room so Mr. Berlin could take photos of the boy and another adult having sex.

Okay, I’m already green at the gills.

Investigators believe Mr. Berlin and the boy met on an Internet site for “furries,” an online community of people who adopt half-animal, half-human personas.

In one message, according to the complaint, Mr. Berlin requested pictures of the boy and wrote, “When will your folks be out?”

Other messages describe various sex acts in explicit detail and refer to “yiffing,” which is a “furry” term for having sex.

Right, puke #1 officially over and done with. Where to now?

Mr. Berlin used the screen name “alan_panda_bear” in his messages. He also used that name for an online personal ad that depicts cartoonish panda bears, one wearing a diaper.

…cuz’ you don’t want them to soil your bamboo sheets, sure. Nausea wisely returning.

“I’m a Daddyfur and Caretaker and I am looking for a babyfur to be my mate and my companion in a long-term committed relationship,” the ad says. “I am a hopeless romantic and very affectionate, freely giving hugs, scritches, cuddles and kisses.”

Pukes 2 and 3 hurled away, and #4 is in the chamber. This article would be so much easier get to through if it didn’t come with that picture of the guy’s face.

According to the ad, he wanted someone 20 to 25, who has a car and would call him Daddy.

The victim and Mr. Berlin had planned to meet Tuesday night near the boy’s house, but Mr. Berlin never showed up, said Nils Fredricksen, spokesman for Attorney General Tom Corbett.

Mr. Berlin had worked for the state Senate since 1993, most recently as a $57,000-a-year aide to Ms. Orie, who has been the force behind efforts to strengthen the state’s sexual predator laws. One proposal called for repeat offenders to wear tracking devices after they had completed their sentences.

And Now I Post Pictures of the Republican for whom Fur Stainer Worked:

#4, away!


A new research initiative? Cancer treatment? Broad health care reform? Naw, it’s Arlen Specter being a douchebag

Specterforthecure.com is described as “a bold new initiative to reform our government’s medical research efforts, cut red tape and unstrangle the hope for accelerated cures.”

“But the money he’s raising isn’t funding research grants, or advocacy, or treatment for patients who can’t afford it,” TPM’s Brian Beutler (a former Raw Story reporter) notes. “It’s funding the Senate re-election campaign of one Arlen Specter.

He’s twice had and survived cancer–and it’s an opportunity to play on people’s emotions and raise campaign cash?