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23. According to my own family history, there were many split
families with men fighting on both sides. My mother as a child would get into trouble at one set of grandparents' house for whistling Dixie and that was probably 50 or more years after the war. Of course, her southern grandmother just gave her a lecture about whistling not being ladylike. "A whistling girl and a cackling hen will often come to no good end."
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  -As a life-long Pennsylvanian, please allow me to say this: PCIntern  Nov-10-11 05:04 AM   #0 
  - One of the more forward looking universities in the Boston area recently said "Fuck football"  MADem   Nov-10-11 05:20 AM   #1 
  - In Penn State that 'Giant Suck of football money' is very very lucrative  LynneSin   Nov-10-11 01:41 PM   #25 
  - I think they need to de-emphasize college football across the board.  MADem   Nov-10-11 06:04 PM   #44 
  - Read the post below - at $70mil+ that will hurt the entire school system  LynneSin   Nov-11-11 12:04 AM   #74 
     - I still think they're going to take a large financial hit. Deservedly, too.  MADem   Nov-11-11 12:17 AM   #75 
        - That is why Paterno had to be fired today  LynneSin   Nov-11-11 12:19 AM   #76 
  - Penn State Football made $$72.7 million from football last year  AllTooEasy   Nov-10-11 10:01 PM   #59 
     - They'll probably spend ten times that embroiled in lawsuits. nt  MADem   Nov-10-11 10:06 PM   #61 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-10-11 03:13 PM   #35 
  - It was a seventy four year program, not without tradition.  MADem   Nov-10-11 06:06 PM   #45 
  - Before you start stereotyping athletes  alp227   Nov-10-11 07:54 PM   #49 
  - It's about time, don't you think? Wonder if it'll be "for real" or window dressing? nt  MADem   Nov-10-11 10:07 PM   #62 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-10-11 08:07 PM   #52 
     - Steroidal football is bullshit--just like steroidal baseball.  MADem   Nov-10-11 10:05 PM   #60 
     - given the number of numbnuts, criminals, sex and drug abusers  roguevalley   Nov-10-11 11:20 PM   #69 
  - You would probably suck if you had to play 40 games a year too! n/t  A Simple Game   Nov-10-11 11:36 PM   #73 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-10-11 03:16 PM   #36 
  - But Harvard still has the sport. Good on Northeastern though.  alp227   Nov-10-11 07:49 PM   #48 
  - The reason why U of Chicago  wial   Nov-10-11 11:12 PM   #68 
     - I do agree with you, especially the ironical bit about institutions of higher  MADem   Nov-11-11 12:21 AM   #78 
     - I worked in the UofC registrar's office a long time ago  HillWilliam   Nov-11-11 05:41 AM   #82 
  - I had a room- mate during grad school whose entire family were nuts over Paterno  hlthe2b   Nov-10-11 05:24 AM   #2 
  - Yup, but now whenever someone mentions Paterno, everyone will remember the guy who looked the other  FSogol   Nov-10-11 05:49 AM   #3 
  - And a well-deserved legacy it is. nt  Remember Me   Nov-10-11 05:35 PM   #42 
  - Perhaps he participated. Well, I don't know him. Does he have kids?  juajen   Nov-10-11 11:24 PM   #71 
  - Too bad about those heads rolling  PetrusMonsFormicarum   Nov-10-11 06:29 AM   #4 
  - as a Pennsylvanian myself  sweetapogee   Nov-10-11 07:00 AM   #5 
  - As a Wisconsin native I'm a huge sports fan - when the Packers or Badgers are  TBF   Nov-10-11 07:04 AM   #6 
  - Hey, they're still fighting the Civil War here where I live  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-10-11 07:07 AM   #7 
  - A paradox for me with respect to Kansas and Missouri...  hlthe2b   Nov-10-11 10:24 AM   #9 
  - Slavery was fully legal in Missouri, not simply 'tolerated,' prior to 1865, as a result of  coalition_unwilling   Nov-10-11 10:37 AM   #14 
     - Yes that's correct - BUT  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-10-11 11:07 AM   #16 
        - IIRC, there were two competing legislatures, one Unionist and  coalition_unwilling   Nov-10-11 11:25 AM   #17 
        - According to my own family history, there were many split  efhmc   Nov-10-11 01:20 PM   #23 
  - Can you help me with "against the rules to be politically active when employed by the government"?  Scuba   Nov-10-11 07:58 AM   #8 
  - Hatch Act prevents Federal employees from lobbying & the like...  hlthe2b   Nov-10-11 10:26 AM   #10 
     - Also, Penn State is listed in the World Almanac as "state related"  KamaAina   Nov-10-11 05:09 PM   #41 
  - Heh. My mother, who loves me, her PSU kid, also says "Good!" For the very same reason! And I, too,  WinkyDink   Nov-10-11 10:28 AM   #11 
  - a rumor is going around the sandusky 'pimped' boys out to big donors  roguevalley   Nov-10-11 11:23 PM   #70 
  - The evidence seems more than apparent that MANY people in  bullwinkle428   Nov-10-11 10:28 AM   #12 
  - He also donated money to Obama and Sestak's campaigns  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-10-11 10:30 AM   #13 
  - Joe Paterno and Sandusky were both republicans  Kingofalldems   Nov-10-11 01:48 PM   #26 
  - something to be proud of to be sure  frylock   Nov-10-11 08:32 PM   #56 
  - Paterno knew Sandusky was a pedophile back in 1998.  Divernan   Nov-10-11 11:03 AM   #15 
  - OMG. Now I'm physically ill.  Remember Me   Nov-10-11 05:46 PM   #43 
     - Sandusky couldn't get hired elsewhere, either  RainDog   Nov-10-11 09:18 PM   #58 
  - College Football is shameful  swilton   Nov-10-11 12:07 PM   #18 
  - Sounds more and more like the sealed  zentrum   Nov-10-11 12:24 PM   #19 
  - Actually heard that comparison on the news several times.  efhmc   Nov-10-11 01:22 PM   #24 
  - I was reminded of the recent audio recording of the pregame abuse  KurtNYC   Nov-10-11 08:21 PM   #54 
  - Exactly....except Paterno at least got fired eventually  nytemare   Nov-10-11 09:00 PM   #57 
  - The real victim here is football  Blue Owl   Nov-10-11 12:24 PM   #20 
  - Okay, made me look.  efhmc   Nov-10-11 01:14 PM   #22 
  - In 1992  Beowulf   Nov-10-11 12:53 PM   #21 
  - As another life-long Pennsylvania resident  Dash Riprock   Nov-10-11 02:16 PM   #27 
  - "Holy shit" if true...  PCIntern   Nov-10-11 02:19 PM   #28 
  - I hope it takes down a lot of Rethug asses. nt  Auntie Bush   Nov-10-11 02:43 PM   #33 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-10-11 07:17 PM   #47 
  - Sandusky's forced retirement indicative Paterno knew in 1998  Divernan   Nov-10-11 02:31 PM   #29 
  - Here's another part of this story.  Dash Riprock   Nov-10-11 03:00 PM   #34 
     - His name was Ray Gricar.  MADem   Nov-10-11 06:12 PM   #46 
        - I think Ray Gricar is drinking MaiTais somewhere with a suitcase full of Sandusky/PSU donor money.  msanthrope   Nov-10-11 08:23 PM   #55 
           - You might be correct. It's a very odd situation, isn't it? nt  MADem   Nov-10-11 10:08 PM   #63 
  - sounds like those rumors about pre-schools  Patiod   Nov-10-11 10:39 PM   #64 
  - Just an average Joe ...  GeorgeGist   Nov-10-11 02:33 PM   #30 
  - Pennsy has a long history of ignoring it's rampant problem with sexual abuse.  Dont call me Shirley   Nov-10-11 02:37 PM   #31 
  - I agree with your every sentiment.  Stinky The Clown   Nov-10-11 02:39 PM   #32 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-10-11 03:16 PM   #37 
  - Paterno's a repuke.  geardaddy   Nov-10-11 03:17 PM   #38 
  - K&R  Hubert Flottz   Nov-10-11 03:18 PM   #39 
  - k&r  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-10-11 03:57 PM   #40 
  - K&R  nevergiveup   Nov-10-11 07:58 PM   #50 
  - I did my freshman and sophomore years at Penn State, and my ex-husband,  tblue37   Nov-10-11 08:01 PM   #51 
  - I was thinking the same thing.  Arugula Latte   Nov-10-11 10:44 PM   #65 
  - Wow--I just realized I left in some embarrassing typos--and the editing  tblue37   Nov-11-11 01:39 AM   #81 
  - Best post on this issue. Hands down. This Philadelphian wants the Occupy riot cops  msanthrope   Nov-10-11 08:19 PM   #53 
  - I have always thought Paterno was badly out of touch.  ChadwickHenryWard   Nov-10-11 10:45 PM   #66 
  - John Stewart  KT2000   Nov-10-11 10:59 PM   #67 
  - Bottomline  Hutzpa   Nov-10-11 11:28 PM   #72 
  - Would you turn in God?  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Nov-11-11 12:19 AM   #77 
  - "Great title"...they can't help themselves, can they?  PCIntern   Nov-11-11 02:47 PM   #84 
  - Thanks for the background.  SunSeeker   Nov-11-11 12:22 AM   #79 
  - Paterno shit the bed with me a long time ago  Bombero1956   Nov-11-11 12:28 AM   #80 
  - Just another example of Republican Family Values.  olegramps   Nov-11-11 08:28 AM   #83 
  - Paterno: Republican  USA_1   Nov-11-11 03:52 PM   #85 

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