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Keith's response to Paterno family's latest statement:

RT @KeithOlbermann: Just. Shut. Up.
RT @BreakingNews Paterno family: NCAA sanctions are a 'panicked response' and 'defame the legacy and contributions of late coach'.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jul 23, 2012, 02:46 PM (28 replies)

PSU sanctions:

Fine of 60 million dollars - money to be given to organizations dealing with abuse

4 year bowl ban

4 year reduction from 25 to 15 scholarships for 4 years (each year)

Vacate wins from 1998-2011 (Whoa! That will leave a mark! There goes JoePa's record for most wins)

5 year probationary period

More being listed.

PSU signed consent decree. That means no appeal by PSU.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jul 23, 2012, 09:14 AM (11 replies)

The 14 Openly Gay Athletes Of The 2012 Olympics

5- Lisa Raymond -Tennis - USA

Age: 38
Twitter: @lisaraymond73
Bio: Lisa Raymond is one of the best doubles tennis players in the world. She's won 6 Doubles Grand Slams and 5 Mixed Doubles Grand Slams, and is currently a part of the number one ranked pair in the world. She's been romantically connected to fellow Tennis star and former doubles partner Rennae Stubbs in the past, but the two are no longer together.

10- Seimone Augustus- Basketball - USA

Age: 28
Twitter: @SeimoneAugustus
Bio: Augustus is a WNBA Champion, Finals MVP, three-time All Star, and former Rookie of the year. She played her college ball at LSU, where she led the Tigers to three straight Final Fours. She is currently engaged to marry her girlfriend, LaTaya Varner.

14-Megan Rapinoe - Soccer - USA
Age: 27
Twitter: @mPinoe
Bio: A member of the 2011 US Women's Soccer Team that nearly won the World Cup, Rapinoe created one of the team's signature highlights when she set Abby Wambach up with a beautiful desperation cross that led to the US's 122nd minute goal against Brazil to keep the US's World Cup hopes alive. Rapinoe came out of the closet earlier this month and revealed that she's been in a three-year relationship with an Australian soccer player.
More: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/the-14-openly-gay-athletes-of-the-2012-olympics

Muh.... Knew about Rapinoe.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jul 23, 2012, 09:08 AM (3 replies)

Woman, 80, fights off pair of robbers with MANGOES and a bag of apples

An 80-year-old woman fought off a pair of robbers by hurling mangoes and a bag of apples at them.
Otilia Martins pelted the fruit at Eduardo Torres-Lopez, 22, and Jesse DosSantos, 24, when they demanded cash from a clerk at the Continental Market in New Bedford, Massachusetts owned by the elderly woman's daughter Maria Nogueria and son-in-law, Manny.

The men were arrested for being armed and for related robbery charges after Ms Martins chased the men outside and Mr Nogueria identified them to police.
video and pics at site-

Guns- Meh!
Give me produce and a good arm!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:49 AM (14 replies)

1-800-Flowers denies a year’s worth of dog food to animal rescue winner

In April, 1-800-Flowers.com hosted a contest called “There’s a New Bunny in Town” Photo contest, where participants shared a picture of their pet with a pair of bunny ears and enter the photo for a chance to win a grand prize of: 1 Year of pet food from Wag.com, a year’s supply of assorted products for dogs and dog lovers from Planet Dog and a $150 Savings Pass from 1800Flowers.com

Maria Mandel, who has an amazing service dog named Stacey Mae (Stacey has 18,000+ fans on Facebook) entered the contest on behalf of our friends at Lucky Dog Rescue. Then, she promoted the contest on Facebook begging others to vote for Stacey’s photo… so that she could donate the winnings to Lucky Dog Rescue. Thousands of votes later Maria won the contest, on behalf of Lucky Dog Rescue. When 1-800-flowers contacted her for an address to send the winnings, she gave them Lucky Dog’s address.
One of the last representatives she spoke with offered to take her number with the promise of a call back; when he did call back- the representative acknowledged the contest and that Maria Mandel was the winner. However, the representative informed her that the prize was “non-transferrable” and by Maria requesting that the food be shipped to Lucky Dog rescue it made the winnings null and void.

When 1-800-Flowers posted the contest it stated: ‘No clear Official Rules, Entry Frequency, Country Restriction, or Age Requirement’ and when Ashley told that to the representative He responded: “I’m sorry if the rules weren’t clearly stated, ma’am”;  Ashley proceeded to ask him how can there be rules if non are stated, and if the company was clearly intent on not honoring the promised winnings for someone who entered the contest from the start advertising that she was going to give her winnings to an animal charity- she got a ‘yes ma’am’ in response.

They really are a worthless, unethical company.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:20 AM (123 replies)

View from ISS at night - stunning

What a ride!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jul 23, 2012, 05:57 AM (7 replies)

Source: Penn State will be fined at least $30 million as well as

at least a 3 year post-season ban. A 3 year ban will allow players to transfer immediately without penalty. In addition, there will be a significant loss of scholarships.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jul 23, 2012, 02:29 AM (16 replies)

The Muppets Dump Chick-Fil-A

The Muppets have dumped their partnership with Chick-Fil-A after having sold the company Creature Shop toys for the chain's kid's meals. The Jim Henson Company has posted a statement to their Facebook page:
The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors. Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD.


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:47 PM (40 replies)

Sources: Penn State will not appeal harsh sanctions because

they probably reached a deal with the NCAA in order to avoid the death penalty.
This will allow them to retain revenue from conference teevee deal. That is no small amount of money.
This is CONJECTURE. However, if they don't appeal, it makes sense. The NCAA didn't follow their own procedures for imposing penalties. Surprise! NOT! The NCAA makes up shite as they go.

I wonder if some outside group of boosters and/or past players file suit. Pobably will.

The NCAA needs to be given a thorough overhaul. Their 'rulebook' needs to be overhauled too and their regulations need to be clear and make sense. In addition, they need to add enough people to conduct any investigations in a much faster and thorough manner. As it is, the penalties are dumped a lot later than the infractions occurred in a lot of cases. They are morans!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:42 PM (0 replies)

The Paterno family weighs in on the statue removal and the victims:

Tearing down the statue of Joe Paterno does not serve the victims of Jerry Sandusky's horrible crimes or help heal the Penn State Community. We believe the only way to help the victims is to uncover the full truth. The Freeh report, though it has been accepted by the media as the definitive conclusion on the Sandusky scandal, is the equivalent of an indictment—a charging document written by a prosecutor—and an incomplete and unofficial one at that.

What they really wanted to say is 'victim.' That would be JoePa.
They have considered him to be the one who was affected worst by this mess.
They need to STFU.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Jul 22, 2012, 11:37 AM (28 replies)
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