WaPo Piece on PSU/Sandusky/Paterno

Submitted by FauxMo on December 28th, 2017 at 1:39 PM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/sports/penn-state-six-year…

I'll offer this without much commentary. But wow, if you want a recap of just how delusional some folks on and near that campus are, read this in its entirety. To some of these folks, nothing matters or would ever matter in changing their minds; JoePa was framed, he knew nothing, and he should be celebrated daily on PSU's campus... 

EDIT: Holy shit, this post resulted in 9/11 Truthers revealing themselves semi-publicly? My day is finished, my work is done here. 

Comments

Darker Blue

December 28th, 2017 at 1:41 PM ^

I mean people still think that 9/11 was masterminded by some old dude in a cave 10,000 miles away.

Point being that people believe stupid ass shit sometimes.

Sorry for the politics 

I'll take the negs. 

FauxMo

December 28th, 2017 at 2:48 PM ^

Dude, you are absolutely no different than the Paterno Truthers, the folks that wouldn't change their minds if there was video of Paterno watching Sandusky rape a kid. 

bin Laden said he was going to attack the U.S. in amazing fashion, he planned it, paid for it, and ordered it, then he admitted to it (on video). Stop being an asshole and grow up

NRK

December 28th, 2017 at 9:33 PM ^

And keep in mind, not just Nazis who joined the party in Germany because you basically had to at a certain point, but “hardcore nazis” - so basically anyone who sides with evidence, rationality, and belief that conspiracy theories requiring that level of coordination and mass deception would not suffer from a leak in the past 16 years, well we’re the Einsantzgruppen.

SalvatoreQuattro

December 28th, 2017 at 6:59 PM ^

than anyone here. They believe in conspiracy theories. The most famous being the Stab in the Back theory where they honestly believed that Jews and Bolsheviks stabbed the Germany Army in the back in World War One thus causing Germany to lose the war.

This was a central element of Nazi ideology. An conspiracy theory designed to explain a devastating defeat and to place it mostly on the shoulders of a historically vulnerable group of people.

That is you and Darker Blue.You believe in those cockamamie theories because reality does not comport with your worldview.

People like you have caused so much damage in this world. Fuck you.

SalvatoreQuattro

December 28th, 2017 at 6:09 PM ^

Now we know for certain that you are dumb.

People used to believe that Jews ruled the world through cabals. You are just like those people. You try to hide behind the “critical thinker” tag that your fellow loons use to describe your refusal to belief reality.

But really it is the LACK of critical thinking that guides you and your fellow nutters.

M2NASA

December 28th, 2017 at 10:00 PM ^

I don’t do the twitters. How about you just post it here since you’re such a big man.

Though to be fair, if you honestly believe what you say you do on here, I wouldn’t want to meet you, talk to you, or generally even know you exist in real life. At least on the internet you can be a faceless asshole.

Either way, I encourage you to fuck off.

Darker Blue

December 28th, 2017 at 10:59 PM ^

I probably owe you an apology

I'm not angry at anyone in this thread for having a different opinion than I do. Thats fine, you're allowed to believe anything you want. I'm not here to change your minds. You're adults, you're allowed to have your own opinions 

What makes me angry is that I was called a nazi and an idiot. I'm not a fucking nazi. I may be an idiot. 

I knew negs were coming for the post. I said it in the OP. I can accept it. What I can't accept is being called a fucking nazi by some dickhole on the internet who doesn't agree with me. 

So I apologize to you. You do not deserve my anger. 

And I apologize to the rest of mgoblog. Maybe I took things a little bit too far. 

 

NRK

December 29th, 2017 at 9:14 AM ^

As far as I can tell, the first person to prove Godwin's Law in this thread was "Make Star Wars Great Again" at Dec 28 at 2:39 PM wrote the following, apparently agreeing with you:

The same people down voting you would have been hardcore Nazis as well. Follow the crowd group...

That got 2 upvotes (not sure from who...), but a good way to cut off such name calling is to disagree with someone who is purportedly agreeing with you - especially one making such a riduclous analogy.

NRK

December 28th, 2017 at 9:51 PM ^

Which requires more blind acceptance:

That a terorirst organization that had carried out previous terrorist attacks over the past few decades and showed escalating levels of sophistication and strategy, and that had large financial resources available to them, carried out a successful attack, aided in part by a convoluted intelligence system and a patchwork security method that was not structured to protect against such an attack;

-OR-

That the highest levels of the US military and political echelons conspired together to fabcirate an attack on their own country - one that would result in thousands of US citizen deaths, and require massive coordination across multiple organizations of the military and intelligence agencies, including wholesale fabrication of terrorist profiles (read: people) that independentally exist in other country’s intelligence agencies, radar and other publicly-available information, and willing acceptance of all involved to murder innocent men, women, and children, and that of everyone responsible for or involved in this has never ever mentioned it or leaked it over the past 16 years despite the fact that multiple low-level individuals would have to be involved in such an attack and fabrication simply based on its nature.

I’m going with one that suffers from the myth of the hyper-competent government.

NRK

December 28th, 2017 at 5:05 PM ^

While we're at it, the "masterminded.. [from] a cave" statement also fundamentally misunderstands al Qaeda operations and strategy in terror attacks, and in particular the planning of the 9/11 attack that is pretty well documented.

 

Of course, we could comment on the "cave" thing as well (presumably a reference to Tora Bora) given Taliban control of Afgahnistan in September 2011, but that's probably getting too deep for him.  

Or as you point out, the logical presumption that the OP doesn't understand the distinction between KSM and UBL.

But he probably watched Loose Change!