Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I was all set to come home this evening and blog about the outrage of the day. But then it basically resolved itself, so my rant has lost all its oomph. Suffice it to say that buying a degree online from a diploma mill university is not earning a degree. Listing such a degree on one's resume displays a staggering lack of judgment and integrity. And hiring someone who lists such a degree on a resume proves that the employer's process of vetting employment candidates is sorely lacking.


BellsforStacy said...

Thoughts on Joe Paterno and Penn State abuse story? That's the one I keep shaking my head at. I am so sad by the whole thing.

S said...

Joe Pa should have retired years ago. Like when his leg got busted up on the sideline, perhaps. It's been a little painful for me to see him the last few years, anyway, because it seems so obvious to me he's lost a step or two.

The abuse story is crazy, but Joe Pa is definitely not the most culpable person in that whole mess. It makes me sad to think this is how a legendary coach will go out, especially since he's hardly the worst guy in all of this.

BellsforStacy said...

I'm amazed at how many ADULTS just looked the other way. Amazed. Like Catholic Church scandal times 100x amazed. Who were they protecting? A University? Really? And a guy WALKED IN and saw the abuse? And said nothing?!? And the mothers? The mothers knew and said nothing? Even if you don't want the guy to go to jail (and how the hell do you not want that?) don't you want to protect future kids? You would have to hog tie me to keep me from screaming about this. The only thing I can think is they were embarrassed and were protecting their kids from the abuse getting out. But even that ... I would seriously go Batman on some people and beat them up in a dark alley.

I've comadeered this post. But I am in disgusted awe of this.

You are right about Paterno. But what I (and I think the rest of the public) don't understand, is how you can stand next to a man who has done such things, and you know about them. Not criminal, but seriously poor judgement.

BellsforStacy said...

Really the mama bear is coming out. I would kill the man that did that to me son. And happily serve jail time.

It is amazing to me how strong that reaction is (even in theory!) and these mothers ... did nothing?

Makes me wonder if this isn't worse ... and did the University pay them off?

S said...

I'm with you, Stacy. On every level, I don't get how this happened. From the original grad student who saw the abuse. Did that person stop the assault?? And why did that person go to the head football coach instead of immediately calling 911? But, so that person was young and overwhelmed and went to his person of authority, the coach. So how did the coach not say, "Holy heck, we need to call 911."

You also touched on something that continues to frustrate me: the feeling by victims or victims' families that they want to keep it quiet out of shame. That just drives me nuts. If someone commits a crime against you, you have nothing to be ashamed of. Hold your head high and report it to police. The person who would abuse someone else should be ashamed, not you.

BellsforStacy said...

I know, I agree. I do understand the inclination and where it comes from, but it's the wrong message to teach a child for sure, especially one that is probably going to need therapy for a time.

The whole story is so awful that it just seems there must be more to it. What kind of man walks in on something like that and does nothing?! It just defies belief.

BellsforStacy said...

And have you seen Sandusky's interviews? He all but says he's sexually attracted to young boys. His attorney has to be so thrilled. Who approved him giving interviews?!? He's hurting his own chances at a fair trial.

S said...

I can't imagine what his attorney was thinking by letting him do that interview. I have lots more I could say on that, but I won't so as not to further damage his chances of a fair trial.

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