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Bottomline is we're stuck. Unless the PA legislature changes the composition of the board. Frazier, Peetz, Masser, Silvis, Surma, and co... are in charge. So things aren't going to change. Sadly this BOT willingly and callously destroyed our reputation.
Kelley's story on Joe changed to an attack in her famous 'conspiracy of silence' press conference...based on the 'evidence' (emails) presented in the freeh report.
Of course Frazier is taking that stance. He has no other option, and these comments should be expected.
Will be interesting to find out what zeiglar has up his sleeve.
Seems like Ziegler will come out soon
I was asked recently on another message board about my thoughts involving the alumni bloc of trustees effecting change. This is what I told him--
I’m a sucker for optimism, so I'll begin by admitting that. A reasonably intelligent person can't go into teaching without the belief that positive things can be achieved--that one can make a difference in the lives of (in my case) teenagers.
Here's how I see the prospects for improvement in the power dynamics of the BOT. Right now there are probably three trustees on the side of the alumni--and the best interests of the University. The last three voted in. Mr. Lubrano is a rock star: he's willing to really put himself out there, and seems to have excellent "political" instincts. McCombie and Taliaferro are basically with him, but are clearly not comfortable with a public role. Anthony needs other trustees willing to step up and speak with him--either literally with him or in similar ways. By himself, he can be dismissed by our adversaries as a lone firebrand representing a small minority of disgruntled alums (which is garbage, but that's what can been said). If other trustees are willing to stand with him--and in a couple of cases SPEAK about the issues as he has done--he won't be so easily dismissed. Nor will the alumni perspective on what this BOT has done, and failed to do.
If we can get three strong candidates in this election, we will have six on our side, and they can begin to work in concert to encourage those on the board who have defaulted to the Business and Industry power bloc to consider an alternative. How did letting the B & I folks have their way work out for Penn State? We can begin with that, and if three more strong candidates are elected in 2014, we will have NINE to work with. We don't need another Lubrano to accomplish positive change on the BOT--and there may not be another one available anyway. However, we need people who are unafraid to present a public face, and have the energy and time to be advocates for the University. www.facebook.com/DavidMullaly4PSUTrustee
NOTE: We are still encouraging Penn Staters who care about reforming the Penn State Board of Trustees to consider attending the PA Senate hearing next Monday morning at 10:30. Jim Broadhurst--one of the trustees who most deserves to be ousted--will be providing the power bloc's view of the changes they'd like to see, and Anthony Lubrano will be addressing the same issue later in the hearing. If you have questions, let me know.
I believe if and when we find out from Curley that "coach" meant Sandusky in the '98 email, the ground will crumble under Freeh, our BOT, and all who attacked Joe. The narrative will change to "oh, so we have no proof Joe knew anything about '98, just like he said". It's a flimsy piece of 'evidence' that is critical to their story.
The other email that needs addressed is, "after talking it over with Joe... I'm uncomfortable with the plan we discussed....". from 2001. If Curley explains what they discussed, is persuasive that Joe had no idea this was abuse and didn't try to interfere, then then the last critical piece of 'evidence' is knocked down. Take these bricks out and the rest will fall.
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"You can take bowl games and you can take external things from people, but you can't take a warrior's heart."
Well that sucks.
EDIT: Maybe not.
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I wish I could believe that. The reason I don't believe anything will change the narrative, other than a smoking gun, is because the mainstream media and public believe Louis Freeh in his press conference. They don't need proof to prove their accusations. We need proof to refute them. Sad, but true.
IMHO, the only thing that will change the public narrative is proof of corruption/collusion or whatever with the Freeh investigation. Maybe someone from the state or Sandusky GJ going to jail. Unfortunately, we need the nuclear bomb to prove Paterno wasn't displaying "callous disregard for the well being of children" or a "willful participant" in a cover up.
This whole this just sickens me how a few powerful people control things.
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That would certainly help explain Frazier's comments today.....re-writing the the purpose of the Freeh report. (From finding out what happened, who, and how the system failed) --- to a story only focused on structural reform....no need to know the truth.
Frazier is basically saying that it does not matter who or how the system failed....only that we need to implement the reco's.
I counter this claim by saying, "without the truth, we cannot move on with reforms that protect children & limit the likelihood of this happening in the future."
Unless you know who, how, and what broke......how can you possibly 'solve' the problem?
Kenny is on a roll at the BOT meeting. What a dbag. He needs to resign.
It's all about cya. Hell his company killed a lot of people and they covered it up. He's a master at the cover up. That's why he hired his friend/colleague Louis Freeh in the first place.
Frazier needs to go now. He has shown he has a vested interest in the Freeh Report. He is the enemy. He does not have Penn State's interests in mind.
No, he does not have PSUs best interest in mind and is an asshat.
Penn State trustee Ken Frazier dismissed Thursday the Paterno family
"I like your head, it's a good look." - James Franklin, to a bald reporter asking a question.
Blehar takes Kenny boy to task
Apparently he went off on a rant after the media left. Pulled out the race card while he was at it.
Follow this guy's tweets.. He has the exchange.
He seems agitated. His little plot isn't working.
I wonder of he's worried about something.......
Follow me on Twitter @rayraycotto
Yes, too many different events/topics to combine them all in one thread (although I understand why the approach was tried).
Hey Ken, Satan called and he wants your soul back
I posted this in the trock thread a couple of minutes ago:
The fact that we have strong opinions from those in favor of one thread and those strongly against it is the reason why this board is great -- differing opinions, both supported well.
Like I said in the original thread, the idea is to not clutter up the board. Let's try "opening it up" so that we can talk about more specific topics (I'll keep the all-purpose thread pinned for now), but if it gets to the point where we're looking at a half-dozen different threads per day on essentially the same thing, the locks will come back.
Use your judgement; if you're about to start a new thread or post an article, ask yourself if it really needs to be separate or can be folded into one of the others.
In summation -- we're removing the "one thread" limit, but will return to it if we have to. PM me with questions or to discuss either side further.
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As Howard Cosell once said " Down goes Frazier, Down goes Frazier"
Audio of the Frazier meltdown.
Penn State trustee Ken Frazier responds some questions from Bill Cluck, a candidate for the board. This exchange happened during the legal and compliance com...
His OJ Simpson metaphor is appropriate in one way.
Ken Frazier is OJ Simpson clinging to legal technicalities and ridiculous self-defense theories justifying his own action while the rest of Nittany Nation knows he's a lying scumbag.
And I thought he was an ahole before this came out, lol. Everything this guy says is ridiculous.
Ken Frazier is losing it. That tirade was completely unacceptable and unneeded. Simply can't believe that guy is representing my university on the BOT. What an inappropriate tirade.
This whole situation is becoming very clear to me, and incidents like Frazier's are the reason. The BOT has been under attack now for the better part of a year and their response continues to point in one direction. It's obvious they are either hiding something or know they made some serious mistakes. Their responses are filled with emotion and defensive undertones. To me its pretty simple at this point....if they actually believed in their actions and acted in a genuine fashion with our University's well being in mind I believe we would hear a much more compassionate and honest response.
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