Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Horror in Happy Valley

For those of you who dont know we here at The Handbook are what you could call football fanatics. College football being no exception. While our hearts here are always behind LSU, the news coming out of Penn State over the last few days is absolutely horrifying.

For those of you who don't know Jerry Sandusky used to be the defensive coordinator and heir apparent to Joe Paterno, the winningist coach in college football history. Then this Sunday the news broke that he had molested at least 9 young boys in the last decade or so. The biggest problem for Penn State is that at least one of the attacks on a 10 year old boy took place in the locker room on campus. This was also witnessed by one of the graduate assistants named Mike McQueary who then decided to simply call his father, and leave the boy on his own while being raped by a 50 year old pedophile. He later reported this to Paterno who felt his only obligation was to report it to his boss. The problem is that this took place in 2002 and as the grand jury report states:

“a naked boy… whose age he estimated to be ten years old, with his hands up against the wall [of a shower], being subjected to anal intercourse by a naked Sandusky.”  After discussing with his father what he had witnessed, McQueary “went to Paterno’s home, where he reported what he had seen.”

As a father and a human being I could never imagine seeing that and walking away. Something doesn't add up there. Maybe its my morals or upbringing or the fact that I have a soul but I could never live with myself knowing I could have stopped that and didn't.

Exit question: Not saying there is any proof of this but McQueary went from being an unpaid Graduate Assistant to a paid Assistant the following year, and is now the wide receivers coach. Funny business maybe? Could he have been told to shut up when he noticed that police action wasn't coming? Questions like this need to be answered and answered now.

Issa stands up for 2nd Amendment

“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

I just read this on Townhall, where MSNBC analyst and Huffpo columnist decides that of all the other rights protected by the Constitution that the 2nd amendment isn't as important as the others that are listed in there. What she, and quite frankly all other liberals, fail to realize is that without the 2nd amendment the others aren't really that useful either. Once you have taken away the armed citizenry then there really is no fear of gov to do away with the rest of them either. Don't believe me? Ask Germany about 1936.

Why do we do this to ourselves?

Four years ago I wrote a blog on Townhall that I kept up with for about a total of 45 minutes. I have since beaten that record here. Thank you to both of you reading this.

Now four years ago remember we had about 400 people running for office it seemed and there was no way to figure out who anyone was, and the ones we knew none of us wanted. In the end we ended up with John McCain. Gee thanks guys. To everyone who believes that our current practice of picking our nominee is a good idea, please go run your head into a wall a couple dozen times. That may sound harsh but every 4 years or so that's basically what we do as conservatives. We allow a couple of selected states "cough NH, IA, SC cough" to decide who our presidential nominee is going to be. To say that I hate this process would be like saying that I only have a mild dislike of everything liberal.

Monday, November 7, 2011

UPDATED: Newest Charge against Herman Cain

I was originally going to just make this an update to the previous post about Gloria Allred and the presser scheduled for today, however I felt it deserved its own. CNN has the story and video here, while The Hill has the story here. With this one you get a face and some actual details. At first glance it doesn't look good for the Cain campaign.

Percentage of people angry with Gov higher than with Bush (I), Carter, or Ford

80% of people responding in the ABC/WAPO poll said that they were either dissatisfied or down right angry with the government. Just to put this in perspective the number for Jimmy Carter was only 77% so theres something that Obama has Carter beat at. Although I'm not sure that's exactly the place that he wanted to beat that particular president at. In fact other than Carters previous record of down right pissed offness shown by the American people George H.W. Bush was at 72%, and Gerald Ford could only muster up a 71% hatred even with the Vietnam war and pardoning Nixon.

Shocking,, $33 bil high speed rail plan cost more than advertised

Apparently the same people who did the unemployment numbers for the Obama administration did the cost estimate on what it would cost to build a high speed rail way from LA to SF. Originally this would cost $33 billion. Turns out it would actually cost more than 3 times times that,  98.5 billion is the new estimate, and it would be opened 13 years late.

Well its about time. I almost lost my bet.

Shockingly it has taken Gloria Allred over a week to find someone to trot out in front of cameras to claim that they were also part of the latest bru ha ha, but rest assured she has finally found one. Allegedly she has a fourth woman that will actually come out and publicly state that she was also sexually harassed by Herman Cain.

Is it true? Possibly, Ill know more once I see the press conference, and or a transcript of said press conference. For the worst possible spin on it we go right to MSNBC.

For your enjoyment.. WH says ET doesn't exist

I've read a few stories on this now and while it ain't exactly hard hitting ground breaking news, well, it is humorous to think that someone a) actually formulated a response to this and b) that the people who signed this petition actually believed somewhere deep inside that the answer would be anything other than this.

For your viewing pleasures, Michelle Malkin, Hot Air, USA Today.

I'm sure there are more out there, and if I cared enough I could probably go find at least one site spouting about how the gov is lying about ET being on earth. OK  you got me.. I went searching and I came across this. Seems no point to even question now. We are definitely not alone.

Then again. What do we know. We here at The Handbook are just hoping you will read the ramblings and come back for more.