Well, you could hardly have missed our jeremiad earlier today, in which we attacked the do-nothing immorality of Penn State officials over the Jerry Sandusky obscenity.
The Czar thinks as many people should go to prison over this as can be proven guilty.
But old Joe Paterno, who knowingly harbored and protected a monster for years, and who dismissed the victims pain with the word anyway, has finally seen his fate.
Tuesday, he was scheduled to hold a press conference in which he was going to announce his retirement at the end of the season.
That morning, the conference was called off until Penn State officials could determine an appropriate punishment for Paternos malefaction.
Those powers convened and decided that Joe Paternos continued presence in the wake of such a scandal was neither appropriate nor warranted.
Grimly and with great sadness, the powers announced that Joe Paterno would be retiring. At the end of the season.
So the guys punishment is to give him what he wants?
And now look at all the testimonials from all the college and NFL celebrities about what a great guy old Joe is, and how he is being maligned, and how his great career is unjustly tarnished.
Nary a peep on his indifference to a series of preventable tragedies that happened on his watch and therefore, and ultimately, with his permission. Paterno was frequently given an opportunity to act and save children from his pet monster, and chose an abominable path of indifference. Anyway….
The Czar leaves it to his many readers to decide whether Paterno is being punished or rewarded.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.