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Penn State Students Riot To Defend The Noble Joe Paterno

The sons and daughters of America’s elite are rioting and fighting police so as to defend the honor of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

Mr. Paterno is alleged to have helped cover up for a Penn St . coach who had allegedly engaged in illegal and quite disturbing sexual condiuct with children.

From the NY Times

“After top Penn State officials announced that they had fired Joe Paterno on Wednesday night, thousands of students stormed the downtown area to display their anger and frustration, chanting the former coach’s name, tearing down light poles and overturning a television news van parked along College Avenue.”

These Penn St. protestors are not Occupy Wall Street protestors who some claim are lazy and and troublemakers.

These are the sons and daughters of some of our most privileged people. They feel the need to take to the streets to defend Joe Paterno.

Here is the best line in the NY Times story–

“Paul Howard, 24, an aerospace engineering student, jeered the police. “Of course we’re going to riot,” he said. “What do they expect when they tell us at 10 o’clock that they fired our football coach?”

Don’t worry though. These kids will get away with it all. Soon enough they will be your boss. They’ll share a good laugh at the 25 year reunion.

It’s those dirty Occupy Wall Street protesters who are the real menace.

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Protest Today Against HISD Board Member Manuel Rodriguez

There will be a protest later today against newly reelected Houston Independent School Board Member Manuel Rodriguez.

Mr. Rodriguez, who won by 24 votes, circulated what many view–including myself—as anti-gay campaign materials.

Mr. Rodriguez has apologized. That is not enough in this case.  There is simply no way that Mr. Rodriguez can be seen as an advocate for all kids in Houston schools. Nor can he be seen as an example to follow by either students or HISD employees.

Texas Watchdog has reported on this story. 

Here are details of the protest this afternoon—

JOIN US in protest of HISD School Board Trustee Manuel Rodriguez, who according to the Houston Chronicle, displayed “appalling homophobia” over the weekend. The HISD School Board is the LAST place that we want this kind of homophobia to be in power. 

What: HISD School Board meeting

When: Thursday, Nov 10; outdoor protest beginning at 5pm, public hearing at 6:30pm 

Where: The Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 West 18th Street, in the board auditorium. 

PLEASE SHARE THIS INVITATION. We have several signed up to speak, but also want as many as possible there to stand with us in solidarity against bigotry on the HISD School Board!

For background on this issue, see: http://blog.chron.com/k12zone/2011/11/gay-rights-group-condemns-hisd-trustees-ad-updated/

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Jockey Club Reunion Punk Rock Blast In Newport, Kentucky On Saturday, November 12.

There will be a big punk rock blast this upcoming Saturday at the Southgate House in Newport, Kentucky.

Newport is just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.

I’m sorry I’ll not be able to attend this fine event.

This concert is another Jockey Club reunion concert being put on by Cincinnati’s Aurore Press.

The Jockey Club, which closed in 1988, was the best punk rock club in all the midwest.

Aurore Press is Cincinnati’s leading forum for dissenting views.

I’ve been fortunate enough in the past few years to contribute to three Aurore Press books and to host one of the Jockey Club reunion shows.

Here are my best punk rock moments.  

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