Ireland

Ireland

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ok, so I finally found that Island in the Caribbean where I plan to spend my retirement years. It's been a life long search for my wife and I, but we found it.
This happens everytime I visit a Caribbean Island. If only I had money.
But more on that later.

First, I need to give someone his propps.
As the Penn State saga slowly grew over the last few weeks, someone was way ahead of CNN, Fox News and ESPN, calling for the removal of the statue of Coach Joe Paterno from the campus at Penn State, which has been accomplished.

As I sat on a beach on the Island of Nevis a few days ago with sandy feet and umbrella drink in hand, a blue tarp was thrown over the head of Paterno's bronze statue in Happy Valley PA and it was unceremoniously dragged from it's anchor to,  who knows where.
Did anyone think it strange that they covered the statue with a tarp? IT'S A STATUE!
IT IS NOT A LIVING THING.
THEY WERE NOT SETTING A RESCUED WHALE FREE FROM A CAGE, COVERED TO KEEP IT CALM.

IT'S A STATUE.
PENN STATE CAN'T EVEN REMOVE A STATUE CORRECTLY.
WERE THEY AFRAID OF HURTING THE STATUE'S FEELINGS?

So, back to the propps .
I would like to give propps to......... ME.
At the bottom of a post I wrote dated July 2nd, I state, before any news outlet would, the need for the removal of that disgusting arrogant symbol of power which was a statue of a football coach.

You're welcome.

8 comments:

Sandy said...

Glad to hear that you are safe and well. We were wondering about you as we missed the daily updates. Glad you found your island. We are in the same boat as you, if we only had the money! Gary/Sandy

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I was wondering where you have been. I thought of you when they took down the status. Is that weird?

beth said...

yeah yeah whatever.....more importantly "WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?"

and now i need to know...WHAT ISALND?....because you know i'll be looking there, too...... so we can be neighbors !

{and the statue removal and your brilliant insight to having it removed before they actually did it...BRAVO}

Formerly known as Frau said...

I hope you have really been in paradise that picture looks amazing! I really can't believe anyone thinks that the fines and penalty were too harsh! And the statue had to go! Have fun were ever you are!

Karen said...

I was wondering where the heck you went... so glad it was a wonderful retreat!

I've been watching the PS crap unfold and was hoping you were witness to it. Amen.

A friend of ours just recommended Nevis also... can you share more about it when you're over the jet lag? I love to learn more... pics?

Marilyn said...

I did think it strange to cover the statues head. I wondered where you were too. Oh yes, head for retirement and find your little shack on the beach. That would be a dream come true.

Marilyn said...

Oh forgot to mention, Nike also removed the Paterno Child Care Center name from their employee child care center.

Jerral Miles said...

Welcome back to the world of Penn State... and Aurora... and Syria... BUT it's manageable... EVEN when you don't own your own island. Again, Welcome back.