Sunday, March 02, 2008

"State" Patty's Day

The students at the local university will be on spring break when Saint Patrick's Day rolls around later this month. What a pity! They'll be in Cancun, Daytona Beach or some other exotic place having a great time and no doubt drunk off their asses and getting laid every 5 minutes. They'll miss some of the crappy, cold and often snowy weather that March often brings to central PA. But they'll also miss Saint Patrick's Day, another opportunity to get drunk off their ass (as if they need one!) So what do they do, they fabricate an alternate holiday, call it "State Patty's Day", and go out and get drunk off their asses. This took place yesterday and last night. Of course this leads to some less than exemplary behavior from the "future leaders of our nation" including some run-ins with the law. Here are some excerpts from the local newspaper reports of some of the activity...

"At 2:48 a.m., two men said they were minding their own business when eight to 10 men beat them up, police said. The assailants were white, college-aged males, police said."

"A man threw a snowball at a State College parking enforcement Jeep at about 12:30 a.m., only to learn it was being driven by State College police officers due to the weather. The thrower is being cited."

And my personal favorite..........................

"Police came to the rescue of a lost, drunken man who was “trapped” inside the State College Area High School’s track at 650 Westerly Parkway about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. He apparently was too intoxicated to get over a 4-foot-tall fence, according to a police report. The man will be cited with public drunkenness."

Is it any wonder that I have such low regard for the local college students?

So Sayeth The Shack

1 comment:

Jeni said...

Yeah - I read that report this morning too - the stadium or the guy pitching a snowball at the jeep manned by the cops -either one was a case of someone getting their "dues" in my opinion. I had to hurry and read that page cause I could feel the potential there of a letter to the editor and a rant about the actions so many of the students tend to have along with the value of alcohol.