So in the event that someone else has this issue and perhaps google can turn up my page regarding this I hope it can help someone in the future.
– Do *not* download the .bin, download and install the RPM from sun’s website
– Install compat-libstdc++-33 as it is required
– ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
(Note 188.8.131.52 was the available version at the time of writing this)