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(Yahoo)   Steeler Running Back Rashard Mendenhall's tweets reveal him to be a bin Laden sympathizer and Truther. This should end well   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 192
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2011-05-03 12:24:15 PM
Neither of those things, of course, is worse than being a Steeler.
 
2011-05-03 12:27:42 PM
Number 1: That is a horrible article headline. Instead of "offers questionable tweets", why not, "writes questionable tweets".

Number 2: The guy has been hit in the head a lot. You can't expect him to make any sense.

Number 3: I just don't care.
 
2011-05-03 12:31:24 PM
I'd let him slide on the bin Laden one. Some folks just don't feel the need to rejoice in the death of someone. And, I can respect him for that.

Unfortunately, he had to go and double down on his stupid with the whole Truther thing, and well...

Idiot!
 
2011-05-03 12:32:15 PM
Wow, this guy's logic bounces around like a pinball. In one tweet, he seems to present himself as not only a pacifist, but also an al Qaeda apologist, and then a Truther. Maybe you should pick one and go with it, pal.

Speaker2Animals: Neither of those things, of course, is worse than being a Steeler.


And well, yeah, there's that, too. But maybe they'll trade him to the Raiders now--he might fit in there.
 
2011-05-03 12:36:44 PM
Better a truther than a rapist I suppose.

/Trying to find something positive here.
 
2011-05-03 12:38:03 PM
As for the truther stuff, that's dumb.

As for the "don't celebrate - only god can judge" - isn't this good Christian ethics? I see it as admirable to say that in its own way.
 
2011-05-03 12:39:11 PM

HawgWild: The guy has been hit in the head a lot. You can't expect him to make any sense.


This. Also much like many celebrities, many athletes live in an isolated world of their own.
 
2011-05-03 12:41:46 PM

Speaker2Animals: Neither of those things, of course, is worse than being a Steeler.


Hey man, that's my team, man. Pfff.


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2011-05-03 12:42:20 PM
I was with him until the idiocy about planes being unable to take down a skyscraper.

Whatever, he gets a pass. He's still an idiot but I don't care.
 
2011-05-03 12:46:33 PM
I realy love his NFL slave comparison.

"Anyone with knowledge of the slave trade and the NFL could say that these two parallel eachother," Mendenhall posted at the time.

Here I was naively thinking that people didn't have a choice in slavery, that it wasn't lucrative for slaves, nor could they retire early.
 
2011-05-03 12:46:41 PM

Vodka Zombie: I'd let him slide on the bin Laden one. Some folks just don't feel the need to rejoice in the death of someone. And, I can respect him for that.

Unfortunately, he had to go and double down on his stupid with the whole Truther thing, and well...

Idiot!


Yeah, that was my first thought too. But then there was also this: "It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side."

Oh, yeah, you're right, pal. I guess I should've given Osama a fair chance to explain to me why killing 3000 innocent people on 9/11 was actually good thing, and not something to be condemned. That's what I get for listening to only one side of the story.
 
2011-05-03 12:48:06 PM
It's not like he's even a good RB...
 
2011-05-03 12:49:35 PM

netweavr: He's still an idiot but I don't care.


Of course he is, but do you really expect a professional football player to know much about physics?
 
2011-05-03 12:50:27 PM
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The real reason for Mendenhall's views
 
2011-05-03 12:56:51 PM

Vodka Zombie: I'd let him slide on the bin Laden one. Some folks just don't feel the need to rejoice in the death of someone. And, I can respect him for that.

Unfortunately, he had to go and double down on his stupid with the whole Truther thing, and well...

Idiot!


This.
The thought of celebrating another persons death is something that is frowned down upon by many people, so I really don't find anything wrong with what he said there.

But what he said about the Twin Towers is just plain stupid. But I have to give him a pass on that one. He is from Skokie Illinois after all. People from Skokie tend to have brain damage from lack of oxygen because they have their heads so far up their asses.
 
2011-05-03 01:00:29 PM
I would expect more of a nuanced political analysis from a Steelers running back.
 
2011-05-03 01:10:04 PM
He sure stuffs a lot of stupid in to 140 characters.
 
2011-05-03 01:24:38 PM

raerae1980: Speaker2Animals: Neither of those things, of course, is worse than being a Steeler.

Hey man, that's my team, man. Pfff.


Must be rough.
www.sportsfeelgoodstories.com
 
2011-05-03 03:07:18 PM
As a Steeler fan I just want to...I feel like I...it's just that...

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2011-05-03 03:21:35 PM
Stick to playing football and banging your heads against stuff.

Haha...you fumbled in the Super Bowl.

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2011-05-03 03:23:14 PM

Speaker2Animals: Neither of those things, of course, is worse than being a Steeler.


Win on that.

And 2 cents:

Twitter is making it far easier to find out who in life is just as retarded as you perceived them to be. And you get to find out right from the horse's mouth!

/no twitter
//no facebook
///anonymous jackass on Fark is all ya get
 
2011-05-03 03:23:54 PM

Cyberluddite: Yeah, that was my first thought too. But then there was also this: "It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side."


You have NAILED the single stupidest thing he farking said. Never heard him speak. Rashard you stupid farking twat:

UBL: we calculated in advance the number of casualties from the enemy, who would be killed based on the position of the tower. We calculated that the floors that would be hit would be three or four floors. I was the most optimistic of them all. (...Inaudible...) due to my experience in this field, I was thinking that the fire from the gas in the plane would melt the iron structure of the building and collapse the area where the plane hit and all the floors above it only. This is all that we had hoped for.

Shaykh: Allah be praised.

UBL: We were at (...inaudible...) when the event took place. We had notification since the previous Thursday that the event would take place that day. We had finished our work that day and had the radio on. It was 5:30 p.m. our time. I was sitting with Dr. Ahmad Abu-al-((Khair)). Immediately, we heard the news that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. We turned the radio station to the news from Washington. The news continued and no mention of the attack until the end. At the end of the newscast, they reported that a plane just hit the World Trade Center.

Shaykh: Allah be praised.

UBL: After a little while, they announced that another plane had hit the World Trade Center. The brothers who heard the news were overjoyed by it.

Fark you Mendenhall you douchebucket
 
2011-05-03 03:26:13 PM

NittLion78: As a Steeler fan I just want to...I feel like I...it's just that...


I've been looking for that picture for a while...

On topic though --

Dear Rashard,
As a Steelers fan, may I advise you to shut up and carry the ball? And don't fumble? Talking will only distract you from not fumbling. Granted, you've got a lot of leeway on the "social pariah" scale with your quarterback and all, but don't try and test it out. Thank you.

-Donnchadha
 
2011-05-03 03:29:39 PM
Wow. Rapey Ben and a Truther. Pittsburgh must be pleased as punch.
 
2011-05-03 03:29:44 PM
"It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak."

Well, I guess I'll take Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun, and Vlad the Impaler off my "do not like" list because I don't believe there's any audio or transcripts.
 
2011-05-03 03:29:49 PM

muck4doo: Better a truther than a rapist I suppose.

/Trying to find something positive here.


Better a truther than a killer of cute widdle puppies, I suppose.
 
2011-05-03 03:36:04 PM

robsul82: Wow. Rapey Ben and a Truther. Pittsburgh must be pleased as punch.


It's balanced out with Ward and Polamalu though, two of the best class acts in the league.
 
2011-05-03 03:36:13 PM
Who cares? A man is entitled to his opinions. I find more value in a person that questions things rather than accepts EVERYTHING he's told as if it's truth.

This is just typical America, though - dancing in the streets when a man get assassinated while simultaneously being outraged by the comments of a professional football player.
 
2011-05-03 03:37:15 PM
Reminds me of an old skit I saw once.

"Football has been very good to me, if it were not for football I would not be a football player today. Give to the United Negro College Fund, because a mind is a terrible thing."
 
2011-05-03 03:38:41 PM
How much better would 9/11 have been if Boston was hit instead? With all four planes.
 
2011-05-03 03:38:50 PM
Wow. I mean, the guy is entitled to his own opinions... no matter how ridiculous. But sheesh, this kind of thing is not going to play well amongst Steeler nation. He might as well criticize professional wrestling next.
 
2011-05-03 03:40:14 PM

nekom: robsul82: Wow. Rapey Ben and a Truther. Pittsburgh must be pleased as punch.

It's balanced out with Ward and Polamalu though, two of the best class acts in the league.


The dirtiest player in the league?
 
2011-05-03 03:41:52 PM

halfof33: UBL: we calculated in advance the number of casualties from the enemy, who would be killed based on the position of the tower.


I should have stopped reading when you used "UBL". I knew then you were just a Fox News farkwit. But, let me ask you, who translated this text? Where did the video tape come from? Prove that this is not simply propaganda. You need to start thinking, son.
 
2011-05-03 03:43:44 PM

nekom: Ward and Polamalu though, two of the best class acts in the league


Ward's a class act?
 
2011-05-03 03:43:59 PM
I think Pittsburgh would rather have the RB who may be a bit radical politically, as opposed to the one who poops in laundry baskets.
 
2011-05-03 03:44:29 PM
"What kind of person celebrates death? It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side..."

actually, rashard if you read shiat you would have heard the other side. the other side was pissed we were dicking around in the middle east and supporting tyrannical dictators for access to oil. thus, they decided to attack us. that's the other side. and since they killed some of us, we killed some of them.

/as for being truther...clearly he's farking idiot.
 
2011-05-03 03:45:35 PM
2011 Steelers lineup:

Ben al-sheikh Roethlisberger
Kwarzimi ibn Hines Ward
Khalifa al-Pouncey
Mike Jabbar Tomlin
Rashard Hussein Mendenhall
Suleiman Reed
Abdul Polamalu
 
2011-05-03 03:45:45 PM

liam76: I realy love his NFL slave comparison.

"Anyone with knowledge of the slave trade and the NFL could say that these two parallel eachother," Mendenhall posted at the time.

Here I was naively thinking that people didn't have a choice in slavery, that it wasn't lucrative for slaves, nor could they retire early.


Adrian Peterson said this a while back as well. Must be something about NFL running backs.
 
2011-05-03 03:46:11 PM

hbk72777: "It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak."

Well, I guess I'll take Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun, and Vlad the Impaler off my "do not like" list because I don't believe there's any audio or transcripts.


I guess we also have to remove slave owners, you know, per R.M.'s request.
 
2011-05-03 03:46:19 PM

DamnYankees: As for the truther stuff, that's dumb.

As for the "don't celebrate - only god can judge" - isn't this good Christian ethics? I see it as admirable to say that in its own way.


Have you ever opened a Bible before? Do you know what the punishment is for violating any of the ten commandments? Do you know what the punishment for apostasy is? Just ask gentle Jesus - it's a one-way trip to hell. What a loving, life-affirming belief system.

And I have to appreciate the irony of a Christian trying to tell the rest of us not to celebrate someone's death. Your entire faith is based upon celebrating the cruel death of a man. Your holy book tells you to look forward to your own death because that's when life really begins. It's no surprise such disgusting ideas could come from a mind poisoned by religion like Mendenhall's.

OBL forfeited his right to live among civilized people. We owed it to ourselves as human beings to exterminate him. We should be glad he's dead. Pacifism and moral relativism won't defeat terrorism - they only further enable it.
 
2011-05-03 03:46:28 PM

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: How much better would 9/11 have been if Boston was hit instead? With all four planes.


I am morbidly curious about where you're going with that.
 
2011-05-03 03:47:02 PM

murp0837: Who cares? A man is entitled to his opinions. I find more value in a person that questions things rather than accepts EVERYTHING he's told as if it's truth.

This is just typical America, though - dancing in the streets when a man get assassinated while simultaneously being outraged by the comments of a professional football player.


Opinions? Did you see the fact where he accused people of not ever hearing Bin Laden speak? Or where he polluted the discussion with his gross ignorance of basic engineering and physics?

And you are offended that people celebrated this mutt's death? Lets go to the tape boys:

Bin Laden: After a little while, they announced that another plane had hit the World Trade Center. The brothers who heard the news were overjoyed by it.

UBL: We were at a camp of one of the brother's guards in Qandahar. This brother belonged to the majority of the group. He came close and told me that he saw, in a dream, a tall building in America, and in the same dream he saw Mukhtar teaching them how to play karate. At that point, I was worried that maybe the secret would be revealed if everyone starts seeing it in their dream. So I closed the subject. I told him if he sees another dream, not to tell anybody, because people will be upset with him.

(Another person's voice can be heard recounting his dream about two planes hitting a big building).

UBL: They were overjoyed when the first plane hit the building, so I said to them: be patient.

Fark Mendenhall's "opinions"
 
2011-05-03 03:47:03 PM
More like Ra-TARD Mendenhall, amirite?

But seriously, as a Catholic, I can understand where he's coming from with the comments about not wanting to be judgmental, and not celebrating death. But the Truther stuff, plus the "modern-day slavery" thing, pretty much marks him as an idiot.

And as a Packers fan, thanks for the fumble! :D
 
2011-05-03 03:48:01 PM
A jock is dumb? ALERT THE PRESS!
 
2011-05-03 03:48:32 PM
Truthera are flaring up agian. They're like roids.....

Dealing with one on FB right now, idiots the lot of them.
 
2011-05-03 03:49:03 PM

LucklessWonder: It's not like he's even a good RB...


I'm sure the Packers like him quite a bit (new window).
 
2011-05-03 03:51:09 PM
It's almost like there is some percentage of professional athletes who are idiots. This is very new and exciting news to me, personally. I look forward to future developments re: sky being blue and water being wet.
 
2011-05-03 03:51:52 PM

murp0837: halfof33: UBL: we calculated in advance the number of casualties from the enemy, who would be killed based on the position of the tower.

I should have stopped reading when you used "UBL". I knew then you were just a Fox News farkwit. But, let me ask you, who translated this text? Where did the video tape come from? Prove that this is not simply propaganda. You need to start thinking, son.


Jesus Christ son, are you that farking stupid? You've never heard of the December 2001 video tape that was played at the farking god damn trial of United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui?

Seriously, why do I respond to you farking ignorant shiat balls.

Shut the fark up.
 
2011-05-03 03:52:39 PM
""What kind of person celebrates death?" - Ok, I can accept this point of view


" It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side" --Umm, he admitted it.


""We'll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style." - Doofus


""There is not an ignorant bone in my body. I just encourage you to think."" - You've encouraged me to think you're ignorant.
 
2011-05-03 03:53:15 PM
"We'll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing Clay Matthews could take a skyscraper down demolition style."
 
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