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(Memphis Commercial Appeal)   Based upon absolutely nothing, Tennessee lawmakers worried that a newly installed mystery faucet in the capitol is some sort of sekrit Moosaleaum prayer sink. That's the joke   (commercialappeal.com) divider line 173
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2013-03-25 05:58:10 PM
We're pretty adept at putting our feet in regular sinks when need be.  We don't need super special prayer sinks.  Thanks, though.
 
2013-03-25 06:06:06 PM
While details of the practice vary by sect, Muslims are required to wash their faces, hands and feet before praying as an act of ablution, or ritual purification. Forms of ablution are practiced in almost all major faiths.

The ritual washing of others' feet is practiced by some Christians as a sign of humility and emulating Jesus Christ, who was said to have washed the feet of his disciples before the Last Supper.


Cut off your nose to spite your face?
 
2013-03-25 06:09:10 PM
Wow, that's really the story. I'm surprised these people are smart enough to breathe.
 
2013-03-25 06:13:56 PM

dj_bigbird: I'm surprised these people are smart enough to breathe


they aren't.  they have alarms on their phones with reminders.

The only smart people I know from TN are transplants from other states.
 
2013-03-25 06:19:36 PM
Just when you think there might be an end to their stupidity...
 
2013-03-25 06:23:20 PM

ManateeGag: dj_bigbird: I'm surprised these people are smart enough to breathe

they aren't.  they have alarms on their phones with reminders.

The only smart people I know from TN are transplants from other states.


I'm a smart person that used to live there, but I was transplanted. From Alabama.
 
2013-03-25 06:56:45 PM
There is only so much one can keep track of to worry about. One is going to have to choose between Muslims with clean feet and morons and bigots in the state legislature.
 
2013-03-25 07:01:41 PM

dj_bigbird: Wow, that's really the story. I'm surprised these people are smart enough to breathe.


They are exactly smart enough to be elected Republican.
 
2013-03-25 07:26:48 PM
"It is, in layman's terms, a mop sink."

I think you're still gonna need to dumb that down for 'em.
 
2013-03-25 07:47:27 PM

NewportBarGuy: "It is, in layman's terms, a mop sink."

I think you're still gonna need to dumb that down for 'em.


"I didn't know that mop was slang for Muslin."
 
2013-03-25 08:00:57 PM
Do you have to be an uneducated, fearful, ignorant, bigoted redneck to be elected as a southern Republican, or does it just give you an edge over the not-insane competition?
 
2013-03-25 08:07:50 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Do you have to be an uneducated, fearful, ignorant, bigoted redneck to be elected as a southern Republican, or does it just give you an edge over the not-insane competition?


The former.
 
2013-03-25 08:20:57 PM
i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-25 08:44:24 PM
*facepalm*
 
2013-03-25 09:02:03 PM

SilentStrider: *facepalm*


Your state elected Rick Santorum, your argument is invalid.
 
2013-03-25 09:18:00 PM
You know one of these politicians is going to suggest dumping bacon grease down this dump sink.  You know, to be safe.
 
2013-03-25 09:19:27 PM
I like the part about muslims being worried about a bill that makes it illegal for them to obstain (sp) from drinking alchohol.
 
2013-03-25 09:21:57 PM

ManateeGag: dj_bigbird: I'm surprised these people are smart enough to breathe

they aren't.  they have alarms on their phones with reminders.

The only smart people I know from TN are transplants from other states.


I am from there, and I know I'm smart because I moved away.

/some of my relatives are smart and still live there
//as for the rest...well, I had to block them all on facebook
///to be fair, my relatives from Wisconsin are even dumber and spew more herpa-derp
 
2013-03-25 09:22:55 PM
What Tennessee legislators might look like:
welovesoaps.com
 
2013-03-25 09:25:12 PM
Good God.

media.commercialappeal.com
 
2013-03-25 09:25:37 PM
cache.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-03-25 09:25:43 PM
www.barenakedislam.com
 
2013-03-25 09:28:41 PM

iron_city_ap: I like the part about muslims being worried about a bill that makes it illegal for them to obstain (sp) from drinking alchohol.


My guess is that Muslims had expressed concern about making it a felony to practice Sharia law because it would make them felons for things like having Islamic leaders mediate a divorce, and the journalist just read that they were worried and filled in the details on their own.
 
2013-03-25 09:29:01 PM

andersoncouncil42: [cache.gawkerassets.com image 720x729]


I am putting this picture in my mental file because I know someday I am going to use this.
 
2013-03-25 09:30:12 PM
muslim foot washer or gay GOP foot fetish orgy?

you be the judge!
 
2013-03-25 09:30:40 PM
 
2013-03-25 09:30:58 PM
Jesus tap-dancing Christ on a cracker.  Are people really that stupid?
 
2013-03-25 09:31:20 PM
They should be very worried about the installation of this sink not because it's a secret Muslim prayer sink used to force Sharia Law on good Christian white people but because it's been installed two farking feet from an electrical panel.

While most states exempt state owned buildings from local building codes and inspections, I find it hard to believe a licensed plumber would actually install a mop sink that close to an electrical panel. It must have been installed by Joe The Plumber: Overtaxed American Patriot.
 
2013-03-25 09:33:11 PM
But don't you dare call them racist.
 
2013-03-25 09:35:18 PM

Satanic_Hamster: But don't you dare call them racist.


That didn't take long.

Because thinking that a sink is used for prayers by people of a certain religion means that they think that they are genetically inferior.  Hurrrr DuRrrrrrrrrrR
 
2013-03-25 09:36:19 PM

mr intrepid: Jesus tap-dancing Christ on a cracker.  Are people really that stupid?


Is this your first time in the Politics tab?
 
2013-03-25 09:36:36 PM

Satanic_Hamster: But don't you dare call them racist.


The correct term is bigoted
 
2013-03-25 09:37:15 PM
collegecandy.files.wordpress.com

moorstation.org

Good grief, morons.
 
2013-03-25 09:37:23 PM
Personally, I do wonder about the placement of the thing. Its awful close to an electrical panel .... Thats poor planning right there.
 
2013-03-25 09:37:40 PM

max_pooper: They should be very worried about the installation of this sink not because it's a secret Muslim prayer sink used to force Sharia Law on good Christian white people but because it's been installed two farking feet from an electrical panel.


THIS. Who in the hell thought this was a good idea, especially with a flexible hose on the end of it that could spray just about any direction it wanted if the water is turned on high enough.
 
2013-03-25 09:38:33 PM

BSABSVR: Satanic_Hamster: But don't you dare call them racist.

The correct term is bigoted


Hey now.  Can't we all stop bickering and just compromise on calling them something like, you know ... morons.

Or assholes.  That would also be acceptable to me.
 
2013-03-25 09:38:41 PM

ManateeGag: The only smart people I know from TN are transplants from other states.


Nonsense.  Voluntarily moving to TN is prima facie proof that they are, in fact, not smart people.

//Not that I have room to talk, but, y'know, kinda the obligatory response.
 
2013-03-25 09:39:53 PM
WAKE UP SHEEPLE THAT IS CLEARLY AN ABORTION SINK
 
2013-03-25 09:40:13 PM
After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

picturesofjesus4you.com

No books in Tennessee?
 
2013-03-25 09:40:35 PM

buzzcut73: max_pooper: They should be very worried about the installation of this sink not because it's a secret Muslim prayer sink used to force Sharia Law on good Christian white people but because it's been installed two farking feet from an electrical panel.

THIS. Who in the hell thought this was a good idea, especially with a flexible hose on the end of it that could spray just about any direction it wanted if the water is turned on high enough.


It's in Tennesee.  As in the Tennessee Valley Authority, aka cheap electricity by way of massive federal spending.  What are the odds they haven't already cut power to the building in protest?
 
2013-03-25 09:41:24 PM
www.blog.epathchina.com

ZOMG MOOSLIMS EVERYBODY PANIC!
 
2013-03-25 09:41:40 PM
Maybe best Korea can somehow hit Tennessee.
 
2013-03-25 09:43:38 PM
Karac:

Hey now.  Can't we all stop bickering and just compromise on calling them something like, you know ... morons.

Or assholes.  That would also be acceptable to me.


I  assumed that the fact that an investigation was launched into a janitor's closet was prima facie evidence that these folks were common clay of the new West.
 
2013-03-25 09:44:09 PM
It must be terribly exhausting to be so terrified of everything all of the time.
 
2013-03-25 09:44:28 PM

This Face Left Blank: mr intrepid: Jesus tap-dancing Christ on a cracker.  Are people really that stupid?

Is this your first time in the Politics tab?


Absolutely not. But one can always hope one is wrong about people.
 
2013-03-25 09:44:58 PM

Silly Jesus: Satanic_Hamster: But don't you dare call them racist.

That didn't take long.

Because thinking that a sink is used for prayers by people of a certain religion means that they think that they are genetically inferior.  Hurrrr DuRrrrrrrrrrR


If you think that racism is simply thinking another race is "genetically inferior", then you're probably not educated enough to contribute to this conversation.
 
2013-03-25 09:45:07 PM

andersoncouncil42: [cache.gawkerassets.com image 720x729]


MY MIND=BLOWN
 
2013-03-25 09:48:23 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

[picturesofjesus4you.com image 390x300]

No books in Tennessee?


Most Christians haven't actually read that book.
 
2013-03-25 09:48:43 PM
Mop is code for Muslim

Both made in a foreign country.
Both have lots of cloth/fabric on one end.
People tend to avoid an area when one is spotted.
Most Americans don't know great details about either one.

/I've studied it out
 
2013-03-25 09:50:17 PM

angrymacface: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

[picturesofjesus4you.com image 390x300]

No books in Tennessee?

Most Christians haven't actually read that book.


Most?
 
2013-03-25 09:51:26 PM

max_pooper: They should be very worried about the installation of this sink not because it's a secret Muslim prayer sink used to force Sharia Law on good Christian white people but because it's been installed two farking feet from an electrical panel.


Glad I'm not the only one to notice that.  Jesus Fark - WTF were they thinking?  Actually, WTF is an electrical panel doing in the mens' room anyway?
 
2013-03-25 09:51:27 PM

Krymson Tyde: angrymacface: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

[picturesofjesus4you.com image 390x300]

No books in Tennessee?

Most Christians haven't actually read that book.

Most?


I shouldn't group other Christians in with Southern Baptists.
 
2013-03-25 09:51:49 PM
Better hang a sign on it just to be sure.

"NO MUSLINS!"
 
2013-03-25 09:53:58 PM
A shrine to the Great Prophet Mopammed.
 
2013-03-25 09:54:14 PM
Can't wait for "Obama is a mop" tea bagger signs.
 
2013-03-25 09:56:57 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: max_pooper: They should be very worried about the installation of this sink not because it's a secret Muslim prayer sink used to force Sharia Law on good Christian white people but because it's been installed two farking feet from an electrical panel.

Glad I'm not the only one to notice that.  Jesus Fark - WTF were they thinking?  Actually, WTF is an electrical panel doing in the mens' room anyway?


Don't forget we're talking about Tennessee here.

As an Alabamian I'm fully permitted to mock our neighbors to the north.
 
2013-03-25 09:57:36 PM

ManateeGag: dj_bigbird: I'm surprised these people are smart enough to breathe

they aren't.  they have alarms on their phones with reminders.

The only smart people I know from TN are transplants from other states.


I live in TN, I came from Michigan, this rule is essentially true with some notable exceptions.
 
2013-03-25 09:59:26 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: After that he poureth water into a bason, bosun, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

[picturesofjesus4you.com image 390x300]

No books in Tennessee?


Put him in the scuppers with a hosepipe on him.
 
2013-03-25 10:00:26 PM

gameshowhost: [moops.jpg]


Leaving satisfied...
 
2013-03-25 10:00:44 PM
Can these stupid farks go to sleep at night without checking for Muslims under the bed first?

/Hey, there could be Muslims under the bed. Can't know unless you've checked.
 
2013-03-25 10:01:08 PM

Kibbler: WAKE UP SHEEPLE THAT IS CLEARLY AN ABORTION SINK


Thanks I just laughed extremely loud like a jackass in a very public setting.
 
2013-03-25 10:04:24 PM

mr intrepid: This Face Left Blank: mr intrepid: Jesus tap-dancing Christ on a cracker.  Are people really that stupid?

Is this your first time in the Politics tab?

Absolutely not. But one can always hope one is wrong about people.


Yeah, you'll get past that too.  I did.  I now think it's a miracle we've come as far as we have, and that, having invented nuclear weapons, we're not all dead ten times over.  'Cause we're stupid.

Still, I like that you have hope.  Reminds me of better times.
 
2013-03-25 10:04:57 PM
Wow.
 
2013-03-25 10:05:03 PM
They didn't know what a farking mop sink looked like?

What am I saying? Of COURSE they didn't know what a mop sink looked like.

www.janitechcorp.com
Look out! It's a sekrit mooslem prayer-rug spreader-outer!
 
2013-03-25 10:06:41 PM

EmmaLou: We're pretty adept at putting our feet in regular sinks when need be.  We don't need super special prayer sinks.  Thanks, though.


Now I am picturing people hopping up to stand in waist high sinks.
 
2013-03-25 10:10:42 PM
weird looking mop sink but I'm pretty sure "Muslim Purification Basin" isn't the first thing that would've come to mind
 
2013-03-25 10:12:26 PM

This Face Left Blank: mr intrepid: Jesus tap-dancing Christ on a cracker.  Are people really that stupid?

Is this your first time in the Politics tab?


I've been here a while and . . . well sometimes the stupid in this tab still surprises me.
 
2013-03-25 10:13:57 PM
Lando Lincoln: Look out! It's a sekrit mooslem prayer-rug spreader-outer!

seekret muslin prayer rugs, activate!
 
2013-03-25 10:14:27 PM

skullkrusher: weird looking mop sink but I'm pretty sure "Muslim Purification Basin" isn't the first thing that would've come to mind


This is because you have at least three functioning neurons in your skull.
 
2013-03-25 10:17:19 PM
[back in my day trolling meant something.jpg]

Also,

EmmaLou: We're pretty adept at putting our feet in regular sinks when need be.  We don't need super special prayer sinks.  Thanks, though.


This.
 
2013-03-25 10:17:41 PM

GAT_00: SilentStrider: *facepalm*

Your state elected Rick Santorum, your argument is invalid.


don't look at me, I voted against Old Frothful every chance I had.
 
2013-03-25 10:20:57 PM

Gordon Bennett: Now I am picturing people hopping up to stand in waist high sinks.


I think there was a thread a while back where people were mentioning that Muslims from Indonesia seemed to be big on trying to wash their feet in regular sinks and getting water everywhere. I don't know if this is really the case but it seemed to be a big concern for some people.
 
2013-03-25 10:22:06 PM
Accounts Recievable: You're going to have to start wearing dashiki, man
Accounts Payable: NO!
Accounts Recievable: You know what a dashiki is?
Accounts Payable: *crying* Some kind of special mustache?
Accounts Recievable: Whatever scares you the most, yes.
 
2013-03-25 10:22:14 PM
Paranoia overrules intelligence 99.99 percent of the time.
 
2013-03-25 10:22:26 PM
While my favorite past-time is bashing stupid ignorant Conservative bigots does anybody have any proof that someone was stupid enough to think this was a Muslim foot washing sink, because to be honest this article reeks of BS.
 
2013-03-25 10:22:45 PM
Wake up, sheeple!  While you were worrying about gheys and moozlims, the mop worshippers have been installing alters RIGHT INSIDE OUR COURTHOUSES AND CHURCHES!11!!!!1!11!!!!
 
2013-03-25 10:24:02 PM
As an ultimate troll, all FARKers worldwide should write the Tennessee House and Senate comending them for their very gracious show of religious tolerance by installing "Muslim foot washing sinks" in their bathroom.
 
2013-03-25 10:28:03 PM
Such sinks do exist.  Work took me to Dakar in 1992, and the hotel room where I stayed had a small sink set about a foot off the floor.
 
2013-03-25 10:29:11 PM

andersoncouncil42: [cache.gawkerassets.com image 720x729]


Why am I just seeing this solution now?
 
2013-03-25 10:30:06 PM

dennysgod: While my favorite past-time is bashing stupid ignorant Conservative bigots does anybody have any proof that someone was stupid enough to think this was a Muslim foot washing sink, because to be honest this article reeks of BS.


http://www.tennessean.com/viewart/20130325/NEWS02/303250057/TN-lawma ke rs-confuse-mop-sink-Muslim-foot-washing-sink

I heard it a few other places.
 
2013-03-25 10:32:24 PM

dababler: ManateeGag: dj_bigbird: I'm surprised these people are smart enough to breathe

they aren't.  they have alarms on their phones with reminders.

The only smart people I know from TN are transplants from other states.

I live in TN, I came from Michigan, this rule is essentially true with some notable exceptions.


I know several smart people from Tennessee.  They live in Atlanta.
 
2013-03-25 10:32:47 PM

b0rg9: Accounts Recievable: Whatever scares you the most, yes.


Herbert Kornfield cracks his knuckles and readys his jammie.
 
2013-03-25 10:32:50 PM

BKITU: skullkrusher: weird looking mop sink but I'm pretty sure "Muslim Purification Basin" isn't the first thing that would've come to mind

This is because you have at least three functioning neurons in your skull.


3 total. Not at least. Just 3.
 
2013-03-25 10:37:00 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Good God. Allah

[media.commercialappeal.com image 607x375]


FTFY
 
2013-03-25 10:38:15 PM
So, people in Tennessee are idiots and idiots say and believe stupid things.  Is this a surprise?
 
2013-03-25 10:38:18 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

[picturesofjesus4you.com image 390x300]

No books in Tennessee?


I'm torn between:

"Not if Tenneseeans have anything to say about it!"

and

"Not any good ones."


Take your pick.
 
2013-03-25 10:39:01 PM
Aren't ritual washings when you're in public places more like "bit of water in the palm, splash, splash, done"?  I don't think they have to actually scrub 'em with soap, dude.  Given that soap + agitation wasn't a known sanitation principle until like the late 1800s and such.
 
2013-03-25 10:39:35 PM

EmmaLou: We're pretty adept at putting our feet in regular sinks when need be.  We don't need super special prayer sinks.  Thanks, though.


I think they're used to 400-pounders who couldn't possibly lift a leg that high.
 
2013-03-25 10:40:09 PM
The lawmakers are going to completely shiat themselves when they find out there are places in the building where you can face Mecca.
 
2013-03-25 10:40:47 PM

rosebud_the_sled: So, people in Tennessee are idiots and idiots say and believe stupid things.  Is this a surprise?


have you ever gotten any bites ever?
This is just uninspired and weak.
 
2013-03-25 10:43:58 PM

Nuclear Monk: The lawmakers are going to completely shiat themselves when they find out there are places in the building where you can face Mecca.


I can only hope that they'll try to get the Mecca-facing windows boarded up once they find out.
 
2013-03-25 10:45:39 PM

theorellior: Nuclear Monk: The lawmakers are going to completely shiat themselves when they find out there are places in the building where you can face Mecca.

I can only hope that they'll try to get the Mecca-facing windows boarded up once they find out.


I heard they're putting a dome on the Grand Ole Opry
 
2013-03-25 10:46:16 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: max_pooper: They should be very worried about the installation of this sink not because it's a secret Muslim prayer sink used to force Sharia Law on good Christian white people but because it's been installed two farking feet from an electrical panel.

Glad I'm not the only one to notice that.  Jesus Fark - WTF were they thinking?  Actually, WTF is an electrical panel doing in the mens' room anyway?


What else are you going to plug the other end of the alligator clips to during your handicap stall gay sex orgy?

/duh
 
2013-03-25 10:48:55 PM

andersoncouncil42: [cache.gawkerassets.com image 720x729]


Now that is rather clever.
 
2013-03-25 10:52:32 PM

angrymacface: Most Christians haven't actually read that book.


www.deviantart.com
 
2013-03-25 10:52:33 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: Can't wait for "Obama is a mop" tea bagger signs.


Well, he's a Blah already.
 
2013-03-25 10:54:46 PM
To be fair, most folks in Tennessee have no idea what a sink is used for.
 
2013-03-25 10:57:01 PM

skullkrusher: rosebud_the_sled: So, people in Tennessee are idiots and idiots say and believe stupid things.  Is this a surprise?

have you ever gotten any bites ever?
This is just uninspired and weak.


I'm not familiar with this gentleman's work, but this doesn't read like a troll. Rather it appears to be a slightly hyperbolic statement of truth.
 
2013-03-25 10:57:29 PM

jaytkay: What Tennessee legislators might look like:
[welovesoaps.com image 550x306]


That one on the right looks a bit like Divine.
 
2013-03-25 11:00:43 PM

theorellior: Nuclear Monk: The lawmakers are going to completely shiat themselves when they find out there are places in the building where you can face Mecca.

I can only hope that they'll try to get the Mecca-facing windows boarded up once they find out.


They are going to make the building rotate continually so no side faces east for any length of time.  Freedom isn't free.
 
2013-03-25 11:03:18 PM

andersoncouncil42: [cache.gawkerassets.com image 720x729]



Whoever did that is smarter than all the republicans in TN put together.

Farking idiots.
 
2013-03-25 11:05:00 PM

Silly Jesus: Satanic_Hamster: But don't you dare call them racist.

That didn't take long.

Because thinking that a sink is used for prayers by people of a certain religion means that they think that they are genetically inferior.  Hurrrr DuRrrrrrrrrrR


Oh, good!  Someone's here to stick up for the ignorant bigots!
 
2013-03-25 11:05:26 PM

Selena Luna: jaytkay: What Tennessee legislators might look like:
[welovesoaps.com image 550x306]

That one on the right looks a bit like Divine.


That's Lulu Roman. Haven't you ever seen Hee Haw, you philistine?
 
2013-03-25 11:05:56 PM

BSABSVR: They are going to make the building rotate continually so no side faces east for any length of time. Freedom isn't free.


Fun fact: these days the savvy Muslim has an app on his/her cellphone that calculates the great circle between your present location and Mecca, and correctly orients you to the proper geocentric direction, rather than just "the east".
 
2013-03-25 11:07:43 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Oh, good! Someone's here to stick up for the ignorant bigots!


What's absolutely astounding is that we're not wading through sixty threadshiat posts from that same someone.
 
2013-03-25 11:09:29 PM
OK, now we need something stronger than ffs. I'd already given up on WTF, but now? Now what can I use???

HOLY F*CKING MOTHER OF SACRED JESUS?!??!? WHAT THE F*CK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!??!? is just too long, even in acronym.
 
2013-03-25 11:11:47 PM
It's a shame the lawmakers weren't a bit more crafty.  They could have set up some elaborate Wile E. Coyote-esque trap around the sink to nab the secret Muslim.

/fastforward to an obvious kangaroo court wherein a somewhat frazzled mop sits in silence as it is sentenced to death for the crime of being Muslim.
 
2013-03-25 11:13:44 PM

Krymson Tyde: skullkrusher: rosebud_the_sled: So, people in Tennessee are idiots and idiots say and believe stupid things.  Is this a surprise?

have you ever gotten any bites ever?
This is just uninspired and weak.

I'm not familiar with this gentleman's work, but this doesn't read like a troll. Rather it appears to be a slightly hyperbolic statement of truth.


it was more subtle than many of his previous endeavors.
 
2013-03-25 11:28:32 PM
Now they have a new thing to be afraid of...

farm1.staticflickr.com

MOPS!
 
2013-03-25 11:37:14 PM
Clearly, no TN Republicans have ever spent time pushing a mop.
 
2013-03-25 11:38:05 PM

theorellior: BSABSVR: They are going to make the building rotate continually so no side faces east for any length of time. Freedom isn't free.

Fun fact: these days the savvy Muslim has an app on his/her cellphone that calculates the great circle between your present location and Mecca, and correctly orients you to the proper geocentric direction, rather than just "the east".


Well, then the great sink patriots will just have to make the building into a giant spinning faraday cage, with no sinks less than 4 feet off the ground.
 
2013-03-25 11:42:56 PM

Stile4aly: MOPS!


THEY'RE SCARY SCARY MOOSELIMB MOPS!

www.mindhuestudio.com
 
2013-03-25 11:43:52 PM

Krymson Tyde: That's Lulu Roman. Haven't you ever seen Hee Haw, you philistine?


I recognized Lulu right off the bat. I do love seeing the word 'philistine' associated with anyone not culturally aware of  the entertainment relevance of a television classic such as 'Hee Haw'. I found your use of the term both refreshing and enjoyable. I shall say, 'Roll Tide' on your behalf... and as an LSU fan, that means you really did brighten my Fark experience.

Your jib, I like the cut of it.
 
2013-03-25 11:47:05 PM
Not just Tennessee citizens, but lawmakers. T'know, the n
 
2013-03-25 11:48:19 PM
You all may think this is funny, but it isn't the first time I have heard something like this. The desktop staging area were I worked at a few years ago was in a room that used to be a bathroom before a remodeling of the floor was done. So you would walk into the first door and to the right there was another door that went into the staging area. If you turned to the left, in plain view was still an old mop sink. You would here people whisper all of the time that there was an Muslim prayer area on the first floor that only Muslims were allowed to go in, because since it was the desktop staging area it also had a lock on the door that you needed an id with access to the area to open. We used to laugh all the time when we over heard people talking about it and joke that they probably though all of the desktop people were probably Muslims that did nothing but pray all day because they were constantly going in and out of their room.
 
2013-03-25 11:48:24 PM
--ones who apparently are supposed to be educated.

As
opposed to me, who can't use a simple internet forum.
 
2013-03-25 11:51:24 PM
Poor Tennessee, they've been confused ever since they made them take down these:

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-26 12:09:19 AM

theorellior: Stile4aly: MOPS!

THEY'RE SCARY SCARY MOOSELIMB MOPS!

[www.mindhuestudio.com image 640x480]


Good sir, you win the Internets for today.
 
ecl
2013-03-26 12:14:36 AM

ongbok: You all may think this is funny, but it isn't the first time I have heard something like this. The desktop staging area were I worked at a few years ago was in a room that used to be a bathroom before a remodeling of the floor was done. So you would walk into the first door and to the right there was another door that went into the staging area. If you turned to the left, in plain view was still an old mop sink. You would here people whisper all of the time that there was an Muslim prayer area on the first floor that only Muslims were allowed to go in, because since it was the desktop staging area it also had a lock on the door that you needed an id with access to the area to open. We used to laugh all the time when we over heard people talking about it and joke that they probably though all of the desktop people were probably Muslims that did nothing but pray all day because they were constantly going in and out of their room.


jamaicangold.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-26 12:16:19 AM

theorellior: Stile4aly: MOPS!

THEY'RE SCARY SCARY MOOSELIMB MOPS!

[www.mindhuestudio.com image 640x480]


...that's a cloche, not a turban.
 
2013-03-26 12:18:58 AM

theorellior: Stile4aly: MOPS!

THEY'RE SCARY SCARY MOOSELIMB MOPS!

[www.mindhuestudio.com image 640x480]


14 minutes from concept to execution? Well played.
 
ecl
2013-03-26 12:20:25 AM

Gyrfalcon: theorellior: Stile4aly: MOPS!

THEY'RE SCARY SCARY MOOSELIMB MOPS!

[www.mindhuestudio.com image 640x480]

...that's a cloche, not a turban.


That's terrorist talk...
 
2013-03-26 12:22:43 AM
And, on the off chance it WAS a Muslim prayer sink, how is that a bad thing?

Freedom of religion as long as your religion pretends to follow the bible.
 
2013-03-26 12:25:34 AM
I would have expected it was for the feet of these lawmakers, to wash before they put them in their mouths.
 
2013-03-26 12:36:27 AM

GAT_00: SilentStrider: *facepalm*

Your state elected Rick Santorum, your argument is invalid.


In all fairness, we DID punt him in 2006.

Although we then elected Tom Corbett in 2010.

So, I guess, carry on. :(
 
2013-03-26 01:24:37 AM
Republican Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro

I am experiencing anti-surprise again.

/Don't miss you, M'boro.
 
2013-03-26 01:25:25 AM

PapaChester: And, on the off chance it WAS a Muslim prayer sink, how is that a bad thing?

Freedom of religion as long as your religion pretends to follow the bible.


because it is in the Tennessee Capital building
 
2013-03-26 02:11:08 AM
i.imgur.com

What a ritual sink for Muslim ablution may look like...

...

....except it's NOT!  HA! Its a Jewish Mikveh ritual immersion bath!

Now you're all automatically Hebrew!
 
2013-03-26 02:18:47 AM
Ah, the sweet smell of liberal arrogance.
 
2013-03-26 02:42:30 AM
Who knew Tenessee lawmakers could

*puts on sunglasses*

sink so low?
 
2013-03-26 02:49:26 AM

TerminalEchoes: Ah, the sweet smell of liberal arrogance.


Are you sniffing the dog's butt, AGAIN?!
 
2013-03-26 03:01:31 AM

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 240x180]

What a ritual sink for Muslim ablution may look like...

...

....except it's NOT!  HA! Its a Jewish Mikveh ritual immersion bath!

Now you're all automatically Hebrew!


Damn. So much for cutting off my peyes.
 
2013-03-26 03:57:54 AM
You folks know what really gets me angry at this ? I love TN, its a beautiful place. Folks i met there were always friendly.Even the cops at BNA, when i asked the best place to stow my gear so i could go have a smoke. I had kinda thought of maybe getting a place in that general area so I would be able to visit the Opa more often, but man.....I thought Cali had idiots running the joint. Sigh
 
2013-03-26 04:17:06 AM

theorellior: BSABSVR: They are going to make the building rotate continually so no side faces east for any length of time. Freedom isn't free.

Fun fact: these days the savvy Muslim has an app on his/her cellphone that calculates the great circle between your present location and Mecca, and correctly orients you to the proper geocentric direction, rather than just "the east".


Well, the other side of that is that it's not really _that_ important that you be perfectly aligned.  Islam's pretty reasonable about most of its requirements, it's the only religion where its dietary restrictions are suffixed with "unless that's all there is to eat, in that case OK, don't starve yourself or anything dumb like that".

I mean, not that that's not a cool app and such, but you're actually pretty much allowed to take a random guess as to where you are and what direction is the right one.
 
2013-03-26 04:42:37 AM
Sorry, wrong thread. I'm very pissed off about the complacency thrown about when it comes to today's gay rights. I shall go forth and dip myself in the finest liquid cheese whilst drinking the most available of beers. If nothing else goes wrong, I will marry one of them. Hopefully, no further ugliness will result from this debauchery.
 
2013-03-26 05:03:04 AM
Homework assignment, Tennessee!

Building managers and legislative staffers have sought to reassure some concerned Tennessee lawmakers

Read the above sentence over and over until either it's a preposterous notion, or you have sterilized yourself.
 
2013-03-26 06:04:48 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Such sinks do exist.  Work took me to Dakar in 1992, and the hotel room where I stayed had a small sink set about a foot off the floor.


That's not for your feet...
 
2013-03-26 06:23:22 AM

Nadie_AZ: Cut off your nose to spite your face?


I'm told 2% cuts are no problem.
 
2013-03-26 06:30:09 AM

BSABSVR: You know one of these politicians is going to suggest dumping bacon grease down this dump sink.  You know, to be safe.


...and then, when the drain becomes blocked, it'll no doubt be due to a seekrit Mousaleem turrist plot, amirite?
 
2013-03-26 06:33:36 AM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

[picturesofjesus4you.com image 390x300]

No books in Tennessee?


Plenty of foot washing Baptists...
 
2013-03-26 06:34:16 AM
cloudfront.thenutgraph.com
 
2013-03-26 06:36:46 AM

NateAsbestos: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

[picturesofjesus4you.com image 390x300]

No books in Tennessee?

I'm torn between:

"Not if Tenneseeans have anything to say about it!"

and

"Not any good ones."


Take your pick.


Wut?  The way I hear it, The Good Book is the only one you really need.  All them other books is evidence of Bezbu Beelzibb Beyelzabu the devil.
 
2013-03-26 06:41:48 AM
Scene from the Stoney Creek Primitive Baptist Curch, a "No Heller" Meetin' House in Carter County Tennessee.

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com


/My neck of the woods. We get snakes handlers too.
 
2013-03-26 06:58:08 AM
I see rocky mountains and great lakes
Stood beneath a redwood tree
But wherever I go my heart aches
For a place called Tennessee

Oh come with me
Where the Whiskey flows like wine
And the meth labs are divine
Oh I wanna be
Where the sweet tobacco grows
And is picked by poor negros
In Tennessee
Oh it's a place where dueling banjos play
And the mountain folk run free
Where all the children can spell K-K-K
But cannot spell Tennessee

Oh come with me
Where every cheek is filled with chew
And no one's ever seen a Jew
Oh I wanna be
Where the hotdogs are deep fried
That's the reason Elvis died
In Tennessee

Oh come with me
Where the backstreet preachers shout
That if your gay you best get out
Oh I wanna be
Where hospitality is a thing
Just ask Martin Luther King
Shot in Tennessee

The birth place of Aretha queen of soul
BB King and Al Gore
I'm not saying it's a shiat hole
But they don't live there anymore
Oh I wanna see
Mountain Dew in every cup
And all the dentists just gave up
Oh come with me
On my flat-bed pickup truck
That's were the classy ladies fark
In Tennessee
Oh in Tennessee
 
2013-03-26 07:27:03 AM
So what if it was a sink for people to wash their feet? What's bad about that?
 
2013-03-26 07:29:42 AM

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 240x180]

What a ritual sink for Muslim ablution may look like...

...

....except it's NOT!  HA! Its a Jewish Mikveh ritual immersion bath!

Now you're all automatically Hebrew!


You'll have to pry my bacon from my cold, dead hands.
 
2013-03-26 07:39:32 AM
If the first thing you think of when you see something unfamiliar is "must be for the mooselimbs!", you should start considering seeking professional counseling for your paranoia and bigotry.
 
2013-03-26 07:43:52 AM
Interesting how all the progressives who hate prejudice think nothing of labeling everyone from Tennessee a retarded, racist, sister-marrying hick. Self awareness isn't your strong suit, is it?
 
2013-03-26 07:47:24 AM

hissatsu: Can these stupid farks go to sleep at night without checking for Muslims under the bed first?

/Hey, there could be Muslims under the bed. Can't know unless you've checked.


Well, you know they'd slit your throat in your sleep if they could. Why take any chances?
 
2013-03-26 07:56:16 AM

theknuckler_33: If the first thing you think of when you see something unfamiliar is "must be for the mooselimbs!", you should start considering seeking professional counseling for your paranoia and bigotry.


i think a cockpunch would also get the message across
 
2013-03-26 08:01:08 AM

PapaChester: And, on the off chance it WAS a Muslim prayer sink, how is that a bad thing?

Freedom of religion as long as your religion pretends to follow the bible.


The same reason the 10 commandments in the state house is a bad thing.
 
2013-03-26 08:02:47 AM

jjorsett: Interesting how all the progressives who hate prejudice think nothing of labeling everyone from Tennessee a retarded, racist, sister-marrying hick. Self awareness isn't your strong suit, is it?


That's so meta.
 
2013-03-26 08:13:54 AM
What ire it was a foot bath for Muslims? I don't understand why that would be such a terrible thing?
 
2013-03-26 08:15:27 AM

what_now: What ire it was a foot bath for Muslims? I don't understand why that would be such a terrible thing?


Should there be a chapel in the state house?
 
2013-03-26 08:29:07 AM

theknuckler_33: what_now: What ire it was a foot bath for Muslims? I don't understand why that would be such a terrible thing?

Should there be a chapel in the state house?


washing feet aint a chapel, its basic  hygeine.
 
2013-03-26 08:42:09 AM

theknuckler_33: what_now: What ire it was a foot bath for Muslims? I don't understand why that would be such a terrible thing?

Should there be a chapel in the state house?


Why not? There's one in the mall, down by the pretzel haus.
 
2013-03-26 09:05:50 AM

jjorsett: Interesting how all the progressives who hate prejudice think nothing of labeling everyone from Tennessee a retarded, racist, sister-marrying hick. Self awareness isn't your strong suit, is it?


HOW DARE YOU BE INTOLERANT OF MY INTOLERANCE!
 
MFK
2013-03-26 09:18:20 AM
I can't even imagine how big of a bedwetter you have to be to be "askeered" of this Sharia law bullshiat. I mean, there are literally zero attempts to implement it and even if there were, what on earth would lead these people to believe that their governments would just go along with it. These dumbasses must get all their news from FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW:  because I can't understand how so many people, let alone LAWMAKERS buy into this bullshiat.

/not even going to mention how these same assholes want to impose christian law on us all...
 
2013-03-26 09:24:21 AM

alienated: theknuckler_33: what_now: What ire it was a foot bath for Muslims? I don't understand why that would be such a terrible thing?

Should there be a chapel in the state house?

washing feet aint a chapel, its basic  hygeine.


...that people do in their shower at home. For goodness sakes, it would be even more weird if foot-washing facilities were added to state capitols in the name of 'basic hygiene'. Who the fark goes to the state house and says to themselves "damn, I really need to wash my feet right now!".
 
2013-03-26 09:25:06 AM

Where wolf: theknuckler_33: what_now: What ire it was a foot bath for Muslims? I don't understand why that would be such a terrible thing?

Should there be a chapel in the state house?

Why not? There's one in the mall, down by the pretzel haus.


Is the mall a government building?
 
2013-03-26 09:34:04 AM
Tennessee is part of Appalachia where the locals are slow witted gun lovin' hard headed Republican maroons that have no real understanding of what goes on in the world outside their bubble of isolated dumbness.
I am a transplant from a major city to the Appalachian area and these people can't even speak, much less have an original thought.
 
2013-03-26 09:42:40 AM

theknuckler_33: Where wolf: theknuckler_33: what_now: What ire it was a foot bath for Muslims? I don't understand why that would be such a terrible thing?

Should there be a chapel in the state house?

Why not? There's one in the mall, down by the pretzel haus.

Is the mall a government building?


Well, the shurriff's office is in the mall, by the beauty store.  That means it's a gubmint building, right?

/lazy troll mode off, the traffic office actually *is* in the old mall in town here (middle GA). As mallrats would say, it's the "dirt mall." They're finally getting a new office/jail built after 10 years of begging.
 
2013-03-26 10:10:14 AM

heavymetal: As an ultimate troll, all FARKers worldwide should write the Tennessee House and Senate comending them for their very gracious show of religious tolerance by installing "Muslim foot washing sinks" in their bathroom.


A foot away from the nearly floor-level fuse box.  All part of the plan.
 
2013-03-26 10:24:57 AM

skullkrusher: theorellior: Nuclear Monk: The lawmakers are going to completely shiat themselves when they find out there are places in the building where you can face Mecca.

I can only hope that they'll try to get the Mecca-facing windows boarded up once they find out.

I heard they're putting a dome on the Grand Ole Opry


Minarets for Dollywood!!!!1!!
 
2013-03-26 10:27:57 AM

Nadie_AZ: While details of the practice vary by sect, Muslims are required to wash their faces, hands and feet before praying as an act of ablution, or ritual purification. Forms of ablution are practiced in almost all major faiths.

The ritual washing of others' feet is practiced by some Christians as a sign of humility and emulating Jesus Christ, who was said to have washed the feet of his disciples before the Last Supper.

Cut off your nose to spite your face spiderface?


FTFY
 
2013-03-26 10:37:15 AM
I really can't wait to send this story to my hipster acquaintances who just moved to Nashville, reminding them that their little bubble of paradise is still surrounded by, and governed by, a bunch of backwoods hillbillies.
 
2013-03-26 10:42:47 AM

Johnny_Whistle: skullkrusher: theorellior: Nuclear Monk: The lawmakers are going to completely shiat themselves when they find out there are places in the building where you can face Mecca.

I can only hope that they'll try to get the Mecca-facing windows boarded up once they find out.

I heard they're putting a dome on the Grand Ole Opry

Minarets for Dollywood!!!!1!!


Vanderbilt is now Al-Vanderbilt and the Commodores are renamed to the Sheikhs
 
2013-03-26 01:43:31 PM

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: Silly Jesus: Satanic_Hamster: But don't you dare call them racist.

That didn't take long.

Because thinking that a sink is used for prayers by people of a certain religion means that they think that they are genetically inferior.  Hurrrr DuRrrrrrrrrrR

If you think that racism is simply thinking another race is "genetically inferior", then you're probably not educated enough to contribute to this conversation.


Well that's what it originally meant...it's lost all meaning now.  Now it encompasses anyone who doesn't wholeheartedly agree with a liberal for any reason.

Thank you though, O wise one.
 
2013-03-26 05:39:00 PM

Silly Jesus: Well that's what it originally meant...it's lost all meaning now.


It still means that.  If panicking about Muslim feet scrubbing means anything else, I'm not sure that it's an upgrade.
 
2013-03-26 06:05:30 PM

andersoncouncil42: [cache.gawkerassets.com image 720x729]


Whoa!!  An actual revelation on FARK.
 
2013-03-26 06:10:36 PM

Kibbler: WAKE UP SHEEPLE THAT IS CLEARLY AN ABORTION SINK


A gay one at that.
 
2013-03-26 06:47:47 PM

max_pooper: They should be very worried about the installation of this sink not because it's a secret Muslim prayer sink used to force Sharia Law on good Christian white people but because it's been installed two farking feet from an electrical panel.

While most states exempt state owned buildings from local building codes and inspections, I find it hard to believe a licensed plumber would actually install a mop sink that close to an electrical panel. It must have been installed by Joe The Plumber: Overtaxed American Patriot.


This.
 
2013-03-27 04:29:54 AM

what_now: What ire it was a foot bath for Muslims? I don't understand why that would be such a terrible thing?


That depends. If you're reasonable, then it's use of public funds and a public building to provide facilities for the use of one specific religion. If you're unreasonable, then it's the Devil's water fountain.
 
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