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Furore as NFL star Rashard Mendenhall lashes out at people who celebrated bin Laden's death
UK Daily Mail ^ | 5/4/11 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 05/03/2011 11:02:49 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

NFL star Rashard Mendenhall is at the centre of a storm over Twitter posts he made on Monday night about Osama bin Laden's death.

The Pittsburgh Steelers running back criticised people who celebrated the terror mastermind shooting.

It forced the team's president to issue a statement distancing the organisation from Mendenhall's comments.

Mendenhall ranted on Twitter against the general reaction to the Al Qaeda's death and even questions that Bin Laden was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

He tweeted: 'We'll never know what really happened. 'I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.'

The scenes of celebration around the country on Sunday night and Monday annoyed the football star.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: alqaeda; binladen; osama; terrorism
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This is the same moron who compared the NFL to "slavery." (Video at link).
1 posted on 05/03/2011 11:02:55 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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2 posted on 05/03/2011 11:03:37 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("We must have universal healthcare...I'm a liberal on this one." - D. Trump, "America We Deserve")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

“It’s a ‘burgh thing.”


3 posted on 05/03/2011 11:04:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Correction, it was Adrian Peterson who made the slavery remark. Mea culpa.


4 posted on 05/03/2011 11:05:23 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("We must have universal healthcare...I'm a liberal on this one." - D. Trump, "America We Deserve")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

No, it isn’t. That was Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson.


5 posted on 05/03/2011 11:05:24 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Got me by one second...:-)


6 posted on 05/03/2011 11:05:57 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: BADROTOFINGER

Corrected and acknowledged. Man am I gonna get an earful on this! lol


7 posted on 05/03/2011 11:06:03 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("We must have universal healthcare...I'm a liberal on this one." - D. Trump, "America We Deserve")
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To: BenLurkin
“It’s a ‘burgh thing.”

Mendenhall learned well from Dan Rooney's classless shout out to O'Bambi after the Super Bowl.

8 posted on 05/03/2011 11:06:53 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

What a complete putz!!


9 posted on 05/03/2011 11:12:52 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: SoldierDad

Is he a muslim?


10 posted on 05/03/2011 11:15:08 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
'I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.'

I just have a hard time believing an individual can receive bone quaking hits to the head over-and-over, year-after-year on the gridiron without causing permanent and progressive dainbramage.

12 posted on 05/03/2011 11:20:23 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Frank_2001

I don’t know. I wasn’t able to find any information on his religious affiliation.


13 posted on 05/03/2011 11:21:14 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Another lame brained celebrity.


14 posted on 05/03/2011 11:21:29 PM PDT by devistate one four (United states code 10.311 Militia Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Either terminally stupid or has taken too many head shots. In either case, he’s an irrelevant ahole.


15 posted on 05/03/2011 11:27:51 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; Salamander
"The scenes of celebration around the country on Sunday night and Monday annoyed the football star."

Well, as they say in the old barroom dice game, "That's a horse apiece."

You see, Rashard-baby, scenes of celebration in end zones around the country on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights which are carried out by illiterate morons who couldn't pass a sixth grade civics test annoy the hell out of a lot of the people who pay their wages.

In short, Rashard (is that ~really~ your name?) the visibility of your opinion does not constitute its value
16 posted on 05/03/2011 11:34:58 PM PDT by shibumi (Vampire Outlaw of the Milky Way)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I guess this Truther thug never heard any of OBL taped rants on the Hip Hop/Rap station he listens to. When a terrorist and all his friends take credit for and there is evidence of them planning both attacks on the WTC, it seems likely they is guilty.

17 posted on 05/03/2011 11:39:38 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Lash out all you want. I downed a glass of bourbon upon the news. And, in response to Mr Mendenhall, I think that I shall consume another. The world is a better place with the coward bin Laden dead. Learn it, live it, love it.


18 posted on 05/03/2011 11:41:52 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: TwoSwords

As an Ohio State fan, I can relate. We’ve got some real doozies on our football team. Trading memorabilia and autographs for cheap TATOOS! What idiots.


19 posted on 05/03/2011 11:43:11 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
You must be kidding...

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

20 posted on 05/03/2011 11:44:20 PM PDT by expatguy (Donations Keep The Expat Fueled !)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I’m equally annoyed with the people I heard on the radio today, beating around the bush and offering explanations for why Mendenhall sent these tweets.

Face it, he’s a left wing hater as well as an idiot.


21 posted on 05/03/2011 11:49:42 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I’m almost glad the Cowboys took Felix Jones instead of this idiot. Almost.


22 posted on 05/03/2011 11:52:35 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Well, he doesn’t exactly look like Einstein, does he....


23 posted on 05/03/2011 11:54:49 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
'I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.'

And I don't believe two of the world's tallest buildings were brought down demolition style and no one, not a single person has come forward to say they were a part of said demolition, saw any part or the preparation of a demolition, heard any part of a demolition or have since discovered any evidence or witnesses to a demolition.

It takes professional demolition companies weeks if not months to prepare a building for demolition. It's a noisy, dirty job that could never have been hidden from those who worked or visited the buildings. Anyone who thinks these buildings were brought down by a controlled demo needs to ask themselves how could that have happened when no one saw or heard a thing prior to 9/11.

24 posted on 05/04/2011 12:01:05 AM PDT by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I’m surprised he could compose a tweet. You know, like spell words in English and all.


25 posted on 05/04/2011 12:11:19 AM PDT by Bullish (IT ALWAYS ENDS UP WITH HEADS ON PIKES)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

We need to bring back exiling. Let him earn his living kicking goats heads around a field. Mendenhall’s IQ is so low I doubt he’d make the connection, but such a fate would make most people appreciate what they had given up when they lost their US citizenship.


26 posted on 05/04/2011 12:15:45 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Lazlo in PA

I can definitely celebrate death.

It’s been days and I am still celebrating.

I may never stop celebrating!


27 posted on 05/04/2011 12:16:31 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (How is allowing an Army Doctor be prosecuted and sent to prison "good for the country"?)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Dumb as a box of rocks! The physics involved in the buildings collapse are simple, only an idiot couldn’t understand the processes following the collisions.


28 posted on 05/04/2011 12:19:18 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: TwoSwords
The black immigrants who come here directly from Africa are nothing like that. We have caused this problem through 50 years of a nanny state. Fathers are not needed, education is not needed, morals aren't needed, God is not needed because Uncle Sam is there to take care of you from cradle to grave.

If you examine the standard of living of blacks from 1945-1965 and then from 1965-1985 you will see that through the natural progression of society that blacks did better before we started race based legislation.

29 posted on 05/04/2011 12:21:14 AM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: South40
The question I would ask is, Have you ever seen a building collapse that wasn't imploded? IF not then how do you know what it would look like? Also an object will take the path of least resistant when falling towards the earth, and that path tends to be straight downward.

The other question is, if they used a demolition team, why use planes in the first place? By uses charges you would kill 100% of the occupants of the building, and plus there would be no video to scrutinize afterward.

30 posted on 05/04/2011 12:24:54 AM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I did this for 15 years. Now imagine what all the jets fuel did to the steel structure.
31 posted on 05/04/2011 12:28:07 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (How is allowing an Army Doctor be prosecuted and sent to prison "good for the country"?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’ve forged a lot of iron and steel with commom charcoal briquettes for fuel. With a good supply of air you can melt steel to the point it flows like water. The towers formed perfect draft chimneys, the upward flow of air had to be intense.


32 posted on 05/04/2011 12:37:01 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

And a fire that size will suck in the air creating a greater inferno. And, while it may not be windy on the ground, hundreds of feet in the air it often is.


33 posted on 05/04/2011 12:40:15 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (How is allowing an Army Doctor be prosecuted and sent to prison "good for the country"?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I was just looking at this item that is interesting. And this is just one guy with one torch!

According to a structural engineer interviewed by the Times in 2003,
it would take a terrorist a half day to cut through one of the main cables, using perhaps an acetylene torch.

35 posted on 05/04/2011 1:03:29 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (How is allowing an Army Doctor be prosecuted and sent to prison "good for the country"?)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
He tweeted: 'We'll never know what really happened. 'I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.'

Stick to football d*ckhead.

36 posted on 05/04/2011 1:21:04 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: devistate one four

I sat on a bus yesterday (in Arlington, Va) and heard a gentleman attempt to give a 90-second intellectual commentary that lined up with Mendenhall’s comments. He was talking to his associate and I sat there listening to this. I think it’s mostly an intellectual game that you would play....taking the opposite position and hoping to convince people that you have a point.

And intellectual kid would do the same thing by eating dirt and then trying to convince you that it actually has taste and nutrients. You listen to the kid for moment, watch him eat the dirt, and then simply shake your head because in your heart of hearts....you know that dirt is dirt.


37 posted on 05/04/2011 1:25:34 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I did this for 15 years. Now imagine what all the jets fuel did to the steel structure.

I saw the aftermath of a Diesel fire in a generator room. A fuel line got a small crack in it and misted against the exhaust manifold of the generator. The resulting fire melted some steel in the room to the point that it sagged and collapsed upon its own weight.

38 posted on 05/04/2011 1:26:50 AM PDT by Ghengis
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

He does one thing well. And his lack of work ethic in his rookie season almost jeopardized his ability to make money at that. He just needs to try to run through tackles and shut up.


39 posted on 05/04/2011 1:29:16 AM PDT by Ghengis
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Some of the bells and cannons cast 100s of years ago required melting huge amounts of metal. They had to be cast in a single pour. The fuel was charcoal. Making charcoal was a major industry in areas where metal working was common.

There is no magic in acetylene other than convenient form, it is easy to combine with oxygen. Vaporized jet fuel isn't different.

The towers had all that was needed ro melt steel, plenty of fuel and plenty of oxygen.

When the floor beams started to sag they pulled the verticals out of plumb and the whole thing rolled in to itself like rolling a sock.

It was a simple, uncomplicated process, no magic, just physics. Once it started it could not be stopped.

40 posted on 05/04/2011 1:34:04 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: higgmeister

Given that the msm gives Jesse Ventura a platform to spew his insanity this is no surprise.

Useful idiots are always exploited by the America hating leftist media.


41 posted on 05/04/2011 1:46:54 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

My reaction: He’s a football player.


42 posted on 05/04/2011 1:59:51 AM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: Carley

There was a female guest on the radio tonight who has written a book about the “conspiracy to demolish WTC buildings” on 9/11. She actually stated that there was a hurricane reported at the three NYC airports on that day, Hurricane Erin (I actually thought she said Aaron) I checked for it and it was actually Hurricane Erin, and its path came no where near NYC. Between this one, Jesse Ventura and that shrill, no talent Alex Jones, we are doomed.


43 posted on 05/04/2011 2:48:15 AM PDT by tenthirteen
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I know this may be a little off the wall: But I worked as a structural designer in concrete and structural steel for over 40 years; and even as I watched the twin towers fall, I could hardly believe my eyes. But given more research it is very feasable.

We should not forget,a Fed-X pilot attemped to hi-jack a Fed-X plane a few years earlier than 9-11-01 and crash it into the Fed-X hub in Memphis.

It’s like a pastor(Ron Dunn)said:”It is easier for me to say no to Satan, than it is to say yes to God.”

And like the cartoon character in B.C. comics said:.... “Man has no trouble at all believing he can become God;.....Yet he cannot bring himself to believe, that God can become man.”


44 posted on 05/04/2011 4:04:01 AM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: expatguy

Reahuh making the extra effort to push that link everywhere, huh?


45 posted on 05/04/2011 4:50:00 AM PDT by dmam2011
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To: dmam2011

As long as it is relevant FRiend - btw welcome to FR


46 posted on 05/04/2011 4:51:58 AM PDT by expatguy (Donations Keep The Expat Fueled !)
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To: Carley

I wonder if Ventura will get called out this time thru as the OBL/SEALS talk heats up ....Ventura was never a SEAL ... never saw combat ... was never in Vietnam.


47 posted on 05/04/2011 4:54:46 AM PDT by dmam2011
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I hear a big flushing sound in his future.


48 posted on 05/04/2011 5:13:32 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama did not learn incompetence; he was born to it.)
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To: BuffaloJack

If he runs for 1000+ yards and 30 TDs, he’ll still not make the Pro Bowl.


49 posted on 05/04/2011 5:34:09 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Salvavida
Once the bread and circuses begin, wins and stats are the only tangible matter and I am speaking as a football viewer who understands the Sports Bar mentality.

With stats like the ones you posted, Mendenhall could be caught, with video and photo evidence mind you, of having a ménage à trois with Osama bin Laden along with a goat and still make it to the Pro Bowl.

50 posted on 05/04/2011 5:45:32 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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