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Steelers Running Back Rashard Mendenhall Defends Osama Bin Laden
NESN ^ | 3 May 2011 | Michael Hurley

Posted on 05/03/2011 7:02:38 AM PDT by LSUfan

The 23-year-old native of Illinois didn't like the way Americans were celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden on Monday, and he let out his frustrations on Twitter.

"What kind of person celebrates death?" Mendenhall, who last made national headlines for fumbling in the Super Bowl and "celebrating" a little too hard with Ben Roethlisberger in the playoffs, wrote. "It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side ..."

That wasn't all, though, as Mendenhall expressed doubt that airplanes could have demolished the World Trade Center.

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

Obviously, Mendenhall has spent at least 15 minutes watching some of the awesome 9/11 conspiracy videos on YouTube, and he's passing that off as "enlightenment."

"There is not an ignorant bone in my body," he said. "I just encourage you to [think]."

(Excerpt) Read more at nesn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; binladen; gwot; islam; jihad; obl; osama; osamabinladen
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1 posted on 05/03/2011 7:02:41 AM PDT by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan

Well I’m not picking him up on my fantasy team this year.


2 posted on 05/03/2011 7:03:55 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: LSUfan

We should listen to a kook who fumbled the Super Bowl?


3 posted on 05/03/2011 7:05:41 AM PDT by cblue55 (Envisioning when all that is left is the right.)
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To: justice14

We heard Osama bin Laden speak on 9-11.


4 posted on 05/03/2011 7:05:48 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: LSUfan
"It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side ..."

He can't be serious...
5 posted on 05/03/2011 7:05:59 AM PDT by JenB987 (I'm still an American and 'til they take that away from me there's no day ruined. - El Rushbo)
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To: LSUfan

He will rue the day he opened his mouth!


6 posted on 05/03/2011 7:06:06 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: LSUfan
"What kind of person celebrates death?"

How's this, jerk?

7 posted on 05/03/2011 7:06:20 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: LSUfan

As if one needed another reason to hate the Steelers...


8 posted on 05/03/2011 7:07:35 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: LSUfan
"There is not an ignorant bone in my body," he said.

No ignorant bones. Just all the grey matter.

9 posted on 05/03/2011 7:07:39 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: justice14

One more reason why I have stopped watching the NFL.

Give me a GREAT college game any day!! More scoring, more excitement, more heart in the game!!


10 posted on 05/03/2011 7:07:55 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: JenB987
"It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak...

This guy can relate.

11 posted on 05/03/2011 7:09:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: LSUfan
"What kind of person celebrates death?"

We're not celebrating "death." We're celebrating freedom from the earthly existence of a vile sub-human who sought OUR death.

12 posted on 05/03/2011 7:09:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: LSUfan

“There is not an ignorant bone in my body”.

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Well you are clearly an ignorant BONEhead, but physiologically it is the abject lack of functioning, firing neuronal synapses that are the problem with big-mouthed dumbasses like you, Mendenhall.


13 posted on 05/03/2011 7:10:45 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: LSUfan

Let’s see how Rush defends this idiotic statement from one of his precious Steelers.


14 posted on 05/03/2011 7:10:53 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: LSUfan

Proof that playing football does indeed cause brain damage? Or was he just born that way?


15 posted on 05/03/2011 7:11:05 AM PDT by Rokurota
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To: LSUfan
"It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side ..."

I guess this dumbass who alleges himself not to have an ignorant bone in his body missed that April 2002 video in which bin Laden open admits and brags about directing the operation.

16 posted on 05/03/2011 7:11:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: justice14
He must really want to be traded. The Steelers don't put up with kooks.
Just damn. The guy is one of the best at his job.
17 posted on 05/03/2011 7:11:35 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: LSUfan

I have a degree in construction, and when I saw what had happened on 9/11, I knew it would be a miracle if those buildings did not come down. All you need is a rudimentary understanding of high school physics to know that the likely outcome of planes filled with fuel, crashing into those buildings, even at slow speeds, would do just what they did... that’s why they did it. What a fool...


18 posted on 05/03/2011 7:11:43 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: LSUfan
"It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side ..."

I guess this dumbass who alleges himself not to have an ignorant bone in his body missed that April 2002 video in which bin Laden openly admits and brags about directing the operation.

19 posted on 05/03/2011 7:11:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: LSUfan
I think the first sentence he utters is actually defensible. While I personally don't have any problems with the "celebrations" from that night, most of which I believe originated organically, especially the ones in NYC, I do understand the intellectual argument against them. Ruddy Giuliani made a similar comment the next day - something to the effect of, "I understand the elation but I'm not sure if it's helpful over the long run".

But, the rest of what this guy says is pure idiocy. Mendenhall - I guess - is saying that if we just understood bin Laden as a person, that would somehow make the murder of (literally) thousands of people, not just in the US, but all over the globe, somehow "understandable". It might be the most offensive thing I have ever heard. If the NFL, much less the Steelers, allow him to put a uniform on again, something is wrong - very, very wrong.

20 posted on 05/03/2011 7:12:04 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Twitter. The Achilles Heel of the stupid.


21 posted on 05/03/2011 7:12:23 AM PDT by Max_850
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To: cblue55

A young man who plays a game for a living...I don’t expect much, especially intellect.


22 posted on 05/03/2011 7:14:08 AM PDT by TheGunny
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To: LSUfan

Is he Rosie O’Donut’s long lost twin brother.


23 posted on 05/03/2011 7:14:47 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: LSUfan

Proof positive that the Steelers need to add padding to their helmets. And tape to their mouths.


24 posted on 05/03/2011 7:14:52 AM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: LSUfan

This is the problem with Dummies. They are ignorant.

OBL was a civil engineer that probably studied the best way to bring down the towers. Remember the FIRST attempt in 93 FAILED.

Is this brainless jock saying that Clinton tried to bring down the towers in 93.


25 posted on 05/03/2011 7:15:10 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: LSUfan

Better to shut your mouth and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.


26 posted on 05/03/2011 7:15:47 AM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (THERE IS NO EXCUSE ANY LONGER.)
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To: LSUfan

Is Rashad a Muslim?


27 posted on 05/03/2011 7:16:18 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: dps.inspect

These dick heads believe that those building should have toppled over! They cant understand that, that much mass will come straight down and is the exact reason demos work the way they do.

Of course, when they have no intellect and have done nothing but play a game all their life..


28 posted on 05/03/2011 7:17:40 AM PDT by crz
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To: LSUfan
Rashard sounds like a Muslim apologist.

It doesn't say whether he is a member of that death cult, or just a run-of-the-mill Liberal idiot.

29 posted on 05/03/2011 7:17:48 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: LSUfan

Undoubtedly would have loved Hitler.


30 posted on 05/03/2011 7:18:29 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: LSUfan

It’s just semantics, really.
There is not *one* ignorant bone in his body; they are ALL ignorant, apparently.


31 posted on 05/03/2011 7:18:35 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

Rashard does sound a bit Amish.


32 posted on 05/03/2011 7:18:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: justice14
I know what happened..................3000 people were incinerated or terrified to the point they jumped 100 stories to their own death.

Apparently at 13,this man did not understand , what happened and at 23 he is either ignorant or a brother in islam.

33 posted on 05/03/2011 7:21:19 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: LSUfan

34 posted on 05/03/2011 7:21:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: LSUfan

As a Steeler fan, I always thought Redman should’ve been getting the ball more than Mendenhall. He averages a yard more per carry and he DOESN’T FUMBLE.


35 posted on 05/03/2011 7:23:02 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: LSUfan

Just another reason to hate the Stillers.

Between Rapistburger, and Osama bin Mendenhall, they’re developing quite a cast.


36 posted on 05/03/2011 7:23:14 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: Max_850
"It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side ..."

And that's all I NEED to hear


37 posted on 05/03/2011 7:23:23 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: dfwgator
"It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak..."

If we're going to start getting real rational, it's also pretty amazing how grown men can get paid millions of dollars to run with a ball.

Or that millions of people spend money to make a bunch of physical freaks rich playing a game where the whole point is to slam the guy with the ball to the ground.

38 posted on 05/03/2011 7:23:23 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Kakaze

bttt


39 posted on 05/03/2011 7:23:49 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Marty62
"OBL was a civil engineer that probably studied the best way to bring down the towers."

If Mendenhall was even a little intellecually curious, he could quite quickly find the video of bin Laden from just a months or so after 9/11 where he speaks in great detail about how the plan when "better" than he could have even imagined. In that tape, he talks about his own engineering background and how he even underestimated the power of that fuel fire. He thought that the tops of the towers would actually fall over, leaving the bottom parts intact.

In the transcript from that particular tape, you can read where bin Laden says...

"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..

Later in that same video, even without speaking Arabic, you can understand his hand signals he makes about the towers leaning over, and then falling - and as he's making these gestures he's literally laughing about it.

Maybe Brandon doesn't know how to use the internet.

40 posted on 05/03/2011 7:24:24 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Kakaze
he is either ignorant or a brother in islam.

Oxy moron ping!

41 posted on 05/03/2011 7:24:52 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: dfwgator

Ironic, this guy is going to the Jets. They will take anyone.


42 posted on 05/03/2011 7:25:16 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: AGreatPer

“The Steelers don’t put up with kooks. “

Really? And what about their QB?


43 posted on 05/03/2011 7:26:35 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: LSUfan

He probably believes Dick Cheney made him fumble that ball.


44 posted on 05/03/2011 7:29:15 AM PDT by cookcounty ("Hey Waiter! 72 STURGEONS? I'm supposed to get 72 VIRGINS!" -- "Bubbles" bin Laden)
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To: brownsfan
"Really? And what about their QB?"

Ben made mistakes as a young man with much success.

He is getting married this summer and settling down.

45 posted on 05/03/2011 7:30:11 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: ScottinVA

The sign kinda implies the space was once occupied in the first place. I’m not so sure...


46 posted on 05/03/2011 7:31:39 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: LSUfan

Hey Mendenhall... good luck finding a job after your NFL “career” is over fool.


47 posted on 05/03/2011 7:32:42 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: LSUfan

.” That wasn’t all, though, as Mendenhall expressed doubt that airplanes could have demolished the World Trade Center. “

Football players have not been known to be the smartest people in the world after the fact.


48 posted on 05/03/2011 7:33:53 AM PDT by chainsaw ("The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else.")
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To: AGreatPer

“Ben made mistakes as a young man with much success.”

Very serious mistakes. I hope you’re right that he finds a better path. But it sort of diffuses your claim that the Steelers don’t put up with kooks. They don’t put up with kooks... UNLESS the kooks are extraordinarily talented.

Either way, I do not wish good things for Mendenhall.


49 posted on 05/03/2011 7:37:54 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: OldDeckHand

“Maybe Brandon doesn’t know how to use the internet.”

He’s one of the lazy people that just spout what some lefty nutcase tells him.


50 posted on 05/03/2011 7:41:03 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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