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The RB tweets. We act like it matters.

Posted on: May 4, 2011 3:12 pm
Edited on: May 4, 2011 3:21 pm
 
Here's what I think about Rashard Mendenhall and his tweets about Osama bin Laden:

Based on his brief Twitter bio as well as his rambling blog of clarification, I think Mendenhall fancies himself as a deep thinker -- when in reality he's intellectually curious but no deeper than a plastic swimming pool. That's a dangerous combination for a guy with a filter-free Twitter account and the name recognition to be noticed when he says something stupid.

I think Mendenhall has the right to tweet whatever he wants, and that others have the right to be repulsed by it. The Steelers have exercised that right. So have lots of people on Twitter.

I think, however, that Mendenhall's tweets were more sad than repulsive. To parrot the ludicrous conspiracy theory that something other than an airplane took down the Twin Towers ... pathetic. Unintellectual. Shallow. I can't get mad at someone so stupid. I can only be depressed that so many people would read such nonsense and act as if it matters.

I think too much is made of the whole "140 character" thing. As if that excuses Mendenhall's idiocy. It takes just one sentence to spread something nonsensical about a terrorist's plane not being the weapon that took down a building. Mendenhall's problem here wasn't that he had just 140 characters at his disposal. His problem was that he didn't use his delete key.

I think too much has been made of this episode, period.

And I think this: The reaction has been much more instructive than anything on Rashard Mendenhall's Twitter timeline.










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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:14 pm
 

The RB tweets. We act like it matters.

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Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: May 29, 2011 1:52 pm
 

The RB tweets. We act like it matters.

Boomer12 needs to complete a middle school history course.



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: May 29, 2011 10:36 am
 

The RB tweets. We act like it matters.

Doyel is correct here.  It's more alarming to me that we act like shallow-minded, poorly educated in history, politics, etc. celebrities' words are more important than their ignorance-based comments warrant.

Or if you heard George Soros sold all of his Silver in April but Paris Hilton said "Buy Silver!" would you rush out and buy it?  Mendenhall has the same credentials here as Hilton has in commodities.

Of course, that raises the question of why any of us follow Doyel's columns!



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: May 29, 2011 12:15 am
 

Will it affect his fantasy stats?

I'm still drafting Mendenhall as a top tier fantasy running back. As long as he runs North/South and scores TD's in bunches I could give a rip what he tweets. Fact is, I've never read anybody's tweet, period. I (mostly) have a life. At least until I sit in front of this stupid CBS page and think MY opinion matters at all too.  This just in: He's not a scholar. Neither am I. Neither are you. Shut off the computer and go help your kids with their schoolwork so that they're smarter than all three of us.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: May 28, 2011 9:44 pm
 

The RB tweets. We act like it matters.

no shit who really trusts the goverment. i know i dont. last i checked we fought england to escape tax's. what do they end up doing again. TAXING US!!!!



Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: May 28, 2011 9:06 pm
 

The RB tweets. We act like it matters.

Most people would be Amazed at actually how many Americans truly hate their government and you probally be amazed at how many American , because  of Bush and Obama truly do not trust our government , it is worse Now than  Veitnam ever was , but alas thomas jefferson said every 200 hundred years  a country needs revolution



Since: Jul 27, 2008
Posted on: May 9, 2011 11:06 pm
 

The RB tweets. We act like it matters.

Our government has done this before.  There are facts wake up idiot America.  Check out operation Northwoods and also the Gulf of Tonkin incident.  Vietnam was started on a lie.  How many young men died.  With how bad things are in America right now I can't believe people still trust the government.  There is no doubt in my mind that our government had something to do with 9/11,  look what they gained.  The passing of the Patriot Act which basically strips every American of half the Bill of Rights.  Oil companies made tons of $ just supplying the military with fuel.  Look up the term war profiteering.  American tax dollars pay construction companies (Halliburton) ridiculous amounts of $ to rebuild cities that our military blow up!  Do some research ( with an open mind)  stop listening to Rush, Fox News,  and most major American news outlets.  They financially support politicians.  There is so much more I could write problem is most Americans are too closed minded to accept what is really going on in this country.  We are not living in the land of the free.



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: May 9, 2011 5:46 am
 

The RB tweets. We act like it matters.

As usual (but not always) you are right on all accounts.  I really do not know what is more sad;  Either someone actually hates their country so much that they are willing to believe our government would actually do something like this, or that a person is so stupid that they actually believe thousands of people could be involved in such a conspiracy ... and then keep their mouth shut. Maybe for Mendenhal, it's both.


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