Charles Barkley Urges Final Four and Super Bowl To Stay Out of Indiana

Calls for NCAA events not to be held in Indiana
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At Sports Illustrated tonight: NCAA Tournament Analyst Charles Barkley Denounces Indiana Law.

NCAA tournament analyst Charles Barkley released a statement Friday calling for big events such as the Final Four and the Super Bowl not to be held in Indiana in light of recent legislation in the state that many view as discriminatory against gay, lesbian and transgendered people.

“Discrimination in any form is unacceptable to me,” Barkley said in the statement.

“As long as anti-gay legislation exists in any state, I strongly believe big events such as the Final Four and Super Bowl should not be held in those states’ cities.”

Friday Afternoon Acoustic Jam: Spencer Elliott, “Insignificant”

The yin and the yang
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Stupidest Man on Internet: Germanwings Copilot Was a SECRET MUSLIM

More derp from the Dim One
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DERPJim Hoft, Dumbest Man on the Internet, has discovered the only evidence he needs to assert that Germanwings copilot Andreas Lubitz was A SECRET MUSLIM!

Jim’s evidence: a completely insane, over the top writer for a German anti-Muslim website who goes by the pseudonym “Michael Mannheimer” (real name: Karl-Michael Merkle), who explains that Lubitz occasionally visited the city of Bremen, and there’s a mosque in Bremen, so you FILL IN THE DOTS. What more do you need? Secret Muslim convert! There’s no other way to interpret this overwhelming evidence.

The insane rant that convinced the Dumbest Man on the Internet:

According to Michael Mannheimer, a writer for German PI-News, Germany now has its own 9/11, thanks to the convert to Islam, Andreas Lubitz.

Translation from German:

All evidence indicates that the copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his training as a pilot in Germanwings, converted to Islam and subsequently either by the order of “radical”, ie. devout Muslims , or received the order from the book of terror, the Quran, on his own accord decided to carry out this mass murder. As a radical mosque in Bremen is in the center of the investigation, in which the convert was staying often, it can be assumed that he - as Mohammed Atta, in the attack against New York - received his instructions directly from the immediate vicinity of the mosque.

Converts are the most important weapon of Islam. Because their resume do not suggests that they often are particularly violent Muslims. Thus Germany now has its own 9/11, but in a reduced form. And so it is clear that Islam is a terrorist organization that are in accordance with §129a of the Criminal Code to prohibit it and to investigate its followers. But nothing will happen. One can bet that the apologists (media, politics, “Islamic Scholars”) will agree to assign this an act of a “mentally unstable” man, and you can bet that now, once again the mantra of how supposedly peaceful Islam is will continue. And worse still, the attacks by the left against those who have always warned against Islam, will be angrier and merciless.

For now the German Islam supporters like never before have their backs against the wall.

Michael Mannheimer, 26.3.2015

UPDATE at 3/27/15 11:37:10 am by Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, in the real world: Torn-Up Sick Notes Show Crash Pilot Should Have Been Grounded.

(Reuters) - German authorities said on Friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy.


“Documents with medical contents were confiscated that point towards an existing illness and corresponding treatment by doctors,” said the prosecutors’ office in Duesseldorf, where the co-pilot lived and where the doomed flight from Barcelona was heading.


They found no suicide note or confession, “nor was there any evidence of a political or religious background to what happened”, they added.

AZ GOP Lawmaker Suggests Law Requiring Church Attendance

Separation of church and state, what a concept
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Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen, who is a Republican if you can believe that, suggested this week (while explaining her vote for a bill that would allow people to carry guns basically everywhere) that Arizona lawmakers should debate a bill to force citizens to attend church on Sunday. You can’t make this stuff up.

Republican Arizona Senator Sylvia Allen suggested this week that lawmakers should debate forcing people to attend church services once a week.

Allen acknowledged such a law would never be allowed, but floated as an idea to create what she described as a much-needed “moral rebirth of this country.”

“How we get to back to a moral rebirth of this country, I don’t know, since we are slowly eroding religion at every opportunity that we have,” Allen said. “Probably we should be debating a bill requiring every American to attend a church of their choice on Sunday to see if we can get back to having a moral rebirth.”

Sylvia Allen also believes the Earth is 6,000 years old, and therefore we don’t need any environmental laws to regulate uranium mining.


And Allen believes strongly in the whacked out far right “Agenda 21” conspiracy theory, and thinks it’s replacing the US Constitution with a commie government. Yes, she really does.


This has been your daily glimpse at how insane the Republican Party has become.

(h/t: wrenchwench.)

Right Wing Bloggers Desperate to Blame Germanwings Crash on Muslims

Wingnuts • Views: 16,096

By now everyone’s heard about the reports that a French prosecutor has alleged that copilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed a Germanwings A320 into an alpine mountain late Tuesday. Key word, of course, being “alleged,” because nothing has been determined for certain yet.

But that doesn’t stop the Stupidest Man on the Internet, the inestimable Jim Hoft, from screaming: PHOTO—- the Copilot Who Murdered 149 People on a Germanwings Airbus A320 | the Gateway Pundit.

DERPPhotos were released today of the copilot who murdered 149 people on a Germanwings Airbus A320.

The copilot would not let the pilot back into the cockpit after he left to use the restroom.

28-year-old German Andreas Lubitz trained in the [sic] Phoenix, Arizona and is pictured here in San Francisco.

Somehow Hoft managed to refrain from automatically blaming the crash on Muslims, as he normally would — probably because he knew his knuckle-dragging readers would do it for him. And they responded like Pavlov’s dogs:

News of recent conversion to Islam in 3…2…


the PC crowd will never ‘reveal’ his true ‘ties’


another pilot “…trained in the US.” —
but- this was not a terrorist- attack -
islam is a religion of peace-


Andreas Lubitz, peace be upon him, is no more Islamic than the Sharpton is hustling.


“Not known” just means he was smarter than the stupid (liberal) people running Germany.


Time that we start testing every pilot before every flight. Hand them a bacon sandwiche and throw any that don’t eat it off the dam plane.


Showing pix of him at San Francisco proves his communist leanings.


This tragedy should be blamed on muslims anyway ! : without 9/11, and other arab/muslim “air terrorism” (highjacking etc), the cockpit door would have been normal (not reinforced etc) and it could have been opened by the locked out pilot/crew who then could have retaken control of the plane.



Was he a Muzzie who changed his name or had converted recently?


Photographed at a sodomite mecca.


Could this be the new ingenious tactic the terrorists are using to down planes?

This crazed response isn’t unique to Jim Hoft’s hate site; if you look at comments on any right wing blog or media site today you’ll find similar Islamophobic rants. For example, from the story at Breitbart “News:”

Accommodations to Islamic pilots could allow them room for a prayer rug in the cockpit and allowing them to navigate towards Mecca for Prayer Time before readjusting heading for final destination.


No Qu’rans allowed signs posted


yelling Allah Akbar while downing a plane is so yesterday..


The ACCELERATING demographics in Europe show that the ‘NO-GO’ areas of ISLAMIC CULTURE are GROWING and, as they MERGE, there will be FEWER and FEWER places to LAND.


Does O-hole allow Muslims to pilot AF One?

It would be interesting to know, how many times AF One has been flown by a Muslim?


I think andreas last thoughts went to Allah

At Breitbart there are thousands of comments like this. There’s a deep, deep sickness running amok in the right wing base.

Overnight Jam: Greg Holden, “Hold on Tight”

Don’t take your life for granted
Music • Views: 18,526


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Video: Detroit Police Viciously Assault Black Man for No Reason

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Lots of people I follow on Twitter have been tweeting about this horrifying video. Why is this still happening in America?

Ted Cruz Compares Himself to Galileo, Gets Literally Everything Wrong About Galileo

Bad craziness from the GOP
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Good grief. There’s so much idiocy about climate change coming from conservatives today it boggles the mind (and we all know how painful that can be).

Let’s start with this absurdly stupid comment from GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz:

“On the global warming alarmists, anyone who actually points to the evidence that disproves their apocalyptical claims, they don’t engage in reasoned debate,” Cruz said in an interview with reporter Jay Root on Tuesday. “What do they do? They scream, ‘You’re a denier.’ They brand you a heretic. Today, the global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the flat-Earthers. It used to be [that] it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier.”

There’s so much ignorance in these few sentences it’s a bit amazing.

First, it was never “accepted scientific wisdom” that the Earth was flat. This was an unscientific viewpoint that came from the Bronze Age, and it was science that debunked it.

Second, Galileo wasn’t branded a heretic because he argued against a flat Earth; he argued against geocentrism, the idea that Earth was the center of the universe and everything else revolved around it. In Galileo’s time, a round Earth was already well established.

Third, scientists don’t “scream ‘You’re a denier!’” They point out with voluminous facts and evidence that climate change is real and it’s happening now, and conservatives like Ted Cruz ignore the facts and evidence. That’s why they’re called “deniers” — because they deny mountains of scientific evidence and an overwhelming consensus.

But Ted Cruz wasn’t the only top GOP politician being stupid about climate change today; our old friend Bobby “Don’t Be Stupid” Jindal put on his clown makeup too. The creationist Governor of Louisiana is upset because FEMA is planning to require states to deal with climate change in order to receive disaster relief funding: Jindal: WH Shouldn’t Use FEMA to Push Climate Change Ideology.

Bobby has decided to try to paint the science of climate change as a “left wing ideology,” because of course he is.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Tuesday slammed a new FEMA rule that could force states to recognize climate change in order to receive disaster preparedness funds.

“This preparation saves lives,” Jindal said in a statement to the Washington Times. “The White House should not use it for political leverage to force acquiescence to their left-wing ideology.”

It’s easy to mock these people, but what they’re doing borders on criminal behavior; they’re deliberately misleading the public to try to get us to ignore an existential threat against the entire human species. I try not to use this word in front page posts, but these people are the very definition of ignorant, lying assholes.

A Nasty Surprise in the Greenhouse: The Gulf Stream is Slowing Down

by Peter Sinclair - Climate Denial Crock of the Week
Science • Views: 22,783


The disaster movie “The Day After Tomorrow” was based on long term scientific concerns about global warming’s impact on the North Atlantic Current, also called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, - what most people think of as “The Gulf Stream” - although that is a simplification.

The movie was obviously over the top in terms of the projected impacts, but after a decade in which science has downplayed the possibility of such an event, a new paper shows that the circulation is indeed slowing down.

This could signal potential impacts on weather, the food chain, and circulation of oxygen and nutrients throughout the ocean.

I’ve been interviewing key authors of the paper, Lead author Stefan Rahmstorf, as well as paleoclimate expert Mike Mann, and Glaciologist Jason Box.

This is a paper that could have substantial impact, and might very well be distorted or sensationalized, - so bookmark this post as a damper for overhyped speculation, as well as a warning about real impacts.

More: A Nasty Surprise in the Greenhouse. New Paper, New Video.

Phil Robertson Fantasizes About Atheist Family Being Raped and Murdered

Wingnuts • Views: 28,031


Here’s the guy who was invited to give a speech at CPAC this year, and was awarded the “Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment” prize.

I hesitated about even posting this, because it’s unbelievably deranged. This is what the right wing has devolved into.

“I’ll make a bet with you,” Robertson said. “Two guys break into an atheist’s home. He has a little atheist wife and two little atheist daughters. Two guys break into his home and tie him up in a chair and gag him. And then they take his two daughters in front of him and rape both of them and then shoot them and they take his wife and then decapitate her head off in front of him. And then they can look at him and say, ‘Isn’t it great that I don’t have to worry about being judged? Isn’t it great that there’s nothing wrong with this? There’s no right or wrong, now is it dude?’”

Robertson kept going: “Then you take a sharp knife and take his manhood and hold it in front of him and say, ‘Wouldn’t it be something if this [sic] was something wrong with this? But you’re the one who says there is no God, there’s no right, there’s no wrong, so we’re just having fun. We’re sick in the head, have a nice day.’”

“If it happened to them,” Robertson continued, “they probably would say, ‘something about this just ain’t right.”

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