We had some fun with hack “journalist” loser Ben Shapiro and expert on all things “hero,” Tim Brando yesterday. Basically, they were none too happy that Jason Collins came out and became the first openly gay man in not only the NBA, but in all of the major pro sports.
However, while Ben Shapiro and Tim Brando were cowardly hiding their homophobia behind the meaning of the word “hero,” many brave souls took to the internet to straight up call Jason Collins a “fag,” “faggot,” “cocksucker,” etcetera etcetera.
While there were hundreds and hundreds of tweets to sift through, here were the ones that stood out most. These tweets, to me, were louder then them all in proudly proclaiming “I AM A HOMOPHOBIC BIGOT AND AM UNCOMFORTABLE WITH MY OWN SEXUALITY!”
The above two were the first to tweet “Jason Collins” and “faggot” in the same tweet! These guys were so quick to post, it’s almost like they were worried Jason Collins was about to come out for them too!
First thing mentioned in Matt Barber’s Twitter bio? “CHRIST FOLLOWER.”
lmao. ”JASON COLLINS, NOT ONLY ARE YOU A GAY MAN, BUT YOU MAKE A LOT MORE MONEY THAN I WILL EVER SEE.” Sick burn, dude.
A dude who goes by “ChampagnePapi” is most definitely, totally 100% straight.
Ah, the AIDS / HIV tweets. I feel like these are in a category of their own.
And now…TEBOW TIME!
Poor, poor Tim Tebow. It’s clearly so much harder for a white Christian male who plays professional sports to openly pray in public in the United States of America than for a black Christian male who plays professional sports to just announce who he is as a person and not do anything any differently in public in the United States of American. CLEARLY. I mean, if anything, these tweets just show how easy it is for Jason Collins.
Yes, those are the first two replies to Jason Collins’ tweet yesterday and the first two tweets you see when looking at this specific tweet. But…
Oh, it’s definitely cool…
…and they definitely are…
..and Jason Collins most certainly has…
So be afraid, homophobes.
“HERO” is a very sacred word. Ben Shapiro, right wing “journalist” for Breitbart, has a VERY HIGH BAR for heroism, as we discussed in this post earlier.
Apparently, sports commentator Tim Brando shares those sentiments with Shapiro.
Tim Brando would like to make it very clear…Jason Collins, the NBA athlete who just came out as a gay man in the world of professional sports, IS NO HERO:
Um, ok. I don’t even understand what I’m supposed to get out of that, except for that fact that a Tim Brando is absolutely correct…a Tim Brando sex tape would absolutely not make history, because no one would give a shit.
Tim Brando is very good at pointing out the fact that he is horrible at analogies.
But, let’s give him another chance…
Uh, “it’s a choice?” I’ve heard enough…
But, Tim Brando went on and on about the word “hero” blah blah blah blah…
OK! We get the point. Tim Brando DOES NOT use the word “HERO” LOOSELY. It is the most serious word in the dictionary and should not be taken lightly! Only firefighters, police officers, military, etc. are HEROES to Tim Brando. DEFINITELY NO ONE ELSE…
Except sportscaster Curt Gowdy:
…and sportscaster Frank Glieber…
…and when you score one-under-par in a game of golf…
I repeat, TIM BRANDO DOES NOT FUCK AROUND WITH THE TERM “HERO.”
It is reserved for only the most heroic of people…
Jason Collins, first major sports athlete to come out as a gay man? NOT A HERO.
Darius Rucker, lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish? A MOTHERFUCKING HERO.
Today, NBA basketball player Jason Collins became the first major sports athlete to come out as a gay man. This is huge, especially in the sports world. It took a lot of courage for Jason Collins to basically put everything on the line and do this. LGBT kids now have an active role model in the sports world to look up to. In many ways, Jason Collins is a hero.
But, don’t you dare try and tell that to Breitbart editor-at-large, Ben Shapiro!:
So, I wonder who Ben Shapiro considers a hero? Surprisingly, for a word that holds such a high caliber of meaning to Mr. Shapiro, he sure seems to throw it around quite often.
Let’s take a look…
Failed Republican Vice Presidential candidate, job quitter & noted newspaper reader, Sarah Palin:
Failed 2012 Republican Presidential candidate, Newt “I’m On My Third Wife” Gingrich:
Texas Republican Senator and Tea Party wunderkind, Ted Cruz:
Tea Party favorite and former Republican Florida Rep., who threw a temper tantrum refusing to admit defeat when he lost, Allen West:
Failed 2012 Republican challenger for Sherrod Brown’s Senate seat, Josh Mandel:
Comedian Adam Carolla:
Comic book writer/artist, Frank Miller:
Conservative Hollywood filmmaker:
Conservative radio host, Mark Levin:
Right wing radio host, Rush Limbaugh:
Fictional movie character, Gordon Gekko:
Don’t ya’ll remember when Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Allen West, Newt Gingrich, Adam Carolla, & the fictional Gordon Gekko all valiantly fought at Normandy?
Say you were a GOP Official in New Mexico & you’re listening to a 19 year old young woman testify in favor of raising the minimum wage.
What would you say?
Any of you correctly guess calling her a “radical bitch”? Anyone?
Because, as you can see, that is exactly what Executive Director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party in New Mexico, Steve Kush, called a 19 year old woman on Tuesday. The girl, a volunteer for labor advocacy group Working America was simply testifying in favor of raising the minimum wage before the county commission.
Apparently, simply advocating for a living wage makes you a RADICAL.
Oh, but it didn’t end there!
Apparently, you can’t advocate for a higher minimum wage for others if you are not making minimum wage yourself. Also, having a nice pair of boots automatically makes you well off. AND, she’s a girl, so Steve Kush just tunes out the words coming out of her mouth and focuses in on her looks.
Common decency to not ‘boo’ at someone speaking at a public forum? THAT’S NAZI TALK.
And finally, after numerous posts about being SO BORED and the public blowback that followed, Mr. Steve Kush issued an apology:
“[I] feel awful that I put my thumbs on the keypad of my smart phone.”
“My one regret is I said these things on a public forum. Next time, I call a woman a ‘radical bitch,’ I’ll make sure it’s not on the Internet.”
#ViolenceAgainstWomenIsWrong was a trending topic on Twitter for most of the day. It seems to have started by online personality Luke Brooks. And good for you, dude! Domestic violence is very much an issue with an overwhelming majority of women being the victim. In fact, every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
But, as usual when any topic involving women and women’s rights comes up online, the sexist misogynist assholes come out to play.
I mean, after all, what about ALL THE POOR MEN!?!11!?
“Trendeh” seems to be another well known online personality. Except he’s a dick.
These just went on and one, hundreds and hundreds of tweets complaining “what about men’s rights? Huh? HUH?” I mean, of course, ALL violence is bad, but that’s not the issue. “Dude, why are you protesting the war in Afghanistan, ALL WAR IS BAD!” No shit, but that’s not the issue at hand.
But, don’t worry! There are guys (and gals!) out there who think women SHOULD get the shit kicked out of them!
Ah, yes! The “equal rights” tweets! If you’re not a dude who for whatever reason believes in a fantasy world where they’ll ever have not only a girlfriend, but one who is constantly trying to end their life…then you might be a “but you wanted equal rights!” douchebag! Or as one of my favorite hardcore bands, Good Clean Fun, once put it “You think equal rights, means equal hits…”
And as usual with women’s rights online, the “THANKS, OBAMA” of women’s issues, “THANKS A LOT, FEMINISTS…”
Poor, poor men. One day, their time will come.
France has just legalized gay marriage! Yay! Let me fire up the ole’ French-to-English translator so I can catch up with the celebrations over on Twitter…
Hmm…I wonder what that means…
“For a better world.”
Well, that sounds really nice. Maybe it means “Equality”? The answer must be in the hashtag. I mean, after all, #IlFautTuerLesHomosexuels is TRENDING in France. Let me translate that…
“Homosexuals Must Be Killed.”
OH MY GOD.
#MortAuxGay is trending in France too? Surely this must be some sort of protest hashtag supporting equality…
Oh, it means “DEATH TO GAYS.”
Ah shit, now they’re using #TeamHomophobe too? I don’t even need to check Google Translate for that one…
“Nothing says #TeamHomophobe like <3hearts<3.”
Oh, look I swear I’ve heard the sentiments in these next few tweets pretty much word for word somewhere else before…where have heard these again? Oh right, America…
Wait a minute, no way…the French use the crappy “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” slogan too?!
Let me Google translate that hashtag…“BURN IN HELL.” How nice.
But don’t worry France, homophobes from all over the world made sure to spread the stupid around…
Huh! What do you know? Homophobia is still alive and well.
Two brothers from Chechnya. That was the official word early morning on Friday April 19th, 2013 as to who were behind the Boston marathon bombings. “Chechens.”
So, naturally, who do some brilliant citizens of the United States of America blame? The CZECH REPUBLIC, of course!
Here are those Twitter users who are brave enough to still have their tweets up for all to see:
Here’s a guy who deleted his first tweet when he was called out…and then advocated for the destruction of the Czech Republic anyway!:
Here are a few more that deleted their tweets and thought they were forever wiped from the Internet (LOL):
To prove to you that this isn’t a “Twitter problem,” here are a few from Facebook:
Here’s a Facebook thread where mixing up Czech Republic and Chechnya is not the worst thing to come out of it:
Now, some of my personal favorite…conspiracy theorists who confuse Chechnya with the Czech Republic and connect it to the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas! WHY? Because there apparently is a large Czech population in West, Texas! DUH!:
Yes, “close enough”:
A user of Yahoo Answers, former capital of internet dummies, chimed in:
And I just want to truly thank this guy for making me laugh. “Czech Republicans” did it!:
Now, I know what you might be thinking, “Mr. Public Shaming Tumblr blog, why are you posting these silly things! No one took these people seriously!”
Well, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic sure did:
(Note: Thank you to this Storify and this Twitter user for pointing me in the direction of a number of the deleted Twitter posts. I was collecting a large number of tweets for different yet related posts, which will be posted in the coming days, and missed out on a few. The Internet has been a mad house these past few days.)
Boston is completely locked down as officials search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect #2 in the Boston marathon bombing. Police have told people to stay in their homes as an extremely armed and extremely dangerous man now possibly wanders their once safe neighborhood.
Know what the people of Boston can really use right now? Gun nuts roaming the streets shooting every which way as they try and find this guy!
That is an elected official by the way. Nate Bell, Republican Rep. of Arkansas!
I wonder how many other people think absolutely no one in the state of Massachusetts and/or the city of Boston own guns because, of course, no one but liberals live there? Well, let’s take a look at a few more!
That last guy, his bio says he’s a “pastor.”
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Iran, leaving dozens dead, within 24 hours of the Boston marathon bombing. What is the connection? Well, there isn’t one…
…that is, unless you’re a big asshole:
(The person above deleted their account. But that won’t stop me from finding her shitty tweets and posting them here.)
Yeah, that was some “deep thinking.”
Secret Service intercepted a Ricin laced letter sent to President Obama on Wednesday. Perhaps your reaction to hearing about someone sending a poison laced letter to the President of the United States was “that’s crazy!” Or maybe “WTF?”
Or, if you’re like some of these people, perhaps it was “THANKS FOR NOTHING, SECRET SERVICE.”
I appreciate Alissa first explaining how the general concept of poison worked.
The same type of letter was also sent to a Senator. Who could have possibly sent this letter?
Wednesday evening the FBI arrested a Mississippi man named Kenneth Curtis.
A VERY Muslim sounding name.
(Update: Thanks to Tumblr user jalmotaesseo for the heads up that the suspect’s identity has been updated since the original reports. Paul Kevin Curtis has been arrested. Still, my point remains. VERY MUSLIM SOUNDING.)