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A classic of the Think Progress genre — Maybe boxing made Bomber #1 do it

A classic of the Think Progress genre — Maybe boxing made Bomber #1 do it

The narrative is moving from “It’s not them, it’s us” to some pretty strange suggestions from Think Progress and others who really, really, really, were hoping for a Tea Party connection.

Think Progress has put forth a classic of its own genre:

I think ‘Jim Treacher’ accurately describes the absurdity:


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LukeHandCool | April 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Here on the Left Coast, Santa Monica College, a haven for multicultist prog profs, had to be evacuated due to a bomb threat.

I say at crazy times like this we all need to just take a minute and sit back.

Sit down.

Breathe in an orgasmic lungfull of oxygen.

And just, I don’t know, write a poem or something.

As Amanda Palmer is my Guru, I say, after inhaling that orgasmic lungfull of oxygen … it’s always nice to then have a cigarette.

LukeHandCool | April 23, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Another thought.

If Thunk Progress is right … well … if you saw that fight between Ali and Chuck “The Bayonne Bleeder” Wepner, where Ali used Wepner’s head for target practice for 15 rounds …

I sure hope the FBI is keeping tabs on Wepner. He’s still alive. And I have no idea on earth which mountain range his ancestors came from.

Where is Wepner?

    If brain damage is the measure terroristic potential, I have to wonder if the brain surgery that VP Biden isn’t a potential “time bomb”.

      LukeHandCool in reply to Neo. | April 24, 2013 at 12:11 am

      Yeah, with those early hair transplants, ending up with a plugged corn-row doll look could be the least of your worries. Scraping the outer frontal cortex never ends up well.

LukeHandCool | April 23, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Oh my …

This young guy with Wepner … that isn’t Tamerlan, is it?

LukeHandCool | April 23, 2013 at 6:40 pm

And with all the talk about concussions in the NFL these days …

Former Chicago Bears QB Jim McMahon has been complaining of memory problems.

And … God knows he was already given to throwing bombs.

How many bombs did he throw against the Patriots that time?

Ah, but how many of those other boxers were Islamists?

LukeHandCool | April 23, 2013 at 7:20 pm

In the genocidal follow up to the bestseller “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus,”

comes the new enlightening blockbuster,

“Hutus Are Boxers, Tutsis Are Just Patsies Who Don’t Play Any Contact Sports”

I do believe that Senator Harry Reid is a former boxer……..

LukeHandCool | April 23, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Question for Thunk Progress:

Did CNN’s Blitzer box against others as a youth …

or was he a solitary, shadow-boxing lone Wolf?

Lefties are just mad because for the 1st time, somebody wearing SEIU Colors was beaten upside the head, instead of vise versa.

So it seems that brain trauma from dabbling in boxing can make you a bomber, it also seems to make you incredibly disciplined for a period of at least 6 months.

Maybe Obama could use a few rounds in the ring. While he’s already committed to destroying the nation, at least for 6 months we’d have a disciplined president rather than the lazy bum we do.

LukeHandCool | April 23, 2013 at 7:42 pm

It was all foreshadowed:

Joe “The Brown Bomber” Louis.

Boxing’s first terrorist.

LukeHandCool | April 23, 2013 at 7:48 pm

It could have been worse.

Thank God Caucasians don’t play ice hockey.

Wait a minute …

LukeHandCool | April 23, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Sylvester Stallone rumored to be producing another bomb.

Conservative Beaner | April 23, 2013 at 7:57 pm

So what was Atta’s excuse, was he a boxer. How about UBL, did he box?

I guess we better start monitoring all boxers and the fighters from the MMA. Since these folks come in all colors and ethnic backgrounds everyone is a suspect.

It had to be the boxing that caused this. It certainly could not be anything written in his holy book commanding the killing of infidels.

Remind me to stay out of Canada on Boxing Day. It’s too dangerous.

LukeHandCool | April 23, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Boxers vs. Briefs

Bombing mass murderer OR low sperm count.

It’s your choice.

DDsModernLife | April 23, 2013 at 8:12 pm

“Now when ye meet those who disbelieve, smite their necks until when ye have slain them…”

That does sound like some sort of 7th century boxing strategy, doesn’t it?

Yep. That must be it…

Maybe water from the Charles river made him do it. Maybe it was bad air riding the MBTA. Perhaps he had a hang nail.


LukeHandCool | April 23, 2013 at 8:22 pm

In written note to authorities, younger bomber brother says boxing blows to the head, suggestive large black medicine balls made his older brother “go off.”

DDsModernLife | April 23, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Maybe ‘Think Progress’ is on to something…

Just look at Cassius Clay: after a few years of pro boxing, he became Muhammad Ali.

Bobby Moore was an All-American running back in college: in his first year of pro football, he became Ahmad Rashad.

I think we can assume Louis Farrakah was addled at some point in his life…

LukeHandCool | April 23, 2013 at 8:44 pm

*** BREAKING ***

Terrorist plot foiled in New York.

FBI and local authorities thwart plot to carry out major terrorist attack at Westminster Dog Show.

Boxers taken into custody.

Pointers hailed as heroes.

*** Developing ***

    Nick Shaw in reply to LukeHandCool. | April 24, 2013 at 11:21 am

    LOL! They are all good, LHC but, this one made me pee a bit!!

      LukeHandCool in reply to Nick Shaw. | April 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      Nick my friend,

      In my first grade class, every morning one of the students would go to the front of the class, turn to the flag hanging in the corner, and lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

      One day, one little girl was so nervous leading us, when she went back to her seat afterwards, there was a puddle on the floor underneath the flag.

      To this day I conflate a little bit of tinkle with patriotism.

      And mocking these monsters and their Western enablers is patriotic to me. I’m glad I made you tinkle.

BannedbytheGuardian | April 23, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Mohammad Ali .was the first to connect Islam & boxing & it has never lost that connection.

Ali is not a terrorist but he did not need to be – all he had to do was publise his ‘conversion’.

What if Tiger Woods had converted at the height o his fame?

I am sorry his Thriller in Manila opponent is dead but he had it all down but no one wanted to believe him .

Mohammad Ali led tens of thousands of American blacks to convert & single handed imposed the image of Islam on America & world ‘respectability’ when in fact he was a coward and a thug.

As to the enduring legacy – a ‘ sport / counselling / boxing as main activity youth centre in an area I follow as I have property there – was being closed because of residential zoning laws. It then applied as a religious ( guess what ) meeting place.

I do very much believe you will find Muslim terroristas in training at boxing gyms .

Happy to be a boxing bigot.

Think Progress has a selective interest in critical thinking. I wonder why they are seeking to indemnify the suspects in the Boston Marathon terror event. This is not normal behavior for their business enterprise. They tend to hold a deep and abiding prejudice, typically motivated by their corporate interests, which are oriented to treating symptoms in perpetuity.

That said, the dearth of corroborating evidence for their hypothesis leaves them at the fringe of any meaningful analysis. Perhaps there are other factors which lead to a dysfunctional convergence. Most people, whether shocked, marginal, or whole, will neither choose nor support an elective abortion. At least not without cause and following due process.

To paraphrase John Lennon, “Imagine no progressives…”

BannedbytheGuardian | April 23, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Further . Tamerlan Tsaraev had prominent amongst his vids some preachings / admonitions of a Sheik Faiz Mohammad.

I could tell you exactly where this Faiz trained as a boxer & later as a bodybuilder & his connections with the steroid & drugs industry .

Then one day he got religion which had been dormant there as his parents were ( refugees ) from Lebanon but not black flag bearers. However that whole community never left it behind. They began fighting with the descendants of the first Maronite Christian emigrant wave of the 50s.

I know this area well. I know Faiz ‘s worls & yes boxing is fundamental to his message.

BannedbytheGuardian | April 23, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Faiz’s world.

Luke – Food For Thought . I saw that this week 170 members of Japan’s Diet made a pilgrimage to the semi’ banned ‘ Shinto shrine that commemorates the Shinto war effort plus 24 mass war criminals .

History has not ended.

    LukeHandCool in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | April 23, 2013 at 10:03 pm


    All I know is I don’t know if it comes from Shinto, but at dinner every night, my wife puts an offering of a small bowl of rice and a cold bottle of beer next to the picture of her dearly departed father.

    You won’t believe this … but I swear it’s true … on occasion that beer will disappear, consumed.

    A little sleuthing has revealed it tends to occur when there are no other bottles of Asahi Super Dry left in the fridge.

    Oh … heck.

    He’d have wanted it that way. He just hated to see me with a parched throat.

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to LukeHandCool. | April 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      Hehe. – I could never be a Buddhist either – I have often thought their offerings looked too tasty to give up.

      What was mentioned in the report was why a record number have braved it to visit en masse this year. The spectre of old enmities rising – China sea challenges & Korea & post tsunami sorrow.

      Off topic – I note Buddhists in Burma have been taking out Muslims. & setting their towns on fire.

      Strange brew.

        LukeHandCool in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | April 24, 2013 at 12:51 am

        Oh … Banned Man … “life,,” and I know what I mean?

        I’ feel like I’m finally starting . to understand where you’re coming from .

        You know, when the Professor was here in LA. I showed him around a bit.

        I told him some stories , and often I felt his response a bit strange.Then thinking back, I, realized I had’nt even finished some of the stories, hence his puzzlement.

        I told him about my dad’s prominent nose. I wondered why he didn’t laugh. Then , I realized later I forgot to tell him’ the second half of the story!

        People would always say things like, “Your father has the most distinctive nose I’ve have ever seen.”

        Imeant to tell Professor Jacobson that my brother had somewhere found and bought one of those old wooden cigar store American Indian statues. And he placed it at the entrance to our main store.

        Like this one:,1122061997,2/stock-photo-cigar-store-indian-439096.jpg

        I swear, Banned, it looked just like my dad. Same nose!!

        So customers, would always ask if it was a statue of my dad. (What the hell?? You think my dad is an Indian? But he was a sunworshipper and very dark for a blue-eyed German.

        See for yourself in my LI exslusive Daddy post:

        He only boxed in high school. B-29 co-pilot and flight engineer bombing my wife’s people maybe did his head in.

        Doubt he’d time of Faiz ‘s world.

          BannedbytheGuardian in reply to LukeHandCool. | April 24, 2013 at 3:51 am

          Ha . Your customers probably only saw Indians in the movies. The standard of Indians shot up with Soldier Blue. I have no idea what it was all about to this day – I just remember they got handsomer .- so could have been quite a commitment.

          Too little is known of the many Japanese natives of the north & islands. Some of the ladies used to tattoo their whole faces . In 1970 s a young friend with curly blonde hair got mobbed on an island where they were the first white people since the post war.

          Life is indeed serendipitous . Evil is always balanced .

Uncle Samuel | April 24, 2013 at 6:07 am

Tamerlan hurt his back badly boxing. It is possible that he was given Oxycontin by his doctors.

This dangerous drug + his parents values(lawlessness) and teaching (Chechen/Dagestani Islamic revolutionaries) + Islam make for a deadly combination.

Remember, some of the most ruthless mobs in the USA are ‘Russian’ and ‘Islamic’

Combine the two and you have cruel, inhumane, disregard for humanity…the kind that can put a pressure cooker bomb down beside someone, even children, and look them in the eyes without the slightest twinge of conscience, guilt, or care. The kind of inhumanity that can shoot a young policeman in cold blood just because you need another gun. The kind of inhumanity that slits your friends throats because they are Jews and it’s the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Islam should be banned. It is a violent hate group with built-in human rights abuses written in its core texts.

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Uncle Samuel. | April 24, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Yes but so are The Irish & Boston had no qualms financing the IRA.

    I agree about Islam but I used to travel by train between a station that served a large Muslim segment & one a few miles away that served the Tamils population. Both were prolific terrorists.

    I lived in a neighbourhood that had Croats. They painted ‘ Serbs will die like the Jews ” on the local playground equipment. That I shall never forget.

In their defense (sort of), the (non-)Think Progress folks and the rest of their Loony Libtard kin have not been the same ever since that rogue butterfly savagely kicked them in their collective heads in a brutal drive-by attack, causing their group-shared single synapse to fall out of the left (of course!) ear, roll down the street and then disappear into a storm drain, never to be seen again.

ThinkProgress, as repulsive a far left wing site as there is, consistently gets more than its fair share of coverage through MemeoRandum. For example, at this instance they have five links, three of which are major story headlines on the front page.

    Nick Shaw in reply to DaMav. | April 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Not to mention the number of hits they’ve racked up just from me going there to comment, DaMav!
    The interesting thing is that there are more people laughing at their deflection piece than lib’ruls supporting them, by about 5 to 1.
    I don’t know if this happens all the time, as I visit very infrequently (mostly just ’cause I’m ornery) but, if it does, it’s kinda’ indicative of something and must be “dis-heartening” to the “writers”.

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