“What they see in those tweets is not who I am,” he said. “How I worded it was wrong. I care about people. I love this country. I would never want to wish harm upon anyone.”
TAMPA (tampabay.com) — A tweet suggesting that the devastation of Hurricane Harvey was “instant karma” for the red state of Texas has cost a University of Tampa professor his job — making him just the latest academic fired for off-duty speech.
The University first distanced itself from sociology professor Kenneth L. Storey on Monday. But a tide of online outrage continued. A #FireKenStorey hashtag spread far beyond the university. Angry Facebook comments piled up.
“Don’t think this is a school we will be looking at for my daughter anymore,” one commenter said. An alumnus wrote, “Good thing I already paid you, because I’ll never send the school another dime again.”
So that’s basically code for we’re a bunch of white supremacists who can’t stand seeing demographic shifts take place… These are essentially domestic terrorists, and are more extremist than your average “rebel flag” waving southerner who never read a history book.
The man holding this hybrid flag points his finger and says, “you’re spewing anti-southern hatred,” to which an unseen man replies with condemnations, saying “you were screaming about Jews, you were screaming about blacks, you’re a racist…”
Another man steps up and asks our flag-wielding Florida Man, “Why’d you call me a motherfucker?” Apparently he did earlier.
“Cause you’re a filthy communist,” replies the flag bearer.
The man replies, “I ain’t no Communist, bro… I’m Costa Rican…”
“Well then go back to Costa Rica!” yells the obsolete man filled with hate.
Another reply was made, and in response the flag bearer yelled “C’mon! C’mon motherfucker C’mon!” as he lunged towards the other man with the flag pole.
Police took him down before he could stabby-stabby.
The overly-stimulated crowd rejoiced over the fiasco, which probably only fed the hatred inside the man as police detained him.
The jeers and name-calling in this situation are understandable because of adrenaline, but should serve as a lesson to those watching safely at home; Hate cannot be defeated with more hate.
Everybody cool it, and don’t provoke these angry people. Instead, try talking to them. A simple “Hi, what’s your name?” in a calm tone can open a discussion of healing. If your goal is to truly eliminate racism, start with the core. Will this work for everyone? Of course not. Does that mean you shouldn’t try? Of course not. Just be nice. It makes a big difference, and it’s the only way through. Defeating others creates more hatred, because the defeated party stays angry. Analyze what you REALLY want to fix, and make sure your words and actions are useful towards achieving that goal.
That being said, it’s a proud moment when Floridians take a stand against racism and terrorists. Let’s continue standing up for what’s right while letting go of greed, hatred, and delusion.
Florida’s a beautifully diverse state, and we’re gonna keep it that way.
The original video uploaded by Jess T on Aug 30 was titled “White supremacist taken down by police at protest in Hollywood, Fl 8/30/2017” and the info read “Angry white supremacist attacks peaceful protesters at rally that supports taking down historically racist street names in Hollywood, FL.”
The town of Micanopy doesn’t have much going on, except for a fully nude strip club that serves mediocre coffee (I-75 makes me sleepy, don’t judge).
54-year-old William Markham is one of the rare folks who actually lives in Micanopy.
His home is across the street from Micanopy Cooperative School on Northwest 2nd Avenue, and he often complains about all the parents parking on the street outside as they wait to pick up their pesky children. Full Story »
CHIPLEY – Imagine you’re at Kate Smith Elementary school waiting to pick up your kid, only to find that you’re not authorized…
Jonathan Allen, 32, had this experience on August 28, after his estranged wife removed him from the list of persons authorized to pick up the child from school.
Years of Florida sun have melted most of his brain facilities, so his conflict resolution skills are not very good… when school personnel advised Jonathan that he was not permitted to pick up the child, he became angry.
He became so angry that he started swearing and yelling, and several people reported that he threatened to “blow the school up and kill everyone in it”.
Principal Burdeshaw immediately reported the incident to the SRO unit and a felony warrant for Allen’s arrest was obtained shortly after.
Allen was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on the charge of threaten to discharge a deadly device. He is currently being held on a $50,000 bond.
“All threats will be taken seriously by our office,” states Sheriff Crews. “I want to make it clear that these types of improper actions or statements that involve our schools or children will not be tolerated on any level.”
Christina Ann MacCornack and Christopher Thomas Jacobs
The lives of Florida Couples remain a mystery to many. They are reclusive creatures who only venture out late at night to party, and are rarely seen in broad daylight.
Thanks to the blunders of an Avon Park duo, we have yet another narrative of what really happens inside these Florida Couple habitats.
It all started on a Sunday evening, August 27th, when Christopher Thomas Jacobs, a Florida Man, tried changing a light bulb.
Because he’s from Florida, that very simple task of changing a light bulb resulted in him getting electrocuted.
He survived and went to the hospital.
This near-death experience didn’t stop his Florida Woman girlfriend, Christina Ann MacCornack, from arguing with him. Upon his return from the hospital that night, the couple continued arguing about drugs. Full Story »
Where do people from Georgia come to vacation? Well, the panhandle of course. It’s still the south, but with way better beaches. They can feel right at home surrounded by confederate battle flags and high school drop outs.
An off duty cop from the Peach State brought his wife to Panama City Beach for a vacation, as many do.
They were not familiar though, with our culture.
You see, in Florida it’s totally normal to pull your dick out in public and start masturbating furiously.
When they both spotted Jason Glenn Bloutwell, 41 years of age, doing just that, they both freaked out and called the cops.
He was proudly fapping at the City Pier parking lot on Front Beach Road around 3:00 on a sunny afternoon.
Panama City Beach Police took Bloutwell into custody where he confessed to committing the crime, and was charged with lewd or lascivious exhibition. He has been transported to the Bay County Jail where he awaits his first appearance.