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2013-05-21 10:58:48 AM
The most important thing to remember right now is that someone sent an insensitive tweet.
 
2013-05-21 11:00:13 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Bloody William: Obama, because he worked in Chicago and was in politics there, made conservatives obsess over "Chicago-style politics" and paint the entire city as something out of Sin City with unions. It's another phrase they don't understand or think about, just throw it out like it's a magic word to hex liberals.

In all fairness, they've hated Chicago long before Obama emerged from it.  Mayor Daley and all that.


They hate Chicago because it is the city is where the best and brightest people that want to stay in the Midwest go. They are pissed that not only are their kids becoming libruls, but that they are living with ethnic and racial minorities and the gheys. They are also pissed its happening in their own backyard and not on the coasts, which would be easier to ignore.

The people in downstate illinois hate chicago because chicago supports the rest of the state and they resent it. The only people that pay their keep downstate are the professors and the farmers. The rest of the state is pretty much a bunch of out of work factory workers that are on disability or addicted to drugs, or both. Say what you will about chicago, but at least it isn't Illitucky.
 
2013-05-21 11:00:30 AM

DarwiOdrade: Lando Lincoln: DarwiOdrade: A comedy writer made an offensive joke?

TORNADOGHAZI!

I give them eight hours before some news moron tries to tie this to Obama.

Less than that before it's punishment from God for gay marriage.


When we elected Obama, we lowered the magical Jesus barriers George W. Bush so lovingly erected around the US post-911, which let Allah direct his desert whirlwinds against the American people. Obama's secret Muslim powers are killing American children.
 
2013-05-21 11:00:40 AM
FTFA:'Hey Lizz, you're clearly a numbskull,' wrote Twitter user @catpooper.

Good thing the Daily Mail included this poignant insight from @catpooper
 
2013-05-21 11:01:04 AM

Cletus C.: DuncanMhor: Cletus C.: Was the temptation to prove his point for him just too much to resist?

In other words, shut up and let us say whatever we want, regardless of whether it's accurate or not.

Those are other words for sure.

Just remember, you're joining Glenn Beck if you defend her.


Broken clock...
 
2013-05-21 11:01:21 AM
I used to enjoy Winstead's radio show with Rachel Maddow. I especially enjoyed those occasions when Chuck D showed up.

I understand the point she was trying to make here - lampooning the ridiculous shiat people like Pat Robertson spew every time a "liberal" part of the country is hit by disaster. The joke was poorly timed and in unbelievably poor taste, however, and failed to make the point she was attempting to make. It displayed extraordinarily poor judgment, and I'm glad she apologized. More than Robertson and his sort would ever have done.
 
2013-05-21 11:01:23 AM

zeroman987: Pants full of macaroni!!: Bloody William: Obama, because he worked in Chicago and was in politics there, made conservatives obsess over "Chicago-style politics" and paint the entire city as something out of Sin City with unions. It's another phrase they don't understand or think about, just throw it out like it's a magic word to hex liberals.

In all fairness, they've hated Chicago long before Obama emerged from it.  Mayor Daley and all that.

They hate Chicago because it is the city is where the best and brightest people that want to stay in the Midwest go. They are pissed that not only are their kids becoming libruls, but that they are living with ethnic and racial minorities and the gheys. They are also pissed its happening in their own backyard and not on the coasts, which would be easier to ignore.

The people in downstate illinois hate chicago because chicago supports the rest of the state and they resent it. The only people that pay their keep downstate are the professors and the farmers. The rest of the state is pretty much a bunch of out of work factory workers that are on disability or addicted to drugs, or both. Say what you will about chicago, but at least it isn't Illitucky.


Can say that about NYC and LA/SoCal as well.
 
2013-05-21 11:02:15 AM
It was a terrible joke looking to make a political point.

Saying the tornado was "targeting" conservatives is lampooning people who paranoidly claim that the IRS and Obama are always targeting conservatives.

Because tornados don't target. That is absurd.

It is mildly interesting how a joke about conservative victimhood has turned, yet again, into something republicans clutch their pearls over, but the joke was terrible. No one seems to have got it and it is quite crass now that we know about the tradegy.

Next time she should just say nothing at all.
 
2013-05-21 11:02:39 AM
FFS you don't Tweet something like that, in the face of this horrible tragedy!

/ you post it on Fark
/amirite?
 
2013-05-21 11:03:00 AM
classy
 
2013-05-21 11:03:34 AM
At first I was like, "meh," but then I read catpooper's tweet, and it made me realize how serious this really is.
 
2013-05-21 11:04:01 AM

joonyer: Or could it be that your delicate sensibilities


no you were right the first time and you certainly indulged him
 
2013-05-21 11:04:04 AM

RedT: FFS you don't Tweet something like that, in the face of this horrible tragedy!

/ you post it on Fark
/amirite?


That's the point - she tweeted it before it was known just how horrible a tragedy it was. Once the extent of the damage was clear, she apologized.
 
2013-05-21 11:04:37 AM
Dems condemning Lizz for this: Many
GOP condemning Pat Robertson for every other f*cking natural disaster: (crickets)
 
2013-05-21 11:05:03 AM

Granny_Panties: Why is this in the politics tab? She isn't even an elected politician.


because she "is a liberal" you see and therefore
 
2013-05-21 11:05:14 AM

Diogenes: jehovahs witness protection: Liberals on Fark to defend her in 3, 2, 1

Douche exploiting tragedy to further political agenda on Fark in 3, 2, 1...

And yes, I get that the Daily Show lady was largely doing the same.  The difference?  You won't get an apology out of JWP.


Or Michelle Bachmann for saying God is sending tornadoes and hurricanes because of the gays. Or the right wing preachers saying the same, or...

Plenty of examples on the right, but they think it is A-OK to say these things. Nice to see the dirty godless liberal knows she was wrong.
 
2013-05-21 11:06:33 AM

DarwiOdrade: RedT: FFS you don't Tweet something like that, in the face of this horrible tragedy!

/ you post it on Fark
/amirite?

That's the point - she tweeted it before it was known just how horrible a tragedy it was. Once the extent of the damage was clear, she apologized.


Open mouth, insert foot. Tornados are a joke to anyone who's never seen the destruction it brings. Some things you just don't joke about...
 
2013-05-21 11:07:36 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Liberals on Fark to defend her in 3, 2, 1


How about pointing out that conservatives do this all the damn time?  Can we do that?  Gay marriage/abortion/women's rights/school prayer/etc have apparently caused every natural disaster since the founding of the republic.
 
2013-05-21 11:09:16 AM
If this had been the Onion, no one would have batted an eye. Satire is satire.
 
2013-05-21 11:11:27 AM
It makes as much sense as "Calling them Teabagger was clearly a signal to target conservatives" and that was her point. This is more BS outrage.
 
2013-05-21 11:12:51 AM

diaphoresis: Open mouth, insert foot. Tornados are a joke to anyone who's never seen the destruction it brings. Some things you just don't joke about...


crooksandliars.com
 
2013-05-21 11:14:06 AM
Fact is that republicans are upset because someone ismaking fun of  their rabid foaming at the mouth attacks on Obama no matter what the event is. same people foaming at the mouth now would be gufawing it up had the joke been about say.... Katrina.
 
2013-05-21 11:15:03 AM

diaphoresis: DarwiOdrade: RedT: FFS you don't Tweet something like that, in the face of this horrible tragedy!

/ you post it on Fark
/amirite?

That's the point - she tweeted it before it was known just how horrible a tragedy it was. Once the extent of the damage was clear, she apologized.

Open mouth, insert foot. Tornados are a joke to anyone who's never seen the destruction it brings. Some things you just don't joke about...


I've only ever seen one, and it was a baby of one.

It touched down about a 1/2 mile from the house and clipped an abandoned farm house, only blowing some boards away.  As we ran to the basement, it dissipated, so like idiots we stopped, but then we looked up, and saw the clouds spinning rather rapidly above the house.  We booked it the rest of the way into the basement.  Thankfully, it didn't touch down again until about 5 miles away, where it nearly took out the co-op elevator.

That said, insensitive tweet is insensitive, but at least her apology sounds like an honest "Whoops, I farked up, my bad.  People of twitter, administer to me my penance."
 
2013-05-21 11:15:25 AM

jehovahs witness protection: sammyk: jehovahs witness protection: Liberals on Fark to defend her in 3, 2, 1

She's not even defending herself. Why would anyone else? That's what you do not get. Liberals here on fark do not defend anything a liberal says blindly. We do however accept honest apologies and move on.l

"'Made a political joke, Twas before devastation revealed. In hindsight, had I understood, I would have refrained. Beyond sorry. #LetMeHaveIt' shetweeted about three and a half hours after her original joke.

Wouldn't it be awesome for a big tornado to hit Chicago?

I'm sorry.


Do you ever contribute anything?
 
2013-05-21 11:15:31 AM

diaphoresis: DarwiOdrade: RedT: FFS you don't Tweet something like that, in the face of this horrible tragedy!

/ you post it on Fark
/amirite?

That's the point - she tweeted it before it was known just how horrible a tragedy it was. Once the extent of the damage was clear, she apologized.

Open mouth, insert foot. Tornados are a joke to anyone who's never seen the destruction it brings. Some things you just don't joke about...


I am one of those people. I knew they were destructive but I didn't know that they could be THAT destructive. You hear stories about trailer parks and such getting wiped away but those aren't very sturdy structures. Whole buildings made of brick and mortar and anchored to a foundation? Terrible, terrible stuff.

We get hurricanes and Sandy was certainly no joke but Sandy was nothing compared to the sheer destruction of that weather system itself.
 
2013-05-21 11:15:37 AM
So wait, now you're trying to tell me that Obama CAN'T control the weather?
 
2013-05-21 11:15:48 AM

Witty_Retort: diaphoresis: Open mouth, insert foot. Tornados are a joke to anyone who's never seen the destruction it brings. Some things you just don't joke about...

[crooksandliars.com image 425x265]


You prove my point
 
2013-05-21 11:15:51 AM

diaphoresis: DarwiOdrade: RedT: FFS you don't Tweet something like that, in the face of this horrible tragedy!

/ you post it on Fark
/amirite?

That's the point - she tweeted it before it was known just how horrible a tragedy it was. Once the extent of the damage was clear, she apologized.

Open mouth, insert foot. Tornados are a joke to anyone who's never seen the destruction it brings. Some things you just don't joke about...


Really? Because if you google "tornado jokes" I think you'll find lots of jokes no one cares about. Lizz apologized and is taking her lumps, but the conservative derposphere is going full potato with this - it's the conservative victim mentality, pure and simple.
 
2013-05-21 11:16:05 AM

coeyagi: johnryan51: No different than Anne coulter. Outrageous statement.

Except Lizz was joking.  Anne Coulter is dead serious about whatever he says.


you poor naive soul. She's no more serious than Hannity or any other of those guys. they are just riding the gravy train and the imbeciles that listen to them make it easy...laughably so.
 
2013-05-21 11:16:51 AM
THIS MEANS SOMETHING
 
2013-05-21 11:18:09 AM

SpectroBoy: It makes as much sense as "Calling them Teabagger was clearly a signal to target conservatives" and that was her point. This is more BS outrage.


The upside down eagle on Obama's twitter page weeps...
 
2013-05-21 11:18:13 AM

coeyagi: Dems condemning Lizz for this: Many
GOP condemning Pat Robertson for every other f*cking natural disaster: (crickets)


I've never cared for Winstead as a comedian. Her (and Kilborne's) departure from TDS were the best things that could've happened to it. And her joke was stupid and crass, which, to her credit, she seems to realize now. But I just want to add to your point, for the sake of contrast. Winstead made a bad joke. Robertson literally blamed 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina on pagans, abortionists, gays, and lesbians. He also said the Haiti earthquake was caused by their "pact with the devil." He's also a billionaire media mogul who is still well-connected in the Republican Party. So, essentially, the GOP should STFU and get its own house in order. Democrats can worry about the vast influence Lizz Winstead has on their party themselves.
 
2013-05-21 11:18:51 AM

dave2198: Do you ever contribute anything?


hundreds of headlines
 
2013-05-21 11:19:22 AM

DarwiOdrade: diaphoresis: DarwiOdrade: RedT: FFS you don't Tweet something like that, in the face of this horrible tragedy!

/ you post it on Fark
/amirite?

That's the point - she tweeted it before it was known just how horrible a tragedy it was. Once the extent of the damage was clear, she apologized.

Open mouth, insert foot. Tornados are a joke to anyone who's never seen the destruction it brings. Some things you just don't joke about...

Really? Because if you google "tornado jokes" I think you'll find lots of jokes no one cares about. Lizz apologized and is taking her lumps, but the conservative derposphere is going full potato with this - it's the conservative victim mentality, pure and simple.


yes.. really.  It's as bad as  "Quit making 9/11 jokes.. it's just plane wrong".  I don't see anything humorous about that either.
 
2013-05-21 11:20:15 AM
I don't get to say this often:

Classy move, Glen Beck.  Good job.

It was a tasteless joke that, had this been a more 'commonplace' overhyped natural disaster would have been hysterical 24 hours later.  However, it wasn't 24 hours later, and it wasn't a typical tornado.  I didn't like when NJ got mocked for getting hurricaned, I didn't like those who tried to say God hates liberals for it, and I don't like that tweet.  But goddamnit (this time) Glen Beck is on the right side, IMO.  Bad bad joke that was made too soon, and was a mistake.
 
2013-05-21 11:20:18 AM

Madbassist1: coeyagi: johnryan51: No different than Anne coulter. Outrageous statement.

Except Lizz was joking.  Anne Coulter is dead serious about whatever he says.

you poor naive soul. She's no more serious than Hannity or any other of those guys. they are just riding the gravy train and the imbeciles that listen to them make it easy...laughably so.


My point exactly.  She's serious about that gravy train and she'll seriously present her argument as serious in nature to get those serious imbeciles to seriously believe her.

Fake serious or serious serious, it all comes across the same to those seriously imbecilic listeners / readers of hers.
 
2013-05-21 11:20:23 AM

dave2198: jehovahs witness protection: sammyk: jehovahs witness protection: Liberals on Fark to defend her in 3, 2, 1

She's not even defending herself. Why would anyone else? That's what you do not get. Liberals here on fark do not defend anything a liberal says blindly. We do however accept honest apologies and move on.l

"'Made a political joke, Twas before devastation revealed. In hindsight, had I understood, I would have refrained. Beyond sorry. #LetMeHaveIt' shetweeted about three and a half hours after her original joke.

Wouldn't it be awesome for a big tornado to hit Chicago?

I'm sorry.

Do you ever contribute anything?


This submission, most likely. Fark LOVES the heartless troll submissions.
 
2013-05-21 11:20:50 AM

diaphoresis: Some things you just don't joke about...


cdn.hark.com
 
2013-05-21 11:21:43 AM

BMulligan: I used to enjoy Winstead's radio show with Rachel Maddow. I especially enjoyed those occasions when Chuck D showed up.

I understand the point she was trying to make here - lampooning the ridiculous shiat people like Pat Robertson spew every time a "liberal" part of the country is hit by disaster. The joke was poorly timed and in unbelievably poor taste, however, and failed to make the point she was attempting to make. It displayed extraordinarily poor judgment, and I'm glad she apologized. More than Robertson and his sort would ever have done.


I think she was really trying to satirize the IRS "they are targeting conservatives" outcry, which is slightly less offensive than trying to be a foil to Pat Robertson. Still, that's the kind of joke you make to your like-minded friends (followed by a 'window seat' reference), not to the Twitterverse. Even if you don't know how bad of a tornado it was, better to be cautious. I know nothing of this person, but she is taking her lumps and feels like a complete dick, so I don't see the point in harping on it.  (Only that first sentence is directed at you; I'm not suggesting you are harping)

Also kind of annoying how the "co-creator of The Daily Show" line in her profile has the pitchfork and torch crowd associating her remark with the show. She could be more clear about her role with the Stewart version.
 
2013-05-21 11:22:27 AM

diaphoresis: DarwiOdrade: diaphoresis: DarwiOdrade: RedT: FFS you don't Tweet something like that, in the face of this horrible tragedy!

/ you post it on Fark
/amirite?

That's the point - she tweeted it before it was known just how horrible a tragedy it was. Once the extent of the damage was clear, she apologized.

Open mouth, insert foot. Tornados are a joke to anyone who's never seen the destruction it brings. Some things you just don't joke about...

Really? Because if you google "tornado jokes" I think you'll find lots of jokes no one cares about. Lizz apologized and is taking her lumps, but the conservative derposphere is going full potato with this - it's the conservative victim mentality, pure and simple.

yes.. really.  It's as bad as  "Quit making 9/11 jokes.. it's just plane wrong".  I don't see anything humorous about that either.


It's called gallows humor, and it's been around pretty much forever.
 
2013-05-21 11:22:45 AM

Rwa2play: zeroman987: Pants full of macaroni!!: Bloody William: Obama, because he worked in Chicago and was in politics there, made conservatives obsess over "Chicago-style politics" and paint the entire city as something out of Sin City with unions. It's another phrase they don't understand or think about, just throw it out like it's a magic word to hex liberals.

In all fairness, they've hated Chicago long before Obama emerged from it.  Mayor Daley and all that.

They hate Chicago because it is the city is where the best and brightest people that want to stay in the Midwest go. They are pissed that not only are their kids becoming libruls, but that they are living with ethnic and racial minorities and the gheys. They are also pissed its happening in their own backyard and not on the coasts, which would be easier to ignore.

The people in downstate illinois hate chicago because chicago supports the rest of the state and they resent it. The only people that pay their keep downstate are the professors and the farmers. The rest of the state is pretty much a bunch of out of work factory workers that are on disability or addicted to drugs, or both. Say what you will about chicago, but at least it isn't Illitucky.

Can say that about NYC and LA/SoCal as well.


Or most rural areas. The small town is dying out. There are no jobs, no industries, and no work. Most people leave, some are too old and stay, and others are too stubborn to leave and make do with what's left.

It's been a while since I read about it, but during one of the last Kansas threads we had, I read well, this.

Kansas alone, there are more than 6,000 [27] (ghost towns) according to one Kansas historian, Daniel C. Fitzgerald.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ghost_towns_in_Kansas
 
2013-05-21 11:23:21 AM
Are there any really liberal parts of the country that are plagued by tornados? Are there any parts of "Tornado Alley" that aren't redder than Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Saturdays in Autumn?

The Blood God expresses his displeasure at liberals with earthquakes, volcanos, and the odd Nor'easter Superstorm.
 
2013-05-21 11:23:46 AM

JimStarkBand: I don't get to say this often:

Classy move, Glen Beck.  Good job.

It was a tasteless joke that, had this been a more 'commonplace' overhyped natural disaster would have been hysterical 24 hours later.  However, it wasn't 24 hours later, and it wasn't a typical tornado.  I didn't like when NJ got mocked for getting hurricaned, I didn't like those who tried to say God hates liberals for it, and I don't like that tweet.  But goddamnit (this time) Glen Beck is on the right side, IMO.  Bad bad joke that was made too soon, and was a mistake.


Which is why she very quickly apologized. A sincere apology.

fark Glen Beck. He only gives a shiat because it was a "liberal". When he calls out Pat Robertson or Michelle Bachmann, I'll give him credit.
 
2013-05-21 11:24:42 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: Are there any really liberal parts of the country that are plagued by tornados? Are there any parts of "Tornado Alley" that aren't redder than Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Saturdays in Autumn?

The Blood God expresses his displeasure at liberals with earthquakes, volcanos, and the odd Nor'easter Superstorm.


Exactly.  At times like this, we should be hearing from Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz, not that dipsh*t Pat Robertson.
 
2013-05-21 11:25:08 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Her tweet has all the humor of the half hour news hour.  Conservatives would normally find this sort of thing hilarious.

Maybe it's just too soon.


Sadly very true. We shouldn't stoop to their levels though.
 
2013-05-21 11:25:13 AM
The tornado is God's punishment for not allowing gay marriage!
 
2013-05-21 11:25:55 AM

Barfmaker: johnryan51: No different than Anne coulter. Outrageous statement.

It's completely different, in this case she realized she'd said something bad and retracted it and apologized profusely admitted it was insensitive and inappropriate...how is any of that similar to Ann Coulter, because they both have vaginas?


They BOTH do?
 
2013-05-21 11:26:01 AM

mediablitz: JimStarkBand: I don't get to say this often:

Classy move, Glen Beck.  Good job.

It was a tasteless joke that, had this been a more 'commonplace' overhyped natural disaster would have been hysterical 24 hours later.  However, it wasn't 24 hours later, and it wasn't a typical tornado.  I didn't like when NJ got mocked for getting hurricaned, I didn't like those who tried to say God hates liberals for it, and I don't like that tweet.  But goddamnit (this time) Glen Beck is on the right side, IMO.  Bad bad joke that was made too soon, and was a mistake.

Which is why she very quickly apologized. A sincere apology.

fark Glen Beck. He only gives a shiat because it was a "liberal". When he calls out Pat Robertson or Michelle Bachmann, I'll give him credit.


Reagan Doctrine prevents the mere though that it would happen.  "Policing their own" is more likely to happen in an actual police station.
 
2013-05-21 11:26:10 AM
The joke was "Now they'll cite this as an example of Obama's persecution of conservatives too."  That's all she should have said (or not said anything).  It was a fairly poor joke, and an ill-considered one.

Coulter's idea of a joke is "we should invade their countries, kill all their leaders, and force them to convert to Christianity."

Robertson's is "natural disasters (or 9/11) are Sky Man's punishment for abortion and teh homoghey."

If you think all three of these are in the same league, then we definitely see things differently.

In conclusion, Twitter is stupid and nobody should use it.
 
2013-05-21 11:27:02 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: Are there any really liberal parts of the country that are plagued by tornados? Are there any parts of "Tornado Alley" that aren't redder than Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Saturdays in Autumn?

The Blood God expresses his displeasure at liberals with earthquakes, volcanos, and the odd Nor'easter Superstorm.


Illinois is pretty reliably blue, but the parts that usually get tornadoes are downstate in the rural, redder areas.
 
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