Univ. of Tampa prof fired after suggesting Texans deserve hurricane destruction for supporting Trump

On Monday, Campus Reform said that Ken Storey, a professor at the University of Tampa, suggested that Texans deserve destruction from Hurricane Harvey for supporting President Donald Trump in November’s election.  On Tuesday, Mediaite said that Storey was fired from his job.

“I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas,” he said on Twitter.  “Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them.”

The tweet was deleted, but not before it was captured for posterity:

According to Campus Reform, one of Storey’s followers suggested he “rethink” his position.  But Storey wasn’t having any of that.

“Well, the good people there need to do more to stop the evil their state pushes. I’m only blaming those who support the GOP there,” he said.

Anthony Gockowski said “the same commenter replied by asking if he thinks the same about Trump supporters in Florida.”

“Yep, those who voted for him here deserve it as well,” Storey said in response.

Storey later apologized and deleted his tweet, but that wasn’t enough.

“I deeply regret a statement I posted yesterday. I never meant to wish ill will upon any group. I hope all affected by Harvey recover quickly,” he later said.

According to Mediaite, the apology wasn’t enough for the college, which said in a statement:

On Sunday, Aug. 27, visiting assistant professor of sociology Kenneth Storey made comments on a private Twitter account that do not reflect UT’s community views or values. We condemn the comments and the sentiment behind them, and understand the pain this irresponsible act has caused.

Storey has been relieved of his duties at UT, and his classes will be covered by other sociology faculty.

As Floridians, we are well aware of the destruction and suffering associated with tropical weather. Our thoughts and prayers are with all impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Mediaite said Storey wasn’t the only person whose hatred of Trump affected their ability to feel empathy for the hurricane victims:

However, the former University of Tampa professor is not the only American whose political opinions block empathy for Hurricane Harvey victims, as a Slate reader wrote to the site’s advice column, “Dear Prudence,” to discuss her partner’s refusal to donate to hurricane victims due to a fear that she may inadvertently help a Trump supporter in need.

The hurricane is responsible for the death of three people so far, and that number is expected to grow in the coming days as local news stations have reported that a number of missing people may have drowned. Additionally, 50 counties in the state of Texas are being reported as flooded and 30,000 of the people living in those areas are now in shelters.

As Twitchy noted, there was plenty of insane liberal stupidity on Twitter:

We also found this:


Catch that hashtag, #whitelivesdontmatter?


You read that right.  This insane lunatic actually wanted God to kill white people in Texas with a hurricane.

As I’ve repeatedly said since February 2011, liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of rage and hate.  Sadly, liberals prove that assertion true on just about any given day.


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