University Fires Professor Who Called Hurricane Harvey "Karma" For Texas

Yesterday, we detailed the story of a University of Tampa professor who suggested that Texans deserve the fallout from Hurricane Harvey because of their support for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

As Campus Reform noted, Professor Ken Storey wrote...

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

Of course, after posting this disgusting comment, he apologized...

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

But the damage was done, and today, as Campus Reform reports, the University of Tampa announced Tuesday that it has fired the professor.

In a statement sent to the university community, the school strongly condemned the comments made by Professor Ken Storey on Twitter, underscoring that the remarks “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,” the university wrote.


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

We wonder how "deeply" Storey "regrets" his disgusting hate-speak now?


konadog Aug 31, 2017 2:59 AM Permalink

I would like to see this fat piece of crap libtard walk off a cliff and take 10 of his best friends with him, but at the same time I would rather not see universities firing people for free speech.  It cuts both ways.  If you can be fired for a dumbass tweet about Harvey, you could be fired for saying something sensible like "the US should have sound money".  We need a free exchange of ideas in academics, no matter how retarded or brilliant they might seem.

Avichi Aug 31, 2017 12:36 AM Permalink


samsara Aug 31, 2017 12:01 AM Permalink

I think that whole antifa/blm/etc has had it's 15 minutes of fame and is offically on the outs.That may drive some of them to other tactics though.

Tennessee Patriot Aug 30, 2017 10:55 PM Permalink

“I deeply regret a statement I posted yesterday,” Storey tweeted.Once again, he's not sorry for saying it, he's sorry for the consequences of his actions. Shut the fuck up, you fat stupid piece of shit. 

SmokeOrMirrors Aug 30, 2017 9:18 PM Permalink

Wait,  even though the state of Texas went Trump, didn't Houston go for Hillary ?  He couldn't even get that right.   Obviously not the brightest bulb on the christmas tree...

artvandalai Aug 30, 2017 9:15 PM Permalink

He has a free speech right. And now he has more time on his hands he could do it all day if he wants.And the University has the right to not employ imbeciles on their faculty.

tangent Aug 30, 2017 8:57 PM Permalink

If it is karma, then wouldn't that be karma against the Democrats, since Houston was apparantly a Democrat-controlled city with a Democrat mayor?

NobodyNowhere Aug 30, 2017 8:56 PM Permalink

Karma is not retribution.  It is not even cause-effect.Karma is deeds a being commits out of ignorance.  Karma reinforces the ignorance of the being further, in an endless cycle.The being, blinded with such ignorance, loses its path and stumbles from birth to birth, eon to eon, in timeless suffering.  Until it begins to wake up and retrace a supremely arduous path.The idea of a god dishing out punishment is a concept based on the human concept of justice - the justice of man.  The supreme intelligence is far beyond such arrangements.Karma is why one ended up in this eon, in this birth, in that locale, at that time, coincident with a storm.  And such happenings are virtually infinite, terminating only when the spirit breaks free of all ignorance.

lakecity55 Aug 30, 2017 8:50 PM Permalink

You have a right to walk into a biker bar and shout "Harleys, Indians, and Victory bikes suck ass and so do their owners!"The bikers have a right to pummel you into a gooey liquid. 

BidnessMan Aug 30, 2017 8:48 PM Permalink

Clemson assistant professor Bart Knijnenburg went on an epic Facebook rant last week and said, among other things, that "all Republicans are racist scum". So far Clemson has not had the courage to fire him. Now some state legislators are threatening to cut off state funding until they do.

If they don't fire him, a lot of alums will sit on their wallets when the next fundraising letter goes out. Karma indeed.

Considering the deafening silence so far out of the Clemson administration, my respect for Clemson has dropped a lot.

jmc8888 Aug 30, 2017 8:41 PM Permalink

The irony that someone in a hurricane state talks about a hurricane being a karmic event. That and now his karmic dismissal from his job. Meanwhile if a hurricane hits Florida for at least this hurricane season, someone could throw it back in his face. 

Dilluminati Aug 30, 2017 8:40 PM Permalink

I was driving in to work Tuesday and do an early am commute.  I was listening to CSPAN and the wingnuts from both the left and the right were calling in.  And to hear them wingnuts spin!  I mean it is near comical and at times I just bust out laughing (real laugh out load) down the expressway as some of these people vent.  You can listen to a cross-section of America and it is actually frightening if not entertaining.  Some of the comments about Trump were near ridiculous and both sides seemed to raise the ante to push the boundary of saying something absurd.

TalkToLind Aug 30, 2017 8:18 PM Permalink

Citizens! Be on the lookout for fake DHS agents operating in the Houston area. They may try to convince you to evacuate in order to gain access to your home and assets. If you see these individuals, please call your local law enforcement.  Local professonals will then respond quickly to your location to seize your assets legally.    

Anunnaki Aug 30, 2017 8:15 PM Permalink

Who the fuck are these Liberals to wish misfortune on people who legitimately reject their ideology.

From the same twat who cackled we came, we saw, he died.

WorkingClassMan Aug 30, 2017 8:12 PM Permalink

Like the mewling, squealing Marxists do to normal White people who get brutalized and shut down for voicing their opinion:"Fa na...fa na na NA...HEY HEEEYYYY HEYYYY...GOOOODBYE!"Lets hope that this pasty, bloated turd gets flushed everywhere he floats.

ThrowAwayYourTV Aug 30, 2017 8:04 PM Permalink

If you ask me more than half of college professors should be arrested for inciting riots. Their job is to teach the students known priciples and acedemics, not their personal opinions on politics and anti government personal thoughts or anything else.