Friday, May 24, 2013

Oklahoma Tornado Blame Game: "Weather Weapons" and God's Payback

As expected, the idiots, haters and lunatic fringe have piped in on the Oklahoma tornado tragedy. No, it can't just be a terrible act of nature, the disaster has to be blamed on pretty much everything from a government conspiracy to God hating "faggots" to karmic payback for Oklahoma being a "Red" state conservative state.  You can probably guess those responsible for the first two theories. Yes, the  King of the conspiracy theories -Alex Jones - thinks the Tornado could have been created by "weather weapons."

On May 21, Jones told a caller that the government has the ability to "create and steer groups of tornadoes" and that if people spotted helicopters and small aircraft "in and around the clouds, spraying and doing things" in Oklahoma, it could be evidence that a "weather weapon" was used.

God knows why they would do that, but Jones thinks it's a possibility.

And yes, those Christian abominations called the Westboro Baptist Church folk believe that God was punishing Oklahoma for NBA player Jason Collins "coming out" as gay. Well, actually they're blaming their local Oklahoma team and sportsman Kevin Durant, in particular, for saying "no-one has the right to judge", regarding Collins' admission that he was gay. Fred Phelps, Jr's oh-so Christian tweet said:

“OK Thunder's Durant flips God by praising f— Collins. God smashes OK. You do the math,” Phelps wrote. Later in the day, Phelps added to his statements, posting about what he described as “God’s wonderful wrath.” The second post contained the hashtagged phrases “God Curses U For F— Marriage” and “God Is Your Terrorist.”

And last but not least, we have one that can be filed in the tacky, tasteless file. 52-year-old Lizz Winstead, co-creator of Comedy Central's Daily Show, tweeted to her 75,000 followers a short time after the tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma killing at least 10 children (two of them infants):

"This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives."

She did apologize later for making a "political joke", but people die during natural disasters, and dying, regardless of political persuasion, is not a joking matter.

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