Exposing Hillary So She Won't Get Elected

Professor Fired for Implying Texans Deserved Hurricane Harvey

It might not have been the kind of “instant karma” University of Tampa visiting professor Kenneth Storey had in mind when he gleefully tweeted that Hurricane Harvey might be what Texas deserved.

But it was a very swift form of what some students believed was justice.

Storey was fired Tuesday after having used is now-deleted Twitter account to share his feelings as Texas reeled from the blows of Hurricane Harvey.

“I dont believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesnt care about them,” he wrote.

The Florida-based college thought that crossed a line.

“We condemn the comments and the sentiment behind them, and understand the pain this irresponsible act has caused,” the university said.

“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,” the statement said.

Storey later followed up with a statement to WFTS in Tampa, offering an apology and noting that “taken out of context some tweets may sound extremely off-putting.”

“My intention was never to offend anyone. This was a series of tweets taken out of context. I was referring to the GOP denial of climate change science and push to decrease funds from agencies that can help in a time like this. I hope all affected by the storm are safe and recover quickly. I also hope this helps the GOP realize the need to support climate change research and put in place better funding for agencies like NOAA and FEMA,” he said.

Several University of Tampa students said that Storey crossed a