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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:44 PM

Woman fired for Obama racial slur on Facebook

Woman fired for Obama racial slur on Facebook

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) A California woman has been fired and reported to the Secret Service for her President Barack Obama racial slur and assassination comment on Facebook.

The Modesto Bee (http://bit.ly/TPtRc5) says 22-year-old Denise Helms of Turlock posted the inflammatory comments on the social media site shortly after the president's re-election on Tuesday.

She used the n-word in referring to Obama and wrote that maybe he will be assassinated this term.

Helms then told a Sacramento TV station that she wouldn't mind a bit if someone assassinated Obama.

Helms was fired Thursday from her job at the Stone Cold Creamy store.

Store director Chris Kegle says the comments are disgusting.

Secret Service Agent Scott Gillingham in Sacramento says the incident is being investigated.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Woman-fired-for-Obama-racial-slur-on-Facebook-4023129.php#ixzz2BkTJWDMf

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Reply Woman fired for Obama racial slur on Facebook (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 OP
get the red out Nov 2012 #1
progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #7
get the red out Nov 2012 #18
MoonchildCA Nov 2012 #24
russspeakeasy Nov 2012 #2
progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #8
russspeakeasy Nov 2012 #14
tularetom Nov 2012 #9
Darth_Kitten Nov 2012 #3
still_one Nov 2012 #5
still_one Nov 2012 #4
stevenleser Nov 2012 #12
Xithras Nov 2012 #13
still_one Nov 2012 #25
Darth_Kitten Nov 2012 #30
Carnage251 Nov 2012 #6
PatSeg Nov 2012 #10
eissa Nov 2012 #11
Xithras Nov 2012 #15
eissa Nov 2012 #33
Lionessa Nov 2012 #16
Patiod Nov 2012 #19
meow2u3 Nov 2012 #23
southmost Nov 2012 #17
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #20
Strelnikov_ Nov 2012 #21
Lilyeye Nov 2012 #22
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #26
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #28
Darth_Kitten Nov 2012 #32
gollygee Nov 2012 #27
edbermac Nov 2012 #29
WCGreen Nov 2012 #31

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:46 PM

1. What is wrong with these people?

I think RW media has seriously damaged our society.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:50 PM

7. their parents are what's wrong with them... and the media.

And frankly, based on the stuff I heard when my daughters were in school post Clinton, I think that many schools are not teaching the reality of how it feels to lose a President that way. When I was growing up, no one would even dream of thinking that, or saying it, or joking about it. It was just too painful, regardless of who you voted for.

The RW media has caused this in many ways, but legitimizing the people that used to be fringe people.. and made it okay to say shit like that. She is truly an ignorant person. I hope she doesn't breed little racist ignorants like herself, but I'm thinking that's a given.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:24 PM

18. Interesting point

I was in high school when President Reagan was shot and I remember my Mother and I watching the news updates in horror; the fact that both my parents were die-hard Democrats and couldn't stand Reagan's policies having nothing at all to do with how we felt about our President being attacked like that.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:10 PM

24. I too, was horrified...

When Reagan was shot. I was politically opposed to him, but he was our president! I was even offended by the guy who threw a shoe at Bush. I actually consider Bush's shoe duck his best moment.

The office of the president needs to be held with a certain respect no matter who occupies it.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:46 PM

2. Good. Her parents must be very proud.

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Response to russspeakeasy (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:50 PM

8. Actually, I'm sure her parents ARE very proud.

People like that down appear out of nowhere. I've been to Turlock... it's rampant there.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:09 PM

14. That's exactly what I mean...

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Response to russspeakeasy (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:52 PM

9. Where do you suppose she learned that shit?

The nut doesn't fall very far from the tree.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:47 PM

3. This is why people should be fired, not because their dumbass bosses are sore Obama was re-elected.

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Response to Darth_Kitten (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:49 PM

5. she was rightfully fired because she made offensive comments public, and she works for a company

that serves the public

She must also have some serious issues

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:48 PM

4. It should be kept in mind she was not fired because of her freedom of speech, she was fired because

she works for a company that meets the public, and she has made offensive comment publicly.

Good for stone cold creamy

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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:02 PM

12. Time to pop a few Lactaid pills and have a double or triple scooper... nt

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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:06 PM

13. Freedom of association means freedom to disassociate

She's free to say whatever she wants. They're free to disassociate themselves from her because of it.

I was a business owner for many years, with more than a dozen employees on staff. I'd have fired an employee in a heartbeat if I'd discovered any of them posting racist or bigoted material on the Internet in ANY way that made them personally identifiable or that connected them to the company. There's no way I'd have let someone's bigotry smear the name of the company.

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Response to Xithras (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:51 PM

25. You are absolutely right

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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:16 PM

30. Some people don't get that what gets posted on FB.......

ain't just between you and your best "friends" anymore. It's hard to hide stupid.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:49 PM

6. Any relation to Jesse Helms?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:01 PM

10. "I'm not a racist"

She just says racist things about the President of the United States.

"What did I do wrong?" How stupid do you have to be to mention assassination and the President in the same sentence? I cant believe that so many people are oblivious to the consequences of their words.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:02 PM

11. That's my city

Well, where I work, not where I live (although where I live isn't much better.) We're so proud

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Response to eissa (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:09 PM

15. Hey, I'm just glad she doesn't live in Modesto

We don't need another idiot getting our city name in the national headlines. It's getting to the point where I'm almost embarassed to tell people where I'm from when I travel.

Turlock can have its turn

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Response to Xithras (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:41 PM

33. Hidy-ho neighborino!

I'm also in Modesto and totally share your sentiments.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:10 PM

16. Totally misleading title, I think. Probably the assinanation remark is more the cause,

 

Seems once one reads past what appears to be a communist type response to freedom of speech,
SHE ALSO COMMENTED ABOUT ASSASSINATION!

So what do you think she was really fired and SS'd over, a racial slur of which I'm sure their are thousands on facebook, or the assassination remark.

Is SFGate a right wing paper, or why are they promoting this mischaracterization of the Obama Secret Service and her employer.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:17 PM

19. You beat me too it.

The racism is reprehensible, but the Secret Service doesn't show up for racist comments.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:33 PM

23. Her being fired is the least of her worries

Those assassination comments can land her in Federal prison for a long time. Try getting a job once you have a rap sheet for threatening the President.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:12 PM

17. so sad when these hateful souless t-baggers'

only source of hope is that "maybe he will be assassinated this term"


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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:19 PM

20. yeah, that TV clip was way too easy on her

1. Idiot posts assassination wish against the president using a racial epithet on FB and twitter
2. Idiot is surprised to see the backlash from people who read her posts
3. Idiot actually thinks she's protected by the first amendment for those words
4. Idiot does the same old tried-and-true tactic of "doubling down" on stupid when interviewed by local TV:

She told the Fox 40 reporter: "I didn't think it would be that big of a deal. The assassination part is kind of harsh. I'm not saying like I would go do that or anything like that, by any means, but if it was to happen, I don't think I'd care one bit."

Helms has since deleted the post and posted again about the incident. It reads: "So apparently my post last night about Obama got onto Twitter and Fox 40 came and interviewed me cause apparently a lot of people in Sacramento think I'm crazy and racist. WOW is all I got to say!! I'm not racist and I'm not crazy. just simply stating my opinion.!!!"

Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2012/11/08/2448491/obama-threat-gets-woman-fired.html#storylink=cpy

5. Idiot is shocked that she gets fired
6. Only NOW does idiot make half-assed apology, but still whines about being persecuted for her opinion and insists she isn't racist..

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:28 PM

21. Another example of when keeping it real goes wrong

". . . assassination part is kind of harsh. I'm not saying like I would go do that or anything like that, by any means, but if it was to happen, I don't think I'd care one bit."

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Response to Lilyeye (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:07 PM

26. wow

From the site:

Demi Keely, who has been competing in pageants since she was little girl and most recently competed in Miss Louisiana Prom Girl, displayed her inner-beauty when she tweeted "If you going for the monkey, shoot yourself, seriously."

Keely attends Carencro High School in Carencro, LA. Calls placed to the principal's office were not returned. Her Twitter account is still up and running, and she's made no mention of any resulting disciplinary action. When she was confronted by others on Twitter for her language, she responded:

Demi Keely @demikeely

KEEP YOUR FUCKING TWEETS TO YOURSELF! I can voice my opinion if I want to!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #26)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:10 PM

28. Ironic.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #26)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:26 PM

32. This brainless twit thinks she's famous now.

Funny, in a pathetic way.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:10 PM

27. I hope no one thinks this is a freedom of speech issue

She has the freedom to saw what she wants, but she does not have the freedom to not face any consequences for what she says. She is not being put in jail for saying this. Her employer has the freedom to not keep someone on the payroll who will offend or insult customers, or not work well with co-workers, due to her racism.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:15 PM

29. Honey, why not just wear a sign in public like Bruce Willis in Die Hard 3?

How stoopid can you get?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:18 PM

31. False Equivalence is the culprit here...

By elevating the crazy to the same level as normal, you get this kind of crap...

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