Hate that the 99.9999% of us Floridians are swept up with the crazies. Please, can we get a PR person on this? #fl #irma pic.twitter.com/ZizRfYCNTn
— Tim Scheu (@scheuster) September 10, 2017
The guy responsible for the original Facebook post says it was always meant as a joke…
A Florida man says his Facebook event inviting people to shoot at Hurricane Irma was a joke that got out of hand, saying Sunday that he never expected anyone to take his suggestion seriously.
More than 50,000 people had signed up by Sunday after 22-year Ryon Edwards of Daytona Beach posted the invitation with the note, ‘‘YO SO THIS GOOFY LOOKING WINDY HEADASS NAMED IRMA SAID THEY PULLING UP ON US, LETS SHOW IRMA THAT WE SHOOT FIRST.’’
Edwards told The Associated Press on Sunday in a Facebook message it ‘‘seems the joke may have gone over many people’s heads. I’ve got people in my inbox mad as hell because they think this is actually happening. I don’t know whether to laugh or sigh.’’
Most, but not all, Facebook responders seemed to understand that Edwards was not serious, posting photos and comments making fun of Florida stereotypes, including pot-bellied men dressed only in their underwear holding handguns and rifles…
… but here in America, guns have assumed the role that Korans hold in the more orthodox Muslim nations. Invoking the sacred totem attracts an angry mob of ill-educated worshippers ready to start a fight, over anything or nothing. And a Koran, at least, isn’t intended to be a weapon.
It takes a pretty massive idiot to think that shooting one gun or a million at a hurricane will in any way do anything. Other than endanger lives. So right up the ammosexual’s alley.
Villago Delenda Est
@Ruckus: Exactly. These morans love their firearms more than their own children. “Florida Man” is a meme for a reason.
So the guy was just kidding? Well, that’s a relief. It’s still depressing that so many thousands of his fellow Floridians responded with a “Fuck, yeah! Let’s do it!” Massive idiocy in massive numbers.
Plus, I suppose this is what comes of encouraging people to think of firearms as big boys’ toys.
Stop attacking ‘Murika and guns. If you beta cucks had only stood up for Jesus this hurricane never would have come.
Open fire for the Lord!
I’m sure a most Floridians are neither crazy nor stupid, but if you think it’s 99.9999%, well, you may be among the minority.
@GregB: It’s kind of scary how well you do that.
@hellslittlestangel: And I’m sure there are stupid people in every state. Florida man just stands in for the rest of the idiots.
For my writers’ group several years ago I wrote a piece satirizing a local Florida morning TV “news” show that featured a weatherman telling viewers how to shoot a hurricane. Dayum.
The piece included interview with HR director at the theme park “White World”, which was hiring for a new attraction called “Vigilante Village”.
…yaagh. Poe’s Law needs to be disseminated far and wide because of just this sort of situation.
Head, meet desk. Repeat as necessary or until concussed.
Some days, I swear…
Remember: Don’t shoot until you can see white of its eye.
How many times do you need to be told, AL?
Guns don’t kill people, PEOPLE kill people!
Poe’s law in action. Make a ludicrous satirical conservative post, and both left and right take it seriously.
“Hate that the 99.9999% of us Floridians are swept up with the crazies.”
So stop electing the crazies.
(And stop acquitting them.)
Dumber than the idea of nuking hurricanes, which always comes up. Hurricanes are much bigger than nuclear weapons.
when that event somehow showed up in my FB timeline, I did think about signing up for it.
This reminds me of this classic video.
Blowing up things with dynamite also does not make it disappear.
? ?? Goku (aka The Hope of the Universe) ? ?
Ah, but people use guns to kill other people. And outrunning some asshole with a machete has a much greater chance of survival than outrunning bullets. Checkmate!
Tracey Ullman says it well:
Birdie Godsen – Gun Birthday
@? ?? Goku (aka The Hope of the Universe) ? ?:
More like Fool’s Mate. My comment was aimed at the idea that the Koran doesn’t kill people: it does if it’s used in the prescribed manner. Yeah, granted that the user has to be within arm’s reach of the infidel, but still …
Game, set, and match, libtard!
Yes, why can’t people understand that from the moment Mohammad (BPBUH) transcribed it, the Koran has always intended to be a message of pastoral benovelence and kindness?
Villago Delenda Est
@Amaranthine RBG: Well, the Bible is used as a weapon every single day. No religious tract is immune.
Darrin Ziliak (formerly glocksman)
In the Age of Trump, the line between satire and reality is really thin.
@Darrin Ziliak (formerly glocksman):