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Mon, May. 20th, 2013, 09:29 pm
51 Killed by Tornadoes in Oklahoma; Many Still Missing

Horrible. Please, please, if you live or were traveling anywhere in the area, sound off so we know you're all right.

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Tue, May. 21st, 2013 02:32 am (UTC)
lemmozine

I've already seen people making political comments about this over on Facebook, including someone I admire a lot - Keith O. - and I think that's kind of inappropriate and wrong. And hope all our friends are OK, and that some of us will have some extra money to donate to the disaster relief fund.

Tue, May. 21st, 2013 03:21 am (UTC)
dragonmakr

Political comments? On a tornado? *sigh*

(I'm avoiding major media)

Tue, May. 21st, 2013 03:37 am (UTC)
idancewithlife

Hm. Keith has mentioned recently on his Twitter feed that he does NOT have a Facebook page. From today:
"I repudiate these pages. They do nothing but inconvenience me RT @aria_ahrary @ccrosswhite ha at least there are FB Fan pages for KO!"

Edited at 2013-05-21 03:37 am (UTC)

Tue, May. 21st, 2013 08:24 am (UTC)
lemmozine

Hmmm. Perhaps it's a KO fan page, and someone else pretending to be KO, which makes me feel simultaneously dismayed and relieved.

Tue, May. 21st, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
alverant: If you want inappropriate and wrong....

Thing is Senator Coburn from OK has already said he's going to use his state's need of disaster relief funds as a way to force spending cuts for social programs. Coburn also voted to block disaster relief funds for Sandy last year and against giving financial help 9/11 first responders in 2010. So not only is he against using tax dollars to help other people, he's willing to use his own people to push his agenda. So I have to respectfully disagree about how making comments about this human monster is wrong.

Tue, May. 21st, 2013 02:08 pm (UTC)
lemmozine: Re: If you want inappropriate and wrong....

OK. I'm convinced. See, that was easy. Thanks for the info.

Tue, May. 21st, 2013 02:47 pm (UTC)
alverant: Re: If you want inappropriate and wrong....

Link to the story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/21/oklahoma-sen-coburn-tornado-relief-funds-must-be-offset-with-spending-cuts/

If it makes you feel better here's a link to a site to donate to disaster relief http://foundationbeyondbelief.org/crisis

Tue, May. 21st, 2013 05:21 pm (UTC)
bayushisan: Re: If you want inappropriate and wrong....

It is no longer possible to parody these people. They keep going further and further into insanity and all the while Rome burns while Nero fiddles.

Tue, May. 21st, 2013 05:55 am (UTC)
capplor: Safe in this quadrant

Denver just had a bit of rain today, though the clouds East of here sure looked impressive.

I have an acquaintance in Ok City that I'm still waiting to hear from. It will be obliquely since we aren't all that close, but I still care..

Tue, May. 21st, 2013 05:56 am (UTC)
capplor: Ray Manzarak RIP

Of cancer in Germany, this AM.

Another door closes.

Thu, May. 23rd, 2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
full_metal_ox: An obvious gesture, perhaps, but...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLAr-WlxMZY

Tue, May. 21st, 2013 10:51 am (UTC)
jannyblue

I've got friends in Arkansas who spent a couple of hours last night in the dark from power outages... and one who hid in the bathtub as the storm passed (thankfully) without dropping a tornado in her backyard, though there was a lot of hail.

Tue, May. 21st, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
alverant: A bit of happy in light of the tragedy

Tue, May. 21st, 2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
jannyblue: Re: A bit of happy in light of the tragedy

Yay!!!

Wed, May. 22nd, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
bayushisan: Re: A bit of happy in light of the tragedy

*sniff* I needed that. thanks for posting it man.