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Twitter teen vs. Facebook woman

Post by incognita » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:36 pm

We're all discussing the fall out from the 18 yo teen's tweet. But what about this woman? Do you think the response is over the top?

The fallout isn't a particularly good thing, but generally, anything put out on the web becomes public domain, and people have to take responsibility for what they say. IMO, this woman is like the idiots who make jokes about bombs at the airport.

Obama threat gets Turlock woman fired, reported to Secret Service
By Marijke Rowland

TURLOCK -- A Turlock woman who posted inflammatory comments on Facebook about President Barack Obama has been fired from her job and reported to the U.S. Secret Service.

Turlock resident Denise Helms, 22, posted shortly after the president's re-election Tuesday on her Facebook page, "And another 4 years of the (n-----). Maybe he will get assassinated this term..!!"

The post quickly made the rounds on social media, prompting Sacramento TV station Fox 40 to interview her about her comments Wednesday night.

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.!!!"

But the incident and surrounding outrage caused her to lose her job at Cold Stone Creamery, where she had worked for less than a year. Turlock Cold Stone Creamery store director Chris Kegle said he was shocked to read her racist slur and see her accompanying interview.

"We found her comments to be very disgusting, and they do not reflect our opinions here," Kegle said. "We never saw anything from her at work like those comments."

When he arrived Thursday at the store on Monte Vista Avenue, he said, there were more than 20 angry voice mails about Helms.

"We made the decision because of her comments, but also the community feedback," he said. "We are very into working with the community and doing community service. So when your community does not like you because of an employee, that's bad. We have a business to run."

Helms also caught the attention of the Secret Service. Agent Scott Gillingham from the Sacramento office said he was not familiar with Helms' case specifically, but he would check out her posting and the Fox 40 report. He said threats against the president are a felony under U.S. Code Section 871.

It reads: "Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits for conveyance in the mail or for a delivery from any post office or by any letter carrier any letter, paper, writing, print, missive, or document containing any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States, the President-elect, the Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President of the United States, or the Vice President-elect, or knowingly and willfully otherwise makes any such threat against the President, President-elect, Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President, or Vice President-elect, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both."

Gillingham said his office would be assigned to review any report from Turlock, but he would not comment further on any possible investigation into her posting.

"We get a lot of these kinds of referrals, especially off of the Internet," he said.

Helms graduated from Placer High School in 2008, according to her Facebook page, and has the Romney/Ryan 2012 page among her "likes." She is not listed as a registered voter in the state registry database.

Helms could not be reached for comment by The Bee. She told Fox 40 she wasn't aware she could be investigated by the Secret Service for her post.

"OK, but what did I do wrong? That's fine if they want to," she told the reporter. "But I don't understand what I did wrong."

Bee staff writer Marijke Rowland can be reached at mrowland@modbee.com or (209) 578-228


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Post by joeyramone » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:37 pm

if that's not racist, wtf is?
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Post by grecian » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:39 pm

I asumed that Obama's middle name was Nigel?

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Post by TerryTeo » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:26 pm

"I'm not racist, all our slaves are niggers and we treat them all exactly the same. Wow! It's not like I'd kill them or anything because they upset me, but there's nothing wrong with me saying I don't mind if daddy did kill one if he was naughty. Whats racist about that, it's just an opinion."

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Post by birdlite » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:29 pm

She wasn't fired for being racist, infammatory, or dangerous. She was fired for being stupid and for causing 20 angry phone calls to her employer.

I did enjoy this line of the story: She is not listed as a registered voter in the state registry database.

I am dumbstruck that she doesn't understand the word "Nigel"

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Post by Dagny » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:43 pm

I'd fire her too.
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Post by Annotated » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:53 pm

I wonder if these gandhis were fired? ... Can you fire someone without a job? (Good topic for some liberal's PhD dissertation.)

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Post by birdlite » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:18 pm

if those idiots have jobs (I doubt Douche Kabob has a job) and they link their postings to their place of work, and customers complain about their postings...yes, firing should be considered.

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Post by salmonid » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:23 pm

"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.!!!"


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Twitter teen vs. Facebook woman

Post by Godjira » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:34 pm

Annotated wrote:I wonder if these gandhis were fired? ... Can you fire someone without a job? (Good topic for some liberal's PhD dissertation.)

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Post by judik » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:45 pm

Douche Kabob is the best name ever
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Post by jono_in_adelaide » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:12 pm

I liked the girl who twittered or facebooked that she was "moving to australia because we had a white male president and rejected socialism" or words to that effect.

Little does she know our head of state is actualy Queen Elizabeth, our Prime Minister is a female leftie, and we have a godless communist national health scheme!
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Post by judik » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:17 pm

jono_in_adelaide wrote:I liked the girl who twittered or facebooked that she was "moving to australia because we had a white male president and rejected socialism" or words to that effect.

Little does she know our head of state is actualy Queen Elizabeth, our Prime Minister is a leftie, and we have a godless communist national health scheme!

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Poor thing.You australian meanies made the poor thing close her twitter account :(
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Post by Flobster » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:38 pm

The tweeter was either extremely stupid or only mildly stupid and was thinking that John Howard ('conservative', a nominal Christian and PM for 12 years until 2007) was still PM. He wasn't noted for telling the truth, though.
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Post by incognita » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:41 pm

Flobster wrote:The tweeter was either extremely stupid or only mildly stupid and was thinking that John Howard ('conservative', a nominal Christian and PM for 12 years until 2007) was still PM. He wasn't noted for telling the truth, though.


I think she was just remarkably uninformed.
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Post by equus » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:22 am

judik wrote:
jono_in_adelaide wrote:I liked the girl who twittered or facebooked that she was "moving to australia because we had a white male president and rejected socialism" or words to that effect.

Little does she know our head of state is actualy Queen Elizabeth, our Prime Minister is a leftie, and we have a godless communist national health scheme!

http://www.politicalstew.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=112690
Poor thing.You australian meanies made the poor thing close her twitter account :(

Oh no! It's so hard to get a twitter account!
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