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This Woman Lost Her Job Over What She Said About Obama
The Blaze ^ | November 9, 2012 | by Jason Howerton

Posted on 11/13/2012 2:11:43 PM PST by Mozilla

The message got the attention of the Secret Service and her employer, Cold Stone Creamery. She was promptly fired and the company spent much of Thursday responding to angry tweets about the woman’s post,” FOX40 reports.

“This employee is no longer w/the (sic) company & her disgraceful and completely unacceptable comments do not reflect our views,” the company tweeted via its official Twitter account.

Helms had deleted her post and deactivated her Facebook account, but the damage was done. What may be even more disturbing than her post, is the fact that she initially didn’t appear to be remorseful at all.

“I don’t understand what I did wrong,” she told FOX40.

However, she later admitted that what she said was “wrong.” Helms also argued that she is not a racist and said she doesn’t really want Obama to be assassinated because, after all, he “does have two kids.”

“I think I was just really upset, and (the post) just kind of came out,” Helms said.


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The Full title was This Woman Lost Her Job Over a Facebook Post — And You Won’t Believe What She Said About Obama.
1 posted on 11/13/2012 2:11:56 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
An outrageous Facebook post, calling President Barack Obama “the n***er” and referencing his assassination, has cost a California women her job and reputation after the disgusting message went viral.

Denise Helms, of Turlock, Calif., reportedly set the post to “private” on her Facebook page, but someone snapped an image and put it on Twitter.


2 posted on 11/13/2012 2:14:25 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

This woman is an idiot.


3 posted on 11/13/2012 2:17:51 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Mozilla
She deserved what she got for that disgusting post!

Now its time to apply the same standards to the haters on the left, who are much more numerous I fear.

4 posted on 11/13/2012 2:18:30 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: Mozilla

Ok, I’ll say it. She’s a racist idiot. Hate obama because he’s an incompetent marxist tool, not because he happens to be black. He’d be just as worthless if he was white. Like Jimmy Carter, for example.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 2:18:42 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Mozilla

I have often thought that iff Obama were white, he probably would have been assasinated.

Face book? Isn’t that a part of muslims media corporation?


6 posted on 11/13/2012 2:18:42 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Mozilla

Nothings private anymore, folks.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 2:19:12 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Mozilla

Yeah, kinda dug your own grave there honey.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 2:19:17 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Mozilla

fired for her stupidity...

sheesh.

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9 posted on 11/13/2012 2:19:36 PM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Mozilla

The Secret Service doesn’t have a sense of humor about these things.

How did her employer get involved though? If I had an employee that brought negative attention to my business, I’d can her too.


10 posted on 11/13/2012 2:19:59 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Mozilla

One does not speak against our great leader of Amerika, comrade.


11 posted on 11/13/2012 2:20:20 PM PST by patriot08 (Native Texas girl)
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To: skeeter
Nothings private anymore, folks.

Especially if you post it on the web.

12 posted on 11/13/2012 2:20:59 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Mozilla

How to delete your Face-Butt account:

http://www.wikihow.com/Permanently-Delete-a-Facebook-Account


13 posted on 11/13/2012 2:22:00 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: Mozilla
It was bad, but I heard just as bad about Bush for years. Remember listening to morning drive time radio in Portland, OR where the DJ’s went back and forth using obscenities and saying he should be killed. No big.
14 posted on 11/13/2012 2:22:22 PM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Mozilla

Not saying what she said was right, buuuuuuuttt...why is it that everyone goes insane with this shit, posted by a woman who was clearly distraught on FACEBOOK, where I have certainly seen worse than this or on DailyKos and Bill “the smirking midget” Maher can call Sarah Palin a C***T on a nationally televised cable show and nothing? I mean ... NOTHING happens?

You don’t think the press is trying to inflame any particular voting block, do you?


15 posted on 11/13/2012 2:23:08 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Mozilla

16 posted on 11/13/2012 2:25:15 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

17 posted on 11/13/2012 2:25:28 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: skeeter

“The personal life is dead in America...history has killed it.”


18 posted on 11/13/2012 2:25:33 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mozilla

She is wrong but what about all the racist Black tweets from people saying they would assinate Romney? Never read about that drawing the secret service’s attention.


19 posted on 11/13/2012 2:26:18 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: skeeter
Nothings private anymore, folks.

Especially if you post it on the internet for 7 billion people to see.

20 posted on 11/13/2012 2:28:57 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: kosciusko51

Well she is getting death threats now.


21 posted on 11/13/2012 2:29:58 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

And what about the folks on Twitter threatening the Republican presidential candidate?

Any arrests?


22 posted on 11/13/2012 2:32:48 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Mozilla
What she said was over the top, but her mistake was to think she was allowed over the top comments like the liberals are allowed to be.

Replace "Obama" with "Bush" and this never becomes news.

23 posted on 11/13/2012 2:34:11 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: All
I wouldn't suggest assassinating the president because that would be illegal - and highly counter productive.

But I don't see any way to halt the slide into the abyss at this point other than civil war - or a properly coordinated counter-counter-revolution.

Most of us desperately want to avoid conflict but time and opportunity are ticking away. So maybe if we are lucky they'll just put us into re-eduction camps?

24 posted on 11/13/2012 2:35:34 PM PST by ciaocotc
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To: Mozilla

The nerve of her, - - hating Obama as much as he hates us!!


25 posted on 11/13/2012 2:39:39 PM PST by trailz
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To: ciaocotc

A little knowledge of Latin and a bit of history, and she could have gotten away with it.


26 posted on 11/13/2012 2:42:18 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: kosciusko51
Especially if you post it on the web.

Even if you think only your 'friends' will see it because you set your FB account to 'private'.

27 posted on 11/13/2012 2:45:21 PM PST by skeeter
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To: KarlInOhio

Post #27


28 posted on 11/13/2012 2:47:23 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Abbeville Conservative

I agree she is wrong to be so vulgar, but it sounds like she was hot headed after the election results and let it fly. Her fault because someone did see it and snapped a picture.


29 posted on 11/13/2012 2:51:03 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: trailz

Well it is freedom of Speech.


30 posted on 11/13/2012 2:52:57 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
Well it is freedom of Speech.

The freedom of speech does not protect one from the repercussions of its misuse.

31 posted on 11/13/2012 3:00:45 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: Mozilla

Something I learned a long time ago, back in the usenet days. I draft my posts in notepad, read carefully and, most often, delete without posting. But ALWAYS think, THINK before hitting that SEND button.


32 posted on 11/13/2012 3:00:45 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: jessduntno

At least she didn’t run over anyone.


33 posted on 11/13/2012 3:01:47 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: Chuckster
Something I learned a long time ago, back in the usenet days. I draft my posts in notepad, read carefully and, most often, delete without posting. But ALWAYS think, THINK before hitting that SEND button.

Another Usenetter, eh? It reminds me of the days of my Everex 300 bps dialup modem to a POP to connect to the Internet, long before the term "www" became part of the vocabulary.

The only difference is that I used (and still use) vi instead of notepad to prepare my posts, many of which never got beyond the /tmp directory and quite properly ended up in /dev/null. :-)

34 posted on 11/13/2012 3:11:17 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Mozilla
In the name of common sense; shut up and stay off Facebook everyone. Sheesh.
35 posted on 11/13/2012 3:11:49 PM PST by bella1 (As it was in the days of Lot.....)
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To: throwback

Exactly. YAWN. Get back to me when the leftist scum are held to the same standard.


36 posted on 11/13/2012 3:21:55 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: AndyTheBear

It does for leftists, apparently.


37 posted on 11/13/2012 3:23:25 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Mozilla

Man, - - if she’s getting that many threats over simply makin’ a hotheaded statement, - - just imagine what these same people would want to do to her if she was responsible for the deaths of 4 Americans, - - oh, - - wait a minute . . .


38 posted on 11/13/2012 3:40:55 PM PST by trailz
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To: AndyTheBear

They will use her as an example to make it sound like all Republicans think the way she does.


39 posted on 11/13/2012 3:41:24 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Exactly right.

I’m thoroughly sick of people acting as though using the “n-word” is the same as committing murder. How could it be, when blacks use it among themselves?

There are pejorative slang terms for just about every race and nationality on the face of the planet. Using ANY of them is not nice nor polite, but enough of the breathless outrage over the “n-word”; it’s no worse than any of those other pejorative words.


40 posted on 11/13/2012 3:45:59 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: Lx

How did her employer get involved though?
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All the Coldstone Creamery stores I have seen have just a few employees on duty at one time and are basically in the public view.

I would also have to let her go no matter what my politics, as I would surely let someone go that did the ‘same’ inre an “R” candidate.

Of course the ACLU would be at my doorstep etc if it were a “D” supporter dissing an “R” and Jessie and his boyz would be picketing my store if a ‘canned employee’ were of a particular persuasion etc etc etc .....

Probably figure the SS would interview at ‘work’ so as to get maximum effect....


41 posted on 11/13/2012 3:47:10 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: skeeter

Um, Facebook private??? Really???


42 posted on 11/13/2012 3:49:23 PM PST by ace2u_in_MD (You missed something...)
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FBI will be raiding her house and seizing property in 4...3...2...


43 posted on 11/13/2012 3:50:10 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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I can’t believe she was stupid enough to put this on the internet.

She could have made a movie about him getting assassinated, and that would have been okay, in fact praised.

She could have put a likeness of his head on a pike in an award winning cable network’s video presentation.

How dare she! I am offended...

I do think the “N” word was over the top, certainly not illegal. She didn’t advocate for the assassination. She didn’t ever state it would be a good idea.

She pondered an event that might or might no take place.

The “N” word is used by some people constantly, and it’s not considered racist at all.

These double, triple, quadruple standard situations really do need to end.


44 posted on 11/13/2012 3:50:40 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Mozilla

Whoa - stupid AND guilty.


45 posted on 11/13/2012 3:50:53 PM PST by freedomlover
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To: DBrow

Was she arrested?


46 posted on 11/13/2012 3:51:05 PM PST by ace2u_in_MD (You missed something...)
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Supposedly, if your 'friends' mark your messages private. If they don't then what you post can be seen by all their friends.

As I said, nothing's private.

47 posted on 11/13/2012 3:53:45 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Mozilla

I don’t care what she called him. She can call him every name in the book, for all I care. Good for her. He’s a worthless POS.


48 posted on 11/13/2012 4:00:17 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: carriage_hill

It’s never permanently gone...


49 posted on 11/13/2012 4:02:32 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: dfwgator

That is a good quote. Where is it from?


50 posted on 11/13/2012 4:06:42 PM PST by firebrand
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