Common Sense

The University of Tampa fired Tuesday a professor who suggested that Hurricane Harvey was “instant Karma” for Texan Republicans. The university condemned Professor Kenneth L. Storey’s remark and said it did “not reflect UT’s community views or values” in the statement sent to the school’s community. “As Floridians, we are well aware of the destruction and suffering associated with tropical weather. Our thoughts and prayers are with all impacted by Hurricane Harvey.”

Who would have guessed that common sense and decency might happen on a University campus? When I first saw this, I thought, no way, a university would never ever reprimand a liberal, let alone summarily dismiss them. Seeing it confirmed in a legitimate newspaper, and then on Fox news, confirmed the facts.

Perhaps there is a glimmer of hope for future generations, but the jury is still out on that.


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