War on Women? FEMA forced to apologize for rape reference in tweet

Oof. Bureaucrats might want to stay away from making “jokes” on Twitter. But when they don’t, Twitchy is here to document their tweets. You’re welcome.

On Friday evening, FEMA announced to the world that “no doesn’t always mean no.”

So, sometimes it’s not a legitimate “no”?

The agency was referring to rejected requests for disaster assistance in the botched tweet. But some Twitterers lashed out at FEMA for the play on “no means no,” a phrase often used in discussions of rape and sexual consent.

Of course, now that FEMA has apologized “to anyone we offended,” this will blow over pretty fast. After all, this was President Lady Parts’ FEMA; it’s not like it’s a Republican who trivialized rape, so no biggie! All will be forgiven.

  • SpinMeNot

    But apparently, when the weather is bad, No is the default answer you get because it does mean that local FEMA office may be closed: http://www.nationalreview.com/the-feed/333006/typical-fema-office-closed-because-snow

  • http://IKnowBO.com/ Slam1263

    I really do love how the internet is leveling the field.
    You can run, but you can’t hide, doesn’t just apply to artillery anymore.

    • SpinMeNot

      Running doesn’t do anything but give me a clean shot.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QSVJEUNHYOTAZUPB3KKUE7Y7G4 Steak

      Yes. The internet has given an equalizing megaphone to stupid. Stupid has taken up the call through websites like this. Yay internet.

      • Garth Haycock

        Your presence confirms your hypothesis.

        • JeffWRidge

          Nicely done.

        • usmccp

          Well played, sir

      • http://IKnowBO.com/ Slam1263

        And yet, you’re here.

        Yea you.

  • Hiraghm

    What do you expect in a nation of children, by children, for children?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QSVJEUNHYOTAZUPB3KKUE7Y7G4 Steak

      If you don’t like living here, leave. We sure won’t miss you.

      • digitalPimple

        “We”?? Do you have a mouse in your pocket or just one of those super secret invisible friends like Harry Reid.

        • SwTk

          @Steak Are you only an ass hat while in your Super Obama Cape, or are you that way all the time? Just asking.

          • http://twitter.com/mandita74 GreenEyedGal

            Pssst… digitalPimple was responding to that libtard steak. “If you don’t like living here, leave. We sure won’t miss you much.” Your comment would have been appropriate to the libtard.

          • SwTk

            LOL My mistake. Clicked the wrong reply. Forgive.

        • Ken Alan Draper

          only if the mouse tells you that Mitt Romney didn’t pay his taxes. LOL!! reid is a sad joke.

      • Skeeps

        Oh no we love living here. We just hate living here with YOU. Believe me, if we could get away with shipping you and everyone like you off into the ocean on a barge, we would.

      • Ironhawk86

        We’re the ones who create value. You destroy it, so YOU should leave.

      • Zanshi

        No, we mean you need to move to Havana if you love communism so much!

      • Mark Carlson

        If we do leave, who will pay the taxes for your free obama phone, EBT cards, housing, etc. You would definately miss us!

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Did anyone ask Whoopi yet if FEMA was referring to “rape” rape?

    • Elilla Shadowheart

      I think they were referring to “rape” “rape” rape. Though they might need a couple of extra rape’s in there just to be sure, it could be touching itself in bad ways too.

      • Liberal Hater

        FEMA touched who in a bad place? Where did FEMA touch you? WHERE? Can you point on the doll?

  • coreopsis has set in

    Defining the standards of Amateur Hour governance. Clowns with runny makeup.

  • Jedd McHead

    If this was FEMA under Bush there would be NO end to liberal/MSM bellyaching. As it is, we’ll have four MORE years of lies, obfuscation, misdirection and deferred blame. Thanks for that, libtards.

    • SpinMeNot

      I would like to propose we standardize on the use of liberal puke, or other such thing. Insinuating that the average liberal has the mental capacity of a developmentally challenged person is a gross over estimation.

      • Liberal Hater

        I whole-heartedly agree. I know several mentally-challenged folk. They are delightful and have a MUCH higher intelligence than the liberals. How about we just use the term “fuckface”? I find it gets the point across.

        • SpinMeNot

          When its just the men-folk that works for me.

      • http://dubyad.enjin.com/ Doobie

        No it is not. Progressive socialist liberals are incapable holding an intelligent, cognative discussion. If you are a democrat and do not subscribe to this, then you might well want to look at becoming an independent. You’ll not be leaving the party, the party already left you. The Demcratic party of Kenndy is dead. Today’s DNC is a true National Democratic Socialist Party.

        • SpinMeNot

          DubyaD, hat tip.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QSVJEUNHYOTAZUPB3KKUE7Y7G4 Steak

      Sounds like another conservatard moron is butthurt over how effective FEMA is when you hire people who actually know what they’re doing instead of conservative political hacks.

      “You’re doing a heck of a job, Brownie.” – Epitaph on the tombstone of right-wing credibility on public services.

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        You know it would easier to have discussions with you….if you made any sense.

      • Belinda Henry

        Yeah femas doing so well that ppl are being charged 7 bucks for bread and God knows what for gas now. Your doing a helluva job there Obama!

        • Ken Alan Draper

          not to mention all the generators that have sit in central park idle while people were freezing in their homes & apartments.

      • George Rivet

        are you high on something?

      • Zanshi

        Yes, because Obama has already got people returned to their normal lives. You’re an idiot.

      • TocksNedlog

        And your evidence that FEMA is doing a great job of handling the current crisis is WHAT?

        • http://twitter.com/heididavenport heididav

          think she is being sarc/

      • Garth Haycock

        You mean like the FEMA office on Staten Island that was closed due to the weather?

        And it’s no surprise that your racist side is showing. After all, you libs are the only people to see race when you look at someone.

      • Steven Tibbs

        i can tell you don’t live in the disaster area, you are just another oblamaasskisser

    • Ken Alan Draper

      I don’t know about that, with Petraeus & Hillary resigning at the same time I half suspect that the Clinton wing of the MSM might suddenly “discover” Benghazi, Fast & furious, & Obama’s illegal executive decrees. Remember the clinton’s believe they are entitled to leadership of the democrat party & Obama trying to throw hillary under the bus might just have broken the truce. the next few months might be interesting.

  • Section147

    PC will be the death of us. How ’bout everybody just grows the fuck up already…

    • Liberal Hater

      Not until you’re 27… that’s when your mommy and daddy can remove your mooching ass off the insurance.

      • Section147

        😉 Perfect!

  • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

    Wusses. They deleted the original tweet now.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QSVJEUNHYOTAZUPB3KKUE7Y7G4 Steak

    So let me get this straight. Trying to redefine rape to make it harder for women to go to court, giving rape-daddies child visitation rights, and forcing women to give birth to their rapist’s child isn’t a war on women… but FEMA making a gaffe with a dumb headline *is* a war on women.

    Conservative logic, ladies and gentlemen.

    • digitalPimple

      Hell of an imagination there skippy….

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      Careful, you’re misinformation is showing. At least try to act like you actually know some “real” facts before you start to comment. Here’s a hint: if you heard it on msnbc…it’s prob not true.

    • Robert

      Answer this Steak…why is it ok to kill the child of rape but not the rapist?

      • Grumpa Grumpus


        Oh! Oh!
        I can answer that:

        "Because the Rapist has had a hard life— but the baby hasn't had any yet!"
        "Because his seed forced him to do it!" (example, see: “Rosemary’s Baby”)
        We already know he's our kinda folks! We don't know how that $@#&%!! baby'll turn out!

      • SamH

        Why do we punish the rapist for forcing a woman’s body to bare his child, but not people like you?

        A fetus isn’t a child, just as a few stones aren’t a castle. It has no conscious awareness, and cannot suffer …unlike the mother.

        • Robert

          First off Sammy…I never even implied that a woman should be forced to bare a rapists child…I wonder why we don’t “abort” the rapist as well. Second…what castle was ever built by dumping mortar on a pile of stones and letting it grow. Once that becomes physically possible your argument will be valid. On a side note what is your oppinion of the NC law whichs requires any murder of a pregnant woman to be counted as two seperate murders? II agree 100% but also think that when a rape victim aborts the rapist should also recieve the death penalty. This time, before youASSUME I disagree with abortion for rape victims…read the comment and quit trying to find hidden meaning…I’m not the person you want to pick an argument with.

        • SMH-DraggingMyHeels

          You talk big, Sammy … So grow a pair and watch A Silent Scream on youtube. Two abortion doctors who were perfecting ultrasound technology in the late 70s, decided to essentially attempt to film an actual abortion. Up til that point both of them had performed hundreds of terminations, naturally – thinking, like you – it’s not *really a “baby” yet, and certainly feels no pain. When these highly intelligent scientists watched back what they had recorded, they were leveled to their core. NEITHER OF THEM EVER performed another abortion again. So… Be a brave man. Watch it. I dare you, Sammy. (you won’t….) But KNOW THIS, when you make piss ant, pathetic attempts to justify and rationalize aborting a baby YOU really do sound monstrous. A Silent Scream. Go on…. Make popcorn, invite some libbies to watch with you. It’s “just tissue”. No biggie, right?

    • DGR

      Steak: You really should do some real research if you are still buying into the Left Wing propaganda that the conservative platform says anything at all about women being forced to give birth to a child conceived during a rape. Sure, there are certainly still a great number of people who make absolutely stupid comments in public about their opinions (think Rush Limbaugh), but they don’t speak for the Party, nor any other person but themselves. Quite frankly, I don’t get all the fuss, and I’m pretty conservative. Seeing the bogey man behind every bush – seeing racism, bigotry, prejudice, ignorance and small-mindedness in every single thing that anyone says anymore has just gotten to the too ridiculous point!

  • SwTk

    FINE! Dont call back. More for real folks.

  • TocksNedlog

    What may be getting lost in all this is FEMA’s admission that the red tape is still there, despite the President’s instructions to the contrary.

  • http://viktoriamichaelis.com/ Viktoria Michaelis

    It’s almost impossible to use any slogan these days without it being automatically linked to something else. You can interpret until the dawn breaks, but with only 140 characters it is sometimes hard to get a message across properly.

    • SMH-DraggingMyHeels

      So well written… Sounsd so rational too. But…. it sounds like you’re trying to justify using an *extremely common rape reference* in an unprofessional attempt at, what? Levity!?! During a National Disaster!?! A simple “How To Repeal a Denial” would certainly suffice. And you know it. And, it’s even SHORTER! Everything about BHO & Modern Liberalism is ALL about marketing!! Trying to package every aspect of your Big Celebrity & all he’s associated with as ‘hip’.. Cool, and ‘with it’. It’s obvious – and it’s inappropriate a LOT of the time.

      • http://viktoriamichaelis.com/ Viktoria Michaelis

        I haven’t attempted to justify the use of anything, I have merely pointed out that common phrases in our normal, everyday language, cannot possibly be linked exclusively to one single event or meaning. If that were the case we would soon run out of things to say, and run the risk of always being pulled up for speaking on something or other while using a reference to a totally unrelated subject.

        If you ask anyone where they want to go today – a perfectly normal statement – do you imagine everyone is going to pull out their computers and boot older versions of Windows? The use of this phrase is exactly the same; just because it has been linked to one matter, doesn’t mean it cannot be linked to another or used in reference to another.

  • lisalake

    NY/NJ folks don’t seem to get it yet: Sorry for your suffering, but you are the FEMA Lab Rats… this is a test… beep-beep-beep….

  • Kelly

    Just disgusting. There is nothing else to say.

  • $129448

    I won’t be able to stand this crap for 4 mores years

  • Annaresa

    “Vote like your lady parts depend on it” is War on Women. That’s because Obama never gave consideration to women voting with their brain.

    • michael s

      Tell that to the 55% of women that voted for Pres Obama to Romney’s 43%.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Warren/100001648091118 Stephanie Warren

        those women are selfish.

  • akronnightheat

    Companies and agencies tend to have 20 year olds running their twatter feeds.

  • George Bentley

    I think Civility in politics would improve by 99% if the
    left could learn to grasp the concept of context. It would remove 99% of their
    arguments against the right.

  • Steven Tibbs

    the media would have done backflips trying to tie this joke back to bush…..oblama could have made this joke himself and they would gush about him keeping his sense of hmour during stressful times……go play golf

  • Tanker74

    I hope FEMA remains committed to providing free abortion services during disasters.