5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Wipes Out East Coast

Jim Burroway

August 23rd, 2011

TPM surveys the devastation. The US Geological Survey says the earthquake was centered in rural Virginia about midway between Charlottesville and Richmond. But of course residents of Washington D.C. and New York immediately began arguing over which of their two cities was the epicenter. Meanwhile, rumors are swirling that Standard & Poor is threatening to downgrade the earthquake to 5.7.

Anyone got anything else to add?


August 23rd, 2011

Doubtless it was god warning America about wallowing in homosexual sin.

Timothy Kincaid

August 23rd, 2011

In California we love earthquakes. The first little tremor tends to send the newbys running back home to where they only have hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, drought, killing heat, humidity, and (of course) earthquakes.


August 23rd, 2011

Woulfe’s right. It’s clearly God’s punishment on New York for allowing teh gayz to get gay married.


August 23rd, 2011

Jim–Love the S&P dig (although the USGS HAS downgraded it ;).

My favorite humor point so far is the Twitter feed of the fabulous Lizz Winstead:


Including this gem:

Worst. Rapture. Ever. #Earthquake



August 23rd, 2011

Wasn’t the epicenter kinda close to Pat Robertson’s empire? Wonder what he’ll have to say about it?


August 23rd, 2011

uhm it wasn’t a wipeout btw, local news claimed it barely affected DC and the surrounding areas, it moved my appartment buildings here in newport news ,va

Priya Lynn

August 23rd, 2011

Mike, I think “wipes out” is a bit of humour.


August 23rd, 2011

I hope this means the San Andreas Fault has moved to the east coast. Yesterday it was right across the freeway from me here in the Palm Springs area. An eastward shifting would be good for property values here in California.

Jim Burroway

August 24th, 2011

In California we love earthquakes. The first little tremor tends to send the newbys running back home to where they only have hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, drought, killing heat, humidity, and (of course) earthquakes.

But at least the heat here in Arizona is a dry heat!


August 24th, 2011

Dry heat, just like my oven…

Rob in San Diego

August 24th, 2011

I laugh at messages like this one that I’m finding on yahoo…

“REPENT! Jesus IS coming! We are in the last Days! Look it UP people! believe in it or not! Jesus is STILL coming, there is NO stopping it! Think about it…An earth quake in new york? gee, you wonder why?! HELLO! Hey man…this is NO #$%$ joke! WAKE UP WORLD!! The lord IS going to come! rather you believe in it or not! rather you like it or not! rather you LIKE it or not! Too bad!! Our father says…so it shall be written, so it shall be done!! Amen!!”

Umm lady, please check your google maps, you’ll find that the earthquake was in Virgina, a red state and not New York.

Come on guys, weren’t you watching the earthquake channel this morning? I mean you never seem to listen to the weather channel when tornadoes, hurricanes, thunder storms, fires, droughts, and snowmagedon come barreling towards your area.

Earthquakes here in California are spontaneous, you are given plenty of warning to get out of the wrath of GOD’s way and yet you stay in your homes! And why is it that GOD hits you in the south with tornadoes, hurricanes, deadly thunder storms, and other nasty stuff EVERY YEAR? Makes ya wonder what all you GOD fearing homophobes are doing wrong, eh?

Bruce in VA

August 24th, 2011

Personally, I think it happened because GOD decided to pour out His wrath on my sinful gay self, as I live 15-20 miles south-southeast of the epicenter. Unfortunately, it appears He missed, as the earthquake occurred in Lousia County, which is not exactly known for its homosexual debauchery. Also, I was driving at the time and missed it entirely. Damn.

So, all in all, not the best wrath-aiming the world has ever seen. I give it a 2 out of 10.


August 24th, 2011

New York had to be the epicenter. How could it not? Everything important in America happens in New York.


August 24th, 2011

Gays must be superpowerful, causing earthquakes mostly in the middle of nowhere and often in oceans…


Timothy Kincaid

August 24th, 2011

If we are going to base what God loves and hates solely on natural disasters, then it has to be said. God hates trailer parks and the people who live in them. Really, he does. And the South, oh good heavens He despises the South.

And if you have some crazy church like Dr. Kennedy’s which spends half its time hatin on Teh Gheys, well God just might rip the roof off.

But he’s not all vengeance, as New Orleans showed us. He does seem to have a soft spot for the gay parts of town.


August 24th, 2011

@woulfe – Get a life!

Leave A Comment

All comments reflect the opinions of commenters only. They are not necessarily those of anyone associated with Box Turtle Bulletin. Comments are subject to our Comments Policy.

(Required, never shared)

PLEASE NOTE: All comments are subject to our Comments Policy.


Latest Posts

The Things You Learn from the Internet

"The Intel On This Wasn't 100 Percent"

From Fake News To Real Bullets: This Is The New Normal

NC Gov McCrory Throws In The Towel

Colorado Store Manager Verbally Attacks "Faggot That Voted For Hillary" In Front of 4-Year-Old Son

Associated Press Updates "Alt-Right" Usage Guide

A Challenge for Blue Bubble Democrats

Baptist Churches in Dallas, Austin Expelled Over LGBT-Affirming Stance

Featured Reports

What Are Little Boys Made Of?

In this original BTB Investigation, we unveil the tragic story of Kirk Murphy, a four-year-old boy who was treated for “cross-gender disturbance” in 1970 by a young grad student by the name of George Rekers. This story is a stark reminder that there are severe and damaging consequences when therapists try to ensure that boys will be boys.

Slouching Towards Kampala: Uganda’s Deadly Embrace of Hate

When we first reported on three American anti-gay activists traveling to Kampala for a three-day conference, we had no idea that it would be the first report of a long string of events leading to a proposal to institute the death penalty for LGBT people. But that is exactly what happened. In this report, we review our collection of more than 500 posts to tell the story of one nation’s embrace of hatred toward gay people. This report will be updated continuously as events continue to unfold. Check here for the latest updates.

Paul Cameron’s World

In 2005, the Southern Poverty Law Center wrote that “[Paul] Cameron’s ‘science’ echoes Nazi Germany.” What the SPLC didn”t know was Cameron doesn’t just “echo” Nazi Germany. He quoted extensively from one of the Final Solution’s architects. This puts his fascination with quarantines, mandatory tattoos, and extermination being a “plausible idea” in a whole new and deeply disturbing light.

From the Inside: Focus on the Family’s “Love Won Out”

On February 10, I attended an all-day “Love Won Out” ex-gay conference in Phoenix, put on by Focus on the Family and Exodus International. In this series of reports, I talk about what I learned there: the people who go to these conferences, the things that they hear, and what this all means for them, their families and for the rest of us.

Prologue: Why I Went To “Love Won Out”
Part 1: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Part 2: Parents Struggle With “No Exceptions”
Part 3: A Whole New Dialect
Part 4: It Depends On How The Meaning of the Word "Change" Changes
Part 5: A Candid Explanation For "Change"

The Heterosexual Agenda: Exposing The Myths

At last, the truth can now be told.

Using the same research methods employed by most anti-gay political pressure groups, we examine the statistics and the case studies that dispel many of the myths about heterosexuality. Download your copy today!

And don‘t miss our companion report, How To Write An Anti-Gay Tract In Fifteen Easy Steps.

Testing The Premise: Are Gays A Threat To Our Children?

Anti-gay activists often charge that gay men and women pose a threat to children. In this report, we explore the supposed connection between homosexuality and child sexual abuse, the conclusions reached by the most knowledgeable professionals in the field, and how anti-gay activists continue to ignore their findings. This has tremendous consequences, not just for gay men and women, but more importantly for the safety of all our children.

Straight From The Source: What the “Dutch Study” Really Says About Gay Couples

Anti-gay activists often cite the “Dutch Study” to claim that gay unions last only about 1½ years and that the these men have an average of eight additional partners per year outside of their steady relationship. In this report, we will take you step by step into the study to see whether the claims are true.

The FRC’s Briefs Are Showing

Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council submitted an Amicus Brief to the Maryland Court of Appeals as that court prepared to consider the issue of gay marriage. We examine just one small section of that brief to reveal the junk science and fraudulent claims of the Family “Research” Council.

Daniel Fetty Doesn’t Count

Daniel FettyThe FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics aren’t as complete as they ought to be, and their report for 2004 was no exception. In fact, their most recent report has quite a few glaring holes. Holes big enough for Daniel Fetty to fall through.