After a rant about "liberal pussies," Tom Powers gave up his St. Paul Pioneer Press column.

A semi-retired sportswriter who’s been regularly contributing columns to the St. Paul Pioneer Press won’t be doing that any more following a Twitter rant about “liberal pussies” that called Hillary Clinton “the devil incarnate” and told Democrats “go fuck yourself.” Tom Powers worked for the paper for a long while and had been contributing a regular freelance column, but his five-hour Twitter rant Tuesday night created a ton of backlash. He then tweeted Wednesday he was ending his association with the Pioneer Press so they wouldn’t “take heat” for his rant.

[Update: Powers has now deleted his entire Twitter account, which is why the tweets in here are oddly formatted. The content is still readable.]

The paper then issued some follow-up tweets:

This rant started Tuesday night at 10:36 local time, with Powers replying to a seven-hours-old tweet from cartoonist Tom Tomorrow saying the Republicans need to deal with their own mess:

That took a bunch of blowback, and Powers doubled down. He’s deleted some of the tweets in question (they’re preserved at CityPages), telling liberals and Democrats “You lost. Go fuck yourself.” and “You ran Hillary. Go fuck yourself.”, calling Democrats “assholes,” and calling Clinton “the most unlikable, untrustworthy candidate in the history of politics.” Another one was “It’s funny, every time I say something nice about Trump I lose about 500 followers. Which just goes to show how fucked liberal pussies are.” Some others remain, including this comparison:

Yeah, comparing a politician to serial killers and rapists probably isn’t the wisest choice. And this was not great advice:

At 3:17 a.m. local time, he finished with “I’m going to bed now. In conclusion, Dems are against many things but stand or for nothing. Pussies. Fucking awful.” Well, that’s certainly one way to make an exit. And it’s one of the stranger ways we’ve seen to (presumably) end a sportswriting career.

[CityPages.com]

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Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing.

  • Ondreij Schevchenko

    Crazy ranting = hilariousness.

    • Borgus

      Who DOESN’T enjoy a beet-faced sputterer?

  • Ted Mark

    Have another drink, Tom.

  • Clint

    He needs to show more class, but what he said has a lot of truth to it once you do research outside of what the state run media tells you.

    • Tim

      DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

      • Clint

        Seriously?

        • Tim

          Seriously.

    • ShiningStar00

      The state run media aka Faux Fascist Noise.

      • MrBull

        That would be CNN aka Clinton News Network or MSNBC aka The Network of Liberal America, Home to the DNC…

    • inku palios

      If you’re a right-wing fascist supporting a president who defends the Nazis.

      • Clint

        I’m no trump fan,- I’m independent and don’t rest my hopes on politicians, parties, or ideologies actually I don’t think we need a president and everything should be left up to each state. I do think it’s weird all the neo nazi ties the Clintons, Bush, McCain, Obama and that goes ignored. At this point more Americans accept out Fed Govt s Nazi way of doing things than actually following the constitution.

        • Christopher Bates

          Ok, so Clint’s a nut case. Thanks for the heads up.

          • Clint

            And Chris is brainless and can’t argue any point he has to resort to name calling. Lapdog

          • Christopher Bates

            Not a lot of room for argument when the person is delusional. And if you believe that Barack Obama–who, maybe you didn’t notice, is black–has neo-Nazi ties that the media is ignoring, then you, my friend, are definitely delusional. Of course, Clinton/Bush/McCain don’t have Neo-Nazi ties, either.

            Oh, and your theory of government is absurd. They tried that whole “let the states make the decisions” bit; it was called the Articles of Confederation, and it didn’t work, for obvious reasons. Like, for example, 13 states were unable to conduct an effective foreign policy because they couldn’t agree on anything. But I’m sure that problem wouldn’t be far worse now that it’s 50 states.

            I can agree with you on one thing, though. There is indeed someone in this conversation who is brainless. So, well done there!

          • Clint

            HAHA LOL, wow.

          • Christopher Bates

            Thanks for the confirmation, brainless.

          • Clint

            Why? Because i laughed at that train of thought. Research the facts my friend. Whatever i type back in response you’ll just have your pop culture rationale there tough guy behind the keyboard. Good luck, I’m done.

          • Christopher Bates

            And where should I be doing this “research”? Breitbart?

            Anyhow, go put your tinfoil hat back on, and head back down into mom’s basement so you can post some more messages on InfoWars. I’m surprised I wasted as much time on you as I have. After all, as they say, “You’ve proven nothing when you’ve bested a fool.”

          • Clint

            the unlawful wars, the trillions in debt, the absurd pensions, the robust income tax, our cia and their terror over seas, waste, the fed reserve, all the unnecessary fed departments, etc, etc, etc you’re right chris this federal way of doing things is simply joyous…

          • Clint

            Chris master bates don’t have a reply.. shill

          • Clint

            Coming from a zombie twit I’ll take that as compliment Chris master. Sandy hook truth

          • Christopher Bates

            Clint: There is zero chance you’re going to listen to this, but I am going to say something just in case it somehow gets through.

            You–to be blunt–have serious mental illness. I do not say this because I disagree with you. That is now beside the point. I say this for three primary reasons:

            1. You have a clear, and deep-running paranoid streak
            2. You embrace delusions, like that Sandy Hook was some sort of false flag operations
            3. You spent more than an hour looking through weeks-old stories, just so you could write insulting responses to me–some random guy on the Internet.

            You need help, and I truly hope you get it, so you don’t do any harm to yourself or to others. Like I said, I don’t think there’s any chance that this will actually have an impact upon you, but I felt I had a responsibility to say something. Maybe at some point down the road, you’ll see the light. The scholarship suggests that people in their 50s tend to finally accept they have a problem, so I would guess you might finally figure things out when you reach that age. Best of luck to you.

          • Clint

            Go check McCain photo with Ukrainian neo nazi he: /our govt backed.. you tool.

          • Clint

            And Chris is douche bag govt shill

        • Christopher Bates

          Thanks for the confirmation, brainless.

          Oops, I gave away which one of us I was referring to.

      • Joe Cabot

        Imagine how bitter you would be had Hillary Clinton been elected.

  • souvien

    Get ths guy a show on FSR stat!

  • Tigercat919

    Well, it looks like Breitbart has found its newest employee.

  • Shawn Rychling

    “Yeah, comparing a politician to serial killers and rapists probably isn’t the wisest choice. And this was not great advice”

    Note to Andrew Bucholtz: Your liberal pals do this all the time. And you are silent

  • Tom Auclair

    Dammit, *now* where am I going to go for my columns about how basketball was better before “the negroes” took over?

    • Joe Cabot

      Don’t worry. Some of your liberal columnists will make up some stories and blame them on someone that they don’t like.

      • Tom Auclair

        “Liberal columnists?” JFC.

  • MrBull

    Man, what a twitter rant…and how interesting how there is fall out to him telling the truth about Democrats and Clinton…
    Now have posted that he went to far in comparing Clinton to say the devil or serial killer…but, look at what Democrat politicians or worst people like Bill Maher have said about Republicans in the last few years – just as harsh and down right nasty…
    Yet, they never get the backlash like Powers did…
    Double standard continues…..