Jeff Dubay quits Twitter, threatens to fight trolls who "took addiction cheap shots"

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Dubay wants a piece of the trolls.
People on Twitter were not nice to Jeff Dubay after he outed himself as a global warming denier during his ESPN 1500 radio show last Friday. ("It's a myth, it's a conspiracy, it's a left-wing conspiracy," Dubay said during a brief discussion about climate change with KSTP meteorologist Patrick Hammer that morning.)

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As we told you about in our blog post about the controversy, some connected Dubay's history as a crack addict with his staunch belief that "weather stats prove nothing" because global warming believers use inadequate sample sizes. To take one example, "This is your brain on drugs," one person tweeted at him.

Dubay was upset about tweets like that. In fact, he was so bothered that on Saturday, he said he's quitting Twitter, and in his "final tweet," he challenged the trolls giving him a hard time to ball up and save their cheap shots for next time they see him in person.

Here's what he said: Being trolled typically isn't any fun, but here's some friendly advice from someone who has dealt with his fair share of internet instigators over the years -- that block button on Twitter comes in awfully handy sometimes, even if clicking it isn't as satisfying as landing a right hook. You know, out of sight, out of mind, and you'll remain employed to boot.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

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braidedmerkin
braidedmerkin

 You can all wear your non-metallic hats for a while. They say HAARP is going to be turned off for a few months and the Alaska Native group will take over management. So... the poles will refreeze and you will have an overpowering urge to go to a new casino in Alaska and play the 5 cent slots.

As to Dubay, I don't really care about his personal life but I think his Global Warming stance is moron level.

Matt Connell
Matt Connell

I believe firmly in global warming, but what bothers me is that people only believe in it because they think they're suppose to. Ask someone about the science behind global warming and most people just look at you with a blank look on their face. Americans on both sides of the fence are not smart.

Keira Kleen
Keira Kleen

He needs to relax and dump the Tweets. It's every body else crybaby problem that they can't leave the guy alone. Arm Chair Sports Fans that are addicted to Sports Talk Shows are morons that need to get a life.

Lisa Schreiber Skjefte
Lisa Schreiber Skjefte

people living with all that hate inside of them need someplace to put it as it eats away at their brain cells! its a reflection of the ugliness within them and who they believe that they are and will always be.

ajlalk3
ajlalk3 topcommenter

Of course half the comments in here are from the type of cowardly losers who would harass someone so badly they would quit Twitter.

To all those people: someone like Jeff Dubay will still have more respect, more friends, and probably more money than you ever will. He was a Twin Cities media staple for almost a decade, what have YOU done with YOUR life? Talked shit to someone on Twitter. Wow, what an accomplishment.

ButcherBaker
ButcherBaker

Puffy had my sympathy once upon a time, he worked his way back from personal destruction, garnering a second stint at a gig he wasn't qualified for the first time. But I don't feel sorry for a rube who wants to start spouting his right-wing opinions as fact.

Chris Beattie
Chris Beattie

ha ha ha whata twat...needs to grow a set of balls..pussy.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

i wanna hear @mingtran talk more about HAARP

Beer Guy
Beer Guy

I thought his 15 minutes of fame were long over.

David Gustafson
David Gustafson

You only get dignity credits for quitting Twitter before Cousin Itt hits the fan.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@Matt Connell thanks for the intel, are you a scientist?  if not...STFU

excuse all of us for blindly caring about the earth, didnt know we had to research so much to form an obvious opinion. an opinion that one can not form by doing their own "math"?!?!?

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

@digitalprotocol   You know, though, he was correct.  I, and probably you, truly do know nothing of HAARP or what it's capable of.  Maybe because it's imaginary, but that doesn't invalidate his point.

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Lisa Skjefte Yeeessss... Next, talk like a fortune cookie, you will.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@ajlalk3 he smokes CRACK you bootlicking sycophant

not to mention the nonsense he is spewing about the earth

go back to the dumpster where you met Dubay...  respect, RESPECT  ....laughable

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