#Twoppics – Heartland: Sugarland State Fair Stage Collapse, Iowa Straw Poll, Desmond Bishop
Twoppics, taking a look at what people on Twitter are saying about the hottest stories out of the Heartland…
IN: It’s tragedy at a Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fair. Five people are dead, more than 40 injured after the rigging over the band’s stage collapses into the crowd… FOX News Radio’s @jeffmonosso. The Indiana State Fair was closed Sunday, but plans are for it to reopen Monday. The Twittersphere is truly moved by the accident, such as muscians He Is We…
Sugarland incident is tragic. Tell those close to u that u love them. Be compassionate to people around u. We’re all in this together.
— He Is We (@HeIsWE) August 14, 2011
…and Actor/singer James Maslow…
My heart and prayers go out to everyone at the Sugarland show tonight at the Indiana state fair. God bless those who left us or are hurt.
— James Maslow (@jamesmaslow) August 14, 2011
Sugarland also tweeted about the incident on Saturday night…
We are all right. We are praying for our fans, and the people of Indianapolis. We hope you’ll join us. They need your strength.
— Sugarland (@Sugarlandmusic) August 14, 2011
IA: Saturday night in Iowa, voters turned out for the state’s Straw Poll. Michele Bachmann took first, but a third-place finish was enough for Tim Pawlenty to decide that now’s the time to end his bid for the White House. FOX News Radio’s Rich Johnson has more… Twitter just can’t take the Iowa Straw Poll seriously, no matter how hard they try. Examples come from @JPosnanski…
No offense, but you can win the Iowa Straw Poll with 4,823 votes? More people in Iowa emailed me about KC Chiefs draft.
— Joe Posnanski (@JPosnanski) August 14, 2011
I always get confused… What % does the Ames Straw Poll play in BCS rankings?
— Gabe Goodwin (@GabeTheWP) August 14, 2011
and actor Drew Carey…
So Bachman won the straw poll. I scored a 289 on Wii Bowling. Both are strong indicators of our chances of becoming President.
— Drew Carey (@DrewFromTV) August 14, 2011
WI: One of the biggest honors for a pro athlete is the opportunity to meet the President of the United States after winning your sport’s championship. Even some college champs get the chance. But it takes a lot to get that invitation…so you don’t want to blow it, right? Well, Green Bay Packer Desmond Bishop did all the work, but doesn’t get to reap the reward. After winning the Super Bowl, the Packers finally got their chance to head to DC. Bishop, though, forgot his ID on the team’s charter. No ID, no White House. No White House, no President. Bishop took to Twitter after the incident, noting he has new motivation for this year…
Just found some extra motivation tweeples. I forgot my id on plane so won’t get access to see @barackobama .. This time! But next year
— Desmond Bishop (@Desbishop55) August 12, 2011
For fans like @katherine_eliz…
Desmond Bishop wasn't allowed in the White House because he didn't have his drivers license on him? I feel your pain, bud.
— Katherine Anderson (@katherine_eliz) August 14, 2011
It's probably best that the aura of failure around Obama doesn't rub off on Desmond Bishop
— Michael Garlin (@OUInfidel) August 14, 2011
…it’s the ultimate tough luck.