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‘Hate-F*ck’ Hoaxer Meg Lanker-Simons Has Criminal Record for Gun Incident

Posted on | May 16, 2013 | 39 Comments

When last we checked in on Think Progress award-winning blogger Meg Lanker-Simons, the progressive feminist was charged with making a fake Facebook threat to “hate-f*ck” herself. Now it turns out that “Meg Lanker-Simons” is the alias of a dangerously crazy criminal formerly known as Meghan Michelena, who in 2006 pleaded guilty to aggravated assault after getting fired from a Wyoming radio station:

According to court records, she was charged in November 2005 in District Court with aggravated assault.
Lanker-Simons, then Meghan Michelena, pleaded guilty to the charge in May 2006 as part of a plea agreement, records indicate. . . .
Lanker-Simons walked into an Albany County radio station she’d been fired from with a Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun.
She confronted a man who had decided to terminate her, the affidavit reports. The man also told her, the court documents state, that she would not be rehired.
Lanker-Simons “pulled a semi-automatic pistol from her purse, waved the firearm around and pointed (the) firearm at (the man),” according to the affidavit.
The man, according to the affidavit, said he was “in fear for his life.” . . .
She was sentenced to six years of probation in July 2006.
The probation sentence was subject to numerous stipulations, including . . . undergoing counseling . . .
Court documents state she violated probation by being “unsuccessfully discharged” from a residential treatment program.
In April 2007, she was again sentenced to probation with the stipulation she complete a treatment program in Utah.

Uh, “counseling” and “residential treatment program” — do these terms sound to you like legal euphemisms for a trip to the nuthouse?

Katherine Timpf at Campus Reform reminds us:

In 2012, Lanker-Simons’ blog Cognitive Dissonance, which has since been taken down, won an “honoree” award from the liberal group Think Progress for “live blogging the entire GOP primaries.”
Lanker-Simons was also in the news in 2010 when she was a plaintiff in a successful lawsuit against UW after it retracted its invitation to have Bill Ayers speak on campus.
According to a Facebook page that apparently belongs to Lanker-Simons she is a member of the University of Wyoming Gender & Women’s Studies group as well as the school’s chapter of The Nonviolent Communist.

“Nonviolent,” not so much.

It would be wrong to generalize from the example of Meghan Michelina (a/k/a Meg Lanker-Simons) to conclude that all progressive bloggers are in need of a “residential treatment program.”

Nor would it be fair to suggest that all Women’s Studies majors are potentially dangerous gun-wielding lunatics.

However, I would suggest, as atypical as Michelina/Lanker-Simons may be, on a scatter-chart of progressive feminist bloggers, her particular dot is not really that far from the main cluster.

She is the visible tip of a vast submerged iceberg of craziness.

Not every feminist is a criminal or a psychopath, and if every progressive blogger were locked up in the nuthouse, the burden on our mental-health system might prevent adequate treatment for genuinely crazy people who haven’t yet discovered the Internet.



39 Responses to “‘Hate-F*ck’ Hoaxer Meg Lanker-Simons Has Criminal Record for Gun Incident”

  1. AaronWorthing
    May 16th, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM ‘Hate-F*ck’ Hoaxer Meg Lanker-Simons Has Criminal Record for Gun Incident #TCOT

  2. OwainPenllyn
    May 16th, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM ‘Hate-F*ck’ Hoaxer Meg Lanker-Simons Has Criminal Record for Gun Incident #TCOT

  3. Polliwogette
    May 16th, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM ‘Hate-F*ck’ Hoaxer Meg Lanker-Simons Has Criminal Record for Gun Incident #TCOT

  4. ThomasD
    May 16th, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    Bet she’s a wildcat in bed.


  5. ChandlersGhost
    May 16th, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    And if she hadn’t pulled that recent stunt, this wouldn’t have come out.

  6. K-Bob
    May 16th, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    Better wear protection.

    Kevlar, I mean.

  7. robertstacymccain
    May 16th, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    Bet she’s a wildcat in bed.

    Fat ugly crazy women usually are. But then the sex is over, and you have to deal with the craziness, not to mention the fat and ugly part of the deal.

    Or so I’m told …

  8. K-Bob
    May 16th, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    Gosh, I wonder if anyone like this will be running our new, proposed Federal Background Check system?

    Because I think we need leftists running that system, you know, just to be sure no crazy right-wingers start rubber-stamping “approved” on every nutjob wanting to buy a gun.

  9. Kerry Dar-Du
    May 16th, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    Kerry Dar-Du liked this on Facebook.

  10. ThomasD
    May 16th, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    Or so I’m told …

    Relax, this is an open, non-judgmental environment.

  11. M. Thompson
    May 16th, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    She’s the sort of loser that makes college suck for the STEM and B-school types who will land real jobs.

  12. Richard Tuyls
    May 16th, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    Sex with a fat girl, riding a moped.
    It is fun until your friends see you.

  13. Bob Belvedere
    May 16th, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

    No details…please.

  14. richard mcenroe
    May 16th, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

    Remember, if you want safer streets and schools, disarm Democrats. They self-select for crazy and violent.

  15. benning
    May 16th, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

    Oh, Dear me! The mental image! *gasp!*

  16. robertstacymccain
    May 16th, 2013 @ 5:26 pm

    Not that mopeds aren’t cool.

  17. K-Bob
    May 16th, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

    Worst. Haiku. Ever.

  18. slp
    May 16th, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    Residential treatment program could also be a residential DRUG treatment program.

  19. JeffS
    May 16th, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    Two words, my friend:

    “Coyote Ugly”.

    You have been warned.

  20. Laree Lee
    May 16th, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    Laree Lee liked this on Facebook.

  21. DavidD
    May 16th, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

    Wouldn’t you think she’d’ve kept a low profile after her conviction?

    Crazy, indeed.

  22. Mike G.
    May 16th, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

    That would be chewing your arm off so you don’t wake her up the next morning.

  23. Mike G.
    May 16th, 2013 @ 11:15 pm

    What!!…no brain bleach?

  24. Adjoran
    May 17th, 2013 @ 12:20 am

    The left wants all these new gun restrictions, but a mentally deranged woman points a gun at her former boss at the workplace and gets probation and treatment?

    I’m all for compassion for mental problems. But when you’re crazy enough to point a gun at someone like that, society’s rights of protection should come first. What’s wrong with her may not be fixable by modern medicine, but she should darn sure not be on the street. It’s the in fine part about being “a danger to yourself or others.”

    “Not every feminist is a criminal or a psychopath” – with all due respect, Stacy, that assertion requires more substantiation than your word alone. For instance, name ten.

  25. Adjoran
    May 17th, 2013 @ 12:21 am

    Oh, excuse me – wrong place.

  26. G Joubert
    May 17th, 2013 @ 4:59 am

    Strikes me as bipolar.

  27. Matthew W
    May 17th, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    Fat,ugly and crazy.
    The feminist trifecta

  28. robertstacymccain
    May 17th, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    “You don’t have to be a gun-wielding lunatic to win a Think Progress award — but it doesn’t hurt!”

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  31. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    May 17th, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    Ugly Coyote Anti-Defamation League, line 1.

  32. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    May 17th, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    Well, she is kind of shaped like a planet.

  33. John LaRosa
    May 17th, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    Pundit Peter Griffin sums it up nicely:

  34. andycanuck
    May 17th, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    Maybe she’ll share a cell with DOCTOR!!!11!!! Amy Bishop one day?

  35. Quartermaster
    May 17th, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    He’s already said far too much. I understand the next tanker load of brain bleach is enroute. It would be nice if the bunch around these parts wouldn’t do things that jacked up the consumpstion so much. It’s getting expensive.

  36. ThomasD
    May 17th, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    Makes perfect sense once you realize gun control isn’t about disarming criminals or making the world safer, it’s all about controlling the rest of us.

  37. Rich Vail
    May 18th, 2013 @ 11:35 am

    It’s ok, the statute of Liberal Limitations has long passed on this…so she’s golden.

  38. Bob Belvedere
    May 18th, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    And hurting the environment!

  39. USModerate
    May 20th, 2013 @ 3:42 pm