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‘Higher Education Bubble’? Colorado Shooter Is Medical School Dropout

Posted on | July 20, 2012 | 10 Comments

Larry McShane of the New York Daily News reports:

The suspected Colorado movie mass murderer was a loner and a medical school dropout who described himself last year as “quiet and easy-going” on a rental application.
James Holmes, 24, withdrew abruptly last month from the University of Colorado Medical School, spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery said Friday.
She did not know what prompted his decision just weeks before Holmes snapped, killing a dozen people and wounding at least 50 others.
The suspect, who came to Colorado from California, lived in a third-floor apartment in the Denver suburb of North Aurora — about four miles from the theater where the killings occurred.
Neighbors told the Denver Post that Holmes was a reclusive type who ignored other residents when they said hello.
“No one knew him,” one neighbor told the newspaper. “No one.”

When ABC’s George Stephanopoulos rushed to find a Tea Party connection to blame for this evil deed, perhaps he never stopped to think that the suspect might be a grad student who suffered a mental breakdown, perhaps because of stress or academic failure.

Therefore, let’s cast a shadow of suspicion on all quiet reclusive types — dangerous loners! — pursuing advanced degrees, because that makes as much sense as blaming the Tea Party.

Me? I blame The Higher Education Bubble.


10 Responses to “‘Higher Education Bubble’? Colorado Shooter Is Medical School Dropout”

  1. ‘Higher Education Bubble’? Colorado Shooter Is Med School Dropout « Jackie Wellfonder – Raging Against the Rhetoric
    July 20th, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

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  2. Largebill
    July 20th, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    So, just like the Una-bomber, this guy is a victim of excessive exposure to liberal higher education indoctrination.

  3. Finrod Felagund
    July 20th, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    Maybe the shooter was upset about ObamaCare.  (-:

  4. Ford Prefect
    July 20th, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Hey Stephie, if you’re going to just make a rash connection, how about looking at the history of these kind of incidents; liberals and crazies (but I repeat myself) are always the ones who commit these atrocities.

    Unibomber, LA plane -> bldg incident, Gabby Giffords attack, Fort Hood, 911 WTC attack, Times Square bomber, etc.  all of these are either committed by liberals, fascists, or the insane.  

    Liberal commentators will always try to tie these incidents to conservatives. This is what is called “projection”.

  5. Red
    July 20th, 2012 @ 3:21 pm
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    July 20th, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

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  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 20th, 2012 @ 7:47 pm
  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 20th, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    Weren’t the Time Square bomber, Fort Hood, LA plain/building incident (and let’s not forget the underwear bomber, Arkansas shooting, and the Jewish center attack all perpetrated by followers of the Religion of Peace…or does that automatically fall to fascists-insane?  

  9. Red Dawn
    July 21st, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    Well, with the black-bloc garb and the Bill Ayers’ style attempt at bombing police, the guy certainly seems to be an OWS sympathizer.

    It certainly seems plausible that OWS’ violent “kill the police” rhetoric condoned by Van Jones, Andrew Stern, and Fox-Piven might  have driven him over the edge.

  10. Red Dawn
    July 21st, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

    Atheists and islamists haven certainly been the greatest scourge upon mankind over the past century or so.