AZ Education Chief Caught Trolling In Blog Comments
June 20, 2014

John Huppenthal is the perfect representation of the Republican Party. It doesn't get much more perfect than being the Superintendent of Public Instruction by day, blog troll by night.


Huppenthal’s comments included calling people who receive public assistance “lazy pigs” and he went on to put the blame of the Great Depression solely on the shoulders of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He also claimed that the president wrote in his memoir that “he was born in Kenya!!!”

Under the name Falcon9, he wrote, “We now know that (Franklin D. Roosevelt) was almost completely responsible for the great depression. Only in liberal mythology did FDR ‘save’ the nation. … Worse yet, Roosevelt’s disastrous economic policies drug down the whole world and directly led to the rise of a no-name hack named Adolph Hitler who was going nowhere until Germany’s economy went into the tank.”

According to AZFamily, Falcon9 wrote on Blog for Arizona that “successful small businessmen/job creators are being taxed to death.”

The post continued: “Meanwhile, Obama is rewarding the lazy pigs with food stamps (44 million people), air-conditioning, free health care, flat-screen TV’s (typical of ‘poor’ families).” (Parentheses were in the original post.)

When Blog For Arizona outed Huppenthal on their blog, he posted a comment under one of his known pseudonyms in classic troll fashion:

Calling people liars, falsely, when they are not even incorrect. That’s what blog trolls do.

Calling people dumbasses, that’s what blog trolls do.

Posting pictures of young children making obscene jesters, that’s what blog trolls do.

And, these are just a few examples of the inappropriate behavior of columnists on this blog.

It goes on from there. It's pretty comical, actually.

Cornered, Huppenthal admitted that yes, it was really him, trolling blogs from public servers. But hey, he's really sorry if he offended anyone.

I really hate that non-apology thing.

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