The story continues to unfold:

– University of Colorado officials disclosed Monday that mass shooting suspect James Holmes was being paid $26,000 a year for his studies — money that could have financed the cache of firearms, ammunition and explosive devices found in his apartment.

Holmes, 24, unexpectedly dropped out of an elite neuroscience graduate program June 10 after failing part of his first-year final exam. School officials say they were stunned to learn of his arrest Friday after a shooting rampage at a packed movie house a few miles from campus that left 12 dead and 58 injured. Police found Holmes’ apartment near campus filled with booby-trapped explosive devices.

For some reason, a recent presidential speech that revolved around the theme “you didn’t do that on your own, you had some help from the government” is stuck in my head.

Meanwhile, I’m told ABC’s Brian Ross is preparing to re-connect the killer to the Tea Party because Ross found a guy who had a friend whose uncle was a Tea Partier who once also received a government grant to go to college.

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15 Responses to “Was the Aurora murderer’s rampage funded by taxpayers?”

  1. backwoodsconservative on July 24th, 2012 6:36 pm

    With friends like the government, who needs enemies?

  2. backwoodsconservative on July 24th, 2012 6:39 pm

    The deleterious effects of government grants had already been manifesting themselves in the number of people who were turned into global warming alarmists by them.

  3. Truesoldier__ on July 24th, 2012 6:52 pm

    Without getting into the whole whether or not the governement should be giving grants for anything (I am in the no camp btw), it has always amazed me how the government will give the money directly to the individual instead of just paying for books, tuition, living expenses or whatever the grant was meant to pay for. That only would stop some of the fraud going on and would have made it harder for this scumbag to make these purchases.

  4. Doug on July 24th, 2012 7:34 pm

    Yeah, Holmes aside, handing any college age kid a wad of grant cash and expecting him or her to spend it on school expenses seems naive. When I was in college, if I was handed $26,000 for "school expenses" I'd have been dead of liver failure within weeks.

  5. Truesoldier__ on July 24th, 2012 7:50 pm

    Probably somewhere down in a resort town in the Carribean or Mexico (or is that just me).

  6. SignPainterGuy on July 24th, 2012 8:22 pm

    For starters, yes ! Indoctrination is the name of the game !

  7. SignPainterGuy on July 24th, 2012 8:32 pm

    Think about the staff required and the cost of enough personnel to handle the doling out of tuition and book and other fees on the giverment level ( and the snafoos that would occur), instead of the "hand the student a check" method. It would be exorbitant ! Parents should know their kids habits and level of responsibility and perhaps handle the money, doling it out themselves.

  8. Truesoldier__ on July 24th, 2012 8:40 pm

    Of course this would be a moot point if the government would stop taking our tax dollars and doling them out to whomever they feel deserves it and allow us to spend our own money as we see fit.

  9. Granny55 on July 24th, 2012 10:32 pm

    Love that quick come back and yeah hand $26K over to a pimply faced geek so he can impress whoever or whatever – priceless!!! I would say this was state sponsored murder in this case. Yah know government helped you "build" that.

  10. SignPainterGuy on July 24th, 2012 11:04 pm

    Heh, send this one to Oblamer as an example of the destruction his favorite builder hath wrought ! Oh, send it from a library `puter somewhere !

  11. ChapBix on July 24th, 2012 11:06 pm

    "For some reason, a recent presidential speech that revolved around the theme “you didn’t do that on your own, you had some help from the government” is stuck in my head."

    It does have a bite of irony, does it not?

  12. ChapBix on July 24th, 2012 11:09 pm

    It's not hard to visualize Ross off in the weeds trying to track down a distant Tea Party connection to Holmes. When he merges, will he look like a hunting dog that has been through the brambles?

  13. SignPainterGuy on July 24th, 2012 11:10 pm

    It would be acceptable if "those who deserve it" were actually deserving instead of to kids headed for indoctrination into liberal ideology, cronies in unions and to set-to-fail green energy bizs, all of which stand to return money or other support to the dem party, aka, money launderers !

  14. SignPainterGuy on July 24th, 2012 11:54 pm

    Yep, muddy, matted hair, cockle burrs, ticks and fleas; all those things that are distant from Tea Partiers !

  15. jeffythequick on July 25th, 2012 10:41 am

    Meanwhile, I’m told ABC’s Brian Ross is preparing to re-connect the killer to the Tea Party because Ross found a Tea Party guy who was a taxpayer. had a friend whose uncle was a Tea Partier who once also received a government grant to go to college.

    There, Doug. FIFY ;)

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