More John Huppenthal Comments Surface, Including His Proposed Ban on Spanish

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Matthew Hendley


More anonymous Internet comments made by state schools superintendent John Huppenthal have surfaced, and they aren't pretty.

Not that the previous comments were pretty, which included an explanation of how Franklin D. Roosevelt was responsible for the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler, and how food stamps recipients are "lazy pigs," among other things.

See also:
-John Huppenthal's Top Ten Comments as a Sock Puppet

This time, local conservative blogger Greg Patterson, who writes Espresso Pundit, was nice enough to compile a list of comments made on his website by "Falcon9," one of several handles Huppenthal admitted to using.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • "We all need to stomp out balkanization. No spanish radio stations, no spanish billboards, no spanish tv stations, no spanish newspapers. This is America, speak English."

  • The Bill of Rights has a relevant section about this type of ban.

  • "I don't mind them selling Mexican food as long as the menus are mostly in English. And, I'm not being humorous or racist. A lot is at stake here."

  • "Yes, one bean-and-cheese roll-up please. Thanks Juan. Er, John."

  • "Jared Loughner's act was logical once you understand what he was thinking. He just wasnt' very good at articulating his thoughts but those thoughts and the intensity of which he partook of them gave him an incredible sense of superiority over us mere mortals. A nihilist, Loughner feels that we are all so many inconsequential flecks of dust and that his act had no meaning at all. Not much discussion of holding these philosophies accountable for this debacle. "

  • What.

  • "Well of course scientists are democrats. They are all on the public dole and have been all of their lives."

Some of these comments are ten times worse in the context that Huppenthal is supposed to be overseeing the education of children. Other comments include him fawning over Russell Pearce, and talking up what a great job he's done (referring to himself in the third person) as the state's schools chief.

Make sure you check out Stephen Lemons' list of the worst comments Huppenthal copped to making on another blog.

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car_del99
car_del99

And, he is not  " racist...."

HarryZ
HarryZ

Huppenthal, you are nothing but a crybaby.  You really did put your foot in your mouth.  You state "Loughner's act was logical once you understand what he was thinking. He just wasnt' very good at articulating his thoughts".  You are acting in the same way Huppie.  You definitely aren't very good at articulating YOUR thoughts either.  Loughner is a diabolical mad man just like Hitler.  You seem to understand him.  What are we all in for if Huppy is re-elected?  Do the most gracious thing and RESIGN.

SeedyWard
SeedyWard

Fixed this one for you, Hup:

"Well of course scientists are Democrats. They are all trained in critical thinking, formal logic, statistics, and the scientific method." 

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

This man is a hard-core right-wing Catholic, along the lines of Spanish Catholics during the Franco years. He grew up on the southwest side of Tucson and evidently learned nothing about the culture he was exposed to except to despise it. He attended parochial school all through grade school and high school. Dinner conversation must have been VERY strange at the Huppenthal house. His parents must have been real pieces of work to have formed his world view. Congratulations, AZ, for having sicced this mess of a human being on our public educational system. Here is my message to Herr Huppenthal, as first uttered by Oliver Cromwell to the rump Parliament:

"Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!"

arizonanewtimes.com
arizonanewtimes.com

By all means ban Spanish. What part about "Our official language is English" doesn't some people understand?

Jukes
Jukes

I know he's said a hundred abhorrent things.  But "Jared Loughner's act was logical once you understand what he was thinking"????  I'm a "mere mortal" and Loughner is a "nihilist" so ... WHAT?  We should just deal with it?

He should be booted from office for this one sentence.  The fact that he's not smart enough to know a public figure can't say things like that should disqualify him for holding ANY public office, let alone the particular one he has. Perhaps it should even disqualify him from being out in public. 

For God's sake, GOP, remove these dangerous morons from your midst.  Surely you can come up with candidates who are conservative without being completely lacking in morality.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Not only should Huppy resign today, his family needed to put him in for an involuntary mental evaluation.  


These posts show that he seems to be too nuts to be out in public.  But the funny thing is, he's probably no more nuts than people like HorniBoy, Pearce, Brewer, and Arpaio.  Atleast Brewer's son (same genes) has been locked in the state mental hospital for many years..   But it took a kidnapping and rape...  And how about Bennett's son - "Mister Broomstick", BTW?

NWEng
NWEng

"Well of course scientists are democrats. They are all on the public dole and have been all of their lives."

A politician who bemoans others for living on the "public dole" has absolutely no measure of credibility whatsoever.

getmeouttahere
getmeouttahere

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little....not that I am terribly surprised by any of these comments. Huppy is just stating what a lot of the GOP asshats (and the ignorant, deluded imbeciles who vote for them) in AZ already believe, but don't have the balls to say out loud. (Though admittedly Huppy could only say them behind the veil of the internet, knowing that if he actually said them under his own name he'd be vilified, as anyone who holds such bigoted, sexist, hateful and historically inaccurate beliefs should be.) 

Sadly I don't think it will hurt his reelection chances in the least, and he won't resign because he knows that. Unfortunately, like I said, the majority of Arizona's residents--or at least the majority of the ones who bother to vote--also believe that welfare recipients are all "lazy pigs," that all Spanish-language media should be banned, that scientists are "all democrats on the public dole," and all of the other vile things that Huppy spewed forth in his blog posts. I hear the same or similar things spewed forth from the lips of my conservative neighbors, coworkers and family members. Every. Single. Day.


God I hate this place.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Huppenthal, another imbecile who deserves to be booted.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

Actually what we speak isn't proper english..........it's a bastardized form of english.............a language that really isn't our own either

I am sure our butchery of english is just as frustrating to people who actually speak it as the Spanish speaking people are to you

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

"Doesn't some people understand"???????? Damn boy...........and I thought my grammar was atrocious.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@arizonanewtimes.com Where is it defined as the "Official Language".  Please point me at the EXACT law!  Or is it on the same paper you use to wipe your ass?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Get back to scrubbing those toilets Robert or you're fired.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@arizonanewtimes.com What part of the fact that the United States HAS NO OFFICIAL LANGUAGE don't you understand????


All of it I am sure...

66rock
66rock topcommenter

@NWEng  Ha, and he thinks he isn't?  What a stupid idiot he is!!

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @arizonanewtimes.com


Stinky the hypocrite.  Remember these jewels?


Typical brain dead donkey comment.



"Good think (sic) the Sgt. keep (sic) a throw-away piece..." May 15, 2014



Remember, the one you deleted in shame and embarrassment.



----or--- how about this ignorant gem..........



 "Sucks to not have a tax-free private connection, don't (sic) it loser?"   posted on 06/01/14



WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@66rock @NWEng Yes he is an idiot.  But the sad thing is, he's smarter than the morons that elected him....

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

Tea party and Republican are different. Tea party claims republican, but republicans claim tea party to be nuts (don't even get me started on the birthers)

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fishingblues <== says the child-porn mongering moron who habitually misused "believes" in place of "beliefs".


What high school did you flunk out of, eh retard?



danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@WhoKnows and there it is. amazing isnt it? i think i have a good sense of humor, but sadly i am not liking your comment because its funny

i am having to like it because of the horrifying reality and accuracy of it

that comment applies to way too many of the nimrods we have in office all over the country

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay 


Fucking little pussy.  Do you need to read it again?


"Good think (sic) the Sgt. keep (sic) a throw-away piece..." May 15, 2014


When you are that fucking stupid, you should refrain from pointing your stinky little finger outward.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Flyer9753 @valleynative @MaskedMagician1967 

Your opinion seems to be based on what you see in the news, and you don't seem to be smart enough to recognize that this means that it's only based on what is "newsworthy".  Sorry if pointing that out makes you feel bad about yourself.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@valleynative @Flyer9753 @MaskedMagician1967 wow.. you really should call the Guiness people and get your name in their book...


Also call all the researchers on the globe and let them know the miracle mind reader you are, being able to tell other people their opinions and thoughts so clearly.... You know what people are really thinking before they do...


Seriously.. you are such a mind reader, you should be studied and published. It's a miracle...


fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay 


No contest stinky, you are definitely the ignorant fuck.  You little shit-stain you. 

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Flyer9753 @valleynative @MaskedMagician1967 

I'm simply a whole hell of a lot smarter and better educated than you are.  To you, I'm sure it seems like mind reading or some other form of magic, but people with average intelligence and a little training in critical thinking aren't really as impressed.


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