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Meg Lanker-Simons is under the gun, which is a switch

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A few weeks ago I told you about Meg Lanker-Simons, a University of Wyoming student and “Think” “Progress” award-winning blogger who claimed to have been the target of “right-wing hate speech” because of an ugly, hateful Facebook post about her.

Then the cops said she wrote it.

Here’s what she wrote about herself:

“I want to hatef*** Meg Lanker Simons so hard. That chick runs her liberal mouth all the time and doesn’t care who knows it. I think its so hot and makes me angry. One night with me and shes gonna be a good Republican bitch.”

Well, that’s not very nice! Especially if you’re using it to accuse people you don’t like of doing something they didn’t do.

Before the truth was revealed, her fellow students threw a nice little rally for her:

It was all so delightfully cliché.

But wait, there’s more! So much more. The Laramie Boomerang reports (emphasis mine):

A Laramie woman’s appearance Monday morning in Albany County Circuit Court didn’t take place as previously scheduled.

Meg Lanker-Simons, cited for interfering with a peace officer in connection with a social media controversy last month, is next set for a scheduling conference at 8:30 a.m. June 13 in Circuit Court…

The interference charge isn’t Lanker-Simons’ first experience with the local court system.

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.

According to an affidavit, the charge stemmed from an incident in which 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.”

The radio station, the affidavit states, was evacuated.

Albany County Sheriff’s Office deputies made contact with Lanker-Simons as she was attempting to leave the area in her vehicle and detained her at gunpoint…

She was sentenced to six years of probation in July 2006.

The probation sentence was subject to numerous stipulations, including refraining from owning firearms, undergoing counseling, paying fines and fees, completing community service and submitting letters of apology to victims.

I would love to read those letters.

And here’s the punchline:

Lanker-Simons, according to UW, participated Saturday in the College of Arts and Sciences’ commencement ceremony.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Well, of course she did.

Hey, remember when it was considered paranoid to think that conservatives were being targeted for personal destruction because of their political beliefs? Remember when nobody paid attention to the overwhelming evidence for it? You might not, it was a whole week ago.

(Hat tip: The Other McCain)