October 7, 2015 1:37 pm -


Chris Harper Mercer’s mother bragged about educating her yet-to-be-born son in the womb with The Art of the Deal.

“Fact: Before my son was even born, I was reading out loud to him from Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal,” Laurel Margaret Harper wrote on her Yahoo Answers account, adding that she emphasized the “gesture effect” — explaining things to him with expressive gestures. “Now my son invests in the stock market along with me, turns a profit and is working on a degree in finance. His language and reading skills are phenomenal. I tell you this because it’s not too late for you to start helping your daughter.”


Harper reportedly used the account for 10 years, during which she revealed that both herself and her son — who killed himself after exchanging fire with police in an attack at Umpqua Community College last week — had Asperger’s syndrome. Before taking his own life, Harper Mercer killed nine people at the school, where he was a student.

“He’s no babbling idiot nor is his life worthless,” Harper said of her son online. “He’s very intelligent and is working on a career in filmmaking. My 18 years worth of experience with and knowledge about Asperger’s syndrome is paying off.”

…Laurel Harper noted on her Yahoo Answers account that she owned a Glock handgun, as well as AR-15 and AK-47 rifles, while also making fun of “lame states” with more stringent gun regulations.

When she visited gun ranges, she said, she would “cringe every time the ‘wannabes’ show up.”


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.