Louisiana Theater Shooting: The Convoluted Story of the “Drifter” Who Wasn’t

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: A “Rusty Houser” was interviewed by Matt Taibbi back in 2007. Was a John McCain supporter. Taibbi was writing what amounted to a eulogy for the McCain campaign and feeling very impressed with himself for doing so. It was called ‘it’s the End of the Road for John McCain“. You might recall, McCain ended up “winning” the republican nomination not that long after.

Rusty Houser likes McCain’s stance on the war; when I ask him why we are in Iraq in the first place, he tells me, “To get rid of Al Qaeda.” When I point out that Bush himself has admitted there was no connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda, Houser shrugs. Bush, he assures me, “doesn’t always let people know what he knows.”

Taibbi wont say whether or not it was the same guy.


Fueled by President Obama practically weeping yesterday because he’s not allowed to cancel the 2nd amendment “even in the face of mass killings“, the complicit media is doing whatever they can to tie the drifter, lone-wolf, wife-beating, gay-hating, Iran-loving, media-sceptical, Obama-hating, Hitler-loving, conspiracy theorist, extremist, SSRI-taking nutjob to any and all current ObamaGod agendas.


And as they pile on the background tidbits, they’re starting to make no sense what-so-ever. His family life is just a bizarre collection of evictions, mental hospitals, fights, feuds and anything else they can come up with.

Here’s the story as best as I can figure it.

Some of us out here discovered he wasn’t actually a “drifter” but in fact had a home in the same city he has been claiming online as recently as late last year. The house is very nice and apparently still the home of his “estranged” wife.

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I noticed on Google Street view that the home had a confederate flag flying in the front yard and Raw Story and other big name news agencies picked up on that pretty quick. In fact, my screen-grab from Google Street view is on Raw Story’s front page. They linked back to my article about the finding the flag in front of the home he listed as his address.

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Louisiana Theater Shooting: Confederate Flag Hanging in Front of J. R. Houser’s Big House in Al

by Scott Creighton


It is confirmed that this was his home. No word on the supposed eviction from 2014 but the home is not on the market and still listed as the address of N. Houser.

Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said Houser in 2006 was denied a pistol permit, and was served eviction papers March 25, 2014, while living on 32nd Street in Phenix City.


CNN is posting same picture of the shooter that I posted. They also claim he was a ‘drifter” who was estranged from his family. Yet on this online profile from just a year ago, he gives the same town as his location and posting images of the same home I found as his. The recent photo appears to be him standing in that same house. So how is he a ‘drifter’?

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John Russell Houser was described as a “drifter” by the local police chief this morning when announcing him as the shooter in the Louisiana theater shooting.

That’s kind of odd seeing as how the guy has an accounting degree and holds an advanced law degree as well. Pretty well educated drifter.

Another odd thing is the fact that he apparently has an address in Alabama where he’s from and it’s a pretty nice spread with a confederate battle flag hanging in the front yard.

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Louisiana Theater Shooting: John Russell Houser was a Teapartier and Golden Dawn Fan?

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: he had a Twitter account, also set up around the same time the other trail of web comments were being left. The account has a total of 2 Tweets.

UPDATE: Yep. It’s this guy.

John Russel Houser, 59, of Phenix City, Ala., had parked his vehicle, a 1995 Lincoln Continental, near an exit from the theater and was apparently attempted to flee when police arrived at the scene, perhaps within a minute of the shooting. Their quick response forced the gunman back inside the theater, where he took his own life, Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said. The Adviser


Oh crap. Here we go.

They just announced the name of the patsy shooter in Louisiana as John Russell Houser of Alabama. They claim he was living in some nearby cheap motel room with various wigs and disguises they found in the place.

Turns out there is a John Russell Houser of Phenix, Al. who is 59 years old.

John Houser

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Louisiana Theater Shooting: The Official Story Changes Already – Reporting on Live Presser

by Scott Creighton

The story of the shooting in Louisiana has already changed.

At first they claimed the shooter took his own life in the middle of a crowd of people fleeing the theater when he saw two cops coming toward him.

During the press conference, the local police chief changed that story. Now it appears the officers entering the business heard one last shot and upon entering the actual theater itself, found the shooter dead along with the victims. So he took his life far away from public view like so many of the other suspects involved in these mass casualty events.

He’s been identified as John Russel Houser, drifter from Alabama. Police found wigs, glasses and disguises in his cheap motel room.

As was the case with the Aurora shooting, the suspect parked his car next to an exit. There was also early reports of a second shooter.

Of course, they have no motive for the attack.

Louisiana Theater Shooting: Hours Earlier, Obama Laments No Gun Grabbing Laws “even in the face of mass killings”

by Scott Creighton

Authorities say a 58-year-old man with no known motive strolled into The Grand 16 Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana at approximately 7:30 p.m last night and opened fire with a dreaded handgun, killing two and injuring another 9 before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life.

Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said the shooting was contained to one theater room. A motive for the attack is not known at this time.

“The shooter is deceased,” Craft said. “We may never know.”

The gunman had been trying to leave the theater with others when responding officers entered, Craft said. The suspect then fired the shot that claimed his life. Huffington Post

It’s almost 3 years to the day that James Holmes supposedly shot-up the Century 16 theater in Aurora.

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