There comes a time in every debunker’s life when you look over the panorama of breathtaking dumbfuckery and find yourself breathless. All you can do is search for the nearest brick wall and beat your head against it in the hopes the pain will go away.
My darlings, tonight I have reached that point. I have ceased to ask: can the Expelled crew possibly do anything more terminally stupid than they already have? The answer’s always “Yes.”
Via Pharyngula comes the news the asshats have gone on the offensive:
Expelled is suing XVIVO! Oh, and take note of the
bizarre complaint that I’ve put in bold in the middle of this freaky press
Premise Media is ready to challenge the unfounded copyright infringement claims asserted recently by representatives of XVIVO, LLC concerning original animation Premise Media created for the documentary, EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed.
On April 14, 2008, Premise Media filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas seeking declaratory judgment that there is no copyright or other infringement. Premise Media also seeks its attorneys’ fees in responding to the XVIVO claims.
Are. You. Fucking. Kidding. Me?
This is what their top-notch intellectual property lawyer has come up with? They think this isn’t going to explode all over them? I can’t wait to see these fuckers in court, because they’re going to get their asses handed to them in a baggie.
After denying, then admitting, then denying (OH! Mega-TARD took that last post down! No harbles for him, eh?) stealing the hard work of a small animation company and a couple of hard working scientists, turns out the Discovery Institute Fellows stole from PBS too. The organization they found just sooooooooo offensive after ‘Judgment Day‘ and Evolution‘. The organization that teaches little kids how to count and the alphabet and how to read and how being different is okay…
The Discovery Institute stole from Mr. Fucking Rogers.
Abby at ERV rips them a gaping new one, and if you haven’t read her takedown, go do so.
I just have one thing to say to these fuckwits: if the scientific community and its advocates were truly into persecution, we’d have fitted you all for the iron maiden long ago. You’d better be damned fucking glad we’re not Bible literalists ourselves, because I seem to remember that the punishment for theft was lopping off a hand. Chop! Slash! Literal interpretations of the Bible suddenly don’t look so great, do they, now?
But there is good news. Even Tristero from Digby’s Hullaballoo taken up the cudgel:
A new piece of propaganda called Expelled is about to be inflicted on an America that needs more lies the way a dog needs a huge helping of chocolate – if we enthusiastically consume it, it will make us sick and is possibly fatal.
Too fucking right. And the fact that Tristero took time out of slamming the Bush regime bloody over the torture debacle to debunk this piece of shit says something about how rancid it truly is.
I’m just going to let Tool speak for me. Intolerance is right. I can’t fucking tolerate these assclowns anymore.
The gent who put this video together was also kind enough to beat up on my other bete noir, which is a kindly bonus: