I honestly don't know why I bother since exposing Canadian creationist whackjob Denyse O'Leary for the dishonest twatwaffle that she is is a perpetual and thankless task but, God knows, someone has to do it. Denyse is her typical lying self here:
Intelligent design film: Volunteer's account of what really happened when Darwinist was kicked out of the screening
No, Denyse -- PZ Myers was not "kicked out of the screening". In the first place, he wasn't even in the screening room yet, he was waiting quietly in the lobby with family and friends. And he was not "kicked out" -- he was politely but firmly asked to leave, which he did. There was no argument or ruckus or disruption -- he simply left quietly, so to describe that as being "kicked out" is hideously dishonest but, sadly, it's par for the course for you, isn't it?
Ah, but it gets better as lying hack Denyse, ostensibly trying to come off as fair and even-handed, prints a report of the evening's proceedings from one of the movie's volunteers, who has this to say:
As a local volunteer from Minneapolis, Minnesota I assisted with setting up the special Minneapolis preview screening of the movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. The movie was set up specifically for specially invited guests of the film.
Unfortunately, more than just invited guests showed up. In fact several other rather notable uninvited guests also showed up as well - one by the name of P.Z. Myers and the other well known atheist Richard Dawkins (who were also in the film). After notifying the security at the Mall of America the P.Z. Myers was attempting to actually enter the theatre uninvited- the Mall of America security politely insisted he leave the theatre.
Once again, Denyse, fuck you. As anyone who's spent more than 90 seconds checking this out now knows, this screening was not by invitation only. As PZ explains:
Let me clarify a few things. This was a private screening with no admission charge, and you had to reserve seats ahead of time; you also had to sign a promise that you wouldn't record the movie while you were there, and they were checking ID. Everyone in my family reserved seats under our own names, myself included. There was no attempt to "sneak in", although apparently the producer, Mark Mathis, accused me of doing so in the Q&A afterwards (Mathis, of course, is a contemptible liar). We followed the procedures they set up, every step of the way, and were completely above board in all our dealings.
Even one of Denyse's commenters struggles valiantly to educate the uneducatable Denyse:
I think it is important to clarify the perception that PZ Meyers 'gatecrashed' the screening that some commentators are making.
Actually, even though these were 'private screenings' all one had to do to attend was to go the Expelled movie web site. Here's some text from the RSVP part of that site:
"Please fill out one entry form per attendee. Once confirmed, your name will be on a list at the door of the theater. IDs will be checked.
For security, no bags, cell phones, or recording devices of any kind will be allowed into the theater. Please leave them in your car."
This apparently is what PZ Meyers did. So there is no way he 'gatecrashed' - he followed the necessary procedures according to the web site.
Needless to say, none of this is relevant to Denyse, who seems content to post utter crap, and never, ever, ever follow up said crap with a correction.
Denyse O'Leary is your prototypical, right-wing hack: dishonest, stupid and blissfully happy with being both.
BY THE WAY, DENYSE ... you can smell the panicky meltdown from here.
JUST BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT: There's so much dishonest fuckery at that post of Denyse's that I might as well put in a couple more good swift boots while I'm here.
Note how Denyse quotes PZ thusly from one of PZ's own blog posts:
The only appropriate response should involve some form of righteous fury, much butt-kicking, and the public firing of some teachers, many school board members, and vast numbers of sleazy, far-right politicians … I say, screw the polite words and careful rhetoric. It's time for scientists to break out the steel-toed boots and brass knuckles, and get out there and hammer on the lunatics and idiots.
Lying hack Denyse is clearly trying to smear PZ as a troublemaker looking for a place to happen to justify PZ's expulsion from the movie screening. But as anyone with two working neurons to rub together can read, that quote of PZ's was in reference to ignorant, creationist teachers, school board members and politicians ... and had nothing whatsoever to do with movie screenings. And yet, Denyse felt compelled to reproduce it as part of her incessant smear campaign against people that are orders of magnitude smarter than she is. How utterly unsurprising.
Denyse also continues to make shit up thusly:
Incidentally, last summer, I (Denyse) was at a meeting where four scientists whose careers had been shipwrecked by frantic, persecutory Darwinists spoke about what had happened to them.
An elderly scientist got up and said that it almost provoked him to thoughts of violence, to think that these fine people should be so burdened by troubles and struggles because the evidence from their work did not support Darwin.
Well, maybe Expelled will help.
And about those four unfortunate, persecuted scientists? Sadly, not a link to be found to back up any of that utter fiction. I'm guessing Denyse is referring to, among others, Intelligent Design hack Guillermo Gonzalez, whose denial of tenure at Iowa State University was based, not on his love affair with ID, but on the fact that he was an utter flop as an academic.
But it's Denyse's last sentence quoted above that's the funniest: "Maybe Expelled will help." Um ... no, Denyse, I don't think it will, given that that film's creators have just frantically cancelled all future screenings (as per link above). And given that Denyse has been an unabashed groupie of that movie from the start, one wonders just how she's going to spin this.
I'm guessing she's just going to ignore this latest development, but I think it would be so much more amusing if she tried to justify it with her typical weaselly dumbfuckitude. Come on, Denyse, don't let us down -- you're the best entertainment we get here. Go for it. We're waiting.