Vic— OMG!! Exciting Dawkins/Oklahoma news!!!
Me– EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Dawkins had so much fun on his visit to OK he decided to buy a ranch here and raise ostriches?!?!?
Vic–………. nooo…….. *blink*
Vic– Well the locals had been keeping this a secret for a while, but its not a secret anymore! Dawkins refused to take any money for his visit!
Me– AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA!!! “OMFG U SPENT OVER 9,000 MILLION TAX PAIRS DOLLORS BRINGZ DAWKUNZ 2 CAMPOOS! WE CUDDA SPENT DAT ON BYE-BULLS TO LED PEOPLES TO TEH CROSS!… wuddya mean he takeded no monies?”
This isnt really breaking news— Dawkins made this decision some time ago*. If I didnt know better, I would think that mortified OU admins were teasing the local Creationist twats, letting them spend energy and valuable farting time “attempting to file a lawsuit to determine both the source of the funds and if the money is going to Richard Dawkins or his atheist organization”, when they knew damn well Dawkins wasnt getting paid** 😉
Of course, thats silly. I, nor they, would have any way of knowing what Norbert, Lawrence Neisent, Ray ‘sniffin for truffles’ Martin, *baffled* Brogdon, and the Wesselhoft duo (EDIT: AND the Kern Klan LOL!) were up to. Im sure OU was just keeping quiet out of respect for Dawkins. I mean, now every state is going to think they can score a free lecture if they can convince a Senator to draft legislation to ban Dawkins.
* I knew about this some time ago, so who knows how long ago Real People knew about it, but for the love of god, do you all have any idea how hard it is for a blogger to keep a secret for this long? Its not just that its a secret, or that its *big* news or anything, its just hard to keep your mouth shut when there are LULZ INVOLVED! Creationists are so DUMB AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
** Even if he were getting paid directly from OU, every department of every university in the US has a budget to bring in visiting speakers. We get 8-12 a semester. Thats how I got my first internship that got me into research rather than med school (studying evilution diiiiirp!). And you know what, 100% of our visiting speakers use principles of the theory of evolution in their research. Are any of these Creationist losers bitching about these speakers? No. Cause they couldnt name a non-celebrity scientist if their life depended on it. Hell, Id bet a bottle of single malt scotch these twats couldnt name someone other than ‘Dawkins’, ‘Einstein’ or maybe ‘Steven Hawkings’ *rolleyes*. Pay attention in school, children. Dont grow up to be an IDiot.