Regular readers know that lately one “Terry Dean, Nemmers”, or as I call him, “Comma”, has been on a crusade to get me in trouble — he’s been lashing out at anyone in any way in contact with me to tell his tale of woe. Which is kind of weird, since I’ve never met the guy, and his complaint mainly seems to be that the campus police haven’t given him a sample of my handwriting because he has these vague suspicions that I defaced a dozen copies of a free campus newspaper.
The world moves more slowly out here in Lake Wobegon, and especially in January and February, we have to make our own entertainment, you know.
His latest thing is harassing the organizers of the Gateway to Reason conference, and since the conference will be held on the Washington University campus, he’s whining at that university’s administration.
Michael R. Cannon, Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel:
Why would Washington University allow censor, slanderer, & an inciter of violence Prof PZ Myers onto your campus? Are you aware that UMM Prof Myers was investigated for defacing and inciting the destruction of UMM sanctioned student newspapers? I submitted a data request for the audio statements, the writing sample and the police reports of the abbreviated and slipshod investigation. The University is currently illegally withholding ( https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=13.09 ) the audio statements and the writing sample. Prof Myers was made aware of my data request. In retaliation Prof Myers began making wild, outrageous, unsubstantiated and criminally defamatory remarks about me on his blog. Soon after I received a harassing email from one of Prof Myers’ less-than-intelligent cult following. I stemmed the expected avalanche of harassing emails by informing the harasser that any further emails would be reported to law enforcement. Prof Myers’ less-than-intelligent cult following then targeted my YouTube channel with the same wild, outrageous, unsubstantiated and criminally defamatory remarks. It should be noted that I am an UMM graduate. It shocks the conscience that a UMM professor would incite censorship and incite the destruction of UMM sanctioned newspapers, doesn’t it? It also shocks the conscience that the UMM would illegally withhold apparently incriminating public information about a UMM professor who would incite censorship and incite the destruction of UMM sanctioned newspapers, doesn’t it? Finally, it shocks the conscience that a UMM professor would retaliate against anyone asking for public information, doesn’t it? Again I ask you: Why would Washington University allow censor, slanderer, & an inciter of violence Prof PZ Myers onto your campus?
Terry Dean, Nemmers
Oh, gosh, Washington University better lock up their campus newspapers when I come through, because I have a sharpie and absolutely no moral constraints against using it.