In the lastest escapades of Paul “Frackin’ Cracker” Myers I found that all links to Pharyngula, where Myers recently promised to film and blog himself desecrating the Catholic Eucharist, have been hastily removed from the University of Minnesota (Morris) website.
Thanks to Google Cache and also The Wayback Machine we can see that these links were there not long ago. What we want to know is who removed them. Was it Paul “Frackin’ Cracker” Myers himself who removed the links in an effort to protect his job or was it the University of Minnesota that removed them to protect itself from Myers? Either way, someone is trying to distance the University of Minnesota from Paul “Frackin’ Cracker” Myers’ personal blog.
Something else that should be investigated is if Myers is using the University’s computers and networks to manage his personal blog, to compose things like the desecration of the Eucharist blog entries, and otherwise leverage taxpayer and tuition funded resources to carry on these activities.
We here are supportive of Paul Myers’ right to use his own time and resources for any legal activities he cares to indulge in but when he begins using the resources of a public university to engage in these activities then it becomes something that he has no right to do. It then amounts to theft of services. The University of Minnesota’s computers and networks are paid for by various sources including the taxpayers but these resources are only to be used for things explicitely approved of by university administrators who are in turn accountable to said sources of funding. Employees of the university should not be free to use these resources for unapproved personal purposes.
Click below to see all the links showing what was recently removed from morris.umn.edu to coverup the university web server’s use associated with Myers personal blog scienceblogs.com/pharyngula.
The link to Myers’ webpage from his faculty directory entry shown in the July 8 google cache:
More copies of the same thing at The Wayback Machine dating back farther in time:
A Wayback Machine copy of the Myers’ faculty webpage on the University of Minnesota server showing a mirrored copy of scienceblogs.com/pharyngula being stored there.
Myers was also hosting a web page for the University of Morris Freethinkers (“freethinker” is a weasel word for “atheist”) which we see in google’s cache. This also disappeared in recent days.
Everything that might offend a Catholic is disappearing from Myers’ space on the the University of Minnesota’s website. Someone is doing some rapid CYA activities. We’d like to know who is behind the attempted coverup.