Orac knows all. Orac sees all. Orac discovers all.
Anti-vaccine loons, know this and tremble, as Teresa Conrick over at J.B. Handley’s–excuse me, Jenny McCarthy’s–home for happy anti-vaccine propagandists has:
While googling to find the Tribune article, I instead found Orac’s site. Who is Orac? Well, suffice to say that he has some mysterious desire to want autism to be only a genetic disorder. He gets upset if you discuss vaccines or the environment as causative factors. The usual suspects of the neurodiverse world and the assorted anonymous Wackosphere characters were hanging out at his site with their typical sarcasm and “blood-thirsty” DAN! comments. Orac though was beyond his usual histrionic self as his comments were pointed at the exact wording of the lawsuit. He actually had the lawsuit in a pdf file for the taking on his site! Now how, within hours of the Trib posting and to be exact, the Trib article by Patricia Callahan was posted online at 5:19 p.m. CST, March 4, 2010 and Orac had his pdf and blog up at March 5, 2010 3:00 AM. Appears to be quite bizarre and a bit suspicious?
What makes this even more concerning is that Dr. Usman herself had not received the lawsuit, all 46 pages to be exact, yet anyone could obtain it from Orac. The question remains how did Orac get it and who gave it to him?
You know, it’s really damned inconsiderate to refer to a post and not to link to it. I don’t do that even to the loons at Age of Autism, but they do it to me all the time. In any case, Teresa is referring to this post by me from last week. Of course, if AoA knew anything about Orac, they would know that he is the most powerful computer in the Federation. The reason is that Orac is able to communicate with any computer in the galaxy. Couple that with Orac’s insatiable thirst for knowledge, and it’s child’s play for him to discover the Tribune article and the PDF of the actual lawsuit.
Or maybe Orac has spies everywhere, yes, even within the anti-vaccine movement itself. Muhahahahahahahahahaha!
What the real case is, I’m sorry, but I won’t be saying. It’s too much fun to let Teresa and her commenters keep guessing and, as a result, fearing the omniscience of Orac.