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SpeculationL What really happened to Christian KU-KU Professor of anti-Christianity Morecki?
My own fevered mind ^ | 12/10/05 | Vanity

Posted on 12/10/2005 10:28:49 AM PST by dangus

You know, I'm looking at those black eyes and very minor bruise on the arm of Professor Morecki. He's the professor who let loose a torrent of hatred against Christians as he cackled about teaching Intelligent Design as mythology. Well, he lost his job, and says he got beat up, and everyone is blaming the Christians, even though his story makes no sense. And I'm thinking about this:

Ever see the MASH episode where Frank Burns brings a court-martial against Hawkeye and Trapper John? Burns presents his case of how Hawkeye and Trapper mutineed against him. Amazingly, even though Hawkeye and Trapper are completely innocent, Burns is neither lying or schizophrenic. He's just so warped he really does believe his own story. Not to cut Professor Mirecki any slack; his own e-mails suggest he is just the sort of guy to add himself to the list of a couple dozen "victims" of non-existent campus hate crime. But he's not necessarily lying:

Mirecki says he was run off the road by people looking to attack him. He says he happened to have foolishly gotten out of his car, but if they had stalked him, they must have intended to force him out of his car, right? And if he wasn't a random victim, and was attacked at six in the morning, they must have staked him out, right?

OK, suppose there's some violent, rage-filled goon. He stakes Mirecki out all night, forces him off the road, heads over to smash his way into the car, but lucky Mirecki pops out. Now you let him have it. You gently poke him in the arm, push in his glasses and drive off. Right?

Of course not! No wonder the DailyKOS people presumed he was beaten to within inches of his life! If his version of the story were true, certainly the beating would have been bad enough that the spinners at KOS would at least be reasonable in SAYING it was to within inches of his life; certainly we would forgive a slight bit of hyerbole or miscommunication. Imagine the egg on their faces when they saw this silly picture.

Now picture this:

Talk about a bad day! A religion professor just got exposed to the entire world as the vicious hate-mongerer he is. And he got fired. He's driving to breakfast and some guy cuts him off. Perfect set up for road rage. He slams on the horn, and the guy who cut him off pulls over and gets out of his car.

Mirecki is so blind with rage, he jumps out of his car seat, and wangs his arm on the door just before slamming it shut. He barrels over in a head of steam to the other drivers, head down, sleeves up. Two guys get out of the car, and as Mirecki plows at one of them, that man shoves Mirecki's head out of the way, catching his eyeglasses with the base of his palm. Mirecki falls to the ground, realizes the very dangerous circumstance he has placed himself in, and scampers off.

Notice Mirecki never claimed they said anything to connect him to his hate rants; The media and the like just highlighted that aspect of the circumstances. But what else was happening to Mirecki? Isn't it just as possible that someone in Mirecki's circumstance could bring trouble onto himself?


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1 posted on 12/10/2005 10:28:50 AM PST by dangus
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To: dangus; Admin Moderator

Good Heavens! What happened to the title?


2 posted on 12/10/2005 10:30:05 AM PST by dangus
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To: dangus

Someone needs to tell him that too much eye makeup makes one look cheap.


3 posted on 12/10/2005 10:32:47 AM PST by Politicalmom (Must I use a sarcasm tag?)
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To: dangus

Those don't look like black eyes to me.

It looks like when we used to put shoe polish under our eyes for football games.


4 posted on 12/10/2005 10:34:54 AM PST by dsc
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To: dangus

bump


5 posted on 12/10/2005 10:36:25 AM PST by VOA
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To: dangus

Those black eyes look like something I got when suiting up for a football game.
Damn nice of the thugs to not punch him in the mouth, nose, cheeks or ears. He just received two easily faked black eyes. I wonder who applied the make up.


6 posted on 12/10/2005 10:40:25 AM PST by em2vn
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To: dangus

Yep, he brought the trouble on himself all right - and I didn't see nuthin', officer.


7 posted on 12/10/2005 10:41:24 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: dangus

The guy is a POS and staged the incident.


8 posted on 12/10/2005 11:13:35 AM PST by mmercier (sharing the couch of a god)
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To: em2vn

Yep, looks like a terrible attempt at a fake. A black eye isn't merely a black eye, there's swelling involved, not just two black stripes underneath each eye. Nice assymetry with the "punch" though.


9 posted on 12/10/2005 11:13:48 AM PST by kenth (Come back here... so that I may brain thee!)
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To: dangus

I've had a few black eyes in my days, and the whites of the eyes are always bloodshot. They are not in these pictures.


10 posted on 12/10/2005 11:19:48 AM PST by GarySpFc (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: dangus

It looks like black paint and he is getting ready to take to the football field.


11 posted on 12/10/2005 11:26:00 AM PST by doug from upland (The troops will come home when the mission is complete)
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To: dangus

Those black eyes are phoney.


12 posted on 12/10/2005 11:43:33 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: GarySpFc
I've had a few black eyes in my days, and the whites of the eyes are always bloodshot. They are not in these pictures.

Ah come on, don't underestimate the butt-wuppin abilities of us fundies. Just ask my pals Moose Mennonite, and Bubba Baptist.

13 posted on 12/10/2005 11:47:31 AM PST by labette (Opinions and Christian criticisms welcomed.)
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To: dangus

Is that picture intended to portray the extent of his injuries? That's it?


Sheesh. I get more beat up changing the tie-rods on my car.


14 posted on 12/10/2005 11:47:38 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: GarySpFc

Well, the "black and blue" is, of course, simply blood which has seeped out of damaged blood vessels. You don't merely blood shot, which is when the blood vessels expand, but you actually mean that the sclera turns red with blood, right?

I'm supposing that all that was injured is along the bridge of the nose, where the glasses meet the bridge, and the blood has run down and collected where one gets "bags" under their eyes. I wouldn't exect that unless the blow was to the eye that the eye would collect the blood, since the vascularization of the eye is from the rear, unlike a true black eye, in which the eye itself is exposed to the same forces which bruise the area around the eye socket.


15 posted on 12/10/2005 1:08:15 PM PST by dangus
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To: Petronski

:^D Memo to self: Don't bother learning how to change a tie-rod. Let the mechanic do it.


16 posted on 12/10/2005 1:09:27 PM PST by dangus
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To: dangus
I presume by the sclera you mean the white of the eyes. Yes. I've seen hundreds of black eyes, but never one like the two in this picture. They are phony.
17 posted on 12/10/2005 2:12:34 PM PST by GarySpFc (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: dangus

Nice of the guy who popped him to allow him to take off his glasses first, else he may have been cut and bruised by the glass frame since the symmetry of those shiners demands a punch to the center of his nose.


18 posted on 12/10/2005 2:16:03 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Politicalmom
"Someone needs to tell him that too much eye makeup makes one look cheap."

Despite the title, my first thought was 'wow! That is one ugly woman'

19 posted on 12/10/2005 2:16:12 PM PST by norton
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To: dangus
"...all that was injured is along the bridge of the nose..."

I can attest to a couple such events - both times the visible damage was WAY more than this photo shows. The not visible damage took weeks (front teeth) and years (air passages) to show up but I'm betting this guy will never experience either.

20 posted on 12/10/2005 2:19:29 PM PST by norton
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To: dangus

When I first saw the picture on Michelle Malkin's site it never occurred to me that the black stripes were part of his supposed injury. I thought he was only showing off his arm. I thought the guy had the black football stripes as special effects to show he was tough or something.



21 posted on 12/10/2005 2:20:10 PM PST by Republican Red (We will stay steadfast, we will not falter, we will never murtha)
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To: dangus
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Tha bruise on his arm looks real, but those shiners are fake.
22 posted on 12/10/2005 2:24:38 PM PST by bad company ( Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: dangus

I've never seen black eyes that looked like that. They do not look authentic. Let's see that broken tooth that Mirecki reported himself, over the phone, to the student newspaper, but no one else seems to know anything about.

Smile for the camera, Dave.


23 posted on 12/10/2005 3:18:51 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: dangus

So this vain nut has his portrait taken for the public to see? Oh yeah, I'm really convinced now. Sheesh.


24 posted on 12/10/2005 3:57:42 PM PST by ViLaLuz (Stop the ACLU - Support the Public Expression of Religion Act 2005 - Call your congressmen.)
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To: bad company

Yeah, but I'm a clutz... I get those just abouy every few days.


25 posted on 12/10/2005 4:00:18 PM PST by dangus
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To: RegulatorCountry

He broke a molar. He really shouldn't practice on a glass dil...

D'OH, this is family web site... nevermind.


26 posted on 12/10/2005 4:02:46 PM PST by dangus
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To: dangus
Yes, the first thought I had when I saw the pictures is that he's had a single blow to the nose, perhaps his upper lip just under the nose-- Notice the bruising over the eyes. These bruises are symmetrical. All you need is a forensics guy, a little testimony from a pathologist...

(I don't think it could be makeup. The cops would be all over that.)

These bruises would be consistent with bumping your upper lip on a steering wheel--it wouldn't even have to be very hard. That bruise on the arm looks older.

27 posted on 12/10/2005 6:27:31 PM PST by Mamzelle (The best offense-- is the unbeatable defense...Darrell K. Royal)
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To: Mamzelle

Where are the folks who were expressing all the outrage last week? Surely this photo proves that Mirecki was indeed jumped by two 'fundies' angry at his planned class, which was intended to mock people of a specified religious faith.


28 posted on 12/10/2005 6:31:51 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Tench_Coxe
They're waiting for this story to fade. But you could always remind them when you see them...(g)

Boy, I'd love to hear from an expert on those bruises!! Bruises are given as evidence all the time. I'd love to know how my theory bears out...that this is from a single blow in the middle of the face (would account for symmetry of bruising), and that it was probably a blow right under his nose--

29 posted on 12/10/2005 6:34:44 PM PST by Mamzelle (The best offense-- is the unbeatable defense...Darrell K. Royal)
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To: Mamzelle
To do that kind of damage ( both eyes ) would require damage to the nose as well--I have some personal experience with this. Also, the eyes aren't bloodshot, or at least a portion of them.
The bruise on the arm appears real, but it might have been from anything. The two 'mysterious' perps sure were pretty kind to the guy for having an axe to grind.

As for the M-M Society, they've seen the other related threads I suspect, but I think the more egregious know that their 'cover' is blown as to their intentions on FR.

30 posted on 12/10/2005 6:39:03 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Tench_Coxe
re: To do that kind of damage ( both eyes ) would require damage to the nose as well)))

Face bruising is an interesting thing. You can impact the nose or the upper lip, and get bruising not only around the eyes, but in the "smile lines" between the nose and mouth. IOW--just one bump, not a bad one at that, and you've got some drama.

Theory #82. This guy hit the brakes a little too hard, and bumped the steering wheel right under his nose. Saw an opportunity, and took it. If he was out driving at that unpleasant hour, maybe he was feeling real upset and depressed at the unpleasant attn he'd been rec'ing, and wished that there were some rednecks handy.

31 posted on 12/10/2005 6:48:42 PM PST by Mamzelle (The best offense-- is the unbeatable defense...Darrell K. Royal)
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To: dangus

I'm not a doctor or a lawyer, but after seeing that picture, I think the correct foresnic term is "risible".


32 posted on 12/10/2005 6:51:43 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NY Times headline: Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS, Fake but Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: dangus

Nice studio photograph. Now let's see the images from the police report.


33 posted on 12/10/2005 6:58:47 PM PST by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Support Zien's PPA/CCW bill in Wisconsin.)
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To: Ladysmith

If he really plans on a lawsuit, he'll need more than pics. He'll need an exam and documentation that it's not makeup. It takes a day or two for bruises like these to develop.


34 posted on 12/10/2005 7:06:03 PM PST by Mamzelle (The best offense-- is the unbeatable defense...Darrell K. Royal)
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To: dangus
Larger image (of same):
http://media.lawrence.com/img/photos/2005/12/10/Mirecki_Paul.jpg

In the interest of minumizing bandwidth I'm posting as a link.

It's obvious that the damage is confined to the sides of the bridge of his nose. His glasses can be seen in his shirt pocket so I speculate that he's had them repaired.

Would it be possible to acquire the injuries shown by bumping one's glasses (while wearing them) into, say, a steering wheel? Just a thought.

35 posted on 12/10/2005 7:12:36 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: Mamzelle

I don't know about that. After falling down 12 stairs, my bruises were seriously black and huge within a few hours. Freaked my SIL right out.


36 posted on 12/10/2005 7:15:56 PM PST by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Support Zien's PPA/CCW bill in Wisconsin.)
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To: Ladysmith

Is there info on exactly when this photo was taken? Is this a realease from his lawyer? They're also going to try to find a doc who'll sign on to the authenticity of the bruises...good luck!


37 posted on 12/10/2005 7:18:33 PM PST by Mamzelle (The best offense-- is the unbeatable defense...Darrell K. Royal)
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To: dangus
I've posted this on another thread, but this just screams "he's faking it."

First of all, the characters that supposedly attacked him sound way too much like stereotypes. They're kind of like the black guys in hooded sweatshirts that hold up guys that just lost their paycheck in a poker game. In original accounts, he couldn't recall where the encounter took place. You remember that kind of stuff. Call me suspicious, but I find it difficult to believe that a couple of rednecks in a pickup are following a dispute over a two hour religion class at the local college closely enough to recognize the professor in his car, take the time to stake him out, and follow him for the chance of beating him up. The injuries are all superficial. Those injuries look like a guy that went into his kitchen or bathroom and whacked himself a few times with a bat or a poker. Two black eyes, and no visible nose injury. No teeth missing, no cracked ribs from getting kicked after they got him down. If two guys were mean enough to do this, they would have beaten the living dog crap out of him, breaking his nose and several teeth. Once they got him down, they would have kicked him several times, breaking ribs. He would have had road rash from hitting the pavement, and they would have taken his keys, and probably crashed his car for him. Finally, I think they would have stripped his clothes and left him semiconscious. I'm sorry, but guys mean enough to ambush someone are not going to pop him once or twice in the eye and then get in their car and leave.

The story fits too well with the liberal fairy tales about how conservatives act. "Crusading professor beaten by rednecks for fearlessly pursuing truth" is the headline he envisioned in the press the next day.

38 posted on 12/10/2005 7:24:58 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Tenure is the enemy of excellence.)
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