I'm sorry that Keith Olbermann isn't on MSNBC any longer, because Art Robinson's newest display of deceptive craziness would make him a great candidate for a "Worst Person in the World!" dishonor.
Robinson, who lost to Peter DeFazio in last year's 4th Congressional District race, is claiming that Oregon State University is retaliating against his three children because of "political payback."
This struck me as ludicrous when I learned about Robinson's attack on OSU's Nuclear Engineering department via a chain email that was forwarded to me. Why would professors risk their careers by unethically (and probably illegally) targeting Robinson's children for expulsion without cause?
So I found a statement from Oregon State that, not surprisingly, calls Robinson's paranoid delusions a bunch of crap -- though, sadly, the University Relations press release wasn't that blunt in its wording. The meaning was the same, though.
Robinson’s material singles out several individual faculty members for criticism. The university has found no factual basis for the accusations made against those faculty members. OSU is proud of its education and research programs and faculty in Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics and of department alumni, many of whom hold leadership positions in government and private sector organizations.
OSU will not comment on other allegations made in the Robinson posts other than to say the claims made therein are baseless and without merit.
If you have a strong stomach for B.S., head over to World Net Daily and read Robinson's screed. It's filled with evidence-less conspiracy theories that have been de-bunked by Oregon State administrators.
Oh, but wait!
OSU higher-ups must be part of the conspiracy also. So every denial by the university that Robinson's children are being attacked by Democrat ideologues in the Nuclear Engineering department actually is additional proof that the accusations are true.
Thus almost certainly worketh the off-center psyche of Art Robinson, who seemingly has never come across a fact that his right-tilted mind can't manufacture into an illusion of his own making.
Such as Robinson's belief that global warming is a crock, putting him at odds with 98% of the world's climate scientists (Robinson is a chemist.) And that it'd be fine to spread radioactive waste in the oceans.
You have to say this for Art Robinson, the GOP candidate running against U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio in southwest Oregon:
He never denies that he said it.
Over the last 15 years or so, Robinson, who runs his own scientific research center and newsletter from a compound outside Cave Junction, has piled up a series of statements that range from jaw-dropping to "Were you running a fever that day?"
But now, he won't deny that he repeatedly seemed to call for abolishing public schools, or for spreading nuclear waste in the oceans, or for a Social Security policy based on a mathematical impossibility that should be clear to a research scientist. He just explains that he said those things a while ago, or that when he said them he didn't know that he'd ever be running for public office, or that he was talking to an excited crowd and got excited himself.
Which makes Art Robinson's latest OSU weirdness 99.9% unlikely to be remotely true. If you watch the first ten minutes or so of Robinson imploding on Rachel Maddow's show last October, I bet you'll want to make that probability 100%.
This guy's credibility is beyond the farthest reaches of believable. Have a look at the past, and probably future, Republican candidate for Congress in DeFazio's district.