The good folks at the Bolingbrook Babbler, namely Dale Onofrey, are making a push for their Anti-Psychc Kitty to speak at Skepchicamp this year. Seems that all my attempts to reach their psychics telepathically have failed, so I’d like to address their concerns and accusations here (cross posted on the Skepchicamp blog.)
On New Years Day, the Babbler posted this YouTube video calling Skepchicamp for not allowing Kitty to speak, my response after the video:
Dear Bolingbrook Babbler Staff and fans,
While we at Skepchick and the planning committee at Skepchicamp appreciate your interest in attending and contributing to any skeptic event (strange for a bunch of swamp monster believing psychics), at this time it is not possible for us to accept a cat as a speaker. Even if that cat has the ability to make psychics explode using her brain.
Currently our speaker roster is full (with human speakers) and has been for some time now. Even if this were not the case,Â fortunately, our facility, Galway Arms, is a restaurant and cannot, by law, allow animals into the establishment unless they are certified trained guide animals who are working to assist disabled humans. Believing in psychics is not an actual recognized disability, unfortunately, and causing psychics to blow up in a restaurant is not “assisting”… it’s murder. Not to mention the debris from such an explosion violates pretty much every single health code in Illinois. A restaurant cannot serve food where humans have been murdered, especially when their organs and fluids are splattered throughout an entire floor of the establishment, and especially more especially when cat pee is involved.
Additionally, it is our understanding that APK can only communicate through facilitated communication. Unfortunately, due to the complete and utter BS of this method, Skepchicamp is unable to facilitate facilitated communication.
Maybe I should also mention that none of us believe in APK’s ability to murder psychics with her mind. However, we do believe in APK’s ability to kill several of our attendees with her fur, including our sponsor, Surly Amy, and my husband. Also, her poo is bad for pregnant women… and I don’t care what powers your cat has, it still poos.
Please understand that my decision to exclude Kitty is final. I will not be accepting appeals on her behalf.
PS. If Sylvia Browne, James van Praaaaaague and John Edwards become explodified in the next year, Anti-Psychic Kitty will be invited to speak at Skepchicamp 2011 via engraved invitationÂ hand-delivered by Jesus using Falcor’s Messenger Service.