Thursday, 6 December 2007

bumblebee good, huckabee bad

..the new poll-leading Republican in the US presidential snail-pace-race is some dude called Mike Huckabee. He's supported by Chuck Norris.
Anyway, apparently he's full of "one-liner" jokes, which is definitely the most important quality needed in a president.
From the Guardian, "Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas who mixes folksy charm with bedrock Christian conservative views, likens his rise to the aeronautics of the bumblebee. "It's scientifically impossible for the bumblebee to fly," he told a crowd in the small town of Newton. "But the bumblebee, being unaware of these scientific facts, flies anyway."
But it's not true! I hate it when the religious right make jibes about science. Bumblebees CAN fly, and of course it's scientifically possible. It's as if the bumblebee, flying in ignorance of science, goes someway to proving that science doesn't explain it all...
Therefore there is a God, because bumblebees can fly even though it's impossible.
Ooh, look: a link about "bumblebee myths"
Worryingly, people think this Huckabee is the cuddly face of republicanism. Well, maybe, but underneath the cuddly exterior is the usual bile-filled interior.

He's anti-abortion, anti-gay, anti-evolution, pro-gun.

But he's a "genuine" person, an underdog, and he's funny, so that doesn't matter, does it?

Another day, another tragic gun massacre in the US. This time it was in a mall, by "troubled" teenager Robert Hawkins. It's never "well-rounded and popular" teenagers, is it? And, you know, this tragedy would never have happened if all the Christmas shoppers had been carrying guns too. We have to learn from school and mall massacres that the lesson is more guns, not less.

Planting seeds...

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