Pharyngula

By the addition of a new candidate who actually believes in God. Yes, everyone, Alan Keyes has entered the race.

Dear jebus, why is the race for the election of the president of the most militarily powerful country on earth such a ludicrous joke? Shouldn’t this be an office for serious people with serious plans and serious expertise, and shouldn’t certifiable lunatics like Keyes be given the cold shoulder? (Oh, right: they can’t do that, because if sanity were a prerequisite, the entire Republican slate would evaporate.)

Comments

  1. #1 David Marjanovi?
    September 16, 2007

    Is homosexuality so generally inheritable?

    Because… as I’m not the first to point out, if the good man says it’s hedonism, he implies it would be fun for him.

  2. #2 Andrés
    September 16, 2007

    This is baffling. What are you USAns supposed to elect next year? A President or a Pope?

  3. #3 David Marjanovi?
    September 17, 2007

    Oh, there is evidence that male homosexuality is at least partially heritable. There’s a study that found increased incidence of male homosexuality to correspond to increased fertility of women in the same family. Not to mention anecdotal evidence like Louis XIII and his undoubted son, the brother of Louis XIV.

    I asked because it appears that not only Maya Keyes is homosexual, but her father is, too. It would surprise me if that were connected, but I find the case interesting. That and the, as far as I know, total lack of research on female homosexuality. That’s all.