A former Massachusetts governor named Mitt Romney is one of 10 republicans seeking the party’s nomination for President. He recently spoke at Regent ‘University’, a Christian institution founded by Pat Robertson, and said:
In France, for instance, I’m told that marriage is now frequently contracted in seven-year terms where either party may move on when their term is up. How shallow and how different from the Europe of the past.
Over to You Are Dumb for post-match analysis:
In case you’re wondering: no, marriage is not contracted in France. Not in seven-year terms or any other. It’s not true. In fact, it’s SO not true that there’s been a great deal of effort put forth in trying to figure out where in the living blue fuck Romney got this idea in his head in the first place.
The leading contender is, I shit you not, the Orson Scott Card book “A Memory Of Earth”.
For some reason I find this incredibly funny. Orson Scott Card is problematic in many ways, but I’ve never heard of anybody believing his fiction before.
I look forward to hearing future tales of the Pilgrim who has become unstuck in time, the snowy drug you take just by looking at it, or countries where the populace allow pets to multiply out of control while battling metallic neighbours whose only goal is assimilation. And, please, nobody tell him about the Death Star Conspiracy.