Monday, June 20, 2011

Miss USA Winner Supports Science

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by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

Aside from being absolutely gorgeous, as well as sexy, Miss USA 2011 is an intelligent young women we can and should be proud of.

Excerpts from USA TODAY:
Score one for Charles Darwin. The newly crowned Miss USA, Alyssa Campanella, 21, of Los Angeles, who calls herself "a huge science geek," says evolution should be taught in public schools.

No, it didn't happen on air in a replay of the Carrie-Prejean-Perez-Hilton showdown over a gay marriage question two years ago. Evolution was among the preliminary questions, not the televised finale.

Before her victory night, Miss California earned her way into the semifinals in preliminary judging including interviews in which she was one of only two among 51 contestants to unequivocally support teaching evolution.

Given the early Fox News alert that the contestants were rattled by the preliminary questions, I went to the site and watched all 51 interviews where they wrestled with the evolution question...

Only Miss Massachusetts and Campanella stood up for Darwin.

The eventual winner (with an on-air question about legalizing marijuana -- she said medically yes, otherwise no) said,

I was taught evolution in high school. I do believe in it. I'm a huge science geek...I like to believe in the big bang theory and, you know, the evolution of humans throughout time.

Sunday night on the main stage, the first runner-up -- Miss Tennessee Ashley Durham -- was asked if burning religious books is protected by the same First Amendment free speech rules that cover burning an American flag.

She went with an answer that appeared to make the U.S. Constitution optional:

"I know that some people view it as a freedom of speech, however, burning the American flag is not patriotic at all. No American citizen should do that, and you should also respect other religions. I'm a Christian and a faithful person. I would personally not appreciate someone burning the Bible, and that's just a line you do not cross." {Read Full Article}

Just thinking outloud... a future career in politics?

Via: Memeorandum


  1. Kind of a cross between Martina McBride and Elizabeth Hurley. I like !!......Oh, and, yes, smart is rockin', too.

  2. She IS hot. I'm so happy that the pageant girls are kinda buff now. They used to be kind of chubby, not fat, but more voluptuous and curvy: soft. Over the years it seems they have gotten slimmer and more toned. Now they even sport a 2 piece swim suit to show off the abs. This sets a good standard for women. I'm so tired of women saying the opposite (they are usually fighting their own battle with the fork). This is what women are supposed to look like. Maybe not as pretty, maybe not as tall, but we are supposed to be toned and slim (not anorexic). Her answer thrilled me. Politics for her? Why the hell not? If that's what she wants to do, then she should use her fame and fortune and go for it. She is certainly more aesthetically pleasing than a Palin, Bachman, Clinton, or Pelosi...hopefully her views match...

    @ Will - I was thinking Elizabeth Banks and Elizabeth Hurley...Martina McBride is too "wholesome."


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