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July 13, 2005

More Republican Bat-shittery

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and some other bat-shit republicans have drafted an 'alternative' stem-cell research bill.

With President Bush vowing to veto a bill to loosen restrictions on
federal financing for embryonic stem cell research, leading
Congressional Republicans, including Senator Bill Frist, the majority
leader, have drafted an alternative that promotes new, unproven
methods
of obtaining stem cells without destroying embryos.

(emphasis mine)

Now, if this gets passed, it will likely be a huge waste of our taxes, as the methods are not yet proven. The research may not proceed successfully. Not only that, people suffering from diseases may not get the help they need. We don't know. The methods are 'unproven.'

But these 'culture of life' folks are willing to bet the bank and allow more people to suffer and die? And by people, I mean those consisting of more than eight cells.

So far, scientists know of no way to derive human embryonic stem cells
without destroying embryos, said James F. Battey, chairman of a stem cell
task force at the National Institutes of Health. The alternative bill
embraces various new concepts, including carving one or two cells from
microscopic eight-cell embryos to be used for research, while allowing the
embryos to continue to develop.


Mind you, these clumps of eight cells are left over at fertility clinics awaiting destruction. It's not like expectant mothers are going to be undergoing invasive surgery to extract a few cells from their developing babies.

But Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), the beslubbering beef-witted horn-beast who suggested that schoolgirls are getting converted to lesbianism in school bathrooms, thinks this bill is a super-swell idea.

"This is a good alternative," said Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of
Oklahoma and a family practice doctor, "and it may solve the ethical constraints."


If this bill doesn't get passed, well then Bill Frist and his flunkies just wasted a lot of time and money drafting this pointless bill when they should be begging and pleading with George Bush to sign the Specter-Harkin bill.

For the love of Ronald Reagan and all that's holy, let's go out there and find ways to cure diabetes, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and save lives!!!

5 Comments:

  • At July 13, 2005, Blogger dosali said…

    Can you believe Frist and Coburn are both doctors?! That is so frightening. My husband asked me if I was "having an affair with this Coburn guy?" because I get so much mail from him. Every letter I get explains that we fundamentally disagree and he therefore will not be representing my views although he is my elected represtentative. Poor me.

     
  • At July 13, 2005, Blogger cookie christine said…

    You should post some of his letters on your blog. I bet they would be fun to read!

     
  • At July 13, 2005, Anonymous Ellen said…

    If they had a family memeber this pertained to they'd be thinking differently.

     
  • At July 13, 2005, Anonymous Ellen said…

    A family member, too.

     
  • At July 14, 2005, Blogger dosali said…

    They're like two pages long (and probably trashed unless my husband is really keeping that defense file)and really not that interesting.
    By the way Cookie, What? you couldn't find a way to work in Speedo's and Headgear into the sausage's and spanking post? You crack me up.

     

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