Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Dumb and Dumber: Stem Cells and Congress vs. Bush and a Veto

This one is personal.

저가 이 전체 지독한 줄기 세포 토론에 의하여 가버리 소변을 보고 있다!

I wrote that in English, put it into a translating program and there you go. I did that because most of it is me swearing, and swearing is bad form when you’re engaging in political commentary.

But…조지 W. 부시는 지독한 백치 및 바보이다! If you’re Korean you can point and laugh at my bad translations because I know it has been translated literally, so it's just comical. However, I really needed to express that, and it's probably best that when it's translated back that it's nonsense.

Why am I so upset? Well, if you’ve been reading this blog you know that I have insulin dependent diabetes, and I wear an insulin pump.

Congress passed a bill approving more federal funds for stem cell research, but George is slated to veto it.

Now this is a report and video of what he said:

Moments ago, Bush made a statement at the White House discussing why he vetoed a bill expanding funding for embryonic stem cell research. (The media was barred from covering the veto itself.) Bush explained, “these boys and girls are not spare parts.”

Now, there is stem cell research going on based on private funding, but federal approval would mean more money but also regulation. Even some conservatives like Senator Orin Hatch and former First Lady Nancy Reagan are for stem cell research.

An embryo is not a boy or a girl. It’s a cluster of about 150 cells smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. The embryos funded by the bill Bush vetoed were “created for the purposes of in vitro fertilization…which are spare or in excess of clinical need and in every single case are slated for medical waste.”

Only about 10 percent of embryos are adopted — the rest are disposed of. Had Bush signed the bill into law, they could instead be used to develop potentially live-saving cures for millions of people. (quote taken from the same source I cited above).

It’s just insulting and stupid that people can’t be as critical about their moral convictions as they are about the actions of other world leaders and allow themselves to be critical of themselves and their own leader.

He and his supporters on the stem cell research issue are first-class dunces…enuf said.

I hope that Congress has the two-thirds majority to override this veto. However, it's not looking good according to most sources. To be honest, I haven’t been following the numbers, but it will be a shame if it doesn’t pass.

My life and the lives of others suffering from disease are less important than an embryo that will be tossed in the waste.

That is absolutely asinine.

It's official. Congress couldn't rally up the two-thirds votes needed to override Bush's veto.

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