Thursday, June 21, 2007

Stem cell veto--Bush just loves pain and suffering

Pain,suffering, misery, death-Bush is really gettin' off on this stuff. This is something he thrives on and he embraces visions of "Bush the God King" in the deepest recesses of his psyche like a boa constrictor with a potential meal. Holding the power of life and death over millions of people must give him enough of a head rush to turn his smirk into a rictus-like grin. This stem cell stuff is just like war for him, the only difference being that he's dealing death on behalf of the religious far right instead of the war profiteers.

Over 2/3 of the American people support embryonic stem cell research, and the bill he just vetoed was passed by a vote of 247-176 in the House. Even the director of the National Institute of Health testified in support of this bill, but Bush "The Death God" decided it was far more important to bow to the will of his only remaining voting bloc than to allow funding for research with the potential to save millions of lives, and to alleviate the suffering of millions more. The bill very carefully spelled out that new stem cell lines could only be developed from embryos already stored by the millions in fertility clinics across the country, and that would never be used for implantation. In other words, they would otherwise be thrown out like so many provisional ballots.

Here's a CNN video discussing different type of stem cell lines, and how they differ.

This is a video of Bush's staged (think "Mission Accomplished") "dog and phony" show announcing his veto.

Here is a very good fact-check on Bush's lies from the Dems.

If you are so inclined, you might want to take a look at the House roll call on the stem cell bill, so you can update your "friends and enemies" list.

And lastly, a video of Tony Snow's press conference defending the veto. In a stunning bit of hypocrisy, even better than usual from this shameless mouthpiece, he turns truth on its head and claims that "This is a case of the President putting science before ideology."


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