YOU'RE DOING A HECK OF A JOB, GEORGIE
President Bush vetoed his first piece of legislation after five and a half years in office. The bill would have provided federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. (Embryonic stem cells are far more versatile than Adult stem cells). He held an event at the White House to pander to his radical right-wing Christian douchebag base, using young children as pawns.
"This bill would support the taking of innocent human life in the hope of finding medical benefits for others...It crosses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect. So I vetoed it."
Wait a second--"the taking of innocent life" for the benefit of others...sounds familiar, like the 100,000 Iraqi civilians that have died since our invasion.
Also from the article:
Scientists say stem cells could be a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, strokes, burns and more.
Eh, who wants a cure for these terrible ailments anyway, right? Fuck you, Bush. I hope your daughter Jenna gets diabetes, I hope your mother Barbara has a stroke, your wife Laura gets third degree burns all over her body, and that Poppa Bush gets crippled during one of his sky-diving adventures:
In a letter to the editor in the NYTimes, this woman wrote:
It’s easy for President Bush, whose children are healthy and whole, to maintain a so-called moral stance against embryonic stem cell research. For those of us whose kids suffer with disabilities and chronic illness, the sanctimonious pretense that unused stem cell lines destined for likely destruction are more important than our living children is infuriating.
If the president ever had to hold his child while she cried because she can’t climb on the monkey bars like other children, I imagine he might decide that the real pro-life stance is to fully support the healing potential these cells can provide.
Austin, Tex., July 20, 2006
One little side note: the stem cell lines in question are set to be discarded. Yes, you heard that right--THESE CELLS WILL BE DESTROYED ANYWAY!!!.
On top of all this, Bush is a hypocrite. If stem cell research is immoral, why doesn't he ban private actors from doing it? The bill he vetoed only affects federal funding of stem cell research.
The root cause of all of this is, as it usually is, religion. Namely, the wacko Christian Conservative Religious Right brainwashed fucks in this country. But that is a whole other post.
Bush you are officially the world's biggest nutsack. Oh and way to grope Germany's Chancellor, douchebag.