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Saturday, May 21, 2005

That Word Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means 

That's it, my doubts were almost entirely eliminated when the 'Protocol' dictated that the Commander In Chief had no need to be informed about a possible attack on the Whitehouse, but today's Chronicle has removed all doubt that GW is, in fact, graced with less brainpower than the typical mollusc. Here's his money quote from the article in question:
"I've made my position very clear on embryonic stem cells. I'm a strong supporter of adult stem cell research, of course. But I have made it very clear to the Congress that the use of federal money, taxpayers' money, to promote science which destroys life in order to save life is -- I'm against that.

"Therefore, if the bill does that, I will veto it.''

And here's the reason why he's an idiot:
The bipartisan bill, which has about 200 co-sponsors in the 435-member House of Representatives, would allow researchers to use surplus embryos created at in-vitro fertilization clinics. Such embryos are now usually destroyed, and the bill provides that those who want to donate their embryos for research couldn't be paid and would have to give written consent.
Even if you accept that the research "destroys life", a highly dubious claim, given that large numbers sexually active women destroy a similar "life" when they have their periods and any non-implanted embryo they might have inside them is lost forever, the "lives" in question are on their way to the autoclave anyway.

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