Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Takes One to Know One

Bush certainly knows how to kick the irony up a notch. He had one of his little tea parties at the White House yesterday. You see, Bush is against stem cell research if you hadn’t heard. Bush would prefer that we take all the embryos leftover from in vitro fertilization that are just sitting in freezers around the country and either leave them there or incinerate them with the rest of the medical waste rather than put them to use to try to cure Alzheimer’s, diabetes, spinal cord trauma, etc. etc.

So Bush finds himself a bunch of prop kids who were adopted and taken out of those freezers and implanted into somebody’s womb. A noble endeavor to be sure, but unless we have 400,000 empty wombs waiting for all these embryos, adoption alone is not going to solve the problem. Anyway, so Bush has the prop kids running around, the little scamps. They’re being all cute and adorable as wee children are wont to do. And Bush says,

"These lives are not raw material to be exploited, but gifts."
Not exploited by anyone but you, right Mr. President?

Anyway, call me crazy, but I rather those frozen cells be "exploited" as you call it than burned or stored in a freezer indefinitely. It’s another example of how for Republicans, life begins at conception and ends at birth. Fuck the living, right George?

Luckily, there are those who disagree with Bush, and are actually… wait a minute, did I read that right? They are standing up to Bush? Holy fucking shit. I gotta write this down.

Dear diary, I never thought it would EVER happen! All my dreams are really coming true this time...

(PS - the senate GOP plans to filibuster. Weird. I thought I heard someone say the filibuster was unconstitutional. Must have been a bad dream...)

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