Wednesday, July 19, 2006
... what an asshole.
Bush casts his first veto on stem-cell billHe's right ya know. Clearly, to him, they're just props.
He announced his veto at an event where he was surrounded by "snowflake" babies and toddlers born from leftover frozen embryos adopted from parents who had undergone in-vitro fertilization.
"These boys and girls are not spare parts," Bush said.
'Which one sir? Which one do you want?'
"I 'll git this one! Shiiiit."
'Very good sir. Very, very good.'
Absolutely deplorable. After nearly six years in office, Bush finally issues a veto, one which will do little more than stoke his rapidly shrinking base of irrational, science-and-logic-bashing ignoramuses. He put politics ahead of science, progress and logic. What a douche.
From the LA Times: A First Veto For This?
By rejecting a bill that would have lifted some federal restrictions on funding for stem cell research, Bush landed quite a blow against scientific progress and human health. At his first veto ceremony, Bush piously surrounded himself with children who were adopted while still embryos in fertility clinics. The kids were telegenic symbols of the potential embedded in each human embryo, but entirely disingenuous ones; the bill Bush rejected wouldn't have prevented a single one of them from being born.
Fertility clinics destroy thousands of embryos every year, byproducts of the in-vitro fertilization process. The bill would have allowed federal funding only for stem cell lines made from embryos that were destined for destruction, not adoption. No lives will be saved by the president's veto, but it's quite possible that many will be lost, victims of complications of diseases that embryonic stem cells could one day cure.
Sorry for the image of the dragonlady. It seems like porn is her last best hope.
Oh and thanks for the link.
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