Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Has he even read the bill?

Bush has declared that he will veto HR810, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, after it passed the House of Representatives at 238 votes to 194.

So what does HR810 say that has Bush so determined to use his power to veto? It allows for stem cell research to be performed on embryos that were created in fertility clinics and were meant for in vitro fertilization but were in excess of the need, that will otherwise be disposed of, and that have been donated with written consent and without any form of remuneration.

That seems perfectly sensible, so what are some of the objections? House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex) calls it a "vote to fund with taxpayer dollars the dismemberment of living, distinct human beings for the purposes of medical experimentation." He obviously didn't read the bill because it doesn't provide for any kind of funding from the taxpayer. Nor can something be dismembered when it has not yet developed any members, but that's besides the point. Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill) obviously didn't read it either: "For the first time in our national history, taxpayers' dollars are going to be spent for the killing of innocent human life." Again, no provision for funding is specified. Some other people tried to make comparisons with slavery and the Tuskegee experiments, and i'm not even going to dignify their stupidity by quoting it.

But Bush takes the cake with this whopper:

This bill would take us across a critical ethical line by creating new incentives for the ongoing destruction of emerging human life.
He really must not have read the bill, because it specifies that only those embryos that would otherwise be destroyed may be used! The embryos are not going to be any less disposed of whether they're used for the research or not, retard.

It makes me sick that there isn't an IQ test before an election.


Blogger kyknoord said...

You'll get stoned for this one for sure if word ever gets out that you advocate - however obliquely - a meritocracy. The primary God Given Right is the right not to be penalised for being a complete fuckwit.

July 18, 2006 5:26 PM  
Blogger moonflake said...

ah yes, i must bear in mind that america is a country where nothing prevents a person from rising to the highest office in the land. That's why they've had so many black and female presidents.

July 18, 2006 5:31 PM  
Anonymous Mr Angry said...

He read it exactly as much as he read the court documents for each of the hundreds of people he sentenced to death while Texas governer: absolutely zip.

July 19, 2006 8:03 AM  
Blogger moonflake said...

Wait, you're telling me that someone who screams and shouts about the sanctity of human life did not automatically repeal every death sentence that came before him as governor? but...but that would make him a hypocrite!

July 19, 2006 9:42 AM  
Blogger totalwaste said...

and we all know that doubya ain't no rootin' snootin' hypocrite! (what's a hippo-crit, anyway?)

July 19, 2006 8:07 PM  

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