Thursday, July 20, 2006

This Man Makes Ali G Look Like A Brain Surgeon

Bush issued what will probably be the only veto of his 8 years in the Whitehouse to kill one of the few bills that Americans actually wanted.

I don't want to comment on how much of a dumass he sounded like at the G8. Others have done a better job.

What I do want to say is that it isn't funny anymore. It isn't funny that America isn't just apathetic to intelligence like on "The Simpsons" but becoming downright hostile to anyone with any amount of smarts. I'm not talking about the difference between a wine tasting in Sonoma verses a Combine Tractor Demolition Derby. I'm talking about a real open defiance of rational thought. I'm talking about a hatred for those of us who are smart enough to want more than merely what's handed to us (you'll only get what I mean by this link if you're not using Windows.)

We've allowed our national scientific policy to stagnate through systemic labyrinthine regulatory impediment to basic research. A policy that is driving our most talented thinkers to other countries in order to conduct their research. I've seen unpublished results from the Parkinson's GDNF trials. It's amazing. It's too bad we can't do that kind of work here.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

Thanks for the linky love. I couldn't agree more than his veto power is a complete joke. I like the video on cnn.com where he talks about morality. Oh, I would just LOVE to discuss morality with a former drunk, cokehead, married to manslaughter, underage drinking daughter chumpstick like him. Oh I totally would.

Jul 20, 2006, 2:37:00 PM  
Anonymous lisajsc said...

Dean & I have 6 embryos on ice in Boston to be implanted in a few weeks. We signed a form that told the hospital our wishes that they are to donate the ones that are not strong enough to transfer to research. OUR wishes. Not that of some ass that tries to run the country. So let's see, either donate them to science where they might benefit someone who is already a living human being and may be able to do something for society or flush them like an unwanted alligator. If we cannot use them becaue they are not good candidates then let someone else who maybe cured have them.
Has anyone else noticed how Laura Bush always has a surprised and almost frightened expression on her face?

Jul 20, 2006, 2:56:00 PM  
Blogger RicketyFunk said...

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Aside from the mid-term elections, there isn't a good reason for this veto. Oh, wait! The Pharm-Team can't stand the thought that people with diabetes wouldn't need to have insulin shots to keep themselves alive. Let alone the plethoraa of diseases that could be cured and not simply medicated.

It's a sticky issue (and not just the mass of cells I'm stainding in) but I think that if the feds don't want it's smarter citizen-ry conducting this type of research with it's money, it should expect us to then start up our own "unholy" labs to conduct "unholy" research financed with money made from the sale of homemade nik-naks.

It's about time for a revolution of science. It doesn't need to be sanctioned by the goverment or the institutions or the church. It needs to be reclaimed by the people who want to dream.

Suggested reading: "Reanimator" and "Frankenstein"

[end transmission]

Jul 20, 2006, 4:08:00 PM  

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