Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Cognitive Dissonance

As long as the rest of the media is in "All Reagan, All The Time" mode, I thought I'd join in.

Some neocon somewhere must be having his head exploding in confusion.

Stem-cell research, which conservatives have somehow linked to abortion, could probably have made the last days of their hero more dignified and painless. Even poor old Nancy is begging for a change in the government's policy regarding this. What a Reagan-loving, fundamentalist neo-con to do?
Last month, Nancy Reagan appeared at a fund-raising dinner in Los Angeles to promote stem cell research.

"We would very much like to work with you to modify the current embryonic stem cell policy so that it provides this area of research the greatest opportunity to lead to the treatments and cures for which we are all hoping," the senators wrote Bush.

The letter was signed by 42 Democrats, the Senate's one independent and 15 Republicans, among them conservatives who oppose abortion.
It's my understanding, and I could be wrong on this, that the majority of embryos used in harvesting stem cells are those which came from the fertility treatments of wealthy white people who can't be bothered to adopt a child in need.

Why not let someone else besides the doctor they're flinging hundreds of thousands of dollars at in order to spread their own seed benefit from their fortune?

I'm sorry if this sounds overly snarky, but it really pisses me off that people (even Republicans who screwed Central America, South America, the Middle East, brought the healthy ketchup vegetable to school lunch programs, and gave me nightmares of nuclear holocausts as a child) have to suffer in death just so George W. and the rest of his self-righteous buddies can win a few more fundamentalist votes...

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