Words to Live By

Happily married. 41. Infertile/perimenopausal. TV and iPod addict. Transplanted Canadian living in California. {Warning - abundant sarcasm and frequent *gasp* profanity lie herein.}

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Return to Narnia

I don't usually comment on politics, but I heard something in the State of the Union speech that really got my hackles up. This is a quote:

"A hopeful society has institutions of science and medicine that do not cut ethical corners, and that recognize the matchless value of every life. Tonight I ask you to pass legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical research: human cloning in all its forms, creating or implanting embryos for experiments, creating human-animal hybrids, and buying, selling, or patenting human embryos. Human life is a gift from our Creator -- and that gift should never be discarded, devalued or put up for sale."

WTF? First of all, there were far too many references to our Creator, God, whatever you want to call it, in this speech. But what really burns me is W's attempt to put the lid back on stem cell research, science that is already helping people in other countries. This is the best he could come up with? I for one can see a lot of benefits of creating human-animal hybrids, anyone who saw The Chronicles of Narnia knows that.

Mr. Tumnus is a faun: half-man, half-goat. He made a great cup of tea and was a true friend. Also, always had an umbrella handy.

There might not be a lot of practical uses for a faun, but a centaur, that's a whole different thing.

General Oreius here is H-O-T.


At 9:22 PM, Blogger Tiff said...

haha, you're lucky if that is the only thing from the speech that scared you....it was a bit odd, I must say.

At 4:07 AM, Blogger Cricket said...

I hope W reads your blog, but then again he's not too bright.

At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Ollie said...

HAAAAAAA! Brilliant insight into human-animal hybrids. I never considered Mr. Tumnus and General Orieus before. Ooh, and what about the half-man/half-eagles from Flash Gordon! They were cool.

W is a dick. He and his band of Evil Men scare the crap out of me.

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At 11:16 AM, Blogger Coloratura said...

W blows... and we just finished watching the Enron documentary, 'Smartest Guys in the Room'... W makes an interesting appearance. I am now convinced that this is once of the most corrupt, amoral administration's we have had in a long, long time.

Sweet Mr. Tumnus. I will be writing a movie review post soon, and Narnia will have a starring role.

Hope you are well.

At 3:38 AM, Blogger Steve said...

Oh, I am sure W. welcomes all views to help him with his well thought out decisions. Just use Iraq as a case study....

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At 5:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But what really burns me is W's attempt to put the lid back on stem cell research, science that is already helping people in other countries."

I know this is REALLY late, but I just stumbled across this post and wanted to add my 2 cents. You need to make a distinction between ADULT and EMBRYONIC stem cells. It's funny, but ADULT stem cells are actually the only ones that show any promise. Researchers are already doing amazing things with ADULT stem cells, but there is very little private/corporate funding for EMBRYONIC stem cells as it seems what they do best is grow tumors.

So even from a purely practical standpoint, we should not waste government money on EMBRYONIC stem cell research.


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