Congress Overlooks Stem Cell Fraud and Futility
The Senate is preparing to vote this summer on a bill restoring funding to embryonic stem cell research. Its a situation that should make you wonder whether our elected representatives pay any attention at all to current events.
Just this week, the South Korean government charged disgraced researcher Hwang Woo-suk with criminal fraud and embezzlement for his role in fabricating data in two highly publicized studies claiming significant advances in embryonic stem cell research one claiming to have cloned the first human embryo and the other to have created patient-specific stem cells.
These claims helped spur the U.S. House of Representatives to vote in May 2005 to override President Bushs August 2001 limits on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. But by November 2005, Dr. Hwangs claims began to unravel leading to the retraction of his studies from publication the following month.
This discussion has been going on for years, and no one on capitol hill is aparently listening. The hill seems more political glory driven than fact driven, and we wonder why it's so hard to get REAL problems taken care of and REAL solutions funded.
Seems politicians (especially liberals) are becoming more and more like teenagers flocking to every fad and online chain letter like they're some life changing, soul saving, world peace generating cure all.
Bell bottoms will not stop global warming anymore than embrionic stem cell research will make you live forever. Global warming is a THEORY much like macro evolution. If you don't get this then you're reading only one side of the story and that makes you a pawn rather than a free thinker.
You want to be a free thinker? Quit letting Al Gore, Al Sharpton (I refuse to call him Reverend anymore), Jessie Jackson, Michael Moore, ABC news, whatever teen angst prime time show you're adicted to, whatever sitcom you let drain your brain pan, and/or those stupid political ads do your thinking for you.
Some of you call Christians sheep. When I hear that it makes me laugh. At least Christian's know who their leader is, and where He's going. At least we can admit we're conservative and tell you point blank what we REALLY think.
Most liberals can't even admit that they're liberal, much less come to terms with the fact that their media driven, and bound for socialism. Please come to terms with yourself, and quit pawning your own self depreciation and shame off on people who are unaffraid to admit who they are.
As Jack Nicholson once said, "Go sell crazy somewhere else. We're all stocked up here".
-One Angry Christian
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