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Appeals Court Overturns Ban; Free Stem Cells For Everyone!

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a trial judge’s preliminary injunction that blocked government funding of research involving human embryonic stem cells, a significant legal victory for the Obama administration. Read more on Appeals Court Overturns Ban; Free Stem Cells For Everyone!…
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Evil Stem Cells Further Gay Agenda By Curing Guy With HIV

Doctors in Germany believe they have cured a 42-year-old man of HIV after giving him a stem cell transplant three years ago, apparent Halloween-novelty medical journal Blood reports. Well isn’t this just great news for the Gay Agenda. Germany, as we all know, is where the Nazis came from, so it should come as no surprise that they have teamed up with something so librul as stem cells to figure out something so evil as curing a disease that has killed so many people gay people. If the Gay Agenda has found a cure for HIV/AIDS, the American Family Association and Bryan Fischer are simply going to melt, because it will mean there is no longer a “justification” for making gay sex illegal. Read more on Evil Stem Cells Further Gay Agenda By Curing Guy With HIV…
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Recession Time Is Sexytime!

By the Comics CurmudgeonWell, if Prince is singing about AIG or something, then the recession must officially be sexy! It all makes sense, really: most pastimes Americans have up to this point enjoyed involve spending gobs of money ultimately derived from home equity lines of credit — with the sexy exception of sex, which is often “free,” and can take place in foreclosed condos and hobo shantytowns. Read more on Recession Time Is Sexytime!…
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Barack Obama Gives Atheists Their Rotten Stem Cells To Play With

Next to basketball, Barack Obama’s favorite hobby is to take Leftover Fetuses — known as “table scraps” in the White House kitchen — mix them up in a blender, sit them atop a bed of arugula and a balsamic reduction, and DINE. This is called embryonic stem cell research, and he passed an executive order today easing restrictions on it. On the other hand, he reiterated a strong stance against Human Cloning, which is the only *fun* part of stem cell research, so basically he should be impeached, yesterday. Read more on Barack Obama Gives Atheists Their Rotten Stem Cells To Play With…
 

Meet Their Demands, Obtain a Higher Standard

When President Bush played Solomon on embryonic stem cell research and declared that NIH funding would only go to research into established lines or new ones developed from techniques that didn’t result in embryo destruction, it set off a race to see if you could, you know, actually create new stem cells lines because God forbid Bush issue a mandate like that without making sure it was possible! Well, it turns out it was possible: scientists announced today that they had found a way to create new embryonic stem cell lines without destroying embryos. Are the fundies cheering? Well, if by “cheering” you mean “denouncing it for various reasons,” then, yes, they’re cheering. Read more on Meet Their Demands, Obtain a Higher Standard…
 

Classic Dystopian Sci-Fi Book Influenced Bush Stem Cell Policy

It’s hard to understand Bush’s stubbornness on embryonic stem cell research. I guess he just likes it when people get cancer! I know I do. But maybe there’s a deeper issue at stake for Bush, one that us peons can’t understand. In fact, there… isn’t. It’s because his early stem cell policy shaper, Jay Lefkowitz — who has written a tell-all account in the new issue of Commentary — read Bush passages from Aldous Huxley’s dystopian sci-fi novel Brave New World. And Bush got scared. Read more on Classic Dystopian Sci-Fi Book Influenced Bush Stem Cell Policy…
 

Eight Simple Rules for Being the Surgeon General

Surgeon General. Seems like an awesome job, right? You get to be a “Vice Admiral” in something calld the “Public Health Service Commissioned Corps,” which means wearing an awesome uniform, you get to boss people around about smoking and shit, and we’re pretty sure you get to decide which little orphan boys on organ donor waiting lists live and which ones die. So leave it the the Bush administration to take that awesome job and turn it into a messy partisan freakshow. Read more on Eight Simple Rules for Being the Surgeon General…
 

Rumors On The Internets: Honkers and Headlights

* If any Walnuts is gonna run for President, Arizona wants it to be Private Citizen Walnuts. [The Real McCain] * Nancy Pelosi accused of copyright infringement for posting C-SPAN videos of herself talking, on her blog. Meta. [Instapundit] * Terrorist Congressman calls police on fellow member trying to hot-box his office. [Think Progress] * Tehran’s fashionistas wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a Persian or Jewish nose. [Political Pit Bull] * Wall Streeters pressed into raising money for Giuliani consider a bikini car wash. [Political Insider] * Air Force Officer with a porno-sounding name discharged for appearing in porno. [Outside the Beltway] * Iraq veteran amputees reject déclassé prosthetics in favor of regrowing limbs with … wait for it … stem cells. [Blue Marble] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: Honkers and Headlights…
 

Daily Briefing: A Man, A Plan, A Quagmire

* Lawmakers follow through: everyone who said they intended to be against President Bush’s “new” Iraq plan seemingly still is. [WP, NYT] * Weekend news shows to resemble shopping channel, if you’re in the market for a half-assed war plan. [USAT] * US Embassy in Athens hit by bubble and squeak terrorists. [WP, NYT] * Democrats get a mile high, chose Denver for 2008 convention. [WP, NYT] * New stem cell bill gets House members ready to “booze up and riot.” [NYT] * Christopher Dodd announces his last place Presidential run on last place radio show. [WP] * Jews take over congress! [WP] * White House gets around to thinking about maybe having trials for terror detainees. [NYT] Read more on Daily Briefing: A Man, A Plan, A Quagmire…
 

Daily Briefing: Responsibility Rests

* President Bush admits old mistakes in Iraq, then makes a new one. [WP, NYT, LAT, USAT] * WP says Bush needs to “make the case that those new assumptions are more valid than the last.” NYT thinks “that the new policy will be a tough sell.” [WP, NYT] * Kid that makes your morning latte to become even more arrogant as House passes minimum wage increase. [WP] * “Electability” is the only thing Democrats care about for 2008. Well, that and gambling. [WSJ] * Nancy Pelosi shuts down House-side smoking. Members now required to cower in their offices with the lights off if they want a drag. [WP, NYT, WSJ] * White House at odds with The House over new stem cell legislation, Dr. House thinks they’re all idiots. [WP, NYT] Read more on Daily Briefing: Responsibility Rests…
 

Webb To Exploit Michael J. Fox’s Illness, Too

It’s like Different Strokes Family Ties all over again, but this time the witty Republican son is, uhm, a retired Democrat actor with a terrible disease that can only be cured by harvesting white Christian babies. Read more on Webb To Exploit Michael J. Fox’s Illness, Too…
 

Bible’s Devil Promises GOP Win

We always knew Michael J. Fox was basically in league with the Devil — Mojo Nixon described Fox as “the evil opposite of Elvis, the Anti-Elvis” — but who knew Jesus Christ himself would be coming down to help Rush Limbaugh save the innocent stem cells. Read more on Bible’s Devil Promises GOP Win…
 

Baby Killing, Degenerative Neurological Diseases Continue to Entertain America

Dear YouTube user ding1999, Your single video, a parody of Michael J. Fox’s unnerving Claire McCaskill campaign ad, is the funniest thing we’ve seen all week. Even funnier than when Rush Limbaugh said Fox was faking the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Why must you disable embedding? Read more on Baby Killing, Degenerative Neurological Diseases Continue to Entertain America…
 

Daily Briefing: Let The Healing Begin

Biologists can now harvest stem-cells without destroying an embryo; White House and members of Congress trying to think up new objections. [NYT, W$J] Bush no longer touting “unseen-progress” in Iraq; new slogan is “Hey, it could be worse.” [WP] Read more on Daily Briefing: Let The Healing Begin…