Saturday, October 16, 2004

Surreal Dilemma

There is the real, and there is the unreal, or surreal.

The extremely bizarre and fanatical desire for embryonic stem cell research to be the cure for everything (thus making abortion something sweet and pure and well, godly) causes people to simply ignore facts. The fact is, adult stem cell research is where all the benefits are coming from, and can continue to come from.

To those who say "Well, we haven't been given the green light to fully utilize the potential of embryonic stem cell research..." I have to ask, "So, are you in favor of giving the green light to using medical research developed by the Nazis from their torture and murder of human beings? Or, do you think there might be other options, other approaches to research, that don't violate human life or our sensibilities or our humanity?"

Wesley J. Smith on Stem-Cell Research on National Review Online

Thanks to Jeff at Dawn Treader for the link. fb

Thursday, October 14, 2004

A Cautionary Tale

Wherein what I thought was an original idea was in fact done before - multiple times

By Mark Connolly
Editor, Dallas Bureau
OK, I was going to do this whole thing on how following the dark path, and going after the brass ring, or, maybe, the golden ring, was a sure fire way to destroy and waste your life. Then I was going to talk about how a young man, with his life before him, and talents to offer the world, basically became a willing thrall to a power that consumed him, and then tossed him aside, leaving him a broken wastrel; someone barely alive, feeding off his bitter memories of the loss of what was once most precious to himself, namely, himself, though he somehow never figured that out.

And then I was going to show this tremendously funny and hilarious juxtaposition of pictures, and comment on how once he was powerful and the mighty trembled, and now he is simply pathetic, repeating the same nonsense over and over, and the only response is annoyance. Then you were going to follow this link to see outrageously hilarious before and after pictures of:

The Price of Surrendering Your Soul to Darkness

However, in my quest for photos (the one above I actually went and found separate pics and joined them together myself) I found three different examples of someone doing the exact same thing, though not with the same story line. They were basically of the "separated at birth" variety.

Anyway, it was funny to me when I started it.

See Wasted on Page C 3

Daver's blood pressure goes up

Just a few debate quick hits -

I have heard John Kerry mention several times that "This President didn't fund this program... This President didn't fund that program..." Unless I am misinformed, The President needs Congressional approval of his budget. Did John Kerry forget that he is a Senator, and therefore was part of the approval process?

Last night he said that "The President made it illegal to..." Several times. I seem to recall from my studies that Congress makes the laws, that is why it is called the Legislative branch. It seems odd to me that Senator from Massachusetts conveniently skimmed over that fact.

How about the "This President has lost 1.6 million jobs" line again. What exactly has Bush done to lose those jobs? Case in point, my employer has let a lot of people go over the past calendar year, and there is nothing the President did to cause that. There is nothing the President could have done to change it, short of teaching our micro-managing COO how to let his people do their jobs. Of course, it might have helped if Bush made Wal-Mart illegal to give everyone else a fighting chance, but since the President doesn't work in the Legislative branch, I guess he could not have done that. Maybe he should have called William Jefferson Clinton to find out how Clinton "created" so many jobs?

I did like the President's line about Ted Kennedy is known as the Conservative Senator from Massachusetts. Funny.

I thought the President should have reciprocated John Kerry's gracious opening statements, but he didn't. Disappointing.

The debates did nothing to sway my vote one way or the other. About the only thing I learned is that neither candidate is a stand-up comic.

Finally, just once during the debates I would have liked to hear one of them say "This is my position because..." without mentioning what a scumbag their opponent is.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Senator Edwards Reaches Out

Edwards Reaches Out To The Religious Right

By Mark Connolly
Editor, Dallas Bureau

During a Political Rally / Tent Revival, newly ordained prophet of Kerry, Reverend John Edwards, exhorted the crowd to vote Kerry because: "When John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk. Get up out of that wheelchair and walk again."

He then looked straight into the camera as he held his hand up and intoned, “Put your hand on the TV screen. That’s right”, he said earnestly, a tear glistening in his eye. “Feel that? That e-e-electricity just as your hand touched mine? That was the power of GOD. Yes! YES!! Brothers and Sisters, The Power of GOD - OF GOD - is commanding you to vote Kerry. Feel the power. FEEL THE POWER!! Now, with your right hand on the TV screen, take your left hand and reach around to your back pocket or into your purse, pull out your wallet or check book, and donate to God’s messenger, John The Kerry! Every dollar you donate is a vote CAST IN HEAVEN! A VOTE FOR KERRY!!

After the rally, some reporters quizzed Rev. Edwards regarding Reeve, noting that he was recently deceased. Reverend Edwards exclaimed “Even Better!” and dashed off. "Wooowooo" he said. "WoOOOO--WOOOooowooo!"
We interrupt this article for breaking news:
This afternoon a brief was filed in Reeve’s home state, naming The US Government and George W. Bush as co-defendants in a charge of negligent homicide in the death of Christopher Reeve. “The prevention of stem cell research sentenced that man to death. A sentence with no parole, no reprieve, no trial, and no charges filed. We will have justice in this country” said Senator Edwards, smiling boyishly into the camera. "Someone is going to pay for this. A lot."

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Quote A Blogger

This will be a sometime feature of The Glob. Aren't you lucky.
The talk show I watched surveyed people on what they were doing to ensure a long life. I say to hell with LONG life – I want a full life. I want my life to be what it was supposed to be, what it was designed to be. If that means living for another 60 years, or merely another 60 minutes, so be it. I just want to live the way I’m meant to.
From storyteller

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Noted Conspiracy Theorist Dismayed, Pensive

Duelfer Report: No Weapons of Mass Destruction

Conspiracy Theorist Scratching Heads

By Mark Connolly
Editor, Dallas Bureau

Top Conspiracy Theorist/Blogger, Man Mountain Mike, is at a loss to explain how this story was allowed to 'get out' especially right before the town hall debate.
"Since the Bush Administration covertly took control of The Press as part of the Patriot Act in reponse to the Fiction of 9/11, it is passing strange that this report ever saw the light of day.

"This indicates a major meltdown within the Bush Administration. They are coming apart at the seams. There simply is no other explanation that leaves intact the truth that Bush is altering the environment for Alien takeover. For that to have the success it has had to date, the control of all media outlets has been a pre-requisite. That control precludes any possibility whatsoever for any derogatory or denigrating news to be made available for public consumption. This news leak about no WMD (while we all knew it all along) is very difficult to explain since the aliens MUST have Bush in the White House for 4 more years due to the super nova which imminently threatens their world.

"If the aliens have somehow lost control of the Bush Administration, the consequences are quite seriously earth shaking. Their 'peaceful' takeover will of necessity become violent. You remember the Future Doc, Independence Day*? There you have it. Things are passing strange, my friends, passing strange."
While Mcubed, as he prefers to be called, slowly lost any coherency of narrative, we could not help but observe that he was, shall we say, Corpulently Naked.

His reply: "Bloggin' in pajamas is for wimps."

*A Future Doc is a representation of one of a number of available timelines, used by aliens to plan their actions in advance.