Bush Pledges to Rid the World of Human – Animal Hybrids

You know. Listening to that speech on NPR, I was struck by how devoid of meaning Bush’s State of the Union speech was. Case in point: Energy Independence:

ne day after President Bush vowed to reduce America’s dependence on Middle East oil by cutting 75% of imports from there by 2025, his energy secretary and national economic adviser said yesterday that the president didn’t mean it literally.

The bullcrap that Bush spews forth does not connect with reality. They don’t even connect in some alternate universe as when someone makes a concerted attempt to cover up lies — here the words just sputter in a vacuumous void. We are going to go on a mission to Mars — but only figuratively, and we are going to ween ourselves off of Middle East Oil on a date pretty far in the future — but not literally.

Oh! And we’re going to stop the march of human — animal hybrids!!

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.

In the mind of the opponents of Stem Cell Research, using stem cells for medical research is just one spit and a half away from creating human – animal hybrids, you see. I don’t know. Who is creating human – animal hybrids right now, and why should we place it on the front burner as Urgent Business, above … well, the chattering classes said he was going to delve into Health Care, which he really didn’t. And it’s just as well he didn’t, because that would be as disjointed from reality as everything else he said… except maybe the pledge to make the tax cut permanent… which, curiously enough, make the trade-off impossible for any of his supposed domestic programs which are figurative in nature.

Big Man. Pig Man. Ha ha Charade you are. You’re nearly a laugh. But you’re really a cry.

Say, I have a question. Let’s say somebody develops a Human — Animal Hybrid. What are we gonna do about it? Are we going to kill it or are we going to welcome it into society or are we going to treat it as a freak? I think that this is the topic that the Democratic Responder — Tim Kaine — should have devoted his entire speech to. It would have made for better gist than what he did deliver. Ask the question of what Bush will do with a Human — Animal Hybrid forthrightly, and demand answers.

One last note: Bush “talks directly to the Iranian people”. That was an “uh oh” moment. You know what it means when a president “talks directly to the [name of nation] people”, right? Ah! The joys of rhetorical flourishes!

But apparently we’re all isolationsts now. A thought experiment proposed by EJ Dionne: Imagine there was a Republican President during the Korean War who heeded MacArthur’s advice and desire to march into China. (This would be the point in time where Truman fired him over the issue.) Now, the result of that would be disasterous, right? But the line is drawn, and the electoral pit-falls are tossed up for the National Debate: if you don’t support that military move, you are soft on Communism, and will not do what it takes to advance freedom in this world or defend this great nation. Think about it.

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