Thursday, August 31, 2006

Counting Blessings

Since we haven't been talking about him recently, Mitt Romney has decided to reiterate his "controversial" opinions about stem cell research.

"“I believe it crosses a very bright moral line to take sperm and egg in the laboratory and start creating human life,"” said Romney, who is considering a 2008 presidential run. "It is Orwellian in its scope in that in laboratories you can have trays of new embryos being created.

"“It's almost like the movie the Matrix,"” said Romney, referring the 1999 science fiction film in which humans are used by machines for their energy.

Of course I still think he's being a short-sighted idiot for not exploring the possibility of all stem cells if it saves the people who are alive now, just because a sperm and an egg meet doesn't mean it becomes a child, yadda yadda. However, I think we should just be happy that Governor Romney managed to get through a whole event without using a racially charged term. It very easily could have gone like this:

"I believe that stem cell research has become a cultural tar baby," commented Governor Romney on Thursday. "I believe it is in our society's best interest to be niggardly with the embryonic stem cells as they have the possibility to create heterosexual human life. Scientists are waging a war of northern aggression upon the values the good people of South Carolina fight for. God bless the white, male or childbearing women and the heterosexuals. Good afternoon."

So, you know, small blessings.

But in other news, the remaining member of the Gas Can Twins gets the start for the Sox tonight. No. Seriously. I laugh so I do not weep.


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