Bush is Gone! Science Returns!

The medical research world is alive with excitement as the FDA has just approved new stem cell research on the repair of spinal cord injuries. These tests will start this summer at the Geron Corporation in Menlo Park, California, developers of a stem cell treatment for such injuries. This is the first set of tests to be held on humans for a human-based stem cell therapy.

It shouldn't be long before stem cell tests are available in research on diabetes cures, Parkinson's Disease, and other much needed medical treatments which had been held up by the Bush Administration's ban.

Under The LobsterScope

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Scientists stand up to Bush a$$hattery on stem cells

I have a few good friends who are scientists, and the one thing they all share is zero tolerance for asshattery perpetuated by religious bigots. And with good reason. Scientists have faced a fierce assault from the religious right on all fronts, ranging from climate change to evolution and even medicine. But, to a scientific mind, the illogical objections spawned by religious dogma can be especially offensive when it comes to advancing health.

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Shuler's Numbers Don't Tell the Whole Story

CQ Politics posted an interesting analysis of Democratic Party Unity since regaining the majority.  Here's the bit on Congressman Shuler:

Heath Shuler, North Carolina's 11th District (West -- Asheville)

* Party Unity Score: 82.9 percent (4th lowest)

* 2006 result: Shuler 54%, Rep. Charles H. Taylor 46%

* 2004 President: Bush 57%, Kerry 43%

Shuler, who takes conservative positions on some social issues, voted against the bills to promote embryonic stem cell research and to classify certain violent offenses as "hate crimes." He also voted against a defeated bill, backed by 169 Democrats and two Republicans, that called for the full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq within 180 days.

When Congressman Shuler took office, I was prepared for him to vote against Democrats and progressives on issues of gay rights, stem cell science, and a range of other "social issues".  What I wasn't prepared for was the poor reasoning and outright intolerance in casting those votes.

Follow me after the jump for analysis of this Mixed Bag Democrat.

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110th Congress -- Priorities: It's All In The Rules!

It's all in the rules! The 110th Congress has adopted the rules of operation, and the first 100 hours are well under way. We have much to look forward to this term!

But let us start with the "Special Orders of Business" as outlined in the rules of the 110th Congress of the Unites States of America.

1 -- 9/11 Select Panel

2 -- 9/11 Recommendations

3 -- Minimum Wage

4 -- Stem Cell

5 -- Prescriptions Drugs

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BILL O'REILLY'S TWELVE DAYS OF THE WAR ON XMAS

Reprinted from The Satirical Political Report http://satiricalpolitical.com/

On the first day of the War on Christmas
My multi-cultural enemies gave to me . . .
A Muslim Congressman swearing on the Koran

On the second day of the War on Christmas
My multi-cultural enemies gave to me . . .
Two lesbian moms
And a Muslim Congressman swearing on the Koran

On the third day of the War on Christmas
My multi-cultural enemies gave to me . . .
Three French Kerrys
Two lesbian moms
And a Muslim Congressman swearing on the Koran

On the fourth day of the War on Christmas
My multi-cultural enemies gave to me . . .
Four Kwanzaa kinaras
Three French Kerrys
Two lesbian moms
And a Muslim Congressman swearing on the Koran

CONTINUED at: http://satiricalpolitical.com/?p=482

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