John Mc

This is a collection of my thoughts. Some of the thoughts that I once had, I no longer do. Some thoughts I have now I have never had. Yet none shal be discounted. This blog is soley for the enjoyment of the author and the readers. On occasion the views expressed are overly exagerated in order to prove a point. Also there may be a dirty word or thought in some of the posts. Grow up and take this for what it's worth - a blog that barely anyone will ever see.


Hard Cell

One thing I never understood is why The Bush Administration is so quiet. With all that is going on in the world during President Bush’s terms, we don’t hear much from The White House. It wasn’t until yesterday that I realized why. What is reported is only what the media wants reported. This was evident in Tony Snow’s address to the people.
With all that was going on in the Middle East, it was imperative that The White House share with the American people their stance and what they intended to do about everything. So, yesterday Snow laid everything out for the cameras. I missed the beginning of his speech and tuned in at the very end. It was at this time that he was discussing the President’s only veto during his terms. It was a veto for stem cell research.
Snow described the reasoning for President Bush’s veto very effectively and this was broadcast on Fox News. However, when I switched to MSNBC, CNN and Headline News during his speech, all other networks had gone on to other stories. One about a dog in Tennessee or something. Why would they do this? Is not the rational behind Bush’s veto important? Of course it is, but why not explain it in generalizations instead of giving the true meaning. Then the Liberal Media can paint whatever picture of Bush that they wish the American people to see.
The truth behind what President Bush’s veto will probably never be heard on ABC, CBS or the basic cable news networks besides Fox. When stem cell research first came out, I was confused as to why there was such concern with it. I had to really dig to find out that there are different types of stem cell research. They can be broken down into two different categories: Adult Stem Cells and Embryonic Stem Cells. Adult stem cells can be obtained through pretty non-evasive measures. They can be gathered through a swab of the nose or mouth. They can be found in bone marrow and are EXTREAMLY prevalent in the placenta. If we used the placenta for research instead of selling it to the cosmetic industry, we would have an abundance of stem cells to research and thus, find more and more cures or treatments for today’s ailments. Embryonic stem cell research comes from the harvesting of already conceived embryos. The embryos are collected and killed in order to obtain the stem cells.
Other than the way the stem cells are collected, is there a difference between the two? Defiantly. Major break through have occurred in the medical community due to adult stem cell research. Over 70 cures or treatments have come from this research. Once paralyzed people in Italy are now able to walk because of this and most recently, insulin creating cells have been cultivated due to this research. On the other side of the coin, not one cure or even treatment has occurred from Embryonic Stem Cell research. Not one. Despite the fact that approximately 80% of funding of stem cell research goes to destructive embryonic stem cell research.
What most people do not realize, is should a cure or even a treatment come from embryonic stem cell research, the logistics of the situation would be a nightmare. The amount of embryos that would need to be killed to keep up a treatment or cure for even one person would be astronomical and on the verge of impossible.
So, why push for something that is 99.9% impossible and has created 0 results? Because it furthers the agenda. The pro-abortionists will see this as another feather in their cap and use this to the best of their ability to increase their stance. If a woman doesn’t want her baby, at least we can do experiments on it.
So, it should be apparent why Bush signed this veto. Had it been for increasing federal funding of adult stem cell research, he would have been all about it. Instead it increased embryonic stem cell research as well, thus it is something that would go against any Christian’s morals. Heck, it would go against any rational human being’s morals. It is because of the apparent separation of the two types that I’m surprised that Nancy and Michael Regan are so upset with this move. Surely they must know the differences between the two. By now they have seen the advancements that have been made with adult stem cells and the lack of results from embryonic. However, they still continue their campaign for the late, great President Regan who would have been completely against this in his presidency. Regan would have vetoed this as quickly as Bush did. But, due to the liberal media, you hear about a dog in the mid-west instead of the real reason behind Bush’s signature.
Composed 07/20/06


  • At 1:00 PM, Blogger Looney73 said…

    John, you and I could not agree MORE on a topic than this one! It baffles me too that the media shows Bush as being "anti-stem-cell research" when in reality he is against embryonic stem cell research!
    I heard a VERY intelligent man explain an embyro in this light: yes, it is not a human is just not a fully FORMED human being! Or another way he put it: it is a human in a different stage of being a human, but nevertheless, it is still a human being.
    The only other point that I would add, because I agree 100% with everything you said, is that there were a LOT of women children in attendance of president Bush's vetoeing that bill. Why doesn't someone interview one of them and ask them why they do not believe that embryonic stem cell research should be legal?

  • At 2:55 PM, Blogger John Mc. said…

    Good call with the interviews.
    Hopefully one day America will be informed on exactly what is at the heart of this true issue.

  • At 8:52 AM, Blogger Joelle said…

    I agree with your stance on most topics you write about, John. Well done.

    Scary part of this all...

    Bush & Stem cell research...just a distraction to divert attention from what's really going on.

    We're in big trouble, Buddy.

    Don't even get me started.

  • At 11:15 AM, Blogger John Mc. said…

    I think it might be more than a distraction. While I can see an argument being made for a "Wag the Dog" kind of situation, I don't think this is the case.
    If it were, the entire congress would be in on it too, because they were the ones that brought this up. It was only a news story for about a day and then it wasn't mentioned again.
    So, should it be a diversion, it didn't work too well at all.

  • At 12:46 PM, Blogger Looney73 said…

    While I lean to the Right with most political matters, I do see some value in a few Leftist theories. The thing that gripes me about this is that Democrats are grasping at straws trying to find ANY WAY to bring down the president and Republican Party. Like you all said, this stem cell topic was just a diversion. They can't keep griping about the "war" (really now a police action) and they certainly can't complain about the economy (16 straight quarters of growth in the US), so they find any other little thig to complain about.
    They tried to distract people with the Guantanamo Bay allegations and are doing everything they can to play up the illegal wiretapping. The president himself has voiced his opinion that Guantanamo should be closed. With the wiretapping, the president REPORTS to Congress on his actions, so if his actions have TRULLY been illegal, then Congress is just as much to blame.
    So keep diverting the public and keep using the liberal media to your liberal messages across. Unless the next Republican candidate for president is a complete moron, I am DEFINITELY voting Republican in the next presidential election!

  • At 3:15 PM, Blogger John Mc. said…

    Well said Mark. Well said.

  • At 11:51 AM, Blogger Looney73 said…

    By the way John, thanks for the info on State Senator Rutherford's radio interview this morning on AM890! I didn't get to listen to a lot of it, but the parts I did hear made me further support him as Secretary of State in this great state of ours!

  • At 10:17 PM, Blogger John Mc. said…

    I didn't remind you about that... but I will take credit for it. He's a good guy.


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