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The Continuing March of Mendacity October 25, 2006

Posted by Administrator in Cultural Pessimism, Liberal Hypocrisy, Liberal self-loathing, MSM, Politics, Stupid Party vs Evil Party.
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Now NPR jumps on the bandwagon with commentator Lennard Davis castigating Rush Limbaugh for suggesting that Fox is over-acting with political ads in favor of embryoinc stem-cell research.

I am not about to defend Limbaugh here. I have rarely had much use for the man, and I suspect that he was barking up the wrong tree in accusing Fox of overacting.

But that won’t stop me from cutting into Davis for attempting to change the subject.

I can’t access the quotes right now, as my Realplayer (that I do not want) (and thank you very much, Maria Cantwell, D-Wa, a huge stockholder in RealPlayer, for screwing up my ability to listen to soundfiles) is insisting on attempting to play the clip, which was downloaded as a MSPlayer file. So I’ll have to go on memory.

Davis states -with some validity- that Fox is now NORMAL as a sick man, and Limbaugh wants him portrayed as normal -as in NOT sick. Fine, I guess. But Davis deliberately misses the point that it is Fox”s disability that is the star of the spots, and it is the disability that is designed to play on viewers heartstrings to promotes government funding of state-sanctioned murder in the name of science. He tries to place the focus on Limbaugh, and how he is exploiting Micheal Fox in the name of conservatism. That the issue is not one of Fox’s disability, but of stem-cell research.

Davis has it mostly right, but is disastrously wrong in two respects: Fox IS getting exploited, but not by Limbaugh. Fox is allowing himself to become prostituted by the DNC. And the second is that it IS about stem-cell research; the need to prevent further embryonic research before we become one with the Nazis.

UPDATE:  Not to mention that the research in favor of embryonic research is NOTHING (literally) compared to adult-stem cell research.

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1. Mike Haubrich - October 31, 2006

I had always heard that the right uses reason to come to their conclusions while the left uses feelings. Now I can see that someone was talking out of his hat.

We now find that it is morally preferable to discard embryonic stem cells that aren’t used for reproduction, than it is to use them for research. So, tell us, exactly how long do discarded embryonic stem cells live in your world?

A couple of corrections, although I hate spelling flames. Fox’s first name is spelled “Michael.” Very few people with the name spell it “Micheal.” It’s my first name also, so I consider myself something of an expert.

Fox is using his popularity to advance something he believes in, in support of candidates he believes in. How is he being exploited any more than anyone else. Do you feel sorry for him and feel like because he is sick with Parkinson’s he has lost his intellectual capacity?

And per your comment on Pharyngula, faith is distant from reason by its definition. Believing in something for which we have no evidence. Atheism is not believing in things for which we have no evidence.

2. demolition65 - November 1, 2006

Speaking of talking out of one’s hat. . .

We now find that it is morally preferable to discard embryonic stem cells that aren’t used for reproduction, than it is to use them for research. So, tell us, exactly how long do discarded embryonic stem cells live in your world?

Where did I ever say what is in bold? Answer: Nowhere. Never. It is better to store these embryos against a future ability to grow them to viability. Else, they become disposable goods. DIsposal, either as trash or as “research material” is morally reprehensible, no matter what face you put upon it. You’re either lazy or deliberately misreading me.

Do you feel sorry for him and feel like because he is sick with Parkinson’s he has lost his intellectual capacity To the extent that he is allowing the emotional upset caused by his illness to affect his moral judgement, yes.

faith is distant from reason by its definition. Believing in something for which we have no evidence. Atheism is not believing in things for which we have no evidence. ALL cosmologies require some level of faith; even that the work of those whom we are depending for our notions of “truth” is correct. Myers (and you) are loaded with faith.


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