Even more just in from Stem Cell National Headquarters...*More typewriters*


WASHINGTON - Ignoring President Bush's veto threat, the House voted Tuesday to lift limits on embryonic stem cell research, a measure supporters said could accelerate cures for diseases but opponents viewed as akin to abortion.

Bush called the bill a mistake and said he would veto it. The House approved it by a 238-194 vote, far short of the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override a veto.


Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said the embryonic research bill would force taxpayers to finance "the dismemberment of living, distinct human beings."

The rhetoric didn't sway many Democrats.

"I don't need a lecture from the majority leader on moral and ethical leadership," said Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., referring to questions that have been raised about DeLay's travel, fundraising and associations with a lobbyist now under federal criminal investigation.


That's two blows to the Radical Republicans in one day! Take the pipe, bitches!

Now let's see if Bush has the balls to stick to his word and actually try and veto it. It's obviously a *lot* more popular than expected; I'm willing to bet he'll try and waffle his way out of it.

(I would have posted this last night, but blogger was acting really wonky. You should head over to Big Brass Blog and read Shakespeare's Sister's word on the subject; I think I'm a little more hopeful than she is. But she was able to state exactly what I was thinking about Doctor Heartbeat without spouting angry profanity like I was yesterday.)
(Wake me up...before you cross-post)

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