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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Posted by Jill | 8:03 PM
You know, I haven't written here since early Sunday morning. Last weekend I worked all day Saturday, then from 9 AM Sunday until 4:30 AM Monday (yes, you read that correctly), with a 1-1/2 hour break for dinner Sunday night. I'm so tired that I read English words and they look like Cyrillic.

I have overwork and fatigue as my excuse. What the hell is Sam Brownback's, and worse -- what the hell is Mary Landrieu's?

Is THIS the worst problem we face?
U.S. Senator Sam Brownback today with Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced the Human-Animal Hybrid Prohibition Act of 2009.

“This legislation works to ensure that our society recognizes the dignity and sacredness of human life,” said Brownback. “Creating human-animal hybrids, which permanently alter the genetic makeup of an organism, will challenge the very definition of what it means to be human and is a violation of human dignity and a grave injustice.”

The Human-Animal Hybrid Prohibition Act would ban the creation of human-animal hybrids. Human-animal hybrids are defined as those part-human, part-animal creatures, which are created in laboratories, and blur the line between species. The bill is modest in scope and only affects efforts to blur the genetic lines between animals and humans. It does not preclude the use of animals or humans in legitimate research or health care where genetic material is not passed on to future generations, such as the use of a porcine heart valve in a human patient or the use of a lab rat with human diseases to develop treatments.

Brownback continued, “This legislation is both philosophical and practical as it has a direct bearing upon the very essence of what it means to be human, and it draws a bright line with respect to how far we can go in attempting to create new creatures made with genes from both humans and animals.

I'm serious. Who the fuck even THINKS about stuff like this?

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Blogger Bustednuckles said...
Honey, you are going to kill yerself.
We ain't no Spring Chickens anymore.

Yer making me worry about ya.
Yer gonna fuck around and wander in front of a bus.

Anonymous tata said...
Um. Humans are animals.

Take a nap, lovey! Also: the word verification thingy is respid.

Anonymous jb said...
I generally assume that stuff like this is wingnut code for something else. Dubya confused everybody with a reference to human/animal hybrids in the State of the Union address in 2006. As best I can tell, it refers to the insertion of human genes into mice in an attempt to study the causes of Downs Syndrome.

And, of course, Jesus would oppose the curing of Downs Syndrome, so Sam Brownback does, too. What Mary Landrieu's excuse is, besides utterly hopeless dumbitude, I don't can't tell.

Anonymous ShortWoman said...
I guess they've never heard of mules. What a bunch of ignorant so-and-sos.