Thursday, July 29, 2004

Reason: No Leadership In Sight: Uninspiring choices in 2004: "But it's hard to tell if this is [Bush's] fault, or if anything he could have done would have changed the minds of those who saw him from the start as an illegitimate president."

Wow. There are so many things about this article that pisses me off I don't know where to begin. Let's take them one at a time then, starting with the above quote. Does Ms. Young truly believe that the reason half the country wants Bush out is just because they think he 'stole' the election? Talk about living in your own world! She uses this failed basis to posit that if Gore had 'won', no matter what he would have done in the past 3 years the situation would be neatly reversed. I don't think so. She then goes on to give a pretty clear list of the failings of the current administration, but since she does not belive that Bush is 'evil incarnate' she can't think of a reason to want him out. How about incompetency incarnate! How about because you would like a president who actually LIKES TO READ THE PAPER for one? At the very least, huh? But no, since Kerry is not Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington or even the beloved Ronald Reagan, he has yet to 'offer a coherent vision of what he would do to start resolving these problems', something Bush never did in 2000, Kerry can't be trusted 'to be motivated by principle or national interest rather than partisanship and political gain'. One thing you CAN trust in, Ms. Young: the current administration IS motivated by the latter, as evidenced by 3+ years of data.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

The New York Times > Science > Panel Sees No Unique Risk From Genetic Engineering: "Michael Phillips, vice president of agricultural science and regulatory policy of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, said in a statement that the report 'should lay to rest the few naysayers who continue to question the safety of these crops.'"

Like I've said earlier I don't have a problem with the technique itself. I do have major problems with the fact that the technique is used by unscrupulous companies for no other reason than profit. They are messing with worldwide food supplies! Already it is too late for corn and soybeans.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Yahoo! News - Bush: 'I Want to Be the Peace President':
"'Nobody wants to be the war president. I want to be the peace president.'"
He's got to be kidding, right?

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

The Delivery Man Cometh
Topping "When I Was Cruel" would be some achievement.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Drugmakers Prefer Silence On Test Data ([registration required]):
"The issue has gained urgency with recent disclosures that the publicly available research on treating children with antidepressants obscured the fact that in most studies, the drugs were no better than sugar pills. Drugmakers chose not to publish those studies."
How much you want to bet this "law" gets over-written soon?

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

STLtoday - Missouri Democrats see Edwards as lure for rural voters
Another reason why Edwards was the best choice. It was iffy whether Gephardt could deliver Missouri, but judging from this report it is more likely Edwards will. Elsewhere today I read of a quote of George Bush's when asked the difference between Cheney and Edwards. Bush said "Dick Cheney could be president". Sounds more like a threat to me. If Dick Cheney is the example of what it takes to be president, we are in a big deal of hurt.