Genius! Genius! Genius!

Thank you Boston Red Sox. I never cared about your team before, but you have inspired me in this 2004 ALCS. I haven’t been following baseball closely since about June, when the Mariners started to tumble quickly down the steps into the darkest corner of the basement, but the Red Sox are perhaps my number one reason to pay attention. To do something that has never been done in the history of Major League baseball, to do it against the New York Yankees (my second favorite team is the team beating the Yankees), and to do it in the midst of those riot-gear-police-deserving fans in the Bronx–nothing but sports genius. Win it all (even though you are from Massachusetts, and John Kerry will pretend like he’s been a baseball fan his whole life)!



Death as Political Capital

I love it when politicians use the deaths of famous people to further their political ambitions, don’t you? Kerry did it in the debates, as well. Resorting to emotional appeals that have little or no proof in scientific fact are what this embryonic stem-cell debate has been about. The same thing happened when President Reagan died. Even though he had been against embryonic stem-cell research, his wife tried to use his death to further her agenda.
Why is it that these people are so bent on using something that has not cured or treated a single person? Could it be that they know they can divide and isolate those who believe fertilized eggs are actually living humans by calling them “enemies of science”? Mr. Kerry, I know it’s hard for you to believe, but medical ethics and human lives are sometimes more important than the progress of science. Or maybe embryos are just too small to matter.