Umm...dude...the WSJ says you ain't so super.
I'm really never going to get over how much fun this charade is to watch.
On Monday, the glorious b. Hussein proclaimed how he hit "select all, delete, save" (for you original Mac folks) on the Bush administration executive order banning federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.
Then on Wednesday, b. signed the $410 billion omnibus bill, so his socialist soul train could roll on through the end of the fiscal year. Not to be outdone, by himself, he took to the pulpit (reading from his Golden Teleprompter, of course) and chastised lawmakers (particularly those supposed "Republicans," who, we admit with grinding teeth, disgustingly built in 40 percent of the 9,000 or so earmarks in that bill)...then rode in on his white horse and proposed "new rules" overhauling the practice of attaching parasitic earmarks to spending bills.
Which Prince Harry Reid, Senate buffoon in charge, promptly disregarded, saying, "Screw him, we're not following those rules."
But it gets better...like the difference between Jennifer Hewitt and Gisele.
Because the "Intelligent One"...the Messiah....the Kwitsatz Haderach...in signing that bloated pork-barrel chow-hound omnibus bill, a tip that would make the most professional stripper gasp with delight, signed a law...
...banning the FEDERAL FUNDING OF EMBRYO RESEARCH:
The amendment says, in part: "None of the funds made available in this Act may be used for—(1) the creation of a human embryo or embryos for research purposes; or (2) research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death."Known as the Dickey-Wicker amendment, it has been included in the annual appropriations bill for the Department of Health and Human Services every fiscal year since 1996.
Found in Section 509 of Title V of the omnibus bill (at page 280 of the 465-page document), the federal funding ban not only prohibits the government from providing tax dollars to support research that kills or risks injury to a human embryo, it also mandates that the government use an all-inclusive definition of “human embryo” that encompasses any nascent human life from the moment that life comes into being, even if created in a laboratory through cloning, in vitro fertilization or any other means.
“For the purposes of this section,” says the law, “the term ‘human embryo or embryos’ includes any organism … that is derived by fertilization, parthenogenesis, cloning, or any other means from one or more human gametes or human diploid cells.”
You really should read what you sign, b.
Thanks for the laughs!
UPDATE: Apparently he DID know, so claims the NYT. Which begs the questions: If Dickey-Wicker was going to be renewed anyway, why put the kibosh on W.'s executive order in the first place? And why now? And how is this being "the most transparent administration in history?"