Monday, March 9, 2009

Rationality on the Potomac

Long article in the Washington Post today about President Obama lifting the Bush administration's ban on embryonic stem cell research. For me, this is the key paragraph:
After signing an executive order lifting the funding restrictions imposed in 2001 by President George W. Bush, Obama also issued a presidential memorandum aimed at insulating scientific decisions across the federal government from political influence, ensuring that scientific advisers are appointed because of "their credentials and experience, not their politics or ideology."
Having spent 8 years watching subject matter experts at various federal agencies being silenced and pushed into early retirement when the facts contradicted right-wing fantasies, it's nice to see sanity returning to the White House.

[H/T to Yellowdog Granny for the graphic.]


  1. Goddess bless President Obama.

    I still giggle like a 9 year old when I hear or read President Obama..

  2. Love the picture, I have had it saved for future reference - you beat me to it.

  3. I stole your Quote of the day and posted it on my sidebar. YellowDogGrannie rocks.

  4. It was pretty nice here this afternoon and I changed the oil and filter in my truck.

    You may find this link interesting. Hey, Mr. Obama is just one of the good old boys that happens to be a little dark is all. Politics, rolls eyes.

    The USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US


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