Good news for America as Obama continues to lead the country out of the Dark Ages known as the Bush Years:
Today's a big day for science in the Oval Office. The big news, of course, is that President Obama is scheduled to sign an executive order lifting the Bush-era restriction on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, but the order is part of a bigger roll-out in which he will officially showcase his administration's commitment to science.
Just imagine if America had not been cheated out of the winner of the 2000 election. Al Gore is a man of science and logic and it is pretty certain that if he was at the helm for the last 8 years we would have been encouraging medical research to help the sick and dying, instead of offering them prayers.
Science and technology are kryptonite to the social conservative.
The Washington D.C. birdcage liner has a good article on Obama reversing the Bush error on science.
"The president believes that it's particularly important to sign this memorandum so that we can put science and technology back at the heart of pursuing a broad range of national goals," Melody C. Barnes, director of Obama's Domestic Policy Council, told reporters during a telephone briefing yesterday.
Damn! That kind of thinking almost gives me a chubby! LOL