Contrary to the prevailing media spin, Bush’s veto does not “block” stem cell research. What he vetoed was federal funding for it, thus continuing the existing arrangement which, according to my understanding at the present time, is in essence: do all the stem cell research you want, but pay for it with your own money instead of everyone else’s. Perry de Havilland at Samizdata nails it:

Bush turns back on science to veto stem cell Bill ... is the title of a piece by Francis Harris, reporting from Washington. [snip] if Bush managed to get a law enacted that allowed for the testing of dangerous experimental drugs on the inmates in Guantanamo Bay, would the title of Francis Harris' article be "Bush backs laws supporting the advancement of science"? Somehow I do not think so ...

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Speaking of spooky music of mysterious provenance that you won't find on discogs(referring to yesterday's Dust Black Polish post), here's...… Continue reading