Friday, July 13, 2007

Hello, He Lied

Like it wasn't outrageous/unethical/ludicrous/(umm… unsurprising?) enough that the Bush administration was by and large forbidding the Surgeon General – "the nation's doctor" – from TELLING THE TRUTH about medical issues (including but by no means limited to: contraception, sex ed and stem cell research). Now we are being asked to accept the latest Bush appointee to the position, Dr. Holsinger, who has a NIGHTMARE record on homosexuality and HIV/AID on the grounds that his scary views were based on old data? Wow.

Now, is it possible that Dr. Holsinger really was just a lousy researcher (wonderful quality in a Surgeon General, btw) and all his material was outdated, as his supporters are trying to claim? Mayybeee…but if you ask me: if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck… it's probably a bigot.


In other news: what godawful legislation are we opposing today? Answer: that would be Congress's last minute decision to
extend Title V funding for abstinence-only sex ed. It passed in the wee hours, so too late to do anything about it now, but I wanted to make sure you know that the Dems did not, as they had promised, let this bad funding expire. Fan-tast-ic.

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