Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Voting Day Posts

In case you don't know how to plan your evening, John Fund is there to help you.

And...if you still need something to fill the time, you can hug a moonbat.

Or...based on what I just read here, you can say a prayer for Michael Steele and any other candidate who may be facing similar undeserved mockery in the polling place. You know, these candidates, whether Democrat or Republican, deserve our respect for being willing to put themselves out there to serve.

I voted today

But I didn't get a sticker that said so.
Too bad, but I can deal.

I had to wait a little bit, and one of the machines wasn't working. One of the poll workers was concerned about what would happen at 5pm, but I don't think it's a big deal. It is a mid-term election after all.

I also took some advice that I think the Ranger heard on NARN and wrote my name in for an uncontested race to make sure my vote was counted. We'll see how that works.

So if you haven't done so...Get Out and Vote, even if you don't get a sticker :)

Monday, November 06, 2006

Election Issues

Or rather, one issue - Stem Cells.

I don't know how many people reading this are still in the dark about the truth of this issue...but if you're aware of how it is being misrepresented, then please, tell your friends. Especially if you live in a state with a Stem Cell issue on the ballot. If you are pro-life, then you should be against stem cell research of form that is advocated by the likes of Michael J. Fox. That group is for all types of stem cell research, most importantly the type that involves the killing of embryos - the ending of life. The misrepresentation here is their failure to mention that there is stem cell research that exists which does NOT involve the destruction of embryos. Research using Adult Stem cells is just as likely to produce life saving results as embryonic stem cell research, perhaps even more so. No evidence has been produced that says that embryonic stem cell research is the better way to go. Instead, folks like Michael J. Fox make it seems like the pro-life crowd, those of us also against embryonic stem cell research are against all types of research, which we are not. Neither are we against research that may lead to cures for Parkinsons or paralysis or the life. Rather we are for research that does not require the killing of embryos.

Here is the second misrepresentation: A government ban on embryonic stem cell research is not a ban on ALL research, embryonic or otherwise. The Private research sector is alive and well. Send them all the money you want. Why does the government have to fund the ending of life? It doesn't and shouldn't.