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some asshole's Avatar Comment 1 by some asshole

"Gingrich vows that tiny clumps of cells are more important than living, thinking human beings who suffer every day from ailments that embryonic stem cell research may well help alleviate. Religious assholes applaud this decision, and then hug effigies of Jesus Christ suffering on the torture device he was supposed to have been brutally murdered on. No eyes bat."

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 02:28:35 UTC | #912919

Reckless Monkey's Avatar Comment 2 by Reckless Monkey

I cannot believe the opportunity cost lost when these people push this. How many people die every year from diseases that may well be cured by now if we had a more rational policy. Note the more emotive use of term embryo instead of blastocyst. You have to give it to him at at least his position is consistent. Most people I know who disagree with stem cell research wouldn't go so far as to come out and say publicly that they don't support in-vitro fertilization. The fact that he is only suggesting getting a committee to look into it seems to indicate an unwillingness to actually ban it.

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:29:45 UTC | #912997

potteryshard's Avatar Comment 3 by potteryshard

I certainly wish the the various states would implement 'none of the above' options on the primary ballots. A vote of no confidence for the listed slate of candidates would certainly compell the parties to go back and dig up competent candidates.

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:13:30 UTC | #913040

The Jersey Devil's Avatar Comment 4 by The Jersey Devil

More Gingrich looney religous stuff material here.

He assailed the decision by the Obama administration to force church-affiliated organizations to cover birth control in employee health care plans, calling it "a fundamental assault on the right of the freedom of religion."

See here for the official statement regarding this issue. Basically, religous affiliated organizations, such as hospitals, will have to cover birth control and the morning after pill in the new healthcare law. Actual religous intitutions are not required to offer birth control. This announcement just puts religous-affiliated organizations in the same boat as secular organizations regarding this issue.

Of course, this isn't an assult on the free-exercise clause. Everyone is free to follow their conscience just as before.

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:44:22 UTC | #913106

Alakrit's Avatar Comment 5 by Alakrit

Next Newt Report

Newt Gingrich will now be lobbying to have women arrested for having miscarriages, as they are clearly murdering their own babies in their bodies.

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:39:03 UTC | #913156

HartInUtah's Avatar Comment 6 by HartInUtah

That's just repulsive, in my opinion. It's embarrassing as an American to have people in our government and politics that still promote religion as a platform and are ignorant to science.

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:59:43 UTC | #913200

I Deny's Avatar Comment 7 by I Deny

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Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:35:07 UTC | #913232

I Deny's Avatar Comment 8 by I Deny

Newt admits that scientists CAN create life!

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:41:05 UTC | #913234

papa lazaru's Avatar Comment 9 by papa lazaru

Back to the stone age, Brothers!

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:56:55 UTC | #913280

Carl Sai Baba's Avatar Comment 10 by Carl Sai Baba

Everyone here probably already reads The Onion, but just in case, the following headline should be included here:

" Time Traveler From The Year 1998 Warns Nation Not To Elect Newt Gingrich"

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 01:08:46 UTC | #913282

aroundtown's Avatar Comment 11 by aroundtown

More Republican garbage. He's just another typical Republican political figure in America, you know, a liar to the core. Anything to get that feedbag re-attached. Looney is as Looney does and that pretty much sums up this idiot.

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 02:46:46 UTC | #913309

Finch's Avatar Comment 12 by Finch

Hmmm. I guess Gingrich didn't get the memo.

While he plays to the Religious Right crowd to drum up votes, Gingrich alienates nearly half (47%) of Republican voters (2010) who believe that embryonic stem cell research is "Morally Acceptable."

I can see the next debate, already:

Moderator: "Speaker Gingrich, research indicates that nearly half of Republicans believe that embryonic stem cell research is morally acceptable. You have vowed to ban embryonic stem cell research, if you became president. Would you like to take this opportunity to address this issue with those Republican voters, to reassure them that you are the right man for the job of President of the United States?"

Gingrich: "No, no, I would not...and, quite frankly, I am appalled that you would ask such a question. You should be shamed. Now, let's get on to more important me hogging the stage all night, while I cat-fight with Mitt Romney."

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 12:52:01 UTC | #913414

ChuanZiZen's Avatar Comment 13 by ChuanZiZen

This fat bastard is pimping the feable minded Xtian.

An amazing feat for a fat bastard to leap from personal belief to a truth claim with no net, wires or mirrors.

To borrow from Sam, Newt committs a cellular holocaust everything he scratches his fat ass more so than the "potential" human beings in a lab dish.

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:53:52 UTC | #913458

Alan4discussion's Avatar Comment 14 by Alan4discussion

I suppose Europe can get on with the research while the US goes back to the pre-reptile age of amphibians!

Comment 3 by potteryshard - I certainly wish the the various states would implement 'none of the above' options on the primary ballots.

An excellent suggestion!

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 18:21:18 UTC | #913504

Ted Foureagles's Avatar Comment 15 by Ted Foureagles

How embarrassing for a fellow atheist to opportunistically spout such vile trash! As social primates, most of us have a highly functional bullshit meter and, at least to me, it's patently obvious that Newt doesn't really believe this stuff he's been saying. This doesn’t mean that he wouldn’t turn it into policy if it served his purposes. He’s quite a dangerous man when holding the credulous in thrall.


Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:05:12 UTC | #914104

HartInUtah's Avatar Comment 16 by HartInUtah

If Newt Gingrich ever became President (which he has no chance of, unless he became a front runner in 2016, assuming President Obama wins re-election) then his actions would undoubtedly cripple the science community and it's research. We need to make sure this man, along with others, never become President, and bar them from having any influence that could do harm.

Sun, 05 Feb 2012 07:50:51 UTC | #914759

nancynancy's Avatar Comment 17 by nancynancy

NEWT: “If you have in vitro fertilization, you are creating life; therefore, we should look seriously at what the rules should be for clinics that are doing that, because they are creating life.”

NEWTER: If you have sex, you are creating life; therefore we should look seriously at what the rules should be for male and females that are having sex, because they are creating life."

NEWTEST: If I were president, I would kill simultaneously solve the problems of human infertility and youth unemployment. First, I would fire all the infertility doctors and shut down their clinics because they're immoral.

Then I would take all the poor young girls in middle school, the ones who have no jobs, and train them to be "Assistant Fertility Specialists." We could pay them $2 a day, and they could make babies the old fashioned way with the plutocrat husbands of childless wives. And any surplus babies could be sent off to our permanent lunar colony or even Mars.

"Why I'd volunteer to be in that fertility program myself.Hey, Callista won't mind -- we have an open marriage, wide open. Why do you think I keep buying her all those Tiffany diamonds?

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:22:35 UTC | #915267

aroundtown's Avatar Comment 18 by aroundtown

I would think the most effective actions of Mr. Gingrich is his ability to make it to the dinner table by the looks of him. I would imagine that is a well worn path in his house.

Sat, 11 Feb 2012 01:36:26 UTC | #916495

smitemeifudare's Avatar Comment 19 by smitemeifudare

Newt Gingrich is certainly the lizard his name implies, what a disgusting self important arsehole he is .

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 17:24:40 UTC | #919293

blitz442's Avatar Comment 20 by blitz442

Comment 19 by smitemeifudare

Newt Gingrich is certainly the lizard his name implies...

Amphibian. But yeah he still is a creep.

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 17:56:25 UTC | #919303