How long, oh Lord, how long, must we put up with the left dominating the media with their catchy slogans and their disdain for facts?  If they had their way, they would shut right-wingers down yesterday  –  which is exactly what the Fairness Doctrine aims to do:   stop Hannity, Beck, Limbaugh, anyone who tries to counter the spin on the major networks. And they dare to call this intolerance Fairness.

But Fairness sounds good, doesn’t it.  Everybody is for Fairness.  Just as Choice sounds good.  Who can be against choice?  Everybody is for free choice.  But for the left Choice means the right to kill the unborn child – any time, any way.   Still choice sounds good on the face of it  – until you look into what they who have commandeered that term really want to do.

Along comes stem cell research and curing Parkinson’s disease.  Everyone wants to cure Parkinson’s (and cancer and Alzheimer’s and a myriad of other disastrous diseases.)   They talked Nancy Reagan (who has experienced Alzheimer’s up close) and Michael J Fox (with his acute Parkinson’s) into campaigning for them.   Despite the fact that all the progress thus far has come from adult stem cell research — despite the fact that embryonic stem cell research not only kills living human beings but is inherently dangerous because of the totipotency of the embryonic tissue – despite everything that a well-intentioned person can find out for himself with a little research.

But curing Parkinson’s sounds good, doesn’t it?  At last – finally –  a smidgen of truth on the subject has appeared on a major network.  And not only a major network but on Oprah!  I do believe that in spite of her track record  Oprah tries to be on the side of truth.  At last (see the video below) we see “America’s Doctor,”  Dr. Mehmet Oz,  telling Oprah and Michael J Fox that adult cell stem cell research is the real answer.  Of course, this is something we on the right have been saying all along! I pray Michael Fox is really listening and not only would like a cure for Parkinson’s but will want no further part in this deception, however inadvertent.

However, another video from the same show, from a different source and of a poorer quality, is still around.

Mehmet Oz, Michael J. Fox

And here, from the National Catholic Register, is another video clip from the Oprah show as Josh Brahm gives his take on Dr. Oz’s comments on the stem cell debate. Brahm appreciates that Dr. Oz is not toeing the party line when he writes:

Oprah looks on with a certain horror (she knows the political ramifications) as he explains: “The problem with embryonic stem cells is that embryonic stem cells come from embryos, like all of us were made from embryos. And those cells can become any cell in the body. But it’s very hard to control them, and so they can become cancer.

Obama’s recent executive order rescinded President Bush’s limitation on  funding for embryonic stem cell research and at the same time took away funding for other types of stem cell research, the only kind to have proven results!    This occurred after his ostentatious memorandum on scientific integrity just last month!

Michael Fox applauded Obama’s action:

Now that the President has taken this critical action, I am excited by the prospect of American scientists carrying human embryonic stem cell research forward toward better treatments and cures that will affect countless millions of lives.

Charles Krauthammer (who does not  believe that personhood is conferred at conception) writes:

Obama’s pretense that he will “restore science to its rightful place” and make science, not ideology, dispositive in moral debates is yet more rhetorical sleight of hand — this time to abdicate decision-making and color his own ideological preferences as authentically “scientific.”

Dr. Oz thinks the stem cell debate is dead.   Would that it were true.  The culture of death does not give up easily.   One does have to wonder what Michael J. Fox was thinking as Dr. Oz implied that he has been barking up the wrong tree.

REP. RANDY FORBES, (R-VA) asks for stem cell support.   Congressman Forbes’ father died with Parkinson’s disease and his brother now suffers from it.