Thursday, October 11, 2007
On Today's Show: Outrageous News Update
We talked about some of the most outrageous news stories, including about Christopher Columbus; the mixing of DNA of animals and humans; Feds saying it's OK to Taser US citizens but not illegals; a teacher who told students to renounce US citizenship, Hollywood antics on the show on Monday.
Beginning with some of the most outrageous quotes such as:
Here are just some of the quotes that stood out to me this week:
Hillary Clinton: "So if anybody tells you there is no vast right-wing conspiracy, tell them that New Hampshire has proven it in court."
Narseal Batiste, one of miami seven 'homegrown' terrorists currently in court: "I want to fight some jihad. That's all I live for. If I can put up a building then I should definitely know how to take one down."
Keith Olbermann at MSNBC: “Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of Fox News. Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda — worse for our society. It’s as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was.”
Kathy Griffin, at Emmy Awards: "A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. Suck it, Jesus. This award is my god now."
But of all the Outrageous News stories, none can top this one:
Animal and Human DNA mixed
Can I say, I told you so?
The World Congress of Families International Secretary Allan Carlson called a decision to allow the creation of embryos with human and animal DNA "yet another tragic milestone in the devaluation of human life."
The decision to allow the procedure was made by Britain's Human Fertilization and Embryo Authority. The procedure consists of injecting human DNA into rabbit or cow eggs, whose own DNA has been mostly, but not completely, removed to facilitate the extraction of stem cells for research.
Carlson comments: "These human/animal embryos are supposed to be destroyed within 14 days - which is bad enough in itself. But once we start down this particular slippery slope, what monsters may greet us at the bottom?"
"What started with the abortion movement in the early 1970s has led to the euthanasia and cloning movements and now the first steps toward creating chimeras (creatures part human and part animal) - all in the name of human rights and medical advances," Carlson observed. "Who's to say that at some point in time one of these hybrids won't be transferred to a woman's womb and allowed to gestate?"
The World Congress of Families is calling on the British government to reverse its decision to inflict such horrors on humanity.
Hear the show (See 10/8/07)