Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Science Bad

Bushco is cutting funding for the National Science Foundation -- I’m shocked, I tell you! Shocked!

Why? Why, it’s to cut domestic spending, of course!

Not because science is evil or anything! Heavens no! Not because science is all about evil- uh – evolution and critical thinking and well, contradicts the Bible and stuff.

Couldn’t have anything to do with that.

It’s because we don’t have enough MONEY.

But we do, as the article points out, have enough money for such things as “the Yazoo Backwater Pumping Plant in Mississippi.”

Which oddly enough benefits the district of a couple of Republican senators, who are defending it:

“Senators Trent Lott and Thad Cochran of Mississippi, both Republicans, [say the project will save] lives and protect homes and businesses.”

“But Melissa A. Samet, a lawyer at American Rivers, an environmental group, said: "It's a horrible project. It will drain wetlands so that farmers can intensify production. In the process, it will damage natural resources that are vital to wildlife and clean water."”

Here’s the whole article about the cuts, in the NYTimes today.


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