Thursday, August 11, 2005

Hey kid! Want some bug spray?

George Bush is true to his word – he doesn’t want to leave one child behind – at least not when that child is being used as a lab rat for the pesticide industry. I hear from Florida Senator Bill Nelson this morning that the White House’s effort to get rid of the Boxer-Nelson provision in an EPA funding bill that banned the practice of testing pesticides on babies, children and pregnant women has been thwarted for the time being. You heard me right, this isn’t about the infamous Doktor Mengele and his death camp experiments, it’s about George W Bush, the Crawling Creep of Crawford and his Culture of Life. Now, thanks to the unpatriotic “Liberals” we have 6 months more before people can start selling their kids to the Chemical Companies. They still can, of course, cruise the streets looking for the poor and helpless willing to sell their health for the price of a meal. It’s only a small gain for decency and humanity, but after all – just how compassionate can a compassionate conservative be expected to be when there’s money involved?

The government should be ashamed for taking money from the chemical industry to troll around low-income communities looking for cash-strapped people to participate in pesticide experiments” said the Senator. Perhaps they would be if the Republican Party had any idea what it meant.


Crankyboy said...

You have set a standard of crankiness that is hard to match. If anyone is up to the challenge its The Daily Curmudgeon.

P.S. Does the chemical experiments pay well? I have a 2 year old that is available.

d.K. said...

I remember reading the autobiography of Guatamalan Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu years ago, and being horrified at her description of the biplanes flying overhead and spraying insecticide on the banana fields while the workers toiled away in them. I wondered what kind of society could allow such wanton disregard for the health of its fellow citizens. That was 20 years ago -- sadly, I'm not so shocked anymore...

Capt. Fogg said...

I believe the offer is $1000 for a three year study during which they come and videotape the kids to look for strange behavior.

Don't forget that we experimented on Black men to see how fast syphilis would kill them and exposed our citizens to radiation without their consent to study the effects.

America - under God and with freedom and justice for all corporations.