Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A Night of Human-Animal Hybrids and Telling T-Shirts

There were few interesting moments of last night's State of the Union speech. The first occurred before the President's speech when Cindy Sheehan was thrown out of the House Chambers for wearing an anti-war t-shirt. Sheehan described the incident on Michael Moore's blog, the t-shirt read "2,245 Dead. How many more?". Sheehan plans on filing a First Amendment lawsuit for what happened. She wasn't alone, Republican congressman Bill Young's wife was also removed from the House chamber 45 minutes into the speech for wearing a shirt reading "Support the Troops: Defending Our Freedom." House rules prohibit demonstrations in the Capitol, but Bill Young later stated that he didn't believe wearing a t-shirt constituted a demonstration. Today, the Capitol police apologized to Sheehan and Beverly Young and dropped the charge of unlawful conduct.

Towards the end of the speech Bush said
"Tonight I ask you to pass legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical research, human cloning in all its forms, creating or implanting embryos for experiments, creating human-animal hybrids, and buying, selling or patenting human embryos."
Eighteen hours later, a website selling "Human-Animal Hybrid" t-shirts was created to help the President raise awareness about the terrible half-man/half beast creatures and the phrase "human-animal hybrids" gained acclaim on Technorati.

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