Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Father of Lies

Because I’m still sick with the flu, as is my eight-year-old daughter, I’m even more angry with the burning Bush (liar, liar, pants on fire), and instead of taking it lying down (heh), I decided to write this entry for the benefit of those who may still be undecided voters in the upcoming election (I know that it’s pointless to even try and sway my ’Publican friends -- lordy, do I know).

Let’s forget, for the moment, all of the horrors enacted by Bush upon the U.S. and the world. Difficult, yes, but let’s try, shall we? Let’s put aside the fact that Bush and his cronies have allowed a baby Armageddon to toddle across the globe, that our kids are being spat on, that our water and air are being shat into, and that world peace is but a joke, ‘kay? Okay.

How about we talk flu here, then. Flu. Influenza, an easily controlled thing that can easily kill if precautions are not taken. And now, thanks to Bush and his corporate-sucking administration, it is killing, Because there are no vaccines. Yeah, I realize everybody and their Uncle Dick know that there is a shortage -- but do they know the facts? Do they know why?

Here are the facts, everybody -- and please do pass this information on to your Uncle Dick:

During the last presidential debate, Bush said the problem was that "we relied upon a company out of England.”

Wrong. Yet correct. Wah?

Bacterial contamination led British regulators to suspend the license of a vaccine plant in Liverpool on which the United States was depending for 46 million to 48 million doses, nearly half of America's supply. The plant is owned by Chiron, an American company. [My italics.]
NY Times calls Bush on his convenient confusion.

Chiron Corp., the company whose vaccine plant was contaminated, is a California company -- subject to regulation by the U.S. government -- that operates a factory in England.

Yay for outsourcing! Uh, did I just say that? Anyway...

During the debate, President Bush also said, "We took the right action and didn't allow contaminated medicine into our country."

Wrong. As stated above, it was the British authorities who, after inspecting the plant, revoked the factory's license on October 5th.

In June 2003, the United States Food and Drug Administration inspected the Chiron plant. Initially, the FDA found that the plant was contaminated with bacteria but later announced, "the problems were corrected to their satisfaction," and allowed the plant to continue to operate.

Of course it was.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reveals the administration's incompetence.

And so, before I go lie down, I shall leave you with this (pay special attention, you religious right-wingers):

"You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
John 8:44

"Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them."
Job 1:6

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. “
Cor. 11:13
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