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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the House Republicans’ proposed cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget would hurt biomedical research’s “biblical power to cure.”

    Pelosi, speaking at a press conference on Capitol Hill celebrating the first anniversary of the health care bill’s passage, said, “There’s a cut in funding for the National Institutes of Health. This is not a healthy thing for our country because that research has answers. You know that every family in America is one telephone call, one diagnosis, one accident away from needing the kind of biomedical research that can cure–really have the biblical power to cure in a very, very special way and so to cut back on that research is wrong.”

Technically, of course, the NIH doesn’t actually cure anyone directly, as they don’t treat patients.  The NIH acts as a clearinghouse for medical research, and a funding agency for some of that research as well as researchers themselves.  That’s not to say that their work isn’t important or needless, but they’re not laying on hands at the NIH, either.

The question of funding isn’t a yes/no issue, either.  The GOP isn’t closing down the NIH, but cutting back on its funding in FY2011 by $1 billion.  That would actually return the NIH to the same level of funding they received last year, $31 billion, as the NIH asked for an increase of $997 million.  In other words, the “cut” is almost entirely — 99.7% — a decision not to increase funding.  Furthermore, NIH got along fine in FY2009 with $30 billion, and managed to do its “biblical” work with $28 billion in FY2006, FY2007, and FY2008.

Unless the NIH got its “biblical power” from its latest budget request, the only thing biblical in this equation is Pelosi’s chutzpah.  Maybe Pelosi should reread the Bible, and inform us of the passages where healings occurred through the laying of greenbacks on bureaucrats.

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There are no words.  She's ......  UNsane.
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Yip. She is 100% certifiably batsh*t f**kin crazy. The sight of her or the sound of her voice causes a visceral reaction.
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The only "Bible"  Pelosi knows is Dunn & Bradstreet and her own listing there-in .

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Yip. She is 100% certifiably batsh*t f**kin crazy. The sight of her or the sound of her voice causes a visceral reaction.


  I don't think she's crazy because that would be a medical reason for her actions. I think she's just plain stupid and you can't fix stupid.I honestly believe that she' has no idea what she's saying at any given time. Her stupidity would mean nothing most times but what scares me is the idiocy of an electorate the votes her in.
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She's a heretic, actually, technically.
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I would say she is bi polar. Stupid and crazy.
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Typical demo?
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Typical demo?

Mebbe so, but there's something peculiarly ... evil .... about her dissonance.  People like her, with her unrestricted faith in government, usually do not refer to it in Biblical terms - they eschew it, because, to them, government is God.  Her doing so doesn't seem calculated; it seems almost demonic, as though she doesn't even realize what she's saying.

"We have to pass the bill so you can see what's in it"?   ::speechless::

I dunno, "stream of consciousness"ing here, as IDP has sed.
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Yip. She is 100% certifiably batsh*t f**kin crazy. The sight of her or the sound of her voice causes a visceral reaction.


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Typical demo?

Mebbe so, but there's something peculiarly ... evil .... about her dissonance.  People like her, with her unrestricted faith in government, usually do not refer to it in Biblical terms - they eschew it, because, to them, government is God.  Her doing so doesn't seem calculated; it seems almost demonic, as though she doesn't even realize what she's saying.

"We have to pass the bill so you can see what's in it"?   ::speechless::

I dunno, "stream of consciousness"ing here, as IDP has sed.

I believe she knew exactly what she was saying. This is the next step of evolution. Fear me more than God because I have more influence over your life. You can't survive without me so you better do as I say.

 I agree it is evil.....and talk about elitist. I am on par with God...No, I am greater.
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Do thats her issue....All the blood is running out of her brain. ::mooning::
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I take it to mean that she hangs by her feet!

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