Tuesday, January 13, 2015

1.13.15 Bee-otch of the Day: George W. Bush

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Name: George W. Bush
Age: 68 

Occupation: ex-president
Last Seen: Texas
Bee-otched For: proving that his policies didn't work
While fans of the Detroit Lions are happy that the team that knocked them out of the playoffs, the Dallas Cowboys, are also now out of the playoffs, a bigger victory is being made for Detroit sports fans, also in Texas.

A few months ago, I remembered Keith Olbermann talking about the fact that legendary Detroit Red Wing Gordie Howe was probably not long for this Earth. He has advanced dementia and last year, he suffered several strokes. It got to the point where he was confined to a wheelchair and could barely move his feet.

But recently, #9 has had a huge and unexpected comeback. He can move around, help his family do chores, help with shopping and even went on a trip to the shopping mall with his family. So, how does an 87-year-old man who was literally on his death bed only months ago do something so unexpectedly?

Three words: stem cell injections.

That's right! Gordie Howe's life has been positively changed because his family decided to give him the injections and guess what? He's making very positive progress. This means that many who have suffered with strokes, dementia, Alzheimer's and other ills relating to old age could see major improvement if they take the injections.

But thanks to a former president, stem cells aren't as readily available as they should be.

Many years ago, former president George W. Bush decided to ban using aborted fetuses for stem cell research because of his stance against abortion. In turn, it hurt funding for the program, which could have gone further beyond dementia and stroke. Instead, Bush wanted to use the fetuses as "snowflake babies" for parents who wanted children.

Look, folks, there's a HUGE amount of kids born on this Earth who where abandoned as children and never had real parents. They had nobody to look up to. Lots of kids end up living in foster homes for life and when they're kicked out at 18, they end up roaming the street becoming invaluable to life. People like Gordie Howe, however, are. He was a beloved athlete who helped the Red Wings win several Stanley Cups. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Colleen until her passing, and a wonderful father who had several sons follow in their father's footsteps in becoming hockey legends themselves.

In all, my thoughts are with the Howe family in hopes that their beloved patriarch can live a nice, long life. I hope that the stem cell treatments can further prove that this type of medicine could be the best way for people to make a miraculous recovery. Just imagine that Gordie could have been one of the last deaths of 2014 or first of 2015.

Instead, Mr. Hockey is enjoying his golden years with his loved ones.


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