Goodbye Dolly

Dolly scientist abandons cloning

The scientist who led the team that controversially created Dolly the sheep is abandoning the cloning of human embryos in stem cell research.

Professor Ian Wilmut, of Edinburgh University, believes a rival method developed in Japan holds the key to curing serious medical conditions.
The eventual aim is to grow replacement tissue as body parts become worn out.

There is some way to go before Prof Yamanaka's method can be used to grow tissue for transplantation as the resulting cells are unstable and potentially cancerous.

But Prof Wilmut believes that within five years the new technique could provide a better and ethically more acceptable alternative to cloning embryos for medical research.

Josephine Quintavalle, spokeswoman for Comment on Reproductive Ethics which is against the use of human embryos, welcomed the move.

She said: "At last scientists are starting to see reason. It is a gift to us all. We are at last going to see some common sense coming into the debate."

Hello Dolly


Ontheborderline.nut Starts Phone Soliciting Service In Prescott

It appears as though some gang members in Prescott are fighting over the extortion money that they can get from local businesses. Here is what one gang member from ontheborderline.nut has done about it...

In order to capitalize on capitalism, the head capitalist at the ontheborderline.nut blog has started a phone soliciting service to get a cut of the action in Prescott. He has contracted with the Prescott school to help raise money to reduce the school budget because of late night phone calls from individuals claiming to be free market capitalists opposing treasonous side into the murky waters of socialism have caused cuts in the school budget.

His scheme is under investigation as being part of a double-entendre triangulation of a monotheistic ideology in a one-dimensional black and white world. Below is an artist's rendition of what took place during one of the calls, according to an ear-witness.

It's Still National Accordion Month!!!

Low Rider with Those Darn Accordions


Northwoods Rambo Lights Up Local Blog!!!

After "vacationing" at an undisclosed, state-run "spa" on beautiful Lake Mendota in Madison, a local wing-nut is talking revolution ontheborderline.nut from his hideaway somewhere north of government highway 8. His dedicated lackeys -- even the one they call "stupid" -- are promising that this is the yawn of something really treasonously levianthanalistic.

At On The Borderline.nut...

The glass of common sense might be totally empty, but there is absolutely no shortage of Kool Aid!

Union Thugs Hit "Wealth Creators" Where It Hurts- In The Funny Bone

Cat Empire - Chariot

November 15, 1969

More than 250,000 protesters gather in Washington, D.C., in the largestantiwar demonstration to occur during the Vietnam war.

Philosophy pop-ups ontheborderline.nut

The "Heart of Darkness" ontheborderline.nut style

"We have done everything that could be done to alert those who purport to represent our liberty but sold us all down the river of statism."

Dr. Lil Bil


Pope John Paul II vs Dr. Lil Bil

Pope John Paul II
"Many people are now tempted to self-indulgence and consumerism, and human identity is often defined by what one owns. Prosperity and influence even when they are only beginning to be available to larger strata of society, tend to make people assume that they have a right to all that prosperity can bring, and thus they can become more selfish in their demands. Everybody wants complete freedom in all areas of human behavior, and new models of morality are being proposed in the name of would-be freedom.
.....the challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery."

The Evil "Dr." ( I have a bachelor's degree) Lil' Bill

"We have argued hard and long in opposition to this nightmare of slinking socialism. We have done everything that could be done to alert those who purport to represent our liberty but sold us all down the river of statism. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated, we have prostrated ourselves before the very halls of government, and have implored its interposition to arrest its growing tyrannical hands and its web of influence and dependency. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional insults; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the local boards of education, to the halls of the state capital, to the floor of congress, and the presidency itself. In vain could we only hope of reconciliation at this late date. There is no longer any room for hope and even less for any foolish compromises. If we wish to be free-if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending-if we mean not basely to abandon the nobel struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained-we must separate from this bastardized union! I repeat, we must as is our inalienable right dissolve the political bands which have connected us since the founding and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle us. An appeal to secession and to the freedom of mankind is all that is left us!

They tell us that we are extreme, that modern society has moved beyond the quaint notions of individual liberty and freedom, that it is "democracy" which is the god to which we should worship. But this god is a god of sacrifice, not for us but by us. What event will it take to move our souls to act? Will it be next year, or the year after? Will it take an avowed socialist elected as president before we rebel? Or a United Nations to which we are subordinate in all affects? Shall we garner strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies have us fully enslaved at both the rhetorical and literal point of a gun? We are anything but extreme, if by extreme one implies an absolute demand for those inalienable rights granted to us by our enlightened forefathers. The battle is not to the intellectuals alone; it is to the vigilant, the practical, the traders and businessmen, the objective scientists, industrialists, engineers - the brave men and women who are willing to stand up and speak, write and argue for our independence from the tyranny now known as The United States of America. Make no mistake about it, our chains are already forged and many of us wear them yet do not even see them. Whether we like it or not, our die has been cast, our freedom has been taken, we must act or liberty will be lost in this world forever - let the struggle begin here and now!"

Prophetic Words From 1946 Film "Despotism"

The Inverted Golden Rule

"I heard a man on the radio the other day who was baying about Sen. Clinton's healthcare plan and at one point, in shock and dismay, he said, "This is taking away from those who have and giving to those who do not -- in other words, socialism." He sounded truly offended. And this is what the Republican Revolution has brought us to: No longer is there a consensus on taxation according to ability to pay. No longer agreement that it is in the self-interest of the well-off to promote a stable society by securing the safety net. It's the I Got Mine You Get Your Own party, marching under a Christian banner. But Republicans are starting to realize that if you claim to govern by divine inspiration, the voters will hold you to a higher standard."

Garrison Keillor


Political Chicken

John, the farmer was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers hens), called "pullets", and ten roosters, whose job it was to fertilize the eggs (for you city folks.)

John, the farmer kept records and any rooster that didn't perform went into the soup pot and was replaced. That took an awful lot of his time, so he bought a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone so John could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing.

Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.

John, the farmer's favorite rooster was old Butch, and a very fine specimen he was, too. But on this particular morning John noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! John went to investigate. The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing. The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.

But to farmer John's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He would sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Renfrew County Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges. The result... The judges not only awarded old Butch the "No Bell Piece Prize" but they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making: Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the population and screwing them when they weren't paying attention?


"We Don't Need You, Go To Hell" Revisited

"To the government union thugs who amassed in Madison last week, which included teachers, policeman, firefighters, and array of non-productive paper pushers, I simply say we don't need you; go to hell!"

Dr. Lil Bil aka spiritofpublicus
author of the "Price of Spin"

Americans for Prosperity, the group that organized the rally opposing the enactment of the compromise state budget proposed by Gov. Jim Doyle, is not from Wisconsin. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C. And its roots and values are about as antithetical to those of the great state of Wisconsin as can be imagined.

Americans for Prosperity was founded in 2003 with money from one of the Koch Family Foundations, which have for many years been a prime source of funding for right-wing front groups and campaigns. The Koch Family Foundations rely on revenues from the vast oil and gas fortunes accumulated by family patriarch Fred Koch and passed on to his billionaire sons, Charles and David Koch.

The Koch family has a rich history of funding campaigns to pull the U.S. out of the United Nations, eliminate Social Security and abolish progressive taxation. And no one will accuse Americans for Prosperity of straying far from right-wing dogma when it comes to opposing tax fairness, government funding for programs to aid poor kids, and the dreaded "equality."

Read more at The Capitol Times.

#49 on the 2007 Forbes Billionaire List: Charles and David Koch

Charles Koch, With brother David, two sons of Koch Industries founder Fred C. Koch (d. 1967), MIT grad who invented method of refining gasoline from heavy oil. Dad took technology to Soviet Union, became disillusioned with Stalin; eventually returned to U.S. Sons Frederick, Charles, David and William inherited Koch Industries after father's death. Charles became chairman, expanded into chemicals, pipelines, asphalt, ranching, commodities trading. Added lumber, paper with $21 billion purchase of Georgia-Pacific 2005; now nation's largest privately held company. Duo bought out brothers William and Frederick for $1.1 billion in 1983; long-running fraternal feud over deal settled 2001. Charles a founder of conservative think tank Cato Institute.

More about Charles and David.


Veterans Day 2007

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

In Flanders Field the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Read and think more...

The Homeless: Chances Are They're A Veteran

One out of every four homeless in the U.S. is a veteran

Veterans Day, November 11, is a national holiday set aside to honor the men and women who have served in America’s armed forces and to acknowledge the debt we owe them. However, a new study shows that veterans are more likely to be homeless than those in the general population, and that, nationwide, veterans tend to have less access to health care and other supportive services than they need.


Hey Rush Forget the "phony soldiers!"

What about the homeless?

"One of the things I want to do before I die is conduct the homeless Olympics...the 10-meter shopping cart relay,
the dumpster dig, and the hop, skip, and trip."

Rush Limbaugh