Obama announces a Brain Initiative Project to study the human brain.
What is wrong with the picture of Obama suggesting we study the brain? I can’t quite put my finger on it though there seems to be something very ironic about that.
Touting the economic as well as scientific benefits of investing in basic research, President Obama Tuesday unveiled a new initiative to study the human brain that he called “the next great American project.”
“Ideas are what power our economy,” Mr. Obama said at an event in the East Room of the White House. “We’ve been a nation of dreamers and risk takers. We do innovation better than anybody else, and that makes our economy stronger.”
In his proposed 2014 budget, Mr. Obama will call for investing $100 million to launch the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative — a project to speed up the development and application of technologies that will help researchers create dynamic brain imaging, in order to learn how individual brain cells and complex neural circuits interact.
“As humans we can identify galaxies light years away, we can study particles smaller than an atom, but we still haven’t unlocked the mystery of the three pounds of matter sitting between our ears,” Mr. Obama said.
That three pounds of wasted matter sitting right there between his bat ears. So corrupted. Wait, I think I found that irony. Maybe research could lead to America choosing a prez with some constructive matter between his ears. Or maybe not; maybe its the brain patterns of illogical low-info voters we need to find the answer for.
Anyway, I’ll bet Dr. Benjamin Carson will not be consulted on this initiative. Just a hunch. Hmmm, where do those hunches come from?
Oh, all the complaining about sequestration didn’t last long. He’s back to talking about spending as usual. Old habits and old dogs, you know…
February 28, 2013
By Bruce Johnson
There is a real possibility, a strong likelihood, that President Obama knows nothing of the nuts and bolts, the details and realities of the positions he promotes. He rides the Starship Air Force One, thrills adolescent crowds and frames himself with federal employees while orating vapid clichés dowsed in demagoguery.
Imagery sans leadership. Celebrity is the accomplishment here, and adoration is the metric. Polls demonstrate people approve more of him and less of his execution of the responsibilities of office. This Presidency is therefore wrapped in a managed personal imagery that supersedes the measure of ability.
Dr. Benjamin Carson revealed his version of the world and the shortfalls of Obamacare standing a few feet from the President himself. Obama’s body language, as he was forced to bear witness, spoke volumes. This was the closest to an exchange between Obama and a critic of his beloved health insurance initiative to date. But there was no exchange. There was no defense. There was no telepromptered pre-authored clichéd speech to deliver.
He declares that he has cut over a trillion dollars, somewhere. He has been told this and it seems he believes it.
He will not engage a critic and nor defend his positions in detail. He can not apparently even engage a questioning reporter nor engage his congressional opposition. In my opinion, he couldn’t last 5 minutes in a fact-driven analysis of that which he promotes.
Read more: American Thinker
So what about the brain matter of the voters who elected and fawn all over him?
…DOA in the voting booth.
Well, Obama already created the low-info voter brain initiative.