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Rush Limabugh bashes Marty McFly

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posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 12:37 AM
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Right wing demagogue and christian spokesperson Rush Limbaugh lashed out at Michael J. Fox, the actor that played Marty McFly in the Back To The Future film series for his political ad supporting Stem Cell research and a local candidate in Missouri.

The Ad
Michael J. Fox

Rush's accusation that Michael J. Fox is "faking" his Parkinsons
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I think Rush has now gone too far in his santimonious "better than all" attitude toward the American People in his support for a dead political party. After watching loved ones suffer from Parkinson's Disease for many years before dying I know, that if I ever met Rush Limbaugh I would be sorely tempted to put him in a wheelchair with severe brain injuries for the rest of his life. Let him do radio then.

[edit on 25-10-2006 by 2stepsfromtop]




posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 01:22 AM
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Yeah, Rush is a piece of work. I think he is already brain damaged. BTW did you know they say smoking pot helps Parkinsons? I watched a guy on tv with parkinsons take a one toke and almost stopped the involuntary shaking immediately after. I wonder if drs. can prescribe it for Parkinsons where it is legal to do so?



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 04:30 AM
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How christian of Rush Limbaugh!!!!!



Faking a decease? How low can you get. Hell awaits him, the great christian.
He's nothing but a hypocrite-on drugs.



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 07:12 AM
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to put him in a wheelchair with severe brain injuries for the rest of his life. Let him do radio then.


MY,MY! See how your words can be taken out of context.

Now then I heard Rush and if you read all of the text, Rush apologized for saying that M.J. Fox was faking it.

Also Rush was right M.J. Fox was off he's Rx and did so for political gains.
In his book, M.J. Fox admitted doing this.

Roper



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 07:32 AM
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Michael J. Fox isn't faking his disease. He DID come off his meds when he went in front of the senate to show them what the disease, without meds, is like.

Rush is an idiot, but he has a right to defned his position against killing unborn children to harvest stem cells that may, or may not, be of any value.

He shouldn't call Fox a fake. But he is accurate when he says that Fox usually isn't as bad off as he was in front of the senate (because he was off meds).

Frankly when I look at Michael J. Fox now and I can't help but remember him as a perky Marty McFly and I see the difference and it's sad. His speech is slurred and his body movements are hindered. It's sad. But as sad as it is, I still do not approve of killing unborn children in a misguided attempt to harvest stem cells. Rush has a right to say that as well.



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 07:42 AM
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No Fox was not off his meds, more bull from Pills Limbaugh.



www.tnr.com...
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Enter Limbaugh. On today's show, while responding to some listener e-mail, Limbaugh said "when I saw the ad, I was commenting ... that he was either off his medications or he is acting. He is an actor, you know." Limbaugh then mentioned receiving e-mails arguing that Fox had admitted to going off medications during public appearances, in order to demonstrate the severity of the disease. Limbaugh went on to insist "I'm not even being critical of that," but that he still found the ad to be "exploitative."

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Fortunately, I have access to this thing called the Internet and this nifty search engine called Google. A few clicks led me to William J. Weiner M.D., professor and chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He's also director of the Parkinson's clinic there.

Even better, it turns out Dr. Weiner has a phone. When I reached him, he said he'd seen the ad earlier in the day and was fairly surprised to hear about Limbaugh's reaction. Here's why:
What you are seeing on the video is side effects of the medication. He has to take that medication to sit there and talk to you like that. ... He's not over-dramatizing. ...

[Limbaugh] is revealing his ignorance of Parkinson's disease, because people with Parkinson's don't look like that at all when they're not taking their medication. They look stiff, and frozen, and don't move at all. ...

People with Parkinson's, when they've had the disease for awhile, are in this bind, where if they don't take any medication, they can be stiff and hardly able to talk. And if they do take their medication, so they can talk, they get all of this movement, like what you see in the ad.





[edit on 25/10/2006 by Sauron]



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 07:54 AM
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Originally posted by Sauron
No Fox was not off his meds ....

A lot of people say that he's off his meds when he does appearances for Parkinsons.
tailrank.com...

I don't know if he is off them or not. It would make sense to be off them. That way people can see how bad the disease really is. It would actually be rather brave of Michael J. Fox not to be taking medications when he goes to show people what the disease has done to him. If he is off the meds during at these times, it makes sense and isn't anything to be angry at Fox about.



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 08:01 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
I still do not approve of killing unborn children in a misguided attempt to harvest stem cells. Rush has a right to say that as well.

This is a highly complicated and controversial topic and deserves full debate. It is not a matter of "killing unborn children", to descripe it as such is to overly dramatise it. We are talking about small clutches of cells, some of which are unwanted.
I would also remind you that Nancy Reagan has come out fully against the present stance by the White House over this issue. Let's not dumb it down. Let's have all the facts please.



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 08:08 AM
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Originally posted by Darkmind
It is not a matter of "killing unborn children",

Oh .. you are right .. it's killing HUMAN unborn children. I forgot the HUMAN part.


to descripe it as such is to overly dramatise it.

To say anything less is to under sell the killing of preborn humans.


I would also remind you that Nancy Reagan has come out fully against ...


So what? I don't care. She's wrong.

And frankly there are many educated people out there who see fetal cell parkinsons research as junk science.
theanchoressonline.com...








[edit on 10/25/2006 by FlyersFan]



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 08:17 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
I still do not approve of killing unborn children in a misguided attempt to harvest stem cells. Rush has a right to say that as well.

Yes he does have the right, but I find it funny how you don't hear him complaining about killing adult human brain cells in a war. I find this pro life stance a little hypocritical of a republican.

No offense FF, this statement is only directed at RL.



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 10:05 AM
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Rush Limbaugh is a drug-addicted, two-faced idiot. And he has every right to spout his stupidity, no matter how ignorant he sounds. I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that Rush is not on his 'meds' when he does his show...

Go take your Viagra, Rush. Your show might be a little more interesting if you did...



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 10:21 AM
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Originally posted by Hal9000
Yes he does have the right, but I find it funny how you don't hear him complaining about killing adult human brain cells in a war. I find this pro life stance a little hypocritical of a republican.


Ooo, watch it! That sounds like a dangerously sane amount of perspective there. Doubt it'll take the blinkers off of Limbaugh one iota, but hey, what's being pro-life all about, eh?

Excellent point Hal9000



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by Hal9000
I find it funny how you don't hear him complaining about killing adult human brain cells in a war.

The war was supposed to save lives ... Iraqi lives and future American lives by having a democratic government in place of the terrorist Saddam. The war has been seriously mismanaged.

Don't get me wrong, i can't stand Rush. I think Rush and Newt need to board a rocket ship to the moon.
But there ARE many who are educated and who feel that fetal stem cell research is junk science.


No offense FF, this statement is only directed at RL.

No offense taken. When someone is really pro-life then they are REALLY pro-life .. that includes saving the lives of those on death row as well. I oppose the death penalty except in the case of self defense.


Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Rush Limbaugh is a drug-addicted, two-faced idiot.

Yep. that about sums it up.

edited for spelling



[edit on 10/25/2006 by FlyersFan]



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 10:41 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan

The war was supposed to save lives ... Iraqi lives and future American lives by having a democratic government in place of the terrorist Saddam. The war has been seriously mismanaged.


Isn't stem cell research suppossed to save future lives? How is this any different?


But there ARE many who are educated and who feel that fetal stem cell research is junk science.


Are these educated people in the medical field?

Question: Since we can now grow cells outside the human body, why can't we just grow stem cells? Or do we need "fresh" stem cells?



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by Griff
Isn't stem cell research suppossed to save future lives? How is this any different?

Griff?? You don't know the difference between an innocent preborn baby and a terrorist who goes around murdering and raping? The innocent preborn human baby has done nothing to deserve being destroyed. The terrorists have.


Are these educated people in the medical field?

Yes. There are people who claim there could be a cure and there are people claiming that it's junk science. Educated people are on both sides of this.


Since we can now grow cells outside the human body, why can't we just grow stem cells?

Exactly. Stem cells can be taken from many sources. Fetal stem cells from pre-born children killed in abortuaries are not necessary for the research at all.



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Griff?? You don't know the difference between an innocent preborn baby and a terrorist who goes around murdering and raping? The innocent preborn human baby has done nothing to deserve being destroyed. The terrorists have.


You didn't specify that you were talking about terrorists. What of the innocent born and preborn Iraqis that have been killed?


Exactly. Stem cells can be taken from many sources. Fetal stem cells from pre-born children killed in abortuaries are not necessary for the research at all.


Don't we actually have stem cells in the back of our noses and such? I don't see why we have to use aborted stem cells. And if we don't need aborted stem cells, what is the big problem with the republicans? Why can't the research continue without aborting fetuses?



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 03:46 PM
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And while America argues, others are getting on with the job in Mr. Fox's nation of birth; Canada. Not South Korea, Canada. Sir Bob Geldoff is in Toronto today for the opening of The University Health Network's McEwen Centre For Regenerative Medicine. They even managed to lure back Dr. Keller (Saskatchewan stock originally) from NYC.

Seems Canadian law allows for line expansion using federal funds from non-mouse feeder lines - a substantial advantage that America currently does not offer. Researchers like certainty in funding and reasonable freedom to work: Welcome to Exile In Canada! Bring your friends!

Toronto does have a rich and unique history in medical research for both Americans and Canadians throughout history. For years the "brain-drain" went the other way (Brits and Canucks largely). America can choose to tread water, while others swim.

News Link 1.

And a CBC News Link.

And a Toronto Star Online news piece.

Victor K.

43'

[edit on 25-10-2006 by V Kaminski]



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 06:17 PM
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If Michael J Fox wants to insert himself into polictics, he has got to take whatever heat goes along with it. He should not get a free pass.

I have one question. Why is he campaigning for a Democrat candidate, Ben Carden, that was against Stem-Cell research? This is totally political, and Rush was right (as usual), Fox was not on his meds when he did that commercial.



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
If Michael J Fox wants to insert himself into polictics, he has got to take whatever heat goes along with it. He should not get a free pass.


He has taken it, quite graciously, I might add.



I have one question. Why is he campaigning for a Democrat candidate, Ben Carden, that was against Stem-Cell research?


What are you talking about? The ad supported Claire McCaskill.



In the ad, Fox endorses Missouri Senate challenger Claire McCaskill, who supports government funding for stem-cell research.




Rush was right (as usual), Fox was not on his meds when he did that commercial.


You are INCORRECT. Read more about it. If Fox hadn't taken his meds, he couldn't move. The shaking is actually a side effect of the meds for Parkinsons.



Source
There is no time that he's not medicated, he said. "At this point now, if I didn't take medication I wouldn't be able to speak. I'd have a mask face. I'd lock up and I wouldn't be able to move."


Deny Ignorance don't embrace it.

[edit on 27-10-2006 by Benevolent Heretic]



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 03:55 PM
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TO ALL YOU NEOCON POSTERS, SHAKING IS A SIDE EFFECT OF THE MEDICINE!!!!! NOT THE DISEASE!!!!!!! FREAKING SHUT THE HECK UP WHEN ALL YOU KNOW IS WHAT PILL LIMBAUGH TELLS YOU!

THAT'S RIGHT, IF MICHAEL J. FOX WAS OFF HIS MEDS HE WOULDN"T BE MOVING AT ALL!!!!!!! THE MEDS ARE WHAT CAUSE HIM TO SHAKE!!!

Why did I do that in all caps? Because twice now it was posted and no NeoCon read it. They hear Pill speak and go that must be the truth and they ignore medicine and science that tell them no, the shakes are a side effect of the medicine not the disease.

Of course, how much you want to bet they don't read my post and continue attacking Michael J. Fox for shaking in a commercial?



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