Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Rush Limbaugh, Michael J. Fox, and Parkinson's

So Rush Limbaugh declared on the air the other day that Michael J. Fox exaggerated his Parkinson's tremors in some campaign ads he did for Democratic senatorial candidates. Now, I don't give a shit about Limbaugh or any other rightwing babblers who are at best morons and at worst poltroons and hypocrites, and I am as staunch a free speech advocate as they come. I also have Parkinson's tremors that make reading and sometimes even typing difficult and I'll be glad to pass them off for a day to any blathering idiot who thinks they are exaggerated or fake. It is long past time to call all hypocrites to account.

And while I'm at it, I have a simple plan for Iraq. Send Bush, Cheney, Rummy, Rice, Wolfie to the Green zone and withdraw all troops. Let them cut whatever deal they can. Let them clean up their own mess. If they survive, we'll ship them to the Hague to be tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

1 comment:

faculty for workplace justice said...

the article you link to says that it is the meds that contribute to the shaking. also, that fox was able to keep from shaking in the two episodes of some tv show he taped. i find all of this stuff interesting: the way we can control the "uncontrollable" motions of our bodies, how medicines make things worse (what DO they make better?), and how fox chose to control the tremors in the tv show but not in the commercial. as with all illnesses, it's always, one way or the other, the sufferer's "fault". what do you think?