Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Stop the Madness

Some guy filling in for Bill Press just described the Michael J. Fox commercial in Missouri, sympathetically, as "him being off his meds".

This is fucking ridiculous. Parkinson's is quite sadly NOT a rare illness, something similar has made its presence felt in my extended family (the even more virultent 'Huntington's') so its something I have some familiarity with.

If Michael J. Fox, has advanced Parkinsons, but for the medication he could not even fucking talk. The twitching is pronounced BECAUSE of the medication.

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.

Five minutes of edu-mah-cay-shen on "the Google" wouldn't hurt before you go on the air and sound like an idiot.

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