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Day: October 24, 2006

a little commentary

a little commentary
taken from the above article
michael j fox is appearing in commercials for democratic senate potentials that promote embryonic stem cell research because he’s got parkinson’s disease, and one of the theories is that stem cell research will hopefully provide answers and solutions to not only parkinson’s, but alzheimer’s and other diseases.
so, in response:
“Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing commentators who once trashed Wellstone are now attacking Fox. Limbaugh has gone so far as to claim that the actor “is exaggerating the effects of the disease,” while claiming that the commercials are “purely an act.”
why on earth would anyone exaggerate the effects of parkinson’s. limbaugh has obviously never met a person with parkinson’s disease. my aunt colette has parkinson’s and without her pills, the disease just takes over: her limbs flail about and her mental capabilities just aren’t all there. even with her pills she has these problems. it slowly eats at the mind, and people around the afflicted suffer as well, watching this disease take over a life.
anyone questioning the effects of a disease needs to have their head examined and needs to spend a day in a nursing home or home care situation.

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