Michael J Fox & Rush Limbaugh

@tentwo67 (3384)
United States
October 25, 2006 9:57pm CST
I had seen a story recently about Michael J Fox appearing in political ads without his Parkinson's medication to show the effects and plead for voters to support candidates who support stem cell research. Now I just heard that Rush Limbaugh of all people is blasting him for "exploiting" his disease. I think this is ridiculous. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and own position, but why attack the man for passionately wanting to find a cure to this disease that is hurting him???? What do you think?
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@Cortney (3986)
• United States
26 Oct 06
An opinion is just what that person thinks.. everyone is entitled to it. I don't think people should be bashed because of their opinions or beliefs.
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@Snooze (610)
• United States
26 Oct 06
That's another reason Limbaugh is out of line.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Cortney, are you saying that we shouldn't bash Rush for his opinion, or are you agreeing with us? I guess I believe in Rush's ability to have that opinion, but I think he's a horse's a** for broadcasting that particular thought.
@Cortney (3986)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I don't like Limbaugh either... but everyone is entitled to an opinion.. even as wrong as it may be.. I have never liked Limbaugh.. if he is on.. I change the channel,radio,what ever he is on. I agree with you about him... I think limbaugh is the one who does the bashing of the opinions... and I was saying that no one should be bashed for the opinons.. that's what linbaugh was doing to MJF
@Force_Fed (748)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Limbuagh is a bufoon and a liar. I wouldn't worry what he has to say. If Mr. Fox was exploiting his disease I say bully for him. There is nothing wrong with exploitation when used for a worthy cause. Even if he was"simulating" the effects of being off medicine so what? He was illustrating a point that a cure is possible and neccassary. Of course Rush has a right to say his opnion and I have a right to call him a jack-hole for his opinion. Freedom of speech doesn't protect our right to say something smart, it protects our right to say something stupid. Force
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@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I like your take on freedom of speech, but I still think Rush was wrong. Thanks for responding!
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• United States
2 Aug 07
"There is nothing wrong with exploitation when used for a worthy cause." This is just another way of saying , " The end justifies the means." It is an excuse by which people do things they should not. You really do not want to go down that road.
• United States
2 Aug 07
"Freedom of speech doesn't protect our right to say something smart, it protects our right to say something stupid." This is completely false. Freedom of speech according to the founding fathers, themselves, is about protecting primarily political speech. This includes the right to say something smart or stupid. It only bans libel, advocating the violent overthrow of the government, and things like that.
• United States
26 Oct 06
I've not seen that. But that's sad. I know Michael J. Fox only wants to find a cure for his disease. Not just for himself, but for everyone else that has it as well & for those who might have it in the future. Why attack him for that?
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@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Thank you for your response! I have never been a fan of Rush Limbaugh and I respect Michael J Fox a great deal. I literally shook with anger when I saw that story.
• United States
26 Oct 06
I've never really liked Rush Limbaugh eiher. My friend's mom used to listen to him all the time. I always thought he was rather annoying. LOL
@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I have not heard this, but what is wrong with Michael J Fox trying to help people see that Parkinsons is a serious disease, and what is wrong with trying to promote things to where there needs to be a Cure. What I do not understand, is why are so many people against this? It could also be a Cure for other things also.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I think you're right. Thank you for responding!
@loved1 (5337)
• United States
26 Oct 06
What a sad situation. I am sure if I was sick I would want everything possible to be done to help me.
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@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Absolutely!
@AJ1952Chats (2340)
• Anderson, Indiana
11 Nov 06
Michael--ten stars (minimum) Rush--zip, zilch, zero
• Anderson, Indiana
11 Nov 06
I will now try to add the image that should have come through the last time...
• Anderson, Indiana
11 Nov 06
Take three...
• Anderson, Indiana
11 Nov 06
Tribute To My Dad - This picture--taken by good friend and fellow church member, Paul Bickel (who also designed the message)--shows what the sign outside our church said for several days after my dad, Raymond Woodford Phillips, passed away.  They say that people don't die of Parkinson's--and my dad didn't, either--but it does weaken other parts of the body and causes trouble in navigation on frequent occasions.
Take three...
• United States
26 Oct 06
Rush Limbaugh is an egotistical exploiter of most things "good" and "progressive." He supports big money, power and elitism and would love to see the U.S. regress back to the landowner/peasane economic system. And so would Bush, Cheney and Rumsfield, in my not so humble opinion. What he said about Michael J. Fox is simply par for his course. He is as distasteful and inhumane as he's ever been.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I absolutely agree with you. Thank you very much for your response!!
• United States
27 Oct 06
You are very welcome! I do so love to rant against the right wing!
@SimplyMe (373)
• United States
27 Oct 06
Rush Limbaugh is a jerk, but a very entertaining one. He is mean spirited, and that is why the Michael J. Fox thing upset me. My grandfather had Parkinson's and my husband's father has a similar disease, so it's offensive to me when "Mr. Windbag" blows a bunch of hot air out his piehole about something he knows nothing about.
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I've never had any use for Rush Limbaugh and I'm still of that opinion...maybe even more so. Michael J. Fox wants a cure for Parkinson's, not just for himself but for everyone who has it. I hope Rush Limbaugh gets more people turned against him and his hateful thoughts for this horrible display in attacking MJF. All I've ever heard RL do is attack people and never have heard him do anything positive. I can't understand why so many people listen to him and believe every word out of his mouth.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I've never understood Rush's appeal either. Thanks for responding!
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I've never understood Rush's appeal either. Thanks for responding!
@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I heard and then saw Rush and Michael. I have never liked Rush and personally think he's a total a-hole. I thought that was cruel and a new low for Rush. He just doesn't know where to draw the line does he? We all say and joke about things that sometimes hurt people and don't mean to, but I don't think he's sorry at all. He probably likes the publicity. I am totally in agreement with Michael J. Fox about supporting stem cell research. It sounds like it could help so many people. I think Michael was very brave to appear as he did. I don't know too many people who would have the courage to do that. Hopefully this gives the subject of stem cell research more publicity. Hopefully a positive will come from a negative.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
11 Nov 06
I hope you are right about a positive coming from a negative. I've never liked Rush either, and never understood his popularity. Thanks for responding!
@kesfylstra (1870)
• United States
28 Oct 06
And if Michael J Fox did purposefully act up in the commercials? Is that fair to us to have our emotions played on so he can get his preferred candidates in?
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
28 Oct 06
He said that he did not act up and did not skip his medicine to make the effects worse. I have no reason to not believe him. I can't imagine putting that shaking on for any purpose, even for the length of a short commercial. It looks incredibly uncomfortable.
• United States
27 Oct 06
I agree. It's disheartening that Rush Limbaugh would say such things about Michael J. Fox. It's one thing if you don't agree with the research with stem cell research, it's quite another to say such things about those supporting the research who have the disease. Thanks for the post!
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Thank you for responding! I'm glad to see that I was not alone in feeling that way!!!
@saphire539 (1641)
• United States
26 Oct 06
It is wrong for anyone to be bashed just because they are trying to get help finding a cure for a disease they have.Everyone wants to be cured and the only way to do it is to find the help to do it.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
26 Oct 06
And MJF has been tireless in working toward a Parkinson's cure. I'm sure that he has much support around him, but I wish that I had the ability to tell him personally how out of line I think Rush is!