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Oxy-Moron Limbaugh and Fox Ignite Stem Debate

10/25/2006 3:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Pill-popping conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh blasted Michael J. Fox recently for a political ad in which Fox supports stem-cell research. And now, right-wing cronies, celebrities, and even Jesus are taking sides against Fox and his position.
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In Fox's ad, supporting Missouri Senate candidate Claire McCaskill (and other pro-stem-cell candidates), he sways and jerks uncontrollably, visible symptoms of his Parkinson's Disease. Limbaugh criticized Fox's spot as "purely an act," a remark for which he received a swift and vociferous backlash. (Limbaugh subsequently apologized.)

But today, on "Good Morning America," fellow right-wing lip-flapper Sean Hannity came to Limbaugh's defense, saying that Fox had a right to be criticized. (The National Parkinson's Foundation, in a statement issued to TMZ, explains that Fox's symptoms are actually the result of taking medication and that not taking meds would result in stiffness.)



And, in an ad airing during tonight's Game 4 of baseball's World Series, "Everybody Loves Raymond's" Patricia Heaton, Jim Caviezel (who played Jesus Christ in "The Passion of the Christ" and applies some Aramaic to his message here), and several pro athletes urge viewers to vote against Missouri's Amendment Two, which would provide constitutional protections against embryonic stem cell research.
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Rick    

All this coming from a Vicodin pill popping a**hole. He is so conservative even Preparation H cannot untighten the fat f*** a**hole. Rush go pop an overdose of Vicodin and let the world celebrate your downfall. You are and idiot, addict, forgerer, liar, pure a**hole, fat man with a small dick and quit sitting on your brain
This fat f*** has no room to talk, just another Junkie with no morals. Go F*** Yourself you fat bastard!

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ktuc    

If these people that are against the Stem Cell issue had diseases such as Parkisons or Multiple Sclerosis (which I personally live with), they would change their position on this issue. We NEED cures for these diseases and the stem cells are very promising for our futures. Maybe they should walk a few days in our shoes!!

2830 days ago
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Alyn Brodsky    

My one wish is that Limbaugh should get Parkinson's. The man is really a dreadful piece of crap. But then, so are all the right-wing shits who suppport him and believe him. He really deserves to die.

2830 days ago
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Julie    

Thank you TMZ for siding with the rest of the self aggrandizing liberal media. You've just proven that you have nothing but childish insults to throw at Mr. Limbaugh. He may have apologized for his comments made in haste, but I doubt you ever will. How about trying to make a real argument about why you think he is wrong? Ah, right, because you probably can't. Have you ever heard the phrase "drive-by media"? It's used to characterize media outlets that fling out insults and false accusations and move on to the next story. That sounds exactly like TMZ doesn't it? Yeah, I think so.

2830 days ago
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Dan    

First of all it's like Joy Behar said on The View today. Stem Cell research just may come up with a cure and or treatment to cure serious addictions like the ones Rush Limbaugh has. Wouldn't that be ironic.
The other thing....Patricia Heaton, I have lost all respect for you as a mother and as an actress. The fact that you would be against stem cell research but have no problem with a President who has sent 2800 of our children to die in an unjust war and keep your big mouth shut about that for 3 1/2 years is so hypocritical. I will never watch anything you appear on ever again. And Albertson's....you've lost my business as long as you keep this right wing bitch as your spokesperson!

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Pam Adams    

If anyone has experienced out of control shaking and trembling, I am sure that they feel as I do. I hope Limbaugh comes down with a neurological disorder so maybe then he can realize you do NOT FAKE those movements. I've seen on TV series MJ Fox shake and can tell the camera is trying to disguise it. It happens. There is nothing he can do. He is not exaggerating his illness. The mere mention of the possibility is appalling. Limbaugh just wanted to stir up controversy, to boost his own career. As far as I am concerned, He did. He boosted it right down the ladder in my book. I have had tremors since I was twelve, daily, and I have been diagnosed with ESSENTIAL TREMOR, and am a likely candidate for Parkinson's in my future. I pray for God to let Christians and everyone opposed to brain stem cell research know just how much possiblilty lies in this research. What if it was you, or someone you loved, that could be helped by stem cells? Limbaugh is absolutely without empathy for anyone it seems, to give the back handed apology he gave for a statement that should not have been made in the first place.

2830 days ago
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emily    

Rush you are a fucking idioit, have no ideal of anything, I hope you get some terminally ill disease and you too Particia Heaton. All of you right wing conservatives have no idea. Particia Heaton, thank god you have no girls, if you did I hope they get raped at that point you can decide if you want to be a conservative.

2830 days ago
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Julie    

Wow, some of you are really disgusting. it's one thing to make an argument for your position, it's another to state that you hope the other person dies or gets a disease because they have a different viewpoint. Some you bleeding hearts need to stop being so hypocritical and get over the fact that not everyone agrees with you.

2830 days ago
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U Know Who    

Nice Julia.I love how all non-liberals are lumped together and have "No Idea". No Idea of what you fucking pachouli hippy tools?

Rush apologized, that should be the end of it but Liberal potheads wont let this one go. They will ride this for the next few months. All the while pretending they cannot read or see , the retardation that is the Democratic party.

The bums lost!

BlackMetal

2830 days ago
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orangeslice    

julia and blackmetal-

shut the fuck up. maybe you two should go get shot in iraq since your so for it. limbaugh needs to od on his viagra and do the country a favor. dipshit right wingers.

2830 days ago
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B    

Rush Limpdick is a career hippo-critc. I really think he should keep talking because he and Bill O'Reily represent the GOP as uneducated blow hards with an axe to grind simply for not being blessed with any form of a human brain. He is an overpaid, lobbying, profit-whoring, cyborg.

2830 days ago
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Renegades    

Micheal J Fox's wrote in his book Lucky Man: Snippets of my testimony were featured on several of the nightly news broadcasts... I had made a deliberate choice to appear before the subcommittee (Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing, Washington, D.C.óSeptember 28, 1999)
without medication. It seemed to me that this occasion demanded that my testimony about the effects of the disease, and the urgency we as a community were feeling, be seen as well as heard. For people who had never observed me in this kind of shape, the transformation must have been startling.

He admitted not using his medication to make a point about Parkinson's. Why do you think he was on medication before he made the Demorats ads? My Grandmother died from Parkinsons and never did she not take her medicine to get people to feel sorry for her.
According to his book Fox saind "appearing without his medication worked in Congress" so if it work once why try it again.

2830 days ago
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lisa nichols    

Boycott these actors and the movies/products that they endorse IMMEDIATELY!
Shop another grocery store--NO MORE ALBERTSONS.. --Hello...VONS!
No more lame James Caveziel lame golfing or biblical films.
You see, talk is cheap--but this gets them where in counts.. their god is money.

2830 days ago
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Kate    

As stated by Sean Hannity, who came to Limbaugh's defense, saying that Fox had a right to be criticized. (The National Parkinson's Foundation, in a statement issued to TMZ, explains that Fox's symptoms are actually the result of taking medication and that not taking meds would result in stiffness.)

What a moranic thing to say. Does Hannity really think Fox is taking the drugs for the hell of it, because he likes the way it feels to jerk around?

2830 days ago
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L.S    

wow we all new ruch was an asshole put patricia, thats shocking that she is such an idiot.

2830 days ago
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