Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Ad Response To Michael J. Fox running in Missouri
Posted on 10/24/2006 2:26:06 PM PDT by teddyballgame
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It's not a Republican ad, it's not a Talent ad. There is no mention of candidates. It's a non partisan ad opposing Ammmendment II.
Is it on TV?
I dont believe it was aired anywhere except in Missouri. It was a local ad supporting ammendment II and McCaskill. I dont believe MLB had anything to do with its being run. I believe McCaskill bought time on local Missouri stations.
LOL! Dave, your DUmmie like rhetoric ain't going to suprress Michael J. Fox's pro-abortion views.
Thanks for the link BUMP!
There are ads out here that are telling us to vote for McCaskill because she is pro=stem cell and against Talent because a vote for him means that Missouri won't benefit from any advances made by stem cell research. THAT'S why the matchup.
She wins! LOL
"In the first 2 seconds of the ad Jim Caviezel says what sounds like "La bora nash bin a shak." I assume that's Aramaic for something??"
Yeah . . . I wondered about that, too. Kinda weird. Is it supposed to be a flashback to his Jesus role? What is he saying?
I hope the advert will be a silver bullet.
We'll need one to overcome that $30 million spent pushing Amendment 2.
Be careful, your slip is showing.
Another irony is Michael Gross who portrayed the "whiney, liberal, old man" is a Conservative Republican, from most of what I've read.
I mean the anti 2 ad.
As somone on another thread suggested--if michael is so gung ho about this, let him use his own wife and stem cells to hunt for a cure.--or perhaps he wouldn't want his own family used for this crap.--someone else is fine though.
"Fox made ads against other republicans in at least 2 other States"
Nice to see the Canadiens getting in on the bashing of Republicans.
Fox should shut his mouth or go home.
Don't count on it, that little Fox acting job was pretty good.
Something subliminal? "The chicken flys at sunrise" perhaps?
That reminds me of Carroll O'Conner, of Archie Bunker fame, who I've heard is/was a big lib in real life.
Of course, Meathead is/was consistent throughout in real life.
Liberal bratboy Michael J. glosses over the cannibalism and vampirism just a tad.
I'm not optimistic. All the polls make it sound like Amendment 2 will pass.
But I am heartened to see that someone is at least putting up a fight.
The best discussion of reasons to vote against Amendment 2 I've seen was
on EWTN (the Catholic cable station).
I just stumbled across it Friday night...and I'm not Catholic.
I hadn't heard about a lot of the fine print. It's just a money-maker for
lawyers, hospital and researchers, even if they never come up with a cure.
(they'll just feast on research $$$ provided by the state taxpayers)
OK, this is a joke. OK, a joke. Here is what he said in aramaic:
"I'm jesus and I approved this ad".
OK, I'm going to hell now. Bye....
Well for 1 its proven not to work. It causes tumors and adult stem cells have show far more promise in helping people with MS then Embryonic Stem Cells.
All this is, this the cannibalization of those that have no voice for something that had not proven to be effective!
Wonder how Mike Fox would feel if it was discovered that by sucking out the brains of MS victims and extracting their DNA you could cure cancer?
Heard of one of those guys. Never seen any of them.
Is Caviezel the one sitting in front of a brick wall that looks like he's wearing a prisoner's jumpsuit?
Talent is not against stem cell research. Fox's ads not only say Talent is against it, he says Talent wants to CRIMINALIZE it, an even worse lie.
Also, Rush, who follows this closely because he is from Missouri, said the issue on the ballot there is an attempt to force human cloning on the public by putting it in the MO constitution and by mandating public funding for it. He said the ballot issue there is about human cloning, NOT stem cell research. But that the proponents have named it the Stem Cell Research for Cures propostion or something like that, in order to confuse people into voting for it.
A final point: there is a lot of stem cell research going on in Missouri right now, including embryonic stem cell research. The idea that somebody is stopping it is another lie.
I don't live in MO, obviously, so I have to pay close attention to others more in the know than I am.
I dont get out much but I havent seen any in Ballwin. Maybe in Ladue but not around here. In past years my street used to be covered with them. The few they got out came too early. Just before the big storms last summer. I know my sign was destroyed by the storm that knocked power out of the area and so were several neighbors.
That is just it, Michael J. Fox, ain't much of an actor. A 40 year old man playing teenager parts. Go figure.
Jim Caviezel was the actor who played Jesus in Passion of the Christ.
Kurt Warner was the guy against the brick wall, who led the St. Louis Rams to 2 Super Bowls, so I guess you'd have to be a football fan. I suspect they threw the ad together at the last minute, hence the low-budget filming.
Suppan is pitching for the Cardinals tonight in the World Series.
Patricia Heaton was the co-star in one of the top-rated comedies for several years (Everyone Loves Raymond).
Mike Sweeney is the First Baseman and Designated Hitter for my beloved Royals, and gets hurt easy. But I really appreciate him doing the ad.
If you're not into sports or TV, you may not recognize them. I think a lot of Missourians will though.
Who'd have thunk that Alex P. Keaton's PBS dad would grown up to be:
"Well for 1 its proven not to work. It causes tumors and adult stem cells have show far more promise in helping people with MS then Embryonic Stem Cells."
That statement is not totally accurate, in fact it is probably misleading. ESCR is a relative new field when compared to Adult Stem Cell Research. It is still in the developmental/research phase so it hasn't been proven "not to work". We don't know yet if it will work but it offers additional promise because of the differentiating and proliferating properties of ESC vs ASC.
In an otherwise aggravating political season, you made me smile. Thanks.
Didn't know that and Yes, She's quite the tomato.
April 23, 2002, 8:45 a.m.
Spinning Stem Cells
A damning reporting pattern.
By Wesley J. Smith
he pattern in the media reportage about stem cells is growing very wearisome. When a research advance occurs with embryonic stem cells, the media usually give the story the brass-band treatment. However, when researchers announce even greater success using adult stem cells, the media reportage is generally about as intense and excited as a stifled yawn.
As a consequence, many people in this country continue to believe that embryonic stem cells offer the greatest promise for developing new medical treatments using the body's cells known as regenerative medicine while in actuality, adult and alternative sources of stem cells have demonstrated much brighter prospects. This misperception has societal consequences, distorting the political debate over human cloning and embryonic-stem-cell research (ESCR) and perhaps even affecting levels of public and private research funding of embryonic and adult stem-cell therapies.
This media pattern was again in evidence in the reporting of two very important research breakthroughs announced within the last two weeks. Unless you made a point of looking for these stories as I do in my work you might have missed them. Patients with Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis received significant medical benefit using experimental adult-stem-cell regenerative medical protocols. These are benefits that supporters of embryonic-stem-cell treatments have yet to produce widely in animal experiments. Yet adult stem cells are now beginning to ameliorate suffering in human beings.
Celebrity Parkinson's disease victims such as Michael J. Fox and Michael Kinsley regularly tout ESCR as the best hope for a cure of their disease. Indeed, the Washington Post recently published a Kinsley rant on the subject in which the editor and former Crossfire co-host denounced opponents of human cloning as interfering with his hope for a cure. Yet as loudly as Fox and Kinsley promote ESCR in the media or before legislative committees, both have remained strangely silent about the most remarkable Parkinson's stem-cell experiment yet attempted: one in which researchers treated Parkinson's with the patient's own adult stem cells.
Here's the story, in case you missed it: A man in his mid-50s had been diagnosed with Parkinson's at age 49. The disease grew progressively, leading to tremors and rigidity in the patient's right arm. Traditional drug therapy did not help.
Stem cells were harvested from the patient's brain using a routine brain biopsy procedure. They were cultured and expanded to several million cells. About 20 percent of these matured into dopamine-secreting neurons. In March 1999, the cells were injected into the patient's brain.
Three months after the procedure, the man's motor skills had improved by 37 percent and there was an increase in dopamine production of 55.6 percent. One year after the procedure, the patient's overall Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale had improved by 83 percent this at a time when he was not taking any other Parkinson's medication!
That is an astonishing, remarkable success, one that you would have thought would set off blazing headlines and lead stories on the nightly news. Had the treatment been achieved with embryonic stem cells, undoubtedly the newspapers would have screamed loudly enough to be heard. Unfortunately, reportage about the Parkinson's success story was strangely muted. True, the Washington Post ran an inside-the-paper story and there were some wire service reports. But the all-important New York Times the one news outlet that drives television and cable news did not report on it at all. Nor did a search of the Los Angeles Times website yield any stories about the experiment.
This is going to sound odd, but YouTube is blocked on my computer at work.
Is there anyone who can figure out a way I can watch this commercial???
P.S. I am a Cubs fan. If Suppan endorses Talent, go Cards!!!!! LOL
Carving up babies for junk science. What part of your "superior" intellect can't grasp that? If your that thick, I aint the one that needs the prayers
There were some topnotch people featured in the rebuttal to Michael J. Fox. What Fox tried to do was deceptive. He suggested in his ad that Senator Jim Talent was anti stem cell research, which is a total lie (Talent is for research that doesn't kill human embryos) and those against stem cell research wanted to prosecute researchers, another lie and that stem cell research was prohibited in Missouri, another lie.
What did the ad say? (In a nutshell ;-)
HERE IT IS:
Parkinson's Action Network - Talking Points
Embryonic stem cell research hasnt yet led to any human therapies because the field is in its infancy, and because President Bushs restrictions have forced federally funded investigators to work with one arm tied behind their back. Scientists didnt succeed in deriving human embryonic stem cells until 1998, and the first Federal grants in this area werent awarded until 2002. Its no surprise that more diseases are currently being treated with adult stem cells; adult stem cell research had a 30-year head start. The fact is, our Nations best scientists, including many Nobel laureates, and even many researchers who make their living on adult stem cell research, believe that embryonic stem cell research has a unique potential to ease human suffering.
And we all know what that really meant in his terms -- ASC offers him no ability to flood the market with a patented product, and thusly line his pockets with millions of fetuses.
Scalability is a weak argument against ASC. That will be overcome long before ESC stops producing tumors.
And of course the moronic Bloomberg interviewer would not introduce the obvious question -- the very thing that limits ASC "scalability" is the very thing that ensures ASC treatments will never be rejected by the host donor!
Follow the money and you will learn that ESCapists are interested in two things, and two things only -- (1) fast money on the markets for what currently amounts to vaporware; and (2) codifying abortion, enabled & abetted by their DUm/MSM/Soros comrades.
Beneficiary of Adult Stem Cell Treatment for Parkinson's
Other than my Parkinsons symptoms I was physically very active and fit. Because of this Dr. Levesque felt that Id be a good candidate for an experimental treatment. He explained that he would take a very small tissue sample from my brain, removing its adult neural stem cells. He would then multiply and mature these cells into Dopamine Neurons, then inject these cells back into the left side of my brain. He proposed treating only the left side because it controls the right side of the body, the side with the most severe Parkinsons symptoms.
Dr Levesque did not tell me that this treatment would permanently cure my condition. Science has yet to learn what causes Parkinsons Disease, much less how to remove it. However, since this cell-replacement approach had never been tried in a human patient we hoped for the best. And since my only other realistic alternative was to continue growing worse until I eventually died, I decided to have the surgical procedures in 1999, one to remove the tissue and another to inject the cells. I was awake for both procedures, under local anesthesia.
Soon after having the cells injected my Parkinsons symptoms began to improve. My trembling grew less and less, until to all appearances it was gone, only slightly reappearing if I became upset. Dr. Levesque had me tested by a Neurologist, who said he wouldnt have known I had Parkinsons if he had met me on the street. I was once again able to use my right hand and arm normally, enjoying activities that I given up hope of ever doing.
There is a real sense among the Amendment 2 supporters that it's expected strong support will help the Dems. They are appealing to the "reasonable" and the "pragmatic" and as a bonus sticking it to the religious zealots.
This is exactly how many of them think.
The problem is that they ignore the promise of ADULT stem cells, which have an actual track record in helping cure disease, and their incessant push for EMBRYONIC stem cells, which have been shown by the University of Rochester to feed and cause tumors when injected into the brains of Parkinson's patients.
The second problem is that embryonic stem cell science is not illegal and is being researched as we speak using private funding unless on the existing stem cell lines approved by the President. The Dems are trying to convince an uninformed public that Republicans made it illegal. A patent falsehood.
Does that answer your question?