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Fox Responds To Limbaugh's Accusations [it's like being hit with a hammer."........]
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Posted on 10/26/2006 4:32:30 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Fox Responds To Limbaugh's Accusations

(CBS News) Responding to criticism by conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh, actor Michael J. Fox defended his appearance in a political campaign ad, saying he wasn't acting or off his medication.

In fact, at the time he was over-medicated for his Parkinson's disease, Fox said in an exclusive interview with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric.

"The irony is that I was too medicated, I was dyskinesic," Fox told Couric. "Because the thing about, the thing about being symptomatic is that it's not comfortable. No one wants to be symptomatic; it's like being hit with a hammer."

His body visibly wracked by tremors, Fox appears in a political ad that prompted Limbaugh to speculate that Fox was "either off his medication or acting."

Fox told Couric, "At this point now, if I didn't take medication I wouldn't be able to speak."

He said that he appeared in the ad only to advance his cause, and that, "Disease is a non-partisan problem that requires a bi-partisan solution."

"You know what, I don't really care about politics," Fox said. "We want to appeal to voters to elect the people that are going to give us a margin, so we can't be vetoed again."

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what timing eh?
1 posted on 10/26/2006 4:32:31 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

He goes on the show with the lowest ratings...lol.


2 posted on 10/26/2006 4:34:17 PM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: onyx

Don't worry, he will be interviewed on all the lib networks. His picture will probably be for the cover story on Time and Newsweek too.


3 posted on 10/26/2006 4:35:26 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah lets just forget the lie that you told people to confuse them on stem cell vs. embryonic stem cell research.


4 posted on 10/26/2006 4:35:27 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: Sub-Driver
His body visibly wracked by tremors...

Because he deliberately neglected to take his meds in a vain attempt for votes...

There - fixed it..

5 posted on 10/26/2006 4:35:43 PM PDT by TomServo ("Uh, Donner, party of three please.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Interesting little tidbit. Anyone who contracts parkinsons under 40 years old. One is to suspect MDMA ecstacy use. He was very young with a lot of money. I wonder if he liked drugs???


6 posted on 10/26/2006 4:35:49 PM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (What do you call 2 toddlers and some duct tape??........muslim body armor!!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Frankly, I don't believe this little 'RAT weasel.


7 posted on 10/26/2006 4:36:17 PM PDT by Salvey (ancest)
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To: Sub-Driver

So the story is - hey! he wasn't under-medicated, he was over-medicated for added effect? I'm sorry for the guy but he's just lost all likeability from me.


8 posted on 10/26/2006 4:36:35 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Sub-Driver
You know what? I don't really care about politics...BUT..

What a bobble head doll idiot. Bottom line beyond the BS, its about abortion.

9 posted on 10/26/2006 4:36:50 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Sub-Driver
Ready made answers...He's a tool

If he was serious he would to create a foundation like Christopher Reeves or Jerry Lewis and get private funds for research. But then again he is still a tool....


10 posted on 10/26/2006 4:36:50 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Sub-Driver
"We want to appeal to voters to elect the people that are going to give us a margin, so we can't be vetoed again."

Didn't Cordin (one of the people he's advertising for) vote against embryonic stem cell research?

11 posted on 10/26/2006 4:36:55 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: onyx
"He goes on the show with the lowest ratings...lol."

He also goes to Katie because her regular audience has the lowest IQ and might actually buy his explanation.

13 posted on 10/26/2006 4:37:12 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: Sub-Driver

So he wasn't off....He was chemically impaired...


14 posted on 10/26/2006 4:38:00 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ann Coulter was right.


15 posted on 10/26/2006 4:38:01 PM PDT by AmishDude (Mwahahahahahahahaha -- official evil laugh of the North American Union)
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To: Nachum

Ah yes, an hour with Larry King is likely scheduled.


16 posted on 10/26/2006 4:38:01 PM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: Sub-Driver
If the bracketed quote isn't part of the original headline, this is disingenuous.

Here is the paragraph with that quote...and it has nothing to do with Rush Limbaugh.

"The irony is that I was too medicated, I was dyskinesic," Fox told Couric. "Because the thing about, the thing about being symptomatic is that it's not comfortable. No one wants to be symptomatic; it's like being hit with a hammer."

Come on people....let's not be like the DBM.

17 posted on 10/26/2006 4:38:04 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: Salvey

I liked him better when he wore a suit and had a picture of RR on his nightstand.


18 posted on 10/26/2006 4:38:27 PM PDT by onehipdad (Praying for the enlightenment of dumba$$ liberals everywhere....)
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To: Sub-Driver
He said that he appeared in the ad only to advance his cause, and that, "Disease is a non-partisan problem that requires a bi-partisan solution."

You might forget about that now that you have made it a partisan issue by lying about Jim Talent and lying about the ballot issue on cloning (NOT STEM CELL RESEARCH) in MO and lying about other Republican's positions on "stem-cell" research.

19 posted on 10/26/2006 4:38:44 PM PDT by TigersEye ("Everywhere I go there's a Predator in tow, life goes on without me!")
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To: Sub-Driver

TV deprived, thank The Lord! Did he act the same as he did on the campaign video?


21 posted on 10/26/2006 4:39:11 PM PDT by trustandobey
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Hey! You're not dumb at all!!!


22 posted on 10/26/2006 4:39:12 PM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: Sub-Driver
A caller on Rush's show today commented that the ad was taped and if in fact he "over medicated" they could have just waited.
Rush is right.
23 posted on 10/26/2006 4:39:31 PM PDT by southwilby
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To: Sub-Driver
"The irony is that I was too medicated, I was dyskinesic," Fox told Couric.

If that was the case, why didn't they postpone the filming of the commercial to another day when he was properly medicated?

24 posted on 10/26/2006 4:39:39 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism in a parasite that ALWAYS kills its host.)
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To: Luigi Vasellini

I believe it is not unusual for people to get Parkinson's when Fox did.


25 posted on 10/26/2006 4:39:43 PM PDT by AmishDude (Mwahahahahahahahaha -- official evil laugh of the North American Union)
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To: Sub-Driver

He did an ad for Specter too in 2004. I think he's wasting away and is desperate for a cure and will support any pol who supports sc research.


26 posted on 10/26/2006 4:39:49 PM PDT by countreegurl
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To: Baynative


LOL-LOL-LOL!!!!


27 posted on 10/26/2006 4:39:57 PM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: tsmith130

Here's the article RUSH mentioned yesterday.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles.php?article_id=5977

By Dr. Mary L. Davenport, MD is an obstetrician and gynecologist, and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Snip:

"The plain fact is that embryonic stem cell research is proving to be a bust. There are currently 72 therapies showing human benefits using adult stem cells and zero using embryonic stem cells. Scientifically-minded readers can review this medical journal article on the status of adult stem cell research. Adult stem cell therapies are already being advertised and promoted while no such treatments are even remotely in prospect for embryonic stem cell research."


28 posted on 10/26/2006 4:40:46 PM PDT by GRRRRR (Love America? Protect Her, VOTE GOP...they're better than nothing.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Disease is a non-partisan problem that requires a bi-partisan solution."

I am sorry Michael you surely are not this stupid!!!
29 posted on 10/26/2006 4:41:11 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Sub-Driver
In fact, Fox said he has and would vote for a Republican. "Arlen Specter is my guy," he said "I've campaigned for Arlen Specter. He's been a fantastic champion of stem cell research. I've spoken alongside Mike Castle, who's a Republican congressman.

Talk about MAJOR RINOs!

30 posted on 10/26/2006 4:41:34 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Luigi Vasellini
Anyone who contracts parkinsons under 40 years old. One is to suspect MDMA ecstacy use.

I'm surprised this hasn't been the first mention of this pheonomenon (or what kids like me have called "E-tards"). If anyone wants you to try MDMA, well...don't. You'll thank me later.

31 posted on 10/26/2006 4:42:06 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Would you like to join the OFFICIAL Oakland Raiders ping list? Sure you would, send me freepmail.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fox is a phony. He lied in 1999 and admitted it in his book. He is lying now. Stay the f**k out of American politics if you don't want to be called a liar when you are one.


32 posted on 10/26/2006 4:42:08 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Luigi Vasellini

He partied a lot from what I read, don't know about drugs, but alcohol was mentioned. His medical condition is sad regardless, but killing a fetus to save himself is sick irregardless. What's wrong with adult stem cell research?


33 posted on 10/26/2006 4:42:30 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Sub-Driver
He said that he appeared in the ad only to advance his cause, and that, "Disease is a non-partisan problem that requires a bi-partisan solution."

So the commercial was paid for by a Parkinson's foundation? No..that's not right. It must have been paid for by the AMA. No...that's not right either. Ah, now I remember..."the DNC is responsible for the content of this advertisement." Non-partisan my patooty.

34 posted on 10/26/2006 4:42:46 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: AmishDude

I actually read somewhere that under 40 you are supposed to ask the patient about ecstacy use


35 posted on 10/26/2006 4:43:04 PM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (What do you call 2 toddlers and some duct tape??........muslim body armor!!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

So when the people with terrible diseases who are bull sh***ed in to believing that their cure is just around the corner if they elect Democrats, but they end up just as sick, how will that feel?


36 posted on 10/26/2006 4:43:11 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: Steven W.
"So the story is - hey! he wasn't under-medicated, he was over-medicated for added effect? "

From what I've been hearing, that is indeed the case, over medication causes an increase in the tremors. That fact changes none of the salient facts. He lied about facts in a politically motivated commercial at the very least...the cinic in me must also allow for the possibility that he may have over medicated on purpose for effect.

37 posted on 10/26/2006 4:43:33 PM PDT by gorush (Exterminate the Moops!)
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To: Sub-Driver

There is only one thing sadder than watching a man go slowly downhill due to a degenerative fatal disease. That thing is when a man so afflicted turns into an insufferable a-hole.... sad, sad, sad ....


38 posted on 10/26/2006 4:44:18 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: GOP_Raider

Do the kids know about this phenomenom?? Etards thats funny what will they think of next??


39 posted on 10/26/2006 4:45:00 PM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (What do you call 2 toddlers and some duct tape??........muslim body armor!!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did Couric ask him why he lied in the ad?


40 posted on 10/26/2006 4:45:02 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Luigi Vasellini
"One is to suspect MDMA ecstacy use. He was very young with a lot of money. I wonder if he liked drugs???"
It was not ecstacy,it was spending all of his youth in front of a flux capacitor.
41 posted on 10/26/2006 4:45:04 PM PDT by FUBAR12 (God ,guns,and a good lady is all a man needs.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"You know what, I don't really care about politics," Fox said. "We want to appeal to voters to elect the people that are going to give us a margin, so we can't be vetoed again."

Then why are you supporting Cardin huh? He voted against what you claim to advocate. The answer is that this isn't about embryonoic stem cell research, it' about electing only Democrats because you are a Liberal activist.

He's a liar, and he's on the last rated news network where the Olbermann's of the world are probably pumping their fist slurping it up while the rest are better occupied with their time.

42 posted on 10/26/2006 4:45:07 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: samadams2000
stem cell vs. embryonic stem cell research

That of course is the point, but too subtle for Democrats to get.

43 posted on 10/26/2006 4:45:16 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: Sub-Driver
I don't watch Couric, but was he shaking when she interviewed him?

Fox has 4 children with his wife Tracy Pollen. Did he ask her to donate stem cells when she was pregnant with their children? Being a bit sarcastic here, but I'm just wondering.

45 posted on 10/26/2006 4:46:08 PM PDT by IamHD
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"You know what, I don't really care about politics," Fox said. "We want to appeal to voters to elect the people that are going to give us a margin, so we can't be vetoed again."

That must be why he's running an ad to help Cardin, who voted against the bill.

I'm sure Couric pointed this out.

46 posted on 10/26/2006 4:46:16 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: tioga

I have alot, I mean ALOT of friends who also used drugs. Not one of them broadcast it!!


47 posted on 10/26/2006 4:46:33 PM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (What do you call 2 toddlers and some duct tape??........muslim body armor!!!!!!!)
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To: Luigi Vasellini

MDMA, ecstacy........causes dopamine damage resulting in Parkinson's Disease.........now that is just really disgusting to think he COULD HAVE done this to his own body, and now wants the federal government to harvest babies in the womb to try for a pie in the sky cure? That is just sick.


48 posted on 10/26/2006 4:47:43 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Luigi Vasellini

Well, ecstasy would have been an unusual drug back then, wouldn't it?


49 posted on 10/26/2006 4:48:17 PM PDT by AmishDude (Mwahahahahahahahaha -- official evil laugh of the North American Union)
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To: AmishDude

I had friends doing it in 1983. It was easy to get


50 posted on 10/26/2006 4:50:42 PM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (What do you call 2 toddlers and some duct tape??........muslim body armor!!!!!!!)
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