Many of the points in your piece are true, but the thing that got Rush in trouble is being ill informed about Parkinson’s Disease and the calls he took from equally uninformed persons to back up his ignorance.
I too am a conservative baby boomer, also a Vietnam vet and the husband of a wonderful woman who suffers with “young onset” Parkinson’s. Same as Fox. Rush did not know that Michael J. Fox was showing the effects of his medication (dyskinesia) and not the disease in those commercials. And one of his callers, purporting to be a nurse, said the Muhammed Ali was an example of a person on Parkinson’s medication. Wrong!
Ali does not take any medication for religious reasons. He is what Parkinson’s actually looks like. When most people take a medication it works to alleviate symptoms for a specific period of time.
Not so for Parkinson’s sufferers.p>Sinemet (the primary drug for Parkinson’s) works like a sine wave. Sometimes too little, sometimes too much (dyskinesia) and sometimes not at all. It is very unpredictable. It usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour to start working and then the effect may last for 10 minutes or up to 3 hours. From day to day and dose to dose there is no consistency.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online