Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Lush Rumball: An Ignoramus?

In my opinion, Rush’s comments only served to publically reconfirm that he is an enormous asshole. But you be the judge;

A political ad in which a Parkinson’s-afflicted Michael J. Fox talks about stem cell research was criticized Monday by conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who asserted that Fox was “either off his medication or acting” while filming the commercial. [cited story]

I think he qualifies for Ignoramus of the Year.

Comments

  1. #1 Anon4this
    October 24, 2006

    We could just reclassify all the medical descriptions according to Rush’s personal beliefs. For example, Tourette’s Syndrome could be ‘just a discipline problem’. All mental ailments would be ‘suck it up, it’s in your head’. Basically anything except having a leg in a cast would be suspect. Notably, an Oxycontin drug addiction would be ‘only a few pills for a back problem’.

    Only Rush Limbaugh could stoop so low as to cast aspersions on someone’s genuine, troubling, and well-established disability. Thanks Rush for setting back respect for people with disabilities by, oh, a millenia. You sir, are an asshole indeed.

  2. #2 catherine
    October 31, 2006

    I hope that Rush Limbaugh is reincarnated into a tremor in his next life.