A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Sleazy Politics!

Michael J Fox has Parkinson's disease. I know someone with this disease. It is a frightening condition for the onlooker but more so for the sufferer. It can lead to all sorts of additional ailments such as depression, mood swings, constipation, etc. All unpleasant, either on their own or combined. So why do I mention this?

Rush Limbaugh, a so-called right wing commentator, or more precisely, a rather vulgar man, seemed to take exception to Fox appearing on a television item supporting stem cell research and waving his arms about. Limbaugh mocked this uncontrollable behaviour by suggesting Fox was exaggerating his symptoms. You know, in a democracy, free speech is great. But do we really want unnecessary cruelty, mean and petty sniping? Limbaugh has plunged to new depths of depravity.

I would like to think decent Americans can rise above all the nastiness that seems to be spreading through their democracy and say enough is enough. The founding fathers would be sorely distressed at the way some Americans today think other folk should be treated!



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