Thistle (thistle_chaser) wrote,
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Yay! And booo. (RL post)

I usually avoid political-ish posts because 1) I don't like to upset people who don't agree, 2) I really, really don't like it when people fight/argue through comments, but this is a good day! And people might not know it yet!

The yay:

Go go go New Jersey!

"Gay couples have the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples under the New Jersey state constitution, the state Supreme Court rules."

See cnn.com and other such news outlets for details.

Yay for progress!

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And the boo: I know being sad about crap Rush Limbaugh says is like beating a dead horse, but I just can't believe this. After Michael J. Fox appeared in an ad for something Limbaugh doesn't support, Limbaugh claimed that Fox (who has Parkinson's Disease) is faking it "for dramatic effect".

Fox appeared in a recent Clair McHaskill (D-MO) Senate campaign ad, touting the need for stem cell research. Limbaugh even goes so far as to accuse Fox of faking his symptoms all together.

You can Google for many, many links, but here's one from the Washington Post.

Quote from a doctor:
Anyone who knows the disease well would regard his movement as classic severe Parkinson's disease," said Elaine Richman, a neuroscientist in Baltimore who co-wrote "Parkinson's Disease and the Family." "Any other interpretation is misinformed."

So yeah. Spread more hatred, will you Mr. Limbaugh? At least people in NJ got some love going on. Maybe even enough to counter you.

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Back when I worked at a certain search engine, we moved into a nifty new building with unfortunately thin walls between "offices" (fancy cubes, but more office than cube). The barest little sound easily passed from office to office, let alone something like a radio. The guy in the office next to mine asked me if I minded if he listened to Limbaugh. I actually laughed, thinking he couldn't be serious, that he would actually willingly listen to something like that. Oops, he was serious. Heh. My bad, but at least he used headphones during the show.
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