Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson’s disease. We’ll just leave this here for comments.

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Extirpates
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Extirpates

Was it Jerry Lee Lewis who had a hit record ” a whole Lotta shaking going on”?

MGAP
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MGAP

Yeah, I’m OK with this. Does that make me a bad person?

deepthinker
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deepthinker

That makes at least two of us.

Extirpates
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Extirpates

maybe a prolonged fundraising/extortion tour could be set up.

Not so silent
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Not so silent

I suppose this is somehow the russians fault, or maybe the republicans. I wonder is he gonna have a farewell tour to shag people for money? Somehow I just can’t feel sorry for him.

JPTravis
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He’s 76 so I’m guessing this is age-onset Parkinson’s. Doctors consider this all one disease but in my experience the people who get this in old age don’t suffer as much shaking as the people who get it when young (like Michael Fox). It’s like their dopamine producing cells are dying naturally, not being killed by some underlying unnatural health issue. I even debated this point with a doctor once and he admitted that once you get to age 80, a little shaking is probably the least of your worries. Then there’s the trauma-induced Parkinson’s like Mohammad Ali had. I really wish they would give these things different names.

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Joe Redfield

Does Parkinson have Jesse Jackson’s disease?