Saturday, February 20, 2010

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Down Syndrome Actress attacks Palin

A Family Guy voice actor, Andrea Friedman, who played a role in a recent controversial episode of the Fox animated comedy, has hit back at criticism from former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.

Professional actor Andrea Friedman, who has Down Syndrome, fired back at criticism leveled at the comedy by Sarah Palin and her family after a joke made on the show.

Yes. Down's Syndrome. That's a real knee slapper. Hahahahahahahahahaha

What jerks these people are.

Professional actor Andrea Friedman, who has Down Syndrome, fired back at criticism leveled at the comedy by Sarah Palin and her family after a joke made on the show.

In the Family Guy episode, guest starring Andrea Friedman titled “Extra, Large, Medium,” the show appeared to mock Sarah Palin’s son Trigg’s Down Syndrome.

In the episode, one of the show’s characters, Chris Griffin, dates a woman who apparently suffers from Down Syndrome, voiced by Andrea Friedman. The episodes makes comparisons to 2 year old Trigg Palin.

The Family Guy character who is played by Andrea Friedman tells Chris Griffin: “My dad’s an accountant, and my mom’s the former governor of Alaska.”

Later, the former GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin said the Family Guy show “really isn’t funny” and was the work of “cruel, cold-hearted people.”

Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol also wrote that Family Guy writers were “mocking my brother (son?) and my family,” and called them “heartless jerks.”

39-year-old actor Andrea Friedman has since fired back at Palins remarks: “I guess former Governor Palin does not have a sense of humor. I thought the line “I am the daughter of the former governor of Alaska” was very funny. I think the word is “sarcasm.”

“In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life.”


Yes indeed, laughing at mentally challenged children and their families..... I mean that is just a scream, eh?

Down's Syndrome comes, like most diseases, in different levels.

Often Down syndrome is associated with some impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, and a particular set of facial characteristics.

Individuals with Down syndrome tend to have a lower than average cognitive ability, often ranging from mild to moderate developmental disabilities. A small number have severe to profound mental disability.


Ms Friedman appears to have a much lower level of the disease than many others.

And she has no idea as to the level that Palin's child suffers from the disease. Yet she attacks Palin for being outspoken about our need to be more supportive of challenged children.

And that's a shame. In years past children such as this were shunted away to "homes" where their care, in many cases, was marginal and the child's very existence was forgotten and denied. Even the Kennedy's had a daughter that was only vaguely acknowledged by the family and the press.

In today's world they are often aborted.

So Ms Friedman, probably pushed on by PDS'ers, has figuratively bitten the hand that has taken the disease nationally and has the ability to improve research and support.

Her excuse is that she has acted in ignorance.

What is the Left's excuse?

Caution: Sarahphobics in the area.

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But they aren't really watching us

just figuring out how.

BOSTON (Feb. 18) -- Physicist Albert-László Barabási can guess where you will be tomorrow at 3 p.m. And where you'll be Saturday night at 8. In fact, given enough data, he can predict your location at any time, with an average 93 percent accuracy. But don't worry. He's not watching you. In fact, his work shouldn't be cause for alarm so much as existential distress.

In a new paper published in the Feb. 19 issue of Science, the Northeastern University physicist and his colleagues describe how they used data from 50,000 anonymous cell phone users to study human mobility, or where we are and when. Their work reveals that our movements follow a pattern, whether we are homebodies or frequent fliers.


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