Lawmakers on Capital Hill Suffer with Gout!

capital_hill-758994Came across a few articles this morning, all mentioning US Lawmakers and their individual ailments including Gout…

So it seems some members of Congress have Gout, that would be Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), who has it in his feet, and Del. Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa).  Its been noted before that Pacific Islanders suffer from Gout more so than any other ethnic group.  My friend Richard in Hawaii has been in the hospital for weeks at a time because of Gout parking in many joints in his body at once.  Ouch!

Rumor around Capitol Hill is that Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) has Gout.  But neither he nor his staff will admit to it.  C’mon Mike, come out of the “Gout closet” and support us “Goutaholics”!

Actor Jared Leto’s bout with Gout!

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Actor Jared Leto gained 62 pounds to play the overweight Mark David Chapman, murderer of John Lennon, by drinking microwaved pints of ice cream mixed with soy sauce and olive oil every night to bloat himself further as he eats no meat cause Jared Leto is a vegetarian. At times he had to use a wheelchair due to the stress the sudden increase in weight put on his body. As a result of the weight gain and loss, Leto developed Gout in his left foot.

Gout of the Rich and Famous

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Hmmm, Gout – the rich mans disease…

Henry VIII, Kublai Khan, Nostradamus, John Milton, Queen Anne, Isaac Newton, Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Charles IV, Charles V, George IV, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, Karl Marx (with the raise of an eyebrow), William Pitt, Peter Paul Rubens (no, not Pee Wee), Alexander Hamilton, George Mason, Benjamin Franklin, Henry James, Frederick the Great, Don Nelson, Jared Leto (yup!), Pope Clement VIII, and Curt Schilling just to name a few.