Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Damn Cancer!

End this damned war! Stop spending billions on wars and the like and use that money where it should be used. Put all that money toward medical research and find a cure for cancer. Cancer is a far worse enemy than any group of extremists we will ever face.

Cancer is more cunning, more dangerous and more evil than any other foe. It doesn’t discriminate. It kills innocent men, women and children every day. Where is the outrage about this enemy? While we waste money in the process of killing people in war we are being conquered by this god awful deadly disease right here at home.

When Mr bush asked for prayers yesterday for Tony Snow, I wish he had asked the same for Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards. He should have.

30 Comments:

Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

It is truly sad where our government's priorities are. There is more profit to be made from warmongering than curing cancer. Sad.....

March 28, 2007 4:52 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

If more people took time to think about what the war is costing us in lost opportunities things would change pretty quickly only the powers that be try very hard to keep people away from these thoughts. $400 billion so far that we can actually count and 90% of it on the charge card.

March 28, 2007 5:25 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Our government's malignancy continues to fester. Even after the removal of the cancer, we'll be suffering with the chemo treatments and recovery, it's going to be slow, the disease is widespread.

March 28, 2007 5:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George Bush doesn't know how to pray.

March 28, 2007 5:34 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

That's what I like about this site, you take something ugly (cancer and war) and try to wring something positive out of it. You are right, everything about war is unhealthy for all of civilization.

March 28, 2007 6:08 AM  
Blogger Sammi2u said...

Your right of course, but he couldn't ask for prayers for Mrs. Edwards, that would show compassion something he completly lacks!

March 28, 2007 6:51 AM  
Blogger Aaron A. said...

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March 28, 2007 7:23 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Bush couldn't think of the words to say about Mrs. Edwards, and unfortunately no one had written them down for him. Spontaneous compassion is not his strong suit.

March 28, 2007 7:25 AM  
Blogger Aaron A. said...

The only problem is that Cancer doesn't have a dark complexion, a different religion, or even a "funny" language.

If it did, we may get our war on cancer.

March 28, 2007 7:26 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Funny, it never occurred to me that he might even consider Elizabeth Edwards.

Pop,it would take a monumental act of leadership to shift our government's priorities from protecting us from lesser threats to greater threats. In short,it will not happen.

March 28, 2007 7:26 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

it would have taken some good PR to say some words for Elizabeth Edwards. The current administration thinks PR is just Puerto Rico.

as for curing cancer, theres more money in medicating it then curing it. Insurance companies and pharmaceuticals suck

March 28, 2007 8:10 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

POP, I totally agree, and Sparky Duck, you got the reason why.

Now I remember why I quit watching the news after Nixon resigned.

March 28, 2007 8:44 AM  
Anonymous JimD said...

Tony Snow can go get help at Walter Read.

March 28, 2007 9:06 AM  
Blogger The Truffle said...

Speaking as someone who lost a parent to cancer, I wish Tony Snow AND Elizabeth Edwards the best.

Now, can someone explain how anyone could oppose stem cell research after all this?

March 28, 2007 9:13 AM  
Blogger Time said...

Partisan prayers. I would expect nothing less from such a religious man as our President.

March 28, 2007 10:08 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Pop

Fry Daddy has reappeared and is asking after you. You might pop in if only to box his ears. :-)

March 28, 2007 11:37 AM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

The GIs who got exposed to depelted uranium will no doubt be a whjole generation of cancer victims in the future.

It's too bad we spent all that money on Chimpy's war and won't have any for cancer research. Hey, maybe the pharmas will do the research for us.

March 28, 2007 11:45 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

Elizabeth Edwards won't get up in front of 100's of news cameras and TELL LIES for George Walker Bush.

Priorities, indeed.

March 28, 2007 11:52 AM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Amen, Sister Patricia and all the other commenters.

March 28, 2007 11:52 AM  
Blogger Progressive Texas Chicano said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog again pissed off patricia. Sadly we have billions for war but for pennies for medical research, healthcare, pesky stuff that gets in the way of improving quality of life.

Probably not very progressive or liberal of me but I have no sympathy for Tony Snow and his condition. He espouses and embraces views that are contrary to life. And I sure as hell didn't hear the right clamor to offer condolences when we lost our beloved Governor Ann Richards or our other hero Molly Ivins.

Cancer is greater than any terrorist threat. Too bad the leaders of the world can't see that.

March 28, 2007 12:20 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

I also noticed that Bush never said any words about Elizabeth Edwards, not did he ask for prayers for her.

Politics has really messed up spiritual things in Bush's world.

www.lydiacornell.com

March 28, 2007 3:10 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

How about a prayer for all of the people suffering with cancer and without health insurance? At least Snowjob will get top care.

It never even occurred to him to pray for Edwards. Bush's bubble is well insulated.

March 28, 2007 3:17 PM  
Blogger LETS TALK said...

I wish both Elizabeth Edwards and Tony Snow the best and even though King George forgot Mrs. Edwards... they all will be in my prayers.

I recall Regan not considering a lot of things,(AIDs), that could have made life better for so many people, if only he had tried something.

Now we have this President, who takes party lines to an all time high... how could he not mention Mrs. Edwards, when talking about cancer.

I concur with the truffle, "how could anyone oppose stem cell research after all this?"

March 28, 2007 5:38 PM  
Blogger Fixer said...

Yeah, what would the half-trillion we've wasted in Iraq (given to Halliburton) done in the fight against cancer? This whole administration is criminal and they ask for prayers.

March 28, 2007 6:06 PM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

you know, I never expect Bush to do the decent thing, so it doesn't surprise me at all. And I'm sure Elizabeth Edwards is better off without Bush's prayers to Beelzebub, or whatever name his god goes by these days.

March 28, 2007 9:24 PM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

Right on, PoP.

March 28, 2007 11:06 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

I too hadn't payed any attention to the lack of words on his part for Elizabeth Edwards. It's not something to notice because he is calculated in what he says and does usually...so I wouldn't have been expecting something nice like that from him. If he had...I might have dropped dead from shock.

March 29, 2007 1:15 AM  
Blogger betmo said...

i don't think that she counts as a human being in the neocon world. you see- politics is her religion- according to the right. they seem to think that she should pray to god and then curl up in a ball and die. tony snow, on the other hand, is heroic because he is going to shoulder on and come back to work. these 'people' have no shame.

March 29, 2007 7:35 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Explain to me how Rush Limbaugh can say that the John and Elizabeth Edwards are using her cancer to make "political hay" while the Neocons can ask for prayers for Tony Snow?

I pray that they both beat this horrible disease, although I'd read that Mrs. Edwards is untreatable at this point. And perhaps since both of them are highly public people, they will somehow help others to get early detection, and treatment. But for the right wing to politicize this is unconscionable.

March 29, 2007 1:06 PM  
Blogger Naj said...

Patricia,

Have we ever questioned the logic of our "fight" against biological death?

Do you know how much money is spent on finding a cure for death?? Have you wondered where this money is coming from? And how the pharmaceutical companies are capitalizing on an industry of crussade against mortality?

March 31, 2007 9:04 AM  

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