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Jim Lane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 06:17 PM
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112. I am disgusted at these "karma" posts
Edited on Mon Jul-28-08 06:24 PM by Jim Lane
In 2000 I was volunteering for various Democratic candidates, but had to cut back as my energy level failed. I didn't know why I felt so crummy. There were some tests. In October I had two exploratory surgeries so the doctors could make a diagnosis. On Election Day, I voted, then checked myself into the hospital to begin chemotherapy.

So, was my cancer also an instance of "karma"?

Some of you people remind me of John Hagee, one of McCain's nutball religious supporters. According to him, Hurricane Katrina was God's payback for the sinfulness of New Orleans, where a gay rights event had been planned for the next week. On the other hand, when a tornado killed four people at a Boy Scout camp -- run by an organization that fought all the way up to the Supreme Court to defend its homophobia -- well, that was just one of those things, and didn't tell us anything about God's will.

Get real. None of this is explained by "God" or "karma" or anything like that. Elizabeth Edwards, Tony Snow, Ted Kennedy, Robert Novak, and I just happened to be among those who draw the short straw.

I made it through. I hope Novak does the same. If you dislike Novak's politics so much that you can't bear to say even that much that's favorable to him, then confine your posts to dissing his politics and maintain a discreet silence about his personal health.
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  -Novak Hospitalized With Brain Tumor Hope And Change  Jul-28-08 11:41 AM   #0 
  - Hmmmmmmmmm...  Bicoastal   Jul-28-08 11:43 AM   #1 
  - Deja Vu, isn't it?  Blaq Dem   Jul-28-08 12:29 PM   #56 
  - Guess they'll have to install another cozy hut on that Pacific island next to Ken Lay's  MetaTrope   Jul-28-08 11:27 PM   #125 
  - Man, have I become a cynic in my old age--are they going to have  coffeenap   Jul-28-08 11:43 AM   #2 
  - We're just good learners. He's been lying for years and we've learned to distrust him.  sfexpat2000   Jul-28-08 09:02 PM   #122 
  - Our prayers are with him ...  daggahead   Jul-28-08 11:43 AM   #3 
  - Like this?  Bicoastal   Jul-28-08 11:48 AM   #18 
     - Corny ...  daggahead   Jul-28-08 04:28 PM   #98 
  - whirlwind of a week for Novak  sabra   Jul-28-08 11:44 AM   #4 
  - I wouldn't be surprised  pabsungenis   Jul-28-08 12:22 PM   #47 
  - That was my first thought as well.  Rainbowreflect   Jul-28-08 12:40 PM   #63 
  - Then the tumor must have been there for 30 years  seemslikeadream   Jul-28-08 12:43 PM   #65 
  - That's no TUMOR!  PassingFair   Jul-28-08 05:13 PM   #99 
  - I wouldn't be surprised  sofa king   Jul-28-08 01:33 PM   #78 
  - Did they look for the tumor because of the hit and run?  aquart   Jul-28-08 12:48 PM   #68 
  - Ooh,  Delphinus   Jul-28-08 01:14 PM   #75 
  - And still looks like Boris Badenov  LosinIt   Jul-28-08 06:23 PM   #113 
  - .........  PearliePoo2   Jul-28-08 11:44 AM   #5 
  - That could be why he's an inattentive driver--explains a lot.  wienerdoggie   Jul-28-08 11:44 AM   #6 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-28-08 11:44 AM   #7 
  - Well this explains the car accident....n/t  WriteDown   Jul-28-08 11:44 AM   # 
  - accident? maybe  barbtries   Jul-28-08 11:46 AM   #11 
  - Yeah it does....  newmajority   Jul-28-08 11:47 AM   #16 
  - very convenient. If a brain tumor can be called that.  librechik   Jul-28-08 12:28 PM   #54 
     - According to this article, it must be fairly common.  fifthgendem   Jul-28-08 05:43 PM   #106 
     - good thing it wasn't his heart. I'm pretty sure they would never find it .  librechik   Jul-28-08 05:50 PM   #108 
     - Deconstruct, it is all there  siligut   Jul-29-08 01:15 PM   #132 
  - Well this explains the car accident....n/t  WriteDown   Jul-28-08 11:44 AM   #8 
  - Not exactly. The accident explains the sudden brain tumor n/t  Blaq Dem   Jul-30-08 03:17 PM   #149 
  - I can't stand the man, but  rox63   Jul-28-08 11:45 AM   #9 
  - I'm sure...  ImForGore   Jul-28-08 12:26 PM   #50 
  - I hope his treatments are successful.  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Jul-28-08 11:46 AM   #10 
  - Classy post!  No DUplicitous DUpe   Jul-28-08 03:58 PM   #93 
  - Wow. I'm glad he went to see a doc. nt  babylonsister   Jul-28-08 11:46 AM   #12 
  - Karmas a bitch.. aint it?  notadmblnd   Jul-28-08 11:46 AM   #13 
  - so is Karma what gave Elizabeth Edwards and Teddy Kennedy cancer?  onenote   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #22 
  - Actually, I'm thinking Blackberry.  aquart   Jul-28-08 12:45 PM   #67 
  - My WIFE died of brain cancer. Anyone who thinks it was  Sezu   Jul-28-08 01:16 PM   #76 
     - Thanks.  bitchkitty   Jul-28-08 01:42 PM   #81 
     - Mine too  edwardlindy   Jul-29-08 05:16 AM   #127 
  - Did my aunt who died of brain cancer  riskpeace   Jul-28-08 01:53 PM   #83 
  - Deplorable  DarthDem   Jul-28-08 02:13 PM   #88 
  - I knew a 2-year-old who died of brain cancer - is that karma??!!!???  LeftishBrit   Jul-29-08 06:16 AM   #129 
  - Just another DU'er  DangerDave921   Jul-30-08 12:26 PM   #146 
  - I've become a cynic I guess but it seems fishy coming out with this right after hitting some  book_worm   Jul-28-08 11:46 AM   #14 
  - Yeah - do you suppose he faked the tumor or did he actually bribe  hedgehog   Jul-28-08 11:49 AM   #19 
  - I'm with you. No way he could bribe a doctor to say he had brain cancer. Anyone thinking this is  KatieW   Jul-28-08 12:23 PM   #48 
  - I've seen no statements by any doctors on this issue,  ronnie624   Jul-28-08 12:30 PM   #57 
     - So he just decided to go ahead and say he has brain cancer? As I said below, my sister has  KatieW   Jul-28-08 12:35 PM   #60 
        - As I said in my previous message, I don't know,  ronnie624   Jul-28-08 01:28 PM   #77 
  - Or maybe, as others have suggested, the tumor contributed to his hitting the pedestrian  onenote   Jul-28-08 11:56 AM   #40 
  - lol no way...  Zevon fan   Jul-28-08 12:23 PM   #49 
     - I find absolutely  polmaven   Jul-28-08 01:05 PM   #72 
        - His brain tumor was not what I found amusing...  Zevon fan   Jul-28-08 04:01 PM   #94 
  - The accident could be what led him to the doctor and finding the tumor  liberal N proud   Jul-28-08 12:27 PM   #53 
  - It would seem to make perfect sense....  jberryhill   Jul-28-08 12:31 PM   #58 
  - My uncle was diagnosed with a brain tumor after having  Tess49   Jul-28-08 01:49 PM   #82 
  - More likely he knew about it and drove anyway. eom  spotbird   Jul-28-08 07:51 PM   #119 
  - my first thought, exactly. Trying to get sympathy, maybe?  wordpix   Jul-30-08 12:31 PM   #147 
  - Well - there is his defense  jazzy062   Jul-28-08 11:46 AM   #15 
  - Which he won't need since he wasn't charged. eom  spotbird   Jul-28-08 07:52 PM   #120 
  - What an incredible coincidence! I'm stunned. You could knock me over with a  hisownpetard   Jul-28-08 11:48 AM   #17 
  - Fuck - Brain Cancer sucks  Taverner   Jul-28-08 11:49 AM   #20 
  - Brain tumor? Isn't this kinda like a woman getting testicular cancer?  Endangered Specie   Jul-28-08 11:50 AM   #21 
  - I shouldn't laugh. But that was funny as hell.  AchtungToddler   Jul-28-08 11:55 AM   #39 
  - Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak says he has brain tumor  Psephos   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #23 
  - Maybe there IS a god after all. n/t  IanDB1   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #24 
  - Seriously dude, do you want to believe in a God of vengeance?  hedgehog   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #25 
  - No, not really.  IanDB1   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #32 
  - The guy is a shmuck, but brain cancer is horrible. nt  zanne   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #26 
  - actually a blessed way to go  medeak   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #29 
  - Don't know about your experience with brain cancer  lark   Jul-28-08 11:57 AM   #42 
     - worked in hospital  medeak   Jul-28-08 01:41 PM   #80 
        - Your experience is not the norm.  janesez   Jul-28-08 02:14 PM   #89 
           - My nephew died of brain cancer last year.  zanne   Jul-28-08 07:30 PM   #116 
  - Not horrible enough for Novak. n/t  IanDB1   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #34 
  - As someone who's sister is dealing with cancer in the lining of the brain, I find this over the top.  KatieW   Jul-28-08 12:27 PM   #52 
  - Treason carries the death penalty. Novak has thwarted Man's Justice. So now he gets God's.  IanDB1   Jul-28-08 12:31 PM   #59 
  - Welcome to DU!  crikkett   Jul-28-08 12:57 PM   #70 
  - Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?  notfullofit   Jul-29-08 02:42 PM   #134 
  - cancer, period, is horrible ...  zbdent   Jul-29-08 08:10 AM   #130 
  - Your lack of compassion is troubling.  riskpeace   Jul-28-08 01:55 PM   #84 
  - The type that wouldn't kill Steve Irwin and leave Mel Gibson alive. n/t  IanDB1   Jul-28-08 05:37 PM   #105 
  - I don't know about gods, but I can see that assholes exist. nt  jobycom   Jul-28-08 04:26 PM   #97 
  - Well, if there is,  notfullofit   Jul-29-08 02:39 PM   #133 
  - Sounds all too convenient after hitting that guy with his car  DJ13   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #27 
  - That could explain his not realizing it, though.  zanne   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #31 
  - How many decades has it been there? n/t  IanDB1   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #36 
  - That's what I thought. n/t  Sentinel Chicken   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #35 
  - Not a factor in his "accident." Novakula has ALWAYS driven that way...  IanDB1   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #28 
  - I wish him a speedy recovery  truthisfreedom   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #30 
  - he's been sick a lot in his life  Kire   Jul-28-08 11:51 AM   #33 
  - Karma's a bitch  proud2Blib   Jul-28-08 11:53 AM   #37 
     - So smug and so offensive  riskpeace   Jul-28-08 01:58 PM   #85 
        - Just stating a fact  proud2Blib   Jul-28-08 02:32 PM   #91 
           - I'm sure  notfullofit   Jul-29-08 02:45 PM   #135 
  - Also: please don't sue me for running over you  AchtungToddler   Jul-28-08 11:54 AM   #38 
  - Before the sympathy police come out...  snooper2   Jul-28-08 11:57 AM   #41 
  - They've been trampled by the asshole police, it seems.  jobycom   Jul-28-08 04:25 PM   #96 
  - get well soon  sabbat hunter   Jul-28-08 12:06 PM   #43 
  - Are we supposed to make nice about this motherfucker, too?  TomInTib   Jul-28-08 12:06 PM   #44 
  - I hope that  sabbat hunter   Jul-28-08 12:16 PM   #46 
  - I didn't care.  TomInTib   Jul-28-08 05:29 PM   #103 
  - I won't celebrate  Lilith Velkor   Jul-28-08 12:44 PM   #66 
     - Oh, damn...  TomInTib   Jul-28-08 05:30 PM   #104 
  - Democrats are better people because we are compassionate  TheBorealAvenger   Jul-28-08 12:11 PM   #45 
  - I'm seeing very little proof of compassion on this board  Mike Daniels   Jul-28-08 01:38 PM   #79 
  - You could not  notfullofit   Jul-29-08 02:47 PM   #136 
  - I hope it's less malignant than he is  Chulanowa   Jul-28-08 12:27 PM   #51 
  - LOL.....HuffPo closed the comments section  Phoonzang   Jul-28-08 12:29 PM   #55 
  - He suspended his "journalistic" work a helluva long time ago.  rateyes   Jul-28-08 12:36 PM   #61 
  - Yes  Patsy Stone   Jul-28-08 12:41 PM   #64 
  - How should I handle this ... let me hop over to Freeptardia  zbdent   Jul-28-08 12:37 PM   #62 
  - Why? Are they your role models?  SaveOurDemocracy   Jul-28-08 01:02 PM   #71 
     - find me a post where I gleefully chuckle over Novak's condition ...  zbdent   Jul-28-08 02:09 PM   #86 
  - God help him  Spiffarino   Jul-28-08 12:53 PM   #69 
  - he's probably had it for YEARS and this would also explain  orleans   Jul-28-08 01:07 PM   #73 
  - They'd better keep him in isolation. Anyone see the movie "28 Weeks Later"? n/t  IanDB1   Jul-28-08 01:14 PM   #74 
  - I won't make the obvious joke  daleo   Jul-28-08 02:10 PM   #87 
  - What journalistic work? Oh and get well soon or whatever.  Dollface   Jul-28-08 02:32 PM   #90 
  - wow... that's some bitchin' karma. n/t  4_TN_TITANS   Jul-28-08 03:25 PM   #92 
  - I actually feel sorry for him  RamboLiberal   Jul-28-08 04:12 PM   #95 
  - With a brain tumor? A tumor is obviously what he uses for a brain.  damntexdem   Jul-28-08 05:22 PM   #100 
  - I wonder if it's true or if it's a way to get sympathy.  superconnected   Jul-28-08 05:25 PM   #101 
  - I just have one word  DebbieCDC   Jul-28-08 05:26 PM   #102 
  - I hope he gets better, but decides to retire  davidpdx   Jul-28-08 05:47 PM   #107 
  - Have to ask. If Novak dies, hypothetically, will Skinner have to tell us to watch what we  rhett o rick   Jul-28-08 06:06 PM   #109 
  - Godspeed to Bob Novak  Marines   Jul-28-08 06:08 PM   #110 
  - I'll have some of whatever he's smoking n/t  Caretha   Jul-29-08 08:36 PM   #141 
  - How many deaths did he cause by outing  roody   Jul-29-08 11:12 PM   #142 
  - Good luck to him, but what he does is a far cry from "journalistic work."  faygokid   Jul-28-08 06:11 PM   #111 
  - I am disgusted at these "karma" posts  Jim Lane   Jul-28-08 06:17 PM   #112 
  - Well said, thank you! Great to hear you are O.K. now. nt  notfullofit   Jul-29-08 02:50 PM   #137 
  - I agree with you  lenegal   Jul-29-08 03:08 PM   #139 
  - I agree  Skittles   Jul-30-08 12:43 AM   #143 
  - I have to admit I think Novak is little more than an empty shell  rasputin1952   Jul-28-08 06:40 PM   #114 
  - I Previously Accused Him of Hitting that Homeless Person on Purpose  fascisthunter   Jul-28-08 07:22 PM   #115 
     - If Novak has a "miraculous" recovery  bobd0   Jul-28-08 07:49 PM   #118 
        - I Thought about that too  fascisthunter   Jul-28-08 08:48 PM   #121 
        - Exactly on the treason. He should be long ago have been hanging dead by the neck..........  slampoet   Jul-28-08 11:06 PM   #124 
  - Now he can blame his hit and run on his tumor. And on outing a CIA agent. nt  valerief   Jul-28-08 07:44 PM   #117 
  - As soon as the Hit and Run charges are dropped ...Instant Recovery.  slampoet   Jul-28-08 11:04 PM   #123 
  - i prostrate before the Compassion Gestapo obsequiously displaying appropriate empathy!!!  NuttyFluffers   Jul-29-08 03:47 AM   #126 
  - That was my cynical thought.  crim son   Jul-29-08 05:39 AM   #128 
  - Couldn't you at least upgrade us to "Compassion Mafia"?  Jim Lane   Jul-30-08 02:43 AM   #145 
  - God Hates TRAITOROUS BASTARDS  NoodleyAppendage   Jul-29-08 09:37 AM   #131 
  - Perhaps God also hates man's inhumanity to man. nt  notfullofit   Jul-29-08 02:53 PM   #138 
     - F' that. It's high time that Liberals had the guts to kick the scumbags in the balls.  NoodleyAppendage   Jul-29-08 08:12 PM   #140 
        - Perfect platform  DangerDave921   Jul-30-08 02:33 PM   #148 
  - Yeah right, whatever  magellan   Jul-30-08 01:21 AM   #144 
  - Join Russert in hell  hawkowl88   Jul-30-08 03:33 PM   #150 
  - That slimey POS can drown in the Pig waste for all I care...we can save some food water and air for  opihimoimoi   Jul-30-08 03:49 PM   #151 

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