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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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