Bad news about Molly Ivins:
Nationally syndicated columnist Molly Ivins has been hospitalized in her recurring battle with breast cancer.
"I think she's tough as a metal boot," her brother, Andy Ivins, said Friday after a visit with her at Seton Medical Center in Austin.
Andy Ivins said his sister was admitted to Seton on Thursday. She spent Friday morning with longtime colleagues and friends, and was "sleeping peacefully" when he arrived later in the day.
A self-described leftist agitator, Ivins, 62, completed a round of radiation treatment in August, but the cancer "came back with a vengeance," and has spread through her body, Andy Ivins said....
Keep her in your thoughts. Pray for her if you pray.
They found out about this at Free Republic on Friday, from an AP story. They responded as they often do when someone on the left is seriously ill: they proclaimed that they wished her well, but only so they could congratulate themselves on their moral superiority to their enemies, and also as cover for nasty remarks:
In respect for the old adage that if you can't say something nice about someone it's better to say nothing, I will say nothing.
Remember, you never know what loving prayer and concern for one's enemies will result in. She might have a change of heart, even now.
Prayers for her recovery from cancer and from the liberalism.
I do hope Ms. Ivin's takes a long break from her writing to focus on recovery. Say 10 to 12 years.
from cancer and from the liberalism.
But then sir, you repeat yourself.
Yes, but we still need to pray for liberals. They truly are an unhappy bunch. They may not admit it, but their constant anger, depression and lack of hope are eating them as surely as any cancer. Most of them don't even like themselves.
I hope she recovers OK and the Doctors inadvertently sew her mouth shut before they send her home.
It's sad that I have to suppress the thoughts I have...
Her hatred of George Bush and Republicans these past six years probably took a toll on her health. Hating that much can never be good...
My wife has had a couple of bouts with breast cancer. I've always believed stress was a factor, as she tends to internalize things. I suppose in keeping with that theory, excess vitriolic hatred could probably cause some health issues, too...
All of which led to this:
Threads like these make me really proud to be a FReeper. We don't wish ill upon our opponents during times of misfortune, unlike the other side. Wishing her a speedy recovery.
Yeah, you guys are all heart.
(In a later thread, things get really ugly. I'll spare you.)