Thursday, February 01, 2007

Whither Civility?

Cancer remains a guaranteed laugh-getter on the left:

"Mrs. Ivins lived a hard life bashing conservatives in her daily syndicated columns, so unfortunately this her diagnosis wasn't a matter of 'if' but rather 'when,'" said Dr. Thomas Butters, Chief Physician at the University of Texas Medical Center where Ivins died. "When we first discovered Molly had liberalphoma the growth was relatively small considering her history of viciously attacking Republicans starting all the way back to Nixon during Watergate. We advised she rethink future printings of her "Bushwhacked" novel criticizing President Bush, but she wouldn't hear of it. It was almost like she had a death wish."

Liberalphoma, so named because of its' irrational growth rate and side effects that include abnormal bleeding of the heart, has become one of the fastest growing cancers in America.

[holds up hands, palms facing outward, thumbs at 90 degrees]

Whoops! I always have struggled to tell the difference between left and right, but that "liberalphoma" word reminded me to double-check. And what a good thing I did, for it turns out this post is NOT an example of cancer being a guaranteed laugh-getter on the left! Rather, it's just another example of why complaints about civility from the right blogosphere are increasingly greeted with "Yeah? You first, pal. You can start by remembering that cancer isn't fucking funny."

(Via update here.)

9 comments:

piny said...

Feh. And to add insult to injury, Molly Ivins could probably come up with better material even now.

Moebius Stripper said...

What piny said. Hell, I have a pretty dark sense of humour, and have been known to joke about cancer, but - that was a joke?

Helen said...

I would say that this cornbeltJimBobfucknut would get his karma coming to him, but then I'd just get branded a liberal, too.

Oh wait-too late.

Rob said...

I thought you were a moonbat, Helen. It's really getting hard to tell the players without a program.

Helen said...

D'oh! Rob blew my cover.

And I don't know why, but everytime I hear the word "moonbat" (is that a Rachel-ism? Can it die now?) I think of moon pies, and my southern childhood comes bubbling back up again...

Rob said...

It can surely die, Helen. Along with asshat, wingnut, feminazi, euroweenie, and all of the other names the kewl kids are using these days. I like a good namecalling contest as much as the next guy but names should come with expiration dates. "Moonbat" expired two years ago.

ilyka said...

[tries very hard not to swoon over Rob]

virgotex said...

just another freeper, I think, despite his uncharacteristic grammar and spelling skills.

Along the lines of piny I'm trying to imagine the comeback Molly might have for tiny-Mr.-Suffers-for-his-Satirical-Art.

Whatever it would be, I'm sure it would be wrapped up such that he would think she was praising him and wouldn't even know he'd been pwned till much later.

belledame222 said...

*spits*