"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.)