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Elizabeth Edwards Is Dying, Hates the Baby (Baby Jesus)

Yep.Hey you guys, Elizabeth Edwards, that lady whose husband cheated on her, is now dying. Do you remember when John Edwards announced she was dying of cancer at the beginning of his 2008 campaign, but he was staying in the race so you would vote for him out of pity? Yeah, that campaign promise was broken, because Elizabeth Edwards has lived for a while after that. She lived because she had unfinished business on this planet: She had to write a book about her husband’s bone-time and go around selling it to strangers. “Here is my anguish. There is a lot of sex stuff in it,” she told us, not long for this world, and everything ruined by her dumb husband. And now soon she is going away from us forever, according to a public statement she left in the hands of her dearest friend, The Facebook. But wait! There is no mention of Jesus in that statement! She hates that baby, and she and her cancer have teamed up to ruin His birfday, according to some guy!

Some terrible person noticed Edwards said nothing about God in her statement and decided to DIG UP THE FACTS, like the following quote, about this private citizen currently about to die of cancer:

I have, I think, somewhat of an odd version of God. I do not have an intervening God. I don’t think I can pray to him — or her — to cure me of cancer.

What?! You are not allowed to say that. YES, most people support medical research, because most people secretly think they can’t depend on God to cure all their ailments, given the millenia-long track record. But you cannot just say that in public, where there may be CHILDREN.

Clearly Elizabeth Edwards wants to put her faith in something, be it hope or strength or anything. But not God. I wonder if it’s just bitterness, that’s she’s been forsaken by more than just her estranged husband — that’s she’s been forsaken by Him.

Stupid cancer lady. Grow a pair!

Being anti-religion is cool, so Edwards’ non-theological theology gets props from the neo-communists.

Hopefully someone will be able to run screaming into her hospital room right before she expires to let her know she is a communist. [NYT/American Power via Newell-bird]

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148 comments

  1. Badonkadonkette

    I wonder if it’s just bitterness, that’s she’s been forsaken by more than just her estranged husband — that’s she’s been forsaken by Him.

    If there was a statement that could make it OK to wish the person who made it gets cancer, this would be it.

    1. MarshallBanana

      Yeah, but if HE got cancer, it wouldn't be God's fault or his own fault, it would be all Satan's doing. Faithful: Good things happen = God, bad things happen = Satan. Unfaithful: Good things happen = God trying to win you back, bad things happen = God punishing you. It's quite simple.

    2. Not_So_Much

      I've wished ass cancer on people before, even shitty people like Cheney. But then I got all liberal mushy and felt bad.

      But this one, yeah, I'm cool with it.

  2. V572625694

    I'm ashamed to think I live in a time when a putatively thoughtful article could bear this title:

    "Elizabeth Edwards' Parting Statement Omits Mention of Faith in God"

    In other words, she was asking for it!

    1. Chet Kincaid

      Don't make yourself crazy. 90% of the "putatively thoughtful" articles on the Internet wouldn't ever have been published 20 years ago. So you're just reading a legitimate publisher's slush pile. The old ways are best!

      This is a good thing to keep in mind when immersed in the shit Wonkette dredges up for yucks to the point of wanting to blow your brains out.

  3. Terry

    "But you cannot just say that in public, where there may be CHILDREN."

    Or Chuck Norris.

    I hope Elizabeth has a peaceful and pain-free road in front of her.

    1. V572625694

      That's the good news in hospice care (where she is): sweet, sweet Morpheus…I mean morphine.

      God knows she's suffered enough.

      1. horsedreamer_1

        No, Morpheus is still right.

        When Morgan Freeman finally shuffles off, I can only imagine Laurence Fishburne will become the voice of God.

  4. OC_Surf_Serf

    She could just have the cancer cut out and put in a jar by Barbara Bush's maid…that'll fuck up that little bastard child.

    Too soon?

    1. OneDollarJuana

      Maybe a little, but people who choose to live their messed-up lives in public have to expect that some of the public will find a bit of humor in their tragedy. ]

      Still funny, though.

      1. OC_Surf_Serf

        In the last 9 years, I lost two sisters and my mum to uncontrolled cell growth. You gotta laugh or you end up willingly reading the Daily Beast

  5. metamarcisf

    The article in question has this quote "Imagine there's no heaven; it's easy if you try". Sure, and look what happened to John Lennon this time tomorrow.

    Oh, and World Net Daily is offering Glenn Beck's new book for just $4.95. That's right, you order the book and they send you a check for $4.95.

  6. Buzz Feedback

    God is too busy ignoring Steve Johnson and the Bills, he doesn't have time to ignore Mrs. Edwards.

    1. metamarcisf

      I saw my first Bills game in 1962. I guarantee God makes sure that this team will always murder the spirit of anyone who gives a sweet shit about Western NY.

      1. Crank_Tango

        I grew up within earshot of Rich, and those 4 Super Bowls turned me off to football forever.
        That, and moving to where they rarely show Bills games…That, and pussy…That, and drugs…

      2. Beowoof

        I started following in 1964 and they are a soul sucking orgainzation that has left me sad many a day. Which is why drinking heavily has become part of my game day ritual to ease the pain.

    2. Weenus299

      You and eight other things beat me to it. "Had she not dropped the fuckin' pass, she'd be all 'Yay God.'"

  7. Pietro_F

    Wow, making fun of someone for dying from cancer does not make you even the least bit funny. Yes, I get this blog is a haven of sarcasm, but don't feel obligated to make a joke out of everything.

    1. SorosBot

      This is a little late, but no one was making fun of her; the post was making fun of the asshole who whined that she didn't mention any god shit in her statement, and some of the comments have also mocked her scumbag ex-husband.

  8. SorosBot

    Man, this is taking the Christian persecution complex to a new level. At least there's some people telling the creep off in the comments.

  9. PublicLuxury

    I stopped praying a long time ago. God does not seem to be too interested in my life or my problems. Evangelicals have perpetrated a huge fraud on the unsuspecting masses. The bastards on Wall Street giggle and guffaw while the masses are on their knees praying to be able to make ends meet, feed the kids or not get evicted from their apartment.

    Of course, Elizabeth left God out of her statement. She's lost a son. She's lost her health. Her husband humiliated her and continues to do so. Of the big three, Love, Health and Family, that Elizabeth had she was screwed out of all of them in some way.

    The world belongs to those who lie, cheat and steal. Just ask Julian Assange.

    If there is a God, it is not compassionate. The best argument that God doesn't exist is that republitards believe in one wholeheartedly and with a passion that borders on hysteria

    1. Weenus299

      It's OK. Prayer isn't the same as being on Santa's Lap, which is why I think all fundies who want shit out of life are fucking crazy for asking for it. I pray, to a God whom I cannot possibly understand, because I'm not capable of comprehending this Holy Thing who/that created the whole God-Damned universe. Which is pretty big, and humans who think they know God and what his/her/its/thing's aims are in our fucking little pathetic lives are fucking stupid.

      But God gave us all a noodle to think for ourselves.

      So I believe in that. I pray, but I'm not going to be a dick and tell you about what. I'll be God-Damned if I know myself.

      1. Lascauxcaveman

        When the Catholics in my family (somewhat condescendingly) say "I'll say a prayer for you," I always say brightly back "Well, that certainly couldn't hurt."

        Not all of them get the joke.

    2. zhubajie

      Last time I did anything religious, it was kowtow and burn incense at a Dragon god shrine. It was paying my respects, not asking for anything. I might take up the Buddhist meditation were I not so lazy.

    3. Rotundo_

      I hear you. If God were actively involved or existed there would be enough lightning bolts sent up hypocritical "believers" asses to make a hurricane look like a light mist. Oddly enough it seems the evangelicals, the "true believers" (at least in their own eyes) are the biggest turn-off to religion. If all I had was the book and the hymns and some human decency from these people I might still feel some sort of connection. Unfortunately (?) I don't.

    4. Dashboard_Jesus

      wow PubLux, may be the best (no snark) comment I ever read on the Wonkette, mega p-ness to you (and God sucks, told him that right to His face I did!)

  10. ManchuCandidate

    Good for her. Go with what you know.

    Fuck the fake pious and their insecure protestations.*

    *yeah, I'm an atheist. I'm not from the "in your face" variety (I think) but I respect Christians and other religions who live by the moral code their books lay down unlike many of the asshole fundie cults (see US America, AQ, etc.)

    1. SayItWithWookies

      HL Mencken said he respects a man's religion in the same way that he respects a man's idea that his son is smart and his daughter is beautiful. I'm a DADT atheist at work, just because there are too many idiots here who think it's out of ignorance ("No, even though I've lived in the United Jesus Fucking States of Jesus America, I've never heard of this savior fellow") or some sort of cry for help, or else they hypothesize the same ignorant idea that the author of that screed did — that I'm bitter because God let me down in some way. No — I'm an atheist because rational thought and the existential experience has led me to conclude that there is no higher power/order and there's no evidence to the contrary, period. Of course, as a scientific rationalist I'm always willing to examine objective evidence, but the faithful have no idea what that is.

  11. StillGoinGreen

    I hope she soon has a chance to talk TO him – and asks him to smite all the idiot fucksticks who use religion to justify being a cocksucker on a daily basis. They think you can say anything about anyone, if you say it in Jesus' name – well, FUCK ALL OF THEM, in the name of the Cheeto Jesus!!

    1. Lascauxcaveman

      It would be kinda nice if someone bothering to make the trip all the way up there would remind this supposedly Vengeful God to get off his fluffy white ass now and again and wreak some vengeance on the truly deserving.

      1. StillGoinGreen

        Ain't gonna happen – they wrote THAT God out in the new testament. Remember, blood of Christ, blah, blah, blah… (killed his son so he wouldn't have to work anymore).

      2. zhubajie

        I suspect he lets us punish ourselve by just being ourselves. It's punishment enough for most of us.

  12. Monsieur_Grumpe

    I’d be willing to sacrifice John Edwards to some God if that will help Elizabeth. Oh heck, I’d be willing even if it wouldn’t make any difference. This just sucks.

    1. Jukesgrrl

      At this point, Edwards might be willing to sacrifice himself. I don't think he's enjoying life too much these days.

  13. Texan_Bulldog

    Sorry, Elizabeth. God is too busy making sure all the right teams get in the BCS games & he's warming up for all the Hollywood awards ceremonies. You're on the bottom of his list right now.

    But it's good to know that if you pray to God, He will cure you of your cancer. Too bad my mom & hundreds of thousands of other people didn't know that juicy tidbit.

        1. BarryOPotter

          After the DNR hit the chart, we checked out of the hospital, went home and a week later, the deed was done. Still sucks.

        2. Dashboard_Jesus

          I feel your pain Tex, in the last 10 years lost Dad, baby sister, oldest sister and 25 y.o. niece to the big C (AND two of my bestest friends to breast cancer!) and it ain't about heredity or any of that bullshit…as a medical professional who has done a great deal of personal research I can tell the alarming cancer rates in this country are directly related to the toxic soup we are forced to breathe/ eat/ drink every day so that soul-less corporations can make MORE $$$$ and then leave folks to die w/out health insurance on top of it (sorry for the rant but I DO feel this pain every fucking day!) peace, out

    1. StillGoinGreen

      I think you need to read it again – she is saying what you are saying (minus the BCS stuff – clearly, there is no God or TCU would be playing for the Championship!):

      "I have, I think, somewhat of an odd version of God. I do not have an intervening God. I don’t think I can pray to him — or her — to cure me of cancer."

        1. StillGoinGreen

          If God had his choice, it would be someone like TCU vs. Notre Dame, etc… – but not BYU, cause he hates Mitt Romney.

  14. DaSandman

    What an awful nasty down in the dirt piece of prehistoric fuck slime that writer must be.

    Jeebus, at my suggestion as we chat all the fucking time, had decided to give this Donald Douglas asshat a long and holy stomping of his teeny tiny nutsack.

    His Will Be Done.

  15. elviouslyqueer

    Thus scribeth Donald Douglas:She is the author of two books: Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers, and Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities. Having not read them, I can't say what it is — spiritual or otherwise — that animates her sense of grace, but it's not God.

    No, Mr. Douglas, "having not read them" means that your sentence should end at "I can't say what it is," whereupon you should immediately STFU.

    1. StillGoinGreen

      Having not read Glenn Beck's, Rush Limbaugh's, GWB's, Bill O'Reilly's or Sean Hannity's books – I still feel that I'm pretty close to correct when I say that they are all fucktards who tell lies to a bunch of idiots to get them to give them millions of dollars.

  16. slappypaddy

    dying don't make anyone special any more than being born does. it's what you do in between those two accidents that counts. providing you get a chance to do anything and are not still a toddler or an infant or even a neonate when you get blown away by an airstrike or a hurricane or crispy-crittered in a slum fire or some such cruel shit that should disabuse anyone of believing there's some spirit in the sky that gives a rat's ass the way you or i might give a rat's ass.

    oh yeah. oh yeah. there's a bearded old guy in some sky somewhere and you can pray to him and he will hear your prayers and give you what you want. unless he forsakes you. he does that, you know. refer above to the various ways young humans can die. humans of all ages can go out like that. forsaken all. screaming monkeys maddened by their foreknowledge of death and tormented by illusions of justice being attainable.

    god has nothing to say to us that can comfort us the way we once wanted to be comforted. god has nothing to say except be here now because you are here now. it would be nice if we would have the sense to be decent and caring while we're here, but if we ever had that, we've lost it in a thicket of fears so intense they have driven us insane. we've had a nice run, but we're a mistake. when we're gone, the universe will not mourn our passing.

    often i am just not very funny at all. sorry about that. the answers to our existential dilemmas are so obvious and so easy, but we're trapped on the other side of the glass wall separating them from us. all we can do is crowd against the glass wall, beating and tearing each other in the frenzy we've been driven to by being able to see through the wall but not get through the wall.

    sounds like elizabeth edwards has a mature and measured conception of god. would there were more like hers.

    1. StillGoinGreen

      When I was young, my grifter/preacher Grandfather would preach from the pulpit about being pure at heart to make it to heaven – then he would bang the church ladies and use the offerings to get drunk Monday through Saturday. I knew of this because I would hear my Mother talking to my Grandmother about it. I thought my Grandfather would be IN TROUBLE when he met his maker. Now, I realize that he figured out the password to it all: If there is a God, all you have to do is repent and everything will be OK – if not, FUCK IT!

    2. Weenus299

      Fuck! You're no less funny than I am. Not. Are. Is. Was. Were.

      I've been inclined since birth to understand that probably those closest to God are the ones most in doubt of God.

      God being totally fucking unknowable, totally un-understandable, a concept so fucking mysterious as to be nearly as incomprehensible as a Raymond Chandler plot.

      This shit about God, the Baptist faith and other faiths do. They make God a man, this Holy Thing That Created this huge little universe, he's a man. He's just like us, we little smudges of DNA on one teeny planet floating outward from an unknown source among billions and billions of planets and stars (Sorry the Carl Sagan crap). It's fucking ridiculous. We vain people can make this God thing into our image.

      I don't know what the fuck is out there, man. I'm as hateful at a lot of people's actions toward one another as the next guy. Or woman, or thing, dog, penis. Dogpenis.

    3. Weenus299

      But for all or our idiocies, One thing we can do but don't do enough of, is comfort one another. I can't know God or anything, And the Jesus-of-the-Bible tells us all the same. "Verily I say unto you: You have no fucking clue who my father is. And he's your father too. So stop arguing about what the fuck God is and treat each other right, fair. Comfort one another, beause when you fuckers die, that's all she wrote."

      1. Jukesgrrl

        OK, here's what I want for Christmas: Everyone in both Houses of Congress, and all the people they take money from, to get that message.

        Ain't gonna happen? Then fuck Santa Claus, too.

    4. Mindblank

      There's nothing that says we have to be funny all the time. (It's so hard to get free, brilliant humor, these days.) Not even Ken does that.

      As to your rant, this is the Problem of Evil that goes round and round among philosophers.

  17. weejee

    I can't be too snarky about this. Peace & hugs Elizabeth.

    but i can add a hint of what i wuz thinkin'
    Modern medicine is the result of science. There should be a couple of questions added to the hospital admit forms. 1) Do you believe in creationism or evolution? 2) Is global warming a scam by scientists? Those who answer incorrectly are given a hug and told their best chance for recovery is to go home and pray.

        1. Jukesgrrl

          "The tree of common sense must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Chrisitanistas and teatards."

    1. Dashboard_Jesus

      thanks for that, rest in peace Elizabeth, you are a strong beautiful woman who had the courage to speak out for health care for ALL even as your own health was declining…I have much admiration for this woman ~ "The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered," she wrote. "We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful."

  18. metamarcisf

    Do us a favor, Elizabeth. When you make it to that great pissfest in the sky, kick Reagan in the nuts for us.

      1. HistoriCat

        I'm beginning to think that if there is a God, he/she is a lot like Oprah, "you're going to Heaven and you're going to Heaven and YOU are going to Heaven too!" Really, I can't imagine any deity who cares enough to have a good place/bad place set up but who does not care enough to be interested in what happens before then.

        1. SorosBot

          Yeah, the whole hell concept pretty much proves that the Christian god can in no way, shape or form be considered good, especially since according to most Christians simply not being a Christian is a one-way ticket to eternal punishment; Gandhi should be in hell according to these guys.

          1. Negropolis

            I've always said that if god is god and it is good, there is not one chance he'd ever allow himself to lose any part of his creation forever, anywhere, and most certainly not in a place as depraved as hell. He simply wouldn't allow it. If there is a god, there is nothing that you could ever do or say that would force this all-powerful/all-knowing being to part with you.

  19. MoeDeLawn

    More than half the people who ever heard of her heard of her for the wrong reason. Fame and celebrity are the scourges of our time.

  20. SheriffRoscoe

    Being realistic, and coming to terms with the inevitable are somehow thought to be disrespectful to God. That's interesting. I didn't know the benevolent almighty One wanted us to spend our final weeks anguishing over whether or not He'll come through and do his abracadabra. Peace and serenity are overrated anyway.

  21. EatsBabyDingos

    I'm reminded of Jim Boutoun's basebll classic, Ball Four, where Boutoun's Manager had two replies to any and all shocking developments: "Shit Fuck" and "Fuck Shit."

    Ah, Elizabeth, shit fuck the cancer and fuck shit the rest.

  22. Sparky_McGruff

    I sent an email to my wife to tell her that I paid the electric bill, and I didn't even mention Jesus. I'm waiting for the firestorm to start any minute now.

  23. hagajim

    Even in dying the fucktards have to blow hard….damn there is no break from these jackholes is there.

  24. harry_palmer

    She wasn't even saying there's no baby jeebus, just that he doesn't suddenly take an active part in stopping your dying just because you prayed to him and asked him to do it. What this cretin really regrets is that burning heretics is no longer "cool" to the neo-communists.

  25. freakishlywrong

    I can't help but think how appalled Jebus and God would be if they had to confront the modern religious right wing. If Jebus and God existed.

  26. magic_titty

    Considering every person who prayed to 'God' was immediately cured of cancer, the American Power Blogspot makes a salient point.

    1. SheriffRoscoe

      God loves it when we get on our knees and beg and plead for our lives. That's what love is all about.

        1. Lascauxcaveman

          Yeah, well, the football thing, God's got something in the neighborhood of 50/50 that your team's gonna win anyway.

          But curing cancer? That's a mighty tough nut. What's a God to do?

          1. Lascauxcaveman

            God (being God) has to take the long view on this. The Redskins have had many good seasons, just as they have bad ones. Over billions of years, it averages out.

            God has time, and his bookie is patient.

  27. MarionNYNY

    This is bad, and I don't want to let anyone off the hook, but when it's the big C, many people with other irrational belief systems also become complete tools. If you read, Ken Wilbur's Grace and Grit, there's all sorts of moments when creeps with vague "new age" beliefs would ask his dying wife what she'd done to cause her own cancer and other equally inane and offensive crap. The religious right does not have a monopoly on this b.s.

  28. widestanceroman

    I wish for John to develop a conscience so he can hurt as bad as he should be hurting right now. Which is bad–really, really, bad.

    That said, if John could not find decency while going down on whatshername, knowing what Elizabeth faced and could not run from, he never will and I'm fine with whatever hell he has made for his soul. As long as it hurts every day of his life.

        1. widestanceroman

          If she hasn't realized that by now, she's either brain-dead or doubly deeply two-faced and I suspect the latter.

  29. SheriffRoscoe

    It's such a perfect example of irony here, where the so-called spiritual people, who'd insist their beliefs include an afterlife, or "better place" beyond this existence, would view shedding the physical body and going to that better place as something to be feared and postponed as long as possible. Jesus, I don't get them.

    1. AutomaticPilot

      Wait… I thought the perfect example of irony was ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife.

  30. Allmighty_Manos

    You I'm beginning to think we should stop paying attention to these people — it just encourages them.

  31. DashboardBuddha

    I have, I think, somewhat of an odd version of God. I do not have an intervening God. I don’t think I can pray to him — or her — to cure me of cancer.

    It's refreshing to see a bit of honesty when it comes to God and the Big C. This is the only right path. I don't want to seem like an ass and apologies to anyone who had to deal with cancer on any level. Many thumbs-up for Elizabeth…she has more class than her dickweek husband.

    1. chickensmack

      Cancer happens. We live, we die. And it's unfortunate that she's been put in this spotlight in her waning weeks, but if it's reflection, repudiation and respect she wants…

  32. MinAgain

    There isn't nearly enough divine smiting going on in the world, or that guy would be a smoking grease stain.

    1. Dashboard_Jesus

      hug somebody you love TODAY, hell hug somebody you DON'T like, thay can use it too…how 'bout a round for the house! :)

  33. southernmuses

    Holy Cow
    If only my mother-
    and my aunt-
    and my father-in-law–
    and my close friend
    had just dang prayed, more, or harder, or correctly they'd still be here.

    Rat Bastard

    And anyway–isn't this guy one of those people who like to tell us God has a plan when everything starts going to shit? He needs to make up his mind-like he 's got one of those.

  34. GalaxyPatrol

    One of my bestest pals died last Dec 11th from cancer. He didn't have time to believe in god because he was busy making thousands of prayers (phone calls) to the true life and death givers, the insurance company.
    In their infinite wisdom they chose death for him. Cost effectiveness, Blessed be they name.

  35. binarian

    So, some Neo-Christian know-it-all felt the need to take this poor woman to task for NOT believing as he does? Burn in hell, ass clown.

  36. iburl

    You see what athiests get? Cancer. Now stop evaluating reality with your minds and submit to faith. Signed, Jesus.

  37. Asa_Hawks

    Yeah, I'm sure this lady dying of cancer REALLY GIVES A SHIT about seeming cool to anyone, let alone "neo-communists", whatever the fuck they are.

  38. donner_froh

    The only reason that I wish for a moment that there is a god is knowing that the the American Power guy would spend eternity either in a fiery lake of ever-burning sulphur unconsumed (Milton) or trapped in a frozen lake of blood and guilt (Dante).

    Or something.

    Just so he dies in pain and looks back on his worthless life with bottomless loathing and shame.

  39. Serfville

    Elizabeth Edwards has a genius level IQ. She thinks mundane questions through very carefully & thouroughly & gives the most thought provoking interesting answers. (Certainly more intelligent than her dickwad ex). Sorry no 2 word tea ass sophmoric soundbites here with this woman, that pander to the lowest denominator of bottom feeders( AKA Palin's "Base" yes the base of the human brain: AKA the reptilian brain). Elizabeth = Class, Class & More Class in the face of unspeakable tragedy & public betrayl.

  40. Barrelhse

    Jesus christ on fucking toast. I went to that fetid website and now I feel dirty and ashamed. I was going to post a comment, but couldn't manage anything coherent because of my anger and revulsion. I hope all those smug, hateful douchebags get to enjoy cancer, as I have. If there were a God those assholes would all be dead or suffering, so there's your proof of the non-existence of any supreme being.

  41. anteater

    Hitchens.
    Elizabeth.
    Big Cancer.
    Douchenozzles who worry about someone NOT conforming to their fucking Bronze Age tribal beliefs.
    Weird world we live in.

  42. horselover_fat

    In all sincerity, the former Mrs. Edwards' thoughtful response makes me think quite highly of her. The acrimony by XXXTREME XTIANS towards people who dare grapple with matters of faith and human existence in the public sphere is the reason they will become utterly irrelevant in a couple decades, and thank the sly, subtle, self-effacing God of Elizabeth Edwards for that!

  43. Sue4466

    This is one of those times where you wish there was an intervening god so Elizabeth Edwards could ask her to smack the shit out of this heartless bastard with a well aimed lightning bolt.

    Rest in peace Elizabeth Edwards.

  44. AutomaticPilot

    I must say, it's nice to see other agnostics/atheists here on teh Wonkett. It's nice to go to a place where nobody is offended if you use the Lord's name in vain.

  45. Thedongsofwar

    Way to go Jack, you snarked her to death. I'm no oncologist but I'm pretty sure that's what happened.

  46. ttommyunger

    One can certainly be excused for succumbing to Cancer. One can even be excused for questioning his or her faith during that particular extremis. It is, however, inexcusable to in any way profit or capitalize on another's suffering for the sake of filling column inches. What an asshole!

  47. Negropolis

    Fuck cancer. Fuck it with a rusty spoon. I am so hopeful that even if this nation is on the way down that we will kill cancer (and AIDS) in my lifetime. I'm cynical about a lot of things; I will never be cynical about a cure.

    Everything feels so bad, right now. I am thankful that Elizabeth died knowing she enacted meaningful change, and that knowing can only be surprised by our knowing that she positively affected the lives of more people than she could ever know.

    I tell you this, what is better about dying than dying knowing that you were loved, that you mattered to someone, that you are part of humanity, and that humanity is built on the foundations of those passed? EVERYONE matters and the awesome thing is that everyone matters more than they'll ever know. It's the ironic beauty of individual consciousness.

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