Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The dreaded C word

Cancer.  It is the ugliest word that begins with the letter c in the human language.  Forget the vulgar words in various languages that begin with the letter.  Cancer is the most evil of them all.  Not one single word changes the life of a person or their family and friends like the word cancer.  

We Americans have created the internet and sent people to the moon, but that word stands ready to pounce on each and every one of us.  Science gives us risk factors to avoid and offers some treatments.  Yet, despite the intelligence that we think we have, there is always someone who lived healthy, did the right things, and woke up one morning with a little pain and found that pain was cancer out of the blue.  

All to often, those who get cancer out of nowhere are some of the best among us.  They are loyal to their families.  They work hard.  They make a difference.  They do the right things.  Yet, cancer hunts them down.  

That's life, I suppose.  It's not meant to be fair.  But, wouldn't it be refreshing if our federal government dreamed big dreams again?  In the early 1950s, when so many were stricken with polio, our nation rose up to find a vaccine.  Then, we put men on the moon. Now, we seem to bailout more than to reach and dream.

We all have to die from something. That is the price we pay to live.  But, wouldn't it be some comfort if we spent even half the money on finding a cure for a disease like cancer that we spend to bail out failed bankers or build political pet projects?  For that matter, cancer has killed a lot more Americans than any terrorist.  

Something to think on. 


  1. Well WillieJuly 21, 2010

    Boo hoo hoo. Cry me a river. I made good choice, I don't have cancer, why should pay for other people who do? This is bullshit. Nikki Haley and Jim DeMint would never support this kind of mushy socialist crap.

  2. AnonymousJuly 21, 2010

    Naw, Well Willie, I am guessing you would want government money spent on research for v.d.

  3. AnonymousJuly 21, 2010

    You such a god damned liberal.

  4. Stan the ManJuly 21, 2010

    Maybe you are too emotionally tied to this issue, McCarty. Take a step back. Taxpayers have their rights, too.

  5. AnonymousJuly 21, 2010

    Hey Well Willie... speaking of bullshit, how's your poor excuse for a website doing???

    And I seem to remember you saying (on more than one occasion) that you would never, ever read VIU again... what's up with that? Oh yeah... much like your hero Mark Sanford, you can't be trusted to tell the truth...

    Just face it... VIU is actually more relevant than you are...

  6. AnonymousJuly 25, 2010

    Americans are given cancer by God as punishment for their ways. You will have cancer Mr. McCarty. God punishes all of those who stand against his will.

  7. AnonymousJuly 26, 2010

    All I can say to Well Willie, I'll pray that you nor any family get cancer. I have been fighting it 2 years now. Hope the river you are talking about you don't have to fill your self one day. God don't like ugly.