so, I finally steeled myself and started looking at the progboy blogs, hoping maybe I could lift & riff off someone else's homework on McCain, you know, McCain (with appropriate credit, *ahemkoffsomepeople*).
first link I hit is called "Old Man McCain," which may have some useful shit, but I was distracted, unfortunately, by the current top entry (of course they're quoting fucking Aravosis):
From McCain's recently "disclosed" medical records:
McCain's most recent exams show a range of health issues common in
aging: He frequently has precancerous skin lesions removed, and in
February had an early stage squamous cell carcinoma, an easily cured
skin cancer, removed. He had benign colon growths called polyps taken
out during a routine colonoscopy in March.
Americablog has questions:
Anybody else troubled that candidate McCain was running for the
GOP nomination, went for cancer surgery, and didn't bother telling
anyone? What else isn't he bothering to tell us, and won't he tell us
in the future? If this is McCain's standard for disclosure about his
medical condition, we'd need weekly document dumps of his medical
files because McCain clearly has a policy of hiding his true medical
condition while running for president.
Considering that John McCain has had bouts of skin cancer for the past
15 years, it will take a lot more than a three-hour peek at his
medical records to assure Americans that he is healthy enough for the
job. This so-called disclosure of his medical records is absurd.
Either McCain is hiding something, or he is acting like somebody who
is hiding something. Why not give the press unlimited access to these
records, if there is nothing to hide?
And why is McCain refusing to release his psychiatric reports? If
anything, his mental deterioration is even more worrisome than his
and, well, No. Just: No.
Hi, I'm less than half his age and I've had a (early stage knock wood thank fuck) skin cancer removed, a melanoma, in fact (and am going back for more surgery for another suspicious mole tomorrow, always fun, hence my eye getting caught by this). Squamous cell cancer is a lot less serious and a lot more common. It's not like going in to have a brain tumor removed or something. See above re "easily cured?" Even melanoma is if you catch it early enough. A -lot- of people have frigging skin cancer these days, you know it? And there'll only be more as the ozone continues to thin.
As for the psychiatric records: you know what, actually, no, we don't need to look at those, in fact. By their deeds you will know them. Bush has probably never been to a psychiatrist or other mental health worker in his life; does that make him mentally healthier? PTSD is just -normal- for people who've been through a goddam war, hi, the point isn't the diagnosis, the point is, how well does this person function? how does he behave? Which is perfectly observable from his record, public and offstage.
You know, it really isn't any port in a storm here. That kind of shit hurts a lot of other people far more than it does McCain. This is playing on the same ageism, stigmatization of mental illness, and even ffs cancer that enables the craptastic health insurance system we have now, not to mention all kinds of ableist/discriminatory fun.
Really, I hope nothing ever happens to this blogger, you know? Or, rather, it won't, probably, because getting sick isn't just a potential liability in a presidential frontrunner whose veep we may not want as president instead; it's a moral deficiency, clearly. Getting old, too, for that matter.
I mean, this is MCCAIN, for fuckssake: isn't there enough else to target with this neocon, reactionary-right kowtowing sellout ratfucker without counting his -benign skin lesions-, his rectal polyps fercrissake, and demanding his psychiatric papers?
And so then, I go to this -other- blog, and well, first of all, do not go here during work, because halfway down the front page is a nice big pink picture of a woman's vulva.
-Why- is there a seemingly completely gratuitous crotch shot on this blog called "The Truth About McCain?" Well,
I apologize in advance for this graphic image of female anatomy, but
I just can't think of another way of dramatizing the shock I feel that
John McCain called his wife a "cunt" in public, in front of reporters.
uh. maybe think harder.
I mean, appreciate the viva la vulva sentiment and all? but, well, "shocking" is really fucking boring. Just post the damn quote, you know? -I- hadn't heard it before, it would've been plenty on its own. Really. I wasn't looking to have my bourgeois epatéd; I was looking for -useful- shit. and: JiSM? the name of your blog is "JiSM?" (John Sydney McCain, geddit?! HAW HAW) Really? god, I'd almost forgotten why I'd been avoiding all this shit for so long...
Really, though, Beavis: wtf? Who is your intended audience here, and what is it you're trying to communicate? Serious question.
also, per the euphemism:
"if you're posting the picture, you really ought to be able to type it."
it's not C$%t. It's CUNT. mkay?
He (allegedly) called his wife a cunt, as an insult, in public, for teasing him about his hair. This would make him a mean, abusive, sexist (not to even mention racist-slur-throwing and gay-baiting and...) jerk with anger management issues and a bad tendency to gratuitously alienate and repel people, even the ones that are on his side. It sort of writes itself, really.
...seriously, it's not -that- hard, people, is it? -Is- it...?