Fish left in the refrigerator for 3 days, bread on the counter for 3 weeks, and canned goods on a shelf for 3 years are too old and need to be replaced. So do politicians after 3 decades of failed policies and manipulation of the people one is supposed to represent. Therefore, after three decades in the Senate, Senator John McCain will finally be replaced after it was discovered he is dying of brain cancer:
Arizona Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with a brain tumor, the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix announced on Wednesday.
“Further consultations with Senator McCain’s Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate,” his office said in a statement.
The announcement follows a procedure that McCain, 80, had on July 14 in which a blood clot was removed from above his left eye.
“Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” the hospital said.
“Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria.
“The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.”
According to his office, McCain is “in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona.” (source)
My question: how is this major news?
John McCain is a unrepentant political criminal with a history of lying, cheating, stealing, and manipulating the general public for his own benefit. He is the quintessential politician, who most likely threw the 2008 presidential election in order that Barack Hussein Obama could win. He has a long history of flipping his opinions solely for personal gain or appearance in the moment and is the type that would turn on his own family for a promise of a promise of more power. He has been in the Senate far too long, and if it were not for his getting brain cancer there would be no other way of getting rid of him because his constituents keep voting him back into office, which is another scandal unto itself because people vote for politicians who reflect themselves.
It doesn’t matter what the media says. The man is 80 years old and the survival rate for adults who are diagnosed is 14.6 months, with people surviving five years or more at no higher than 10%.
Basically, McCain has a year to live. It doesn’t matter what anybody says otherwise. Barring a miracle, the man is done.
Meanwhile, in the UK, baby Charlie Gard is dying of a rare disease. This too has been covered in the media, but to a far lesser extent, and what makes it so horrible is that there is a medical treatment in the USA that may actually save him, but instead the UK is set on allowing this kid to die a slow, torturous death all because of sick ideas about eugenics:
Baby Charlie Gard’s parents have been locked in a bitter fight for their son’s future, not only for his survival against a debilitating disease, but against the London hospital where he has been a patient since he was just 2 months old and the British courts who say his condition is too grave to continue keeping him alive.
“Our parental rights have been stripped away,” his father, Chris Gard, said in a video he and his wife posted online. “We can’t even take our own son home to die.”
Gard and his wife Connie Yates’ son Charlie, who is now 11 months old, was born with a rare form of mitochondrial depletion syndrome, a genetic disease that has left him severely brain damaged. Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital say he can’t see, hear, move or cry.
His parents living in London want him to undergo an experimental treatment in the United States, but doctors say Charlie could be in pain and that the new treatment is unlikely to help him. Multiple British courts in Europe have ruled that he is too weak to travel out of the country and he should be allowed to die with dignity. It’s ignited a fierce debate between hospitals wanting to treat patients as they see fit and parents who want to make decisions for their child. In the U.K., it’s not uncommon for courts to side with hospitals over parents.
“In the U.K., doctors have somewhat more discretion than the U.S.,” said Dr. Rosamond Rhodes, a medical ethicist. “The doctor’s argument is that this child is suffering, and I haven’t seen any evidence that clearly makes the case for knowing that the child is suffering.”
Charlie’s parents’ pleas have even grabbed the attention of Pope Francis, who extended his support to the family, and President Donald Trump, who tweeted, “If we can help little Charlie Gard, we would be delighted to do so.” (source)
How interesting that Senator McCain seems to have had so few words about Charlie.
He reminds me of another famous senator:
Ted Kennedy. McCain’s East coast and Democrat counterpart.
I look at McCain and I think of Senator Ted Kennedy. One was a Democrat and the other a Republican, one lived on the East coast and the other on the West coast, but the men were of the same philosophy and standing in Congress. Both had long and self-serving careers in politics where they bilked their constituents and milked the taxpayers for a much personal gain as they could without any care for the society they would leave behind, taking credit for any possible claims of gain that could be made while running as fast as they could away from any problems. Despite their claims to serve the public good and conduct themselves as upright members of society, they practiced repeated, unrepentant, and grievous sin and then passed laws to justify their conduct as well as give license to the rest of society to follow in their steps and even worse. The social depravity of today, while not directly caused by either of these men, was without question directly and indirectly facilitated by their choices, and which are choices which they have proudly stood by.
Mary Jo Kopchene. A victim of willful murder known well to Ted Kennedy.
How interesting it is then that as these men have also build their careers around promoting the four sins that cry out to heaven for vengeance through their support of such as willful murder (by support of abortion, NARAL, and all its sister “sciences” and groups that deny the sanctity of human life), sodomy (through their open support of the LGBT), oppressing the widow and the orphan (by making promises to the common people and they knew they could not keep, failing to keep them, and then using those problems as a justification to convince people to vote for them as well as give them more power), and depriving the working man of his justly earned wages (by destroying the American economy and creating impossible standards for employment to perpetually impoverish the nation). And yet at the same time the lawlessness of sin is strikingly mirrored in the interactions which cancer cells have with the body. And with that, it is particularly fascinating that Ted Kennedy as well as Joe Biden’s deceased son, Beau Biden, had the exact same deadly and incurable tumor.
Christ the Just Judge. God is Mercy, but He is also Justice.
It is a very healthy reminder that our actions in this life determine our future in the next. It is a continual lesson for us all, and one better learned early now than a second too late because after death there is no second time.
While McCain is dying, Charlie Gard is still fighting for the right to just live. If McCain found it politically expedient, he would probably have the child murdered, and Ted Kennedy would probably advised him to do so if he was still alive. Just ask Mary Jo Kopchene.
Every man dies, but not every man lives.
Let’s keep Charlie’s name front and center in the news- he still has a chance.