Krauthammer… dying

The wonderful Charles Krauthammer has said today that he has only a couple of weeks to live due to cancer.

How much could this man take?

I’m in tears, his family needs him, his friends need him, WE need him…America needs him.

Sad…so very, very sad.

God bless him and keep him from pain as much as possible.  Amen.

Z

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20 Responses to Krauthammer… dying

  1. geeez2014 says:

    Boy! THIS is a tearful morning for me. As a big cook and traveler, I really did enjoy Bourdain and felt weepy at what he was going through that was so bad to kill himself…As a Conservative , I ADORE Krauthammer and wondered at his strength in such hideous circumstances….and I’m teary, even more so, now 😦

    Charles Krauthammer is one of my favorites…..please pray for his comfort in these last few weeks …and for his family.

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  2. Kid says:

    I read the other day about a woman who had spreading breast cancer. Some group did experimental Imunotherapy on her. It amounts to taking her own immune cells, finding out which ones deal with cancer cells the best, replicating those into billions of them and putting them into her body. She is 100% free of cancer after a shortish amount of time, maybe a year or so.

    fwiw.

    Anyway, yes sad in general but especially so to lose another sane person. Why don’t the ones on loan from hell ever die? You know who I’m talking about.

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  3. bocopro says:

    Always liked to catch Bret Baier’s hour ‘cause Krauthammer could be depended upon to provide a blurb that kicked down the doubletalk door and blew the dust and cobwebs away from the stale old arguments.

    I tended to agree with at least 90% of what he said . . . not all, but ve-ry close. Here are a few I remember – not all true quotes, but the meaning is honest and accurate:

    In trying to figure out what’s wrong with Washington, some people have a hard time deciding between conspiracy and incompetence. Well, ninety percent of the time, it’s just incompetence, usually fed by greed, or ignorance, or both.

    He also said that the UN is a constant and global source of conflict and the world would be better off without it. (He never provided, at least not that I heard, an alternative for it.)

    LOVED the one about Obama in which he said the guy started out as a charismatic outsider with bold new ideas and began immediately transforming himself into an ordinary politician, a well-educated man of good intelligence, decent intent, and questionable character. (Sounds like somethin P.J. O’Rourke might say.)

    This one is a quote: “I am not religious. I do not believe that personhood is conferred upon conception. But I also do not believe that a human embryo is the moral equivalent of a hangnail and deserves no more respect than an appendix.” (And that one is Reaganesque.)

    And of course there’s the Krauthammer condensation of campaigning:

    “Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country – and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.”

    Adieu et merci, Doctor. Muchly appreciated.

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  4. Mal says:

    We always enjoyed reading his column and hearing him on Fox. The poor guy always had problems with speaking due to his injury which caused breathing problems. If I remember correctly his injury was caused when he hit his head diving into a pool when in college. He said he knew immediately his spine was broken. We needed him and will miss Charles.

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  5. I’ve been missing Krauthammer ever since he “disappeared” months ago.

    This morning, I learn that he is not long for this world.

    Our loss! 😥

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  6. Bocopro,
    Adieu et merci, Doctor. Muchly appreciated.

    Absolutely!

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  7. Mustang says:

    Adieu et merci, Doctor. Muchly appreciated.

    Well said.

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  8. Baysider says:

    I was so stunned and focused on the little headline about CH, that I never noticed the BIG story above him about Bourdain until I saw your post. I’m grateful for the good people that have flourished, and my prayers are with everyone here for the most comfortable end to a rich and meaningful life.

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  9. geeez2014 says:

    Kid….interesting therapy there…one thing we can be sure about is that Charles got the best med care….I agree, this is EXACTLY what I thought soon after hearing this horrible news “Why don’t the ones on loan from hell ever die?” dayum, as Bocopro might say/spell!

    Bocopro..me, too…90% or so……..At this point, I tell people to listen to Mark Levin if they want to know what I think more articulately than I could 🙂 THANK YOU for those quotes…very appropriate today.

    Mal, we sure did need him…more now than ever 😦

    And Mustang and AOW, both teachers, love “Muchly appreciated!” (love it!)

    Baysider..a wonderful prayer…and the same to you. Still waiting to have a burger at The Counter soon…?

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  10. geeez2014 says:

    I often am asked for prayer and never hear the upshot of it…I think it’s good,, if you’re asked to pray, to tell the pray-er how things worked out if at all possible.
    SO, following my advice, .I wanted to thank you all for praying for my stepdaughter’s sailing stint from Hawaii to Alaska, which can be difficult with huge winds, etc., which they did experience…but it can also have dangerous storms, none of which they encountered! (mostly due to their state-of-the art equipment, but, you never know!)
    She sounds so happy here I had to share it and thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for her… I know she’d thank you, too, very much:

    Hi dear Z…
    the beauty if arriving at land here in Alaska can’t really be described in words- or probably pictures even. Hard to believe what we went through a couple of days ago. Now we have the most beautiful clear sky with amazing far ranging views (200miles), a flat sea and the most spectacular landscape you could dream of. It started with landsight at sunset last night and continued now through sunrise and our approach to the harbor. 3 hrs to go! I can’t get enough of this view and my emotions are overwhelming! Tears in my eyes as I listen to the music of Conquest of Paradise, which I first put on when we left Turkey in 2011. Little did I know then where this is going to carry me. 6 years and probably 80.000 miles….
    Love, your super happy and emotional daughter

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  11. Cube says:

    I’m so glad to hear some good news today. Young Z I’m glad my prayers were of some help and you’re safe and sound

    The news of Anthony Bourdain’s death was a big shock to me and my eldest daughter. We’re big foodies and I thought Bourdain would be the last person on Earth to commit suicide. I knew he was a big democrat and said nasty things about President Trump, , but I don’t have to agree with you politically to like you. I will miss him.

    And now I read that Charles Krauthammer is going to pass. *sigh* Like Kid said, “why don’t the ones on loan from hell ever die?”

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  12. geeez2014 says:

    Cube, I’ve been a little weepy all day…no big tears, but wet eyes when I think of him…….Yes, we don’t have to agree with people but I sure am a big foodie and liked his style……..
    And then Krauthammer….threw us all for a loop………..unutterably sad……painful, hard to imagine.

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  13. Sparky says:

    I’m in tears too Z. Charles will certainly be missed.

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  14. geeez2014 says:

    Cube, I thought you meant ME when you said “Young Z”…I have to admit I LIKED THAT 🙂
    And thank you for your prayers..

    Sparky, I thought i was losing it….Charles, Bourdain…..thanks for sharing the tears 🙂

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  15. Cube says:

    Z, I’m glad I made you happy. You’re young at heart and that’s more important than the chronological age.

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  16. geeez2014 says:

    Cube! Saw a girlfriend last week and a guy walked up and asked if I was her daughter and she’s a year older than I….that felt good, too 🙂 To ME, not to her -) He just didn’t look close enough, frankly!!

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  17. geeez2014 says:

    a friend across the street emailed me this afternoon telling me about Krauthammer. i’ve been weepy since about 6AM LA time 🙂

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  18. Cube says:

    I think it’s something in the Armenian genome. They age well.

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  19. bunkerville says:

    Charles will be deeply missed… I have been missing him since his absence, and wished we could have had his view on all matter of this nonsense that is going on.

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  20. My co-host just asked on air, “Wonder if Krauthammer has changed his mind on Trump?”

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