Friday, June 3, 2011

Daily dose of irony

Is it just me?

Or do you find it ironic that Jack Kevorkian died today of NATURAL causes?

11 comments:

Stephanie V said...

Um, yes...ironic would be the best word. Not that it will bring an ironic smile to many lips, I guess.

Brenda said...

I heard it first on your blog...that is strange. I am reading blogs more than I am reading news stories. But that is very odd. He died of natural causes??

Silliyak said...

Phew! I thought it said daily dose of ironing!

SkippyMom said...

I don't find it terribly ironic because had he been terminally ill he would have taken his own life in his own suicide. He just happened to pass away.

What would've been ironic, to me, is if he had been ravaged by cancer or ALS and DIDN'T take his own life.

And Silliyak made me laugh. :)

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Ya Silliyak made me laugh too. I had not heard that new either. Well hooray for him I'm glad he made it naturally. Yes ironic.
QMM

debra said...

:-)

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

well i hadn't actually thought about it but yes!

smiles, bee
xoxoxooxox

unmitigated me said...

Maybe a quick passing with little suffering is his reward for having brought the need for human palliative care to the fore. I was never crazy about his personality, but the idea of letting people die with dignity wasn't much part of the conversation until Jack came along.

The Bug said...

:)

ari_1965 said...

Or, as the headline in my Star Tribune put it, "...has died without assistance."

Anonymous said...

According to a report by the Detroit Free Press, 60% of the people who committed suicide with Kevorkian's help were not terminally ill. The report further asserted that Kevorkian's counseling was too brief (with at least 19 patients dying less than 24 hours after first meeting Kevorkian) and often lacked a psychiatric exam, even when Kevorkian had been alerted that the patient was unhappy for reasons other than their medical condition.