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CATHY SEIPP

It’s not been easy to work today, or do anything, following the latest sad news about Cathy Seipp. Daughter Maia is nursing Cathy through her final days; Los Angeles won’t ever be the same.

UPDATE. Tributes to Cathy.

UPDATE II. A Cathy Seipp tribute from Brady Westwater:

It’s so hard to imagine a world where I will never see or hear Cathy again ...

Damn straight. Cathy rocked. But at least we can see Cathy again via Matt Welch’s photographs.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/20/2007 at 12:11 AM
  1. Such sad news. Cathy is one of a kind—she will be so missed. The condolence thread is very touching. God speed, Cathy.

    Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 03 20 at 12:19 AM • permalink

  2. So sad.

    God bless Cathy and Maia both.

    ...

    To give credit where credit’s due, it looks like very-left-wing LA Times columnist Patt Morrison left a kind message at Cathy’s blog.

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 03 20 at 12:24 AM • permalink

  3. I discovered Cathy’s writing via a link from Tim here.

    Her writing is a rare ray of sanity through the gloom of Los Angeles politics.

    Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 03 20 at 01:23 AM • permalink

  4. This news puts my own problems back in the proper perspective. Which is to say, they’re insignificant.

    Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 03 20 at 01:51 AM • permalink

  5. Cathy sure has got a lot of friends.
    God bless Cathy Seipp and her family at this difficult time and bring her into the light.

    Posted by Mike_W on 2007 03 20 at 01:53 AM • permalink

  6. Maybe not the most appropiate requiem but one that I love.

    What of the hunting, hunter bold?
          Brother, the watch was long and cold.
    What of the quarry ye went to kill?
          Brother, he crops in the Jungle still.
    Where is the power that made your pride?
          Brother, it ebbs from my flank and side.
    Where is the haste that ye hurry by?
          Brother, I go to my lair—to die!

    From Kipling.

    Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 03 20 at 04:09 AM • permalink

  7. “The question is, is man an ape or an angel? I am on the side of the angels.”
    —Disraeli’s Oxford Speech, Friday, Nov. 25 (1864).

    Cathy was and will remain on the side of the angels.
    But she recognised ape-ish behaviour when she saw it. She will be sadly missed.

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 03 20 at 04:16 AM • permalink

  8. And our beaut dog was rescued from the pound!

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 03 20 at 04:17 AM • permalink

  9. How very, very sad. Her poor daughter.

    Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 03 20 at 06:50 AM • permalink

  10. Godspeed, Cathy.  Best wishes, Maia.

    Posted by Oldun on 2007 03 20 at 07:30 AM • permalink

  11. A dreadful and heart wrending situation.

    We have just had a big drive for leukemia, the worlds greatest shave

    I sponsored someone whose Mum died of leukemia.

    Posted by rog2 on 2007 03 20 at 07:50 AM • permalink

  12. Cathy Seipp will be keeping them honest in Heaven.

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 03 20 at 12:49 PM • permalink

  13. I just went to Cathy’s site and found the following:

    UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who posted. As of 7:45am this morning she is still breathing and pulsing but is passing peacefully.

    Posted by ErnieG on 2007 03 20 at 02:18 PM • permalink

  14. This sucks.

    Posted by Jim Treacher on 2007 03 20 at 04:21 PM • permalink

  15. Sure does Jim, an absolute tragedy, even though it’s long overdue. Testament to her strength and courage, plus love for Maia, writ large in her wonderful writing.

    Posted by JAFA on 2007 03 20 at 05:14 PM • permalink

  16. It is sometimes said to a person—intended as a compliment—that “you should have been a….”

    Cathy should have been Cathy. And how she was.

    #12—Rebecca, I like that.

    Posted by Jim Whyte on 2007 03 20 at 06:58 PM • permalink

  17. My annual July 4 post “Odes to Liberty” has, since 2005, included a Cathy Seipp excerpt among the various quotes in my tribute to America’s Independence Day:

    “Funny that the same people to whom diversity is a holy word so often bemoan diversity of opinion as divisive. But in a democracy, politics are naturally divisive: you vote for this candidate and someone else votes for that one; you vote yes (or no) on a proposition and other citizens disagree. What’s not divisive? Saddam and his 99.96% of the vote. That’s how it went during the previous Iraqi election—an illustration of the Latin roots of the word fascism, which actually means a bunch of sticks all tied together in one big unhappy unified bunch, and not (despite what many assume) any variation from p.c. received-wisdom regarding gay rights, affirmative action, bilingual education, etc. This election was different because it was divisive, which means it was better.”

    Good words to remember.

    Posted by Alan K. Henderson on 2007 03 21 at 07:38 AM • permalink

  18. Cathy had such vision and insight into the Left Coast.  I always read her articles first when visiting the NRO site.  My thoughts and prayers are with Maia who is too young to lose her mother.

    Posted by Crossie on 2007 03 21 at 08:42 AM • permalink

  19. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

    Posted by Grimmy on 2007 03 22 at 03:15 AM • permalink

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