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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-11 12:48 PM
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"The Daily Show" Does the Speaker's Race
With video!!!
Texas Tribune 2/4/11
"The Daily Show" Does the Speaker's Race
Last night we finally got to see The Daily Show segment on alleged anti-Semitism in the 2011 speaker's race, complete with a brief clip of Joe Straus at our TribLive conversation series in January 2010. While it wasn't everything as advertised the promised interview with state Rep. Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin, got left on the cutting room floor it definitely elicited a few laughs. And that John Oliver: such a punim! Happy Yom Chechecheche...


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-11 01:06 PM
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1. Deedle-dee Yee-ha!
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-11 01:16 PM
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2. Those kids were adorable
I'm sure their parents had to approve of their appearance and I hope the kids understood it was all in the name of fun!

They've got their 5 minutes of fame! :applause:
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northoftheborder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-11 01:17 PM
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3. I was SO glad to have Texas outrageousness pointed out and made fun of.
:bounce: :dem:
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-11 01:21 PM
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4. We need it
Hopefully with humor some people living in this state might get a clue! No that will never happen. :eyes:
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northoftheborder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-11 05:44 PM
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5. I so miss Molly Ivins.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-11 05:52 PM
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6. Oh me too honey
I had the privilege to go see "Red Hot Patriot, the Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins", last week here in Austin. Absolutely wonderful play. Powerful performance by the lead actress. I had quite a few tears streaming down my cheeks during the show. She was channeling Molly as far as I'm concerned.

AAS Austin Arts blog 1/31/11
Review: Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins
(snip)
The one-woman show starts with Ivins attempting to write a column about her conservative father, with whom she disagreed on almost everything. As old photographs of Ivins and the people she worked with and wrote about (Bob Bullock, George W. Bush, whom she famously nicknamed Shrub) flash onto a screen, Ivins regales the audience with colorful stories as only she can.

We follow her from her days as one of the only women at the Houston Chronicle in the early 1960s to her stint at the New York Times, where she claimed fussy editors watered down her prose (turning beer gut into protuberant abdomen).

And then there were her days at the Texas Observer, where Ivins excelled at taking on the ridiculousness of Texas legislators. As she marveled about that time, Can you believe God gave me all of this material for free? Throughout, the audience has the pleasure of feeling that Ivins is talking directly to us.


:loveya: Molly!

We miss you :grouphug:
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