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rosetta627 Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:05 PM
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I miss Molly
Quite a lot actually.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:07 PM
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1. Me, too.
Think about her often.
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Not Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:07 PM
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2. Me too,
And Ann Richards and Mike Royko too.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:07 PM
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3. Molly Ivins? I was at DU when i found out she died and i actually started crying.
i am not one for tears but her passing just hit me and many other people here very hard.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:08 PM
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7. Which proves that she was wildly talented and that you're a class act.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:09 PM
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8. Molly warned us all about Bush and she so prophetic.
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lordsummerisle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:07 PM
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4. Likewise
it's been a year since she's left us...?
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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:46 PM
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33. She was so wise
It seems much longer .
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:07 PM
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5. Same here. And she was real clear as to whch prominent Democrat she
did NOT want in the White House.
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:58 AM
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29. Do you have to turn everything into campaign fodder?
What is wrong with you that we can't just miss Molly without you throwing stuff like this in?
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:07 PM
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6. Me, too, now that you mention it *sniff*. Paul Wellstone, too.
We keep losing the best.

I for one won't forget them.

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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:09 PM
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9. I miss your humor Molly, your wit, and the insight you had on tough
situations, much like we have in this wild horse race we have now.
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rosetta627 Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:13 PM
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11. I keep wondering what you'd say about something
And how you'd say it.
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:11 PM
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10. Go here and enjoy one of the last Molly moments.
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rosetta627 Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:23 PM
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12. Thanks for the link Elwood, that sure hit the spot
Chickens and whooping cranes
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:35 PM
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13. My poor words here can not do her justice.
I can only say that I miss her too, and that we need her now, more than ever.

:(

-Laelth
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argyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 11:52 PM
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14. So do I. She never pulled a punch and never gave a whit about the polls.n/t
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:01 AM
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15. i was the victim of this
thanks,molly-for giving me the courage
http://www.thedailylight.com/articles/2008/03/07/opinio...
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hifalutin Donating Member (370 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:15 AM
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16. Don't we all!!
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:19 AM
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17. so-recomend this thread,already
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:19 AM
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18. I miss Molly too
I often wonder what she would be saying if she saw what was going on....
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:44 AM
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19. So do I....
:cry:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:45 AM
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20. Me too.
I was very fortunate to get to meet her.
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rosetta627 Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:49 AM
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21. Will you tell us more about meeting her Swamp Rat?
Thanks in advance.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:11 AM
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22. She came to New Orleans a few years ago.
I'm trying to remember the exchange between my step-father and Molly. They were talking and I snapped a funny photo of her looking exasperated at one of his questions. He was an attorney for over 40 years and was a State Supreme Court nominee (he turned it down), so his questions were not at all easy for her to answer. One of his questions was something along the lines of, "do you think we will become such a fascist nation that the media and courts will begin to abide by Bush." She replied that she did not think it would go that far (this was in 2002), but she later wrote a few pieces recanting her position. I believe she had him in mind when she wrote them, and had judged too quickly how far the Bushler regime would go. I also remember him mention Habeas Corpus and the suspension of our rights. She did think the Congress would let it get that far. Unfortunately, she was wrong.

We all miss her a lot. I haven't read the Houston Chronicle since.


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rosetta627 Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:13 AM
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30. Thanks Swamp Rat, I was lucky enough to see her on stage
When she did a speaking tour with Al Franken.
Unfortunately he did most of the talking. I'm guessing it's cause she was sick so he was doing the heavy lifting, but that's just speculation. Anyway, it was important to me to see her with my own eyes.
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kineneb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:21 PM
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32. so did I - Berkeley, a while ago
she came and was interviewed onstage at Zellerbach Auditorium. Wonderful lady, the world lost a great one with her passing.
:cry:
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yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:34 AM
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23. Present.
Ya can never get enuf touch stones & true notes.

RIP Molly.
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Growler Donating Member (896 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:16 AM
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24. Me too
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pearl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:18 AM
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25. I was living just west of Austin last year
And word was out that she had gone home to die. What an incredible loss. I know it's reaching way back but it's times like these I really miss John Lennon too.


"Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living" Mother Jones
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:38 AM
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26. She almost got me killed
I went to see her speak at a Baptist Chapel.

She told an incredibly offensive joke. The punchline was "You just passed a law that says a prick can't touch an asshole."

I'm not a religious man but for a minute or two I was sure that God was gonna smite the whole damn building.

So yes, I miss the hell out of her.
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:52 AM
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27. Me too.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:53 AM
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28. She's over at another messageboard....
I'm sure you can find her.
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FlyingSquirrel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:15 PM
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31. I was just thinking the same thing yesterday while reading GDP
She would probably be able to cut to the chase and shut half of them up with just a few words of common sense, and make us all laugh at the same time because they were just so obviously TRUE.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:21 PM
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34. I miss Molly too
I do find that reading Nance Greggs helps, she almost seems to channel Molly sometimes.
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:04 PM
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35. I miss Molly, too
I met her in Seattle several years ago after she gave a lecture. She was funny and gracious.

To this day, I am so grateful that I told her in person that she is the Goddess of Journalism. She and Helen Thomas are national treasures.

Julie
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