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CarlWoodward Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:46 PM
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Molly Ivins dies
I've just gotten word that Molly Ivins has passed away. It hasn't hit the wires yet but I'm afraid its true. I work at an organization close to Molly and we were just informed.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:47 PM
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1. Damn.
Just damn.
:cry:
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:47 PM
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2. Sad News
She was a true patriot, in every sense of the word.

She will be missed.

Rest In Peace.
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umtalal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 10:16 PM
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449. Been over seas and just found out. RIP n/t
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:48 PM
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3. So sorry for her loved ones. RIP Molly
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:48 PM
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4. We are now inestimably poorer.
As is our national discourse.

I expect Ann will be meeting her. RIP.
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John Gauger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:17 PM
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106. You have put it perfectly.
She was one of the few really good writers out there. She spoke with a clarity and candor that is hard to come by.
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Wrinkle_In_Time Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:43 PM
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320. Yes. The richer for having her words, the poorer for having no more. n/t
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Delphinus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:48 PM
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5. The world has lost a great light.
God speed, Molly.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:48 PM
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6. Oh, dear
We won't see her like again. :cry:

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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:48 PM
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7. God bless her and all the work she's done for this country and the world.
She's responsible for me being a Democrat (and my husband too).
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:48 PM
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8. I just heard from spouse's newsroom, so it is just now getting out.
Sad day for America.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:48 PM
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9. damn-- RIP Molly Ivans....
:cry:
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flakey_foont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:49 PM
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10. very sad
I have so much enjoyed Molly over the years
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:49 PM
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11. Molly, you done good girl!
Molly :loveya: Ivins

Golden Slumbers
(John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
Lead Vocal: Paul McCartney

Once there was a way to get back homeward
Once there was a way to get back home
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullabye

Golden slumbers fill your eyes
Smiles awake you when you rise
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullabye

Once there was a way to get back homeward
Once there was a way to get back home
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullabye
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CarlWoodward Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:50 PM
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18. Online now
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, her longtime employer, has the story here:

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/16591107.htm


Columnist Molly Ivins dies

By JOHN MORITZ
STAR-TELEGRAM AUSTIN BUREAU

AUSTIN Molly Ivins, whose biting columns mixed liberal populism with an irreverent Texas wit, died Wednesday at her home in Austin after an up-and-down battle with breast cancer she had waged for seven years. She was 62.

Ms. Ivins, the Star-Telegrams political columnist for nine years ending in 2001, had written for the New York Times, the Dallas Times-Herald and Time magazine and had long been a sought-after pundit on the television talk-show circuit to provide a Texas slant on issues ranging from President Bushs pedigree to the culture wars rooted in the 1960s.

She was magical in her writing, said Mike Blackman, a former Star-Telegram executive editor who hired Ms. Ivins at the newspapers Austin bureau in 1992, a few months after the Times-Herald ceased publication. She could turn a phrase in such a way that a pretty hard-hitting point didnt hurt so bad.

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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:52 PM
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29. 
The president of the United States does not have the sense God gave a duck --

Her last 2 pieces were great.


http://www.creators.com/opinion/molly-ivins/iraq-exit-i ...

Iraq Exit is Up to Us
The president of the United States does not have the sense God gave a duck --
so it's up to us. You and me, Bubba.

http://www.creators.com/opinion/molly-ivins.html?column ...

Stand Up Against the Surge
The purpose of this old-fashioned newspaper crusade to stop the war is not to make George W. Bush
look like the dumbest president ever. People have done dumber things. What were they thinking when
they bought into the Bay of Pigs fiasco? How dumb was the Egypt-Suez war? How massively stupid was
the entire war in Vietnam? Even at that, the challenge with this misbegotten adventure is that WE simply
cannot let it continue.
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:06 PM
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232. You can also sign the guest book at this link.
Damn! I will so miss her columns!
I hope she didn't suffer too much.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:01 AM
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406. Thanks, signed guestbook
A sad day. Nothin' but love for Molly in this house. :cry:


Julie
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:12 PM
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181. Oh that really made me cry... ....n/t
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:09 PM
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285. I love those lyrics - they are perfect right now.
There will be an enormous void in journalism where there once was Molly.

Good night, great lady. :cry: I will miss you terribly.
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:49 PM
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12. .
:cry:

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:49 PM
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13. Oh no.
Not questioning you, but until there's a confirming link, I'm happier not believing it. In my mind, I want to keep her going a while longer.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:32 PM
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198. I'm glad she got to die at home
Seton Hospital is not one of my favorites.

I was so relieved when she got out of the hospital but I clearly was too hopeful.

On the plus side for her, no more pain. She battled this for a long time.
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PegDAC Donating Member (906 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:26 PM
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258. Go here.
http://tinyurl.com/3bdp5n

I first heard it from Mike Malloy.

:cry: :cry: :cry:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 03:08 AM
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392. Oh, I believed it. I just didn't want to.
I maintain a firm belief that when people die out of town, they do not really die. They are just still out of town.
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:49 PM
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14. RIP Molly.
She was a national treasure and will be sorely missed.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:49 PM
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15. ...
:cry:
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gratefultobelib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:50 PM
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16. Yes, yes--a light has gone out. She was my inspiration for many years.
O8)
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:50 PM
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17. Our lives just grew a little sadder.
:cry:

Bye Molly.
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mallard Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:36 PM
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357. Re: a little sadder
That's it. I'm heading for deep South Thailand for Molly.

To hell with the mafia rats in Ratchaburi and their mineral-rich paid-for coup d'etat, all the protectors of gangland dignity who can suddenly take over train stations, municipal offices, hospitals, department stores; pull off abductions of staff at a national university (moi) with police held at bay, arrange for private security arrests and lock-up, eviction from residence, privately sponsored kidnapping-lite with foreign players, occasional highway chases, grab for heavy mining rights and even the Royal Treasury itself.

They couldn't have ANYTHING to do with the recruiting of punk Muslim youth to join terror cells creating all the killing down around Yala, no way!

So, I'll just say hello as a southbounder wanting to know the truth, for Molly.

Who's turned parts of Thailand like Ratchaburi and Don Sak, Surat Thani into sub-national, local-overlord-gang-network districts? If the King only knew!

To heck with mineral extraction during a coup d'etat at and around King's College, King's County in the Year of the King. This is 2007. Going South.

Mallard,
Center of Taiwan
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:50 PM
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19. It is a very sad day indeed
She will be sorely missed.
:cry:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:50 PM
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20. We love you, Molly. Thank you for all you've done, and be at peace.
:cry:
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:50 PM
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21. I am so sorry
She's at peace but the world is a little sadder today.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:51 PM
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22. HUGE loss
I'm really sorry that she didn't get to hang around long enough to see the change she agitated so beautifully for.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:16 PM
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244. Few people ever get to enjoy that satisfaction.
But she must have passed away, fully aware that the tide had turned. It's up to US now (or you people, I'll be 77 in a few weeks myself.]

pnorman
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Fawkes Donating Member (100 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:26 PM
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309. 77 and stil fighting.
Bless you for continuing to carry on the good fight as Molly did. RIP Molly. We loved you and we will not forget you.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:23 PM
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306. No kidding. She'll miss all the fireworks. But maybe we can call upon
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 10:23 PM by calimary
her spirit to intercede for us upstairs now.

Farewell, great lady! :cry:

I can hear the battle cry now: "IMPEACHMENT NOW!!! OUT OF IRAQ NOW!!! DO IT FOR MOLLY!!!
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:51 PM
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23. bon voyage to a true American treasure... RIP Molly
I will miss reading your beautifully written columns every day. :cry:

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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:51 PM
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24. so damn sad...
she is going to be one of the brightest stars in my sky. What a gift she has been.
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dalloway Donating Member (744 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:51 PM
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25. what a terrible loss of an amazing voice!
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:52 PM
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26. Her '06 Column On Ann Richards
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:52 PM
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27. I love her.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:52 PM
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28. May your spirit shine brightly upon us all.
RIP, Molly. You will be missed.

:cry:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:53 PM
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30. Good grief! This hit me like a ton of rocks! I love Molly!
Too sad to even comment.
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In Truth We Trust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:53 PM
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31. The world has lost a good person. Her good works and liberal ideals speak well of her life. RIP Moll
y!
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paulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:53 PM
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32. sad news
she was always one of my favorite pundits, even when I didn't agree with her.



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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:53 PM
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33. Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.

Attributed as American Indian
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gratefultobelib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:57 PM
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50. I love this...we read it at my brother's services.
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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:54 PM
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153. I just tried to read this to my wife. I just can't do it without choking.
I can't believe Molly's gone. She made everybody that knew her a better person. I hope someday that I have half the impact on people that I know that Molly had on me. R.I.P. Molly, you will be sorely missed!
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Bob Loblaw Donating Member (159 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:53 PM
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34. Sad,
so very, very sad.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:53 PM
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35. NBC News just confirmed Molly's death. nt
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az chela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:05 PM
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163. Peace sweet peace at last,no more suffering.She fought for us
all and now its time for her to move on.
Sweet dreams dear Molly.You will be geatly missed
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:53 PM
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36. Rest now, Molly.
You fought so hard.
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CarlWoodward Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:53 PM
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A true loss
I had the great opportunity to work with her a few years ago, and I can't think of a more compassionate, intelligent and righteous woman. She was a true Texas Liberal and her loss is one that will be felt deeply, for a long, long time.
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Missy M Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:53 PM
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37. Just reported it on NBC Nightly News.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:54 PM
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38. I am so very sorry, this is such a loss. My user-name was largely inspired by the great lady.
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 07:05 PM by mzmolly
:cry:
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:34 PM
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200. Thank you for reminding me
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 08:37 PM by tavalon
It's time to change my user icon. Did you place yours from our list? I didn't see it there. If not, can I take yours? It's a good picture of a great woman.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:40 PM
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204. Please do take it.
I found it on google and imported it myself.

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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:17 PM
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249. I just tried to do it
and I guess I don't have the technical savvy to do it. How did you do it?
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:24 PM
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308. I only wish I were older so I could have experienced more of her:(
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 10:25 PM by MJDuncan1982
Oh, and I love your sig line. She always came across to me as such a playful, smart Southern woman...
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leQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:54 PM
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39. Rest In Peace, Molly. (eom)
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elfin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:54 PM
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40. Dammit all - she was the BEST
and only 62 --- not fair at all.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:54 PM
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41. the real deal....Molly
RIP
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:54 PM
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42. ABC just announced it.
Rest in peace, Dear Molly.
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MinneapolisMatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:54 PM
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43. They just mentioned her passing on the NBC nightly news.
She'll be missed.

My heart goes out to her family and friends.
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:54 PM
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44. ...
:cry:
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:54 PM
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45. Oh, no!
:cry:
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WatchWhatISay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:37 PM
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316. Did you leave us one last column Molly?
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 10:38 PM by WatchWhatISay
That'd be so good.
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WatchWhatISay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:56 PM
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332. From the Texas Observer website:





And for me, its leaving time.

I have a grandly dramatic vision of myself stalking through the canyons of the Big Apple in the rain and cold, dreaming about driving with the soft night air of East Texas rushing on my face while Willie Nelson sings softly on the radio, or about blasting through the Panhandle under a fierce sun and pale blue sky.Ill remember, Ill remembersunsets, rivers, hills, plains, the Gulf, woods, a thousand beers in a thousand joints, and sunshine and laughter. And people. Mostly Ill remember people.

There is one thing, an important thing, I have to tell you before I go. What Im going to tell you is more than a fact. It is a Truth. I have spent six years checking it out, and I know it to be true. The people who subscribe to The Texas Observer are good people. In fact, youre the best people in this state. I dont care if you think thats pretentious or sentimentalits just true.

If I got to naming you, I would never stop, so I wont. But please believe me that all of you whom I know and many of you whom I know only by letter are in my mind as I write thiseven if I do forget your names half the time. Always excepting, of course, the turkey who sends me hate mail after my annual gun-control editorial. Turkey, turkey, turkey.

I wanted to call this The Long Goodbye but Kaye wont let me. She wanted to call it Ivins Indulges in Horrible Fit of Sentimentality.

I love you. Good-bye my friends.

The closing paragraphs of Mollys goodbye column to Texas Observer readers published June 18, 1976, as she left to join The New York Times.
www.texasobserver.org

(and there is a gorgeous picute of her there that I cant figure out how to copy here. Help?
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:55 PM
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46. Sad, sad news for her family and
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 06:55 PM by ikojo
America at large.

We still have two years of the Bush administration left and lord knows what comes after that.

RIP, Molly you will be missed.

Sweet journey to the other side.

Tell JFK, MLK, Big Bill Hayward and all of those who fought for the rights of the marginalized hello from the living!

We fight on!
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:59 PM
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61. And, give Ann Richards a big hug and tell her we miss her too!
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:55 PM
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47. All Her Recent Columns
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KatyaR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:09 PM
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175. Working for Change has all her columns back to 2001.
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:55 PM
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48. Just sad
She was so inspiring, a sad day.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:56 PM
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Rest in peace, Molly.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:56 PM
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49. RIP Molly, the world was a better place having you in it. Peace.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:57 PM
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51. Another great Texas liberal is gone
we're approaching the end of an era.

May her soul rest in peace.
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CarlWoodward Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:57 PM
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52. A profile
The Star-Telegram posted a 2001 profile that's pretty interesting:

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/16555953.htm

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LouisianaLiberal Donating Member (848 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:57 PM
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53. One of the best.
Honesty and intelligence are now in shorter supply in the media.
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jasmeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:57 PM
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54. A beautiful woman! I knew it was coming but it's always weird
when it actually happens.
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:58 PM
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55. RIP dear Molly,
you will be sorely missed.

DemEx
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:58 PM
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56. shit
:cry:
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:58 PM
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57. fuck
:(
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Oleladylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:48 PM
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214. Molly is worthy of a more appropriate comment..even in death.
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:47 PM
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276. don't tell me how to grieve
NT
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:19 PM
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305. Damn tooting!
I felt like saying: Oh NO! Shit, piss and corruption lives longer than the GOOD!
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Oleladylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 07:18 PM
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441. wow, and for this we rejoice in the life of Molly.?? How low.
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Oleladylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 07:15 PM
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440. How eloquent of you-may your life reflect your words!
Edited on Thu Feb-01-07 07:16 PM by Oleladylib
RIP Molly.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:58 PM
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58. .
:(
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maryallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:59 PM
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59. A substantial person; a life well-lived: Thanks Molly!!!
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 06:59 PM
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60. RIP, Molly. And Thank You.
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:00 PM
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62. For a great lady:
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

RIP, Molly
:cry: :cry: :cry:
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:00 PM
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63. ...
damn
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booksenkatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:00 PM
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64. OH GOD NO
She was one of the last people on this earth who lessened my shame about being a Texan. After Ann died, Molly was my last hope. She enlightened me endlessly about how the system works, and how it fails, and how we can make it better.

Without Molly, I guess that means it's up to us. But then, it always WAS.

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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:08 PM
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235. She was the one of the last who made my 23 year sojourn in Texas
memorable. I can't off the top of my head, think of any other Texas women who did that, bein' that Ann also died. Now Jim Hightower is a goodun' but he's a man. So there's that.

Damn, damn, damn.
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:00 PM
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65. No one can take her place!!!
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:02 PM
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66. No....
She was so brilliant, so scathing.

There was still so much Bush left to bash.

The reward of a lifetime, to join the divine.
Thank you God, for giving her to us when she was so very needed.
Thank you God for the rewards bestowed in Heaven upon the truly righteous, those who have given voice to the meek, vision to the isolated, and hope to the despairing.

Thank you God, for giving us such a treasure, and know that she was yeilded back with unmeasurable reluctance.

Take care of our treasure.
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:02 PM
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67. Oh no
She will be so missed.
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NastyRiffraff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:02 PM
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68. I'm crying
I have all her books (that I know of).

She was a brave, witty, strong woman. She will be greatly missed.
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:03 PM
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69. What a sad day indeed...how we passed her columns around DU,,,
such a true patriot and a GREAT writer..her wit will never be replicated.

RIP Molly, say hi to Ann R for us, will ya?
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lady lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:03 PM
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70. RIP, Molly.
You done good.

O8)
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:03 PM
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71. RIP Molly...You gave him hell...
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 07:04 PM by Junkdrawer
Too few do... :(
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:04 PM
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72. Peaceful journey, sweet Molly
:cry:
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:04 PM
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73. Oh, no.
:cry: :cry: :cry:
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:05 PM
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74. May she continue to inspire us all
to be uppity and speak our minds to power.

I miss her already.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:05 PM
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75. Just reported on Air America radio news. So very sad. RIP Molly. n/t
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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:24 PM
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115. I heard it on AAR too...
the announcer sounded very shaken, as if he were choking back tears.

What a sad day. :cry:
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:05 PM
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76. I am saddened beyond words. In tears...
It's just so unfair.

But Molly would tell us to quit crying and keep fighting. Never stop fighting.

Drinking a toast to the best that Texas had to offer.

I'll always love you, Molly.

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:07 PM
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77. This is a great loss, not only for Texas but the country.
I'm very saddened and will miss Molly's columns more than anyone can imagine.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:07 PM
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78. How very sad...
x(
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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:08 PM
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79. Rest In Peace, Molly.
You'll be missed terribly.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:08 PM
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80. RIP, Molly
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:08 PM
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81. May God take you into His fold and put you in front of a typewriter...
Dammit.

May God take you into His fold and put you in front of a typewriter...

Texas has a pretty good record of putting out top-notch authors and Molly was in the tops. She was an editorialist who would cut through the bullshit, get to the crux of the matter and illustrate the oppostion for the fools they are.

A rare voice in this state. May God acept you into His fold. Rest in Peace, Mol
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:09 PM
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82. I am so sad to hear this.
I had a very bad dream last night and I wonder if this is what it meant. Sorry to "wax" psychic (I normally don't) but the dream was not a good one. RIP Molly. I will miss your wit. I really hate having to tell my Mom she is gone as she was one of her favorite people.

JG :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:16 PM
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104. My is mother is going to be heartbroken, as well. We shared Molly's writings with each other, making
sure the other had seen her latest. What a loss.

:cry: MKJ
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bpeale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:10 PM
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83. BREAKING: Molly Ivins has died
just announced on AirAmericaRadio
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CarlWoodward Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:10 PM
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84. Already a thread
Already a thread on this sad news, I'm afraid.
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leftyclimber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:10 PM
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85. RIP, Molly
I can't imagine a world without you.
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lisa58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:10 PM
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86. I will miss her....
...peace
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:10 PM
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87. Oh, no. No, no, no. God damn it. We've lost another of the Good Ones.
Redstone
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:10 PM
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88. Ahhh, crap


I loved her books and columns.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:10 PM
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89. God bless her.
She was a true patriot.

:(
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sdfernando Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:10 PM
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90. RIP Molly...
Thanks for the good fight!
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:11 PM
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91. Goodbye Molly! We will MISS YOU SO MUCH!!!
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Castleman Donating Member (166 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:12 PM
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92. Damn, Tears in my eyes.
She gave to us her tenderness
Her friendship and her love
We'll see her face from time to time
There in the sky above
We grew up learning as we went
What a voyage our life could be
It took us through a wilderness
Into the calmest sea
Her words could lift us from the pain
We often found within
She said some things I wont forget
She made a few bells ring
So simple her humility
Her beauty found in grace
Today she lives another life
In some fantastic place
She showed us how to raise a smile
Out of a bed of gloom
And with her words we read
A laugh began to bloom.
She visualised a world ahead
And planned how it would be
She left behind the strongest love
That lives eternally
I have the hope that when its time
For me to come her way
That shell be there to show me round
Whenever comes that day
Her love was life and happiness
And in her steps I trace
The way to live a better life
In some fantastic place


adapted. I don't have the words meself.
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mark wayne Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:12 PM
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93. Molly, Ann and Barbara!
There are some tall tells being told in heaven tonight! God's speed Molly. Texas is gonna miss you!
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:12 PM
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94. We've lost a national treasure...
I will miss her so much! RIP, dear lady!

:grouphug:
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dethl Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:12 PM
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95. One of the last few voices of truth out there in the papers....
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 07:12 PM by dethl
May she rest in peace.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:12 PM
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96. That's so sad
RIP Molly. You were one of the best and you will be missed.
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:13 PM
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97. In SF Gate. I'm am very sad. I had no idea this would happen now.
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flying_wahini Donating Member (856 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:14 PM
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98. Molly and Ann Richards are probably having a good hug right now
nt
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:44 PM
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209. That's what I was thinking -- at least they're having one big
reunion!
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:14 PM
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99. confirmed at msnbc
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:14 PM
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100. i am so sad, i loved Molly, her wit, her writing and her caring.
god speed Molly.
:cry: :cry: :cry:
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mulsh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:14 PM
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101. RIP-Molly & thanks for everything you wrote.
fourteen years ago today my mother died from a heart attack. yesterday my 84 year old dad fell and broke his hip and ankle.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:16 PM
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102. RIP, Molly. You deserve to lie in state at the US Capitol with
a funeral fit for a queen, IMHO!

We have lost a national treasure. :cry:
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:16 PM
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103. I'm so sorry you couldn't live to see the Republic returned, love.
Give us a little mojo from Heaven and we'll kickstart the machine :)
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DrZeeLit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:17 PM
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105. Absolutely. Devastated. The world has lost a fine voice, a brilliant woman.
I feel like I've lost a friend.
I know that's self-serving. I'm not measuring my loss with that of her loved ones, family, and dear friends.... it's just that ... who can I turn to now? Damn!

On one hand, I hope she went gently... and on the other, I hope she raged against the injustice of her short span.

She cannot ever be replaced.
She will always be remembered by those who would rattle, bang, and rage against the machine.

Blessed be, Molly.
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NEOBuckeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:18 PM
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107. We'll keep up the good fight, Molly!
Thanks so much for your inspiration and courage.

I like so many here are very sad to see you go, but you certainly have left the world a better place for being here. And you have inspired so many to fight for positive change.

We'll keep fighting on.
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dsharp88 Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:19 PM
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108. May her recorded words continue to breathe life into the soul of America
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:19 PM
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109. R.I.P., Molly, you'll be greatly missed...
I loved reading your articles, you always made me laugh when I thought that Bush's antics would drive me mad...
and now you're gone... :cry:
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:20 PM
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110. :-(
:cry:
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:20 PM
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111. Two Great Texas Women within months
Thank you Molly for everything.

Love,

StClone
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:20 PM
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112. RIP dear Molly -- your sassy wit will be sorely missed.
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Daphne08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:21 PM
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113. RIP, Molly.
:cry:
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bushisdirt Donating Member (72 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:23 PM
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114. Thanks for everything, Molly. President POS will be impeached.
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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:24 PM
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116. I'm so very sorry to hear this news,
although it didn't look good for this last time.

I didn't know of Molly's work until I got connected to the Internet, she's not known in Australia,
but I loved her columns and books.

RIP
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:25 PM
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117. The good die young. She will be missed, she was a wonderful person. nt
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:25 PM
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118. We need 1,000 Molly Ivins.
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 07:25 PM by HughBeaumont
Our pain lived in her words.

She woke up the public to the truth about evil. We listened and acted.

Have a safe trip, Ms. Ivins. You will be missed.

:cry:
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:25 PM
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119. Tonight we have lost one of our finest voices.
R.I.P. Molly Ivins.

You made an impact.
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Madspirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:25 PM
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120. RIP Molly n/t
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Jacklyn75 Donating Member (273 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:26 PM
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121. May she rest in peace! What a wonderful lady! She will be missed! n/t
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:26 PM
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122. Sad news. Best wishes for the family.
Always sad to lose people to illness.
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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:27 PM
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123. Oh this is so sad
I hope she was at peace and comfortable. Oh ... Oh ... this is a terrible loss.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:27 PM
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124. Texas is one lone star short tonight.
And so is America.
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CrazyOrangeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:31 PM
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130. Well said.
She was what was right about Tejas.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:28 PM
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125. Bless You Molly...
And thank you for everything. You will be profoundly missed.

:cry:
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sugar magnolia Donating Member (137 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:29 PM
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126. Her voice will be missed
A loss for America.

RIP.
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citizen snips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:29 PM
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127. link...
AUSTIN, Texas - Best-selling author and columnist Molly Ivins, the sharp-witted liberal who skewered the political establishment and referred to President Bush as "Shrub," died Wednesday after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 62.

David Pasztor, managing editor of the Texas Observer, confirmed her death.

The writer, who made a living poking fun at Texas politicians, whether they were in her home base of Austin or the White House, revealed in early 2006 that she was being treated for breast cancer for the third time.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070131/ap_on_re_us/obit_iv...
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:30 PM
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128. Peace with you, Molly n/t
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:30 PM
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129. RIP, Peace to those close to her
and drats! She will be so sorely missed.

Thanks, Molly for your words on information, your words of passion, your insightful commentary. You have added to the education of many of us.
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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:31 PM
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131. In honor of Molly's passing
I will redouble my efforts to end this senseless occupation of Iraq.

RIP
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:32 PM
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132. That's very sad. Her wise (and funny) words will live forever.
:patriot:
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:36 PM
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133. That's a real shame
She was a great writer, had a great sense of humor, and had the wingnuts figured out to a tee.
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Skarbrowe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:37 PM
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134.  Goodbye Molly Ivins. Times like this I wish I believed in Heaven.

I'll just cry for an hour or so. Damn.
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PegDAC Donating Member (906 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:00 PM
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282. In case there is,
say hello to Ann Richards and John Henry Faulk, Molly.
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:38 PM
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135. Oh no. RIP Molly, you were absolutely 1-in-a-billion!!
the world is a darker place without Molly. RIP
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janetle Donating Member (395 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:39 PM
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136. Oh man...
..my thoughts and prayers to her and her family and friends. Too young--way too young.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:39 PM
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137. Oh, NO! The best people always leave us too soon! RIP, Molly. n/t
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:39 PM
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138. And yet... Dumbya, Cheney, Rummy, Wolfie, Perle....
...Gingrich, Limpballs, O'Lielly, and Hannutty live on.

Further proof that there ain't no god!

Sorry for the negative and bitter comment, but I can't stop feeling that way.

I love you, Molly.... always will.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:39 PM
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139. RIP Molly

You really cared about this world, and the people in it.

:patriot:


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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:41 PM
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140. I will miss her dearly. Rest in peace Molly.
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Infinite Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:41 PM
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141. I guess I'm not familiar with her. It sounds as though I missed out. n/t
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cynthia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:15 PM
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183. when Bush I was in the white house I started reading her
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 08:15 PM by cynthia
being a Yank myself, it took a while to get used to her southern manners of speech, but it didn't take one column to recognize that this is one smart woman, who is paying attention and is going to call everyone on the carpet. She is one righteous broad! She made me laugh the first time I read her and I sought out her columns whenever I could find them. (the disadvantage of living in the north) Then along comes the internet and I never missed another one again. When Bush II was running, I thought that if everyone would read Molly, they would know that we couldn't possibly consider voting for Bush. She spells everything out so plainly with great humor.

Because of Molly, I am now politically active, I stay informed and I seek to find the humor so I won't be totally depressed.

I guess I'll have to start using the past tense when referring to her, only out of proper grammar. How does the saying go? You are not dead, until you are forgotten.

I will always remember you, Molly.

O8)
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:42 PM
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142. I feel as though I'd just been gummed by a newt
from one of her most memorable quotes, about what it was like to be attacked by Rush the OxyMoron. "It doesn't hurt, but it leaves slimy stuff all over your ankle." :rofl: :cry:
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:45 PM
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143. RIP Molly,
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 07:48 PM by rateyes
you were a great American, a great Texan, but more than that one of the best human beings who ever lived, and you will live on in our hearts and in your writing. We need you here, and we are diminished because of our loss.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:45 PM
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144. May you rest in peace.
Thank you for the countless amount of terrific columns laced with great humor and even greater insight.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:46 PM
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145. Lighting a candle for Molly on the Left Coast!
May she rest in Peace.

:cry:
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:46 PM
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146. She was a remarkable person.
And a true gem among Texans who'll be greatly missed.

To all those who knew and loved her on a personal level I wish peace.

For the rest of us, we need to remember her words and carry on with what she believed in.
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colorado_ufo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:47 PM
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147. Rest in peace, dear Molly,
knowing that the Democrats are now in charge, and there is hope for this country.
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Hatalles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:49 PM
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148. Rest in Peace, Molly.
You will be missed. :hug:

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dhill926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:01 PM
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158. Wow...what a great picture...Thanks.
A glass of some good stuff will be raised in her memory.
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cynthia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:08 PM
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167. thanks for this wonderful photo
I've saved it because she was such an inspiration to me.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:50 PM
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149. I have no words...
:cry: :cry: :cry:
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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:52 PM
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150. RIP and thanks for fighting the good fight!
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wellst0nev0ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:52 PM
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151. What Is It With Great Liberal Thinkers Passing Away?
Anne Richards, Art Buchwald, now Ivins? Jeez. . .
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:53 PM
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152. That's a damn shame.
:cry:
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:54 PM
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154. RIP, Molly.
We will all miss you so very much. Thank you for everything you've done, for fighting the good fight.

Cancer sucks. :cry:
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 07:54 PM
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155. A tribute by Anthony Zurcher


MOLLY IVINS TRIBUTE
BY ANTHONY ZURCHER

Goodbye, Molly I.
Molly Ivins is gone, and her words will never grace these pages again -- for this, we will mourn. But Molly wasn't the type of woman who would want us to grieve. More likely, she'd say something like, "Hang in there, keep fightin' for freedom, raise more hell, and don't forget to laugh, too."

If there was one thing Molly wanted us to understand, it's that the world of politics is absurd. Since we can't cry, we might as well laugh. And in case we ever forgot, Molly would remind us, several times a week, in her own unique style.

Shortly after becoming editor of Molly Ivins' syndicated column, I learned one of my most important jobs was to tell her newspaper clients that, yes, Molly meant to write it that way. We called her linguistic peculiarities "Molly-isms." Administration officials were "Bushies," government was in fact spelled "guvment," business was "bidness." And if someone was "madder than a peach orchard boar," well, he was quite mad indeed.


Of course, having grown up in Texas, all of this made sense to me. But to newspaper editors in Seattle, Chicago, Detroit and beyond -- Yankee land, as Molly would say -- her folksy language could be a mystery. "That's just Molly being Molly," I would explain and leave it at that.

But there was more to Molly Ivins than insightful political commentary packaged in an aw-shucks Southern charm. In the coming days, much will be made of Molly's contributions to the liberal cause, how important she was as an authentic female voice on opinion pages across the country, her passionate and eloquent defense of the poorest and the weakest among us against the corruption of the most powerful, and the joy she took in celebrating the uniqueness of American culture -- and all of this is true. But more than that, Molly Ivins was a woman who loved and cared deeply for the world around her. And her warm and generous spirit was apparent in all her words and deeds...cont'd

http://www.creators.com/opinion/molly-ivins.html?column...

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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:04 PM
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162. Thanks for posting that, Dover
:)
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:05 PM
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228. You're welcome. This one has hit me especially hard...
:cry: She was a touchstone of sanity and light and humor. And now there's a great big hole where she stood...

P.S. Bravo for your cat rescue work! I have several rescued feline friends that brighten my life.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 07:38 PM
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442. Me too
:cry: :cry:

She was such an incredible woman.

Thank-you for posting that.
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newscott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:32 PM
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262. Bless her. We'll miss you Molly! We'll keep on fightin!
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:00 PM
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156. It is NOT FAIR. I am just devastated.
:cry:
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:01 PM
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157. Damn - What a Great Writer, Truth Teller, Wonderful Funny Lady
But you know there's one helluva a good party in heaven tonight with Ann Richards. Bet they're talking the smackdown on Shrub!

RIP Molly - I will miss your great columns. Damn, the good die too young! :cry:
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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:02 PM
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159. Everytime I see this tears well up. I loved her as my one of my fav writers
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TexasLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:02 PM
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160. Forever a Fan
RIP Molly, You are loved by so many.
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silvermachine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:04 PM
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161. R.I.P. Molly
Very sad news indeed. I'll hoist a glass in honor later tonight.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:05 PM
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164. RIP
A voice and wit and reasoned has been silenced.
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madame defarge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:06 PM
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165. It's up to us now...
to keep the spirit of Molly & Ann Richards in us & carry on raising hell for them. I can imagine those two together again, cheering us on -- as they enjoy heavenly martinis.

Namaste, Molly.

(And this is my 1000th post -- one I'll always remember. I can't think of a more fitting tribute to a great woman.)
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vanlassie Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:07 PM
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166. She will be quoted for decades
Like Will Rogers.

Good Bye Sweet Molly.

Rest in Peace.
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KatyaR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:08 PM
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168. I just can't believe it--what are we gonna do without her?
I can't imagine politics with Molly. God love her . . . . :cry:
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:08 PM
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169. RIP Molly
A truly great American.
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:08 PM
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170. Oh Dammit! Too sad for words. Of course she's in heaven ...
God loves Truth and Molly only knew truth.
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compote_tom Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:08 PM
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171. so sad
There'll be other writers, there'll be other liberals, even other liberals from Texas, but there'll NEVER be another Molly. When I read her columns I always felt like she was sitting next to me talking to me. Not talking down to me but just like we were drinking coffee on the porch and she was speaking her mind, her thoughts always so clear and not an ounce of bullshit. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

God broke the mold when he made her.
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LonelyLRLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:09 PM
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172. RIP, Molly. I'll bang on some pots and pans in the street for you.
so very sad - only the good die young
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:09 PM
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173. Molly. Rest. I'll miss you so much. X
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Q3JR4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:09 PM
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174. RIP Molly.


I bought the local paper for one reason...to read the opinion section that contained, among other things, Molly's weekly column. After reading one I knew I wouldn't miss the rest of them for the world. I loved her wit and her take-no-prisoners attitude she directed at the idiots in charge of this government.

My thoughts go out to her family and those who knew her best.
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aintitfunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:10 PM
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176. My heart is broken, I will miss her wit and wisdom
What a woman.
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:10 PM
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177. RIP.
nt.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:11 PM
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178. Rest in peace, Molly...
Thanks for fighting the good fight. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:12 PM
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179. OMG we have lost a real American hero
The tears pour down my face as I type this. I cannot begin to tell you how devastated I am and how great a voice we have lost.

Rest in Peace Molly, knowing that the misAdministration is almost over.


:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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argyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:12 PM
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180. One of our great voices.I first started reading her in the Dallas Times Herald.
The first place I'd go to was the Editorial page just to see if there was a new piece Molly'd written.

I'll really miss her.RIP,Molly.Thank you for all you did.

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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:13 PM
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182. We knew it was bad, this was her 3rd go round with inflammatory breast cancer
...but I think everyone wanted her to hang in long enough to see a Democratic President be sworn in, at a minumum. Such a damned shame...
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davekriss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:15 PM
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184. Truly sad
She will be missed. :(
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volstork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:16 PM
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185. RIP Molly
We will miss your wise voice.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:17 PM
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186. Love always.
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:18 PM
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187. She was truly a great lady. May she rest in peace.
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:24 PM
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188. Huge loss!!! She was a great lady and outstanding writer! The world
will be much poorer without her!

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:24 PM
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189. RIP Molly...
You voice will be missed.....REALLY missed. :cry:
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catabryna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:24 PM
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190. Thanks, Molly!
I suspect that you would not want me to mourn, but to celebrate, and so I will! :toast: You've always been a true inspiration to me and I'm grateful to you for just being you.
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go west young man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:25 PM
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191. I hope her family are doing ok.
I loved reading her columns. She brought light to the dark that is in the world and did it in such an amazing way. Texas should be proud of her. She is what all the "Faux" patriots could never be. Brave, witty, courageous and true. Godspeed Molly.
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:26 PM
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192. So very sorry, and so grateful that she was who she was. nt
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:27 PM
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193. Ah.
:cry: No more suffering.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:28 PM
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194. Damn it all to hell
It is not a fair world when a good person like Molly Ivins dies from cancer and the Shrub still lives his happy and stupid life.

Blessed Be, Molly. You've earned your rest.

May her family move quickly through this awful time.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:29 PM
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195. RIP Molly
You'll never be bothered by Shrub again. Would that we could say that.
:cry:
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EndElectoral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:29 PM
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196. We've lost a potent voice, a fabulous person, a speaker of truth.....
Best to you Molly wherever you are....
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Tess49 Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:31 PM
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197. Molly, I always looked forward to your column in our small town
newspaper. RIP
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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:33 PM
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199. She was a Tall Walker.
RIP
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Hailtothechimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:35 PM
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201. Thank you for your words and your spirit. R.I.P.
We have a fight to carry on in these coming weeks and months, and we will remember you in doing it.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:37 PM
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202. We've lost an important voice.
:cry:

She fought all the good fights, too bad she had to lose *this* one. :(
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:38 PM
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203. An American Hero........RIP.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:41 PM
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205. Rest in peace, Molly
You've gone on to a better place.
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fidgeting wildly Donating Member (335 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:41 PM
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206. Good night to a great lady.
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 08:42 PM by fidgeting wildly
One of Texas's America's finest.

:loveya: Molly! You will be missed.
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nankerphelge Donating Member (995 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:43 PM
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207. she was good people
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:43 PM
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208. That's so sad. There isn't another like her, and we still need her so much! nt
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:47 PM
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210. That's really sad.
See you on the other side, Molly.
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DU9598 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:47 PM
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211. I love and will miss you Ms. Ivins
May you find peace in heaven and may your family be comforted by knowing of all of the good you have done for our nation. You were quite the patriot and you will not be forgotten. RIP
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:48 PM
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212. RIP Molly
It was "Bushwhacked" that opened my eyes to what was going on around me, and took me from my lifelong ignorance and bliss. Molly changed my life. She is irreplaceable. I will miss her so much.

:cry:
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CATagious Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:48 PM
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213. God bless, Molly....
I thank you for all you have done in our struggle against the neocons. This is a very sad day and you will be painfully missed.
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:52 PM
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215. A helluva great woman....
...and a credit to journalism.
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mntleo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:55 PM
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216. Dammit I'm Crying My Eyes Out!
...'cause if there was ever one brassy outspoken progressive broad it was Molly and I will miss her sassy writings because it was always a bright spot in the week and well, I love her to pieces!

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Cat In Seattle
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:55 PM
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217. another good woman done gone.....
another voice of reason is silenced
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bajamary Donating Member (427 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:57 PM
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218. what a loss for all of us
What a sad loss for all of us. Molly was one of the few, a teeny tiny few journalists who actually wrote about the real corruption and decay of our terribly adrift America.

God Bless Molly.

And God help us all.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:57 PM
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219. Oh, no!!!
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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StarTurtle Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:58 PM
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220. May she rest in peace.
She once described a member of the Texas legislature as "smarter than a box of rocks". She was magnificent and we are poorer for her loss.
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nosferaustin Donating Member (127 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 08:59 PM
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221. Molly...
The nation is now one strong voice quieter; but your truth-telling and humorous insights have inspired us all...and our voices are stronger because of you. Rest in peace, you beautiful, strong, awe-inspiring woman. From a fellow Texan, go with love.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:00 PM
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222. May she rest in peace.
Thank you Ms Ivins for all you did for this nation. :patriot:

:(
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:02 PM
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223. I have a friend who writes a little like her but still nothing can compare.
The Left has lost a powerful light today.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:02 PM
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224. Damn, that sucks...
She will be missed...

:cry:

RL
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debbierlus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:02 PM
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225. We must work to make sure her work lives on...through our actions

A light went out in the world.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:04 PM
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226. RIP
:cry:
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WatchWhatISay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:04 PM
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227. The most important thing I ever heard her say
I accidently sat just behind her before I realized who she was once. I had recently heard that she was recovered from breast cancer (the first time), and I wished her continued good health.

And she spoke to the audience that day and told us about how important it was to have fun while engaging in political activism.

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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:09 PM
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237. RIP Molly
I loved her work long before there was even a hint of George D.H. Bush....(what does D. H. stand for? Hint H.=head)

I'm so saddened by this now that I feel like being particularly disrespectful to Bush....maybe that's a way of honoring Molly...

maybe impeaching that low life sob would be the best way to honor molly
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virgdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:05 PM
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229. Damn it all..
RIP, Molly. You were a true original and you will be sorely missed by all.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:05 PM
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230. God Rest her soul My favorite Molly Ivin moment
was her watching Al Franken and ORiley duke it out a BookNote talk

The two of them went after each other
and she said there is WAY too much testerone on this stage

Lov ya Molly
:patriot:

She proved all Texans aren't Bushites
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LostinRed Donating Member (292 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:05 PM
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231. This sucks
We just lost the sharpest tool in our shed.
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ignatius 2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:06 PM
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233. What a tremendous loss to our country. Molly was an awesome human being
with a lot of heart and a love for America and Americans. Godspeed and it is a shame that so much of the work she has done in showing the slimebag that Bush really is did not lead to his impeachment in her lifetime.

I hope and pray that when it happens, Molly will be looking on and know that she helped restore some semblance of sanity into our government.

Rest in peace,dear lady.
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:07 PM
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234. I would just to thank Molly Ivans
for all the light she has generated for so many people. RIP.
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:49 PM
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327. Sorry I misspelled your name, Molly
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 10:58 PM by senseandsensibility
No disrespect intended. It's too late to edit, dangit.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:09 PM
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236. FUCK!
Just got home and I gotta read THIS? :(

Man this is depressing, I thought she would be able to fight it. :cry:

That woman was one of my favorite heroines. :cry: :cry:

RIP Molly. No words can say how I feel right now.

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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:12 PM
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238. I just say it on our local news.
RIP sweet Molly.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:13 PM
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239. She will be always be remember for her words and her fight.
Rest in Peace Molly.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:14 PM
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240. My condolences to her family
May her soul be at peace.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:15 PM
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241. Rest in peace, Ms. Ivins.
You were the best!
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:17 PM
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247. I loved her writing, as did my late mother-in-law.
Rest in peace, dear lady.
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diane in sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:16 PM
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242. Thank you Molly for being a voice of truth
in the mainstream media while we were getting the internets going.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:16 PM
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243. I will miss her.
I don't even know who most of the "media giants" are today. I don't watch talk tv, tv news, or listen to talk radio (exception: Guy James, when I can catch him), or even news on the radio outside of NPR. I don't know who KO is, I've seen Jon Stewart a handful of times since satellite tv stopped offering east coast feeds on the west coast for those of us who go to bed early, and I don't really care.

But Molly wrote. I'm a reader. I'm a former librarian. I love print.

Molly Ivins was one of the few people appearing in my local paper that I looked forward to reading. Who is ready to step in to the gaping chasm that she leaves?

I will miss her.
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:36 PM
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266. That's exactly how I'm feeling LWolf. I can't stop crying tonight....
She was a one-of-a-kind.
A long, tall Texas gal. Tough and sweet as cactus fruit, as someone once said.
That I (we all) will miss her doesn't begin to cover it...

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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:49 PM
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445. Yes.
It's good to "read" your voice, friend.

:hi:
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:17 PM
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245. This is from a good friend's funeral. Seems appropriate at this
time.

God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you, and whispered "Come to Me"
With tearful eyes we watched you suffer, and saw you fall away.
Although we couldn't bear to lose you, we could not ask you to stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands laid to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, that He only takes the best.

Rest in peace, dear Molly.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:17 PM
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246. Oh, shit...
Jesus, this is just one of those things that just catches you by complete surprise even though you've been warned several times that it might happen.

I've been reading her since I got involved in American politics and she's been an irreverent, opinionated, humourous, SANE voice who just happens to be from the heart of Dubya country. She was the TRUE Texas Daughter, IMHO.

She had a turn of phrase that would curdle milk if it was about her adversaries, yet sweet as honey if about those she respected and admired. And she called it like it was.

Damn, I'll miss her.

:cry:
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:17 PM
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248. R.I.P. Molly. I have long enjoyed her writing.
:(
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:23 PM
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254. From msnbc.com
<snip>

To Ivins, "liberal" was no insult. "Even I felt sorry for Richard Nixon when he left; there's nothing you can do about being born liberal fish gotta swim and hearts gotta bleed," she wrote in a column included in her 1998 collection, "You Got to Dance With Them What Brung You."

In a column in mid-January, Ivins urged readers to stand up against Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq.

"We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war," Ivins wrote in the Jan. 11 column. "We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, 'Stop it, now!'"

<snip>
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:17 PM
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304. That's her
"We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war," Ivins wrote in the Jan. 11 column. "We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, 'Stop it, now!'"

She would be so proud of us if we get together and do it. That's what has to be done.

Thanks for posting a quintessential Molly quote. Now, after grieving, let us go fight. That's what she would want us to do.
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:19 PM
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250. RIP Molly. A life put to excellent use! =)
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:21 PM
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251. She got my kids interested in politics
RIP Molly
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:21 PM
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252. RIP n/t
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diamidue Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:22 PM
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253. damn!
As a fifth generation Texan, I am in mourning today.

First Ann Richards and now Molly Ivans. These two women made me so proud of my Texas heritage. They spoke for me - for the values with which I was raised.

There is now no one out there like them and no one else to fill their shoes. This breaks my heart....

Good-bye Molly.
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sidwill Donating Member (975 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:24 PM
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255. RIP Molly
Thank you for having the courage to speak truth to power, I hope that you inspired a whole new generation that will pick up where you left off.

Peace.
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Blue State Blues Donating Member (575 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:25 PM
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256. Peace, Molly
Rest now, you've earned it. We'll take it from here.
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:26 PM
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257. Molly Ivins: An inspiration to thousands.
Hers was a life well lived, absolutely inspiring.

Deepest sympathies to her friends and family.
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:30 PM
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259. She had a great sensibility. I loved to read what she wrote.
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:30 PM
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260. Amy Goodman tonight
was on the KPFT Houston (Pacifica) fundraiser and quoted Harvey Wasserman from yesterday talking about Molly.

"If Mark Twain has a female counterpart on todays political and journalistic scene, it is Molly Ivins. She has that miraculous ability to slice and dice an entire raft of political horse-dung with a single simple sentence, laced with wry, seeded with sweetness, and so often utterly cleansing and clarifying."

Damn, Sam, ladies and all others of a human persuasion. Please save the Yoplait pink lids when you see them in the stores and turn them in to support breast cancer research. Run for Susan G. Komen, buy breast cancer research stamps, and do all things to help our children keep from this kind of suffering.

Molly, go find you-know-who and take care of him for me. I'll see you soon. Miss you.
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diamidue Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:14 PM
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295. Yoplait, etc.

Yoplait's offer is capped at $80,000. You might find this article interesting:

http://www.macleans.ca/culture/books/article.jsp?conten...
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:23 PM
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307. How can they advertise
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 10:41 PM by texastoast
that it is up to $1.5 million? Maybe it is the fact they have started splitting up their campaigns. Last year there were two.

http://cms.komen.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/k...

see page 6

http://www.yoplait.com/breastcancer_home.aspx

And on edit, dismissing fundraising efforts is not going to help anyone. Yes, there are many issues that need funding, and I agree that prevention is worth a pound of cure. Nevertheless, I find it particularly noble for people to exchange research dollars by collecting a bit of trash.
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Leo 9 Donating Member (560 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:30 PM
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261. I'll miss her articles.
Her's were the best.
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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:33 PM
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263. God bless you, Molly
I miss you already.
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PegDAC Donating Member (906 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:11 PM
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289. Just a question.
Is your avatar Steph?
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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:22 PM
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352. To answer your question
Why yes. Yes it is.

Made it myself.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:34 PM
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264. RIP, Molly.
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Gemini Cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:36 PM
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265. RIP Molly
A true patriotic American.
You made me laugh and you made me think.
I will miss you.

:cry:
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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:36 PM
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267. Awww no....
A voice for truth and justice has been silenced. Oh God. I have loved her for years and years.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:37 PM
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268. Lost Buchwald and now Ivins. Sigh...
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thoughttheater Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:37 PM
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269. See Ivins at her satirical best
See Molly Ivins at her satirical best in a video called "The Dildo Diaries"...here:

www.thoughttheater.com
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:40 PM
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270. Making A Long Overdue Mamogram Appt, Per Molly's Order!
I'll miss you Miss Molly...

PS -- Ladies I know the time flies and it's a hassle to get these things but do it for Molly -- she ordered us to!
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antonialee839 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:41 PM
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271. Goodbye beautiful lady, the world is a bit more lonely
without you. Keep a watch on this screwed up world from heaven, and if you have some time, please come haunt you know who.
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:42 PM
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272. What will we do without her
We are all poorer now.
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:43 PM
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273. I am so sorry and she will be greatly missed
for her wisdom and wit.

Molly Ivins has always held a very special place in my heart.

:salute:
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candice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:44 PM
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274. A bit of Molly Ivin's brilliance...what we have lost!
After the last Presidential election, Molly Ivins wrote:

Do you know how to cure a chicken-killin' dog? Now, you know you cannot keep a dog that kills chickens, no matter how fine a dog it is otherwise.

Some people think you cannot break a dog that has got in the habit of killin' chickens, but my friend John Henry always claimed you could. He said the way to do it is to take one of the chickens the dog has killed and wire the thing around the dog's neck, good and strong. And leave it there until that dead chicken stinks so bad that no other dog or person will even go near that poor beast. Thing'll smell so bad the dog won't be able to stand himself. You leave it on there until the last little bit of flesh rots and falls off, and that dog won't kill chickens again.

The Bush administration is going to be wired around the neck of the American people for four more years, long enough for the stench to sicken everybody. It should cure the country of electing Republicans.

And at least Democrats won't have to clean up after him until it is real clear to everyone who made the mess.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:51 PM
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278. Lord, I hope that is the cure.
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 09:52 PM by Kurovski
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:56 PM
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281. I sure hope that God's a Democrat!!!
And he better be on his best behavior or there will be HELL to pay....lol!
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:46 PM
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275. Godspeed, Molly, to your next great adventure
Those of us still at the station will miss you terribly.
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:49 PM
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277. May The Goddess Write Her Name On The Wind
and take her into her arms. Molly, you've given us so much. You will be missed - but not by Duh-bya!

Why do I have this vision of Molly and Ann Richards whooping it up in the Summerland?
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:53 PM
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279. RIP Ms. Ivins. I am forever indebted to you for telling me the truth about Bush in
"Bushwhacked".

You were nothing short of amazing and worthy of emulation... :cry:

:patriot:
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 09:56 PM
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280. She's with her sister Ann Richards
Right here...



Photo courtesy of Danny Burk...

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catabryna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:09 PM
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286. Awwwww...
Texas Bluebonnet and Texas Indian Paintbrush... Perfect choice! :thumbsup:
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:12 PM
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293. Thanks
She was a great political satirist.

Texas ledge...
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:02 PM
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283. I have three books of hers she autographed for me personally.
I will cherish her and them forever.
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joe6565 Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:07 PM
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284. rest in peace
Rest in peace Dear Molly
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long_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:10 PM
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287. Just found out when I turned on the computer
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 10:11 PM by long_green
When I wasn't seeing her columns on workingforchange.com at the regular times, I was wondering what was up as I knew she had been sick....so I'm not very surprised.
Molly spent too much time taking down the words of colorful Bubbas and not enough time talking to us in her own voice; when she did...man. I do have to remember one of them, though. Molly once quoted a stalwart from the "Texas Lege" who began a diagnosis of a political situation by saying, "the way I see the problem, if there is a problem, which I deny."
America is less of a good place if we don't do everything we can to live up to her advice which was...get involved. Get involved and fight those who would use our heritage to line their pockets, to make people afraid, and to hurt others.

Thanks Molly. Thank you for telling me about Robert Sherrill and everything else.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:10 PM
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288. Bless you Molly.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:11 PM
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290. Oh my Zeus, I love her so much !!1 I love you, Molly!!1 n/t
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melissinha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:11 PM
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291. rip dear Molly
Here's her hometown's page *Austin American Statesman)

http://www.statesman.com /

:cry:
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:12 PM
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292. That's so sad.
I will miss her. :cry:
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:12 PM
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294. The Human Comedy was Molly's beat
Molly will be so missed. How she managed to keep that clear-eyed sense of humor I'll never know.

She saw the truth of the matter in politics, yet always (or almost always) saw the cosmic humor in it too.

Rest well, dear lady. How we will miss your wit.

Hekate

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SusanaMontana41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:14 PM
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296. Crushing news
:cry:

We need her now more than ever.
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Anywho6 Donating Member (458 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:14 PM
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297. Drinking a toast to Molly right now
She was a tremendous woman and writer. God bless her.
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:15 PM
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298. RIP Molly
:cry:
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Thaddeus Donating Member (291 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:16 PM
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299. She was a beautiful, fearless, and truly good
human being. Utterly one-of-a-kind. She will be sorely missed.
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SoCalDemGrrl Donating Member (786 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:16 PM
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300. She will be sorely missed- a wonderful person. Very sad. :(
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harpboy_ak Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:16 PM
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301. RIP Molly
You did a great job going after all manners of political fools and foolery, and you knew that a quotable joke could do far more damage than a shiv between the ribs!

Molly, ya did a great job when the Nick Begich Scholarship fund brought you to Alaska, and all of us Alaska Dems fed you stories of Alaska political hijinks to rival those of Texas, and you made them into your own jokes and unleashed them upon unsuspecting Alaska pols who richly deserved them.

We'll miss you, Molly, from all corners of the country. You used your screwball sense of irony to speak truth to power, and we all loved you for it.

RIP, Molly. We'll try to soldier on. At least Jim Hightower is left to carry on the tradition of Texan political humor, mining the rich treasure trove of the unabashedly corrupt Texas lege.

And folks, if you haven't already done so, do what Molly wanted: Send a postcard to Bill Moyers (find address at pbs.org) and urge him to run for President. HE could get elected in a heartbeat, and could beat ANY Repugnican.

"Passing a tax cut that gives 42.5 percent of the cut to the wealthiest 1 percent of the citizens is, in fact, class warfare."
--- Molly Ivins

"The state of the union is that money talks and public policy is sold to the highest bidder."
--- Molly Ivins
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:17 PM
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302. very, very, sad....n/t
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:17 PM
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303. What a lady. What a LIFE.
First Art Buchwald and now Molly Ivins. One by one, we're losing those who have made us chortle - and think - during these dark times.

She has left a huge hole in the heart of the nation. We are all a less enlightened people with her passing.

RIP Molly, and God bless you. You spoke truth to power, and we loved you for it. :cry:
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Independent_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:28 PM
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310. RIP Molly.
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 10:32 PM by Independent_Liberal
You will be missed.

:(
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:30 PM
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311. Peace, Molly, You will be missed.
:(
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:30 PM
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312. This has just broken my heart.
I loved her so much and her columns never failed to be both humorous and right on target and she will be sadly missed.

:cry:
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:31 PM
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313. Farewell sweet soul.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:37 PM
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314. Thanks for Everything Molly
Sorry you had to go so soon.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:37 PM
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315. A picture of Molly from happier times


This is Molly Ivins posing with ginbarn on June 18, 2005 at DemocracyFest in Austin, TX.

We will miss you desperately, Molly. Godspeed.
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Henryman Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:43 PM
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319. She is an inspiration
About 7 or 8 years ago I stumbled across one of her columns, and all of a sudden I felt like the we had a connection and I was listening to my best friend. I believe she is now part of many of us.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:54 PM
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330. Welcome to DU!
:hi:

And now, it's time for us to pick up where Molly left off. Glad to have you along for the journey.
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FredStembottom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:41 PM
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317. just...
:cry:
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Diane R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:41 PM
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318. So sad. May she rest in Peace.
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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:43 PM
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321. RIP Molly
We will miss your wit and wisdom.

peace~
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:44 PM
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:44 PM
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322. Rest in Peace, Molly. You are missed. But, rest assured that
we will do you proud. Condolences to the Ivins family and friends.
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:45 PM
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323. We Are Blessed
That she spoke and walked among us we are blessed.

She is the rare soul that knew her goal in life, not only reaching it but decorating its existence with joy.

Thank you Molly and farewell for now. :dem:
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:46 PM
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324. A very, very sad day
She was a great patriot and leading voice of the progressive community whose passion, honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, dedication and commitment served as an inspiration and a guiding light for liberals and progressives everywhere. Her columns and books did much to educate both me and countless thousands around the globe about the true nature of Texas politics and the true character of George W Bush and she tried to warn the nation and world about him before it was too light. She was a great visionary and educator who succeeded in effectively communicating her point of view with succinct wit, humour and accuracy. It was a pleasure and a privilege to read her columns when I had the chance to do so and she was one of the few authors who could have me laughing hysterically while at the same time reminding me of how deadly sober the state of American politics is today. She was a true, passionate and courageous patriot who stood up for her beliefs and values until the very end

I cannot even begin to convey the depth of my sadness. My deepest and most sincere thoughts, prayers, condolences and heartfelt sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Molly Ivins and all those who knew and loved her.

Rest in peace Molly Ivins. We love you and we will miss you a lot
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:48 PM
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325. Words can't be spoken
Another great Texan taken. Ann and now Molly. In a strange way, it almost seems fitting.

I already miss you, Molly!
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:48 PM
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326. Can you hear them?
Molly and Ann Richards having a great time ripping bush several new ones.

RIP Molly and Ann we miss you both.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:49 PM
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328. damn.
I was afraid that was coming. Fair winds and following seas, Molly.
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ChazII Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:51 PM
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329. Rest in Peace n/t
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Glorfindel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:54 PM
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331. "She should have died hereafter...
there would have been a time for such a word." Only 62; what a shame, what a shame. "Out, out, brief candle," indeed. :cry:
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:18 PM
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345. from one of the world's best writers to another, across the centuries
I'll miss her so much. Just knowing that, whenever Shrub did something craptiously bad and wrong, at least there'd be a great column from Molly about it made the evening news easier to bear.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:56 PM
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333. A beautiful light has gone out, many were illuninated by it
We must continue to spread the FLAME.


RIP.

:cry: :loveya: O8)
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:57 PM
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334. I will remember reading her columns as I sat in my Mom's kitchen.
Both of them are gone now but they were both dedicated liberals and changed many, many lives for the better while they were here. Molly will now be watching us from above, perhaps, and I hope we can make her happy by making this a better country.
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Pendrench Donating Member (729 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:58 PM
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335. She made us laugh and she made us think - what a combination, what a woman.
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NinetySix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:58 PM
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336. Thank you for everything, Molly.
n/t
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Tekla West Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 10:58 PM
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337. Put a candle in the window
She was one of a kind in a world full of 'just me too' types. A real American Original. Unlike Miss Ann she never took herself as being the last word, or the be all and end all - she saw the humor in herself first, and other later, which made her a laugh riot. I spend a night in Austin having a few beers with her. Damn good night that was. I will miss her so much.
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Nostradammit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:00 PM
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338. Thanks, Molly, for standing up to the bastards
and giving them hell. We are in your debt.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:00 PM
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339. so sorry to hear this. this is my belated thank you to molly for all
she did and helped to do. we all appreciated her work. and we'll miss her.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:02 PM
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340. She had the guts to speak the truth about "Shrub"
Way before anyone else.
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:06 PM
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341. She coined that name too
May she rest in peace. :( :cry:
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Vadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:11 PM
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342. RIP Molly! We will miss you so much for your clarity and humor..
and just downright truth on all issues to which you spoke! We love you so much Molly and you will be so sorely missed by us!

I am heartbroken!

:cry:
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Rene Donating Member (758 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:12 PM
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343. I've gotta ask where would we be if Molly had NOT endorsed shrub in 1999.
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Contrite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 02:00 AM
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386. Huh? n/t
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lies and propaganda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:16 PM
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344. heartbreaking...
RIP to a lovely, courageous woman.
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:18 PM
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346. RIP.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:19 PM
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347. Statement from The Texas Observer (obituary follows)
Published on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 by the Texas Observer

Molly Ivins, 1944-2007

Statement from The Texas Observer (obituary follows)

To Our Readers and Friends


Molly Ivins left her editor's chair at The Texas Observer more than 30 years ago and went on to play a larger stage. But she never left us behind. She remained convinced that Texas needed a progressive, independent voice to call the powerful to account and to stand up for the common folk. She kept our voice alive. More than once, when the paper was on the brink of insolvency, she delivered speeches and gave us the honorariums. She donated royalties from her best-selling book Shrub to keep the doors open. Her determination and efforts sustained the Observer as a magazine, as a family, and as a community.

Molly was a hero. She was a mentor. She was a liberal. She was a patriot. She was a friend. And she always will be. With Molly's death we have lost someone we hold dear. What she has left behind we will hold dearer still.

Despite her failing health, and an impending ice storm, Molly insisted on being driven to the Observers most recent public event in early January so she could thank our supporters.

Observer writers are useful, she explained to the crowd, in much the same way as good hunting dogs. Turn them loose, let them hunt. When they return with their prey, pat them on the head, say a few words of praise, and set them loose to hunt again.

For the time being, The Texas Observer's web site will be dedicated to remembering Molly, her work, her wit, her contributions to the political discourse of a nation. We invite readers to submit their own thoughts and recollections, to say a few words of praise.

Then, we will return to the hunt.

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines07/0131-08.htm


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bookman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:20 PM
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348. This Texan...
..was proud that Molly was from Texas.

She warned us about GWB early on.

She was a terrific writer and a terrific lady.

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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:20 PM
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349. I would like to think that she is watching over us..
no longer in pain...
no longer struggling...

in a higher plain...

She will be sorely missed...

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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:20 PM
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350. Sad to hear....
:(
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:21 PM
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351. Rest in Peace. You will be greatly missed. :(
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:22 PM
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353. Thank you, Molly, for all your humor and its underlying serious concern
You were one of the bright spots in the dismal years of both Bush administrations.

You made us laugh and think.

I hope you and Ann Richards and Barbara Jordan are together dishing about Texas and national politics.

We'lll miss you.

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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:26 PM
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354. The world was a better place because of her.
We will miss you, Molly!
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MaineYooper Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:28 PM
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355. the world is a little darker tonight. what a loss.
Edited on Wed Jan-31-07 11:29 PM by MaineYooper
62 is way too young.

We all should aspire to honor her memory with our actions- fight for honesty, decency, and truth, and do it with style (the Molly way)!

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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:35 PM
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356. Only 62. Oh, Molly, how you made us laugh! We'll miss you.
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Treclo Donating Member (137 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:38 PM
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358. How sad for us all!
Like so many others, Molly was a real inspiration to me. 8 or 9 years ago I picked up one of her books-on-tape from a bargain bin at Blockbuster, and it is no exaggeration to say that my life has never been the same. She spurred me to take a bigger interest in politics than I ever had before, she educated me every week, and ALWAYS kept me laughing. I only wish I could have seen her live, (or better yet, met her). I owe her a huge debt in my own evolution.

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:40 PM
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359. We loved her
:patriot: :patriot:
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:41 PM
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360. Rest In Peace Molly baby, you were one of the greatest.
I loved reading your wit & humor.
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Peggy Day Donating Member (859 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:42 PM
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361. I just recently sent an email to my newspaper, because of Molly Ivins
I knew she had cancer, and had reduced her columns, but my newspaper, The Contra Costa Times, was getting really sporadic in presenting her column. I was able to find current articles on the internet when they said they had nothing (this happened quite a few times), so I wrote them. Anyway, I will really miss her.
She had a way with words.

Rest in peace, you've done good Molly.
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stonecoldsober Donating Member (411 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:45 PM
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362. So sad. May she rest in peace. She was a patriot.
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varun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:45 PM
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363. She had a way with words
I enjoyed reading her articles. I will miss her

:cry:
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FredScuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 11:47 PM
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364. God bless you, Molly
My sky is crying tonight. Godspeed in your travels...you've given me more enjoyment than a deluge in mid-summer. Thank you.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:28 AM
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365. sentiments from "across the pond"
You're a national treasure, Molly.
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gordontron Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:28 AM
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366. crap man
she made me smile during the worst of it...
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:28 AM
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367. What a sad loss, she will be missed. RIP, great lady! nt
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:30 AM
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368. RIP, Molly, and god bless you for telling the truth.
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:31 AM
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369. Hail and Farewell, Molly Ivins.
I'll miss those one-liners, but you're probably sharing some new ones with Ann Richards right now.

:toast: :patriot: :toast:
O8) O8) O8)
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slj0101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:41 AM
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370. She helped deepen my indoctrination in to all things lib'rul.
Before that, I was a wishy-washy left-o-centrist. Then I read "Bushwacked" in 2004.

Rest in Peace...
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vietnam_war_vet Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:44 AM
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371. Damn, she'll be so missed....
My wife, a native Texan, and I were both long-time, faithful readers of Molly. As a word-smith and satirist, she was hard to beat. God sure got a good 'un. RIP, Molly. -- Michael
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ToolTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:48 AM
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372. Rest now, Molly. We are so much richer for having known you.
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rhiannon55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:53 AM
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373. Thank you sweet Molly
You were brave and funny and compassionate, and you taught me so much about life and politics. I love you and I will miss you so much. :patriot: :loveya: O8)
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:56 AM
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374. Aw man...
:cry: I was fortunate enough to see her at a Progressive Forum event last year, and she was lovely and hilarious. Her passing is a great loss for us all.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:56 AM
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375. Carry it on
There's a man by my side walking
There's a voice within me talking,
There's a voice, within me saying,
Carry on, carry it on.

They will tell their empty stories,
Send their dogs to bite our bodies,
They will lock us up in prison,
Carry on, carry it on.

When you can't go on any longer,
Take the hand, hand of your brother,
Every victory brings another,
Carry it on, carry it on.

Carry on, carry it on.

There's a man by my side walking
There's a voice within me talking,
There's a voice, within me saying,
Carry on, carry it on.
Carry it on, carry it on.
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UCLA Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:58 AM
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376. So very sad.
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subterranean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 01:15 AM
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377. Rest in peace, Molly.
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Orrin_73 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 01:22 AM
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378. Rest In Peace Molly
will miss you!
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swimmernsecretsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 01:29 AM
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379. NO NO NO NO
I can't believe this! I just read this right now. Bye, Molly. I love you.

fuck dammit I'm so upset.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 01:33 AM
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380. R.I.P. Molly we'll miss you greatly
:cry:
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Kixel Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 01:48 AM
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381. Irreplaceable
Mollys wit came from wisdom. Rest in peace!
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blackspade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 01:49 AM
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382. Truly sad.
She was a great lady and a fantastic writer.
She will be sorely missed.
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SleeplessinSoCal Donating Member (710 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 01:52 AM
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383. I've been dreading this day
She died way too young and took with her the kind of wit that kept us going. I'd heard she was fighting for a long time. And that she'd been released from the hospital only days ago.

My hope is that she and Ann Richards are sharing some giggles right now.
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_Wayne_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 01:53 AM
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384. I love Molly
Her writing inspired me to write, and be an activist. I'll miss her columns.
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 01:56 AM
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385. "Fish gotta swim, and hearts gotta bleed."
We'll miss you, Molly. Sorely.
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 02:01 AM
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387. R.I.P.
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BadGimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 02:21 AM
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388. What would Molly want us to do?
Anyone know of a favorite cause of Molly's?

I know my question is simplistic but I am serious.

Thx.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 02:57 AM
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391. I don't know if you would consider this a "cause", but Molly's
passion was fighting the good fight for "we the people."

IMHO, the best thing we can do to honor Molly is to do whatever we can to carry that passion on. To pay attention to what those in government, be they Dems or Repubs or Independents, are doing.

One of her last requests was that we fight the surge in Iraq. Do what you can to fight it.

And do what you can to fight bad government, no matter who's running the show.

And do it in Molly's name, and in the name of every good person in this country. And do it for yourself, too.
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RadiDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 02:32 AM
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389. Give 'em hell in heaven Molly - Love ya
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budkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 02:46 AM
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390. Jesus, I didn't even know she had cancer...
This is just fucking awful... rest in peace Molly.
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ordinaryaveragegirl Donating Member (853 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 03:22 AM
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393. RIP Molly - Thank you for all you've done
Your voice may be silent now (and much too soon), but your words will ring true for a very long time. You helped open a lot of people's eyes, and got to see the result of that this past election. Thank you for bringing truth and a voice of reason to a country that so badly needed both. People like you are what true Democracy is all about. You will be truly, truly missed.

:cry: :cry: :cry:
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 04:03 AM
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394. Well I really couldn't be more depressed
She was easily the best columnist ever, and easily the best thing to come out of Texas.

Fuckin' hell.
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intaglio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 04:30 AM
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395. I only recently found out about her
and from what I read she might have liked this from Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.



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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 05:40 AM
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396. Such sad news to wake up to. For years I have been educated and
entertained by her writing. She had a knack of being witty and imparting knowledge at the same time, in a way that I another of my faves did, Mike Royko. I miss him and I'll miss her too.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 06:51 AM
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397. I am profoundly saddened
by the news. I've been a fan for so long. She's irreplaceable. Not ONE of today's "journalists" has her moxie.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 07:03 AM
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398. Rest in Peace Molly
I bet she's got God in stiches right about now.

:cry:
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 07:08 AM
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399. Terrible news
She was the best. RIP, Molly.
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JulieAnnJ Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 07:17 AM
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400. What a Loss!
Molly Ivins was so strong and brave. She never shied away from speaking truth to power. I will miss her wit and wisdom and wise-cracking humor. She was truly one of the best!
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 07:43 AM
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401. Very sad - wish she could have lived to see Shrub run out of town. nt
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 07:49 AM
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402. I'd like to think that somewhere over Texas, she's attending one great BBQ
And Ann Richards handed her a plate.

You done good, Molly. Farewell.
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westerebus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 07:55 AM
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403. Truly.
Semper Fidelis!
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 07:56 AM
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404. ooooooh shit.
I've really enjoyed Molly's writing, her great wit and personality.

I will miss her greatly.

Thanks for being you, and for all you gave and shared with us, Molly.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:01 AM
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405. we've lost a powerful and eloquent voice for our side . . . RIP, Molly . . . n/t
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:16 AM
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407. The stars at night
won't seem as bright----deep in the heart of Texas. Missing you already Molly. God speed and prayers of comfort for your family.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:21 AM
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408. There are no words
Rest In Peace, Ms. Ivins. :cry: :patriot:
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Surya Gayatri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:24 AM
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409. Let's carry on her memory
by continuing her struggle. She was one great lady and patriot--and her rapier wit truly was mightier than the sword. Rest well, Molly. SG
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:30 AM
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410. RIP
God bless her, what a hard job she had, but I'm sure she loved it.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:32 AM
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411. I am watching her on Democracy Now right now
through my tears
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JacksonWest Donating Member (561 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:34 AM
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412. God speed and God bless. You WERE the heart of Texas.
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Puglover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:37 AM
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413. Damn
They are gonna have so much fun in heaven. I loved her. I'll bet Ann Richards is waiting for her with a cocktail all ready.
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jackster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:43 AM
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414. The world is a little darker today
without Molly Ivins' illuminating wit, intelligence, and dedication.

go in peace Molly - we will carry on in your name and in your spirit
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:45 AM
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415. We have lost such a strong voice....
she will be missed more than I can imagine.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:47 AM
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416. By far my favorite writer
God speed to you
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wizstars Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:58 AM
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417. Rest In Peace, dear Molly. We'll keep an eye on the shrubbery for ya.
Now my flag WILL go to half-staff.
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connecticut yankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 09:00 AM
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418. RIP, Molly
You will be missed.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 09:02 AM
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419. They announced it on the "Today" show.
It is sad, she was such a great writer and had an amazing wit.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 09:04 AM
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420. Since she was a Willie fan....
Someday when we meet up yonder
We'll stroll hand in hand again
In the land that knows no parting
For blue eyes crying in the rain.


It's raining here in Houston.



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Dracos Donating Member (318 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 09:10 AM
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421. So sorry to hear the news she was a great lady
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 09:13 AM
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422. Molly represented the essence of good citizenship and patriotism by exposing governmental lies,
waste, fraud, illegality, unconstitutionality and inhumanity. Those in the media who aid and abet, cover up, fail to investigate and report the same are the essence of hypocrisy, poor citizenship, breach of faith and unpatriotic activity.
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Minnesota_Lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 09:22 AM
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423. Say hello to Ann Richards for me, Molly. Miss ya both.
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:12 PM
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424. A wonderfull human
I hope shrub,pay his respect. She was the one that gave him the name shrub.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:26 PM
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425. Molly made me feel less alone. Goodbye sweetie. n/t
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Snellius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:26 PM
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426. Adios, Molly
Edited on Thu Feb-01-07 01:05 PM by Snellius
You will always be alive and laughing in all our hearts.
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Naipes Donating Member (175 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:28 PM
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427. It's a sad day in America.
Guess I'll add my name to this tribute too.

I'm going to miss reading her insights.



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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:34 PM
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428. _
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:51 PM
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429. I'll miss her wit and wisdom
may she be long remembered.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 01:05 PM
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430. The Houston Chronicle has photo gallery....
Molly was an intern there while attending college.



Her column ran in The Houston Post. When the Chronicle bought the Post & closed it down unceremoniously, all Post columnists & comic strips went to the Chronicle.

Except for Molly Ivins. Even though she was brought up in Houston, her columns weren't available in a local paper.

http://chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4516780.html



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Minnesota_Lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 01:42 PM
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431. Pix of Molly in her famous red maxi-coat when she worked in Minneapolis..
Edited on Thu Feb-01-07 02:01 PM by Minnesota_Lib

Reporter Molly Ivins modeled her new red maxicoat on a downtown Minneapolis street in October 1969. Even my worst enemies have never accused me of being style-conscious, she wrote. I honest to God bought the thing because I wanted a warm coat. Id suffered through two Minneapolis winters in my sisters friends car coat before I saved enough money out of my munificent reporters salary to be able to buy a real Yankee coat.
________________________________________________

And here is a link to an example of Molly's early published stories in the Minneapolis Tribune where she worked the police beat (her first full-time reporting job). She became rather well-known and the police department even named their new pet pig "Molly" after their favorite newbie police reporter.


Rubin, Crowd Zero In On Honeywell

By MOLLY IVINS
Minneapolis Tribune Staff Writer

More than 3,500 people roared to their feet and cheered last night after Jerry Rubin screamed, Were gonna make Honeywell stop makin bombs and go back to makin honey!

A little off, but right on, commented one Honeywell Project leader behind the speakers stand.

Rubin was the last in a series of rousers at the big yippie-rad-pacifist pep rally last night at Macalester College stadium to get ready for the action at the annual stockholders meeting today of Honeywell, Inc.

Honeywell Project, a long-term action group dedicated to getting the nations 18th-largest defense contractor out of the armaments business, has worked with Proxies for People to get anti-war sympathizers inside the stockholders meeting as legitimate shareowners.


full story at http://www.startribune.com/blogs/oldnews/?p=126
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Texaroo Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 02:20 PM
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432. I am devastated...
My parents were subscribers to the Texas Observer, so I read Molly almost from the time I could read. Molly was a former neighbor in Austin, and I used to run into her in the local park - she was one of the reasons I chose to live in that particular area.

Molly (and Ann Richards) represented that little sliver of Texas politics that is almost forgotten, but that makes me proud. Rush and Sean and the later pretenders of rightist talk radio pale in comparison of wit and intellect - Molly could (and did) kick their asses, column by column, and shoved stillettos so sharp that the guffaws could almost cover the pain inflicted on the right side, while the blood loss was real.

Miss you, Molly.

"I dearly love the state of Texas, although I consider that a minor perversion, and I only discuss it with consenting adults." - MI
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 02:37 PM
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433. RIP, Ms. Molly.
We have truly lost a champion. :cry:
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confludemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 02:51 PM
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434. She explained the journey we were on, w/her incisive wit like no one else could
didn't mince words, didn't talk around or lessen the gravity of it, but always left us with some belief that we could fix it. It has been a terrible time in America that she was forced to confront with her writing. Too bad she couldn't live to see it hopefully get better.

I began reading her in the aftermath of the 1994 election, for solace in some way, I guess because she chronicled so well the foibles and stupidities of those who took over in Congress after that and did it with style and humor, but always in a way befitting a reporter who had once covered small-time criminals.

She went out of style for me because the anger wasn't there or there in enough force, I guess she was too nice for that.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 03:05 PM
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435. We lost one of the best
Edited on Thu Feb-01-07 03:08 PM by mvd
While we will miss seeing another witty and well-written column or book from her, we will cherish the work we have from her and carry out her legacy: to actively protest this illegal and immoral war.
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happydreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 03:12 PM
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436. Thanks Molly you never gave up.
:cry:
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 06:11 PM
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437. Big loss for America
Rest in peace, Molly.
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wizstars Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 06:15 PM
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438. GOD, give us men! (and women like Molly) A time like this demands
...Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
Men (and women like Molly) whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men (and women like Molly) whom the spoils of office can not buy;
Men (and women like Molly) who possess opinions and a will;
Men (and women like Molly) who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men (and women like Molly) who can stand before a demagogue
And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, (and women like Molly) sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty, and in private thinking;
For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds,
Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,
Wrong rules the land and waiting Justice sleeps.


--Josiah Gilbert Holland (as amended by wizstars)
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 06:37 PM
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439. Good-bye Molly! The world is a poorer place.
:loveya: :hi: :cry:

RIP beloved Molly.

--IMM
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BobTheSubgenius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:27 PM
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443. No one on the right...
...could even TOUCH her wit and grace. Precious few of them even had her tail lights in view.

"...not exactly bent double with intellect." How many write like that? Thoroughly skewered..but gently.

DAMN, am I going to miss her. So, so sad.

Godspeed, Molly...
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CrazyOrangeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:44 PM
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444. What a great quote!
Do you remember to whom that droll zinger was directed?
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 08:51 PM
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446. You will be missed Molly
Drats!
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AikidoSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 09:25 PM
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447. Molly Ivins is not dead. She is alive in all of us. Let's keep quoting her and keep her alive


forever




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BlueCollar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 09:28 PM
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448. I'm so sorry
I had the opportunity to meet and talk with her on occasion at several functions here in Texas...

I'll miss her...
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 10:20 PM
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450. Have you seen this?
Good tribute to Molly.

http://www.ibcsurvivors.org/molly.html

I will miss this gal. RIP

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 11:05 PM
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451. What horrible news.
She's already so very missed.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-02-07 06:43 AM
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452. Kick.
:kick:
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PhilipShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-02-07 06:43 AM
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453. ACLU Mourns Passing of Molly Ivins
ACLU (press release)
February 2, 2007
http://www.aclu.org/about/28226prs20070201.html


Leaders Remember Ivins as Good Friend and Heroic Supporter of Civil Liberties; Fund Established in Her Honor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: media@aclu.org


ACLU Mourns Passing of Molly Ivins

NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union today expressed its deep sorrow over the death of legendary journalist and columnist Molly Ivins, who passed away Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Ivins was a steadfast supporter of civil liberties, and a longtime friend of the ACLU.

We are deeply saddened by Molly Ivins death. She was a much-loved member of the ACLU family, and highly respected for her staunch commitment to the protection of individual freedoms. Her cutting wit, remarkable intellect and down-home wisdom will be terribly missed, said Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU. The ACLU is establishing the Molly Ivins Fund for Justice and Liberty in Ivins honor.

Nadine Strossen, President of the ACLU, added, Through her passionate and hard-hitting columns, Molly Ivins made an incalculable contribution to educating the public about civil liberties. Her absence will be sorely felt at the ACLU."

Throughout the years, Ivins has not only defended her own right to free speech, but also that of her political opponents. Ivins was dedicated to promoting racial justice, exposing discrimination, protecting a womans right to choose, and defending the rights secured to unpopular Americans by the Bill of Rights.

In recent years, Ivins, in her ever-folksy and acerbic style, used her columns to point out how the Bush administration, in the name of national security and patriotism, has infringed on Americans valued constitutional rights and usurped excessive power. Her appreciation for the ACLUs work in fighting off these assaults is best understood from her own pungent words. In a July 2005 column, she wrote: We suffer the worst attack on this country since Pearl Harbor, and the Bush administration sends the FBI after the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU exists to protect every citizens rights as defined in the Bill of Rights in the Constitution of the United States. The ACLU works solely through the legal system: It does not advocate violence, terrorism or any other damn thing except the Bill of Rights. Since when is that extremist? We are living in a time when our government is investigating an organization that stands for the highest and best American ideals.

In an interview for a documentary on the ACLU, Ivins, commenting on the importance of freedom of religion and the concept of the separation of church and state, recognized the ACLUs unrelenting persistence in defending that ideal: That principle," she said, "is so important that its worth being a pain in the ass about. And thats what the ACLU is.

Ivins not only supported the ACLUs principles, but also worked tirelessly to benefit the organization. She spoke at countless affiliate dinners, and at one point resolved to do something for the ACLU at least once a month. She held a special place in the heart of the ACLU of Texas, Ivins home state. Molly was a huge supporter of civil liberties and a national icon and she will be mourned by many. But at the ACLU of Texas, today were deeply saddened that we lost a neighbor and a friend, said Will Harrell, Executive Director of the ACLU of Texas and a close friend of Ivins.

Molly Ivins legacy will never be forgotten at the ACLU, said Romero. She would travel the country speaking to ACLU audiences - bringing laughter and clarity during some very troubling times. Like our founder, Roger Baldwin, who believed in the ACLU's work out there, Molly believed in speaking to the grass roots. She was one-of-a-kind, but we will continue to do the important work that would make her proud. And we will laugh at ourselves, as she would have wanted from us.

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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-02-07 08:01 AM
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454. Thank you Molly. Hats off to sweetheart.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-02-07 09:38 AM
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455. Molly's wit and wisdom will be deeply missed. Godspeed, Molly.
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-02-07 10:00 AM
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456. I'm Thinking Back To Around 1970 Or So......

...when Molly Ivins came by the Tejas Club at the University of Texas at Austin one evening and spoke to a small bunch of callow undergrads, myself thankfully included. As editor of the "Observer" at the time, she'd already attained local rock star status. After that evening I was a permanent fan of hers, and her passing on isn't going to change that. God bless her.

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hopefull Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-02-07 10:52 AM
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457. Rest In Peace Molly
:grouphug: One that touched so many.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-02-07 07:18 PM
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458. A toast to Molly for all she did for our country...
:toast:

Rip dear Molly.
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