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Another Progressive Powerhouse Is Lost.
January 31, 2007, 9:24 pm
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Molly Ivins died today at 62. The Nation‘s remembrance is particularly moving, and it ends with this quote that should inspire all of us rabblerousers:

“So keep fightin’ for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don’t you forget to have fun doin’ it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin’ ass and celebratin’ the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was.”

That’s two tough-talking, Bush-bashing Texas women we have lost in the last several months.  Kind of makes a girl start thinking about conspiracy theories and how in some states those damn Bushes just have their hands in every pot.*

I just hope Ann Richards and Molly Ivins continue to raise hell. Pun intended.

* I am not actually saying the Bush dynasty had a hand in these deaths. I’m just saying, I bet they’re not sad that two of their most outspoken critics can critique no longer.

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Molly Ivins will be sorely missed. She could turn a phrase like no one else. In her honor, my new blogging moniker will be “Swampcracker.”

Comment by Swampcracker

Notice how gracious, cordial, and respectful were the conservative commentators upon reading the news of her passing:
http://xnerg.blogspot.com/2007/01/rip-molly-ivins.html
Somehow, I think Molly would have grinned at pissing off so many people. And perhaps she would agree that the wingnut epithets were the best tribute of all.

Comment by Swampcracker

she was a badass. and in rememberance here’s one of my favs: http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/42585

Comment by maxwell

i cannot recommend maxwell’s link more. you must watch it though to the end. brilliant! thanks for the link.

Comment by professorplum

Agreed. Maxwell, that piece is utterly hilarious. The whole thing. But that zinger at the end really sums up her humor and her politics. She will be missed.

Comment by bean

OMG. I just watched it. What a shame we’ve lost that woman. What a great sense she had — of humor, of history, of justice.

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