Molly Ivins is “raising hell” in heaven now, the Grand Dame has left us.
Molly Ivins has left this earth. But she will not be forgotten, not by me at least. Her sass, her spunk, her spirit all made Molly what she was, a fighter that stood up to the ‘good ol boyz’ in TX politics. Give Molly credit..standing toe to tow with the likes of Tom DeLay and all the other republicans who hated her with a passion.
My heart is breaking as I write this..she was a Grand Dame. I still can not think straight, my room is cold, I have goose bumps. Molly fought so hard, years of fighting her breast cancer and still writing her syndicated column, she refused to be cowed by this disease.
She was the one that referred to the President as the Shrub. I got it from her. It quickly became the only way I would refer to that sumbitch.
Over 400 newspapers subscribed her to column. One of her last columns has this quote:
"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!'"
Molly was a fighter to the end, promising to return and fight the good fight. That was a promise she couldn’t keep this time around. Usually 3 times is a charm..but not in Molly’s case. This was her third bout with breast cancer.
Molly raised hell with the best of them. She was humorous and at the same time biting and spot on..attacking those in power that didn’t take care of the powerless.
The following is from the Texas Observer when told of Molly’s death. Molly loved the T.O. and still raised money for them whenever she could,please visit their website for a glorious remembrance of Molly:
“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.”
Sleep well Grand Dame..I hope you get some great audiences up in heaven.
Another blogger over at BIO has turned me on to the following YouTube video entitled the "Dildo Diaries" its adult content as noted by the title..but its a laugh to hold you over if your sad right now. Molly explains Texas' sodomy laws..its a must see my dear reader.
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