Wednesday, January 31, 2007

An Unique Voice Gone..... Molly Ivins, God Rest.

Selected Molly Ivins Quotations

• The first rule of holes: when you're in one, stop digging.

• What you need is sustained outrage...there's far too much unthinking respect given to authority.

• The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion.

• Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.

• I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth.

• You can't ignore politics, no matter how much you'd like to.

• It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America.

• I am not anti-gun. I'm pro-knife. Consider the merits of the knife. In the first place, you have to catch up with someone in order to stab him. A general substitution of knives for guns would promote physical fitness. We'd turn into a whole nation of great runners. Plus, knives don't ricochet. And people are seldom killed while cleaning their knives.

• What stuns me most about contemporary politics is not even that the system has been so badly corrupted by money. It is that so few people get the connection between their lives and what the bozos do in Washington and our state capitols.

And my favorite.....

• It's like, duh. Just when you thought there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between the two parties, the Republicans go and prove you're wrong.


At 9:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I promise to be a broad with balls Molly, just like you.

At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like I said in the last thread, this was too hard to accept, despite knowing it was coming for some time.

Paddy, I'm with you.

And I wish I could be just like her.

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Jambon said...

Thanks for this tribute Paddy. That "pro-knife" quote is priceless!

There is also a nice little remembrance website where you can light a candle for Molly.

Molly was one of the columnists that really turned me on to progressivism as a young adult. Few writers could match her hilarious and witty style.

Molly's beautiful spirit will live on forever with all of us. <3

At 11:49 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Weeeeeeee bloggger suuuuuckkks...... sigh.

At 2:43 PM, Blogger Cliff in DC said...

Yea paddy, blogger does suck. But you are doing an awesome job navigating changes that would render me Bushian during SOTU

At 7:18 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Oh how I am going to miss Molly! She was a true patriot, IMO. I hope that she is never forgotten and it would be great if the Democrats would do a tribute to her at the Democratic Convention. She had the guts to say and write everything our Senators and Congressmen/women should have said.

At 12:47 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

I just posted this comment in the wrong thread, but it's still relevant:

Why am I suddenly appearing as "anonymous"? And why doesn't my Gravatar ever show up here?


Paddy, you're doing so much better than Blogger is!!

At 12:53 PM, Blogger Cliff in DC said...

Sorry gottalaff....this blogger stuff can be frustrating as hell, like what it must be like for George W. Bush to succesfully eat a pretzel.

We'll work it out...

At 8:38 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

HAHAHA! Yeah, Shrub has difficulty doing the simplest things. You know, like forming rational thoughts, that kind of stuff.


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