Frontier Former Editor

February 2, 2007

Rest in peace Molly, but make sure we don’t

Filed under: Uncategorized — Frontier Former Editor @ 12:40 am

One of the worst things that could have happened to this country did on Wednesday.

 Molly Ivins may not have been the reason I started in journalism, but she surely helped me develop the kinds of irony, skepticism and disrespect that all journalists need to have in these times.

Please, all of you remember this last graf from her last published column:

 “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. Raise hell. Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous. Make our troops know we’re for them and trying to get them out of there. Hit the streets to protest Bush’s proposed surge. If you can, go to the peace march in Washington on Jan. 27. We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, “Stop it, now!” 

And remember that Molly was a liberal in the grand tradition of centuries ago.

Even Dubya had to put out a statement (from the Washington Post):

“Molly Ivins was a Texas original,” Bush said in a statement. “I respected her convictions, her passionate belief in the power of words, and her ability to turn a phrase. She fought her illness with that same passion.”

Shame that worthless piece of dogshit didn’t bother to pay attention to what she was writing.

Thank you Molly.

And screw you, George W. Bush.

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7 Comments »

  1. A-FUCKING-MEN

    Comment by anna — February 2, 2007 @ 10:18 am

  2. I am with you on this one Fronty! We will miss Molly for sure… and… yeah, screw you GWB

    Comment by Kindness — February 2, 2007 @ 4:12 pm

  3. Couldn’t agree with you more. The world is a smaller, more boring and less just place without Molly. The least we can do is carry on her fight.

    Comment by raincoaster — February 2, 2007 @ 5:17 pm

  4. Why would anyone want to screw G W Bush……?

    Bet his wife doesn’t anymore!

    Comment by Whitesnake — February 5, 2007 @ 4:57 am

  5. oh… go listen to the latest show at the Prairie Home Companion archives. They sang a song in tribute to Molly. The Feb 3 show when they get it archived.

    Comment by Kindness — February 5, 2007 @ 4:41 pm

  6. “Shame that worthless piece of dogshit didn’t bother to pay attention to what she was writing.”

    I like your passion and strong conviction concerning GWB!

    I was watching clips of Molly on Free Speech TV last week. It’s sad that she’s gone.

    Comment by Paul — February 9, 2007 @ 4:40 pm

  7. […] the New York Observer article on Molly Ivins‘ NYC memorial service (via Gawker): The most poignant moments were provided by Eden Lipson, a […]

    Pingback by Molly Ivins on mortality « raincoaster — September 13, 2007 @ 6:43 pm


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