Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Dear Molly is Gone

But not forgotten and won't be for many a year to come.

Molly Ivins passed away today at age 62. She was a gifted, funny and powerful voice for the progressive liberal people of this country. Her voice and humor will be sorely missed. She was a hell of a lady and this loss is gonna hurt. The people of Texas and we have lost two great ladies in very short order the other being Ann Richards. Thanks for everything, Molly. Your words will live for years.

Steve Bates at YDD has some links with more information with the Texas connection. Steve also posts the last paragraph of her last column which is significant in countless ways.

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 January 27. We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, "Stop it, now!"

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