Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Molly Ivins

August 30, 1944 – January 31, 2007

"I don't so much mind that newspapers are dying - it's watching them commit suicide that pisses me off.

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

"I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point -- race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.

"Texas is a low-tax, low-service state. The only depressing part is that, unlike Mississippi, we can afford to do better. We just don't.

"If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts.

"If ignorance ever goes to $40 a barrel, I want drillin' rights on [Dick Armey’s] head.

"Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention.

"I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag.

"There is no inverse relationship between freedom and security. Less of one does not lead to more of the other. People with no rights are not safe from terrorist attack."


  1. We sure could use Molly these days! Thanks for the post.


  2. indeed. a rare treasure. we are much the poorer without her presence. sorely missed by many.


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