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Get Well Soon, Molly

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Posted on Jan 31, 2007
Molly Ivins
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Fans of Molly Ivins have probably noticed that her work has been absent from this page and others in recent weeks. Unfortunately, Molly’s battle with cancer has forced her to take a break from her crusade against the war. Our thoughts and hearts are with her at this difficult time.

If you need a fix, you can read some of Molly Ivins’ indomitable wit here.

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By Lorenzo, January 31, 2007 at 5:34 pm Link to this comment
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Have just seen on breaking news that Molly Ivins has died in Texas.  What a terrible loss for the progressive left to not have her measured, clear voice calling us to action.  I heard her once say in an interview, “things that matter don’t get done just sittin’ on your ass, get up and and do something”.  Thank you Molly!!!

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By xdoi, January 31, 2007 at 5:20 pm Link to this comment
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Proof that there is no Dog:

Molly is gone and the Shrub isn’t.

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By darcelink, January 31, 2007 at 5:10 pm Link to this comment
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R.I.P. dear molly, with love

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By peter, January 31, 2007 at 3:58 pm Link to this comment
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Dear Molly, I certainly hope and pray you are comfortable and not in pain. and that you recover soon. I want to tell you that my 84 year-old mother suffers from senile dementia and often has no idea who my brother, sister, and I are. However, whenever we mention your name she she gets a sly smile on her face and says, “Oh, I love her.”
My mother spent much of her life fighting for racial equality and common sense. These last years you have been a balm and beacon for her, as you have for so many of us. God Bless you.

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By kathy sullian, January 31, 2007 at 3:56 pm Link to this comment
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Dear Molly, please get well soon, my right wing community newspaper has been filling your usual column with right wing propaganda.  I cannot believe their gall.  Please, please get well, we need your voice.

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By Jane, January 31, 2007 at 3:37 pm Link to this comment
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Molly,
You are my hero and role model in the quest for political and social justice in these United States. My collegues and I here at school have gotten more laughs along with a real political education through reading your columns. We have been inspired to take a more active role in important issues. We love you. I personally want to thank you and wish you the very best. You are a real light in this world!

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By felicity, January 31, 2007 at 2:41 pm Link to this comment
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Molly, my 96-year old well-read, politically active mother has said to me more times than I can remember that if I, her daughter, wants to be politically informed and inspired, there’s no better way to get there than by reading Molly.  You go girl, Felicity

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By sharon ash, January 31, 2007 at 1:57 pm Link to this comment
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Dear Molly:  I hope you read these comments.  One, I want to say to you that you are one very special lady.  Two, I offer you the following healing prayer:  Say this prayer each morning when you first wake up and also just before you go to sleep at night.  Also, if you awake during the night, repeat the prayer until you drift back to sleep;  “Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit, pour the White healing light of God’s love in through the top of my head and let it flow through my body like warm soft butter.  Let the White healing light sit upon my skin so that it soaks into every pore of my body.  As I breathe, let me breathe the White healing light in so that it circulates throughout my body.  Let the White healing light find every cancer cell in my body and heal it.  Fill my body with whole, perfect and healthy cells.  Thank you for the healing.”  Please say this and expect to be healed.  Sent to you with love and prayers.

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By Heiderose Kober, January 31, 2007 at 1:09 pm Link to this comment
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Molly,

Thank you for your clear voice, your fearless heart, and your priceless wit.
As our beloved country plunged into manufactured darkness and dreadmills spun their lies, you became one of our shining lights, focusing your brilliant beam on all the dark corners where the rats plotted and plundered, not once intimidated or rendered mute by threats, accusations, or insults.

Molly, you are the model of what a true citizen of our country looks like.

May the Blessings Be.

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By faith, January 31, 2007 at 11:49 am Link to this comment
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Molly, We miss your articles, your wit and humor, and your passion for this nation.  Hope you get well soon.  You are extraordinary and America needs citizens such as yourself.  Citizens who are not afraid to speak out, and who do speak out with intelligence, good analysis, and hope.  Peace to you and your house.

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By lawlessone, January 31, 2007 at 11:14 am Link to this comment
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The fact that Molly Ivins is ill and George Bush is healthy proves once again that there is no justice or fairness in the world. 

[more irreverence at http://resistence-is-possible.blogspot.com and ]http://lawlessone.wordpress.com]

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By Clint, January 31, 2007 at 10:59 am Link to this comment
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Molly—

You are in our prayers. Love you.

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By Donna, January 31, 2007 at 9:56 am Link to this comment
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Our thoughts are with you Molly.  Here’s to you, girl, in your fight with this dreadful disease.

We have always enjoyed reading your no-nonsense columns.

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By DMK, January 31, 2007 at 8:58 am Link to this comment
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I wish you all the best Molly and will keep you in my prayers. We need people like you to help us fight against the lies and deceptions that try to sway the masses today. You are a breath of fresh air and I have always enjoyed your spirit. Fight hard and get back to us soon.

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By KISS, January 31, 2007 at 7:23 am Link to this comment
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Without privy to Molly’s sickness, I did feel something sinister was going on. I wish to thank you for the up-date and hope somehow you are able to send condolences and wishes for a rapid recovery, from her devotees. Molly’s acerbic wit has brought me many ouches as well as good-old-fashion belly laughs. Molly is an example of what real journalism is about. As a columnist she never crossed the line of truth with lies. While many enjoy false embellishments, never Molly. Molly get well and remember us that have come to love you.
john, oregon

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By Jane Kiser, January 31, 2007 at 6:25 am Link to this comment
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Hi Molly,

Your articles are great, and you need to Get Well soon so we can read more of “give’im hell”.

A Fan

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By Matthew, January 31, 2007 at 5:59 am Link to this comment
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I’ve enjoyed reading Molly Ivins’ columns for several years, and certainly hope she gets well soon.

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By Skruff, January 31, 2007 at 5:52 am Link to this comment
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Molly reminds us that Texas isn’t all Good-ole-boys, and fake Connecticut born Yahoos.  Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Ladybird Johnson, and Molly are real Texans…. The State could do worse.

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By TheProgressiveCurmudgeon, January 31, 2007 at 5:08 am Link to this comment
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No doubt, Molly, you are doing battle with cancer with the same urgency, integrity and courage that you bring to exposing the stupidity, hypocracy and perfidity of George Bush, Dick CHeney and other politicians.

May you win this battle and return to fight another day. Your readers need you. The country needs you. Even Texas needs you.

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