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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Molly Ivins

Molly Ivins was a writer and humorist who got in the faces of anybody she didn't agree with -- and most particularly those in power in the United States -- for decades.  Her books and "op-ed" feature pieces in The New York Times and The Washington Post made her editors crazy with their raucous language, but made her readers grin from ear to ear.  Even as she was dying of breast cancer, Ivins was quoted as saying, "So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it.  Lord, let your laughter ring forth.  Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce.  And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."

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