My good friend skippy has this about the passing of Molly Ivins:
sadly, molly succumbed to her illness at 62 years of age. msnbc:
more than 400 newspapers subscribed to her nationally syndicated column, which combined strong liberal views and populist-toned humor. ivins’ illness did not seem to hurt her ability to deliver biting one-liners.
“i’m sorry to say (cancer) can kill you, but it doesn’t make you a better person,” she said in an interview with the san antonio express-news in september, the same month cancer claimed her friend former gov. ann richards.
Sadly, he also has this:
slightly-related but disgusting: oh those hate-filled liberals in the blogosphere. why can't they learn how to be civil, like the conservatives. here's just a few of comments found on the message board at msnbc's piece on molly:i'm glad she is dead. that "thing" did nothing but spew the same old worn out left wing slogans.
the world is now a better place. oh when will cancer take care of hillary?!?!
a sad case -- she couldn't help being ugly and stupid, but she could have kept her mouth shut and her fingers off the keyboard. good riddance.
all that liberal anger and rage against those not like her neocommunist self decayed molly from the inside out. hate kills.
you see molly, when you are so full of hate, the cheap way you attacked the president, no wonder you got cancer.
the world is a better place without this vile witch!sorry that she died of cancer, but i'd have to make the observation that there is now one less whining, bleating liberal.
I dare anyone, anywhere, to find this level of hate anywhere in the loberal bloggersphere. This is what passes for snark in the Right-Wing world. This kind of shit!
To read Molly at her best, read this: