I just perused a fun website that my friend Suzanne introduced me to a few years ago. northernsun.com. Although I don’t agree with all the politics or philosophies of that site, I enjoy many of the quotes. I stumbled onto a quote by Molly Ivins (August 30, 1944 – January 31, 2007) and before I added it to my blog, I researched “Molly Ivins.” Fine, laugh if you want, but although I’ve heard heard her name, I only had a vague idea of who she was, what she did, and how she thought.
Since our niece, Krista, is about to embark on her second tour of duty in Iraq, I’ve become more vocal about this quagmire we call a war. People are being killed—many of whom are innocent of any wrongdoing; they are simply at the wrong place at the wrong time; not lucky enough to be a member of what Michael calls “The Lucky Sperm Club!” (My husband is quite the philosopher and, often when we travel and see how plush our live is compared to so much of this world, he’ll ponder why we are part of the “haves” and the people we visit are part of the “have nots!” Thus, he came up with the theory he labels “The theory of the Lucky Sperm Club”). Please keep Krista in your prayers and enjoy the Molly Ivins quotes below:
“I still believe in Hope – mostly because there’s no such place as Fingers Crossed, Arkansas.”
“I am not anti-gun. I’m pro-knife. Consider the merits of the knife. In the first palce, you have to catch up with someone in order to stab him. A general substitution of knives for guns would promote physical fitness. We’d turn into a whole nation of great runners. Plus, knives don’t ricochet. And people are seldom killed while cleaning their knives.”
“I know vegetarians don’t like to hear this, but God made an awful lot of land that’s good for nothing but grazing.”
“Next time I tell you someone form Texas should not be President of the United States, please pay attention.”
“The political fight over global warming is over, except for the Bush administration, which has some weird problem with science in gneral.”
“The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion.”
“It’s hard to convince people you are killing them for their own good.”
“We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders.”
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