Miscellaneous musings from the perspective of a lefty (both senses) atheist with a warped sense of humor.

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I am a geek, but I do have some redeeming social skills. I love other people's dogs, cats, and kids. Snow sucks, but I'm willing to put up with it just to live in Madison.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Molly's Most Important Message

I was a great fan of Molly Ivins, the political essayist from Texas whose favorite sport was puncturing self-important balloons with her lacerating, acerbic humor. She was well informed, insightful, articulate, really funny, and relentlessly, devotedly humanitarian.

She wrote 11 books and countless newspaper columns. Her total output easily ran into the millions of words, ranging from the outrageously witty to the trenchant to the heart-breaking. None were more important than those that appeared in her 1999 column in which she announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She figuratively stared her readers straight in the eye and wrote

Get. The. Damn. Mammogram. NOW!

Molly Ivins (1944-2007), RIP

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


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