SMALL FAVORS

Ivins, Molly

small favors Molly Ivins Eight TIMES in ElGht MontHs the PResident has AnN0Unced Healthy Anger Well gosh, what a festive political period we've been going through. The sight of a pod of United...

...Factoring in degree of difficulty, we feel that Charlie is still the all-time champion...
...We already have a politics of class in this countryŚwe have government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich...
...Things in a mess...
...Everywhere you go, it's like talking to readers of The Progressive...
...Besides, he took a can of underarm deodorant to the top of the tower with him because he didn't want to offend...
...The hazard is that anger so frequently gets misplaced in politics...
...Black...
...Random House has just published "Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She...
...No shit, Sherlock...
...Have you noticed that people are noticing these days...
...Folks are mad about the economy and health care and Congress and everything they should be mad about...
...Always optimistic to the point of idiocy, I find cause for cheer even in this winter of our discontent...
...And the folks on the bottom are getting screwed...
...Our only President vetoed an extension of unemployment benefits as the economy continued to slide gracefully toward depression...
...The speaker of the Texas House of Representatives got himself thrown into jail and some patriot in Killeen decided to reclaim the one-day indoor mass-murder record from California...
...it runs from top to bottom...
...They'll wave race in our faces again, and they'll wave the flag, too, but that pea is getting harder and harder to cover up...
...The political spectrum in this country doesn't run from right to left...
...When you preach that old-time populism, conservatives look at you as though they'd just smelled a fresh cowpie and say, with injured dignity, "Now you're introducing class into political debate...
...How much fun can anyone have...
...We may be edging up to an election where they can't get people to take their eyes off the shell with the pea under it...
...The sight of a pod of United States Senators on national television discussing penises, breasts, and pubic hair certainly added to the je ne sais quoi that makes us all so proud to be Americans...
...That's the kind of thoughtfulness we appreciate in our mass murderers...
...to time, while my compadres have been carrying on in their usual fashion...
...Strom Thurmond for poster child of the term-limitation campaign...
...Congress has further distinguished itself by bouncing checks and running out on restaurant tabs...
...I've been loping around on a book tour trying to persuade the rest of the country that Texas is actually a friendly, civilized place, albeit a trifle exuberant from time Molly Ivins, a columnist for the Dallas Times Herald, appears in this space every month...
...We've got a President who vetoed unemployment benefits in a recession, wants to give a tax cut to the richest people in the country, spends more money on military bands than he does on Head Start, and they think we're the ones injecting class into politics...
...many of the pieces originally appeared in The Progressive...
...a collection of her writing...
...Too bad that ol' dog still hunts, at least in Louisiana...
...Louisiana is apparently on the verge of electing as governor the Klan Kleagle who took the Dale Carnegie course...
...Cynicism, apathy, and disgust always seem to me perfectly rational responses to the state of American politics, but anger is much healthier...
...Blame Mr...
...Texas already held the one-day outdoor record: Charles Whitman bagged fifteen from the top of the University of Texas tower in 1966 without any automatic weapons...

Vol. 55 • December 1991 • No. 12


 
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