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What's that awful smell? (Ivins gone wild!)
The Buffalo News ^ | November 5, 2004 | Molly Ivins; Eleni121

Posted on 11/05/2004 2:52:27 PM PST by eleni121

Ivins writes:

Do you know how to cure a chicken-killin' dog? Now, you know you cannot keep a dog that kills chickens, no matter how fine a dog it is otherwise. Some people think you cannot break a dog that has got in the habit of killin' chickens, but my friend John Henry always claimed you could. He said the way to do it is to take one of the chickens the dog has killed and wire the thing around the dog's neck, good and strong.

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My response:

It puzzles me that with so much journalistic talent the Buffalo News continues to run Molly Ivins’ convoluted, highly partisan, and smear-laden opinions.

After wading through her murky chicken and dog analogy, Ivins wanders into the land of recriminations and outright hate. What can a reader learn from this type of immature reflection?

In her abject anger at the election results, Ivins blames “God, gays, and guns” for the misfortunes of the Democrats or as she prefers to call them the progressives. The reference to God is Ivins’ way of suggesting that Republicans actually vote their values. Last time I checked it is still legal for Americans to vote their values. As for “gays” it is the Democrats who injected the issue of one's private sex life into the debates…remember Kerry’s reference to Cheney’s daughter? I guess Ivins overlooked that. In her emotionally drained state she has also forgotten the Second Amendment in her reference to guns.

As for the “system” that George W. Bush stands for: I wonder if that system includes the tens of millions given to the Democrats by Soros and other giant corporations who supported Mr. Kerry? May I suggest also that in the interest of “progressive” politics Ms. Ivins lower her $20,000 plus asking price to speak at public gatherings to which she has been invited.

Ivins obviously is unaware that the progressives of the past and today are the Republicans. It is Republicans who are fully involved in reforming failed government programs, improving the lives of its citizens both here and abroad, and fulfilling the promise of America for all its citizens.

1 posted on 11/05/2004 2:52:30 PM PST by eleni121
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To: William Creel

She makes sense to me. How would like her wired around your neck?


3 posted on 11/05/2004 2:55:08 PM PST by Temple Owl (19064)
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To: William Creel

Apparently not...but her columns appear everywhere...hate filled, more appropriate to paranoiac publications, not "mainstream" media.

Maybe mainstream is no longer mainstream...


4 posted on 11/05/2004 2:56:26 PM PST by eleni121 (NO more reaching out!)
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To: eleni121

How about this honey ? Who would you take,Molly or Helen Thomas ?

5 posted on 11/05/2004 3:00:12 PM PST by kingattax
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To: eleni121

She needs John "Goose" Kerry strung around her neck for a week or so.


6 posted on 11/05/2004 3:00:13 PM PST by leftcoastlibertarian (Git me one them there huntn' licences)
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To: eleni121
I read the whole article and there is no mention of what a traitorous, back stabbing, morally corrupt candidate that America had as an alternative.

So I guess that they are going to continue their leftist, one world, baby killing, gay agenda.

So I will never surrender, I will never give up until my same age group is defeated. Special thanks to Winston of course!

7 posted on 11/05/2004 3:01:43 PM PST by rocksblues (No more Kerry, no more polls!)
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To: eleni121
Do you know how to cure a chicken-killin' dog?

Her politics aside, as a Southerner, I've always found her contrived efforts to be folksy and "down home" unbearable to read...
8 posted on 11/05/2004 3:05:24 PM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: eleni121
With apologies to Lynard Skynard:


"Oooh that smell?
Can't you smell that smell?
Oooh that smell!

The smell of death surronds her!"




Actually, knowing Molly Ivins, that smell is probably just an indication that it time for Molly to change her "Depends".
9 posted on 11/05/2004 3:06:25 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (Lets all see how many days Kerry shows up for his job in the Senate, NOW!!!)
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To: eleni121

Never fear. Its the likes of rhetoric put out by the Molly Irvins of this nation that drive more people to vote Republican. Let her drivel continue. Hollywood needs something to read.


10 posted on 11/05/2004 3:07:38 PM PST by taxesareforever
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To: eleni121
She ought to get together with Susan Estrich...they could share a Tx-5th of Vodka, carton of smokes, and a pair of 1 way tickets to obscurity...
11 posted on 11/05/2004 3:08:00 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (At CBS - "We don't just report news - we make it - up.")
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Skynyrd RULES!!!!!


12 posted on 11/05/2004 3:10:37 PM PST by appleharvey
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To: Welsh Rabbit

For sure...she deliberately and artificially injects her columns with the "folksy" touch that has nothing to do with the topic...except very tangentially.

Of course the Liberals lap it up as honest to goodness down home analysis. Ha ha ha!


13 posted on 11/05/2004 3:10:45 PM PST by eleni121 (NO more reaching out!)
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To: eleni121

she writes..."From there, the story bifurcates - it takes two directions."

I'm so happy she defined "bifurcatin'" fer me beings that i'm one-toothed-coon-huntin'-truck drivin'-God-lovin'-homo=hatin'-dumbass hick from the south!


14 posted on 11/05/2004 3:10:58 PM PST by Prolifeconservative (If there is another terrorist attack, the womb is a very unsafe place to hide.)
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To: kingattax
Who would you take,Molly or Helen Thomas ?

Helen Thomas looks like she'll die sooner ... Heck! She looks like she died in 2000.

15 posted on 11/05/2004 3:11:34 PM PST by VadeRetro (A self-reliant conservative citizenry is a better bet than the subjects of an overbearing state. -MS)
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To: VadeRetro

hahahahaaa


16 posted on 11/05/2004 3:12:25 PM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

She needs to get her ugly a$$ back to Texas and be put to sleep....


17 posted on 11/05/2004 3:13:02 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver (Thanks America)
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To: eleni121

I know the truth doesn't matter, but Vioxx was approved for sale in 1999 by Bill Clinton's FDA even though it was already known to possibly cause cardiovascular problems.


18 posted on 11/05/2004 3:13:11 PM PST by Daus
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To: kingattax

What a difference between her real self and her photo with her columns...She must have a problem with that universal force: aging.


19 posted on 11/05/2004 3:14:33 PM PST by eleni121 (NO more reaching out!)
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To: eleni121
Dear Molly,

You can use "in'" instead of "ing" but you're still a pompous, elitist liberal snob.

20 posted on 11/05/2004 3:15:20 PM PST by AmishDude (President Bush got 51 percent of the vote, a figure higher than that of any Democrat in 40 years.)
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To: Daus

"...Vioxx was approved for sale in 1999 by Bill Clinton's FDA..."

You are right about that. And you are right again: facts don't matter to Liberals.


21 posted on 11/05/2004 3:16:19 PM PST by eleni121 (NO more reaching out!)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

roger that


22 posted on 11/05/2004 3:16:26 PM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Molly and Buffalo are a good fit.


23 posted on 11/05/2004 3:17:58 PM PST by sarasotarepublican (Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
The Wall Street Journal followed the other fork, finding internal memos from Merck showing that company officials may have been aware of the dangers of Vioxx as long ago as 1996, including a memo apparently instructing its sales reps to "dodge" the question when doctors asked about the cardiac record of Vioxx

Who was president in 1996?

24 posted on 11/05/2004 3:18:02 PM PST by listenhillary (We are defending the peace by taking the fight to the enemy.GWB)
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To: eleni121

So Molly:

How do you cure a chicken-killin' columnist?


25 posted on 11/05/2004 3:18:08 PM PST by 5by5
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To: AmishDude

"------"in'" instead of "ing"----"

Yes!!! Good point.


26 posted on 11/05/2004 3:18:09 PM PST by eleni121 (NO more reaching out!)
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To: eleni121

The article, if you read it all, goes into the Vioxx recall being the fault of the FDA which knew about the heart problems going back to 1996, and that somehow is the fault of the Republicans. Well, Geez, wasn't Clinton in power back then?
Didn't I see Ivins drunk as a skunk along with Ann Richards on TV about ten years ago?


27 posted on 11/05/2004 3:18:24 PM PST by V4bush
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To: sarasotarepublican

LMAO.....they sure are


28 posted on 11/05/2004 3:18:48 PM PST by kingattax
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To: taxesareforever

I'm sure papers use her to get conservatives to read their papers and fume...but not many respond to the lies.


29 posted on 11/05/2004 3:19:54 PM PST by eleni121 (NO more reaching out!)
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To: eleni121

Well, I thought the article was about a whistleblower in Arafat's hospital room. Now I see it's an Ivin's attempt at journalism. I'm just shocked she had the guts to title this what's that awful smell/ She's just asking for ridicule.


30 posted on 11/05/2004 3:20:29 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: Daus

Exactly.

If ol'Molly want to hang this particular chicken around the appropriate neck, it will be the neck that belongs to her beloved Billy boy.


31 posted on 11/05/2004 3:20:43 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: eleni121
The left keeps a steady pipeline of this deranged, hate-filled swill pouring out and then has the nerve to accuse Bush of "divisiveness." What is Bush supposed to do about their psychotic hate?
32 posted on 11/05/2004 3:22:05 PM PST by colorado tanker (The People Have Spoken)
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To: eleni121
I have this routine that I go thru on Modays, which is when The Al-Jazeera Chronicle here in the ATL runs Ms. Ivins' column.

I sit down for lunch, read the front page section, and I read her column last...always last, before I walk to the head for afternoon constitutional....

And then I wipe the fecal matter off my a$$ with her column.

It chafes my skin a bit...but I find it EXTREMELY cleansing.

33 posted on 11/05/2004 3:22:51 PM PST by The Drowning Witch (Sono La Voce della Nazione Selvaggia)
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To: eleni121
She's talking about John Henry Faulk, who was, AFAIC, a communist who masqueraded as a Texas good ole boy. Also, John Henry didn't know anything about dogs. Dogs that kill chickens are going to kill chickens.

BTW, this is a picture of Jim Hightower's latest book cover. For those of you who don't know, he was the last Democrat elected to statewide office in Texas. Molly loves him. They just can't understand why we Texans are too stupid to understand their reasoned arguments:

Can you believe this?

34 posted on 11/05/2004 3:23:09 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Four more years)
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To: Welsh Rabbit
Her politics aside, as a Southerner, I've always found her contrived efforts to be folksy and "down home" unbearable to read...

Hear! Hear! Much like the wretched spawn of my state John Grisham, she makes a living off appealing to Northern stereotypes about the South.

However, unlike Grisham, she is an atrocious writer.

35 posted on 11/05/2004 3:23:54 PM PST by bourbon
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To: Welsh Rabbit
BTW, is there anything more unnatural than a liberal from Texas?
36 posted on 11/05/2004 3:26:15 PM PST by bourbon
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To: eleni121

Logical thinking is not Ms. Molly's strong suit. In her tirade against Bush she attempts to pin Merck and the Vioxx scandal on those wascally wepublicans. She's too blinded by her own bile to realize the evidence she presents undercuts her argument.

The senator she credits with blowing the whistle on Vioxx is Charles Grassley, a conservative Republican. She traces the scandal back to 1996 when internal Merck memos show that the company knew of the increased heart attack risk. Well under whose watch did the malfeasance occur then? It was the Clinton FDA that approved Vioxx.

This reminds of the corporate accounting scandal. The abuses occurred during the Clinton administration. The Bush administration discovers the scandal and does something about it, but for liberals like Ivins, this is evidence of Republican corruption. What color is the sky in their world?


37 posted on 11/05/2004 3:26:28 PM PST by Bacchus
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To: John Valentine
If ol'Molly want to hang this particular chicken around the appropriate neck

She clearly doesn't. Even after Tuesday they still haven't learned. The nonsensical game of somehow trying to tie Bush to perceived (but completely unrelated) 'bad' events or persons isn't working with the American people.

Bush + Enron = Nothing
Cheney + Halliburton = Nothing
Bush + Saudis = Nothing

People just figure out that the writers like Ivins just think they are morons.
38 posted on 11/05/2004 3:27:43 PM PST by Daus
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To: sarasotarepublican

Molly and Buffalo are a good fit.


They sure are...both overweight and chronic complainers.


39 posted on 11/05/2004 3:28:16 PM PST by eleni121 (NO more reaching out!)
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To: Richard Kimball

So he's like the Michael Moore of Texas politics...nowhere dude.


40 posted on 11/05/2004 3:31:37 PM PST by eleni121 (NO more reaching out!)
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To: The Drowning Witch

Y'know there's something to be said about exploiting liberals for cleansing constitutionals.


41 posted on 11/05/2004 3:33:24 PM PST by eleni121 (NO more reaching out!)
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To: William Creel
She plays fast and loose with the topic... What I have read indicates that the appropriate protocols were followed for testing Vioxx. The data was analyzed in accordance with accepted statistical practices. When it became clear that the sample was showing a trend indicating problems the drug was taken off the market voluntarily, before the sample had reached the desired limits for full statistical significance. That is, Merck determined that that it was wrong to continue the drug on the market even though the results were not yet finalized because it would mean too great a chance that more people would die while taking it than would die under random circumstances (though not conclusively so)...

There was no cover up. Ivins implies that Merck was killing people deliberately and that they were being abetted by the Bush administration. She offers no evidence to support her assertion.

Ivins has no creditability... She is a Clinton apologist with a pure political agenda. Her columns are just propaganda, nothing more or less...
42 posted on 11/05/2004 3:33:29 PM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: eleni121

So, we don't have to be kind to animals anymore? :^0


43 posted on 11/05/2004 3:33:53 PM PST by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: eleni121

These are the kind of putrid ramblings that energize the GOP voters. I wish they would put it on the front page. It makes the election results that much sweeter to know people like her/it can't even control themselves in the face of the loss/ass kicking they got.


44 posted on 11/05/2004 3:36:31 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: kingattax
"Who would you take,Molly or Helen Thomas?"

I'll take Molly. A degree better on the eyes because she ages better than Helen- who should be on the SciFi channel.

45 posted on 11/05/2004 3:37:10 PM PST by BobS
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To: eleni121

I was with a friend in Austin one weekend, and she pointed out Molly. I will never forget that smell. Please keep her out of Texas. Man, talk about bad ozone......someone needs to tell her to tie a rag on a stick, stand in a hot shower, and reach those areas she cannot see......


46 posted on 11/05/2004 3:38:08 PM PST by dhouston
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To: eleni121

Well written response.

I must admit that, for me, the article did not invoke an analytic. I just had this image of a dead Molly tied to this liberal's neck as he was trying to read the newspaper...


47 posted on 11/05/2004 3:38:44 PM PST by Ragnorak
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To: eleni121
Does Molly know what happens to a cow that can't put out sweet milk anymore?


48 posted on 11/05/2004 3:40:11 PM PST by Petronski (Report back to headquarters for debriefing and cocktails.)
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To: BobS

dont forget to walk her every night and change that flea collar often, LOL


49 posted on 11/05/2004 3:42:30 PM PST by kingattax
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To: Petronski

LMAO


50 posted on 11/05/2004 3:43:02 PM PST by kingattax
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