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IrishAyes

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Gender: Female
Home country: US
Current location: retired to MidWest
Member since: Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:15 PM
Number of posts: 5,590

About Me

Still an ardent Irish-American Catholic damnYankee Yellow Dog Democrat socialist after all these years. (cue Simon music) Army brat and wife for many years, now have been on the loose far longer than I was married. After my two red chows died, I took in a mini-beagle cross that I named Molly Maguire, thinking she might need a good Irish name like my original real one. Later she got a baby sister, a smooth-coat JRT I named Brigid after the greatest of the ancient Celtic goddesses. My great-grandfather and his son fought for Michael Collins and barely made it out of Ireland one step ahead of John Bull. They slipped over to Wales for new identities and then forward to the States for a fresh start. That makes me second generation of illegal but certainly justified immigrants. There are precious few people to whose defense I fly immediately, but the list includes Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama even when I disagree with him - it happens! - and living Irish patriots Gerry Adams and Martin \\\'Mind Your Kneecaps\\\' McGuiness. I pray earnestly for a united and free Ireland rescued from all official British occupation, with every square inch of alleged \\\'ancestral lands\\\' now held immorally and illegally by the invaders returned to the rightful owners. Irish-only rule for Ireland. No foreign masters anymore! I find it passing strange when Brits chide ME about \'interfering\' in Irish politics!

Journal Archives

Damn. I was counting on impeachment to destroy THEM!

Guess it's back to the laboratory. I'll have to come up with something else.

Okay, okay... you win...

You and IkeRepublican say it's so, so it must be so. We might as well all give up and stay home since it's useless - useless, I tell you! Thanks for saving me the trouble of voting at all. At least I won't appear foolish.

Thank you for your service.

hmmm... Somebody tell me again how petitions and social media

are useless???? I probably sign a dozen a day. Sometimes my friends and relatives do too.

You're a dear to be so kind, and I'm sure I'd like it better there.

If I had cable or satellite I'd be the world's biggest Portlandia fan, most definitely. Satire, true; but affectionate.

Where I am has few services either, and law enforcement's a big joke. Most of us are poor as church mice. The one and only advantage this place has over many others is that every climate model I've seen projects us as one of the more livable (if you stretch the term) places for the next 50-100 years. The wet places will get wetter and the hottest places will get hotter. We're already well out of our comparatively mild drought for several years and far ahead of average rainfall already. Plus I made sure to find somewhere 850' above sea level and at least 300' above the nearest river. Even though we're in Tornado Alley, this particular spot has never taken a hit because of the dramatic change in topography. Twisters bear down on us often enough but the sharp demarcation seems to fend them off.

I hope to live long enough to see the state turn blue again as it once was a real stronghold. Trying to do my best to keep chipping away at it. Don't hold your breath, but do wish us luck.

I'd wager either Joaquin or Julian Castro could whip all the Ted Cruz's in the world

with one hand tied behind his back. One or both of them WILL be president someday - everyone watch and see. Not that I'm the only one who sees it now! Both those guys are Oval Office material. And Joaquin - I just wanna pinch his cheeks every time I look at him. (I'm old enough to say that w/o anyone pearl-clutching on me.) Every parent should be proud to have such sons.

When we're only talking winning and not debating issues, should Hillary run and get nominated this time, she could do worse than tagging Joaquin as a running mate already. You know she'd pull in NY and he'd do the same for Texas with all its electoral college votes. In terms of strategy alone, I'd go for that even though I have other reasons as well.

And I give us all credit for knowing that President Obama will be the kingmaker in '16. I fully trust his decision will be made in the least personal and most effective manner humanly possible.

Running 90 mph down a dead-end street, and they don't even know it.

Talk about dumb polls - a lot of them are push polls.

Remember when Glenn Beck (or was it Ted Cruz, I can't remember at this late hour) took a poll on his FB page and it turned out way in our favor? Then he complained that Democratic Underground had punked him! I know a lot of us held our nose and went there to vote.

I escaped AZ almost 9 years ago. Can't tell me anything about that godforsaken place

I don't probably already know. I was stuck there 8 years. Only part I could stand was from Williams north. Although the Pines, an authentic blues roadhouse on the north edge of Prescott, offered some relief. If you're a blues fan and lived near there or around Phoenix, you've doubtless heard of JD Simo. Good kid, stunning genius singer/guitarist who took up the study of classical guitar somewhere around age 5 or 6.

I still ran away full speed ASAP, though.

And where did I land? In a remote corner of the great blood-red Midwest. Maybe out of the frying pan into the fire in many ways. But this is where I could afford a house on a big lot. That's just the way it goes. Every other person seems involved with the alleged 'patriot' gang, and they get mad as hell when I call them that too.

Oh well. Challenge makes us grow. I'll be a giant by the time I die! fyi, I'm only 5' right now. The first several years there was a concerted effort to ... umm ... encourage me to relocate. But now they've given up the effort if not the wish. When I wonder if I might've been able to do more to pacify them, I remember what Malcolm X said: It's futile to desire brotherhood with those who don't want you for a brother.

If I woke up tomorrow in a deep blue state, I'd fall on my knees and kiss the ground. I know I have at least a few sympathizers here because on rare occasions I'll get a surreptitious thumbs-up after sending one of my letters to the paper, or even an unsigned congratulatory post card. One thing's funny, though; the local assessor, lifelong Republican though he is, treats me better than he treats most people! It's nothing personal, I guarantee you. Sometimes I wonder if he's one of those secret sympathizers. On a year when most other properties got a big tax hike which made him the most hated man in the county, mine enjoyed a precipitous drop.

I don't believe President Obama

thinks the tail should wag the dog.

(full disclosure: I think most dogs are better than most people, so lurkers or passersby don't think for one second that can be twisted w/o consequences.) You know I don't mean you, Kath.

Not everyone who blasts something is guilty of the same thing;

otherwise I might be a subconscious Republican. That said, most shrinks will tell you that those who scream loudest about gays probably feel they have something to prove. FCC regs prevent me from giving more detail, so you'll just have to fill in the blanks.
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