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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: 5,041

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

Does it have to be this moment?

I'd have to say I'm getting ready to watch Person of Interest. Or you might as well say 'listen to' with a 7" tv.

My music tastes are very wideranging and include at least some samples of most genres. Folk and blues might be my favorites, but not when I'm listening to Cohen. Or Beethoven or Dylan or JD Simo or.... you get the picture. What I don't care for is nasal 'singing', especially in country and pop. I do like people such as John Legend and Harry Connick Jr. because they don't screech. The list of women singers is yards long and to be kept for later - except mentioning Joan Baez and Sinead O'Connor and Tracy Chapman and....

Yet another great reason to boycott McDonalds.

I don't care WHAT gets rid of them, just so something does.

The GOP, of course. Not an entire generation of young voters!

President Obama's executive order workaround has many other surprises

for the part of NO, I'm sure of it. As to this one, I've always been horrified by employers trying to escape their obligations by 'promoting' the lowliest floor sweeper to a manager of some kind. The fed's definition of managerial status requires a lot of discretionary powers on the part of any such individual. In the matter of so-called independent contractors, that stinkbomb won't fly when you have no control over your working hours and such beyond just saying "Yes, boss". And those fast food owners paying their employees in meal coupons? Don't anyone ever ask me why I deplore the GOP or I might just explode.

How would you know, since you seem to avoid reality like the plague?

Yet they keep on doing the same thing repeatedly, always expecting (?) a different result.

Definition of insanity.

In your dreams, pal.

I once knew a pit like that.

Not that it would've been a good idea for anyone to yank his figurative chain, but his name was Wimpy because he loved hamburgers as much as Popeye's friend. It freaked out people who didn't know him when he'd grab them by the hand and shake it back and forth in greeting.

One time when I hadn't seen him for awhile, I stopped by to visit his owner; when I sat down he leaped in my lap. Well, I had makeup on so I tilted my head back to avoid his sloppy kisses and the poor boy must've mistaken my neck for a wrist. He latched his jaws carefully around my neck and started to shake 'hands'. I wasn't scared, but I did ask my friend to distract him with a treat. The event was a bit stimulating. Lordy how I do miss that dog.

"I'm just wild about Harry..."

Well, ok, so what if that song originated in the Truman era so far as I remember, but for me it applies to Reid as well. Detractors try to unman him with cries of 'Wimp!' but he's no wimpier than PBO. That soft voice is real but potentially misleading to idiots. Too many don't realize Harry was a Golden Gloves champ. Doesn't make any difference for his politics, but I happen to love both. I also happen to believe there's every chance he and President Obama play good cop/bad cop in public sometimes. Not deceptive... though it is why it's known as the art of politics. Perfectly legitimate tactic when used for the greater common good of the republic. Rahm Emmanuel was good at it too, if far less versatile because even as a general supporter I have trouble envisioning him in role of 'good cop'. Too much terrier in him. Or as I fondly like to say, including my own, a 'terrierist'.

Anyhow, I always cheer on anyone who's chewing on a Koch. BTW, I might've named my female smooth-coat JRT after Rahm except I couldn't devise a female version of his name.

While I definitely believe women should and someday will be Catholic priests -

Mother Theresa herself told JPII to his dear face that we'd make better ones! - I always laugh when people think male priests overrun the nuns. I never knew a priest in my life that wasn't just a little afraid of them, as it should be.
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