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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: 5,516

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

A general Irish cultural tradition. We don't expect to be taken literally,

at least not when it isn't meant that way. Sometimes I say, for instance, "I was mad enough to spit nails" or even "I was mad enough to run over Mother Theresa in a crosswalk" - the latter being the worse thing I can imagine.

If I tell someone "This isn't over", however, you can take that to the bank.

Be careful what you pray for.

Dear heart,

I've never met you and likely never shall; however, getting to know you on this board has been a special pleasure. Not that I am or ever was a pants chaser, but I'm sure that under congenial circumstances I'd have been thrilled if you invited me out. Please don't let some stoopid ijit dance on your head. You're SO much better off w/o that kind. Look for a woman worth your time.

I know, I know... easy for me to talk since I don't have to back it up. And yes, I've done my share of mourning losses. But I guarantee you my regret never lasted long because soon enough I'd remember that anyone who'd mistreat me wasn't worth crying over.

Besides, you're Irish, man! Most people want to BE us at least once a year! Who else can say that? (and btw, I don't necessarily buy that 'drunken' schtick. The French and Germans and Russians - all of whom I like just fine! - have higher per capita consumption than we do.

He's tried to scent mark the whole damned site. Didn't work. Boo hoo.

Hey, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, maybe it is one.

Not even Blue Dogs like Glen Beck and are anti-science climate change deniers. If someone wants to stir up a hornet's nest by gooing over those idiocies, they damn well better expect a few stings. What kind of fool does that anyway and then cries, "Mommy! They hit me back!" ?? Indefensible.

If someone loves Ignorati conspiracy theorists, let 'em crap in that house instead of invading civilization. I have nothing but the deepest and fiercest contempt for people who want to relieve themselves in places where they don't belong due to boorish behaviors they've chosen.

No apologies.

Hear, hear. I think you might've won the thread.

Why do ignoramuses demand respect and the right to crap where they please? Then poutrage when they get their pinheads handed back to them on a platter as they so well deserve.

Since you clearly DON'T know the difference,

perhaps you should give your mind a rest now. You're not thinking as well as you imagine, and it's apparent to others.

Thank you.

It ain't entirely over yet, though. Check out what happened next. I'm done with it myself - don't want to feed Skittles' oxygen tank too much - but he probably can't resist trying to get in the last word. Some people don't know who the real big dog in the yard is.

I'm sure he does.

Since his critical thinking skills exceed most others', I doubt he mistakes all his supporters - even the ardent ones - as 'swooners'. Have you never considered the ground between hating and swooning? It's a massive error to assume it's either one extreme pole or the other. It's also sheer idiocy to imagine one's own opinion as the final word in any matter.

Why do I get the feeling you want to tar me and other BOGers with the 'swooner' brush?


Not what I meant to say.

I use a VPN app, ZenMate, and the main reason is the nearby church's wifi signal which I access by specific permission. I'm aware it's available to anyone, so I keep file sharing turned off. I don't host anything. I wouldn't be piggybacking if I could afford my own internet connection. Well, technically I could afford it but then I'd have to give up more important stuff like political/social causes and caring for my 2 beloved dogs, a terrier and a hound. I don't waste $ on tobacco or other drugs etc. Since I attend that church, I don't feel bad about asking to piggyback their wifi signal.
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