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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: 5,885

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

(sigh) If you don't want to wind up like me....

Do leave a house key with a very trusted friend who's relatively easy to locate on short notice. Knowing how and where burglars usually look for outdoor keys, I thought I was being smart over a year ago when I buried mine in a secluded corner of the garden, inside 2 different glass jars and wrapped first in saran wrap, then tin foil, then newspaper. Even put a big rock over the burial spot. I would've noticed if the area had ever been disturbed and was positive that key was safely awaiting the day I'd need it - which turned out to be last Wednesday.

Only the key was NOWHERE to be found. I had to dig halfway to China, and after I gave up on that, I had to break into my own house by removing a screen and finding an unlocked window. There are 21 but fortunately only 11 downstairs and I got lucky on the third. But it was still hard work for an old lady. I'm very glad the unlocked window turned out to be hidden by the lattice and shrubbery around my front porch because if the neighbors, who know me well, might've seen me and one could well be nasty enough to call the cops just for the hell of it.

Us or them?

Much as I'd like to drop-kick them off the edge of the earth, the sad fact remains that we can't break up the country w/o creating even greater problems. The south needs us more than we need them, but we still need them. Or their territory anyway. I hope you and I (and many others) live to see more of those old bastards just die out and solve the problem for us. SOME of their kids aren't quite as bad.

'They' don't love America at all. Not in the least.

Proof, America consists of other people too, and they do everything possible to lay economic and social slavery on us. We don't feel the 'love'.

England IS the problem, first and foremost!

One of the worst imperialists until the recent past, and still at it anywhere they get a shot, from all appearances.

I'd strongly advise against your visiting Dublin and declaring Deare Olde England 'not the problem' in front of people who suffered over 800 years of invasion and slavery at the hands of the world's FORMER master of the seas. What they did to the Irish - who never invaded anyone btw - rivals what the US did to its imported labor.

One other thing they'd better prepare themselves for next: Wales will break off too at long last. The REPUBLIC of Ireland has long had supporters there; it's where my own most recent ancestors fled one jump ahead of John Bull after Dev (in concert with England) had our national saint Michael Collins assassinated. What's that, you say? You thought the national saint was named Patrick? He's just #2.

'England not the problem', my royal Irish arse!

We are indeed known by our enemies.

I've always been leery of people said not to have an enemy in the world. If you walk and live as you should, you'll have more than enough of them. Beautiful thing I've discovered over time, however, is that even when you feel surrounded and beset by overwhelming numbers, you also have friends, sometimes in the most unexpected places.

How many people are beloved so dearly by others whose lives they've touched though never met, folks who TRULY would take a bullet for them w/o question and count it an honor? Precious few, I'll bet. The love overcomes the hate. And that's one major reason some sad souls do hate President Obama - because they know nobody would love them like that.

And yet we're only reflecting the love that's shown us by one willing to suffer much, yes risking his own life, to make the world better for all.

Exactly what I've been talking about for a few years.

No, it's not an original or at least not unique thought. But it's about the best I ever had. I look forward to the day when Barack Hussein Obama is addressed as 'Chief Justice'. He'd be the greatest.

Thank you, that's very kind.

It was a very rare time I alerted, and it still passed the jury unanimously.

Waaaa!!!!

I'm not on there either. What am I doing wrong? I thought I was kicking butt all this time. I've even been called 'Fecal Cranium' by a troll or sicko. Same difference.

D'ya think I should maybe go back and whack them over the head with an iron skillet for ignoring me? That would get a reaction. I'm sure it would be as easy as rolling off a log to entice them into battle.

Makes me sick too.

Years ago I easily got that much for private duty LPN nursing, which didn't take nearly as much formal education as chemistry, etc. One of these days soon a hard rain's gonna fall.

No harm, no foul.

Just a chatty little note to close on: I actually bear a Welsh surname because my Granddad and GG had to slip over to Wales first for new identities before they could safely immigrate. They also said a hastily acquired Welsh accent was much easier to fake, and since most Americans knew squat about the Welsh - who were and are largely sympathetic btw - once they were beyond the reach of the British, they were pretty safe. That's another reason they chose the remote upper reaches of Maine to settle down. Actually not much got said about the family adventure except in whispers until after my dad retired from the U.S. Army. After that it wasn't very dangerous, except my sister hated it as an embarrassment, especially because I proudly told everyone who'd listen. Especially if they started criticizing immigrants.

It's like when people start spewing other racist crap. I've been known to look at them and ask, "How do you know I'm not 'passing'?" That with the death ray stare proves a great squelch.
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