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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: 6,102

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

Hope everyone gets to watch President Obama's press conference this afternoon.

Live is always best, but at least there's always the internet. I don't know the time exactly, but it's usually around 11-12 CST.

While I'm at it, good time to remind everyone we should take out actual pen and paper and write words of appreciation to him. Yesterday's debacle was NOT his fault in any way. But for him the GOP would have us at war and in bread lines continually. This was a hard blow to take, but they're running out of ammunition anyway. Demographics will get them sooner than later.

Absolutely.

When the Ignoratti bend over to kiss their true god, the Golden Calf of Wall Street, remember that it leaves their arse exposed to receive the mule kick they've got coming. Keep your steel-toed boots on, people. We've got work to do.

Unfortunately true - if only he'd had the sense to be born white.

When racists are removed from the equation, the approval rating of this most noble of men hovers in the high 80's.

The only thing proven yesterday is that the Ignoratti/Idiocracy had breath enough left for one loud dying scream.

My reply to a post elsewhere:

"...... the only people we have to 'thank' for yesterday's election result are those who bent over and kissed the Golden Calf of Wall Street, aka KochHeads and their sheeple. You can answer your own question about 'why all the anti-GOP talk' easily just by looking in the mirror. Enjoy your last rays of stolen sunshine while you can - the demographic clock is ticking away, and your time on the political stage shrinks by the minute."

I won't start a whole new thread, but I do want to remind everyone WE'RE NOT BEATEN UNLESS WE GIVE UP! Keep the long game forefront in your mind and heart at all times.

Some people say they stop going to see their parents with Alzheimer's when they no longer recognize

their own kids. I imagine the process scares the kids too. Thing is, the Alzheimer's sufferer still knows that somebody is caring for them even if they don't know who. That matters.

Maybe your governor could bunk with Christie

and the other GOP govs under investigation along with various senators, when they all get sent to the same prison.

I've always enjoyed voting in person, so I can march in in front of other people and get my voting sticker too. But I'm getting older now, and it never occurred to me that anything could happen to me before I could make it to the polls. Maybe I should rethink the matter.

Sorry I don't have a link to offer,

and I also know that polls are wickedly unreliable.

That said, however, some major outfit came out with a poll lately showing that if the haters' votes were disregarded, President Obama's approval rating shot up to the high 80's somewhere.

So he IS wildly popular and beloved by non-racists.

Pig Boy GIVES me gas.

Great OP. Only wish I could rec it & the comments x1M.

Love the costumes too. But I heard about one today that would be ideal for me. Just plain clothes, and when someone asks what I'm supposed to be, I can say "A psychopath. They're hard to spot."

Can't remember quite where I heard that, but I liked it! So I hope it ain't true.

Precocious kid, eh?

Just the kind I always liked.

First time we took our son to Disneyland, he was toddling around still in diapers. When the street jazz band stopped to play, my son stood in front of the crowd to act as conductor while he also danced. Try being a trumpet player and trying to keep a lip while a toddler gyrates in front of you and 'commands' the band - pretty well according to my opinion. But I felt sorry for the horn players because they kept wanting to crack up like everyone else did.

That's a major reason I enjoy watching little kids - they're so free.

Yes, if there's anything I covet, it's a robot mower. Truly.

My yard's only a quarter acre, but that's common in the more rural communities. While your suggestions are excellent and welcome, let me put my location in clear perspective: the nearest Walmart of any kind is 60 miles away, and the NEXT-closest is over 80. I do go to nearby auctions etc. In fact, I'm a notorious curbside shopper for clearly discarded but still useful (to me) odds and ends left in open view.

The main trouble with auctions, however, kinda sorta rests partly on my own shoulders. Not having a vehicle means I can only go so far as my short little legs will carry me. Then too I've noticed that the better stuff tends to get brought up later than sooner. It's hard for me to spend all day there. I've seen some dirty tricks pulled too - as when the auctioneer will indicate something he knows I don't want is up for bids when all the time it's something different so his buddy doesn't have to bid against me. Most of these guys are a little too big for me to thrash and they know it. So my hands are tied even if my mouth shoots off. Probably the worst danger for me, however, is that I almost always find something I want but don't need, and that's what I bring home.

BTW, thanks for asking.... yes, I did find a willing tree trimmer at last. The majority of my paid projects around home now go automatically to the Amish, who don't care about my politics (or anyone else's either) one whit. And a little of the animosity has abated in a few other quarters too. So life here in general isn't unbearable for a liberal, congenial introvert largely content with her own company. Even though nobody around here has ever heard of a WHAT?! A Yard Bug, neighbor! I tend to address many people as 'neighbor' because I don't always know their name, even after almost a decade.

One of my friends is a bit of a McGyver type, though. I know if I can find a good design for what I need, he can at least reproduce it.
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