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Home country: US
Current location: retired to MidWest
Member since: Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:15 PM
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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!

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Thanks. I'll check it out.

I also posted an edit on my reply, in case you missed the second crazy story. I learned to loathe my ex, but I have to admit I developed certain survival skills due to his influence. At least I'll keep blaming him until a better excuse comes along for why I am the way I am. If I ever decide it's good, I'll be sure to take credit.

Let's keep everyone in the path of the storm in our thoughts and prayers.

You want to hear something stupid? My ex and I were in our 20's at White Sands; our house was on the perimeter, so we'd sit on the back patio many evenings just to watch the terrific storms that really weren't all that far away. Now in my late 60's I wonder if we weren't playing chicken with each other. Of course the beer probably made a difference too.

He was a professional photographer among other things, and once in the mountains I scooted out on the narrow ledge of a nearly vertical boulder with a drop of several hundred feet. My toes extended over the side, the ledge was that narrow. STUPID BEYOND COMPARE, but it made a dandy picture. Looking back now, I wonder if I wasn't also trying to convince him that he'd never be able to scare me, because he certainly tried his damnedest.

I'm absolutely certain that's one of many reasons I like President Obama so much, though; he's so unlike my ex.

Thanks for the OP.

Every once in awhile I watch video or tv with the sound off - it's how I learned a lot - and this turned out to be a great opportunity. Everyone ought to watch it that way at least once before turning the sound on. We should know what his voice sounds like by now anyway, right? Good way to study lip reading too. OK, so sometimes my idea of entertainment doesn't always match the most popular; but I wish everyone would try that at least once. It teaches close observation too. Handy for spies, detectives, and entertainers.

Now I'm ready to turn the sound on. Thank you again.

Oh, I'm SO jealous! In real time - and I knew nothing about it.

I'll have to send you my phone # so you can call in alerts, OK?

Yup. He really looks worried!

I hope the NEXT Democratic president nominates Barack Hussein Obama for the Supreme Court.

That's one way to look at it. But politics makes strange if temporary bedfellows.

Peace is war by other means.

None of which necessarily should be so, but that's usually how it's done. Y'know, keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Which I sometimes thinks explains some of President Obama's appointments.

Don't let this get out... but,

I'm totally in love with Mr. Pierce.

Oh dear...

I had to go back into the pig's den and post a direct link to this OP to make sure he could find us.

See? I'm the sweetest, most helpful little DU LEFTIST ARMY member of all. Wouldn't hurt a fly, I wouldn't. (Pigs are another matter.)

The enemy of my enemy(ies) is my friend. Regardless of any other disagreements,

which pale in comparison to the Common Foe.

That's not all he abuses. See #80.

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