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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: 6,120

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

At least I've learned long ago to either carry a tiny wrist strap 'purselet' or

something small like a multi-pocket camera case and long enough strap I can sling it across my body. I'm bad to go off and leave things, especially a regular purse which I don't like anyway. Just around town, what do I need one for?

Sometimes the pot that simmers longest boils over suddenly.

Hadn't thought of that - thanks.

Probably will do so. It's silly to go to too much trouble with locks around here because burglaries are very rare, and if somebody wanted in the house however, they'd just break the window. The main problems come for responsible if forgetful owners who don't want to add damage to their pain. I lock the door more as a matter of formality than anything else. Most people don't even bother. In almost 9 years here, I've only read about 2 burglaries and they were of businesses with attractive drugs such as a vet's office. That one was extra sad because it was the vet's grandson. Didn't do him any good, though. Judge threw the book at him because he had a long record of various scrapes with the law. Bad street drugs flow like water here, and the fact that there's almost no other crime attached makes me pretty sure the police are in on it. They don't want to provoke citizen complaints or federal interest. I suppose most of their customers make their $ to buy by dealing too.

Speaking of dogs,

until my 16-yr-old chows died, I fastened a key to their collars. With such heavy coats nobody could see it, and nobody was going to bother them anyway!

Two short coated dogs now, though.

(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.
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