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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: 5,775

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

Well, first they'd need a brain to start with.

If I had any hearts left to share, you'd get a dozen. Meanwhile, please accept these.

Be careful of the company you keep, though. I used to offer digital discourtesies to any klansman I saw, alone or in groups. If I was driving by a demonstration, I'd bang on the outside of my car door first to make sure I had their attention. If there's anybody they hate to have disrespect them, it's somebody who looks like them racially.

Incidentally, the concept of whiteness has not always been extended to all light-skinned persons of European descent. Most people probably know about the 'No Irish Need Apply' signs of yesteryear. Now most people want to be Irish at least once a year! Can the klan say that about themselves? Hell no. That's one reason I so adore, love, and respect Morris Dees and the SPLC. Their klan busting heroics are legendary. If I hit the world's biggest lottery jackpot tomorrow, I'd give most of it to them. And to the ACLU. Ditto, Sinn Fein. And the Democratic Party. Etc.

Lame ducks in the modern sense of the word - essentially helpless -

don't jump the shark like PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA does. And it may be that he's only just begun.

Thanks for a great OP.

Well said.

The president who's been vilified the worst in history is still marching forward into the gale, doing his best to help save the country, wanting the true benefits of justice even for those who've forsaken every decent instinct they might once have possessed. That's what makes him great, though. Maybe someday a few of his enemies will realize how wrong they've been, even if they lack the integrity to admit it.

That's what I told my friends.....

But they still said it was stupid to stick my finger in that light socket!

On the bright side, I no longer have to pay someone to perm my hair.

Our history in 2 minutes

A good liberal friend sent me this, and I enjoyed the video immensely. Have to admit it went a little faster than I would've liked because at my age a little more time on each picture would've made it better. If you watch and spot any incongruities, please post and let me know.

http://marcbrecy.perso.neuf.fr/history.html

If you're much over 60, maybe you'll want to be sure you're sitting down before hitting 'play'. My head is still spinning.

A lot are DINOs, y'know, with the regular contingent of GOP/TP trolls.

But I'm far more concerned about gaining enough traction to get things done, and we won't see that with a scattergun approach. Big tent's one thing; self indulgence another. I want someone who CAN and will kick GOP butt and make the whole world a lot safer for the rest of us. She's the most incredible woman I've ever known of as a political leader and worlds above her enemies. Wise as an owl, tough as any bird of prey out there. I'd feel safe and cared for under her wing. And let's face it, the world's a dangerous enough place.

In your time of need, no forum is really the 'wrong' one.

And I think this is the best. So sorry about your loss. I'm glad you were such a good pet parent and hope you'll give a good home to another needy animal ASAP. Stewie would want that.

Glad to see another Dylan fan of any age.

I'm almost 68, and I do NOT want to outlive him. Even unmet, he's been a major part of my life. I'll never forget the sight of him on the Mall with MLK. Just love him to pieces, and his music... oh, the music!

Incidentally, a little off-topic as usual,

I've always felt Navy pilots were the greatest in the world. Even better than Air Force. How many people can land a screaming jet on a pitching, rolling deck? Awesome.

Central MidWest where the gardening zone's same as southern Maine.

Cheap enough for me to live here. Tiny little town in a remote corner - nearest WalMart is 60 miles away. The absolute necessities are available locally, and the rest I can order online. I couldn't live here w/o the internet. Blood red area and most are xenophobic as geese. But after 8 years I'm proud to say I have 3 or 4 actual friends, and many of the others have been pacified or worn down into cordiality if nothing more. Been ages since anyone threw a beer bottle at me from a passing vehicle when I was walking or biking. A lot of people would think that maintaining near-invisibility would be the easier route for an invading liberal, but I've always believed that bullies respond better to a sharp jab back. The local 'Patriot' terrorists haven't congregated in front of my house, hooting and hollering and waving their guns, since I went out in the yard with a camera and waved hi. "Smile for the birdy, boys!" Etc. You can't back down or they'll run right over you.
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