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Home country: US
Current location: retired to MidWest
Member since: Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:15 PM
Number of posts: 6,133

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

Thank you.

I'd strongly recommend 'The Vernon Johns Story' to anyone. Should be available online somewhere. I want to find a copy myself ASAP. Well worth multiple viewings.

Then w/o allowing this group to become the host of a nasty fight,

let me invite any doubters to PM me for the link to disprove your inexplicable denial of the truth. Unless, of course, you've doubled back to hide your tracks. I don't understand how you can dispute what's public record.

You're SO good to us, my friend. Thanks, saved all to hard drive (which also gets copied to thumb

drive and stored in bank box with other treasures!)

Our president IS beautiful, inside and out. Not just because of his color, but because of his soul. And he is black. Yes ma'am, indeed - and we can all take pride in that for the sake of our whole nation and world. Not that we had anything to do with making him who and what he is, but we can take part with him by showing our support and love no matter who's watching. Sometimes, especially when certain less perceptive folks are watching. They might learn a thing or two.

No John Waynes or Stallones or Eastwoods for me, thank you kindly. They give me nightmares.


The first picture with MLK reminds me of watching The Story of Vernon Johns on tv long ago. He was played by James Earl Jones. When the Ebenezer Baptist Church committee finally dismissed him for his activism, one of the last scenes showed them welcoming the new pastor from whom they expected a much lower profile presence: Dr. Martin Luther King.

That still turns my tickle box over. Talk about unintended consequences!

(If I err in the recounting, do forgive me and offer correction. I'm extremely exhausted right now, and you know what that can do to a person. So I'll quote my beloved Bob Dylan and say I'm telling the truth as best I can recall it at the moment.)

All 3 in one picture - can my heart stand the thrill???

To me, smart has always been sexy. And it requires good sense and heart, too, which Repugs lack or they wouldn't be who they are. They have absolutely no one comparable in the least. Even the ones with more brain cells than the usual GOPer, as with the late-not-great Buckley, were/are monstrous freaks, and that horrifies me.

Great OP. Sorry I'm late to reply, but I do want to cheer on all of you

as well as the best POTUS we ever had or could hope for. Thanks to him and others like Kerry etc., I had the emotional capacity to deal with my own personal problems (weather related) this weekend instead of fainting on the floor. Went to sleep calm as a lamb, knowing our nation's in safe hands. What a priceless gift.

BTW, I hope everyone noticed how the ruble's tanking already.

Sure looked like it - not only to me but a bunch of other people who tweaked your nose for it.

I could always offer a link to the OP if anyone else feels like doubting me. And there was no 'poor reading comprehension' on our part either. This whole series of denials on your part when the proof's there in black and white (unless you've since hidden your posts) leaves me disinclined to listen to you in the future.

Uh.... why were you scolding others elsewhere on DU for focusing on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

when you seem to have no qualms about spotlighting the very same thing on your show? Can't have it both ways, Steven. Must admit I'm surprised at this - I expected better from you. You have a great platform from which to communicate; be consistent.

Yes, you are - but that still doesn't make your attitude any more justifiable. The right to speak,

even when you're essentially telling others to shut up, will not save you the discomfort of contrary responses, with which I totally agree btw.

My dad was a career military man, and so were my brothers.

If any of us had said a single word promoting war, I shudder to think of the consequences. Among many other things, General Omar Bradley was right about Nam: wrong time, wrong place, wrong war. People who think like Patton would bring on WWIII in a heartbeat. Then we could all go up in flames - but that would sure show the Ruskies!

Are we then to discuss only matters you yourself find worthy?

This is an enormously critical situation. Instead of demeaning those who bother to comment on it, why not instead celebrate the good sense and solidarity of purpose (for once) being expressed? I find good sense and solidarity worthy of applause.
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