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Gender: Female
Home country: US
Current location: retired to MidWest
Member since: Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:15 PM
Number of posts: 6,151

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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My own star contribution will be due soon; I must remember to tell Skinner that I only mean that first amount to carry me through my birthday; then I'll make more of a yearly contribution. Neither will be much because in retirement I have to scrape by for a month on what some Congress critters probably spend on lunch for the week. But I'll still send what I can.


I guess we were cut out of the process, weren't we? I hope the bishops live to regret it.

Why Am I Not Surprised?

Can anyone find out whether the UK online survey could be accessed from here?

Easiest part? What about the hardest part?

The hardest part is dealing with the lying GOP who will NEVER admit they're wrong but will keep heaping lies upon lies as long as they have breath. Until they've died off, they'll keep on with their evil machinations. Look at what's happened it California - the state GOP officials (illegally publicized on the taxpayer's dime) set up a fake healthcare website with a name very similar to the actual California healthcare website! And you know the national party's in with them on it too. I've read that if a person goes to that website and indicates they don't currently have insurance, they're sent to a page that stresses all the potential penalties in an effort to scare them away.

Really, there are times when I wonder how much they've morphed into non-humans. McConnell's now screeching that the TP's have ruined the GOP, as if he didn't have just as much to do with it. Not a shred of ethics in the whole bunch.

They've always called us 'godless Democrats'.

Projection, that's what it is. Conservatism is the most godless concept on earth.

One time when I was visiting a friend at a care center, the living room was crowded with residents watching a Democratic convention opening on tv. Someone turned to me and gasped in wonder: "I didn't know Democrats prayed too!"

Well, many of us do, but not to the Dark Side. That was one of the dumbest things I ever heard anyone say, and believe me, I've heard just about everything at some time or another.

Thanks for sharing.

But you do realize that it's all your fault now for giving me yet another online hangout? That place is addictive! Horses and politics. I'm hooked at first glance.

What a wonderful way to start my week - thanks!

If I'd retired to a city, I would probably spend most of my time in bookshops and cafes, book&coffee fiend that I am.

It's a delight, though, to remember the days when I could. And to watch Malia and Sasha growing up so beautifully. Of course inner beauty trumps, but I'm not blind either and you'd laugh to think how I could probably easily walk under Sasha's outstretched arms. Love those boots. They look like Uggs and probably are. Mine are knockoffs but I love 'em anyway.

Yes, that's a fine jacket President Obama's wearing. I hated it when people made fun of his jeans. What do they expect anyway? He looks dignified and comfortable - to me, that's cool.

What's that, you say? There were other people in the store too? Sorry, I hardly noticed.

Probably shouldn't admit this;

But I'm short, and often when I buy anything with pants legs, I have to cut off a good bit from the bottom. If the sale item was intended for a tall person, I might have to cut off a big chunk. That's what happened with some plush animal print pj bottoms I bought yesterday. Hate to throw away good material. So finally it dawned on me: those pants legs were quite wide and stretchy, so I turned a hem on the cut edge of the part I removed and made myself some outstanding neck scarves/warmers.
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