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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, 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!

Journal Archives

That last picture at the grave belongs on every list of the world's best.

Later on I did say something about getting her to a doctor first.

I'm perhaps one of the few who loved that tv spot explaining why retired drill sergeants don't make good therapists. Made me cackle every time I saw it.

I'm not heartless. Just all too aware that the rest of the world will run you over if you stumble, so I'm very interested in keeping on my feet.

I've always loved most things on NPR, but especially PHC.

In AZ I could pick up a station that made my Saturday nights complete; it would've taken Al Pacino to drag me away from the radio. First, two solid hours of PHC, followed by an hour of Thistle and Shamrock, and then another Irish music show which featured a lot of rebel songs. Anti-Brit. Like red meat to someone from my heritage.

After PHC does fade away someday, I hope they keep the archives available. I'd rather listen to Keillor reruns than new anything else. And he's such a Good Liberal!

Sounds like a plan to me.

If the plane had been Free Ireland, all hands on board would've wound up in Reading Gaol. Where the very mud cries out for blood to the thirsty asphalt ring. Or according to Oscar Wilde, anyway. That was the first poem of his I ever read. Instant fan. When I asked the lit teacher why Wilde wasn't taught in class, he stammered and said something vague about authors going out of style. As soon as I returned the book to the school library, it disappeared. A political execution. Later I found out why.

Don't be hasty. Bad links have prevented my taking the test yet. I vote we all pool our resources

and mount a counterattack. That's the only way to survive. Why let the zombies write the rules of the game?

My plan is to rally those among the living to prepare a counterattack. That's the only way to win.

Dang. I tried 2 different browsers and both stuck on the question of what I would do upon

discovering my loved one had contracted the zombie virus. So I can't get a score, yet. I'll try tomorrow. Maybe they've got a hitch in their gitalong.

Hey, great sig line btw.

Haven't YET taken the zombie test, and I only get 2 tv channels so not that show; but from what I know of zombies, I don't think they relish Irish flesh. We tend to give them tummy aches. From what I hear.

Yes, but getting up off our ass and doing something is very theraputic. I recommend it highly.

I doubt she'll be swayed by that approach. If she cared about her husband, she wouldn't

be sitting on her ass while he works.
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