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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

Thanks again.

I'll get to that no later than a day or two. Sounds a bit complicated but I'm good at following thorough instructions. For some reason though, a computer's 'help' files never seem to answer the question I'm asking. It's as if you asked someone for the time and they gave you a weather report instead.

Ashamed I have no puns to offer,

But still enjoyed the story. At least I can contribute a small slice of farm life lore: I used to have cousins whose family had a typical farm, and one of our daily chores was to bring the bull in from the pasture. The way we did it showed near-fatal genius. We'd unlock and hold open the door to his pen when we saw him far enough away in the pasture. Of course he'd charge at us, but the second he was in the pen, one or two of us would slam the gate shut on him and lock it fast. The one or two who'd stayed inside the pen to draw him in had only seconds to slip through the rails to safety. I don't think it ever occurred to any of us that we were courting death. It was just country entertainment and whoever stood in the pen as bait got treated royally indeed by the others.

This is terrible.

Everybody with a decent roof (or any roof) over their heads tonight should be grateful. I've even heard that in some cities it's now against the law to feed the homeless.

I love to listen to that man, period.

I like his take on just about everything.

Pride goes before a fall.

I hope it's a steep drop.

On GMA this morning,

Park was saying that he kept yelling and kicking the door. Raised such a ruckus there's no way they 'forgot' him.

Wow, thanks!

I'll try that early tomorrow. Anything I do after 9 pm never turns out well. I'm sure the other poster will appreciate your help as well.

I forget exactly which program I used to do the entire system backup; it was just the only one Win7 offers, so I took it. Hoping against hope that maybe my missing favorites will be found there, too. I'd worked on that collection and organized it like OCD, then forgot to make a separate save for it before reinstalling 7. But it's bound to be on that backup somewhere. That's the only reason I'm anxious.

tsk tsk

The same poster voluntarily deleted his two posts before and after my #61. I saw the first; if the second was half as bad, I don't blame him for deleting it. Kinda wonder if he found out I'm right. Couldn't have been a sudden attack of conscience, not after the high contempt with which he addressed me in the first post.

Guess I'll never know now.

Don't feel bad. We all do that occasionally.

I even once heard Walter Cronkite refer to the 'space shittle'.

I'm always griping about this flyspeck town where I retired

But periodically have to pause long enough to praise some of the nicer residents. In particular the city workers; we recently bought our very own garbage truck and now employ 2 men instead of the previous outside company. Those guys are as nice as they come around here. I have a fence all around my yard, so if I'm outside when they come, they hand the can back across to me, and if I'm not they still set it carefully upright. Not so with other customers that I see. Oh, maybe it has something to do with how I always smile and say thank you.
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