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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

Finally, someone who believes exactly as I do

And therefore must be correct. One of the best OP's I've had the pleasure of reading.

Soylent green would probably be cheapest of all, and maybe even most nutritious

But would YOU want to eat it?

Vote Suppression Alleged in Close Florida Election

Who says we don't need the Voting Rights Act anymore? Are they blind? City Hall skullduggery apparent in panhandle town of 500 best known for its annual Worm Grunting Festival. If it can happen here, it can happen anywhere!

If I missed this title thread somewhere, please excuse the repeat. Having Fun With Dyslexia as always.


BTW, my own little town for retirement is in the MIDWEST. But people are the same everywhere, aren't they?

As foretold long ago.

At least you're on the same page

I've heard of huge arguments between the berber vs plush crowd.


One time when I was not exactly being stalked but certainly pestered by a non-biker guy, I happened to meet one of the local bikers at the post office; didn't know him from Adam but had seen him around. I asked him very nicely if he'd just go and talk to the other guy, say I was his sister or something and he didn't want to hear about me being bothered again. That's all. He seemed delighted to oblige. Next thing I heard, the pest had moved away.

Need I mention the biker guy looked like he might've been able to scare Sonny Barger?

Themselves, hopefully?

They do have a fatal fondness for circular firing squads. Lordy how I love to see Boehner run around with his hair on fire. Beautiful sight.

I'm a carpet hater too

Although I'm partial to nice area rugs on hardwood. The cheap white linoleum the previous owners put down on my kitchen floor is peeling up now, but I don't mind because underneath are the original wide-plank oak floors. The house is 100. I can't wait to get rid of those linoleum tiles. Would've done so long ago but this place was about to fall down when I got it, and renovation has had to creep at a snail's pace. For the rest of the downstairs someone glued indoor/outdoor carpet down so there's no rescuing those wood floors - I'll have to sand and then paint them deep burgundy. Upstairs is covered with hideous wall to wall carpet probably from the 1950's but at least it looks like a traditional install.

Let us know when you get your house and we'll celebrate with you.

Came late to this thread

But I'm very happy to hear of the good outcome.

Some people might think I'm a little harsh because I won't let my JRT run loose in the house unattended until she's at least a year old, maybe 1 1/2, but she has a taste for electric cords. I'll have to spray them with something bitter, but I'm not about to trust her.

You can use apple cider vinegar diluted with water as a spray for the coat, too

But I also give my dogs brewer's yeast tablets, which they love. In fact, I'm sneaky enough to tell Brigid and Molly Maguire that those are treats! The brewer's yeast offers a lot of the same benefits as apple cider vinegar, if your pet won't take that. Makes 'em smell better to us and worse to fleas.
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