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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

You must have had a blessed childhood. I hid in trees too!

Exquisite. Thank you, Scuba.

Took me back to the days of watching/listening to Andre Segovia's classical guitar. My friend JD Simo, who went from blues to country rock and back to blues again with his own band SIMO, studied classical guitar since the age of 7 or so. I want another recording of Moonlight Sonata, often said to be God's favorite piece of music. Couldn't argue there.

The computer gods smiled on me tonight. Most of the time this old machine won't even play videos.

Big favor to ask - Can anyone help me relocate a certain Democratic logo I liked

Saw it recently on my FB news feed, meant to save the image immediately, but just then things hit the fan in my world. By the time I could get back to the computer, it was gone. I searched up and down for it as far as I could go w/o luck. This happened late at night but I don't take Ambien so I don't think I ate it. Though who knows, I can do some passing strange things without pharmaceutical assistance.

Anyway, the logo rather resembled the OFA logo; it was round and had blue and white (red too, I guess) but it was still unique. I'd never seen it before and was quite taken. I like logos just about as much as political cartoons. This was special. If anyone has seen anything like that just recently perhaps, would you please set me on the right trail? I remember thinking how versatile it would be, suitable for any Democratic candidate etc.

Help? I'm uncertain whether to ask in an open forum anywhere because I far prefer the reliable sanity to be found in here. I'll post elsewhere on occasion, but I don't want to ask favors because it's like blood in the water to sharks.

I don't have a car anymore.

But if I thought it would get us another vote, I'd pull people to the polls in my big ol' Gorilla wagon. Unfortunately, just about everyone else but me around here votes Repug. I used to go around joking, "Remember, to cut down on long lines, this year the Dems vote on Tuesday and the GOP goes Wednesday." Some people offered to tar and feather me - they still might yet - but others actually nodded and said "OK." Then when I was kind enough to tell them it was a joke, THEY offered to tar and feather me. Just no pleasing some people.

BTW, I even heard President Obama telling that joke about GOP voting on Wednesday. It's a good one. Think I'll try it again this year and see how many people bite.

That whole mom jeans charge is a clear attempt to emasculate President Obama,

by the people he beat in two national elections. Sounds like sour grapes to me.

BTW, Hawaiian-raised Barack Obama looks better on the beach or in the water than that ugly, pudgy, pasty Pootie ever could. He especially looks better in a suit and tie, as leader of the free world. No comparison between the two men.

When I think of the teabagger Pootie ass kissing, I'm reminded of the phrase 'a dog returning to its vomit'.

Thanks very much for an important OP,

followed though it was by the usual DU backstabbing and sniping by people trying to pee higher on the tree. (I also read Desmond Morris!)

Asimov was a wise guiding force in my life, too. His short story, "I'm in Mars Port Without Hilda" remains a favorite, along with much more educational fare. I especially love his textbooks; always knew I loved math even though I didn't care for most of my math teachers. I wound up hitting the wall in academia via calculus and physics. But when I picked up an Asimov textbook, it was a thing of pure joy to me. Beautifully written and almost impossible not to understand. Who else can make that claim but him? Nobody I ever heard of.

That's my favorite picture of him, too. So thanks all around. The way I love to whack at some men might look like male bashing, but not true. I love smart men. Stand in awe of some, Asimov chief among them.

Fumesucker is always worth reading.

Your excellent post illustrates why I've always benefited by learning

whatever I can from the tree onto which we are grafted. Thank you.

Make that 'both posts'.

Many, yes, and all beautiful. But none to equal that one.

Okasha, I'm with you.

Especially knowing that alligators can chase their prey into the trees! And they love to eat us. So if I saw that thing on my plate, I'd be absolutely convinced it might reconstitute itself and take out after me. I'm getting older and slower, so I can't run from danger the way I used to. Thirty years ago I would've stood a chance. But now I have to think about it before even standing up, then wait to see if my knees intend to work, growl at my feet to 'get a move on!' .... you know the drill. I'd be low hanging fruit for Alli.
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