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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

Santa Claus - I just remembered

A particular 3-story movie I saw years ago. In one segment Dick Van Patten - the dad on tv's Eight Is Enough, I believe - played an innocuous salesman who in the course of his travels appealed to the local cops for protection from a serial killer who was on the loose. Bodies dropping everywhere. He seemed terrified and so vulnerable you almost had to feel sorry for him. Anyway, eventually some young lady gets in the car with him and he stops to get something out of his trunk. That's when you find out he's a knife salesman and the serial killer too.

Dick Van Patten! Who'd have thunk?

Another story I vaguely remember might've been a Twilight Zone episode, can't be sure. But it pointed out a very good reason to avoid vigilante justice. Some lady had been raped and she and her husband went out looking for the perpetrator. Extremely traumatized of course, eventually she points out some guy and insists he's her attacker and that her husband must kill him because she doesn't trust the courts to punish him. Hubby keeps asking her if she's sure that's the man. Eventually she talks her husband into killing the guy and when it's done, the husband feels very guilty but at least it's over and they can go home now. Only trouble, minutes later she points out another guy and says he's the one and must be killed.

I know these are just stories but they do illustrate valid points about leaping to conclusions.

I'd also appreciate other people out there not misinterpreting my words, as some are unfortunately capable of doing. But to those so inclined, maybe I should say go ahead, I'm used to it. Got my helmet and flak jacket ready.


Ooops! Obviously we were referring to different places.

I'm not so familiar with MA as you might be.
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