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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

It's hard! My head already hurts.

I'll have to quit for now and try again tomorrow. Wish me luck.

So true.

Nobody put it better, but Dorothy Day said along the same lines, "I can tell you exactly how much you love God. You love God as much as you love the person you love the least."

Admittedly there is no reasoning with conservative Christians. But as a wise friend has reminded me, we still need to love them. Too often I fail miserably. I've begun to wonder if perhaps that's what God brought me here where I am, to learn.

This will require thought!

Am I up to it?

But, Rug...

You know how much glee people take in making hash of one another. Saying that in the first place would've been too reasonable.

Say, wasn't that Jesus fellow all about justice and human dignity in the first place?

In addition to salvation, of course, closely allied to the above.

I've never understood at all why one person having equal rights and responsibilities could ever diminish my own. Makes no sense, secular or religious. That's why people get greedy in all sorts of ways; they're afraid my dessert came out of their cake, and now they have less. Stoooopid.

Perennial teen angst/wishful thinking

in which no one of voting age should indulge. Beautiful poetry except it's all wrong. In a sense it can be taken as the genesis of conservatism's twisted every man for himself ideology. You see, that's what a conservative is: someone who never matured, morally or spiritually.

Sermon over. I hear incoming rotten tomatoes... gotta run...

Sorry, Sgt. Bonobo got me started on this

So will you kindly blame my behavior on him, please?

"Troupes" are not "troops". The former refers to a group of performers, having more to do with fine arts; the latter, to soldiery or groups of baboons for instance, not to be confused for one another. Usually.

THE DREADED ENGLISH MAJOR STRIKES AGAIN!

Feel free to pelt me with rotten tomatoes. As a former performer, I developed agile defensive moves.

I'm don't usually indulge unless someone's smarting off at another person - or at me.

There's ever so slight a chance that once or twice in my life, I've stood in line for humble pie too. Probably more often that I should've.

Mind if I taunt you the first time

Just a little, over your misuse of 'waive' unless you're prepared to part with those beloved private parts.

Why do I doubt that was simply a clever pun on your part(s)?

If the country fails to give him a better congress to work with

Then we as a nation have lost any right to complain. So many have accused President Obama of acting like a god but they try to put him in a total inhuman position. I don't understand such hate. It has to be pathological because it doesn't even recognize enlightened self interest, and that's terminal stupidity.
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