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IrishAyes

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Home country: US
Current location: retired to MidWest
Member since: Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:15 PM
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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

St. Joseph did wind up in a ticklish situation, didn't he?

And yet he followed his heart and faith in the angel's message in an era when it was hardly easy or convenient. What a role model!

If not so tragic, it would be hysterically funny

the way our own Religious Right Taliban tries to follow both the philosophy of a sociopath (Rand, among others) and Christ at the same time. Can't be done.

If one espouses unrestricted individualism (ie, sociopathy)

then one must prepare to accept PERSONAL responsibility of the consequences.

Blame Lenin and Stalin? or anyone else? Nope.

If Rand was such a supposedly independent individual, the onus is on HER. Otherwise it's like she 's saying the devil made her do it. Don't fall into the same trap, friend. How would it play out if someone decided to 'cleanse' the world of teabaggers??????

No telling.

But it was crystal clear what her victims thought of her: Ding dong, the witch is dead!

Amen to that!

I don't think my beloved Archbishop Romero could've done better. And there's nobody on earth I love more. Nobody.

Maybe it was the blessing of long exposure

to modern Jewish culture, at least the Reformed variety, that influenced much of my thinking. The idea is certainly not original. One of the proudest moments of my life happened when a certain rabbi complemented my 'very Jewish' way of thinking. His mother was a close personal friend of mine, and she always referred to Jesus as 'a good Jewish boy'. Coming from her, high praise indeed. Despite our theological differences, we respected and loved each other very much. That is how I believe our Lord and Savior wants it to be.

And there are misogynists in this world

who'd declare her unfit to serve. Blows my mind.

I've always wished Romero could've been Pope

But I suppose God had more important things for him to do.

I hope this is not topic spread too much

But I've always maintained that while a Jew can be Jewish w/o being a Christian - of course! - still, a Christian cannot be a Christian w/o being Jewish too, whether they realize it or not. (I don't mean by circumcision) Because we were grafted onto their tree, not vice verse.

Always sad to see a Catholic anything close

Didn't some parish being merged with a larger one recently set up its own congregation? How can faith and determination like that be ignored?
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