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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

That's a rather convoluted sentence, btw.

Here's a simple way to understand MY point based on reality: Use the stick AND carrot. Never the stick w/o the carrot in simultaneous full view.

For the last time: Painting the enemy as all-powerful w/o concurrently presenting the solution appears - and will often be absorbed as - defeatist. That's what a stand-alone one-note statement does in what passes for the mind of the easily led. That's what was happening when I first raised objection.

Don't tell me that's not how things work. I've used it myself to encourage defeatist attitudes in the opposition's base. Call me subversive if you will; I know what works and how it works. Every conservative or 'independent' sheeple you can hoodwink into staying home on his/her stupid lazy fat ass amounts to a vote FOR us. I know what buttons to push with people, best of all when they don't have the foggiest notion of what I'm doing.

Then why mislead weaker minds in the wrong direction

by way of stand alone pronouncements of enemy invincibility? That's where you err. Trust me, I know a thing or two about dark ops. Even if you don't intend that effect, it happens. Remember which road is paved with good intentions? While YOU might have a fully developed game plan in mind, your more casual listeners don't necessarily know that and will be negatively influenced by what many of them perceive (or even mis-perceive) as defeatist. At some point intent becomes irrelevant in the face of effect.

Stand alone comments about the overwhelming power of the GOP tend

to sound defeatist. We can't afford any of that. It's unfortunately also a common dark propaganda technique and doesn't reflect well on the speaker. If you'd included some of that rah rah in the previous comments, I wouldn't have reacted so. Think about the appearance of your message as well as your intent, because I can guarantee you that too many marginal supporters or even fence sitters are easily influenced to stay home.

What a jerk. They're all jerks and half are traitors. Maybe more, maybe worse.

No, I do NOT like Repukes. Malcolm X was right about the futility of desiring brotherhood with those who don't want to be your brothers. One of the most apt descriptions I ever read about GOP attacks on President Obama?

'Slow lynching'.

And it's true. I'll never, never, no never forgive them for what they've put decent people through, when they're not fit to tie the man's shoes.

I'm going to sue Cheeto for impersonating a human.

During the Inaugural Parade, I nearly had a heart attack when

President and Mrs. Obama got out of the limo and walked a block or two. I stood in front of the tv almost screaming, "WTF are you DOING? Get back in the damned car!" At the time, of course, I had no idea that the side buildings were all federal and doubtless virtually swarming with agents everywhere. I was so scared I just sat down and bawled. It felt like the Kennedy funeral all over again.

Fortunately I was wrong. Sometimes I'm glad to be wrong.

That, too. Perhaps even that most of all.

His dad has been the subject of more than a few death threats himself. So much in life is not what it seems on the surface.

(whew! caught my own typo just now. Grammar nazi bites the dust yet again.)

It's my understanding that he was discharged from the Navy for

emotional issues. The Army never should've let him enlist in the first place, but they had their precious surge to man. Nobody should've been surprised by what eventually happened.

So you also think we're whupped no matter what? Then why fight at all?

That seems to be the general thrust in all these statements. Doom, gloom, and hopelessness designed to discourage - uh, wait a minute! Could that be the true purpose? Keep those stoopid libruls home so the reel branes can run the show? If we can't win everything all the time or immediately root out all evil, then don't even try because it's hopelesssssss????

If my post sounds like a call out, IT IS. I'm horrified by the defeatist, vote suppression ideology being pushed here.

You can admit that the GOP is ingrained and harder to get totally rid of than toenail fungus w/o adopting such a defeatist stance. So please, save your breath trying to teach me or any other real Democrat how to lick boots.

Hell's bells, I even write the Repukes demanding impeachment.

I write to the ones I consider weakest and easiest to beat, urging them to run. If there's any role I play well, it's dog in the manger - theirs.
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