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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!

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Makes me sick too.

Years ago I easily got that much for private duty LPN nursing, which didn't take nearly as much formal education as chemistry, etc. One of these days soon a hard rain's gonna fall.

No harm, no foul.

Just a chatty little note to close on: I actually bear a Welsh surname because my Granddad and GG had to slip over to Wales first for new identities before they could safely immigrate. They also said a hastily acquired Welsh accent was much easier to fake, and since most Americans knew squat about the Welsh - who were and are largely sympathetic btw - once they were beyond the reach of the British, they were pretty safe. That's another reason they chose the remote upper reaches of Maine to settle down. Actually not much got said about the family adventure except in whispers until after my dad retired from the U.S. Army. After that it wasn't very dangerous, except my sister hated it as an embarrassment, especially because I proudly told everyone who'd listen. Especially if they started criticizing immigrants.

It's like when people start spewing other racist crap. I've been known to look at them and ask, "How do you know I'm not 'passing'?" That with the death ray stare proves a great squelch.

I knew it would be bad so I never even peeked until now,

and then only so I could legitimately shout to the admins: SHUT THAT POS DOWN!!!!

How awful. I'm glad to see you're receiving so much

excellent advice, to which I have nothing to add except use a vpn so hackers can't locate you as easily. I think Flickr prevents people locating you through your pictures via google.

Wise advice, as always.

I try to turn off the computer at least an hour before bedtime, not only so the blue light won't interfere with melatonin production but also in order to read a real book! and reflect on the day.

Please see my 'on edit' in #10.

One needs to be careful with overseas terminology which may hold different meanings. Those who don't follow Irish affairs might not be aware that over there, the Republicans are the good guys!

You might like to know that at 68 I've finally eased my total ban on the color orange. I do happen to like it as part of a print, for instance, with yellow and green. No political connotations there, after all. Just never, never, no never with black. It would make me twitch. That ban still holds.

Bite your tongue, my dear... wear black and tan together? Perish the thought.

In the eyes of many, Sinn Fein has always been respectable. America didn't reject English oppression with a polite request, and neither can we expect the Irish State to do so. No apologies needed. 800 years of slavery is quite enough, don't you think? Consider the genocide practiced against the Irish by people whose own historical records contain the declaration: "At last we shall be free of the plague of the Irish in Ireland." However, with what amounts to an apology from Lizzie the Hun, it is indeed time to work through more peaceful means.

I'm only second gen American born. My grandfather and GG fought with Collins and after his assassination fled Ireland one jump ahead of John Bull, so I was raised in a politically saturated close knit group who sent $ back home as a matter of faith. I love political cartoons, too; my favorite being on a tee shirt still offered by Zazzle. It shows the front view of Goliath (with Union Jack designation) in full battle armor, towering over a little David we see only from the back, designated IRA. Goliath's bellowing: "Yer A Bleedin' Terr'ist!"

800 years of occupation by a totally foreign invader that practiced massive literal slavery and at one time even genocide. Time for change; although yes, by the most peaceful road available. I personally wouldn't agree with real estate ownership by foreign nationals or anyone w/o Irish citizenship, swearing sole fealty to Ireland herself. None of this UK crap. God bless Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness.

You win a free shamrock if you can guess who gets my house when I die.

Pig Boy, aka Short Eyes, is the infamous radio host

currently flaming out due to boycott pressure on sponsors. I'm unwilling to repeat his vile given name - not doing so gives me some sense of obliterating the POS - but I am willing to say one of his other monikers, Limpball.

I'll have to make a point of wearing more tan in the near future.

Only can't wear it with black, or my Irish ancestors will all rise up and smite me at once. Might even bring Michael Collins with them. Orange wouldn't do either. Think I'll stick with green.

Yes, it's worse or at least as bad as gang colors almost. Easter Peace Accord notwithstanding. The good news is that Sinn Fein is now the third largest party in Northern Ireland, and growing. I can't die before unification. (on edit: I mean restoration of the two halves of Ireland into one, of course. Not continued occupation or even voluntary UK membership.)

But GOP hacks hassling President Obama over a snappy summer suit is just plain stupid as it has no significance whatsoever. True, they have nothing better to whine about, and I'd dearly love to see their total political demise.

Except for the rare exception, 'mellow' doesn't ring my bell either.

But when they manage to get it soooo right, I do fall in love rather too easily. I used to listen to Olivia Newton John just for her bass backup singer. Oh, he was wonderful.

You might like Paul Janeway better. He's the front man for St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Looks more than a little like Drew Carey, but he's a soul singer w/o current superior; I'm sure Otis Redding is somewhere cheering him on. Paul and the band are on their first world-conquering tour right now. Hell, even France (which I love) loves 'em!

And then occasionally a singer like Jeff Tweedy does a sweet Civil War song like 'When The Roses Bloom Again'. Superb. He was on Prairie Home Companion one night and sang that. I ordered the album immediately just for that song.
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