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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


.... they misrepresented a little black kid to feed viewers' bigotry and paranoia! If the kid had been white, they would've started off with the part about him wanting to be a cop. Probably would've left out what he might've said about guns, too.

Damn them all to everlasting hell. And SCOTUS thinks bigotry and injustice have already been cured???? In a child's view he was only saying that he wanted to protect good people from bad.


... since I hoped to find out it was his bladder that exploded, yes I do think this was funny enough.

Might as well face it folks, I have very little mercy left in my heart for anything GOP. They knocked it out of me long ago, and though I try not to hate anyone in the sense of wishing them LITERAL death and dismemberment, they have expanded my notion of what's funny - pretty much any misfortune they bring on themselves. Now where'd I leave that banana peel?

I just wish others didn't have to be their collateral damage.

Champion(s) indeed

They're my favorite couple. Hollywood has nothing to compare!

If it's any comfort,

Many male ballet dancers also study martial arts and can kick the ass of the average man on the street. Not that it should be a measure of masculinity, but they can. Knowledge of martial arts improves any dancer's abilities.

So why not?

Amend the law to cover all states? I don't remember exactly where now, but recently the whites in some town found themselves outnumbered and knew they would lose power in the coming election, so they just cancelled it.

Fortunately the court system forced reinstatement, but it just goes to prove that dirty bigot tactics still exist.

BTW, it's my understanding at least that the black candidate did win for mayor after all. What do you want to bet a lot of 'for sale' signs appeared on front lawns? In the best of all worlds that sort of thing would go on, because it's impossible to totally eradicate all the bigotry anywhere.

I hope he does run

... in 2016 so Hillary can clean his clock. I don't know that it really matters too much who her running mate turns out to be; we've got several fine candidates. But I think she will mop the floor with any GOP who opposes her. Heck, even a lot of the female Repugs like her and probably always will! I think their ability to switch votes w/o blinking an eye has less to do with ideology and more to do with wanting someone who "looks just like me." Very shallow, of course. But votes are too precious to turn our collective noses up at any of them.

As to constant comparisons

... when the GOP yells "Hitler!" at President Obama, they're projecting. They're the fascists.


And yes, I consider the linemen national heroes!

Me too

Although I don't know all the details of the local setup in this small town, we do have our own plant. It's associated somehow with a large regional utility, and costs are higher than in outlying areas. But most of our utilities are buried also, and the rare times something goes wrong, we're back online in a jiffy. For all its flaws and drawbacks, I could've picked a worse place to retire, no doubt.

I'm still trying to save up for a whole-house backup generator, though. Don't like to push my luck. Since I have low tolerance to heat, I suppose if the power went out for an extended period in August or such, I could place old quilts and blankets over the swing set frame, wet them down, and use that for a cool cave. I know this summer I'll be able to afford a solar powered fan. I've also invested in gel-filled cool pads that wick off body heat.

But what in blue blazes became of the Bloom Box? I'd hoped they'd be economical for home use before I, uh.... don't need them anymore.

You nailed it

I've been calling them sociopaths for years. Never met a more vicious bunch in my life.
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