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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 02:58 PM
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I am one Irish person that gets annoyed with the "everyone is Irish on 3/17" crap.
In fact I really have a difficult time celebrating the man who pretty much co-opted pagan traditions in Ireland to further his evangelical agenda.
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:00 PM
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1. Oooooohhhhh....
:popcorn:
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:01 PM
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3. Can I have some?
:D
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:03 PM
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Here.
Have a seat. :popcorn:
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:07 PM
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7. Thanks!
Mmmm...buttery....
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:00 PM
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2. .
Edited on Thu Mar-12-09 03:01 PM by TZ
:popcorn:
PSST BB--great minds and all that..Pass me some..
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:02 PM
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4. I get pissed about it, too
It's not as annoying as people posting "O'Bama," though.

The St. Patrick's thing doesn't really bother me much, though. Irish Catholics still usually believe in some pagan stuff anyway.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:03 PM
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5. yeah, that O'bama thing is annoying.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:08 PM
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68. That drove me crazy
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-13-09 09:36 AM
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86. You really need to find more important things to rile you up
I am a card-carrying member of the Hibernians, with 100% Irish ancestry, and I loved the O'Bama thing. I literally bought the t-shirt the day the NH headquarters opened for business in early 2007.

It was a way to have a little bit of fun and express our pride in our heritage and our candidate at the same time.

Also, you need to remember that the "O'Bama" thing started with the campaign itself, which produced shirts for the 2007 St. Patrick's parade in Chicago.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 12:11 AM
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88. Good for you.
I reserve the right to have a different opinion about it, however.
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:05 PM
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6. I don't know if I'm annoyed so much as mildly bemused.
Edited on Thu Mar-12-09 03:05 PM by SteppingRazor
I can't get too annoyed at all the hoopla, as I love Irish folk and, especially, Irish folk-rock (on that note, I just saw the Pogues last weekend and wooooo! was that awesome.) Come St. Patrick's Day, I'm down at the Irish pub right along with the rest of them. But, hey, being Irish American, with roots still pretty close to the auld sod (my dad was the first generation born in the States), I suppose it's expected of me.

On edit: Sorry, was supposed to be responding to the OP. :blush:
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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 01:51 PM
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111. I thought it was because Obama is in fact Irish on his mom's side
Don't know for sure. I'm not offended by O'Bama, I think it's kind of cute.
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foxfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:08 PM
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8. I'm with you.
I usually declined to wear green on St. Paddy's day and if somebody called me on it, I'd say, "Why would I want to celebrate a man who destroyed the native culture and left the people in thralldom to the Whore of Rome?" That usually would shut 'em up.
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:12 PM
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9. Wow!
Can't say I've ever heard an Irishman speak up like that.

I never wear green on 3/17 - at least, not intentionally. I wear what I wear, without giving it a second thought. So, I get a bit aggravated when people randomly walk up to me in disbelief, saying "Where's your green?"

I honestly just don't get it. It would be like me walking up to a Jewish friend and asking them where their Christmas tree is.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:13 PM
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11. As long as you don't wear orange
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:28 PM
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19. Can you explain the orange thing to me?
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:29 PM
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20. The orangemen are the terrorists that persecute Irish Catholics in northern Ireland.
They are really terrible.
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:31 PM
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23. But orange is in the Irish flag, yes?
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:34 PM
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24. yes, there is orange in the Irish flag
Not sure what the history of the flag is...

Suffice to say the orangemen (I refuse to capitalize the o), are bad bad bad. I knew a family who had a Catholic exchange student from northern Ireland one year, the stories that kid would tell about having to duck gunshots on the way to school, just because he was Catholic.
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Lost in CT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 04:20 PM
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51. The orange is for the orange men the white repersents friendship and
peace between and the green repersents the catholics... so the flag says peace and brotherhood between the orange and the catholic.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:35 PM
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25. Yes, but I think the green, white and orange together are supposed to represent unity
I fly the flag of the four provinces, which includes Ulster (Northern Ireland). I hope that one day it will be a unified Republic.
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Lost in CT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 04:22 PM
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53. That is correct. nt
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:13 PM
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70. The orange is for that fucking bastard William of Orange
From Henry VIII to Cromwell to Thatcher to NOW.

Peace and a United Ireland!
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:51 PM
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37. they got the orange from William of Orange
the flag is considered Green , White, and Gold
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 04:02 PM
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47. Who was Dutch.
Hence the Orange, it's the national color of the Netherlands.
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 09:29 AM
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101. This one is my favorite
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Lost in CT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 04:22 PM
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52. The orange live in both the north and the south... they are more populous in the north.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:31 PM
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22. In Northern Ireland, the douchebags keeping down the Catholics were Orangemen
They called themselves that.

Basically, it's the equivalent of wearing klan gear to the Million Man March.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:24 PM
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17. My mom keeps it in the family room
But it's really a Hanukkah bush.... :hide:
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 05:57 PM
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62. Or they pinch you.
I'm part Irish but I don't wear green either. This guy at work always dresses like a fool on that day with glittery floppy shamrocks stuck to a plastic hat. Get away from me.
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:12 PM
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10. The Irish alcoholic thing really pisses me off.
There are other countries that are known for their drinkers.
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:40 PM
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27. I can only speak for my region - Philly and Philly metro.....
but every Irish person I know, is a serious drinker.

Granted, I know alot of people who drink frequently, but they're not an ethnic, across-the-board stereotype. Out of all the Italians I know, maybe 10% are heavy drinkers. Germans - maybe 25%. Irish? 100%.

YMMV.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:49 PM
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36. The Russians could give is some competition
in the booze dept
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:53 PM
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38. actually, until recently the rate of alcoholism in Ireland was no higher than
most places, from what I read.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:14 PM
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12. It implies that we're all unbathed, ignorant coal-filthy potato-eating red-haired whisky-swilling
dirt-poor constantly-fist-fighting superstitious morons, and I find that offensive, too.

I'm with ya!!

:hide:

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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:18 PM
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14. And that is why I love you so much!
:hi:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:18 PM
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16. Yeah seriously, I have blackish hair
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:40 PM
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28. Exactly! I, for one, do not eat potatoes.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:42 PM
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31. I thought you were a Scot
Edited on Thu Mar-12-09 03:43 PM by HarukaTheTrophyWife
In which case, I could understand why you'd want to be Irish.

:hide:
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:46 PM
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33. Get thee hence you heathen!
If you want to know the god's honest boring as hell truth. I am....

Scottish
Irish
English
German
French
Cherokee

and who knows what else in absolutely no particular order. i.e. About as "American" as it comes. Both sides of my family tree arrived on these shores so long ago they could lie with impunity about their roots.

I'd actually be very interested in doing the Genographic Project. I'll probably find out that's all bunk and I'm actually Dutch, Romanian, Turkish and Thai.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:55 PM
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42. I just found out recently that my mother's Irish ancestors went to Scotland
Edited on Thu Mar-12-09 03:56 PM by tigereye
in the 12 century, built a castle, and then came back to Donegal. And that we actually have a kilt named after us. I thought that was kind of cool, actually.



I wonder if they fled since they were mercenaries - that's what I always hear.



On edit, as someone who only more recently became a lot more interested in my Irish heritage, a lot of the folks at the Irish Centre I belong to, love to wear pretty much anything that is green, and love the parade. No green beer, though, that's kind of an outrage, when there is so much great Irish stout to drink!

:beer:
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 09:19 AM
Response to Reply #28
98. Why do you hate......
......Idaho?
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 04:01 PM
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45. I thought that was Welshmen
Anyway, you don't know the difference between the Battle of Borodino and a tiger's bum. :P



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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 04:09 PM
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49. Cau dy geg!
Edited on Thu Mar-12-09 04:11 PM by geardaddy
twll dy din di, wancar.

Twll din bob Sais!

:D
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:08 PM
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69. Typical bleeding Rhondda, isn't it. You think you're so bloody clever.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 08:35 PM
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79. Your mind's gone, Jenkins. You're rubbish.
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 08:49 PM
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80. .....
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 01:33 AM
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93. Eve Myles loves Cystic Fibrosis?
:shrug:

I'm seriously out of the loop here. And I'm Irish-American.

--d!
Magically Delicious ... but *I* like it, too.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-13-09 09:22 AM
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81. But WHO Welshes the Welshmen?
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-13-09 09:45 AM
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87. Watch it boyo.
;)
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:20 PM
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73. We're not? Shit. Have to rethink my entire life.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:24 PM
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74. Why don't you go beat the crap out of the people you feel are promoting that stereotype?
:popcorn:
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:40 PM
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77. Because I'm not Irish. I don't fight individuals. I'm German - I take out my issues on nations.
:eyes:

Morans.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 09:30 AM
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102.  Swedes. We dont fight. We take out our issues on our food.
Edited on Sat Mar-14-09 09:31 AM by Vanje
We boil it until it surrenders.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:16 PM
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13. The hoopla is puzzling
It's just so...much.
:rofl:

Anyway, it seems it's morphed into more of a celebration of the culture instead of something to honor that Patrick guy (drove the "snakes" out of Ireland--this pagan says HUMPH!)--you know, what with the fake Irish brogues and green beer and all.

I'm 100% Italian, so I don't feel I have a right to pretend I'm Irish even for one day. But when I was in college an Irish-American friend declared me Irish and put a "Mc" in front of my Italian last name for the whole day. I thought that was pretty funny.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 09:33 AM
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103. We pretend the Irish eat corned beef and cabbage
instead of mutton and kale
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:18 PM
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15. I'm not a fan of the American holiday of St Patricks Day
In Ireland, it's much more reverential and holy-- at least, it used to be until the marketing people got hold of it. The American version is just vulgar and disgusting (green beer? WTF?)
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:36 PM
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26. I think it's the rise of places created by
The Irish Pub Company http://www.irishpubcompany.com/, or places like O'Neill's http://www.tisoneills.com /

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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:28 PM
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18. I wanna be Irish on 3/17...
Not because of the pagan thing....I just like Ireland, the people and the pubs!!!
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:30 PM
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21. Someday I would love to visit Ireland
:D
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:47 PM
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34. It's on my list of places to go. Closest I've been to Ireland is Shropshire...
though I think I saw the coast out of an airplane once.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:41 PM
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29. Are you forgetting that St. Patrick was taken as a slave to Ireland?
Also, he didn't impose Christianity by the sword. The Irish accepted his teachings.
Finally, some Irish myths were incorporated in the Christianity embraced by the Irish. For example, Brigid became St. Brigid.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:46 PM
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32. Does not take away the fact that entire traditions were either co-opted
diluted or completely done away with due to St Patrick's Christian agenda.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:53 PM
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39. You want to deny the right of a people to change
The Irish accepted Christianity; it was not imposed on them. If the Irish chose Christianity, who are you to complain about the change done to prior traditions. The traditions are theirs, not yours.
Also, what do you mean by "Christian agenda?" St. Patrick proselytized a certain set of religious beliefs. Do you think that he did something else?
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 04:49 PM
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56. He twisted their traditions to make his point
Yes I think that is fucked up and arrogant.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 05:01 PM
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58. Why are you taking this so to heart?
I have genuinely never heard anyone call St. Patrick or what he did "fucked up and arrogant." He was a person with genuine faith and wished to share it. He did not impose it on anyone. The Irish accepted it. How can you find anything wrong with a culture making a choice to change?
In effect, you are claiming that the Irish were fools and allowed their traditions to be twisted to suit another person's point. I don't agree with your take on history. Cultures are not static; they can change. The Irish culture changed when it willingly accepted Christianity.
If religion was imposed on a people through war or punishment, I would feel very differently.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 05:05 PM
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59. I, too, have a genuine faith, but do not feel the need to impose my beliefs upon others
People's relationship and or lack of relationship with a greater being is really not any of anyone else's business, and yes, it is arrogant to believe otherwise.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 05:13 PM
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60. I guess we disagree about St. Patrick
One thing to remember that the Irish brought St. Patrick to Ireland as a slave. If that had never happened, he would never have learned Irish and later gone to Ireland to proselytize. Kind of an interesting karmic tie. The Irish enslaved him. He then led the Irish into a figurative enslavement to Catholicism.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 09:35 AM
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104. Be fucking glad St Patrick wasnt a Mormon. nt
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:55 PM
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41. The nuns taught me that St Brendan the Navigator
Edited on Thu Mar-12-09 03:55 PM by mitchtv
discovered America well before Leif Eriksson, in leather boats
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 04:05 PM
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48. And there's also a story of Prince Madog of Gwynedd (Wales)
arriving in Alabama in 1170.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madoc

They haven't verified it with any real archaelogical evidence though.
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-13-09 09:31 AM
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84. Well, if I landed in Alabama, I wouldn't stick around, either
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:17 PM
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71. Irish monks were probably the first Europeans here
Read Tony Horwitz's newest bookm"A Voyage Long and Strange." He talks about this in the first part of the book.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:56 PM
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43. But he returned to Britain and became a monk, then
returned to Ireland to proselytize.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:59 PM
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44. St. Partick returned by choice
While a slave in Ireland, he learned the Irish language and learned to love the Irish. When he returned, it was not with weapons to impose anything on the Irish. He proselytized with his faith and teachings.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 04:01 PM
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46. I know.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:42 PM
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30. I wouldn't mind it so much if it was just called the...
Dress In Green and Act Like an Idiot Day with no association to any country or saint. Somehow I suspect the people who really get into these types of holidays wouldn't be able to tell a difference anyway.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:48 PM
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35. I never could get into the green beer thing either.
Even if it was just food coloring, that's just wrong.
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 03:54 PM
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40. You are on
a high horse aren't you?

:rofl:

St. Patrick robbed the pagans. Tis true. Using the clover to explain the trinity. :eyes:

We always go to the St. Patrick's day parade here and my kids love it.
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Mudoria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 04:14 PM
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50. I enjoy St. Patrick's Day but I'm not Irish
I'm quite proud of my Anglo-Saxon heritage though.
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 04:34 PM
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54. There are better days to celebrate Irishness, IMO.
Like February 1 (St Brigid's Day/Feast of Brigid/Imbolc) or June 16 (Bloomsday).


But I go to the parade and I wear green. I just make sure to wear all my snake jewelry (and I have a lot of it) as well.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 04:48 PM
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55. HAH! Love it.
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 05:00 PM
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57. I'm English. Enough said. nt
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-13-09 09:33 AM
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85. Nice post, Cromwell
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 09:37 AM
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106. !!!!
funniest DU post in months!
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 05:56 PM
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61. I don't want everyone to be Irish, dammit
It's an exclusive club!

St. Patrick was a Freeper Troll.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:04 PM
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63. I'm just pissed at all the drunken rookies crowding the bars on my birthday.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:04 PM
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64. I'm pretty sure the bulk of non-Irish celebrants are just using it
as another excuse to get drunk. They probably have given next to no thought about the implications of what they're actually celebrating. Kind of like where I come from where many non-Catholics celebrate Mardi Gras (but not Lent, of course). I've always wondered if the Catholics were bothered by all of the non-Catholics mooching off of their holiday, but I've never heard any of them get too vocal about it.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:06 PM
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65. What strikes me as odd is that it's bigger here than in Ireland.
Edited on Thu Mar-12-09 06:09 PM by redqueen
Says something, that does.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:31 PM
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75. Here's what it says:
There are 36 million people in the US claiming Irish heritage.

There are 4 million people in Ireland.

:P
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-13-09 09:31 AM
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83. 36 million? That's it?
I think that 30 million of them must be right here in the northeast. :P
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:07 PM
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66. Erin go braless. Green beer. Corned beef and cabbage.
It's the American Way!
And EVERYTHING American is GOOD!
You could look it up.
;-)
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nickinSTL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:08 PM
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67. heh. I've always thought it was a little...weird, myself
I'm only very slightly Irish...go back far enough...and I don't really have any interest in the whole St.Patrick's thing...though I really like potatoes and cabbage :D

Not thrilled with celebrating "saints" in general, I have to say.
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Pharlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:18 PM
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72. You've got to remember,
some of us were born fortunate enough to have been born of Irish descent. Saint Patrick's Day is for those who WISH they were of Irish descent.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:36 PM
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76. I am sooooooo stealing that from you!!!
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:44 PM
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78. irish you american isthmus
irish you american isthmus
irish you american isthmus
anna
hippy
nude deer

:toast:
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-13-09 09:27 AM
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82. This sounds like a GD post
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 12:45 AM
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90. No, this is a lounge post
I posted it in the Lounge, therefore it is a lounge post. Sorry it does not live up to your fluffy bunny standards.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 02:48 AM
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95. I want a bunny.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 12:24 AM
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89. I pull out my "Fuck Off, I'm Welsh" button 3/17
I'm with you about the fictional Padraic, too.
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 12:49 AM
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91. I hate St Patty's day.
Why doesn't anybody celebrate St. George's day? Iuck the Frish.
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soleiri Donating Member (913 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 01:18 AM
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92. I'm 1/4 Irish
I hope that's enough.

If not I'll just wait until May 5th and get rejected by my Mexican half, too.
~waa waa waaaaaaaa~

:-(
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 01:55 AM
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94. I'm gonna get drunk.
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coyotespaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 05:10 AM
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96. I get to run karaoke this Tuesday...
Edited on Sat Mar-14-09 05:11 AM by coyotespaw
and when the twits get on my nerves, I'll just revel in the fact that the next morning their "Irish" will run out. They'll wake up in a puddle of what used to be green beer.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 07:08 AM
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97. I have a hard time celebrating a holiday that's been co-opted . . .
by every fake-tanned, green-popped collared, devil-horned throwing, tongue-wagging, frosty-haired fratboy douchebag and the women that worship them in existence, who use it merely as an excuse to get shitfaced drunk and be as giant of a dick as humanly possible.

See also: Cinco De Mayo.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 09:23 AM
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99. I will not forgive St. Patrick...
....until returns the snakes.
Every last one of them.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 09:24 AM
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100. Lets celebrate St Brigids day, instead
She's the real deal
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 01:44 PM
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110. I am up for that!
:hi:
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 09:36 AM
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105. same here sweetie
I am irish through and through.....all four grandparents coming from county cork......god I hope there is no inbreeding there.....lol

Happy St. Paddys day

we are having our boiled dinner tomorrw, with baileys, beer, and whiskey of course!
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 09:45 AM
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107. boy i hear that
when I was in Ireland I went to Tara a lot, and someone showed me the hill that Patrick was on down the road where he lit the fires to warn the pagans to get out..so I went to Patricks hill and there was a statue on there of him and I told him to fuck off.
(yes I am weird)'
besides that, Patrick was a Brit!
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 09:59 AM
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108. People still celebrate St Patrick''s Day?
Edited on Sat Mar-14-09 10:53 AM by Iggo
I thought it was just the white man's Cinco De Mayo...that is, just another excuse to drink yourself stupid.

(I spel gud)

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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-14-09 10:06 AM
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109. They do here. The bars open at 7:00 am, and all the amateurs are drunk by noon.
I won't leave the house.
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