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Fri Jan 20, 2017, 08:42 AM

Michael Flatley Dead To Us Now, Says Ireland

From the Irish version of the Onion...

“Michael Flatley Dead To Us Now,” Says Ireland

“AND all we did for that fucker over the years, and he turns around and does this? Well, he can forget about coming back here again, the sweaty bollix”

This was just one statement uttered this morning by a member of the Irish population, following the news that somewhat-Irish Irish-dancing superstar Michael Flatley had agreed to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony this Friday.

Trump is currently persona non grata in Ireland, following disparaging remarks about the people who live near his Doonbeg golf resort in Co. Clare, as well as his plans to deport thousands of unregistered foreign workers in American, which would take in every second Irish person from Boston to Los Angeles.

With a full Trump boycott brewing, the news that ‘jigger with attitude’ Flatley had signed up for Friday’s event did not go down well with even the most staunch jig and reel fans.

“He’s fucking dead to us,” said the president of the Irish Flatley Fan Club, ripping posters of the Riverdance pioneer off the wall.


More at http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2017/01/19/michael-flatley-dead-to-us-now-says-ireland/

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Reply Michael Flatley Dead To Us Now, Says Ireland (Original post)
OnDoutside Jan 2017 OP
NightWatcher Jan 2017 #1
pinboy3niner Jan 2017 #2
3catwoman3 Jan 2017 #7
colorado_ufo Jan 2017 #14
milestogo Jan 2017 #3
dhol82 Jan 2017 #4
7962 Jan 2017 #5
milestogo Jan 2017 #15
DownriverDem Jan 2017 #6
mopinko Jan 2017 #8
dmr Jan 2017 #9
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2017 #10
IrishEyes Jan 2017 #11
mac56 Jan 2017 #12
frogmarch Jan 2017 #13

Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 08:44 AM

1. Kanye was not "American" enough to perform but Riverdance was?

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 08:49 AM

2. So that would make him...Michael Flatline?

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:01 AM

7. Very good!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 11:16 AM

14. Tremendous!

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 08:51 AM

3. So I guess he's ready to end his career.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:16 AM

4. His career was already done

He's doing this just to try to revive the dead.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:20 AM

5. Hell, I hadnt seen him in YEARS already! nt

 

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Response to 7962 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:15 PM

15. He's 58.

I can't imagine that he dances like he used to.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:49 AM

6. Yikes

What a sad man and day. This reminds me of when Nixon was elected. Protests marked his time in office. Since there is more of us than those who support Trump, we must not stop resisting. I am so glad I live near the Canadian border. Listening to non Trump Canadian radio (CKLW) on my way to and from work is pure pleasure. Watching Canadian tv and non news/political cable channels will be my tv plan at home. I will get my political news from progressive sites like DU and streaming WCPT (Chicago Progressive talk radio). I can not stand to see Trump et al or hear Trump and the repubs. This is how I will survive the next 4 years.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:10 AM

8. he's getting to old to dance, ya?

if he hasnt made enough money to retire, it's his own fault.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:13 AM

9. Didn't he retire?

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:19 AM

10. Perfect for Trump. He's a preening egotist who mucked up everything

good about Riverdance, etc.

Can't WAIT to (not) watch him gyrate about and help ruin THIS production.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:20 AM

11. I saw him on stage a few years ago.

He only danced a little. He was looking old and tired. He has always been rather pompous. The show was good but now that I know this, I'm glad that I got the tickets free. It is a shame that he is doing this. I like Irish step dancing. I'm sure there are other ways to watch it without supporting him.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:41 AM

12. Spoof news site

Funny though.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:43 AM

13. He's an American, born in Chicago.

One news story I read about him indicated he's in terrible physical shape because of dance. Oh, okay, here's part of it. It's from the Daily Mail, so I guess I shouldn't post a link.

He's probably clueless about trump and doesn't know what's happening to the ACA. Poor Michael Flatley.

After putting his body through the ringer for decades, the star admitted to the Daily Mail earlier this year that his body just couldn't take anymore.

He admitted: ‘I am always in pain. Agony. Every morning my poor wife [Niamh O'Brien] has to witness me spending the first few minutes of the day trying to straighten my back and push my legs to start working.

‘I’ve wrecked my body with dance. I can’t say I wasn’t warned and I can’t say I haven’t loved every single minute of putting myself into this state.

'But physically I’m a mess. I have a recurring broken bone in my right foot which just spontaneously breaks itself.

'My hamstrings are ruined, my groin is gone and I’ve done irreparable damage to two points of my spine.’


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