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Geraldo: Time to Take God Out of St. Patrick's Day
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Posted on 03/24/2013 11:33:58 AM PDT by chessplayer

This is a little late, but still wacky. On his radio show March 15, Fox News host Geraldo Rivera thinks the Irish really ought to take God out of Saint Patrick's Day.

"Having been a participant in plenty of St. Patrick's Day celebrations, I just have to say that one of the last things on my mind [was] to venerate St. Patrick. God bless him and all he did, [but] I just don't believe the celebration, I think it's largely a secular celebration," he argued. "More like Mardi Gras, isn't it?"


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Gotta admit that on St. Patrick's Day I usually think about wearing something green, four leaf clovers, green booze, leprechauns, etc.
1 posted on 03/24/2013 11:33:58 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

whoraldo is a media WHORE. Always was and will always be.

HATE HIM!


2 posted on 03/24/2013 11:37:58 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: chessplayer

Time to take Al Capone’s vault out of St Patricks day too, Jerry.


3 posted on 03/24/2013 11:39:41 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: chessplayer
“Geraldo: Time to Take God Out of St. Patrick's Day” Freeper to Geraldo: No it isn't. It IS a religious celebration whether YOU think it is or not. Now please just go away.
4 posted on 03/24/2013 11:39:42 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: chessplayer

God has already largely been taken out of St. Patrick’s day. When I was in elementary school 30 years ago, it was all about wearing green, eating cookies tinged green by food coloring, and pinching the kids that forgot to wear green. No mention of God or even who St. Patrick is in all of it.

As an adult, it’s an excuse to take the day off and get drunk off your ass. If anything, I would’ve expected a drive to put God back in it.


5 posted on 03/24/2013 11:40:23 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: chessplayer

The great “conservative” blabbermouth has spoken. Take God out of Saints???

Why is Whorealdo still on WABC 770? He is stooopid and as soon as there is a hint of conservative caller, he “has to go”. Baaaaarf!


6 posted on 03/24/2013 11:40:44 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepisssssed)
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To: chessplayer

Uhh... No. Time to put God back in then. Saint Patrick’s Day is about Saint Patrick who served God. Just because people aren’t celebrating it in the right way doesn’t mean it’s original meaning and purpose should be removed.


7 posted on 03/24/2013 11:42:05 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: chessplayer

Whorealdo is, and always has been, a joke.


8 posted on 03/24/2013 11:42:48 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: chessplayer

Time to take Geraldo off the radio.

Why WABC radio replaced Crummy with Geraldo is a complete mystery.


9 posted on 03/24/2013 11:44:28 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: chessplayer

Mardi Gras is religious in origin as well. It’s “Fat Tuesday”, the day before Ash Wednesday. Jerry is a moron.


10 posted on 03/24/2013 11:46:09 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: chessplayer
It's time to take Geraldo Rivera out of TV.
I need an Auto channel changer, he comes on, in a flash next channel or TV off.
11 posted on 03/24/2013 11:48:03 AM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416, FIESTY VET!!)
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To: chessplayer

A dork who is almost as ugly on the outside as on the inside.


12 posted on 03/24/2013 11:48:10 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: mkmensinger

I guess Rivera wants to take Christ our of Christmas too!


13 posted on 03/24/2013 11:49:19 AM PDT by growingpains
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To: chessplayer

wait...we have thousands of drunk fake-Irish walking around the streets and you want to take God out?

Is Geraldo trying to bring about the apocalypse?


14 posted on 03/24/2013 11:50:48 AM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: chessplayer
I have a feeling its about NY's parade and the role of the archbishop and cathedral in the proceedings PLUS the continued exclusion of homosexual groups from marching under their own banner. Speaking of banners, there are plenty of religious banners carried up 5th Avenue on St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day is about the Irish remaining Catholic in Protestant (now secular) America. Stuff it, Geraldo.

15 posted on 03/24/2013 11:51:01 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: growingpains

As I recall, there was some genius on CNN who wanted to do just that.


16 posted on 03/24/2013 11:55:05 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: chessplayer
What is happening to people of influence who are on a crusade to eliminate
and attack anything Godly? They are devaluing anybody who worships God, Jesus and who are Christians.

This cannot be an accident that media people are doing this. These people are
evil and deceptive in so many ways that I've never seen in public.


I pray for this nation, and I pray that people see the recognizable actions that
the attack on God is an attack on the base principals of true freedom of which this
nation was created.

Drunk with their own egos they worship themselves over all else.

17 posted on 03/24/2013 11:56:46 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: chessplayer

Remind me, isn’t Mardi Gras also of religious origin? What an Einstein!


18 posted on 03/24/2013 11:58:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: growingpains

I guess Rivera wants to take Christ out of Christmas too!”

You mean that day that Christians insist upon celebrating right in the middle of the Winter Holiday? /s/


19 posted on 03/24/2013 11:59:05 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: NoGrayZone

whoraldo is a media WHORE.

and a POS.


20 posted on 03/24/2013 12:00:18 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: chessplayer

What he really meant is it is time to outlaw God in the USSA.

Pray for America


21 posted on 03/24/2013 12:03:52 PM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: growingpains

They do precisely that when they write Christmas as Xmas. I can remember one Christmas the Lutheran School near us wrote on their windows Merry Xmas. I called and complained who was the nitwit that did that!


22 posted on 03/24/2013 12:11:38 PM PDT by Guardian Sebastian
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To: growingpains

Yes Christmas, Easter, Saint Patrick’s Day, all those pesky little holidays that are actually Christian holidays and were slammed with marketing in an illusion in order to make the public think that’s it’s okay for a 10 yr old to shop at Victoria Secret...all going down hill...media is not on the decedent side of the street - they are the ones handing out the matches and jars of gasoline whispering in the ears of the mob to torch cars and run wild in the streets...I wonder if Whoraldo will make the statement that “Islam should be taken out of Ramadan?”


23 posted on 03/24/2013 12:12:00 PM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: chessplayer

“Islam should be taken out of Ramadan?”


24 posted on 03/24/2013 12:12:37 PM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: chessplayer

Saint Patrick’s Day in the United States is much different than Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland. Here it is celebrated with Scottish music (bagpipes),Jewish food (corned beef), and awful fake Irish accents.


25 posted on 03/24/2013 12:13:01 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: chessplayer

So...we would just call it “Patrick’s Day”?


26 posted on 03/24/2013 12:13:58 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: chessplayer

M’kay, then maybe we could also take the Marxist out of the nations Capitol and across the fruity plains.


27 posted on 03/24/2013 12:16:06 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Gene Eric
"Why WABC radio replaced Crummy with Geraldo is a complete mystery"

Ratings.The Imus lead in did nothing for Crummy. Gerry Rivers' connection to Fox allowed for cross promotion and Imus's audience would more like tune in a NYer like Rivers than a conservative. Rivers' audience tunes our Rush but he has a whole following who tune in at noon and stay through Levin. Expect changes in the next six months when you'll see Rush and Hannity move down to 710 WOR. Then WABC will probably counter program with less conservative personalities.

28 posted on 03/24/2013 12:26:44 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: chessplayer
I think it's largely a secular celebration," he argued. "More like Mardi Gras, isn't it?"

Yes, Geraldo; what ever you say: it's a secular holiday...and so is Christmas, and Easter, and Good Friday ("every Friday is good, but on Good Friday, one get's 3 hours off to go get drinks"), and Thanksgiving, and all those other religious holidays you pagans try to usurp.

29 posted on 03/24/2013 12:29:18 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: chessplayer

Well if the democrats voted to take out any mention of God at their convention why should it surprize anyone some people want to remove God from St Patrick’s Day then of course Easter and above all Christmas.

Actually St Patrick’s Day is a national HOLYDAY as well as a holiday in Ireland.


30 posted on 03/24/2013 12:31:02 PM PDT by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: chessplayer

where is the stupid asshole alert


31 posted on 03/24/2013 12:32:45 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: chessplayer

This is exactly what atheists are trying to do to Christmas and Easter also. They want God out of everything.


32 posted on 03/24/2013 12:46:44 PM PDT by mtg
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To: chessplayer

I would agree with him that St. Patrick’s Day has become secularized. In Chicago the parade has long been controlled by politicians, conveniently timed shortly before the local elections. Local parishes do not focus on religion, but rather focus on it as a time for fundraising and casino nights. And the religious aspect seems to be lost on the students at U of Dayton. Likewise regarding Mardi Gras, I believe a very low percentage of those celebrating on Tuesday are at church atoning on Wednesday. I took his comments to mean that to pretend the ‘celebration’ of St. Patrick’s Day is tied to religion is a charade, so why continue to do so.


33 posted on 03/24/2013 12:49:33 PM PDT by DonnDe
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To: NoGrayZone

So, does that mean it is just “Patrick’s Day”?


34 posted on 03/24/2013 1:10:11 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: chessplayer

He needs to crawl back into his rat hole. No one is interested.


35 posted on 03/24/2013 1:27:54 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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36 posted on 03/24/2013 1:31:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: forgotten man

Here in South Carolina there’s a street fair/rock fest loosely referred to as Saint Patrick’s Day. From the look of the crowd it could be called the return of the Black & Tans.

;^)


37 posted on 03/24/2013 1:46:44 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: chessplayer

Bacchus?


38 posted on 03/24/2013 1:52:00 PM PDT by x
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To: forgotten man

Newsflash: 1. bagpipes are instruments common to Celtic culture, and exist and are used in the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and Galicia in Spain. 2. Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional dish of Irish immigrants - according to a recipe from my great grandmother, Margaret Leahy. 3. The fake Irish accents, and across the board wearing of green are a tribute to the accomplishments of the Irish in America: on St Patrick’s Day, everyone wants to be Irish.


39 posted on 03/24/2013 1:55:19 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: chessplayer

Take Christianity out of everything Geraldo. Then what do you have? Green beer splashed in you face, a sucker punch to knock you cold, your clothes ripped off and your possessions taken. Did I say you would live? The godless zombies will take that too. Without Christianity, you would be worth no more than a flush of the toilet and the best thing you can do is run.

How long would you live in a world without Christianity, Geraldo? Two months after conception?


40 posted on 03/24/2013 1:55:41 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Vaquero

Jerry Rivera trying to tell the Irish what to do.


41 posted on 03/24/2013 2:31:00 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: chessplayer

Well alrighty WhoreAldo.

Where is God welcome in your world?


42 posted on 03/24/2013 2:37:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: chessplayer

At least Irish Americans got to keep their holiday. The Italian Americans lost Columbus Day as a source of pride in heritage.

Sadly, two of the most popular holidays are Halloween and Mardi Gras. That and the proliferation of the depiction of undead vampires and zombies in popular culture give a clue where America is going.


43 posted on 03/24/2013 2:38:06 PM PDT by informavoracious (God help us.)
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To: chessplayer

I agree with you. The only thing remotely Christian about it is “Saint”. Apart from that it is a green excuse to get drunk.


44 posted on 03/24/2013 2:47:55 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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There isn’t a lot of context provided in the original post, but what was pointed out by Geraldo is accurate for the vast majority of the population. Most Americans do not venerate St. Patrick or God in any fashion on St. Patrick’s day and instead wear green, think about a few artifacts of Irish culture, and get smashed—a wholly secular pursuit if ever there was one.

For St. Patrick’s day this year, however, my family and I listened to a little more Irish music than usual, ate corned beef and cabbage and read the Confessions of St. Patrick at family devotions. So, like Christmas, the subject of the celebration is in the heart of the celebrator.


45 posted on 03/24/2013 2:57:19 PM PDT by Señor Zorro ("The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"--Qui-Gon Jinn)
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To: chessplayer

Yeah and Easter is about bunnies and chocolate, and Christmas is about presents and pine trees, and Lent is about 5k runs and dieting.


46 posted on 03/24/2013 3:00:15 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: chessplayer
St. Patrick's Day is more about public drunkenness and bogus Irish nationalism these days than about the saint and his mission.
47 posted on 03/24/2013 3:09:22 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: LibertarianLiz

Apparently! Effen a holes.


48 posted on 03/24/2013 3:37:44 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: True Grit

Mega dittos on that!


49 posted on 03/24/2013 3:38:23 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I met him in the early 1970s. He is a friend of a friend. And a total leftist jerk(that was the extremely mild version of the descriptive noun I wanted to use)

He was newly famous for uncovering abuse at the Willowbrook psychiatric center. My friends brother was a professor at the junior college I was attending and he brought him to the school to talk about the case.

I was not impressed with Jerry as my friend called him


50 posted on 03/24/2013 4:10:41 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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