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Joe Biden's Irish ancestral hometown Ballina revels in win, as London grows uneasy over Brexit
NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | November 18, 2020 | By Bill Neely and Adela Suliman

Posted on 11/18/2020 8:16:37 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

BALLINA, Ireland - Some 3,000 miles east of Delaware, nestled inland from Ireland's wild Atlantic coast, lies the small town of Ballina, the ancestral home of President-elect Joe Biden.

Since his projected win, the close-knit town of 10,000 people in County Mayo has erupted in joy over the success of the man they claim as their own.

American flags fly on street corners, a large painted Biden mural overlooks the town square, while photographs of a beaming Biden hang proudly in shop windows, with slogans that read: "Our man in the White House."

In 2016, he brought his children and grandchildren on an official trip to Ireland to learn about their roots, which also includes family on the east coast in County Louth.

Biden's maternal great-great-great-grandfather Edward Blewitt grew up in the market town of Ballina, known for salmon fishing and for being the birthplace of Ireland's first female president, Mary Robinson. Blewitt emigrated after the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s to Biden's birthplace of Scranton, Pennsylvania, now a sister city of Ballina.

One member of the town in particular, Joe Blewitt, 41, a plumber and Biden's third cousin, is bursting with pride.

"It's fantastic to see him getting over the line, you know, and so many people voted for him," Blewitt told NBC News.

He has met Biden in Ballina and as a guest at the White House in 2017, when President Barack Obama surprised Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

"He's a really honorable guy, he's really decent," Blewitt said. "He's a great man for America ... And you know, he's one of our own."

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: ballina; bealanatha; bias; chatforum; countymayo; election2020; eussr; fakeelection; fakenews; fakepresidentelect; fartyshadesofgreen; fourthreich; ireland; journalism; media; notunitedkingdom
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1 posted on 11/18/2020 8:16:37 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Joe Blewitt! LOL.


2 posted on 11/18/2020 8:18:01 AM PST by angmo (#joeknew)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

[[[”He’s a really honorable guy, he’s really decent,” Blewitt said.]]]

“He was always such a good boy.”


3 posted on 11/18/2020 8:18:43 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Socialism- Institutionalized Deprivation)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m sorry did Biden win something I’m not aware of yet?

He certainly hasn’t won the presidency yet...


4 posted on 11/18/2020 8:18:56 AM PST by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“”He’s a really honorable guy, he’s really decent,” Blewitt said. “He’s a great man for America ... And you know, he’s one of our own.”

Groovy. You can have him back.

He was never one of us in any way.


5 posted on 11/18/2020 8:19:08 AM PST by Regulator (It's Fraud, Jim)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Anything “NBC”, is only good for 1 thing...to induce vomiting.


6 posted on 11/18/2020 8:19:10 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (1.)
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7 posted on 11/18/2020 8:19:17 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I thought his tribal home town was Scranton?


8 posted on 11/18/2020 8:20:21 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Boris is so whipped his Girlfriend is going to blow it...and I mean Brexit.


9 posted on 11/18/2020 8:20:33 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Or a BLM traitor

10 posted on 11/18/2020 8:20:45 AM PST by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) t Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay My, o. h, my, what a wonderful day)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
BARF, HURL, RETCH...

Joe Blewitt, 41, a plumber and Biden's third cousin, is bursting with pride: "He's a really honorable guy, he's really decent"

Joe is really ignorant.

11 posted on 11/18/2020 8:21:53 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom ("Inside Every Progressive Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out" -- David Horowitz)
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To: Mr. K

Don’t you know?

This is part of the Happy Talk they always publish for Democrats where the Proles are dancing in the street at the thought of Dear Leader’s ascension.

Of course, no such thing happened when the President was elected.

Soviet propaganda never changes.


12 posted on 11/18/2020 8:22:02 AM PST by Regulator (It's Fraud, Jim)
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To: BenLurkin
He's all yours Ireland. Just hide your lassies.


13 posted on 11/18/2020 8:23:07 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or tyranny )
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’ll be kind of sad when they find out where Biden is actually headed.


14 posted on 11/18/2020 8:24:49 AM PST by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ireland is lost. Way back when they gave over their sovereignty to the EU I knew it was their dooming. Sad.


15 posted on 11/18/2020 8:27:09 AM PST by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

heck, they probably voted for him...20 times. :)


16 posted on 11/18/2020 8:32:10 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Phillyred

They hate themselves.


17 posted on 11/18/2020 8:34:03 AM PST by cmj328 (We live here.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ALLEGED win.


18 posted on 11/18/2020 8:43:14 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Joseph Goebbels couldn’t write a better article.


19 posted on 11/18/2020 8:50:39 AM PST by ConservativeInPA ("War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." - George Orwell, 1984 )
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To: Regulator

“The Anglo-Saxon name Biden comes from when its first bearer worked as a maker of buttons. The surname Biden is a metonymic name derived from the Old French word boton, which means button.”

He’s a bloody Sassenach!

Away with him!


20 posted on 11/18/2020 9:00:49 AM PST by Salamander ( What you bought, you owned, and what you owned eventually came home to you.)
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