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  • THE BALLAD OF MIKE MORAN (Osama bin Laden, you can kiss my royal Irish ass)

    09/11/2021 8:41:11 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    FReeper John Moran, a FDNY Battalion Commander, was one of the heroes who lost his life trying to save people 20 years ago today. His brother John spoke at Concert for New York a short time later and his words inspired the song. A couple years later I had the great honor to join some other FReepers at a NY Irish pub to meet John and join in singing the song. My former son-in-law was aboard the USS Enterprise and heading home when we were attacked. They turned that great ship around and America began fighting back in a massive...
  • LOL! College Campuses Banned Lucky Charms (an oldie but goodie)

    09/03/2021 8:55:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6/26/21 | Turning Point USA
    WOW... James O'Keefe Tells Hilarious Story PROVING Colleges Will Do Literally Anything To Appease The Insanely Offended
  • Notre Dame Fires Back After ‘Fighting Irish’ Mascot Deemed Racist

    08/26/2021 1:51:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | Frank Webster | August 25, 2021
    From racist boulders to offensive syrup and butter, everything must be canceled. This means you, Leprechaun! The Quality Logo Products Blog has deemed the revered mascot of Notre Dame among the most offensive college mascots in America, based on recent polling. The leprechaun came in fourth place behind Hawaii’s Vili the Warrior, San Diego State’s Aztec Warrior and Florida State’s Osceola and Renegade. But the university wasn’t having the ridiculous categorization, and in what has now become a rarity, they did not apologize. “It is worth noting … that there is no comparison between Notre Dame’s nickname and mascot and...
  • Joe Biden wants to overhaul global tax rules. Ireland stands in the way

    07/27/2021 1:47:40 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/20/2021 | Julia Horowitz
    One of...Biden's priorities is a historic overhaul of global tax rules. The world's most powerful 20 economies are on board. But an island nation of 5 million people is standing in the way.... ....the country has successfully attracted hordes of global businesses with a corporate tax rate of just 12.5%, compared to 21% in the United States and 19% in the United Kingdom.... Now, with 132 governments around the world in agreement on a minimum corporate tax of at least 15% to ensure big business pays its fair share, Ireland is digging in its heels. "We are not in that...
  • Thank God for the Irish!

    05/20/2021 7:45:49 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 13 replies
    email from friend | 5/20/21 | unknown
    Thank God for the Irish! A Greek and an Irishman were sitting in a Starbucks one day comparing their two cultures. Over a double latte, the Greek mentions "We built the Parthenon, you may recall, along with the Temple of Apollo." "Aye, and it was the Irish that discovered the Summer and Winter Solstices." "But it was the Greeks who gave birth to advanced mathematics." "Granted, but it was the Irish who built the first timepieces." Knowing that he's about to deliver the coup de grace, the son of Athens points out with a note of finality: "Keep in mind...
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    03/17/2021 8:37:32 AM PDT · by Vision · 20 replies
    YT ^ | St. Patrick's Day 1946 | Dennis Day
    Enjoy!Dennis Day sings "Danny Boy" on the Jack Benny Show. St. Patrick's Day 1946.
  • Krispy Kreme Is Introducing 4 New Doughnuts for St. Patrick's Day, Including One That Looks Like a Magical Unicorn

    03/12/2021 10:27:25 AM PST · by mylife · 37 replies
    food and wine ^ | 3/11/2021
    This St. Patrick's Day, don't go chasing pots of gold at the end of rainbows. Chase them instead to your nearest Krispy Kreme. Just in time for St. Paddy's Day green hysteria, Krispy Kreme announced their all-new Luck O' the Doughnuts Collection. The green-and-gold confection collection includes four doughnuts — Gold Coin Doughnut, Lucky Sprinkles Doughnut, Lucky Unicorn Doughnut, and Leprechaun Plaid Doughnut. So what do gold coins, lucky sprinkles, unicorns, and plaid leprechauns taste like? Good question. Krispy Kreme explains the flavors this way: Lucky Gold Coin Doughnut — An Original Glazed doughnut is dipped in white icing, decorated...
  • How The Irish People Were Psychologically Manipulated - Breaking The Covid Trance

    02/16/2021 6:10:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 6 replies ^ | January 21, 2021 | tomaush
    This is an edited version of a transcript from a seminal interview with John Anthony conducted by Dave Cullen of Computing Forever, uploaded on 1st October 2020. John Anthony’s background in neuro linguistic programming (NLP) and hypnotherapy stands him in excellent stead to see the whole picture. The Full interview can be found here. The Narcissistic Model You can look at it from an individual point of view where you have relationships going on around the country, and you have people who are abusive, and you have victims. On a slightly larger scale, then you have family dynamics, and you...
  • There’s no one less Irish than an expat Republican

    01/25/2021 2:05:05 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 24 replies
    Sunday Times ^ | 24th January 2021 | David Quinn
    We like to claim Ernesto “Che” Guevara as one of our own. Guevara was an Argentina-born guerrilla fighter who helped Fidel Castro overthrow the American-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. He had an Irish ancestor, Patrick Lynch, who was born in Galway in 1715. So thrilled are we by this connection that, in 2012, a Che statue was proposed by Galway city council, and a stamp was issued here in his honour five years later. The uncomfortable reality that Guevara killed lots of people does not count against him in Ireland. Revolutionary violence has always had a certain romantic...
  • Adults Only!

    12/08/2020 4:42:13 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    email from friend | 12/8/2020 | unknown
    Irish Pride An Irishman moves to the USA & finally attends his first baseball game. The first batter approached the batters' box, took a few swings and then hits a double. Everyone was on their feet screaming "Run, Run". The next batter hits a single & the Irishman listened as the crowd again cheered "RUN, RUN"!! The Irishman enjoyed the game & began screaming with the fans. The fifth batter came up and four balls went by. The umpire called "walk" and the batter started his slow trot to first base. The Irishman stood up and screamed, "R-R-Run ye lazy...
  • Naughty

    11/20/2020 6:40:40 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    email from friend | 11/20/2020 | unknown
    An Irishman was drinking in a bar in London when he gets a call on his phone . He orders drinks for everybody in the bar as he announces his wife has just produced a typical Irish baby boy weighing 25 pounds. Nobody can believe that any new baby can weigh in at 25 pounds, but the man just shrugs, "That's about average up our way, folks... like I said my boy's a typical County Clare baby boy." Two weeks later the man returns to the bar. The bartender says, "Say, aren't you the father of that typical Irish baby...
  • Naughty Stuff

    07/20/2020 5:22:37 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    email from a friend | 7/20/20 | unknown
    Excommunicated A married Irishman went into the confessional and said to his priest, 'I almost had an affair with another woman.' The priest said, 'What do you mean, "almost?"' The Irishman said, 'Well, we got undressed and rubbed together, but then I stopped.' The priest said, 'Rubbing together is the same as putting it in. You’re not to see that woman again. For your penance, say five Hail Marys and put $50 in the poor box.' The Irishman left the confessional, said his prayers, and then walked over to the poor box. He paused for a moment and then started...
  • Alabama AD shoots down Notre Dame as potential Week 1 opponent in 2020 college football season

    07/18/2020 5:04:58 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 16 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 18, 2020 | Ben Kercheval
    Alabama and Notre Dame are scheduled to play a home-and-home series in 2028 and 2029. They will not, however, play in a makeshift nonconference game this season, according to Crimson Tide athletic director Greg Byrne. The idea of Alabama and Notre Dame playing in Week 1 of the 2020 season was floated this past week by a member of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic on the "Thom Abraham Show." The suggestion came after the Pac-12's move to cancel nonconference games this fall in response to growing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic, and among the matchups to be canceled as a result...
  • Washington Redskins Name Opponents Ashamed of Own Heritage

    07/07/2020 1:38:44 PM PDT · by kathsua · 23 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | July 7, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    Washington Celtics could replace Washington Redskins because the Irish are proud of their heritage and many North Americans are simply ashamed of their heritage. The word "redskins" is a physically descriptive term that doesn't have inherently negative characteristics. The word is one of the English translations of the Ottawa term "Oklahoma". If we consider the characteristics of the people the term "redskins" was first applied to, it's a positive term. I'm attempting to understand why some of the descendants of the people Christopher Columbus called "Indians" say they are ashamed to be called "redskins". The only explanation I can think...
  • 2020 Irish Fair of Minnesota— originally set for August 13-15 has been canceled

    05/07/2020 8:34:48 AM PDT · by Slainte · 6 replies
    Irish Fair of MN ^ | 5/7/2020 | Irish Fair
    Dear Valued Supporters and Guests: Though we would much prefer to gather with our guests and entertainers on Harriet Island in August, given the situation presented by the pandemic, we are compelled to join the ranks of other large-scale summer events and are cancelling the 2020 Irish Fair of Minnesota. We are doing so for the health and security of our friends and the greater community. Let’s all plan for next year’s Irish Fair, now scheduled for August 13-15, 2021. In the meantime, we are looking for opportunities to deliver Irish culture to the community via virtual events and smaller...
  • 2020 Milwaukee Irish Fest—originally set for August 13-16—has been canceled

    04/21/2020 7:36:22 PM PDT · by Slainte · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Record ^ | 04/21/2020 | Matt Wild
    The 2020 installment of Milwaukee Irish Fest—originally set for August 13-16 at Henry Maier Festival Park—has been canceled. Sigh. Irish Fest joins fellow Henry Maier Park festivals PrideFest, German Fest, Polish Fest, and Festa Italiana in canceling or postponing their 2020 events due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Only Mexican Fiesta and Fromm Petfest typically follow Irish Fest on the Summerfest grounds. (As of March 23, Mexican Fiesta was still going ahead with its annual festival.) Summerfest itself has been moved to September. Here’s a press release: After much discussion, monitoring and studying the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, we have made...
  • The Real Story of Slavery - Part 2

    02/22/2020 11:06:26 AM PST · by kathsua · 28 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | February 21, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    The initial forced labor in the British North American colonies involved indentured servants who served a limited amount of time and were then freed. Many whites volunteered to serve a period of time in exchange for funds to pay for their trip to North America. Although these indentured servants were only temporary slaves, they were slaves in every sense of the word. Owners could mistreat them and even choose their sexual partners. Use of indentured servants continued through April, 1775, when prominent Virginia planter George Washington advertised a reward for the return of 8 white and 2 black runaways. s...
  • The Real Story of Slavery - Part 1

    02/21/2020 12:36:50 PM PST · by kathsua · 42 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | February 21, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    Many Americans believe slavery only involved white people owning black people. They believe the master race was white and the slave race was black. North American slavery actually involved relatively rich people,[e.g. land owners] owning poor people who might or might not be of the same color. There were two types of forced laborers brought to North America: indentured servants and permanent slaves. Most of the primarily Irish indentured servants were forced to travel to North America, but some were volunteers. The first Africans were treated as indentured servants but were eventually treated as permanent slaves. Members of the two...
  • Some Irish Humor

    02/04/2020 2:43:57 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 35 replies
    email from a friend | 2/4/2020 | unknown
    An Irishman's first drink with his son While reading an article last night about fathers and sons, memories came flooding back to the time I took me son out for his first pint. Off we went to our local pub only two blocks from the cottage. I got him a Guinness. He didn't like it, so I drank it. Then I got him a Kilkenny's, he didn't like that either, so I drank it. Finally, I thought he might like some Harp Lager? He didn't. I drank it. I thought maybe he'd like whisky better than beer so we tried...
  • The First Time a Bold New Yorker Got Impeached for Taking on the Swamp

    12/24/2019 9:36:50 AM PST · by yoe · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 22, 2019 | Fred Lucas
    [snip]But reforming an old, entrenched system had its price. The system pushed back with impeachment, prompting the elected chief executive to respond: “I impeach the criminal conspirators.” It may sound similar to the current Washington saga and House Democrats’ impeachment of President Donald Trump. But this was nearly a hundred years ago in 1913 in Albany, New York, where Gov. William Sulzer took on the Empire State’s version of the “swamp.” It was known as Tammany Hall.