Begosh and Begorrah! ‘Tis the Day and ’tis herself St. Pat boiling up the corned beef and cabbage, wearing of the green and singing the traditional songs.
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as they say back in the old country: “may the rodent rise up to meet you”
Dramatic Irishman Liam Neeson implores you not to fall prey to lazy Irish stereotypes when pronouncing famous Irish names like Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson.
From County Kerry, Ireland, my great-great-grandparents Honora Snow and Patrick Shea emigrated to the United States. Thus I wear a bit of green today.
and in the guardian today a story i could take personally being a pat-d of sorts
‘Paddies are changing the world’: exhibition seeks to debunk Irish stereotypes | Ireland | The Guardian
leprechauns aren’t the only ones hoarding pots of gold, here’s David Horsey on
Bankers can count on GOP to enable their risky business practices | The Seattle Times
Always think of our ole pal Sean (Lardass Liberal) on this day. Irish to the core he always dragged us to a local Irish pub for some authentic brew.
March 17 (UPI) — President Joe Biden will host Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at the White House Friday for a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meeting that was intended to reaffirm the partnership between the longtime allies.
The leaders mainly plan to discuss their cooperation to support Ukraine in its war against Russia, as well as a range of pressing global issues ahead of Biden’s visit to Northern Ireland next month to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, according to a statement from the White House.
The 1998 settlement established peace in neighboring Northern Ireland after several decades of political violence left at least 3,500 people dead.
The United States played a pivotal role in brokering the ceasefire, with then-President Bill Clinton appointing Senator George Mitchell to lead negotiations between the British and Irish governments, which led to para-military groups laying down their weapons and the establishment of peaceful democracy in Northern Ireland.
Biden and the 43-year-old Varadkar are also expected to hail last month’s agreement between the British government and the European Union known as the the Windsor Framework, which would help preserve the stability established by the Belfast accords.
Signed by Sunak and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in London on Feb. 27, the framework removes a major Brexit stumbling block that has poisoned relations with the European Union and left Northern Ireland effectively without a government for the past 10 months.
for the bracketeers out there
The Best and Worst from Day 1 of March Madness – SBNation.com
(15) Princeton 59, (2) Arizona 55
(13) Furman 68, (4) Virginia 67
fittingly the furman official cheer as captured below (also was noted on kimmel last night showing their cheerleaders doing it):
My Scotland born father always insisted Patrick was Scottish until kidnapped by Irish pirates.
Glad y’all celebrating something…. I’m celebrating that I have electricity, tv, internet, and phone connections.
We got a big snow storm Monday night into Tuesday (not as big as the stuff happening in California). We lost our power early Tuesday morning. All the weather guys and gals were predicting 14+ inches of snow for our area. That “+” represented another 20 inches of snow. So we got almost 3 ft of heavy wet spring snow. We’ve never seen that much snow this late in the season. Thank god we have a generator… so we could at least have lights and could pump water (which means we could flush our toilets). But our cable, internet, phone, and even our cells phones were out for a few days.
The good part is that today will be in the 50s… let the melting commence!
Glad you are safe and hope you stay dry amid the melting.
RR, glad you’re back up and running on all cylinders. Sounds like an early start for Mud Season (the NH season between Winter and Bug Season).
Well, as far as I know I ain’t Irish, but tonight I’ll raise a glass of Guinness while I watch Kentucky play Providence, and maybe even have a glass of Irish Whiskey if there’s still any hiding in the liquor cabinet, neither of which is what I call a sacrifice since I do really enjoy both.
Well, i’m over a year without a drop o’ the booze, but all these Guinness displays are really testing my commitment… those 4-pack cans are singing me siren songs
Pogo – my grandmother, 100% Finn, told me that everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s day. My grandfather, her husband, was Irish-English, and made sure we wore our green, sometimes a real Shamrock, looked like a weed to me. Funniest is my ex was raised thinking she was Northern Irish (Orange). It did not take long to find out she was as Irish (Green) as me, and one of her great-great-uncles was hanged by the English for being involved in the Sinn Fein rebellion. Erin go Braugh
International court issues war crimes warrant for Putin (msn.com)
ICC judges issue arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin over alleged war crimes | Vladimir Putin | The Guardian
Friday news dump:
1. Nothing about the minority leader. Nothing. I would have expected some tidbit of news to encourage the insurrectionists considering he was orginally supposed to be in rehab for a week or two. It really is looking like a retirement to be soon.
2. Not much about President Biden for some reason. Looking back there is not much frothing and foaming about Dems in general.
3. This might be connected with number 2 above, faux snooze seems to be bubbling rather than boiling over this week.
4. There has been a major focus on greedy old perverts attacking Transgender people with legislation. Hate is not a nice thing.
5. The guy at CPAC who stated Trans people need to be exterminated has a role in a gay guy porn movie. The self-loathing is so heavy amongst the gqp guys.
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