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Bloomberg's Irish 'jokes' get boo-birds from historical society audience
The New York Post ^ | February 10, 2011 | David Seifman

Posted on 02/10/2011 8:37:11 PM PST by Oratam

The mayor stirred up another brouhaha yesterday when the Irish Voice reported that "The remarks were met with a combination of laughs, boos and groans" when those words emerged from Bloomberg's mouth Wednesday night at the American Irish Historical Society, where more than 100 leading Irish-Americans were celebrating publication of a book about the 250th anniversary of the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; douche; elitist; faygele; irish
Mike told a group of prominent Irish Americans that he was used to seeing "people that are totally inebriated hanging out windows" of the Fifth Avenue townhouse of American Irish Historical Society while celebrating the release of a book celebrating 250th anniversary of New York's Saint Patrick's Day Parade while he stood in that very Fifth Avenue townhouse.

I cannot wait until March 17th. I'll find my place along the line of march good and early.

1 posted on 02/10/2011 8:37:15 PM PST by Oratam
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To: Oratam

Once, long ago, in a bar in the Bronx, I met the guy that hit Dinkins in the head with a beer can for what that mayor tried to assert over the parade. I got the impression he’d do it again, were he so roused.


2 posted on 02/10/2011 8:47:40 PM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: Oratam

That joke has run it’s course Mike. If a major city mayor had made a joke about Bloomberg, his heritage and money they’d be....


3 posted on 02/10/2011 8:48:09 PM PST by mewykwistmas ("Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ")
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To: OldNewYork

Bloomie’s gonna need a lot of protection from the NYPD marching in the parade this year . . . wait a minute . . . the NYPD are who???


4 posted on 02/10/2011 8:57:01 PM PST by Oratam
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To: Oratam
What is he mashugana? He can't tell a joke about rich faygele?
5 posted on 02/10/2011 8:59:43 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Oratam
This guy, I’ll remind you, is supposed to be the great moderate hope to take the GOP back from us bigoted wingnuts.

:-D )))

Mikey, lines like this were funny in “Bulworth” because Warren Beatty is a skilled comedic actor. You are not. And most importantly, he was playing a fictional politician, which again, you are not.

6 posted on 02/10/2011 9:01:13 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: mewykwistmas; kbennkc
Local NBC news played an audio clip of the mayor saying this and hearing him reveals he obviously was feeling a wee bit too comfortable with this crowd and made a tragic faux pas. Only members of the group in question are allowed to make jokes at that groups expense.

Will a billionaire lib face the same fate of some low-level well intentioned flack-catcher? Nah. He's mayor for life.

7 posted on 02/10/2011 9:10:44 PM PST by Oratam
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To: Oratam

Bloomie, that was so GAY!


8 posted on 02/10/2011 9:35:51 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall
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To: Oratam
"...but we won't take the Irish!"


9 posted on 02/10/2011 9:57:58 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Oratam

Being a McK.....here goes.

How many Irishmen does it take to screw in a light bulb?

.....Anyone.......anyone?

3......one to hold the light bulb and 2 to drink until the room spins.....HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!


10 posted on 02/10/2011 10:00:17 PM PST by Puckster
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To: Oratam
More stereotyping: Pop the cork here
11 posted on 02/10/2011 10:06:54 PM PST by Puckster
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To: Puckster

Did you hear about the Irishman who saw a brawl going on in the street? He stopped one of the participants and asked, “Pardon me, is this a private fight, or can anybody join?”

I’m married to an Irishman. That means I get a free pass on Irish jokes. ;-)


12 posted on 02/10/2011 10:20:05 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: Pining_4_TX

Reminds me of the phrase: “I went to see a fight.....and a hockey game broke out!”

My son, ahem, who has a masters in physics and computer modeling, played hockey, and could of played Div I at Holy Cross(but chose St. Olaf), being the McK that he is, he was almost always the one to layout the big check that would get the team agoin.

At 5’9” and a half, he met a 6’2” defenseman bringing the puck up ice out of his defensive zone full body on......the defenseman laid on the ice for about 5 minutes, and my son had his bell rung, but stayed on his skates, and as he skated back to the bench, shaking his head to clear the cobwebs, he was grinning from ear to ear.

That’s my boy.


13 posted on 02/10/2011 10:30:14 PM PST by Puckster
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To: Oratam

Faugh A Ballagh!


14 posted on 02/10/2011 10:34:34 PM PST by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: Keith Brown

Erin Go Bragh


15 posted on 02/10/2011 10:39:50 PM PST by Puckster
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To: Oratam

Beginning to think the man has Alzheimers


16 posted on 02/10/2011 11:41:59 PM PST by Carley (ARAB STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA'S LEFT)
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To: Pining_4_TX

I’m married to an Irish man, too, and no one comes up with better Irish jokes than my husband! And his Grandfather, I’m told, could tell the best Irish jokes but I never could understand a word he said!


17 posted on 02/11/2011 12:15:35 AM PST by MacMattico
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To: mewykwistmas

Absolutely; Irish aren’t “special” enough.


18 posted on 02/11/2011 3:00:32 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Oratam

As I always say in drinking with the boyos, “I’m not Irish, but the people who carry me home are...”


19 posted on 02/11/2011 4:39:30 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Puckster

Aye sir!


20 posted on 02/12/2011 4:11:24 PM PST by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: Oratam

It’s kind of fun to see the ever politically correct Bloomberg step in it with a large, if non-protected, group. But, being of 100% Irish ancestry, I really am not offended. I MISS the good ole days when ethnic jokes were tossed around among friends. Everyone’s getting offended these days really offends me.


21 posted on 02/12/2011 4:23:51 PM PST by EDINVA
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