Skip to comments.Bloomberg's Irish 'jokes' get boo-birds from historical society audience
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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I cannot wait until March 17th. I'll find my place along the line of march good and early.
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.
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....
Bloomie’s gonna need a lot of protection from the NYPD marching in the parade this year . . . wait a minute . . . the NYPD are who???
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.
Will a billionaire lib face the same fate of some low-level well intentioned flack-catcher? Nah. He's mayor for life.
Bloomie, that was so GAY!
Being a McK.....here goes.
How many Irishmen does it take to screw in a light bulb?
3......one to hold the light bulb and 2 to drink until the room spins.....HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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. ;-)
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.
Faugh A Ballagh!
Erin Go Bragh
Beginning to think the man has Alzheimers
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!
Absolutely; Irish aren’t “special” enough.
As I always say in drinking with the boyos, “I’m not Irish, but the people who carry me home are...”
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.