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  • Saint Patrick Never Surrendered Neither Should Saint Patrick Day Parades

    08/08/2017 1:11:18 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 3 replies ^ | 08/08/2017 | KD
    In 2005 after 38 years of crusading for corporations, I began focusing instead on reinvesting my extensive learning to help combat and crater three grave publicly celebrated evils that cry out to heaven for vengeance: Willful Murder; the Sin of Sodom; and the abuse and enslavement of the poor by Godless government.” Christian cowardice is sinful. Christians are called to be soldiers of Christ in order to become heirs to heaven. Christian soldiers fight against evil. Psalm 97:10 says: “The Lord loves those who hate evil…” What ever happened to the “Fighting Irish”? Why have they been transformed into the...
  • Fears for undocumented Irish in America over new Trump immigrant proposal

    08/03/2017 5:29:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Irish Examiner ^ | August 4, 2017 | Elaine Loughlin
    There are concerns that new US immigration laws will make it more difficult for undocumented Irish to secure visas. TDs and senators who have been campaigning on behalf of the undocumented Irish in America are worried by new restrictions announced by US President Donald Trump. While Mr Trump has consistently campaigned against illegal immigration and has pledged to build a wall on the border with Mexico, he has now moved to restrict the number of legal immigrants. The bill would cut legal immigration by half in the next 10 years and introduce a points-based system prioritising those who speak English,...
  • Obama says immigrants being treated like Irish during Famine

    04/26/2017 1:11:09 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | April 25, 2017 | Staff
    Barack Obama said that immigrants to the US are being demonised in the same way as Irish people who arrived in America after the Famine. In his first public speech since leaving office, the former US President said the Irish were treated like the “other” in the 19th century just like Muslims are today. Mr Obama drew parallels between the two periods in American history and that in both immigration policy was “‘driven by biases”.
  • St Patrick was 'an immigrant': Irish PM Enda Kenny tells Donald Trump

    03/17/2017 3:55:33 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 86 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Friday, March 17, 2017 | PTI
    Photo -- US President Donald Trump speaks alongside Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny (L) during a St. Patrick’s Day Reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, March 16, 2017. (AFP) Saint Patrick is believed to have been born somewhere in Britain. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny caused a stir at the White House on the eve of Saint Patrick's day on Friday, pointedly telling President Donald Trump that the festival is in honor of an immigrant. Before a sea of green-clad revelers in the East Room of the White House last night, Kenny made a...
  • Dogs, cats got better burials than babies as Church deemed their mothers were doing devil's work TR

    03/10/2017 1:19:13 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 42 replies
    Irish Mirror Online ^ | Friday, March 10, 2017 | Pat Flanagan
    The bishops saw them not as people but living sins who must be severely punished and the State facilitated that torture Catherine Corless at the boarded up site at Tuam Mothers and Babies home where there is now verified evidence of remains of a significant number of babies and young children being buried. (Photo: Ray Ryan) The horrors of the Tuam cesspit cast a long shadow over any International Women's Day celebrations. And the Taoiseach added to the gloom by appearing to defend the nuns who may have dumped the bodies of up to 800 children in a disused sewer....
  • Tuam Babies: "It would be... kinder to strangle these children at birth" said doctor

    03/07/2017 12:24:53 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 28 replies ^ | March 6, 2017 | Niall O'Dowd
    This from Associated Press: "A mass grave containing the remains of babies and young children has been discovered at a former Catholic orphanage in Ireland, government-appointed investigators announced Friday in a finding that offered the first conclusive proof following a historian's efforts to trace the fates of nearly 800 children who perished there." "A great many people are always asking what is the good of keeping these children alive? I quite agree that it would be a great deal kinder to strangle these children at birth than to put them out to nurse." -- Doctor Ella Webb, June 18, 1924,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: President Trump will go “full Irish” on St.Pat’s events at the White House

    03/05/2017 5:31:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Irish Central ^ | March 5, 2017 | Niall O'Dowd
    President Donald Trump will carry out the “full Irish” list of engagements this St.Patrick’s season despite concerns to the contrary, has learned. He will have a full schedule of events on Thursday, March 16 at the White House. In addition, Vice President Pence will be the honoree at the American Ireland Fund dinner on March 15 in D.C. Fears that the new president would cut back on the traditional Irish day in the White House and Capitol Hill – or even cancel them – have been quashed after diligent work by the Irish Embassy and key Irish Americans in...
  • Monday Morning wake up;)

    01/23/2017 3:17:17 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 8 replies
    unknown | 1/23/2017 | unknown
    An old Irish World War II Spitfire pilot and flying ACE, was speaking in a church and reminiscing about his war experiences. "In 1942," he says, "the situation was really tough. The Germans had a very strong air force. I remember," he continues, "one day I was protecting the bombers and suddenly, out of the clouds, these Fokker's appeared." There are a few gasps from the parishioners, and several of the children began to giggle. "I looked up, and realized that two of the Fokker's were directly above me. I aimed at the first one and shot him down. By...
  • Irish in America: How do you feel now about Trump?

    01/16/2017 6:42:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | January 15, 2017
    With just days to go until Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America, we want to hear from Irish readers living there about how they feel now about him entering the White House. On the day of the election result, we were inundated with reaction, with the majority expressing shock and dismay. Have your opinions or expectations changed in the months since? What did you think of Mr Trump’s press conference this week? What is the mood like where you live? How do you think his presidency could affect the Irish community in...
  • This Is Without A Doubt The Best Obituary I’ve Ever Read. It’s Not Even Close. Outstanding...

    12/14/2016 12:18:00 PM PST · by RummyChick · 50 replies
    barstool sports ^ | 12/14 | Feitelberg
    Irishman Dies from Stubbornness, Whiskey Chris Connors died, at age 67, after trying to box his bikini-clad hospice nurse just moments earlier. Ladies man, game slayer, and outlaw Connors told his last inappropriate joke on Friday, December 9, 2016, that which cannot be printed here. Anyone else fighting ALS and stage 4 pancreatic cancer would have gone quietly into the night, but Connors was stark naked drinking Veuve in a house full of friends and family as Al Green played from the speakers. The way he died is just like he lived: he wrote his own rules, he fought authority...
  • The Rise and Rise of Irish Whiskey

    11/21/2016 7:31:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2016 | Michael Cheang
    Who invented whisky, the Scots or the Irish, is a debate as old as time, but one thing is for sure, the old Bushmills distillery in Northern Ireland is the world’s oldest official whiskey distillery, going back to 1603. The word whiskey itself is derived from the Gaelic word uisce (or uisge in Scotland), meaning “water”. Simply put, Irish whiskey is whiskey that is distilled and aged in Ireland, regardless of whether it’s the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. It is distilled from a yeast-fermented mash of cereal grains (ranging from malted barley, corn, wheat, rye and so on),...
  • After paying out early on a Clinton win, Trump victory costs Irish bookmaker $5 million

    11/10/2016 9:45:14 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 9, 2016 | Anmar Frangoul
    An Irish bookmaker was left red faced on Wednesday morning after its decision to pay out early to customers who had bet on a Hillary Clinton victory in the U.S. election proved costly. In October, Paddy Power paid out £800,000 ($992,528) on a Clinton victory after a series of negative news stories threatened to derail Donald Trump's campaign. "We're in the business of making predictions and decided to put our neck on the line by paying out early on Hillary Clinton, but boy did we get it wrong," Paddy Power spokesperson Lewis Davey said in a statement Wednesday.
  • Strings Of Fire and Gypsy

    10/07/2016 4:10:03 PM PDT · by NFHale · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 11, 2011 | Ronan Hardiman
    The Strings of Fire Violin Duel from 1996's "Lord Of The Dance" and Gypsy, with the beautiful and amazing Gillian Norris.

    09/23/2016 8:30:47 PM PDT · by OneVike · 62 replies
    Setting The Record Straight ^ | 3/16/15 | Ronald Dwyer
    They came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children. Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. Some were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives. We don’t really need to go through all of...

    08/28/2016 5:43:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Life Institute ^ | 8/25/2016 | Niamh Ui Bhriain
    Thanks to and the work of journalist Kevin Jones the truth is finally out there. George Soros, a U.S. billionaire and one of the richest people in the world, has been secretly pumping funds into the push to legalise abortion in Ireland. In a private memo, clearly never intended to be seen by the Irish people, Soros’ foundation takes aim at Irish laws protecting unborn babies, and commits to funding three groups who will work ‘collectively’ to legalise abortion – Amnesty Ireland, the Abortion Rights Campaign, and the IFPA. The revelations are hugely embarrassing for abortion campaigners. Under pressure...
  • Why Irish-Americans hope Donald trumps Hillary in the race for the White House

    06/25/2016 8:37:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | June 25, 2016
    Do I cringe sometimes when I hear Trump say something outlandish? Yes, sure I do, but I know that he's super-intelligent and a street-fighter. He can sort out the myriad of social problems that exist in the US today. Trump gets himself noticed by saying outrageous things but there's so much more to him than rhetoric," says Gerry Dunleavy. If The Donald pops into his hotel and golf resort in Doonbeg, Co Clare today, he'll surely blush. It was 1978 when a young Gerry crossed the Atlantic, eventually settling in the affluent suburb of Winchester, north of Boston. He left...
  • Watch hundreds of lovestruck Irish football fans serenading a blonde French girl in Bordeaux

    06/19/2016 8:01:42 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2016 | By Ekin Karasin For Mailonline
    This is the moment hundreds of lovestruck Irish football fans gathered around a blonde French girl and serenaded her. A hilarious video showed the swaying crowds singing Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Hey Baby to the laughing young woman in Bordeaux. They appeared in high spirits despite losing three-nil to Belgium on Saturday - and one admirer even stole a kiss from the woman at the end.
  • YouTube Video: Irish People Taste Test Northeast American Treats

    06/13/2016 5:43:44 PM PDT · by Vision · 33 replies
    These are hilarious. Let's stop Muslim immigration and start importing more Irish. Beautiful people.
  • The Real O'neals: A real washout

    05/21/2016 10:41:01 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 16 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Hey everyone been taking a break for awhile and I wanted to talk about a new TV show that really isn't that new its been around for awhile and I only recently began to watch some of it at the behest of my Catholic friends. They asked me to write about it and give my take on it because this show is Anti-catholic and irreverent. Also the main character is a queer. The writer is New York Times columnist and comedian Dan Savage, an Irish ex-Catholic homosexual liberal. Savage's articles are generally crap. Attacks on Christians, particularly catholics, attacks on...
  • A man’s discovery of bones under his pub could forever change what we know about the Irish

    03/21/2016 8:45:16 AM PDT · by Theoria · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 17 March 2016 | Peter Whoriskey
    Ten years ago, an Irish pub owner was clearing land for a driveway when his digging exposed an unusually large flat stone. The stone obscured a dark gap underneath. He grabbed a flashlight to peer in. "I shot the torch in and saw the gentleman, well, his skull and bones," Bertie Currie, the pub owner, said this week. The remains of three humans, in fact, were found behind McCuaig’s Bar in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. And though police were called, it was not, as it turned out, a crime scene. Instead, what Currie had stumbled over was an ancient burial...