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  • 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...
  • IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES

    03/18/2016 4:43:22 AM PDT · by high info voter · 92 replies
    Setting Record Straight blog ^ | March 17, 2016 | 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 the...
  • Scans of King Tut's Tomb Reveal Hidden Rooms, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry Says

    03/17/2016 10:05:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 17 2016, 8:03 am ET | by Charlene Gubash, Cassandra Vinograd and F. Brinley Bruton
    CAIRO — Radar scans of King Tut's tomb have revealed two spaces on the north and east chambers of the pharaonic mausoleum that could contain the "discovery of the century," Egypt's antiquities ministry said Thursday. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty told a press conference that metal and organic masses were revealed by the scans, signaling that the rooms could possibly contain funerary objects. "It could be the discovery of the century. It's very important for Egyptian history and the history of the world," he said, adding that the chambers may well have belonged to a king or queen. Further tests will...
  • Six Nations - Song of the Celts

    03/16/2016 10:03:04 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    The flower of the free, the heather, the heather, The Bretons and Scots and Irish together, The Manx and the Welsh and Cornish forever, Six nations are we, Proud Celtic and free. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=w3VLoe6YEBU#t=4
  • First ancient Irish human genomes sequenced

    01/01/2016 5:34:56 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Phys.org ^ | December 28, 2015 | Phys.org
    A team of geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen's University Belfast has sequenced the first genomes from ancient Irish humans, and the information buried within is already answering pivotal questions about the origins of Ireland's people and their culture. The team sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman, who lived near Belfast some 5,200 years ago, and those of three men from a later period, around 4,000 years ago in the Bronze Age, after the introduction of metalworking. Their landmark results are published today in international journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • THE BANKRUPT IRISHMAN WHO CREATED THE DOLLAR SIGN BY ACCIDENT

    11/25/2015 2:52:09 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | November 23, 2015 | DAN HESS
    The only known depiction of Oliver Pollock, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo: Richard Cummins/Alamy)Wars cost money. So when the Revolutionary War broke out, the Colonies turned to a number of sources for backing. The top contributors to America’s Independence: The Kingdoms of France and Spain, the Dutch banking conglomerate, and a single Irish merchant based in New Orleans. His name was Oliver Pollock, and he was the “Financier of the Revolution in the West.”  Pollock saw opportunity in war– the chance for a young but wealthy immigrant to stand as a symbol of success and greatness. He desired to carve out a...
  • Gay Activists Demand Secular Non-Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    10/28/2015 7:24:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 28, 2015 | MATTHEW HENNESSEY
    Twenty-five years ago, a small group of activists charged the New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade with being a public gesture of pure homophobia. They built their case around the allegedly bigoted “Catholic character.” The trial was held before the judges of the left-leaning secular media.A jury composed of the general public yawned, wondering why a 250-year-old civic and religious institution needed to become a battlefield in the culture wars. The activists found this lack of popular support impossible to fathom. Enraged, they determined to do more than just march up Fifth Avenue. They sought to humiliate their...
  • Jeb Bush insults Irish by picking Margaret Thatcher for the $10 bill

    09/18/2015 6:07:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Irish Central ^ | September 18, 2015 | James O'Shea
    Almost unnoticed in Wednesday night’s GOP debate was the insult aimed by Jeb Bush at every activist Irish American who remembers the troubles in Northern Ireland. Bush was asked a throwaway question: 'Which female he would put on the $10 bill?', as has been mooted by many in Congress. His reply was astonishing. While other candidates made appropriate picks such as Rosa Parks and Susan B. Anthony, Bush threw a curve ball at Irish Americans everywhere with his pick. "I would go with Ronald Reagan's partner: Margaret Thatcher," Bush said. "A strong leader is what we need in the White...
  • The Teen Who Exposed a Professor’s Myth [About Anti-Irish Discrimination]

    08/04/2015 6:21:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 69 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/1/2015 | Ben Collins
    The Internet has been buzzing about how discrimination against the Irish was a myth. All it took was a high schooler to prove them wrong. Rebecca Fried had no intention of preserving the record of a persecuted people whose strife was ready to be permanently written off in the eyes of history as exaggerated, imagined, or even invented. That's because Rebecca was too busy trying to get through the 8th grade. In 2002, University of Illinois-Chicago history professor Richard J. Jensen printed “No Irish Need Apply: A Myth of Victimization.” His abstract begins: “Irish Catholics in America have a vibrant...
  • Apartment Balcony Collapses in Berkeley Killing 5 People, Injuring 8

    06/16/2015 7:50:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    An apartment balcony near the University of California’s Berkeley campus collapsed early Tuesday, killing five of the 13 people who fell from the fourth-floor structure, the city’s police said. All five who died in the collapse at the Library Gardens Apartments were Irish citizens and were “for the most part students,” Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan said in a radio interview in his country Tuesday. At least seven others were taken to hospitals with serious injuries after the balcony gave way at about 12:40 a.m., Berkeley police Officer Byron White told CNN.
  • Two Underrated Peoples

    05/02/2015 2:13:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2015 | Mike Konrad
    In looking over the history of the past 500 years, four nations stand out for having completely and massively altered world civilization in a way that no others have, before or after: England, Spain, France, and Portugal. No other empires even come close. The Muslim conquests were landbound except for island hopping. Chinese and Mongolian conquests were landbound. Even in ancient times, Greek, Roman, and Persian conquests were essentially land operations, except for river fording. Yes, they all had navies, but were not defined by them. What separates the English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish was that these nations had vast...
  • White Slaves in Colonial America

    03/23/2015 9:28:55 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 68 replies
    My Research | March 23 2015 | Me
    I am certain we never heard this in school. The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves. Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white....
  • Saint Patrick’s Day Tribute to General Cleburne—The Fighting Irishman

    03/05/2015 1:15:01 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 6 replies
    Huntington News ^ | March 2, 2015 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Tuesday, March 17, 2013 is Saint Patrick’s Day and it’s also the 185th birthday of Patrick Ronayne Cleburne.
  • "Ye wouldn't be long getting frostbit" EXTENDED UNCUT Northern Ireland Teenager UTV Interview

    01/22/2015 10:34:13 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-22-15 | Alex McQuitty
    The full version of the interview. Ruairi McSorley
  • British say Boston is full of “fake Irish people”

    11/25/2014 10:05:42 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 49 replies
    IrishCentral.com ^ | November 21,2014 | IrishCentral Staff Writers
    The British think Boston is full of “fake Irish people,” according to British staff of Buzzfeed. The website asked its employees in the UK for their stereotypes of every state in the U.S. and created a map of the results.
  • Northern Ireland anti-abortion activist convicted

    11/19/2014 10:06:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 10:53 AM EST | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Northern Ireland’s most prominent anti-abortion activist was convicted Wednesday of harassing the director of Belfast’s only abortion clinic in the latest chapter of a bitter two-year confrontation. Bernadette Smyth, leader of the Precious Life group, was convicted on two counts of threatening Dawn Purvis, who runs British family planning service Marie Stopes’ Belfast branch. It is the only such clinic on the island of Ireland, where abortion is legal only in extreme cases where a woman’s life is deemed at risk from her pregnancy. …
  • Are Redskins Ashamed of Their Complexion?

    08/25/2014 11:05:02 PM PDT · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | August 24, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    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 of is they are ashamed that they are not white or perhaps they are simply ashamed of their heritage. In the 1950's many black Americans were ashamed of their color. They tried to bleach their skin and straighten their hair to look more like white people. In the early sixties someone discovered a statement abolitionist John Sweat Rock had made a century earlier. Rock said, "black is beautiful". Many black...
  • Tuam babies: how a small field in Ireland held big secret

    06/23/2014 1:16:39 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/23/2014 (12:19 PM, ET)) | Shane Harrison
    Tucked away between houses on an estate in the Republic of Ireland is a small field that many believe, until recently, had a big secret. Beneath a grotto of the Virgin Mary, lie flowers and teddy bears by well-wishers in memory of the children of unmarried mothers, described at the time as "fallen women." It is believed nearly 800 children are buried in the grounds of what was once a mother and baby home run by nuns in Tuam, County Galway. A child died nearly every two weeks between the mid 1920's and 60's. After world-wide publicity, the Irish government...
  • Death records for 796 children at Tuam home published in full

    06/17/2014 4:24:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 175 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 6/17/2014 | Sheila Langan
    The names, ages, and causes of death of all 796 children who died at St. Mary's Home ... in Tuam, Co. Galway from 1925 to 1960 have been published in full, below. The list is long, and reading it is a horrifying heartbreaking experience - though nowhere near as horrifying as the short lives of the children who died, or as heartbreaking as the sheer number of lost little lives. When she began her research, Catherine Corless ... the local historian who set out to uncover the truth about the bones buried at the site of the former Mother and...
  • Can an infant be baptized, be raised by believing parents & later turn from the faith?

    06/15/2014 12:52:19 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 290 replies
    6/15/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) An infant is baptized, is raised by believing parents and later when older turns from the faith. 2.) An infant is baptized, has no believing parents to be raised by, and when older doesn't turn from the faith. Given that the antithesis exists for 1 & 2, wouldn't it be prudent for the priest to baptize the fortunate infant as well as the unfortunate, as either could remain faithful when older, show perseverance against high odds, and no priest knows the future - only God Almighty? Given that only God knows the future, perhaps withholding baptism isn't an option...
  • Spanish documents suggest Irish arrived in America before Columbus

    05/14/2014 10:36:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Irish Central ^ | May 13, 2014 04:12 AM | Kerry O’Shea
    While Christopher Columbus is generally credited with having discovered America in 1492, a 1521 Spanish report provides inklings of evidence that there were, in fact, Irish people settled in America prior to Columbus’ journey. […] In 1520, Peter Martyr d’Anghiera, a historian and professor, was appointed by Carlos V to be chronicler for the new Council of the Indies. Though Martyr died in 1526, his report, founded on several weeks of interviews, was published posthumously in a book named De Orbe Novo (About the New World). […] While interviewing Spanish colonists, Martyr took note of their vicious treatment of Chicora...
  • Catholic League’s Bill Donohue calls for boycott of Guinness over St. Patrick’s Parade flap

    03/20/2014 10:49:53 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com | Wed Mar 19, 2014 18:05 EST | by Colin Kerr
    NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The largest American Catholic civil rights organization is taking on the largest brewer of stout beer in the world. The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue has called for a boycott of Guinness after the beer company pulled its sponsorship of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade because organizers barred homosexual activists from marching. Guinness is owned by British liquor giant Diageo.
  • THE BALLAD OF MIKE MORAN - Happy St. Patrick's Day

    03/17/2014 7:35:12 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 3-2014 | dfu
    Bringing this one back today. THE BALLAD OF MIKE MORAN
  • Ronald Reagan: PROUD to Be Irish!

    03/17/2014 10:12:21 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    As House Speaker for 6/8 of the Reagan years, bombastic spendaholic Tip O'Neill was one of the fiercest opponents of the Gipper's entire agenda, fighting it tooth-and-nail to the end. He even called Reagan a 'cheerleader for selfishness' and went so far as to personally attack him as 'most ignorant man that has ever inhabited the White House'. Not one to be easily outwitted -but showing considerably more class and good humor- Reagan observed parallels between the blobular O'Neill and the then-trendy Pac-Man video game, as 'a round thing that gobbles up money'. Yet despite the professional animosity, Reagan often said...
  • Guinness Pulls Out of St. Patty’s Parade Over LGBT Ban (New York City)

    03/16/2014 7:03:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2014 | Leonard Greene
    Guinness pulls out of St. Patty’s parade over LGBT ban Guinness beer has pulled its sponsorship from New York’s famed St. Patrick’s day parade over a controversial policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from marching openly, according to reports. “Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all,” the company said in a statement on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation website. “We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year’s parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue...
  • A Southern Saint Patrick's Day Remembrance

    03/15/2014 4:10:29 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 15, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    There has been much written about the 150,000 Irishmen who fought for the Union during the War Between the States “1861-1865” but did you there were 30,000 equally brave Irishmen who fought for the Confederacy?
  • McGaughey, McGoy, McCaughey, McCoy?

    03/10/2014 1:12:12 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 26 replies
    Little Bill | 3/10/14 | Me
    I have been doing this Ancestor stuff, because I am getting old and I have verified that my dads family were exactly what the claimed to be, Limeys. My Old Ma's family were Harps from Northern Ireland and possibly Scotland, Gaelic is not a language a civilized person would speak and tracing these Names is driving me to drink. Old Ma was black Irish on The J2c2e scale of MTDNA which means her family were Polocks, this thing has me confused.
  • De Blasio won’t be in NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    02/04/2014 2:44:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2014 5:24 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will not be marching in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, deciding to skip one of his city’s signature celebrations because the event organizers refuse to let participants carry pro-gay signs.De Blasio will become the first mayor in decades to sit out the traditional march along Fifth Avenue. “I will be participating in a number of other events to honor the Irish heritage of this city,” said de Blasio on Tuesday during an unrelated press conference at City Hall. “But I simply disagree with the organizers of that parade.” …
  • Italian charged with killing Irishman in chess row

    01/13/2014 2:58:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/13/14 | Shawn Pogatchnik
    DUBLIN — An Italian man allegedly cut open his Dublin landlord's chest and tried to eat his heart following a fight over a chess match. Saverio Bellante, 34, was charged Monday with murder. Police say he admitted his guilt after being arrested Sunday at the home he shared with Tom O'Gorman, a policy researcher for a conservative Catholic think tank in Ireland. Pathologists said the 39-year-old victim suffered dozens of severe knife wounds to his head and chest, which had been cut fully open. Ireland's senior pathologist determined that the heart remained, but a lung was missing.
  • DNA shows Irish people have more complex origins than previously thought

    01/11/2014 6:13:55 AM PST · by NYer · 70 replies
    scott.net ^ | July 5, 2013 | Marie McKeown
    The blood in Irish veins is Celtic, right? Well, not exactly. Although the history many Irish people were taught at school is the history of the Irish as a Celtic race, the truth is much more complicated, and much more interesting than that ... Research done into the DNA of Irish males has shown that the old Anthropological attempts to define 'Irish' have been misguided. As late as the 1950s researchers were busy collecting data among Irish people such as hair colour and height, in order to categorise them as a 'race' and define them as different to the British....
  • Fighting Irish Stiff-Arm Barack

    12/16/2013 10:34:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Leave it to the Fighting Irish to vanquish the sheepish, the snobbish and the priggish. This month, the University of Notre Dame (UND) re-filed its lawsuit “for relief against” the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate which is set to take effect January 1, 2014. Forget the Audacity of Hope. There’s nothing audacious or courageous about a president who flits about, attacking religious freedom, while he poses for selfies during funeral ceremonies. Let’s come together under the Courage of Catholics at the University of Notre Dame. Certainly, the Catholic Church and some of her leaders have stumbled....
  • Archive of spoken Irish from 1920s and 1930s now online

    11/09/2013 7:47:07 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Selicon Republic ^ | November 8, 2013 | Tina Costanza
    A record of the sounds of Irish as it was spoken throughout Ireland in the 1920s and 1930s is now online, thanks to a project between The Royal Irish Academy and academics from NUI Maynooth. The bilingual Doegen Records Web Project website contains audio recordings made by Dr Wilhelm Doegen.  Doegen came to Ireland 85 years ago at the request of the Ministry of Education, to create a permanent record of the spoken Irish language in all districts in which it was still spoken.Between 1928 to 1931, 136 speakers from 17 counties recorded 400 stories, songs, prayers, charms and parables.Then...
  • Carr: It’s cool to be diverse, not Irish

    09/27/2013 8:08:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 27, 2013 | Howie Carr
    So two Irish guys finish on top in the Boston mayor’s race, and all of sudden, the Beautiful People are donning sackcloth and ashes.So much for celebrating diversity.Apparently it doesn’t matter what their politics are, all that matters is that they’re from the same “tribe.” You read that right — that’s what the Globe said the day after the election, that Marty Walsh and John Connolly are from the same “ethnic tribe.”Somewhere, the leaders of the old Know-Nothing party are snickering. The more things change ...Then yesterday, it was more of the same. The Rev. Eugene Rivers ended his front-page...
  • 'Miss Ireland 2013' is Aoife Walsh:

    09/13/2013 3:50:01 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 67 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 September 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Blood of the Irish: DNA Proves Ancestry of the People of Ireland

    07/13/2013 11:17:17 AM PDT · by Renfield · 91 replies
    Blood of the Irish The Blood in Irish veins is Celtic, right? Well, not exactly. Although the history many Irish people were taught at school is the history of the Irish as a Celtic race, the truth is much more complicated, and much more interesting than that ...Research done into the DNA of Irish males has shown that the old Anthropological attempts to define 'Irish' have been misguided. As late as the 1950s researchers were busy collecting data among Irish people such as hair colour and height, in order to categorise them as a 'race' and define them as...
  • The Lion Hunter of Zion (an Irish man)

    07/12/2013 5:01:30 AM PDT · by dennisw · 19 replies
    In his youth, King David proved his heroism by slaying a lion. He went on to put his life on the line for the Jewish People and become a hero for all Israel. Three thousand years later, another lion-hearted lion-slayer also put his life on the line for the Jewish People and became a hero for all Israel. He wasn’t even Jewish, but he was one of the greatest friends and supporters that the Jewish People ever had - and his experiences with lions assisted in numerous ways.Colonel John Patterson was an Irish soldier and engineer assigned to Kenya by...
  • Obama's white blood: Pride or shame?

    06/25/2013 6:25:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/25/2013 | Mychal Massie
    Saint Patrick may have been recognized for driving the snakes out of Ireland, but this past week one of them slithered back in. Obama is the personification of an elapid that is now without the appendages some believe the serpent that beguiled Eve in the Garden had possessed before it was made to slither upon the ground. That said, he has not shed the character of the personage incarnate in that first serpent.
  • Irish LEFT: BO = 'War Criminal', 'Hypocrite o' Century', w/ 'Sycophantic Fawning/Drooling' fr. Press

    06/23/2013 1:34:51 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 June 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    '...by any serious examination,  this man is a war criminal' Clare Daly, Irish MP I think it's important to take this opportunity to bring a bit of balance into the discussions around the visit of the US president and his wife ... given the almost unprecedented slobbering over them that the nation has been exposed to over the last number of days... It's really hard to know which is worse: whether it's the outpourings of the Obamas themselves, or the sycophantic fawning over them by some sections of the news media... We've had very little challenging the fact (that Michelle Obama...
  • Before Boston Strong, There Was Boston Wrong

    06/23/2013 6:45:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    For most of the first half of my life, I lived in or near Boston. Usually, I am proud of my hometown, its history, its universities and its spirit. After the Boston Marathon bombings, Beantown united under the phrase "Boston Strong." I left in 1985. When I go back, I see how much the city has changed. The Boston I left had a wrong side, too -- a culture that looked away when organized crime terrorized young and old. Boston Wrong has been on parade this month during the long-awaited trial of James "Whitey" Bulger, 83, on 32 federal counts...
  • ICE deny targeting Irish undocumented in Boston raids and arrests

    04/13/2013 6:45:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    IrishCentral ^ | April 13, 2013 | DAVID SHEA
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which detained two undocumented Irishmen earlier this week in Boston on charges of fraudulently obtaining driver’s licenses, stated that is not specifically targeting the Boston Irish community.Irish Central has also learned that the men first came to the attention of ICE investigators based on prior convictions for driving offenses.
  • State-funded Irish charity promoted sexual ‘threesomes’ for teens as ‘a bit of fun’

    03/27/2013 7:26:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    lifesite ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    DUBLIN, March 25, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – An Irish sex-education group’s state funding is being called into question after lawmakers became aware of an article on the website SpunOut.ie offering advice about sexual threesomes to their teenage audience. The Sunday Independent called attention to the article over the weekend, reprinting quotes from the piece that suggested threesomes were a way for teens to “inject serious passion into their bedroom shenanigans.” According to the Independent, the group warned readers not to pick anyone for whom they have real feelings. “If you are in a relationship, but secretly have a thing for someone...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Quiet Man"(1952)

    03/17/2013 1:31:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1952 | John Ford
    Today being St. Patrick's Day, what better pick for today's feature could there be than this one?
  • Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from Dixie!

    03/16/2013 4:22:48 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 16, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The 8th Alabama Irish Brigade made their mark in history fighting for the Confederacy and is remembered for their Erin Go Braugh! flag with a field of green.
  • Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend is the biggest story on Twitter

    01/16/2013 7:28:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 130 replies
    daily dot ^ | 1-2013
    Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend is the biggest story on Twitter News January 17, 2013 Fernando Alfonso III more articles | email | Twitter — Deadspin published a blockbuster investigation Wednesday night, exposing the relationship between star Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and his girlfriend—who reportedly passed away last year—as a grand hoax. The story has quickly taken over Twitter, which is now inundated with praise for the sports site, jokes at Te'o’s expense, and questions as to the star player’s level of involvement. The investigative piece by Deadspin's Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey reveals how Te'o's relationship with girlfriend Lennay...
  • Irish Get Serious About Preparing For Alabama

    12/30/2012 11:37:05 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 12-30-2012 | Tom Coyne
    <p>SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Top-ranked Notre Dame finally got down to the serious business of getting ready to play defending national champion Alabama in the BCS title game on Jan. 7.</p> <p>After weeks of some players and coaches traveling the nation for award shows, players finishing up the school year with finals and making trips home for Christmas, Notre Dame had its hardest hitting practice Saturday since its 22-13 victory over USC on Nov. 24 in the regular-season finale. Kelly plans another physical practice Sunday.</p>
  • Notre Dame (1) v USC Thread - 8pm EST ABC TV

    11/24/2012 3:11:57 PM PST · by Perdogg · 110 replies
    Notre Dame (1) v USC Thread - 8pm EST ABC TV. If Notre Dame wins they will play for the National Championship, as unfair as that might seem.