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  • Pelosi Complains: 50,000 Irish in the U.S. Illegally 'Can't Even Go Home for a Family Funeral'

    03/18/2016 12:19:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2016 | 7:34 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday blasted House Republicans for their intention to file a legal brief challenging President Obamaís unilateral actions on immigration. ďItís ironic thatÖtheyíre having this vote on St. Patrickís Day,Ē Pelosi told a news conference. ďLast night, we had a celebration of the Irish-American heritage. While I do not have Irish grandparents, I do have Irish grandchildren, and one of them was there at the dinner and we talked about immigration.Ē Pelosi then turned her attention to Irish citizens who are in the United States illegally: ďSo, and what itís about is all the...
  • SlŠinte!

    03/17/2016 7:00:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-17-2016 | MOTUS
    Youíve probably been wondering what Lady Mís been up to while weíve been preoccupied with Republican debates, Republican primaries, rioting in the streets and the future of America. Well, thereís big news: MO is positively NOT going to run for president! (Unless, you know, sheís drafted or something.) I know how disappointed you must be, as are the rest of her fans. She broke the devastating news yesterday at the South By Southwest conference in Austin where she delivered another keynote address (Barry, you† may recall, delivered the key keynote last Friday during Nancy Reaganís funeral.).My what an interestingÖwhat, dress?...
  • Patricius: The True Story of St. Patrick

    03/17/2016 4:56:31 AM PDT · by 2banana · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | March, 2016 | David Kithcart
    Patricius: The True Story of St. Patrick Before all the festivities focused on shamrocks and leprechauns and good luck wishes, there was truly something to celebrate: a man willing to stand in the gap for Jesus Christ. It was an act of defiance that changed the course of a nation. Patrick lit a fire in pagan 5th century Ireland, ushering Christianity into the country. Who was this man who became the patron saint of Ireland? Ireland was a beautiful island shrouded in terrible darkness. Warlords and druids ruled the land. But across the sea in Britain, a teen-ager was poised...
  • In New York City St. Patrickís Day has become Irish Day and nothing more

    03/17/2016 5:14:22 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 15 replies
    Vanity | March 17, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When I was a kid there was always something special about St. Patrickís Day. We were taught it was the day to celebrate the life of Saint Patrick, the man who converted Ireland to Christianity by using a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity. Patrick is the patron Saint of the nation of my forefathers. In my home, referring to Saint Patrick as Paddy was not tolerated. To this day hearing Saint Patrickís Day called St. Paddyís Day is like the sound of nails on a chalkboard for me. We were also taught that Patrick chased the snakes out of...
  • De Blasio ends his boycott of St. Patrickís Day Parade

    03/03/2016 11:05:22 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/2/16
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is ending a two-year boycott of the nationís largest St. Patrickís Day parade now that it has fully dropped its longstanding ban on allowing gay and lesbian groups to march under their own banners. De Blasio, a first-term Democrat, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that for the first time he will take part in the parade along Manhattanís Fifth Avenue on St. Patrickís Day, March 17. He skipped the parade in 2014, when no gay groups were allowed to openly march, and he skipped again last year, when only one small lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
  • (Re-post) Priest Ejected while Pro-abort Politician Honored

    03/19/2015 7:47:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Daily Catholic ^ | April 5, 2001
    NEWARK, New Jersey, Apr. 4, 01 ( - Father Peter West, a staff member at the Priests for Life group in New Jersey, was recently physically thrown out of a Catholic school hall while a pro-abortion politician was being honored inside.††† While not a Priests for Life-sponsored event, Father West and a group of 15 pro-lifers protested the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Newark on Sunday, March 18. Their complaint was that pro-abortion politician Jim McGreevey, the Democrat candidate for governor, was appointed grand marshal of the parade. Father West noted that much of the parade and events afterward...
  • Charade Dishonors Saint Patrick and Parade

    03/20/2015 6:12:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    HLI ^ | 03.17.15 | Fr. Peter West
    In Boston and New York, persons with same-sex inclinations representing gay activist groups are†marching openly for the first time in Saint Patrickís Day parades after years of lobbying and court battles. In Boston, two LGBT groups have been invited to participate in the parade ďhonoringĒ Saint Patrick Ė Out Vets and Boston Pride. In New York, Out@NBC-Universal will be allowed to march in the parade for the first time.These groups reject Catholic teaching on the immorality of homosexual acts and advocate for same-sex ďmarriage.Ē The Church is on the defensive, and Church leaders are concerned about appearing intolerant. Of course,...
  • Cardinal Dolan leads NYC St. Patrickís Parade as first-ever gay activist group joins

    03/17/2015 2:52:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 17, 2015 | Kirsten Andersen
    NEW YORK, March 17, 2015 ( ‚Äď New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan led Manhattan‚Äôs St. Patrick‚Äôs Day parade on Tuesday as grand marshal, despite backlash from faithful Catholics unhappy with the organizers‚Äô decision to allow an openly homosexual activist group to march in the event.‚ÄúI‚Äôm as radiant as the sun, so thanks be to God for the honor and the joy,‚ÄĚ said Cardinal Dolan on Tuesday morning, as he led 250,000 marchers down Fifth Avenue ‚Äď including a delegation from ‚ÄúOut @ NBC Universal,‚ÄĚ a group of gay activists who work for NBC, the network that televises the parade.Catholic...
  • " St. Patrick Was a Baptist"

    03/16/2015 8:16:21 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 118 replies
    Don Boys "Common Sense for Today News" ^ | March 14, 2015 | Don Boys
    Our Catholic friends wonít like this revelation but facts are facts. Patrick (original name was Sucat) was born in Scotland about 375 AD and lived about 85 years dying in 460. As a teen he was captured by marauding raiders and taken to Ireland where he was sold to Milcho, a Druid chieftain and held in slavery for six years. Patrick said that he was hungry and naked during that time. He eventually walked 200 miles to the Irish coast to escape and to find his way back to Scotland. It is my desire to dispel the myths, delusions, superstitions...
  • Catholic school pulls out of Boston Saint Patrickís Day Parade after gay group approved

    02/26/2015 8:29:38 PM PST · by massmike · 31 replies ^ | 02/26/2015 | n/a
    Immaculate Heart of Mary School of Still River, MA has withdrawn its marching band and float of Saint Patrick from this yearís Saint Patrickís Day Parade after learning that a small homosexual activist group will be allowed to march while publicly identifying its homosexuality. The school is compelled by the teachings of the Catholic Church to pull out. According to the Principal, Brother Thomas Dalton, ďCatholics are forbidden to sponsor or even participate in an event which openly promotes unnatural and immoral behavior. The Church will never accept nor condone same sex marriage and the homosexual life style.Ē For 25...
  • An Open Letter to Cardinal Timothy Dolan

    09/10/2014 4:52:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    Catholic Citizens ^ | September 7, 2014 | Mary Anne Hackett
    Editor‚Äôs note: In response to the news that the St. Patrick‚Äôs Parade in New York would now accept ‚Äúgay‚ÄĚ groups in the parade and that Cardinal Timothy Dolan would serve as Grand Marshall of the parade, Catholic Citizens of Illinois has sent an open letter to Cardinal Dolan, which is published below.¬†Catholic Citizens of Illinois, 106 Calendar Court, PMB #122, La Grange, IL 60525-2325An Open Letter to Cardinal Timothy DolanSeptember 5, 2014Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York1011 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10022Your Eminence,We were dismayed and discouraged to read that the St. Patrick¬ís Day Parade in New York...
  • Response to Cardinal on Gay Rights Group in St. Patrickís Parade [To Apostolic Nuncio Washington]

    09/09/2014 9:05:15 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Deligate Bob .com ^ | September 6, 2014 | Delegate Robert G. ďBobĒ Marshall (R-13) Virginia
    On Saturday I sent the letter below to Archbishop Vigano with regard to the statment Cardinal Dolan of New York gave in support of a Gay Rights Group being included in the 2015 New York St. Patrickís Day Parade. This parade is a Catholic event and I am disheartened to hear that Cardinal Dolan would support a position contrary to that of the church in this situation. September 6, 2014 H. E. Most Rev. Archbishop Carlo Vigano Apostolic Nuncio 3339 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008 Your Excellency Archbishop Vigano: New York's Cardinal Dolan, appointed as Grand Marshal of the...
  • Catholic League President: I May Not March in St. Patrick's Parade

    09/08/2014 7:56:28 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies ^ | September 7, 2014 | BRIAN FRAGA
    Extreme political, cultural and economic forces are colluding to secularize the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City, argues William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. "If it gets to the point where the Catholic element is completely diluted, then I will no longer march in the parade," Donohue told Aleteia two days after the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee agreed to allow a group of gay NBC Universal employees to march under its own banner in the 2015 parade. In a written statement provided to the Associated Press, the parade committee said...
  • NY archdiocese should sever ties with St. Patrick's Day parade

    09/05/2014 11:22:22 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | Sep 04, 2014 | Phil Lawler
    You donít honor a saint by encouraging a sin. No doubt there have been homosexual persons marching down Fifth Avenue every year in the St. Patrickís Day parade. There was never any ban on their participation; there was no test of sexual orientation for marchers. But next year the parade in New York will feature something new: a group of avowed homosexuals carrying a banner, promoting same-sex unions, supporting the gay lifestyle. Next year there will be only one story-line of interest to the reporters who cover the annual parade in the worldís media capital: the triumph of the gay...
  • Time to End the St. Patrickís Day Parade and the Al Smith Dinner?

    09/04/2014 1:39:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 77 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/3/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The time for happy-clappy, lighthearted engagement of our culture may be nearing an end. Sometimes it takes a while to understand that what used to work no longer works. Let me get more specific.Decades ago the ďAl Smith DinnerĒ was a time for Republicans and Democrats to bury the hatchet (even if only temporarily) and come together to raise money for the poor and to emphasize what unites us rather than what divides us. But in the old days the death of 50 million infants was not what divided us. We were divided about lesser things such as how much...
  • Gay Groups in St. Patrickís Parade All Right with N.Y. Cardinal Dolan

    09/03/2014 7:19:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 9/3/14 | David Gibson
    NEW YORK (RNS) After years of strong resistance, organizers of New Yorkís St. Patrickís Day parade on Wednesday (Sept. 3) said that gays and lesbians will be allowed to march under their own banner for the first time, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan ó the paradeís grand marshal next March ó has welcomed the move. The decision is another sign of how quickly changing public attitudes toward gay people have pushed changes in state laws, government policies and the practices of private entities. Dolanís positive response may also point to a shifting dynamic within the Catholic Church on gays and lesbians...
  • Gay group to march in NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

    09/03/2014 6:11:42 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 09/03/2014 | Jim Fitzgerald
    Organizers of the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade say they're ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time. The prohibition on identified gay groups in the centuries-old New York parade had made participation a political issue. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to march this year, and Guinness beer dropped its sponsorship.
  • The New America a grotesque vestige of American the Beautiful

    04/06/2014 9:10:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/6/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    From Kim Kardashian¬ís butt to Miley Cyris¬í obscene gyrations, clearly our American culture has popped, exploded, gone to hell in a hand basket, and is just plain offensive and out-of-control. Once again, the NATIONAL ENQUIRER tells it the way it is by featuring the re-release of the iconic art book WHITE TRASH UNCUT by outstanding photographer Christopher Makos. (1). His first edition is available for a whopping $500 a copy, but this second release is selling at $50 each and includes 40 new pix of the decline and fall of Western Civilization in full disgust. Makos is ¬ďthe first photographer...
  • Good riddance to PC phony beer companies who care more about not offending gays than Catholic rights

    03/19/2014 12:13:41 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It seems like every year Catholics are threatened by various homosexual groups because they have declared war on our religion and the secular world helps them any way they can. This year the phonies who sell beer have joined them. Subgroups within the homosexual community take the occasion of St. Patrickís Day to try to force Catholics to violate deeply held religious doctrines against the celebration of homosexuality. They delight in their attempts to pressure the organizers of St. Patrickís Day Parades around the country to allow them to march under a banner proclaiming their sexuality. As often as they...
  • 13 of some of the best St. Patrick's Day memes and graphics

    03/17/2014 3:36:22 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Happy St. Patrick's Day, I have kids and a job, so I don't celebrate anymore, but others should for me...safely...PLEASE.
  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Barry Beer!

    03/17/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Gay Activists Target St. Patrickís Day Parade

    03/17/2014 7:07:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 17, 2014 | Matthew Hennessey
    If youíve never been to the annual New York City St. Patrickís Day Parade, better put it on your calendar for next year. That is, if there is a next year. Time could be running out on the worldís biggest celebration of all things Irish. Why? Because the paradeís organizers have for two decades steadfastly refused to allow gay and lesbian organizations to march under banners trumpeting their sexual orientation. The cityís self-appointed guardians of human rights long ago declared this policy exclusionary and intolerant. But, unlike in previous decades, the effort to paint the parade and its organizers...
  • Question: Which beer companies are STILL PARTICIPATING in St. Patrick's Day?

    03/17/2014 5:25:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    I am SICK of hearing about sodomites and their allies in the, WHICH of the beer companies are not bending over to the homosexual agenda?
  • Gays Bent on Crashing St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/12/2014 8:23:22 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 63 replies ^ | Marhch 12, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    On June 19, 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade was a privately run operation that could write its own rules for participation. Writing for the high court, Justice David Souter noted that gays and lesbians had never been barred from marching in the parade; they were banned from marching under their own banners. The court's unanimous ruling was a victory for the First Amendment right to freedom of assembly. Once this decision was reached, gay and lesbian groups in many cities, including New York, were angry, and some tried, unsuccessfully, to march without...
  • Boston, NYC mayors to skip St. Pat's parades

    02/27/2014 5:47:13 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Times Herald Record(Middletown, NY) ^ | 2/27/14 | DENISE LAVOIE
    BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is threatening to boycott the St. Patrick's Day parade unless organizers allow a group of gay military veterans to march, joining New York's mayor in protesting parade policies on gay groups. Walsh, the son of Irish immigrants, said Thursday he's been trying to broker a deal with the city's parade organizers to allow a gay veterans group sponsored by MassEquality to march in this year's parade. He said allowing gay groups to participate is long overdue. "It's 2014 - it's far beyond the time where we should be even having this discussion because...

    02/04/2014 6:33:13 PM PST · by NYer · 55 replies
    Catholic League ^ | February 4, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on the decision by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio not to march in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade:This is the first time in New York City history that its mayor has decided to boycott the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Personally, I am delighted: I lead the Catholic League contingent every year, and I do not want to march with a public official who does not want to be associated with Irish Catholics.De Blasio says he will not march because the parade does not allow pro-gay signs. Neither does it allow pro-life ones. The great...
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Boycott St. Patrickís Day Parade

    02/05/2014 8:18:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/05/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    After boycotting snow removal, William Wilhelm Jr. aka Bill de Blasio will be boycotting the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.Bill de Blasio doesn’t seem like a fan of parades in general. Before the election he showed up at the Columbus Day Parade and claimed that he wasn’t doing it to support Columbus.Wilhelm Jr. isn’t a fan of St. Patrick either because the parade doesn’t allow gay rights signs. That will make Bill de Blasio the first mayor since Dinkins to pull this stunt. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won’t be marching in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s...
  • St. Patrick's Bad Analogies

    03/17/2013 2:36:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    Clever work from the folks over at Lutheran Satire. Despite its title, it's not anti-Saint Patrick. Watch till the end.
  • 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?
  • Mass. elementary school changes name of St. Patrick's Day to O'Green Day to be more inclusive

    03/16/2012 9:42:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies · 2+ views
    960Well ^ | March 15, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    (Billy Hallowell) -- St. Patrick‚Äôs Day is a holiday rooted in Christian values, however secular celebrations are also regularly held to commemorate the day. In fact, for a great many, the religious tones aren‚Äôt even a consideration, as alcohol, Shamrock shakes and other fun-filled elements regularly dominate the day‚Äôs observations. Somehow, though, the holiday is reportedly still too religious for one Massachusetts elementary school.At the Soule Road School in¬†Wilbraham, St. Patrick‚Äės Day has been replaced as the name for the school‚Äôs celebration surrounding the popular holiday. It‚Äôs been replaced with the generic ‚ÄúO‚ÄôGreen Day.‚Ä̬†‚Äôs Patrick Johnson¬†calls the move¬†‚Äúa heavy-handed attempt...
  • Mayor, cops warn: No shenanigans at parade

    03/17/2012 10:11:55 AM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies ^ | 03/17/2012 | Colneth Smiley Jr.
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Boston Police Department are encouraging St. Patrickís Day revelers to keep the festivities safe and ďfamily friendlyĒ as they increase the police presence during tomorrowís parade and order South Boston bars and liquor stores to close early. Police remind revelers that public drinking, indecent exposure or disorderly conduct are against the law, and offenders will face fines or be arrested.
  • V.P. Biden to Celebrate St. Pat's Day in Pittsburgh

    03/16/2012 12:59:44 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | March 12, 2012
    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to attend Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day Parade as part of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. More than 100,000 spectators are expected for the parade on Saturday, which begins at 10 a.m. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that volunteers from Organizing for America will also be registering voters and handing out Irish themed ďOíBamaĒ campaign stickers.

    03/16/2012 5:54:26 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 46 replies
    Freedom of Information Day When : Always March 16th Freedom of Information Day celebrates and recognizes a valuable concept in American rights. March 16th is the birth date of James Madison, the 4th president of the United States of America. James Madison is recognized as the "Father of the Constitution", and the chief author of the "Bill of Rights". Freedom of information and individual rights was very important to James Madison. Did you Know? The Freedom of Information Act was passed into law in 1966. It opened up a wealth of information to American citizens. James Madison would be...
  • Ma. elementary school changes name of St. Patrick's Day to O'Green Day to be more inclusive

    03/15/2012 1:12:28 PM PDT · by massmike · 69 replies ^ | 03/15/2012 | Billy Hallowell
    St. Patrickís Day is a holiday rooted in Christian values, however secular celebrations are also regularly held to commemorate the day. In fact, for a great many, the religious tones arenít even a consideration, as alcohol, Shamrock shakes and other fun-filled elements regularly dominate the dayís observations. Somehow, though, the holiday is reportedly still too religious for one Massachusetts elementary school. At the Soule Road School in Wilbraham, St. PatrickĎs Day has been replaced as the name for the schoolís celebration surrounding the popular holiday. Itís been replaced with the generic ďOíGreen Day.Ē MassLive.comís Patrick Johnson calls the move ďa...
  • Occupy Wall Street Running Low On Cash....

    03/10/2012 9:02:06 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 22 replies
    GlobalPost ^ | March 10, 2012 11:42 | Jennifer Mattson
    Occupy Wall Street in New York City could run out of funds in the coming weeks.
  • The Obama Campaign St. Patrickís Day T-Shirt Screws Up The Actual Symbol Of Ireland

    02/24/2012 2:27:38 PM PST · by YankeeReb · 44 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | February 23, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Less than one month out from St. Patrickís Day, President Barack Obamaís re-election campaign seems to be hoping to cash in on supportersí Irish pride with some special campaign merchandise: ďOíBamaĒ T-shirts and pint glasses. ďGear up for Saint Patrickís Day in style with this fun OíBama tee,Ē the Obama online campaign store says. But the merchandise ó $30 for the T-shirt and $25 for the two-glass set ó isnít sitting well with everyone: The OíBama design includes a large four-leaf clover, which is different from the three-leaf shamrock, the actual symbol of Ireland.
  • Celebrate With The Official Beer of the Obama Administration

    03/17/2011 7:04:58 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-17-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Dont worry, even though it's non-alcoholic it'll still mess you up.
  • Video Challenge: Drunk Guy Reports on St. Patrickís Parade

    03/17/2011 12:49:20 PM PDT · by · 7 replies
    The video for todayís challenge is absolutely hilarious. A Denver news station handed over the microphone to a drunk guy and let him report on the St. Patrickís Day parade. Itís one of the most entertaining reports youíll ever see. Your job, once again, is to pull out a political analogy from the video. The winner will receive a free Media Research Center ĎI donít believe the liberal media!í bumper sticker! Enjoy!
  • St. Patrick's Day surprise: Study finds relatives who share Obama's Irish ancestry; some kin unhappy

    03/17/2011 7:01:30 AM PDT · by maggief · 149 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | March 17, 2011 | Philip Caulfield
    A new study claims that President Obama has 28 living relatives who share his Irish ancestry, but some of the newly discovered kin aren't eager to share a pint with him. In the study, released to The Associated Press by family history website, genealogists traced the descendants of about two dozen passengers who came to America from Ireland on the ship Marmion in March 1850.
  • UAlbany: Suspension, expulsion on tap for students at riot

    03/17/2011 6:47:18 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 10 replies
    The Times Union ^ | March 16, 2011 | SCOTT WALDMAN
    Albany, NY Updated 06:18 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2011: The suspensions have started. Three University at Albany students who were involved in the destruction of property during the Kegs and Eggs riots have been suspended. All those who participated in destruction and mayhem face suspension and possible expulsion from the school. The school sent out that warning Wednesday, one day before St. Patrick's Day, to remind students that drinking heavily carries consequences beyond a mere hangover. "As students are identified to the university by the Albany Police Department as participants in the egregious behaviors of Saturday, they will be temporarily...
  • Riot a rift in town and gown

    03/15/2011 7:39:08 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 18 replies
    The Times Union ^ | March 15, 2011 | JORDAN CARLEO-EVANGELIST And Bryan Fitzgerald
    ALBANY, NY -- A beer-soaked Saturday morning melee described by residents as the worst in recent memory is forcing the city to again confront the fraught relationship between full-time Pine Hills residents and the college students who often treat the neighborhood as their off-campus playground. By Monday, the number of college students facing charges had topped 40 as police and prosecutors vowed to use the drunken revelers' own cellphone videos to build cases against them. "Let me deliver this message to you," Albany County District Attorney David Soares said. "Many of you who felt, or believe now, that you've gotten...
  • Bond Set at $1M for Man Charged in Soldier's Death

    03/25/2010 9:17:02 AM PDT · by AuntB · 9 replies · 371+ views
    Fox8 ^ | Mar. 22, 2010 | Fox8
    AKRON, Ohio - The man who police believe gunned down a local soldier last week made a brief court appearance Monday, Fox 8 News reports. A judge set bond at $1 million for Efrem Recardo Johnson, 50, of Akron. Johnson is charged in the death of U.S. Army SPC, Jacob Carl Courie, 24, of Akron. Police say Johnson was arrested without incident at his place of work on South Main Street in Akron on Friday night. Akron Police Chief Augustus A. Hall says detectives and officers from the Akron Police Department "worked around the clock" to solve the homicide. Through...
  • Happy St Paddy's Day lads! Erin go Bragh

    03/17/2010 9:00:12 PM PDT · by max americana · 23 replies · 353+ views
    ye irish vanity | march 17, 2010 | max americana
    Happy St Paddy's day Lads! ye know, tis' time to drink what ye Irish has given this blessud contry' America. If ye dont drink, yer all bloody English! XD
  • Everybody's Irish Today

    03/17/2010 5:38:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 612+ views ^ | March 17, 2010 | Paul Greenberg
    With deep apologies to, and selected quotations from, Finley Peter Dunne, creator of the immortal Mister Dooley, Irish barkeep and political commentator who first noted that politics ain't beanbag. "I'll have a double," called Aloysius J. Hennessey as he pushed through the swinging doors of Riley's Royal I.R.A. Vegetable Bar and Grill. Looking around to make certain he was the only customer in the place, Hennessey added: "Make that a round for everybody!" Mr. Riley, sole proprietor and entire staff, eyed his first visitor of the morning warily. "Oh, 'tis a great thing t'be on yer side iv the bar,"...
  • St. Patrick's Day Facts: Snakes, a Slave, and a Saint

    03/17/2010 5:38:32 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies · 576+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 3/16/10 | John Roach
    On St. Patrick's DayóTuesday, March 17ómillions of people will don green and celebrate the Irish in, and around, them with parades, good cheer, and perhaps a pint of beer. But few St. Patrick's Day revelers have a clue about St. Patrick, the man, according to the author of St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography.
  • Obama Thanked Himself For Giving St. Patrick's Day Party At White House

    03/17/2010 12:12:12 PM PDT · by Sasparilla · 6 replies · 564+ views
    Just one year ago at a St. Patrick's day party at the White House on 03/17/09, Irish Prime minister Cowen was just a few lines into his speech when he stopped reading from the teleprompter and told Obama that he was reading the same speech that Obama had just read. Obama took to the stage again to try to save the day, and when he reached the stage, the teleprompter switched to the correct speech for the prime minister. Barack Obama started reading the Irish Prime Minister's speech, and thanked himself for giving the St. Patrick's Day party at the...
  • Iowahawk: Half Irish and Half Proud of It

    03/17/2010 10:51:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies · 461+ views
    Iowahawk ^ | March 17, 2010 | David Burge
    And now I'm off to get half in the bag. Feel free to express your vicious anti-Irish slurs, insults and calumnies in the comments...
  • Drink in information on Irish, St. Patrick

    03/17/2010 9:25:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies · 488+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-14-10 | Dennis McBride
    On March 17, ignore the green beer and leprechauns. There's more to St. Patrick's Day than silly stereotypes. Here's what you should know about the Irish and their big day: Q. Who was St. Patrick? A. Saints preserve us, he was English. Patrick (A.D. 385-461) was born in Britain and taken to Ireland as a slave. After he escaped, a vision told him to return and bring Christianity to the Irish. He is one of Ireland's patron saints, and patron saint of Nigeria. Q. Did he drive the snakes from Ireland?
  • Top 10 Irish whiskeys for St. Patrick's Day

    03/17/2010 8:40:18 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies · 890+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/17/2010 | Source:
    1. Michael Collins Single Malt 2. Jameson 18 Y.O. Blended 3. Bushmills Black Bush Blended 4. Tyrconnel Single Malt Madera Cask Finish 5. Tullamore Dew 10 Year Blended 6. Wild Goose Soldiers and Heroes Rare Irish 7. Connemara Peated Single Malt 8. Kilbagen Blended 9. Knappogue Castle 1994 Distillers Private Select Single Malt 10. Bushmills Blended
  • GOP candidate Charlie Baker to skip St. Patrick's Day roast [MA]

    03/12/2010 6:47:10 PM PST · by cmj328 · 11 replies · 405+ views ^ | March 12, 2010 | Michael Levenson
    Brown, Patrick, Cahill, and virtually every other major political figure in the state will be at the roast on Sunday Ė with one notable exception. Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker said today that he will attend a GOP breakfast in Scituate instead. Baker said he had committed to attending the event a long time ago, and didnít want to back out. His decision to dodge the brickbats at the roast in South Boston was already raising eyebrows today among the political class, for whom the St. Patrickís Day breakfast has become a mandatory, if dreaded, rite of passage. ďIt...