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March 17, 2006



Ich bin ein Irishkie.


By sheer luck, although I had forgotten St Pat's day, I managed to be in green today so I should be safe from pinching.


I plan on catching meself a leprechaun today. Be he a Fitzgerald or a Fitnuthin remains to be seen.


Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!
Just returned from the Claddagh Pub {the traditional Irish ring with 2 hands and a heart in between. After a Harp's and A Guiness I'm good to go to the Parade and then to an inner-city Irish parish church where I meet friends and family members each year. Then on to my high school friend's house where we have some wine and some corned beef sandwiches along with Irish soda bread. And what you have is the quintessential St. Patrick's Day celebration. In the olde days when my Irish father was alive ; we would stop by and do some Irish dancig for my dad.Our daughters would also entertain grandpa much to the delight of my Slovenian mother.My Irish grandmother worked as a maid in a rich person's house when she first arrived in 1890.


I didn't read any of the underlying articles, but do any of them mention the fact that the Irish lobby in question is funded by the Irish government?

If Nina Bernstein's article doesn't mention that, please write to public *at* nytimes.com with your thoughts.


John B Dwyer has posted this at American Thinker:
Happy St. Patrick's Day! IRISH PRAYER

I bind myself to Thee
The power of Heaven,
The light of the sun,
The brightness of the moon,
The splendor of fire,
The flashing of lightning,
The swiftness of the wind,
The depth of the sea,
The stability of earth…
God’s power guide me,
God’s wisdom teach me,
God’s eye to watch over me,
God’s hand to guide me,
God’s shield to shelter me,
Against everyone who
Meditates injury to me
God’s Host to secure me…
Whether far or near,
Whether the few or the many.

More years ago, than I will report,
the best end to St Patrick's Day
was a nice "donny brook"(sic).

So all be safe out there!



Soylent Red


I may or may not be incapacitated (and/or incarcerated) for FNL tonight. I will, however, be cheerfully attending to my duties of virgin recruitment and processing (and singing drinking songs with much gusto). Feel free to start w/o me.

OT- Does anyone know where I can lay hands the the Saddam/OBL docs fluttering around the internet today? ABC's link is bogus.






Warning -- Roger Simon posted a link to Iraq the Model who has translated one of the docs. I had to CTRL-ALT-DEL and use task manager to kill my browser when I tried to open the translated file.

cathy :-)


Tell us again how you smothered that IED, cathyf?



some links here to translated docs



Did anyone else notice that this story does not mention the word "undocumented"? The Irish are "illegal."

I don't read that many times stories, but had thought they favored "undocumented," at least when discussing some ethnic groups or illegal immigrants generally.

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