Monday, March 14, 2005

St. Patrick's Day

I'm one-quarter Irish. I don't wear green on St. Patrick's Day.

I've been told that wearing Orange on St. Patrick's Day is upsetting to the fragile sensibilities of Irish Catholics...Even though a third of their own flag is orange. To them I say, "boo hoo! not all Irish are Greensmen...therefore we celebrate our Irish heritage in our own way."

But get this...

Orangemen have been invited to march in a parade in County Cork this year. That's a true sign of peace in Ireland. Some in Northern Ireland have protested the Orangemen marching in the south, but I don't understand why. St. Patrick's Day should be a celebration of heritage whether green or orange. Those in the north could learn to lighten up a bit.

I realize a fair amount of you don't know what I'm talking about because you had a fine public education but when you see someone wearing orange on St. Patty's day...don't dare pinch them for not wearing green. Unless of course you want a shamrock shoved up your arse.


fraggle said...

but is there such a thing as orange beer?

Robert the Grump said...

I don't care if the Irishman is green, orange or shocking pink. When he gets stiff drunk and passes out, I roll him for his wallet.

I believe in equality of color. There's a line from the last Austin Powers movie that fits right in here.

Anonymous said...

I found this post by accident looking for county cork flags on google. Basic American knowitall telling Northerners to lighten up, people who've had their friends and relatives butchered by orange thugs in the past 20 yrs. Shankhill Butchers ? ever hear of them ? Read up on Eire laddy before you go blowing your gob on the internet especially when you're claiming all of 1/4 mickness. That's not even enough to get you drunk and beat up in South Buffalo. Drunk maybe but nobody would take you seruoulsty enough to throw an arse kicking on you.