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March 16, 2010

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For those who may be unclear on the meaning: The Irish flag is green, white, and orange. Unofficially, green is the color of Catholic Ireland, orange the color of Protestant Ireland, and white -- peace -- is between them. There was a time when green and orange each symbolized competing syndicates of violence, terror, and sectarianism (even if green got the better press). No more, I hope.

And Bill Clinton deserves immense credit for what he did to help achieve that peace. (Of course, Osama bin Laden, by making the US government stop turning a blind eye to its own citizens funding of terrorism, helped too.)

I'd like to point out that St. Patrick was, by birth, Welsh.

Cymru am byth!

Mother will be making corned beef and mashed potatoes for the family tomorrow evening. No doubt we will also drink a small but significant quantity of beer.

What's better by me: I would have to say that I am inordinately pleased to have discovered a Simon Schama book (Landscape on Memory) on a topic I've been mulling, in my half-baked way, for some time. And now that my math stats class is over, and I think I will have passed it, I may actually have some time to read.

I drink to von's toast as well.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all.

Of course, Osama bin Laden, by making the US government stop turning a blind eye to its own citizens funding of terrorism, helped too.

bin Laden should be awarded a share of the Nobel Peace Prize for having done that.

I'd like to point out that St. Patrick was, by birth, Welsh.

Hmmm, St Patrick was, by birth, an inhabitant of an unlocated settlement whose name has been corrupted in manuscript transmission, but which could have been in any of the modern constituent countries of the island of Britain.

Without anachronism, he was a Romano-Briton.

oh this is the biggest mix up
that you have ever seen
my father, he was orange
and me mother, she was green

ya-hoo!

bin Laden should be awarded a share of the Nobel Peace Prize for having done that.

If he'd get just the used one from Henry Kissinger, we could talk. And add a Presidential Medal of Freedom from the Bush II era. They could not be more greatful that he is still free and rendered so much valuable (though involuntary) service to them. ;-)

here's an open thread to talk about what's better by you

I'm going to go "green" by recycling a comment I made elsewhere yesterday.

what a great post, thanks for the info, something to think about!...

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