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0 posted 03-17-2010 04:55 PM       View Profile for Dadygoose   Email Dadygoose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dadygoose

His Excellency the Great, who’s unmentionable name evokes awe and wonder in all who hear it, and who has been known to fabricate his identity and manufacture his family lineage whenever it’s convenient, Took it over the top today when he met, in what use to be the White House, with the Irish Prime Minister by remarking that his great, great, great dear, old grand pappy or Auntie or somebody, it had just been discovered, was actually from … Mmmm … How can I say this … Well, I don’t want to embarrasses and insult that particular ethnic group, or the Irish Prime Minister, but I’m left wondering.  When is He, meaning Him, going to visit His true native country?  Does He, meaning Him, know what a pub is?  Was the Irish PM properly impressed to hear this latest revelation?  Does He, meaning Him, know the words to Danny Boy?  Doesn’t He, meaning Him, have a brother in Africa like we’ve heard?  How long will it take me to stop laughing?
I am left confused about His Excellency’s heritage and ancestry, which He fabricates willie nillie depending on whom he wants to impress or curry favor with.  I mean …
All this time I thought Him historic because He was the first … errr … mmm ..
But it turns out now that he is really the first … errr …
Well, anyway, From now on I will write His exalted name with an apostrophe just to stay in fashion.
At least Teddy, Reagan and JFK were real.
Midnitesun will not be missing much.
the rest of us will have to listen to even more astounding and blasphemous apostasies and even greater hyperbole from a child-man with no character and who thinks he’s wearing clothes.

At least Teddy, Reagan and JFK were genuine.
Oh for the innocence of former times.

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1 posted 03-17-2010 05:24 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grinch

Fancy that – Obama somehow managed to be related to all those Irish ancestors just to impress the head of a minor European country – what a clever chap, that’s forward planning on a grand scale, I’m impressed.

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2 posted 03-18-2010 08:15 PM       View Profile for Bob K   Email Bob K   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bob K

     Sorry, D-goose, but the heavy irony goes over my head.  It shouldn't be a shock to find out that The President is, what?, 3.1% Irish, or, for that matter that a large percentage of the population of the U.S. who are People of Color may be as well...  The President's mom was white, and back where I cam from, white folks had kids.  

     They weren't always happy about it, what with The Irish hating a loty of the English, and the English claiming the Wogs began at Calais, and the Spanish having the thing about pure blood that would make your hair stand up, and the french (as Richard Condon said) going on being French as though there was nothing wrong with that.  It's a wonder that anybody got any proper child making done.  As Tom Lehrer said, "And everybody hates the Jews."  

     Give me a break.  

     Here in the good old U.S. in this particular generation we seem to have forgotten all that, and focused on the blacks and, for some of us, the hispanics.  

     Back in Boston, however, where I spent 35 reasonably happy years, we still remember the days of No Irish Need Apply signs with some bitterness.  In some areas of the country, to claim Irish ancestry is to claim minority status, and there are enough mixed attitudes in the Boston area for Boston to have serious plusses and minuses to Irishness.  Big political plus, and in some ways, something of a social minus.  There is still in some areas a distinction between shanty Irish and Lace Curtain Irish in some areas.

     So, basically, I say to you D-Goose, so what?  And why are you getting so exercised about this?  And why and how does it matter to you?    Pray tell me, do.
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