March 17, 2010, - 3:49 pm
As you know, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. The legend is that Patrick was sainted for chasing all the snakes out of Ireland. But the reality is that, instead, Ireland is filled with extremist Muslims. Here are the details I’ve written about in years past. Note the old Irish joke I used to tell about Palestinian terrorists in Ireland, which has, sadly, now become reality.
Kiss Me, I’m Irish
Everyone’s Irish on St. Paddy’s Day
But St. Patrick’s Day gives another lesson in politics, this one not about Islam (yet), but about the nanny City of Detroit. Every year, Irish-Americans and others in the Detroit area participate in a St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Corktown area, which used to be an Irish Catholic working-class neighborhood in Detroit. The parade draws up to 100,000 people. This year’s parade was held Sunday. But Big Brother stepped in to take away a lot of the fun:
This year, those marching in the Corktown parade are banned from passing out candy, beads or balloons. Parade chairman Michael Kelly said the new rules were put in place after city officials expressed safety concerns. . . .
Detroit Police spokesman John Roach said . . . . “Ultimately we want people to understand potential risks in throwing candy or beads, and kids darting out into the street to get them.” . . .
John Murrin, treasurer of the Knights of Equity, an Irish-Catholic fraternal group affiliated with the United Irish Societies, said he understands the safety concerns but is “disappointed.”
“I’m disappointed and frustrated,” Murrin said. “The hard part was telling my 11-year-old daughter that she couldn’t pass out candy and balloons like she’s done her entire life. She couldn’t understand why.”
Erin Go Boring.
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