Monday, March 18, 2013

St. Paddy Day has come and gone

Well another weekend of celebrating drunkenness and the Irish has passed.  My daughter, who works for the Ocean City Police department, came home Sunday morning from her night shift and said the cells were filled once again with drunks.  Now certainly when the Irish came to America they were known to be drunks and troublemakers but after a hundred years you would think their descendants would like to shed this image, but I don't think I have ever heard a leader of the Irish in America say we are happy to celebrate St Patrick's day and the contribution the people of Irish descend have made in this country but we do not condone drunkenness and do not feel this represent an image of Irish hyphenated Americans as they are today.  Still I am always amazed when you see on TV some person or couple telling the world what trash they are so why not the Irish. 

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