Archive for March 16th, 2010

Erin Go Blah…

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

(Your basic Saint picture with a few shamrocks thrown in =  St. Patrick. And why is he looking down? More snakes?)

I can’t imagine anyone taking pride in something they didn’t accomplish themselves. Your ancestry is just an accident of birth and has little to do with who you are today. Proud to be Irish, Italian, Puerto Rican, American, or anything else – just doesn’t make sense to me.

So what are we celebrating today? Irish pride? Corned beef and cabbage? Potatoes before Atkins? (no wonder these people drink so much – their food sucks) Of course the Irish were discriminated against when they first came to America.  So was everyone else except the Pilgrims. And Indians have stories that’ll tear your heart out. But really, who cares?

So we gave the Irish some green stripes down the road, parades, and a 1-day license to be raging drunks . The Italians got  Columbus Day and the Indians got casinos and no tax on cigarettes. The Blacks got Kwanzaa and the Jews got the whole garment district in New York. Everyone gets something – this is America – be happy. And if you can’t appreciate what you get, at least be thankful you don’t get what you deserve.

How should you treat your Irish friends today? Any way you’d like. Save your love for tomorrow when they’ll probably have terrific hangovers.