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Thursday, March 17, 2005

A Busy Weekend

Finally I have a busy weekend to pay some bills with around here!

I get to head up to Milwaukee today for a repeat performance at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. I'm not all that thrilled about drinking around Milwaukee on St. Patty's Day, but I am big on the idea of making a living!

St. Patty's Day is such a joke! I'm all for holidays that promote excessive drinking, but really, therere are so FEW actual Irish people here in the States that there's no real need to celebrate. There are a lot of AMERICANS, born & bred here, with some Irish decent in their history. But last time I checked, that doesn't make anyone Irish. Where were you born? Wheredo you vote? Where do you pay taxes? What country do you hold citizenship?

We've been a country for well over 200 years, have some pride in being an American! If you want St. Patty's Day so bad then you should forfeit your rights to enjoying Independence Day and go to fucking work! Most of the so-called Irish in the states can't even tell you thing one about the Potato Famine, but they sure know a lot about beer & whiskey. It is a joke!

I know, "Everybody's Irish on St. Patty's Day" . Fuck that! I don't see any of you wannabes clamoring to be black on Martin Luther King Day, and HE actually did some great things! Chasing out the snakes in Ireland? Big fucking deal! You can get rid of just about anything in that country if you serve them some good old Irish cooking!

More importantly, in this overly politically correct, leave no group unpatronized land of ours, why aren't there more "Orangemen" all pissed off on this day? Ireland has always been of two distinct & colorful persuasions, the Greensmen and the Orangemen. I'm sure it has something to do with religious differences as all things Irish only deal with drinking, religion, or politics (specifically the blowing shit up kind of politics). In any event, why aren't there more pissed off Irish folks that HATE St. Patty's Day? It is just sad.

That being said, enjoy your pretend holiday! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

By the way, if you're "Irish" don't bother posting any hateful comments. I have no idea what I'm saying. I'm so drunk right now!


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