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 1951Taurus
Joined: 1/5/2010
Msg: 235
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..Page 4 of 14    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
Uh...Of course we're a unique race...

Disclaimer...my family has been in the USA for several generations, and I do have to admit a small bit of English blood, damn small, and I have no idea how it got into our family tree...(probably something that happened in the middle of the night)

We have one hell of a big St Paddy's Day parade in San Francisco, and it seems like *everybody* wants to be Irish on March 17th...the black kids, the Mexican kids, and the Asian kids all dress up in green, but inside I'm both laighing and shaking my head. Theu have no idea what it is "to be Irish" and I sure don't want to be a black person on Martin Luther King day (A holiday in the USA), or Mexican on Cinco De Mayo...

Most folks here in the USA who are *not* Irish have zero idea that there is a green & orange Eire...My father was a Greenie, my mother was an Orangie...I was rsaised a greenie, but, I gave it up for Lent (oops)...and being a Celt is more than what is seen in a John Ford movie...

There was a time when it was common in the USA to see signs that said "Help Wanted, No Irish"...and this is no longer the case, and folks with Irish heritage make up a large chunk of the American population...and it's OK to be Irish again (as if we had a choice), and where I went to school, you were either Irish or Italian, and many of the Dominican nuns were Irish...so for some of us, we wouldn't know how else to be...nor would we want to be anything than what we are...just us...real people...straight shootin', no bullsh!t, whether working class or wealthy...

May years ago a friend married a gal from Ulster, and I know there's a fair amount of Irish ladies in Northern California, and I'll not give up until my last dying day, so find a lass that isn't afraid to look me square in my green eyes, and speak with honesty of what is in her heart...

Someday I'll travel to all the towns listed in my family tree, which goes back to some guy named William, who liked to Conquere places...and I've got dead relatives all over Nova Scotia...

PS...I don't drink alcohol, so, another stereotype shot down (but I make up for it by cussing a lot when needed)...

My best to all here reading this...

"And don't forget to boogie" ... (Canned Heat)
 1951Taurus
Joined: 1/5/2010
Msg: 236
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 2/27/2010 6:32:50 PM

I don't suppose you noticed that it's says "Ireland" on this forum? It's not surprising you missed it since you've missed the fact you live in another country and are American, not Irish. It's not called the Crappy Poetry forum or the Cultural Schizophrenic’s forum.


Wow...I just stumbled across this forum...and the reality is that many Americans ARE Irish...they may not be Irish CITIZENS, but many families still have direct ties, and if any person wants to play the "You're not as Irish as I am" game, I'd dare them to say that to my face in person...


Then again someone who thinks they can eat a 2000 year old Jewish zombie after some hand waving by a sexually repressed male virgin is not someone who's going to be bothered by reality.


Well, this one is completely "over the top" .... I have no idea to whom you were addressing, but a post of this type reflects rather poorly on the person who wrote it...

Could the intelligent folks here please raise their hands...??? It's getting hard to find you amongst the rubbish...

Will the folks that think online forums are a valid form of therapy please log of NOW...???
 1951Taurus
Joined: 1/5/2010
Msg: 237
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 2/27/2010 6:52:06 PM

DaVincibro said: Religious simpletons can only interpert a complex world in a simpletons way: A or B, Conservative or Liberal, Black or White.
This part of the board is not called the American Forum. Why don't you go on home and figure out what continent you live on.


Hummmm "DaVincibro" sure doesn't sound like an Irish name to me...!!!

Please tell us what part of Ireland you live in...???

So, you're an ethnic mutt, huh...?? (welcome to reality)

You sure ain't no verbal DaVinci, and you certainly are not my "bro"...

As a troll you sure do get your panties in a knot real easily...

To much beer...? Are you old enough to drink (legally)...???

Self appointed saviours are at best misguided, ego tripping, repressed idiots whose IQ is lower than room temperature...and "DaVincibro", you illustrate this everytime you open your mouth and start whining like a neglected puppy...
 1951Taurus
Joined: 1/5/2010
Msg: 250
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 3/23/2010 12:15:03 AM
This exchange is *almost* entertaining...

I think all the ladies have been scared off by this bickering...
 shefashion
Joined: 2/27/2010
Msg: 251
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 3/25/2010 2:42:14 PM
I'm half Irish and proud to be!
 Irishcanineshaman
Joined: 5/7/2009
Msg: 259
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 1/29/2011 1:17:38 PM
Aye, Aye, Aye!

Race of people or nationality? Of course we are, either way!
 QueenMother31
Joined: 7/9/2011
Msg: 263
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 7/17/2011 9:34:50 PM
I do believe you are RIGHT!!! A race is something you do when people try to pass you on the freeway and you just want to give them a little scare, no??

I will say I had a little Irish in me, once. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA javascript:smilie('')

And for all you ballyhoos stating that the Irish are over here.....WHERE??? I've yet to meet one!!! Must stay over there on the East coast. Bah!!
 dolly419
Joined: 12/22/2010
Msg: 266
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 7/27/2011 6:36:55 PM
hold on irish is not a "race" it is a nationally. your race is white!
 lovejesusthenme
Joined: 4/11/2011
Msg: 269
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Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 8/3/2011 9:16:38 PM
Such a blessing it is to be Irish, I've never doubted for a moment we are the best people in the world-and that all others envy our courageous spirit, our wit, our tenacity, and as those of us wise enough to see, that alcohol was the first form of chemical warfare it has kept Ireland from taking over the world-but we still have time- indeed-I do have this grandios dream that we could somehow all return home and regroup-with whats occuring in the US it could begin anyday now-we came here-we sure can leave can't we?V.
 DancingToTheStars
Joined: 6/20/2011
Msg: 271
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 8/31/2011 6:42:36 AM
I'm Irish living in Florida in the USA. My grandparents aunt and uncles all came from Ireland through Ellis Island many many years ago. Although, most passed away, I still have relatives in England.

I do find the "Irish" to be more jovial. At times, people do not know how to take me do to me always being humorous and jovial. I love being Irish! :-)
 Drew21211
Joined: 11/18/2010
Msg: 275
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 10/21/2011 12:29:25 AM
I was under the impression Irish people were Greeks who migrated across the land bridge when it existed.
 IslandRaven
Joined: 9/3/2011
Msg: 276
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 11/24/2011 12:29:29 AM
I have a grandfather from Iceland , a grandfather from Wales , a grandmother from Ireland and a grandmother from Denmark but I was born and raised in Canada ....... I have black hair and brows and olive skin. Most people think I am Italian or Spanish - go figure - maybe a good mix is best
 lookingforagentleman11
Joined: 12/7/2011
Msg: 278
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 12/10/2011 7:30:15 PM
I have Irish blood in me and it's strong. My family member here and past were and are hard working men and women. I say AMEN! My hands are up!
 Imclassique
Joined: 12/2/2011
Msg: 279
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 12/12/2011 7:55:07 PM
I think I would agree, and I really want to come and live in Ireland.
 Imclassique
Joined: 12/2/2011
Msg: 280
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 12/14/2011 1:53:44 PM
Im part Irish and embrace that whole heartedly.
Wonderfgul people wonderful place.
I llive in New Zealand and would love to be in Ireland with a wonderful Irishman
 Imclassique
Joined: 12/2/2011
Msg: 281
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 12/22/2011 4:35:32 PM
wonderful Irish, love you .
shamrocks and Irish eyes, adorable sweet and treasured.
 paulielad
Joined: 9/26/2007
Msg: 283
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Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 2/19/2012 2:42:53 PM
Good afternoon....agree with Ms Grundy that culturally the irish are self effacing in their humor and altho there are individuals who go against that, it is more a personal perspective
 atlantiss
Joined: 10/15/2011
Msg: 284
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 2/26/2012 10:49:08 AM
Great Irish Boxing Movie !!!

http://vimeo.com/37003149
 reginalady1
Joined: 1/4/2008
Msg: 285
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 3/9/2012 10:15:53 PM
Just a little correction the Irish were neutral during the WW.
Most european armies have wanted Irish soldiers in their armies for centuries ie. the spanish and the french.
Read the book, "How Ireland saved the World" during the dark ages to learn about the "very low intellectual level" you say.
The Irish learned latin for ages and were highly educated before Britain ran the country to the ground and destroyed all evidence of the history and culture.
 Skippenthru
Joined: 2/14/2012
Msg: 288
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 3/10/2012 10:31:03 PM
Proud to be part Irish ! Ancestors on my fathers which traced back to the vikings were Irish , Scott-Irish that made their way to America as indentured servants . MY mothers side is Cherokee Indian .
 hrdtohandle
Joined: 1/9/2011
Msg: 289
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 3/16/2012 1:59:27 PM
Irish and Choctaw Native americans and the celts enjoyed a trade route prior to eric the red or columbus that was a regular occurrance. It is believed that the phoenecians taught the celts to sail. there is shared blood among the native americans of the eastern tribes and the Irish
 Starlightcafe
Joined: 11/6/2011
Msg: 291
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 3/28/2012 7:17:55 PM
I'm an American of Irish descent - and very proud of it. The Irish are tough, independent, fun, clever and creative. How else do you think my forebears made across the Atlantic in a boat, then across America in a covered wagon, to end up on the west coast? :)
I'd love to go to Ireland someday and meet some of my relatives... the Bryants and the Pattersons, and have a beer with them.
 mandycake
Joined: 3/21/2012
Msg: 292
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 4/4/2012 7:52:26 AM
I'm Irish and Proud of It! Born in County Cork, Live now in the US. The Yanks welcomed me with open hearts. We are a loving, friendly bunch... What's not to like about the Irish? :)
 LeeMurphy12
Joined: 4/7/2012
Msg: 297
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 4/29/2012 6:04:06 PM
I am supposed to be 27 generations removed from King Brian, which gives me very little Irish blood, but when people ask what my heritage is I say Irish. The only land and people I've ever felt a connection to is Ireland and it would be the dream of a lifetime to finally visit.

Is mian liom fáilte mhór roimh na rudaí seo a thabhairt duit-
Duine éigin a ghrá
Roinnt oibre a dhéanamh
Ghrian A giotán o '
Cheer A giotán o '
Agus aingeal caomhnóir i gcónaí in aice leis.
 willowdance27
Joined: 4/19/2012
Msg: 298
Hands up and all say 'aye' if you are Irish and believe that means we are a unique race ..
Posted: 5/3/2012 6:11:24 PM
im proud to have irish blood but i was born in america just the same, i love both cultures because in the end i am both....
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