Wednesday, March 17, 2010
A delightful Naomh Pádraig
Couldn't find a picture of a rotten shamrock so this will have to do. Popped over to the Irish Times to see how they celebrate their patron saint and see what's happening over there. The first article was an article railing against the church's treatment of the child abuse issue. Looks like the fruit Saint Patrick has born is now rotten. There may have been many honorable people in that church over the centuries but with the scale and scope of the crimes they have forever poisoned their image. No amount of TV PR or letters of apology will bring back their flock. Not when they acted like a Montana pimp.
In other Irish news it looks like they're in the same sinking boat. Their banks are broke, unemployment is high, and they're having to cut back on public transportation for budget shortfalls. From a comment they appear to have lost that great sense of Irish pride faded by current events and economy. I must say they don't put up with half the crap we do. Their subway was going to be cutting back service from 8 minutes to 12 minute runs and their administrators resign over the row. So I guess they have a good reason to get plastered today.
*Montana pimp - A guy with sheep under each arm.