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Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« on: March 17, 2014, 01:25:12 PM »
I find it annoying that major websites like to think of themselves as "journalists" and that people who just post about their kittens playing with a ball of yarn are merely "bloggers" (even some bloggers dislike granting that title to the source of kitty stories). I'm sure from a qualitative viewpoint one may have a pointed argument to make, but from a quantitative viewpoint, "journalists" often suck.

This was a major headline link from Google News, and the writer shows he is associated with a news organization (of some disputable capabilities):

Sponsors Are Supporting LGBT Equality, Why Isn't Saint Patrick's Day Parade?
written by Gil Kaufman of MTV News

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New York won't be the only city to feel the pinch this year. After years of conflict between LGBT groups who want to openly march and organizers who freeze them out, several other major brewers are pulling their support as well.
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What you will notice in Gil's article is that he details all the businesses who have withdrawn advertising sponsorship for the parade, but he never states exactly WHO organizes the parades and gets permits from each city to have them. Why?  Instead of attacking sponsors and holding them hostage, why not hold hostage the organizers of the parade?? And why not state it? In all likelihood, since Gil Kaufman lists one of his languages as Hebrew I do not think it is a far fetch to declare that Gil himself is Jewish and therefore has no fear of religious retribution from the Archdiocese of New York. See there!  I just said it!  Archdiocese of New York. Archbishop Dolan is the dude in charge! (NYC)

I have to wonder these days exactly which group of people pay attention to anything prefaced with "MTV", but if it's still the Youth of America then at least inform them of where to file their complaints.

Maybe Gil has known the sponsor for so long that he just assumes that everyone else does, as well. Where in the article does it ask why Bill deBlasio isn't offering a city-sponsored parade instead of the one by the Archdiocese? Oh, does deBlasio not wish to piss off a lot of catholic voters? Somebody at City Hall approves the parade permit each year (or have they given the Archdiocese of NY a 10-year franchise agreement?).

Articles like this are just advertising filler. Let's generate as many clicks as we can and call ourselves "journalists".  GEEEESSSH.



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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 01:28:45 PM »
And here you are wanting us to "click". ;)

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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 06:34:40 PM »
Why would the city sponsor it's own St Pat's Day Parade?  It's a Catholic Holiday.
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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 09:31:35 PM »
Why would the city sponsor it's own St Pat's Day Parade?  It's a Catholic Holiday.

There's hardly anything catholic about it anymore. It's a spring break episode without the beach.
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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 06:12:59 PM »
Why would the city sponsor it's own St Pat's Day Parade?  It's a Catholic Holiday.

There's hardly anything catholic about it anymore. It's a spring break episode without the beach.

What's not Catholic about that? Catholics were the party pagans--festivals, drinking, dancing, fornicating and then confessing and repenting about it all. That's why the sour-puss early Protestants became the denomination of NO!--no drinking, no dancing, no spicy foods, no bright colors, no nothing.

Because all that foolishness led directly to mixed race gay pride commie abortion parades and people voting and sh!t like that.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 03:16:42 AM »
Protestants became the denomination of NO!--no drinking, no dancing, no spicy foods, no bright colors, no nothing.

I think a lot of them like bright orange.
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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2014, 01:41:16 PM »
Protestants became the denomination of NO!--no drinking, no dancing, no spicy foods, no bright colors, no nothing.

I think a lot of them like bright orange.

Yeah, eventually. Crying apologetically on tv after being caught is also popular.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2014, 02:06:03 PM »
Protestant Baptist preacher: Black is the mark of Satan! Look! Catholics wear black!

I've heard that so many times. Of course it's hilarious when they're wearing black and saying that. I was once told that parting my hair in the middle was satanic because it made me look feminine, or something. Having long hair (for a guy) is satanic. Listening to music that doesn't glorify Jesus is satanic. Everything seems to be satanic to Protestants.

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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2014, 02:17:23 PM »
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/17/us/mayors-st-patricks-day-parades/
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The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which organized the parade...
(Boston)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-boston-st-patricks-20140316,0,5874184.story
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Representatives for the New York board of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, which has run the parade for more than 150 years...
(NY)  And the Hibernians are a catholic organization.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Order_of_Hibernians


On a side note, why are Irish Americans so horrible?
http://www.salon.com/2014/03/15/how_did_irish_americans_get_so_disgusting/
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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2014, 02:23:40 PM »
I'm partially horrible because I was born this way (mother's side Irish) but what are the Welsh like? (father's side)

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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2014, 02:44:12 PM »
I'm partially horrible because I was born this way (mother's side Irish) but what are the Welsh like? (father's side)

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Like handsome, singing, hip-swiveling, sexy coal miners.


Who make meat pies. Or is that the Cornish?  :?
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Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2014, 08:09:59 AM »
I went to see my Dr after waking up singing the "Green, Green Grass of Home".

He said  I was suffering from "Tom Jones-itis"

I asked if that was rare and he replied "It's not unusual".
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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2014, 11:08:55 AM »
Great, now I got "it's not unusual" in my head.

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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2014, 01:09:51 PM »
Tom Jones was scandalous back in the day! He was at the top of the JW banned list for sure, which made him even more tantalizing. These kids nowadays think they invented nasty dancing.... &)
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2014, 02:10:52 PM »
Tom Jones was scandalous back in the day! He was at the top of the JW banned list for sure, which made him even more tantalizing. These kids nowadays think they invented nasty dancing.... &)

yeah. stupid kids.  the waltz was the twerking of its day.
http://dance.lovetoknow.com/History_of_Social_Dance
http://www.edwardianpromenade.com/dance/those-scandalous-dances/
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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2014, 03:59:13 PM »

Yup. And you can't get much sexier than the tango....tango is like a vertical French movie and makes twerking look like bunnies going at it.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2014, 09:08:38 AM »
dancing has always been a form of sex/ foreplay acceptable in public.  It just became less subtle over the years.
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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2014, 09:25:56 AM »
Especially with the discovery of the pole. What a novelty!
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Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2014, 10:16:14 AM »
The pole has been around for a long, long time.  And it has always meant more or less the same thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asherah_pole
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maypole#Symbolism

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