Sunday, March 17, 2019

Where Is Our St. Patrick?

I feel like it’s “spring ahead” Sunday all over again. Which is to say I overslept…and I never oversleep! So here I am an hour late. I’m just  going to wish everyone a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day.

Originally intended to celebrate the fact that St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century, and later drove all the snakes out, it is now nothing more than another excuse to overindulge in whatever you choose to overindulge in.

My choice is this fine Irish soda bread that Raj made yesterday…loaded with “sultanas.”

Although I would like to note the “mass” protest held yesterday in Washington D.C. against President Trump, this time under the guise of “Hands Off Venezuela” 

Image result for demonstration in washington d.c.  against trump's policy venezuela

From Argentina to South Africa, Malaysia to Peru, New Zealand to Canada and the U.S., supporters of the Bolivarian revolution marched together as part of the World in Solidarity with Venezuela Day this weekend. – Telesur

Actually the protest was organized worldwide so you’ll see protestors in various countries carrying identical signs in different languages all demanding “Hands off Venezuela” that were provided compliments of whatever local Communist group could afford to print them. U.S. protests were augmented with signs directed solely at President Trump reading “NO COUP! NO MILITARY! NO SANCTIONS!” - evidently unaware that their hero, Barack Hussein Obama, was the U.S. President who first imposed the sanctions.

If the snakes in our midst have their way they will one day strike this St. Patrick’s day message from Ronaldus Magnus from the American lexicon (leprechaun?): 

On the basis that it is too Christian, too white, too rooted in Western Civilization. Sigh. Where is our St. Patrick?