Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (Open Thread)

Bridgette@WTPOTUS 2013

March 17, 2013

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St. Patricks Day

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St. Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of  Ireland.  He was born circa 387 and died on March 17  c 460 or 492 AD depending upon which historian is believed.  From a website about St. Patrick, “He is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.   He wrote two works for which he was known; the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and  Epistola,  which was a denunciation of  the British mistreatment of Irish Christians.”

He described himself as a “most humble-minded man, pouring forth a continuous paean of thanks to his Maker for having chosen him as the instrument whereby multitudes who had worshiped idols and unclean things had become the people of God.”

Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks, leprechauns, a pot of gold, rainbows, castles, corned beef and cabbage, good luck, and laughter.   Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.

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May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

~An old Irish proverb

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May the luck of the Irish
Lead to happiest heights
And the highway you travel
Be lined with green lights.
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.

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We at WTPOTUS wish you and yours

 the  Luck of the Irish!

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137 responses to “Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (Open Thread)

  1. Rosemary Woodhouse

    A great American.

  2. They can’t have tours. They may cancel the Egg Roll, but the St. Patrick’s Day party at the WH must go on, along with dyeing the fountain green.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/sequester-what-sequester-st-pats-party-rolls-on-at-white-house/ (info courtesy of the WH Dossier, btw)

    Sequester? What Sequester?… St. Pat’s Party Rolls On at White House

    … Layoffs and furloughs are in store, delays at airports are on the way, and tours of the White House are cancelled, but the White House has found the money for a full day of St Patrick’s celebrations today honoring a minor U.S. ally but a major U.S. voting bloc.

    The festival of everything Irish culminates in a lavish East Room party tonight that will no doubt be watched over carefully by some of the same Secret Service agents unable to conduct White House tours, lest the inevitable imbibing get out hand.

    Tonight’s party will be hosted by President Obama and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who will, as is the custom, present Obama with a bowl teaming with Irish shamrocks.

    While few other details about this evening’s event have been released, last year’s East Room bash featured “hundreds of guests” and “was complete with flowing drinks,” according to the website Obama Foodorama. …”

    The WH Dossier adds this: http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/03/19/sequester-st-patricks-day-party-rolls-white-house/

    “… Adding to the circus atmosphere tonight reportedly be the presence of Henry Healy, Obama’s Irish cousin, eight times removed. [How did he get to DC? Who paid for his trip?]

    The White House reception follows a luncheon on Capitol Hill for Obama and Kenny at which Irish delicacies will be served and Anthony Kearns of The Irish Tenors will perform. [Did he donate his appearance? Who paid for his trip?]

    The money for these events will perhaps come from the same kitty that paid to dye the White House South Lawn fountain green all day on St Patrick’s Day Sunday.

    There’s word in Ireland that prior the the June 17-18 G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, Obama will make a stop at Shannon Airport in Ireland and head out to shoot a round of golf on one of Irelands splendid courses with Kenny.”

  3. God bless these kids, who will get no publicity from the lamestream. They protested being kept out of OUR HOUSE:

    larger

    Gateway Pundit reports that John Boehner gave them a special tour of the Capitol.

  4. “Bill O’Reilly Finally Admits Obama Keeping His College Records From Public View”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/03/bill-oreilly-obama-hidden-college-records.html

    3/18/2013

    • “Bill O’Reilly Busted; Caught Red-handed Lying About Obama’s Social Security Number Reserved For Connecticut Applicants”

      http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/04/bill-oreilly-busted-caught-red-handed.html

      4/13/11

      • He is WRONG, however, to say that Barry didn’t have many “resources” growing up. He needs to have his crack team of researchers read our “Child of Privilege” stories. There’s no way you can look at his background and conclude he didn’t have privileges that others don’t have. Yes, Bill, it WOULD BE USEFUL to have Barry’s college records and learn how he got through all those expensive schools.

      • Did you Know that Billy is divorced? That he retained custody of his kids (2) around 9 and 15 yrs of age? His wife left him to marry a detective but I don’t know what type. This happened in 2010 and hasn’t come out? Interesting. ..and disappointing too. I got this 3rd hand and forgot to get link.

  5. Rosemary Woodhouse

    If you can donate, please do.

    Fellow Conservative,

    The national Democrats would love nothing more than to see me lose — and they have already decided to pull out all the stops to make that happen.

    In fact just yesterday, Roll Call — a Capitol Hill political publication — is hinting that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is telling reporters that I’m on the top of their list for defeat. (The DCCC is Nancy Pelosi’s campaign slush fund.)

    You see, the DCCC has already identified my district and campaign as one they are targeting for defeat in 2014. And you can bet they will have the resources to go all out. In 2012 alone, the DCCC raised and spent more than $184 million dollars to defeat Republicans.

    And, in addition to working overtime to defeat our campaign, they have willing accomplices in the liberal media to continue their dirty work by misrepresenting and misleading voters all over the national airwaves.

    Fellow Conservative, I need your help to fight back.

    I cannot do this without you. Our campaign is entirely funded by the donations of my supporters and close friends like yourself.

    Won’t you please make an instant online contribution of $25, $50, $100 or more right now so I can fight back against the liberals in the national media and at the DCCC?

    You see, the DCCC has it all wrong. They think that if they can defeat me, they will have defeated our values. But, our campaign isn’t about me- it’s about US. It’s about restoring our government and economy, protecting our shared constitutional conservative values, eliminating the wasteful spending in Washington, and ensuring our conservative voice is heard.

    We cannot let the DCCC undo all of the great work we have done in the past. The actions we take today will determine our future.

    If the national Democrats and the liberal media are going to start campaigning against me this early — then you and I must start this early as well.

    And that’s exactly why I’m writing you today.

    You have been a loyal supporter and friend, but your continued support has never been more important. The ultra-liberals at the DCCC are now openly targeting my race, and we need to fight back.

    The fastest way to join our campaign is by making an online donation.

    Thank you for standing with me at the outset of what promises to be an exciting year.

    Sincerely,

    Michele Bachmann

    PS. I need your urgent support. The fact that the DCCC is working this early to defeat our campaign, proves that they will pull out all the stops this election cycle. We must work hard today to prove we are going to fight back with everything we have. Please follow this link to show your support and make your most generous contribution of $25, $50, $100 or more today. Thanks.

  6. No Truth….. No Peace….. SORRY….. ? & a taste more… ? …
    http://terribletruth.wordpress.com/

  7. “Video Update: Carl Gallups Talks CPAC Meetings About Obama’s Identity Document Fraud”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/03/video-update-carl-gallups-talks-cpac.html

    Published on March 19, 2013

  8. Well, Rand did the filibuster and gained some loyalists and then….boom…..bah…..ching….a….ling……Sorry Mr. Rand, most of us want the 12 million criminals, the 12 million lying, sneaking, Mexican Patriots to go back home and fly their flag there, on their own soil. Deportation not necessary. Just stop, just STOP allowing the kids in schools and stop feeding them free lunches, welfare, medical care, etc. As to the anchor babies, if little Mama wants them to stay, well, go back home yourself and leave the baby here to be raised by Americans; plenty of people to adopt the child. You don’t get to stay just because your baby was born here. Baby can make the decision at eighteen, if you take him back to Mexico with you, to renounce Mexican and become American but bambino still will have to establish residency in a state to get in-state tuitions. As to emergency medical care. You get one life-saving ER procedure after that you are out of luck because you chose not to go back to your own country when you left the hospital. Just stop this freebie madness and they will go home all on their own. No stand with Rand on this. Man, he is all for drones not taking us out but will let people invade our country and take us out. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/rand-paul-immigration-89066.html?hp=t3_3

    • I haven’t researched this but this afternoon I heard Dana Loesch on radio saying that the lamestream is deliberately misinterpreting/spinning this to try to damage Rand Paul’s rep with conservatives, because he is so “up” now. She says it’s NOT a path to citizenship. He didn’t say “citizenship,” as that story reports. We’ll have to wait to see what he really plans, because you know the media hate him and WILL report anything they can to damage him, like they spun everything against Sarah Palin (and John McCain). As for a permanent underclass without voting rights, I’m EXACTLY FOR THAT if it consists of people who came here illegally, stayed here illegally, and now expect to be able to stay permanently. They can, but the “fine” they pay should be NEVER being able to vote. In addition, they need to very carefully select who is going to be allowed to come here legally. We don’t need a horde of people from SOCIALIST countries, coming here, on any path to citizenship.

      Watch for this, too: The DemoncRATS are probably going to try to propose AUTOMATIC citizenship for immigrants, illegal or legal. I read an article that said MOST illegal immigrants want to stay and work but DO NOT want to become citizens. But the DemoncRATS want them to be citizens so that they can vote. If they apply for citizenship, then most likely they must renounce their other citizenship. The Mexicans don’t want to, which is why many of them didn’t bother to go on to become citizens after the last amnesty. So my guess is that the DemoncRATS will try to work it in that after a certain amount of time with a green card, they automatically become citizens, automatically are registered to vote, and voila! 11,000,000 more DemoncRAT voters. Even if they don’t vote, the DemoncRATS will vote for them. They don’t want to lose the millions that probably already DO AND HAVE voted DemoncRAT. Once they come in from the cold, the NAMES will be on file and they won’t be voting again until they get citizenship (we hope).

      One thing about Rand Paul’s plan: He’s not falling for that crap about letting border state “leaders” decide when the border is secure. That means somebody like Reid or McCain and we know what they would say. These would be politicians who are already attacked by and compromised by the likes of La Raza. His plan has Congress voting on whether or not the border is secure.

      • Just the other day, the SCOTUS heard a case brought against AZ, which tried to stop them from making people show proof of citizenship before registering to vote. The feds argued that the federal Motor Voter law required the person to swear he or she is a citizen, but not have to provide proof of citizenship. Already one of Barry’s appointees (Sotomayor, I think it was) argued that it’s a federal law and overrules state law, so they can’t impose further requirements like MAKING PEOPLE PROVE CITIZENSHIP. It’s ridiculous. Of what us is the sworn statement, when we have a DOJ not interested in finding or prosecuting voter fraud?

      • http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/rand-paul-flip-flops-on-illegal-immigration/

        Rand Paul squashes AP’s ‘wrong’ report
        ‘I didn’t use the word citizenship at all this morning’

        Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the winner of the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll for 2016 only days ago, is denying an Associated Press report that he supports a path to citizenship for illegal aliens.

        The AP’s Erica Werner reported Paul told a Hispanic business group that illegal aliens should be allowed to become U.S. taxpayers and ultimately get a shot at citizenship.

        However, Paul told the Washington Post, which carried the original story, the reporting was inaccurate.

        “I didn’t use the word citizenship at all this morning,” he said. “Basically what I want to do is to expand the worker visa program, have border security and then as far as how people become citizens, there already is a process for how people become citizens.

        Paul said the “main difference is I wouldn’t have people be forced to go home.”

        You’d just get in line. But you get in the same line everyone is in,” he said. … [NO! Here’s where I disagree. They should NEVER be allowed to get into any line that leads to citizenship.]

        The RedState report said Paul was talking about fixing the guest worker program, not giving citizenship.

        On social media, the senator said: “In the 1986 immigration plan, border security was promised in exchange for what amounted to amnesty. It never happened. I’m opposed to amnesty and my plan demands a secure border before immigration reform.

        On his U.S. Senate website, he makes clear he does not support amnesty and considers illegal immigration a “clear threat to our nation’s security”:

        I do not support amnesty, I support legal immigration and recognize that the country has been enriched by those who seek the freedom to make a life for themselves. However, millions of illegal immigrants are crossing our border without our knowledge and causing a clear threat to our national security. I want to work in the Senate to secure our border immediately. In addition, I support the creation of a border fence and increased border patrol capabilities.

        Immigrants should meet the current requirements, which should be enforced and updated. I realize that subsidizing something creates more of it, and do not think the taxpayer should be forced to pay for welfare, medical care and other expenses for illegal immigrants. Once the subsidies for illegal immigration are removed, the problem will likely become far less common.

        I support local solutions to illegal immigration as protected by the 10th amendment. I support making English the official language of all documents and contracts.

        Millions crossing our border without our knowledge constitutes a clear threat to our nation’s security. Instead of closing military bases at home and renting space in Europe, I am open to the construction of bases to protect our border. …”

        So he sort of messed himself up by being unclear. I still don’t know if he leaves open an option for ILLEGALS to get some kind of legal status as a guest worker and then be allowed to get into a line to become citizens. If they were here illegally, then they should NEVER be allowed to become citizens. They should NEVER be allowed to vote.

  9. Splain yourself 😆

  10. Comment at AT article ~ CPAC & homosexuals ~ J. Richard Pearcey

    atmember
    This is the best article I’ve read on the subject of ‘gay marriage’. Probably because it addresses the simple truth that ‘counterfeit’ is not equal to ‘real’.

    So the homosexuals can forget the idea that man can change good (heterosexual marriage/reality) into evil (homosexual marriage/myth).

    Kuddos to the author’s straight thinking!

  11. Happy Birthday # 11 Piper Palin…. love your custom jersey… 2 cute U R

  12. So does Obama’s red line mean that he will write them a letter? Or run to the UN who will write a letter or a resolution saying Syria isn’t allowed to use chemical weapons?

    At least 26 reportedly killed in alleged Syrian chemical weapons attack
    March 19, 2013

    At least 26 people were killed by a rocket blast in the Syrian city of Aleppo, according to a human rights group, while both the Assad regime and rebels are pointing fingers at each other for the attack.

    Both sides say chemical weapons were used, but the claims are being disputed.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney said there is no evidence that Syrian rebels used chemical weapons. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland added there is “no reason to believe the allegations” that chemical weapons had been used, but reiterated that use of such weapons by the Assad regime would constitute a “red line” for the U.S.
    ~
    One of the international community’s top concerns since fighting began is that Syria’s vast arsenal of chemical weapons could be used by one side or the other or could fall into the hands of foreign jihadist fighters among the rebels or the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, which is allied with the regime.

    At least 70,000 have died in Syria since the uprising against Assad began.
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/03/19/syria-says-rebels-kill-16-in-chemical-weapon-attack/

    • My guess is that Syrian rebels did it or else it was a false flag by the usual suspects to justify aiding the “rebels”. If they say there’s “no evidence,” we know what that means.

  13. Air Force Brat!

    Parliament of Cyprus rejects the attempted forced levy on deposits. Video below:

    Encouraging news.

  14. I guess she shocked them…. BUTT’ …REALLY! YIKES!!!!

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2998641/posts

  15. “Fox News: Sean Hannity Again Pushes Myth Canadian-Born Ted Cruz Eligible To Be President”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/03/fox-news-hannity-again-pushes-nbc-myth.html

    Published on March 19, 2013

    • November 2012

      “Ted Cruz speech stokes 2016 speculation”

      “While some critics contend that Cruz is not eligible to run for president since he was born in Canada, he has asserted that doesn’t preclude him from the office.

      “The Constitution requires that one be a natural-born citizen, and my mother was a U.S. citizen when I was born,” he told The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza.”

      http://www.politico.com/story/2012/11/ted-cruz-speech-stokes-2016-speculation-84436_Page2.html#ixzz2DjtdYZSR

    • As he says, he should leave the question for others to worry about–he ought to seek an opinion from the SCOTUS before he tries to run for the presidency. If they believe that the leftists won’t, in all their hypocrisy, become “birthers” against him, he’s sadly mistaken. They don’t know the meaning of the word hypocrite. I’m open to accepting an opinion from the Supreme Court (although I would disagree if they say he’s eligible without a constitutional amendment.) Without any ruling to overturn previous rulings that indicate that he’s not eligible, he should not run, for the sake of the country and the party. He carefully says he’s a “citizen at birth,” just as Barry carefully said he’s a “native citizen” (that’s if it’s true that he WAS born in Hawaii). Neither is synonymous with NATURAL BORN citizen, and I think that both of them know it. It’s a shame; it really is, but the party should work towards amending the Constitution, if they want to run currently ineligible people like Rubio, Jindal, and Cruz. Dr. Ben Carson would be a PERFECT candidate without any possibility of anyone alleging that he’s ineligible. Can the Republicans find NO unequivocally natural born citizens in their ranks? How about GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN, aka Lady Liberty?

      h/t theconservativetreehouse larger

      FREEDOM!!!!!

      • With the circles and people Cruz runs in, how can he NOT know the correct meaning of natural born citizen vs native born? How? How? Same with Rubio, How NOT know? They know. Some Contitutionalists, me thinks. And I am tired of giving the darlings-of-the-day slack on this because they ‘told Ob am a” or “stood up to the Dems” or are against abortion or against gun control. I give Cruz about a week to read all the stuff people send him as a result of his comments and if does not come out and say something, wolf in sheep’s clothing, then. And that is how I see it. (in this five minutes)

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