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Oh, Paddy dear, and did you hear
The news that's going round?
The shamrock is forbid by law
to grow on Irish ground!


St. Patrick's Day no more we'll keep,
His color can't be seen,
For there's a bloomin' law agin'
The wearing of the green.

I met with Napper Tandy
And he took me by the hand,
And he said, "How's poor old Ireland
And how does she stand?"

"She's the most distressful country
That ever yet was seen;
They're hanging men and women there
For wearing of the green."

Then since the color we must wear
Is England's cruel red,
Sure Ireland's songs will ne'er forget
The blood that they have shed.

You may take the shamrock from your hat now,
Cast it on the sod,
But 'twill take root and flourish still,
Tho' under foot it's trod.

When the law can stop the blades of green
From growing as they grow,
And when the leaves in summertime
Their verdue dare not show,

Then I will change the color that I
Wear in my canteen;
But 'till that day, please God, I'll stick
To wearing of the green.
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What IS the main idea here? That asses once kicked will stay that way? Are you insane? The greater the inequity, the more the payment.

Everything W did was exactly and precisely wrong. Everything. It's astonishing reallly how much wrongness could come at us all at once and we not react. But we didn't.
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Everything W did was exactly and precisely wrong. Everything. It's astonishing reallly how much wrongness could come at us all at once and we not react. But we didn't.

Don't think that hasn't plowed through my mind over and over and over ... even kept me awake nights...

To be fair, as far as reaction, there were millions of people marching in the streets not only here but the world over in protest of the Iraqi war.  And how much good did that do?   dontknow

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What IS the main idea here? That asses once kicked will stay that way? Are you insane? The greater the inequity, the more the payment.  It's astonishing really how much wrongness could come at us all at once and we not react.

Can't help but think of the enslavement of the black people. In this day and age it seem an unbelievable situation.  Even after being granted freedom they were still not much more than slaves for another hundred years.

And yet even today there is underground trafficking in slavery involving millions of humans, most of them children.  What are we doing about that?


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