Friday, March 17, 2017

ST. PATRICK'S DAY 2017 AMID U.S. IMMIGRATION AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY CRISIS: KANSAS CITY CELEBRATES LOCAL IRISH TRADITIONS AND CONTRADICTIONS!!!



As always, we take just a moment on St. Paddy's Day to remind all of our readers that . . .

We love the Irish because they're living proof that white supremacy is a myth.

Moreover, people with a real appreciation of American and Irish history take just a moment today to remember that some Irish actually took up arms against the U.S. as the legacy of the San Patricios is often forgotten.



Still today shouldn't be about pointless revelry despite the fact that Mayor Sly enjoyed quite a bit of love at the parade, getting out of his car to shake hands with the St. Paddy's Day parade crowd . . . Mostly visiting from JoCo . . .



Those with even a cursory knowledge of Kansas City history realize that the Irish roots of this town culminated in the days of Boss Tom Pendergast as the local Irish ran a political and crime syndicate that defined our city's glory days. Like it or not, the legacy of this KCMO political foundation endures despite uncultured GOP suburbanites living in the outskirts of KCMO forgetting their roots.



Meanwhile, today progressives make the case for immigrant and refugee rights citing the struggle of the Irish and their ultimate assimilation success.



We won't pretend to understand all of Irish history in the United States but the struggle that includes some funding for terrorism overseas, enduring rampant ethnic discrimination and coping with stereotypical perceptions but sometimes still very real issues with alcoholism is one of the greatest immigration stories every told i.e. Angela's Ashes is still probably one of the Top 5 books written in the past 30 years.



While the partisan debate over Irish immigration in the U.S. might be just another phony MSM juxtaposition . . . TKC is fascinated that many Americans don't really have any conception of modern day Ireland that is defined by socialism and a very real legacy of a struggle for liberation that contradicts the current adherence to authoritarianism which dominates today's American politics.

Our favorite, somewhat silly and dated Irish song . . .



For further edification we offer some of the best links on all things Irish up for debate at any local pub tonight and completely overlooked by Kansas City MSM . . .

Raw Story - Irish PM shames Trump with stirring tribute to immigrants – as the president stands right next to him

Chicago Tribune - For St. Patrick's Day: Who's the modern version of Irish immigrants?

Esquire - You Want American Redemption? Look at the Irish Immigrant Story.

Irish Times - No, the illegal Irish in US should not be a 'special' case

History - When America Despised the Irish: The 19th Century's Refugee Crisis

And finally, the main point . . .

HAS KANSAS CITY CONVENIENTLY FORGOTTEN THE FAR REACHING INFLUENCE OF THE IRISH ON LOCAL HISTORY IN FAVOR OF JUST ANOTHER DRUNKEN PARTY???

You decide . . .

31 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure that irish journalist john waters coined that first phrase. Funny but not nice.

Midtowner said...

R.I.P Dutch, Jim Nutter's leg and the political ambitions of Paul Danaher.

Anonymous said...

The parade was nice today, it's good to see Kansas City celebrating together without too much fighting.

That doesn't happen a lot but when it does, it's really great.

Anonymous said...

LEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE A-OKAY!

Anonymous said...

Drunks

Anonymous said...

^^^ lulz

Anonymous said...

Legally migrants , protected immigrants are OK ! Violent opposition wet backs should be deposited in prison or deported ASAP ! THE TRUMPSTER has it rocking , keep up the stellar job Mr PRESIDENT , God bless !¡

JimBrodi said...

The Trump and Bannon love Irish bUT not Indian legal immigrants. Racist orange man.

chuck said...

The Progressive, suicidal, They-Vote-Democrat-I-Don't-Care-About-the-Water-Supply-the-Grid-the-Mushroom-Cloud "Let them Muslims-In-Forget-About-the-Twin-Towers-Lets-Be-Inclusive-And-Drink-Euopean-Beer-In Waldo-While-Girls/Boys-Are-Groomed-De-Clitted-Stoned-Honor-Killed-Look-Shiny-The Russians-Are-Coming-Ignore-Europe dumb fucks who want you DEAD, can't believe, that you are resisting.

Here is the comment, the speech actually from Louis Vidigaray, who is the MEXICAN foreign minister of MEXICO, IN CHARGE OF IMMIGRATION.

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“It is very clear. The policy of the admission to Mexico of persons of any country—Central Americans or of any other nationality—is defined by Mexico.

“That is the sovereign power of a country, and we are a sovereign country and we exercise our full sovereignty. Who decides who enters Mexico is Mexico and thus we will have to confront the problem.”

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That was fuckin YESTERDAY!

God Bless Him.

He wants to control Mexico's borders.

By the way, many of my haters, totally cool, I LOVE HATE, think I post more than I do.

I spent the whole day in an attic, doing electrical work over in Brookside. The posts, for instance, on Cashill are fucking awesome. I hate your fuckin guts too cocksuckers and, it you come at me, like so many of you Liberal, Obama/Brown/Shirt/Cocksuckers who have fought against Free Speech, The Right To Assemble and the right to Vote For The Canditate Of Their Choice, I promise, I will do my very Best To Resist Violence. I will take my beating and resist if it is possible, knowing, that you THUGS always attack when it is 5 or 10 on one.

Again, I gotta work, I didn't see comments, until just now.

It's not like I am pretending to be blind and sitting on my ass. Again, I gotta work.

Build the wall.

Secure the country's borders, just like Mexico.

Anonymous said...

That is a great theory but I don't want to pay full price for my roof. Screw the wall, I want my money.

Anonymous said...

There were a hell of a lot more Mexicans that "took up arms against the United States" than Irish, you scum sucking pig.

General Custard said...

History is a bitch and so are you. Learn it, don't repeat it.

Anonymous said...

So many "full figured" women here in Westport tonight! It is like fish in a barrel down here. The smell is like high tide.

Anonymous said...

KC = Belfast

Streetcar = Titanic

Anonymous said...

Hope people got out there today, it was beautiful and out city celebrated together without all the hate!

Anonymous said...

Who's the modern version of Irish immigrants?

The Czechs.

Have you seen their porn? They work REALLY hard.

Anonymous said...

9:26--I bet they don't like Micks. I'm mostly Irish, and my grandparents got their U.S. citizenship in KC during the end of the Depression, 80 yrs. ago. They made good lives here, because they weren't Micks. Same as blacks do well not to be Niggers, and hispanics are wise to renounce all things Spic. And, the list goes on for each race/ethnic groups' betters contrasted with their baddies.

It's easy enough to use the terms: crims, drunks, cheats, liars and such for any people of any shade, etc. It's more real and lotsa fun to use slurs to designate a tie in to a culture, because, well, we can show how everbody's fam's, friends, and foes, have losers. Besides, how would Carlin, Pryor, Glazer's Stanford's and so many others make a living if we didn't use rude and racist remarks?!

Anonymous said...

Fuck. I'm Polish,Swedish,Prussian,American Indian(cherokee) and part dog... I do know how to act like a good person, love a good ethnic joke and don't get butt sore when I'm the brunt of one.

Well done 11:19

Chuck.... YOU RULE!

Anonymous said...

Fastest growing religion in Ireland is Islam. Per every news source. Goodbye Ireland. Hello Holy War

Anonymous said...

It's too late now, but we should have built a wall between the U.S. and Africa.....

ARG said...

11:19 is the only reasonable, tough but fair comment. The rest is just trash. thank you commenter for showing some people still have a mind.

Anonymous said...

Chuck-you stupid fucking Nazi. Everyone knows you don't work. Also quit lying about not reading these comments. You do nothing but post under Anonymous all day long. You know it, I know it and everyone else knows it.

Anonymous said...

11:56-Chuck-Again, everyone hates you because your a fucking Nazi. Nobody defends you. Nobody thinks "Chuck Rules" again, these are your typical posts. Check your posts-the use of "butt-sore" gave you away. Your such a worthless piece of shit.

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:19-Chuck once again, as well as all the stupid posts that reference back to 11:19 were yours as well. Do you know how we know? Your the only idiot who uses "crims" in your posts. Go back and check. Nice try you stupid fucking Nazi. God you are pathetic!

Anonymous said...

Fuck off Byron.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you Suck (8:37, 8:41, 8:48). You're too crazed to see your HYPOCRISY in pointing out the supposed repetition of key words in Chuck's posts (or the people you think is Chuck), while your posts predictably always call people a "Nazi".

Suck, you're the one trying to shut down free speech, like a true Nazi.

Anonymous said...

Suck sucks!

Anonymous said...

(cock)Suck sucks cocks!

Anonymous said...

Those Help wanted signs with the No Irish !! statements were just letting the workers know that you would not have to do your work and some drunk Irishman's work also.

Anonymous said...

10:25 & 12:00 & 12:26-All Chuck. I'm all for free speech. What you do is not free speech...it's hate speech and you are too "fuckin" stupid to know the difference. Fucking cuck.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^. No Suck, it's people standing up to your totalitarian tactics. Your definition of "Hate speech" = whatever views you disapprove. Go fuck yourself, YOU NAZI.