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  •  It just doesn't compare,t hough, hence (1+ / 0-)
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    my descent into lecture....I ran intosomeone here on March 17, who couldn't understand why the Irish still loathe Cromwell because, after all, it's been 400 years...and I knwo a lot of [people here really don't klnowmuch Irish hsitory.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Wed Apr 07, 2010 at 10:42:19 PM PDT

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    •  you're forgiven, here's a bit of Irish history (0+ / 0-)

      I just recently found out.  

      Remember W.B. Yeats the poet, who kept trying to get Maude Gonne to marry him, but she wouldn't?  Well, the horny old bastard then proposed to her daughter!  

      You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

      by Cartoon Peril on Wed Apr 07, 2010 at 11:04:00 PM PDT

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      •  Maude Gonne was also a battered wife--hence the (0+ / 0-)

        unflattering reference to him in "Easter 1918." Herhusband's death was probably the only good thing he did.   I think Yeats wanted to marry her daughter because he wanted that conenction so desperately. He was  romantic and an occultist. Did a long paper on his Cuchulain plays written (unintentionally) in Kiltartanese.

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 11:31:03 PM PDT

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    •  Hell I still hate the Romans for what they (0+ / 0-)

      did to my Celtic ancestors.

      To the teabaggers "May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." Sam Adams

      by shigeru on Fri Apr 09, 2010 at 12:13:39 AM PDT

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