Friday, March 12, 2010

Unimpressed and irritated

It's the St. Patrick's Day weekend here in Newport, and that can mean only one thing: a lot of people marching through the streets waving Irish flags. Every year, when I see all those people marching past my house, I remember something Newt Gingrich said on Hannity & Colmes back on March 30, 2006:

the American people, frankly, when they see a huge crowd in a city carrying flags other than the U.S., I think they're pretty unimpressed, and frankly, a little bit irritated
So put those Irish flags away, folks, because, as Newt says, you're making the American people a little bit irritated.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

1 comment:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

We're just making Newt feel irritated, which makes me happy. I'm the type of person who loves to celebrate everybody's holidays (India Day parade kicks serious butt).

This is what gets me about these "cons"- what kind of ultra-boring world do they want to live in? I picture it as the sociocultural equivalent of TV dinners...

and somebody forgot to peel the foil back from the "fruit" cobbler.