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spinoff ??--- did st patrick derserve a day of regonition??

i mean come on! he drove the snakes out of ireland and i am supposed to get drunk for that ----when there never were snakes in ireland to begin with!
my point --- if the joke didnt explain it to you --- why are we so quick to debate MLK jr. day?? why not the rest of them. columbus day has to go first. why pick on the person who actually effected our generations in a positive way?? oh right... because some people just dont like black people still... i forgot!

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:53 PM on Jan. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Are there a lot of people complaining about MLK day? I guess I hear grumblings now and again, but not too much. Yeah, the guy changed history and deserves the recognition.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 7:50 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • bump
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:55 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • 1 You just started this post to stir up crap
    2nd St Patricks day IS NOT celebrated the same way it is here.
    People here use ti to get drunk
    Get over it MLK isnt the only person that did things in his life WHY should he be the only one with a day?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:55 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Oh and are you really going to tell the IRISH people who to give a day to? FYI Ireland isnt american!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:57 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • St PAtrick's day is not a national holiday. LOL. Nice try,though. I think there are more important things to worry about.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:58 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • The St. Patrick mythology includes the claim that he banished snakes from Ireland.

    It's true no snakes exist on the island today, Freeman said. But they never did.

    Ireland, after all, is surrounded by icy ocean waters—much too cold to allow snakes to migrate from Britain or anywhere else.

    But since snakes often represent evil in literature, "when Patrick drives the snakes out of Ireland, it is symbolically saying he drove the old, evil, pagan ways out of Ireland [and] brought in a new age," Freeman said.
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 6:59 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Ok..first..you cant BUMP in the Q and A section. Second, St. Patricks day is NOT a federally recognized holiday...right? Your mail, job, and local grocery store are not in ANY way affected by this holiday. So if you dont think its important....dont celebrate it. I dont know what Q you are spinning this off of but if it has something to with MLK day, its apples and oranges :)

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 7:00 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Ok everybody has a right to their opinion on those days, but there is ancient documentation of snakes in Ireland, and we don't celebrate it as a national holiday, we don't get the day off, we still get mail. I agree that Columbus day needs to go, he was horrible human being who did unthinkable things. MLK did great things but it didn't establish a new order in our government add land discover something nobody else did, or free the ENTIRE nation. So that being said get you panties out of their twist and research what is actually a holiday and what isn't.
    truealaskanmom

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 7:01 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • St. Patricks Day is a Catholic feast day, not a national holiday. There is a difference.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:01 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • st patricks day isn't a national holiday. heck I wonder why lots of folks get holidays no matter who does and who dosen't someone will complain.
    mom2snsb

    Answer by mom2snsb at 7:10 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

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