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And the winners are (chosen via random.org):
Aris Whittier (ariswhittier [at] gmail [dot] com)
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Welcome to The St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop!!
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Second Grand Prize
$90 Amazon or B&N GC!
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I'm writing my blog in GREEN (I hope it doesn't clash too badly with the reds and pinks, LOL!)
Here are a few fun tidbits about the Irish, St. Paddy's Day, and/or the color green in association with Irish Americans.
|Jonathan Swift: 1667-1745|
Jonathan Swift, 18th Century Irish Satirist, made a darkly funny persuasive argument in his satirical essay, "Modest Proposal For Preventing The Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being Aburden to Their Parents or Country, and For Making Them Beneficial to The Public". His argument: Eat the children!
|GANGS OF NEW YORK, 2002|
The American Irish soon began to realize that in numbers, there is POWER, and they began to organize and mobilize. In fact, their voting block, The Green Machine, was soon an important "swing vote" to politicians, who learned quickly to "schmooze" this same group that they'd once denounced.
Well, hope you found this fun and enlightening!
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