Friday, March 16, 2012

All Chicago Politicians Are Irish On St. Patty's Day

Being from Chicago, everything is about politics. The Irish have had a long and successful run in running the city. The St. Patrick's Day parade is a prime example of this. You will see a most bizarre collection of people walking proudly down the street.

taken from MSN weekend best

Dyeing of the Chicago River

Like the spectacle of watching Big Bird and Garfield inflate the night before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago begins with the dyeing of the river.

Saturday morning, a disturbing emerald effluvium will transform the otherwise pristine waterway into a lime-green channel. Needless to say, the parade that follows this half-century-old tradition will represent the world’s largest gathering of Celtic pride and bagpipe cacophony, as Chicago’s Irish-American community overcomes the stigma of “No Irish Need Apply” at long last. Erin Go Bragh!

The dye job is a privately funded deed, but Mayor Rahm O’mmanuel and numerous other dignitaries are certain to attend. This isn’t even the Chicago’s most impressive feat of engineering, either, as the river’s flow was actually reversed in the nineteenth century to keep gross things out of Lake Michigan.

by the way
never, ever drink green beer!
coffee time
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