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Technically PAETBb has a point; but all US Presidents, upon being elected, become Irish. None has yet failed to find an Irish root, as a quick look at New Ross, Timahoe or Ballyporeen will show - it's a law of nature. Except Bush - which was surely a very bad sign; it is no coincidence he turned out bad. Sarah777 (talk) 13:19, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Actually, Bush is Irish . Whilst Mac'Bama is, of course, the 13th Scottish President of America - descended from a Scottish King . Palin, on the other hand, is a Welsh name. Funny, I don't see them shouting about that in Cardiff?--Scott MacDonald (talk) 13:28, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
This is the sort of crap at the heart of the problem. Bush is NOT Irish. He has SOME Irish ancestry. You think that's the only nationality in his past? Why does everyone stop when they find Irish? It's like Obama himself: 32 great great great grandparents and everyone focuses on the SINGLE Irishman in his mother's line. Funny how they ignore that his mother is mostly ENGLISH in heritage. Obama is 3.1% Irish according to research by Ancestry.com. Oh, and that link is hilarious: he's descended from Normans who invaded Ireland. Doesn't that make him French? And why did you ignore the trace back to England as well when you declared he's Irish? O'Wikipedia at its most stupid. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:15, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
Descended from "a power-hungry warlord", no less! So, that leaves only Jimmy Carter with no root in the ole sod? (Gerald Ford must have some link given that his name is Irish). The Welsh are only coy about Sarah (what a fine name) 'cos she lost. Note that we aren't claiming McCain. Sarah777 (talk) 14:00, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Gerald Ford Jr was born Leslie Lynch King Jr and renamed after his stepfather. —Tamfang (talk) 17:52, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
Sarah, McCain's roots are in Ulstah!--jeanne (talk) 06:24, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
Come come Jeanne! A chunk of Ulster is in Eire and of course depending on the issue at issue we may deem the rest as Irish as Aran or as foreign as Fiji. Sarah777 (talk) 10:15, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
Which journalist traced Obama's 1/32 Irish ancestry? It seems not to have been known in the Dunham family until now. (Wow!Irish genes are dominant) And when I lived in Ireland, despite having an Irish daddy, I was called a plastic paddy. Then again, I don't have an O before my surname. (Although it did centuries ago). And I wasn't the president-elect. Ah.... as Bowie says- Fame.--jeanne (talk) 06:37, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
Only joking Sarah, most Ulstermen are like the Normans of by-gone days, more Eyerish than the Irish themselves which leaves out the average Dubliner as he/she is a race apart.--jeanne (talk) 14:29, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, we like to think that :)Sarah777 (talk) 11:10, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Sarah, you have forgotten about Martin Van Buren. He had not a drop of Oirish blood flowin' thru his veinies, what's more, he was the first US president NOT to have roots in either Britain or Ireland. He was also the first American president actually born a US citizen, the former presidents had all been born when the US was a British colony.--jeanne (talk) 10:07, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
Begob but shuren I did not forget about him. To do that I'd have to have known about him in the first place :)Sarah777 (talk) 22:10, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
Shame on you Sarah for never having heard of Martin Van Buren tsk tsk tsk--jeanne (talk) 19:32, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
It's no big deal, but I don't think it is a good idea to squeeze the text between two images (or an infobox and an image), particularly as the two images illustrate little about the song and are very similar in topic. Thoughts? the skomorokh 21:10, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Not really worried either way. But can we make sure the captions don't duplicate if we have two of Monegal. One would also be fine - the images are very similar and anyone wanting more impressions of Monegal can go to that article.--Scott MacDonald (talk) 21:12, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Lookie here anti-atrocity persons. I think the two existing images are fine (I took them) till someone comes up with better images (I have some). No way is the infobox and two images excessive. We Irish are noted for our visual acuity. And no, I don't really know what "acuity" means. Sarah777 (talk) 21:39, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
And Scott it's Moneygall; and can't you see they smell the money already? Bus-loads of American tourists - the town is being bypassed and the Main Street will accomodate many many busses (or coaches as you Outsiders might call them). Sarah777 (talk) 21:43, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
I am not going to push the matter, cos I like your style. Lean ort, the skomorokh 21:55, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Excellent Skomorokh - I see you have boundless acuity. Let's be lean but not mean. Sarah777 (talk) 10:07, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
Apparently after this song became a web hit, the group changed their name from "Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys" to "The Corrigan Brothers". Does anyone know why? Was there a complaint from the Stratemeyer Syndicate? —Josiah Rowe (talk • contribs) 18:38, 17 January 2009 (UTC)