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Thread #45310 Message #669295
Posted By: John MacKenzie
14-Mar-02 - 03:47 PM
Thread Name: NYC St Patrick's Parade Furore
Subject: NYC St Patrick's Parade Furore
To-night on my way home from work, I heard that some of New York's finest have withdrawn from the St Patricks day parade, as a protest against the choice of a convicted IRA terrorist to be parade master. While I hold no brief for or against the person involved, I am overjoyed that the cause of Irish terrorism, [and I hope this applies to both sides], has been seen for the evil that it is, and the dewy eyed romantic view of these thugs has ended in some quarters. My greatest regret is that it took the sad happenings of September 9 to open some peoples eyes. I pray that this could be the start of something good.