March 17, 2006

An bhfuil tú ar meisce fós?

Anybody know Gaelic? That's "Are you drunk yet?" Happy St. Patrick Day everyone. More Gaelic here. Hope your all celebrating in the traditional manner. This being Craigorian Chant we have to work high matters of State into everything, so here's a surprisingly upbeat take from Slate on the prospects for Irish unification. The main driver behind unification may be economics. Ireland, which pretty much always meant "poor" has emerged as an economic powerhouse, while Northern Ireland is completely dependent on London to keep it propped up. Of course there's a thousand years of bloody history to overcome, but maybe the power of green money will overcome the difference between green and orange.

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