"There's No One as Irish As Barack O'Bama"

  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 05, 2008 11:40 AM GMT
    He's from Moneygall County Offaly.

    All the best ones were Irish icon_wink.gif

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0315/obamab.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eKZryEAzUg
  • Laurence

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    Nov 05, 2008 11:44 AM GMT
    And his ancestor, like anyone with any sense, left Ireland as soon as he was able ;)

    (only joking, I'm sure it's nice there).

    Lozx
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    Nov 05, 2008 3:12 PM GMT
    icon_lol.gif HA HA HA! that is funny. see I guess it is all a matter of perspective! No one comes from one place or one person. In many ways I feel Obama is a man that the world will love if he makes the right moves.
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    Nov 05, 2008 3:12 PM GMT
    Lol I love articles like that...but let him do something crazy...he'll instantly be called 100% black and that all black people think the same way.
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    Nov 05, 2008 3:16 PM GMT
    O'Bama
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    Nov 05, 2008 3:17 PM GMT
    SinNombre saidLol I love articles like that...but let him do something crazy...he'll instantly be called 100% black and that all black people think the same way.


    Soooo true. I thought it was funny that last night after he won is when I started hearing people calling him multi-racial and not a black american.
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    Nov 05, 2008 5:52 PM GMT
    The 1st black US president is also the 44th white US president. Embrace it.
  • auryn

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    Nov 05, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    LOVING IT!

    "Today is a great day for black people of all races."
    --- The Chief in the movie Undercover Brother

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    Nov 05, 2008 6:11 PM GMT
    creyente said
    SinNombre saidLol I love articles like that...but let him do something crazy...he'll instantly be called 100% black and that all black people think the same way.


    Soooo true. I thought it was funny that last night after he won is when I started hearing people calling him multi-racial and not a black american.


    Seriously! Lol. I turned to Fox News and the FIRST thing I heard was some lady say "well, he's not actually African American, he's biracial." Lmao it never ceases to amaze me. Lmao.
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    Nov 05, 2008 6:16 PM GMT
    cowboyo saidThe 1st black US president is also the 44th white US president. Embrace it.

    If only he used that as part of his campaign in more conservative parts of the country...
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 05, 2008 6:22 PM GMT
    SinNombre saidLol I love articles like that...but let him do something crazy...he'll instantly be called 100% black and that all black people think the same way.


    Well, if he does something crazy, the fact is he has Irish roots.
    If you weren't black, I would almost call your post racist icon_smile.gif
    What's wrong with the way black people think?
    There is good and bad in every race.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 05, 2008 6:24 PM GMT
    Auryn saidLOVING IT!

    "Today is a great day for black people of all races."
    --- The Chief in the movie Undercover Brother

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    Today is a great day for the world.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 05, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    SinNombre said
    creyente said
    SinNombre saidLol I love articles like that...but let him do something crazy...he'll instantly be called 100% black and that all black people think the same way.


    Soooo true. I thought it was funny that last night after he won is when I started hearing people calling him multi-racial and not a black american.


    Seriously! Lol. I turned to Fox News and the FIRST thing I heard was some lady say "well, he's not actually African American, he's biracial." Lmao it never ceases to amaze me. Lmao.


    He's Irish African American icon_wink.gif
  • auryn

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    Nov 05, 2008 6:33 PM GMT
    MikePhilHussein said
    SinNombre saidLol I love articles like that...but let him do something crazy...he'll instantly be called 100% black and that all black people think the same way.


    Well, if he does something crazy, the fact is he has Irish roots.
    If you weren't black, I would almost call your post racist icon_smile.gif
    What's wrong with the way black people think?
    There is good and bad in every race.


    It's the same a father looking at the bad actions of his son and looking at his wife and blaming her for what her son did.

    SinNombre is pointing out, though in a joking manner, an unfortunate fact. Racism is still here and he will be scrutinized like any political figure that has made bad choices. Any reason to jump on him will be considered fair game and anyone that identifies with him will be affected.

    How many jokes have Texans had to endure over the last 8 years over someone that wasn't even born in Texas?
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    Nov 05, 2008 6:35 PM GMT
    Well done the Irish!

    And Fair play to all you Americans for voting in another Irish (African) American as president.

    The world breathes a sigh of relief and a weeps a tear of joy! icon_biggrin.gif
  • auryn

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    Nov 05, 2008 6:38 PM GMT
    Today we are all Irish.

    Kisses all around. Long, wet, probing kisses.icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 05, 2008 6:44 PM GMT
    mikephilThere's No One as Irish As Barack O'Bama


    As much as I want to not get sucked into another argument, he's what 1/64th Irish.

    So in fact there's about 20 million people more Irish than Obama...

    I haven't done the math
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 05, 2008 7:11 PM GMT
    AMT87 said
    mikephilThere's No One as Irish As Barack O'Bama


    As much as I want to not get sucked into another argument, he's what 1/64th Irish.

    So in fact there's about 20 million people more Irish than Obama...

    I haven't done the math


    icon_confused.gif AMT, you can argue with me all you want, so long as you don't insult me. And you haven't insulted me on this one (yet)

    Do you know how to have fun? Why do you seem to always want to rubbish everything I say?

    I would agree with you (you haven't done the math)

    Neither have I by the way, but then I just posted this in a lighthearted way. I thought the song was funny, and I just heard it for the first time last night on TV. And thought some of the American might like it.

    Anyway, From what I heard it is his great grandfather or is it his great grandfathers father? I don't know about you, but I can remember my great grandmother. It is really not that far back. Are you sure about your 1/64th?

    "There's No One as Irish As Barack O'Bama" is the title of the song. And I didn't write the song.

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    Nov 05, 2008 7:26 PM GMT
    I can't believe I wasted my time calculating but some one who's great great great grandfather was born in Ireland


    Is genetically .39% Irish....

    And that's assuming what you define as Irish and that his great great great grandfather was in fact 100% Irish. The likley hood is it's even smaller
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 05, 2008 7:42 PM GMT
    AMT87 saidI can't believe I wasted my time calculating but some one who's great great great grandfather was born in Ireland


    Is genetically .39% Irish....

    And that's assuming what you define as Irish and that his great great great grandfather was in fact 100% Irish. The likley hood is it's even smaller


    I didn't ask you to waste your time calculating anything.
    I couldn't give a shit how Irish he is.
    If you have issues with his Irishness, you should take it up with "ancestry.co.uk" as it was them, and not I that make the claims.

    Learn to have some fun.

    Mike
  • Laurence

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    Nov 05, 2008 7:49 PM GMT
    oh er...bit touchy there Mike.

    Calm down it's only a forum thread.

    Lozx
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 05, 2008 7:56 PM GMT
    Laurence saidoh er...bit touchy there Mike.

    Calm down it's only a forum thread.

    Lozx


    I know it is just a forum thread.
    Have you read the microwave thread?
    If you have you will know where I'm coming from.
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    Nov 05, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    MikePhilPerez said
    SinNombre saidLol I love articles like that...but let him do something crazy...he'll instantly be called 100% black and that all black people think the same way.


    Well, if he does something crazy, the fact is he has Irish roots.
    If you weren't black, I would almost call your post racist icon_smile.gif
    What's wrong with the way black people think?
    There is good and bad in every race.


    No what I am talking about is how before he won, people completely "forgot" that he was biracial and basically put him out there as being the "black candidate." In a country with a foundation that is so grounded in race, for those clinging on to their racial biases can use that as reasoning to be against him. The moment he won, those same people changed their tune to say that he wasn't African-American, but biracial, and in a way, implying that an African American didn't win.

    Lol and calling my post racist? Are you kidding me. You obviously don't see what happens day in and day out in the lives of blacks around this country. When one of us does something negative, we all pay for it. But whenever one of us does something positive, it's only that person acting individually. That's what I'm talking about. The fact that I'm speaking about this "phenomenon" that happens makes my post racist?
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    Nov 05, 2008 8:29 PM GMT
    I feel sorry for Tiger Woods' Thai relatives -- no one ever mentions that he's half asian.

  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 05, 2008 8:47 PM GMT
    SinNombre said
    MikePhilPerez said
    SinNombre saidLol and calling my post racist? Are you kidding me. You obviously don't see what happens day in and day out in the lives of blacks around this country. When one of us does something negative, we all pay for it. But whenever one of us does something positive, it's only that person acting individually. That's what I'm talking about. The fact that I'm speaking about this "phenomenon" that happens makes my post racist?


    I didn't understand what you were saying. Now I do, and I know exactly what you mean. My father is like that. When he talks about black people, they are all bad. Now we have a lot of Polish people here and if he hears something bad about one of them, then they are all bad. He has this thing in his head that the Polish are going to take over Ireland icon_lol.gif

    Oh, BTW did I say, my partner is black icon_question.gif

    I swear, I did not do it to annoy my father icon_smile.gif