"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
Under the patronage of St. Tammany
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An Orange view of the day:"Saint Patrick was a prototype Protestant. He came to Ireland to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ," said lawmaker Ian Paisley junior, the son of Reverend Ian Paisley, hardline leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party.
"The real message of Saint Patrick was Christian, not Catholic. He has more in common with Protestantism than he has with green beer and shamrocks that trivialise his message," Paisley told AFP.
He added that he was celebrating Saint Patrick's Day quietly at home.
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Listen to a Singing Severed Head at this BBC fun page on the Celts of Wales that displays an appreciation for blue body paint.