Also, there will be a ton of really racist art images depicting the Irish, much of it derived from Thomas Nast, an Irish-baiter is there ever was one.
Still, I hate to rain on a Saint Patrick's Day Parade! After all, it is almost all we in the Anglo/Irish/English end of the gene pool have left to celebrate our culture. That and the odd fact that Starbuck's sells scones. So, I celebrate by trying to go to Mass, listening to a variety of traditional Irish music, and thinking of the multitude of Irish immigrants and their relatives who proudly became Americans.
The 69th New York and the New York Fire Zouaves will be celebrated here tomorrow.
HUZZAH! ( . . . and a nip of the good stuff!)