Bryan Maloney
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Bryan Maloney commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Maud Gonne: The 'Irish Joan of Arc'
"When and where was Maude Gonne MARTYRED? Note that I did not write "canonized". I wrote "martyred". Replying with a statement about "canonization" only shows that you don't bother reading what I write. Martyrdom is…"
Jun 30, 2015
Bryan Maloney commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Maud Gonne: The 'Irish Joan of Arc'
"Excuses, nothing better. If the term "Maude-Gonning" was coined as a tribute to her, then there certainly is no need AT ALL to call Maude Gonne the Irish "Joan of Arc". One might as well call Margaret Thatcher the UK's Joan…"
Jun 30, 2015
Bryan Maloney commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Maud Gonne: The 'Irish Joan of Arc'
"Helen was merely a party favor, a prize to be fought over, who made no contribution at all to any cause. Maude Gonne deserves to be called THE Maude Gonne, as she was like none who came before her. She was not St. Joan of Arc and not much at all…"
Jun 29, 2015
Bryan Maloney commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Maud Gonne: The 'Irish Joan of Arc'
"That still does not qualify her to be called "the Irish Joan of Arc". To do so greatly cheapens the real Joan of Arc. Did she lead military battles? Did she have visions of the Holy Saints? Was she martyred? No. No. No. A leader? Yes.…"
Jun 29, 2015
Bryan Maloney commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Maud Gonne: The 'Irish Joan of Arc'
"No divinely-inspired visions. No specifically great piety. No directly leading military battles. No betrayal to the enemy and execution. Not any sort of St. Joan at all. Recognize Gonne as herself. Don't try to claim she was what she was not."
Jun 28, 2015
Bryan Maloney replied to Joe Gannon's discussion Some Highlights of the Irish in America's Civil War in the group The Blue, Gray and Green
"I tend to be prickly about this because there are books after books after shelves after libraries on the "Irish Brigade", and I would not be surprised if I couldn't finish watching all the documentaries on them before the end of my…"
Jun 6, 2014
Bryan Maloney commented on Kelly O'Rourke's blog post Irish Mezzo-Soprano Insulted by Critics
"She has a very feminine body--very much so. She doesn't look like a teenage boy in a slightly padded bra. So, yes, in that role, she will look like a woman in male drag--wouldn't fool anyone. However, that being said, that is NOT what the…"
Jun 6, 2014
Bryan Maloney replied to Joe Gannon's discussion Some Highlights of the Irish in America's Civil War in the group The Blue, Gray and Green
"I always find it interesting who gets "forgotten" whenever the Irish contribution to the Union cause is mentioned. Of course, the Irish Brigade is ALWAYS given boatloads of attention. Josey's Regiment of Arkansas (the first of three…"
Apr 22, 2014
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Apr 22, 2014
Bryan Maloney replied to Gerry Regan's discussion Irish-Operated Carriage Horses -- A Stroll in the Park or Slave Labor?
"Yup, loony. If they can be "enslaved", then they also have an inherent right to the vote. It's that simple."
Mar 9, 2014
Bryan Maloney replied to Gerry Regan's discussion Irish-Operated Carriage Horses -- A Stroll in the Park or Slave Labor?
"If horses can be "enslaved", then they are people. If they are people, we must immediately extend full voting rights to them."
Mar 9, 2014
Bryan Maloney commented on Ryan O'Rourke's blog post 11 Authentic Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
"A man should be able to get as many lengthwise slices out of a hair as one can cut inch-thick disks from a twelve-foot log. Paraphrase of Leonard Wibberly"
Mar 9, 2014
Bryan Maloney replied to Gerry Regan's discussion Irish-Operated Carriage Horses -- A Stroll in the Park or Slave Labor?
"Well, there are loonies on this web site, too. Horses are not held in slavery any more than any other work animal is. Loony is loony, though, and loonies will insist on trying to get others to subscribe to their delusions. Horses are horses, not…"
Mar 9, 2014
Bryan Maloney commented on Ryan O'Rourke's blog post 11 Authentic Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
"It's been my discovery that there may be no such thing as Saint Patrick. Instead, there are dozens of men who never existed until they were invented to fill some role about what the Irish are "supposed" to be. Everyone agrees that…"
Mar 9, 2014
Ryan O'Rourke replied to Bryan Maloney's discussion Eliminate 'Authentic' in the group The Irish Kitchen
"We've been on holiday in Rome this week, and I was just thinking more about this discussion whilst sampling all the amazing traditional Italian (and even more specifically traditional Roman) cuisine.  I just imagine trying to…"
Mar 8, 2014
Bryan Maloney commented on Bryan Maloney's blog post I'm not Irish.
"Only if they have a strong redneck twang when they talk."
Mar 5, 2014

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I'm not Irish.

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 11:33am 1 Comment

Hello, I'm not Irish.

I was born in the USA. So were my parents. So were most of my grandparents, so were most of my great-grandparents. I'm not Irish. Never been there, not applying for citizenship. I'll go so far as to as I'm not even a proper "Irish-American". I don't have a single shamrock-themed item in my possession. If I wear something green, it's because I think it looks good on me. My favorite foods have names like "vindaloo" or "tikki masala" (which actually might put me a…

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