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Feb
11

antarctica?? :-)

The ever-growing number of countries ordering pizzas for the Wisconsin protestors at Ian’s Pizza


30 Responses to “antarctica?? :-)”


  1. 1 Shirley
    February 23, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Lord God, I sure do thank you for the good, caring and compassionate People In the World. Thank You Lord :-)

  2. 2 sherijr
    February 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I tried to post a comment earlier, but it didn’t show up, so then I tried to repost it.. and it wouldn’t let me.. so this is a test, only a test….

  3. 9 sherijr
    February 23, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    okay.. working now.

    Anyhow that board is beautiful – Congratulations countries of the world for uniting. Well done.

  4. 10 Dorothy Rissman
    February 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Holy Moly, this is fantastic. Actually, it almost brings me to tears. It is so heartfelt. You sure find some good stuff fer us Chips.

  5. 13 Tulips
    February 23, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Chipsticks how do they view President Obama in Ireland do you know. He use to have a site named The World wants Obama during the campaing but now its gone.

    • February 23, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      Hey Tulips. Traditionally Ireland would always have been 99% Dem, for obvious reasons – the main one being JFK. There was also huge affection for Bill Clinton because of his amazing commitment to the Irish peace process – and that commitment was staggering – so, initially there would have been a lot of support for Hillary at the primaries stage. Once President Obama came through the primaries, though, the bulk of Irish support went his way.

      An example of how Ireland feels about Republican presidents: when Bush visited Ireland in 2004 for an EU-US summit it was the biggest security operation in the history of the state. The public wasn’t allowed anywhere near him because of the depth of opposition to his Iraq war. When Clinton visited Dublin 80,000 people came out to greet him – see this video from 2:14

      Tragically, having always been a moderate country politically – for the most part left-leaning in terms of economic policies – Ireland now has a significant ‘new right’, most of whom would identify with the right in the U.S. One of them is actually a Palin devotee – the Irish General Election is on Friday, he’s standing, if he wins a seat I might possibly shoot myself.

      An idiot by the name of Enda Kenny will be Ireland’s next Prime Minister (Taoiseach). I honestly have no words to describe how much I loathe him. On March 17 he will be in the White House for Patrick’s Day – I truly hope the U.S. media picks up on this:

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2002/sep/15/world.race

      Frankly, he’s scum.

      So, Ireland’s ‘right’ would oppose President Obama every step of the way, but the rest – the decent people – constantly marvel at the levels of racist opposition to him, and are utterly bewildered by the attention Palin receives: she is a complete laughing stock in Ireland, as she is in most of Europe.

      The irony? Ireland’s economy has been literally destroyed by right-wing greed and corruption, out of a population of 4 million, 1,000 people are leaving the country every week. Unemployment is at 14%, the country is on its knees. But still, the right-wingers running in the election are adopting President Obama’s slogans – change we can believe in, all that – when their very philosophy destroyed the country they claim to love. They don’t love it at all. They just screw it for all its worth. One of their sugar daddies is a multi-millionaire who made much of his fortune out of seedy deals with Alaska’s Ted Stevens, and features in ‘Blood Money’, the book that details the profits made out of Iraq by lowlife ‘entrepreneurs’.

      That’s why my niece bought a pizza for the Wisconsin protestors: we are all in this together.

      • 15 Tulips
        February 23, 2011 at 9:07 pm

        Wow as a African American , I don’t know why but i always feel a connection with the Irish. I don’t know why but one of my closet friends is irish and i can talk to her about anything and feel she is so geniune.

        • February 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm

          It’s a horrible old cliche, I know, and probably hugely offensive too – but the Irish have always been known as “the blacks of Europe”. :???:

        • 19 barb
          February 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm

          You know Tulips, you might have a bit’ of Irish in ya. As an African American,if your heritage is from the south a lot of Irish whites settled there. I know in the past they went by the one drop rule but I think that most AA are mixed somewhere in the past unless a person is a first generation African. I think that so many today have pasted those old prejudices and don’t really see a diference. I also know there are some who haven’t but being a grandmother with three beautiful biracial grandchildren I can say I am one of the luckiest grandmothers in the world. When the whole family get’s together we are just a whole bunch of everything and laugh ourselves silly because we have so much fun.

      • 24 Dorothy Rissman
        February 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm

        Chipsticks, Do you have a really big head? I am not sure how you get all of the information you have into a normal sized brain. thanks.

  6. 26 EDP4BHO
    February 23, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Imagine devastated Haiti donating to help those a bit better off than them. God bless them and it’s time for that country to heal and prosper. That is my prayer for Haiti.

  7. 27 Suzanne
    February 23, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    It might have been the US base, McMurdo on Ross Island, Antarctica. Here’s the Cool Antarctica site

    http://www.coolantarctica.com/Community/mcmurdo/mcmurdo_base_antarctica.htm

    I used to talk online to a young guy that was based there — there are some extremely interesting folks at McMurdo.

  8. 28 Anonymous
    February 23, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    This is so cool!

  9. 29 Eleroy
    February 23, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Wow!!! This is wonderful!!! Thank you world!!!

  10. 30 Nellcote
    February 24, 2011 at 12:18 am

    “The whole world’s watching”…and sending pizza!


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