Morality is not determined by the church you attend nor the faith you embrace. It is determined by the quality of your character and the positive impact you have on those you meet along your journey
Oh, that was riveting! Thank you, kind sir, for speaking truth to ignorance...I'd like to extend an invitation for you to come and have supper at the people's house, where honour and decorum or being restored there as well.Bravo . . . we applaud the boldness of your convictions.: )
I really love President Higgins and enjoyed listening to him. President Higgins is a very bright man and so passionate! He is also invited to my house too.Very inspiring!
I think President Michael Higgins is wonderful! I love his passion and his knowledge! He is invited to my home anytime, I find him to be inspiring! What a great human being! Loved it!
You applaud the boldness of his convictions yet you hide behind an anonymous tag. How sad.
Actually "Bob", what is truly sad is this preoccupation some people have on the Internet with other people's avatars and screen names (or lack thereof). How do we know if your name is really "Bob" anyway? Should we care?
What an ignoramous this guy is, with all his demagoguery the man should take a breath before he hyperventilates. He obviously knows nothing about the Tea Party and what they stand for. Limited Government, Spending Restraint and less Government regulation and less control over our lives. All because you don't believe in Obama's version of healthcare (Socialized Healthcare) doesn't mean you don't believe in affordable health care. I defy anyone on this blog that thinks that this guy is so great to name me one thing that the Government other than the Military has ever run efficiently or effectively. Medicare going bankrupted, Social Security going bankrupted, Post Office going Bankrupted. The real numbers for health is going to cost 115 Billion dollars more than what was originally projected. How are those bailouts working out for all those unemployed people. I thought that after they were passed the unemployment rate wasn't suppose to go pass 8%. It was over 9. But wait! I forgot despite the fact that Obama got every thing that he wanted. It was Bushes fault.
Thank you, President Higgins! I wish our politicians in the US could speak so passionately! You are welcome to my house for ice cream supper any time!
Yay Bristol !!Hey, maybe Sadie can do some more nudies ?Heavily airbrushed of course
go. away. now.
Honey, its reality tv. Trailer trash and brainless entertainment.Perfect for the talentless exhibitionists looking for validation. You know-Palins.
4 airbrushes wont change that chin of brisdulls.
"Wanker" is not a compliment, ya langer.
They are both just trying to get their 15 minutes. Difference is Bristol's 15 minutes keeps getting extended because her Mom is famous. Sadie got a few bucks for taking off her clothes. Bristol has gotten a few bucks for being the "talentless fatty on the dancefloor" as well as preaching abstinence with a baby on her hip. They will both be footnotes in popular culture history. We don't have to watch them do what they do to turn some bucks, but neither seem to have many prospects outside of reality TV or taking their clothes off.
Born again virgin Bristol will never pose naked. She is a God fearing girl. She prefers riding bulls in bars to show us the errors of our way. She did go for breast implants though but they ended up on her chin.
I love him!! Thank you for the video.
Lovely... absolutely perfect!
I don't have speakers and I'd so like to hear (or READ) what he had to say.
"I don't have speakers and I'd so like to hear (or READ) what he had to say."Me too - I'd like to read it.
you seem to have internet access but perhaps not the intuition to google the words "michael higgins radio transcript" so here is a link for the speaker/hearing impaired ;Pit should be noted, that the sound of his voice helps to fully express the outrage of his words.http://www.dailykos.com/comments/1069909/45181576#c71
I agree. Find a listen, yeah?
I am SO proud to be Irish!
please can we clone him and have him represent alaska. please, please, please!
He's goddamned right. And by the way, when is the last time we saw Palin (so-called "saint,' and "woman of the people") eating ice cream with common folk?That's what I fucking figured.
Remember last summer, all that talk about going to the Iowa State Fair and eating Fried Butter On A Stick? Of course, she didn't - but she manipulated the press into reporting that she would - endlessly. She utilized a rich, greasy, deep-fried heart-attack-on-a-stick treat as a weapon to conflict against Michelle Obama's healthy eating movement. She is obsessed with Michelle Obama.She's a fool pandering to the lowest IQ's in the crowd. She feeds on the hate, and the fear of the under-educated mouth-breathers. THAT is who Palin represents.
exactly! couldn't have said it any better!
G- that WAS awesome- thanks! Could you explain who it was that he was speaking to? What was the context?Conscious at last!
"just a wanker whipping up fear"Magnificent put-down! Where can I vote for this guy?(And I thank my Irish great-grandmother for my tiny bit of the Irish gift of gab.)
Thank you for this post! It needs to go viral asap. He nails it!
And from my childhood around the Irish of Boston, let me say that this guy is merely warming up. His opponent never had a chance.
"A wanker whipping up fear" - listening Sara?
Educated sane people know the difference between hate, bigotry and racism.But people like Sarah Palin who know nothing,don't want to learn anything, can say anything and the media props them up.Fox news the biggest culprit.People around the world are laughing at them. They see their small minds and small world while the world moves ahead.Pity only in America.
O/T but not really. Someone mentioned that Wikileaks had released some McCain emails...well here's the link!http://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/347043_insight-mccain-5-internal-use-only-pls-do-not-forward-.htmlAnd here's one of the emails about Baldy...McCain #5 ** internal use only - Pls do not forward **Email-ID 347043Date 2008-11-05 14:40:28From email@example.comTo firstname.lastname@example.orgFurther --After discussions with his inner circle, which explains the delay in hisspeech, McCain decided not to pursue the voter fraud in PA and Ohio,despite his staff's desire to make it an issue. He said no. Staff feltthey could get a federal injunction to stop the process. McCain felt thecrowds assembled in support of Obama and such would be detrimental to ourcountry and it would do our nation no good for this to drag out like lastgo around, coupled with the possibility of domestic violence.My guy said many were shocked, but after reflecting upon his decision,thought he put the country first.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Curiously, there are whispers of McCain being set up by the Cheney/Bushcrowd, because McCain was never liked by either. Some are shocked he didso well. Coupled with serious errors in tactics. Some made no sense.For example, the Hispanics in Florida loved Palin but his camp would neversend her there when easy money was to be had. My guy said Rove andcompany want to bring in someone they can control next go around. McCainwas not controllable. Jeb Bush's name is being discussed. Sourceadvised Rick Davis was an arsehole and McCain's econ team had no clue,trusting in academics vice business-people. The Jewish crowd was splitand money never flowed. For example, McCain staff only gave $3000.00 fornationwide ads, when Obama put in $500,000 targeting the Jewish communityin Florida alone.I'll see what more I can collect on this.
Frankly, I don't believe this. I don't think there was "voter fraud" that cost McCain the election. McCain himself, from his own ineptitude as a national candidate and from his choice of Sarah Palin as running mate, and the previous eight years of Republican rule cost the Republicans the election. It's interesting that Republicans are so quick to accuse the winning side of "voter fraud" when they are the ones who are so talented at it.
Right. I don't REMEMBER how many homes I own, but I can relate...really.
I love the Irish! Drinking a good beer and telling it like it is. And of course smacking around that wanker Palin. International joke that she is. LMAO
Whoa, where was this from? It sounds like he was chewing up a right-winger and spitting him out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOxKnsT-XZga little more info.
Nice... made my night
It was great to hear what he had to say, but where, when, and what group was he taking to. You need to supply that information to complete your post.
He was talking to tea party radio personality Michael Graham.
He is located in Boston
Now, that made my day.
Epic smackdown! Succubus(not mentioned here) or Wanker, either term fits. There are so many more.
I love this man! And, I love Ireland. I was there just after Bush stole his second term and I couldn't sit in a pub without being confronted. I made it clear that I fought hard for Kerry and always ended up having a wonderful time. How I wish I could be there to hear them praise Obama.
Thank you, Gryphen! That was a thing of pure beauty.
smackdown: great, i loved this guy's pointsthe irish accent made it even better
i'm interested in knowing the context this was in, i wonder what this guy was replying to. I love this guy's points
Absolutely wonderful! I love this man! Posted it to my Facebook, everyone needs to hear this.
TIL: In Ireland, douchebags are called 'wankers'. Thanks, Gryphen, As always, IM is a fount of useful knowledge!
Whoever it was, they were trying desperately to interrupt him, but he wasn't having it!It reminded me of a feisty old priest from a black and white movie of the 40's, dressing down some rich puke whose stance was that the young boys in the priest's care were all nothing but delinquents.After hearing more today, of all the evil crap Republicans are up to (latest that President Obama is not "legal," and that the Holocaust was a hoax, and Hitler and company were merely good ol' boys) I really NEEDED something to bring my spirits back up...this did the trick, NICELY!
Of course, we would expect the President of Ireland to defend President O'Bama. After all, St. Patrick's Day is coming up, and he's their countryman as well as ours.All in all, it was a great smackdown!
Actually, St. Patrick was British born to a Christian deacon who took the job for tax purposes. He was captured by Irish raiders when he was 16 and was held prisoner there for 6 years. He is no more Irish than my Slovakian grandfather, nor does he "belong" to the United States. He is just a money maker for Ireland and the sellers of green Beer. Sorry to piss on your parade but "popular" history is too full of BS to let crap like this stand.
You really know how to throw a cold Guinness on the fire, now, doncha lad?
'Tis true. St. Patrick was a WANKER! Responsible for the deaths of Pagans...
There's no parade here to piss on, Anonymous. Lynn was making a joke about "O'Bama" being an Irish name. Lord. It's always amusing when people are so worked up about some weirdly irrelevant pet issue that it takes over their reality.
St Patrick was actually from Wales not Britain.He was a Celt as were the Scottish and the Irish as opposed to the Normans which were predominant throughout England. There was no commonwealth at the time. Yes he was kidnapped but afterwards he chose to return to Ireland where he spread Christianity throughout the island. He was a very powerful and influential figure in Irish history. So please do a little research before trying to invalidate our nations Patron saint!
That's our Sarah! A wanker whipping up fear. I've never heard a better description of her.
well , like i always say hate is the strongest emotion available when it comes to controlling a section of the population.and palin reaches the haters because she is all about hate and destruction.they hate everything, education ,sex,anyone who isnt white, independent women, gays, different religions, they love to kill animals, dont want children to get health care, the list is endless.they truly are the waste product of human evolution.and palin is the waste product cover girl.
Graham is just another loudmouthed RWNJ with a radio mic, last heard of in Boston, I think. He was in Dublin while hosting a colleague's show on the same station for a few days in 2010.
So very proud of the Irish flowing through my veins!! I wish our politicians would step up and give those ignorant douche bags a smack down like he did. And,I am also happy to hear that other parts of the World are just as proud of our President as I am:)
YES!! Too bad this country does not have any HONEST politicians. My Irish grandmother, Mary Ellen Kennedy would have been so PROUD of this man. By the way, my relatives in the UK think Palin is a joke (just like W was) and LOVE our President.
It was December 2010 on the George Hook radio show which aired in the the Galway area. Apparently, Graham thought he could come over here and spew his vile rhetoric. The Irish don't take kindly to that shit...and Graham was decimated.I posted the interview on my own little blog yesterday.http://austinisafecker.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/irish-president-called-teabagger-michael-graham-a-wanker/#comments
This website explains who the Irish President was speaking to:http://theobamadiary.com/2012/02/24/how-to-deal-with-a-teabagger/
Can we have him on loan for a few months. The wanker comment at the end was hilarious.
Wow ! That was great !
A great Man speaketh!
Thanks Irishgirl...you should be proud of this man.
Spot on and he is a great poet also too. No joke.
Smackdown, for certain! What an insightful man! And, he doesn't let anyone interrupt him. I'd like to see him with Hannity. Sarah's winks and flirting doesn't go as long a way as she thought.
And Sarah Palin's legacy comes home to roost.
He needs to go up against Bill O'Reilly. Billo wouldn't get to interrupt him like he does everyone else he interviews.
Hey the dildo and dipstick show- the one that wanted to record Palin giving birth- they need to have this guy on.Maybe someone could convince those two wankers that being a wanker is a good thing! There are lots of rich wankers in the US House and Senate- many of them are Republicans...Probably a few examples like Prevo and even Lesil McGuire on the Alaskan scene...
I love that accent. Thank you Gryphen for posting that.What show was he on? Love to see him on Fox He was going to have his say with no bulling from the Host.Everything he said was true.
Loved having someone from another country STAND UP against the Teabaggers and Palin! God, but it was wonderful listening to him. He loves America and has respect for President Obama and that is outstanding! Wish people in our own country would talk like that to the supposed journalists/inteviewers on Sundays. Kick em in the ass. Thank you, sir!
Thanks! I love Ireland. I'd have a Guinness with this man any day! After all the frustration with this current affront to women's health rights and the GOP circus act, it's great to see someone speak out about the lunacy of these last few years. This should go viral!
WOW!! Brilliant! People don't realize how in-tuned the rest of the world is to our politics. I was talking with a fellow from Belgium on a daily basis about the sale of a WWII 82nd Airborne uniform during the 2008 election. He told me that his whole community were watching the debates, that they were ALL pulling for Obama, and that they were in mortal fear of Palin. Our ALLIES!! When Obama won, although our transaction had been completed, he made it a point to call me - he was jubilant, and told me his town was in celebration. The Whole World Is Watching.
Wow that was EPIC! I'm 2nd generation Irish-American and will be sending this to all my relatives (can't wait to hear their response!). I wonder why this didn't get out back in 2010? With a little luck of the Irish, this will go viral, hopefully. Made.My.Day.Alicat
Gryph, thank you. That was not only 100% correct, but a completely appropriate and proportional response to the crap the (soon to be non-existent)Tea Party spews. I know President Obama can't go there at this point in time and really few elected officials, who plan to run for re-election, can, but I hope to hear more defenses of President Obama, his presidency, policies and the policies of the Democratic Party, in the future.While I was born and raised in Boston, which purportedly has a larger Irish population than Dublin, and consider St. Patrick's Day to be the highest of my high Holy days, I've never been prouder of my Irish heritage...
I was raised in Liverpool, England. At one time Liverpool was called "The Capitol of Ireland"!! We had so many Irish priests, nuns and nurses. Lots of Irish blood in Liverpool.
He hit the nail on the head. Palin and teabaggers prey on human weaknesses pushing buttons of fear. Palin's greatest and maybe only ability is whipping people into a frenzy. She gets off on it. It takes a monster to terrorize people the President is going to murder infants and the elderly (death panels). I think this is why she plays the sexual predator card to push peoples fear.
Comedy gold- "Conservative Family Values" elected officials at it again!http://jonathanturley.org/2012/01/26/thou-shalt-not-steal-tennessean-judge-accused-of-stealing-money-raised-for-ten-commandments-display/Hawkins County (Tenn.) Sessions Court Judge James “Jay” Taylor appears to attract investigations the way motor homes attract tornados. He has been sued in various civil lawsuits and has now been hit with five criminal charges, including stealing money that he raised for a “Citizens Heritage Display” including the Ten Commandments to be placed in the lobby of the Hawkins County Justice Center. He is continuing his push for reelection as well as his performances as part of “The Redeemed Southern Gospel Singing Quartet.” Hmmm. That's an interesting allegation, what with the judge and the ten commandments money. (That blogger must not be from them parts, elst he'd kno them r mobile homes that r tornado magnits.)Most recent news on this (much more at both links) http://jonathanturley.org/2012/02/29/the-judge-takes-the-fifth-tennessee-judge-invokes-his-right-to-remain-silent-over-allegations-that-he-stole-money-from-ten-commandments-display/ While Taylor announced he would still run for reelection and assured people that his name would be cleared, he has now asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in his answer to accusations of theft and misconduct in the judicial ethics investigation.Also, too,In addition to an ongoing criminal investigation, Taylor is being sued by former clients alleging misappropriation of money from clients and sexual harassment. While he signed the filings as opposed to private counsel, Taylor’s answer states “Taylor has been advised by counsel to assert and invoke, and herby [sic] does respectfully assert and invoke, his privilege against self-incrimination.”As the blog operator is a well known legal authority, the discussion about sitting judges taking the fifth is as interesting as the allegations are entertaining.
hell ya, a fella from the old sod,laying out snowbilly snooki (oops) snooki is actually pregnant I guessI LOVE BEING IRISH!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would like to know who this man was talking to. Who ever it was sure had a new one ripped.This is the way Dem's should talk to those that want to bring this country back. They say to"take our country back" Back from where?Now i know from where I get my strong sense of right and wrong.My little, bit of Irish blood.
Love me some hot headed little Irish Man!!! We need a couple of him running around smacking down the right wingers of this country on a regular basis.
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I loved every syllable of his rant. It should be broadcast on every news network from Maine to Hawaii. That was classic and inspiring.
Yayyyyyyy Michael D.!!!! I am proud to have voted for him and proud to be a dual national of TWO great nations, the USA and Ireland!
Randall <== proudly Irish
I applaud this man for not even allowing the interviewer to get a word in. He deserves a medal. Telling it like it is BLACK AND WHITE!!!
This was awesome, I applaud him. He deserves a medal. Telling it like it is and not allowing the moderator to even getting the chance to ask him another question. Good for him. Get him on FOX NEWS!!!!!!
See how great it feels when people STAND UP, SPEAK OUT, and REPRESENT? ; )You, too, can do this....
4 thumbs up!
Mike Graham, President Higgins is PRESIDENT not Deputy!
Oh God, I love this man! I wish there were "news" people in the U. S. who had his eloquence.
As a proud Irish American whose grandmother emigrated during the Great Hunger and whose grandfather arrived in the 1920s, I'm thrilled to hear the President's response to this Tea Party idiot. Imagine the temerity, thinking that hew could successfully argue with an Irishman.
The audio in that video was chopped up and rearranged from the original. Here's the full segment from which that was taken. http://www.newstalk.ie/2010/news-blog/the-right-hook-michael-graham-and-michael-d-higgins/ What Michael D. Higgins states is very good, but keep it in context and keep it in the order he says it please. Chopping and rearranging for the Liberal cause is just as bad as the Teabaggers doing it.
Ireland is blessed to have such an enlightened leader as is the US!
Wow...If the Democrats had the balls to say this our country would start healing
I totally love Ireland even more than I already did. God bless Ireland (I'm atheist, but it would sound weird if I said "Science bless Ireland" XD).
Great speaker. Eloquence unmatched, and complete sentences without an "uh" in them. Terrific points, and a background the interviewer couldn't dismiss.
We should be honored to have in our presence such a great man as this who will speak truth to evil. I salute you President Higgins. God be with you always.
His passion for the well being of Americans brought me to tears! I want to clone him. :)
The best video and rant I have ever seen! Makes me even more proud of my Irish heritage!
Gotta love my President. Telling it like it is :) he let him have it!
I love it! As an American, thank you sir! I hope I see the day where I can hear half the honesty, passion, and promotion of equality coming out of the mouths of American politicians. I'm 27, and I fear i will never see that day!
how refreshing to hear a political leader speak passionately and truthfully about human beings and their basic needs and rights, and the hypocrisy of what's going on with our political system in the U.S.
It is so refreshing to hear a political leader speak so passionately and truthfully about human beings and their basic rights and needs for health care, and stand up mightily to the hypocrisy of some of our leaders and the 'ass backward' political schemes in the U.S.
How are your socialist governments working out for you over there anyway? Who is ass backwards? I think that the health of the state is first and foremost and not the health of the people. The first permits the latter, not the other way around. Basic needs? I am guessing that humans did not exist until the socialist takeovers of the 20th century. Impossible humanity survived without nationalized health care for millenia before that, right? You are a lemming of your political beliefs.
How amusing how you allude to humans not existing until the socialist takeovers of the 20th century. Given that society basically was stagnant until the 20th century, when socialism took hold. All of the great growth in the post-WWII US economy was thanks to government investment in science and technology. Then the 80's came along, viciously cut into public investment, and now we have Sarah Palin's coming out with derp derp, and fascist collusion with big business.Fantastic job.
Hmmmm... the only hate I hear here is the hate directed AGAINST Palin and the Teaparty movement... its amazing how vile and vicious people get when a group like the Teaparty stands up to oppose the forces of Big Goverment...
This clip is almost two years old. Doesn't take away from it's value, or hilarity, but I think for purposes of full disclosure, it should be noted.
Aw go boil a potato you socialist mick 'tard!!!
Fuckin micks want to give away my stuff to derelicts they better bring some big fuckin guns and lots of ammo and know how to use them - might want to stay out to the whiskey for a day or two before they try. Stay the fuck on your silly fuckin island and shut the fuck up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You're the toughest guy I've seen on the net today, you're so hard bro.
It is comical that he as most on the left pick on the "Christian Supremacy" rhetorical device as an attack on the right. Most do not even acknowledge that it is not even close to that. It is about the substantial loss of freedom and liberty to the liberals in power, i.e. the Democrats. Hey I guess that going bankrupt is the gold standard to day anyway. How is it going over there in Ireland, Spain, Italy, Greece, etc. where the governments have leached every last ounce of freedom and by extension penny out of its people? No, they are honest folk. They do not benefit from anything now do they? Are we forgetting that these folks have mastered theories of Gustave Le Bon, the Chicago School with respect to sociology and many others to conduct their political endeavors in their massive power grabs. Ohhhhh wait Higgins is very well versed in sociology...what a coincidence. Let him and the rest of his spectrum continue this process of perfecting the art of herding the masses under the guise of liberalism. Or perhaps shall we all ignoring the foolproof cyclical theory of Weber? That is far too convenient, now is it? You are puppets and do not even realize it.
because you and your Reich wing brothers have it so right......u guys call yourselves christian and not one of you ass wipes are the farthest from Jesus' teachings that you might as well just become Satanist......yeah the taking care of the least of us is such a bother for jerks like you I a just glad when we are in heaven you'll be in hell with your false gods brietbart, rush and the crew at faux noose.......so good riddance!
Name calling are we? The signs of an uneducated person without a logical argument to make. Who said I listen to those folks anyway? Because I don't listen to rabble rousers. What do you have to bring to the table anyway? Do you even realize that you are just transferring power to another shape of elite (socialist governments) from another elite? Do you even know about these sociological theorists that liberals use to herd you? They are strictly geared to manipulating your discontent and even fostering it to divert it at its own targets. If you do not know about sociology and its influence on socialism/liberalism, come back after doing some research on these theorists. If bribing you with your own money by claiming injustice here injustice there, is what you desire in life, more power to you. You fail to acknowledge the fact that they are using you as a lemming, while your liberty is taken from you everyday to the point that you will be strictly dependent on the teat of your idols. But I am guessing that you trust these people anyway...they never end up in the shapes of absolute monarchs, despotic emperors, the politburo, or dictators. We have never seen this before in history, you probably think. Empowering a government to the point of legislating your health, sexuality, religion and habits is okay to you until you realize that they are as corrupt as any other human being given a tremendous amount of power. Then you will realize that you were had in a game of pawns. But you think that it is righteous to centralize government because they "really care" about the people. I'll let you in on something: they are as human as you are, therefore they will abuse their power and the more you give them... They will give your money to their "friends", they will leave you out to dry, they will make your money disappear, etc. and then say they need more. Finally the state will collapse while you are distracted with your little crusade until you then realize you cannot feed your family. Let me know how that works out for you...or just call a friend in Greece who is facing that situation and doesn't realize it because they are addicted to "narcotics" distributed by the state.
Don't feed the trolls! It just goes directly to their thighs.