Monday March 17, 2014, 10:19 am
What a lovely video. It was nice to see a Greg Olsen image. I had the privilege of meeting him when I worked for an art gallery. A quiet, soft spoken man. I have a small (not a limited edition) print of his "O Jerusalem."
quote from CNNMoneey 03/16:
Guinness is the latest beer giant to withdraw its support for a St. Patrick's Day parade because lesbian and gay groups aren't allowed to march openly.
The beer maker late Sunday announced its decision to drop its sponsorship of Monday's parade in New York City.
Over the weekend, gay rights icon Stonewall Inn had threatened to stop selling Guinness beer if the company continued to sponsor the parade. And LGBT advocacy group GLAAD had planned an anti-Guinness event on Monday.
"We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year's parade," Guinness said in a statement. "As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation."
Parade organizers could not be reached for comment.
The announcement by Guinness comes days after rival Heineken (HEINY) also pulled out of the New York City parade, and Sam Adams (SAM) announced that it would no longer sponsor the Boston parade for the same reason.
Sad that this sort of action by sponsors is still needed in 2014.....
Monday March 17, 2014, 2:55 pm
I noticed MSM is still making a big deal of the NYC Mayor "snubbing" the parade for not allowing Gay Pride floats, etc. I would have banned it for not including gay rights activists, so they should "thank their lucky charms" I'm not Mayor!;)
Monday March 17, 2014, 3:42 pm
What a lovely video. The kitties are adorable; second from the left looks like my Tang (long gone but not forgotten). The one in the middle looks like Rocky. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
May joy and peace surround you,
contentment latch your door,
and happiness be with you now
and bless you evermore!
Thanks, Tom Cat.
Monday March 17, 2014, 7:12 pm
My beloved dad was Irish and every morning he would stand at the bottom of the stairs and sing to wake us up, in an Irish brogue, "Oh, it's nice to get up in the mornin', when the sun begins to shine, at 6 or 7 or 8 oclock in the good ole summertime...but when the snow is snowin', and it's murky overhead...oh it's nice to get up in the mornin', but it's nicer to stay in your bed".
I'd give anything to hear that wonderful wake up call again!