So, todayâ€™s the day we celebrate
the plight of alcoholism in the Irish the fun-loving spirit of the Irish with good beer and good friends.
Hereâ€™s some factoids from a guy with a bit of the Irish in him:
Over 35 million Americans have Irish blood. But the rest of you are welcome to wear green.
Barack Obama has Irish ancestry. And thatâ€™s not a bad Oâ€™Bama joke.
Twenty-four American presidents have Irish heritage, including the last nine elected presidents dating back to Kennedy.
Andrew Jackson was our most Irish president — both his parents were Irish immigrants.
The first St. Patrickâ€™s Day parade in America was in New York City in 1762. Fourteen years later, nine of the signers of the Declaration of Independence could claim Irish heritage.
Killianâ€™s Irish Red is not an Irish beer. Itâ€™s brewed by Coors. Donâ€™t be fooled.
If your Guinness is cold, itâ€™s too cold. Proper temperature is 45 degrees. Also known as Irish room temperature.
Skip the corned beef.
Happy St. Patrickâ€™s Day, yâ€™all.