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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

For John, BLUFNow I just have to find something green to wear today.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The Wash Post, via MSM, by Reporter Gillian Brockell, 5 Narch 2020.

Here is the lede plus one:

The miracles of the saints just aren’t appreciated like they used to be.

A 22-year-old Dublin man was hospitalized after being bitten by a snake — the first venomous snake bite reported in Irish history, according to the Irish Post — just weeks before the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day.

Legend has it that Saint Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland more than 1,500 years ago.  Despite this obvious blessing, people can still import them, even venomous ones, as pets.

This was apparently the case with the man who was bitten in late February by a puff adder, a venomous snake native to semiarid regions (i.e. not Ireland).

Wouldn’t you think keeping of a poisonous snake as tempting fate?  Why try to reverse the good works of the good Saint?

May the good Saint bless and keep us, both the genetically Irish and those who have adopted the Green for the day.

Regards  —  Cliff

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