Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Today is the day to honor the patron saint of Ireland. There will be festivals, parades, and flowing green beer. However, VUI offers a very brief take on the man the holiday is about.

St. Patrick was a Roman-British born cleric who went to Ireland and became legend for banishing snakes from the Emerald Isle. Beyond the legend, historians seem to agree that St. Patrick was a major figure who refused gifts from kings and the wealthy and did things as he saw right, whatever the consequences. St. Patrick was at times beaten, robbed, and imprisoned. He was unafraid to speak truth to power and act accordingly. He seemed like a guy VUI would give a guest post to.

So, here’s to St. Patrick. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

1 comment:

  1. WTF? An Irish cracker speaks well of the ultimate Irish cracker? What the hell, you want a cracker, or a cookie? My President will ignore this crackerfest. Crackers like you deserve a prison date, not a holiday. My President will see that this senseless holiday for a pale ass cracker is no longer observed.