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Now they're investigating Obama's Irish origins.

Is there nothing they won't spend millions or billions to investigate, rather than to pay down the deficit. Republicans will spend money on anything that doesn't make any difference to the economy or to the plight of working or unemployed people. To use James's favourite phrase, Horse apples.

Rob

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who?

and who is paying? Link?

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Republicans arrested??
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They really should date those blogs

The Queen visited Ireland last week, so that's done and dusted. A few Republican sympathisers arrested, but not much trouble considering the history between the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The "Real IRA" has warned they will step up their fight against UK rule in Northern Ireland. It is a splinter group who have murdered a few police in the last two or three years.

I believe I read/heard somewhere that Obama has an ancestor who emigrated to the US from Ireland in the 19th century, but no link.

I haven't heard of any planned demonstrations against Obama.

Mark

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Republicans aka Republicans

It could be easy to confuse one with another since we're talking about the meeting of two countries. The news here was that Obama's visit to Ireland prompted some in that country to dig for any roots he may have there. Because his mother was white and likely to have some European ancestry, finding an Irish link may not be so difficult. It's my understanding that such is indicative of Irish culture and is actually a way to attempt to be more welcoming. It really doesn't matter if these roots can be confirmed or not but, apparently, it's important enough to these people to search the archives for anything that might work. Naturally there will be those who'd want to debunk any findings. Perhaps these are the "republicans" mentioned.

I do think, in this country, we need to keep in mind that our own president doesn't represent the black Africans of the days of slavery. He is of mixed ancestry as are the majority of us here. There's just nothing to make an issue of other than to use the African portion of his genes for some invalid political marketing purposes...positive or negative...whatever that may be.

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More...FWIW
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(NT) Links from Rob? Don't make us laugh!
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Why do you need a link?

It's just ANOTHER diatribe.

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What are they investigating?

Does someone think he's secretly born in Ireland?

<div>Can't find anything about this investigation on the web. Did you make it up?
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No reply?

It was made up, wasn't it?

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(NT) Yep

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