Liturgically, at least in New York, today is St Patrick's Day. Because of the extremely early date of Easter this year (this what comes from not listening to the Irish at the Synod of Whitby, I'd say), March 17 falls on the Monday of Holy Week. Feast days can't be celebrated during Holy Week, and Patrick is the patron of the Archdiocese of New York, so it was celebrated today. The Mass, that is. The parade is on Monday.
So Happy Liturgical St. Patrick's Day, everyone!
In case anyone's interested, I found an interesting post on TPM that I think clearly addresses the question of Obama's qualifications and really explains well the problem with Geraldine Ferraro's comments.
Also, I need a new laptop. Any advice? I'm looking at Dell.