How the South Side Irish Parade began.

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Anne Coakley, now 32, was a founding parade marcher of the South Side Irish Parade when she was 2 years old. How cute.

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Your number 11 tip should be, if your looking for a Miller Lite (number 1 selling beer on the South Side) on Western Ave. you won't find it. Budweiser locks out Miller Lite from selling its beer. You get stuck drinking Budweisers crap beers they offer.

But, go any place around the parade and you can find the best beer on the South Side.

A real parade vet.

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Hey Mark,



a comment on your article about the St. Drunken's South Side parade. Please you honestly would catagorize this as a happening event, it's assinine. But I guess there is an old saying, stupid is as stupid does, and this people are not only stupid but they are worse than animals. Believe me I live in Oak Lawn, I have been to these parades, in fact I was in the parade 4 years ago on the Guinness float no less.



There is nothing more indicative of family fun than to see young punks pueking on the street, before the parade even starts, and there is nothing more classier and sexier than seeing young Irish little lasses squatting down and peeing in an alley, oh that is so world class dude!!



Worse yet there is nothing more frustrating, than to drive forever and not find a spot or to walk from crowded bar to crowded bar take an hour to get a drink, and take an hour an a half just to go to the bathroom, what a day, then to see a bunch of amateurs who can't hold their liquor. Please dude I think I'll just stay home thank you, oh by the way dude, the biggest response the whole day is for the NYPD and NYFD for your information.



In closing, I thank the good Lord above me day after day after day that I am NOT Irish, I'm Italian and Greek I don't think it gets much better than that. And and and I don't need 1 day out of the year to celebrate my heritages, I live it and breathe it 24-7 365 or this year 366.

And finally you had an article about a chap named Tommy Sexton, whom you label a character, I think that dude is a complete asswipe!!



Thank you for your time,



Luke Buonaiuto

Oak Lawn

I THANK GOD I WON'T ATTEND THE PARADE ANYMORE YET MAYBE I SHOULD ALONE, AFTER OVER 20 YEARS OF BEING MARRIED TO A FULL BLOODED IRISH POLICEMAN WE ATTENDED THIS AFFAIR EVERY YEAR WITH CHILDREN IN GREEN.PROUDLY TO SAY WERE IRISH AND HIT THE LOCAL SOUTH SIDE PUBS AND THAN AT THE END OF THE EVENING HE REPEATEDLY BEAT ME. NO GOOD MEMORIES FOR ME.MAYBE SOMEDAY I'LL LOVE BEING IRISH AGAIN.I'M ALONE NOW SO I'M WORKING ON IT!

How the South Side Irish Parade began...

5,000 drunk Irish guys crashed their cars and decided to walk home.

Hey Mr. Italian/Greek...You say the Irish celebrate their heritage once a year? How dumb ARE you? Everyone is proud of their heritage and just because there's a St. Patrick's Day Parade doesn't mean the Irish celebrate their heritage once a year...Think before you write or you'll sound as dumb as you do now every time. Go eat a gyro and get some product for your hair dummy...

I blame the Suntimes as much as I blame Fonzie from Oak Lawn for publishing such an idiotic article, or better described as incoherent ramblings about the south side parade. Simple solution stay in Oak Lawn with your camero, I.O.U. letterman jackets and jordache jeans! Who was foolish enough to invite you to be in the parade anyway? I guess as every village needs an idiot ever parade needs a Luke Buonaiuto.

To the Suntimes editors: If these statements were made in reference to certain other ethnicities, or races there would be protests for publishing such idiotic statements. Exercise better judgment and class it up!

If you think your race is being picked on, you should read Mary Mitchell's blog some time.

... or better yet, read 85% of all the blogs on the internet.

Sure, Italian culture looks pretty solid until you hear the part about Mousollini, and that other little thing about the Sicilian mafia. The Greeks invented tragedy by the way.

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Mark Konkol covers city neighborhoods for the Chicago Sun-Times. You can e-mail him or call (312) 321-2146.

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