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I Do Declare, It’s Vandalism Most Foul

Thurles.Info’s American correspondent sends us exclusive pictures this morning, fresh from Hollywood in the central region of Los Angeles, in California.

Immigrant, American President Mr Donald Trump, whose ancestry hails (on his father’s side) from the German village of Kallstadt, Palatinate; one of Germany’s 16 federal states, and (on his mother’s side) from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland; will discover today that his five pointed star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’, has been vandalised.

“This is the kind of disrespect shown when truly great men take it upon themselves to make the United States of America, great once again”, stated a leading member of the ever popular Ku Klux Klan.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 such five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars, embedded in the pavements along a 2.1 km (1.3 miles) stretch of Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. These pointed stars are permanent public monuments to the achievements of the wealthy involved in the entertainment industry, and each bears the name and emblem which identifies these individuals, both living and dead, as being actors, directors, musicians, producers, theatrical personnel, fictional characters etc.

Tipperary – The Place, The Time
This ‘Walk of Fame’ is administered by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and its presence attracts a reported 10.5 million visitors annually.

Back here in Thurles, due to the total absence of visiting tourists this year, perhaps our Tipperary politicians, County Councillors and our own Chamber of Commerce might consider a similar project, relating to the soon to be upgraded Liberty Square area of the town; e.g. they could have inserted in our pavements the names of notable people like Queen Elizabeth II, (English Monarch); Suzanna Mary Moynan, (Wife of renowned Irish Artist Richard Thomas Moynan); William Bradshaw and John Cunningham, (Victoria Cross recipients); Kerry Condon, (Actress); Des Hanafin, (Politician); Mary Hanafin, (Politician); Una Healy, (Singer); Patrick Leahy, (Roman Catholic Bishop); Peter O’Meara, (Actor and Singer); Paddy Ryan, (World Heavyweight Champion boxer); Tony Ryan, (Founder of Ryanair); Pat Shortt, (Actor and Comedian), General Richard James Mulcahy (Chief of Staff Irish Volunteers) and Mary Turner CBE, (President of the G.M.B Allied Trade Union, 1997-2017); the list is longer. Perhaps I should include this idea when I forward my submission on the Tipperary County Development Plan.

Here also, like as in Hollywood, we in Thurles can help “maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.”  Indeed no one in Thurles would deface such structures with graffiti, if same were introduced, 😉 , what with our new sensitive CCTV system now fully operational, or is it?

So What Uncouth Barbarian (In Irish – Little Gurrier) Trashed Trump’s Five Pointed Star?
We understand that only two people are being accused behind the scenes, as being suspect to this ‘vandalism most foul’. Yes you have guessed it, (No 1) that well known non American trouble maker, the former US President Barack Hussein Obama, who to our embarrassment, hails from Moneygall on the Tipperary / Offaly border, (To think we actually gave that ‘bousy’ shamrock on eight different occasions), and (No 2) that other thorn-in-the-side, namely the Chairman of the Workers’ Party of North Korea, Mr Kim Jong-un.

Think of the sanctions that could be imposed against Ireland, should it turn out to be Obama. Despite all our bowing, scraping and harp playing offered to Trump, way back in 2013,  sure the Trump International Golf Links at Doonbeg in Co. Clare, gifted to Trump in that year, by a desperate Irish government; same could now cease to exist, with the loss of numerous jobs. Imagine those 100 wealthy Russian businessmen being no longer able to visit the Golf Links at Doonbeg on next St Patrick’s Day. (Ops! maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned the Russians; Robert Mueller’s grand jury could come with a warrant, seeking my extradition).


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