A Queens state senator is proposing giving kids in Irish-American communities March 17 off. According to the Times Union, State Senator Tony Avella of Queens has introduced a bill that would give kids in Irish-leaning communities the day off from school. According to the article, Avella says recognition of the Irish holiday is long overdue.

First, let me say I LOVE the idea of making St. Patrick's Day a holiday. I am part Irish and I celebrate every year. But there is one big flaw in the Senator's plan. The bill proposes that communities with at least 7.5 percent Irish Americans get the school day off.

But I do not see how this adds up. Doesn't he know everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day? :)