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RuthlessBurgher
12-14-2012, 04:30 PM
Dan Rooney to step down Friday as ambassador to Ireland
December 13, 2012 5:15 pm

Dan Rooney will resign as U.S. ambassador to Ireland Friday after more than three years serving as President Barack Obama's top diplomat in Dublin.

The resignation, which has been expected for some time, will allow the 80-year-old Steelers chairman emeritus to return home to Pittsburgh with wife Patricia after serving as ambassador since July 2009. Mr. Rooney was a vocal supporter of Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential run, which led to his appointment, but he had been involved in Irish causes for decades, co-founding the American Ireland Fund with former H.J. Heinz Co. president Tony O'Reilly in 1976.

Mr. Rooney became the first U.S. ambassador to visit all 32 counties in Ireland, north and south, and spent much of his time in the country to boosting the Irish economy after its 2008 collapse. Other diplomatic issues included the thorny matter of undocumented Irish working in the United States; welcoming new immigrants into Ireland; addressing global security concerns; and meeting with U.S. military personnel as they stopped in Shannon in Western Ireland on their way home.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/politics-national/dan-rooney-to-step-down-friday-as-ambassador-to-ireland-666224/

lloydroid
12-14-2012, 05:49 PM
What's this have to do with Steelers' football?

BigRob
12-14-2012, 06:34 PM
What's this have to do with Steelers' football?

I don't want to be mean, but you are an idiot sometimes. What does an OWNER of the Steelers have to do with Steelers football?

Not to mention that he has not been a part of running the team on a day to day basis for 3 years. Some think he will come back and be more involved and that is a good thing.

lloydroid
12-14-2012, 07:12 PM
I don't want to be mean, but you are an idiot sometimes. What does an OWNER of the Steelers have to do with Steelers football?

Not to mention that he has not been a part of running the team on a day to day basis for 3 years. Some think he will come back and be more involved and that is a good thing.

That's the whole point: He hasn't had anything to do with running the team for 3 years, so why is this relative? And, he ain't gonna be running the team now; he is 80 years-old and running a $1 billion plus entity is not something that 80-year-olds should be doing (unless you want an end product like the Raiders and the 80-year-old Al Davis.)

And ad hominem attacks are not tolerated here, so I am expecting the mods to admonish you for calling me an idiot. If not, they are not following their own rules.

BigRob
12-14-2012, 07:16 PM
why is this relative?

Ha ha, this is very freudian. Psst, by the way, you meant "relevant" i'm sure. Have your english teacher explain it to you tomorrow at elementary school.


And ad hominem attacks are not tolerated here, so I am expecting the mods to admonish you for calling me an idiot. If not, they are not following their own rules.

You've been doing it to yourself the last three days. Either your 10 and stole your dads log in information, or your chronologically stuck at that age.

If you can't see how Dan Rooney is relevant to the Steelers, the idiot shoe fits. How many 80 yr olds you know are coherent and together enough to be an ambassador? You bet your sweet ass he has plenty of input not only into the Steelers, but into the league as a whole.

SidSmythe
12-14-2012, 07:17 PM
That's the whole point: He hasn't had anything to do with running the team for 3 years, so why is this relative? And, he ain't gonna be running the team now; he is 80 years-old and running a $1 billion plus entity is not something that 80-year-olds should be doing (unless you want an end product like the Raiders and the 80-year-old Al Davis.)

And ad hominem attacks are not tolerated here, so I am expecting the mods to admonish you for calling me an idiot. If not, they are not following their own rules.

LloydDroid.... do you yapp your mouth off like this in the real world. I am sure you are adored by many in the workplace and your friends don't talk behind your back. :roll:

Eddie Spaghetti
12-14-2012, 07:20 PM
if you don't think dan rooney is relative to steelers football, you are dumber than a bag of doorknobs.

please go back to whatever rock you crawled out from under back in august.

lloydroid
12-14-2012, 07:24 PM
Dan Rooney has little to nothing to do with Steeler football from now on. What can't you grasp about that? And Eddie, your troglodyte traits have been well-documented, so, be well. There is nothing wrong with workers.

BigRob
12-14-2012, 07:35 PM
Dan Rooney has little to nothing to do with Steeler football from now on.

Idiotic statement by :Gasp: an idiot. :loser

D Rock
12-14-2012, 07:36 PM
Dan Rooney has little to nothing to do with Steeler football from now on. What can't you grasp about that? And Eddie, your troglodyte traits have been well-documented, so, be well. There is nothing wrong with workers.


Golly jeepers he's one a dem future knower folk!

lloydroid
12-14-2012, 07:36 PM
Ha ha, this is very freudian. Psst, by the way, you meant "relevant" i'm sure. Have your english teacher explain it to you tomorrow at elementary school.



You've been doing it to yourself the last three days. Either your 10 and stole your dads log in information, or your chronologically stuck at that age.

If you can't see how Dan Rooney is relevant to the Steelers, the idiot shoe fits. How many 80 yr olds you know are coherent and together enough to be an ambassador? You bet your sweet ass he has plenty of input not only into the Steelers, but into the league as a whole.

No, I meant "relative."



rel·a·tive
[rel-uh-tiv] Show IPA
noun
1.
a person who is connected with another or others by blood or marriage.
2.
something having, or standing in, some relation to something else.
3.
something dependent upon external conditions for its specific nature, size, etc. ( opposed to absolute ).
4.
Grammar . a relative pronoun, adjective, or adverb.
adjective
5.
considered in relation to something else; comparative: the relative merits of democracy and monarchy.
6.
existing or having its specific nature only by relation to something else; not absolute or independent: Happiness is relative.
7.
having relation or connection.
8.
having reference or regard; relevant; pertinent (usually followed by to ): to determine the facts relative to an accident.
9.
correspondent; proportionate: Value is relative to demand.

Now, let's see if you can figure it out.

Eddie Spaghetti
12-14-2012, 07:36 PM
I usually don't respond to your idiocy.

the way you grasp at the english language amuses me, but your incessant ramblings are tiresome and insufferable.

you come off as a spoiled 3rd grader.

D Rock
12-14-2012, 07:43 PM
Dan Rooney no longer being Ambassador to Ireland: it's a stretch, but it can be argued to not be relevant to the Steelers, considering the article talked only about his political position and not how he would interact with the team going forward

Dan Rooney no longer being Ambassador to Ireland: 100% relative to the Steelers, since he is their owner


Your attempt to use the dictionary has backfired on you this time, buddy.

BigRob
12-14-2012, 07:43 PM
I swear you must be in grade school or middle school. You may have meant to use "relative", but it was incorrect usage when "relevant" is clearly superior contextually.

Please leave the computer lab and go back to class.

I'm also done responding to your idiotic replies and post. Your like a Transformer. Clearly more than meets the eye. More troll than fan.

squidkid
12-14-2012, 09:15 PM
Ha ha, this is very freudian. Psst, by the way, you meant "relevant" i'm sure. Have your english teacher explain it to you tomorrow at elementary school.



You've been doing it to yourself the last three days. Either your 10 and stole your dads log in information, or your chronologically stuck at that age.

If you can't see how Dan Rooney is relevant to the Steelers, the idiot shoe fits. How many 80 yr olds you know are coherent and together enough to be an ambassador? You bet your sweet ass he has plenty of input not only into the Steelers, but into the league as a whole.


just curious, what type of imput has he had on the team and league the last 3 years?

SteelCrazy
12-14-2012, 09:45 PM
WTF?? All the whiners, winers, weiners, and wieners please go to another forum to discuss your politics. Thats pretty much everyone, aside from myself and the op.

fordfixer
12-14-2012, 09:54 PM
Steelers chairman emeritus to return home to Pittsburgh

Looks relevant to the Steelers to me

RuthlessBurgher
12-15-2012, 05:22 PM
WTF?? All the whiners, winers, weiners, and wieners please go to another forum to discuss your politics. Thats pretty much everyone, aside from myself and the op.

As the op, I must say that I am only interested in winners, like Dan Rooney, not whiners, winers, weiners, and wieners. :tt1