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Conspiracy Why wasn't the Irish Mob more prevalent than the Italian Mob

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by BennyMuso, May 19, 2019.

  1. IfTheyOnlyKnew

    IfTheyOnlyKnew Well-Known Member POTY The Bar Gold

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    2 real reasons
    1. we understood the language and took over all the union rank and file members (cop, fire, trades)
    2. We don't advertise. We don't have pizzeria's to hang photo's of our mythical Italian heroes.

    Nothing personal. Its the business.
     
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    The Irish knew the smart place to be was under the radar.
     
  4. DarkFriday

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    Because there never has been an Italian Mob.
    They are God fearing, hard working honest Americans in the garbage and construction services.
    Sometimes even pizza.
    You got that?
    I thought so.

    @IfTheyOnlyKnew :hug:
     
  5. Mama looka

    Mama looka Well-Known Member

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    It's a death sentence.
     
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  6. IfTheyOnlyKnew

    IfTheyOnlyKnew Well-Known Member POTY The Bar Gold

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    Yes, this. :)
     
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    The biggest and most successful Irish gangster of all time was actually Joe Kennedy father of JFK and RFK. He made a ton of money during prohibition and even more afterwards by owning all the major whiskey brands and distribution once it was legalized
     
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    ever meet a smart Irish person?
     
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    Almost every Irish person I know is a smart-ass.
     
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    In Boston, they were for a while there after they snitched to the FBI on the Italian crew.
     
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    Are you serious? Plenty!
     
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    Divorce Chicken Bizarre Love Triangle Gold

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    This is a great Michael moment but a continuity mistake in the movie. He'd already been beaten by McCluskey, yet his face is perfectly fine. This was clearly tacked-on and someone forgot to match Pacino's face to the scene.
     
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    Great book about Irish gangsters.
     
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    You sound like one of my friends growing up, we nick-named him "Pino-boy Gambino", because of his (alleged) mob ties.
     
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    The Italian-American mob is largely an import from Italy and much more specifically, southern Italy. It was a heritage immigrants brought with them and a system even the abused understood.

    There were plenty of Irish gangs but I don't think it was as ingrained in the people.
     
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    Yes....I have.
     
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    Because your mother won’t bang micks?
     
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    Yes La Cosa Nostra is a much bigger deal back in Italy than people know with major influence on both the government and the Vatican


    The Irish mob was mostly a bunch of drunken hooligans
     
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