https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fdW4e-p7XA;&rel=0 https://twitter.com/tvcritics/status/1002672832357203968 Every single talking point is spot on. Not just accurate, but highly relevant too. I know it's edited, but come on -- these folks are just sitting around watching TV! In a foreign country! (Kudos to @tvcritics for posting this video on Twitter.)
In the Irish abortion referendum, the 'No' side -- those campaigning against the repeal of Ireland's archaic Constitutional abortion ban -- certainly had their work cut out. The way the Constitution was worded meant they had to persuade the Irish electorate to defend all of the following: (a) forcing raped pubescent teens to carry unwanted pregnancies to term;... Continue Reading →
(From the Irish Times; HT @solo1y) Does this mean that Catholics who vote to repeal Ireland's abortion ban might be forgiven if they turn up to the Popefest in August? Or partially forgiven if they catch it on TV? I think it does. Spread the word. Every vote counts!
This happened last night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBepD4Mv9zw Host Claire Byrne's opening line revealed what, in retrospect, might kindly be seen as something of a naive ambition: Tonight, everything you need to know about next week's referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Wow, Claire. Everything I need to know? I mean, everything??? Let's just say that this was the... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhF2iq_5dPc;&rel=0 This is one of Ireland's very stable geniuses. If you listen carefully to what he says in this speech, you will learn that multi-billionaire Hungarian-American philanthropist George Soros wants to "smash down" the "gate" (or is it a "shield"? or is it a "walled garden"?) that is the Irish constitution's Eighth Amendment, the "only... Continue Reading →
Project Fear has been ongoing for some time now. Here's a poster urging the plain people of Ireland to vote 'No' to the European Union's Lisbon Treaty back in 2008: I suppose you don't really need me to tell you what happened next. The Lisbon Treaty was eventually passed, after which EU paratroopers stormed into... Continue Reading →
Last night The Dáil (Irish parliament) had to cut short a debate on abortion -- for a second time -- due to quorum issues. According to parliamentary rules, at least twenty TDs (house members) must be in attendance for a debate to be held. Otherwise the speaker can be called upon to shut down proceedings.... Continue Reading →