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Looks like I should have gone to press with my “populist landslide” prediction. Exit poll suggests Ireland has well and truly CRUSHED its abortion ban!


Ha! Polls closed 10 minutes ago. The Irish Times, our paper of record, has conducted an exit poll.

Get a load of this baby:

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Pic: Irish Times, go read their report now


I had told folks to expect a decisive margin, but I had been pegging it at 60:40…

Of course this is just an exit poll, but unlike pre-polls, exit polls have really good accuracy. The official margin of error for this one is +/-1.5%. I think that might be moot in this case.

The official count takes place tomorrow morning. There will be another exit poll by the national TV station later tonight.

Folks, I think we got this.

REPEAL THE 8TH!!!!!!!!!

Sorry I need to go on Twitter now. Byeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

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EDIT, 10:36 PM:

I thought this was interesting:

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EDIT, 10:45 PM:

And this:

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EDIT, 10:55 PM:


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EDIT, 11:45 PM

Second exit poll, by the national broadcaster, confirms the result:

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EDIT, 12:35 AM

This is cute:


Okay, time for bed now. Need to get up and celebrate more tomorrow…!

Ireland is voting in its abortion referendum and this is on the FRONT PAGE of its leading national newspaper

(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!

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names are the go-to propaganda tool of unreconstructed fascists

So the White House is now directly referring to the underclass as “animals”:


WHAT: The violent animals of MS-13 have committed heinous, violent attacks in communities across America.

Too many innocent Americans have fallen victim to the unthinkable violence of MS-13’s animals.

At the State of the Union in January 2018, President Trump brought as his guests Elizabeth Alvarado, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez, and Freddy Cuevas, the parents of Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas.  Police believe these young girls were chased down and brutally murdered by MS-13 gang members on Long Island, New York, in 2016. Suffolk County Police Commissioner stated that the “murders show a level of brutality that is close to unmatched.”

In Maryland, MS-13’s animals are accused of stabbing a man more than 100 times and then decapitating him, dismembering him, and ripping his heart out of his body. Police believe MS-13 members in Maryland also savagely beat a 15-year-old human trafficking victim. The MS-13 animals used a bat and took turns beating her nearly 30 times in total.

In Houston, Texas, two MS-13 members were charged after kidnapping and sexually assaulting one girl and murdering another. The two MS-13 animals laughed, smiled, and waved for cameras in court as they faced the charges.

New York communities have suffered tremendously from the abhorrent violence of MS-13. Nearly 40 percent of all murders in Suffolk County, New York between January 2016 and June 2017 were tied to MS-13.

In January 2017, MS-13 members were charged with killing and hacking up a teenager in Nassau County. MS-13’s animals reportedly saw the murder as a way to boost their standing in the gang. In April 2017, police believe four young men were brutally murdered by MS-13 animals on Long Island. One victim was a young man in town visiting family during an Easter week vacation. Just last month, in April 2018, MS-13 reportedly called for its members on Long Island to kill a cop for the sake of making a statement.

WHY: MS-13 is a transnational gang which follows the motto of “kill, rape, control” by committing shocking acts of violence in an attempt to instill fear and gain control.

MS-13 is a transnational gang that has brought violence, fear, and suffering to American communities. MS-13, short for Mara Salvatrucha, commits shocking acts of violence to instill fear, including machete attacks, executions, gang rape, human trafficking, and more. In their motto, the animals of MS-13 make clear their goal is to “kill, rape, control.” The gang has more than 10,000 members in the United States spreading violence and suffering.

Recent investigations have revealed MS-13 gang leaders based in El Salvador have been sending representatives into the United States illegally to connect the leaders with local gang members. These foreign-based gang leaders direct local members to become even more violent in an effort to control more territory.

President Trump’s entire Administration is working tirelessly to bring these violent animals to justice.

Just to clarify, this is an official White House statement, published on behalf of the United States President on

I have no doubt that MS-13 is a despicable gang. Nonetheless, demonizing adversaries by depicting them as animals is simply unbecoming of a civilized state.

But then this is Trump’s America, a state seemingly ever less civilized by the day.

I guess they got the idea from history:

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And you know what they say about history.

It repeats itself.


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