Conservatism

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: WOWZERS! 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 […]

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 YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIOLENT ANIMALS OF MS-13 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 […]

If nobody can lie, then truth ceases to exist

This happened last night: 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 […]

This pro-life activist has a foolproof plan to reduce abortion numbers, and it involves only a *little* racism

It is well known that around 3,500 women travelled from Ireland to Britain to get abortions in 2016, which, from a population of around 4.5 million, is a rather high number. So how does this anti-abortion activist from Ireland’s Life Institute play down the numbers? Well, over to her… In […]

Reproductive rights in Ireland will lead to “normalisation of sex slavery”, “euthanasia”, and “the killing of political opponents”, according to local councillor who is not exaggerating at all

Is it libel if the person actually said it? Oh well. This guy has been saying stuff. A whole lot of stuff actually. Today he’s been discussing the forthcoming abortion referendum in Ireland: A COUNTY councillor has defended claims that the abolition of the Eighth Amendment will lead to sex […]