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(Des Moines Register)   Number of drunken Irish expected to decline   (desmoinesregister.com ) divider line
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4468 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Oct 2012 at 8:53 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-10-19 09:00:37 AM  
+1
 
2012-10-19 09:02:52 AM  
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Use up the Irish. The dead cost nothing.
 
2012-10-19 09:09:37 AM  
"Child abuse supporters march against heterosexual women."
 
2012-10-19 09:11:46 AM  
Northern Ireland isn't Ireland.
 
2012-10-19 09:13:08 AM  
They could always bring back the Magdalene Laundries. Link
 
2012-10-19 09:13:38 AM  
Shenanigans!

/got nothing.
 
2012-10-19 09:16:33 AM  
I know this is completely unrelated to the article, but i would just like to say THIS drunken Irishman doesn't decline, he reclines...
 
2012-10-19 09:16:35 AM  
FTA: "The Marie Stopes family planning center will offer the abortion pill to women who are less than nine weeks pregnant, but only if doctors determine they're at risk of death or long-term health damage from their pregnancy."

As abortion regulations go, this seems to be the absolute minimum one can offer, and focuses on preventing harm to women. I cannot understand why anti-abortion supporters, who claim to be pro-life, would agree that putting women's life in danger is totes worth it as long as she pushes out a kid.

Also FTA: "Protesters demanded that the clinic be shut down regardless, lest it become a beachhead for expanding abortion rights in Northern Ireland, the only corner of the United Kingdom that has not legalized abortion on demand.

"We're in 2012. Women's health is not in danger. Women are not dying because they cannot get abortions," said Bernadette Smyth, the Protestant leader of a Belfast anti-abortion group called Precious Life."


Wow... the derp is strong here.
 
2012-10-19 09:17:45 AM  
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Greht - me Irish heritage is teken anuder kick in de feckin' bollocks!
We ain't tall stereotpye cartoons fer feck sakes! Now pass me dat bottle o' Jamesons!
 
2012-10-19 09:19:23 AM  
I used to believe this was a cruel stereotype; being of irish descent myself, and having many family and friends of mixed heritage as well, some with drinkinng problems, some without, I thought it was just a caricature. Then I went to Ireland.

Holy shiat. It is the blessed truth. the Irish drink, and most cannot hold their liquor. It's utter bedlam. I'd compare it to the crack epidemic. The only other place I've ever seen the like is when I visited the res. Indians are exactly the same way with the booze. They simply can not handle it. Its not a hateful thing I'm saying but an absolute objective fact; if you come from one of these ethnicities, you are not equipped to drink.

I think most if the Irish-descended in the US are fairly well mixed with races that can drink more or less responsibly, like the Poles, Germans, French and Italians and that's why we view this very accurate stereotype as somehow hurtful or untrue. Because it is not.
 
2012-10-19 09:23:14 AM  

Savage Bacon: FTA: "The Marie Stopes family planning center will offer the abortion pill to women who are less than nine weeks pregnant, but only if doctors determine they're at risk of death or long-term health damage from their pregnancy."

As abortion regulations go, this seems to be the absolute minimum one can offer, and focuses on preventing harm to women. I cannot understand why anti-abortion supporters, who claim to be pro-life, would agree that putting women's life in danger is totes worth it as long as she pushes out a kid.

Also FTA: "Protesters demanded that the clinic be shut down regardless, lest it become a beachhead for expanding abortion rights in Northern Ireland, the only corner of the United Kingdom that has not legalized abortion on demand.

"We're in 2012. Women's health is not in danger. Women are not dying because they cannot get abortions," said Bernadette Smyth, the Protestant leader of a Belfast anti-abortion group called Precious Life."

Wow... the derp is strong here.


Because they believe that the kid/fetus/embryo is a living person and intentionally killing it is worse than taking a chance that the mother and baby will die.

There are legit reasons to be pro-choice, and I'm not going to go into them or debate it here. But don't dismiss the main reason most pro-lifers (at least those associated with the catholic church) are pro-life. They believe that the unborn are living people and intentionally killing them is wrong. Not that hard to understand.
 
2012-10-19 09:23:35 AM  
So, Irish women and girls will continue to go to London and Liverpool for their abortions, as they have been doing for decades? Alrighty then.
 
2012-10-19 09:37:44 AM  

Debeo Summa Credo: Savage Bacon: FTA: "The Marie Stopes family planning center will offer the abortion pill to women who are less than nine weeks pregnant, but only if doctors determine they're at risk of death or long-term health damage from their pregnancy."

As abortion regulations go, this seems to be the absolute minimum one can offer, and focuses on preventing harm to women. I cannot understand why anti-abortion supporters, who claim to be pro-life, would agree that putting women's life in danger is totes worth it as long as she pushes out a kid.

Also FTA: "Protesters demanded that the clinic be shut down regardless, lest it become a beachhead for expanding abortion rights in Northern Ireland, the only corner of the United Kingdom that has not legalized abortion on demand.

"We're in 2012. Women's health is not in danger. Women are not dying because they cannot get abortions," said Bernadette Smyth, the Protestant leader of a Belfast anti-abortion group called Precious Life."

Wow... the derp is strong here.

Because they believe that the kid/fetus/embryo is a living person and intentionally killing it is worse than taking a chance that the mother and baby will die.

There are legit reasons to be pro-choice, and I'm not going to go into them or debate it here. But don't dismiss the main reason most pro-lifers (at least those associated with the catholic church) are pro-life. They believe that the unborn are living people and intentionally killing them is wrong. Not that hard to understand.


I misspoke. I understand their viewpoint, but I completely disagree with it. They claim to cherish life, and yet see no issue with risking a woman's life and potentially the very thing inside her they are so hellbent to protect. They leave things to faith, luck, the magic sky fairy or what have you. The woman is a fully grown living person, yet they put a barely evolved clump of cells above that. Ridiculous.
 
2012-10-19 09:47:50 AM  
If you run about willy-nilly aborting you'll have no youngsters for the priests to diddle. And we can't have that can we?
Suffering the catholic church's wanton disregard for the sanctity of children isn't enough. Make More babies NOW.

Here's a thought, why don't the high minded protesters raise the children? When you decide to take on an issue you take on ALL the issue not just the juicy parts.

Wonder when the Irish will start suffering the visitations from the ANTI-ABORTION DEATH SQUADS FOR GOD?

www.historycommons.org 

Saints Preserve Us
 
2012-10-19 10:22:29 AM  

Savage Bacon: As abortion regulations go, this seems to be the absolute minimum one can offer, and focuses on preventing harm to women. I cannot understand why anti-abortion supporters, who claim to be pro-life, would agree that putting women's life in danger is totes worth it as long as she pushes out a kid.


Because "long-term health damage" includes mental health, and it's trivially easy to find doctors who for a small payment will certify that a woman's mental health is at risk if she continues with the pregnancy. It was recently found that a lot of abortion clinics in mainland UK kept stocks of pre-signed forms to say this.

I'm not taking sides here, by the way, just pointing out how it works in practice.
 
2012-10-19 10:24:41 AM  
The only thing I'm sure of concerning the Irish and alcohol is that in the USA St. Patrick's Day is a excuse for absolutely anybody to wear something green and guzzle cheap booze till they puke on the sidewalk.

As for abortion, every woman everywhere should be free to have an abortion for any reason or none. And some should be compelled to do so upon medical advice, such as carrying a severely farked-up fetus.
 
2012-10-19 10:41:05 AM  

The One True TheDavid: As for abortion, every woman everywhere should be free to have an abortion for any reason or none


At eight months and two weeks?
 
2012-10-19 11:00:42 AM  

orbister: The One True TheDavid:

As for abortion, every woman everywhere should be free to have an abortion for any reason or none

At eight months and two weeks?


On a severely farked up fetus, yes.

For a normal fetus I'd rather she either carried it for two more weeks or had it removed by C-section, and IMHO it would be malpractice for an MD to not recommend those options. However a fetus is not a person until it's out of the woman's body and has drawn its own first breath, so she should retain that legal right despite (my personal view that under that circumstance she should refrain from exercising it).

Of the two options I suggested, the C-section, accompanied by renouncing all parental rights and putting it up for adoption, would be preferrable. It's the middle ground.
 
2012-10-19 11:12:58 AM  
That's Norther Ireland tardmitter, they're Northern Irish, not Irish, completely different, almost like Canadian/American.

You farking clown.
 
2012-10-19 11:38:47 AM  

The One True TheDavid:
On a severely farked up fetus, yes.


How severely? In the UK you can get a late termination for a cleft lip - which is easily treatable with a straightforward operation shortly after birth.

What changes at birth which suddenly makes a person?
 
2012-10-19 12:07:22 PM  

Cormee: That's Norther Ireland tardmitter, they're Northern Irish, not Irish, completely different, almost like Canadian/American.

You farking clown.


Those crazy folks up North!
*crosses Northern Ireland off places I could live*
 
2012-10-19 01:43:05 PM  
An Irishman who had a little too much to drink is driving home from the city one night and, of course, his car is weaving violently all over the road.

A cop pulls him over. "So," says the cop to the driver, "where have ya been?" "Why, I've been to the pub of course," slurs the drunk.

"Well," says the cop, "it looks like you've had quite a few to drink this evening." "I did all right," the drunk says with a smile.

"Did you know," says the cop, standing straight and folding his arms across his chest, "that a few intersections back, your wife fell out of your car?"

"Oh, thank heavens," sighs the drunk.
"For a minute there, I thought I'd gone deaf."

Or how about:

McQuillan walked into a bar and ordered martini after martini, each time removing the olives and placing them in a jar. When the jar was filled with olives and all the drinks consumed, the Irishman started to leave.

"S'cuse me," said a customer, who was puzzled over what McQuillan had done. "What was that all about?"

"Nothing," said the Irishman, "my wife just sent me out for a jar of olives."
 
2012-10-19 04:25:05 PM  
Damn, time to sell my stock in the irish wire coathanger company
 
2012-10-19 07:39:48 PM  
Q: What's the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral?

A: One less drunk Irishman.
 
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