Bring Your Own Bible


This morning.

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Pro-life campaigner Cora Sherlock about to vote in the Eighth Amendment referendum. Ms Sherlock was a no-show at the recent Prime Time debate involving Minister for Health Simon Harris.

Earlier: Biblical

Previously: ‘Equitable And Fair’


45 thoughts on “Bring Your Own Bible

      1. scottser

        agree, probably best not to be specific. should we instead imply that ALL no-voting women have faces like the proverbial?

        1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

          now Im laughing when I shouldn’t
          fair to say this has brought the worst out in everyone at some stage
          highly emotive

          1. scottser

            yeah – sod all to do now but stick on the pizza oven, get a few coldies down you and wait for the good news :)

            apropos of nothing, this morning a mousetrap i’s set went off and i could hear the little hoor rattling away – the trap had failed to kill it. so i picked up the mouse and trap – him still wiggling away – and opened the window to sling him over the back wall. i’m a bit of a softy and i wasn’t going to do him in myself. so this fecker manages to wiggle out of the trap and falls onto the roof pitch. he’s looking up at me and i swear he gave me a filthy look as he scuttled off, right as rain.
            i’m voting yes with my respect for life intact.

          2. Janet, I ate my Avatar

            Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous beastie,
            O, what a pannic’s in thy breastie!
            Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
            Wi’ bickering brattle!
            I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee,
            Wi’ murd’ring pattle

    1. MaryLou's ArmaLite

      Unknown, while I disagree with her message, she is a quite competent speaker.

      1. TheRealJane

        It’s odd though, since she was running around the country challenging Simon Harris to debate her.

        1. newsjustin

          To be fair, she was challenging him to debate “us” I think. Not specifically her.

          We’ve yet to hear (and I doubt we ever will) why RTE were pleased to allow Peter Boylan to appear in 2 RTE TV debates but Maria Steen could not be allowed.

          1. mildred st. meadowlark

            I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it’s because she’s an awful dose who gives viewers a headache.

          2. TheRealJane

            In fairness, Peter Boylan does have some actual professional experience and expertise to offer. He is in a position to give a qualified view of how the 8th affects the professional decision making and options in a medical setting, which was a matter of intense interest.

            Good speaker as she undoubtedly I’d, Maria Steen only had the view of an imaginary old man to contribute and in fairness, anyone from the Iona institute is equally qualified to offer that senseless old guff.

          3. Cian

            Possibly because she was also due on the Pat Kenny show the following night. Which would have been 3/3 tv shows?

      2. Nigel

        Probably because it’s Catholic teaching that the best way to avoid abortion is to pull out at the last minute.

      3. IdiotsKnowWhatIdiotsDo

        She pulled out because M.Steen looked/performed better.
        They know there are a lot of simple minded male voters (myself included) undecided and it could swing the vote if the messages was delivered by M.Steen.

      1. Shayna

        I do recall a guy, giving an interview live on-air at SkyNews, it was during The War in Kosovo – he asked where can he pick up his money and he had mentioned to the producer that it should be cash, he thought the interview was over – it really wasn’t.

      1. newsjustin

        I think the bulk of the No campaign wanted Maria Steen as it was felt she’d perform the best.

        RTE wouldn’t allow that (even though they allowed Peter Boylan in the same ciecumstances).

        Seems like RTE and No side then played chicken on the night. RTE would have been water tight if it wasn’t for the Boylan/Steen double standard that nobody can explain. So close RTE, so close.

        1. SOQ

          Well even if what you say is correct, which I doubt, was it not better to proceed as agreed rather than throwing the toys out of the pram?

          1. Frill the 8th

            That was the way to play it alright

            But I have about feeling there’s no love lost between Steen and Sherlock
            Same with the Iona v all the PopUps chipping into their fundraising pool and airtime

          2. realPolithicks

            The anti choicers are just lining up the excuses to explain why they lost.

    1. TheRealJane

      I don’t agree with the while it’s like Trump/brexit thing. I know that’s a handy way for the UK media to explain that you might not get the results you think but I do not believe there’s a load of people all over the country using this vote to send any messages or anything. I think everyone in the booth us voting exactly as they think right.
      There won’t be any prank votes, any oh I just voted no for the laugh/didn’t think it would happen bottomholery here.

      1. rotide


        If there’s one thing that can be said for the bruhaha around this referendum, there really isn’t a sniff of that utterly moronic ‘protest vote’

        1. Nigel

          Plus Brexit and Trump are both heavily aided by low turnout. Doesn’t seem to be the case here.

        2. Andrew

          +1 I was just thinking that. Even the children’s referendum was used to do that.
          Donegal comes to mind

  1. Diddles

    Just back from voting. Maybe it’s because it was 11am and many in work until this evening but it was liking the walking dead over there. Majority were aged 70-85

      1. Rich Uncle Skeleton

        I’ve been seen such indifference before! Because usually people don’t bother expressing it.

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