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John Waters

‘The tenor of the contest has been so nauseating that the deepest parts of my psyche had begun to anticipate this outcome.

It was little things: the frivolity of the Yes side: “Run for Repeal”; “Spinning for Repeal”; “Walk your Dog for Repeal”; “Farmers for Yes”; “Grandparents for Repeal,” which ought to have been “Grandparents for Not Having Grandchildren.”

This, like the same-sex marriage referendum in 2015, was a carnival referendum: Yessers chanting for Repeal, drinking to Repeal, grinning for the cameras as they went door-to-door on the canvass of death.

Today, Ireland dances on the graves of little children. It is a country where freedom means the right to do just about anything you please, without risk of consequences.

On the day of the vote, the media gave us a picture of our Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, grinningly dropping his vote into a ballot box, over the headline: “All the lads in the gym are voting yes.”

It is the epitaph of the country I grew up in, the only one I had to call home, this ancient land, traceable into antiquity by its piety, its valor, and its sufferings.

This fool we are obliged to call Taoiseach (Chieftain), this man without qualities—who entered the last election three short years ago as “pro-life”—has led my people into a hell beyond imagining.’

John Waters. Ireland: An Obituary

He’s taking it well.

Ireland: An Obituary by John Waters (First Things)

Steady on.

Pro-lifer Enda Sherlock (brother of TheLiberal.ie editor Leo and Savethe8’s Cora) predicts trouble whatever the result on May 25.

FIGHT!

Catholic Adoption  Agency?

Via Leo Shook TBH

Meanwhile…

There you go now.

Hardcore.

Any excuse.

Previously: Elaine Byrne on Broadsheet

OK, which one of you did this?

Nat writes:

When you’re the movie critic whose one bad review prevents the new Marvel movie from hitting 100%, you need to be ready for the onslaught of endless hordes of butthurt fanboys.

Today, that’s Ed Power of the Irish Indo….

FIGHT!

Black Panther reviews (Rotten Tomatoes)

Black Panther first review: ‘It is expected to stand for something bigger than itself – the strain is visible’ (Ed Power, Indpendent.ie)

Today’s Irish Times

Nat writes:

So the alleged victim in the Ulster rugby rape case goes on the stand yesterday, having already said she was terrified she’d have to face Ulster rugby if the case went to trial.

Who decides to turn up in court on the day she gives evidence? Their captain Rory Best and a teammate.

Team-mates show support for accused at Belfast court (Independent)

Coverage of abortion referendum in Brietbart

Paul Hosford tweetz:

Notorious hard leftist Leo Varadkar has made Breitbart. Or as the piece continually calls him: Leo Vradaka…

Earlier: “I Changed My Language And Attitude To Abortion in 1983”

Gulp.

Danny Healy Rae snacks during a Dáil debate yesterday.

It’s frankly disgNOMNOMNOMNOM

Gulp.

Irexit Freedom To Prosper

Meanwhile…

Anyone?

Gulp.

Puffins?

Meanwhile…

Over 4,000 Facebook users in the Boston area have RSVP’d to attend the event they’re calling “Scream helplessly at the sky on the anniversary of the election.” Another 33,000 have expressed interest in attending the event at the 383-year-old Boston Common

Anguished Liberals Plan to ‘Scream Helplessly at the Sky’ on Anniversary of Trump Election (Pjmedia)