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Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006, 10:45 am

Thats right ye worthless wee prick, do your U turn - Prime Minister. The Associated Press reported yesterday that Prime Minister Bertie Ahern pledged to allow civil unions for homosexuals. This is about two or three months since he said Ireland wasn't ready the introduction of that particular basic human right.

I love it when they don't even have the basic respect to get the title right though, thats some tasty contempt.

Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006 11:25 am (UTC)

My theory is that the cabinet took a look at Ms Zappone and Mr Gilligan and realised they were screwed. Two women with the brains, legal knowledge, guts and (probably) financial means to take on the state: Bertie & co won't know what hit them.

And the media not bothering to use the proper titles just makes me want to strangle someone!

Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006 11:35 am (UTC)

Nah, I reckon they've got a scandal brewing and this'll be an easy bone to throw the media for a few weeks to act as a smokescreen. Bertie & Co are famously capable of ignoring problems and two lesbians aren't entirely newsworthy unless they're 20-25 with model physiques and a tendency towards exhibitionism. Naked exhibitionism.

Most of the time I'd agree with you on the media thing but I think its just gloriously indicative of the regard our country and leaders are held in internationally.

Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006 12:42 pm (UTC)

You're probably right. I have obviously not yet attained the proper level of cynicism to cope with this government. I'm working on it, though. :)