You know that you're in enormous trouble when John Waters is the only guy talking sense. John. Fucking. Waters. Jesus tittyfucking christ.
30 percent turnout. 3/10. That's a fail. The reason for that is simple. Irish people have given up. The vivacity, the strength, it's gone, dusted. We are a nation of fucking pussies who don't care anymore.
Again, I'm not an expert on law or anything, but when the supreme court of the country comes along and puts their hands up and says "yeah, lads, your campaign was biased and manipulative. You didn't actually do anything to show the other side of the argument" There is something seriously fucking wrong with the state.
It's a nasty piece of legislation. The rights of the child were always in the Irish constitution. Now, we're allowing ten year olds to have their say (what fucking wee bairn can doo dat?), in order to erode the values of the family, and the fate of something that makes people's lives, falls intae the hands of university psychologists, wrinkly judges, and social workers.
Oh, and this is fucking hilarious.
Despite the plethora of evidence that you know, stable, nuclear families are good and are mandatory for a salubrious, stable happy society, we get this lovely piece of work:
In exceptional cases, where the parents, regardless of their marital status, fail in their duty towards their children to such extent that the safety or welfare of any of their children is likely to be prejudicially affected, the State as guardian of thecommon good shall, by proportionate means as provided by law, endeavour tosupply the place of the parents, but always with due regard for the natural and imprescriptible rights of the child.So, you're telling me, that I can be a good citizen, and at the end of the day, have the same fucking rights as a single "oos ye fucken talken tes?" mother who got knocked up at 16 and beats her bairns with fucking rusty spatulas? Yet ANOTHER reason not to get married!
The arguments for the yes side have all been flawed. Comments of you're scaremongering waaah...quoting the Roscommon Incest case without properly understanding what the bloody fuck went wrong there. Yeah.
Also, like the Barack Obama US Election, I hoped, prayed to christ, that people wouldn't be this fucking stupid. Democracy, on the whole doesn't work. It doesn't work because it is impossible to make a truly well informed decision. It doesn't work because industries seek out regulation give moolah to governments to exploit the previous point. It doesn't work because high IQ people have the same say as a ratfaced fece from Mayo County. Drinken, faiten, schmokin away. It doesn't work because people are easily swayed. It doesn't work because people who are detrimental towards a given society (oh single mothers,Ireland's fastest growing demograph how I know you well) contribute to voting in policies that are first a kink, then a bang, then the fecking door falls in. When you throw democracy into a gimme gime gimme pot with socialism and a multicultural society where human beings have the natural predilection to be adverse to anything different, then the hammer hits the head, and people like Barack Obama get voted in.
Oh, and from now on, minor digression, I'm boycotting RTE 4eva. I'm sick of tired of the South County Dublin biased incestuous rat hole, a vile compendium of shoddy journalism, sensationalism that even fucking Chris Morris couldn't do any better with, and a fucking broadcasting orgo that thinks Miriam Callaghan is just a pair of ferocious tits.