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iknowtheop

That looney lives up the road from me, always cross the road when I see him.


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Stalloned

Projection as always from the bearded lad, asking about Garda clearance while he himself constantly caused trouble in Galway and had a warrant out for him at one point after he told a Garda he'd kill him and his family. Aggressive looper.


TheFreemanLIVES

Wild stories about him and the ex-pbp candidate fighting on coke at a squat party...Galway sure do make them.


iknowtheop

Go on, tell us the story


PaddyLostyPintman

The ex pbp one is the same one who smashed up a womans phone and threatened to hospitalise her for rejecting him ? Galways mad


Ok-Cry-8340

Is he a kind of Tommy Robinson type?


JizzumBuckett

State of them. Would they not go away and ride each other or something? Miserable fucking heads on them.


Perpetual_Doubt

OP calling them fascists is falling into the American social media trap of seeing everything as some giant conflict for the future of civilisation. This is the crusty "think of the children" brigade with too much time on their hands that have barely concealed rosary beads. This post, and the tweet from which it sprang, are exactly what they are looking for - media attention, opposition, and being as they would see it, maligned by those with "sinister motives".


SaranamGacchami1

" have you got Garda Clarence to speak to a 15".. what the fuck is wrong with these people


waste_and_pine

Its the "Joe Duffy gives cancer to babies" guy, insnt it?


YellingAtTheClouds

He might need to check with the Garda before he talks to 15 year olds and assumes the same of others


AnimeTittyaddict

The funny part is he looks like that sort of person lmao.


DribblingGiraffe

What do I do if a 15 year old speaks to me? Do I run away? start screaming? Pretend they don't exist?


egapx

Oh you have to get Garda clearance apparently


deeringc

If you play dead they will eventually lose interest and leave.


DamoAIT

They want us all to live in their version of Ballygobackwards Ireland. Most of whom are probably professional dole queue members, who spend too much time on social media


JealousInevitable544

Low intelligence.


Pointlessillism

They each the idiots of their respective villages.


SnooShortcuts1829

Westport's looking well.


useibeidjdweiixh

"You're no craic at all" lol


Sitting8uffalo

Happy Cake Day!


useibeidjdweiixh

Thanks, I actually bought a cake today before I realised 😅


SalaciousSunTzu

Comedians and people in plays have dressed as women for centuries. Just like a comedian and a play, it can be suitable for children and sometimes not. One being unsuitable doesn't inherently make all the same. People have this obsession with anything gay related being about sex and what happens in the bedroom. I've seen people making conversations with little boys and girls joking, asking if they have a boyfriend or girlfriend or if they want to marry a prince/princess. The likes of these people would say you're spreading pedophilia if you asked e.g a boy if they had a girlfriend or boyfriend. It's not considered sexual in reverse but this would be "inappropriate" because people can't separate sex and gay in their head


Dat_name_doe2

Why would you think a logical, well reasoned argument would work on these people? If it did they wouldn't be there.


Important_Farmer924

That one straight lad you knew who thought EVERY gay guy wanted to ride him.


relax_carry_on

My wife recognised one of the "protesters". For that unfortunate "protester", it's a case of one braincell keeping the other one company " so god knows if she understands what she's protesting about.


ColmM36

If it's the same person I'm thinking then you are right. I used to work in a pub in Westport and would have this person come in regularly. Very hard to deal with. They had a fixation on a member of staff, and would always be asking for him. I'd have to go out and explain why they can't come in, or why the other staff member was away. The same person left a "note" one day for the other staff member. It was a song and had some of the most disturbing lyrics I'd ever read


JustMeHere8431

What’s going on? What’s your man with the beard on about ?


c08306834

The thing I never get about these people is how does any of this concern them? Need to live everyone else's lives for them.


Important_Farmer924

And are the first to complain about their rights being infringed on in even the slightest possible way.


iknowtheop

They have fuck all else to do. I doubt they have jobs.


DamoAIT

Professional Dole Queuers


FoxHill2596

Being a Facebook/YouTube researcher is a job, thank you very much...


TheBatmanIRL

Opens link to see where in Mayo was this, oh right beside me.... Jebus.


Noitsactuallynook

Yeah but the protestors not from Westport I'd say


TheBatmanIRL

The ring leader isn't but a few with the signs are locals.


luzzyfumpkins92

Shocked to see O'Flaherty somewhat sober.....


SmartPomegranate4833

Imagine waking up on a Saturday morning and thinking hmm a great day to attack someone for accepting themselves. Where do they get the energy.


Important_Farmer924

From their bottomless pit of misery and ignorance.


deeringc

Religion


sherbert-nipple

Imagine the amount of energy they have to dedicate to hate. Like fuck man, chill out


Aluminarty666

Pricks alright but not sure about fascists


PaddyLostyPintman

Yeah people love throwing that word around


netherworldite

Using the word "fascist" to describe these people is an insult to the millions of victims of fascism IMO. OP is clearly being influenced by American politics. There's another word we use for people like this here in Ireland: cunts.


a_claimed_username

What's a drag queen story time?


Ok-Cry-8340

Christmas panto


cadre_of_storms

Exactly what it sounds like. A drag queen reads stories to children. It's done in book shops and is very public. And there's nothing coarse or adult about it. The idea is to show that drag is not something to be feared.


a_claimed_username

Like specifically designed for children?


Ithinkthatsgreat

It would be established drag queens who perform in bars etc doing it specifically for children yes. Many children enjoy the overt makeup/outfits/colours and “character” of drag queens (think Panto dame)


a_claimed_username

Oh yea, those lads who do the minstrel shows about women. I love them


Ithinkthatsgreat

I have no idea what that comment means


a_claimed_username

[Them lads who put on the ugly makeup and dance around like a minstrel show](https://philadelphiaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/DragEric-scaled.jpg)


Ithinkthatsgreat

I don’t get the reference between chocolate and drag queens but yep you’re absolutely correct about the makeup although I’d argue that it’s a form of art how they can change their face shape etc


a_claimed_username

minstrel shows are art


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I would trust naked twerking drag queens alone with my children over these greasy right wingers any day.


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That's not saying much about the former group.


Ok-Understanding7644

Shows how demented you are.


cnxld

Shows how little attention you pay to how many right wing nutters are also pedos, compared to children finding out it’s okay to be yourself because, literally, that’s all story time amounts to.


GoneRampant1

Remember the golden rule of the internet: "Every Republican accusation is just a confession."


CorballyGames

Actual fascists or just "I don't like them" fascists? Im sorry but this drag story time is the fucking WORST idea to copy from the yanks, they really did have issues with nonces there.


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The government and LGBT lobby are gearing up to trample all over the rights of parents who do not want to permit their children to change gender, so do spare us that nonsense about parents right, when these people will happily attack them.


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You were clearly talking about parents rights, that is the basis for which you think such events should proceed.


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waste_and_pine

The guy stood for election in 2020, on an anti-immigration, anti-islam and "cultural conservation" platform. Seems pretty fascist really.


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Aunt__Aoife

Ehhh, fairly close to it. Would call him a crypto-fascist myself


Fargrad

That just sounds like a normal Conservative. Fascism has a would be dictator


Ok-Understanding7644

So everyone right wing is a fascist?


Dark_Trooper_V2

According to the left and libs...yes, also make sure your dont disagree with them in even the smallest way...you FASCIST 😅


Elemental-5

> they really did have issues with nonces there. Any real examples of this? Wiki says there are 50+ groups of Drag Queens reading stories internationally and I can't find a single instance of a "nonce", just untrue claims and right wingers protesting the events.


CorballyGames

[Very easy to find](https://www.newsweek.com/sex-offender-busted-drag-queen-who-read-book-children-city-library-1365384) [Snopes confirmed](https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/drag-queen-library-convicted/) [this one more tangential but a judge sponsoring the event was also arrested for CP](https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/drag-queen-library-convicted/)


Hazederepal

[Here's another recent one](https://www.pennlive.com/crime/2022/06/central-pa-drag-queen-activist-charged-with-25-counts-of-child-pornography-police.html).


CorballyGames

Depressing stuff, moreso that people get angry at you for pointing them out.


Hazederepal

It's unfair and untrue to claim they are all at it but it does happen - unfortunately some predators will use their drag act as a medium to gain access to victims, much like how many joined the Church.


CorballyGames

There's some clown in the thread pretending pointing out the problem, which happened repeatedly, is the same as homophobia and racism. This is exactly how predators get into these events, because there's people like that who will shut down any questions that should be asked first, just like the Not ALL Priests, or "Well I never saw it in my church" people.


Hazederepal

The fact is that there should be the same level of safeguarding for this as there is for any program involving adults working with children. I've notice this strange concept that some people want to believe in, that seemingly only heterosexual men are capable of child abuse, that the very virtue of being gay makes you a good person who is only capable of good deeds. Immediately jumping to the "homophobic stereotype" argument will only protect abusers going forward and put children at risk.


Hallyug

Congrats you are now a FACIST /s


cnxld

Thanks for perpetuating the stereotype that gay men are pedos in disguise. Really glad we’re back to doing that, even better it’s coming from the right wing of the US. Hurray for propaganda.


CorballyGames

Its coming from the news stories where predators are infiltrating these events.


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CorballyGames

G'way with that nonsense. I never said any such thing, you're strawmanning this into homophobia when all I said is that the events have had a lot of issues. If anything you're the one perpetuating stereotypes by assuming these events represent all gay men. >I'm sure you were one of those people complaining that BLM marches in Ireland were stupid and a waste of time, Well you're a nasty piece of work, turning concern about children into homophobia and now racism. Seems the only one conditioned by toxic online culture is you.I provided links, you provide nothing but scorn and hate. Im blocking you, sort yourself out.


likeAdrug

“Drag queens are adult entertainment”. Imagine, he took the time to make that sign. Christ on a bike do these people not have lives that they have to worry about what others are doing?


deargearis

What about kids pantomimes?


JizzumBuckett

I mean, I wouldn't take my young fella to a drag show but I wouldn't imagine that too many drag queens are aiming for the children's market anyway. These people are busybody cunts who couldn't mind their own business to save their lives. The bang of misery off them.


SalaciousSunTzu

You could say the same about not taking a kid to e.g a Tommy Tiernan standup show but would have no problem taking a kid to an event of him reading to kids. People can't separate gay and sex in their mind. Anything gay is perceived sexual by people


thisshortenough

Sure CBeebies did story time with Rege Jean Page reading the story. It was a bit tongue in cheek because there were definitely a lot of people tuning in to watch gorgeous Rege read a story in his smooth voice. But ultimately it was still him just reading a kids book, any child could tune in and be grand. That doesn't mean you'd just let them watch Season 1 Episode 5 of Bridgerton


JizzumBuckett

Yeah, of course; you make the decision on whether you bring kids or not based on what you consider to be appropriate as a parent. The problem with these types is they want everyone else to conform to their narrow view of the world and sexuality. Now, in looking at that crowd, one thing I'm definitely not thinking is "These seem like reasonable, well rounded people." They seem angry, bitter and miserable to be around; almost resentful of people who are not.


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And the men who caricature women as materialistic bimbos are open minded?


JizzumBuckett

You're making the assumption that all drag shows are the same which..... isn't very open minded now, is it?


[deleted]

I am not open minded, I never said I was, I see no virtue or nobility in being open minded. You think being open minded is good, yet you support people with a very narrow and offensive grasp of what women look like. You can try and argue about the diversity of drag queens but I've seen enough of them to know the differences are negligible.


SalaciousSunTzu

Offensive grasp of what women look like? Do they look like they're trying to dress like normal day to day average women. Drag is about embracing over the top femininity, if you think that's an attack on women I don't know. I know more girls who watch drag race than guys


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JizzumBuckett

Why not, I suppose?


Aunt__Aoife

Some of those kids might learn to recognise themselves as they grow up and learn to see things outside of binary gender roles. Exposure would both validate the identity of queer kids growing up, and help prevent trans people being seen as 'others'.


barrensamadhi

Well it was 'pride day'


Important-Ad4852

Fascists? Do they have links to fascism?


Debeefed

FAI members I believe.


FatKnob91

John Delaneys former henchmen


Garlic_Cheese_Chips

They're bigots. But fascists sounds more dramatic and will get more retweets.


Debeefed

Worst insult ever.


Homunculus_J_Reilly

Disgusting


OkConstruction5844

Why is drag queen story time even a thing ?


Ok-Cry-8340

Same reason Christmas panto is a thing.


OkConstruction5844

Ha that's a stretch


Ok-Cry-8340

How though? It's a dude in a dress entertaining people. What's the difference?


OkConstruction5844

Panto is playing a character in a play... Drag queen is just some guy in a dress. Why that needs to happen at a kids story time I don't get . ... It's come from America I know, why do we need to copy that bonkers country


Ok-Cry-8340

Why did you leave out the big part....entertaining people? Just dudes in dresses entertaining people. I see no difference.


OkConstruction5844

The big difference is the playing a part in a panto Vs putting on a dress to read a book to kids


Ok-Cry-8340

Drag is playing a part. They're not trans. They're drag. Wtf, do you not know the difference? Drag IS entertainment.


OkConstruction5844

What part are they playing? FFS they are reading a book...


Ok-Understanding7644

Because it's creepy as fuck


ninjawasp

This looks like you have two accounts both beginning with ok, are you actually having a conversation with yourself?


Low_Strain8448

What a bunch of sad cunts. No life of their own so they ruin everyone else's.


Expensive_Chapter_94

"Fascists" loooooool


Dark_Trooper_V2

It's their favorite word 😅


International-Two916

Whatever they are, they're hardly fascists. In fact, standing up to a howling mob shows the type of character that is traditionally thought to be inimical to fascism.


Ok-Cry-8340

How are they standing up to a "mob"'when they're the ones trying to disrupt the "mob" from....*checks notes...reading stories to kids?


Aunt__Aoife

Well done on somehow avoiding every explanation of fascism other than 'authoritarianism', which you still don't understand.


Crypticmick

Fascists. Lol


EvanMcc18

Great bunch of lads


PaddyLostyPintman

I normally wouldnt agree with these religious nutjobs (and certainly wouldnt call them fascists , a word people love throwing around) But the real issue here is that the book shop theyre outside was hosting a drag queen story hour of which these things are usually sexualised and predatory towards children, its fucking disgusting and any parent bringing a child near that should be ashamed of themselves. The fact the OP had to pretend they were just protesting a pride parade to garner support says it all really…


geendiesel

Wile bit of shouting and roaring going on


Sotex

I don't really get the need to import drag queen story time from the US, when the country has a long tradition of pantomime but *shrug , as long as it's child friendly it's fine.


Leif_Johnson96

So what if they opposed the Pride thing in Westport? That doesn't make them fascists. Personally I see this event as a form of child abuse. A line has to be drawn somewhere.


SalaciousSunTzu

Child abuse? People like you can't separate being gay and what happens in the bedroom. It's not child abuse taking your kid to a play where men have dressed up as women for centuries is it? Just because they're gay or sometimes make crude jokes (not in front of children) doesn't mean it's child abuse. Tommy Tiernan makes jokes about being raped by priests but I bet you'd have no problem him doing a book reading. You just can't separate sex and gay in your mind


relax_carry_on

In what way is someone in drag reading stories, child abuse? Can you please walk me through the thought process that got you to that conclusion? Also a line had to be drawn somewhere? A line against what exactly?


OkAge4185

they probably think all men in dresses are priests...


Leif_Johnson96

A line has to be drawn in regards to common sense. Children are still developing at that age. The drag storytime thing is satanic. This would never have happened in a Christian Ireland in the 90s.


The_holy_towel

Ah good old Catholic Ireland. Where instead of children having stories read to them at a PRIDE event, they were getting molested by members of the clergy. Might be just me but that sounds a fair bit more satanic than some simple stories during PRIDE wouldn't you say?


genzeroxoxo

HOW do these people think this is worse than what the Catholic church did to us all for years. Are they all just brainwashed by the church


cnxld

They don’t. They’re swept up In a hysteria and have decided to latch onto homophobia again since racism is still fairly taboo.


Leif_Johnson96

I can't argue with that


sundayvalkyrie

Yeah because actual abuse happened in a Christian Ireland in the 90s but it was the church who did it. Don’t forget about the hundreds of bodies of children killed and abused by the Catholic Church. It’s them you’d want to worry about not lgbtq+ people.


Leif_Johnson96

Catholic Church are rotten.


relax_carry_on

Ah, just trolling. Fair enough so. Whatever gets you off.


Leif_Johnson96

Not trolling. It's a globalist agenda. Same with the Covid scam and Ukraine war.


relax_carry_on

Hang on. Hang on. I need to get my mad as a box of frogs Bingo card.


Sitting8uffalo

"mad as a box of frogs Bingo Card" 🤣


Mutenroshi_

Tin foil hats anyone?


Ok-Cry-8340

How is it different to Christmas panto?


calcarin

If I can't take children to satanic events how am I supposed to sacrifice them?


Leif_Johnson96

Call the Freemasons


Markosphere

Why do you think that? It’s just a bloke in a dress reading a story to kids. How does that harm the kids?


PotatoPixie90210

So basically Mass 😂


GilliacTrash

These people are all looney toons like why would a drag queen want to be reading story books or what ever. ain't it supposed to be adult entertainment.. And WTF is Garda clearance needed for..


madeleinemattel

This drag queen actually was to be doing a drag queen story time event :)


MischiefActual

Ah yes. Protecting the welfare of children- perhaps the easiest sign of fascism to identify. Seriously. Stop calling everyone who disagrees with you a "fascist." It muddies the definition and now kids either don't understand why people like Hitler were so bad or they think concerned parents support genocide. 🙄


Itchy-Butterscotch48

Shitpost


egapx

Your Ma’s a shit post


Itchy-Butterscotch48

Shame your ma changed her mind


Hallelujahboi

Fact people are more concerned here with the term fascist being used than the gatecrashing is concerning in itself bit disappointing to see.


ClannishHawk

They're not fascists, fascism is a real dangerous ideology with specific characteristics. It requires dictatorial aspirations, nationalisation of all business, centralisation of labour, militarisation and martial law, strong nationalism, strong oppression of the opposition, AND enforcing a certain social model and set of beliefs. Just because a group exhibits one or two of those traits they aren't automatically fascist. To claim so lowers the real importance and value of the word and weakens its importance as a signifier of a specific dangerous political ideology.