1. Jane

    I think Cllr Joe O’Callaghan’s comments are outrageous! First and foremost there are about two niqabi’s in Cork – and they are Irish! In addition he had absolutely nothing to say last year when there was a ‘naked cycle in Cork’ last year – no protests at people cycling around Cork naked but GOD FORBID women wear too many garments covering themselves – OUTRAGEOUS.

    I have yet to hear anybody in power IN THIS COUNTRY whinging about scantily clad women – making a call to ban women wearing the socially acceptable dress code of barely nothing.

    So to save and protect society they appear to believe that women should parade around PANA (Patrick st) wearing tiny skirts and bikinis – Women should redeem themselves in this way – GIVE ME A BLOODY BREAK !


  2. [...] Fear and loathing in the Rebel City Fine Gael councillor and former Lord Mayor, Joe O’Callaghan, intends to introduce a motion for debate at Cork’s City Hall next month to ban wearing of burqas. Has anyone actually asked Ireland’s Muslim women what they think? Thankfully, the National Women’s Council of Ireland has. [...]

  3. We should do no harm to Muslims. It is not the individual’s fault that he was born into a sick sect(it is not a religion)that seeks death rather than life and preaches that all infidels (those who are not Muslim)must try to subjugate, convert or kill those who are not Muslims. This is pure insanity. We can only hope that Muslims will one day grow up and understand that all of humanity must learn to live in peace and harmony with all other members of the human race.
    They may one day see that it is senseless to follow a leader (Muhammad) who was nothing but a gang leader, a warrior chief who slaughtered millions in order to spread his so-called religion. There are too many Muslims today who seek to continue with the same modus operandi. We need to deal with them with strength, not appeasement.

    What kind of fools do we have in Congress? He committed one impeachable offense after another yet not a word came out of Congress to stop him from castrating America. He is openly at war with the coal industry based upon the fallacious theory that man’s activity causes heating of the earth. I do not think that this is what brought on the end of the Ice Age since there were not many cars around thousands of years ago. He has been killing coal with outrageous regulations which will force an increase in the price of coal and be a further burden on the American people. Of course, putting it to the American people is one of his main goals to get even with the white man. He acquired his hatred of the white man not only from his attendance in the hate church of Jeremiah Wright for some twenty years, but also from his father who hated the white English colonialists who kept Kenyans from slaughtering one another. I say “hate” church because Rev. Wright preached hatred of America, whites, blacks who did not agree with him, Jews and the free enterprise capitalist system. Obviously, Obama was and good listener and Wright’s ideas grew in fertile land.
    One way in which Obama gave vent to his hatred of America was by tying the hands of much of the energy industry across the country. I find that his arbitrary and unconstitutional act of placing a moratorium on drilling for oil in the Gulf is the most egregious act against this nation because it has killed thousands of needed jobs and places us even more precariously over the OPEC oil barrel. He even ignored a judge’s order to lift the moratorium. Does this not seem to be an impeachable offense? It seems he crowned himself “King Obama,” the first and last, I hope!
    Looking for another impeachable offense? In his arbitrary action of making war upon Gaddafi’s Libya, he got approval from the Arab League and the U.N. and declared he did not have to get the consent of Congress. This is a brazen violation of our Constitution. Even the leftist Democrat Dennis Kucinich said that Obama’s actions “would appear on its face to be an impeachable offense.” May I suggest that any Democrats who want to remain in politics should join with Republicans to impeach Obama? Those who want this country to survive as a free republic have a duty to impeach him. It is no mystery why Obama said, “Gaddafi must go.” We may soon find that the rabble that will replace him will be Islamists who want to impose Sharia law upon Libya. We, the American people must say: “Obama must go!”
    Here’s a passage from CSPAN.org that explains the intent of our founding fathers in great clarity: “The Congress decides the definition [of impeachable offenses]: by majority vote in the House for Impeachment, and by 2/3 vote in the Senate for conviction. The Framers of the Constitution deliberately put Impeachment into the hands of the legislative branch rather than the judicial branch, thus transforming it from strictly a matter of legal definition to a matter of political judgment.”
    And Jon Roland, an acknowledged expert on Constitutional and legal history with the Constitution Society gives a modern day example of such acts: “Offenses of this kind survive today in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. It recognizes as punishable offenses such things as:
    Refusal to obey orders – he refused or ignored orders from federal judges, he sued the State of Arizona for upholding immigration laws that he refuses to enforce which he is sworn to do under our Constitution,
    Abuse of authority – he took over much of the auto industry, took money from bond holders and gave it to his union supporters; and imposed health care (ObamaCare) around our necks using threats, intimidation and bribery; gave billions of dollars to CEOs, especially those of banks, that had supported his election campaign; gave rights reserved for citizens to Muslim terrorists by having them tried in civil courts rather than military; he is using every trick in a liberal’s bag of deceptive tricks to give amnesty to illegal immigrants so as to flood the country with more dependents upon government who will feel obliged to vote their Democrat ticket; he took irresponsible steps that had to and did lower the credit rating of the U.S.A. and built up trillions of dollars in debt that will be imposed upon our children and their children as part of his desire to overwhelm the system. His actions which destroyed the economy have proven to be an extra heavy burden on black Americans. If one is afraid to impeach this scoundrel for fear of being called a racist, just make it clear that the sooner we rid ourselves of this parasite and imposter, the faster blacks and other Americans will find employment.
    Dereliction of duty – allowed Erick Holder, head of the DOJ, to ignore intimidation of voters by the New Black Panther Party of thugs which amounts to giving license to blacks to attack or threaten whites at will,
    Moral turpitude –shady land deal with convicted felon Tony Rezko, the Cook County Assessor’s Office confirms that Obama has likely committed real estate and tax fraud in a deal with Tony Rezko in Chicago; his refusal to prove to the American people that he is eligible to even hold the office is, ipso facto, an impeachable offense and the Democrat Party is guilty of conspiracy to defraud the American people by not properly investigating his eligibility,
    And conduct unbecoming – went around the world apologizing for actions of the U.S.A.; gave $2Billion to Brazil to drill while leaving in place his illegal moratorium on drilling in our coastal areas; he insulted our oldest ally, Great Britain, by returning the bust of Winston Churchill given to the U.S.A. as a token of thanks and respect and his offensive behavior toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and demand that Israel start peace negations with the Arab countries by going back to the 1967 borders – this is demanding that Israel commit suicide. The not-so reverend Jeremiah Wright is surely more than pleased!
    We are living under the fascist heel of the Obama dictatorship; it is up to our senators and representatives in Congress to impeach him quickly, well before 2012, before he gets his amnesty plan for illegal immigrants to continue – it is already in play against the wishes of the American people! Any congressman who does not immediately move for impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama should be fired come the next election!
    Many wondered why Obama attacked Qaddafi since he represented no direct threat to our country and was the most cooperative of the potentates in the Arab world. Obama did not even seek approval from Congress; this is an impeachable offense. Well, wonder no more. Latest news from a middle-Eastern publication: “28 Aug. Members of the Al Qaeda-linked Libyan Islamic Fighting Group – LIFG are in control of the former strongholds of Muammar Qaddafi captured by Libyan rebels last Sunday, Aug. 21…” Does this appear in our Pravda on the Potomac media?
    Obama took this illegal action and supports the “Arab Spring” in the likely scenario that the Islamic Brotherhood and other extremists would take control. This would be a direct threat to the Western world. For those who thought Obama is not a Muslim, think again.
    By Jack J. Morris aka Dr. J. Knowname, author of UNTROUBLING A TROUBLED WORLD – PEACE 4 EVER. The book contains solutions to most national and world problems. Dr. J. Knowname knows better than the Shadow knows! See end-irs.org or tea4lowertax.org

  5. ann

    It is not so long ago that we in “catholic” ireland had the discussion re
    President Mary Robinson wearing a scarf or mantilla in the Vatican,
    I also remember when Irish women could not enter a catholic church without
    wearing a scarf,
    When women stopped wearing scarves to church it was a slow change of
    their own making, with no decree from the church.
    Cllr OCallaghan needs to inform himself before making his comments,

  6. Thanks, Ann! Some people are strangely hypocritical in Ireland. It’s as though their minds and memories are blissfully unaware of what their mouths are gurgitating.

    (Also, I can’t quite tell if Jack J. Morris is an automated Spambot or not – but welcome to Gaelick. It’s an Irish blog. From Ireland. A country seperate to the USA. So: Mind your first person plurals, and: Obama-schmama.)

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