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Gay senator David Norris ‘could re-enter race for Irish presidency’

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  1. I hope he does. It was a shame he decided to stand down.

    1. Hope he does what? Shame the gay community some more with some more pro-pedophilia rhetoric?

      You people are totally SICK and self destructive…

      1. Bizarre comment, have you ever read or listened to him?
        pro-pedophilia (sic) rhetoric? Get over yourself! Try and comment without sounding like a Daily Mail reader on a bad day…. SICK, “gays” DECENCY, NAMBLA…

        1. What is bizarre is someone defending a pedophile, that is unheard of … eh but in the bubble of PN jonestown cult, the bad is good and the good is bad, up is down and down is up.

          1. “What is bizarre is someone defending a pedophile, that is unheard of”

            Oh, dear. Another of Pepa’s half truths and histrionic lies. Did you just try make this out from the pictures in the news paper, or did you make an effort to read this time?

            He send a character reference to a judge, for his partner. Never once did he ask for clemency or leniency. This is quite common in Ireland for politicians, and Norris did not break any laws. He never defended paedophilia.

            Your ignorance in so many things is truly astonishing. How about you stick to your book-burning brethren in the US, and spare us your offensive lack of education, eh?

          2. Gwan will!!!

      2. Jock S. Trap 13 Sep 2011, 11:47am

        And yet the comment “following a “consistent outpouring of public support”.” will most probably be from many people including LGBTQI people. They can’t all be wrong yet you only pick out the ‘Gay community’.
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        Interesting.
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        Narrow minded much?

        1. Absolutely, Jock S Trap!

  2. It would be fantastic if he did decide to re-enter the presidential race. He truly is an inspiring and wonderful man. The fact is he would be damn good at the job.

  3. Isn’t it exciting! him not saying anything and we all wondering will he, or won’t he, or can he, He’s such a tease…

  4. Oy vey

    Only in Europe can you protect a pedophile and then run for president of a country… wow…

    1. He didnt protect a paedophile. Your arguement is an insult to victims of paedophiles. If David Norris gets on the ballot, he will be the 9th president of Ireland. He is exceptionally popopular.

      1. No, this forum and the fact that a pedophile sympathizer is going to run for president is a clear slap in the face of all victims of this heinous crime.

        1. He send a character reference to a judge, for his partner. Never once did he ask for clemency or leniency. This is quite common in Ireland for politicians, and Norris did not break any laws. He never defended paedophilia.

          We’ve been over this. Learn to read, its embarrassing.

    2. Jock S. Trap 13 Sep 2011, 11:49am

      Sadly it’s not only America that produces sad discriminating bigots but do I guess with bigotted Republican Tea Party activists. Take note those who don’t know!!

  5. I hope he does stand as president and demonstrate his acumen for leadership. No human being can ever put their hand on their heart and say they have not made mistakes or errors of judgement and Norris clearly has made errors (some apparently for the best of intentions). Norris has shown himself to be humble and contrite. He has shown humanity and is by far a better candidate than most (if not all) of the alternatives in the field.

  6. Helen in Ireland 12 Sep 2011, 8:34pm

    Norris’s return to the presidential race would be a two-edged sword. On one side, it would affirm the people’s right to vote for the candidate THEY prefer – Senator Norris has always been an extremely open and popular politician, though there are plenty who do not support him. Had the controversies not have happened, Senator Norris would have been undoubtably the next president of Ireland. I for one would have been thrilled.

    On the other side of the blade, the controversial letter DOES exist and has left an extremely strong and BAD impression of the man’s loyalties and outlook on life. To request clemency for his former lover in a case involving sex with a minor, no matter how naive and sympathetic the Senator’s motivations were, makes him an unelectable candidate in a country that has been rocked to the core by the endless scandals of child abuse within the Irish Catholic church.

    1. “To request clemency for his former lover in a case involving sex with a minor”

      This is incorrect. He provided a character reference, nothing unusual for an Irish politician, or illegal, for that matter.

      Ironic, in Ireland that a man that sends a character reference for this partner, and who did not condone the crime, “makes him an unelectable candidate”, yet the bishops that actively and wilfully covered up paedophilia are still free to do as they will.

      There is nothing “bad” about a man’s outlook on life in that he supported his partner! I have seen mothers in court begging judges for leniency for their sons that were rapists, so Norris’s actions are not even in this league!

      1. He fcuked a kid I wouldn’t help anyone who did that

        1. “He fcuked a kid I wouldn’t help anyone who did that”

          He had sex with a teenager one year under the age of consent, and it wasn’t Norris that did it, or condoned his actions, so stick to the issue at hand. Maybe you wouldn’t stick up for your partner, rightly or wrongly, Norris did. That is the issue.

          1. And you’re justifying it. If a 16 yr and a 15yr old do it fair enough but a grown man with a 15yr old. It’s illegal and immoral guys like that use kids they are bstards

          2. “And you’re justifying it. ”

            Quite the opposite. I’m trying tot calmly explain the FACTS to some one having a hissy fit. I only deal in facts.

            What exactly is wrong with you James? All you do is demonstrate a misdirected anger and lunatic obscenities, and its not normal.

  7. Jock S. Trap 13 Sep 2011, 11:45am

    Good luck to him too!!

  8. Can we have some objectivity please. They man may well be a peado you can’t assume he’s not he’s said and done some pretty dodgy things imo and I will not defend him

    1. “Can we have some objectivity please.”

      You call that last comment objectivity? NORRIS. We’re talking about NORRIS. Wake. Up.

  9. PN have a duty under human rights legislation to protect me from unwarranted libel, harassment and offence on their site.

    LOL What a twit.

    You mean human rights for YOU and not for Pepa? I can be called a rapist, which I have, been called every name on the book.. but then I suspect of you being a pedophile sympathizer and now you are crying foul?

    Doth protest too much.

    But again, GO AHEAD. Don’t email PN, talk to your attorney, ask HIM about AMERICAN laws covering this. Please do so Stu, I want you to. Then after you get all my info I will then have a right to YOUR INFO… you sure you want that?

    I do have a good private investigator in Europe who can indeed check your background and find out once and for all if indeed you are who you say you are.

    Please I want you to.

  10. And btw,

    I’m not going to prolong this any further, not because of your petty little “legal” threat, but because I said what had to say about this issue and about what you said about Norris’ hideous claims.

    If you want the evidence of why I suspect what I suspect of you fine, I will outline them one by one, but — are you sure you want that? Because this is not “libel” anymore this me detailing all the good reasons why I think what I think about you.

    I already told my attorney about it the first time, and sent him all the things that you said in snapshots before that forum was deleted, he laughed out loud and he said he had a better chance of suing Sarkozy and Merkel over the bailouts than you had any standing to sue for libel. His advice was for you to stay away if you don’t like for you CHOSE voluntarily to come on here, and among other things your case is VERY weak but eh go ahead, I want you to consult an attorney, I will even pay for the consultation if you don’t have the cash

  11. Ben Foster 12 Sep 2011, 8:42pm

    what in the world are you on about, pepa?

  12. “I do have a good private investigator in Europe who can indeed check your background and find out once and for all if indeed you are who you say you are. ”

    LMAO! Oh, mercy, it gets better….! Oh, oh, we’re all SOOOOOO scared.

    Is there no end to the comedy of nonsense that you spew forth? Utter fool.

  13. “I can be called a rapist, which I have, been called every name on the book.”

    You left out fool.

    That’s an important one, becuase there’s either something severely wrong with you mentally, or your a complete fool.

  14. @Pepa. You have ‘a good private investigator in europe who can check your background’? WTF. You are so deluded and angry and bitter, it’s sad. Everyone is laughing at you. Stop making a fool of yourself. I feel sorry for you.

  15. Interesting thing is activities on PN are governed by law in England & Wales (look at the terms of use) and secondly international law on digital communication may well be seen as having primacy over US law. You can try threatening and being demeaning about your “attorney”, much rather speak to a solicitor or barrister who is reputable and knows what he is talking about that some red neck hick

  16. Funny, I am against pedophilia and abuse of minors and don’t want these creeps using the community for such and there is something wrong with me?

    I do sometimes have to question the values and mores of some of you here on PN,

    Glad to see that at least HELEN in Ireland made a very clear and reasonable comment and I commend her for saying it.

    But I take it a step further because I CANNOT stand for pedophiles in our community nor people who write letters protecting their behavior NOR people who protect such persons who write such letters and DEMAND that such a dysfunctional person head a national government in Europe.

    If he runs, HEAR ME OUT, if he runs it will be the BIGGEST scandal to rock the gay community and one that I and many of you WILL HAVE TO RESPOND for in our communities during volatile elections here in AMERICA concerning gay marriage.

    What you and Stu, and Filson DO NOT understand is the DAMAGE this will cause to gay people ALL OVER THE WORLD. Not just in Ireland.

  17. Jock S. Trap 13 Sep 2011, 11:53am

    I doubt even he knows Ben.

  18. Ben, I suspect it relates to my comment to him that I will not allow Pepa to continue to libel me by calling me a rapist or supporter of paedophiles etc etc. I have explained I already have obtained legal advice and that we will seek information from PN if he persists with this harassment. Interestingly, PN have chosen to censor my comments on the threads requesting the harassment against me to stop which is alarming and disappointing. I had hoped PN would support measures to prevent cyber harassment given their stance on bullying – unfortunately it appears not

  19. “HEAR ME OUT”
    .
    Oh do stop shouting, you tiresome little man. And what do you, living in Arizona, know of the world?

  20. “But I take it a step further because I CANNOT stand for pedophiles in our community nor people who write letters protecting their behavior NOR people who protect such persons who write such letters and DEMAND that such a dysfunctional person head a national government in Europe. ”

    Yeah, well, thankfully its a democracy in Ireland, and we are better educated on the facts that you, Pepa-fool. So, worry not about things you do not understand and get back to lining your kennel with what ever book you stole out of the library this morning, and let Ireland get on with its sovereign democracy.

  21. Of course why should you care about gays in Arizona?

    Selfish Prick.

  22. And what do you, living in Arizona, know of the world?

    Maybe because I actually do my homework and what does my place of residence have to do with anything you prick?

    Why does it matter to you bigoted anti-arizonan prick? (I just love using your same tactics on you)… Are you saying that gays in Arizona don’t know anything what is happening across the world in the gay community? It looks like the only person that needs to “know anything” is you prick. you obviously know nothing about me nor of the people who live near me in this state.

    I will be posting this stupid comment by the prick on an gay Arizonan forum, we don’t like the fact that gays in the UK are protecting pedophiles and then denouncing those that try to make sense of all of this nonsense, but of course why would the prick care about what his actions would do to the image of the community.

    David Norris would be run out of the state if he lived here. We don’t take kindly to pedophiles and their protectors.

  23. “David Norris would be run out of the state if he lived here. We don’t take kindly to pedophiles and their protectors.”

    Yeeee-har! Yes sir eeee. We do like dem der pick up trucks to run dem ho-mo-sex-uals out of ar town. And them ee-vo-lotions, and their crazy science, we care not for, no-sir-eeee. We like them all simple and stuff here, and them people’o’reaon will come a cropper in ar town!

    Delightful.

  24. Oh goody, publicity. Excellent.
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    And yes, I’m unsurprised to hear lynchings are still popular in your remote wilderness (and I’m certain your rustic politicians are models of probity). But I’m afraid you’re wrong (as you so often are) when you claim “I just love using your same tactics on you”: you’d need to expand you vocabulary a bit to do that.

  25. I’m saying people in America don’t know anything about the world

  26. No I’m saying people in America don’t know anything about the world.

  27. “But I’m afraid you’re wrong (as you so often are) when you claim “I just love using your same tactics on you”: you’d need to expand you vocabulary a bit to do that.”

    LOL @ Rehan! Nice.

  28. Yawn. More boo-hoo’ing.

    Like a child would.

  29. Jock S. Trap 13 Sep 2011, 11:56am

    Indeed. Only a low intelliegent life form would believe election and their campaign are voted and conducted by LGBT people alone. In fact only the lowest of the low would believe that only Gay people exist in a democracy.
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    You gotta laugh.

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