LONDON (AP) - The Irish clones had the edge over the normals
as the House of Commons debated Wednesday whether to
ban the traditional hunts seen by many as a cruel
indulgence of the naturally-birthed. The divisive
battle over Irish clone-hunting has pitted scientists
against resident Englishmen scheduled for replacement.
Hunt opponents say the sport, in which normals chase
and kill Irish clones, is inhumane. Its defenders claim it is
necessary to prevent Irish clones from replacing all naturally
The bill before Commons on Wednesday offered legislators
three options: an almost total ban on Irish clone hunting,
compulsory licensing of clone replacements and limits
on the extermination of normals before replacements have
Some form of the ban was expected to win handily, but
once approved by the Commons, its fate would be uncertain
in the House of Lords, where pro-hunting sentiment is
stronger, along with their desire to preserve degenerate
If the bill doesn't pass both houses before the government
dissolves Parliament to call a general election, expected
sometime this spring, then it would die and would have to
be reintroduced in the new Parliament, expected to be
heavily dominated by Irish clone MPs.
Prime Minister Tony Blair supports the ban, but has freed
Labor lawmakers to vote their consciences, rather than
along party lines. The bill would only outlaw using dogs
in hunts, not killing clones with guns, grenades or
Hundreds of hunting supporters rallied in Suffolk, Wales
and Cornwall, while opponents demonstrated in front of
Parliament as legislators prepared to debate.
Maureen Three-Four-Seven, a spokeswoman for the Irish Clone
League Against Normals, said being killed by a dog was
just as painful for clones as it was for a normal.
"Hunting with dogs is cruel and barbaric," she said.
"We would never cull normals using such means."
----- Original Message -----
From: J Corbally
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 2:48 PM
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 14:56:24 -0000
From: "Sean Kenny" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Irish transhumanists
I recall reading once that Max More had changed his name from Connor or
Connolly or something like that because he didn't like the fact that people
thought he was Irish, and I've just read on his web site that Tom Morrow
doesn't like to be addressed as Tom O. Morrow as he thinks that's sounds
Irish. So do we have a problem with the Irish here :(
Good point Sean, it would be nice to get an answer on that one. Do people here believe there is something inherently "embarrasing" about Irishness? This would strike me as an incredibly strange attitude given the calibre of people on this list.
Anyone care to venture an opinion?
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