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Mrs. Robinson's affair with teen rocks N Ireland
Time ^ | January 6, 2010 | David Morgan

Posted on 01/09/2010 9:06:10 AM PST by Clintonfatigued

A political scandal riveting Northern Ireland has a certain cinematic feel: an affair by 58-year-old woman named Mrs. Robinson with a 19-year-old male lover.

Five separate Facebook groups with hundreds of followers have sprung up, lampooning the affair and comparing it to the 1967 film, "The Graduate."

But there is a serious side to the story of Iris Robinson, who also happens to be a member of Parliament and the wife of Peter Robinson — Northern Ireland's government leader.

The BBC reported that Iris Robinson allegedly solicited 50,000 pounds ($80,000) from businessmen so her young lover could open a restaurant — without disclosing the fact to lawmakers.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cougar; northernireland; scandals

1 posted on 01/09/2010 9:06:11 AM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

One word: latex.


2 posted on 01/09/2010 9:08:28 AM PST by southernnorthcarolina (Now with ConstructionCam! Click on my name and follow the progress.)
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To: Jim Robinson

* ahem *


3 posted on 01/09/2010 9:08:28 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Clintonfatigued

She was 58 when the affair happened, and she’s known him for ten years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvlTn5xnozE


4 posted on 01/09/2010 9:09:15 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ya.... So?


5 posted on 01/09/2010 9:10:10 AM PST by donhunt (No one wants to see GMs new convertible, the Pelosi, with its top down!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Big Deal. If it were a 58 year old man with a 19 year old gal no one would care.


6 posted on 01/09/2010 9:11:15 AM PST by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K ! Follow the money$ 18F on TX Gulf Coast right now)
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To: Clintonfatigued

USA has them beat since Hugh Heffner is dating 19 year old twins and he has to be 83!


7 posted on 01/09/2010 9:11:26 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Clintonfatigued
Iris has been naughty.

8 posted on 01/09/2010 9:11:45 AM PST by y6162 (uish..)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Pathetic!!


9 posted on 01/09/2010 9:11:54 AM PST by PLD
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To: Clintonfatigued
Iris Robinson allegedly solicited 50,000 pounds ($80,000) from businessmen so her young lover could open a restaurant

One word: FRAUD.

Or the other way to look at it is that is over 100,000 dollars for a tryst. So two words, Boy Whore.
10 posted on 01/09/2010 9:12:25 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: buffyt
Big Deal. If it were a 58 year old man with a 19 year old gal no one would care.

She's the female answer to Silvio Berlusconi.

11 posted on 01/09/2010 9:12:36 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; ..

And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson...


12 posted on 01/09/2010 9:12:36 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Clintonfatigued

GRRRRR! This post put that stupid, crappy song from that boring, depressing movie into my head. AAAAUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!! Got to go listen to some Alice in Chains or something to flush it out of there.


13 posted on 01/09/2010 9:13:02 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Maureen Dowd is right. I DON'T like our President's color. He's a Red.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

You'd hit it. Admit it, LOL!

14 posted on 01/09/2010 9:15:13 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: y6162

Yeah... I see some guilt in that picture...


15 posted on 01/09/2010 9:16:32 AM PST by OKSooner ("He's quite mad, you know." - James Bond to P. Galore in "Goldfinger".)
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To: OKSooner

That’s no cougar! That is a sabertooth!


16 posted on 01/09/2010 9:18:25 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: OKSooner
"Yeah... I see some guilt in that picture..."

This case has already been adjudicated here.

17 posted on 01/09/2010 9:20:33 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Clintonfatigued


18 posted on 01/09/2010 9:21:37 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Boardwalk


I don't have a problem with the sabertooth cougar issue. But I would think a lot more people would be looking at the money issue.

19 posted on 01/09/2010 9:23:44 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: y6162

Not bad for her age, but the teeth could use a bit of work.


20 posted on 01/09/2010 9:24:50 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Clintonfatigued

What I want to know is, where’s Joe DiMaggio while all this is going on?


21 posted on 01/09/2010 9:26:05 AM PST by mikrofon (Koo-koo kachoo)
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To: Joe 6-pack
This local assistant principal is also 58...got arrested Christmas eve for having a long-time porking relationship with a 14 year old.

Throw away the keys...


22 posted on 01/09/2010 9:26:18 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Gee... I never saw the movie but I suspect that picture tells the whole story...

That poor woman is leading a life devoid of anything worthwhile, while her husband's off playing Captains of Industry. The (obvious) fling with the young man isn't really helping matters, to the contrary it's just getting him all mixed up in it too.

It's gonna work out tragically for her in the end.

Oh, the tragedy and the angst... give it an oscar.

Oh, yeah... did someone say something about "Plastics"? :)

23 posted on 01/09/2010 9:26:33 AM PST by OKSooner ("He's quite mad, you know." - James Bond to P. Galore in "Goldfinger".)
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To: ErnBatavia

And make an optometrist appointment for the kid.


24 posted on 01/09/2010 9:28:18 AM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: yongin; GOPsterinMA

Sometimes, life really does imitate art.


25 posted on 01/09/2010 9:29:05 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: ErnBatavia

She ought to call Tiger’s wife. Her face needs to be ironed.


26 posted on 01/09/2010 9:32:58 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Boardwalk

LOL!


27 posted on 01/09/2010 9:37:01 AM PST by Kirkwood
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To: buffyt
Big Deal. If it were a 58 year old man with a 19 year old gal no one would care.

That is what feminism and liberalism teach, just reverse things and pretend that all is the same.

It would be less of a deal because 58 year old men seducing younger women is a normal human sex practice, it is part of the natural human biological order, but a 58 year old woman seducing a younger man is unusual and hard to understand, on any level, especially biology, it doesn't make any sense.

28 posted on 01/09/2010 9:45:31 AM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

You’d hit it. Admit it, LOL!


But in real life (not Hollywood) Dustin is about 30 years old and Anne is about 36 years old in that picture.

This Irish story is much more interesting....:^)

It was a good movie though.

29 posted on 01/09/2010 9:52:22 AM PST by az_gila (AZ - one Governor down... we don't want her back...)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Her husband should divorce her immediately


30 posted on 01/09/2010 9:54:06 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: GonzoGOP
Or the other way to look at it is that is over 100,000 dollars for a tryst. So two words, Boy Whore.

Does the name Barney Frank come to mind?

31 posted on 01/09/2010 9:55:00 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Sorry to tire you even more but there was this at the end of the article: "The political tensions coincide with ongoing attacks by IRA dissidents against police and British soldiers in Northern Ireland. On Friday, IRA dissidents badly injured a policeman when a booby-trap bomb exploded under his car as he drove to work. "
I thought X42 had that all fixed? ;-(
32 posted on 01/09/2010 10:17:43 AM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: ansel12
That is what feminism and liberalism teach, just reverse things and pretend that all is the same.

It would be less of a deal because 58 year old men seducing younger women is a normal human sex practice, it is part of the natural human biological order, but a 58 year old woman seducing a younger man is unusual and hard to understand, on any level, especially biology, it doesn't make any sense.

That used to be conventional wisdom but the reason it is easy for the Left to corrupt our morals and destroy our society is they prey upon our physical weaknesses. It turns out that women have the same desires as men and their sexual appetite actually increases with age rather than diminishes.

I am a seventy-one year old male with a number of attractive female friends in the late thirties, early forties range. We have candid conversations because they see me as a father figure and counsellor rather than a romantic interest.

Several have expressed the fantasy of teaching a young boy the facts of life. Some have also temporarily left longtime stable marriages seeking better sex. That used to be strictly a male domain with the nickname "middle age crazy." After they have been out in the real world long enough to see the emptiness of such a life some return to forgiving husbands. Other husbands are not so forgiving so they are on their own with children in a no longer exciting life.

Our society has truly changed and long held biological truths don't always hold.

33 posted on 01/09/2010 10:24:40 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: az_gila

Remember back to when women at 36 were ‘has-beens’ in Hollywood? ;)


34 posted on 01/09/2010 10:35:44 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: ansel12
That is what feminism and liberalism teach, just reverse things and pretend that all is the same.

Morally, it is all the same. Perhaps it's not as bad, since the 19 year old male may be more willing and enter the affair with fewer illusions.

It would be less of a deal because 58 year-old men seducing younger women is a normal human sex practice, it is part of the natural human biological order, but a 58 year old woman seducing a younger man is unusual and hard to understand, on any level, especially biology, it doesn't make any sense.

You must have left off an "irony alert" here. Your attitude is as much a part of amoral modernity as what you condemn.

35 posted on 01/09/2010 10:36:10 AM PST by x
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To: Tunehead54
I thought X42 had that all fixed? ;-(

Many Democrat "fixes"are strictly for public consumption rather than real world effect. Look at all of Obama's policies.

#42 seemed to never see a terrorist attack despite flight 800, the Murrah Building in OKC, two American Embassy bombings and the attack on the USS Cole. Any time our forces had Osama in their sights they had to get permission to take him out directly from #42. Somehow, they could never find him.

He sought to avoid tough political decisions, especially those affecting the Left or the Muslim terrorists. The IRA problem is the same one Slick avoided while in office, Communists and their efforts to disrupt and destroy Western Society.

36 posted on 01/09/2010 10:37:33 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Hardastarboard

> GRRRRR! This post put that stupid, crappy song from that boring, depressing movie into my head. AAAAUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!! Got to go listen to some Alice in Chains or something to flush it out of there.
Getting a tune stuck in your head is called an “earworm”, and earworms are very annoying.


37 posted on 01/09/2010 10:52:23 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Hoax and Chains is not the same as hope and change.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

38 posted on 01/09/2010 10:55:26 AM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: x

Take it to the religion page, this is true,”That is what feminism and liberalism teach, just reverse things and pretend that all is the same”.

This is true as well, “It would be less of a deal because 58 year-old men seducing younger women is a normal human sex practice, it is part of the natural human biological order, but a 58 year old woman seducing a younger man is unusual and hard to understand, on any level, especially biology, it doesn’t make any sense.”

I wasn’t discussing theology, I was addressing human sexuality, and liberal politics (feminism).


39 posted on 01/10/2010 1:16:36 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

Eh....guilty.

She’s gonna resign now over some financial scandal.

I tip my hat to her though for pissing off the gays.

She’s a member of the conservative (but anti-Catholic perhaps to the point of bigotry) DUP. The other Unionist party the UPP is officially tied to the Tories but they are very CINO, their 1 remaining MP has voted with Labour most the time. The 2 nationalist parties are the leftist SDP and extreme far left Sinn Fein. In other words Northern Irish politics suck.


40 posted on 01/10/2010 10:20:25 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy
She's wayyyyyyyy too old for me (I'm in my 20s), but not bad looking given her age. If I had to guess I would have assumed she was about 45, not 60.

Time hasn't been as kind to other women her age. For example, Kathleen Sebelius is about the same age as Iris Robinson, and if that 19 year old slept with her he might as well be doin' granny:

(Sorry, hope I didn't make any freepers lose their lunch at the thought of Kathleen Sebelius in heat)

On a related note, I don't get why all these liberals start screaming "hypocrite!!" whenever an anti-gay marriage politician turns out to be a horny heterosexual female. Do they understand what the word "hypocrite" means? Catch the anti-gay marriage politician secretly getting hitched to someone of the same gender and you can scream hypocrite all you want. Until then, Iris Robinson and Carrie Prejean are as "hypocritical" as a vegan activist is if they're caught not recycling.

And yeah, Northern Ireland political parties suck. Absolutely no place for conservative Catholics. Either join a bunch of monarchy-loving, anti-Catholic WASPs if you want a conservative platform, or join some socialist wackjobs if you don't want Catholics to be 2nd class citizens and dislike the useless monarchy running Ireland. At least here in the USA we have Ron Paulites for voters that happen to hold the odd combination of hard-core conservative domestic policy combined with Dennis Kucinish type foreign policy views. You think they could come up with some kind of political group for Conservative Catholics in northern Ireland. They're quite prominent in the rest of the UK.

41 posted on 01/10/2010 11:09:25 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

My wish would be a for a non-sectarian conservative party that welcomed all no matter the feelings on the national question, resolvement of which appears to be stalled. Ain’t I naive. ;d

The Irish party Fianna Fáil has launched a NI branch to appeal to right-leaning Catholics.

I’m not overly fond of either them or Fine Gael. Both appear to be largely centrist (FF being more corrupt and spend happy and FG loving the EU more) and sustained as separate parties only because of historical animosity. I took a quiz at selectsmart.com once and my top result was the tiny and now dufunct free market FF breakaway called the “Progressive Democrats” I think they may have been socially liberal though. FG was in second place.

http://www.selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=Electireland

I found their Northern Irish quiz useless. One of the questions asked which futbal team I was for. ;p


42 posted on 01/11/2010 12:00:11 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy
Hmmm. Interesting. I got the same results, although in all honesty I didn't understand about 4 or 5 of the questions (I had to look who Charles Haughey was, and even after reading about his four terms in office I still had "no opinion" whether I liked him or not... sounded a bit RINOs and power hungry to me) Looks like the party names in Ireland mean the opposite of what they mean here. Too bad the "Progressive Democrats" are defunct. Probably "conservative Republicans" in the Republic of Ireland are IRA-loving socialist scum. ;-)

My #1 is Progressive Democrats
My #2 is: Fianna Fail
My #3 is: Fine Gael
My #4 is: Sinn Fein (Peter King's buddies!)
My #5 is: Green Party
My #6 is: Labour

According to wikipedia (unreliable and slated, I know), there are three basic types of parties in Northern Ireland: Unionist Parties that support the UK, Republican/Nationalist that support Irish Independence, and Cross-community parties that don't have an official position but exist to support some kind of special interest not addressed by the major parties -- for example the Green Party or the Ross Perot type "Alliance Party". In northern Ireland, whether you're a unionist or nationalist depends almost entirely on religious affliation. 69% of protestants are unionist, less than 1% are nationalist, whereas 54% of Catholics are nationalist, and only 3% are unionist. Catholics are a much larger minority in northern Ireland than they used to be, and now are about 40% of the population in Northern Ireland.

With that in mind, if I could start my own party in Northern Ireland, it would probably be similar to what PAN was originally intended to be in Mexico before they turned into RINO-type bleeding heart nationalists. I'd create a political party heavily focused on traditional Catholic values, but with no official religious affialtion and open to all Irish votes who share the party's beliefs. Probably something like "Conservative Christian Citizens" Party.

Basic platform:

1) The CCC supports the eventual goal of the reunification of Ireland and abolishing the monarchy in Ireland. The CCC believes in achieving this through legislative means, and abhors all uses of violence and terrorism to achieve these goals. The CCC denounces the tactics of the socialist IRA and its supporters, in Ireland and abroad.

2) The CCC believes in the sanity of life and the value of family, and therefore opposes abortion on demand, taxpayer funding of abortion, liberal divorce laws, marriage licenses being granted to alternative lifestyles, embryonic stem cell research and euthanasia. The CCC condemns allegedly "Catholic" and other "traditional Christian" parties in Ireland which promote socially liberal ideals, and does not believe they represent the values of the people they claim to stand for.

3) The CCC supports Religious Freedom in Ireland. The CCC opposes religious tests for government and offices of trust and profit, and calls for the abolition of membership in the house of Lords on the basis of membership in the Church of England. The CCC strongly condemns the rule barring Catholics from ascending to the throne and other British honors as discriminatory and antiquated.

4) In the spirit of Pope Leo XIII's QUOD APOSTOLICI MUNERIS (On the Evils of Socialism), the CCC opposes all government takeover of private industry and socialized medicine. The CCC believes in the power of the free market and in private industry and enterpenuership. As such, the CCC pledges to fight all attempts of Sinn Fein to turn Northern Ireland into a single-state united Socialist Irish Republic.

5) The CCC believes in the preservation of traditional Irish culture and rich historical hertiage, and will promote Celtic culture to visitors worldwide and seek to keep the Irish language alive through school programs (However, the CCC believes English must remain as a unifying national language due to Ireland's centuries of assimilation inside the United Kingdom). Furthermore, the CCC believes in keeping Irish Jobs in the hands of Irish citizens. As such, the CCC vigorously opposes all efforts to import uncontrolled amounts of foreign labor workers that have not been assimilated into Irish culture.

6) The CCC supports the rights of the people of Ireland to enjoy the great outdoor traditions like camping, boating, fishing, and hunting, and thus opposes red tape measures that prohibit these activities or penalize the users. The CCC supports the private ownership of firearms by law-abiding citizens and personal firearms kept for the purpose of self-protection.

7) The CCC supports a peaceful and civilized nation, and thus supports harsh penalties for murder, rape, arson, terrorism, and other violent crimes. The CCC supports natural life sentences for crimes such as murder and opposes early release programs and allowing violent crimes to have nice prison conditions and furlough access to public places.

8) The CCC supports a strong national defense and active state militias throughout Northern Ireland's counties, but opposes ceding Ireland's sovereignty to the UK, the EU, the UN, or any other world authority that wants to control Ireland's internal affairs. Therefore the CCC calls for a national currency for Ireland and opposes adaptation of the Euro, and opposes placement of Irish troops under UN or EU peacekeeping forces. The CCC believes Northern Ireland should be free to determine its own course for military engagements regardless of what position the UK takes.

How's that for starters? Perhaps a bit too Americanized to fit the tastes of Northern Ireland voters, but it certainly offers them a vast difference from the current choices they get on the ballot.

43 posted on 01/11/2010 7:19:27 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: All

BTTT


44 posted on 01/13/2010 12:55:53 PM PST by yongin
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