Here are the Blogs in the Mary Jackson category.
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Sunday, 27 April 2014
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I'm just catching up with the news after my holiday, and note that Tony Blair has said something not entirely stupid about  "Islamism". The Spectator's Douglas Murray corrects him, but must, in his turn, be corrected: Referring to the problems across the Middle East [Blair] said: ‘At ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/27/2014 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 23 March 2014
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From the Bennett entail to Edward Casaubon's vindictive codicil, whimsical wills have provided great plots. And scarcely a week goes by without a story of some nutter leaving a fortune to the cats' home, or far more irrationally "to whoever was the party of government of the day". ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2014 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014
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From the Spectator: ‘I never realised a pet peeve was an actual animal.’ Sadly I had to have my pet peeve put down after it was attacked by a bête noire. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/19/2014 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014
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From Pakistan Today (h/t Sarka at Harrys Place): Islamabad - Sharia Correspondent: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) concluded their 192nd meeting on Thursday with the ruling that women are un-Islamic and that their mere existence contradicted Sharia and the will of Allah. As the meeting ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/19/2014 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 27 February 2014
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It isn't often I agree with a Muslim murderer, but Adebowale's response to Judge Sweeney's boilerplate assertion that the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby was "a betrayal of Islam" is a rare exception. From The Telegraph via Esmerelda's post: “That’s a lie. It’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/27/2014 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 16 February 2014
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A woman to watch: Still waters run deep, but I prefer them to get a little choppy. She's one of the big choppers. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/16/2014 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 29 January 2014
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While the late Pete Seeger may have sung about peace and flowers and stuff, it was the late Marlene Dietrich who laid down her arms: Thanks to reader Judey for pointing out the absence. She should have knocked herself up some new ones. If I had a hammer ... ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2014 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 29 January 2014
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So farewell, then, Pete Seeger Too eager To believe the best Of the worst Where have all the Flowers gone? You should know You're pushing them Up © E. J. Throbb, aged 17¾ ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2014 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 25 January 2014
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Posted on 01/25/2014 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 25 January 2014
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A few weeks ago I made a will. Not because I'm expecting to die soon, but because I'm not, and still feel that its contents and purpose have nothing to do with me. Of course I could get run over by a bus -- this seems to be the usual manner of untimely death -- but overall I'm  pretty ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/25/2014 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014
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Men were deceivers ever, and Kirsten Evans is hardly the first lady to sigh over a cheating husband. The difference is that Aman follows a religion in which a husband's cheating isn't adultery -- it's just marriage. From The Daily Mail, with thanks to Esmerelda: Her wedding dress was elegant, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/22/2014 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 12 November 2013
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Pad Condell gets in tents: The same goes for uppity women and artists, or even uppity gay women artists. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 9 November 2013
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Nearly ten years ago, Mark Steyn wrote: When Catholic groups complain about things like Terrence McNally's Broadway play Corpus Christi (in which a gay Jesus enjoys anal sex with Judas), the arts crowd says a healthy society has to have "artists" with the "courage" to "explore" ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 31 October 2013
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I was trying to remember who that Mancunian tax-fiddler was, the one who wrote about oranges and onions. Ah, yes, this one: Anthony Burgess knew his onions. From Inside Mr. Enderby, with thanks to former NER writer John Derbyshire: His breath smelt startlingly of (startling because few hosts serve, ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/31/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 31 October 2013
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From Wikipedia: An onion dome (Russian: ?????????? ?????, lúkovichnaya glava) is a dome whose shape resembles an onion. Such domes are often larger in diameter than the drum upon which they are set, and their height usually exceeds their width. These bulbous structures taper smoothly to a point. It ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/31/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 31 October 2013
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Robert Spencer is right to reconsider  Tommy Robinson: [E]vents have been unfolding rapidly. Tommy Robinson has written to us emphasizing that he has not changed his positions, and the unfolding events have borne that out. The documentary When Tommy Met Mo shows that Tommy was not fooled by the ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/31/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 31 October 2013
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It was Harry and Sally who started all these meetings off. Metgate, I call it. Title aside, this is an interesting documentary, and worth watching all the way through. Tommy Robinson has not changed his views on Islam, but naively thinks that Quilliam share them. The most important aspect of Quilliamgate ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/31/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 13 October 2013
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Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller have done so already -- if I'm reading the corkscrew of an argument in this post correctly. Giving up is premature, however. I think he's boxing clever. Listen to him in this clip (h/t Harry's Place). The Chair of the Islamic Centre in Luton calls for ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 8 October 2013
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I dislike the expression "poster child", not least because most poster children would be irritating whatever you called them. Malala Yousafzai is the poster child par excellence, and the fact that she is celebrated by the BBC should ring alarm bells. "D" from his excellent blog Defend ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/08/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 17 September 2013
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Time was when the British Bobby on the Beat made do with a truncheon and a helmet. As for the WPC, she had to make do with a big shtick. But now they're biting the bullet. From the BBC: An armed police officer who had sex on duty was not sacked because an appeals panel said it was similar to "a ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/17/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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