Here are the Blogs in the Mary Jackson category.
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Sunday, 15 September 2013
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What is the collective noun for a group of dozy bints? Rhyming slang would suggest bunt, especially as a woman in Islam is all awra. The Independent's Reyhana Patel showcases a bunt of bints whose "right" to dress like black ghosts eventually prevailed against the common sense of Birmingham ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 12 September 2013
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Practice makes perfect, but sometimes it's best to admit defeat. Fletcher, played by the late, great Ronnie Barker, undergoes a medical: ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 10 September 2013
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What is wrong with this headline in The Guardian? The arrests of anti-fascist protesters at an EDL march is part of a pattern that undermines the right to assemble in public. Don't get me started. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/10/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 10 September 2013
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So, children are drawn to brightly coloured tat? Would it be very surprising if these children grew up to value the meretricious and to have no powers of aesthetic discrimination at all?  (Theodore Dalrymple) But 'twas ever thus. "All little girls are lower middle [class] by inclination," ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/10/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 7 September 2013
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It seems only yesterday that house prices had gone off a cliff, and now they are spiralling up in a virtuous circle. Rob Hutton in journalese love-fest shock: Where is everyone in a lab coat a “boffin”? Where is “bubbly” either “guzzled” or “glugged”? ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 28 August 2013
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Thanks to Esmerelda for pointing out the latest dozy bint, Mona Chalabi. Writing in The Guardian - where else? - Ms Chalabi wants a Carnival for Muslims: This year, despite my total lack of rhythm, I'll be dancing in the Notting Hill Carnival with a group called Heritage. I've been to Carnival ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 25 August 2013
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Will the racism ever end? Rod Liddle in The Spectator: Already, with the outrage I’m about to describe, the Guardian has decided it was not one outrage but two conjoined outrages, Siamese-twin outrages if you like. By the time you read this we could be in United Nations territory. We could. Nobody, ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/25/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 23 August 2013
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On emailing about a connector for a recently purchased widget, I was asked by a technical support person: "Does your [Widget]* have a USB to male or USB to female DC cable?" Who says romance is dead? In these gender-neutral days of trans- and cissexuals, it is good to find a realm in which ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/23/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 9 August 2013
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From the new film about Alan Partridge, the spoof D.J. and sporter of cardies. Which is the worst monger? A: Fish B: Iron C: War I'd say none of the above. The correct answer is coster. Besides, it's not what you mong, it's the way you mong it. ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/09/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 7 August 2013
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Talking of useless foreign aid, here's James Dellingpole in The Telegraph: Have you been to Bongo Bongo Land?  I have – but only in Tintin and dogeared copies of Sanders of the River and the fabulous Deborah Kerr and Stewart Grainger version of King Solomon's Mines. Still, I think ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/07/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 25 July 2013
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So, Jane Austen is on the ten-pound note. In ten seconds from now -- a pound for every second -- somebody will say it. Don't. Please don't. You don't need to. Free to fall, but sufficient to have stood (or vice-and-rear versa).  But you will say it,  won't you? You've ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/25/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 22 July 2013
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Not that boy, but not just any old boy. And there won't be too many puer relations. From the BBC: The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace has announced. The baby was delivered at 16:24 BST at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west London, weighing 8lb 6oz. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 22 July 2013
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The powers that be in Dubai have "pardoned" a Norwegian woman for the "crime" of being raped. Whatever next? From the BBC: A Norwegian woman at the centre of a Dubai rape case dispute has been pardoned and is free to leave Dubai, she has said. Interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 7 July 2013
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Question for study and discussion: who is this Lady Mondegreen of whom they sing? ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 7 July 2013
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In an email exchange with Rebecca today, I wrote: Poor [Andy] Murray, slogging it out in the heat, and he’ll probably lose. Hmm. That's it. I'll never make any more predictions. Ever. ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 7 July 2013
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Last Sunday brought glorious jolly boating weather, so I took a trip on the Thames from Westminster to Greenwich. Well, the site was down, and it was something to do in the meantime. The trip was accompanied by a commentary from a cheeky Cockney chappie, who admitted that he wasn't a proper tour ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2013 12:00 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 6 July 2013
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Last Sunday brought glorious jolly boating weather, so I took a trip on the Thames from Westminster to Greenwich. Well, the site was down, and it was something to do in the meantime. The trip was accompanied by a commentary from a cheeky cockney chappie, who admitted that he wasn't a proper tour ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/06/2013 6:43 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 4 June 2013
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John likes jelly but not ice-cream. Jane likes ice-cream with hundreds and thousands but not with jelly. Peter likes jelly with cream but not ice-cream. Janet likes hundreds and thousands on jelly but hundreds and thousands of ice-creams. How many jelly beans make five? Ysenda Maxtone Graham tries not ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2013 10:42 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 4 June 2013
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OLIVIA : Have you any commission from your lord to negotiate with my face? You are now out of our text: but we will draw the curtain and show you the picture. Look you, sir, such a one I was this present: is't not well done? Unveiling VIOLA: Excellently done, if God did all. (Twelfth Night, Act ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2013 10:05 AM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 24 May 2013
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Tommy Robinson of the English Defence League doesn't always do himself any favours. He needs to stay off the booze, at least in public. But watch him here (thanks to Gates of Vienna) at his most articulate. And compare and contrast the mealy mouthed appeasement of our so-called leaders Cameron and ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/24/2013 2:26 PM by Mary Jackson
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