Here are the Blogs in the Mary Jackson category.
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Thursday, 7 February 2013
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Why do politicians use business jargon, asks Sally Davies. From the BBC, whose bloated management ought to read it: There was a line that stood out in Barack Obama's second inaugural address last month, but not in a carve-it-on-the-Lincoln-memorial sort of way. Before 800,000 onlookers, the ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/07/2013 7:43 AM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 4 February 2013
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Instructive polysexual hadith from Khalifah: The Messenger of Allah ??? ???? ???? ???? said: 'The best women of mankind are four: Mariam daughter of `Imraan, Assiya wife of Pharaoh, Khadija daughter of Khuwailid, and Fatima the daughter of the Messenger of Allah.' Bukhari and Muslim. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/04/2013 1:49 PM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 4 February 2013
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Am I the only person nerdy enough to have thought of this? ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/04/2013 1:00 PM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 4 February 2013
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So it wasn't just a hunch. From The Telegraph: The body of Richard III, slain at the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, has been found buried deep beneath a Leicester car park, scientists confirmed today. Archaeologists said DNA testing proved "beyond reasonable doubt" that the skeleton ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/04/2013 6:53 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 29 January 2013
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The Lancashire town of Eccles is named after a church --  or possibly a cake. But its latest fruitcake is in poor taste, and at this rate the town will need to change its name to Masjid. From the Manchester Evening News, with thanks to Esmerelda: Eccles Cake                                      ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2013 9:10 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 27 January 2013
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Easy. You just speak English in an ultra--Ulster-Scots accent. Northern Ireland, for example, is Norlin Airlan. The Spectator's Dot Wordsworth has further examples of this "language": Those of us who only pronounce the words auld lang syne on New Year’s Eve and have a vague grasp ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2013 7:53 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 17 January 2013
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For who told Morsi Jews are "the sons of apes and pigs"? The Qur'an did, in three places. The Hadith do, and the Sira. Why can't anyone in the mass press dare to say this? [From Hugh's post here.] Somebody did: Tim Marshall,  Foreign Affairs Editor of Sky News: Describing ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2013 1:22 PM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 17 January 2013
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What's happening to "-ing"? Can someone explain the dwindle? My electricity supplier asked me for my meter "read". I must submit monthly meter "reads", so that they can calculate my "spend". I'd be smarting from this -- if I had the smarts. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2013 7:35 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 15 January 2013
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She's not even black, at least not as black as she is painted. Rod Liddle in The Spectator: Isn’t it time, just out of perversity, that we all signed the petition on the Operation Black Vote website to restore the part-time nurse Mary Seacole to the national curriculum? I am beginning to ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2013 9:06 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 15 January 2013
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Whatever they are, they may be coming to London. From UK Eurosport, although I originally saw the story behind the Apartheid Paywall of the Sunday Times: Some of the sporting venues which became familiar during the sporting summer could be re-used – including Horse Guards Parade for beach ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2013 8:32 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 15 January 2013
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Yet again, for want of the M-word, a journalist falls from an alpha to an alpha minus. Thanks to Christina for tipping me off about a piece from the Israeli English-language blog,This Ongoing War. Correction is easy -- do a global find and replace of "Palestinian" with "Muslim" and ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2013 6:29 AM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 31 December 2012
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So farewell, then, William Mogg-Rees Who breaks a wheel Upon a butterfly? That was your catch Phrase. Good Question. Nobody, that's who. © E. J. Throbb, aged 17¾ So farewell, then, William Rees-Mogg Who breaks a butterfly Upon a wheel? That was your catch Phrase. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2012 10:59 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 18 December 2012
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Telegraph blogger Brendan O'Neill has some sensible comments on the school shooting in Conneticut: There is one question that the pious critics of America's so-called gun culture cannot answer. If mass school shootings like that in Connecticut really are a product of the apparently mad Second ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2012 6:23 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 9 December 2012
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So farewell, then, Sir Patrick Moore Farewell then, sir Astronomically gifted Monocled Mutineer Thou'lt come no more, Moore, never, never Never, never, nevermore, Moore © E. J. Throbb, aged 17¾ ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/09/2012 1:25 PM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 5 December 2012
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Esmerelda, our Roving Reporter (this is not a time to avoid clichés),  has just phoned/texted from the heart of the protest near Stratford Old Town Hall to say that permission for the Megamosque has been refused. The decision must be ratified by the office of Boris Johnson, non-Lord Mayor ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2012 2:32 PM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 4 December 2012
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Somebody or other -- tuned in too late to catch the name -- "cites the Bible and the Koran as one of his two favourite books." That's as maybe, but only one of them is both the same. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2012 2:14 PM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 29 November 2012
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Kim Jong-Il was famously five foot two in heels, and his son -- how amazing that in this Democratic Republic, the best man for the job just happened to be his son -- is a shoe-in for "sexiest man alive". Tom Chivers in The Telegraph: "You can tell by the way that I use my walk, I'm ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2012 9:09 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 29 November 2012
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Where protests about Sharia, Jihad and Dhimmitude go unheard, concerns about parking and traffic may save the day. Good old England. Megamosque latest from the London Evening Standard: Plans to build Britain’s biggest place of worship — a “monolithic, overly dominant and incongruous” ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2012 7:13 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 18 November 2012
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Obviously I wasn't the only one to spot Jonathan Sacks's off-guard moment during the Today programme. Dan Hodges in The Telegraph: The furious debate surrounding Israel’s ongoing military operation in Gaza [what debate? None in my mind] was given a surreal twist this morning when Chief ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/18/2012 10:48 AM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 16 November 2012
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Update: Esmerelda has already posted this story, with the added gem of what Clarissa Dickson Wright's full name is. See here. But do try my Quick Quiz at the end of this post. From the Leicester Mercury, via Islamophobia Watch: A celebrity chef has come under fire after making "hurtful" ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/16/2012 2:44 PM by Mary Jackson
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