Here are the Blogs in the Mary Jackson category.
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Friday, 16 November 2012
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Nile Gardiner, on no account to be confused with Frank "Help-me-I'm-a-Muslim" "Talk-to--the-Queen" Gardner, is on the right side. Not the right side of history - just the right side. From The Telegraph: As Hamas’ rockets rain down on Israel, even striking Tel Aviv and ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/16/2012 12:40 PM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 16 November 2012
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Doing the email rounds at the moment: I just received my tax return for 2011 back from the Tax office. It puzzles me!!! They are questioning how many dependents I claimed. I guess it was because of my response to the question: ...... "LIST ALL DEPENDENTS?" I ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/16/2012 4:54 AM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 16 November 2012
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"There are unconfirmed reports that there has been friction between the Muslim opponents of Israel and the left-wing opponents of Israel."  From Esmerelda's post about jihadis and their non-Muslim enablers. Bring it on. I hope nobody gets seriously hurt, but a minor bit of duffing ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/16/2012 4:13 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 15 November 2012
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Not much to correct in Peter Mullen's Telegraph piece. I notice that he is taking a leaf out of my book and correcting the name of the BBC: I have just been reading the latest bulletin from the Hamas Propaganda Bureau – sorry, I mean of course the BBC – who inform us that Israeli ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/15/2012 7:25 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012
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I realised that my nephew was never going to be much of a ranter when he tried to insult his mother: "Mum is an OGRE ... er, I mean ogress." Rage should never be checked by pedantry, although correcting someone's grammar when they are in full-rant mode is a fun way to provoke them.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2012 10:30 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 11 November 2012
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American-born Telegraph journalist Janet Daley argues that "the Gordon Brown vision of government as omnipotent benefactor is now the model in the US". Is she right? It looks that way from this side of the Atlantic: So Europe got the American president it wanted – the one who would ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/11/2012 7:50 AM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 9 November 2012
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Brokeback mountain? Try this for size. She ain't no Ginger Minger (h/t Regular Reader Paul. I imagine Regular Reader Reactionry will wish to stick his oar in at some point.) And while we're on Mounties on high heels: ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2012 5:05 PM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 9 November 2012
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So writes a Telegraph reader in the comments to a leading article on the new Archbishop of Canterbury, the hitherto relatively obscure Justin Welby. Harry de Quetteville, get scribbling: That is indeed a seriously big cross - good thing too after the creeping apologetics of his predecessor. Unlike ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2012 7:19 AM by Mary Jackson
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Friday, 9 November 2012
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Telegraph obituaries editor Harry de Quitteville -- sorry, Quetteville -- stresses how timing must be dead on: There are two questions that I get asked when people discover that I am the obituaries editor at The Daily Telegraph. The first is: “How do you decide who gets an obit?”, to ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2012 6:59 AM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 5 November 2012
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"Charismatic academic" and "political activist" Cornel West on Jane Austen (in The Times): "She’s a great artist with the subtlety of language that touches us at the deepest level of who we are ... I'm more than a fan of hers, brother ... I’m a participant in ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/05/2012 9:34 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 4 November 2012
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It is a commonplace that Islam cares nothing for the art, architecture, music and literature of the jahiliyya. Think of the ancient Bamiyan Buddhas, whose destruction awaited only the acquisition of dynamite. Think of the books burned, or, more to the point, never written, because to write and read ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2012 7:22 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 1 November 2012
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Rupert Shortt's Telegraph piece on the persecution of Christians has so far garnered 1,349 comments. Readers care about Christians even if the mainstream media seems only to care about Muslims. It is a good peace on the whole, but I had to use my red pen towards the end: Imagine the unspeakable ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/01/2012 10:20 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 1 November 2012
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Frustratingly, some writers on Islam are almost there, but not quite. Go on, go on. Take that small step and turn it into a giant leap. (Ooops, forgot this isn't cliché corner.) Failing that, they need correcting, even if the article is five years old. David Quinn in the Irish Independent, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/01/2012 10:02 AM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 25 October 2012
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Muslim women need to talk about love, according to Irna Qureshi in The Guardian. Dream on: Growing up in 1980s Bradford, I always knew I'd take the traditional route to marriage. If I harboured teenage dreams of walking down the aisle to marry a man I loved, then my fantasy was blighted by the ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/25/2012 5:53 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 23 October 2012
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... when Russell. L. Goings met e. e. cummings? Did they start a movement or did they come unstuck? ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2012 1:25 PM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 23 October 2012
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The Arab Spring isn't working out too well for women and non-Muslims. In other news, as a reader comments on Khaled Diab's Guardian piece, "bear seen walking into woods with a roll of Andrex.". From the Who'da-thunk-it Academy of the Bleedin Obvious: Congratulations to all conservative, ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2012 4:53 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 20 October 2012
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We haven't heard much about those UK Sharia "Courts", which hit the headlines a few years ago, and which I wrote about here. Sharia is not limited, fair and benign like the rules of a tennis club. It makes no distinction between public and private, between Mosque and State or between ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/20/2012 11:26 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
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Bloody Hell! Septics are getting their own back. Cheers, mate. From Auntie: There is little that irks British defenders of the English language more than Americanisms, which they see creeping insidiously into newspaper columns and everyday conversation. But bit by bit British English is invading America ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/17/2012 12:41 PM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
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Too many Europeans and Britons (they are separate catagories) are at best content to let Israel do their dirty work for them, and at worst, content to see it destroyed. The Telegraph's Peter Mullen is not one of them: Mr Cameron [recently] urged Israel that “Now is not the time to attack ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/17/2012 8:48 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
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There's trouble in Downing Street, the Telegraph reports: Police have been forced to step in to break up a cat fight between Larry the Downing Street cat and Freya, First Moggy of the Treasury. The two felines were separated after engaging in a full-scale cat fight outside No 10, and ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/17/2012 6:53 AM by Mary Jackson
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