Tag: Miscellany

Effecting Change from the Inside

Effecting Change from the Inside

31 May, '0711 Comments

They said – as I have – that it is best to effect change from the inside rather than shout directions from the outside. This plan doesn’t seem to be working somehow: نكثت الكتل النيابية بوعدها بتمرير اقتراح تعديل 3 مواد من الدستور الذي دفعت به كتلة الوفاق، ففي الوقت الذي وقع نواب يمثلون مختلف […]

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Huh? It’s not OUR fault!

Huh? It’s not OUR fault!

31 May, '0721 Comments

Such power and water cuts hamper the process of development, keep the leadership awake and bother the citizens, giving rise to a number of undesirable happenings that the government prefers to avert, the Premier said. Say again? This just doesn’t make any sense and is probably just the standard copy-paste Google translation by the illustrious […]

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The prince and the pauper

The prince and the pauper

21 May, '0726 Comments

Ahhhh, this is so sweet. Shaikh Mohammed of Dubai has bestowed the “excellence in performance in government” prize on a street sweeper – Sulaiman – in Dubai who is diligent in his work. Shaikh Mohammed, one of the richest people in the world, had a little chat with Sulaiman and asked if he could take […]

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Walla akher zaman… a poor foreign woman becomes a government minister!

Walla akher zaman… a poor foreign woman becomes a government minister!

20 May, '0724 Comments

Hah! What is this world coming to? Don’t they have respect for class, for the local people, for men? What the hell has she got to become the Minister of Justice in France? Lawyer Rachida Dati, named as French justice minister by President Sarkozy, is the first person of North African origin to hold a […]

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Temporary cessation of hostilities announced

19 May, '072 Comments

And this is how the political situation – or at least what they want to desperately term as political – goes. A continuous cat-and-mouse game with no regard nor any attempt is made to encode and inculcate just laws which serve as a benchmark that is applied to everyone regardless of shape, colour or size. […]

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