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Tuesday, 29 December 2009
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There's the odd rotten pear.

I had been wondering why the once funny and down-to-earth Jeanette Winterson had lost her touch. I now learn that she is stepping out with dreary psychobabbler Susie Orbach.

This may turn out to be Winterson's banana skin. I don't trust thin people who make money writing about fat people; I don't trust "feminists" who give themselves the girlishly twee name "Susie", and I certainly don't trust shrinks. Look what happened to John Cleese when he got his head read - boring as hell.

Dull people should pair off together, but they rarely do. Instead, the dullard latches onto an interesting person, the dullness prevails and the number of dullards is doubled.

What a lemon - and not a melon between them.

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Posted on 12/29/2009 12:24 PM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 29 December 2009
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MEMRI:

Several days ago, on December 23, 2009, former Lebanese prime minister and Kataeb (Phalangist) party chairman Amin Gemayel announced that his faction in the Lebanese parliament intended to appeal to the Constitutional Council over Article 6 of the Ministerial Statement of Sa'd Al-Hariri's government, which grants legitimacy to Hizbullah's weapons.[1]

In response, Hizbullah secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah, in a December 27, 2009 speech marking the 'Ashura, called on Lebanon's Christians to learn from the situation of Iraq's Christians – whom "not even the mighty U.S. army there can protect." He also called on them to consider their options for the future, and to learn from past disappointments when they had pinned their hopes on Israel and/or the U.S.

Following are excerpts from Nasrallah's speech: [2]

Lebanon's Christians "Must Examine the Outcome of the Bets Some of Them Placed on the U.S. Administration"

"I say to you on this day: We [Hizbullah] are men of patience, men of sacrifice, men of steadfastness. We cannot be provoked, and we will not be ensnared by the provocation of some of the political forces in the domestic Lebanese arena.

"We understand the background and the circumstances [that led these forces to provoke us]. In the past, they wanted to attack Syria and the [Lebanese] opposition, and also attacked the resistance. [But] today they cannot attack Syria, [since,] Allah be praised, we have entered a new phase in relations [with that country]. Attacking the opposition in general is [also] somewhat difficult [today,] since the ministers of both the opposition and the coalition are in a single government. [Therefore], the [only] thing remaining for them is [to attack] the resistance and its weapons.

"All right, we understand this situation, and we say that we will not be ensnared by any provocation or [attempt] to create tension in Lebanon's political atmosphere…

"I want to address the Christians in Lebanon… I call on the Christians in Lebanon to conduct a calm discussion, far from the inflammatory speeches, inciting declarations and the like. [I call on them to conduct] a calm discussion amongst themselves regarding the options [that they will choose] for this [stage] and for the future. [I call on them] to benefit from past experience, to consider the experience of the previous decades, and [to examine] the outcome of the bets some of them placed… on Israel. Where did these bets lead Lebanon, particularly the Lebanese Christians? They must examine also the outcome of the bets some of them placed on the U.S. administration, and where these bets led Lebanon, particularly Lebanon's Christians."

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Posted on 12/29/2009 12:18 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - An Afghan soldier killed a U.S. servicemember and wounded two Italian soldiers when he opened fire on foreign troops at
This comes to us from the Center For Immigration Studies: WASHINGTON (December 29, 2009) - In contrast to many national religious leaders who are lobbying

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As predicted in  Hugh's post here. From The Telegraph A London mosque which hosted a speech by a hardline Muslim cleric earlier this

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The New York Jewish Week has an article, “An American Intifada”  on the rising concern among American Jews about homegrown terrorist
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From The LibertyPhile:  British Muslims most patriotic in Europe - Misleading Headlines and Unreliable Market Research! A statistic from the
A new biography of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout is reviewed here.

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From The Australian A SUICIDE bomber has struck Pakistan's largest procession of Shi'ite Muslims on the holiest day in their calendar, killing 25 people

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Apotropaically, partheopaically, Janet Napolitano, who yesterday said that the security system "worked really very, very smoothly"  suddenly

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Fox News: JERUSALEM —  Israel Radio reports that Defense Minister Ehud Barak says Iran will have the technology to build a nuclear bomb
You know that you live in a small town when the guy who serves you at your local store speaks English – as his first language!

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This is an exclusive from The Currant Bun, (The Sun) which has been taken up by the Jerusalem Post COPS fear that 25 British-born Muslims are plotting
I'll make one post of this little lot as it is on the same theme. First the leading Telegraph View: Over the past decade, institutes of higher education

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