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Andrew Borg Cardona

Media manipulation

Back in the unsophisticated days of Mintoff, those of us whose teeth are a bit longer than your average bear's will remember, there was only one broadcast medium, known to one and all as Dardir Malta ('dardir' being Maltese for 'nausea') and it...

#‎quickfindmeamarine

Premier Smell The Coffee Muscat said he will sack Panama Hats if an audit of his Panamanian company finds hidden assets inside the offshore company, in which Hats says he has €92 at the moment.     You really have to ask, does Premier Muscat think...

#‎timetogo

I confess that when I heard that minister the Hon. Owen Bonnici was having a dalliance with “a lady not his wife”, I was slightly surprised.  I didn’t have any real reason for this but I thought it was out of character, not that I know the lad to...

#giveusbackourcountry

Just when you think that Premier Joseph Muscat can't get any more transparent, he goes a step further. I am not using transparent here in anything approaching, even remotely, a good sense, but in the more proper sense of us now being able to see...

And it goes on, probably maliciously

I write my weekly "ex-Beck" column on Wednesday, sometimes early Thursday, and this leaves me exposed to the foibles and whims of our sometimes not-so-honourable Lords and Masters.   This week, the perfect storm hit me: due to having one of those...

She said, me said

She [Minister Dr the Hon. Helena Dalli] said that: "[she] took exception to an article by Andrew Borg Cardona, one of the authors of the report, particularly to a comment that the current administration was “a bunch of clowns caught...

A few thoughts

I’ve been away from this blog for some time, being of a moderately lazy disposition and that.   On medical advice (self-administered) I’ve concluded that letting off steam is more important than putting up my (virtual) feet, so I’m b(e)ck - don’t...

Sant, words master

You have to admit that Doctor Alfred Sant (remember him?) is a master of words, which is hardly a revelation given that he's a Labour politician and that particular genus is a fine exemplar of barrack-room lawyering of the first order. You know,...

Gotta love Reno

Thanks to the fact that in the early 21st century, time is flexible, I’m watching Dissett, as I write this. Simon Busuttil was excellent, it need hardly be said. It was as clear that the national station seems to be run by someone who has...

I'm not, but...

The phrase that betrays you as a racist, or a bigot generally, is the one that goes "I'm not a ..., but ...", as anyone with even the slightest ear for nuance knows.   Sometimes, to be fair, the wording is employed by people who mean well and have...