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Andrew Borg Cardona

KOW TOW

Not that I'm a Mandarin-speaker or anything, or even that I have any idea if the phrase signifying subservient obeisance to the perceived whims of some foreigner or other is Chinese in the first place, but it's pretty much what the Chinese are...

BECAUSE I SAY SO, THAT'S WHY

Any parent out there knows that it is a natural reaction to persistent questioning, generally from toddlers who have discovered the power of speech, to resort to the refrain in my title. In that context, it is an understandable, if not...

AAAW, POOR DIDDUMS

For those not entirely up to speed on semi-archaic baby talk, the title is the phrase that is cooed to little babies who are bawling their eyes out because their little feelings have been hurt. It is the phrase that springs to mind when I glance...

THE GRAND DELUSIONS

Minister Dr Konrad Mizzi appears to have convinced himself of two things. The first is that his wife is being attacked. The second is that he is doing s good job. He has connected the two, concluding that the former is because of the latter. A...

FOXY NEWS

The Prime Minister's assorted groupies are having conniptions because he appeared on Fox TV to tell the Yanks how to get out of their economic malaises, not realising, apparently, that the United States are not, exactly, floundering in the depths...

WORRYINGLY ENORMOUS SIBLING

The Government has told us, apparently repeatedly, that there are glaring inefficiencies in the processes concerned with the issue of passports and ID Cards and consequently it was necessary, nay imperative, for Super Minister Manwel Mallia to...

SHAME ON YOU, MINISTER

In the run-up to the elections, our current Minister for Electricity Rate Reductions swept into the public consciousness with his immortal "Shame on you Minister". He was addressing the then-Minister of Finance, under whose purview Enemalta fell,...

NOT HUMILIATED

Another newspaper, unintentionally, attributed humiliation to the Leader of the Opposition as a result of the manner in which the crowd behaved in his regard last Saturday during Rockestra. I wasn't there, for many reasons, not least of which is...

YES, FINE, OK

What perfect timing for the Nationalist Party: just as they (somewhat cravenly) came out in favour of a little hunting, we have a shooting incident which doesn't help the hunters' image in the slightest. Yes, fine, OK, I know, there's no evidence,...

REALITY, CHECK IT OUT, DO

Ever since the news broke that the Nationalist Party was in financial difficulty, the glee on the faces of many commentators was wondrous to behold. Other commentators were not at all gleeful, but were, and remain, pretty acerbic in their...

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