From the local blog scene

1. Pregnancy anxiety

Salvadoran blogger living amongst us reflects on something Joseph said: 

 “Anyway, Joseph Muscat stated that if a couple is expecting a baby, this should not be a source of anxiety but something to celebrate.”  February 1, 2009


2. Jacques in labour

Jacques Zammit of http://jaccuse.wordpress.com is labouring nights on putting together an upgraded blog. We checked it out and liked what we saw. Test drive it yourself on http://www.jacquesrenezammit.com/jaccuse/ and tell us what you think.

3. Faust on contradictions

Fausto Majjistral detects a contradiction between Mario Vella’s first and second articles in The Times (http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090119/opinion/no-quantum-of-solace and http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090202/opinion/history-is-on-nobodys-side). Is there really a contradiction? In the first article Mario focuses on the seismic rumblings in the Nationalist Party. Various alliances are coming apart, he observes, and Gonzi’s leadership – based on those alliances – is in danger. In the second article he warns Labour not to succumb to the temptation of over-confidence. There is no guarantee that Labour will win at the next elections, no matter how screwed up the Nationalist Party has become. He suggests that the chances of Labour finally sweeping the incumbent aside (after a quarter of a century of almost uninterrupted rule) will increase enormously if Labour really and truly becomes Joseph Muscat’s PL. This transformation – far from complete – requires more than seismic rumblings. It requires a cultural earthquake at CNL, at One and in every branch and kazin throughout Malta and Gozo. We are confident that Joseph will accomplish this difficult and complex transformation.


4. Back to the 60s

The author of the blog Inredden posted a good piece on the Gozo carnival aftermath – an anachronistic and pathetic farce involving Church and State – entitled Carnival Retro Party: “Back to the 60s” 27 February 2008.

We left the following comment: “Tabilhaqq kaz ta’ “back to the 60s” imma ukoll f’sens aktar profond u gravi. Ta’ min jiftakar li il-Kunsill Vatikan it-Tieni fetah fl-1962 taht il-Papa Gwanni XXIII u temm ix-xoghlijet tieghu fl-1965 taht il-Papa Pawlu VI. F’kumment li ‘ppostjajt ghand Jacques xi siegha ilu, ktibt dwar l-attitudni pre-konciljari ta’ l-Isqof Grech u ‘ssottolineajt il-kuntrast mal-hsieb inklussiv ta’ Lumen Gentium (1964)tal-mod ta’ kif il-prelat Ghawdxi solva it-tensjoni mahluqa mill-veduti tal-Papa Ratzinger dwar l-omosesswalita’: jekk ma jogghobkohmx itilqu, stqarr l-Isqof Grech! Behsiebna niddiskutu din il-kwistjoni fuq https://watersbroken.wordpress.com”



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  1. Jacques René Zammit said, on February 16, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Cheers for the link. Still labouring, still swearing. Why do swear and labour always go hand in hand?

  2. Jeffrey Cutajar said, on February 17, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    @ Jacques René Zammit
    If the occasional expletive and Labour “always go hand in hand” and if the occasional expletive and Daphne “always go hand in hand”, does it then follow that Labour and Daphne “always go hand in hand”? No, it doesn’t but then if the occasional expletive and Labour “always go hand in hand” and if the occasional expletive and Daphne “always go hand in hand”, does it then follow that…forget it! Stereotypes always tend towards absurdity. Cheers to you, frère Jacques.

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