Day: December 6, 2017

Thinking of ironic awards

Thinking of ironic awards

Since I’m not likely to win an olympic medal, here’s another self-referential ironic award from earlier this year. This is President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan who eats journalists for breakfast being awarded a ‘Friends of Journalists’ award by some puppet functionary he controls. And as he gets it he smiles not because he does not …

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“Prime minister’s spouse” in the Bahamas for another award ceremony

“Prime minister’s spouse” in the Bahamas for another award ceremony

We find out Michelle Muscat went to the Bahamas from the Facebook profile of a Trinidad and Tobago opposition politician who met her at a dinner party. The ‘Women of Distinction Awards’ are granted yearly by a Bahamian NGO. It doesn’t look like Michelle Muscat could secure this award for herself because it appears to …

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Michelle Muscat signed her own nomination for the volunteer of the year award

Michelle Muscat signed her own nomination for the volunteer of the year award

This morning’s post about Michelle Muscat being awarded the volunteer of the year award found people saying in their reactions that Michelle Muscat should have the good manners of expressing polite embarrassment at the award, decline it and suggest someone less well known but at least equally deserving is recognised for their work. After all …

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G Farrugia Calleja: Horrid, horrid man

G Farrugia Calleja: Horrid, horrid man

Martin Scicluna’s piece in The Times today is perfectly in character. As a health warning let me prepare you with this quote: “The principal reason for the PN’s debacle must be laid at her (Daphne Caruana Galizia’s) door and a party leadership that was committed to dancing to her tune.” Truly a man who has …

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Vive la femme de l’empereur!

Vive la femme de l’empereur!

Michelle Muscat is the volunteer of the year. She was awarded the title by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector. Yet another Peronist event in this Evita story of pursuit of adulation; of packaging the proletarian heroine royally bedecked behind the great leader. And sure enough the great leader was bursting with pride on …

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Il-Koħħu, il-Fulu u ċ-Ċiniż

Il-Koħħu, il-Fulu u ċ-Ċiniż

OK so they were arraigned in court, accused of murder. We will see evidence over the next few days that will justify their trial a few years down the line. We can expect that trial to confirm our initial impression that the police are reasonably confident in the evidence that they have. It turned out …

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