Monday, September 14, 2009

Jumblatt versus Peres

Israel's president Shimon Peres fainted the other day and was soon after released from the hospital after having been checked out by doctors.

Jumblatt had this to say about the incident:

حتى إبليس بالأمس رفض إستقبال شمعون بيريس بعدما إستدعاه للحظات في غيبوبة لو أتاح القدر أن تكون نهائية لكان العالم تخلص من تلك الاكذوبة التاريخية التي مثلها ذلك الرجل على مر عقود من الصراع العربي- الاسرائيلي، وهو الذي لعب أدورا عديدة خلال كل محاور هذا الصراع. ونتمنى على إبليس في المرة المقبلة ألا يخطئ في حساباته ويدعوه اليه لمرة واحدة وأخيرة، عله بذلك يفيد البشرية في مكان ما

A quick and rough translation: even Satan has refused to welcome Peres after fainting and if fate had willed it to be final, the world would have gotten rid of this historic lie that this guy has embodied for decades during the Arab-Israeli conflict . . . and we hope (or rather wish) that the next time around, for Satan to calculate correctly and invite Peres to him one final time, maybe this way, he (Satan that is) would benefit humanity in some way.

Whether you like Jumblatt or not, you have to agree that he is sometimes very theatrical and amusing!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Overheard during a lunch with LaZaytouni:

Guy at the next table, talking to woman seated across from him: this is so fun, watching that woman parallel park is better than watching a movie!

Another classic!


Lebanese Cabinet

Armand Homsi is at it again!
I love that guy, he's a genius.

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Hariri-Aoun meeting chez Mr. Le President, aka Fakhamto!

Basically, Aoun and Hariri meet under the supervision of Baabda Palace Occupant to try and break the wall between them that is supposedly hampering the birth of a new government in Lebanon. Yep, that wall was broken alright!

Yes, supervision: since both politicians (actually all politicians) are acting like children and need to be supervised!
Yes, Occupant: since given his constitutional powers, our beloved President is nothing more than a space filler!

And as for the government, that thing needs a c-section now, no natural birth here!
It is far easier to believe the Immaculate Conception than to believe that this government will see the light anytime soon.

Oh, and whoever tells you that Syria is not behind this severe crippling of the Lebanese political system, is flat out LYING to you.