Monday, October 12, 2009

Thursday, October 08, 2009

When idiots are in charge of my country !

After the MURDER of George Abou Madi yesterday in Ain El Roumaneh most of our dear politicians rushed to give their opinion as to what took place much more than to actually condemn such barbaric acts of violence. In one instance a spokesman for our "opposition" went as far as to say that the boys that were attacked were gambling and drunk which according to him made them "Za3ran" and hence deserve what they got (the latter is how I perceived his words of wisdom).

Most shocking is Minister Najjar and how within seconds found the best way to avoid such criminal acts from ever happening again. Guess what he is suggesting that enlightened moron :

The banning of scooters !

Ya Najjar, I suggest that for once you actually apprehend the culprits and hang them in a public place by their testicles. I don't know maybe that will give those who were planning more trouble something to think about.

N.B: Where is Joseph Sader ?

TFEH !!!!!!

Monday, October 05, 2009

When I will become a Roumieh resident.

Goatee Saad met with the demented general. Rumor has it that the meeting was so friendly that now there is talk of an MOU between the Future movement and the FPM, similar to the MOU with Hizbollah.
Oh joyful day!
I do not pay much attention to what is written in local papers, for the fate of my country is in no way a local affair. But I know that the worst is yet to come, and I know that I will not be kept silent. So just in case I find my freedom being taking away from me (once again), this is part of the concert I would like to enjoy in the prison I will be at (not Nancy and Haifa).

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Broumana, if not Lebanon.....then !

At the time of 8tracks, Julio was a relatively unknown singer performing in Spanish, Diverio was lighting up the local scene with his warm voice, Di Capri filled the house, and Tozzi was being hummed. LEBANESE went out to places like "the Troubadour", cracked open a bottle of "white Horse" and spent an entire evening being serenaded by artists that came from all around the Mediterranean. No one ever thought of banning any performance under any false pretenses; because then religious figures had hardly any clout. People just went out to have fun and enjoy the diversity Lebanon had to offer. Be it Aznavour, Feyrouz, Um Koulthoum, Sardou, Dalida, Farid Al Atrach... etc; it was all part f the cultural hub we once were. Sad to say that this is no longer the case, and even sadder; no one seems to give a damn. Before I leave you to put on more nail into Lebanon's coffin, a selection of Italian artist that my father enjoyed, and later I in the hardest of time (and they were in some aspects better than the ones we are living today) in Broumana.

And still you anxiously await the birth of a new government. Pray to whatever God you believe in that by 2013 Lebanon will not have become LEBANONSTAN. Long gone are the days when Feyrouz use to sing B7eback ya Loubnan.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Hands off MY country !

Source Now Lebanon :

Lebanese Muslim scholars: Samba troupe should be banned from performing in Tyre
"This is a pornographic dance group that goes against our ethics," Sheikh Ali Yassine, one of 50 religious leaders who are calling for the cancellation, told AFP.

"We fear that once they start dancing nude in the streets, there will be trouble," Yassine added. "Our society will not accept such a parade.”
"The city of Tyre is a city of resistance and its history is that of a conservative Muslim city."

The Brazilian troupe has been performing throughout Lebanon since September 23 as part of a festival and planned a final performance in Tyre on Thursday evening.

Roberto Medeiros, ministerial adviser and cultural attaché at the Brazilian Embassy in Beirut, told AFP that measures had been taken to respect the sensitivities of the mainly Muslim population in Tyre, including having the dancers cover their bodies rather than perform in skimpy clothes.

"We met with the local authorities and informed them that the dancers would dress respectfully with all their bodies covered," Medeiros said.
Yassin, however, said he had been shown photographs of the costumes and still deemed them inappropriate."

Please, please, and pretty please; spare me the hypocrisy. Gad Elmaleh is an Israeli foot soldier, Frank Sinatra donated money to the Jewish lobby, Leonard Cohen is banned…etc; and still you claim to be for “al ta3ayoch al watani”, and the respect of your fellow citizen . MY country is trying to reclaim it’s place as a cradle of culture and diversity, and here you are once again showing to the world how deep we have regressed into the dark ages. Regressed, not out of belief or conviction; but by the force of arms. The arms you ONLY hold as a Damocles’ sword above every true Lebanese throat. Your way is the only way, and your culture (according to you) is the true culture, and the only salvation for our ailing society. “Repent” you shout out loud. Repent against the greater evil that is the West; for Sodom and Gomorrah are on your own doorsteps. Nevertheless when a local or a foreign visitor, on his trip to Baalbeck attending any festival (many of whom you approve of) is faced with huge pictures of Moughnieh, it is OK. It is OK, for you have decided that we are a nation of “moukawimeen”. Ya Sheikh Ali Yassine you claim that the people of Tyre will be outraged by the troop’s dancers parading in the streets in their (what you regard as) skimpy outfits, and that it will cause outrage and mayhem. For Tyre is a conservative Muslim city. Well let me remind you ya Sheikh Ali Yassine, that as I far as know Lebanon (the entire 10452 Km2) has not yet been declared a Muslim country. And that all regions fall under the same category. When you can allow Moughnieh’s portraits to be plastered on the doors of historical sites; I have the same rights to parade what is known to be an old recognized folkloric dance. Moreover Lebanon (as far as I am concerned) is not yet an Islamic country, nor is Tyre a purely Islamic city. So please spare me the rhetoric. Your words will not demean the respect I have for the Shia who see through your ill founded hatred; we are Lebanese first and foremost regardless of religion. So you can take your Moughnieh, Kuntar, …etc and shove them up your constipated arse; maybe in a few years (or even much less) you would shit a diamond.