Iranian agitprop

1. Kill one of your own problematic scientists
2.Blame it on “Zionists”.

January 15, 2010 Posted by | Iran | Leave a comment

Misreading Tea Leaves

Robert Stein, re: David Brooks’ ridiculous NYT column

The hippies were long gone with no political afterlife, feminists failed to pass even a toothless Equal Rights Amendment and Christian conservatives were a fringe movement until a disputed 2000 election put into the White House a reformed drunk who had turned to religiosity in midlife.

January 7, 2010 Posted by | whatever | Leave a comment

City of Hardin, Montana

“There Are No Commandos In The Streets”

October 3, 2009 Posted by | whatever | Leave a comment

he said it

“At this stage, there’s cleavage in every part of the government.  It can be seen in the Intelligence Ministry between those who say that [presidential challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi’s] green movement was part of a velvet revolution and a plot to overthrow the regime, and those who argue that this is ridiculous.” [Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.]

July 28, 2009 Posted by | he said it, Iran, quote of the day | Leave a comment

he said it

The election of a president who prides himself on reaching across political divides has resulted in the irony of more partisanship than ever as remnants of the Republican party that rode roughshod over opposition in the Bush years are reduced to mouthing the slogans that brought them to power back then.  [Source: Connecting.the.Dots]

July 18, 2009 Posted by | politics, quote of the day, wordpress political blogs | Leave a comment

40 Years After Apollo 11 Moon Landing, It’s Time for a Mission to Mars

so says Buzz Aldrin

July 16, 2009 Posted by | he said it | Leave a comment

Leading Clerics Defy Ayatollah on Disputed Iran Election

“CAIRO — The most important group of religious leaders in Iran called the disputed presidential election and the new government illegitimate on Saturday, an act of defiance against the country’s supreme leader and the most public sign of a major split in the country’s clerical establishment.
“I don’t ever remember in the 20 years of Khamenei’s rule where he was clearly and categorically on one side and so many clergy were on the other side,” Mr. Milani said. “This might embolden other clergy to come forward.”

July 4, 2009 Posted by | democracy under assault, Iran, wordpress political blogs, world news | Leave a comment

threaten to arrest him and see where he runs…

Iranian Details Alleged Fraud
Mousavi Is Also Accused of Treason
In a 24-page document posted on his Web site, Mousavi’s special committee studying election fraud accused influential Ahmadinejad supporters of handing out cash bonuses and food, increasing wages, printing millions of extra ballots and other acts in the run-up to the vote. [Source: Washington Post]

July 4, 2009 Posted by | democracy under assault, Iran, wordpress political blogs, world news | Leave a comment

he said it


Some Iranian text messenger — “Take your own pen with you, because at the ballot box they may hand out pens whose ink turns invisible after a while

June 13, 2009 Posted by | quote of the day | Leave a comment


lazy bastards

April 29, 2009 Posted by | dumbasses | Leave a comment

roll call: Who’s in bed with Big Pharma?

Health-Care Dialogue Alarms Obama’s Allies

April 21, 2009 Posted by | Corporatocracy | Leave a comment

To celebrate: “We’re throwing a party at a friend’s cave,”

Loan should allow Mo. family to stay in cave home

March 10, 2009 Posted by | quote of the day | Leave a comment

Vladimir Putin Wages a Cold War With a Heating Fuel – Mr. Putin’s regime plainly intends to use Europe’s dependence on Russian energy to advance an imperialist and anti-Western geopolitical agenda. The only rational response is a dramatic acceleration of the European Union’s search for alternative sources of energy — and greater support for those countries that Russia seeks to subjugate.

January 9, 2009 Posted by | editorials, Putin-watch | Leave a comment

Time for Maryland to end capital punishment


January 2, 2009 Posted by | crime and punishment, editorials, today in smart-people land, wordpress political blogs | Leave a comment

Lake Superior State University’s list of banished words for 2009


December 31, 2008 Posted by | whatever | Leave a comment


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