“Refuge of the Roads”

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Refuge_of_the_Road

The summer after our son graduated high school, we hosted a brother and sister from Spain, Fernando and Amparo.  Actually, Amparo stayed with another host family.  But it seemed that, as evening fell, most of the exchange students gravitated toward our house.

We had the music house, with a living room full of musical instruments and musicians.

That’s how I ended up with Fernando.  He was the youngest and I had a piano.

He loved to play for me, especially Chopin.

I spent a lot of time looking after his needs and driving him around.

The strange thing was that even when it was just the two of us, he’d always sit in the back seat.

I used to joke about that Beatles song.  You know, “Baby, you can drive my car!  Yes, I’m gonna be a star!”

Anyway, he really seemed to enjoy having me drive him around.

Every once in a while I’d glance at the rear-view mirror and get a glimpse of him groovin’ to the sounds in my car.

And he especially loved this album.

Oh, and he loved playing crazy eights!

playing piano

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171 Responses to ““Refuge of the Roads””

  1. Tenacity Says:

    Foist?

  2. Tenacity Says:

    PerthePurple,
    There is definitely a chronic pattern of necessarily denigrating others. Always seeming to have to prove himself. Perhaps an inferiority complex?

    Also, is it just me or has Lame Cherry’s language glitches gotten worse. Too much Demerol or Alcohol or ****?

  3. Tenacity Says:

    Sleep deprivation?

  4. Tenacity Says:

    Does anybody have a clue who Lame Cherry really is?

  5. Tenacity Says:

    For the record, my guests this Thursday night will be…Tah Dah!!!
    Dr. Kate of TD Blog and Ilo Jones of FIJA. So plan to join me at Patriot’s Heart Network, Thursday 9pm Eastern, 7pm Mountain for Let’s Talk Liberty. I’d love for some of you to call in. If you use your nic, I will know who you are. If you have my direct contact info, let me know your area code or number so I can let the producer know to put you through.

  6. Tenacity Says:

    Do you think there is any chance colmado_naranja’s lives in Norway or is a/k/a PumpkinHead? Do I owe a quarter to the can for even mentioning it?

  7. Troy Says:

    I pull my hair out trying to read Lame Cherry’s articles

  8. Troy Says:

    Mario Appuzo will be on tonight….The judge in his case is the one that has been accepting letters from the public domain and entering them into case record.

    http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2009/06/chalice-show-patriots-heart.html

    I will definitely be listening in.

  9. Troy Says:

    colmado_naranja is supposedly in Iowa.

  10. Troy Says:

    Dr. Kate is an impressive patriot.

  11. Troy Says:

    The judge in his case is the one that has been accepting letters from the public domain.

    I’m pretty sure I’m right about this.

  12. Troy Says:

    Iranian protester gives Marmaduke Iditarod 😉 the one finger salute.

    http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/198015.php

  13. pertheconstitution Says:

    “PerthePurple” — I love it!!! Thanks, Ten.

    Question for anyone who knows and wants to answer: Is there a way for me to listen to the online radio shows on dial-up? Yeah, I’m stuck with dial-up…

    I don’t want to pick on Polarik. Polarik’s not the only one who seems to let ego and personality get the better of them. Donofrio is another one who can’t seem to let his very-worthy position speak for itself, but has to criticize and denigrate others in the process. And so many more. Why criticize? We need people to attack the issue on every front. We don’t need to squabble amongst ourselves. So then I wonder how many are spoilers – deliberately trying to foster dissension within the ranks…

    On the funny side – I wondered about the eBay seller being you-know-who also. (I’m amazed at my imagination lately!) But (to me anyway) the seller speaks as an American – not someone who learned English as a second language. His syntax and the way he conjugates his verbs and sentence structure. Stuff like that. But the Chief could be involved somehow… He did make some online friends here in the states during the non-story. (I’ll pay my quarter too for responding)

    I’m encouraged by the Judge in the Apuzzo case. But even if he rules for the plaintiff, Obama will drag it out on appeal, and the msm will continue their blackout. It’s important, but a long process, and only a beginning.

    In any event, I’m always very heartened and happy about any further attention and focus on the issue. Every little bit helps.

  14. Troy Says:

    Question for anyone who knows and wants to answer: Is there a way for me to listen to the online radio shows on dial-up?
    ***********************************************************
    hmmm….you’re not able to?

  15. pertheconstitution Says:

    Nope. Usually it just keeps trying to connect, but never gets there. Other times I get some kind of error message – usually that the connection was lost or interrupted.

    Should I be able to? Could it be a glitch with this ISP software in specific rather than the dial-up software in general?

  16. Troy Says:

    Should I be able to? Could it be a glitch with this ISP software in specific rather than the dial-up software in general?
    **********************************************************
    I’m not sure, Amy….I know that can listen by telephone, but I’m not sure about the whole long distance thingy.

  17. Tenacity Says:

    PerThePurple,
    When you call (347) 215-6929 you can just listen or Click 1 To Talk

  18. Troy Says:

    I always had the feeling O’Rielly was in on the cover-up….He says he has a copy….Yeah, if I pulled up the COLB online and hit “print” , then I woluld have a copy too.

  19. j.b. Says:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/06/breakthrough_on_the_authorship_1.html

    I have been following this for a while now. It isn’t exactly “Breaking News”, but I wanted to share in case anyone else is interested.

    Um, is the Michael Jackson Show over yet?
    Hey, Billy Mays died! My Mom (who informed me, ‘cuz I ain’t had the tv on most of the weekend) heard the news today in a casino bar “up North” and a guy seated next to her said, “Damn, they’re dropping like flies”!

    As far as BillO’? Pfffffffffffffft.

    Tenacity, that is too cool about Dr. Kate and YOU! I will do my best to listen AND call, if I can come up with a cogent thought or question. 🙂

    Oh and Lame Cherry? Why, yes, yes he is!

  20. j.b. Says:

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_BILLY_MAYS?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US
    Oops, my mistake. (per Drudge)

  21. ryansgrammy Says:

    j.b. — I’m dating myself but I also saw today that Gale Storm died at the age of 87. I remember watching The Gale Storm show in the 50’s as a kid (a small kid-lol).

  22. j.b. Says:

    That’s a bit before my time, RG, as I have never heard of her.

    This is jankity. But at least we have JAPAN on our side! 🙂
    Oh and Russia. Sort of………Wasn’t Pooty Poot just demanding we go all NWO $ a month back or so?

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aQ.zWVPnOYYg

  23. KoolAid_Free_Lexi Says:

    Tenacity Says:
    June 29, 2009 at 2:10 am

    PerThePurple,
    When you call (347) 215-6929 you can just listen or Click 1 To Talk=

    ******

    Ever thought about getting a skype # for your cheapo friends like me to use to call in?

  24. Tenacity Says:

    j.b.
    I’ll be listening for you Thursday night. I am very excited about having both Dr Kate & Ilo Jones on the show. These are both heavyweights in the freedom movement. We will see how secure I am because some guys might not be able to handle 2 ladies as bright & bold as these 2. 8)

  25. Tenacity Says:

    Lexi,
    I will check with Chalice about Skype. I know people call in on our Talkshoe conferences via Skype all the time. I’m betting that is possible now. Will report.

  26. sdee Says:

    Don Ross has posted an easy read with highlights of the Energy Tax Bill.

    It is far worse than I could have imagined.

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2009/06/green-gestapo.html

  27. Troy Says:

    An invitation to Janeane “Buffalo” Garofalo….I’ll bet ya that the effing amoeba is a “No Show”.

  28. Tenacity Says:

    Lexi et al,
    Janet is one of the show producers and we just had this IM about Skype.

    Tenacity: I have had a couple people ask if they can access the show via Skype. What say ye?
    Janet: I skye in all the time, but it does cut in and out.. not good for the broadcasters
    Janet: skype
    Tenacity: Okay, how does it work?
    Janet: I just type in the PHN blogtalk number and call it for each show
    Janet: You download Skype and then dial in the number and hit send
    Janet: You have to have a headset with a mic

  29. Tenacity Says:

    This is serious, but I found the end of it to be hilarious.

  30. Troy Says:

    This option may very well end up being our only chance too.

    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2009/06/tank-elections.html

  31. Troy Says:

    Woo hoo!!!….The last 1/3 of that video was nothing but, ten kinds of Kickass!!!!

  32. Tenacity Says:

    Ya gotta watch out for those little old ladies…they shoot for the toodles. 8)

  33. sdee Says:

    Well Troy that option may indeed be all that is left.

    More proof that our republic is now a dangerous oligarchy. Check out this Healthcare meeting that Sen Menendez had with La Raza (“The Race” a racist left wing organization that is taxpayer funded like ACORN – they use our own money to destroy us)

    From the meeting:

    “75% of the children who will be picked up in this will be non-citizens and that 44% of the uninsured are non-citizens and they can’t possibly allow the American people to know this.”

    “Latino children need health care more than whites”

    “La Raza said if they get this, they don’t even care about amnesty, because they’ve fixed it so that one family member can apply for all extended family members.”

    “We want to make sure we take care of barriers like verification, but we can streamline programs to the more affluent” and, quote, “Useless treatments for the elderly can be gone because we don’t need to spend money for people who are going to die anyway”

    More on Don Ross
    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2009/06/red-alert-la-raza-if-american-people.html

  34. Troy Says:

    This taken from the La Raza article posted above
    *****************************************
    It was La Raza, the Childrens Defense Fund and Senator Menendez from New Jersey, a representative from his office…
    **********************************************************
    I read a report that stated that the “Children’s Defense Fund” was a 250 million $ slush fund that was set up by the Clinton’s (mainly Hillary) with stolen/blackmailed money.

    Note: Isn’t Vince Foster sleeping with the fishes?

    http://www.rense.com/general70/leo.htm

  35. Troy Says:

    Obama’s position on this is no surprise at all since he has every intention of trying to pull the same exact stunt….Oh boy, I hope he tries it!!!!

    http://netrightnation.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1109854:in-honduras-freedom-restored&catid=1:nrn-blog&Itemid=7

  36. Tenacity Says:

    Troy,
    It is my understanding that Hillary has used the Children’s Defense fund as her personal slush fund. Kinda makes all the talk about her campaign financing concerns seem trivial doesn’t it? Outing this fund may have been the very thing that got V Foster suicided. No, that word is not in the dictionary, but it should be. There have been a lot of people associated with the Clinton-Bush Crime families that have been suicided and accidented. When all this hits the fan, their are a lot of people in and associated with the District of Criminals that need to be behind bars or on death row.

  37. sdee Says:

    Troy – more evidence that our options have narrowed.

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman proclaims that there will be no ACORN investigation: He dos not even try to hide:

    “The powers that be decided against it,” said Mr. Conyers

    The powers that be! A dictatorship – plain and simple.

    http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jun/25/conyers-abandons-plan-probe-acorn/?feat=home_headlines

  38. Tenacity Says:

    The Iron Web…a must read good people. You won’t be able to put it down and you will want to get extra copies for your family and friends. This book should be mandatory reading for every high school student in America. It will definitely change the way people think. It cuts through the propaganda like a hot knife through butter. I am now reading through it a second time to formulate some ideas. Some of the syllogistic discussion is really powerful. I’m going to use some of the basic concepts to present some points (apologetics) to some stubborn quarrelsome associates. I don’t represent this fictional novel as a perfect solution. It will promote some great critical thinking.

    Also, if you haven’t read “The 5000 Year Leap” by Cleon Skousen…do it. This would make an excellent text book for Constitutional Studies. The subtitle is “Principles of Freedom 101.”

  39. pertheconstitution Says:

    I read a report that stated that the “Children’s Defense Fund” was a 250 million $ slush fund that was set up by the Clinton’s (mainly Hillary) with stolen/blackmailed money.

    * * * * * * * * * *

    I remember about the time Bill was first elected, Hillary and the Children’s Defense Fund were trying to give kids the right to “divorce” their parents, and she was pushing mandatory pre-school for kids over two.

    And thanks, everyone, for the good info. I’ll check out skype. But maybe it would be better to just call in. I’ll can figure it out now.

  40. pertheconstitution Says:

    There have been a lot of people associated with the Clinton-Bush Crime families that have been suicided and accidented.

    * * * * * * * *

    And some would say the legacy lives on…

  41. Tenacity Says:

    sdee,
    What do you see our options to be at this point? Have they narrowed or is it just more obvious how narrow our options are? IMHO, wait and see is not an option. A massive amount of people (millions) have got to overtly resist and resist now.
    Mario Apuzzo has asked for letters to be written to Judge Jerome Simandle. Apparently, the Judge has invited public comment in a rare move to give the people a voice. The fax number for the judge is 856-757-5370. The Address is U.S. Courthouse 4th & Cooper Streets. Camden, NJ 08101

    For those who missed the Chalice show tonight and would like to hear Apuzzo discuss this, go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/PatriotsHeartNetwork/2009/06/29/The-Chalice-Show
    After a minute or so of buffering, click to about the 82 minute mark.

  42. Tenacity Says:

    pertheconstitution Says:
    June 29, 2009 at 6:09 am

    And some would say the legacy lives on…
    ***************************************
    And it will until good people stop tolerating the criminals in the District of Criminals.

  43. KoolAid_Free_Lexi Says:

    Tenacity Says:
    June 29, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Troy,
    It is my understanding that Hillary has used the Children’s Defense fund as her personal slush fund.

    *******

    That’s what Leo Wanta says too!

  44. KoolAid_Free_Lexi Says:

    Tenacity Says:
    June 29, 2009 at 3:36 am

    Lexi et al,

    *****

    TY,Ten

  45. sdee Says:

    “What do you see our options to be at this point?”

    Ten, I see the Menendez/Raza story as a simple example. Here we have a US Senator openly engaged in a racist agenda, subverting the democratic process in through deceptive legislation and collaboration with a radical subversive foreign influence. And not a peep from anyone.

    The problem as I see it, is that the vast majority of America has no idea of what is happening. Pick any one of the dozens of clear cut topics that get discussed here at Rose’s. We can all understand the danger. But how many people who you run into every day see it? And what would their reaction be if you tried to explain them? Unless it is on Oprah or GMA, it is not real.

    If the media will not do their job and expose the deceit and corruption to the American people, then there can be no valid democratic process to remove these people through legitimate elections – they keep getting re-elected and building the oligarchy. They are deeply entrenched in both sides of aisle, the White House and even the courts.

    I try to tell people what is going on – one at a time. Hopefully they will do the same. I show up at the rallies. I contribute where I can. I gave up writing and calling my congressional reps, they are spineless.

    Freedom in America has no leader, no organization and no forum. Until a leader stands up, where does the simmering energy of patriotism have to go?

  46. ryansgrammy Says:

    There’s still hope for the SCOTUS — they overturned Sotomayor and sided with Firefighters in Connecticut!!!

  47. Troy Says:

    that’s great news, grammy….thanks

  48. sdee Says:

    On Honduras and the fight for constitutional law…..

    Lame Cherry wrote this weekend “… what is the key in this (Honduran coup) is someone with vast power reserves on the right just placed a shot across the bow of the Obama Administration and Hugo Chavez.”

    It looks like that Lame Cherry insight is right on target.

    Hillary Clinton exposes herself and sides with Zelaya, Chavez and Castro. From the WSJ:

    “Mrs. Clinton has piled on as well. Yesterday she accused Honduras of violating “the precepts of the Interamerican Democratic Charter” and said it “should be condemned by all.” Fidel Castro did just that. Mr. Chávez pledged to overthrow the new government.”

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124623220955866301.html

  49. Troy Says:

    http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/29/racism-rejected-scotus-reverses-sotomayor-in-firefighters-case/

  50. patriotamy Says:

    sdee Says:
    June 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    ****************************
    One at a time… That’s how we all came to know and understand what is going on.

    It is still amazing to me how many people are being duped by this administration. But I am trying to do my part in re-educating those that I know and meet.

  51. Troy Says:

  52. Troy Says:

  53. patriotamy Says:

    patriotamy Says:
    June 29, 2009 at 3:34 pm
    ****************************
    AND, Rosetta’s Gang is doing a bang-up job of educating all of us.

  54. Troy Says:

  55. rosettasister Says:

    8:55 AM Pacific

    Good morning, America! How are you?!

    Thanks so much for all of your contributions here!

    Rose

  56. rosettasister Says:

    A Letter to Ali Khameini

    Your daughter and I are both Neda’s age.

    By PARVANEH VAHIDMANESH

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124623110886766123.html

    Neda Soltan, the young innocent girl who was killed on Karegar Avenue, was the same age as me and your daughter. She came to the demonstrations with no weapons or knives. All she carried with her was her voice, a voice that cried out in protest against your regime.

    Who said the response to such cries is a bullet? You, just like the shah, silence the voices of protestors with gunshots. But don’t forget that the shah’s harsh methods undid him and caused his regime to fall. Neda has died and her voice will no longer call out to disturb your slumber. But I beg you to consider if the prophet lived his life the way you have? Islam permits irreligious or secular rulers. It does not permit tyrants. I pity you. All the blood you’ve spilled has forever stained your 70 years of worship and piety.

    While you may not hear the nation’s shouts of Allahu Akbar! (God is great) every night, I am sure your daughter hears them. Since you have violated and abused your countrymen’s trust, they are now calling out to the only God they know for refuge. A nation that once was great is now called villainous because of people like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. So the Iranians vehemently cast their ballots on election day to oppose him, only to have their rights trampled upon.

    If you, contrary to what I believe, are not aware of what’s going on in the streets of your country — if tear gas hasn’t burned your eyes and the sounds of gunfire haven’t pierced your ears — then Boshra can direct you to some of the information available on the Internet. Ask her to show you the photos of Neda’s last moments in the street. Neda, just like Boshra, has a father and a family who deeply loved and cared for her. Like Boshra, Neda cherished a thousand dreams in her heart.

    Ali Khamenei, if you pursue the path you have been following, our people’s anger will take a different form. It will turn you and your family, as it did the shah’s and his, into forlorn and helpless individuals with the word “exile” stamped across your foreheads.

    Before it’s too late for you and your family, realize that Neda’s voice is here to stay.

  57. rosettasister Says:

    Green Brief #12 (June 28)

    http://iran.whyweprotest.net/news-current-events/3792-green-brief-12-june-28-a.html

    EXCERPT

    1. URGENT: Rumors of Mousavi’s arrest are being spread around the blogosphere and twitter. So far, no reliable source has confirmed this. At the time of the writing of this brief – 9:27 PM ET – he is still free. His facebook account denies the claim:

    http://www.facebook.com/mousavi?ref=mf

  58. Troy Says:

    Any questios regarding the three videos?….I will do my best to answer them.

  59. rosettasister Says:

    HORRIFIC Video Captures Basij Thugs Shooting At Protesters From Rooftop
    Busted! Regime thugs shoot down at democracy protesters on the street from a rooftop in Tehran.

    This is one of those videos that you will not forget. What kind of regime fires on its own people peacefully demonstrating for freedom?

    This should be widely circulated:

    iranpressnews.com/source/061409.htm

  60. rosettasister Says:

  61. rosettasister Says:

    http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/06/amazing-film-captures-basij-thugs.html

    ** Here is a petition you can sign to denounce the slaughter of Iranian freedom seekers.

    http://www.petitiononline.com/ai2d2009/petition.html

    Earlier today Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ordered a sham investigation

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6601570.ece

    in to the “suspicious” death of Neda Soltan. Of course, Mahmoud suspects foreigners

    http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/06/29/iran.neda.ahmadinejad/index.html

    were behind the attack.

    And, Barack Obama wants still wants to hold talks with these killer thugs?

    http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/06/obama-still-wants-to-hold-talks-with.html

    More… At 5 PM on Monday democracy protesters in Tehran formed a human chain from Tajrish Square to Rahahan (Railway Station).

  62. rosettasister Says:

    http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/blog/g/bcf171ef-d481-4783-a9d8-fa687d0bfaa4

    Abe Greenwald wants to give George Bush credit for his Iran policy.

    http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/greenwald/71732

    Gabriel Schoenfeld wonders whether President Obama could deliver help to Iranian democrats even if he wanted to.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124623147117266147.html

    The Stoning of Soraya M had a strong per screen opening for its very limited release. As it opens in more cities this week, please help to maintain that momentum.

    http://www.thestoning.com/

    Michael Jackson’s death sucked an enormous amount of attention away from the courage of Iranians still battling the regime, but as the posts at Twitter’s #iranelection thread show, dissent and demonstrations continue.

    http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23iranelection

    More than 2,000 are under arrested in Iran, with hundreds more missing.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6601570.ece

    Human rights activists supported by President Obama and the rest of the west have to keep up pressure on the regime to release the demonstrators and stop the disappearances.

  63. rosettasister Says:

    http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/blog/g/0f2af463-3858-49bf-9d58-75b52fbd9f25

    My Washington Examiner column underscores how the cap-and-tax bill passed by the House would bring with it a metastasis of the administrative state.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/Hugh-Hewitt/Congress-is-killing-US-softly-with-too-many-laws-and-red-tape-49422197.html

    I have been negotiating with and sometimes suing federal agencies for the past two decades, usually because federal officials use ambiguous language in federal statutes to adopt extremely expansive views of federal power.

    Either the cap-and-tax bill or the Obama./Pelosi/Reid “government option/public plan” approaches to health care would make these past power grabs seem small by comparison.

    Either bill would empower federal agencies –some not yet even created– to wield new and extraordinary authority over individuals and business.

    When the Senate takes up cap-and-tax, the GOP must focus the public attention on the vast power grab the law envisions, and

    both houses must focus on the government’s control over individuals’ lives that would arrive with a “government option/public plan” in health care.

  64. rosettasister Says:

    ???

    URGENT: USA Today penetrated by pro-Iran propagandist

    http://iran.whyweprotest.net/news-current-events/3793-urgent-usa-today-penetrated-pro-iran-propagandist.html

    I’m starting this off by saying that I’m a Gannett employee.

    Having said this, I’ve got some disturbing information about a development within USA Today/Gannett.

    It’s a problem I can’t personally deal with because doing so would, unfortunately, rub off as a discriminatory practice.

    One of our weekend writers

    (Reyhaneh Fathieh, used to do lifestyle articles such as this gem)

    http://www.usaweekend.com/08_issues/080113/080113self-defense.html

    has been tasked with writing a piece on Iran, politics, and the like.

    However, from having overheard her discussions, I can certify that she is very much in favor of the current Iranian regime.

    On multiple separate occasions, she herself noted her belief in the “possibility” that the murder of Neda Soltani on the streets of Iran may actually have been a terrorist attack by Iranian dissidents,

    oblivious to our own internally confirmed research that the killing was accomplished by the hands of the government-funded Basij paramilitary forces.

    (Many of us knew Iran government would claim this.)

  65. rosettasister Says:

    Monday, June 29, 2009

    http://shooresh1917.blogspot.com/2009/06/im-ana-darvish.html

    Right Now @ Tehran

    • On Parkway right now people are beeping their horns, and basij has responded by smashing their windscreens and slashing their tires

    • People had announced that they will form a human chain from Tajrish sq to Railway Today

    • The cellphones are down in Valieasr street and surronding area.

    • Police and plain clothes forces are settled across the Valiasr street to disallow the protesters to make a human-chain.

    • Daneshju Park is full of Basij and special gaurds and militia forces are being organized in the park for dealing with the possible protest or human chain.

    • Students of Science and Technology university put a photo of martyr Kianoosh Asa on the university’s academic staff board..

    • Office of the Islamic Association of Sistan and Baluchestan University set on fire by anonymous people.

    • Alleis which are leading to Valieasr street are full of armed forces and Basij cyclists.

    • There’s some conflicts and militia forces are trying not to let people make the human chain.

    • At Mellat park,Valieasr Sq,Vanak Sq and Valieasr street pedestrian way,people have took each other’s hands and trying to make a human chain.

    • Ayatollah Jannati,gaurdian council incharge person confirmed the election result.

    • Important news: PersianKiwi is not arrested, but he does not have access to internet.

  66. rosettasister Says:

  67. Fernley Girl Says:

    Troy, TY for the 3 videos…..worth every minute. We have been preparing.

    I don’t recall where I read it, but an article stated the government was borrowing 46 cents of every dollar it spends. I wonder how long any of us would last if we managed our finances that way? (Of course we can’t write laws allowing us to steal money from other people.)

  68. rosettasister Says:

    Great pics here!

    http://tehranbureau.com/feminist-waves-iranian-green-tsunami/

  69. rosettasister Says:

    After a lull, protests revive in Iran

    Witnesses describe the unauthorized rally in Tehran Sunday that was ultimately broken up by police and militia.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0629/p90s01-wome.html

  70. rosettasister Says:

  71. rosettasister Says:

    http://twitter.com/vipbankers

    Our people are on streets of Tehran. GooyaNews: human chains formed along Valiasr Street http://tinyurl.com/kpcs4t

    #iranelection

    6 minutes ago from web

  72. rosettasister Says:

    http://twitter.com/theavengers2009

    GOVERNMENT HAS NO SUPPORT- I HEAR MILLIONS ON ROOFTOP SHOUTING ALLAHO AKBAR – MORE THAN AGAINST THE SHAH

    #iranelection #qom #tehran #neda

    half a minute ago from web

  73. rosettasister Says:

    http://twitter.com/cee618

    People Shouting Death to Dictator on the Roofs, after GC confirmed the victory of Ahmadinejad …

    #iranelection

    16 minutes ago from web

  74. rosettasister Says:

    http://twitter.com/rootnot

    RT Iran: Human chain in Vali-asr sq. and the sidewalks , Vanak and Melat Park

    #iranelection #iran #neda

    34 minutes ago from web

    2 minutes ago from web

  75. rosettasister Says:

    http://twitter.com/banisadr

    The Guardian Council confirms Ahmadinejads election victory after “a partial recount” /iranelection1 minute ago from web

    People have responded by turning to the streets again, forming human chains across Tehran. #iranelectionhalf a minute ago from web

  76. rosettasister Says:

    http://twitter.com/THEAVENGERS2009

    RT Ahmadinejad flees when confronted by students in Shiraz HAHA http://biturl.cc/Fb chants of death to dictator #iranelection #qom #shiraz5 minutes ago from web

    Nationwide Strike Called for Tuesday. Everything will be closed in Iran. #iranelection #iran #Neda #tehran #esfahan #yazd #qom #mashadhalf a minute ago from web

  77. rosettasister Says:

    Ahmadi Nejad Escaped from Sharif University of Tehran, 24th of June 2009.

    As soon as the tall guy got out of the car to check the situation for Ahmadi Nejad, people said did you see the streets,
    He answered we love you,
    Student replied,
    You just dont lie,
    And suddenly everybody started saying Mousavi, Mousavi
    Ahmadi Nejad and his body guards started to run and students said, Ahmadi Bye bye, Ahmadi bye bye.

  78. rosettasister Says:

    Coups, interference, and the shifting standards of Obama

    http://hotair.com/archives/2009/06/29/coups-interference-and-the-shifting-standards-of-obama/

    Further, the military was acting under the orders of the Honduran Supreme Court although they apparently exceeded their authority by whisking him away to Venezuela. And finally, it was Zelaya’s actions in violating the constitution, ignoring a ruling by the Supreme Court that any referendum be put on would be illegal, and the universal belief in Congress, the military, and much of the populace that eventually, he would little more than a stand in for Chavez if he was allowed to carry out his illegal referendum that sealed Zelaya’s fate.

    And yet our president, acting contrary to American interests, chose the route of least resistance and condemned what many Hondurans believe was a restoration of constitutional order. The president will find himself in familiar territory with this condemnation – Castro, Ortega, and other Latin American leftist thugs also condemned the coup. Maybe someone could look it up but when was the last time we were on the same side with Cuba on any international issue?

    Way to go Barry. Like, we should listen to the Castros when they complain about democratic procedure not being followed? …

    In fact, after swearing off “interferring” in Iran where demonstrators were getting shot, beaten, and axed to death, our clueless Chief Hypocrite worked frantically behind the scenes to save Honduran President Zelaya’s job, thus [interfering] on the wrong side while making himself out a liar on Iran.

  79. rosettasister Says:

    Video:

    Pakistan on Sunday (June 28) announced a Rs 50 million reward on the head of the country’s Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, as security forces step up attacks on his stronghold South Waziristan.

    http://www.timesnow.tv/Pak-puts-6-mn-bounty-on-Mehsuds-head/videoshow/4320766.cms

  80. rosettasister Says:

    Let us pray for the brave Iranian Freedom Fighters, the brave Pakistani military fighting our common enemy, and the brave men and women of our own armed forces and their allies.

    ***

    Pakistan’s Taliban Battle Widens to New Tribal Area

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124629140267268685.html

    On Sunday evening, militants armed with rocket launchers and automatic weapons struck an army convoy a few miles from the Afghan border.

    At least four officers were among the dead, according to security officials.

    Local civilian and military officials said up to 35 soldiers were wounded, many of them critically, in one of the most devastating militant attacks on Pakistan’s military in recent years.

    Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, chief military spokesman, said at least 12 militants were killed in the subsequent clashes.

    *** The ambush came after Hafiz Gul Bhadur, a top militant commander in North Waziristan, announced he had pulled out of a peace deal which he signed with the government last year and joined forces with his old rival, Baitullah Mehsud, the chief of Pakistan’s Taliban. ***

    The rivalry between the two tribal commanders and the peace deal with Mr. Bhadur had in the past helped Pakistan’s military to focus on Mr. Mehsud.

    “The attack was clearly a violation of the truce,” said Gen. Abbas.

  81. rosettasister Says:

    Three economic options for Germany

    http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2009/06/29/america-dont-let-this-happen-to-you/

    Perhaps the key part of the article was when Posen pointed out that the nation’s state-dominated banking system tends to reward existing players, not startups.

    This is why it is so important to get Uncle Sam out of the U.S banking system ASAP.

    American economic policies must also be graded as to whether they enterpreneurial innnovation and competitiveness.

    It’s not just green energy, gang!

  82. rosettasister Says:

    The “Nanny State Deficit”

    http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2009/06/29/tracking-the-nanny-state-deficit/

    The “Nanny State Deficit” soared to a record $740.9bn (saar).

    It is simply the gap between the social benefits provided by the government minus the payroll taxes paid by employees and employers to pay for them.

    This deficit was close to zero at the start of 2001, the start of the data in the monthly personal income release.

    ***

    Such benefits were equivalent to 34.1% of wages and salaries in May.

    That’s a record high and well above readings of 10% before the start of the Great Society in the mid-1960s.

  83. rosettasister Says:

    http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2009/06/29/sotomayor-watch/

    Will the Supreme Court decision on the Ricci case affect Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s chances of making it on the Supreme Court?

    It gives GOPers a stronger handhold during questioning, no doubt.

    I will be keeping an eye on the betting markets with this one.

    So far they are not moving and still rate her a 95 percent probability of being confirmed.

  84. rosettasister Says:

    Dem green job claims are bogus

    http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2009/06/29/krugman-dem-green-job-claims-are-bogus/

    Liberal economist Paul Krugman tells National Public Radio a different story (thanks to OpenMarket):

    There will be more wind farms built. There will be people retrofitting power plants to reduce their emissions. There will be people weatherproofing housing and commercial buildings.”

    What economists would say is that

    *** employment would be just about the same as it would have been otherwise ***

    but it will be a different mix of jobs.

  85. rosettasister Says:

    http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2009/06/29/obamas-techno-optimism/

    Despite conservative naysaying about alternative technologies, there could well be huge leaps forward.

    But the same is also true of nuclear energy technology, which is why it is such a shame that the Obamacrats want to push it out of the debate.

  86. rosettasister Says:

    Market fears have ebbed, but they may not return to previous low levels

    http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2009/06/29/the-face-of-fear/

    Some of the lost ground may not be recoverable, however, and that would be the portion attributable to misguided policy actions of

    the Bush administration (e.g., the Paulson/Geithner bailouts), and

    the Obama administration

    (e.g., the $800 billion stimulus package, the Chrysler takeover, the trillion-dollar-deficits budget, and more recently the cap and trade bill, all of which were rammed through with the mantra “there’s no time to look at the details, just vote yes”).

    These policy actions all share two dreadful features:

    they dramatically expand the scope and power of government, and

    they promise a significant increase in future tax burdens.

    And that, in turn, means that the future growth prospects of the U.S. economy have been diminished.

    Profits will be less than they otherwise might have been, and living standards will be less than they otherwise might have been.

  87. rosettasister Says:

    What stimulus is flowing into the economy isn’t working, as many predicted — including me and Milton Friedman

    http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2009/06/29/stimulus-any-day-now/

    So let’s get this straight, the future taxpayer is being asked to contribute to a policy today that is aimed at perpetuating a consumer cycle —

    ***

    and yet for every dollar that is coming out of Washington to support a 70% consumption/GDP ratio,

    it is getting barely more than 8 cents worth of new spending activity.

    ***

    In real terms, the real impact is on the savings rate.

    (So if we private citizens have to spend our way out of this recession, we’re in big trouble?!)

    (This damn “stimulus” is not having the desired effect. Can’t we just call the whole thing off?!)

  88. rosettasister Says:

    Mr. Obama, Show Us Your Birth Certificate

    By: Pat Boone

    http://www.newsmax.com/boone/Obama_president_Kenya/2009/06/29/229976.html

  89. rosettasister Says:

    Administration Officials Say Obama Is Open to Taxes on Some Benefits

    http://www.californiahealthline.org/Articles/2009/6/29/Administration-Officials-Say-Obama-Is-Open-to-Taxes-on-Some-Benefits.aspx

    Republican Wishes

    Several top Republicans also appeared on television shows over the weekend and expressed their opinions on taxing health benefits as a means of funding health reform.

    Senate Finance Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) appeared on ABC’s “This Week” and said, “Since the president denigrated [Sen.] John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) effort to move [toward taxing employer benefits] during the campaign, it’s going to take, in order to win over Republicans, presidential leadership in that direction.”

    Grassley added, “We want to bring money from within health care, reshuffle it,” so “we’re going to get money from the high-end health insurance and then we’re going to save hundreds of millions of dollars within Medicare that’s being wasted.”

    On “Fox News Sunday” when asked whether a bipartisan overhaul is possible, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said, “Yeah. Let’s equalize tax treatment, target prevention and wellness, do something about medical malpractice junk lawsuits against doctors and hospitals that drive up the cost of health care” (CQ Today, 6/28).

  90. rosettasister Says:

    Baucus Stays in Washington to Draft Health Bill

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/06/29/baucus-stays-in-washington-to-draft-health-bill/

    Congress is in recess this week, but not Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus. He’s staying in town to work on a massive health bill after missing a deadline to unveil the legislation earlier this month.

    The Montana Democrat is sticking around to talk to staff, health-care advocates and other stakeholders, according to an aide. July’s expected to be a marathon month for legislation to overhaul the health care system and cover most of the 46 milllion people who are uninsured.

    Lawmakers have two other bills aside from Baucus’s to tackle: one in the House and the other in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. They’re racing against a tight deadline set by President Barack Obama, who has asked Congress to pass the health bill by October.

    By staying in Washington, Baucus will miss out on a series of television advertisements aimed at swaying his pen as he drafts the health bill. The Laborers’ International Union of North America, which represents construction workers, is running ads in Montana urging Baucus not to begin taxing health-care benefits. The Finance Committee is considering taxing employees with particularly generous health plans, a move that could have a disproportionate impact on unionized workers.

    As for the top Republican on the Finance Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley, he’s back in Iowa, where he plans to hold meetings in 12 counties with constituents. Visits include a Coca-Cola Co. sales facility in Cedar Rapids and a farmers’ co-op in Keota.

  91. rosettasister Says:

    Seven Senate Finance Committee members from both sides of the aisle have emerged as the key negotiators on a health care reform plan.

    http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jun/29/seven-cross-aisle-for-health-care-coalition/

    Dubbed “the coalition of the willing” by committee Chairman Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, the group engaged in nearly daily meetings before Congress left for its Fourth of July break.

    Its members are expected to be the key players in working out a bipartisan bill when they return to Washington.

    Most of the three Democrats and four Republicans in the “Group of Seven” have a history of working on bipartisan deals and a long interest in health care issues.

    They are Mr. Baucus;

    ranking Republican Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, as well as

    Sens. Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat;

    Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat;

    Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican;

    Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican; and

    Olympia J. Snowe, Maine Republican.

    Mr. Conrad has taken a central role in negotiations as his co-op compromise gained attention.

  92. rosettasister Says:

    This is funny!

    Senator Conrad – “I do not share your interpretation.”

    http://vodpod.com/watch/1799500-video-democrats-on-their-own-for-healthcare

    This MSNBC dummie will not take, “No!” for an answer.

    Schumer’s involvement in fashioning any “coop” deal does make me nervous.

    I heard Grassley say yesterday something to the effect that if we do this coop the same way we’ve always done coops, then it might win his support.

    If that’s not the case, I think we should go back to Snowe’s fallback “trigger” option.

  93. rosettasister Says:

    http://twitter.com/bollinger70

    rt.Amnesty confirms on CNN: People disappearing from hospitals in Iran. Hundreds of people missing #iranelection21 minutes ago from web

    ***

    RT The Guardian putting face to arrested, killed, missing:

    http://bit.ly/n1a94

    #iranelectionhalf a minute ago from web

  94. rosettasister Says:

    http://twitter.com/SaloumehZ

    ABC’s Lara Setrakian: Clashes reported in Tehran after people take to the streets protesting the Guardian Council’s ruling on

    #Iranelection.

    less than 20 seconds ago from web

  95. rosettasister Says:

    Protest at Tehran University-South, June 29

  96. rosettasister Says:

    Iranian Students Demonstration at Tehran University South, June 29

  97. rosettasister Says:

  98. Troy Says:

    Buchanan: Climate Bill Is Transfer Of Wealth To World Government
    by DefendUSx June 29, 2009 11:58

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Prison Planet.com
    Monday, June 29, 2009

    During an appearance on MSNBC, political commentator Pat Buchanan correctly defined the “Climate Bill” for what it really is, not just a new tax on the American people, but a complete transfer of power and wealth to a global government that is using the manufactured fear of global warming to grease the skids for total domination.

    Referring to the passage of the climate bill and global warming in general, Buchanan said that the legislation was passed through the use of fear and that, “More and more scientists are coming forward to say this is a hoax and a scam which is designed to transfer wealth and power from the private sector to the government sector and from the government of the United States to a world government. Which is what we’re going to get in Copenhagen when we get this Kyoto two agreement.”

    Buchanan labeled the legislation a “tax bill” that would raise the prices of utilities for every American, hammer the middle class and working class, “for a danger that we don’t even know is really there”.

    The former senior advisor to three U.S. presidents accused the Obama administration of hyping the apocalyptic myth that the oceans will rise and that cities will be underwater in order to ram through the legislation.

    Establishment left-wing blogs like Crooks and Liars and Media Matters are carrying the video of Buchanan’s remarks with little or no accompanying commentary, as if Buchanan’s comments alone are enough to discredit his position.

    Those who act as shills for the climate change hoax may believe that anyone who dares challenge the authodoxy of the church of global warming is automatically a heretic and that no evidence whatsoever needs to even be presented to counter their sacrilege, but here in the real world we prefer to stick to the facts.

    Empirical satellite data shows that mean global temperatures are the same that they were 30 years ago and that global sea ice is also at similar levels. Following a spike in global temperatures at the end of the last century that coincided with the sun undergoing its most active period in recent times, the planet has now cooled to 1979 levels. At the end of summer last year, despite hysterical predictions that the North Pole would be free of ice for the first time in history, Arctic sea ice had actually expanded by 30 per cent, an area the size of Germany.

    Coinciding with expanding ice sheets, there has been no rise in sea levels for the past three years. Tropical storms and extreme weather events attributed to global warming like hurricanes and typhoons are at a record low.

    The United Nations’s IPCC, the heavily politicized organization that is often erroneously cited as an independent scientific body by climate change promoters, was last year caught citing fake data to make the case that global warming is accelerating, a shocking example of mass public deception.

    “This was startling,” reported the London Telegraph. “Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China’s official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its “worst snowstorm ever”. In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.”

    It soon came to light that the data produced by NASA to make the claim, and in particular temperature records covering large areas of Russia, was merely carried over from the previous month. NASA had used temperature records from the naturally hotter month of September and claimed they represented temperature figures for October.

    As David Deming points out in his excellent article today, temperature data collected by weather stations is being artificially impacted by measuring systems placed nearby to sources of heat. This is why claims that global temperatures are still rising are completely contradicted by real world evidence of falling temperatures and what some scientists are warning is the beginning of a new ice age.

    “Why do people think the planet is warming?,” writes Deming. “One reason is that the temperature data from weather stations appear to be hopelessly contaminated by urban heat effects. A survey of the 1221 temperature stations in the US by meteorologist Anthony Watts and his colleagues is now more than 80 percent complete. The magnitude of putative global warming over the last 150 years is about 0.7 °C. But only 9 percent of meteorological stations in the US are likely to have temperature errors lower than 1 °C. More than two-thirds of temperature sensors used to estimate global warming are located near artificial heating sources such as air conditioning vents, asphalt paving, or buildings. These sources are likely to introduce artifacts greater than 2 °C into the temperature record.”

    “Every year in the US, more than forty thousand people are killed in traffic accidents. But not one single person has ever been killed by global warming. The number of species that have gone extinct from global warming is exactly zero. Both the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets are stable. The polar bear population is increasing. There has been no increase in infectious disease that can be attributed to climate change. We are not currently experiencing more floods, droughts, or forest fires,” he concludes.

    As we have attempted to warn, the major beneficiaries of the climate bill will be the elitists who own the carbon trading systems that will be used to handle the ‘cap and trade’ program, namely Al Gore and Maurice Strong, two figures intimately involved with a long standing movement to use the theory of man made global warming as a mechanism for profit and social engineering.

    Gore’s investment company, Generation Investment Management, which sells carbon offset opportunities, is the largest shareholder of The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX).

    While Maurice Strong, who is regularly credited as founding father of the modern environmental movement, serves on the board of directors of CCX. Strong was a leading initiate of the Earth Summit in the early 90s, where the theory of global warming caused by CO2 generated by human activity was most notably advanced.

    http://www.repubx.com/

  99. Troy Says:

    http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=102496

  100. Troy Says:

    The First Sasquatch is feeling left out.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6590827.ece

  101. Troy Says:

    http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.3605/pub_detail.asp

  102. KoolAid_Free_Lexi Says:

    Troy Says:
    June 29, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/29/racism-rejected-scotus-reverses-sotomayor-in-firefighters-case/

    ******

    I’ve been reading this and here’s a basic I just can get passed.

    I guess I don’t get how a test could be racially biased anyway. That’s like saying this race or that race can or can not understand instructions simply because they have more or less melanin.

    So and so isn’t as smart because s/he isn’t dark/light enough? I might be able to fix that w/ a tanning booth. *smirk*

    Am I understanding racially biased testing properly?

    Ahhh, whadoIknow anyway? I’m just a dumb blond anyway.

  103. rosettasister Says:

    http://twitter.com/KDSarge

    RT #iranelection #iran #gr88 I can confirm plain clothes in and outside of Mr Mo*usavis location

    RT chaos- safehouses discovered-ppl released from police have fear in their eyes- some tortured-world forgetting us #iranelection

    RT It’s getting difficult- house I left an hour ago was entered by police- ppl in Basji hands now- #iranelection

    RT -Gov’t effective tracking on here- avoid all ‘eyeran’ names, tags- causing much harm- leaving city- Do not forget us- #iranelection

    RT -news fr Tehran overwhelmingly bad- groups broken up by police with force- arrests increases as mainstream media moves on #iranelection

    RT movement ldrs underground- govt ppl on twitter effective-eyeranprotestr especially-responsible for arrests via twitter #iranelection

    RT Wounded yet safe-doctor on way- gov’t monitoring Twitter accts-no DMing- Gov’t agents online hurting us- fight back! #iranelection

    RT Gov’t works hard on State TV to depress people & stop them from standing up for the country. #iranelection

    RT it might work for a short time, but they can’t stop what is started. Today’s protest clear proof of that. #iranelection

    RT Karo*ubi was there in person & Mo*usavi was stuck in traffic but we heard him thru his cell and Ldspeakers #iranelection

    RT the # of protestors were far more than 5,000! the whole district was full of ppl #iranelection

    RT #iranelection why are BBC & CNN reporting that it’s all over now? how can it be all over after what gov’t did to us?

    RT how to help: spread the news and don’t abandon us! it may take some time but we will take what should be ours! #iranelection

    Done for now. Again I apologize if it’s annoying, but these ppl are facing far worse than “annoying” and this seems the only way I can help.

  104. KoolAid_Free_Lexi Says:

    Looks like in Ginburg’s dissent, she’s saying it can only be racism if their non-white. Or deal w/ it white guy! You’re due.

    Man does she drone on and on and on and on!

  105. sdee Says:

    ebay listing back up – with twist. Buyer gets a “thesis” on Bo’s birth which buyer can examine on the steps of Iowa Capital Building before payment.

    weird

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160345324422&_rdc=1

  106. rosettasister Says:

    Will ‘truth about Obama’ be sold on eBay?

    Bids soar past $15,000 for alleged proof of president’s Kenyan birth

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=102554

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2281943/posts?page=47#47

    To: Sender

    If this is real, it must have gotten out accidentally. The Kenyans wouldn’t want to eradicate the birth registry, just make it verboten to abstract a certificate of BHOjr’s birth from that record. They would want the record to exist, under wraps, so they have some leverage over 0bama if they need it. Someone in the records office the day the seller went there wasn’t aware of the lockdown, or was somehow convinced it wouldn’t be any big deal to draw up the certificate, a certificat that would show to the world how proud the Kenyan’s are of their native son. Oops.

    The unfortunate thing is, even though it may be authentic, it won’t be proved authentic for years, so Obama is still safe.

    47 posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 5:02:19 PM by Tellurian

  107. rosettasister Says:

    Pelosi Won’t Give Public a Week to Review Text of Health-Care Bill Before House Votes on It

    http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=50229

  108. rosettasister Says:

    The Green Brief #13 (June 29)

    http://iran.whyweprotest.net/news-current-events/4221-green-brief-13-june-29-a.html

  109. rosettasister Says:

    http://twitter.com/StopAhmadi

    I have great news! Persiankiwi is alright!! Been on the move.. #iranelection

    Yesterday Meydoon Mohseni Tehran – v/big riot with basij & ppl, many injured, tear gas & beatings #iranelection

    RT DM @persiankiwi: do not believe anything any1 say abt us – only oxfordgl, stopahmadi & iranbaan.

    Evin prison is full – now they use football stadium Karaj & Ghasr, also some ppl R kept at Sepah headqrtrs #iranelection

    There R too many unreliable srcs spreadin false info on #IranElection topic. Plz DON’T RT from ‘NEW’ users.

    Situation in Tehrn hasn’t calmed down v/much. Ppl still chanting @ nights, loudr & loudr n furious. #iranelection40 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    Allah o Akbar chants going strong at night in large cities like isfahan,shiraz,ahwaz,mashad,tabriz. #iranelection

    RT w/out @-handle no good idea, here’s why: http://bit.ly/1dqQ5M #iranelection

    @slseveral thanks. I was against this “RT fr IR” idea & said from beginning I want my @ to be mentioned.

    Ppl of Iran R still fighting back, even tho riskin gettin locked up in prison 4 no valid reason. #iranelection5 minutes ago from TweetDeck

  110. KoolAid_Free_Lexi Says:

    This person said pretty much what I was thinking

    *******

    #117
    On June 29th, 2009 at 1:02 pm, englishqueen01 said:

    In fact, from what I’ve read, the city of New Haven bent over backwards to ensure the test was fair. That’s one of the reasons their invalidating the test is so infuriating.

    See, this I don’t get. Probably because the standards keep getting moved.

    Basically I’m guessing that if we gave the same batch of firefighters a test that asked 2 + 2 = ??? and the white firefighters got it right and the black ones got it wrong, then math would now be “racist”…

    What a twisted, messed up world we live in.

  111. Troy Says:

    Check this out

    http://www.ancient-wisdom.co.uk/turkeyderinkuyu.htm

  112. Troy Says:

    check out the latest stats at Ebay BC auction….Lots of activity in the past hour

  113. Troy Says:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160345324422&_rdc=1

  114. sdee Says:

    Amateur Hour on the world stage. Looks like Bo is playing a very naive game in a very dangerous world.

    David P. Goldman (aka Spengler) seems to have unique insight on this and lays out Obama’s Middle East strategy, how it fell apart so quickly, and the dangers that may now unfold.

    Here is a link to the summary on First Things. I recommend reading the whole essay on Asia Times, which is linked inside the summary.

    http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/spengler/2009/06/29/the-power-vacuum-in-the-middle-east/

  115. Troy Says:

    There has not been a nuclear weapon used since WWII…The next time will be on Obama’s watch.

  116. Troy Says:

    At least that’s the way it’s looking anyway.

  117. sdee Says:

    sobering isn’t it? After Axlerod “let it slip” this weekend that Iran already has nuclear weapons, Lame Cherry wasted no time reminding us that he’s been saying that for some time now.

  118. j.b. Says:

    Soooo, this “dissertation” equals BC? The bid stands at $100,000.00, right now. (AFAICT)

    I accidentally listened to Michael Savage tonight and he was on FIRE! He was talking about The Powers That Be…..And, how, “it ain’t Barry”! He also said that he knew many in his audience would be questioning his “sanity”, but that he strongly believes this is ALL about The Power and Take Down of Our Economy, etc. I paraphrased to the inth degree.
    Basically he said what Troy and Ten have been saying all along (well since they “came out” ) :). YKWIM.

    It’s the first I have heard ANYONE in MS Radio speak out loud about it.

  119. j.b. Says:

    http://wcbstv.com/local/workers.die.queens.2.1064521.html
    Dayuuuuum, what a way to “go”. So sad.

    This? If it is true, is absolutely r i d i c u l o u s!
    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090629/ten-grieving-jackson-fans-commit-suicide-8a3eada.html

  120. Fernley Girl Says:

    Rose,

    I think you’ll like this, especially the second video. I don’t know how much more of these idiots I can take.

    http://logisticsmonster.com/2009/06/29/the-federal-reserve-is-quite-transparent/

  121. j.b. Says:

    From THE 912project.

    Check this out! This reminds me of something Cindy would do.
    (I’m gonna do it, but a pared down version)
    http://home.earthlink.net/~rcprinting/id19.html

  122. j.b. Says:

    Those letters are great. Concise, articulate and NOT too long!
    http://home.earthlink.net/~rcprinting/id19.html

  123. Tenacity Says:

    Yeah, well now that Savage said it, I may need to change my presentation. Gotta keep up my image you know.

    Okay, from here on its the new me…no more depressing facts…just looking at the world through Rose colored glasses. It’s a new fashion look for Rose’s Gang. I’ll start a new fad of being Cheery helping sheeple out of their depression. Maybe I should start a new blog and call it Hot Sausage Cheery. That’s right, Sausage all the time any time and always hot and cheery. Where’s JAC when I need her. Oops, that’s right, no more depressing thoughts, only cheery from me from now on.

    Okay, I confess…it seems like too much truth and reality has been depressing people around me. Not only that, but they seem to expect me to save the world (middle class at least) from the banksters, globalists and ACORN types peacefully and without making them read any books or watch any more YouTube videos. I’m beginning to understand the dilemma that S/Ob must be facing with everyone expecting him to be the Messiah.

    j.b., how on earth did you ACCIDENTALLY listen to savage? NIDKWYM, well maybe I do, but I shouldn’t.

  124. Tenacity Says:

    Chalice definitely had an interesting day with Swensson and Mack Ellis in the District of Criminals. Check this out:
    http://www.patriotsheartnetwork.net/forum/topics/june-29-chalice-in-dc-as-they

  125. Troy Says:

    Chalice definitely had an interesting day with Swensson and Mack Ellis in the District of Criminals. Check this out:
    **********************************************************
    That made me feel the best that I have in days.

    BTW, we are now at 61 bids and $111,100.00 for the BC…This is gonna get interesting.

  126. Troy Says:

    Basically he said what Troy and Ten have been saying all along (well since they “came out” ) YKWIM.
    *******************************************************
    “came out”????….Whachoo talkin bout, Willis?

  127. Troy Says:

    I think Slim Dung Ill must be brain damaged or something….What the hell kind of logic is this?

    http://patdollard.com/2009/06/north-korea-vows-more-nuclear-missiles-in-retaliation-for-us-defending-hawaii/

  128. Troy Says:

    Mammary clouds?…Michael Jackson clouds?….It looked to me as if God was tea bagging all of New York. 😀

    http://patdollard.com/2009/06/apocalyptic-clouds-over-new-york/

  129. Tenacity Says:

    Troy,
    So what did you bid? Are you still in the running? I would contribute a Liberty Dollar. I’ll get Chalice to film your meeting on the steps of the State Capital.

  130. Troy Says:

    This is what is headed our way….It has barely gotten started.
    ***************************************************
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/06/seventyfive_years_after_the_ni.html

  131. Troy Says:

    It’s not a matter of what I bid…It’s all about what Obama bids.

  132. Tenacity Says:

    Troy,
    Wouldn’t you love to know who is bidding? George Soros…I bet he wins, Muchelle, Rockefella, Hillary? Follow the document and you might run into Jr.’s momma.

  133. Tenacity Says:

    I left out Jr.’s master, the king of Saudi. Now we know why he kissed his ring.

  134. Troy Says:

    If it’s real, I just hope that the seller knows exactly how to handle all the fine details and responsibilities that a document like that would carry, If you know what I mean.

  135. Fernley Girl Says:

    I want OUT of the rabbit hole.

    From WSJ article linked below:

    Mrs. Clinton has piled on as well. Yesterday she accused Honduras of violating “the precepts of the Interamerican Democratic Charter” and said it “should be condemned by all.” Fidel Castro did just that. Mr. Chávez pledged to overthrow the new government.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124623220955866301.html

  136. j.b. Says:

    Troy, remember back in the day, when you would tip toe around the “tough” subjects here? Sending info only to those who really wanted to “wake up”?! Well, that is what I was talking about when I made my “out of the closet” comment. Anyway, Ten got it, so It wasn’t all lost on you. ‘Sides we ALL know you’re not GAY! NTTAWWT.

    “Accidentally listening to MS” happens to me when I do not get to the radio soon enough once his show begins and I end up “accidentally listening”. Mmmmmmkay?
    Damn, it’s late……..see ya’s.

  137. NeConservative Says:

    Ha ha, this is awesome, from ace of spades:

    F%$k Off, Hosers! (The Post Where Russ from Winterset Declares War on Canada and Proposes a New National Holiday)
    —Russ from Winterset
    Courtesy of your friends at Doubleplusundead, HERE is a helping of weapons-grade stupidity that could keep Hollywood awash in Lifetime Network Special Social Issue Movies of the Week for the next decade or two.

    It seems that a Canadian couple gave birth to a premature baby this weekend in Hamilton, Ontario. Since Canada is just another Third World Hellhole where brain surgery is done with a 16″ Poulan and a 6-pack of Moosehead, its not exactly a shock that NOT. ONE. SINGLE. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU for short) bed could be found for the child. I know what you’re thinking: Russ, they couldn’t find one single NICU bed available in the City of Hamilton for this baby? NO. They couldn’t find one single NICU bed available for this baby in the entire PROVINCE of Ontario. You know, a PROVINCE? Sort of like a STATE, only 196% more ghey?

    Luckily, Canada just happens to be the mildly retarded cousin of the United States of America; and like most families, we look after each other – even if the slow relatives are complete window-lickers who eat their own boogers in public. The baby was brought to Buffalo, NY, where she is enjoying the fruits of America’s evil profit-driven health care system. If this was the end of the story, I’d be willing to smile and wish the happy hosers well with the addition to their family; however, as Paul Harvey used to say, there is ….. the rest of the story.

    Continue reading

    Because of the family’s lack of Canadian passports (isn’t that an old 80’s nickname for a mullet haircut?) AND the father’s criminal conviction, the family has not been allowed to enter the US to be with their baby.

    So, like a knight to the rescue, in comes Michael Stickings, a blogger who just so happens to be a Canadian True Believer. Mr. Stickings proceeds to piss all over America and the American health care system, as evidenced by this quote from his blog…

    …and this doesn’t mean that the American system is better (after all, at least the couple and their baby are guaranteed care up here, thanks to our public system, even if it’s not perfect)…

    There are so many things wrong with that one sentence fragment that explaining all of them to you would take weeks. This fragment encapsulates the reason why I have decided that America must confront the Maple Menace and put condescending, smarmy moose-fuckers like Mr. Stickings (“The Moderate Voice”? Moderate? MODERATE? Compared to whom, exactly?) into their well deserved place.

    Let’s face it: Canada sucks, and Canadians know it. They like to pretend that they’re better than us in order to preserve some shred of dignity in their snow-soaked desperate existences. Whether or not its comparing the CFL to the NFL, claiming credit for all the successful NHL teams in America (Jesus, do they even still PLAY NHL games in Canada?), or constantly whining about “how NICE Canadians are compared to Americans”, the one constant in the character of Canadians is a deep-seated inferiority complex that comes out when they compare themselves to their freer and more productive neighbors to the South. It gets old fast, and we need to nip this sucker in the bud right freakin’ now.

    This is why I’m proposing that June 30, 2009 be declared the first annual “Kick A Canadian In the Nuts Day”. Sure, its not a glamorous holiday like “Steak And a BJ Day” or “International Talk Like a Pirate Day”, but it should be a day where Americans can celebrate our freedoms and speak in a condescending manner to our short-snowmobile riding neighbors from the Great White North. Just remember to provide your condescending comments in English AND French, to prevent falling prey to the Human Rights Brownshirts who patrol Canada and keep it safe from all corrupting American influences.

    Seriously, though. You know why I’m touchy about this subject? About 16 months ago, my son Moses came into this world 6 weeks before his due date. He spent his first 19 days in a NICU bed in Des Moines, Iowa. In all the talk about what to do about the early delivery, I don’t remember ANYONE suggesting “Hey, lets see if there are any beds available in a Canadian hospital, so that Big Mo can enjoy some of that free health care”. The doctors and nurses (especially the nurses, who were AWESOME) who took care of Moses in the American system gave us the best care possible….and it was worth every damn dollar they got from our insurance company. For this Maple-flavored third-world douchebag to belittle the American health care system, he’s got to belittle the parts of the system that I know for a fact are far from broken, and that shit ain’t right. I take any attack, no matter how oblique and nuanced, on the people who care for premature babies in the Greatest Health Care System on The Planet personally. That’s just how I roll, baby.

    Canada, you’re dead to me. I used to defend you back in the day. Hell, I used to say “Yeah, but Brian Adams ROCKED when he opened for Journey in ’82!” and “Hockey is an underappreciated team sport”, but now I’m through. For every Jim Carrey, you give me two Celine Dions – and you complain about the health care security blanket we provide for your citizens. I’m calling you out, hosers. Come correct with the apologies, or we’ll finish the job we should have done in 1816 and offer American statehood to your Western Provinces, which are filled with manly men & comely women who still understand the value of a hard day’s work.

    Its not like I’ve got to worry about Canada actually coming after me & kicking my ass. Shit, Canada couldn’t even defend itself against an attack from the Icelandic National Guard. Besides, Canadians don’t respond violently to insults and abuse heaped upon them. We learned that back in 1776. They just say “Yes Daddy” to whichever Country is pulling the Gravy Train for their freeloading asses and go back to measuring the amount to “Native Canadian Content” in their television shows and other grabasstic timewasters that keep their people dumb and happy. God forbid that they should look around and see what’s happening to their country and express some revulsion at being two steps behind a Mother Country that’s got to ban “sharp pointy knives” to protect its citizens.

    You want a piece of me, Canada? Bring it.

  138. sdee Says:

    It is tough to follow the Lame Cherry sometimes but this summary of Honduras is a pretty easy read. I know it is pure dreaming, but could you imagine if something as simple as this was laid out for the public by just one of the thousands of Obama Press Agencies (aka MSM)?

    The observation about Panetta is interesting.

    Cherry has been saying for some time that the capitalists and powers on the right are not just sitting around watching. Guess we will never really know. But one thing I do know is that if this Obama/Axlerod train wreck is averted or lessened, it was nothing they did on their own.

    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2009/06/reprehensible-nature-of-obama.html

  139. sdee Says:

    We should expect that one early sign that the media has been directed to turn on Obama would be a subtle shift in the photos they use and make available.

    One can only hope that is what Drudge is trying to tell us here:

    http://www.drudgereport.com/flashoe.htm

  140. sdee Says:

    speaking of photos, check out the one Pat Dollard has up from Obama’s GLBT party.

    http://patdollard.com/2009/06/obama-vows-to-be-gay-champion/

  141. sdee Says:

    LC said early on Hillary misread the Honduras situation and needed rethink her support for Zelaya in light of Obama siding with a Marxist takeover.

    Her new position, that this is not a coup, is interesting, especially with an assumption that Panetta knew this was coming and did not brief Obama.

    “” Despite Obama’s comments, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the administration was not formally designating the ouster as a military coup for now, a step that would force a cut-off of most U.S. aid to Honduras.

    Under U.S. law, no aid — other than for the promotion of democracy — may be provided to a country whose elected head of government has been toppled in a military coup.

    “We do think that this has evolved into a coup,” Clinton told reporters, adding the administration was withholding that determination for now.

    Asked if the United States was currently considering cutting off aid, Clinton shook her head no.””

    http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUKTRE55S5J220090629?sp=true

  142. rosettasister Says:

    8:10 AM Pacific

    Iran Freedom Fighters NOT Backing Down! (Or Only His Hairdresser Knows For Sure!)

    Some of you may have Iranian-American friends or acquaintances.

    Well, the woman who cuts my husband’s hair is Iranian and a lot of her family still reside there.

    This is what she told him yesterday.

    She is so very proud of those standing up for their freedom. In spite of the lack of coverage by MSM, she insists they will not back down.

    The regime has hired mercenaries to break into people’s homes.

    They smash televisions, computers and cell phones.

    They are Venezuelans, Hezbollah, Hamas and Russians.

  143. rosettasister Says:

    Obama Birthers Claim Victory in DC, Sort Of

    http://washingtonindependent.com/49092/birthers-claim-victory-in-dc-sort-of

  144. rosettasister Says:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2282311/posts?page=5#5

    To: walsh

    http://americangrandjury.org/

    You can join here, I have. There is a plethora of good information, including a retired officer filed paper on Barry for treason (the city of Samson, AL???)!!!

    5 posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:12:50 AM by danamco

  145. rosettasister Says:

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history

    1Date
    2Presidential Approval Index
    3Strongly Approve
    4Strongly Disapprove
    5Total Approve
    6Total Disapprove

    ***

    1 06/30/2009
    2 -2
    3 31%
    4 33%
    5 54%
    6 46%

  146. rosettasister Says:

    Refusing to See Evil Clearly [Michael Ledeen]

    http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=OWZkMDhmMDAzNWNkMjExNzQ0M2I3YTA2YWM0NTEzODk=

    To our great shame, we were unprepared for the uprising of the Iranian people, which had become highly likely in the runup to the “election,” and which, we should have been aiding for years with better communications, strike funds for workers, open calls for freedom, and insistence that political prisoners be freed.

    Worse yet, in the first days following the explosion, our leaders seemed annoyed that the Iranian people had interrupted efforts to strike a bargain.

    The president first took credit for the “robust debate,” then suggested there was no real difference between Mousavi and Ahmadinejad, warned that it would be counterproductive for him to be seen “meddling,” and then, when the dimensions of the street massacres were too large to ignore, criticized the repression and finally spoke warmly of Mousavi.

    Iran is still simmering; there is still fire beneath the ashes of the savage repression, and no one knows what the tens of millions of anti-regime Iranians will do in the coming weeks and months.

    But we do know what the regime will do, both to its own people and to us: continue to wage its 30-year war.

    The big question is whether we will respond effectively.

  147. rosettasister Says:

    Sorry if this was posted already!

    BEWARE THE OBAMA ‘EVIL EYE’

    http://www.drudgereport.com/flashoe.htm

  148. rosettasister Says:

    Oh, the irony!

    Dems warn GOP not to overreach in health care

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hsKP5waZIVYrxEZ6VNvOxw-9a79QD994J7780

    Physician and former national Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean said in an interview that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., is ignoring the overwhelming support found in polls for a government-run health insurance plan to compete with private insurers. Bipartisanship is fine, Dean said, but not if it gives Grassley and other Republicans the leverage to block a robust public insurance option.

    Dean said it’s unusual to see “a legislative body so far outside the scope of where the American people are.”

    (Dean is so full of shit! When he says he wants “public” option, what he really means is single-payer.)

    Some centrist Democrats say Obama is wise not to give up on bipartisanship too soon. As long as it appears possible, groups representing doctors, hospitals, drug manufacturers and others are making concessions that will boost the overall goal of better and more efficient health care, said Jim Kessler of the centrist group Third Way.

    Podesta and Daschle urged lawmakers to establish a commission that would have far-reaching powers to set Medicare reimbursement rates and take other steps if spending and health care targets are not met after five years.

    (Is anyone else frightened by this?!)

    They called the idea a “fail-safe” method to make sure the health care system achieves important efficiencies.

    (I still believe the “Coalition of the Willing” will go for Conrad’s coop idea or Snowe’s fallback “trigger” option.)

  149. rosettasister Says:

    CARTOON: The Obama Doctrine

    http://netrightnation.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1124991:the-obama-doctrine&catid=1:nrn-blog&Itemid=7

  150. rosettasister Says:

    http://twitter.com/oxfordgirl

    Golpaygani and elder experts close to Khamenei question his wisdom in light of ongoing unrest #iranelection #iran #gr88

    39 minutes ago

    ***

    http://toxins.rictor.info/

  151. rosettasister Says:

    Top US commander: Iran still supports Iraq attacks

    http://townhall.com/news/world/2009/06/30/top_us_commander_iran_still_supports_iraq_attacks

    “Iran is still supporting, funding and training surrogates who operate inside of Iraq.

    They have not stopped and I don’t think they will stop,” Odierno told reporters at the U.S. military headquarters outside Baghdad.

    “I think many of the attacks in Baghdad are from individuals that have been in fact funded or trained by the Iranians.”

  152. sdee Says:

    Ramirez cartoon on Comrade Obama

  153. rosettasister Says:

    The Ed Morrissey Show: Andrew Malcolm, Fausta Wertz

    http://hotair.com/archives/2009/06/30/the-ed-morrissey-show-andrew-malcolm-fausta-wertz/

    Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show

    (3 pm ET)

    2 pm Central

    1 pm Mountain

    12 pm Pacific

  154. rosettasister Says:

    Riot police in alleys! Tehran @30 June!

  155. rosettasister Says:

    http://twitter.com/mpandgs

    RT @onlymehdi RT: From now on, translations of @iranbaan tweets in English can be followed from @iranbaanEn

    RT @onlymehdiPls-do not listen to groups who call for violence.Sea of Green must be seen to protest,but must be calm

    RT @lotfan Farsi : Please RT, Must Read, 50 Must knows for every Non Violent Protest http://bit.ly/Ii5rp Please RT

    RT @iranbaan Yesterday was the first time that fixed lines were disconnected in concurrence with a demonstration

    RT@iranbaan Security forces were hamstrung by people gathering in multiple locations rather only the original paln Valiasrsq #iranelection13 minutes ago from web

  156. sdee Says:

    Major Obama Victory: American no longer exceptional as Honduras shows the world what it means to defend freedom.

    New Honduran President Warns Former Leader of Arrest.

    “No, no compromise, because if he tries to come back or anyone tries to bring him back, he will be arrested,” Micheletti said.

    “Our army also consists of 7.5 million people prepared to defend freedom and liberty,” said Micheletti, who stressed that Hondurans were a peaceful people.

    “That is why I want to make a call to our allies in the United States, that they should stick with us at this very important moment in the life of the country,” Micheletti said.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/30/AR2009063001601_pf.html

  157. sdee Says:

    Now that Hussein Obama has set the precedent, maybe Micheletti will run for Presitent of the United States in 2012?

  158. rosettasister Says:

    Hugh Hewitt Nails It!

    The Surge Worked: Victory In Iraq

    http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/blog/g/e6a3dc58-d35c-4564-9abb-348a1e08abde

    The new Administration could still forfeit the hard won, extremely costly victory in Iraq through fecklessness or a desperate need to please the hard-left fringe in the United States that will forever understand victory in Iraq as a rebuke to their hatred of Bush and their blindness to the true stakes of the war.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/30/AR2009063000838.html?hpid=topnews

    Every day of freedom the Iraqis enjoy is a day that MoveOn.org and the rest of the gang wanted to deny the Iraqi people.

    They helped President Obama win an election of course, but they are losing the battle with history every single day, and days like today must drive that home and drive them into a deserved gloom over their own failed plans to see America humbled.

    ***

    I do not always agree with David Horowitz, or anyone for that matter. But I do remember feeling gratitude for his words when he spoke out against the anti-war left early on.

    He accused some on the left of putting our fighting men and women in more danger than they already were in with their rhetoric. And he accused them of emboldening our terrorist enemies by aggravating the divide here at home.

    I believed it then. I believe it now.

    David Horowitz

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/

    “Why We Went to War in Iraq”

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=27199

  159. rosettasister Says:

    Iran Human Rights Documentation Center

    http://www.iranhrdc.org/httpdocs/English/homepage.htm

    https://twitter.com/IHRDC

    IHRDC Calls on the World to Prevent Iran from Executing Prisoners Arrested in Connection with the June 12 Presidential Election

    http://iranhrdc.org/httpdocs/English/pdfs/PressReleases/2009/Press%20Release%20on%20election%20abuses%206%2029.pdf

    Please join Iran Human Rights Documentation Center on Facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Iran-Human-Rights-Documentation-Center/92828217083

  160. rosettasister Says:

    JCC Iran presentation alarming, yet hopeful

    http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2009/06/30/news/a3-iran_monday.txt

    Americans must show support for the 70 million people of Iran.

    A member of the audience asked if President Barack Obama should be doing more than he is with regard to the situation in Iran.

    Charles Asher Small, director of the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism, pointed out that Jews have a “moral imperative” to act when they see injustice.

    He, and the other panelists, pointed to a range of sanctions available to the U.S. and other Western countries to put pressure on Iran, such as blocking the import of gas into the country or passing a United Nations resolution.

  161. rosettasister Says:

    http://www.app.com.pk/en_/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=80337&Itemid=2

    Replying to another question on head money fixed by him on Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, Malik said the Government was determined to nab or eliminate him.

    Personally, he said he has no fears whatsoever and would continue to wage fight against terrorism. The Minister said Pakistan was involved in a conflict and it was incumbent upon the international community to extend all possible help as the country was doing so for global peace and exterminate extremism and militancy.

    ***

    From AgNoStIc MuSliM

    The Taliban cross the border to attack NATO forces in Afghanistan – what do they expect NATO will do?

    Either expect Pakistan to strike these militants and get them to stop or attack them itself.

    In terms of NATO attacking the militants itself, the drone strikes have been a minimal effort.

    I don’t think it is accurate to say that the ‘GoP lost trust’ when the militants refused to cease their cross border attacks.

    The militants are the ones that created the situation where the GoP could either attack them, or allow NATO to conduct Drone attacks (since it drew the line on ground troops).

    If they really want to fight a ‘Jihad’ in Afghanistan, be brave and go over there, don’t use Pakistani territory to hide in, and then complain when the US attacks it.

  162. rosettasister Says:

    http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2009/06/30/pelosi-a-vision-in-white-but-not-green/

    Bottom line:

    President Obama surely would love to have a signed bill in his pocket by the time he wings his way to the global climate conference in Copenhagen next December.

    But rather than passing cap-and-trade, it is more likely that the Senate will have either voted it down by then, or not voted on it at all.

    (Recall that the 1993 B.T.U. bill never made it to a vote.)

    By then, that simple carbon tax-payroll tax swap some conservatives (and Gore) keep touting might start looking awfully inviting to Pelosi.

    But hey, she sure did look great in that pant suit.

  163. rosettasister Says:

    Public-Private Investment Program (PPIP)

    http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2009/06/30/doing-the-ppip-shuffle/

    A Treasury insider talk about the ever-shrinking PPIP (via Noam Scheiber):

    If you had asked–I don’t want to speak for the secretary–what’s problem number one?

    I think he’d say capital.

    Problem two? Capital.

    Problem three? Capital.

    Everything was in the service of that view.

    The legacy loans program was meant to help clean balance sheets.

    It was not an independent good in itself. It was seen as friendly to equity raising.

    Now people say the legacy loans thing is not gaining as much traction, so is that a failure?

    But because we had a good outcome in terms of raising equity, they [the banks] were able to raise equity without shedding assets … you should be okay with that.

    (“Legacy loans” program – Never heard of it!)

  164. rosettasister Says:

    Why Europe wants America to raise taxes

    http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2009/06/30/why-europe-wants-america-to-raise-taxes/

    When the G20 went after tax havens last April, I said it was just a first step toward a push for “tax harmonization,” a fancy phrase that really means getting low-tax nations to raise their tax rates.

    Don’t raise the bridge, lower the river! Why countries don’t try to instead supercharge their economies is beyond me.

  165. rosettasister Says:

    This is what Pelosi should have said about cap-and-trade …

    http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2009/06/30/this-is-what-pelosi-should-have-said-about-cap-and-trade/

    This is much punchier than “jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs.” James Lovelock (via the Climate Progress blog):

    If we can keep civilization alive through this century perhaps there is a chance that our descendants will one day serve Gaia and assist her in the fine-tuned self-regulation of the climate and composition of our planet.

    We have enjoyed 12,000 years of climate peace since the last shift from a glacial age to an interglacial one.

    Before long, we may face planet-wide devastation worse even than unrestricted nuclear war between superpowers.

    The climate war could kill nearly all of us and leave the few survivors living a Stone Age existence.

    (I’m pretty sure I posted something awhile back about Lovelock being in favor of an increased dependency on nuclear energy, at least in the short to midterm.

    For some unknown reason, I didn’t hear that little fact repeated by the lunatic fringe!)

  166. rosettasister Says:

    Snowe v Schumer

    Snowe touts her fallback “trigger” option – Schumer wants “public” option from day one

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jiA_N6M7TQBDdkSEMtkHL-wh2zvgD994K4A80

    In an Associated Press interview in Portland, Snowe said it would be unfair to include a government-run health insurance option that would take effect immediately.

    “If you establish a public option at the forefront that goes head-to-head and competes with the private health insurance market … the public option will have significant price advantages,” she said.

    Responding to Snowe’s comments, Schumer spokesman Brian Fallon said the Democrat will continue to seek a consensus with Republicans but believes there must be a public option that “is available to all Americans from the first day.”

    Snowe is seen as a key swing vote on health care. She was the committee’s only Republican who declined to go on record as opposing the public option.

    Snowe said having a government option as a backup would be an approach “that bridges both sides” and gives private insurers a fair chance to meet the requirements of the new law.

    “I don’t think we can entirely depend on the private insurance market to deliver. They haven’t delivered thus far, and that’s why we’re in the predicament we’re in today,” she said.

    Snowe said it’s important to preserve what’s good about the health care system and take care not to undermine employer-based insurance as Congress moves to extend comprehensive coverage to the nation’s 47 million uninsured and the 30 million underinsured.

  167. rosettasister Says:

  168. rosettasister Says:

    More questions about Barack Obama’s birth certificate, still

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/06/barack-obama-birth-certificate.html

    Pat says Obama is dismantling America’s free markets, taxing the higher-earning middle class into despondency, spending and taxing the nation into bankruptcy, imposing socialistic, government-run healthcare, seriously weakening our military and encouraging our enemies and enacting crippling and fraudulent “global warming” laws, among other nefarious things.

    And, he asks, what if “he wasn’t even legally entitled to be president at all. Yes, it is important, crucially and everlastingly important. America’s very future depends on the defense of, and obedience to, our basic constitutional laws.”

    So while it seems unlikely Pat will be invited to perform at the next White House lesbian gay pride celebration, this birth certificate thing doesn’t seem to be going away as quickly as white suede shoes.

  169. CJ Says:

    Re the evil eyed Obama: Doesn’t he look like that character Damien (I think) from the Omen? Kind of scary.

  170. sdee Says:

    Palin Taunts Hussein

    Sarah Palin says she’d come out ahead if she went one-on-one with fellow jogger President Barack Obama in a long run

    And for her running soundtrack, Palin said she likes to crank up classic rock n’ roll, usually Van Halen and AC/DC, then keep it mellow with a little country music. She wraps up with Amy Grant songs.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h-7ufA4gPxvLERWdwVYKwGqsznpAD99571VO0

  171. rosettasister Says:

    New Thread:

    https://rosettasister.wordpress.com/2009/06/30/ocean-gypsy/

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