June 11, 2010

How do you say "tea" in Farsi?

Interesting, reading this article about the protestors in Iran in the Wash Post* reminds me a lot of the tea party movement, except for the murder of activists. Our gov't is just sending union thugs to beat us up, not kill us.

Like Ali, other Iranians interviewed expressed deep-rooted dissatisfaction that appeared to go far beyond discontent over last year's election results. Harsh complaints are routinely heard on public transportation, at family parties and in workplaces. Many middle-class Iranians, especially those in the capital, seem to feel as if the state is doing everything it can to antagonize them. 

Let me rewrite that for American audiences.
Like Veeshir, other tea partiers interviews expressed deep-rooted dissatisfaction that appeared to go far beyond discontent over last year's election results. Harsh complaints are routinely heard on public transportation, at family parties and in workplaces. Many middle-class Americans, especially those not in the capitol, seem to feel as if the state is doing everything it can to antagonize them.

Intellesting.

*I hate linking the Wash Post, I saw them screw the GOP with their macacca bullshit and try to torpedo McDonnell (current gov) with constant harping on some thesis he wrote in college like 20-some years ago.
Fucking lying, partisan sacks of shit.

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June 07, 2010

What's the opposite of the end of civilization?

On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia (my adoptive state Yay!) introduced a resolution to the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the United Colonies and renaming them the United States.
This would lead to the Declaration of Independence (written by another Virginian).

Goooooooo us!
In case you haven't seen it, the movie 1776, even though a musical, about this is fan-farging-tastic. And I say that as someone who thinks musicals are best with the sound down.
Ron Holgate, Broadway actor, who portrayed Richard Henry Lee did so spectacular.....Lee!
H/T Veeshir's stepfather

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