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2009 June 28 — Why Now?
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Silly Sunday


In honor of the lynx kittens.

June 28, 2009   2 Comments

Kudos To My Neighbors

It is with something resembling pride [not really] that I announce that in the St. Petersburg Times Bizarre Florida weirdness roundup for this week, four of the top ten stories are sourced to my Local Puppy Trainer.

This is what being an evangelical Republican does to you.

[exits stage left slowly shaking his head…]

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More Agitprop

The BBC reports on UK fury as staff arrested in Iran

The UK has demanded the immediate release of Iranian staff at its Tehran embassy who were arrested on Saturday.

Iranian media earlier reported that eight local staff at the mission had been detained for their “considerable role” in post-election riots.

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband called the arrests “harassment” and dismissed the allegations as baseless.

Relations between the countries are strained after Tehran accused the UK of stoking unrest, which London denies.

The Iranian authorities are doing anything they can to convince their people that the demonstrations are a foreign plot to destroy the revolution. They are digging deep into Stalin’s playbook in an effort to avoid taking responsibility for anything that has happened.

This is the same technique Limbaugh is using saying Obama is responsible for Sanford’s infidelity, which ignores the fact that Sanford was messing around before Obama became the Democratic candidate.  These people have there own universe, and too many Iranians are no smarter than Americans.

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The Iranian Protest Morphs

CNN is still reporting on Iran: Thousands demonstrate silently in Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — About 5,000 protesters marched slowly and silently through Tehran on Sunday near a mosque where the government was allowing a demonstration for the first time in days.

Authorities were riding on motorcycles alongside the marchers, who are telling each other to walk slowly and drag their feet, a CNN producer reported. Police were telling the demonstrators to move faster, the producer added, who CNN is not naming for security reasons.

Some of the protesters were telling the police that they have the legal right to protest in peace, the CNN journalist said.

The marchers are walking from north to south down a major street, Shariati Street, near the Ghoba Mosque, where a memorial is being held in honor of a hero of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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Coup? Not So Fast

CNN tells us that Honduras president detained, sent to Costa Rica, official says

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (CNN) — Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya arrived in Costa Rica on Sunday after a military-led coup, a Honduran government official told CNN.

The Honduran military arrested Zelaya early Sunday morning, the same day he vowed to follow through with a referendum that Honduras’ Supreme Court had ruled illegal.

“They detained the president and sent him out of the country,” the government official said.

A military team entered the president’s residence and met resistance from Zelaya’s guards, the official said.

The official at first said Zelaya was injured, but later said it appeared he had not been.

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