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A new Shah for Iran? May 1, 2006

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Different River has posted an interview with Reza Pahlavi, son of the late Shah of Iran.  The overthrow of the Shah’s regime and the subsequent rise to power of the hard-line mullahtocracy is directly attributable to Jimmah-worst-president-in-U.S.-history-Carter – there is speculation that he tried to get financial favors for his friends, and when that didn’t work, he was determined to see the Shah removed from power. 

 Here’s a small excerpt, go read the whole thing at Different River for the rest and commentary:

Human Events has a fascinating interview with Reza Pahlavi, son of the late (and deposed) Shah of Iran. The Shah was deposed in 1979, in a revolution that brought the current Islamic/totalitarian regime to power. Here’s what he has to say:

Reza Pahlavi, son of the late Shah of Iran, told the editors of Human Events last week that in the next two to three months he hopes to finalize the organization of a movement aimed at overthrowing the Islamic regime in Tehran and replacing it with a democratic government.

He believes the cause is urgent because of the prospect that Iran may soon develop a nuclear weapon or the U.S. may use military force to preempt that. He hopes to offer a way out of this dilemma: a revolution sparked by massive civil disobedience in which the masses in the streets are backed by elements of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Pahlavi, who lives in exile in the United States, said he has been in contact with elements of the Revolutionary Guard that would be willing to play such a role, and activists who could help spark the civil disobedience.

The interview is a must-read.  He goes on to talk about his views on Israel (he doesn’t see Israel as a threat to anyone) and his view that a new Iranian constitution must be based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

Reading the interview, I am hopeful that there may be a solution to the situation in Iran.  However, if there really is a movement afoot to overthrow the current regime, what would be the purpose of publicizing it now?  I don’t believe that Ahmadinejad is going to soften his stance because of the threat of revolution, if that’s what they’re hoping by releasing it now.  If anything, I think that if he suspects there really is a plot to overthrow him in the works, he’ll just clamp down harder & become more unstable than he already is.

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What a bunch of crybabies… April 27, 2006

Posted by RepublicanWitch in The Unhinged Media.
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This is hilarious – WAAAAAH!  You won't let me watch the channel I want to watch! 

From Hotline on Call:

Not A Good Sign For Snow: WH Reporter Complains About Fox On TV [First of all, the title?  Why would this be "not a good sign for Snow"?  I think it would be a bad sign for the whining, sniveling crybabies who would be up against him.] 

Q It's come to my attention that there's been requests — this is a serious question — to turn these TVs onto a station other than Fox, and that those have been denied. My question would be, is there a White House policy that all government TVs have to be tuned to Fox? [All your TVs are belong to us … assimilate or be destroyed!]

MR. McCLELLAN: Never heard of any such thing. My TVs are on four different channels at all times.

Q Because you have four different TVs. But every time I've ever been —

MR. McCLELLAN: Every TV in the White House also has channels every — has a split screen, where they can —

Q Well, they always seem to be tuned to Fox, and there's been requests, and these are paid for by taxpayer dollars. And my understanding is that you guys have to watch Fox on Air Force One. Is that true? [Note the repeating of "there's been requests".  Never take responsibility for anything, it's always someone else that's raising the issue, and they're just trying to help the victims who are being forced to watch FOX.]

MR. McCLELLAN: First time I've ever heard of it. First time you've brought it to my attention, meaning the first time the press corps has brought it to my attention. In fact, I've watched other channels on here.

Q There's one —

MR. McCLELLAN: Hang on, Jim, come on. I've watched other channels on here, so I don't know where you're hearing that. But it's the first time anyone in the press has raised that question with me.

Q You've watched other channels other than Fox?

MR. McCLELLAN: On here, yes, sure.

Q I've never seen — they're always turned to Fox, which a lot of people consider a Republican-leaning network. [No, dipwad, a lot of people consider it far more balanced than the other stuff out there.  But then, you're so far to the left, you wouldn't recognize that if it hit you upside the head and knocked you into next Tuesday.]

Q Scott, is it one — on the airplane, is it one for all? I mean, if it's tuned for Fox here, is it Fox everywhere?

MR. McCLELLAN: I think that certain areas may be interconnected, but I'll have to double-check which.

Q Is yours off, wherever you are? [Huh?]

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, the conference room, or the senior staff office, the staff office, they're different TVs, and you can switch to different channels. I'm not sure if some of these in the back are connected to some of the others that are watching right here, right now. It doesn't look like it to me. I've never known anyone that's raised a complaint about a request from back here to watch a different channel.

Q I'm officially raising it and officially complaining about it. [Ooooh!  It's official!  I'm offended!  You must stop offending meeeeeeeeeeeee!]

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I'm going to go see if we can change the channel for you. Have you called up?

Q I was the Fox victim, and I was told — the quote was, "No," when I asked for CNN. [There it is!  The VICTIM CARD! Almost as valuable as the race card!  Get yours today while supplies last! Only through this special offer, not available in stores! And Jim?  We know you wanted to watch Spongebob, but you're saying CNN now so you'll look good for the cool kids.]

MR. McCLELLAN: I don't know who you talked to, so — it didn't come to my attention. You don't know who you talked to either?

Q Well, the magic people at the other end off the phone. [Ok, the "the magic people at the other end off the phone"?  The. magic. people. at. the. other. end. of. the. phone. Got that?  The magic people.  And this guy actually gets paid.]

MR. McCLELLAN: The magic people at the other end of the phone. Well, I'll see if this cabin is —

Q I was told, "We don't watch CNN here, you can only watch Fox."

MR. McCLELLAN: As I said, it's hard to respond to something when I don't know who it is you talked to.

Q I used the phone back here. [Well, that certainly clears things up.]

MR. McCLELLAN: I find this all quite amusing, to tell you the truth. I mean, there are a lot of people on this plane that do watch that channel.

Q I've never been told, no. They're such nice guys up there. [Alright, Jim, back away from the mushrooms, and nobody'll get hurt.]

MR. McCLELLAN: First time you brought it to my attention. I'll go see what we can do on it

And make sure you click the link and read the comments left at Hotline on Call … they were subjected to FOX News at GASP! Gas Stations!  Dentist Offices!  Bookstores!  Oh the humanity!

I especially like the comment from "Outraged":

"…I've been watching Cavuto and Gibson tonight and am just so appalled by the Right wing and Big Biz propaganda they're spewing that I'm seriously wondering what can be done to shut them down. Its as if Joe McCarthy got his own TV network."

Aren't these the same people who have the ACLU on speed-dial, for when their free-speech rights are (in their minds) being trampled on?  What would the reaction be if we started clamoring for CNN to be shut down?

And Outraged?  McCarthy was right.

For more:  Michelle Malkin ,  Expose the Left , Knowledge is Power

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The illegal immigration problem will not be solved… April 27, 2006

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…until there is a major restructuring of the Mexican government.  Like many of the governments in Central America and Africa, for example, the politicians are lining their pockets while their people suffer. (Fidel?  I'm lookin' at you, too.)

Just look at this report, and remember it next time some politician wants to throw more of your hard-earned tax money at the problem.

H/T: Drink This

And these people are serious! April 27, 2006

Posted by RepublicanWitch in The just plain stupid.
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I am astounded at the stupidity of some people.  Do they have to remind themselves to breathe? 

I'm gonna go into the tin-foil hat business.  I could probably retire in a week.

Watch and listen for yourself: Penn and Teller call Bull**** on factually unsound 9/11 conspiracy claims.

It’s the Star Spangled Banner, and it’s in ENGLISH, damn it! April 24, 2006

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It's a good thing I've got low blood pressure, 'cause this story would kill me:

Latino pop stars record bilingual 'Star Spangled Banner'

April 21, 2006, 10:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) _ Mexican pop diva Gloria Trevi, Puerto Rican reggaeton star Don Omar and other Latino artists have recorded a bilingual version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a show of support for migrants in the United States.

The Latino-oriented record label Urban Box Office (UBO) said Friday it will put the new Spanish-English version of the U.S. national anthem on the market Monday to coincide with the U.S. Senate's restarting debate on immigration legislation.

"We decided to re-record 'The Star-Spangled Banner' to show our solidarity with the undocumented migrants," said UBO President Adam Kidron. "Today we are Americans and 'The-Star Spangled Banner' represents everything to us."

The recording, dubbed "Nuestro Himno" or "Our Anthem," is set to "urban Latino rhythms" but respects the song's traditional structure, UBO said in a news release. Each artist decided whether to sing in Spanish or English.

The record will be sold for $10, with a portion going to Washington-based National Capital Immigration Coalition, UBO said. Other artists on the record are Ivy Queen, Reik, Voz a Voz, Franco De Vita and Kalimba.

Congressional debate over immigration bills proposing everything from toughened border security to the legalization of all 11 million undocumented migrants in America have triggered huge demonstrations across the United States in recent weeks. Activists are also urging work and school boycotts May 1 in what's being called "A Day Without Immigrants."

Copyright 2006 Newsday Inc.

Now, let me get this straight.  You take the Star Spangled Banner, jazz up the music, sing it in another language,  and presto! it's now yours?  Like breaking into someones home, taking what you want, saying "It's mine now" makes it yours? Or, you know, sneaking into a country makes it yours?

How long before the Spanish version of this song is played at public events?  We already have to choose English as an option when calling just about any company or government agency.  Will this be next?

Another thing?  "A Day Without Immigrants" is misleading.  Not all immigrants are illegal.  Many actually do follow the rules, and this legislation has nothing to do with them.  Just about all of us are here because someone, whether 200 years ago or 100 or last month came here to make a better life.  It should be called "A Day Without ILLEGAL BORDER-CROSSING SOCIAL-SERVICES-DRAINING Immigrants."   And I'd gladly take a day, week, month, year, whatever. 

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Preparing our kids for life under shari’a law April 21, 2006

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Maybe I'm just too sensitive today.  Maybe there's really nothing wrong with it.  But it sure pisses me off.

Had a customer today, who needed some supplies for a project her son is doing in one of the local schools.  It's a project on Islam, and the kid's going to be building a mosque.  Now, this is not a case of kids being assigned a project based on their own religions or customs.  This was part of an "Islamic studies" program at the school, which is here in lovely Outer Whitelandia, a very rich suburb of a major metropolitan city.  And it's extremely liberal, of course.

Now, it should be said that I do not live in this school district.  Here, property taxes are in the $20,000 – $30,000 per year range, and if I lived here & paid these outrageous taxes to support crap like this, I wouldn't be typing this, I'd be down at the school board screaming.

If the school decided to have a project on Christianity or Judaism, the ACLU would be up their asses, screaming about the separation of church and state.  And to have a class building little churches or synagogues?  Forget it.  But a mosque?  Abso-f***in-lutely fine & dandy.  Islam?  Worthy of study.

It was all I could do to control my temper as this kid (not more that 10 or 11) was looking at the paints and selecting the right colors – "Hey, Mom, green is the color of Islam – and this blue is just like the shade on the mosque". I took some little figures off the shelf – I figured cutting their heads off & strewing body parts around the model to represent what Islam really is would lend a nice touch, but I really need the customers to stay in business.  Damn it. I put them back.

I asked the mother what school the project was for, and I guess my face couldn't hide what I was thinking.  She made some moonbat comment about diversity and peacefulness, paid for her items, and left.

Poor UPS man.  He walked in just as the customers were leaving, and got an earful.

Heart-breaking to listen to. April 15, 2006

Posted by RepublicanWitch in Why we fight.
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This is heart-breaking.  The last few minutes of Kevin Cosgrove’s life, recorded while talking to a 911 operator on the morning of September 11, 2001.

It’s brutal, especially because we know what was going to happen in just a few minutes.  But it’s important that we NEVER forget what happened that day, and NEVER give in to those who orchestrated it, and those who celebrate it.

Goddess bless you, Kevin, and all those who lost their lives and loved ones that day.

[Please note: there are ads on that website which are not work-safe, but they’re only text ads, no pics.  Sorry, but this is the only link I have.]

H/T to Patrick at Clarity and Resolve

Back from Austin… April 15, 2006

Posted by RepublicanWitch in Guard the Borders.
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Spent the last week in Austin, Texas, where my husband attended a business meeting.  Wandered around on Monday, not realizing that it was the "big" protest day for illegal aliens.

Walking from the UT campus to the Texas State History Museum, we noticed the NBC News truck, as well as the Fox7 truck parked in front of the Capitol and a helicopter flying overhead.  At that point, we realized that they were waiting for the protests to start – the news media were the only people there.

While we were riding the local trolley a litle while later, traffic was stopped by police to allow protesters to march by.  At this point, there couldn't have been more than about 100. 

Later that afternoon, we decided to take a stroll on Congress, toward the Capitol building (there's not much else to do in Austin after a few days, unless you drink heavily, play "count the crazies", or want a new tattoo each day, but that's another story), and realized that there were quite a few Spanish-speaking people heading in the same direction. 

When we arrived at the Capitol building, the protest was in full swing.  There were a bunch of American students leading the chants, and a group of Hispanics joining in.  Many of the Hispanics attending the rally were wearing T-shirts from a local radio station, and most seemed to just be there with their families standing around holding signs and flags.  It was mostly the American students with flyers going through the crowd, chanting and encouraging others to join in.

We stayed for a while, until a hippie wannabe young man tried to hand me a flyer about an upcoming protest supporting the Sheehag.  He didn't seem interested in hearing my opinion of her, so he went off to find more moonbats mindless sheep others of a like-mind. The protesters were then to march back down Congress. 

At that point, we estimated there were about 1,000 people there, and maybe (a very big stretch) another thousand still on the street.  No way did 10,000 attend, although The Austin American-Statesman claims that number.  Maybe they counted the media in that number, who were there all day waiting for the big story.  Guess they had to justify spending all that time standing around.

Mouse cesarean? March 31, 2006

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How on earth did someone get to this blog by searching the term "mouse cesarean"????

Now I know that in this post, discussing injecting human stem cells into an animal embryo, the term was used in the commentary.

But why, oh why, is someone googling mouse cesareans? 

I guess if Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes can reproduce, and Jessica Simpson can adopt a child (please, somebody stop her!  I have visions of her carrying it around in a Louis Vuitton dog carrier – just another accessory for the hopelessly clueless who have more money than brains), then maybe Mickey & Minnie are out there doing their part for mousedom.

Well, I can sleep better at night now… March 31, 2006

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…'cause Pelosi and Reid are gonna go out and get Osama…

 Queen of the moonbats

Un-frickin-believable.  And there are people who hear them and go, "Yeah! Now we're talkin'!"

I am convinced that to be a Democrat, you have to have a complete and utter lack of shame. 

To be able to get up in front of the cameras and just say whatever you think will get you noticed (and votes), when it contradicts what you've said before, AND to say it like you really mean it, takes a complete lack of moral fiber.

But then, we had the Clintons for eight years, so I don't know why this still bothers me.

See the video at Expose the Left.