Monday, June 22, 2009

"Although it is not yet clear who shot "Neda" (a soldier? pro-government militant? an accidental misfiring?), her death may have changed everything. For the cycles of mourning in Shiite Islam actually provide a schedule for political combat -- a way to generate or revive momentum. Shiite Muslims mourn their dead on the third, seventh and 40th days after a death, and these commemorations are a pivotal part of Iran's rich history. During the revolution, the pattern of confrontations between the shah's security forces and the revolutionaries often played out in 40-day cycles.
 
"Neda" is already being hailed as a martyr, a second important concept in Shiism. With the reported deaths of 19 people Saturday, martyrdom also provides a potent force that could further deepen public anger at Iran's regime."-Time magazine


http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1906049,00.html

Monday, June 08, 2009

Friday, June 05, 2009

Liz: her ongoing Obama conniption

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HER DAD SEZ SHE SHOULDA RUN FOR OFFICE

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Monday, June 01, 2009