Meanwhile, in the rest of the Middle East

Cell phone photo of protests in Tehran

Pro democracy pro change Pro-get-rid-of-corruption rallies are breaking out every where from North Africa to Syria and yes, to that shining beacon of freedom on a hill, Iran. What recently started in Tunisia (the location of a few Star Wars movies) has dribbled across to Egypt and beyond. The Egypt saga is far from over. The caliphate is on the move! Glenn Beck must be having a fit since his only ‘believers’ are those that comprise a smaller and smaller share of the cable viewing audience are not rallying around his flag. But that’s just Beck, you know it must be such a burden to be Chicken Little. I certainly hope he sees the light and goes back to the analysis of George Soros’ takeover of all that is holy and American. Actually, that was more fun, although the ‘caliphate’ conspiracy is right up there. I am glad that reasonable people are finally catching on, aren’t you?

Speaking of caliphates, things seem to be erupting in Tehran again. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said the opposition protests seen in Iranian cities on Monday are “going nowhere” and vowed to punish their organizers. He also told his TV audience that “enemies” were trying to “tarnish the Iranian nation’s brilliance”. I guess he means us as in U.S. Popular uprisings usually need a focus and in a few places where ‘free elections’ are held and the same guy keeps getting elected for years and years, sometimes the focus takes time. The world changes. What once was is no longer. Any student of history can tell you that. Eventually the desire of the people will will out.

Obama said it best today at his press conference: “I find it ironic that you’ve got the Iranian regime pretending to celebrate what happened in Egypt, when in fact they have acted in direct contrast to what happened in Egypt by gunning down and beating people who were trying to express themselves peacefully.”

and so it goes…

A little song, a little dance, a little coffee down your pants... 40 years in the high school classroom and now on my own. A chance to think about stuff and how it affects everyone, not just me. Now residing in Oregon volunteering for a refugee organization.

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