June 12, 2005

Checking In

...from sunny Minneapolis, proving one can blog from Days Inn webtv.

It just sucks.

But not as much as showing dogs with puffy white feet in 3" deep mud.

On the other hand, winning in the mud is better than losing in the mud, so it could have been worse. We've got about 16 hours of driving tomorrow. I'll be back to regular blogging around Tuesay.

Posted by Kate at June 12, 2005 9:00 PM

The Cotillion Ball III from Darleen's Place
Swing Time Welcome one and all to the third Cotillion Ball. I'm honored to share hosting duties this week with Right Girl and Denita of Who Tends the Fires. I hope you've brought your comfortable dance shoes because I'm here... [Read More]

Tracked on June 14, 2005 2:19 AM

Cotillion Ball III: Swing Time from Cotillion
Welcome one and all to the third Cotillion Ball. I'm honored to share hosting duties this week with Right Girl and Denita of Who Tends the Fires. I hope you've brought your comfortable dance shoes because I'm here to whirl you through the heady syner... [Read More]

Tracked on June 14, 2005 4:16 AM


That means you won?

Posted by: Jay at June 12, 2005 9:14 PM

Correction: Your woofers won?

Posted by: Jay at June 12, 2005 9:14 PM

Speaking of dawgs I just bought a 7 week old Brittany pup name "Bub". Out of the 9 littermates put out free on the grass "Bub" was the one that decided to "point" the cat and "retrieve" come of its tail fur.

I may or may not have a field trials champion in the works but I'll just settle for a relationship based on loyalty...actually, in the end analysis, I guess the loyaty is really about who fills the feed bowl.....sorry to break that to you Peter MacKay. ;-)

Posted by: WL Mackenzie Redux at June 12, 2005 9:21 PM

Filed under:

* Revolutions
* Middle East
* Iran
* Babes of politics


This is big. Keep reading, you’ll see why.

Hundreds of women staged an unauthorized demonstration in Tehran today, protesting sex discrimination under Iran’s Islamic leadership just days before the June 17 presidential elections.

The protest was the first public display of dissent by women since the 1979 revolution, when the new regime enforced obligatory veiling. “We are women, we are the children of this land, but we have no rights,” they chanted. More than 250 marched outside Tehran University, and about 200 others demonstrated two blocks away after hundreds of riot police swarmed in and barred them from joining the main protest.

There were reports that the police clubbed several women, though there were no hospital reports of injuries. Demonstrators said they saw some women being detained and dragged away by officers. But the situation appeared to stabilize, and after about an hour of demonstrating, the women disbanded without further incident.

“We will continue such protests because it shows that women are aware of their rights,” said Roohi Afzal, 52, a translator who was at the protest. “It seems that our presence today really hurts the government, that it has deployed so many forces. Maybe it will react and respond to our demands.”

Gary Metz has a list of slogans used and a few pictures. As he notes, this historic protest was able to pass without incident because the presidential election is only a few days away. Because of it, the international eye has focused on Iran and the regime’s every move will be scrutinized. It wants to appear like it has moderated, even reformed, its social structure. Nobody is fooled though. Not us, and not the Iranian people.

Where are the protest babes? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.


Beautiful Persian ladies; great pics; great graphics; must see.

Long live free Iran.

Babes of politics; but not babes at politics.

Posted by: maz2 at June 12, 2005 10:26 PM

C'mon Maz, this was a clear thread - or are you saing Iranian women are dogs?

Posted by: Jay at June 12, 2005 10:40 PM

Jay: ROFLMAO... I ain't touching that one....

Posted by: rob at June 12, 2005 11:08 PM

They are very attractive, but they seem to have the guts we Canadians used to have around 1944. Wha Happened? 73s TG

Posted by: TonyGuitar at June 12, 2005 11:13 PM

TG: Wanting something that you never had versus having something you never learned to appreciate.

Posted by: Jay at June 12, 2005 11:56 PM

Oh, I messed that up - back then, it was (for Canada) having something you wanted to defend. You can slip that in somewhere or maybe I need to re-write my original comment (I was thinking modern Canada for some reason even tho you specifically mentioned 1944).

Or just write it off to me being an idiot.

Posted by: Jay at June 13, 2005 12:02 AM

Looking forward to your return, Kate. I'd say the quality hasn't been the same without you, but then I, too, might step on the sensibilities of your uneven and sometimes wild guestbloggers.

At the very least, I can assure you that it is not their collective sophomoric which brings me to your site.

Posted by: Paul at June 13, 2005 1:58 AM

It's my fault Jay, Sometimes I talk like a Libscammer politition. I ment to say these Iranian women are good-looking and they have powerful intestinal fortitude [for Paul], much as we Canadians were known to have around the war years of 1944. Whew! 73s TG

Posted by: TonyGuitar at June 13, 2005 2:23 AM

Great, Paul. Now Kate's going to have to spend her first morning home scrubbing your lipbalm marks off her ass.

Posted by: Jeff G at June 14, 2005 3:17 AM