Forever Under Construction

The Pilot Said:

Posted in Iran, Travel by homeyra on May 18, 2008

… “This plane is heading for Tehran” … and nobody was alarmed …

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  1. 99 said, on May 19, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Oh, I hope this is going to be really good.

    Big news off the west coast of North America today is there were 75,000 people at the Obama campaign rally in Portland, Oregon today.

    I can state with 100% assurance that there is NO way McWarmonger could beat him in November except by election fraud… the way * won both 2000 and 2004….

    I think if we get Obama and things like Rick Steves’ travel show get aired, there really won’t be the threat to Iran as we have been enduring for the last few years. Personally, I feel like I can’t stand it another second. The wait is blowing my brains out my ears.

  2. Pedestrian said, on May 19, 2008 at 1:23 am

    “These people were well off — well dressed, healthy. It was horrible to think of fighting them in a war”

    I always wonder what Iranian society really is …… It’s such a drastically colorful fusion …

  3. Pedestrian said, on May 19, 2008 at 3:17 am

    I just read the second post … I didn’t know he was making a film.

    Only 10 days? Only Tehran, Shiraz and Esfahan?

    I have a feeling I’ve seen this way too many times before. I felt somewhat disappointed. I think we have yet to see a documentary on Iran that covers “it”.

    Maybe this will be “it” … But I somehow have lingering doubts.

  4. homeyra said, on May 19, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    I saw the pictures 99, very impressive.
    P: There are so many interesting blogging travelers, not reaching a wide public. I think depending on the person, one can see a lot in 10 days even in one city. We’ll see!

  5. Ann E said, on May 19, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Great find, looking forward to his forthcoming installments and impressions.

  6. Linda said, on May 19, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Re “I can state with 100% assurance that there is NO way McWarmonger could beat him in November except by election fraud”

    There is another scenario altogether that could occur. The fact that everyone knows that McCrazy can’t get elected w/o election fraud means that there will be other actions put into play, and those actions may include a postponement of the November election, for national security reasons.

    Did you watch the two Mark Crispin Miller videos posted at HPM and at After Downing Street?

  7. 99 said, on May 20, 2008 at 5:23 am

    Fine. That would be when the revolution FINALLY starts. We need that more than we need Obama. The few million kids on fire for Obama aren’t going to take no postponed election shit.

  8. Monte said, on May 21, 2008 at 5:10 am

    Interesting thought, 99. I do think Obama represents a change in American perception of what government should be – and that that change is greater than his “positions” suggest. Don’t know if he knows it or not. I’m certain HRC doesn’t.

    I saw a little of Rick Steves on Iran on PBS, and found it thrilling.

    And finally, have you seen McCain’s response to the reporter’s challenge about his understanding of the role of Ahmadinejad in Iranian government? It is truly astonishing – copy it here, if you like Juan Cole: Straight Talk Express Derailed [and Iran update]- it’s the 2nd YouTube on the post – in the update.

  9. 99 said, on May 21, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Why bless your heart, Monte. I have not seen that, and I’ll just get right on over there to be seriously appalled, I’m sure! I’m already disgusted that no one in our government has been known publicly to pronounce Medvedev’s name correctly yet, after an extremely embarrassing amount of time learning to wrap their lips around the syllables of the Iranian president’s name, and I’ve pitched a few hissies over the appalling lack of understanding about precisely this point. Oh, shut-up, 99 and go watch that senile old drunk screw up yet again….

  10. Gina said, on May 21, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Are the lawyers and legals going to decide the outcome of yet another election? It’s certainly possible. If that’s so, I will quit my job and join that revolution you’re gonna start, 99! :-)

  11. 99 said, on May 21, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Yipes, Monte! HuffPo and Crooks and Liars both picked it up. That pretty well rocks! Now if we can just get it on Pravda we’re jake….

    Gina, most excellent!

  12. Monte said, on May 22, 2008 at 5:20 am

    Sign me up, too.

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