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Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Genie Has Left The Bottle

"We will not be silenced, whether you're a Christian, whether a Muslim, whether an atheist … you will demand your goddamn rights and we will have our rights, one way or another".- Protester in Egypt



Anonymous Anonymous said:


January 29, 2011 11:34 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Really? Oh No!

January 29, 2011 11:39 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

What if you're Jewish? Do you get your god-damn rights too?

January 29, 2011 11:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:34pm, you're right! It was called the November elections. And just wait. Less than two years and counting.

Joe will "camp" it up for a while, but November was a preview. Especially in the midwest, where Obama cannot win if he loses Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. These states are full of people like Phil Jennerjahn.

If Obama has already lost them, he's not going to get them back.

I think Obama regrets his "sticking to their guns and bibles," comment, even though I agree it's true. Obama should have shut his mouth instead of stating this.

January 30, 2011 7:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B. Thank you for sharing this video. I think the great concern for most outsiders is basically whether the result of the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt will be an exchange one form dictatorship for another; as happened in Iran when the Shah was deposed. The sad tragedy is that the blood spilled on the streets to earn freedom is wasted when it results in the creation of yet another fundamentalist Islamic state.
Only one country exists in the entire Middle East where there is a true democracy, and that is Israel. You have to wonder why it is that Arabs tend towards dictatorships while Jews prefer democracy?
My thoughts are with the people of Egypt and my hope is that the outcome of this uprising is not one full of false hopes that a medieval religion can solve the woes of it people by making them dress women in "appropriately modest" clothing, and wage war on a neighbor in the name of Allah.

January 30, 2011 9:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Notice of Emergency Session - Los Angeles City Council, Tuesday February 1, 2011 at 10:00am or as soon thereafter that Council Members can turn up once they've finished campaigning, holding photo-ops, or being stuck in traffic:
The Motion of Ed Reyes is to condemn the violence in Egypt. Public comment will be strictly limited to 6 speakers who will have 10 seconds each. There will also be a limit on all Council Members who wish to speak, they can have no more than on hour each. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich will also address the assembled Chamber to advise on his investigation into 'criminal aspects' of the Egyptian uprising, including recovery of the costs of having LAPD outside the Egyptian consulate offices.

January 30, 2011 9:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The revolution will be televised!

January 30, 2011 11:11 AM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

What happened in Iran with the Shah and Khomeni was a Carter created debacle.
I don't think Obama will make the same mistake because he has Clinton and the Old Clinton guard in his state department.
Carter could have pushed the Shah out (which he did), but he didn't have to allow Khomeni to return and treat him as the leader right off the bat.
Carter was/is a nut case that legitimized the terrorist Arafat, and oversaw the uprising of Islamic terrorists, like Hizbollah and Khomeni.

Tunisia will not be led by another despot, as much as the French will try.

As for Egypt, Mubarak will probably remain in power until next year when elections are held and then step down.

America NEEDS Mubarak. Let's not try and pretend like we don't.

And the Arabs don't prefer despotism. America and other imperial powers (GB & France) installed these despots and have kept them in power for nearly 100 years. Not to say that it isn't in America's best interest to have these thugs in power, and our leaders should only be concerned about our best interest. The Arabs are stuck with their ass clown leaders until we say otherwise.

Hard to believe. Karzai- we created him. We've kept him there. We've over looked his flaws.

January 30, 2011 11:14 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

The ironic thing is Obama is seeking an internet kill-switch on the same day Mubarak pushed his.

January 30, 2011 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

908 - you've got to be kidding. They really can't be planning to devote time to an issue on the other side of the world. You do have a good sense of humor, though.

If it is true, and they get a quorum for the Egypt resolution but not the important business facing the city, it is further proof that they are a bunch of grand-standing egoists

January 30, 2011 1:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:56 PM AMEN You said it all, they
should be concentrating on
our broken city's business. Leave that job to our elected Federal government officials because it is their job. What the council members are doing is a farce and wasting our time and money that they should be using to resolve our issues,for example, how not to "give away" our parking lots that will not help keep us out of bankrupcy. No vote of confidence to L.A.'s city council. Time to change out the horseshoe! Most of them don't deserve to be re-elected.

January 30, 2011 5:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow, a subject other than CD 14 and CLARTS fund. What a concept

January 30, 2011 5:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

City Council Rule 91 was designed to try and keep the City Council from wasting time adopting its own foreign policy. It was motivated by Zev's constant motions about Israel.

Rule 91:

The Council shall not consider any resolution, motion, or matter which does not affect the
conduct of the business of the City of Los Angeles or its corporate powers or duties as a
municipal corporation nor shall the Council consider any resolution or motion supporting or
disapproving any legislation or action pending in the Legislature of the State of California,
the Congress of the United States, or before any officer or agency of said State or nation
unless such proposed legislation or action, if adopted, will affect the conduct of the
municipal business or the powers and duties of the City of Los Angeles or its officers or
employees. This Rule may only be invoked before deliberation and by ten (10) affirmative
votes on the question: "Shall the Council consider this matter"?

January 30, 2011 8:15 PM  

Anonymous Patricia said:

Hey Anonymous.....WE should have all done this when Bush was president for eight miserable years! How quickly you forget those ugly years.

February 05, 2011 9:39 AM  

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