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“Million Man March” – WTF? 31 January 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Egypt, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Israel/AIPAC, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011.
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An anti-government protester flashes the V for victory sign as an army helicopter flies overhead thousands of protesters in Tahrir square

An anti-government protester flashes the V for victory sign as an army helicopter flies overhead thousands of protesters in Tahrir square [REUTERS]

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I notice that the march tomorrow is being called, at least at some media outlets, a “million man march”, which is such a mistake. Even al Jazeera is using it…

It’s clear a wide swathe are out on the streets, old / young, male / female – and the women are bare headed, scarved, enwrapped.

The gamut.

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And still… 30 January 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Egypt, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011.
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Egypt protests: Police clash with demonstrators demanding the end of Mubarak's rule

An Egyptian protester kicks a tear gas canister during a protest in Cairo [AP]

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Revolution 30 January 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Egypt, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011.
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A protester stands in front of a burning barricade

A protester stands in front of a burning barricade in Cairo   [REUTERS via UK Telegraph]

No question, it is one.

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And continuing… 29 January 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Egypt, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Israel/AIPAC, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011, Viva La Revolucion!.
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Demonstrators confront riot police in Cairo on Friday. There were reports of at least one death during Friday’s clashes.
[AFP]

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Angry Arab:

The only Israeli flag in the Arab world is now in Amman

Comrade Electronic Ali tweeted this: “Departure of Israel embassy staff from Cairo leaves Amman as only Arab capital of normalization. How shameful for Jordan!”

Posted by As’ad at 9:10 AM

This sent a delicious chill up MY leg.  But then I hate Indyk.  Well, you know, intensely dislike.

Martin Indyk freaking out

“Mr. Indyk said, “If we don’t back Mubarak and the regime falls, and the Muslim Brotherhood takes control of Egypt and breaks the peace treaty with Israel, then it could have dramatic negative ramifications for American interests in the Middle East.””

Posted by As’ad at 9:04 AM

Whambulance for Marty!

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Tear down… 28 January 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Egypt, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011, Viva La Revolucion!.
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Alexandria has also seen protests. Here, demonstrators tear down a huge portrait of Mubarak in the city on Jan. 25.  [AFP/der Spiegel]

Works for me…

Every building stormed, taken, every bridge crossed by a massing of protestors, cheers me up…

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Bud Light 27 January 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Egypt, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011, The Battle for New Orleans, Total fucking lunatics, Viva La Revolucion!.
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A group watches the State of the Union address at a bar in New Orleans Tuesday. | AP Photo Close

Snicker.   Having skipped out on the speech and the after event “analysis”, I would have paid cash for what some good ol’ boys in New Orleans said.

And yes, sure, some of it, possibly a lot of it, would have been derisive and race laden…

Just for the entertainment value… considering the Gulf has been the recipient of bi-partisan screwing, for years now.

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 BI has a post on how hard liquor sales are experiencing an uptick in the US of A.

Americans are getting drunk off vodka, whiskey and tequila again according to a Citi report, though beer is clearly the cheaper drink of choice.

 Beer still has the upper hand with 49.8% of the market share according to Reuters, but spirits drew some money away and came in second with 33.3% of the market. That compares to sub 33% market share last year.

At least some people have figured it out, stay smashed thru the decline.  Blur the mind numbing parade of pretzels.

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I don’t know why exactly but street protest that is independent of the USA!! USA!! always cheers me up. 

Egyptian slogans
Dalia kindly translated those Egyptian slogans that I posted yesterday:
“ا مبارك ارحل غور أحسن بكره تموت مقتول
“Oh Mubarak leave for good, or else tomorrow you’ll be killed”

• الهلال ويا الصليب بيقولوا لأ يا حبيب“The crescent and the cross say “no” my love / darling”
(Jonathan sent me this: “Just FYI the Habib in الهلال ويا الصليب بيقولوا لأ يا حبيب is surely Interior Minister Habib el-Adly, not ‘darling'”

• الهلال ويا الصليب ضد القتل والتعذيب“The crescent and the cross against murder and torture”

• حسني مبارك يا عميل بعت الغاز وفاضل النيل“Husni Mubarak, you agent, you sold the gas and (only) the Nile is left (to be sold)”

• قولوا وردوا أنت وهي …مصر هتفضل غاليه عليا“Say and repeat, you and she…. Egypt will stay dear to me”

…مصر حتفضل غاليه عليا رغم الخونه والحراميه“Egypt will stay dear to me, despite the traitors and the thieves”

• ارحل ارحل ارحل غور خلِّي بلدنا تشوف النور“Leave, leave, leave, for good, let our country see the light”

• ارحل ارحل يا عميل بعت بلادك لاسرائيل“Leave, leave you traitor, you sold your country to Israel”

• ياعيون العالم طُلي مصر لبست توبها التلُّي“Oh, eyes of the world behold, Egypt wore her tulle dress”

• ارفع ارفع الهتاف شعبنا حر ومش هيخاف“Raise, raise the chant / call / slogan, our people are free and not afraid”

• اضرب اضرب يا حبيب مهما تضرب مش هنسيب“Hit, hit, you darling, no matter how much you hit, we won’t let go”

• مش عايزينه مش عايزينه ولا كلابه ولا زنانيه“I don’t want, I don’t want, neither his dogs nor his prisons”

• اصحي يا مصر وفوقي م النوم نهبوا ولادك يوم ورا يوم“Wake up Egypt and become aware, they had deprived your sons of sleep day after day”

• ثوره ثوره في كل مكان ضد الخونه والأندال“Revolution, revolution everywhere, against the traitors and the scoundrels”

• ثوره ثوره يا مصريين لجل ما نخلص م الخاينين“Revolution, revolution, oh Egyptians, so that we can get rid of the traitors”

• اهرب اهرب ياجمال انت وابوك والأندال“Escape, escape, Gamal, you and your father are scoundrels”

• يا مبارك يا خرتيت ارحل ارحل يا غتيت“Oh Mubarak, you rhinoceros, leave, leave, you’re annoying”

• علِّي الصوت علِّي كمان لجل ما يسمع كل جبان“Raise your voices even more, so that every coward hears”

• حسني مبارك جلده تخين هو وعيلته مش سامعين“Husni Mubarak has thick skin, he and his family aren’t hearing”

• حسني مبارك يا بليد شعب مصر مش عبيد“Husni Mubarak, you lazy one, Egypt’s people are not slaves”

• حسني مبارك يا جبله اطلع اطلع اطلع بره“Husni Mubarak, here’s the clarification, get out, get out, get out, outside”

• يا جمال يا غراب البين خد ابوك وروحوا لزين“Oh Gamal, you crow, we’re turning your father’s cheek, so you two leave to Zayn (al-‘Abideen Bin ‘Ali)”

• شعبنا رافضه من سنين بس مبارك جلده تخين“Our people are refusing him, it’s been years, but Mubarak’s skin is thick”

• علِّي علِّي علِّي الصوت النظام خايف موت“Raise, raise, raise the voice, the regime is scared to death”

• التغيير التغيير ارحل ارحل يا حقير“Change, change, leave, leave, you contemptible (person)”

• مش ماشيين قاعدين قاعدين حسني مبارك جلده تخين“We’re not leaving, we’re sitting, sitting, (because) Husni Mubarak has thick skin”

• ارحل ارحل ياخسيس بره بره يا عجل يا تيس“Leave, leave, you despicable (person), outside, outside, you calf, you ass”

• فاقد الحس والأهليه هو وابنه والوليَّه الخرتيت ابن الحراميه“They don’t have sensations or qualifications, he and his son and his wife, the rhinoceros, the son of thieves”

• كل الشعب يقول وينادي حسني مبارك بره بلادي“All the people say and call: Husni Mubarak (get) outside his country”

• يا حبيب يا حبيب حسني مبارك قتله قريب“Oh sweetie / darling, oh sweetie / darling, Husni Mubarak’s murder is near”

• السرطان في كل مكان والغاز متباع بالمجان“The cancer is everywhere, and the gas is sold for free”

• باعوا دمانا وباعوا كلاوينا وبنشحت احنا وأهالينا“They sold our blood, they sold our kidneys, and we beg, we and our families”

• تسقط تسقط العصابه الزعيم ويا الديابه“Fall, Fall, the gang, the boss, and the wolves”

• مسلمين مع مسيحيين كلنا طالبين التغيير“Muslims with Christians, we all demand change”

• الكرامه والحريه مطلب كل المصراويه“Dignity and freedom, is the demand of all Egyptians”

• التحرير التحرير من حكم الرمه الخنزير“Liberation, liberation, from rule by the dregs / junk, the pig”

• التحرير التحرير من حكم عصابة التزوير“Liberation, liberation, from rule by the gang of fraud”

• مصر بلدنا مش تكيه للهليبه والحراميه“Egypt, our country, is not a hospice, for villains and thieves”

• شرطة مصر يا شرطة مصر انتو بقيتوا كلاب القصر“Police of Egypt, oh police of Egypt, you’ve become the dogs of the castle”

• لأ لأ لأ يا جيش خليك بره واوعى تطيش حسني مبارك مش حيعيش”“No, no, no, oh army, stay out and aware, don’t be reckless, Husni Mubarak will not live””

Posted by As’ad at 7:04 AM

Thank god it’s over… 25 January 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Israel/AIPAC, WAR!.
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A carpet of Brunsvigia bosmaniae at Hantam National Botanic Garden, South Africa. This spectacular autumn display occurs after late summer rain.     [Sanbi/NH]

I could live in a world carpeted in a ground cover that looks like miniature pink trees…

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Speech! 25 January 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Total fucking lunatics.
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Upcoming methane expulsion… to describe the Speech!   The antidote is frequent application of alcohol.

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Bridge 23 January 2011

Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Switzerland.
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Lausanne, Switzerland: People walk in a bridge and enjoy the sunshine on a beach on Geneva Lake Laurent Gillieron/EPA

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War upon war 22 January 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, WAR!.
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War of the future: Brian Moore’s WWIII propaganda posters
Google Earth – Eyes of the Home Skies    
Photograph: Brian Moore

A little gallery at the Guardian, of propaganda posters for WW III… imagined, supposedly, for the “future”. 

More like the present, I’d say…

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