Iran Protests Fizzling Under Crackdown (Updated with Rumored Photo of Sanford’s Squeeze)

2009 June 25
by bc3b

CNN) — An event to remember the victims of Iran’s post-election protests has been postponed Thursday, a day after security forces crushed a planned demonstration with a show of force.

The postponement was announced on the Web site of presidential candidate Mehdi Karrubi’s party Wednesday evening.

“Thursday’s ceremony was meant to commemorate the ‘the martyrs of the republic and freedom,’ ” the statement on the party site said.

The event was postponed for a week, but the site did not offer an alternate date.

Also Thursday, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the declared winner in the disputed June 12 election, told President Obama to stop “interfering” in Iran’s affairs, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. Sounds like a good time to hit the links and stop for frozen custard on the way home.

Let them eat ice cream. Isn’t it wonderful that Dear Leader is fighting for the right of Islamic women to be oppressed?

Rumored photos of Mark Sanford’s mistress. Hat Tip: and the News Bizarre


41 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 June 25 5:38 am
    bc3b permalink

    I am sure glad our President is interested in the “right” of Muslim women to wear the hijab. Nothing like walking down the street looking like a character out of the Dark Ages, which i guess is fitting for a religion that hasn’t found its way out of the dark ages.

  2. 2009 June 25 5:44 am
    chekote permalink

    Absolutely pathetic that the libs are trying to give Obama credit for the insurrection by saying that the Cairo speech inspired the protesters. BS! It is watching Iraq next door that inspired the protesters.

  3. 2009 June 25 5:50 am
    bc3b permalink

    Chekote –

    The media is really pushing that lie.

  4. 2009 June 25 5:57 am
    chekote permalink


    The media is pushing so many lies sometimes I just don’t see how we can win against Obama.

  5. 2009 June 25 6:50 am
    phineas gage permalink

    We will win because eventually the weight of disbelief will simply become too great to suspend it any longer, despite the best efforts of the state-run media wind and fog machine.

    It is not a matter of if. It is a matter of when. And that is the problem, since if ‘when’ takes too long, it will be too late to repair the damage.

  6. 2009 June 25 7:03 am
    conservativetony permalink

    The “Cairo Speech” had less to do with this than Obumbler’s trip to the ice cream parlor. In fact, when the Iranian people saw that ice cream was more important than their struggle to be free, they took the matter in their own hands.

  7. 2009 June 25 7:34 am
    drdog09 permalink

    My Iranian next door neighbor says that the current govt has maybe 2 years tops before it crumbles. There are already forces like the IRA building up in Iran, being funded by ex-pat Iranians both here and in Europe. He also mentions that the Army is not exactly in love with the ruling elite. Sort of jibes with the fact that I have yet to hear of any call out of the army to stop the protests.

  8. 2009 June 25 7:35 am
    justrand permalink

    When the government controls the media, can see/hear all communications, and has the ability to censor and/or eliminate all of the above you have what is happening in Iran. The people no longer can plan or even chat!

    – Obama nominates “Internet Czar”
    – ABC becomes State TV
    – Fairness Doctrine
    – “HateSpeech” legislation
    – 90+% of all “journalists” share common ideaology

    scared yet? if not…WHY NOT???

  9. 2009 June 25 7:46 am
    drdog09 permalink


    All that is true except we don’t have the Fairness Doctrine yet. But even given that the network types are dying on the vine. All those journalists keep staring at their dwindling 401K’s and cowering when the axe is going to fall on them. (I would not want to be 45 and a city desk editor at a major daily.)

    Just keep in mind that eventually the system has to collapse. As the number of producers get out done by consumers the system will fold. That and most in the news orgs can’t see the handwriting is on the wall. News will be provided by citizens eventually not professionals. The Iranian coverage is a prime example. Other than a thin thread from the BBC the balance of what we saw on the news was sourced from individuals twittering away.

  10. 2009 June 25 8:54 am
    MFG permalink

    Full cycle DD

    Pamphleteers to journalists to hacks to criminal liars and then…

    Back to pamphleteers again

  11. 2009 June 25 8:56 am
    janzam permalink

    Good post drdog, (7:46AM), and a wonderful point to bring up about how a prolific amount of the Iranian news was distributed by the public through the technology of Twitter, facebook etc.

    In “normal,” old days I would be uneasy about taking such news to heart from “individuals” rather than trained correspondents, given the emotionalism from personal reporting taints what is being said.

    However, the sloppy and biased press that now reigns in this country is given to taint the news even more, from their own unchecked bias! …so, I am becoming more used to looking for the news in the new format of the internet and so on, feeling that it has become far more reliable.

    I certainly hope it won’t be too late (as PG implied) for this country to realize the big hoax that is going on at the top, to take over the freedoms, rights and creative wealth of productive people as fast as it can.

    I continued to be more and more concerned, as I click onto Drudge every morning, and see all the amped headlines of what the govt. is always attempting to rush through, as if they are being chased by a firetruck. This morning it it their massive global warming bill, that was completely trashed by Buffet yesterday, along with the heartburn of Obamacare.

    My head keeps shaking so much with disbelif that sometime is is just going to twist off with overuse!

  12. 2009 June 25 9:08 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Could not agree more, and a great way to put it too!


    You make many good points. Being all human we have certain traits in common. So it is fairly easy to discern the propagandists or from somebody who is just excited because they are being shot at. Much easier to detect in fact than from the clinical/heresy of the likes of CNN or MSNBC.

    Keep your head on tho 🙂

  13. 2009 June 25 9:08 am
    phineas gage permalink

    Jan, they have to cram it through as quickly as possible before people wake up. That is why they are driving this ‘crisis’ mentality. Their time window is closing as the political capital of the marxist rapidly dwindles.

    These two bills will be real tests. As I said yesterday, I will be surprised if socialized medicine gets through. There are many Dems getting cold feet and powerful interests organizing against it.

    I am much more concerned with Pigman’s global warming/climate change bill.

  14. 2009 June 25 9:18 am
    janzam permalink

    Well, PG, according to Drudge, the global warming bill is not a sealed deal yet either, not having the votes of conservative dims in their pocket, yet.

    Nancy P., though, will certainly try to do obama’s bidding, and arm twist everything through she can. But, I think people are starting to nervously twitch over what Obama is shoving though with such alacrity.
    Just Buffet’s alarm over the disaster such a cap and trade bill would have, financially, on this country should cause alarm among those who are sitting on the fence.

  15. 2009 June 25 9:18 am
    bc3b permalink

    MFG – we are the 21st century pamphleteers.

    The strange thing is that the networks have capitulated on their own. Other than NBC (GE), what do they have to gain? ABC owns Disney so maybe construction around theme parks and subsidies for the motion picture industry. CBS perhaps subsidies for other areas of Viacom, CNN perhaps subsidies for Time to keep it afloat.

    I think the media’s primary goal is to push liberal causes and kill off the conservative move once and for all.

    We can go quietly like the Jews in WWII or we can fight. The choice is ours!

  16. 2009 June 25 9:39 am
    MFG permalink

    It’s 1765 all over again

    How sad and how strange…

  17. 2009 June 25 9:58 am
    phineas gage permalink

    And how exciting, as well.

    We need a Samuel Adams.

    And I don’t mean the beer.

    Although that wouldn’t be too bad either……

  18. 2009 June 25 9:59 am
    bc3b permalink

    Off-topic. Here’s an column from Business Insider praising Jenny Sanford and the way she handled the situation. I am pleased that she wasn’t standing by his side being humiliated and the subject of ridicule – “this is the stupid b!tch that bore my four sons, but isn’t good enough for me any more because I found sumeone hotter.”

    Don’t you just love it when grown men return to their teenage years? And, at yesterday’s presser, that’s exactly how Mark Sanford appeared. I’m just glad this lightweight is out of the 2012 race early.

  19. 2009 June 25 10:01 am
    phineas gage permalink

    Blessing in disguise….

  20. 2009 June 25 10:21 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Yeah, This would have been a card that the Dims would have held till say Oct of 2012.

  21. 2009 June 25 10:24 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Hmm. Farah Fawcett dies – 62. If I recall she was battling some abdominal cancer.

  22. 2009 June 25 10:34 am
    janzam permalink

    Back on topic:

    A good piece in the Washington Post about the “crack down” in Iran.
    H/T: News Forum

    Mehrdad is one among millions, part of a movement that has gone in a matter of days from the exultant hope of reforming Iran’s government to the disappointment of facing down leaders who have labeled them terrorists and hooligans. For now, at least, the millions are largely silenced. Only small groups venture out to demonstrate, and when they do, they are suppressed violently.

    But their anger remains.

    Hope fades but anger is alive as Iran’s rulers crack down

  23. 2009 June 25 10:36 am
    phineas gage permalink

    ‘Farah Fawcett dies’

    Sad–she’ll always be remembered for those pin-up posters.

    Ed McMahon gone too.

    Long live the ’70s.

  24. 2009 June 25 10:43 am
    janzam permalink

    For anyone interested there will be a Farah Fawcett segment on 20/20. Her son Redman, is an heroin addict, and was in jail when his Mom died.

    That is really rough — for both of them!

  25. 2009 June 25 10:49 am
    janzam permalink

    The best line of the morning:

    H/T HotAir

    Bottom line: Obama got smoked by both NBC and CBS.

    Obamacare infomercial crushed

  26. 2009 June 25 10:52 am
    chekote permalink

    I have been watching the Carson/McMahon clips. Brilliant stuff. There is nothing like it on TV these days.

  27. 2009 June 25 11:21 am
    bc3b permalink

    I just posted a photo rumored to be that of Mark Sanford’s mistress. One enterprising “FReeper” found it on the site of a modeling agency she works for.

  28. 2009 June 25 11:35 am
    janzam permalink

    Is she a “brunette,” as the description of Maria is said to be?

  29. 2009 June 25 11:43 am
    bc3b permalink

    She’s a part-time model so I imagine her hair color is probably subject to change frequently. Since one of my major clients is a woman’s hair products company, I recommend that you lady BJGers have your hair colored early and often.

    What do you think of “Dye ’til You Die” as an advertising slogan?

  30. 2009 June 25 12:23 pm
    janzam permalink

    It’s a catchy slogan, bc3b — albeit, a little bit of dark humor attached to it as well!

  31. 2009 June 25 12:37 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    I have been watching the Carson/McMahon clips. Brilliant stuff. There is nothing like it on TV these days.

    Chek, you might say, that Carson was the last vaudeville act in existence up till his retirement. Carnick was a classic. Now we get some washed up comic making wisecracks about raping a 14yo girl passed off as ‘humor’.

  32. 2009 June 25 12:42 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Not a bad slogan. Another a little less dark would be “You can Lie, or You can Dye.”

  33. 2009 June 25 12:48 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Calls for Sanford’s resignation within SC GOP:

  34. 2009 June 25 12:52 pm
    MFG permalink

    Doubt if he can survive SC being so conservative

    Personally, I don’t think he should lose his job over it, unless he used Govt $$$$’s to see his friend

  35. 2009 June 25 1:10 pm


  36. 2009 June 25 1:16 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Although I am sure the state party wants him gone because he’s an embarassment to them. But, the case they are making is that he left the country without turning authority over to the Lt. Gov. In essence, they claim he broke the law.

    If the affair didn’t kill his political career, the goofy press conference surely did.

  37. 2009 June 25 1:17 pm
    janzam permalink

    I agree MFG, that Sanford should not lose his job over this personal indiscretion, unless he co-mingled funds, which somehow I don’t think he did.

    However, another thing he has to get through, is why he went MIA without first relinquishing power to the Lt. Gov, thereby not putting his state into any kind of jeopardy should an unforseen event happen.

    That was gross negligence on his part, and I sort of tapdance on the fence on that point, on whether the consequences should be job loss.

    He certainly suffered a brain chemical imbalance over this woman. Reports are saying Sanford and his wife are trying to reconcile. So what was this fling all about?

  38. 2009 June 25 1:43 pm
    MFG permalink


    I would guess at least one of his staffers knew the whole story and would have told the Lt Gov in case of an emergency, although that’s just a guess on my part

    Looks to me like he simply fell in love with this other woman and eventually acted on his feelings

    Disaster for all involved

    Imagine the humiliation for everyone…

  39. 2009 June 25 2:06 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Sanford to reimburse state for trip to see mistress.–FNGO45pTOcUEIqVzqQD991U3G02

    He’s frickin dead.

  40. 2009 June 25 2:12 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Jan –

    “He certainly suffered a brain chemical imbalance over this woman. Reports are saying Sanford and his wife are trying to reconcile. So what was this fling all about?”

    If you saw the press conference yesterdeay, the first one he apologized for hurting was the mistress. His wife and sons were far down the list.

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