“A Day of Mourning” Protests in Tehran, Iran
Up to 32 people may have already been killed in the election protests in Iran. Today’s protests will be “a day of mourning” with protestors dressed in black and gathering at holy sites such as mosques to honor the memory of the dead who were protesting the election.
The Wall Street Journal reports that professors at Tehran University have resigned in protest over attacks on students by government militia. A medical student at the university told the Wall Street Journal “He and his roommate blocked their door and hid in closet when they heard militia’s motorcycles approaching….When the militia had left friends and classmates lay unconscious…many with chest wounds from being stabbed or bloody faces from blows to their heads.”
It is a day where the world might want to show solidarity with Iran. I think I will wear black today too to support this movement for fair elections and making sure every vote is truly counted.
Hillary Clinton Fractures Elbow, Jane Fonda has Knee Replacement
This injury serves as a reminder to those of us in the female gender to remember to drink our milk and take out calcium! Get well soon Hillary…the world’s many hot spots need your attention.
And Jane Fonda had a knee replacement this week. Ladies, let’s appreciate our bones and joints while they still work well ! Soon enough they will be showing signs of aging and sending us to the orthopedic doctor.
Billy Joel and Wife Split
Ummm, he’s 60 and she’s 27. What did he expect? When one marries someone just a few years older than one’s daughter is one expecting that true love to pass the test of time?
The Fool Announces “Best Stocks”
The website of Wall Street guru Jim Cramer, www.fool.com, reports on the “World’s 10 Best Stocks. The two top stocks are: Apple, with a 699% return in 2004-2008, and Southwestern Energy, with an 870% percent return in 2004-2008. To see the entire list click on the link in the sources for The Fool.
Senator John Ensign Marital Affair and Resignation as Chairman of RPC
Republican Senator John Ensign, Nevada, resigns as chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. Why must so many men elected to office taint their success with the scandal of marital infidelity? The marriage vow of “forsake all others” is pretty clear so let’s stop all the philandering! Real men don’t cheat !!
It is now nice to have a president in the White House who clearly adores his wife and is setting a nice example of marital bliss for our country. Republicans need to stop all the whining about Obama’s date nights and appreciate that a wholesome family man is the leader of our country.
Three Million Refugees in Pakistan
The battle between the military and the Taliban in Pakistan has led three million refugees to flee their homes in search of safety. As the refugees in Pakistan suffer during the battle with the Taliban the world sees the evil nature of terrorists. The Taliban in Pakistan is causing immense suffering, loss of life, and causing heart rending change and loss for so many families. Check the sources below to read the NY Times article about a teacher who has opened his 3-room home to 75 relatives who are refugees.
Prayers for capture of Baitullah Mehsud, head of the Taliban in Pakistan, and of Osama bin Laden, believed to be hiding in Pakistan too.
Wall Street Journal
New York Times