This is a few days later, the government has to come up with a show of force. What do you do when you do not have enough bodies to fill in the streets? Well, leave it to Iranian ingenuity. We can get you the London Bridge.
As a middle school kid I was a regular in Pro-government ceremonies. Those were the good old days. Schools would close down. We would be bused downtown to watch a couple of idiots pass by, and we had the rest of the day off to see movies (at younger ages) and check the brothels (at older ages). All because his majesty wanted to show off. I bet 10-to-one I had a better time with those ladies than the Shah had. What am I doing talking about bad houses when brave people are dying? That's just great, but on the second thought these guys are harlots too; the pretty harlotssell their bodies for money. These bastards are killing for money. Ironically, it is much more expensive to cause harm than bring happiness.
So, let's have a good time. After all, the ayatollah is throwing a party, he has got himself in a pissing contest with a bunch of kids. Between you and me and the wall, rumor has it that he has problem with his prostate. Why not - he has been sitting on his ass too much.
The papers are saying he does not have that much of a following anymore, then his pissing contest must be staged. It just terribly pathetic when someone else have to piss for you to win. Let's check the news. Maybe we'll gain some insight into the Holy Prostate.
Associated press news release: Iranian hard-liners backed the government in mass rallies. Tens of thousands of hard-line government supporters turned out for state-sponsored rallies Wednesday, some of them calling for the execution of opposition leaders as Iran's police chief threatened to show "no mercy" in crushing any new protests by the pro-reform movement. The government gave all civil servants and employees a day off to attend the rallies and organized buses to transport groups of schoolchildren and supporters from outlying rural areas to the protests. Tens of thousands of Iranians were expected to attend the demonstrations, organized by the government in response to a recent series of opposition protests. Many conservatives at Wednesday's rallies chanted pro-government slogans and held pictures of Iran's clerical rulers.
I told you someone else is going to do the pissing, after all if you are government employee and they are asking you for a little bit of a piss or it is your job, what are you going to do? Of course you piss.
This is a picture of the Ferdosi Square in Down town Tehran. There used to be a statue of Ferdosi here (Iranian version of Homer). They took the statue down because it was sign of idolatry (it is OK to worship the shrines). The population is pretty large but not a lot by Tehran's standards. All pictures show one angle of population; it's a cheap trick to make them look bigger. The building to the right is the central station of an important bank. It looks exactly the same as thirty years ago. There has been no renovation of government offices since the revolution. The shabby buildings to the left were not too shabby 30 years ago. The red banner is over the building where I got my transcripts translated to English to leave Iran. Let's look at these pictures. All school kids are bused in but we do not see any. Of course it would look too staged.
The lady has a colorful jacket on, not black attire of the season. Poor woman does not belong here. She was bussed in from the government office; she is scared of the cameraman, covering her hair, Holding onto the pictures of Khomeini and Khamenehee like the pictures of her in-laws. There is a clergyman with his back to us, the guy is looking at him for his cues, both of them are scared. "Let's just survive this damn day," they think.
A pretty Iranian Lady, in dark cloth, wearing black gloves to cover the hands (sign of Ultra religiosity). Our pretty lady forgot to clean up her lipstick. Her hair is showing too ,and the nose job cost a lot of money. She does not look happy, just a pose for a mischievous cameraman taking advantage of his temporary authority. The SOB has turned our pretty lady into a model for Khamenehee. All other people in the picture are smiling, (Hey Ali, how far are we from the buses, we have a few extra hours may be we can get some opium. It will make up for this damn cold day).
Another pretty lady caught up in a bad place in a wrong time. Cover the makeup and ,run my friend, run.
So manyphony pictures you were beginning to think we have run out of our famous Thugs and Murderers. But no, here we go, right from downtown Tehran. Their existence is an insult to humanity. If things turn around, they will turn around too, they might be mean, but they are very adaptable, and they will not even yawn for free.