Burqa, Hijab, Handmaid


Meanwhile … in Iran!! … “Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman was detained for allegedly failing to adhere to hijab (headscarf) rules in Iran. She died at a morality police detainment center. Protests have broken out in Iran following Amini’s death with thousands of women burning their veils and hijabs.”

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Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman was detained for allegedly failing to adhere to hijab (headscarf) rules in Iran. She died at a morality police detainment center. Protests have broken out in Iran following Amini’s death with thousands of women burning their veils and hijabs.

President Ebrahim Raisi warned that protesters would be dealt with “decisively” after days of nationwide unrest. Over 35 people have died during these protests that have broken out in over 40 cities. Protesters are demanding an end to violence and discrimination against women as well as an end to compulsory wearing of the hijab.

Women in Iran and Afghanistan don’t want to be suppressed any longer by their ultra-conservative governments. Here in the USA, ultra-conservatives are also working hard to subjugate women and take choices away from them. It’s all about control.

Republicans want the United States to be governed like Iran and Afghanistan, with…

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Horton Hears A Race-Baiting


From the cartoonist blogger I follow … “Oz is hoping dog whistles will work in Pennsylvania and is telling voters that Fetterman will release black murderers to kill white Pennsylvania grandmothers. Oz is saying the n-word without saying the n-word.”

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The race for Pennsylvania’s open senate seat between John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz is becoming more intense…and hateful.

Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, the Democrat, advocated for the release of Dennis and Lee Horton, long-incarcerated brothers serving life sentences for second-degree murder in a 1993 armed robbery. The brothers’ sentences were commuted last year by Governor Tom Wolf. The brothers have always maintained their innocence.

The brothers claim they were pulled over by police after giving a friend a ride, not knowing he was fleeing the cops. Some witnesses claim the brothers were assailants while police files document another person as the shooter. Prison administrators supported the brother’s case for clemency.

Dennis and Lee now work for the Fetterman campaign and the crudité-eating Republican candidate who actually lives in New Jersey has called for the Democratic campaign to fire them.

Oz’s campaign has released an ad with a narrator saying, “We…

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A coloured cloud


Colors in clouds … — Mahmoud Darwish, “A coloured cloud” in “A River Dies of Thirst“.

Live & Learn

As I wash the dishes I am filled with an invigorating emptiness and amuse myself with the soap bubbles. The water comes out of the tap with a rhythm that demands music. I accompany it with bursts of whistling and a phrase from a nondescript popular song. I play with the lather, which is like a cloud in which seasonal colours gleam then fade. I grasp the cloud in my hand and distribute it over the plates, glasses, cups, spoons and knives. It inflates as drops of water run over it. I scoop it up and make it fly through the air and it laughs at me, and my sense of having time to spare increases. My mind is blank, as indifferent as the noonday heat. But images of memories descend from afar and land in the bowl of water, neutral memories, neither painful nor joyful, such as a walk…

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