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    Mossadeq was doing two things to upset the Ulema: He was courting the Marxist Tudeh party - officially atheist -…
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  • I was teaching Iranian history the last few days (timely!) and it's a clear pattern that the Ulema - the…
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  • Well, obviously it's not meant to be taken literally; it refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.
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  • I wish SCOTUS would just rule on this already.  Make same sex marriage the law. Then we can watch supposed…
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  • Sophomore year in college.  I shoplifted Little Feat Dixie Chicken from the college bookstore.  I got nabbed by the manager…
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  • LOL, I knew it was the widow.  I assumed Claire was her name...
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  • Two of the best chief justices in the court's history are William Howard Taft and Earl Warren.  Neither were legal…
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  • 1968: Sent Claire Chennault to talk Thieu out of the peace talks LBJ was trying to arrange.
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  • Excellent... Also, we study the Iranian Government when we return from break.  I'll assign this and see if the teenagers…
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  • However, John McCain looks to be about 170-180 pounds.  And, being full of shit, continues to produce enough shit, where…
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  • Eh... frankly diminishes the significance of what the 47 Traitors did.  I get your mocking York, but the current state…
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  • For once, I'm way ahead of the parenting curve here. OTOH, my kids are already sarcastic and snarky as hell.…
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  • Perhaps if we got the House GOP a shrubbery?
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  • A more succinct way of putting what I was trying to get at, thanks.
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  • Adding: The idea that we CAN create a social contract where none exists (or that we should) is a form…
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  • There are two aspects to Libya that are illuminating to Syria/ISIS.  The first is crisis response.  We are pretty good…
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  • "So, you're saying we should bomb the Arctic?" - Scott Walker
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  • I wrote a diary on this over on the right side, but I agree that college EDUCATION is more important…
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  • That wasn't the point of the article.  That may be Walker's point, but it's not the point of the Vox…
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  • Walker-Palin: 2016 "Fuck College!"
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