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Friday, 26 June 2009 10:42

L et’s talk about Iran.  But first, tit for tat.

 

 

Do y’all know that Sen. John McCain was called a “yellow belly” by a newspaper editor (I am not gonna mention his name) because of the good senator’s stand on Iran in which he said that President Barack Obama must be more forceful on speaking up on the unrest there?

 

I beg your pardon, but Senator McCain is no yellow belly.  That’s a misnomer.  To me to call Senator McCain THAT is surely an ignorant remark.  Mr. McCain is one of America’s living heroes.  He bravely fought for this country.  He unconditionally loves this country.  He came from a family of heroes, who fought bravely for this country.  When he was shot down in Vietnam during the war over there and was captured and became a POW, he continued to perform bravely and admirably by defying the enemy and protecting his POW comrades from the beatings of their captors.

 

L et’s give respect where respect is due.  Sen. John McCain deserves America’s respect.  True Americans owe that to him.

 

I’ll say again and again: Sen. John McCain is no yellow belly!

 

To this editor who called him that, please know your history.  But then, of course, calling Senator McCain a yellow belly could also be an opinion of this editor.  And no matter how ignorant the opinion is, he’s entitled to that IGNORANT opinion of his.

 

Just like I am entitled to my own opinion to say it’s BHO himself who is THE yellow-belly on the Iran issue.  And timid and weak, and so early in his presidency has begun to show his true color beneath his dark skin … and that color is yellow!

 

Tit for tat … right, Mr. Editor?

 

GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN, “A SLUT’?  Y’all heard about it, too, right?  Aside from calling the Palin’s family as a “clan of oversexed backwood hicks,” David Letterman (you know, that cretin-looking, late-night TV jester) joked on his show that during the seventh inning of a New York Yankees game that Sarah Palin and her 14-year-old daughter Willow watched while visiting New York, Willow “got knocked up” by Alex Rodriguez, the womanizing Yankees third baseman …

 

And then this moron followed up his crass with a crack about Sarah Palin’s “slutty flight attendant’ look.  Funny, huh?  Imagine if some Right-leaning pundit made a similar remark about Michelle Obama, I am sure the outcry from the Left would be deafening.  Hey, I have something funny, too, about Michelle O. in my column next week.  Just wait and see …

 

PROTESTS IN IRAN: As we all know, the streets of Tehran, Iran have become the scene of upheaval and protest.  Iranians alleging fraud in the presidential election between President Mahmoud Ahmadinijad (prounounced Ah-mad-in-the-head) and challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi (pronounced Keh-mo-sah-bee), have swarmed the streets of Tehran and clashed with police, defying warnings from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (pronounced Ka-mo-nay) that they were risking bloodshed.

 

But the protesters did not pay attention to the warnings.  Urged on by the defeated challenger, they swarmed the streets like crazy and ran amok all over the place.  So the police hosed them with water cannons and beat them with sticks to force them out of the streets.

 

It was said that Iran has not seen protests on such a massive scale since the Islamic Revolution three decades ago.

 

The unrest began immediately after Ah-mad-in-the-head claimed victory, that includes a landslide win even in the hometown of Keh-moh-sah-bee, the challenger. And this victory was endorsed by Ayatollah Ali Ka Monay.

 

Hey, this so-called election fraud reminds me of the Bush-Gore presidential contest when they counted the votes in Florida.  Remember the hanging chads and the pregnant chads and the rigged voting machines and the rigged-election consulting firm of Howard Baker and Katherine Harris … and the endorsement of Mr. Bush by the U.S. Supreme Court as the winner, despite the blatant frauds and irregularities?

 

Y’all remember all that, right?  Election frauds and cheating … that’s everywhere.  Yes, even here in America.

 

PEOPLE POWER: It’s also been said that the unrests (revolution daw) in Tehran was exactly like the EDSA Revolution in Metro Manila in 1986.  And that this “new brand of revolution” began there.  Discovered daw and invented daw by Filipinos.  Wrong!

 

The People Power Revolution was the brainchild of the HIPPIES (Flower People) of America of the 60’s and 70’s.  It was during those years when this kind of revolution first begun.  The Hippies, who were mostly young college students, were then protesting the military draft and the war in Vietnam.

 

They showed up in the streets and marched and demonstrated peacefully. The marches and the demonstrations happened on most major streets of America’s cities. They sang and carried signs. Then the National Guards were called in to get them off the streets. The tanks came. The soldiers came with their rifles.  The soldiers had live bullets in their guns and cannons in their tanks.

 

S ome of the students were shot dead … just like what happened to that young Iranian woman, named, Yeda, who is now the face of the “Green Revolution” in Tehran.  The color symbol of protests there is green, thus the name, the “Green Revolution.”  On EDSA, as we all know, the color of the revolution there is yellow, thus the name, the “Yellow Revolution.”

 

Now many Third-World countries have aped and are aping this kind of People-Power Revolution.  I only say this NOT to boast, mind you, but to set the record straight. I was one of the Hippies who “fought” in that revolution on the streets of America. And yes, we faced the tanks, the guns and the soldiers and fought them with flowers.  As the soldiers came to us with their guns, the women among us would stick flowers in the barrels of the soldiers’ rifles. That’s how we earned the name, “Flower People.”

 

The soldiers had their guns. We, the Hippies, our flowers.

 

The only difference of our revolution to the revolution of the copycats that followed after us, was the presence of the CIA. There were no CIA spooks in our midst. In EDSA, the CIA orchestrated the revolution there. Now, in Tehran, once again, the CIA guys are leaving their hand prints all over the place.

 

Once again, for the record: the People-Power Revolution was the invention of America’s flower-carrying hippies of the 60’s and 70’s … NOT by the yellow-clothed Filipinos on EDSA in 1986, as claimed by many self-deluding kabayans.  JJ

 

* Editor’s Note: Here is another article about the 1986 People-Power Revolution in the Philippines,  The 1986 EDSA Revolution Was Part of the “Reagan Revolution”

 

  

 



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Comments (2)
1 Saturday, 27 June 2009 14:19
"President Mahmoud Ahmadinijad (prounounced Ah-mad-in-the-head), challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi (pronounced Keh-mo-sah-bee), Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (pronounced Ka-mo-nay) . . . "

The way you put it makes their names sound really funny. I'm having a good time laughing here. Unmistakably barako! Congratulations Pareng Jesse. You just strip the mullah of his sanctimoniousness and the president of his importance.
2 Sunday, 28 June 2009 22:26
Hi, Jesse,

Stories of greens and yellows add color to the history of Brown Filipinos. You got a keen eye for mixers.

Lourdes Ceballos
Chicago, IL

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