February 13, 2011

Those brilliant Egyptian bastards...


"Aye, fight and we may die. Run, and we'll live... at least a while. And dying in our beds, many years from now, would we be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR HELMETS!"


"When the crowds go home and return to their jobs, the most zealous, organized, and ruthless will go to work to consolidate power. Let us hope for the best — a secular, pro-Western constitutional republic backed by a professional military — and prepare for the worst — two to three years of revolutionary fervor as Islamists, month by month, gain control of the Arab world’s largest state after coming to power by one man, one vote, one time." --- Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt - By Victor Davis Hanson - The Corner - National Review Online

Posted by Vanderleun at February 13, 2011 12:38 PM
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Oh Gerard, this photo is so mine. I HOPE you don’t mind if I snag it.

As you know, butt for that unfortunate Indonesian headscarf that caused an itch, resulting in a very un-FLOTUS like scratch, Lady M eschews headgear. I’m not saying I can convince her to don an occasional noggin topper, butt photos like this do give me a place to start.

BTW, it dawned on me while previewing this that I should have changed the tense to past, since I’ve already snagged it.

Posted by: MOTUS at February 13, 2011 2:50 PM

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

"The Egyptian military consolidated its control Sunday over what it has called a democratic transition from three decades of President Hosni Mubarak’s authoritarian rule, dissolving the country’s feeble parliament, suspending the constitution and calling for elections in six months in sweeping steps that echoed protesters’ demands."


Posted by: Fat Man at February 13, 2011 6:18 PM