Say what you will about Monarchists....

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by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

There has been some division at the protests outside Iran, and that is perfectly fine. Why are you people yelling and pushing over flags? 

Let's give credit where it's due with respect to the Iranian American protests before this movement in Iran started. The monarchists have usually been the ones who stand around chanting this and that about dictators (not the one they like, but that's OK).

Say what you will about monarchists/MKO, but they were the first to be protesting about the regime with a sense of organization. I think it's very unfair to say "go away with your flag" to people who have been doing this for a while. Say what you will about their stubborn way, but at least they are consistent. When Khatami came, they protested. When Ahmadinejad came, they were screaming. When leaders in Iran let out a fart, they were there, protesting. So let's not condemn them for what they want to hold in their hands when they come to protest, OK?

Ian Black (all English people are named Ian. All Iranians are Mahmoud or Hossein) of The Guardian has said that this movement is amorphous and leaderless. That means that at the individual protests in cities outside Iran, no single person, no matter how loud they can raise their voice, has a right to usurp that role.

I absolutely hate Reza Pahlavi (mr. mashallah damagh), but come on. This is just silly to say "democracy!" then pretend like these old farts (yes, most of them are old and sour) shouldn't have a say too. Be fair guys. 


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Hate Will Not Set You Free

by PrinceOfYazd (not verified) on

You are free to hate whomever you like. And even though the Islamic Republic in its 30 years has killed more Iranians than any Shah ever did, I do not hate them. I will not allow hate to cloud my mind or my judgment. You say you believe in FREEDOM but so long as you choose to hate Prince Reza Pahlavi, you will never be free.

I only feel sorry for you my fellow compatriot and hope that you find your own path to freedom.

Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

If you worked for Alex, then maybe you can answer this question. Why did he always refuse to go one-on-one against Ben Stein in a test of knowledge?

Oh, and I will take "All of Alex Trebek's Money" for $100.  :-)

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MPD I love your avatar. Great choice.

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

Check out these Celosias! This is just one kind, but the color might appeal to you. 


Celosia doesn't grow or climb, but with proper care and plenty of light, they are sturdy and beautiful.  

By the way, KHAR, my fellow prisoner, how are you? Can you believe Olive Garden stopped advertising on Letterman because of Palin! 

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My avatar for a while shall be Sweet Pea

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Lathyrus Oderatus, is a flowering plant that has it all, bright colors, profusion of blooms, intoxicating fragrance, ability to climb, and easy care.  What else can anyone ask for! 

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Samsam I feel so sorry for you

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

During this wonderful time, when people are using words as tools for change, you creep in here and use them to just prove that you won't shed an ounce of your negativity and usual attacks from 2007. In this case.... here you go. Just for you, in the spirit of "MARG BAR DICTATOR" and the green revolution: 

I admit it right here and now before you, SAMSAM, the judge and jury of everything holy, just and Iranian - I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR ALEX TREBEK PART TIME AND THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC FULL TIME, as an agent of orange, and islam and daily doubles. Guilty as charged. Cuff me and send me to the gallows. Allahu akbar Alex Trebek Rahbar.


oh boy

by Sarbaz (not verified) on

whats wrong with an orgy
I would do Marg any day...she is hot!!!LOL

Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

You're right, they should not be condemned for the flag they're holding, except that I would not like to see the IR flag there, as it symbolizes the regime, whereas the shir o khorshid symbolizes the Iranian nation.

As for the older folks, I'm glad that they're there. They need to be there. And I, for one, feel that they are somewhat "entitled". They are the generation that was most directly affected by what happened 30 years ago, whether you like the monarchy or not.

They're the ones who had to start over again, to save the younger generations from these goons in the IR.

It's unlikely that the older generation will affect actual change, but they are worthy of our respect. They are our elders. They are the mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles and grandparents of the ones who are rising up right now. They are our most direct and strongest links to our past. Not the monarchy's past, Iran's past.

They deserve not only our respect, but are also owed a debt of gratitude. Because if it wasn't for them, the younger generations never would have learned to value and love Iran. They brought themselves and their children to America, but they kept Iran inside them.

If the lady has been waving that flag on that street for 30 years, then bless her heart. May she wave it for 100 years more. She earned that right.


You spoke my mind, again :-)

by Khar on

Hey welcome back.

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Reunited and it feels so good!

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Thank you all for joining me in this democracy orgy. Remember when Donald Rumsfeld said "Freedom is messy"???? Maybe this is what he was talking about? Messy political debate orgies? 

You're all wonderful. MPD predicted everything in that pre-election blog, by the way. In the new communist republic we shall set up after Khamenei is beheaded with a sword and fed to lions to honor the Lion Sword flag. It is summer, so naturally the sun will be shining, and for long - MPD shall be our oracle. Every nation should have an oracle :) 

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by Multiple Personality Disorder on

Since this a "political debate" and not an "orgy", I want to say that I unequivocally agree with everything you say.  I'm a total and complete devotee of your political beliefs, and not a fan of any orgies.


Marge Marge Marge

by IRANdokht on

Don't ever go away you hear?!!!   I am trying to find and read all your comments. It's like ic just got a shot of adrenaline in the heart.

I admire your energy and your sense of humor  

You go girl! :o) 


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Why can't it be both? LOL

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

Hooshie Mooshie, you're not left out of this now that you've crept in and left a stinkbomb of your own (see Fred's blog). A HUG AND A KISS FOR YOU TOO! You are now apart of our "orgy", unless you delete that comment.

Khob, you have given me the most minimal compliment, if it was even this, that I am "only a little bit civilized." THANK YOU!

Eventhough I'm not as civil as you, I think you are very human and very normal and have it in your heart to overcome this anger and negativity that you're harboring against me (I'm not sure why. Is it something I said? About Reza Pahlavi maybe?).

You are someone who clings to destroying my (cartoon) character so that what? What? Don't worry, I'm just a cartoon. I'm not going to hurt anyone.

Are you Fred, Hooshie Mooshie? Are you? Be honest with me because Fred is a well known stink bomb on He's always scowling and raging, never gives a hint of khoshee. That's ok, military men are usually like this, aren't they?

Anyway, are you Freddy or not? How can you criticize an orgy or a gathering of positivity? Celebrate what is happening during these hopeful days. 


Is this an orgy or a political debate?

by hooshie on

Guys can you stop kissing and cuddling each other (sounds like a threesome to me).


You see Marge, even someone like you can be a little (and only a little) civilized sometimes. Let me tell you that Reza Pahlavi has never hated you. If anything he and his family watch replays of your romps with Homer with great amusement. You are such a joke Marge and they can't stop laughing at you. Keep up your rants and keep us entertained.


Never trust a commie who has lived all his life in a capitalist state.


I still think that you should learn some Farsi :)

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Marge where have you been!

by Multiple Personality Disorder on

I missed you.

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Oh Nazy!

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

You said it and you said it so well. If I could have been there with you in San Fran I would hug you too. While the people IN IRAN began this movement, they have inspired us all. We can be inspired but we don't have to copy them. Anyone is welcome. Actually, I think we have to have these disputes so we can make up our minds. Monarchy, as much as I despise even the reading the letters that make up that text, is part of Iran's history. There will be people inspired by the kings of Iran, but they won't be inspired in the same ways.


Nazy Kaviani


by Nazy Kaviani on

Welcome back!

Reading everyone's comments today, I wonder whether people have gone completely mad again! What's with writing prescriptions for others again? Haven't we learned anything from our contemporary history?

When I saw Berkeley's oldest Iranian resident, a die-hard leftists who has lived her for 45 years, side by side of the lady with her now-so-poo-pooed Iranian flag, alongside of the ones carrying the other that-could-never-be-MY-flag, with all the people in between who had written things on their signs and T-shirts, I was actually so proud of standing there in the middle of the crowd! I thought to myself every one of those people had a right to be there and I am glad that something, some cause has "united" and moved everyone enough to show up.

I don't know. So much prejudice still exists among us, it seems. Looking at videos, I believe the young guys inside Iran are a lot more prepared for unity than some Iranians outside Iran.

Welcome back Marge! You were missed.

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Personally, I think the egg is already on their faces

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

And that's enough. All this time, they have been lounging in the sunny parts of the world, talking about how great shah was and how he was a gift from god. Look how it all turned out. Without them and their flag, a miracle is happening, NO?

So let's please please just let them have their say, and wave the flag, whatever their motive is.

Delam vase Rafsanjani nemisoozeh! Let them say it. Let them be happy.

I don't want to go all Darius Kadivar on your ass and post a bunch of youtubes, but IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE. YOU MAY SAY I'M A DREAMER, BUT you can be one too :) 


Thanks Marge, love you too

by IRANdokht on

I am not saying they should not speak up darling. What they should realize is that the gathering was called in support of the Iranians who are being brutalized and shot at. They should show that they can unite with others and repeat the support slogans instead of the ones that turns the protests in a different direction. 

The problem is not the flag, it's what the flag is trying to do!

We live in a free country and they can have any ideals they want. Then they should also call for a gathering to voice their concerns and see how many people show up and join them.  When the students of UCLA and other universities have called for a meeting and asked people to wear black or green and only show peace signs and light a candle, these groups show up with their mic, shout slogans of Marg bar rajsanjani, khamenei, AN, and everyone else, they shout "Mousavi bahaneh-ast... " , put up banners against a  nuclear Iran right next to the picture the protests in Iran, they are not supporting those protesters, they're forwarding their own agenda. 

To show support, they should forget their own slogans one night and show up in green or black, show  peace sign with their fingers and hold a candle for the ones who are risking their lives in silence. 

Thanks again, I feel better having said all this :o)  Maybe this time they read it before lashing out. 


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I love you IranDokht, BUT

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

I adore you. I think you are a sweet woman and you have good intentions, but why divide up everyone?! I am very anti-Pahlavi as you know. But what's so bad about standing next to a few sour grapes? These people have voices and hearts too. They are misguided, but unless we love our enemies, we're never going to get anywhere. 

In the history book of Iran, the shirokhorshid flag is there. When we see Iranians of all ages wandering and wobbling around, protesting or not, they each represent something different. I know it sucks to admit it, but they are part of this blob of Iranian Americans. Accept them at the protests. Stand next to them and don't be embarrassed. Who knows, maybe they will come to "your side?"

No, I'm not high. I swear.

Hugs for you. Many hugs. I liked your post election blog. I am sorry for all the cowards who attacked you. We have a LONG way to go, and your courage helped guide that journey in the right direction. 


welcome back Marge!

by IRANdokht on

I think you might have misunderstood me and many others who were asking the flag wavers to wave their flags somewhere else.

When people with different views are protesting, they should allow each other some room and say whatever they want without interfering with the other protesters.

So far I have noticed that some groups are more aggressive and insist on getting mixed up with the crowd, probably all excited about the huge turnouts in recent days (somethign they have not seen in decades)

In the last few gatherings in LA, some of the green wearing supporters took their signs to the other side of the street. At the next turn of the traffic lights, the flags started marching over to the other side and split up between both sides of the street.They show no respect for other people either. They're usually older and feel more entitled.

When confronted and asked to move in with their own group instead of squeezing in between the others, one lady said "I've been waving this flag for 30 years right here on this street". What she should have been thinking was that maybe after all this time and no change whatsoever, now she should let these kids show her how it's done. No revolution is won by the uprising of the 70+ yr olds. It's time to let the young ones do their thing and support them. These guys are only undermining the efforts by creating drama.

ADDED one last thing: there was nobody else with IRI flag or any derafsh kaviani around either.  Two MKO style flags and the rest the made up one with the huge brown lion-sun-sword in the middle.