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Reuters/CNBC: Nutjob Loses Election in Iran [after further counting...oops...nevermind]
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Posted on 06/12/2009 11:44:06 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache

Developing...nutjob lost 65%


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KEYWORDS: imadinnerjacket; iran; mousavi
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To: My Favorite Headache

The tribe has spoken. Now bring me your torch.


51 posted on 06/12/2009 12:04:03 PM PDT by McGruff (Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency - Obama)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Darn, I was just getting used to pronouncing his name...I’m-In-A-Jihad.


52 posted on 06/12/2009 12:04:24 PM PDT by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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To: mockingbyrd

Right. This is going to be spun as Obama’s great Cairo speech had an effect.


53 posted on 06/12/2009 12:04:30 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: My Favorite Headache

Any news on our nutjob?


54 posted on 06/12/2009 12:04:52 PM PDT by Redcloak ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Who’s next? Another radical Muslim? I don’t think “Change” has come to Iran...


55 posted on 06/12/2009 12:05:21 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: newfreep
BINGO!!

We’ll see who the mullahs elected....

56 posted on 06/12/2009 12:05:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: My Favorite Headache

MY MOOD I AM IN A JIHAD..(Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.)IS PROLLY IN A JIHAD NOW


57 posted on 06/12/2009 12:06:02 PM PDT by angelcindy
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To: prismsinc
Obama’s gonna take credit for this. This is such BS, it’s unbelievable.

If the same dolts who voted for him believe this BS, we're in for a long haul of agony. Wait, we will be anyway.
58 posted on 06/12/2009 12:06:12 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (The great object is that every man be armed. - Patrick Henry)
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To: My Favorite Headache



...bad news is, Musavi's not a whole lot better.
59 posted on 06/12/2009 12:07:09 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Fact is, this election is fake. Critical policy changes do not hang in the balance. It’s mostly meant as a show and the American state-run media are gobbling it up. The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, pre-approves who is even allowed to run for president. The whole thing is a farce and too many Americans are paying attention like it matters.


60 posted on 06/12/2009 12:09:20 PM PDT by mbs6
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To: My Favorite Headache

The new guy will probably “mysteriously” disappear.


61 posted on 06/12/2009 12:09:32 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: editor-surveyor

I just shake my head.


62 posted on 06/12/2009 12:10:17 PM PDT by dforest (Anyone dumb enough to have voted for him deserves what they get.. No Pity!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I hope so...I've heard nothing about the opponent.
63 posted on 06/12/2009 12:10:54 PM PDT by Fawn (Rush Limbaugh---> America's pinata)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Much Ado About Nothing

And as a commenter said:
Eric Damon| 6.11.09 @ 7:01AM
"It amazes me how the press is covering the upcoming Iranian election as if they are free, fair, and will have any real consequences. The Guardian's Council picks the candidates and the Supreme Leader makes the real decisions, so the president is basically irrelevant. Whomever wins the election is simply the public face of the nation's rulers and is going to do their bidding regardless of their public rhetoric. Ahmadenijad has done nothing that the rulers disagree with and neither will the winner of this election, and to pretend otherwise is a fool's errand. No matter the winner we can expect the same actions with maybe more soothing words, but the policies of the Iranian regime are not going to change."
64 posted on 06/12/2009 12:11:32 PM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Well...do people think the nutjob will just tuck his tail and hide?????? Not going to happen,IMO.

I’m more afraid of him losing... than winning. He is evil to the bone. He will not take this laying down, IMO.


65 posted on 06/12/2009 12:14:27 PM PDT by Curious George1978
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To: mbs6

Exactly. I remember all of the high hopes after Khatami won, back in 1997. What changed? Nothing.


66 posted on 06/12/2009 12:17:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: My Favorite Headache

1. It’s not true

2. It doesn’t matter — the Mullah’s & Ayatollahs run Iran anyway

3. This is to actually prop up OUR mealy-mouthed, weak-kneed “leader”

4. Iran will continue it’s nuclear weapons development unabated regardless


67 posted on 06/12/2009 12:17:41 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: mbs6
Fact is, this election is fake... It’s mostly meant as a show and the American state-run media are gobbling it up. The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, pre-approves who is even allowed to run for president...

Same thing here... replace "the mullahs" with Soros-et-al.

68 posted on 06/12/2009 12:17:56 PM PDT by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: Fawn
This maybe why Imawhackjob lost if he did.

Mousavi's stunning rise also has been helped by his popular and charismatic wife, former university dean Zahra Rahnavard, and their joint calls for more rights and political clout for women. Iranian women work in nearly all levels of society — including as parliament members. But they face legal restrictions on issues such as inheritance and court testimony, where their say is considered only half as credible as a man's.

For the first time in Iran, the forces of the Web were fully harnessed in an election showdown. That catapulted Mousavi, a 67-year-old former prime minister from the 1980s, into a political star.

On Friday, dozens of Iranians using Twitter posted messages including one that said: "Keep my fingers crossed for green wave to win."

Turnout for Iranian election could break records

69 posted on 06/12/2009 12:21:09 PM PDT by McGruff (Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency - Obama)
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To: LS

I guess the Kenyan is going to claim credit for North Korea’s actions too.


70 posted on 06/12/2009 12:21:12 PM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen (The Kenyan and the House and the Senate are in open violation of the constitution!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

It’s s scam; the ayatollahs still call the shots and now Iran can pretend that it elected a moderate because of Obama. They will get even more concessions out of him now.


71 posted on 06/12/2009 12:23:11 PM PDT by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
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To: My Favorite Headache

It’s s scam; the ayatollahs still call the shots and now Iran can pretend that it elected a moderate because of Obama. They will get even more concessions out of him now.


72 posted on 06/12/2009 12:23:14 PM PDT by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
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To: McGruff
On Friday, dozens of Iranians using Twitter posted messages including one that said: "Keep my fingers crossed for green wave to win."

Tulane fans in Iran? Who knew? ;)

73 posted on 06/12/2009 12:24:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: My Favorite Headache

Bush’s fault.


74 posted on 06/12/2009 12:24:33 PM PDT by Blue State Insurgent (She is our Joan of Arc and we are her Guardian Captains.)
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To: patriot preacher

Our local radio guys were suggesting that it’s better if Iran’s current President (can’t spell the name!) wins.

The idea is that the president doesn’t have any power anyway, so at least having a rabidly crazy spokesman keeps the world’s attention, such as it is, focused on Iran.

If a more reserved, moderate, president is elected, the power behind the throne will continue as always, but the world would be placated and would go back to completely ignoring the problem, rather than only partially ignoring the problem, which is today’s state.


75 posted on 06/12/2009 12:24:36 PM PDT by EvilOverlord (Socialism makes workers into slaves and couch potatoes into kings)
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To: mockingbyrd
And now the MSM will praise the great GloBama and his Cario speech as introducing change to the Middle East.

Is there any doubt? Ugh.

76 posted on 06/12/2009 12:26:12 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: EvilOverlord

Same with the transition in North Korea, L’il Kim is mostly a figurehead and the generals pretty much run things. Just like in Imperial Japan, the Emperor was the figurehead, while Tojo and Co., ran the show.


77 posted on 06/12/2009 12:26:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: patriot preacher

“3. This is to actually prop up OUR mealy-mouthed, weak-kneed “leader””

Not so... Michelle has knees of an oxen, back of ass and face of a horse. She is built like a German tank.

Ohhh, you mean Barry? IMO, he’s not the leader he’s just a mouthpiece....


78 posted on 06/12/2009 12:27:10 PM PDT by Curious George1978
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To: My Favorite Headache

hahahhahahahahah! HOT DOG man!


79 posted on 06/12/2009 12:27:10 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: a fool in paradise

If there’s a DUmocrat such as Jimmah Cahtah around, they’ll find a missing ballot box stuffed with votes for Ahmadamnutjob.


80 posted on 06/12/2009 12:27:13 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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81 posted on 06/12/2009 12:28:17 PM PDT by cranked
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To: My Favorite Headache

update! Iran State run media says Nutjob has won re-election per Fox News


82 posted on 06/12/2009 12:29:05 PM PDT by txroadkill (Vote Democrat - it's easier than working!)
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To: newfreep

“We’ll see who the mullahs elected....”

The mullahs — Iran’s answer to the Electoral College.


83 posted on 06/12/2009 12:29:34 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: Unlikely Hero

You’re probably right, still, think back to Nicaragua when Ortega lost power. He was so confident he’d win that he allowed the election. Maybe Nutjob just got pitched out legitimately. Not that I’d expect too much of a change from this next guy, but you never know. Maybe he’ll focus on internal problems and stop screwing around in Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank as much.


84 posted on 06/12/2009 12:30:15 PM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new enviromentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: GoCards
What nutjob are we talking about here?

It's hard to tell them apart.

85 posted on 06/12/2009 12:30:56 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
the ayatollahs are still in charge.

Good, they're conservatives. They don't like socialism, communism, homosexualism, feminism, and most other isms. They don't invade countries. They view modern Western culture as decadent and a corrupting influence on children, and so do we. They're immensely popular politicians among the voters. How do they do it?

86 posted on 06/12/2009 12:31:42 PM PDT by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Prepare for a tsunami of “OBAMA DID IT!!!” orgasms in the Western media, even though the nutbag was deeply unpopular for years since he stole the 1995 election with 4 million fraudulent votes.


87 posted on 06/12/2009 12:31:55 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: LS
The “Green Revolution” in Iran started long before Obama speech about how we in the west must respect the burka. In fact, it's the exact opposite of what Obama proposed.
88 posted on 06/12/2009 12:32:49 PM PDT by Blue State Insurgent (She is our Joan of Arc and we are her Guardian Captains.)
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To: All
Iranian Government 101


Assembly of Experts (AE) This is a group of 86 clerics. Only clerics may sit on the AE. AE members are elected by the Iranian people. A cleric may only run for AE if he has been approved by the Guardian Council.

AE appoints the Rahbar and has the authority to dismiss the Rahbar. Only AE or a special committee appointed by Rahbar has authority to amend the constitution.

Rahbar or Velayat-e Faqih (VF) Supreme Leader. VF appoints 6 clerics to Guardian Council. VF appoints head of Judiciary and director of Radio & Television Organization. VF appoints top commanders of all armed and security forces. VF is Commander in Chief of all armed and security forces. VF may dismiss President or dissolve Majlis.

VF decides overall policies of Iran and may declare war and peace. Only VF may order a referendum. VF may create laws and veto Majlis legislation by decree (fatwa).

Guardian Council (GC) 12 members. 6 clerics appointed by VF. 6 jurists elected by the Majlis.

No Majlis legislation can become law unless GC ratifies it. GC may veto any Majlis legislation.

No candidate may run for President, Majlis or AE without GC approval.

President Elected by the Iranian people. Only GC-approved candidates may run for President.

President names Cabinet ministers who Majlis must approve. President administers Iran's budget and development plans (formerly a separate ministry) and the Civil Service. He signs laws passed by the Majlis and treaties ratified by the Majlis.

Majlis (Parliament) Elected by the Iranian people. Only GC-approved candidates may run for Majlis.

The function of the Majlis is to create legislation. No Majlis legislation can become law unless GC ratifies it.

Expediency Council (EC) VF appoints 27 people to EC. If Majlis and GC become deadlocked on a proposed bill, EC rewrites the bill to suit the clerics.
89 posted on 06/12/2009 12:32:55 PM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: My Favorite Headache
These are bogus projections.

The voting only stopped two hours ago.

Any results that have been released are for Tehran only, and Nutjobs biggest support is in rural areas.

My understanding is that official results will only be available late this evening.

90 posted on 06/12/2009 12:33:22 PM PDT by mojito
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To: My Favorite Headache
Fox News (Shep Smith) just reported that Iran's State Run Media has announced that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has won re-election
91 posted on 06/12/2009 12:34:50 PM PDT by txroadkill (Vote Democrat - it's easier than working!)
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To: dfwgator

“We’ll see who the mullahs elected....”

Ditto for when Rafsanjani won back in the 80s.


92 posted on 06/12/2009 12:35:29 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: mockingbyrd

10-1 the mullahs rigged it this way, after a back-channel suggestion from Zero’s PR flacks that this would help Zero and that in turn would help the mullahs because Zero will turn a blind eye to their bomb and act surprised when they nuke Israel but won’t do anything about it (except to say in a roundabout way that they deserved it—and when anyone criticizes him for being anti-semitic for saying that, he’ll respond—you are racist for saying I’m anti-semitic).


93 posted on 06/12/2009 12:36:51 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Curious George1978

“Not so... Michelle has knees of an oxen, back of ass and face of a horse. She is built like a German tank.”

So, “Panzer” could be Michelle’s nickname, then. I like it!


94 posted on 06/12/2009 12:36:58 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: Genoa

What do polls have to do with it? The outcome was determined before voting began.


95 posted on 06/12/2009 12:38:19 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: trumandogz

Wish we had it here!


96 posted on 06/12/2009 12:39:30 PM PDT by Jessica2677 (I cant afford taxes anymore so I am claiming EXEMPT!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
The bad news is Iran's Nuclear sites are Still above ankle high.
97 posted on 06/12/2009 12:41:55 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: mojito
Nutjobs biggest support is in rural areas.

My understanding is that official results will only be available late this evening.

It always helps when your strong areas are the last to be counted. Just ask Lyndon Johnson or Al Franken.

98 posted on 06/12/2009 12:41:57 PM PDT by esarlls3
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To: mockingbyrd

don’t EVEN suggest that, post # 12


99 posted on 06/12/2009 12:44:52 PM PDT by peace with honor
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To: ScottinVA

LOL. Yeah, that sounds good to me.


100 posted on 06/12/2009 12:45:44 PM PDT by Curious George1978
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