Turn the Apple Green

by wjw on September 23, 2009

Murderous baby-killing Holocaust-denying nutjob Iranian President Ahmedinejad is in the Big Apple today, to give what will doubtless prove to be an inept, rambling, psychotic, Holocaust-denying speech to the UN General Assembly. (To avoid being Chavezed again, our own President Obama will be hiding in the men’s room till Ahmedinejad is safely away.)

Yesterday’s chat by Muammar Gaddafi doubtless gave us a preview of the sort of thing we might expect.

Members of the Iranian opposition have offered the idea that New York turn green for the duration of the General Assembly. (Green is the color of the Iranian democracy movement.)

If you live in the Apple, plug in green light bulbs! Hang green Xmas lights in your windows! Wave green flags! Wear green! Hang out your green welcome mat!

Green isn’t just for St. Paddy’s day anymore!

Interestingly enough, the Empire State Building will be green tonight. Not because of Ahmedinejad, but because it’s the 70th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz movie.

But we should tell Ahmedinejad it’s all for him.

Ken Houghton September 24, 2009 at 2:29 am

I think we did.

The sane part of us were talking Green all day—at the Clinton Global Initiative with Al Gore, Muhammad Yunus, and many others, after Diane Sawyer led a panel on empowering women.

Ken Houghton September 24, 2009 at 2:41 am

As an aside, via Glenn Greenwald's Twitter feed, this.

Steve Stirling September 26, 2009 at 5:20 am

I've been saying this guy and his friends were dangerous whackjobs for years.

What's surprised me lately is that he can't win an honest election in Iran.

That -has- changed my perspective somewhat.

Ralf the Dog September 27, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Mr. Stirling, I think it is a bit egocentric to assume that what we call a fair election is the same as what others do. In America and many other countries, we call an election fair if the candidate who gets the most votes wins. (Popular or electoral)

In many other countries, this is considered not to be a fair election. If a voter casts his ballot for the non approved candidate should that mistake be counted? In many "Fair" elections, the police have no way of knowing if you voted for the correct person. How can they beat up the opposition if they don't know who their supporters are? How can this be fair?

Let's try to be a bit less imperialistic and let foreign dictators pretend to be democratic in their own way.

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