July 11, 2010

"Despite protests from the West, her sentence will be carried out if the judiciary decides to carry it out..."

Iran relents in spite of/because of our objections.

15 comments:

Seven Machos said...

If Iran does stone her, can we expect Justice Breyer to use this important foreign legal standard as a rationale for imposing new government fiat in the United States.

Bruce Hayden said...

Didn't Iran get a seat on the UN's commission on women or something like that? Obviously, for their forward looking view of the role of women in society.

Frank Mason said...

Isn't it ironic that there is such a media storm about this, when so little was said about the US and UK's acquiescence to Iran's appointment to the UN Commission on the Status of Women!

Lem said...

The story is 'Obama saved a woman from stoning - for now'..

If Obama cannot save a woman from stoning permanently.. then I think I should be ashamed that he is my el presidente.

Jason (the commenter) said...

"Iran defiantly retreats!"

(Did NYT just copy this article from an Iranian government press-release?)

edutcher said...

OT: The piece says the Red Chinese are the biggest executioners in the world.

Anybody want to venture a guess why they're so 'progressive' even though they exercise the death penalty, but we're a pack of barbarians for doing it a whole lot less and with a lot more agonizing?

HDHouse said...

Seven Machos said...
If Iran does stone her, can we expect Justice Breyer to use this important foreign legal standard as a rationale."

Or Justice Scalia and his ilk thinking and writing that if only we did that a few times here in the United States there would be a lot less trouble from the rabble...they would see one stoning on FauxNoise and not steal candy from a store every again...

Ya'betcha!!! (and thanks for giving Sarah a talking point on a woman's right to have sex if she wants to.....)

You hypocrites.

HDHouse said...

edutcher said...
OT: The piece says the Red Chinese are the biggest executioners in the world."

Of course you realize that when populations are weighted we are not so terrible far behind...but if you just do straight numbers...well we are right up there with Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia...that should make you happy to be in such fast company (ohhh and Pakistan too).

bagoh20 said...

"well we are right up there with Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia...that should make you happy to be in such fast company "

Yea, we are just the same.

I don't know where people get the idea that lefties are un-American.

Salamandyr said...

Or Justice Scalia and his ilk thinking and writing that if only we did that a few times here in the United States there would be a lot less trouble from the rabble...they would see one stoning on FauxNoise and not steal candy from a store every again...

Ya'betcha!!! (and thanks for giving Sarah a talking point on a woman's right to have sex if she wants to.....)

You hypocrites.


Wow, you even threw in an attack on Sarah Palin. Impressive. Non Sequitorial, but impressive nonetheless.

edutcher said...

HDHouse said...

edutcher said...
OT: The piece says the Red Chinese are the biggest executioners in the world."

Of course you realize that when populations are weighted we are not so terrible far behind...but if you just do straight numbers...well we are right up there with Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia...that should make you happy to be in such fast company (ohhh and Pakistan too).


As usual HD ducks the question, standard Uncle Saul, but, when you are trying to stick up for the bloodiest regime in human history, I understand you have to avoid the truth.

YA BETCHA!!!!

c3 said...

Or Justice Scalia and his ilk thinking and writing that if only we did that a few times here in the United States there would be a lot less trouble from the rabble...they would see one stoning on FauxNoise and not steal candy from a store every again..

Where is this coming from? Is there a point somewhere in there?

Sokmnkee said...

Have you ever noticed, that just like the woman taken in adultery to Jesus by the group of men in the Bible, that no male offender was offered up for judgment here? Jesus stooped down and wrote something in the dirt. We don't know what it was. Perhaps her sexual partner was one of her accusers? Likewise, this woman's sexual partner is not offered up for whipping and stoning. God help Middle Eastern women and the tortures they endure.

Seven Machos said...

HD -- When has Scalia ever used foreign law?

Go to school, dude. Learn something.

Big Mike said...

So let's see. All of the protests coming from the civilized world has managed to do what, precisely? Changed it so that she'll be hung or forced to kneel in a public square and a bullet put through her head instead of being stoned? Or maybe they'll just lock her up until no one's looking and then stone her?

What a victory for civilization against the forces seeking a return to the Middle Ages.