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Imagine Being A Blogger in Iran

As frustrating as things often seem in Texas and in the United Sates—imagine being a blogger in Iran. A new law in Iran requires bloggers to register with the government. A BBC feature gives the reaction of some Iranian bloggers to the new law.

It’s important these things be discussed among those of us lucky enough to live in a place where freedom of expression is, as things go, allowed. No blogger is an island. Nor is any reader of blogs.    

March 9, 2007 Posted by | Blogging, Politics | 1 Comment

Shocker!—Sheila Jackson Lee Gets Herself On TV With The King Of Jordan

A few days back, I watched on C-Span a speech given by the King of Jordan before a joint session of Congress. Watching the broadcast, I can’t say I was surprised to see Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee sitting on an aisle seat as King Abdullah entered the House Chamber.

She might’ve been camped out in that seat like something out of Woodstock. I should’ve scanned the television picture for her tent.

The C-Span audience got to see Ms. Jackson Lee whisper something in the King’s ear. Did she tell the King that maybe Jordan should start having more free elections and allow more press freedom? That would‘ve been good.

Ms. Jackson Lee always finds the camera. A few months ago I watched on C-Span the groundbreaking for the Martin Luther King Memorial on the Mall in Washington. Ms. Jackson Lee was right up on the podium.

A few years ago, when I lived in her district, I sent Ms. Jackson Lee a letter opposing any privatization of the United Sates Post Office. I never got a reply. I wish Ms. Jackson Lee would focus more on her duties and focus less on getting her picture taken.

March 9, 2007 Posted by | Houston, Politics, Things Watching Tv Made Me Think About | 1 Comment