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Brickbat: Dirty Dancing

DancingArtem Varnitsin / Dreamstime.comThe Iranian government is considering shutting down access to Instagram following the arrests of several girls for posting videos of themselves dancing on the site. One of those girls, Maedeh Hojabri, appeared on state TV and admitted to breaking moral norms though she said she did not intend to.

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  • JeremyR||

    So clearly we need to open our borders so we can bring that sort of thing here

  • Eddy||

    If regular Iranians approved of what their government was doing, they'd be allowed to support the government in free elections, instead of having the candidates vetted in advance to make sure they're sufficiently nutty.

  • Oli||

    What sort of thing? Dancing girls?

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Normans, moral ones.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Brickbats from the Middle East, eh?

  • Vernon Depner||

    The Iranian people themselves have had enough of their government. If we want to get rid of the mullahs, all we need to do is stand back and watch. Any outside interference will just prolong their power.

  • Inigo Montoya||


  • Cy||

    I just wish we had a strong leader that could send Iran planes full of cash to convince them to stop being totalitarian assholes.

  • SQRLSY One||

    Der DrumfenFuhrer is the best of buddies with almost all of the other despots on the planet; WHY is he NOT friends with the Iranian mullahs? Is it because He likes to watch pretty Young Thangs dancing, and the Iranian mullahs get in His way?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Islam is the religion of tolerance that is just the thing the USA needs.

  • Cy||

    If only they were as close as Mexico so they could illegally invade us in mass quantities and give us the good ol' diversity from behind.

  • sarcasmic||

    Because there's a very real chance of the USA becoming an Islamic theocracy. Yeah.

    What an inane comment.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Speaking of inane comments.

  • gormadoc||

    ...they're just dancing. I didn't have you figured for a Nazarene.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Who's Nazarene?

  • gormadoc||

    One of several traditionalist Christian sects where until recently they all forbade dancing.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Like in Footloose?

  • Earth Skeptic||

    My totally made-up theory of human insanity: the longer people live in a place, the crazier they get. And since the middle east is near the origin of human societies, they are the craziest of all.

  • Incomprehensible Bitching||

    Somewhere, in Iran, there's a woman who would have cured cancer, if not for being stoned over her electric toothbrush.

  • Longtobefree||

    No, the person who would have found the cheap and effective cure for all cancers was aborted. In the USA.


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