Do I Hear Kenny Loggins?

Ahmadinejad’s ban required the “blocking of indecent and Western music from the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting,” according to a statement on the Web site hard-line Supreme Cultural Revolutionary Council. The council’s members are hand-picked by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to rule on cultural issues.
The ban also includes censorship of content of films.
“Supervision of content from films, TV series and their voice-overs is emphasized in order to support spiritual cinema and to eliminate triteness and violence,” the council said on its Web site.
Ahmadinejad’s latest order means the state broadcasting authority must execute the decree and prepare a report on its implementation within six months, according to the government-owned IRAN daily newspaper.

But it doesn’t sound like the folks’re falling for the hard line this go-round ~ and the Revolutionary Council could have…well…a revolt on their hands. And it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.

This president speaks as if he is living in the Stone Age. This man has to understand that he can’t tell the people what to listen to and what not to listen to,” said Mohammed Reza Hosseinpour as he browsed through a Tehran music shop.

Yeah. What Mohammed says.

7 Responses to “Do I Hear Kenny Loggins?”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    Oh yeah, those hard-line Islamists are all about “eliminate(ing) triteness and violence”, ain’t they?

  2. Cullen says:

    You say you want a revoloution. Well … you know. We all want to change the world.

  3. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Must be that blue energy radiating from his skull.

  4. I can hear the Iranian general populace now: “Fool with us once ~ shame on us. Fool with us twice? The president gets iced.”

  5. Nightfly says:

    I can hear the DU and the leftoids running the Reza quote without attribute and saying something high-school clever like: “Boy, sounds like a quote about Chimpy McBushlerburton, but surprise! It’s about Iran! Makes you wonder about our own country, huh?”
    No. It makes me wonder an awful lot about Iran, though. And if I were to play high-school clever, I’d run that quote and ask which campus speech code it was about. The answer is “Nearly all of them.”

  6. Mike Rentner says:

    Strangely, Queen is allowed there. It seems that the lead singer is Persian, and if you listen to Bohemian Rhapsody carefully you can hear Farsi words in it.

  7. Oh, that’s exactly right, Mike! We heard an NPR piece on it one Saturday and just laughed our butts off. Freddie Mercury in real life was everything you’d get your Islamic head whacked off in the village square for, but they love him.

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