Mohammad Reza's paternal grandmother, Noush-Afarin, was a Muslim immigrant from Georgia then part of the Russian Empire  whose family had emigrated to mainland Iran after Iran was forced to cede all of its territories in the Caucasus following the Russo-Persian Wars several decades prior to Reza Khan's birth. However, ShamsMohammad Reza, Ashraf, Ali Rezaand their older half-sister, Fatimehwere not royalty by birth, as their father did not become Shah until Nevertheless, Reza Khan was always convinced that his sudden quirk of good fortune had commenced in with the birth of his son who was dubbed khoshghadam bird of good omen.
Teresainspired by Jane Smiley: Bush is to public discourse as Three Card Monte is to card game. Buck Batard is always asking for frugality - so, I guess you can't get more frugal than free. In commentsHP points to more sources for antique music. All of which should serve as a potent reminder--as if, in an age marked by the bloody rise of theologically inspired politics in the Islamic world, we needed a reminder--that the strict separation of politics and religion is a rare, precious, and fragile achievement, one of America's most sublime achievements, and we should do everything in our power to preserve it.
It is a large part of what makes America worth living in. He's also got a link up to Molly Ivins on Newspaper suicide and pahlavi writing a check Jonathan Chait on the administration's criminal negligence on homeland security.
And, no, I don't know why Eric thinks Michael Kinsley is brilliant, either. And his own sum-up of that little red blogger embarrassment at the WaPo. Prairie Weather presents some conversation about Bush's over-reach.
This morning's New York Times has even more proof that Bush and Blair knowingly lied us into unnecessary warand Digby looks to be in sorrow and anger both at one more reminder of what has been done by these Small Stupid Men.
Bill Moyers on A Time for Heresy: This is the heresy of our time - to wrestle with the gods who guard the boundaries of this great nation's promise, and to confront the medicine men in the woods, twirling their bullroarers to keep us in fear and trembling.
For the greatest heretic of all is Jesus of Nazareth, who drove the money changers from the temple in Jerusalem as we must now drive the money changers from the temples of democracy. Murrow's television crusade against McCarthy's serial abuse of the public trust-could have come up with the disgustingly misleading radio ads now attacking Sen.
And only the chickenhearted-or those henpecked by consultants-would fail to back up this courageous figure. At Through the Looking Glass: While I was away, George W.
Bush proclaimed himself dictator.
That's not a joke, and it's not an exaggeration. Or maybe he crowned himself king. West Wing Story - the Heretik dances us through the play.
Mike the Corpuscle writes a letter to God. Okay, so I didn't give Deborah Howell my traditional ombudslashing yesterday.
This is partly because most of us had already given a good going-over to the same GOP talking point before Howell got around to itand partly because someone else already did it for me - only I got distracted and forgot to post it.
A reader accuses Washington Post journalists of siding with Goldstein - er, terrorists - and Deborah Howell doesn't think, this man is either demented or trying to manipulate me.
She doesn't crumple up and toss the letter and she doesn't add it to her loony folder, already overflowing with missives from crazed liberals. She does not take offense at the slur on her colleagues. She takes the complaint seriously. Think about that again.
That's what they've been doing all along, isn't it?
They say things that fly completely in the face of stark reality and expect to see it treated seriously, and then the press actually treats it seriously so they won't be accused of bias.
I think I first noticed it when The Bell Curve came out and all sorts of publications were treating it like it was not just a bunch of old-line crackpot racism. And then I was running into perfectly intelligent people who obviously believed that it was just common sense that Social Security was going to run out before we were old enough to retire.
Man, I thought everyone knew better than that. And then, of course, there was that incredible, incredible moment when we were informed that there was something wrong with actually counting the ballots in an election - and the media just treated it like it was, you know, a perfectly legitimate take on the subject.
It just kept happening. And then, and then I'm grateful to Elton for reminding me once again that it really should be surprising that complete loonies aren't having their crank letters tossed in the Idiot File.
But it's not new.Free glossaries at initiativeblog.com English words of Persian origin. I close my eyes, every day. Riverbend faces Uncertainty: We sat drinking tea, mulling over the possibilities. It confirmed what has been obvious to Iraqis since the beginning - the Iraqi security forces are actually militias allied to religious and political parties.
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As the Semitic words were merely a Pahlavi mode of writing their Persian equivalents (just as 'viz.' is a mode of writing 'namely' in English), they disappeared with the Pahlavi writing, and the Persians began at once to write all their words, with their new alphabet just as they pronounced them.
A writing system derived from the Aramaic alphabet used to write Middle Persian, Parthian, and other Middle Iranian languages.
2. Pahlavis - definition of pahlavis by The Free Dictionary. Although Pahlavi simplified this to singular and plural, the Pahlavi plural marker an is a shorter form of the Old Persian anam, and the plural marker has been retained even in Modern Persian. Pahlavi, moreover, dropped Old Persian distinctions in noun case and gender.