Thursday, February 14, 2008



NOUN: The act or practice of enhancing or exaggerating one's own importance, power, or reputation.

Sounds about right. Thanks to Ghazala Khan and all the cats in Blogistan at The Pakistani Spectator this noun and semi adjective can now be added to a certain profile not very far away.
The Pakistani Spectator is a fully crunk, rock and rolling HQ for unbridled idea sharing that is off the hook. Diverse, witty, event saavy and a great source to keep track of what all is going on in a frontline battlefield of freedom, human rights, egalitarianism - all the cool stuff - versus intolerance, injustice and despotism.
Gracious Ghazala, thank you for the opportunity to be seen and read - to share and uphold our values. As Great Satan's coolest Uncle taught
"There is a myth that though we love freedom, others don't; that our attachment
to freedom is a product of our culture; that freedom, democracy, human rights,
the rule of law are American values or Western values; that Afghan women were
content under the lash of the Taliban; that Saddam was somehow beloved by
his people; that Milosevic was Serbia's savior.
Ours are not Western values. They are the universal values of the human spirit,
and anywhere--anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to
choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not
dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police.
The spread of freedom is the best security for the free. It is our last line of
defense and our first line of attack. And just as the terrorist seeks to divide
humanity in hate, so we have to unify around an idea.
And that idea is liberty. We must find the strength to fight for this idea and the compassion to make it universal. Abraham Lincoln said, "Those that deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves." And it is this sense of justice that makes moral the love of liberty. "
It will not be much longer until Pakistan is free - and you and your efforts and those of your comrades will be a huge part of it.

Thanks also to Right Truth and Radarsite for blowing this way up and spreading the word, y'all are true blue.

Ghazala is a kindred spirit - a soulmate - a comrade in this crunk and disorderly time.

"She has been roaming the corridors of Blogistan for the last two years, and
herself started blogging from March, 2007 because she wanted to let the world
know her passionate views about judiciary who started struggling to gain
freedom. The movement of lawyers for judiciary carried on and so is the blogging streak of her."


Anonymous said...

That's awesome! Congrats on the publicity. That's huge! Almost as huge as you are anyway ;)

Nice pic too. Sexy as hell... But you already know that, I'm sure.

Karen Townsend said...

As I told you, I think, I loved that you were interviewed! And, I am enjoying being clued into the Pakistani Spectator now.

You rock, Courtney. You.Just.Do.

Hellfireblogs said...

If any blog deserves more attention, it's yours. Stylish and witty it's what we all aspire to until we need to put 50 up to make ends meet.

You're the new Baudelere in my book, without the drugs and STDS. Just the genius.

Right Truth said...

Ghazala sounds like a great person.

That was an awesome interview and I had to spread the word.

On another note, did you see the post I put up today about college scholarships for political bloggers? You would surely be qualified and if you need any recommendations, let me know.

The folks at the Foundation like me because I always help to publicize their scholarships each year. I'll put in a good word for you.

Roger W. Gardner said...

Although you are obviously given to audacity -- there is no way that you could exaggerate your incredible talent. So there.

plodon said...

Well done. That Pakistani Spectator is interesting, to be sure. Provides enlightening perspectives on a part of the world that is ever-increasingly important and a complex picture.

Ottavio (Otto) Marasco said...

Ping ahoy! What can I add that the previous six commenter’s haven't already covered. Did anyone mention spunk? A standing ovation is called for; those waging battles for the virtues of our lands offshore deserve at least that and more…