Today Miss Ginger saw a bunch of Iranian nationals protesting outside of the Galleria in response the the election results in their homeland. From what I can gather, they feel that the winner of the election "stole" the election and that it was not a fair vote. Their slogan was "where is my vote?" which I didn't really understand, since when they came to the United States, I'm pretty sure they gave up the right to vote in elections in their native country.
And while Miss G respects the right of all to free speech, she's not really sure how they think a demonstration outside a ritzy shopping mall in Houston, Texas is going to do much to change the state of politics in their homeland. I mean, really, what will waving signs at the passing Benz's of the big-haired River Oaks ladies leaving Neiman-Marcus do to help the cause? They were also doing this in REALLY bad traffic, as it was 5:30pm and most certainly everyone whizzing past the Galleria at that time was much more focused on happy hour than they were at changing world politics. In Houston, we are used to dodging the ocassional homeless beggar with our cars; not so much mobs of screaming Iranians. It was all quite disturbing and made Miss G wish she had not vowed to give up pinot grigio. She really could have used a glass when she got home!