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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Election round-up

So, our little bloody elections are now over, with the MB controlling about 20% of the seats, which is something that makes me oh very happy. So I guess to get some closure, it's time to do a round-up on the whole thing. File this under "Duhh" people: This piece of analysis suggests that maybe, just maybe, Mubarak isn't as dedicated to democracy as he claims. Read it while you gasp, flat handedly smack your chest in indignation while screaming "BLASPHEMY! Lies! Jewish zionist american fox news lies!" Feel better? You are the only one. For those who were worried about it, the MB has announced that it will have no problem talking directly to Washington now. This is an effort to disguise the fact that the MB has been talking to washington for years. What? You never heard of CAIR? Who do you think founded that? Not everyone is happy though, especially that they are now recalling sharia-based laws that MB members tried to propose last round, like the one banning alcohol and lashing those who are caught drinking. Rest assured though, they won't go for psycho this round. They will have to fool people into thinking they are moderates first. Then, after they take over, the psychoness shall be unleashed. Egypt, you still have a good 5 years. Enjoy it! Have a beer. Your early inhabitants invented that stuff and your current ones , if they get their way, would destroy every sembelnce of their history because it's a form of idolatry. Told you you needed that beer! And if you have high blood pressure or heart problems, don't read the following link to find out what the NDP said of this election. You insist? Here is the money shot: "The NDP's victory makes the dreams of Egyptians a reality," NDP secretary general Safuat al-Sherif said in comment reported by state media. The NDP "is completely confident that the country is living in a state of marvelous awakening and participation (in elections) which allowed the party to obtain the anticipated majority." This is how this awakening looks like! I need a drink myself. Who cares if it's 10 am my time? Where is that Tequila bottle?


At 12/10/2005 01:02:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

Don't worry, SM. Maybe it has to go this way, for now. The French transition to "democracy" was as brutal an episode of mob-rule as I can think of, but they managed to put something decent (by French standards!) together, eventually.

At 12/10/2005 08:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure you have heard of prohibition in US history when alcohol was banned nationwide. Well, even still today, there are towns and counties that are "dry" meaning that no liquor may be sold or served in those areas. This is done by a local vote of the people. These places vote every couple years to decide whether or not to change status...
Not sure about the "lashing" part. That seem cruel and unusual. (Dick Cheney only does lashing to terrorists in Haliburton-constructed secret CIA prisons.)


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