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(Reuters)   It's party time in Tunisia after opposition politician is slain. And by "party", Subby means the population is rioting   (reuters.com) divider line 37
    More: Scary, Tunisia, loyal opposition, democratic transition, Egyptian Army, Tunis, Salafi, Sidi Bouzid, Navanethem Pillay  
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2013-07-25 06:05:29 PM  
This is what happens when your country doesn't have a symmetrical flag.

You heard me.
 
2013-07-25 06:35:17 PM  

miss diminutive: This is what happens when your country doesn't have a symmetrical flag.

You heard me.


You Canadians are so proud of your symmetrical flag. Wasn't always so... there were happier times.

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2013-07-25 06:42:15 PM  

miss diminutive: This is what happens when your country doesn't have a symmetrical flag.

You heard me.


its better than having a Gay Amtrak Flag though

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-25 06:46:11 PM  
"The people are revolting"
"Then wash them"
 
2013-07-25 06:48:13 PM  
A secular political group rioting against their murderous theist government? I don't even live there and I want to join in.
 
2013-07-25 06:48:59 PM  
Was it Tunisia's turn? I thought this was going the other way around the Med and Cyprus had to start being all derpy and freedom-kinky next?
 
2013-07-25 06:50:39 PM  
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 Hello operator ,I ordered Arab Spring.
 
2013-07-25 06:50:54 PM  
These governments...Egypt and Tunisia and other places..are learning that Islamic governments do not function well in a democracy.

As sad as the assassinations are, they are breeding the proper amount of disdain and aversion to a religious government that is needed for a healthy democracy.
 
2013-07-25 06:52:56 PM  
Scary tag is for looking back a few years ago and realizing that we would have supported these people as "freedom fighters".
 
2013-07-25 06:56:05 PM  

Obscene_CNN: miss diminutive: This is what happens when your country doesn't have a symmetrical flag.

You heard me.

its better than having a Gay Amtrak Flag though

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Is that laminar or turbulent flow on the right side? Assuming the green liquid flows lelt to right.
 
2013-07-25 06:58:22 PM  
Good. They need to make sure to burn down a few hard core mosques to make a point.
 
2013-07-25 07:20:03 PM  

Infernalist: These governments...Egypt and Tunisia and other places..are learning that Islamic governments do not function well in a democracy.

As sad as the assassinations are, they are breeding the proper amount of disdain and aversion to a religious government that is needed for a healthy democracy.


The region might have been better off if the Algerian military let the Islamists take power in the 90s. The populace would have seen through the Islamists without the whole civil war thing.
 
2013-07-25 07:20:33 PM  
I read that as "Tulsa", and imagined a riot consisting of disapproving looks and hooligans overturning lawn chairs.
 
2013-07-25 07:21:02 PM  

YoOjo: Was it Tunisia's turn? I thought this was going the other way around the Med and Cyprus had to start being all derpy and freedom-kinky next?


Tunisia was first, actually.  It spread from there.  This just shows that it's not over.
 
2013-07-25 07:26:51 PM  
Mos Eisley .... You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
 
2013-07-25 08:20:22 PM  
This does give new depth to Dizziy Gillespie's classic "A Night in Tunisia".
 
2013-07-25 08:27:30 PM  
You wanted change, here's your change.
 
2013-07-25 08:34:53 PM  
Americans should pay attention. They might learn something about protesting and religion.
 
2013-07-25 08:35:55 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: This does give new depth to Dizziy Gillespie's classic "A Night in Tunisia".


I have to link to the song, because it's that good.
 
2013-07-25 08:39:23 PM  
fireden.net
 
2013-07-25 08:48:26 PM  

Infernalist: These governments...Egypt and Tunisia and other places..are learning that Islamic governments do not function well in a democracy.

As sad as the assassinations are, they are breeding the proper amount of disdain and aversion to a religious government that is needed for a healthy democracy.


I don't know whether to be hopeful for change and peace in the middle east, or to just continue being despondent that shiat like this still happens.  Haven't those people had enough of killing?  What is it going to take to undo centuries of Hatfield-McCoyism?  The best I can hope for is (general) education to elevate the proverbial rednecks into a respectable group, but damn...  I just don't know if it will ever happen.  Such a goddamn farking waste.
 
2013-07-25 08:49:14 PM  
"Yeah, they stink on ice."
 
2013-07-25 08:56:55 PM  
As long as they stay away from Tataouine (yes, it's a real city in Tunisia).
 
2013-07-25 09:26:25 PM  
I was in Tunisia about 13 years ago and thought the country and its people were very interesting and very tolerate towards western types and all that I've read in the last few years just saddens me.

/wife got her ass handed to her for not wearing long pants one day

//I tried to take a picture of the presidential palace at Carthage and almost got my ass handed to me by guards with bayonets on their rifles
 
2013-07-25 09:29:50 PM  
That would be "tolerant "
 
2013-07-25 10:00:08 PM  
Yeah, it never works in Tropico either.
 
2013-07-25 10:18:07 PM  
And we've come full circle on the Arab Spring.
 
2013-07-25 10:24:59 PM  

Infernalist: These governments...Egypt and Tunisia and other places..are learning that Islamic governments do not function well in a democracy.

As sad as the assassinations are, they are breeding the proper amount of disdain and aversion to a religious government that is needed for a healthy democracy.


upload.wikimedia.org
Sloooowly.... Slooowly they shall evolve...
 
2013-07-25 10:25:47 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: I was in Tunisia about 13 years ago and thought the country and its people were very interesting and very tolerate towards western types and all that I've read in the last few years just saddens me.

/wife got her ass handed to her for not wearing long pants one day

//I tried to take a picture of the presidential palace at Carthage and almost got my ass handed to me by guards with bayonets on their rifles


Maybe I misinterpreted your story but getting a beatdown for wearing pants and taking pictures doesn't seem all that tolerant.
 
2013-07-25 10:28:41 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Americans should pay attention. They might learn something about protesting and religion.


this x1000
 
2013-07-25 10:34:01 PM  

RealAmericanHero: AlwaysRightBoy: I was in Tunisia about 13 years ago and thought the country and its people were very interesting and very tolerate towards western types and all that I've read in the last few years just saddens me.

/wife got her ass handed to her for not wearing long pants one day

//I tried to take a picture of the presidential palace at Carthage and almost got my ass handed to me by guards with bayonets on their rifles

Maybe I misinterpreted your story but getting a beatdown for wearing pants and taking pictures doesn't seem all that tolerant.


That's a good more tolerant than some other countries over there. The lesson for me is when in someone's country respect the traditions.

Istanbul is much more tolerant with western types.

/wife was heckled by all the women on every street we walked down that day, she learned her lesson
 
2013-07-26 12:05:18 AM  
Now accusing the opposition of murder in an important election is kind of a stretch, I mean what's their motive, to insure that they are elected in a to a crappy low paying position?
 
2013-07-26 12:18:33 AM  

super_grass: Scary tag is for looking back a few years ago and realizing that we would have supported these people as "freedom fighters".


This.
 
2013-07-26 01:34:00 AM  

Gyrfalcon: super_grass: Scary tag is for looking back a few years ago and realizing that we would have supported these people as "freedom fighters".

This.


That's why we should arm the Syrian rebels now!

\scary tag is for both sides of the political fence having talked about doing just that
 
2013-07-26 01:35:38 AM  
If firefighters fight fires, what do freedom fighters fight?

/RIP Carlin.
 
2013-07-26 03:01:49 AM  
Not amused...

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2013-07-26 06:38:14 AM  
They should really look into this Republic thing we got going on. They'll love not having an all powerful central gov...:(
 
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