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(Huffington Post)   Egypt begins voting on constitutional referendum in order to determine which government to overthrow next. Spring is coming   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 16
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2014-01-14 08:21:33 AM  
It's springtime for Egypt in the Middle East ...
Winter for Israel and Iran...
 
2014-01-14 08:23:30 AM  
Nice.
 
2014-01-14 08:27:26 AM  
+1 for the headline subs.
 
2014-01-14 08:29:05 AM  
Maybe next time when the elected government says, "hey guys let's put together a constitution", the moderates won't respond, "no thanks, assholes. We're not going to sit down with the majority crazy party."

Inability to rationally work out compromises is what is killing American politics. It will be what kills fledgling nation Egypt.
 
2014-01-14 08:30:49 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Maybe next time when the elected government says, "hey guys let's put together a constitution", the moderates won't respond, "no thanks, assholes. We're not going to sit down with the majority crazy party."

Inability to rationally work out compromises is what is killing American politics. It will be what kills fledgling nation Egypt.


Well, it didn't help that the first elected majority crazy party after the revolution was trying to roll back peoples right's and give Morsi ridiculous amounts of power...
 
2014-01-14 08:35:19 AM  

AntonChigger: AverageAmericanGuy: Maybe next time when the elected government says, "hey guys let's put together a constitution", the moderates won't respond, "no thanks, assholes. We're not going to sit down with the majority crazy party."

Inability to rationally work out compromises is what is killing American politics. It will be what kills fledgling nation Egypt.

Well, it didn't help that the first elected majority crazy party after the revolution was trying to roll back peoples right's and give Morsi ridiculous amounts of power...


The moderates can't complain much if they aren't even going to sit at the table. If their strategy is to overthrow every government they don't like, they are creeping into crazy territory themselves.
 
2014-01-14 08:37:08 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: AntonChigger: AverageAmericanGuy: Maybe next time when the elected government says, "hey guys let's put together a constitution", the moderates won't respond, "no thanks, assholes. We're not going to sit down with the majority crazy party."

Inability to rationally work out compromises is what is killing American politics. It will be what kills fledgling nation Egypt.

Well, it didn't help that the first elected majority crazy party after the revolution was trying to roll back peoples right's and give Morsi ridiculous amounts of power...

The moderates can't complain much if they aren't even going to sit at the table. If their strategy is to overthrow every government they don't like, they are creeping into crazy territory themselves.


I got the impression that they tried, but the Brotherhood just wasn't being cooperative.  Then again, I'm hardly an expert on the matter.
 
2014-01-14 08:39:45 AM  

AntonChigger: AverageAmericanGuy: AntonChigger: AverageAmericanGuy: Maybe next time when the elected government says, "hey guys let's put together a constitution", the moderates won't respond, "no thanks, assholes. We're not going to sit down with the majority crazy party."

Inability to rationally work out compromises is what is killing American politics. It will be what kills fledgling nation Egypt.

Well, it didn't help that the first elected majority crazy party after the revolution was trying to roll back peoples right's and give Morsi ridiculous amounts of power...

The moderates can't complain much if they aren't even going to sit at the table. If their strategy is to overthrow every government they don't like, they are creeping into crazy territory themselves.

I got the impression that they tried, but the Brotherhood just wasn't being cooperative.  Then again, I'm hardly an expert on the matter.


I got the opposite impression, that they just refused to negotiate with the Brotherhood. And, like you, I am not an expert either. My news comes mostly from Fark (which isn't even news).
 
2014-01-14 08:39:50 AM  
Pyramid business must be slow.
 
2014-01-14 09:04:56 AM  

Deep Contact: Pyramid business must be slow.


Slartibartfast agrees: Demand for custom tombs, like planets, follow the economy.
 
2014-01-14 09:26:49 AM  
Slow clap, subby.  Another early HOTY contender.
 
2014-01-14 09:55:17 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: AntonChigger: AverageAmericanGuy: AntonChigger: AverageAmericanGuy: Maybe next time when the elected government says, "hey guys let's put together a constitution", the moderates won't respond, "no thanks, assholes. We're not going to sit down with the majority crazy party."

Inability to rationally work out compromises is what is killing American politics. It will be what kills fledgling nation Egypt.

Well, it didn't help that the first elected majority crazy party after the revolution was trying to roll back peoples right's and give Morsi ridiculous amounts of power...

The moderates can't complain much if they aren't even going to sit at the table. If their strategy is to overthrow every government they don't like, they are creeping into crazy territory themselves.

I got the impression that they tried, but the Brotherhood just wasn't being cooperative.  Then again, I'm hardly an expert on the matter.

I got the opposite impression, that they just refused to negotiate with the Brotherhood. And, like you, I am not an expert either. My news comes mostly from Fark (which isn't even news).


Actually, I (also no more an expert than either of you claim to be)got the impression that moderates and the Brotherhood had cobbled together a constitution they both thought they could live with but after Morsi was elected, he tried to unilaterally change it.

Kind of a bait and switch - "I'll negotiate a constitution with you and support it until I'm elected and then I'll show you the constitution we're really going to have."  Unless I'm mistaken, that's why the military threw him out.  Since then, the military has also basically criminalized the Brotherhood, which could change the constitution they come up with this time.

Hopefully they come up with a workable constitution that, even if it's not perfect, everybody agrees to abide by.  That will be the key.  Failure to abide by the rule of fairly enacted and enforced law is what has doomed almost every other government in the Middle East.  And Africa.
 
2014-01-14 10:02:16 AM  
Dear Subby:

Your headline was too intelligent.  Please edit and insert references to beer, Duke, wardrobe malfunctions or possibly a clever pun involving whales.

kthxbai
 
2014-01-14 10:20:26 AM  
Yes subby, good jorb.

/pithy
 
2014-01-14 12:31:22 PM  
I honestly think all these fledgling democracies should enforce an election-per-year rule for the first decade or so of their existence.  It takes time to remold an entire government, and four-year terms make it too easy for a new dictator to consolidate power.
 
2014-01-14 05:00:40 PM  
anyone want me to post pictures from the rioting in my cairo neighborhood today????

is there an email photo's can be sent directly to so my blondeness doesnt have to figure out my phone
 
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