June 08, 2015

Wait! What's This?

Turkey's Islamist AKP party, which supports the countries increasingly authoritarian and Ottomanesque leader, did not get the votes to extend his term.

It gets BETTER! They LOST seats! So many in fact, that they no longer control the legislature.

This is the best international news I've heard all year. Turkeys descent into crazy was particularly disturbing for a couple of reasons. Turkey is in NATO. Furthermore, the ascent of islamism in a nation that had made great strides by embracing disestablishmentarianism and secularism in government was a grim barometer of the mood of the people in that part of the world.

This, on the other hand is a happy, hopeful barometer!

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 04:05 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Unfortunately, Putin is smarter than that, so it's going to take another revolution there. Good for Turkey though...

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Mon Jun 8 21:04:44 2015 (RqRa5)

2 Loving the .gif...  It's not Shante is it? (The video game genie character, whose name I may have misspelled).

Posted by: Mauser at Tue Jun 9 06:55:30 2015 (TJ7ih)

3 Shantae, whose kickstarter ran out minutes before I logged on to donate.... Also she's actually a Half-Genie ('cause miscegenation is AWESOME!)

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tue Jun 9 09:36:44 2015 (ohzj1)

4 I did back the Shantae Kickstarter - and I just got my early access version.

Which I may have time to play a few months after it gets released...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wed Jun 10 19:35:55 2015 (PiXy!)

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