Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sheba is Driving Me Nuts

I tell you this cat is driving me nuts. Normally she gets enough love and attention from Sarah and Lisa but with them being gone all this week she is at the door waiting for me and she won't leave my side until I go to work the next day. She meows constantly and wants to rub against me the whole time. The worst part is at nights when she insists on sleeping on my legs. Normally I would just kick her off the bed but I feel guilty doing that so I just let her lay there on me. It will be so nice to have Lisa and Sarah back tomorrow so the cat can go and sleep with someone else.

So I have to weigh in on what's going on in Egypt. Everyone seems so excited that the people are overthrowing their dictator and Egypt will now become a democracy. While I'm not normally one to support a dictator and as far as dictators go this guy was not a good one but I must say I'm not too optimistic about the future either. Egypt has never known freedom and I fear they will vote themselves right back into a worse situation than they had. A recent opinion pole seems to support my fears.

According to a Pew opinion survey of Egyptians from June 2010, 59 percent said they back Islamists. Only 27% said they back modernizers. Half of Egyptians support Hamas. Thirty percent support Hezbollah and 20% support al Qaida. Moreover, 95% of them would welcome Islamic influence over their politics…

Eighty two percent of Egyptians support executing adulterers by stoning, 77% support whipping and cutting the hands off thieves. 84% support executing any Muslim who changes his religion.

While Arab League states boast a population and land mass greater than the US, they have a combined GDP less than the Netherlands. If oil were factored out of the equation, the Arab League nations would have fewer exports than Finland.


Lisa said...

Poor Sheba! Hope you gave her the love & attention she needed :)

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

That is hilarious about Sheba! I always hated when she would try and sleep on my legs! I didn't feel back kicking her off because she could always go to someone else, but it would be hard knowing she wanted some love and attention and I was the only one home, haha :) so cute!