Category Archives: Politics

And you thought shit like this only happens in the USA…

In Germany, you register yourself and your address with a local authority. If you’re not registered, you can’t buy a car, get insurance, rent an apartment, get a passport. Do pretty much anything. The German Parliament passed a bill the … Continue reading

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It’s all about ME!

I’ve never been one for self-promotion. A bit shy – always last to be fed in the family, which explains my stunted growth. Mayoral elections in Mainz rolling around in March, a tad hastily after the witch hunt revelations of … Continue reading

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The view from Away

Will someone please explain this to me? (And just what have these people been smoking anyway – just look at their eyes….?) The New York Times says: The Iowa caucuses open the Republican nominating contest on Jan. 3. The outcome … Continue reading

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Crony capitalism

Democrats, too   HT

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The right Republican

“Nowadays, a candidate must believe not just some but all of the following things: that abortion should be illegal in all cases; that gay marriage must be banned even in states that want it; that the 12m illegal immigrants, even … Continue reading

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I know that my vote is worth more than John Key….

(anything‘s worth more than John Key…), but am I alone in thinking that an implied link between “anyone” and “vote” deserves an apostrophied “s”? Mathematicians, geologists and sundry other academics may respond…

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Obama needs a Michael Douglas moment…

He needs to come up with a speech as good as Michael Douglas’s character’s in “The American President” Something like this. My fellow Americans The issue at the heart of the debt limit discussion is as simple as this: If … Continue reading

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They missed the Wall Street Journal….

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Mind the gap…

I get the feeling that my bank manager would have had a quiet word with me in 1975 and given me a severe bollocking in 1978. By 1983, I would have been bankrupt. Unless I could have found gullible people … Continue reading

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