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2013-09-23 08:24:55 AM
Angie's list?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-09-23 09:09:51 AM
Merkel is smart (unlike our pols), however her looks require that the thread be offset by posts of hot German girls drinking beer.

cdn.brosome.com
 
2013-09-23 09:12:05 AM
Will all the German farkers be declaring "Thanks Merkbama!" in threads now?
 
2013-09-23 09:12:32 AM
FTA:  When she took over the Christian Democrats 13 years ago, few thought Angela Merkel would last long. But after her resounding victory on Sunday, it is now clear that she has become so much more than just Germany's political leader. "

Or Fuehrer, if you will.

Sorry, couldn't resist.
 
2013-09-23 09:12:55 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-23 09:18:39 AM
She looks like she could use a backrub.
 
2013-09-23 09:20:33 AM
Whatever you do, DON'T MENTION THE WAR!
 
2013-09-23 09:21:48 AM
Does anyone else find it a little creepy that there's a three term German chancellor with almost an absolute majority that people call "Mommy"?
 
2013-09-23 09:29:40 AM
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2013-09-23 09:33:28 AM
I didn't keep up with the German elections, but what was the alternative to Mommy?

From what I've seen for the past 8 years (I dunno how long a German term is for der fuhrer), the economy has been good and Germany has been prospering. Hard not to want to re-elect someone that isn't farking things up... (I imagine Clinton would have gotten re-elected if he could have).
 
2013-09-23 09:33:38 AM

LrdPhoenix: Does anyone else find it a little creepy that there's a three term German chancellor with almost an absolute majority that people call "Mommy"?


Not to worry.  No one who speaks German could be an evil man (woman).
 
2013-09-23 09:34:29 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Did I just form a coalition?
 
2013-09-23 09:37:23 AM
media.katu.com
My powerses is not as strongulate as Dick Chaney's. I had to go to manual handy mode for the forced stranglings.
 
2013-09-23 09:37:46 AM

KellyX: I didn't keep up with the German elections, but what was the alternative to Mommy?

From what I've seen for the past 8 years (I dunno how long a German term is for der fuhrer), the economy has been good and Germany has been prospering. Hard not to want to re-elect someone that isn't farking things up... (I imagine Clinton would have gotten re-elected if he could have).


Yeah, the only real issue she has to deal with is green energy subsidies that have pushed German power utilities to be the most expensive in the EU.

Outside of that, she's run a fairly tight ship.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-09-23 09:38:52 AM

jaybeezey: KellyX: I didn't keep up with the German elections, but what was the alternative to Mommy?

From what I've seen for the past 8 years (I dunno how long a German term is for der fuhrer), the economy has been good and Germany has been prospering. Hard not to want to re-elect someone that isn't farking things up... (I imagine Clinton would have gotten re-elected if he could have).

Yeah, the only real issue she has to deal with is green energy subsidies that have pushed German power utilities to be the most expensive in the EU.

Outside of that, she's run a fairly tight ship.


Well.. for being such an OMG SSOSALIZM!! government the Germans seem to be doing pretty well...
 
2013-09-23 09:39:15 AM
Did anyone else notice the graph shows "Pirates" are up .2% since 2009?
 
2013-09-23 09:44:01 AM

jaybeezey: KellyX: I didn't keep up with the German elections, but what was the alternative to Mommy?

From what I've seen for the past 8 years (I dunno how long a German term is for der fuhrer), the economy has been good and Germany has been prospering. Hard not to want to re-elect someone that isn't farking things up... (I imagine Clinton would have gotten re-elected if he could have).

Yeah, the only real issue she has to deal with is green energy subsidies that have pushed German power utilities to be the most expensive in the EU.

Outside of that, she's run a fairly tight ship.


Hard to hate on someone trying to push for sustainable energy sources that don't kill us in the process, least she walks the walk and doesn't just talk the talk.

I'd love to see Germany and a few other advanced nations push for a Manhattan style project for Fusion power.
 
2013-09-23 09:53:03 AM
From Wiki:       The president has Two five-year terms (the effective head of government, the German Chancellor, does not have a term limit)

You think Germany would of learned their lesson.  Apparently not.
 
2013-09-23 10:02:02 AM

KellyX: I'd love to see Germany and a few other advanced nations push for a Manhattan style project for Fusion power.


Not happening. You see, in Germany the majority of the population is scared shiatless of anything that says nuclear. Doesn't matter if it's nuclear fission or nuclear fusion. The green party even demanded that universities close their institutes for nuclear research. (They weren't closed, but it shows you how irrational many people are here when it comes to anything nuclear.)
 
2013-09-23 10:03:29 AM

shrankage: You think Germany would of learned their it's lesson.  Apparently not.


Pet peeve.
 
2013-09-23 10:04:04 AM

shrankage: From Wiki:       The president has Two five-year terms (the effective head of government, the German Chancellor, does not have a term limit)

You think Germany would of learned their lesson.  Apparently not.


Considering Germany had several chancellors with more than two terms since the end of the war without sliding into a dictatorship, maybe you are just talking out of your arse.
 
2013-09-23 10:04:37 AM
www.augsburger-allgemeine.deJust so everyone is clear on this, this was her competition:
 
2013-09-23 10:07:40 AM

hinten: [www.augsburger-allgemeine.de image 706x900]Just so everyone is clear on this, this was her competition:



On top of the finger and my messed up formatting, Germans find it acceptable that you are called "comrade" when voting for that party.

Strange times indeed.
 
2013-09-23 10:19:07 AM

KellyX: I'd love to see Germany and a few other advanced nations push for a Manhattan style project for Fusion power.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iter
 
2013-09-23 10:22:18 AM

BlueDuckFarker: shrankage: You think Germany would of learned their it's lesson.  Apparently not.

Pet peeve.


You're right, I'm sorry.  Not enough coffee yet (excuses, excuses)


Klopfer: ou think Germany would of learned their lesson.  Apparently not.

Considering Germany had several chancellors with more than two terms since the end of the war without sliding into a dictatorship, maybe you are just talking out of your arse.


Yup, right out of my butt.  The vast majority of history has shown that unlimited terms are so beneficial to the peasants, er I mean people.
 
mhd
2013-09-23 10:38:03 AM

hinten: On top of the finger and my messed up formatting, Germans find it acceptable that you are called "comrade" when voting for that party.


They started using that term in 1875, so it's not exactly a shocking new development.
 
2013-09-23 10:47:07 AM

mhd: hinten: On top of the finger and my messed up formatting, Germans find it acceptable that you are called "comrade" when voting for that party.

They started using that term in 1875, so it's not exactly a shocking new development.



No, not new, but even more disgusting than 138 years ago.
 
mhd
2013-09-23 10:52:08 AM

hinten: No, not new, but even more disgusting than 138 years ago.


Tell that to the Swiss...
 
2013-09-23 11:02:10 AM

hinten: [www.augsburger-allgemeine.de image 706x900]Just so everyone is clear on this, this was her competition:


German Lewis Black?
 
2013-09-23 11:11:17 AM
shrankage:
You think Germany would of learned their lesson.  Apparently not.

Term limits don't make much sense in parliamentary systems. The most powerful person is whoever commands a majority in parliament, period. Typically that person is made Chancellor, Prime Minister or whatever, but if a term limit prevented that, then they could always pull a Putin, have some stooge appointed and govern from a different office.
 
2013-09-23 12:03:13 PM

BlueDuckFarker: Did anyone else notice the graph shows "Pirates" are up .2% since 2009?


That means the average global temperature is going to go down right?
 
2013-09-23 12:05:59 PM

Verrai: [upload.wikimedia.org image 800x585]


Thanks. Thank a lot.

Now I have "Springtime for Merkel" stuck in my head.
 
2013-09-23 12:10:31 PM

JonathanChance: hinten: [www.augsburger-allgemeine.de image 706x900]Just so everyone is clear on this, this was her competition:

German Lewis Black?


I thought the same thing.

/yo angela, who's the boss?
//merkel
///semicolon
 
2013-09-23 12:41:42 PM

hinten: [www.augsburger-allgemeine.de image 706x900]Just so everyone is clear on this, this was her competition:


Who p(ssed off Maurice Minnifield?
 
2013-09-23 12:48:06 PM

BlueDuckFarker: shrankage: You think Germany would of learned their it's lesson.  Apparently not.

Pet peeve.


So you turned the sentence into "You think Germany would of learned it is lesson." instead?

it's = it is
its = possessive form of it
 
2013-09-23 03:39:53 PM

grumpfuff: JonathanChance: hinten: [www.augsburger-allgemeine.de image 706x900]Just so everyone is clear on this, this was her competition:

German Lewis Black?

I thought the same thing.

/yo angela, who's the boss?
//merkel
///semicolon


Somebody who speaks German please translate that poster of German Lewis Black. Difficulty, no Google Translate.
 
2013-09-23 04:05:45 PM
blogs.reuters.com
I think there are two big reasons for her popularity.
 
2013-09-23 04:53:59 PM

Slagnasty: BlueDuckFarker: shrankage: You think Germany would of learned their it's lesson.  Apparently not.

Pet peeve.

So you turned the sentence into "You think Germany would of learned it is lesson." instead?

it's = it is
its = possessive form of it


i1.sndcdn.com
Good night, everybody.
 
2013-09-23 05:04:20 PM

WeenerGord: grumpfuff: JonathanChance: hinten: [www.augsburger-allgemeine.de image 706x900]Just so everyone is clear on this, this was her competition:

German Lewis Black?

I thought the same thing.

/yo angela, who's the boss?
//merkel
///semicolon

Somebody who speaks German please translate that poster of German Lewis Black. Difficulty, no Google Translate.


According to my friend, the guy pictured is Peer Steinbrück. This ad is basically mocking him.

The words at the top are the name of a magazine. The words at the bottom are a pun on the guy's name and say "Fail peer, problem peer, peer-lusconi - we don't have to worry about nice nicknames, do we? " The small print is "Finally, a interview without words with Peer Steinbrück."

Some more detail for the curious:

the nicknames mean. Fail Peer, well.. problem peer is a pun because we had the so called "problem bear", that was the one bear that wanderd over the border from italy to germany, and that was named problem bear because he got close to some villages and because Peer messed it up the bear was shot

 peerlusconi is a pun, trying to say that he is corrupt as Berlusconi

the süddeutsche Zeitung had a interview with him, for a series where you reply with gestures, not with words. and they asked him about these nicknames, with the words: you dont have to worry about having enough nicknames, right? And he posed like that as reply
 
2013-09-23 05:44:47 PM

grumpfuff: WeenerGord: grumpfuff: JonathanChance: hinten: [www.augsburger-allgemeine.de image 706x900]Just so everyone is clear on this, this was her competition:

German Lewis Black?

I thought the same thing.

/yo angela, who's the boss?
//merkel
///semicolon

Somebody who speaks German please translate that poster of German Lewis Black. Difficulty, no Google Translate.

According to my friend, the guy pictured is Peer Steinbrück. This ad is basically mocking him.

The words at the top are the name of a magazine. The words at the bottom are a pun on the guy's name and say "Fail peer, problem peer, peer-lusconi - we don't have to worry about nice nicknames, do we? " The small print is "Finally, a interview without words with Peer Steinbrück."

Some more detail for the curious:

the nicknames mean. Fail Peer, well.. problem peer is a pun because we had the so called "problem bear", that was the one bear that wanderd over the border from italy to germany, and that was named problem bear because he got close to some villages and because Peer messed it up the bear was shot

 peerlusconi is a pun, trying to say that he is corrupt as Berlusconi

the süddeutsche Zeitung had a interview with him, for a series where you reply with gestures, not with words. and they asked him about these nicknames, with the words: you dont have to worry about having enough nicknames, right? And he posed like that as reply


It's not an ad, it's a magazine cover. The magazine is a Sunday insert in a widely read newspaper.
The rest is accurate.
He later had someone on his staff call the paper to try to pull the photo. It didn't work and he gave up, supposedly saying "Fark it."
Then he got very upset about losing several percentage points of votes.
 
2013-09-24 02:08:38 AM

grumpfuff: According to my friend, the guy pictured is Peer Steinbrück. This ad is basically mocking him.


Thank you.
 
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