… I should move to Italy. That was like the thought of the night. You might probably wonder why but the reason is kind of simple after the elections in Germany: Nobody there seems to take the politics serious. Since I’m starting to get tired of the politics in Germany, this might be another option… besides the fact that I don’t speak Italian. Well it is one of the few places the Germans invaded – besides Spain, especially Mallorca, Greece and the Turkey. I think even in Mallorca I could have more fun. At least they got some more sun then we got in Germany in every way. Or did anybody got another recommendation for me?
There’s been many thoughts about the German Elections 2005 within the German blogosphere. However, I noticed that many other blog authors had some thoughts about the political disaster in Germany. I’d like to list a few articles that caught my attention as a loose list:
- Dr. Forbush Thinks
What the Americans Can Learn From The German Elections
- america in berlin
At Least We Aren’t the Only Country with Dysfunctional Elections
- David’s Medienkritik
German Election Result: The opinion
- Dialog International
US Press on the German Election
Germany did cast their ballots, and they truely casted in an amazing fashion. And within the entire fun of having elections, the Bavarians devastated the results of the CSU party, which is the bavarian counter part of the CDU.
It was an amazing comeback for Gerhard Schröder, and a huge setback for Angela Merkel. Clearly, the 0.9% difference of the results don’t justify Merkel for being set into government. Even if the Union has the majority of the votes, the final decision will be made once coalitions are formed. This could mean to continue with the current red-green government or a new flash-light coalition of the SPD, the Grüne (Greens) and the liberal FDP. That would be a turn-over of the whole concept of classic and traditional coalitions. I’d love to see the Union biting dust!
That’s cute. As reported by DonAlphonso, the Blog4Berlin deleted its webspace! Just after the elections and the shocking results, there’s no need to blog 4 Berlin anymore. Too sad.
Ob die Bloggerwahlparty bei Sandra auch ein voller Erfolg wird? Viel Spaß wünsche ich euch schon mal mit euren politisch-kredenzten Leckereien ;) Hier in Flensburg wird vielleicht was los sein auf den Straßen, die unter ständigem Nieselregen zu leiden haben. Aber nichtsdestotrotz hat Andreas etwas schönes ausgegraben und er sei an dieser Stelle re-zitiert:
Die Tröge bleiben gleich, nur die Schweine, die daraus fressen, sind andere.
Ob das nun passieren wird, ob die Schweine auch darauf Lust haben, aus dem Trog zu futtern, na – wir werden sehen. Noch fast 2 1/2 Stunden und die Wahllokale schließen. Also liebes Volk – geh wählen!
Später werde ich mich auf jeden Fall mit Torben und seiner Freundin zu einem kleinen „Wahl05“ (nicht wahlos!) Event vor dem Fernsehschirm treffen und den Abend mit Cocktails begießen. Na wenn das mal kein Sonntag ist?
A few minutes ago, I did cast my ballot. From now on, there’s time to watch the news about Germany’s Election 2005. But in the room in which people were supposed to vote, two strangers did not understand the idea of casting your ballot in a free democratic and secret manner. They were openly talking about which party they’d vote, and they asked the personnel if they should vote for the CDU or SPD. The working aides were quite confused because they were of course not meant to tell them what to vote for. In the end, they made their choice (which I know because they told everyone), but I hope that these people are the minority of voters… or this could turn out to become a political disaster!
Today is an important day for our country: Germany’s Election 2005 is taking place. While the younger generations preferably choose to vote for the left wing oriented parties like the SPD or the brand new splitt-off Die Linke, the CDU relies on elder people and seniors. With them, they plan to forge their irrational methods of doing nothing else but re-creating the former Kohl-Era under a new banner.
One more thing about the CDU/CSU coalition: Their email spam was a real spam. According to Lautgeben, a famous journalist from the German computer magazine c’t received exactly 120 emails in an email account which was solely set up to report about internet-casinos. That renders the CDU/CSU coalition for many internet users as useless as their political messages seem to be.
I will cast my ballot in about an hour after having the daily routine in the morning of showering and having a good cup of tea. I might take the camera with me and make a few shots of the ballot paper. ;)