Berlin Backs Barack Meeting, Feb. 27th, Berlin

Don’t miss the social event of late Winter in Berlin, Berlin Backs Barack! 

It’ll be an informal gathering of Americans, and non-Americans to share information, drink, donate money (but not, alas, The Foreigners), drink, and talk about the presidential candidacy of this wholesome, God-fearing family man:

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Look at them!  So caring and sensitive!  So playful and affectionate!  How could you not want them him to win?*

I’ll be there with bells on, so if you want to finally deliver that spittle-flecked tirade about the Trilateral Commission to me in person, now’s your chance!  Event details, including maps and opportunities to accept the invitation are here.  If you’re too lazy to click through, here is the basic info:

Time: Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM

Location: Cafe Aedes, Hackesche Höfe, Berlin

Rosenthalerstrasse 40/41
Hackesche Höfe
10178 Berlin

S-Bahn to Hackescher Markt, Court (Hof) II of the Hackesche Höfe

* Apparently the latest meme in the German media is that Obama’s campaign is a sinister / empty cult of personality.  This may be due by the fact that, unlike 93% of American politicians and 96.4% of European politicians, Obama actually delivers speeches that large numbers of ordinary humans who are not employed by or related to him listen to and enjoy.  In the conspiracy-cankered minds of some Europeans, Obama plans to sweep to power in wave of mass adulation and desperate, savior-seeking hysteria before implementing his sinister secret agenda.

As exciting as that would undoubtedly be, the reality’s a bit more mundane.  Obama’s ability to inspire people is called ‘charisma’.  And he’s issued dozens of detailed proposals for what he’d do if elected.  Read them here, if you wish.  None involves mandatory midnight torchlight marches, agricultural collectives, or secret underground prisons.  (OK, except for Pamphlet #21, "Duties and Responsibilities of Membership in the American Volksgemeinschaft.")

12 thoughts on “Berlin Backs Barack Meeting, Feb. 27th, Berlin

  1. The latest meme: Even my husband (normally a quite independent mind) seems to have fallen for that which left me mildly puzzled. Anyway, I made this test on the Danish web site that was recently posted here and it seems that my views match best with Obama’s, followed closely by Clinton’s.
    Plus, he’s definitely the best-looking candidate: So I would vote for him, too 🙂

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  2. “deliver that spittle-flecked tirade about the Trilateral Commission”

    I don’t want to deliver a spittle-flecked tirade about the Trilateral Commission; MY spittle-flecked tirade is about how we’re being taken over by androids from Galaxy 9, and how the Baraka family is the vangard. Have you ever seen a more sinister-looking group of people? The kids look particularly evil, and the mother is obviously the evil genius behind the whole plot!

    Now that I have THAT off my chest – well, no. It’s a really appealing family – I just Wish Michele Baraka could be proud of her country more often; it’s practically required for a First Lady after all!

    “Obama actually delivers speeches that large numbers of ordinary humans who are not employed by or related to him listen to and enjoy. In the conspiracy-cankered minds of some Europeans, Obama plans to sweep to power in wave of mass adulation and desperate, savior-seeking hysteria before implementing his sinister secret agenda.”

    Fancy that. Well….. I have always fancied being part of a sinister secret plot but somehow the Freemasons, Opus Dei, and the Illuminati have left me out of the game. I did vote for Bush’s 3 times but failed the test in 1992, so I’ve missed out on the Bush – Shickelgruber partnership to take over the planet. So I guess I’ll bave to settle for Barak ‘Hussein’ Obama. Life is sad sometimes….

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  3. “Berlin Backs Barack”

    So whats next here? Celle Cherishes Clinton? Hildesheim Hugs Hillary? Mannheim Mooches McCain?

    Let’s see some creativity here….

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  4. This should tell the attentive observer something about germans and alas, germanized merkins. Give them the choice between a) a really bad first alternative and b) something else, and they will jump at b) no matter what.
    Point: *if* Obama should get elected to be the next prez, is he really going to adress everything that is bad in his country. Is he going to restore the us in the eyes of the world? I doubt it, because he is just a little bit less politically right than Bush and just a tad less conservative than Bush. There just will be no major course change with Obama. For someone to boldly address problems such as healthcare, dumnification, weapons, oil guided foreign politics and the resulting global loss in respect towards to us, there would have been other candidates. I am not naming names here, but you know who I am talking about.

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  5. @Heiner
    > *if* Obama should get elected to be the next prez, is he really going to adress everything that is bad in his country.

    Dammit, he will. He’ll “candidly discuss his own religious conversion, and the need for a deeper, more substantive discussion about the role of faith in American life.” [1 Obama 7-1] Hooray for some truly fresh air. Then again, it might strike many European do-gooders as bewildering, won’t it, Heiner? Oh, and he’ll also lay “down principles for how to discuss faith in a pluralistic society, including the need for religious people to translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values during public debate.” [Ibid.] Yep, that’s what the Mullah ordered: folks are dancing in the streets of Rawalpindi and Kandahar, respect restored worldwide, mission accomplished à la humble pie – or is it au soufflé, as there’s so much more hot air in it, conveniently?

    Anyway, “[i]n December, 2006, Senator Obama discussed the importance of faith in the global battle against AIDS.” [1 Obama 7-2] Hooray for both faith and condoms–but: shall the twine ever meet? Shall we ask the Hope Pope – or the other one? Is it premarital celibacy, His Chasteness is venting some tepid fumes about? Dunno, alles so schön bunt hier… Anyway, thank God that Supreme, Multidenominational Being for the “dozens of detailed proposals”, his finger Mr Hammel pointed us to – holy crap lamb!

    > Give them the choice between a) a really bad first alternative and b) something else

    You have a point here.

    @maître d’hôtel
    > Apparently the latest meme in the German media is that…

    …they all read about the magic, that is fading (according to liberal lighthouse NYT anyway), possibly not knowing that Mr Brooks is the wolf in a sheep’s clothing. Seeing that funny ideas on Hope Popes, sub-optimal hopes, hope injections, His Hopeness, and Trophy Messiahs are spreading across US media like measles won’t help to counter that impression. German liberal syndicated intelligentsia is merely rehashing its Leitmedium, as it is wont to do. No, Andrew, that meme is a scheme: yours. Up with it. btw: may I posit accordingly that our Lord in this little neck of the woods, the realm of frolicking Sebastians, Kochs and Junger Gotts is our Leithammel? [1] Praised be your spin, doctor.

    As for the notion of Obama’s sinister secret agenda, US Volksgemeinschaft Membership application forms, and German media falling for it (or concocting that broth): do I smell the foul stench of a soaking, bird-poop speckled straw man in rainy late fall, crafted to cover up funny comparisons that just didn’t make much sense, or any, to anyone? Even though Don obligingly did his very best to construct reason where our master’s voice–and wit– didn’t provide any. Hey, ♣♠it happens, let’s not be shy about it. We’re human after all, even his Blogness is, except on Sundays.

    Sorry. I’ll jump off the balcony when pun police raids my premises.

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  6. Apparently the latest meme in the German media is that Obama’s campaign is a sinister / empty cult of personality.

    In the German media? How about this from the Telegraph (UK, not the Fatherland):

    Barack Obama criticised over ‘cult-like’ rallies

    For many it is simply a sign of his charisma. But for a growing number of Barack Obama sceptics, there is something disturbing about the adulation with which the senator and Democratic presidential frontrunner is greeted as he campaigns for the White House – unnervingly akin to the hysteria of a cult, or the fervour of a religious revival.

    And from the Guardian I’ve learned:

    The Politico story was not alone last week. In the New York Times, two influential columnists weighed in with brutal attacks against Obama. David Brooks called him a ‘trophy messiah’ and Paul Krugman claimed Obama’s campaign was ‘…dangerously close to becoming a cult of personality’. Meanwhile, in the Boston Globe, Obama supporter Margery Eagan expressed her own doubts about her pick. ‘I’m nervous because John McCain says Obama is an “eloquent but empty call for change” and in the wee, wee hours a nagging voice whispers: “Suppose McCain’s right,’ Eagan wrote.

    Nor was it confined to print. On television, ABC’s respected Nightline show ran a segment on Obama’s often wildly enthusiastic supporters and compared ‘Obama-mania’ to the Beatlemania of the Sixties. Anchor Terry Moran asked: ‘Is this a political movement or a personality cult?’ On cable channel MSNBC, a hapless Obama backer, Texan state senator Kirk Watson, was harangued by host Chris Matthews to ‘name any’ of Obama’s legislative achievements. When Watson failed, the clip became a huge Youtube hit.

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  7. “Hoyerswerda Harasses Huckabee!”

    Or would do if Huckabee had ever heard of the place or had the slightest idea where or what it was. A bit much to expect from a chap who failed Biology 101, I think….

    As it is I suspect that Huckabee’s response to someone saying that word (Hoyerswerda) might well be Gesundheit!

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