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:
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
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.")