There Are Still A Few Grown-Ups Around

Not many, granted, but there still appear to be a few left. In this case high court judges.

I wish I could say that about the Banana Republic.

Berlin rent cap oveerturned by Germany’s top court – Germany’s constitutional court has decided that the Berlin rent cap violates Germany’s constitution. The cap was one of the most-debated laws in the country.

The Other Lockdowns Weren’t Serious?

Oh. They were all elaborate practical jokes, or what?

“We Won’t Get Around a Serious Lockdown.”

A Third Wave Washes over Germany as Vaccination Campaign Mounts

Medical professionals and virologists in Germany have been clear in their message: The third wave of the coronavirus must be stemmed through tough measures, otherwise the consequences will be dramatic. So, why are Angela Merkel and her state governors stalling?

Run with it, Germany. You blew it with the vaccines and practically everything else during this pandemic but you are number one when it comes to locking down so lock yourself down seriously this time, until you’re blue in the face.

After A Thorough Analysis…

We have decided that Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine is actually pretty good.

Of course, this is also after we have done everything and we mean everything wrong in trying to provide our citizens with any kind of Covid-19 vaccine at all, ever.

Germany Willing to Consider Russia’s Sputnik Covid-19 Vaccine – Germany would consider buying Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine even if some of its European partners choose not to, according to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief spokesman.

“We’re still coordinating the details and have already had weeks of talks.”

Now That Orange Man Is Gone Alles Is Well

Right? Well, not really.

Biden

And it’s because of you, Germany. Not the Orange Man.

The German trade surpluses remain. And remain they will.

The promised German defense spending levels for NATO have still not been met – nor do the Germans have any intention of ever meeting them.

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Germany’s going it alone with Russia (going it alone – Alleingänge – is something Germans regularly swear up and down they will never ever do again), will still not be accepted by the United States – or from most of Europe, for that matter.

Dollar signs in German eyes make it overly eager to allow Iran to do anything it wants to continue it’s nuclear program (a country openly calling for the destruction of Israel).

Germany forced the European Union to complete an investment deal with China – Germany’s largest trading partner – without even bothering to consult the incoming American administration. Nor does it share everyone else’s concern about allowing Huawei to provide the German 5G network.

To name just a few.

How did someone once put it?

“The Germans are very, very bad.”

We’re Had Lockdown, Lockdown Light, Lockdown 2, Mega-Lockdown…

Now we will try the Radical Lockdown. Or the Mother of All German Lockdowns, if you prefer.

Lockdown

We’re going to shut down your supermarkets this time too. We’re going to smoke you out, so-to-speak. Are you ready to rebel yet? I mean, come on. How much longer are you going to take this shit from us, people?

Germany imposes strict lockdown over Easter – “We are in a new pandemic” due to the spread of coronavirus variants, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. German federal and state leaders have agreed on a radical shutdown over the Easter holidays.

“We are in a very, very serious situation.”

Yes, we (as in you) are. Germany has a government that is completely incompetent and the Germans are still doing whatever they are told to do.

We’re All Going To Die!

So let’s go on vacation!

Vacation

And take the locals down with us in the process. It’s called European solidarity or something.

Mallorca braces for influx of German tourists after removal from risk list – Germans warned that Covid restrictions still apply as locals express frustration at Berlin’s move.

“The desire to spend the Easter holidays on the Mediterranean is significantly bigger than expected.”

Would You Place The Largest Opposition Party In Your Country Under Domestic Surveillance?

Would you have the FBI spy on, say, the Democrats? Yeah, I would too. But that’s not the point. The point is, first of all, that this guy down here looks really, really mean.

AfD

The second and more important point is that by placing the largest opposition party in your country under domestic surveillance you are placing a very large percentage of your electorate under suspicion of being, in this case, Nazis. You can do that here in Germany. Coming to your country soon too?

Germany Places Right-Wing Opposition Party Under Domestic Surveillance – Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has put the country’s largest opposition party under surveillance as a potential threat to the country’s constitution, according to public (they mean state TV) broadcaster ARD and other media outlets. The move affects dozens of lawmakers who are in the right-wing Alternative for Germany, or AfD, party.

I can’t shake the feeling that the other political parties – and they are all on the same sheet of music here – don’t welcome competition from other political parties. Especially from those who have already stolen a considerable number of your voters.

“Angela Merkel’s government is trying to stigmatize us and to really put us in the Nazi corner.”

Germany Extends Coronavirus Lockdown To The Year 2525

Where everything you think, do, and say, is in the pill you took today…

2525

Germany’s national government and states are set to extend the COVID-19 lockdown by three weeks, to March 28…

According to the draft text, up to five adults from two households would be allowed to gather from March 8, with up to 10 adults allowed in areas with low infection rates. Under current rules, each household can only socialize with one other person.

The German government is also expected to appeal to citizens to avoid domestic and foreign travel over the Easter period.

Current lockdown measures have been credited with helping bring down daily new infection numbers.

However, experts last week warned that the declining infection rate had stabilized and even started climbing slightly, with growing concerns about the spread of new virus variants.

The number of coronavirus cases in Germany went up by 3,943 to 2,451,011, according to figures released early on Monday by the country’s Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases. COVID-linked fatalities went up by 358, to 70,463 in total.

German Of The Day: Verweilverbot

That means, a ban on lingering. Pausing. Sitting on a park bench. Standing still and looking at trees. Stuff like that.

Verweilverbot

That is now forbidden in German cities like Düsseldorf because Big Brother is from the government and is here to help. To help you not spread the Coronavirus. I’m not making this up, people. If the people from the Ordnungsamt (Office of Order) see you sitting on a bench there admiring the Rhine or something you can and will be fined. Can’t wait for the new immunity passes to come out!

Verweilverbot: Nicht alle halten sich dran.

Implant A Chip In Me While You’re At It

So much for the infamous German obsession with privacy and data security.

Impf

“They’re from the government and they’re here to help us, honey. What could possibly go wrong?”

Most Germans keen on COVID vaccination passport – Around 60% of Germans surveyed for a new poll said they were in favor of immunity passports. Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her support, albeit only when most residents have been offered the shot.

“When we have made a vaccination offer to enough people and some of them refuse to be vaccinated, we will have to consider whether there should be openings and access only for vaccinated people in certain areas.”