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Officially Nuts!

Flying the flag for you.

I got my Piraten Partei flag today—it was inexpensive enough and I picked up a few buttons supporting the party.

Now I have no idea what to do with the flag in the short term—My apartment is far too above the street to make hanging it in the […]

Meine Stimme geht an …

Attracting Youthful Voters.

Next Sunday, Weimar citizens will be facing their third election of the year—it started with the local elections just after Obama’s visit in June; followed by state (Länder) elections in August, and now the Federal (Bundes) elections in September.

I have no vote in any of the elections; no vote for […]

Kein Nazis!

I’d noticed a couple weeks ago that several of the political parties campaigning for office in Weimar were engaging in negative campaigning—with a somewhat consistent cross-party message: No Nazis in our government.

At times I am kind of oblivious to things that ought to be readily obvious to me—like Nazis running for city council.

Thüringen Wahl

He wants you to vote CDU.

Local elections are coming up in Thüringen and serious campaigning has begun.

There are at least two strange things about the election.

First, and through no fault of the people who picked the dates, the election is June 7th, a mere two days after Obama visits. I suspect […]