QUIET RIOTS  1:00 pm October 9, 2012

Angela Merkel Enjoys Traditional Greek Hospitality, Rage

by Sara Benincasa

Ancient things are happening!Every crew of friends has its successful members and its fuck-ups. The latter can often be found on the former’s lovely Teutonic couch, sleeping off a long night of getting wasted on ouzo and freak-dancing to the music of Yanni. This is sort of exactly what is happening right now between Germany and Greece, two hardcore straight-up G’s who couldn’t be more different in their approach to fiscal responsibility. While Germany was once upon a time the meanest bitch in high school, she has matured into a lovely young woman who really has her head on straight. Unfortunately, Greece, which showed such amazing promise in nursery school, has degenerated into a hot mess, the kind of gal who stumbles into work two hours late wearing a spanakopita-stained outfit from the day before. Germany is all, “Yeah, you can crash with me, but you’re gonna have to help out around the house and be in by 10 each night” and Greece is all, “You don’t fuckin’ OWN ME! You think you’re better?” and Germany is like, “Noooo…I just, um…I think it’s time someone created some boundaries for you?”

All this is just to say that Angie Merkel is in Greece, and the Greeks are not psyched.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed solidarity with Greece Tuesday on a trip to Athens, even as tens of thousands of Greeks rallied to show their anger toward her over the hardship their country is suffering.

Critics see Merkel as the main enforcer of the European Union-imposed austerity measures that have left a large number of Greeks unemployed and streaming to soup kitchens for a hot meal.

Police estimate as many as 25,000 people turned out to demonstrate in central Athens, despite a ban on protests in certain areas amid beefed-up security for Merkel’s six-hour visit.

53.8% of Greeks younger than 25 are unemployed, and historically an economic crisis is always really great for a country’s mood and social climate, in particular its attitude toward minorities and immigrants. Angela Merkel, who maybe knows something about that, is trying to be all, “Hey, we’re buddies here, you guys. We’re friends. I’m here to help. I get you.” and Greece is putting its fingers in its ears and shrieking, “FUCK OFF SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!”

What a fun six-hour vacation for her! We are sure she is sending happy postcards back home right this second.

[CNN]

 

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Terry October 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

By all rights, the Greek people should be angry with Goldman Sacks. They're the ones "helped" the Greek economy by kicking it when it was teetering on the edge of a cliff. The Germans, by contrast, have been trying to help in their coldly efficient kind of way.

iburl October 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Ah yes, those kind, generous, and helpful German bankers.
: /

sullivanst October 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Although the kind of help that says you have to destroy your economy even more to save your economy is not necessarily the kind of help you actually want.

GregComlish October 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm

It's not "the Greek People", it's just the Greeks. Grecian is the adjective. Greek is the noun. Your Welcome.

Terry October 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

You're advice is always greatfully accepted.

Isyaignert October 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I think you mean "you're" welcome.

Negropolis October 10, 2012 at 2:23 am

Burn.

Isyaignert October 10, 2012 at 2:35 am

Not sure what you mean by "burn" but I sense some hostility. I just found it ironic that GregComlish was giving a grammar lesson that contained a punctuation error.

Not_So_Much October 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

There is a great 'This American Life' podcast from a month or two ago that deconstructs what's happening in Greece and how they got there. According to that, they had a little bit of help. But mostly it was their own inept/corrupt government that drove the bus off the cliff.

Lascauxcaveman October 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Yes, they like to talk about how they invented democracy. They just didn't go very far with it.

Terry October 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm

True, but I still give lots of credit to the Goldman gang who gave the Greek government (Grecian government, Greg?) lots of great investing advice.

PubOption October 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm

They failed to invent the electoral college.

Isyaignert October 10, 2012 at 2:37 am

Not entirely. Sachs of Gold(man) played a role too.

Thunderclees October 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm

While the Greek people are getting mad at Goldman, they should also probably save some anger for themselves. Someone put New Democracy in office and kept them there, right?

Isyaignert October 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Thanks for pointing that out Terry! Sachs of Gold(man) helped Greece qualify to join the EU by hiding their debt and then those rat bastards sold Greece the same worthless credit default swaps and derivitives that nearly bankrupted the world.

Sachs of Gold(man) have their dirty fingerprints all over most of the economic catastrophes of the last 100 years and now they have ruined my vacation. I was planning to go to Greece next fall, but am going to wait until things cool down.

actor212 October 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm

OPA!

*BLAM!*

ManchuCandidate October 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Greece finally understands what Greek Style really means in German.

actor212 October 9, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Zu ficken in den Merkel?

GregComlish October 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Grecian Style, not Greek Style

luckismine October 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm

We're talking about yogurt here, right?

Negropolis October 10, 2012 at 2:33 am

Could you please stop doing this? Thanks.

hagajim October 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Damn Greeks, all they wanna do is drink and have mad buttseks!

LibertyLover October 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Congrats on making it 4 posts before mentioning buttseks! Such restraint is amazing. *golf course applause*

anniegetyerfun October 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Today, we are all Greeks. Well, OK, I mean, Wonkette is Greek every day.

kittensdontlie October 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Ouzo is the lubricant for those same seks parties. It's mindnumbing.

LibertyLover October 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Of course. It tastes like "lick"-orice.

ThundercatHo October 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm

My Big Fat Greek Riot, worst sequel ever.

GregComlish October 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

"My Big Fat Grecian Riot". Jesus People, get it right already.

Chet Kincaid_ October 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

You know what they say about Greekophobes — they secretly want it Greek!

Toomush_Infer October 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Grecianphopes?…it sounds greasier that way….

ThundercatHo October 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm

You librul eleets with the speling and the grahmer allreddy shudnt look down y'alls noses just cuz y'all graduate from high scool.

iburl October 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm

The Golden Dawn was probably pissed she didn't wear her "Charlie Chaplin" mustache.

Sharkey October 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

So it's like Angie is holding out an olive branch and Greece is all like, "We invented that shit, give it back!"

Actually, no it's not. Whatevs.

actor212 October 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

In fairness to the Greeks, I doubt they've gotten over the capture of Crete, when the Germans had to help Mussolini out because he couldn't conquer a nation with an army the equivalent of Papua New Guinea.

Also, too, Merkel hasn't exactly been strongly opposed to Turkey entering the EU

BaldarTFlagass October 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Maybe her trip is just a reconnaissance.

actor212 October 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Peas in our time?

Maman October 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

No befriending the Trojans! What's next? Xerxes?

actor212 October 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Without Trojans, the reach around becomes a little more Xerxes and a little less Greece-y.

Tequila Mockingbird October 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Greece also invented Jennifer Aniston and homosexuality.

actor212 October 9, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Silly girl! Kravitz is a Jew!

ETA: How in the hell did you edit the post after I replied????

GregComlish October 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm

The Athenians used to make a dirty joke about Spartans, but I'm going to need to first provide the backstory.

Back in Ancient Greece, oral sex was such a shameful act that it could be applied by the court as punishment for wrongdoing. For instance, if a man fucked your wife you had the right to face fuck him in the town square in front of everybody. After that you were considered even. This is a fact.

In this day, kissing vadge was considered one of the most filthy acts a person could do. It was rumored to permenantly give the servicer bad breath. People who ate too much garlic were mocked since their tell-tale breath hinted of cunnilingus.

GregComlish October 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm

During this period the Spartans painted their shields with the character lambda, which would become the letter 'L' in the roman alphabet. (The 'L' stood for Lacedaemon which was the ancient name for Sparta, but Lycurgus, the reknowned lawmaker would also be a good guess). But 'L' stands for other words including 'lengua' (root of the word language) meaning tongue. Lengua was also a euphemism for cunnilingus. Thus the other city-states would mock the Spartans as habitual pussy eaters with terrible breath.

SexySmurf October 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm

53.8% of Greeks younger than 25 are unemployed

That's Obama's fault.

Sharkey October 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Do they count newborns and toddlers in that percentage?

Biel_ze_Bubba October 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm

And fetuses, -2 weeks or older.

OneDollarJuana October 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm

At least the unemployed in Greece don't have to feel guilty about it.

lowaltflier October 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm

You had me at Spanakopita. MMMMM!

Schmannnity October 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm

They just have to hold on a little longer. I heard yesterday that Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta are doing a revival.

sullivanst October 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Tell me more, tell me more…

emmelemm October 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Didja get very far?

actor212 October 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Greeced lightning?

emmelemm October 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm

The chicks'll cream!!

no_gravity October 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

It's been almost 70 years since Germany's told any other Europeans how they were to live their lives, this is just something that's been building up since 1945.

Schmannnity October 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Lookout Poland!

actor212 October 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm

True dat. Every once in a while, Germany has to toss on its jackboots and stomp around Europe.

no_gravity October 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I'm hearing Wagner musik in the distance.

Ryy October 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I'm here to help you slack ass losers by berating you for not being like me! And YES, you are welcome!

BaldarTFlagass October 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

"53.8% of Greeks younger than 25 are unemployed,"

Perhaps the Greeks should declare war on Turkey, and give those kids something do; something involving a rifle and a uniform. Bet that would make them shut their pie-holes.

GregComlish October 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Congratulations! You are now an honorary member of the Fascist Greek political movement, Golden Dawn!

Esteev October 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm

WOLVERINES!!1!

actor212 October 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Why not just pay them to have buttsechs?

GregComlish October 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Contrary to the fairy tale the Germans would have you believe, the Greeks are a hardworking and responsible culture. The Greek economy is simply unable to deal with the massive deflationary pressure, and Germany is preventing the EU from any meaningful monetary policy that might alleviate this stress out of some perversly misguided notion that economics needs to be a morality play. So Fuck Angela Merkel and Fuck the German dominated European Central Bank.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Responsible, except for the paying taxes part. Kinda like the teabaggers would be, if they could get away with it.

GregComlish October 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I think lots of Greeks would love to raise taxes and would accept that in return for a sensible monetary policy. Unfortunately the elite in ECB don't want that. The ECB wants to see spending slashed in a depressed economy and a permenant elimination of the Greek safety net.

BoroPrimorac October 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Raising taxes doesn't really help when you have trouble collecting them in the first place.

GregComlish October 9, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Ordinary Greeks are not happy about the lax enforcement of tax laws wherein honest people are punished and dishonest people are rewarded. Greeks would love to see sensible reforms adopted to make taxes more fairly levied. But you're not going to fix a broken tax system by implementing across the board cuts as the ECB demands.

wolvenwood13 October 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I've been to Greece several times and I agree completely with what you say. I've seen them work hard, far more than 40 hrs/per week. What they object to is the austerity measures being forced on them by their govt and Germany. I don't blame them. We Americans should all be out in the streets raising hell over the bank bail-out, the lack of jobs and the completely takeover of our country by religious and other assorted lunatics.

delaney_blom October 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I'm getting a sneaking suspicion that GregComlish might be a Grecian Greek.

Or at least a grecophile.

Or maybe a Grecian grecophile

GregComlish October 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I'm just an ordinary American who loves butt fucking and neo-Keynesian economics.

sbj1964 October 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

O Greece,have you not done enough for human culture?Where would we be today had you not invented the Felafel's,pita bread,and the gyro?

kittensdontlie October 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Democracy and baklava also.

SexySmurf October 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm

And John Stamos!

b[redact]opple October 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

ONCE AGAIN: Falafel is not Greek. Jesus.

BaldarTFlagass October 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Neither is Jesus.

actor212 October 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Iesou is!

elviouslyqueer October 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

which showed such amazing promise in nursery school, has degenerated into a hot mess, the kind of gal who stumbles into work two hours late wearing a spanakopita-stained outfit from the day before.

It's like you know me, Sara.

Radiotherapy October 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Deutschland Ünter Alles!

SayItWithWookies October 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm

This is why the landlord doesn't show up to the losing-our-lease party, even if she's invited.

PsycWench October 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I sort of see the relationship as more like the bail bondsman and the bonded-out person.

delaney_blom October 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Merkel: Look, brah, you gotta stay away from the ice. I tried to help you, but you ran, and now I've got to take you in and enforce austerity measures.
Greece ( eyes tearing): Thanks, dog.

PapistRadical October 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Wait why is the article taking the side of German austerity, and bashing Greeks as lazy whiners, when their stranded of living and political sovereignty is being smashed by the EU-IMF troika imposing policies that we would despise coming from the GOP? I mean, what the hell?

Chet Kincaid_ October 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Because it's funny, like "stranded of living".

wolvenwood13 October 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I wondered that, too.

tejanojim October 10, 2012 at 1:58 am

Yup. Maybe the author of this post can write a follow up explaining why we should uncritically accept the narrative being pushed by Ms. Merkel and her European Criminal Bankers. This is basically the same scam the IMF has been running on third world countries for decades. Spain, you're next. America, just wait a bit. They'll get here soon.

deanbooth October 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm

spanakopita-stained

Is spanakopita Greek for Santorum?

MacRaith October 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

And I was going to have spanakopita for supper. Now I have to make something else. Grrr….

BaldarTFlagass October 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm

The Greeks made her life Hellas on Earth.

actor212 October 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I guess if at first you don't succeed, Troy, Troy, Troy again…

elviouslyqueer October 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Quit horsing around, actor. That pun was Hera-ble.

actor212 October 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm

You can't be talking to me, cuz Achille for less!

Esteev October 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Well Greece's finances are in a real Messapia.

actor212 October 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Ouzo who else has messy finances?

TootsStansbury October 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm

M&Ms meltemi mouth and not in mi hands.

mrpuma2u October 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm

We need to be a little more spartan with our pun standards….

Toomush_Infer October 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Paris the thought…

elviouslyqueer October 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I may have to Hector you for this comment.

EatsBabyDingos October 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I miss the old days when conversations about Greece and Turkey centered around basting versus roasting.

ThankYouJeebus October 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Poor Angela needs a shoulder rub. What's W up to?

Beowoof October 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm

She is going to have to go to Texas for that as W is afraid to leave the country. Something about war crimes arrests. If he were to go there he would be like a pig on a spit (so to speak).

wolvenwood13 October 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm

He's like a pig even WITHOUT going there.

deanbooth October 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Tagg is now the designated rubber.

Boojum October 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Condom libel!

Esteev October 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm

TIPP ROMNEY LIBEL!

Negropolis October 10, 2012 at 2:38 am

Running away from the media so he doesn't sink Mitt.

Designer_Rants October 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Greece is the only European country with a (used to be) strong social safety net, so see what happens? Now eat your gruel and quit pining for that 50 years where things worked out for the working class in America!

LibertyLover October 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm

In fairness to Greece, I don't think their idea of austerity meant what they thought it meant.

Esteev October 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

getting wasted on ouzo and freak-dancing to the music of Yanni

Guilty as charged!

Maman October 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

NEEDS MOAR WINE!

deanbooth October 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm

"SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP!"

Here's a news clip of Merkel in Greece.

Maman October 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm

You think this is a riot, just wait until the Assyrians come for the Greeks again!

mavenmaven October 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Everyone just LOVES useless austerity measures. Look how much everyone here loves Romney.

PapistRadical October 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Seriously, the Greeks on the street today are part of the same struggle we are in against right wing plutocracy, except the Greeks are infinity more fucked now then we are.

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Beware of Greeks bearing Molotov Cocktails.

BaldarTFlagass October 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Her "Here's Looking Down At You" Tour was not a resounding success, obviously.

Goonemeritus October 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I admit that I am a total outsider, I also admit to sleeping through many of my Macro Economic courses but shouldn’t Greece at least try to collect taxes rather than firing all their public sector workers?

BaldarTFlagass October 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm

The guy in the cube next to me is married to a Greek woman he met while he was stationed over there in the 90s. From what he says, they've got tax loopholes big enough to drive the Parthenon through; brings a tear to Romney's eye.

Goonemeritus October 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm

It’s not just the loopholes; the underground economy is a percentage of GDP is the biggest in the world. Cash transactions, barter and outright fraud is normal everyday business practice in Greece. They seem to run their economy like it’s a dive bar.

Chet Kincaid_ October 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Wait, the guy in the cube!? With the Greek wife?! Man, I know EXACTLY who you are!!

BaldarTFlagass October 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm

AND he's a Fox-t*rd!!

Biel_ze_Bubba October 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm

"shouldn’t Greece at least try to collect taxes"

They're not ready for THAT kind of austerity!

ManchuCandidate October 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Hey it's Benincasa. Long time no post.

BaldarTFlagass October 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Twice in one day, no less. Our cup runneth over.

HistoriCat October 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm

And yet we still are not being put down. This is not the Sara Benincasa I remember.

imissopus October 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

No alt-text? Man, this is the worst comeback since the Eagles reunion tour.

weejee October 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Well she was a long time gone.

bobbert October 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm

CSN Libel.

Chet Kincaid_ October 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm

The Greeks don't want no freaks!!

Allmighty_Manos October 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Geez, what are they so angry about? Oh wait…

weejee October 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Can we trade Mittens and Egg to the Greeks for a couple of cases of ouzo and some olives?

BaldarTFlagass October 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

You know what other German leader went to Greece to the consternation of it's inhabitants?

BlueStateLibel October 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm

It's not like Germany ever received zillions in aid, oh wait, yeah, it did. Guess what Germany, we want that money back. Now.

SmutBoffin October 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Funniest use of 'spanakopita" ever!

weejee October 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Popeye applauds.

emmelemm October 9, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Spankatopita?

PapistRadical October 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm

"America is like that slutty rich bitch roommate whose keeps raiding the fridge and stealing the crew's rent money for crack and anime merch, and Romney is like this awkward but nice Christian friend trying to tell her she needs help. But America keeps freaking out and saying "You don’t fuckin’ OWN ME! You think you’re better?” and Romney is like, “Noooo…I just, um…I think it’s time someone created some boundaries for you?”. But she just blow him off and heads out with her black pimp boy friend.

This article, GOP Edition
Not so funny anymore is it ?

actor212 October 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Romney is like this awkward but nice Christian friend trying to tell her she needs help

These words…they look familiar but don't really exist.

Chet Kincaid_ October 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Did she wear something with a plunging neckline? That would have distracted them. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-559369/Ge

BeefHardcake October 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm

"They're not booing, they're saying BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOANGELA!"

GregComlish October 9, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Angela Merkel stars in "Austerity She Wrote"

Joey_Blau October 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm

weeeel… it makes more sense if you remember that the "bailout" money goes on a round trip from the EU governments to Greece and then right back to the German BANKS!!!

it's not really a bailout of the greeks.. they get higher taxes, pay and pension cuts and service cuts… the banks that made the loans get the money and the power to complain and get more…

oh and.. where did all the money really go?

"In 2006, as the financial crisis was looming, Greece was the third biggest arms importer after China and India. And over the past 10 years its military budget has stood at an average of 4% of GDP, …if it had only spent the EU average of 1.7% over the last 20 years, it would have saved a total of 52% of its GDP – meaning instead of being completely bankrupt it would be among the more typical countries struggling with the recession"

yes.. that's right .. the military has sucked up large amounts of money funded by bank loans… well maybe we are like Greece after all! lol.

Joey_Blau October 9, 2012 at 2:18 pm

and more from http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/mar/

"In the five years up to 2010, Greece purchased more of Germany's arms exports than any other country, buying 15% of its weapons. Over the same period, Greece was the third-largest customer for France's military exports and its top buyer in Europe. Significantly, when the first bail-out package was being negotiated in 2010, Greece spent 7.1bn euros (£5.9bn) on its military, up from 6.24bn euros in 2007. A total of £1bn was spent on French and German weapons, plunging the country even further into debt in the same year that social spending was cut by 1.8bn euros. It has claimed by some that this was no coincidence, and that the EU bail-out was explicitly tied to burgeoning arms deals. In particular, there is alleged to have been concerted pressure from France to buy several stealth frigates."

PapistRadical October 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Don't we all need more helping hands from foreign bankers and the boys in uniform?

Toomush_Infer October 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

They wuz Romnified!….

Chow Yun Flat October 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Old news, of course, but 58% of the EU bailout goes to non-Greek banks, 23% to Greek banks and 19% is spent on Greek jobs, infrastructure, etc.

Sucks to be Greek.

owhatever October 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm

When the economy sucks, invade Troy.

fuflans October 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm

well i'm sure angela will be soothed by thoughts of the upcoming romney presidency.

ttommyunger October 9, 2012 at 10:29 pm

…The Greek Tragedy, coming soon to a city near you. The good news: the troubled Euro is no longer a candidate to replace the Dollar's place as the world's currency (little known fact: Sadaam was planning to sell his oil in Euros just prior to our invasion) ; thus, prolly no need for another War somewhere.

Negropolis October 10, 2012 at 2:40 am

Beware of Germans bearing gifts.

The Germans will not be satisfied until they have the Greeks back in togas.

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