I came a cross a story that will surely warm CO’s heart and bring a broad smile across her face. The residents of Hamburg and Kiel have rejected the ghastly, 11-billion-euro white elephant known as the 2024 Olympics in a referendum. This leaves only Paris, Budapest, Rome and Los Angeles as candidates.
Interesting, in the past the list of candidates was longer — have more authorities started seeing the light like Oslo by slapping the IOC’s snouts before they could bury them in troughs? Maybe they should hold the Olympics in Damascus, Tripoli or Dhaka! Perhaps a combination of all of them, that would serve them right! Although the defeat was relatively narrow, 51.6 pc to 48.4pc the sound judgement of the heirs of the Hanseatic League saw-off a fiscal nightmare. Naturally the great and good in Germany are miffed that mere peasants could scuttle their most grandiose vanity project yet! They might just have to concentrate on Berlin’s new airport or finding ways to keep the bits of Germany that haven’t fallen into disrepair due to neglect from crumbling as well! Perhaps it is time to give German voters more say in how their country is run rather than give unfettered might to the clique of mediocrities and cretins who have mismanaged the country in a most dictatorial way.
Oh, and Germany will send some 1,200 soldiers to fight ISIS. I beg to ask with what, broomsticks? Perhaps they could borrow surplus Belarussian aircraft? Considering the Bundeswehr’s pitiful performance in Afghanistan (Wah! They’re shooting, not fair!!!) and the generally pathetic state of Germany’s armed forces they might prefer doing something more useful like dropping leaflets showing Angela Honecker, I mean, Merkel in a mini-bikini with a caption reading “your 72 virgins await you”.