Darn. Four glasses of Diet Coke at our meeting with Pastor Tim and his wife this evening and I'm more wired than a transformer. Tim Horton's continues it's role as the front company for Canadian World Domination by providing nice food and drink and friendly service at a fair price, not even complaining when I went back for thirds and forths on pop.
I'll write some while I put some blood into the caffeine system.
They're talking about a Jamaican government in Germany (thanks to Patrick Carver for the link). Well, that's one possibility in a messy split-decision Sunday. That's a joke on the colors of a proposed Christian Democrat (black)-Free Democrat (yellow) and Green coalition. Here's an odd quote that might have made more sense in German-
"We are interested in content," Greens co-leader Claudia Roth said on ARD television. "We are not interested just in governing, we are interested in politics."
I think that last might have translated better as "policy." Any coalition is going to have to go light on the free-market reforms, for at least one of the left-of-center parties will be in the next government; none of them seem to have too many closet supply-siders.
The CDU and the Greens might actually agree to have a more pro-nuke-plant policy.
Do I see that right; the German Greens are pro-nuke-plant? Once you divorce nuclear weapons and the leftist knee-jerk opposition to same from the equation, nuclear power is the cleanest power available, if you can avoid a Chernobyl and find a good place to stash the waste; that's something most folks can agree on.
The Free Democrats don't want to be part of the Green-Social Democrat coalition, both major parties have disavowed the largely-ex-Communist Left Party, and there's a bit too much bad blood to make a grand coalition possible. That might make the CDU-FD-Green Kingston Trio a possibility.