The funniest thing about this idiotic meme being peddled by NOIQ and the PUMA sites is that anyone who has EVER been to Germany for more than an hour can tell you that beer and sausage are sold pretty much everywhere you go. You can not walk without tripping over a vendor selling Bratwurst mit Brötchen with that delicious senf. I am drooling thinking about it right now. Washed down with a hefeweissen. God.
In the town I lived in, Fulda, they would throw up a tent and break out the beer, sausage, and lederhosen any time they had an excuse.
*** Update ***
Earbucket wins the internet:
I heard he fed the entire crowd with five bratwursts and two Heinekens.
Yeah, it’s right up there with the claim that at one appearance, the people came out to see a free concert by the Decemberists, instead of to see Obama. Desperation is ugly.
When Obama was in the San Francisco of Germany (Paris?) did he accuse Germans of being bitter and clinging to their sausages and beer?
You might want to fix that.
But this line of attack from the crazies just cracks me up. I have no other response. Heh
It’s a historical fact that Hitler and Stalin both packed in the house by offering free beer and brats to their starving people; it’s no wonder that a RadicalSocialistManchurianNobamaPrettyBoyWhoWhippedHRCsAss would do the same.
I could really use a hefeweisen right now.
After my visit to Germany I kept the mental image of a guy in Lederhosen punching Jimmy Dean in the stomach for defiling the masterpiece that the Germans call Wurst!
The real question is are the PUMA/NOIQ types GOP plants or just lunatic dead-enders? (hmm I just noticed those two categories are not mutually exclusive, but you know what I mean)
Thanks for the link, John.
Diane is trying to get me to call her because I assume she wants to charm me over the phone, but I think she’s confusing me with Steve Doocy.
Still head and shoulders above the sausage-fest that John McCain held the same day.
They love to play this game. I think Obama threw a rally on the same day as a Decemberists concert or something a while back, and when some obscene number of people showed up, the wingnuts declared that he was cheating… or something. I don’t even follow the logic anymore.
The general meme is that no one likes Barack Obama. Or maybe its that Obama is starting a cult and too many people like him. Or maybe its that Obama is a terrorist and only Islamists are voting for him. Or he could just be getting too much support from all those racists and blacks. I doubt even the GOP message machine could give a coherent answer.
Germany – the wonderful place where it is mandated by law that they have to serve a drink on the menu that is cheaper than beer.
I think part of it is that people who haven’t been out of North America (about 70 percent of the population) don’t realize that street venders serve good beer and food varying in quality from inedible to OMYGODTHISISGOOD! on a daily basis all over the rest of the world.
In India, sometimes there are things which fall into both categories.
the PUMA people are trying to scare “good, hard-working white americans” by making some sort of vague reference to the Black Man’s legendarily huge, threatening penis.
hence, all the sausage talk.
“) did he accuse Germans of being bitter and clinging to their sausages and beer?”
Who could blame them if they did?
Meat. And Beer. In Germany?!?
Mah God, I’ve never heard of such a thing! Obama must have smuggled it into the country in order to tempt the teetolatarian vegetarian Germans with these strange comestibles.
If I didn’t know better I’d say they’re having some sort of contest to create an attack that is lamer than anything Camp Meh-Cain* can launch.
*h/t whoever coined that one.
Years ago I moved to Germany to take a job. Arrived at the Munich airport, exhausted, met my new boss, rented a Mercedes, drove out to the town where I’d be living. . . and found myself in a beer tent, surrounded by drunken Germans in Lederhosen singing along to an oompah band. It was surreal then, but I soon discovered it was also nothing out of the ordinary. It’s just what happens.
I distinctly remember when I turned on the coverage of the speech, that the start of the speech had been delayed. What was shown on the TeeVee was a rock band playing for the crowd. Damn Obama media.
After I drink beer is when I cling to my sausage.
I think the infiltration of the PUMA groups by GOP agents provocateurs now matches the infiltration of the Socialist Revolutionary Combat Organization by the Tsarist Secret Police. There’s probably more GOP plants than real PUMAs at this point, but none of them know which of the others is also an agent provocateur.
Are you guys claiming that the Decemberists don’t regularly draw 75,000 people to their concerts?
And during the summer, those excuses are coming fast and think. Germans take a three-day weekend pretty much every other week in the summer.
Historically speaking, this was the same tactic used by Hitler at his Nuremberg Rallies. The German people had no intention of supporting Adolf. They just followed the sign that said, “Come for the bratwurst, stay for the Reichsparteitage“.
..uh, that would be “thick.”
You had me all the way, John, especially since it’s lunchtime. Sausage and beer. MMMMMMM.
But then you had to break out the lederhosen. Thanks.
The Moar You Know
Damn you John, I’m on a diet.
I have never had food like I had a few years back when in Germany. SCHNITZEL! And the beer…oh, dear God, the beer. So good.
Oh yeah, the point of my comment….
This is what you get when people feel the need to object to a candidate, and they’ve got NUTHIN’.
J.A.F. Rusty Shackleford
This is great news for Hillary Clinton!
It’s a symbiotic relationship. GOP ratfuckers feeding goofs who are behaving like Philip Seymour Hoffman huffing away reality in Love Liza.
So my question is why McCain wouldn’t try the same tricks to galvanize his base. Why aren’t McCain events lead off with concerts by Frank Sinatra and dancing by Fred Asteire? They could all pull up in their vintage Rolls Royces and have a buffet of creamed corn and roast beef. Lubys could cattier.
McCain just needs to get with the times.
I say we all fly to Berlin for Frikadellen and Bier mit Schuss (raspberry syrup) shots.
Having lived in Germany for a year, and toured once afterwards, I definitely plan on another extended stay there before I depart this early vale.
If I could afford it, I would even consider retiring there, but cost of living is pretty steep, home ownership MUCH more expensive than here. My house would cost about five times what it is worth here, I actually did some research on retirement options including Germany last year.
Slightly off topic:
Saw this today. It is a new meme engine using Semantic Web technology for those interested in Web 3.0 stuff.
The Grand Panjandrum
Are NOIQ and the PUMA sites now the Freepers of the left?
Ah, Germany is a fine place to spend some very drunk time. They really do understand how to live well. Shit! What’s not to love about a place where leather shorts, knee socks, and a funny hat signify party time! I’ve probably blacked out more of the good times I had than the ones I remember from.
They’re throwing every smear meme in the book at him hoping something will stick. What is most disturbing is just how much a concerted effert this is. It’s as if someone faxed the talking points directly to the MSM.
That wouldn’t happen in a free and open society, would it?
This is great news for Hillary! though.
Wait… I thought ‘idiotic meme’ and ‘NOIQ and the PUMA’ actually meant the same thing.
Ooo. They had you sitting right in the Gap? During the Cold War, John? That was a tense spot back then.
The Grand Panjandrum
Yea, the Three Old Stiffs campaign theme might be that little edge he’s been looking for. I just hope they can get Glenn Miller as the backup band. Now THAT would be all kinds of awesome and get everyone In the Mood, as it were.
But, but, but…I thought they LOVED the BBQ.
But, but, but…I thought they LOVED the BBQ.
Answer: GOP plants because…
We ALL know how obsessed the GOP are with other people’s sausages.
Is Obama the Dracula? Please MSM, tell us it’s so!
And also, what’s Obama going to do with those fancy meats, besides luring people? Something kinky? Gotta know.
In the town I lived in, Fulda, they would throw up a tent…
…and I think we all know how painful that can be…
Is the sausage made with goat?
The Grand Panjandrum
Kevin has this update in his post:
Any bets its the same source as the “whitey” tapes?
My God…what have I been missing? I have to get to Germany NOW.
Ted Stevens has been indicted!!!!!
This is literally true. After landing in Frankfurt and hopping a train (in the wrong direction, no less), the first place I found was a stand in the Wiesbaden train station sold me that exact thing (yes, with the delicious senf.). Cheap and delicious. In one hour of being there, I could see why Europeans bitch about bad bread when they come to the US.
It’s not a big truck, it’s a series of tubes!!
I have nothing significant to contribute. I simply want to say to you, John, that I thought nothing could be funnier than the title of this blog entry…until I read the comment thread. You people are fantastic. Take a bow, all of you.
Lederhosen in Berlin? Not likely.
Sausage and beer, yes… and döner kebab.
But seriously, Berlin is well north of wherever lederhosen are deemed to be acceptable clothing to wear in public. Bring up Lederhosen in Berlin, and they’re more likely to refer to this.
… maybe they thought that claiming obama lured them with fried chicken and watermelon sounded racist and dumb?
OT: The Alaska GOP is ramping up to full explosion mode:
– Senator Stevens indicted this morning
– Governor Palin under investigation for firing the Public Safety Commissioner, alledgedly for not firing the soon-to-be-ex-husband of the Governor’s sister.
– The replacement Public Safety Commissioner (see above) stepped down within two weeks, because of a reprimand for a sexual harassment complaint.
– State Senator also indicted.
– The lone Alaskan Congressman is also expected to be indicted some time soon
The Anchorage Daily News has the juicy details
Heh. As if they thought about it before they blurted it.
There you go talking about European bread, now you got me all hungry. I will also agree with the thread, the only excuse the Germans need to drink beer is the sun came up this morning lets celebrate!
Yeah, the Alaska GOP is verging on a supernova of corruption. Point your telescopes up there. It should be ooh-aah pretty.
I cannot imagine how a thread combining Germans, sausages and Obama can go 2.5 hours without a reference to Blazing Saddles. It can’t be twue!
Re: Ted Stevens. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.
I’m sure he’s on the Jan. 20th pardon list.
Fifteen is my limit on schnitzengruben.
You can not walk without tripping over a vendor selling Bratwurst mit Brötchen with that delicious senf. I am drooling thinking about it right now. Washed down with a hefeweissen. God
Great stuff. I remember frequenting that little stand behind the Rathaus in Kaiserslautern for their frikadella. Germany: vegetarian hell.
It’s twue! It’s twue!
The only time I’ve touched down in Germany was changing trains in Hamburg between Copenhagen and Amsterdam. Had a currywurst in the train station. Sounded bizarre but it was really good.
The Hofbrauhaus is going to open in here in Cupertino, like the one in Las Vegas. Just in time for me to move to an office out of walking distance. Not the same as München, but not bad. I wonder if they’ll have currywurst? There’s only a few thousand Desi in the valley.
Grand Moff Texan
I still run into bushtards online spouting the Decemberist talking point (though usually they don’t know the name of the band, much less how wrong they are).
I used to go to this little place outside of Frankfurt that has the best pan-fried schnitzel with some sort of sauce that made me contemplate the existence of God. The schnitzels hung over the side of the plate and were approximately the size of toilet seats. Once a dinner companion asked what part of the pig it was. Someone answered, “The left part”.
Oh, John, so naive.
OBVIOUSLY at the same time that Obama’s “parents” were faking his live birth in Hawaii they sent teams of street vendors to Europe to get the Germans accustomed to impromptu beer and sausage consumption so that, decades later, when the why-won’t-he-show-me-his-birth-certificate-if-he-has-nothing-to-hide candidate needed a fake crowd in Berlin to convince unsuspecting Americans to vote for him, no one would be the wiser. (The teams also had to orchestrate the downfall of the DDR and reunify Germany, so quite busy actually.)
The fact that you would vouch for these beer and sausage vendors as a German tradition pre-dating Obama’s appearance on the scene just shows how diabolical their plan actually was…and is.
Barack “My Real Middle Name is Jihad” Obama is not only illegally running to be the first non-citizen president of America, but he also is engaging in rampant voter fraud by paying foreigners food to vote for him?
Does the horror ever stop?
Dammit people you’re making me wanna learn German…
Not true. Vegetarians make out quite well in Germany. It’s not all wurst and schnitzel.
When I was living in Berlin, we’d bring the booze ourselves (.3l bottles of vodka hidden in our pockets).
Little problem with that particular meme. Aside from the fact the Decemberists have never attracted more than 10,000 to a free concert, the band name wasn’t even mentioned in the rally announcement.
‘Course John Kerry managed to attract over 50K in Portland in 2004…I sorta doubt Bon Jovi was the big draw. (Leonardo, well, maybe the pre-teens in the crowd.)
And if people in Portland, Berlin, wherever, are only showing up for the free music, why don’t they peel out when the band stops playing? Why stick around for a few more hours in the sun and listen to a bunch of political speeches?
Of course. It is all part of the evil liebrul plan to undermine your luv fer Teh Homeland(TM) by making you learn foreign languages.
More on the German beer thing (old Navy dit incoming!) When I was serving on 707 Squadron they used to fly the helicopters to Germany for cold weather training. Of course on the way over the helicopters were packed full of people and food and supplies. When it came time to come back they were virtually empty. So, being the ingenious types that sailors and marines are they bought up every case of Grolsch and other beer they could find and loaded up the helicopters. Rent an old barn, hire an oompah band and hey presto Oktoberfest in deepest Somerset (only one of which I vaguely remember the rest are just a blur).
Yeah, I also remember some kind of delicious sausage and beer at the Hauptbahnhof at Frankfurt-am-Main many years ago.
I see only flaw in this cunning plan of the PUMA-NOIQ crowd. There are large swatches of the Midwest that are populated largely by descendants of German immigrants. These people have established Oktoberfests and various other Fests all over the place where they consume large amounts of sausage and beer. Indeed, McLame did his little imitation German trip in front of a Sausage Haus. So I’m afraid the number of Americans who are totally unfamiliar with these sorts of dietary customs might be somewhat smaller than the nutcases imagine.
I heard he fed the entire crowd with five bratwursts and two Heinekens.
With free beer and sausages in Berlin Obama would have drawn a crowd of 2 million instead of 200k. To give you a comparison: At the Oktoberfest in Munich, the price for a “Maß Bier” (1 Liter) is 8€ now. 8 fucking Euro. I am sure Obama loved blowing half a months worth of donations to feed the Germans.
Shut up, that’s why.
*posting from under my desk out here in West L.A.*
Oh, that’s a fucking keeper! Win!
Its me again
I tell you though, if you ever want to entertain yourself on a boring afternoon, just leave a reality based comment on any of the NOIQ threads and the cockroaches come out in broad daylight to swarm. . .using an HRC analogy always gets the “true believers” where it hurts.
These are effing hilarious, but the winner is:
I’m in Bremen doing some academic masturbation at the moment an frankly the Germans could care less about free bier, they’ll buy their own thank you very much. I’ve also noted that everyone I talked to was a little put off by Obama using them for a campaign backdrop, and I’m talking people so far to the left they’d fall off the flat earth. Oh, and none of them believe Obama will change a damned thing, they just figure he’s better than the Evil Twins.
One other thing, did he serve cold beer? I’ve been here a week starting down in Swabia and I’m sick of warm beer so I just hiked 2k in a rain storm to buy some ice. At 2.65 euros for 3 kilos I see why they drink it warm. But it’s chillin’ now “and I feel fine”.
Gas was 1.47!
You do the math.
Bart: No, thank you. Fifteen is my limit on schnitzengruben.
Lili Von Shtupp: Well how about a little… [whispers in his ear]
Bart: [shocked] Baby. I’m not from Havana.
Two marks just 10 years ago. Thats a little over a buck. Plus a few marks for the deposit.
Things are certainly getting unaffordable to us third world Amis.
Thanks for devalueing our currency, Bushie.
No shit. When they first put the Euro out it was set to equal $1 exactly. I just converted for $1.64. WTF?
mmmmmmmmm, delicious senf…
Oh do (da) lief (leaf) au um
About Obama and his speech in Germany, have you seen the latest RNC video?
1.47 x 4 x 1.6 = $9.408 US. European chicks have body hair a mile long. What’s your point?
All hail EarBucket. You shall be King of teh Intertubes hereafter.
Well, that makes a lot of sense. Supposedly Obama’s in Berlin and buys ’em all Heinekens (like wrong ‘Standort’, fellow).
In Berlin, it’d be Schultheiss or maybe Becks if his numbers were good this month.
Great post, John. Ich habe in Deutschland einmal gelebt, and I have to say that your image made me think of those little cardboard rectangles they give you to hold the Wurst with in case you didn’t want the Brötchen.
Mmmm, and the Pommes mit Paprika! German cuisine is far more fun than anyone gives it credit for.
When I lived there I had vegetarian friends who subsisted on salad and pizza. That was thirty-four years ago and it was difficult to impossible to get a decent veggie meal.
To this day, and I try again almost every year, I cannot make Frikadellen mit Bratkartoffeln taste the way it should.
Hey, this is Obama we’re talking about. Sausage and beer? No way.
It was lattes and scones.
You know, I don’t ever recall any outlandish claims of Hillary luring crowds to her appearances with bratwurst and beer.
I guess that shoots another hole in the “they’ve already thrown everything at her, so she’s pre-vetted” theory.