Our corrupt child chancelor was impeached on monday. The Vengaboys' "We're going to Ibiza" is number one in the charts and quickly turning into the new Bella Ciao, in memory of our corrupt Vice chancellor who after his stunt on Ibiza is now further embarrassing himself in late night facebook postings.
On thursday our truly awesome president (seriously it is like we elected Captain Picard or something) named an interim chancelor, the first female chancelor in Austria's history.
She's conservative but headed the supreme court of Austria and is as lawfull neutral as they get. It's the antithesis to the nazi populists, who ruled before.
To protest the nazi government people took to the streets every thursday for almost a year now. This thursday there was a giant party. The Vengaboys were playing! That is why Vienna is the single best part of Austria!
Yesterday was just wonderful. I hestitate to be so pathetic, but it was as if a giant load was lifted off the country. Everybody was smiling at each other in the streets. I was on a playground with my son and parents were sitting all around chuckling happy with Schadenfreude at their cellphones as the Nazi Vice chancellor had to step down because of his endless stupidity!
The whole day everybody was wondering if they would just exchange heads and replace him with Norbert Hobert (their candidate for our endless presidential elections and current minister for infrastructure) but in the end our whiny conservative child prime minister announced that there will be elections in September. I was never so happy for our green president. I'm pretty sure things would not have gone that smoothly without that wonderful old man in the Hofburg.
The happy is short term of course. I guess we will see the true consequences next weekend at the EU ellections and it is sadly possible that the Nazis will not even lose that many votes. Conspiracy theories are running wild on their websites, helped by the fact that in this case, there was an actual conspiracy. Nobody knows where the Ibiza video came from. It was made before the last election, two years ago and apparently it was offered to several people for money (among them the German comedian Jan Böhmermann) before being given anonymously to two German newspapers last week.
Strache is playing the victim of course and even more so is Kurz, who is rubbing his hands. He figures that the FPÖ losses will all go to him as it happened with Schüssel the last time a conservative/nazi coalition blew up. He might very well be right but I hope it will not be enough for an absolute majority. A conservative only government would be a disaster, but I am hopeful, that he'll have at least a small party in there to keep him in check.
It is also excellent news for the green party, who is likely going to return to parliament. We'll see. For now I am just happy. A lot of people are happy. It is a bubble thing of course and I am aware that on the countryside, the atmosphere is very different for sure, but I just don't care. I was right. So right. Living in this nightmare government was really getting to me. I was starting to wonder if I was going crazy not the world around me being stupid. But I was right. So right. What you see in that video, that is exactly what I would have expected from Strache and Gudenus. And now, everybody sees it. It just feels good.
And let us not forget the marvelous comedic value of this. Gudenus who attempts to t translate Strache to the fake russian oligarch with miming a gun when they talk about getting money from Gaston Glock and then how he "translates" Heidi Horton, as Heidi Horton. They are such morons.
We're having an election again, probably in mid october (because our politicians are lazy fucks who cannot be expected to show up for work in summer). Crap, 5 month madness.
Our conservatives just exchanged their head for a 30 year old moron, who wants a coalition with the neo nazi party. And they will win. Our polls are notoriously unreliable, but there sadly is a solid right majority.
So 5 years of the neonazis in the government again. Anti- Eduction, anti -social, anti-foreighners and anti-EU. fuck them.
Due to the new ToS like most people I am leaving LJ. I am not going to delete this journal, but I will cease to crosspost. I am rogin On DW and I welcome everybody. This is going to be my new header image. Let's see how long it will be up.
Just saw the Hugo short list published and though I did not follow the puppy drama of the year too closely it looks like there is mostly real stuff on the ballot this year (just one puppy nom per category).
Is this a consequence of EPH or is the stupid puppy thing finally dying?
Ah, i read up on it, so Beale had one nom per category this year...and the sads basically don't exist anymore, ironically just like figleave moderate republicans.
I continue to be horrified by Trump. He really is the fascist he has claimed to be. This guy needs to go down. Fast and by any means necessary. He is a threat to the free world.
And I think it was wrong to try and "understand" or "educate" the people who voted for him and who vote for his ilk in Europe. Yeah, sure, they are plain stupid. But they still know they are voting for nazism and they simply do not care. They want to trample down others to better themselves. This is not the usual "what is the best way for everybody" argument political parties have been having in the last 50 years. This is "we'll take yours over your cold dead body" and people who vote for this shit need to be held accountable for it. Whatever they promise themselves from it (and however realistic or unrealistic that is) they do not mind sacrificing freedom and lives for it.
I'm also very anxious about the French election. This Hamon person, does he have a chance to go into the run off? If so, does he have a chance to beat LePen? Will Fillon's scandal drag him down?