Anyway, here's a sample of what made Hans and Hilda swoon:
The surprising swing to the left for Germany's (formerly) centrist and fiscally prudent Grand coalition threatens to trigger a prolonged phase of political uncertainty in Germany, because as Bloomberg notes, "the victory of Walter-Borjans and Esken, who favor taxing the rich, boosting welfare spending and abandoning Germany’s long-standing policy of a balanced budget, will certainly weaken pro-government forces."So it looks like Germany will soon join the ranks of arithmetic-challenged nations like, oh, the United States. Party like there's no tomorrow, kids. Universal franchise = fiscal stupidity. This is the fiscal version of what sailing ships sometimes encounter, namely, being "in irons" or "stuck." At least with sailboats there's a way to break out of this state; in modern, welfare-state polities there is not.
Crazy stuff is adored by the leaders and the voters alike. However, taking away the punch bowl at 0600 after a loooong night of partying is, well, being a real killjoy.
Well, what can you expect from a nation whose chief executive says out loud in public that freedom of speech will have to be curtailed in order for Germans to stay free? To strong applause from her peeps in the Bundestag, let it be said.
And that, pilgrims, sad to say, is not a genius stroke of satire on my part. State of the art Western political leadership. Complete swill. Turbocharged betrayal.
 "In Shocking Blow To Merkel, Germany's SPD Elects Leftist Leaders, Risking Coalition Government Collapse." By Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge, 11/30/19 (bolding removed, my underlining).