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  1. A coalition between two centrist/ 2 right-wing parties will not come to pass. I'm devastated.
  2. Both these polls have Immigration (Einwanderung/ Zuwanderung/ Fl├╝chtlinge) as the most important issue, social justice as second. Here https://www.wahl.de/themen/btw17 they don't list by importance, but the percentage numbers show it. (OK, immigration and social justice have almost equal importance.) I'm sure different phrasing will change results somewhat.
  3. No, for example, the Left Party gained votes from former Social Democrat voters, but lost almost as many to the AfD. Their overall gain was low. The only other leftist party (if you want to call them that) that gained a bit is the Green party. SPD and CDU lost big... FDP, AfD are new in parliament... overall, it has shifted to the right. I just read the quota of women is also lower than during the last 20 years.
  4. @Notone (quoting doesn't work for me right now, sorry): RE: 'moderate' Petry... I thought my "Yeah, right" made it clear what I think about this claim. Just to be clear, by "You go, girl" I meant. go on and destruct/ divide the party... I really don't care whether she's one fifth of a shade more moderate at all. Sadly, I think she is too isolated to really make them implode, but it will be fun to watch her antics anyway. I pretty much concur with your assessment of the current situation and analysis of the parties involved.
  5. Well, most of their votes are probably their old base, the fans of good ol' neoliberalism, after all, their agenda is basically the same that it used to be. But the additional voters who got them back into parliament (and government) were probably swung by the hipster posters and paroles. Yes, I DID take "Digital" to mean just what you said; I just take the second part to be very revealing (well, and the language/ grammar aspect): Bedenken = anti social warrior code for rules, protection of people or the environment, anything ... like with climate change, you know. Lindner jsut told us that they are all for meeting the goals regarding the prevention of climate change, just without any rules, because The Free Market will take care oft it. Genius! 'Cause anything regulation or state is "shared irresponsibility". GAH. I don't know why these people annoy me even more than the AfD right now... Speaking of which, Frauke Petry is happily continuing her destruction of the party from within, claiming she's more for a moderate party. Yeah, right. Anyway, you go girl!
  6. Well, let's be positive about it: I thought there wouldn't be any surprises... Oh well. I almost didn't vote because of organisational problems (was volunteering for the election, but in a different place from where I have to vote) and thought it wouldn't matter much this time anyway. OK, it didn't really matter anyway. Btw, someone mentioned the FDP slogans were good... Really? I am still laughing about "Digital first, Bedenken second" and "Fahrzeug, nicht Stehzeug". I think that those b&w posters of Mr "I'm too sexy for my suit" won them more votes than their bad puns, faulty logic, and bad German... I did see backlash for the AfD's "hunting" metaphor, but the problem is they are using these provocations to generate a response, then go all measured and totally misunderstood victim, and successfully prevent real issues from being discussed.
  7. Why are there two R'n'R threads?
  8. >> I am sick an tired of Dany's million mile long stream of titles. Well, half of the dialogue writes itself that way! Some of the anachronisms that stood out for me: - handshake scene at the beach - "Do I have my facts wrong?" - "she's not about..." The exchange Dany - Jon was painful. The WW are real! The NKis real! Uhm, Jon, maybe a little elaboration would be in order. From Dany's pov, her not insisting on Braveheart Snow bending the knee (let alone giving him dragonglass) makes no sense. But of course, she trusts St Tyrion, who's a good judge of character, particularly with someone he met years ago. Actually, all the dialogue and monologue is bad now. Well-written and well-acted dialogue can be more riveting than any action scene; but most of these people just seem very chatty now. Here, foreign lord who will not bend the knee, let me tell you about my children and that I'm barren! My queen, before telling you our strategy for Casterly Rock, let me tell you about my father issues in great detail! Hey, stupid Dorne queen who killed my daughter, let me give a lengthy villain monologue like in the comic books, to spell it all out to you! And so on... D&D really ARE obsessed with "fingers in the bum", aren't they? TMI, Cersei. No one cares about your breastfeeding habits. Cersei's hairstyle is spreading; her new female minion (who was that?) has it, too! Bran about Sansa's wedding night... As sensitive as a sledgehammer. How about, "I saw how you betrayed Jon's trust, sending a ravengram to LF, killing Rickon!" Oh well. Nevermind. But something a little less personal and creepy? Dear Gods, Tyrion, it's a war council. Nobody wants your whole backstory. Just say, "There's a secret sewer system we can use", and get a therapist!
  9. Easy. They thought: "oooh, girl-on-girl action!" and of the 13-yo male demographic.
  10. Perfect.
  11. I didn't have the time to post my random thoughts earlier. I'm sure everything has been said by others, and better, but a girl needs to rant anyway. Dany questioning Varys: It's ridiculous that this conversation didn't take place BEFORE she accepted Varys' service. And he didn't answer the question about Viserys, instead he gave this monologue, which apparently satisfied her. Too dumb for words. Those first 13 minutes of cheesy dialogue (Dany/ Varys/ Tyrion/ Mel) were very painful to watch. And it didn't get much better. Grrrl power: Go to Westeros without any kind of war strategy. then have St Tyrion tell you what to do and parrot what he says. Hmmm, Casterly Rock must be taken because it's been the seat of Lannister power... I see. Surely a much better plan than to quickly conquer the capital, get rid of the usurper queen who blew up the vatican that all the peole loved and charm the commonfolk by being a nicer queen than Cersei (easy task), plus dragons. Poor Olenna. But then she probably doesn't care anymore. Sandra's objections against Jon instantly went out the window when Jon left business to her for the time of his absence. That was hilarious. LF is long past his expiration date. Why exactly is he talking to Jon right before he leaves and will conveniently be out of the way? Liked Nymeria, great acting by Maisie (and the wolf). But do direwolves roar like lions? The Arya/ Hot Pie reunion was very disappointing. One short sandworms scene ("Maamaa!") and I want them dead. So, nothing new. Thank you, anachronistic-looking pirate wannabe, for taking out two2 of them. speaking of... Grrrl power 2: Make out with another girl when you should be preparing for battle. Have no crew watch your back, no outlook. Also, make out in front of man, because lesbianism for men is awesome. Gods, I love me some feminism. Ellaria to Yara: Hey, you must visit Dorne some day. Great booze, only about 20 subjects, but lots of fucking and fighting, and everyone is a-okay with kin/g/slaying these days. Speaking of fucking, may I f--- your tits off? Ah, sooo empowered. So the maesters at the Citadel have been able to cure Greyscale all along, they just didn't feel like doing it? And nobody knew and made a riot? Then how did Jorah know? And what is the point, dramatically, for this whole Jorah/ Greyscale plot?
  12. As for my original post, yes, it's about the low quality and viewers not caring or not noticing, butimho also about the way all those atrocities are depicted for cheap thrills, and the messages they convey with it. (Because D&D may believe they have no themes and stuff, but they do: Revenge is cool, Evul bastards are just soooo wonderfully evil, honor gets you killed, a really immature attitude to sex and nudity, confusion of sexual violence with sex and much, more). It's just entertainment; but I also think that the kind of entertainment we enjoy is indicative of the state of a society. Of course there are many other indicators, like whom we elect for government, whom we admire for what, and last but not least how we behave in real life... Dang, my keyboard is acting up.
  13. No, you are not. This phenomenon of catering to the lowest denominator and so many people sucking it up makes me wonder if humanity deserves to be annihilated.
  14. Then who came back for sweeping on a regular basis until Dany arrived?