Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Well lock me up and throw away the key!

One of my daily reads is Spiegel Online International, a German newspaper. Today I read this:

"A regional politician in Germany has been sentenced to pay a fine of 1,500 euros or spend 50 days in prison because he allegedly called Thilo Sarrazin, the author of an incendiary book about Muslim immigrants (and also a politician), an "ass." He....was overheard uttering the word at a demonstration outside a convention hall in the city of Dortmund where Sarrazin was speaking. Sarrazin filed a legal complaint when he heard about the insult."

So it's illegal to call a politician an "ass" in Germany? Jeez, I hope censorship like this doesn't spread to America. If it does I'll be locked up and never heard from again, considering my contempt for most politicians. Anyone want to contribute to my legal defense fund?


1 comment:

  1. I would like to make an inflammatory comment about politicians all over the world BUT you never know....