gelbes_gilatier: (Not amused.)
The office of German Bundespräsident (President) is not half as powerful as that of the American, French or Russian President. It's mostly a ceremonial office and laws have to be signed by the President to become valid. I have only ever heard of exactly one President who refused to sign a law until it was changed (Horst Köhler, if I remember it correctly. Input, anyone?) so that's mostly ceremonial, too.

You, sir, are Not My President, and this is why. )

gelbes_gilatier: (Oops.)
Today, the UN Security Council finally passed the NFZ resolution for Libya. As predicted, Germany who's currently a temporary member, abstained. This is so very embarrassing and a fucking bad idea that I don't even know where to start. This isn't like Iraq where Bush tried to push the allies into a war based on assumptions and downright lies and where the Iraqis for some reason were less than thrilled about being occupied by a super power and her allies... this is genuinely about the future and the freedom of an entire country and they'd hoped for this resolution for at least a month and what does my country do? They abstain. Jesus. Fucking. Christ.

I'm a million miles away from happy, as Mr. John Birmingham wrote so nicely in Without Warning. )
gelbes_gilatier: (soldier's things)
Today, four German soldiers were killed near Baghlan in Afghanistan and the media released the news a few hours ago. While I was checking Twitter for more info on it, I came across a tweet from my former local party organisation's press representative, stating that tomorrow there would be protests during a welcome home muster for soldiers returning from their deployment to Afghanistan. It's going to be the same unit that lost soldiers last year in September (remember, losing soldiers in Afghanistan is still a major event, and we're only now starting to realize what it means to be at war - the country is still reeling from the shock of what happened on Good Friday).

Hate the war, love the soldier... or at least don't HATE them as well. )

On a wholly unrelated note: OMG LEVERAGE SQUEE! All of you were right! Leverage is like... really, really cool. I'm currently watching S01E02 and I'm already in love with the high tech toys and Eliot and Parker (and kinda Eliot/Parker... what? I'm really fast with shipping...) and Hardison and Sophie and Nate (and a little bit Sophie/Nate... I'm not quite sold on it yet). Oh, and explosions! That's really all I need. Yay Leverage!

Also... finished watching EUReKA's Season 3 and... I DON'T WANT TESS TO GO! Tess can't go and let us all plunge back into Jack/Allison darkness! Jack/Allison doesn't make any sense at all. They don't fit and they don't even have real chemistry (they do work fine as friends but every time the writers try to steer them in a romantic direction it all goes poof)... it just doesn't work. Jack and Tess... clicked. Their sense of humor is compatible, the look cute together, when they fight the sparks fly... Also, Tess is awesome and would so deserve to be made a regular... don't take that away, please. Make it work, writers. PLEASE! (also, could someone please free me from that bothersome EUReKA/SGA crossover bunny involving both Tess and Cadman that keeps on bugging me? Seriously, if I ever start writing it you all should DUCK AND RUN!)

Oh, also... managed to kill my laptop's keyboard. Thank God for external keyboards and sisters' boyfriends' who happen to be IT geniuses (both hard- and software). 'Nuff said.
gelbes_gilatier: (Not amused.)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 20:12 Phase 3: check. Oh God, I survived painting the apartment, thanks to very, very good friends. So glad to have my girls! Will miss them :( #
  • 20:32 Wonder which one I belong to... RT @tagesschau: Hintergrund: Strömungen in der Partei Die Linke #
  • 20:35 Dear Firefox, it would be really great if you learned how NOT to crash out of nowhere and with no reason whatsoever. Thank you. #
  • 20:53 RT @tagesschau: Machtkampf bei der Linkspartei - Fortsetzung folgt … #
  • 21:16 Dear, let me upload my file. It's a cliffhanger chapter and I'm DYING to see my readers' reaction to it. Thank you. #
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gelbes_gilatier: (Grumpy)
Okay... where are we here? Resignation Land? I just read an e-mail from our current campaign leader ranting about some thing or other and threatening to resign. That would be the third campaign leader we'd lose (the first resigned because of work issues, the second was made to resign because of political issues and the third now obviously feels hurt in his vanity or whatever) this year and it's starting to get ridiculous. I really wonder if this resignation business is a male pecularity or if it only seems like it because all our campaign leaders up to now were male.

Some good old self-righteous difference feminist ranting to follow... )

gelbes_gilatier: (TV)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 00:52 Little genius sis just told me she wants me to be the one doing the main betaing on her thesis (with lots of help from @mackenziesmomma) :S #
  • 12:24 Just had a very heated discussion about using recently KIA German soldiers from barracks here in election campaign. Could prevent it. Phew. #
  • 12:46 Meh, the whole discussion about the KIA soldiers still has me wound up. I can't stress enough we need to rethink our approach to soldiers. #
  • 15:12 RTing miss_porcupine's "current events 25 June 2009":
    #iranelection #
  • 20:01 Wonder if I should really look up the comments to the posting that probably ruined my political career. So far, I already scored one insult. #
  • 20:03 RTing miss_porcupine's "current events 25 June 2009, noon edition":
    #iranelection #
  • 23:52 WTF? #kavansmith disappeared from the IMDB casting list for the #SGA movie? How did that happen? And WHY? #
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gelbes_gilatier: (sport)
Yeah, I think I finally managed to write my political career into an early grave (it's been only six years since I became a member of PDS/DIE LINKE, you know...) with not being able to hold back writing a blog post in a left-side operated social network about the way a lot of members of DIE LINKE deal with deployed soldiers, both dead and alive. But after this heated debate I had today with a few co-workers, I just couldn't hold back anymore. I'm really fed up with people not willing to understand that a dichotome view on the world is not left-side/liberal thinking. It's intolerant, unreflected and downright stupid.

I didn't want to run for any more offices, anyway. )

gelbes_gilatier: (Sprache an sich und ansonsten)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 01:08 So in love with this story: #stargate #sga #fanfiction #fivethings #sheppard #lorne #
  • 12:17 Argh. Textblock of DOOM. But at least I got SOME articles today. I mean, OK, deadline was yesterday, but hey... no one needs 'em anyway. #
  • 12:23 OK, s/o please tell me how anyone could get the idea a text could work w/o paragraphs. Srsly, I don't understand textblock of DOOM lovers. #
  • 20:07 Here we are again, at a meeting (yes, at 2000...). Volunteered to do log so constant typing doesn't raise suspicions :D #
  • 20:08 RTing miss_porcupine's LJ, current events in Iran:
    #iranelection #
  • 22:04 Wow, it took 2 hours for the first one to start shouting at someone else this time. Oh, and he just admitted he'd been shouting unjustified. #
  • 23:48 Seriously wondering if people here don't have a home. Am I really the only one here who WANTS TO GO HOME DAMMIT? #
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gelbes_gilatier: (Sprache an sich und ansonsten)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 09:35 Could Placebo please stop stalking me with their "Song To Say Good-Bye"? Yes? Thank you -.- #
  • 12:00 RT @derfreitag Philip Grassmann über Herrn Steinmeiers Debakel und die Linkspartei >> #
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gelbes_gilatier: (ranting)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 11:01 If there's one thing I hate it's when people don't carry through with their threats. Seriously, there are only few things more ridiculous. #
  • 13:10 RT @SPIEGEL_Top Parteistratege Brie rechnet ab: Wie Lafontaine die Linke ruiniert #
  • 15:54 RT @wraithfodder Liam Neeson as Hannibal in A-TEAM movie?? - say it ain't so... #
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gelbes_gilatier: (sport)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 11:27 I hate election campaigning. Seriously, I do. #
  • 11:58 How come my WHOLE writing folder has 8MB (zipped) and the STARGATE folder has 4MB (zipped)? Half the writing folder is SG stuff??? #
  • 12:10 Oye, lunch now. Why is it that everyone seems to hate everyone else at the office today? And did I mention that I hate election campaigning? #
  • 12:53 Mh... would it lighten the mood if I plucked out the headphones and gave the whole office the joy of listening to #Milow? Probably not... #
  • 13:04 Note to self: No listening to "Born in the Eighties" in the office *blames teary eyes on non existent hay-fever #
  • 13:08 Damn, now I'm REALLY in the mood for an icon frenzy. A nice, big #kavansmith icon frenzy. ARGH! #
  • 15:39 ARGH! 20 minutes until I close the office down and it just started raining. I knew it. I fucking KNEW it! #
  • 15:55 Yeah, another office day over! And at the moment it's NOT raining. Maybe I'll get home dry and change my shoes for hiking shoes. #
  • 20:11 So now that I got a LITTLE order in my chaos... off to go looking for flash drive of happy and then some icon making. #
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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 11:51 Today: Driving under hardened conditions (driving instructor had his favorite yodelling CD or something running all the time... yay...). #
  • 11:56 RT @die_linke_th WDR verschiebt Radio-Wahlspot der LINKEN ins Abendprogramm. Trotzdem hören bei Spiegel Online #
  • 13:38 Today's main job: Finding routes for campaigning teams for "Lange Nacht der Museen". Feel slightly like evil mastermind. Mwahahahaha! #
  • 14:41 Candidate's website has been relaunched. Anyone willing to look it up and do some evaluation, just drop me a message, I'll DM you the link. #
  • 15:25 The Death Star ROCKS, people: SO MUCH LOVE FOR THAT! Booyah! #
  • 22:45 Mh, #fencing practice was very nice today. Very silly, but very nice. Good thing I started attending regularly again. #
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A little explanation on why we had three nomination conventions in the last two months. I do try to be brief about it but... I can't guarantee anything.

How we elect our political leaders. )

gelbes_gilatier: (job)
So, at least we're done with that now, the real election campaign can start. You see how I jump with joy? In my head, I mean. Up and down, up and down...

Did I mention that politics suck? )
gelbes_gilatier: (Default)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 21:45 So finally all nominating conferences are over. Big, big, BIG plus. Means election campaign has really started now, though. Eh... yay? #

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gelbes_gilatier: (sport)
First of all: Yes, I finally decided changing this journal's main language to English.

Some job ranting again... yeah, yeah, I know, I should just quit... )

Oh, and I promised Vancouver pictures, didn't I? You'll get them, honestly. Just not... today. And not tomorrow because it'll be a Fanfic100 day again ;) (just another thing I hate about the meetings: They suck all my energy and creativity out of me and take away time to write :( )

gelbes_gilatier: (Default)
Also, dieser ganze Parteitagskram, meine ich. Gut, im April fehlt noch einer für die Liste zur Bundestagswahl, aber lustigerweise is das der einzige, dem ich ganz entspannt entgegen sehe (lustigerweise deshalb, weil es da um den Hals meiner Chefin geht und damit theoretisch auch um meinen Job, aber dass ich den in der nächsten Legislatur nicht mehr bekomme, weiß ich selber). Ich bin ja echt mal gespannt, wie da gemetzelt wird. Die ersten vier Plätze sind die einzigen, die nach ein paar Zahlenspielen sicher sind und die Chefin... nun ja... is eher nich so, dass sie auf einen dieser Plätze gesetzt werden wird. Das wird bestimmt n Spaß dann.

Ansonsten frage ich mich immer noch, wie genau ich es hinbekommen habe, am Samstag Protokoll zu schreiben, obwohl ich tausend mal gesagt hab, dass ich genau das nicht machen will. Und die Idee, NATO-Gipfel-Twitter zu verfolgen, war natürlich auch brilliant, wenn die Freundin des Kollegen neben mir in einem der Busse zur Demo saß und sowieso alle aus der Jugendbrigade wissen wollen, wann die Randale losgeht... Außerdem hätte ich nicht gleich jedem verraten sollen, dass mein UMTS-Stick funktioniert, weil dann nämlich auf einmal Leute UNBEDINGT Pressemitteilungen rausschicken mussten und irgendwas auf die Homepage musste. Na ja, was soll's. Dafür is der Scheiß jetzt vorbei und wir können Wahlkampf machen. Ich bemühe mich grade sehr, vor Freude in die Luft zu springen. Irgendwann schaffe ich das sicher auch noch...
gelbes_gilatier: (job)
Ich will nich mehr. Offensichtlich hab ich mir aufm Parteitag ne Erkältung eingefangen und jetzt schniefe und huste ich hier rum. Außerdem fühl ich mich tierisch neben der Spur, mir is irgendwie schwindlig und ich frag mich schon wieder, ob das die Erkältung oder nich doch was anderes ist und überhaupt ist alles doof gerade. Und das kurz vor meinem Urlaub. Apropos: Ich hab grad das Gefühl, wenn ich dann ausm Urlaub wieder da bin, hab ich nen RIESENberg Arbeit auf dem Tisch und ich will schon jetzt nicht mehr und wääääääääääääääh! *jammer

Außerdem nerven hier Leute rum und es verabschieden sich immer mehr von der Liste oder gleich ausm Wahlbüro. Ich meine, ist ja gut, dass unser (ehrenamtlicher) Wahlbüroleiter nen Job gefunden hat, aber das heißt nur für den Rest von uns, dass wir nen neuen brauchen und wo sollen wir den jetzt so schnell herbekommen? Alles doof hier, eh. Grad möchte ich mich eigentlich nur in mein Bett verabschieden und heulen oder so. Oder auf der Couch mit ner DVD vor mich hindämmern. Hmmm, das wär nett... Na ja, nich mal mehr ne Woche, und ich habe Urlaub. Das werd ich mir jetzt einfach immer wieder vorerzählen. Und jetzt muss ich Leute anrufen. Mäh.
gelbes_gilatier: (Default)
Also, das Wochenende, ne. Listenparteitag. Freitag 14 Stunden, Samstag 10 Stunden und Sonntag 5 Stunden. In einer Halle mit extrem trockener (ehrlich, Samstag abend hätte ich fast Nasenbluten bekommen und ich bekomme nie Nasenbluten) und stickiger Luft und dem wunderschönen sanften Aroma von Lösungsmitteln (die haben letzte Woche neues Parkett gelegt... aber offenbar war es zuviel verlangt, mal Steckdosen in den Boden einzubauen). Und ich war immer wieder zwischendurch im Tagungspräsidium. War das ein Spaß.

Immerhin weiß ich jetzt, dass Politiker echt Arschlöcher sind und dass es einen Grund gibt, warum ich mit mindestens einem aus der Baggage nicht mehr rede und es wohl auch nie wieder tun werde. Ich verstehe wirklich nicht, was das mit unserer Stadtvorsitzenden sollte und ich werde es wohl auch nie verstehen. Und ich werde es derjenigen, die gegen sie angetreten ist, wohl eine Weile lang auch nicht verzeihen. Ich bin so dermaßen enttäuscht von einigen Leuten... na ja. Insgesamt ist die Liste ganz okay. Hätte auch schlimmer kommen können.

Ansonsten waren wenigstens auch jede Menge nette Leute da, und Tagungspräsidium war manchmal sogar ganz lustig. Und SEHR viel Liebe für die La Ola für die Wahlkommission am Ende. Ich liebe es, wenn Delegierte den Scheiß mitmachen, den wir ihnen vorschlagen, egal wie alt sie sind :D Und dann dieser Walzer für das Delegiertenpaar mit dem 40. Hochzeitstag... ganz wunderbar. Ein bisschen Spaß hatte ich also auch.

Aber Himmel, bin ich froh, dass das jetzt vorbei ist. Wenigstens etwas Postengeschacher weniger. Jetzt fehlen noch die Kommunalliste und die Bundestagsliste. Das wird auch n Spaß werden...
gelbes_gilatier: (sport)
Also, ich verstehe ja, dass wir vor den Kommunalwahlen sehr viel zu tun haben und als Vorstand Kandidatenvorschläge machen müssen für die Basis und alles, aber... Sondersitzungen sind Kacke. Vor allem, wenn man erst zwei Stunden vorher oder so davon erfährt, mit dem Zusatz "Ging doch letzte Woche an jeden per Mail." Dass ich nicht lache. An meine Mail ging das nicht. Echt, ich hab noch mal nachgesehen, auch den Papierkorb und so. Ich hab keine Mail bekommen. Schönen Dank auch. Manche von uns haben nämlich tatsächlich auch noch ein Leben (ja, ja, und der Rest hat twitter...).

Demokratie is scheie und dauert einfach viel zu lange. )


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