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July 8, 2017

a burg is a burg is a burg

Filed under: Germany, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 2:28 pm

Years ago, a famous woman wrote a poem which had the words “a rose is a rose is a rose.”

Now I am proposing a poem that goes “a berg is a berg is a berg”.

The purpose of this new poem would be to teach Americans how to pronounce the word Hamburg. It is not pronounced like Hamburger, the meat that is eaten at McDonald’s.

Image result for big bang theory borg

The character on the right is dressed as a “Borg”, which is pronounced the same as the last syllable in Hamburg.

The following quote is from a news article, which you can read at https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-leaves-leaders-fearing-the-future-as-g-20-summit-breaks/2017/07/08/daed41be-634f-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html?utm_term=.e5d465efcc75

Begin quote from news article:

HAMBURG — President Trump and other world leaders on Saturday emerged from two days of talks unable to resolve key differences on core issues such as climate change and globalization, slapping an exclamation point on a divisive summit that left other nations fearing for the future of global alliances in the Trump era.

The scale of disharmony was remarkable for the annual Group of 20 meeting of world economic powers, a venue better known for sleepy bromides about easy-to-agree-on issues. Even as negotiators made a good-faith effort to bargain toward consensus, European leaders said that a chasm has opened between the United States and the rest of the world.

End quote from news article

I am proposing a new poem, designed to teach Americans like Donald Trump that the name of the town called Hamburg in Germany should be pronounced Homborg, not like Americans pronounce the word Hamburg. A person who lives in Hamburg is a Hamburger, but the word is pronounced Homborger, not like the American word Hamberger.

Horst Wessel Lied

Filed under: Germany, Language, Music, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 9:31 am

These lyrics below, and the catchy tune you can hear in the short video above, might have been sung by the police as they battled communists and anarchists in the streets of Hamburg these last few days.  Maybe you would like to take a couple of minutes and hear this rendition.

Comrades shot by Red Front and reactionaries, march in spirit within our ranks.

Kam’raden, die Rotfront und Reaktion erschossen, Marschier’n im Geist in unser’n Reihen mit

Too bad this song is illegal in Germany today.  You can read more about it by clicking on the link below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horst-Wessel-Lied

 

Trump did not visit Holocaust Memorial, says a reporter on MSNBC

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:56 am

This morning, I woke up around 8 a.m. and stumbled into the living room where I turned on the TV and heard a black reporter on MSNBC say that President Trump had not visited the “Holocaust Memorial” in Poland.

There’s a “Holocaust Memorial in Poland”? Where is it?

I rushed to my computer to find out what place Trump had not visited.

Here is the first news article that I found on my computer: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/07/07/trump-angers-polish-jews-by-skipping-visit-to-warsaw-ghetto-memo/23020840/

I soon learned that they were talking about the place that Trump’s daughter Ivanka had visited yesterday. I blogged about her visit yesterday.

The place that Ivanka visited is not what I would call a “Holocaust Memorial”. I don’t think that it is a place that requires a visit from the President of the United States.

 

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