Tuesday, December 27, 2005


The Germans were ever so angry at Arnold Schwarzeneggar for signing the execution orders of "Tookie" Williams. Check out their response. From No Pasaran:

A poll by the local newspaper found that over 70 percent of the public opposed removing Mr. Schwarzenegger's name from the stadium.

... (his) name was removed from the arena in a sort of uncontested divorce between the California governor and the town council, which had been horrified that he rejected pleas to spare the life of Stanley Tookie Williams, former leader of the Crips gang, who was executed by the state of California two weeks ago.

The Schwarzenegger name has, as it were, been erased. The new name is now simply Stadion Graz-Liebenau (a district of Graz), though there were other proposals. One was to name the stadium after the Crips, the gang that Mr. Williams founded ...

Seventy percent of the population opposed the idea, but the government went ahead with the elimination of Schwarzeneggar's name anyway. Now, that's what you call a nuanced Democracy.

And, don't you just love the intelligent Euro idea of naming the stadium after the Crips?

You see, the Euros have a very sophisticated culture. If ever you don't understand their behavior, it's because you are just a stupid American.