Today, Angela Merkel paid a visit to the Czech Republic.
Many people see her visit as a brazen provocation, and many protests were held against her. A few supporters also showed up, and one report claims a woman started hitting ‘the other side’ (though I don’t know if she was a supporter or protester) with an umbrella.
Photos show that the vast majority of the people were against Ms. Merkel’s visit and held signs telling her to go home, they were booing and flipping her the bird.
No word yet on whether the group that had planned to moon her went through with their action
The official statement released from The Castle (seat of the Czech gov):
Prohlášení Pražského hradu:
Během jednání prezidenta republiky Miloše Zemana se spolkovou kancléřkou SRN Angelou Merkelovou byla konstatována shoda na dobré úrovni bilaterálních vztahů.
Prezident republiky vyjádřil názor, že bruselská byrokracie je jedním z faktorů brexitu.
Obě strany jednání vyjádřily zásadně odlišné názory na otázku migrace, především z islámských zemí.
Prezident republiky vyjádřil názor, že pokud si Německo pozvalo ilegální migranty, nemůže formou uprchlických kvót přenášet odpovědnost na země, které je nepozvaly.
Na jejich žádost prezident republiky začlenil do své národní delegace také 1. vicepremiéra a ministra financí Andreje Babiše a vicepremiéra Pavla Bělobrádka, aby měli možnost při setkání s Angelou Merkelovou vyjádřit své názory.
During the meeting between the Presiden Milos Zeman with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the agreement for bilateral relationship on good terms was noted.
The President voiced the opinion that the Brussels bureaucracy is one of the causes of Brexit.
Both sides expressed fundamentally different views on the question of migration, primarily from Islamic countries.
The President voiced the opinion that if Gremany had invited illegal migrants, it cannot, by means of migrant quotas, shift the responsibility to countries which had not invited them.
At their request, the President included in his delegation the 1, Vice Premier and Finance Minister Andrej Babis and Vice Premier Pavel Belobradka, so they would have an opportunity to express their opinions during the meeting with Angela Merkel.
In the wake of the harassment of Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones, Twitter has permanently suspended conservative pundit and Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
Yiannopoulos, who tweeted under the handle @Nero, had several hundred thousand Twitter followers.
His account was permanently suspended around 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
So, just in case you wanted to catch his latest speech, here it is:
Just for the record: there was one Mohammed picture that was not a print, but an original painting. In fact, it had been part of the Draw Mohammed Contest in Garland Texas. It depicts Mohammed in the classical Marilyn Monroe pose to symbolize the harmoneous integration of Muslims into our Western society.
It is interesting that we don’t hear our politicians speak like this, is it not?
Aside: it took me two days to translate, because even though I had the text and two other translations to work from, she wanders off the script and the arguments were not in the pre-prepared official text. And the audio is terrible, especially when people are talking over each other.
I raise this point because I found it extremely interesting that after the Turkish Ambassador and some other notable guests had walked out in protest against what JuDr. Klara Samkova was saying, the moderator DID shut her down.
And he said that what she was saying is beyond ‘opinion’ and is, rather, ‘propaganda’.
Even though she has facts to back up everything she says…
Had it not been for the strong push-back from the audience, that brave lady standing up to the moderator and demanding to know who made him the authority to decide on what is or is not propaganda, she would not have been able to finish her speech.
She would also not have been permitted to finish had the other panelists convinced the moderator that if she were not permitted to deliver the rest of her speech, it would appear to be censorship and would be bad optics…
Even so, she was instructed to tone down her rhetoric before continuing – and, indeed, she did do that. Which is when she frequently deviated from the official text…