Wake up, wake up you sleepy head


Can you believe this buffoon, as spotted in Bernkastel-Kues? “Work needs infrastructure.” But it seems as if he is conveniently forgetting that tourism and winemaking are work too… and there is plenty of that here in the wonderful Mosel valley. I’d go as far as to say that if you’re short of work you will certainly find some here, and if you have an instinct for tourism and are prepared to act on it you’ll be in for a fun and unforgettable modern career. (Unless we allow this bozo to have his way and we remain in the 1960s.) New winemakers always needed too!

Have a look at this week’s article in Der Spiegel: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,747125,00.html

It proves that Germany is not completely fast asleep.


4 thoughts on “Wake up, wake up you sleepy head

  1. Matthieu Guinard

    Well, this makes it clear that he will support the bridge at all costs… but this add really upsets me…

  2. Anonymous

    Unfortunately it is not only him. All the major parties are still fully behind the project, despite the sympathetic noises they make to the vintners behind the scenes. For instance Julia Kl??ckner says she fully understands the problems for the wine and the problems for tourism. In fact she goes so far as to say that she will help get a full report on the water situation for the vineyards, and that other methods could be considered for the road construction directly above them – such as putting the road on stilts, or moving it slightly away. But this is completely disingenuous as any change would bring more delays and potential challenges. She is publicly fully supportive of the project, and will not hinder it further even though she acknowledges that the planning was carried out without due transparency and consultation. They will do better on future projects, she promises.I am quiet on the blog at the moment as I am feeling gloomy. Major works are likely to begin as soon as April in preparation for bridge construction in the summer, and it is not looking hopeful at the moment that the elections will bring any significant change to the situation. It simply does not matter a fig that the rest of the world wants Germany to preserve this aspect of its heritage. In fact, it makes them arrogant and derisive. Short of you all turning up here to physically halt the construction, coupled with highest level protests behind the scenes from each wine community directly to the German authorities, what is left open to us? Apologies, I am temporarily disengaged from my sunny optimism.

  3. Anonymous

    This bozo has just been kicked out of his job – his party did not get enough votes to be re-elected in RLP. The FDP have lost the right to assume they are a lasting and potent force in German politics.


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