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  •  Merkle should be really grateful-spied on since... (2+ / 0-)
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    corvo, MKinTN

    2002 three years before becoming Chancellor--she must be very special to her "protectors" in the NSA:

    ...Germany's Angela Merkel became Chancellor in 2005. But the American National Security Agency started spying on her three years earlier....
    Though the GOPer fearmongers & the NSA very serious people are trying to convince the world of their very serious efforts to keep the world safe, some folks just aren't taking them all that seriously: "...der Spiegel today had a bit of fun with the spy scandal..."
    ...that has Europe and much of the rest of the world in an uproar.

    They ran a piece about an imaginary text-ersation between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband. The Chancellor confides that she’s more than a bit concerned the U.S. President Barack Obama “never thanked us for that nice Streuselkuchen. I must raise that with him.”

    Before her husband has the time to respond, a text arrives from the American president, in which he writes: “Just occurred to me that I never thanked you for the nice Streuselkuchen. It’s wonderful. I keep it on my desk and Michelle waters it every day.”

    A Streuselkuchen is a cake with a butter-sugar topping. And so therein is the European perception of the U.S. spy scandal. The Americans are not only nosey, they’re incompetent....

    •  it was worth scrolling down to find this (2+ / 0-)
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      kurious, MKinTN

      Leave it to "der Spiegel" to find the levity in a "Strueselküchen" -  this was priceless  

      and now I must clean the coffee off of my laptop screen....

      but thanks ;-)

      America's LAST HOPE: vote the GOP OUT in 2014 elections. MAKE them LOSE the House Majority and reduce their numbers in the Senate. Democrats move America forward - Republicans take us backward and are KILLING OUR NATION!

      by dagnome on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 07:44:50 AM PDT

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