SinK THe BiSMeRKeL...

williambanzai7's picture


"An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts."

"A statesman...must wait till he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grab the hem of his garment."

"I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring." 

Otto von Bismarck

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Fix It Again Timmy's picture

Politician - the world's easiest job - Promise them anything and give them fiat.  How hard can that be?

WhiteNight123129's picture

Forcing european gov to stop wasting money is hte best service Germany is rendering to the citizens of Europe. That is a unique opportunity to reign in government spending. Politicians in France and Spain and Italy hates Merkel, but she will go down in history as a formidable figure who arrested the madness of governments imposing slavery on their citizens through taxes and inflation. Go Merkel (And I am French!)


Eally Ucked's picture

I'm a little confused by positions our posters take on Merkel actions. On one hand everybody is criticizing Bernake for mindless printing and on the other Merkel is under attack from all sides for her unwillingness to do it. So what is the best solution according to them, "print, no print, print, no print ......." stance? She's doing it.  

Treeplanter's picture

The Krauts should have canceled Deadbeat Europe's credit cards a year ago.

Captain Planet's picture

Accounts Receivable woulda been pissed

williambanzai7's picture

The whole thing is one big clusterfuck. Ours is not as complex, just bigger.

Tirpitz's picture

"A statesman... must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment."
Otto von Bismarck

Too bad the [F|M]erkel is deaf and lame.
williambanzai7's picture

Bismarck is a treasure trove of quotes.

kikkoman's picture

And yet she knows how to play the German angst when she can benefit from it.

gojam's picture

Sink the Bismerkel !

Brilliant !!!!

slackrabbit's picture

+1000 (inflation adjusted) Banzai... sometimes your genius scare us (compliment)

(whispers) Dude, we don’t know where you get your shit from but there’s a few of us who are willing to buy…

williambanzai7's picture

I'm gonna start signing my works on order. Contact me on twitter or Flickr.


williambanzai7's picture


This pointed-ear bastard won't pay
He won't let the PIIGS laugh and play
How dare he say "Nein" 
When everything's fine
Growth will be here any day!

The Limerick King

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Sisyphus rolling the epic Euro debt can.  Awesome!!!!! [edit] Atlas or Sisyphus? 

gojam's picture

It's Sisyphus, and you're correct it is awesome.

Edit: Oooops, it's say atlas in the blurb. I see why you said that now.

but Atlas didn't push anything up a hill ?

The Limerick King's picture

Sisyphus didn't work for the rhythm...yeah,...that's the ticket! (not to mention I didn't know it was suppose to be Sisyphus!!!)

williambanzai7's picture


The can is now popping it's lid

The Eorozone debt can't be hid

The montain's too steep

The danger too deep

Atlas is starting to skid


The Limerick King

Aquiloaster's picture

I hope it is Atlas and not Sisyphus pictured. Once the can rolls back down to the bottom, I hope we don't just shoulder it and start pushing it uphill again. Maybe we will learn something from this huge mess, but I am a bit cynical.

bshirley1968's picture

The lesson has already been learned and repeated several times.

Start a war and distract the masses from the real problem.  Blame someone else.  Kill off millions to help unemployment.  Destroy infrastructure to create capital expenditures.  Tighten totalitarian control.  Wait for masses to grind themselves out in austerity and war.  Step in, pick up any remaining assets for pennies on the dollar, and start ponzi all over again.

That's the "reset" everyone is waiting for.

Nobody For President's picture

Outstanding duo! This should be a king-sized.

Disenchanted's picture mean the BISMerkel



WmMcK's picture

... grab the hem of his garment.

Is that where the gold is sewn in?

covert's picture

the germans are giving away their own right to life and going the way of iran.

Tirpitz's picture

Iranians have a right to live, too. They didn't steal a country, nor attack any oil-rich neighbors.

stant's picture

debt charge the sunken hulk

Vince Clortho's picture

"I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring." 

Otto von Bismarck

But has he seen Hilary Clinton?

mendolover's picture

Maybe that's what's wrong with Bubba!

Ding ding WB7!

Winston Churchill's picture

Excuse me whilst I wash my eyes out with battery acid.

Not a nice optic this early,just as well I missed breakfast.

slackrabbit's picture

I'm at lunch and I'm still realing....its so wrong and yet so right...