Good Morning, Goedemorgen

Something completely different. I know I intended to no longer talk politics here, it is too much of a source for discussions and disagreements, and I am here to blog and not to hold political discussions. We all have our own point of views, and I make no effort to show that I do not like the new American guy in charge, although none of my business.

However I do enjoy a good laugh and happened to come across this video from a dutch TV programme on Facebook. One of my colleagues has reproduced it on her blog and so I do not want to withhold it here. All apologies to those with different ideas, but it is so well done. The first few words in dutch, but otherwise all in english. I suppose I should be more careful what I put on my blog, you never know. If it no longer exists it is because a higher power than me made a decision it must go, because it is a fake.

And now back to real Swiss life as I know it. Today is day of shopping. I have no big plans to do something completely different. At my age I might get into the headlines in the newspapers. I will again be armed with my camera on the way to the shops. I have a busy life in front of me for the next few weeks. A visit to my doctor, a visit to my nurologist and my feline has to pay a visit to the vet for her annual jabs – although Mr. Swiss will take care of that one. We used to take all three cats at once to the vet once a year. That was an excursion that needed both of us and stratigic planning. Three cages in the car each one with a cat. It was a real excursion and we needed at least an hour until everything was conpleted. Unfortunately two of our felines have now passed onto the etnernal corn chambers, and we are left with Tabby. She seems to be quite healthy, no problems and will be celebrating her 15th birday this year in April. She also has her own WordPress site and paws every day her thoughts on the meaning of a feline life. At the moment she is sleeping to collect her ideas for today’s words of feline wisdom.

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It is still quite cold here, although no snow, and the birds are gathering and watching all the time. I sometimes feel I am in a movie. Alfred Hitchcock seems to have put ideas in the birds’ brains. Now and again they do a communal swoop into the garden. One sparrow alone is no big problem, but 10 or more is approaching an army and they just sit a watch from the trees most of the time. I have a funny feeling sometimes. Yesterday a whole gang of sparrows arrived on the ground opposite my garden. I took an action shot, but could not get all of them into the picture. They looked quite menacing just sitting and watching.

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Have a nice day everyone, see you around later if I am still allowed. Oh, and I also tweet, but only crosspostings from WordPress, nothing world shaking and no political manifests. I do not have enough words to say it all.

19 thoughts on “Good Morning, Goedemorgen

  1. That show is very much like our “Daily Show” which is (funny) fake news … but these days, not as funny as it used to be because it’s hard to be weirder than reality. I totally loved that video. Garry is going to love it too. I may need to reblog this tomorrow. Thank you for the laugh. I needed one.

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  2. I had my qualms about posting it, too. I don’t want to discuss politics or religion on WordPress, but in this case I couldn’t resist temptation. A Canadian colleague mentioned on Facebook that he found the video in an American online newspaper, so Mr T. must have got wind of it by now. Let’s hope so. 🙂

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    • The first time I saw it was on Facebook yesterday where dutch online colleague of mine posted it. It was so funny and then I saw it today on your blog, so I decided to take the risk. I have put my foot in it a couple of times by mentioning something with a political touch. And then they all arrive and begin to state what is right and wrong and eventually I have not got a clue what it is all about. One of the reasons I also have second thoughts about anything like that, but this is humour pure, so good.

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  3. I would love to hear your views on politics, especially as you do not live in the US. It is a better way to get greater understanding. Of course I am into politics, so take it with a grain of salt. 🙂 I need to put some bird feeders up. I miss the birds that use to come to our place when we had them. I will check out the blog Tabby has soon. Be well, and enjoy, Hugs

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    • I grew up in a working class family where only the labour party in England were worth voting for. I moved over to Switzerland and with time realised that we have a direct democracy. No matter the name of the party, we could say what we wanted. I no longer like to talk politics here because there are too many that know everything better. However, I do not mind anyone knowing that as far as Ameican politics are concerned I suppose I am a democrat and Mr. Trump (who does not deserve the title of President) get stuffed, I cannot stand the man. I can accept a politician if he means what he says, no matter the party, but I suppose my heart is a little left of center (famous words from Harold Wilson, an english labour party prime minister from the good old days). I even attended one of his speeches held near where I lived – in the days of the Viet Nam war.
      We have lots of birds at the moment. They know when it is feeding time.

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  4. I love that video. I especially enjoy the reference to William of Orange as a point of commonality because now we have Donald of Orange. 🙂 I’m about over this whole thing. I’ve realized people are entrenched in their ignorance, and probably that is true of me, too.

    I don’t like Donald of Orange (I never have), but so far he is just following the usual conservative agenda. I’ve consistently tried to find sources that don’t just give the sensational spin on the moment but provide historical background — ie what have other presidents done when they’ve taken office. So far he hasn’t done anything new; not even the wall. GWB took the same direction which I knew because along the border with Mexico where I lived in California there is and has been a wall/fence since the early 2000s… Thousands of people have died or been killed trying to get over it…

    It’s very easy to anger people or hurt their feelings right now, too. I will be glad when all vestiges of this bronchitis are gone, and I’m able to go out walking with my dogs again. Please let me know when that hermitage near you realizes I’m its best bet.

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    • At the moment it is empty, so just make an application and you might get the job. I think you have to be a monk or something like that and I am not sure if dogs are allowed. The one before last left because people were bringing their dogs with them and it was disturbing her peace. I suppose you cannot meditate with dogs barking all the time.
      This week on Friday, Teresa May, the british prime minister, will be the first to visit Trump hoping for all sorts of goodies. I hope she doesn’t come back waving some sort of paper and rejoicing. The last time someone did that in England, well it was 1938-39.

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      • I can’t meditate without dogs barking so I’m the person for that hermitage. I live a monastic life and all my research into religion that I’ve done for my books has left me more pro than anti-Catholic. I could fake it.

        the scariest thing about Donald of Orange, to me, is that the constitution in Germany when Hitler took power was the wisest, most humane and beautiful constitution, maybe in the history of man. 😦



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