Tuesday, March 08, 2011

if you can't laugh...

there's been a lot of attention in the danish media of late on the integration ministry and what i like to refer to as their crimes and misdemeanors, mostly against foreigners in denmark, but also against simple danish citizens who happen to marry foreigners and want to bring them home to denmark.  i got on my soap box about this a couple of times (possibly as recently as yesterday).

today, the integration minister, who i like to refer to as dolores umbridge, after her toadlike power-hungry twin in the harry potter novels, was fired after writing the world's worst and least explaining explanation as to why a number of young palestinians who were born and raised in denmark and were, per UN convention, entitled to danish citizenship, were denied said citizenship.

her departure resulted in a couple of other ministry shifts and the guy who was given her job as integration minister is best known for his role on a saturday morning radio call-in show that solves people's issues with their family and neighbors. oddly, it also resulted in an electrician being appointed tax minister. i think what we're seeing is a government in dissolution and i can only hope that it dissolves soon and calls an election.

before birte rønn hornbæk went tho', she did revoke susanne bier's danish citizenship. susanne won the oscar for best foreign film for her film in a better world last week and since her film wasn't even nominated for the danish equivalent of the prize (the bodil), she was deemed to have more connection to the US now than denmark, so they took her passport.

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one of the things i said above was a joke - can you guess which one?

6 comments:

Char said...

the last?

usually what i find too ludicris for words ends up being the truth.

Elizabeth said...

No, hahaha

Bill said...

Perhaps it is this: Electricians are too smart to get involved with politics...

Erin Wallace said...

Hee! I agree with Bill! But really, I have no clue, I'm just thrilled to see the name Delores Umbridge in your blog!

nacherluver said...

Interesting. We are dealing with much unrest here in the political realm of little ol' Wisconsin (USA). None of it good. The separation of the sides is getting further as is separation of lower & upper class (losing middle ground).
Hope all continues to move in the right direction where you are. Seems as if the world is at unrest right now in many, many ways.

Sammi said...

At least you haven't got a ConDem Nation ;)