Friday, October 21st, 2016

The Wall Street Journal reports today on a successful lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch InBev because of the false impression Becks is brewed in Germany. Beck’s used to be brewed in Germany, owned by local German families until 2002 when it was sold to Belgium’s Interbrew, which then merged with Brazil’s AmBev, to become InBev, which in […]

SUBJECT: Telephone Conversation with Helmut Kohl, Chancellor, Federal Republic of Germany PARTICIPANTS: The President Chancellor Helmut Kohl Notetaker: Robert M. Gates DATE, TIME AND PLACE: November 10, 1989, 3:29 – 3:47PM, The Oval Office KOHL: I’ve just arrived from Berlin. It is like witnessing an enormous fair. It has the atmosphere of a festival. The […]

Transcript (from the Miller Center for Public Affairs) Thank you very much. Chancellor Kohl, Governing Mayor Diepgen, ladies and gentlemen: Twenty four years ago, President John F. Kennedy visited Berlin, speaking to the people of this city and the world at the city hall. Well, since then two other presidents have come, each in his […]

President John F Kennedy, June 26, 1963 I am proud to come to this city as the guest of your distinguished Mayor, who has symbolized throughout the world the fighting spirit of West Berlin. And I am proud — And I am proud to visit the Federal Republic with your distinguished Chancellor who for so […]

The line by President Reagan that was almost never spoken. Print this entry

This week the Idiot Politician of the Week feature is back by demand. We know you missed it. We know you love it. We know politicians hate it. But as they prove weekly, what do they know? Think globally, accuse locally. That’s my motto. (What’s a motto with you?) Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Jack Fischer has […]