The euro area has to resolve “that the time of living above our means is over once and for all” and pursue debt reduction that will stretch over “many years,” Merkel said in a speech to members of her Christian Democratic Union late yesterday in Magdeburg, eastern Germany. While stepping up her rejection of a Greek default, she said that issuance of shared debt by euro countries isn’t the solution to the problem spilling from Greece, even though some may long for the “big bang” to end the debt crisis. “Whoever believes that has no clue about the economy,” she said. [Bloomberg, earlier, earlier re: kid tables]

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  1. Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    an “unfuckable lard-arse”


  2. Posted by FKApmco | October 5, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Colonel Klink: Schultz, into the cooler they go. Throw away the key.
    Carter: Don't we get a trial or anything?
    Colonel Klink: This is Germany. Although I do appreciate your sense of humor.

  3. Posted by The Truth | October 5, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Where's that goddam fiddle?

    – Angela "Nero" Merkel

  4. Posted by Jay | October 5, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    On second thoughts, I can give her the "big bang" she's looking to avoid.


  5. Posted by Alt_EST | October 5, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Unfuckable is nothing.

    – No Standards in Penn Station

  6. Posted by hold up | October 5, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Yes, Adriana, off you go to the kiddie table to discuss your fantasies of euro bonds and apartments….

    -"Georgie Boy" Soros

  7. Posted by Angela Miller Band | October 5, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    I'm gunna reach out and grab ya!

  8. Posted by Alexandra | October 5, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    She thinks that by appearing "strict" the world will acknowledge how important a leader she is. The Greek people have awaken, they have realized their mistakes- and they will NEVER, EVER forget the way the Germans have treated them once again.

  9. Posted by Guest | October 5, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    And what exactly are they going to do about it? Withold Baclava? Steal the Oktoberfest kegs and force them to drink Ouzo for two weeks? Invade?

  10. Posted by Golden Boy | October 5, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    I guess bumping cunt has more than one meaning.

  11. Posted by me_again | November 10, 2011 at 6:39 AM

    she is right :x i love she is not easily manipulated :x