German neo-Nazis Cancel Rally After Boarding Wrong Train

They didn’t get on the reich train.

German far-rightists have canceled a demonstration in the southwestern German province of Freiburg after boarding the wrong train, going 200 kilometers away from their intended destination.

Members of the German National Democratic Party (NDP), which is known for its neo-Nazi discourse, departed from Karlsruhe on Feb. 1 to attend a rally to protest “occupational bans,” as one of their members was recently refused work in a public office.

However, the organizers of the protest had to annul the event two hours before the scheduled time due to low participation expectations, as the NDP members embarked on the Mannheim train, going the opposite direction of Freiburg-bound trains.

Obituary of the Day

Blame it on the dog:

Norma Rae Flicker Brewer, a resident of Fairfield, passed away while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. She never realized her life goal of reaching the summit, but made it to the base camp. Her daughter, Donna, her dog, Mia, and her cats, came along at the last minute. There is suspicion that Mrs. Brewer died from hypothermia, after Mia ate Mrs. Brewer’s warm winter boots and socks.

Actually, the obituary is the deceased’s final prank:

“It was just typical mom,” Donna Brewer, Norma’s daughter, said with a chuckle Saturday. “She always had stories, many of which were not true, but thought were funny.”

Donna Brewer said her mother recently died from a stroke and had been wheelchair-bound for more than a year.

“People who don’t know my mother are bemused,” said Donna Brewer.

“People who know my mother are laughing and saying, `Yeah, that’s Norma.’ ”

Donna said she has received all sorts of phone calls and inquiries regarding the bizarre introduction to her mother’s death notice, including from her partners at work.

She confirmed that the rest of the death notice is correct, including Norma Brewer being the daughter of W. Raymond Flicker, former president and publisher of the Bridgeport Post, Telegram and Sunday Post (now known as the Connecticut Post).

Saudi Arabia Holds Women’s Right Conference

Only men were invited:

The laughably prestigious University of Qassim in Saudi Arabia held one of the biggest women’s rights conferences in the Arab world last year. Ironically, the institution managed to hold the event without the advice or attendance of a single woman.

Themed around the topic of “Women in Society” the conference, held every year at the University, is supposed to set a benchmark for tolerance and progress in the region. Delegates and speakers from more than fifteen countries showed up.

As is to be expected from Saudi Arabia, a country firmly under the grip of Sharia Law, zero women attended the event. Perhaps more hypocritically, a single woman is yet to speak at a University of Qassim summit.