A Few Bricks Shy of a Load

The following video features Alexander Gauland, the co-leader of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany). Mr. Gauland’s remarks were made in the Bundestag last year, but they’re still relevant (and amusing).

The German idiom “a few shingles loose” is roughly equivalent to “a few screws loose” in English.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

00:00   Madame Chancellor, if you notice next week that it is raining inside the chancellery,
00:06   you probably won’t call roofing contractors. You’ll seek a European solution.
00:16   Ladies and gentlemen, that we are even discussing whether migrants that are banned
00:22   from entering should be permitted to enter just shows, if I might say,
00:27   somewhere in this government there are a few shingles loose.
 

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