Sunday, December 09, 2012

Il cavaliere ritornera'!

I think we can all admit that Italian politics are more entertaining when Silvio is involved:
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Saturday he would run to become the country's leader for a fifth time, confirming his return to politics after months of indecision.
I will be throwing a Bunga Bunga party tonight to celebrate la buona notizia.  And on a more serious note, this tends to indicate that Italy will be leaning towards exiting the Eurozone.



Anonymous Josh December 09, 2012 1:37 PM  

When will Silvio and Putin battle for the title of Super Alpha of Europe?

Anonymous stg58 December 09, 2012 1:46 PM  

All of Putin's pictures were staged. I don't think Berlusconi's were.

Anonymous RichardNixon December 09, 2012 2:29 PM  

Wish I could get back in the game.

Anonymous zen0 December 09, 2012 2:37 PM  

Does this mean the Squid is NOT omnipotent?

Anonymous Noah B. December 09, 2012 2:40 PM  

You've got to love Italian politics. Why let a fraud conviction slow you down? Not to say it's any more ridiculous than the American version in which we know they're all criminals but no one does anything about it. But it does have a certain theatrical aspect that's sorely missing in US politics.

Anonymous MendoScot December 09, 2012 4:21 PM  

As the quintessential politician rejoins us, the archetypal mad scientist, Patrick Moore, leaves. Those of us who genuinely love science will miss him.

Anonymous Mr. B.A.D. December 09, 2012 5:14 PM  

Isn't a bunga bunga party where they play rap music?

Anonymous Kickass December 09, 2012 5:17 PM  

I would pay to see that Josh!

Anonymous Giurli December 09, 2012 6:52 PM  

Mamma mia!

Maybe I'll vote him if he does.

Anonymous jm December 09, 2012 8:13 PM  

Did Mario Balotelli happen to make an unanticipated appearance at the party, and begin throwing darts at people? Now there's someone who would feel right at home.

Anonymous Stilicho December 09, 2012 8:16 PM  

OT: I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation on the history of Islam.

Anonymous Stilicho December 09, 2012 8:20 PM  

As for Italy, I suspect it will be amusing to watch Italy leave the Euro while the Spaniards and Greeks beg for their allotment of bailout money. Who will go fully apoplectic first: the Spaniards and Greeks who figure out that they should have done the same? Or the French and Germans who were just given the bird?

Anonymous Anonymous December 09, 2012 8:26 PM  

Stilicho: Fuck the frogs! And your services may again be required...

- Benito

Blogger LP 999/Eliza December 09, 2012 10:47 PM  

Berlusconi is a riot and a half. I'd opt for him over Monti the technocrat.

Anonymous Susan December 09, 2012 11:48 PM  

This is a prime example of why Italian politics are so entertaining. I mean heh, a country that can survive a change of leadership every 6 months or so cannot be at all bad.

Does this guy hold a record for length of time in office? Seems like I am remembering a bit of shock when I first realized back in the late 80's or so that the Italians hadn't changed their PM for over a year. I was thinking it was this guy.

Anyway, I wish him the best of luck on his return to the arena.

Anonymous Dan from Milan December 10, 2012 4:02 AM  

On the same day Berlusconi announces his return to politics, Italian porn film producer Schicchi dies of diabetes at age 60. Responsible for launching the political career of several porn starlets in the 80s, Schicchi insisted that no porn star was LESS virtuous than any Italian politician.

Italian politics prove a western country can be gutted of any morality and yet live on. In a twisted way, it gives me hope for the US...

Anonymous Elmer (just plain ole Elmer, ya know, like in yogert) December 10, 2012 4:55 AM  

I do wonder what cut of the Wanta-Reagan-Mitterrand Protocols Berlusconi thinks the can get. Well, that could be in the hands of the IMF. Then again, maybe not...

Vox, ever considered publishing your next book online, in such manner as Barnewall is doing, about probably the single most important man (next to Reagan) in American history. That is, no man before, has done what he has apparently done. And, it would not have been done, without Reagan's order, and in the last couple of months, without his wife's official assistance and persistence.

Perhaps, all these people are good Jesuits (as Saussy admits do exist, and must exist). The world is an evil place. Even in the best of times, it still requires rulers of evil...

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