Category Archives: Italy

Tears Of Berlusconi

These are difficult days for Mr. Silvio Berlusconi. He is the wealthiest man in Italy, he is the Italian male who has imprenated more Italian females than any other. Alas, he is being charged with criminal actions that will prevent him playing a role in government. On Sunday, he received a letter from his children assuring him of their love. He cried and cried and cried. Actually, he cries about efforts of clerics or politicians or prosecutors or judges or women who testify about his sexual prowess in impregnating their bodies. The four time prime minister tells friends of his anger against “politicized judges,” who want to “finish him off” and the anger of being taken out of a court room in HANDCUFFS! He is SILVIO!

The rich man is now prepared to without his party’s support, compel the government to collapse and await a call to return to power. Alas,he is now legally unable to participate in government. Well, at least he has time to cry and cry.

Pope Francis Speaks With Authority

Pope Francis is a welcome change for Pope, and reminds many of Pope John XXIII who sought to open the doors of Catholcism to new ideas. Pope Francis is a man,not only of God, but of the ordinary humans who inhabit this earth. He inherited a mess. He inherited a church confronting issues of homosexuality, of the rights of women, and the future existence of his beloved church. In a recent interview, he discussed the complex issues of gays, abortion and contraception. “We have to find a new balance, otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a houseof cars, losin freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.” Pope Francis is trapped between those in the church who want to return to a prior era of life, and those seeking to enter a new era of life. He is a Pope without hate in his heart. He is a Pope who understands the Church must make changes, but sill uncertain in which new directions it must go.

Pope Francis understands there must be a “time out”from over concentration about homosexuality among members of the clergy and a time out from denying gays entry into the church. Perhaps, it is time to once again hold a session where members of the clergy examine life in the 21st century. We suggest the presence of nuns at such a gathering of the faithful.

Let’s Be Gay!

A new Pope indicates an opportunity for new ideas and new directions. Pope Francis has made clear that he does not wish to become involved in gaudy displays of power power that have all too often been associated with clerics in the Vatican. He realizes the need to address issues of gay behavior in the clergy. Hopefully, he made the first initiative of his reign by telling the media: “But, if someone is gay and looking for the Lord, who am I to judge him? You should not discriminate or marginalize these people, and the Catechism says that as well.”

It is an opening. We welcome Pope Francis as a new voice in the Catholic Church who can move the institution in the direction of– Modernity! The Protestant religion is gaining enormous success in Latin America. It is time to meet challenges with a new willingness of refusing to marginalize any who seek the Catholic Church, regardless of their sexual preferences.

Berlusconi Maybe To Jail Or Service!

It is increasingly clear that Silvio Berlusconi will actually do some time for his escapades of dishonesty and sexual misconduct. Unlike the US which sends people of any age to jail so the government can pay $40,000 a year for their upkeep and medical expenses, the governmnet of Italy would prefer if they remained at home and did something for the public good. Silvio will probably be offered the option of performing some sort of public service or remaining in one of his luxurious villas and been compelled to entertain himself with parties. We assume this means he will aid the Italian government efforts to reduce the unemployment rate.

We urge young gorgeous women to learn the location of his “prison” and then offer their services to assist his daily life experiences. They get work, he gets pleasure, and the people of Italy do not spend a lira!!

Another Sex Scandal

Pope Francis has conveyed to Catholics and the world his desire to be a leader who is concerned about the church and is ready to engage in the struggle to address sex issues. On June 15, he appointed Monsignor Battista Ricca to an important role in banking. The weekly newspaper l”Experesso charged that Ricca lived openly in a gay relationship with a Swiss army officer while working in the Vatican. It also claims that Ricca was in a gay bar where he was assaulted by some men. He was also caught with a teen age boy.

The Vatican is now engaged in checking the validity of these allegations. The issue is not only did Pope Francis know about these events, but why didn’t he know about these events? They are symptoms of a  problem that must be addressed, sooner or later. The issue is not sexual orientation of Ricca but how does the church address gay behavior.

Black Women In White Italy

The Italian Parliament is rather upset because some members of the Northern League party made remarks about a woman who was in the Italian government. I am rather confused as to the reason some are upset. Roberto Calderoli simply referred to Cecile Kyenge whose skin is black as someone who resembled an orangutan. An orangutan is dark colored. Ms.Kyenge is  rather dark colored and I assume Mr. Calderoli simply gazed at her and images of apes and gorillas and other such animals entered his mind. Certainly, one can understand the apparent confusion and the reason some are re upset because when Ms.Kyenge made  a visit to the Adriatic port of Pescara, members of the Northern League hung nooses from lamp posts.

Daniele Stival, another member of the Northern League pointed out making such comparisons results in further insults to orangutans. Then again, people in the Northern League prefer such stalwart adherents of good manners  such as Silvio Berlusconi. I have a hunch there are many in Italy who prefer dark skinned folk from Sicily to dark skinned ones from Africa.

Silvio: Italy Needs You

Silvioi Berlusconi is a man for all seasons. He is a man whose body each day projects forth a firm object for the world to see. Silvio is a friend to all women, he is a friend to all forms of sexual delight and  he is a man whose virility is always available to women of any and all backgrounds. Sivlio does not harbor prejudice against a Christian or Muslim or Jewish female, all they have to do is open wide their bodies for this man who is a master of seduction. His parties, the famous, bunga, bunga, performances in which  men and women could compete in sexual prowess are famous. He is now charged with making out with some nice females, OK, so they were young, but isn’t it important to begin life under the tutelage of a man with sexual experience?

Given his capacity to fuck people, I wonder why he has not been hired by Fox News to demonstrate his abilities  on their TV outlets. After all, all Fox News shows have pert, blond, cute females who could improve their ability to speak nonsense with a session under the great Berlusconi.

Forgotten European Youth

Among the tragedies of Europe’s dance with austerity has been a dramatic rise in unemployment throughout the region. An estimated 50% of young Spaniards lack jobs and similar figures are evident in Greece or Italy or even Sweden. Hundreds of Swedish young boys and girls went on a rampage through the streets of Stockholm showing their anger at being ignored and having their lives put on hold. They set fire to over 300 cars, burned down a restaurant and threw stones through store windows. There are even reports of a police station being burned to the ground. The initial outbreak most probably arose from police killing a 69 year -old man who was wielding a machete. Young people felt the police over-reacted.

It is time for Europe to abandon the austerity tactic and go back to some old fashioned John Keynes stimulus to the economy. Sweden might borrow the Depression CCC which placed one million young Americans to work on infrastructure tasks. FDR even pushed through bills that paid artists to paint or musicians to play music of people to put on plays. Provide meaningful work and riots will cease and desist.

Silvio, We Love You

Silvio Berlusconi is a man whose only thought in life is bringing wealth to himself and to those who can benefit from his payments of good wealth. OK, so he is the wealthiest man in Italy. That means  he is different from other Italians and has the right to certain priviliges that come with wealth. It is now several years since government officials charged him with tax evasion. If one is Silvio, being charged with a crime is somewhat different than when an ordinary citizen faces tax fraud. Silvio was convicted but when Silvio is convicted it simply is Act I in the tale of keeping a case decision open to discussion. Of course, this  discussion will go on and on for a few more years.

Silvio is challenging the court decision. Silvio was told to stay out of politics. Telling Silvio to stay out of politics is akin to asking him to forgo women and wild parties. Naturally, Silvio understands that when he is convicted of any crime it is simply a ploy to  “elimnate a political adversary.”

Send In–ANYONE!

There is no question when it comes to a collection of clowns and incompetents, we Americans are NUMBER ONE. But, lingering not far behind are the clowns who constitute political parties in Italy. One of its most powerful parties is led by a former clown-at least in Italy they are upfront when it comes to levity and nonsense. After weeks of talking and going to restaurants for good meals, Italians finally asked Enrico Letta to become the country’s president. I am still unclear why any president is needed in Italy, but I guess every nation is entitled  to one.

Now, comes the fun and games. Mr. Enrico Letta has been asked to form a government. Other names have surfaced but Mr. Letta is presently number one which means he has at least four weeks to lead the nation. After he departs, there is a man who runs concessions stands at a circus who is rumored to assume power in Italy.