The Dog House

9 05 2009

ITALY BERLUSCONI WIFE by Current News StoriesBerlusconi’s in the dog house again and his wife put him there.

 Te lo do io il divorzio, cribbio! by Roberto Rizzato ►pix jockey◄I know a little bit about that.  My people have had there share of marital problems.  Philandering must be a required course in Italian high school.

Napolean, as Berlusconi’s wife calls him, is apparently seeking to improve the face of Italian politics—literally.  He wants to have younger, more female politicians elected or appointed to his government.

Miss Italia by italiangerry

His logic:

‘‘We want refresh the image of the political class with well educated people, who will always be present at parliamentary sessions, who are well dressed and smell good — this is not currently the case for some deputies.”

Personally, I don’t understand Mrs. Berlusconi’s objection.

I couldn’t agree more.

Chow.





A Home in Rome

9 04 2009

Berlusconi by Antonio Paolo SannaSilvio Berlusconi just relaxed the rules for architectural expansion.  He says he wants to spur a boom on housing, predicting that the change will bring in billions of Euros to the Italian Economy.

Certainly there are, no doubt, thousands of people already calling their architects to build a new room onto their houses here and there.  God only knows what those homes will look like when the addition is complete.  Random Italian Architecture Falling Down by Malinki

There is already ample evidence of “bastardized” remodels from Milan to Sicily.Case veneziane by fede_gen88 by od.Horrid by Baz61

Isn’t this a little like deciding to eat your own when you’re starving?  The problem is, as soon as good times return, you wonder what ever happened to old Spike.

Old Dog's Eyes (Are Sleeping Now) by Vincént

Even a small dog has standards.

Chow.





Is He Kidding?

7 11 2008

Silvio Berlusconi

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gave an enthusiastic, if unconventional, welcome on Thursday to the election of Barack Obama, citing among his attributes youth, good looks and a suntan.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow, the 72-year-old media tycoon also said Obama’s election to the White House had been “hailed by world public opinion as the arrival of a messiah”.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attends a meeting in Beijing October 23, 2008. (REUTERS/Ng Han Guan/Pool/Files)

“I will try to help relations between Russia and the United States where a new generation has come to power, and I don’t see problems for Medvedev to establish good relations with Obama who is handsome, young and also suntanned,” he said.

Berlusconi, who prides himself on being a friend of outgoing U.S. President George W. Bush, shrugged off a barrage of criticism in Italy as his remark quickly appeared in print and audio on major media websites around the world.

Italy’s left-wing opposition parties accused him of bringing discredit on the country with comments which they said were at worst racist and at best a diplomatic blunder.

Berlusconi called his critics “imbeciles” without any sense of humour, adding, “God save us from the imbeciles.”

Berlusconi, who himself sports a year-round tan, is famed in diplomatic circles for making sometimes inappropriate quips.

On his first meeting with Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen in 2002, Berlusconi complimented him with the words: “Rasmussen is not only a great colleague, he’s also the best-looking prime minister in Europe.”

He added: “He’s so good looking, I’m even thinking of introducing him to my wife.”

Is he kidding…on both counts…or what?  Even a small dog knows that judgment, whether good or bad, can not be based on the superficial color of ones fur.color dog by WangHua

And Silvio’s wife must be ready for change, too….

Chow!





Hiding

15 04 2008

Magritte - BerlusconiSilvio Berlusconi won a third term today and I just had to hide.  Hideout

The weather’s turned bad again.  I haven’t had a good run for a few days.  Energy bubbles up and I can’t help myself.  I went for another pair of FerragamosFerragamo…actually just one, but I know enough to realize I may as well have chewed through the sole of both.

It really isn’t the weather so much that vexes me, it’s Berlusconi.  He has this thing about not wanting to appear short.  The more he harps on it, the less secure I feel about my own few inches.

Last week he commented to the press that he was sure he was taller than both Putin and Sarkozy, even Prodi…ridiculous, non e vero?  Romano Prodi is far to left leaning to ever be measured properly with a plumb line.  Sarkozy, too far to the right to allow it…and Putin simply wouldn’t stand still long enough for such a thig.  I saw him once near the Spanish Steps on state visit.  He criss-crossed the piazza like a blind chihuahua.

At any rate, what’s the big deal about height anyway.  Some of life’s more memorable things come in small packages: diamonds, chew toys…Napolean.

I rest my case, until I’m forced to testify about the shoes.Chewed Up Shoe

Chow.








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