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(NPR)   After his conviction on tax evasion, Silvio Berlesconi rails in anger against magistrates he sees as "irresponsible and uncontrollable." Let's hit the high notes of that again. Berlesconi. Anger against. Irresponsible and uncontrollable magistrates   ( npr.org) divider line
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vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-02 12:13:58 PM  
I think "uncontrollable" is probably the key word there.
2013-08-02 12:17:30 PM  
Berlusconi can baciar mi culo.
2013-08-02 12:52:04 PM  
The sense of entitlement of the political class world wide is.........pretty farking predictable.
2013-08-02 12:53:19 PM  
He needs to stop dying his hair.
2013-08-02 12:54:01 PM  
Berlusconi was sentenced to four years in jail, and he will be banned from public office for at least one year in a ruling that could undermine the fragile coalition government.

Given his age - almost 77 - the former prime minister will not serve time in prison, and thanks to an amnesty law, three years will be shaved off his sentence. But for one year, the multimillionaire tycoon will either have to do community service with a charitable institution or live under house arrest.

That'll teach him.
2013-08-02 12:54:14 PM  

vpb: I think "uncontrollable" is probably the key word there.


Somebody didn't remember getting bribed. Italy is almost as bad as Greece.
2013-08-02 01:25:32 PM  
Isn't this the same "Justice" system that successfully prosecuted several Geologists for failing to predict an earthquake?
2013-08-02 01:29:57 PM  
Hey, Al Capone was caught just like that.
2013-08-02 01:32:16 PM  
I think we need to bring Opera Man back to translate on behalf of Berlesconi.

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2013-08-02 02:43:57 PM  
Given the number of Italians who support Berlusconi, I sometimes think Italy does not deserve democracy.
Given the number of Italians who oppose Berlusconi, I know that Italy does deserve democracy.

In defence of those who support him, he owns such a large swath of Italy's media that he has managed to control the message to the point that many Italians actually believe that the whole world sees Berlusconi as a great man, he is shown, amongst other things, to be a great friend of Obama (and a counsellor to Dubbya before that).

One of the bitterest exchanges I ever had was with an Italian cousin when I pointed out to her that, far from being seen as a great man, outside Italy "Berlusca" is considered a clown, a joke.

His conviction will change nothing: his supporters simply see it as political revenge against St.Silvio.
2013-08-02 02:58:27 PM  
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