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Perhaps I’m getting bigheaded, but I want to write to George Bush.

“ Open letter to George Bush.

I’m just a comic and you are a great president at the head of a great and powerful nation. Furthermore, you are also a great friend of our former President of the Council with whom you have many points in common: the Atlantic vision in place of the pacific one, great riches, the exportation of democracy with or without weapons, the personalisation of politics.
Allow me, very humbly, to ask you for an account of your behaviour in relation to Italy and the Italians.
Prodi has won the elections. Heads of State of many nations and the President of the European Community have sent their congratulations to him.
You are almost the only one who hasn’t done this.
And, in this situation, our former President of the Council does not recognise the election result thanks to your support.
You continue to not recognise Prodi as the legitimate winner, elected in free elections.
They were elections managed by the Minister of the Interior as a member of the Government in power.
They were elections in which voting went on according to a liberticida (liberty killing) election law guided through Parliament by your friend and in this case, your voice as a defender of democracy has not been heard.
You are not showing yourself to be a friend of our country and you are probably not even acting in the interests of your country.
If you don’t recognise Prodi, why should Italians recognise you? I believe and hope that your behaviour is simply a temporary institutional distraction. If this is not the case, Italians should ask themselves a few questions.

Why should we allow American Military Bases to be in our country?
Why should we tolerate the presence of American atomic weapons at Ghedi Torre, Brescia and at Aviano, Pordenone?
Why should we allow CIA agents to move around our country as though they were visiting your great ranch in Texas?
Why should we provide finance to a country that at this moment is hostile to us by buying American products, eating in American chains, supporting American companies in Italy?
I’m sure the Italians will know how to find the answers.”

Beppe Grillo

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Posted by: Mister Ecs | June 20, 2006 05:10 AM

A little over a week ago I was asked to sing backup on Neil Young's new album. It is intensely political and anti-war, and, as i'm sure everyone knows by now, it called for our president's impeachment.

I came home after the 12 hour session, after singing and crying (I said it was intense) and talking to Neil and the other singers. My head was flooded with words and phrases.

This song basically wrote itself and I feel that it was given to me with the purpose of motivating people towards change.

I am an up and coming artist - I do not have the means to get this song out the way that known artists do - but I feel that this song has the potential to unite and incite people all across the world.

I am starting a website with user generated content - allowing people to remix the song and shoot their own videos for it and upload the to the website. Until that is ready to launch I have a myspace site. I am going to send the song to Neil and also to a bunch of high profile, politically minded people.

I need help getting it out there. I posted the song and created the page last night and people are already reacting to it - wanting to get involved and spread the word.

Please listen and consider linking to the page. The song plays automatically and myspace seems to be the best way to host it for now.

Thank you,
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Posted by: terra naomi | April 20, 2006 10:31 PM

Guys... I really think that you're letting your guts feelings take over. How can you think that 9/11 was a scam???
The "911 - Loose Change 2nd Edition" is mere speculation. We should be careful and not believe everything is posted on the world wide web. What's next, the Bush administration is responsible for today's bad weather? Come on...
The terrorists are real and are among us - everyday, everywhere. Sadly, the Twin Towers collapsed because of the hijackings.

History is not made by "what if", but let me throw it back at the viewers of that show "What if the 9/11 facts had happened to your country? would you think it was a set up?"
Instead, I suggest you watch the commentary/re-enacting made by the History Channel about the 9/11 attacks.
Respect for the thousands of victims, may they rest in peace.

Posted by: Stephanie Noble | April 20, 2006 09:53 PM

Dear Beppe,

I am sick and tired of MEDICINE MAN and some of his acolytes still not conceited defeat. Where is he anyway? Is he hiding like a rat ? I bet he is rehearsing for his new play " I can’t believe, I lost" or according to his interpretation which translates "I can’t believe,I won".


Posted by: Francesco Cossa | April 20, 2006 05:22 PM

To catattack,

I would like my children to live in a democratic and free country. That is why I am asking you to leave.

You are not here to protect my country, or me… but for your own interest.
Bush wants to keep American Military Bases in place because he is concerned about maintaining political dominance all over Europe.

The Arabic world has never been hostile to my country before Berlusconi decided to support Bush’s leaders unjustified war in Iraq.

The talk was (in your president's words) of "Iraq's illegal weapons programs, its attempts to hide those weapons from inspectors, and its links to terrorist groups."
However our leaders are not being candid with us. Oil has been a major US concern over Iraq in internal and unpublicised documents, since the start of the Bush Administration, and indeed earlier. "Washington's War on Iraq is the Lynchpin to Controlling Persian Gulf Oil."
The need to dominate oil from Iraq is also deeply intertwined with the defence of the dollar.

In this war three times more people died than during the Twin Tower attack.

And for what? Illegal weapons have never been found in Iraq.

Should I still trust you president????


Posted by: kungfu | April 19, 2006 08:02 PM

@ Salvatore Foti

I am sure that Mr. Silvio Berlusconi, most probably, does not read this blog though his partymen surely do. And I also believe he will not be happy with being the president of Italy because, as you also know, the Italian President of the Republic does not have executive powers like the US President...

I still believe that the narrow difference between the two coalitions has been causing all this friction but that, in the end, a good politician is the one who can, from the Opposition benches, defend the rights of his voters. I am sure that the Opposition being so strong will ensure that the Government does things right.

OK, so there is a small difference BUT there is a difference. I think it was Calderoli who said it was a question of merely 25,000 votes... OK, granted that, try to feed 25,000 people, dress them, employ them, house them... even if the difference were much smaller, there IS a slight swing towards the leftist coalition.

This is the real situation at the moment and Berlusconi and his men should take the courageous step and accept it. They may not like doing it but it is the most dignified thing to do.

They should not complain now. After all, things went along that very same electoral procedure law that Berlusconi's government voted for! If the Leftist coalition is granted an extra 64 seats or so in Parliament to stabilize the government, that was the law they found. [How ironic, isn't it? No use crying over spilt milk now!]

Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | April 18, 2006 02:17 PM

Carissimo Beppe,
ho trovato la soluzione a questo scontro tra Prodi e Berlusconi:Che il cavaliere riconosca la sconfitta elettorale come se gia`fosse un uomo maturo,e in cambio la sinistra gli dia : La Presidenza della Repubblica onde ristabilire la "par condicio" e ,mi consenta, allontanare l' idea del grande minestrone o come tutti la chiamano:La grande coalizione.
Mi raccomando, non fatelo sapere a Silvio perche`se no ci crede davvero e chi lo ferma poi!!!!!

Posted by: salvatore foti | April 17, 2006 11:23 PM

A very good morning to all the bloggers.
I just spent a couple of days away from the blog and look how many new friends….

I am in Italy since last Wednesday night and I am looking forward to catch my plane tomorrow afternoon.

Why? Because I am rather disgusted. I cannot believe what I still hear on TV or read on some newspapers.

Mr. Berlusconi has to leave and Mr. Ciampi should, at least once, do his job and be the President of the Italian Republic.

Now, let’s go back to Beppe letter. It is clear that Mr. Bush supported Mr. Berlusconi.
Why shouldn’t he? Same way of ruling a country, same personal way of perceiving politics, same personal economic interests. He needs support in Europe, therefore he’ll do his best to support whoever will support him. The list could go longer, but let’s not make obvious the obvious.

I believe Beppe wrote a nice letter. He could have been harsher and go back to past events, but he did not do it. He is asking why should we support US Government and US interests in Italy when US Government does not support ours?

I think this is a good question with or without Mr. Bush congratulations to Mr. Prodi.
Why should we?

I agree with one thing Mrs. J. Camilleri said in her long posting the real enemies are the Italians. This is a sad sad reality that we should face a.s.a.p. in order to change it.

Mrs. Camilleri, I do not mean to be posh, but I would not base my political judgements on a Readers' Digest article.

Mr. Capone, we can easily live without US stuff. Actually, US is pretty much in shit. US realized that they have lost their power around the world. They realized 80-90% of the products are produced in China or Far East. They realized technology pole is moving away from US. They realized that in the next 30 years, when oil will count less and less, they will be cut off the big game and $ trading is loosing ground in favour of other currencies first of all €.
Not only they know it, but the are trying to find a solution… why should we help them?

Have a great Pasquetta.


Posted by: Maena Gambaiani | April 17, 2006 12:34 PM

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Posted by: Giovanni Principe | April 16, 2006 04:49 PM

good letter to Dubya, Beppe...
I live in Australia and I am already boycotting products from big US Corporations...
Also it is about time we all get rid of those US Military bases everywhere..., I used to believe the Yanks were defending our "freedom and democracy"..., but now I have finally seen the light and I know THEY ARE the real terrorists....

As far as this past election our votes in Australia seem to have been instrumental in kicking Berlusca's ass....
But it is very sad to see how many italians, 'nonostante tutto', still voted for the bloody crook !!

Also thank you Beppe for all your efforts in spreading the good information. You are a real inspiration !!
thanks again..

ciao ciao, b

Posted by: baldo lucaroni | April 16, 2006 12:15 PM


Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | April 16, 2006 12:04 PM

I did see the video documentaries "911 in plane site", "911 Loose Change", "911 a Closer Look", and "911 Eyewitness"...
As I have respect for my intelligence, I believe that the 911 terroristic attack was a scam. As a matter of fact, terrorists could never arrange the whole demolition thing! All the world was brainwashed by the FBI and TVs (US government), just to have a pretext to control a couple o middle-east countries... but the majority of people ignore the truth, that's why I mentioned it in my previous comment...
this is all soooo sad...
Anyway, Joselle and Raffaella, I wish you a Wonderful Easter! A big Hug, Emmie

Posted by: Emmanuele Da Iglesias | April 16, 2006 02:19 AM

Happy Easter to you, Joselle! :-)

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | April 16, 2006 02:02 AM

@Emanuele Da Iglesias

I agree with you that ignorance is not bliss but you also know that a little learning is a dangerous thing... full learning is what we need.

I had pointed earlier in my post the reference to the 11/9 Twin Tower issue [see my earlier posts]... I invite readers to reflect about this issue because, if this were true, then honest American citizens had better send packing their own president and his men for allowing speculation to get so much out of hand....

And yes... WATCH CLOSELY how the Twin Towers collapsed... they simply imploded in the same way that buildings are demolished...

WATCH the video 9/11 Loose Change. It will shock you. And to think that some people can apparently still go to sleep at night without feeling anything, without listening to their voice of conscience [that is, if they have one].

Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | April 16, 2006 12:35 AM

Dear Raffaella,
You simply overblew the issue... when writing in this blog, the least thing I wanted to do was to be offensive or outrageous, even though the two things are absolutely diverse.

However, you know as well as I do, many people [Italians or not] tend to fall down to low-level speech... I am not saying that you or anybody else has to agree with what I say. I simply asked people to be aware of many fallacies in the political scene.

If I manage to get hold of the 1990 RD's article on Romano Prodi, I will publish it. I know there was another one on Berlusconi and how the latter has turned politics into a business making machine.

I try to be objective and unbiased. Believe me, I have no interest whatsoever in being polemical. I do not vote in Italy though I did vote for the European Parliament, but that is another story and, to be honest with you, I still cannot understand why I, British citizen, should vote for Italian commissioners in Europe and not my fellow countrymen whose politics I know... [mind you, I believe this was Romano Prodi's doing but, anyway, I understand that you can't have everything in life!]

Coming back to the earlier issue, you know that there are people who vote a particular candidate/party not because they hold their ideology in regard but because their grandparents, parents, relatives, friends vote that way... or worse still, because they expect some favours in return... what you call nepotism. You will, surely, agree, that the intelligent voter is the one who votes for a betterment of his country. Many still have to learn how to use their vote in protest... and many still don't know how to discuss politics, they simply argue about politics. This is what makes politics "dirty" and, to my mind, a kind of a joke...

However, I hope that at least, for another five years, we shall live in peace and harmony, that we will have a little bit more money in our pockets and that there will be more steady employment, and that we can leave all the dirty work to our politicians and enjoy our lives in a normal, decent way.

Happy Easter, to you and yours, Raffaella.

Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | April 16, 2006 12:28 AM

Hello folks,
admittedly, my I.Q. is pretty lousy... ;)

I like to know though, I like to be learning over and over to be ready to defend myself from the next crook I meet.
Over the last few months I discovered the Google Video section, so I started learning about shocking issues that television doesn't address, that is the collusions between mafia and politics or the 9/11 scam...

Democracy might not be the perfect system (the perfect one being a governement formed by a few very very sage and shrewd people), but it gets close to perfection when the people who vote do know. "Ignorance is not bliss", is the tragedy.

Posted by: Emmanuele Da Iglesias | April 15, 2006 10:57 PM

By the way... we are used to write in english on this site. There is an italian version:
I write usually on both sides, here I try to write in english so that foreign people can understand what I say. That's the reason because this english site was born.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | April 15, 2006 07:03 PM

My answer was "insolent" (if you mean..)because I found a very improper statement to call a "idiot" everyone is not thinking like you. I agree with you, there are many people, especially on the italian version of the blog, they are used to offend or simply to boycott the blog with comments without sense. On this english version is better, people are kind and correct. I'd never read "idiot" comments on the english version. If somebody says he would to close the NATO bases, that's not idiot or "outrageous", it's only a different opinion than yours.
With outrageous I mean a direct attack on private persons.
This blog is a beautiful place, where people can discuss and talk togheter, I'd never been outrageus nor insolent, you began to talk about IQ and idiots, as were the genius coming from another space.
That's all

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | April 15, 2006 06:23 PM

Happy Easter, sperem.

Posted by: omar conti | April 15, 2006 05:12 PM

Ciao di nuovo Omar...

No, non voterei mai a Prodi perché il voto non ce l'ho!! Voto nel mio paese ma non ho chiesto la cittadinanza italiana, non mi serve. Però, credimi, più che avere tendenze di Destra o Sinistra... sono inanzitutto, realista.

E tu lo sai, veramente, che tanti non vogliono vedere, né parlare, né sentire... come le tre scimmie.

Buona Pasqua, Omar!

Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | April 15, 2006 05:07 PM

Pan-europeismo...vicenda Bosnia...Beh, ma allora tra i due....: ...tu hai votato/voteresti PRODI!! ... :)

Posted by: omar conti | April 15, 2006 04:55 PM

Ciao Omar,

Non preoccuparti per l'italiano. Lo conosco bene, è la quinta lingua che parlo :)) So cosa intendi per le basi perché ho esperienza diretta con una di queste basi dove ho prestato anche lavoro per un pò di tempo. Ci volevano dei "pass" speciali per entrare, uno per la macchina, e quindi su questo punto hai ragione pienamente.

Il punto di prima era che sarebbe veramente stupido dire "chiudiamoli" tanto per aver detto qualcosa. Se dovesse succedere una cosa del genere, ti assicuro senza alcun dubbio, che saranno migliaia gli italiani disoccupati. Vabbene che sono "no-go zones" (zone senza accesso) ai civili italiani che non lavorano dentro le basi, ma sarebbe anche un disastro peggiore avere tantissimi padri di famiglia senza lavoro.

Io sono più propensa ad un patto di difesa Europeo, di avere gli USE (United States of Europe) - non ho un'opinione così alta degli USA. Non mi piace il gioco politico degli USA e non mi piace la loro politica estera, ma neanche quella interna. Non posso rispettare chi specula sulla guerra, chi genera economia di guerra per fare soldi o per fare gli interessi suoi. Non rispetto chi con ipocrisia diplomatica constata di rispettare l'Europa ma che, alla fine, scatta una guerra perche l'Iraq voleva cominciare negoziati sul commercio del grezzo utilizzando l'Euro come moneta... e questo ovviamente non stava bene a George Bush ed i suoi uomini.

Ricordate la differenza tra Bosnia e Iraq - basta questo come esempio. Ma è anche vero che spesso gli stessi USA sono stati in grado a tenere a bada una calamità... tanto lavoro e finalmente un riavvicinamento con la Russia, con il medio oriente...

Il Pan-Europeismo, inanzi tutto, può nascere solo quando arriviamo ad un Europa più coesa e ordinata che tratta in un modo uguale tutti i suoi comunitari... un Europa più ampia che, diciamolo pure, è molto più ricca degli USA.

Così gliela diamo noi l'"America" agli Americani. :-))

Un saluto.

Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | April 15, 2006 04:45 PM

@ Joselle
Il post di Grillo tratta vari aspetti delle relazioni USA- "resto del mondo", + o - condivisibili, comunque riguardo le basi:
E' ovvio che danno lavoro alle città vicine e sicurezza militare post guerra fredda ma il problema è che purtroppo NON sono basi NATO, che mi starebbero bene -sottolineo-, ma sono SOLO basi USA 100%!
Sai che i nostri magistrati e forse anche i nostri rappresentanti politici locali (forse anche nazionali) non possono avere accesso.
Non si può sapere chi va e chi viene nel nostro Territorio. Sono come un enorme ambasciata USA con aeroporto e armi nucleari! Non ti suona un pò strano? e poco friendly.
Scusate l' Italiano su post inglese...che non conosco bene.

...These are not NATO bases but only USA 100% bases. Like a huge embassy with airport and nuclear weapons...

Posted by: omar conti | April 15, 2006 04:25 PM

I was reading Bonnie Loi's post in answer to catattack...

I agree on one point... the Twin Towers issue and the attack on the Pentagon. I have watched a full documentary streamed which I encourage you all to see, called "911 - Loose Change 2nd Edition". If you run a search on Google you can get to watch this documentary in English. You will be shocked by a number of things.

The trailer went something like this:

Loose Change 2nd Edition

What if:

The Twin Towers were not hit by commercial airliners?
The World Trade Center was brought down in a controlled demolition?
The Pentagon was not hit by a 757?
Flight 93 was shot down?

What if?

Three years after September 11th, the American People are left with more
questions than answers. This documentary addresses those questions, as well as
providing the evidence necessary to begin answering them. From the phony bin
Laden tape to the lack of a 757 at the Pentagon, Loose Change wraps everything
up into an hour of solid evidence.


Now to get to the point, Bonnie Loi... I have no problem with Muslims, Jews, Christians, Atheists, Agnostics, Buddhists, Hindus... whatever... what I cannot take is the arrogance and insolence that most Europeans encounter in Arab countries. Let me give you a some points to ponder:
[a] religious intolerance
[b] freedom of speech
[c] full women's rights
[d] full children's rights
[e] freedom of religious expression
[f] freedom of thought
[g] full human rights

And I add one more point... if they have no respect for the life of their own people [look at what is happening in Iraq] how are they going to give a damn for your life or my life or the lives of our children?

I would, of course, side more with the French and German idea of a Pan-European Defence Pact rather than having the US tag wars or promote them [since it appears that War always generates wealth in the US]. But this takes a concerted effort and a change of mentality... and that is another story.

This whole blog started with Beppe Grillo's letter to George Bush.

For a moment let us look at the situation with irony, even if what happens everyday around the world is tragic.

Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | April 15, 2006 03:57 PM

@ Raffaella

You said I was being arrogant... but your answer, especially the end part of it is far more than arrogant. It is insolent. Above all, insolence coming from a Psychologist as you claim to be makes me wary and would want to be anything but your patient or client!

When I spoke of "idiots" who post in this blog, it was meant for those who come out with outrageous statements such as close the NATO bases, to quote one example. I was not giving the "idiot" to you, but oh, you are so touchy, aren't you?

Bipolarism is also the English reality, the Maltese reality, the French reality, the German reality, the American reality... it is new to Italy and most Italians are finding it hard to believe that there is a 50%-50% tug of war here. Why are you surprised? I am not surprised at all; humanity tends to converge into two extremes and this is an age-old issue. Small parties are engulfed by bigger parties very much in the same way as small businesses have been literally outwiped by big corporations. Politics is a business. It is not a place for theoretical experiementation and discussion.

Dear Raffaella, about the IQ point, you know what I meant but you think you are so damn superior, right? As to your degree, I do not contest it but I think I did have a good IQ and still have it since. I happen to hold the bounty of FOUR University degrees, one of them in clinical child psychology. Be aware that I am not duped by your sardonic "I know more than you" attempt at belittling me who might not be the Raffaella-type of "psychologist".

Send me your IQ tests, no problem! You might be very surprised by the result; why, you might even cry your eyes out. Just in case you keep asking who I am, I can tell you that I hold a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of London UK, equivalent to your Dottorato di Ricerca; I am a lecturer in mediaevalia, mediaeval interdisciplinary studies and human thought. I have undertaken a battery of Mensa tests and perhaps, much to your suprise, the IQ result is far superior to your expectation as it ranges in the upper percentile. Care to send those IQ tests? And don't preach to me about arrogance... I know who the arrogant are - I live with them day by day.

For a moment I thought we were discussing politics and tendencies, not my being and my knowledge.

To go back for one second on the democratic vote given... remember that Democracy is the Tyranny of the Majority and the repression of the Minority... only that in the case of Italy, the Minority happens to be 50% as well...

Now, dear Raffaella, do you get the crunch?


Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | April 15, 2006 03:41 PM

To catattack,

I would like my children to live in a democratic and free country. That is why I am asking you to leave.

You are not here to protect my country, or me… but for your own interest.
Bush wants to keep American Military Bases in place because he is concerned about maintaining political dominance all over Europe.

The Arabic world has never been hostile to my country before Berlusconi decided to support Bush’s leaders unjustified war in Iraq.

The talk was (in your president's words) of "Iraq's illegal weapons programs, its attempts to hide those weapons from inspectors, and its links to terrorist groups."
However our leaders are not being candid with us. Oil has been a major US concern over Iraq in internal and unpublicised documents, since the start of the Bush Administration, and indeed earlier. "Washington's War on Iraq is the Lynchpin to Controlling Persian Gulf Oil."
The need to dominate oil from Iraq is also deeply intertwined with the defence of the dollar.

In this war three times more people died than during the Twin Tower attack.

And for what? Illegal weapons have never been found in Iraq.

Should I still trust you president????


Posted by: Bonnie Loi | April 15, 2006 03:39 PM

hi,Bush,stop war!now!
We don't need war to any where in the world!

Posted by: notebook | April 15, 2006 02:45 PM

I like to talk politics and sharing opinions with different people, I've my left-wing views but it doesn't mean a refusal to discuss with right-wingers.
Personally, I find D'Alema & Fassino really unpleasants.
But democracy is not a joke.
We have a bipolar system in Italy, that means there are two coalitions, and the citizens have to choose one of them. The winner must govern the country, the loser must go over to the opposition. That's all.
There have been a win, albeit small ones.
Why don't you want to accept it?
By the way, I read your previous post, and I found it a bit arrogant. I don't like arrogance.
You said:
"I would seriously question the mental stability of the idiots who post stupid messages on this blog... I know you call this Democracy but if voting was to be given according to the IQ of some people, 80% of the voters are not eligible then."

You know, because of my job I have a lot to do with I.Q. measuring (I'm psychologist). Why do you think YOUR IQ is better than other people's one?
Do you want to measure it?
I send you the intelligence test! ;-);-)

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | April 15, 2006 02:28 PM

To Raffaella Biferale,
I have a question to ask you: You say you fear for democracy?

Tell me, after hearing Massimo d'Alema who, instead of focusing on the real issues of this country, starts blabbing on wanting to do away with Mediaset... good for him, poor politician, whose main concern is yachting rather than real politics... good for him if he wants to send over 6,000 home without a job in a country that is already RIFT with unemployment...

Massimo d'Alema again who speaks of arrogance and fails to see how Fassino already started treating journalists with arrogance as soon as he smelled a 0,01% advantage in these elections...

Fassino.... really no comment, why should one comment on such a little man????

And, oh my God, can you imagine Bertinotti Minister for Foreign Affairs? He would do a good job, he would ALIENATE Italy from the rest of the world!

To DANIEL BROWN... yeah, it is all very funny indeed... these guys can't go yonder their noses... remember you are on the blog site of a "comic" (sic.).... I mean comedian... the comics are really some of the bloggers, some of whom have not risen beyond two-dimensionality.


Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | April 15, 2006 12:59 PM

(Scusate ma ho tradotto il mio messaggio di prima per

chi non comprende l'inglese. Grazie. JC)

Quanta tristezza dover leggere determinate cose che

avete detto, sig. Grillo. Cominciando dalla chiusura

delle basi Americane in Italia... guardiamo le cose

come sono... se le basi vengano chiusi, sarete VOI a

dare un lavoro a tempo pieno ai molti italiani impiegati

in queste basi? Purtroppo tantissimi non fanno altro

che parlare, parlare, parlare. Prima di pronuncarvi del

trash politico propagandistico e gratuito, datevi uno

sguardo alla realtà di tantissime situazioni.

È assolutamente VERO che Europa, malgrado le sue

numerose differenze con gli Stati Uniti è un continente

sicuro perché nutre un approcio protettivo verso la

propria identità europea e gli Stati Uniti, un paese

occidentale in se, anche se multietnico, ha mantenuto,

(forse anche per il fatto di essere piantato con radici

storici e culturali) un'alleanza vicina con l'Europa.

Caro Signor Grillo, accusate il presidente degli Stati

Uniti per la mancanza di un messaggio di augurio a

Romano Prodi, ma onestamente parlando, non vi siete

fermati un attimo soltanto ultimamente per analizzare

Prodi specialmente nei mesi della campagna

elettorale? Avete ascoltato bene i suoi discorsi? Lo

avete guardate attentamente e notato le sue gesta

frutto di un'insicurezza che immediatamente

inciterebbe uno psicologo serio a pensare che questo

uomo abbia dei problemi seri?... e questi problemi sono

probabilmente quelli inflitti dalla pressione politica

esercitata dagli altri capi nella coalizione della sinistra...

Gentile sig. Grillo, PENSA e COMMENTA quanto

desidera... per carità. Sono una persona che le segue da

tantissimo tempo - mi sono affezzionata - e devo dire

che spesso mi trovo d'accordo con tante cose che ha

detto finora. Ma i nemici peggiori dell'Italia sono gli

italiani stessi; quella burocrazia rigorosa che prevale da

50 anni fa grazie alla DC che hanno rovinato il vostro

paese nella coalizione con i vostri socialisti...

La Politica Italiana può essere molto divertente... e sì, i

vostri politici giocano con la politica - non sono

responsabili delle decisioni politiche serii.

Tendo a credere che nella sua lettera voleva essere

"comico" ma non nel genere di Euripede... Ho una

sensazione che mi disturba, cioè che sta cercando di

dare una mano alla gente che lei sostiene... ma le

ricordo che sono sempre LE STESSE PERSONE che le

vietano di esercitare un suo diritto sacrosanto di dire la

sua sulla TV nazionale. Così lei deve andare in

Svizzera... oppure nei teatri [ e noi paghiamo i biglietti

dell'entrata che non sono esattamente stracciati nei

prezzi ]... e mi domando dove Lei sta realmente

vis-à-vis la politica ed i politicanti italiani...

Naturalmente, non la sto accusando. Sono straniera

per l'Italia e gli italiani --- questa è diventata la mia

missione, quella di alienarmi da questo paese e di tutto

ciò che lo concerna, questo malgrado il fatto che la

mia famiglia nucleare è italiana, i miei bambini nati qui,

un marito 100% italiano... Anche se ho parenti lontani

italiani, ho deciso di rinuncare alla mia italianità...

Grazie al cielo che non sono guidata dal

sentimentalismo quindi niente "Carramba Che

Sorpresa" per me!!

Piuttosto metterei in discussione l'atteggiamento della

gente piccola impiegata da RAI quando sono

confrontati dalle persone che non ripartiscono la loro

credenza politica... Metterei in discussione seriamente

la stabilità mentale di certi idioti che inviano messaggi

stupidi su questo blog... Lo so, voi chiamate questa

cosa democrazia ma se la gente potesse votare

secondo il quoziente d'intelligenza vi assicuro che

l'80% degli elettori non saranno eleggibili!!

Ma per chiudere questo messaggio prima che diventi

troppo tortuoso, continuate a commentare e criticare

ma non si lasci cadere nella scadenza della politica

italiana di destra o sinistra o centro... tanto non


Caro sig. Grillo, sii se stesso e le chiedo, per la stessa

credibilità che Lei ha sempre avuto, di rimanere sempre

OBIETTIVO. La prego di credermi, sig. Grillo, la gente

ci tiene alle persone che obiettivamente non hanno

paura di criticare i politici ed i loro amici e sapranno

valutare la verità e a chi dare ragione e credibilità.

Un altro piccolo punto di riflessione... Il sig. Bush sta

aspettando la parola finale dei commissari italiani sul

voto prima della pronunciarsi. Questo, in politica, viene

chiamato, semplicemente, diplomazia.
In Inghilterra, il mio paese d'origine, tutti i media

hanno detto che l'Italia è presa dal panico e la

confusione. Potrebbe essere che il sig. Tony Blair ha

forse chiamato Prodi per fargli gli auguri (oppure ha

chiesto il suo segretario a sbrigare questa faccenda

sporca --- considerando che con l'Italia spaccata in due

fronti pressocché uguali con la varianza di soli 25,000

voti --- probabilmente torneranno di nuovo i giorni dei

governi di 6 a 12 mesi... torneranno i giorni dei

commenti aspri anglo-sassoni che la politica italiana è

una barzelletta].

Le rammento solo una cosa --- negli anni 90 un

articolo profondo pubblicato su Reader's Digest ha

chiesto a tutti gli Europei se Romano Prodi fosse un

uomo di cui fidarsi, era Presidente timone del

Parlamento Europeo allora... Se non dovevamo fidarci

ALLORA, chiedo io, ci dia una linea di guida perche

dovremmo fidarci ORA...

Nello spirito della democrazia vera e dell'ampia libertà

di esprimere l'opinione (in un paese semi-libero) auguro

a lei e tutti i bloggers di beppegrillo.it una Buona


Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | April 15, 2006 12:50 PM

Very funny Beppe,

but I thought I should point out that the American Nuclear Missiles and Soldiers were place in Italy to stop the spread of totalitarian communism in Europe ... something I am very grateful for.

They are of course the remnant of a European war your compatriots contributed to ....

So in effect those troops you profess to hate have saved you from both Facism AND Communism ....

In fact your letter has overtones of bin Ladin's speech about the insult to Islam caused by the presence of "unbelievers" in the holy state of Saudi ... Do you think Italy is the chosen land of God ?

Of course ... you're Italian !!!!

Posted by: Daniel Brown | April 15, 2006 12:27 PM

How sad it is to read certain things you have said, Mr. Grillo. Starting with the closure of American bases in Italy... let's face it, if the bases close, are YOU going to give a full time job to the many Italians employed in these bases? You all talk talk talk, but before pronouncing certain cheap and sloganistic trash, look at the reality of many situations. It is TRUE that Europe, despite its many differences with the US is safe because it harbingers a protective approach towards its European identity and the US, a Western Country itself, in its multiethnicity, has retained, may be also because of its historic connections and roots, a close alliance with Europe.

Dear Mr. Grillo, you accuse the President of the US for not sending a message to Prodi, but honestly speaking, have you really stopped to analyse Prodi these past months? Have you ever stopped and listened to his speeches? Have you watched him closely and noticed his gestures hidden by an insecurity that immediately would make a serious psychologist think that this man has problems?... and these problems are probably those of pressure brought about by the other leaders in the Leftist coalition...

THINK and COMMENT as much as you want. I am a person who follows all you have said so far, and agree with many things you say. But Italy's worst enemies are Italians themselves; that stringent bureaucracy that 50 years ago started with the Christian Democrats who ruined your country in coalition with your Socialists...

How funny can Italian politics be... and yes, your politicians play with politics - they are not serious policy makers.

I tend to believe that in your letter you were being "Comical" but not like Euripedes... I have a nagging feeling that you are trying to give a hand to the people you support... but remember... they are the VERY SAME people who chucked you out of your divine right to say what you have to say on National TV. So you go to Switzerland... you go in theatres [and we pay entrance tickets that are not exactly cheap]... and I wonder where you really stand...

But of course, I am not accusing YOU. I am a foreigner to Italy and Italians, it has become my mission to alienate myself from this country and its matters, even if my nuclear family is Italian, my children born here, my husband 100% Italian... My remote roots have Italian blood in them but I have decided to forsake it all. Thank goodness that I am not driven by anything sentimental in such matters, so there will be no "Carramba Che Sorpresa" for me!

I would rather question the attitude of some little people employed by RAI when confronted by persons who do not share their political beliefs... I would seriously question the mental stability of the idiots who post stupid messages on this blog... I know you call this Democracy but if voting was to be given according to the IQ of some people, 80% of the voters are not eligible then.

But to close this post which will, otherwise, become too tortuous to read, keep commenting and criticising but do not let your credibility fall by drowning in shitty Italian politics, be they Left or Right or Centre...

Be yourself and comment for yourself, OBJECTIVELY. This is, perhaps, what this country needs... dear Mr. Grillo - believe me, in all honesty, when you criticise politicians for what they are, that is when you are more credible to your listeners.

Ah, one more point... Mr. Bush is waiting for the final word of Italian Commissioners on Voting before pronouncing himself. This is called, simply, Diplomacy. In England, my home country, all the media have said that Italy is in confusion [even if Mr. Tony Blair might have called Mr. Prodi, perhaps secretly or worse still, asking his secretary to do the dirty job, considering that most probably this is going to be another 6 month to 12 month government]. Way back in 1990s a very disturbing and profound article on Readers' Digest asked all Europeans whether Romano Prodi should be trusted at the helm of the European Parliament... If he was NOT to be trusted THEN, please enlighten me why we should trust him NOW...

In the spirit of true democracy and the full liberty of expressing opinion, I wish you and your bloggers a Happy Easter.

Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | April 15, 2006 10:08 AM

Reply to Bonnie Loi:

I not only meant that Italy could in the future be speaking Arabic, but along with this language comes their culture and religion. So, your beautiful Italian women would have to cover their entire bodies and faces and wouldn't be able to drive a car or go out alone (so much for women's rights). And the men would be going to the mosques 5 times a day. Do you want this life for your children????

Posted by: catattack | April 15, 2006 08:53 AM

Hi...I'll attach the entire post from my blog because my trackbacks not always get into your blog:
Beppe Grillo is a very popular Italian comedian and his own Blog is the most linked and visited in Italy. He wrote a letter to the US President on his Blog. It was yesterday, on 13th of April. It was also my cousin's birthday. Her name is Stefania. I forgot to call her.

A new big deal is in Italy on. It seems that George Bush didn't send any congratulation to Romano Prodi, the new Italian PM. Many of the other countries' leaders have done it. So that is the cause of very low level argumentation. The kind of stuff which the people talk about while they are drinking an expresso in the bar.

Maybe it is just "tecnical" problem. I guess that George Bush is hunting in his big ranch or maybe he took a break for Easter weekend. Maybe he is attending a lecture at an elementary school (eg:Scare Movie 4!). The Twin Towers waited so "The Professor" (Romano Prodi) can wait as well.

I am sure that Bush will send a message to Prodi. Everyone knows the relationship between the US President and Berlusconi. Bush sponsored Silvio Berlusconi's political campaign. The former Italian PM had also the chance of speaking to all the US parlamentars gathered in front of him. It happened a couple of months ago in Washington.
Relationship like that are normal. People do agreement and they keep "enemy" away.

People so important and powerful should not do like the children, of course. I mean that they should not show their preferences. They should not show deslike so cleary either. False and dirty businesses are still part of politics, aren't t they? Something changed and nobody told me about that...(????). I have never believed to the moral politics. Sorry.

So I do not understand why Bush should not send a stupid letter to Prodi. It will take a second. Is he worried because Berlusconi's reaction? Please, don't make me laugh. Hee hee hee...

Grillo keeps writing: "our former President of the Council does not recognise the election result thanks to your support..."
This funny story is making all the world teasing us. All the people were having dinner togheter asked me about this joke. They were Australians, Irish, English, Scottish..
That's enough! All the foreigners televions and newspaper are telling:"The Italians have to wait!". That's it. I completely agree.

Grillo again:"You are not showing yourself to be a friend of our country and you are probably not even acting in the interests of your country.
If you don’t recognise Prodi, why should Italians recognise you? I believe and hope that your behaviour is simply a temporary institutional distraction. If this is not the case, Italians should ask themselves a few questions.
Why should we allow American Military Bases to be in our country?
Why should we tolerate the presence of American atomic weapons at Ghedi Torre, Brescia and at Aviano, Pordenone?
Why should we allow CIA agents to move around our country as though they were visiting your great ranch in Texas?
Why should we provide finance to a country that at this moment is hostile to us by buying American products, eating in American chains, supporting American companies in Italy?
I’m sure the Italians will know how to find the answers

We Italians know that not all us recognised Prodi as the winner. Half of the Italians voted for Berlusconi.

About the US Military Base in Italy. They have been there for years and years. Some Italians politicians wanted those too. The reasons could be a lot (military and economic...and not only). We can not compare their presence with a missin congratulation message.

About the CIA's agents. Somebody knew that they were in Italy. I mean that some Italians knew that. It was not me for sure. Who should US special intelligence agents ask the clearence of working in Italy to? They were not very professional. That is true. What do you guess about how many secret officers are working in Italy right now?

About the financial issues. Nowadays who would be able to live without US stuff (food, drink, clothes, videos etc)?

About the Italians' responses. Which will they be? Which would they be? I am curious to find it out.

Happy Good Friday and happy Easter. Luca

Posted by: Luca Capone | April 15, 2006 04:40 AM

well actually comic is used also to say commedian:

Posted by: Danny | April 15, 2006 02:14 AM

Maybe Beppe's english is not perfect, but he makes himself understood! Perhaps it's not so easy to find a good translator who is ready to translate every day the daily post. May be he let it translate by friends or he do it personally.
I find so good that this english blog exists, it's a graet opportunity to share opinions & facts with foreign people!
I like it just as it is!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | April 15, 2006 12:28 AM

Nella lettera in Inglese c'e' un errore.

I am a "comedian" e non
I am a "comic".

Comedian e' "comico" in inglese.
"Comic" si usa per i fumetti, tipo "comic book".

Posted by: andrew dal Canada | April 14, 2006 11:40 PM

Beppe: "I am just a comedian". "I am just a comic" translates in Italian as "Sono solo un fumetto". Contact me if you'd like to put together a more accurate translation, that we can actually send to "my" president.

Posted by: Paolo Gardinali | April 14, 2006 06:33 PM

...look at him... he doesn't give a shit about it, he is already thinking " this is god ! now I can invade Afganistan and put my f....g gas pipeline"... and that's it...

sigh !

Posted by: max | April 14, 2006 06:12 PM

Hey guys, by the way... do you know the picture on the top? Is the famous shot of the Michael Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11" when president Bush is going on to read a nice story to the children, straight after to have been told about the disaster in New York!
That's Mr. G. W.Bush!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | April 14, 2006 05:23 PM

grazie per avermi fatto vivere assieme a mia madre, allego sotto un sito blog che ho appena scritto ma che devo ancora finire di scrivere. Sono due anni che mia madre vive con me. Grazie di cuore.
Peccato per quel giovane, ma pazienza, la giustizia non aiuta i deboli, no?

Distinti saluti, Rosaria Avolio, Napoli
Cupa Carbone 10, 80144 Napoli Italia


Posted by: rosaria avolio | April 14, 2006 05:13 PM

Moreno Visini is right to say New York is not America. And that's why I continue to live here, in this crazy wonderful exasperating and unique city that overwhelmingly voted against Bush. Here people actually read, care about global issues and enjoy unequalled cultural diversity. I also feel close to Italy here, in the sense that I can get there fairly quickly and because there's much Italian life and culture here. The annual new Italian film festival at Lincoln Center is not to be missed. That said, NYC is far too money-driven, the cost of living is getting ridiculous, and the real estate industry and Wall Street are too powerful. Still, there's no other city in America I could live in.

Posted by: George De Stefano | April 14, 2006 04:47 PM

@ fabio la rocca

ahahahaha! holy jesus, you are a funny fellow!
no, i mean, for real!
you forgot to mention that those anarchist just ate a big fat baby!!!the same people who are trying to destroy every single city in Italy and trying to establish an anarchist regime in this mighty nation, selling crack to 5 years old children just outside kindergarden, allowing those filthy dark people to vote and have a decent life. How could you forget that??? the last big truth!!!
You know what, you are pathetic! don't even start to talk about those evil communist in the Prodi coalition! Do you wanna talk about alleanza nazionale??? do you wanna talk about Forza nuova, or ordine nuove or whatever the fuck they are called. do you wanna talk about borghezio??? or you prefer Buttiglione referring to gay people as faggets???
you are just a small ignorant man who only thinks of its own little perfect garden. you are like 50% of this stupid country I happen to live in! you don't worth a dime.
hey tell me, why do you even talk???
got no respect for you! please, if you live in italy, go away. If you don't live here, stay where you are.

Posted by: Francesca Lenti | April 14, 2006 03:34 PM

ma l'altro lato dove e'?

Posted by: giulio | April 14, 2006 02:21 PM

ma che siete ABELINATI?

Posted by: giulio | April 14, 2006 02:18 PM


Posted by: giulio | April 14, 2006 02:16 PM

I can't believe my eyes when reading your comments mate!
Well , maybe Beppe is a comedian, but you should be doing ther same job for sure!

So you are telling me that freedom is not for free and this is the pri
ce to pay right?

Do me a favour!

Posted by: ernie gorla | April 14, 2006 02:14 PM

eehh ehe si, so' proprie nu buffone, e me pice puri insultari la gente, eh si perche' sono 'taliano, Okka Key?

Posted by: giulio | April 14, 2006 02:14 PM

Quo usque tandem abutere, George Bushe, patientia nostra? Quam diu etiam furor iste tuus nos eludet? Quem ad finem sese effrenata jactabit audacia? Habemus senatus consultum in te, George Bushe, vehemens et grave.

When, O GWB, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end of that unbridled audacity of yours? We have a formidable and authoritative decree of the senate against you, O GWB.

PG, West Virginia, USA

Posted by: Pietro Guadalupi | April 14, 2006 02:13 PM

I can't believe my eyes when reading your comments mate!
Well , maybe Beppe is a commedian, but you should be doing ther same job for sure!

So you are telling me that freedom is not for free and this is the prce to pay right?

Do me a favour!

Posted by: ernie gorla | April 14, 2006 02:13 PM

Quo usque tandem abutere, George Bushe, patientia nostra? Quam diu etiam furor iste tuus nos eludet? Quem ad finem sese effrenata jactabit audacia? Habemus senatus consultum in te, George Bushe, vehemens et grave.

When, O GWB, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end of that unbridled audacity of yours? We have a formidable and authoritative decree of the senate against you, O GWB.

PG, West Virginia, USA

Posted by: Pietro Guadalupi | April 14, 2006 02:12 PM

Mandiamo tutti insieme un bel messaggio al nuovo presidente del consiglio per dirgli che VOGLIAMO CHE LE BASI AMERICANE SUL NOSTRO TERRITORIO SIANO TUTTE SMANTELLATE!!

Paolo Brancaforte 14.04.06 12:48
Vallo a dire a quelle MIGLIAIA di persone che VIVONO nelle vicinanze delle basi Americane COGLIONE!

COMUNISTELLI di MERDA non avete MAI fatto un CAZZO nella vostra vita e parlate perche avete la LINGUA IN BOCCA IMBECILLI!

nei prossimi mesi dorete andare sulla porta della VILLA di beppe Grillo IL COGLIONE IMBECILLE.......quello che denuncia un RAGAZZINO solo perche ha duplicato un SUO dvd

grillo sei un IMBECILLE!un POCO DI BUONO un INFAME che vive sulle spalle dei poveri DEFICENTI Tuoi seguaci!


Posted by: truant Giancarlo | April 14, 2006 02:10 PM

Dear Beppe,

To a certain extent i find some similarities between Italy and America where half the population either doesn`t want to know or believe the filtered news served to them. Yes we talk about Democratic countries just in case someone forgets.
It is true that Prodi hasn`t got the charisma and he is not perfect but is decent and honest( I understand that virtues like this does not have value nowadays !!!) but we need to realise that only countries with dictatorships have Leaders that put THEIR OWN INTERST FIRST!!! This is the TRAGEDY. Mr Berlusconi would let the entire country collapse just to save himself and his (hopefully soon) crumbling Empire. So for the people that voted for medicine man, I am sure that you are not bad people just a bit selfish, cowardly and misinformed.


Posted by: Francesco Cossa | April 14, 2006 02:00 PM

Everything's all about left and right, isn't it?

Posted by: SallyLongarms | April 14, 2006 01:25 PM


Posted by: mauro mazzerioli | April 14, 2006 01:12 PM

Berlusconi's behavior sadly matches all my expectations about him. He never could accept defeat and he would rather drag the whole country through an internal conflict rather than back down and accept the result of an election organized by his own government.
Well, that just reflects the behavior of the average Italian, or at least of one Italian out of every two.

Posted by: alex righi | April 14, 2006 12:56 PM

Mi piace questo sito web e concordo con molti dei commenti di Beppe, ma questa buffonata con italiani che scrivono in inglese è difficile da digerire. Passerò l'indirizzo www a diversi amici non di lingua italiana, forse riusciremo a rendere la discussione un pò meno posticcia.

Posted by: Fabio Guadagnuolo | April 14, 2006 12:52 PM

What was this post? A threat?

Be careful, dear beppe, practically the half of the Italians thingh that prodi is an idiot!

It is from too much time that you take for "culo" only the right!


Cos'era sto post? Una minaccia?

Stai attento beppino caro, praticamente la metà degli italiani pensa che prodi sia un idiota!

E' da un po troppo tempo che prendi per il culo solo la destra!

Posted by: Fabrizio Antonioli | April 14, 2006 12:20 PM

A tutti gli italiani che se la tirano postando in inglese per far vedere che conoscono l'inglese su questa sezione: andate a postare sul lato italiano e lasciate questo spazio per i veri stranieri! Buffoni!

Posted by: Rosario P | April 14, 2006 12:18 PM

the U.S.A. President don't show any respect for all Italian people!
Why he didn't speak with Prodi?
He ist he new president! Elected from Italian citizens!
That is not diplomatic!
But all the world know that Bush is not a diplomatic person!

Posted by: natale pomice | April 14, 2006 12:13 PM

@Fabio La Rocca.
Sorry, but your comment is absurd!
You haven't the faintest idea of democracy!
You said: "I didn't vote for Prodi so he doesn't represent me at all". What do you suggest? Two coalitions, two different prime ministers?
You could say that you don't agree at all with Prodi's program, but if he won, he will be the premier of the whole italian people, including you!
And Mr. Bush shall recognize the election results in Italy, whether he likes it or not!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | April 14, 2006 11:51 AM

to fabio la rocca

by the way we don't care for the blessing of Bush...
and also I respect a guy like you that doesn't recognize himself on the voted people... fine, but....
just because you mentioned about Nassirya, what is your position on a coalition having people from the Lega party singing in Switzerland about burning the italian flag...? what's your point of having a person like Cesare Previti elected again...? it seams to me you feel US as a big democracy, have you EVER lived there ?.. do you know by chance anything about Detroit suburba or Chicago suburba ?..

I'm just trying to understand what kind of center-right people you are... do you know what are the real values of the right party, I mean the real right party, ( does Almirante tell you anything ? )... do you think Fini is somebody that deserve to belong to the DESTRA ? or just you follow what I maybe wrongly consider your personal interest, LIKE MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT PUT HIS VOTE ON THE berlusconi COALITION ?

thanks for the feed-back...

Posted by: max | April 14, 2006 10:24 AM

You are just a comedian, that's true!
you are against mr.Bush and that's ok;
but what's the point about not supporting American products? you are free (and that's also thanks to the American bases) to stay away from Mc Donald's if you want; but it seems like you appreciate Microsoft and intel, and probably you take American drugs (medicine) too...you should quit them and switch to some Iranian or eastern Europe products

Posted by: Fabrizio Bozzetto | April 14, 2006 10:18 AM

right on Beppe!
We hope that after the Spanish president and the Italian one got voted out (I think Australia changed prick-head of state as well), the USA president leaves this valley of tears that is the world at the moment and we enter a new era. It would be just about time.
However you need a better translator, often I have to read the Italian version to understand your meanings. ;) ciao

Posted by: niki ghini | April 14, 2006 09:01 AM

I didn't vote for Prodi so he doesn't represent me at all. No globals, prci people who crash the citites or sing "10 100 1000 Nassirya" should stay in a jail not in Parliament. So if a political union like Prodi's unione tolerates this people it approves their way. Why the President of a big democracy should recognise who tolerates people that insult our died soldiers in Iraq or destroy cities before drinking a Coca Cola eating an hamburger?

Posted by: Fabio La Rocca | April 14, 2006 08:31 AM


If Italy had a lot of oil, US would put his hegemony plan/propaganda acording to this fact. And now US is in technical bankrupcy so his alternative is to declare a false war to steal the foreign oil 'off the meter'. Not to mention the vision of the next superpower china. It is a new scheme of retaliation via a direct control on attractive and easily operated oil reserve that, if not taken first by china, it has to be taken first by US.

Posted by: dan | April 14, 2006 04:38 AM

Berlusconi marcera' su Roma?

Posted by: giulio | April 14, 2006 03:47 AM

moderation is what we need, arroganza si, ma solo per riderci sopra.

Posted by: giulio | April 14, 2006 03:45 AM

By the way: I think America is a great country.
I'm not against american people, but I'm against american government !

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | April 14, 2006 02:21 AM

It's absurd! They don't want accept the electoral defeat!
I fear there is worse to come.
I fear for democracy.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | April 14, 2006 02:17 AM

Sorry Moreno, i have not understand your post (first read) :)

Posted by: omar conti | April 14, 2006 02:08 AM

Dear catattack,

I am sure my country can get on all right with Arabs as much as American can do (or even more peacefully). Thanks for the nice thought, however we can manage it.

Military bases were set up in Italy in order to ward off Russian threat during the cold war. Nowadays this risk does not exist any more and Russia has become a moderate friend country for Europe. That is why there is no reason for you to stay here any longer.

Or maybe there is?!

Also Italians does not dislike learning other languages… we believe communication is a better “mean” for raising our point of few… you should try as well.


Posted by: Bonnie Loi | April 14, 2006 02:05 AM

so what?
I know Ghedi, I have reported an investigation of RAITRE REPORT (about rents).
It obvious that bases are the Fortune of the nearest little cities.
so what?
The rest of the post? The list is very incomplete. However you can see the facts also in Wikipedia english version.

I'm not anti-america, i work with tourists, some usa tourists are very "supponenti", arrogants and others very kindly. Obvious.
Remain the problem of use of the bases. I want NATO bases if necessary but with italian control (these are NATO or USA bases? :) ).
Hi, goodnight.

Posted by: omar conti | April 14, 2006 02:03 AM

the 1950 mentality is perpetuated by the american leaders that do not tell americand that is time to wake up and smell the nepalm. They are afraid that the "awakening" will have a negative impact on the "economy" and make them very unpopular with the folks that have god on their side. That is not to say that islam does not have god on their side in a scary way they are probably in a worse rot.

Posted by: giulio | April 14, 2006 01:51 AM

Just a childs memory...
I grew up in Ghedi (BS) which is now almost as big as a small city
but when I was a child back in the 70s it was quite a small "paese" (village). Infact it was smaller than the area coverd by the
american AIR base (nato) right next to it.
I remember the really loud sound of the F104 that were either taking off or landing not even a mile from my house
and I would ask my mum if we were at war......she would laugh
but I was really scared....

Posted by: moreno visini | April 14, 2006 01:41 AM

To Omar Conti
GOOD JOB !!!!!!!
Thank you!

Posted by: moreno visini | April 14, 2006 01:21 AM

Sorry for my English.
military bases:
one of the problems is that you (americans) use the bases as american country, against italian and european laws.
In this period there are CIA operations (no secret but stupid) in our cities (Milan) for extradition of suspect citizens.
Some times american personnel or institutions of bases don't pay rent of buildings in the near cities and it is impossible make civil lawsuit against them.
This is little thing: there are most famous case of crimes that are covered by the use of extra territory bases law and that are punished very very softly by you.
I remind a rape in Japan some years ago.
I remind the CERMIS massacre (3/2/1998- 19 deads).
I remind Ustica (a libic military jet and civil italian jet DC9 shoot down).
This is not very friendly...

Posted by: omar conti | April 14, 2006 01:17 AM

To Giulio
Do you realize that the 50s mentality you are talking about is the scariest thing about americans?? that"50s mentality"
combined with "paranoia" and being a "super-power" will make
it "OK" for them to go on and nuke a country like.....let's say...

Posted by: moreno visini | April 14, 2006 01:14 AM

in Italia ci si dovrebbe fare comunisti e islamici, cosi da essere coperti da tutti i lati.

Posted by: giulio | April 14, 2006 12:59 AM

politici che fanno i comici e comici che fanno politica, adesso ache il mio gatto sta facendo politica, che paese interssante.

Posted by: giulio | April 14, 2006 12:55 AM

To Ivan Bettelli
That's nice but a man should feel free anywhere on this planet
(mother heart?).
by the way did you know that more than 70% of americans
don't have a passport ? they never leave the country!!!!
this are the poor americans which can only visit another land by wearing an army uniform and holding an AK47.......but hey!
they are spreading democracy!...isn't that SAD ???!!

Posted by: moreno visini | April 14, 2006 12:55 AM

I like america as a country better then Italy, and I don't like assholes that bad mouth it. Yes thing could be better if we could change that 1950 mentality that many americans have.

Posted by: Giulio | April 14, 2006 12:47 AM

Paolo, the English is just fine, whazza mattar with you?

Posted by: Giulio | April 14, 2006 12:44 AM

Georg - best and wittiest comment ! And Beppe, why waste one moment on Bush and/or his responses ? - is this American administration worth that moment ...? As for Paolo Varani - what the devil has started going on with this silly business about Beppe's English ? This is an issue that doesn't warrant attention.

Posted by: Margaret-Rose STRINGER | April 14, 2006 12:42 AM

Your Country is your Soul.
You can always feel safe in the inner part of your Soul.
The Free Man
Ivan Bettelli

Posted by: Ivan Bettelli | April 14, 2006 12:32 AM

One suggestion...
Find somebody that can provide better translation of your blogs into English.

Posted by: Paolo Varani | April 14, 2006 12:31 AM

To Ivan Bettelli
Funny because I lived in London in th early 80s for about 5 years
( portobello road ) and I have a soft spot in my hart for britain...
don't even know why really....
I might even move back to england ( i've been giving it some serious thought ).
Anyways no hard feelings too!
I'm a musician/producer if you want to google me, look for:
Zeb-The spy from Cairo
I'm also not really italian, i'm actually a Gypsy
( so you understand that I really have no country....)
ciao and peace ( to you...not to americans..hehehe )

Posted by: moreno visini | April 14, 2006 12:14 AM

To Moreno Visini.
No Hard Feelings, by the way I live in London.



Posted by: Ivan Bettelli | April 13, 2006 11:55 PM

To Ivan bettelli
I'm not an Hipocrat, i just don't have anywere to go and I'm stuck in New York city (which by the way i like because it's not really America) like many others.
I'm here becuse i was asked by your government (that's funny uh?)and I am what they call an ALIEN WITH EXTRAORDINARY
I have nothing left in Italy which by the way is like a little america....provincial, ignorant and arrogant about it too.
The reason why I'm still in the states, maybe is also because they say to "KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE..AND YOUR ENEMY EVEN CLOSER".
is that good enough for ya?

Posted by: moreno visini | April 13, 2006 11:44 PM

When your government makes an official statement as to who is the winner of your election, you can be sure President Bush will congratulate him.


Posted by: catattack | April 13, 2006 11:06 PM

Dear Catattack,

I think you might be right! very sensible

Let's wait and see.

I generally disagree with Bush's Foreign Policy, but I like your comment.


Posted by: Ivan Bettelli | April 13, 2006 11:26 PM

BIGOTS......frankly If somone NUKEs the US I'd be happy even if
I DIE in the process.

Posted by: moreno visini | April 13, 2006 10:54 PM

Dear Moreno,

if you have been living in America for 20 years there must be a reason and I think you should be greatful to the opportunity you must have had living there. I do not like Hypocrisy, and I think that if you not happy there you should have left long time ago then.
Why do you stay there?

Life is short, and I think we have to live where we feel good. You are freee! you can go wherever you like.
If you hate them, you should leave.
At the end of the day, America is their country not ours.


Posted by: Ivan Bettelli | April 13, 2006 11:16 PM

Dear Beppe,

It is quite obvious from your letter that you are only a comedian (because of this I will excuse your nonsensical writings).

In regards as to why President Bush hasn't made a statement as to your elections is that there has not been an 'official statement' made by the Italian government on who has won the election. Only Prodi has said he won. This statement by Prodi isn't official, so obviously, no clear-thinking head of state, would or should, congratulate Prodi as yet.

Regarding our military bases in your country -
I would think you'd want to allow American military bases here so that you won't be speaking Arabic in the future. (Before we saved Italy from speaking German and Russian.)

Remember - there are many Italians living in America. Futhermore, Americans buy Italian products and travel to Italy for tourism. Neither our country nor our President is hostile to Italy or it's government. Despite the fact that Prodi's coalition has many members that are very hostile towards America.

When your government makes an official statement as to who is the winner of your election, you can be sure President Bush will congratulate him.


Posted by: catattack | April 13, 2006 11:06 PM

Bush will not read your letter dear Beppe because...........
Anyway it's such an IRONY that Bush is pushing so much the so called DEMOCRACY?!??? in all this countries and when THE PEOPLE DEMOCRATICLY ELECT someone "from the left" they are suddenly COMUNISTS and RADICALS to him.........
The man is SOOOO TWISTED (along with the all administration).
I live in the states since 20 years.......and know what?
BIGOTS......frankly If somone NUKEs the US I'd be happy even if
I DIE in the process.

Posted by: moreno visini | April 13, 2006 10:54 PM

Personally your attack on mr Bush is very negative he is protecting the united states (your country)

Posted by: Mike jimmy | April 13, 2006 10:44 PM


Posted by: andrea d'ambra | April 13, 2006 10:10 PM

Be Careful friends,
I would like to remind you that Bush is a bit like God and Berlusconi is Jesus the Messiah.
They came on Planet Earth to save us from the Climate Change, which is Threatening our lives.

Now, we are waiting the Resurrection of Jesus, God tries to help him, of course. Will it happen?

This is the real story and I am sure that many will believe it.


Ivan The Alien

Posted by: Ivan Bettelli | April 13, 2006 09:52 PM

Caro Beppe,
Excellent questions. The psychodwarf and the finto cowboy do have much in common, as you say. I would add to your list their alliances with the most reactionary and bigoted elements in their respective nations, the xenophobes and racists, the religious fanatics, the gay-bashers and misogynists. Bastardi, tutti i due. You are fortunate to be rid of your bastardo. (Speriamo!)We must endure Bush for another three years.

There of course is no good reason for American troops, weapons and spies to be on Italian soil.(Of course from Bush's point of view there are very good reasons.) It would be wonderful if Italian anti-war activists not only protested Italy's involvement in Iraq but made a big issue about of US militarism in general, and its presence in Italy.

And as for all those American companies in Italy --- boicottare!

Posted by: George De Stefano | April 13, 2006 09:27 PM

In the meantime, why don't you send your friend Silvio some of your Florida specialists for a really proper recount?

Posted by: Georg Schedereit | April 13, 2006 09:21 PM

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