Politics and Pasta

“Politics is not a festival lunch”, translation of words by Bertinotti. He knows a thing or two about parliamentary cuisine. The students at the La Sapienza University in Rome contested him. Some satchels, some bad words. He got a bit upset. Also because his cashmere jumper got messed up. But he shouldn’t have. He’s got a god job.
A great career behind him. And above all he managed to walk in and out of the university on his own legs. Not a mean achievement in these times.
Yes, because a few would not be able to get in even with an escort. I’m referring to the parliamentary convicts. To the orphans of Bettino’s booty. To the heirs of the Cassa del Mezzogiorno (Fund for the South of Italy). To the sponsors of the Biagi law.
For all those, to use a Bertinotti-type phrase, that always think about the low cuisine. The bad-smelling sort that after a bit that you’ve been breathing in its odours, they get into your clothes and you can’t even smell them.
You can’t expect the young people to stuff up their noses. Why should they? What have they got left to lose? Work? Social security? The environment?
They are a generation without hope that is beginning to understand that someone has dumped on them the Great Robbery of the Country. And that they haven’t even left them little bits of loose change for  the weekly repayments.
The United States are withdrawing from Iraq and Italy is putting aside thousands of millions to go to Afghanistan. We are always going slightly against the tide.
The structures of the country are in pieces. There’s no money for research, for the companies, for the schools. But to behave like the support of Bush’s tail (not of the Americans…) there’s always the money.
In the name of stable politics. That of the seventy year olds in power. Of the white panthers with dentures.
Politics is not a festival lunch. There are no waiters with white gloves. And here Fausto is right. They only use latex gloves so as not to leave fingerprints.

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Posted by: sohbetANI | August 19, 2007 12:57 AM


Hello there,
In Italy the Political Spectrum is really disarming and disappointing at the same time.
While the current government Plan of Action has been completely disregarded (Remember the promises, Peace, Capital gain Tax, Pacs or Dico, etc) although tax increases for everyone is happening.
Meanwhile the Institution are in shamble, I am wondering why do Italian even bother to vote, their choices are ignored (Senator and Representatives are Parties selected) new Laws and Regulations are mandated from the 2-3 at the top with Vote Of Confidence in the Senate, why even bother with two Chambers, get the 2-3 that counts and fire the rest while saving a shit load of money in the meantime.

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Posted by: sohbet | April 13, 2007 12:50 AM


Hello there,
I would like to know the added value (IVA, Italian Value Added) do Italian Politicians have?
They canít figure out how many Parties to make or which to belong?
They continually and constantly miss each and every Economic forecast or budget?
Mess around with the financial market with disastrous results?
They are ridiculed in Foreign Policy?
Fiscally there are the chain and shackle of Europe?
Now the only export is Corruption, even at the EU?
Where is their IVA?
Send them home; Italy is better off without them than with them?
Better off without a Government, anarchy is more productive than these Idiots!
Thanks

Posted by: Giacomo Chiametti | April 4, 2007 06:51 PM


Hello there,
I am searching through the net (If ever possible?) for the Qualifications of Italian Politicians.
I canít conceive and comprehend how an educated individual (From any Country) even less Italian can possibly be so irrational.
I suspect that the majority of Italian Politicians are uneducated, have fake credentials and bear Honor in front of their name.
So if anyone could help in this search, please do so and point me in the right direction.
If anyone is aware of Incompetent Politicians claiming Degrees and Laureate from who knows where, please point it out or at least shout it out laud and clear to the Italian People.
A reasonable thinking person canít make any sense of these Idiots.
Out of 1000 Representatives over 300 Senators and who know how many Chambers Workers I am wondering how many deserve to be there and make the life of Italian so miserable and their so good?
Thanks

Posted by: Giacomo Chiametti | March 31, 2007 04:06 PM


Hello there,
It seams to me Italian Politicians (The world Pinnacle of Incompetence and incongruence) canít find the bottom of the barrel.
I donít think a more incomprehensive behavior could be appropriate then nowadays.
First they make a big fuss about American bases in Italy and the war in Afghanistan while on the other hand sign a contract with the US Defense Department for $11 Billion and sell Turkey 51 attack helicopters A129 for approx $1.2 billions.
This will cost $900 million a year for the next 20 years to the Italian tax payers, all the while Euro 1.7 billion have been appropriate for Government workers contract.
The Government Workers are already the most inefficient and costly apparatus in the western hemisphere (Out of control and the main cause of spiraling State expenditure) and rather then bring some efficiency and pay for performance what do they do, through money at it; at least they should stop the strikes and shut up.
Meanwhile the UN and the UK in particular are trying to rain in Iran from the nuclear brink, what Italy does, sell the Iranian Navy Military Boats for $250 millions (Fincantieri, a Italian State Company).
While all of this is going on behind the scene, they through you a bone liberalizing the cost of Phone Cards and few other futile things (Alleluia although donít worry Phone Company will not loose money on your account, donít you worry where there is a will there is a way).
The cost of TAV is on the average three times more expensive in Italy than in the rest of Europe (You pay).
Salaries in Italy are the lowest in Europe (Only Portugal is lower).
Politicianís salaries are the highest in Europe (This never gets published in the Papers).
Where do you fit in in this picture?
I know, in the bottom line where is written;
ďCharge to: Italian Citizen!Ē
It should be laughable, but is not, because is true, these idiots are sucking the life out of you and the future on Italy.
Thanks for your Patronage of the Idiots.
Thanks

Posted by: Giacomo Chiametti | March 31, 2007 02:20 PM


Hello there, and thanks Mr. Sanna I was lost for while
My daily dissertation on Italy may sounds like a broken record, although is just a sad reminder that the people in charge in Italy are expired, obsolete and to put it mildly stale.
Italian financiers, industrialist and bankers, are the laughing stocks of the Finance World (Long time ago were considered mostly for their excellent manners and clothing, nowadays even those are gone!).
Ignored at Davos, shunt and abhor by Global Hedge Funds, they have to resort into begging the Prime Minister to fund (Your Money) and elaborate deals with the rest of the world (Enel in Spain, Fiat in India and China, Eni in Russia and Brazil and Finally Finmeccanica with all of the above mentioned Countries!).
As a cherry on the cake now Iberia (Spain State Airline, smaller than Alitalia) is the subject of a takeover for approx. 4 Billions.
All the while Alitalia, on sale, if it will sell for 1 Billion (In debts for more) Mr. Bianchi (Transport Minister) will consider it a success, because Varig (Brasilian State Airline in Bankruptcy Management) was just sold for $210 Mil.
While I realize the good intentions of Italian Pinnacle either Financial, Political and Judicial, what I see is a Country spiraling toward the ground at an alarming rate, and to make the matter worst is that nobody (From the three mention Classes) has a clue or intention (Should be Vision, but I honestly feel I would be over reaching) to remedy any time soon.
What more can I say for Italian Political Class, every party in the spectrum is splitting branching or aggregating with whomever just to survive, and get a spot toward the limelight, leaving the ticket holders with the stub as a receipt of their vote.
Speak up, make your voice count and your money as well.
As for me I am utterly and completely disgusted, I am trying to understand how low I have to lower my expectations before I a speck of light come through the tunnel Italy is in.
All the while, Italian Banks merge together doubling the Management with the same people running the show (More power and money to them through the Pacts, and nothing for the share holders). This type of mergers has been classified as a sham in the financial community and therefore in Italy it thrives.
The clock is not even ticking anymore in Italy, itís stopped, and the only thing growing is your tax burden and these Idiots paycheck.
Thanks for your patronage of the Pinnacle of Incompetence.
Thanks

Posted by: Giacomo Chiametti | March 30, 2007 04:31 PM


Just a small precisation, the quote comes from Mao Zedong phrase "A revolution is not a dinner party", your translation of Bertinotti's words makes you loose this link, that coming from him is somewhat significant.
Keep up the good work,
Samuele

Posted by: Samuele | March 30, 2007 09:15 AM


welcome back Giacomo! long time no see.....

Posted by: Piero Sanna | March 29, 2007 08:53 PM


le famose tre p
Puoi Per Piacere
Pace per pochi
Pensa di Piu Parla di meno
Prova a dire Per Piacere
Passa tutto Passerai Presto anche tu
Passato il Peggio, arriva il Peggiore
Proprio il Piu Pirla ci doveva capitare

Posted by: Fillippo | March 29, 2007 08:52 PM


Hello there,
In Italy the Political Spectrum is really disarming and disappointing at the same time.
While the current government Plan of Action has been completely disregarded (Remember the promises, Peace, Capital gain Tax, Pacs or Dico, etc) although tax increases for everyone is happening.
Meanwhile the Institution are in shamble, I am wondering why do Italian even bother to vote, their choices are ignored (Senator and Representatives are Parties selected) new Laws and Regulations are mandated from the 2-3 at the top with Vote Of Confidence in the Senate, why even bother with two Chambers, get the 2-3 that counts and fire the rest while saving a shit load of money in the meantime.
The Decline of Italy is not due to the decline of competitiveness of businesses, but clearly demonstrated by the fact that 45% of the cost are taxes, while for Italian worker the decrease of salaries has been -13% from 2000 to 2005.
Now Italy is a little more competitive, while Politicians have a shit load of your money to repay all of their f**k ups, thanks to you.
More and more the number of incompetent buffoons is growing by leaps and bound, while their proficiencies in doing anything are decreasing at a very alarming rate.
The Political Soap Opera is in full swing, and by the way Mr. Berlusconi has several villas all around the World to go to, I am only wondering where Mr. Prodi will hide, he as far as I know doesnít have any to hide into.
Thanks for your patronage of the Idiotic Bunch
Thanks

Posted by: Giacomo Chiametti | March 29, 2007 06:11 PM


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