After V-day

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Our employees are putting more wood on the fire to heat up the Italy pressure cooker. If RAI and Unipol are the first response to “after V-Day”, I’m waiting in terrified expectation for the next responses. Marco Travaglio, a survivor of the standing ovation in Piazza Maggiore has written me this letter which has thrown me into a tiz.
”Dear Beppe,
Only a few days have passed since V-Day and already there’s the need for another one. Considering that our political class, perhaps because of its really low average age, has speedy reflexes. It had an immediate reaction to Saturday’s tsunami. Veltroni and Prodi have placed Fabiano Fabiani, a youngster aged 77, on the Board of Directors of the RAI in place of the famous Berlusconi-ite Angelo Maria Petroni. They divided the others into lots, now they are dividing themselves into lots: it’s bipolarism. Fassino, the Secretary of a party that is now disbanded, so as to avoid finishing up on the park benches, has asked Prodi to do a reshuffle to add a Ministry, possibly for himself (a request that even Prodi judged to be unreceivable noting that his government, made up of 103 including Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Undersecretaries, is already the most over-blown in the history of the Republic and should be possibly reduced a tiny bit). Meanwhile, D'Alema and Fassino, still as a way of responding to the appeal made in the streets for justice that is equal for everyone, give themselves absolution with two unremembered “memos” on the Unipol case, in fact asking the Committee to Authorise Proceedings in the Lower House to turn down the request from the gip Clementina Forleo to authorise the judicial use of their telephone calls with the neighbourhood wide boys: the phone calls that demonstrate their involvement in Unipol’s attempt to takeover the Bnl. The two of them claim that they have committed no crime, which is part of their legitimate right of defence. But then they go a bit further, saying that it’s Forleo who has committed the crimes with an “illegitimate” order because she has written that D'Alema and his trusty senator Latorre have committed market rigging and insider trading without the Prosecution having written either of their names in the register of those under investigation: so if there is no investigation on these two, you can’t understand why the use of their telephone calls should be authorised. But they are joking: the 2003 Boato law set down that telephone intercepts containing the voice of a parliamentarian cannot be used by judges without the permission of Parliament. So the Milan Prosecutors could not investigate the two DS parliamentarians on the basis of telephone calls that as they have not yet been authorised, and so are as though they don’t exist. To investigate them, she needs that authorisation. Now D'Alema replies that the authorisation must not be given because he is not being investigated. The reasoning (if you can call it that) brings to mind a famous humourous novel, “Catch 22” in which a pilot in the military air force pretends to be mad so as to be exonerated from flying war planes; but the doctor explains to him that only mad people fly the war planes, so since he is mad, he is OK to carry out those missions.
PS. Among those who defend D'Alema there’s even the lawyer Guido Rossi. He’s the very same person who presented a denunciation to the Milan prosecutors on behalf of the Dutch bank Abn Amro against Fiorani, and thus triggered the process that began the investigations into the takeover deal. Now he is defending one who is “investigatable” in that investigation. His case reminds me of the lawyer Taormina who called for the arrest of signora Franzoni for the Cogne crime. Then he became the defence lawyer and called for the arrest of the judges who arrested her. Is it that Rossi who is defending D'Alema is Taormina in disguise?” Marco Travaglio

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Dear Beppe,there is so much i would like to tell you, that i don't know where to start.
i beging to say:"God bless you, with good health and love"
I can't thank you enough for your existence. I feel i have known you personally for ages, although i only have really known you through the dvds of the shows u made such as 'incantesimi'. it is like a drug addiction, one needs a fix can't wait for your next show, as it is the only thing that makes me feel near to you because i can see you.
I tryed to download “Citizen Primaries” and other document for distribution, but for some reasons i am not able to download any, although i tryed on different computers.
I have been living in London for the last 15 years, losing hopes more everyday about Italy. since i find out about you i have my hopes back.
I wish i can do something for you. i can dedicate 1hr a week for destribuition or whatever you would like to suggest to me.
Could you please let me know how to get those documents???
Yours Sincerely
Raffaele Testa

Posted by: Raffaele Testa | September 22, 2007 05:03 PM


CARO SIG PEPPE ,COMPLIMENTI DA CHI SE NE E ANDATO DALL ITALI DOPO ANNI DI INUTILI LITTE,BATTAGLIE SCONFITTE .
LE CITO UNA FRASE LETTA SULLA CENTRALINA DELL ENEL A SANTA MARINELLA RM
LA MAFIA E NELLO STATO ;PUO LO STATO COMBATTERE SE STESSO?

LASCIO A LEI LA RISPOSTA ANCHE SE TANTE NE O AVUTE DAL V DAY.

LE PORGO I MIEI SALUTI IL MIO APPOGGIO E GRAZIE PER ESSERCI E NON ABBANDONARE TANTE PERSONE CHE NON HANNO VOCE .
PIETRO SERPILLI

Posted by: pietro serpilli | September 21, 2007 06:09 PM


CARO SIG PEPPE ,COMPLIMENTI DA CHI SE NE E ANDATO DALL ITALI DOPO ANNI DI INUTILI LITTE,BATTAGLIE SCONFITTE .
LE CITO UNA FRASE LETTA SULLA CENTRALINA DELL ENEL A SANTA MARINELLA RM
LA MAFIA E NELLO STATO ;PUO LO STATO COMBATTERE SE STESSO?

LASCIO A LEI LA RISPOSTA ANCHE SE TANTE NE O AVUTE DAL V DAY.

LE PORGO I MIEI SALUTI IL MIO APPOGGIO E GRAZIE PER ESSERCI E NON ABBANDONARE TANTE PERSONE CHE NON HANNO VOCE .
PIETRO SERPILLI

Posted by: pietro serpilli | September 21, 2007 06:08 PM


CARO SIG PEPPE ,COMPLIMENTI DA CHI SE NE E ANDATO DALL ITALI DOPO ANNI DI INUTILI LITTE,BATTAGLIE SCONFITTE .
LE CITO UNA FRASE LETTA SULLA CENTRALINA DELL ENEL A SANTA MARINELLA RM
LA MAFIA E NELLO STATO ;PUO LO STATO COMBATTERE SE STESSO?

LASCIO A LEI LA RISPOSTA ANCHE SE TANTE NE O AVUTE DAL V DAY.

LE PORGO I MIEI SALUTI IL MIO APPOGGIO E GRAZIE PER ESSERCI E NON ABBANDONARE TANTE PERSONE CHE NON HANNO VOCE .
PIETRO SERPILLI

Posted by: pietro serpilli | September 21, 2007 06:08 PM


CARO SIG PEPPE ,COMPLIMENTI DA CHI SE NE E ANDATO DALL ITALI DOPO ANNI DI INUTILI LITTE,BATTAGLIE SCONFITTE .
LE CITO UNA FRASE LETTA SULLA CENTRALINA DELL ENEL A SANTA MARINELLA RM
LA MAFIA E NELLO STATO ;PUO LO STATO COMBATTERE SE STESSO?

LASCIO A LEI LA RISPOSTA ANCHE SE TANTE NE O AVUTE DAL V DAY.

LE PORGO I MIEI SALUTI IL MIO APPOGGIO E GRAZIE PER ESSERCI E NON ABBANDONARE TANTE PERSONE CHE NON HANNO VOCE .
PIETRO SERPILLI

Posted by: pietro serpilli | September 21, 2007 06:07 PM


I just want to comment few thing I read on La Stampa

Unipol-BNL and the duo Fassino-D'Alema. They declared that gip Forleo has no right to ask to the parliament the permission to use the telephonic talks.

Pig-Day against the mosquee proposed by the same one that proposed the Profet on a t-shirt, Calderoli. I would remember that his fellow, Borghezio has been jailed recently for been anti-muslin.

I am witness that these things in Olanda don't happen. Do we still want these politician in our beloved country? Are we sure?

W l'Italia

Posted by: Eugenio Daviso | September 13, 2007 04:46 PM


Beppe, Marco is right! We need another V-Day! Perhaps we can call it 'double V day (WDAY)'
Those *&^%%$£"$% people didn't get a thing!!
Would you believe that while I'm writing I read of Mastella making personal travels (to the Formula1 race) with the use of an AIRBUS belonging to the Italian Governemnt and Calderoli plan a Maiale Day????
We definetely need another 'Vaffanculo Day' I'm sure they didn't hear properly!
Erika (since Feb 2005 living in Ireland, where I can do the job that I like and even being paid for it!!!)

Posted by: Erika Fabiani | September 13, 2007 03:44 PM


MITICA FORLEO!!!

Posted by: Michele Sapienza | September 13, 2007 02:50 PM


MITICA FORLEO!!!

Posted by: Michele Sapienza | September 13, 2007 02:48 PM


Com'on Italian men and women, we are going together to build again a nice country. We just need to go on and to believe all together that this is possible! From Holland my heart is crying to see in which shit Italy is right now...

Posted by: Eugenio Daviso | September 13, 2007 11:55 AM


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