October 26, 2012

Berlusconi, sentenced to prison for 4 years and barred from public office for 3 years.

A strange combination of terms of years, as if one could serve in public office while yet in prison. Hard to believe the man will actually end up in prison.
Angelino Alfano, the head of Berlusconi's People of Freedom party, said the conviction was "unexpected and incomprehensible" and "the umpteenth" attack by a biased judiciary on Berlusconi.
To control you're overflowing sympathy for Silvio, here's a slideshow of beautiful women he has had. Also: "'Bunga bunga' parties were dignified soirées."

31 comments:

edutcher said...

Not crazy about the Russkie, but, otherwise, he could pick 'em.

The court apparently agreed. Leniency on the grounds of good taste.

Shouting Thomas said...

I've been to more than a few Bunga Bunga parties myself.

And, I got there just on my good looks, not my money.

So, I'm cutting the guy some slack.

elkh1 said...

How about that French guy who colluded with the German who is representing Putin's big oil now? Is that snake in jail yet? Can't recall his name.

Proves that our politicians are superior to the Euros in that our "leaders" know how to twist the laws to keep themselves out of jail.

Icepick said...

From the list of Silvio's women: Aida Yespica, 29, a Venezuelan model and reality show contestant said she had known Silvio Berlusconi for at least four years. "He is a person who is very kind to everyone," she said, "for me, he's a father figure." The so-called "bunga bunga" room, an underground salon where starlets allegedly put on lascivious performances for the prime minister and his friends, was in fact used for karaoke sessions during which guests "ate fruit", she claimed.

"Ate fruit", huh? We used to call it "buttering the biscuit" when I was young....

rhhardin said...

They all look like trouble.

Icepick said...

From Mr. Roberts:

Shore Patrol Officer: That's right. It seems he took them there for a little joke. He didn't tell 'em it was a governor's house. He told 'em is was, uh... well, what we call in Alabama...

Doug Roberts: Yeah, we call it the same thing in Nebraska.

A bunga bunga room! THAT'S what they were talking about! They must have thought it was the Italian ambassador's place....

Icepick said...

They all look like trouble.

Yeah! That's the point!

Michael K said...

You're means you are. Your is possessive.

dbp said...

"To control you're overflowing sympathy for Silvio"

Your, I think.

dbp said...

Drat that Michael K, always a second ahead of me!

Revenant said...

Wow, I'm surprised he actually got convicted of something. Score one for the Italian courts, I guess.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Maybe his lawyers can get his prison term reduced to house arrest.

Methadras said...

edutcher said...

Not crazy about the Russkie, but, otherwise, he could pick 'em.

The court apparently agreed. Leniency on the grounds of good taste.


This.

Henry said...

Good thing the man doesn't predict earthquakes. Then he'd really be in trouble.

SteveR said...

I'm not that picky but I'm not that impressed overall.

Hagar said...

He is not going to jail any more than those "scientists" who failed to correctly predict earthquakes.

sydney said...

There was a Congressman from Youngstown who tried to run for office from prison a few years ago. His name was Traficant. I half expected him to win.

cubanbob said...

Wasn't there a mayor from Boston who served part of his term while doing a federal prison term?

Chip S. said...

I heard that Berlusconi's nickname is "Cueball," and not cuz he's bald.

ricpic said...

Italians in all walks of life, but especially those evil Italian businessmen, are committing suicide at record rates as the Italian socialist state and its judiciary squeezes the last drops of blood out of them. But it's Berlusconi who's the bad guy.

David said...

So during his last year in prison he could be Prime Minister again?

Cool.

William said...

I hope he goes to a prison that allows conjugal visits. It would be unfair for him to appropriate the entire cellblock for his conjugal visits, however.

Chip S. said...

I hope he goes to a prison that allows conjugal visits.

At some point, you've had enough pussy.

I don't think Berlusconi thinks he's there yet, of course.

Coketown said...

It's amusing that, in Italy, tax evasion and political corruption carry lighter sentences than practicing science. After prison, you stay out of trouble, Mr. Berlusconi. Don't you go predicting earthquakes!

traditionalguy said...

Wait. Can't the Pope pardon him?

Q said...

I'm flashing back to the Clinton years, when I was constantly lectured on how prudish, staid and up-tight Americans were compared to the more sophisticated and worldly Europeans.

So how come this man is in jail and Willie isn't?

I suspect the answer lies in their respective position on the political spectrum.

Erika said...

Eh, if scrawny legs, fake boobs, makeup applied via trowel and a "sexy" scowl is your thing, I guess that's quite a lineup he's got going there.

Shouting Thomas said...

At some point, you've had enough pussy.

No, there is no such thing as "enough" pussy!

Chip S. said...

ST, that statement is my take on why he got locked up.

Lascia un po 'per il resto di noi!

Dutch Canuck said...

Some of those "women" are barely out of high school.

What sort of emptiness eats at these (mostly beautiful) girls, so that the best they can aim for is to be known as one of the whores of a bloated greasy billionaire and his decadent friends?

Is this typical of Italian culture?

Shouting Thomas said...

What sort of emptiness eats at these (mostly beautiful) girls, so that the best they can aim for is to be known as one of the whores of a bloated greasy billionaire and his decadent friends?

What does emptiness has to do with this?

Perhaps they are whores. Whores like money, extravagant parties, lots of sex and good times.

And, they probably don't worry too much about being "known."

I guess you don't get out much!