Die Staatsanwältin in Berlusconis Sex-Skandal-Anklage bekommt Briefe mit Patronen drin: „The prosecutor in former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s sex trial has received a series of anonymous letters of threats, including one with two bullets, Milan’s chief prosecutor said on Thursday.“
Lorenzo Pregliasco hat ein Buch über den Polit-Slang in Italien geschrieben und Reuters hat ein (in Englisch) übersetztes Best Of. Ist ‘ne Sammlung skurriler Ausdrücke für Sexspielchen und Korruption, was man eben so von Politikern erwartet. Sowas hätte ich gerne in umfassend für Bankster und Broker, glaube ich.
The term for a “mysterious sexual ritual” supposedly enjoyed by guests at Silvio Berlusconi’s parties. It originated from testimony from the Moroccan nightclub dancer Karima El Mahroug, or ‘Ruby the Heartstealer’, in October 2010. The phrase became synonymous with Italy’s then prime minister, and its viral spread through international media in 2011 accompanied the collapse of both his reputation and the financial markets’ trust in Italy’s ability to repay its debt. […]
The word for a deal done under the table, particularly between supposedly rival political groups. It leapt in usage in April 2013 as opposing centre-left and centre-right groups in parliament zoned in on an agreement that would allow them to share power.
Term for 14 young women housed at Berlusconi’s expense at number 65 via Olgettina in Milan. They were frequent guests at parties at the home of the former prime minister.
Die feministischen Nackedei-Anarchistinnen von Фемен (Femen) haben grade Berlusconi bei der Stimmabgabe bei der Wahl in Italien aufgemischt. Ich finde nicht immer alles toll, was die machen, aber das hier schon.
Die italienische Polizei hat ein Marijuana Gewächshaus in einem stillgelegten U-Bahn-Tunnel in Rom ausgehoben. Oder wie es YT-Kommentator 44connected formuliert: „Everyone knows the pope smokes dope & tells stoner stories about Aliens creating clones & calling them Adams and Eves […] Thats some cosmic kick ass dope!“ Von der BBC:
Officers reportedly stumbled across the factory after smelling the pungent crop near an entrance, not far from the Italian central bank. The tunnel, just over half a mile (1km) long, was also being used to cultivate mushrooms. But behind a makeshift wall, police discovered rows of marijuana plants.
Video released by Italy’s financial police showed an underground greenhouse with thriving marijuana plants lit by halogen lights, and irrigated via a system of underground cisterns. There were also special chambers for drying and processing the crop. Italy’s financial police said the find was among their biggest ever seizures of cannabis – a total of 340kg of the drug with an estimated street value of 3m euros (£2.3m; $3.7m).
Endlich ist die Pfeiffe weg vom Fenster: Berlusconi ist vier Tage nach seiner Ankündigung endlich zurückgetreten. Vattene, figlio di puttana! Von Reuters:
Silvio Berlusconi resigned on Saturday to make way for an emergency government Italians hope will save them from financial ruin as thousands of jeering protesters shouted “clown, clown” and toasted the end of a scandal-plagued era.
Berlusconi, who failed to secure a majority in a crucial vote on Tuesday, stepped down as prime minister after parliament passed a package of measures demanded by European partners to restore market confidence in Italy’s strained public finances.
Reuters: Berlusconi resigns, crowds in Rome celebrate, Newsmaker: Showman Berlusconi leaves amid jeers and boos
spOn: Ende der Hängepartie – Berlusconi tritt zurück
Tagesschau: Regierungsgegner in Rom jubeln – Italiens Ministerpräsident Berlusconi tritt zurück
Bild oben: Fail von Antonio Dell’Elce
That’s all Folks von @Neotrix.
Reuters hat die Knallerquotes von der Berlusconi-Pfeiffe zusammengestellt:
NOV 2011: Berlusconi comments on the state of Italy’s economy. “Life in Italy is life in a prosperous country. We see that on every occasion, consumption has not gone down, the restaurants are full, you have trouble booking seats on airplanes, holiday areas are totally booked out on long weekends. I don’t think that if you went to live in Italy that Italy is feeling anything that could resemble a serious crisis.” […]
SEPT 2011: In widely reported wiretapped conversations, Berlusconi brags of fending off a line of young women outside his door and “doing only eight girls, because I couldn’t do more.” […]
NOV 2008: Berlusconi hails Barack Obama as “handsome, young and also suntanned,” after he was elected the United States’ first black president.
FEB 2006: “I am the Jesus Christ of politics,” Italian media quote Berlusconi as telling supporters.