“Obama is young, handsome, and suntanned too.”

Silvio Berlusconi during today’s official Russia-Italy press conference in Moscow

In other news, I’m about to release first official NoScript version with Fennec support, so please wait a few hours before bombing Italy.

19 Responses to “Suntanned”

  1. #1 RA3 says:

    Such a classic comment - They missed out "skinny" lol

    Good work on fennec support too!

  2. #2 Some anonymous admirer says:

    Berlusconi is old, ugly, short and a total jerk. But we knew all of this, right? ;-)

    Other than this, really cool news about NoScript for Fennec. You rule!

  3. #3 Domenico says:

    Berlusconi never disappoints us. I’m so proud to be italian in this moment…

  4. #4 ORNELLA says:

    Good Lord,
    I’m fed up to hear such a terrific amount of nonsense and madness still alive in Italy…! I’m ashamed we are governed (ops, sorry, that is an euphemism, due to my education and politeness!), well I said..oh, yes OPPRESSED
    NOT
    GOVERNED
    BY a crew of ignorant, arrogant, racist, thieves, criminals…-ALAS- Italians. They are doing all they can BUT thinking of Italians…Show off of dispotism and economical personal power which lead them all into esahecrable poor performances into magazines and newspapers all over the world.
    People in the whole world ask themselves "But WHY DID ITALIANS VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN, AFTER 5 YEARS DURING WHICH THEY’VE FOUND IT THAT HARD TO GET RID OF HIM?"
    ANSWER SEEMS DIFFICULT (IF WE NOW WISH TO TAKE INTO SERIOUS CONSIDERATIONS SEVERAL FACTORS OF AN EXTENDED POLITICAL ANALYSIS, BUT…LET ME SAVE YOU FROM THAT NOW…)
    although, THE ANSWER, ON THE CONTRARY, IT’S VERY VERY SIMPLE…ITALIANS HAVE NOT VOTED HIM…HE’S PAID BY MONEY, BLACKMAILS, CORRUPTION, PRESENTS ETC. ON AND ON …MAFIA TO VOTE FOR HIM.
    That’s all, very very sadly.
    I do apologize for his words in the name of all Goodmannered, Educated, Open and Intelligent (See our Researchers in USA!)Italian people and I ask all Americans friends to keep on their mind we are not won yet and that we also hope USA’s Media shall help us to fight putting in wide evidence what Berlusconi’s accused of, what’s charged by, what he is doing to culture,education, work and security in this Country…
    Has he made a good job by becoming that reach…? Oh, yes. Which way, we all know but cannot demonstrate…I’m afraid, though, in National Home Economy, he’s still got to learn, because…How can a Country in economical big troubles rise up and workers give a good and worth product, if Governement keeps cutting jobs, education, farms, research,services and even Journalism…Sh sh sh.
    Quo usque tandem Catilina (artificially tanned!) abutuere patientiae nostrae?
    PS. I’m not like Domenico, maybe he wrote that, because he doesn’t know other words in English…Let me, though, instead, beg your pietous Pardon for my half-forgotten English. I’m Italian and proud to be.

  5. #5 Nan M says:

    Here in Western Australia you have complete understanding of your difficulties, Ornella.
    We’ve had to put up with the most evenly tanned (I hope you forgive my pun on even/also/smooth meanings here) carpetbaggers ever allowed in government, because of the money to be dug out of our beloved old earth - rather than out of a thriving social democracy like Italia can still be.
    quem ad finem sese effrenata iactabit audacia?
    May your journalists find their voices to ask this question loud and long for you.

    Let me say that your English reveals your passion very well.
    PS, Giorgio, the recaptcha words are very appropriate for my post - - ‘Senate’ and ‘test’. Ha ha.

  6. #6 RNiK says:

    C’mon…

    Italians don’t give a damn about international political credibility. Berlusconi has never been trusted as a good political partner outside Italy. We (Italians) have to live with this situation at least till next elections.

  7. #7 Claudio says:

    ornella sei una pitosa lecca cu*o. La pdl ha vinto perchè il popolo la ha votata. Anche questa è democrazia, stronza

  8. #8 Aldo says:

    Italian left party (they call themselves Democratici, "Democrats" but they are in fact near to communism) inflated this thing.
    Democratici do not accept they lost the last polls, they are unable to criticize Berlusconi on facts, so they keep criticizing him on jokes (and Berlusconi really can’t resist - he doesn’t seem to understand "all what you will say could be used against you" - actually "will" not "could"). Everything goes voluntarily misinterpreted by the left party.
    Berlusconi won democratic polls - Italian "Democratici" seems to forget this. Obama had a great victory and… Berlusconi had a great victory too, no matter he is intelligent or stupid. McCain accepted and honored Obama with a public speech. Veltroni (the head of the "Democratici") seems unable to accept. So who is to blame, Berlusconi, for his innocent jokes (he is not perfect, but for sure he is not racist), or Veltroni, that does not accept democracy? Mr. Veltroni I used to appreciate you. Now you sound pathetic.c

  9. #9 Rudy says:

    Neither Veltroni nor Berlusconi is a man who could only think he could represent the Italians nowadays. The problem is, Italians had the choice between bad and worse. Obviously we chose the worse, who during electoral campaign seemed to be only the bad one. I feel so ashamed and helpless.

  10. #10 malakian says:

    he will be remembered for he’s taking back fascism into italy, while you all debate about his sense of humour…

  11. #11 Imagineer says:

    What’s the two finger thing?

  12. #12 Steven Hogden says:

    Yea with bush still in office,he might attack Italy.After all he has two wars going.He will figure three wars are better than two.

  13. #13 Giorgio says:

    @Imagineer:
    It’s the vulgar gesture called “corna” (horns), and Berlusconi was apparently meaning that the former Spain foreign minister Piqué was a cuckold..

  14. #14 Larry Gilbert says:

    Vulgar gesture in Italy? I never knew that. Here in the States, we would look at that photo and say, "I didn’t know Berlusconi even *liked* heavy-metal music?" :-)

  15. #15 Dave says:

    HA! That’s what I was going to say. "Berlusconi is a Dio fan?" But, hey, learn something new everyday. So now I know not to headbang with the horns out in Italy…

  16. #16 Alan Baxter says:

    Berlusconi is a gift that just keeps on giving.
    Unrepentant Berlusconi ‘envious’ of Obama ‘tan
    Easy enough for me to say from the USA.

  17. #17 Jonnan says:

    If it makes you feel any better, I’m pretty sure no one from a country that elected George Bush twice is allowed gloating rights over your Prime Minister. As embarrassments go, I’d trade our President and Vice President for your Prime Minister and any three other political embarrassments you want to be rid of, sight unseen - {G}.

    57 Day, 17 Hours 17 Minutes as on . . . mark - {G}

  18. #18 Alan Baxter says:

    Well said, Jonnan!

  19. #19 Club Penguin Cheats says:

    I do apologize for his words in the name of all Goodmannered, Educated, Open and Intelligent (See our Researchers in USA!)Italian people and I ask all Americans friends to keep on their mind we are not won yet and that we also hope USAâs Media shall help us to fight putting in wide evidence what Berlusconiâs accused of, whatâs charged by, what he is doing to culture,education, work and security in this Countryâ¦

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