In a sign of his frustration at the investigations into his alleged crimes and misdemeanours, Silvio Berlusconi vowed in July to leave Italy, which he described as a “shitty country” that “sickened” him.
Not so dissimilar from all the great American patriots who vowed to move to Costa Rica if their marginal rate went up a few points.
What’s Italian for goin’ Galt, “Basta, andiamo!”?
He’ll be trailed by a bunch of angry 14-year-olds on his way out.
So does this mean we can get a new phrase? Going Berlusconi? Sure, it doesn’t roll off the tongue like “Going Galt”, but it has the extra connotation of bunga bunga parties.
My money says he moves to New Jersey.
Go fuck yourself.
Costa Rica…hmmm. I would if I could!
Can’t he just secede like Rick Perry?
Italy may well be our match in fucked up countries, letting this lunatic govern them with his all concubine staff.
Is he just going to move his operation to Capri and run the country amidst a bunch of unclothed kids like Tiberius?
@Lev: That is a problem in Rome, trying to top what the Emperors did. Hell, Tiberius wasn’t even all that kinky by that standard.
There must be one place left in the world where a billionaire can fuck underage kids without getting in trouble for it.
Besides the Vatican, I mean…
Of all the world leaders, he does throw the best parties, so he’s got that going for him. I hear his buddy K’Daffy is feeling bit sullen lately, perhaps he should give him a ring.
@Silver: What is the age of consent in Italy?
ETA: Wikipedia says 14.
man, I honestly think, if I didn’t have to worry about ya know paying the rent, my car note, my car insurance, electricity bill, cell phone, water bill, etc and I was as rich as Oprah, I’d have moved out of the country by now.
but I ain’t rich and I’m too pessimistic to play the lottery, so I have to just keep on truckin’ along.
I wish Uygur, Hamsher, et al and their wingnut soulmates would leave the country in a huff because they hate President Obama and they refuse to share a country with him.
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But how does it compare statistically with the Juicers that threaten to leave the country if a Republican wins?
I wish these GOPers and their fellow travellers would stop threatening to Go Galt and do it already. AynRandLand (Somalia) is up and running, with no taxes, no government, plenty of “family values” in the “public square”, and guns galore. Hop to it, traitors.
It’s official, the correct spelling is Gathafi.
We elected Bush, so who are we to bitch.
Which means we can spell it any damn way we choose, just to piss him off.
Berlusconi and his good friend Qaddafi need to disappear to Bunga Bunga Island in the middle of the Pacific.
I’m going with “Cheney.”
@General Stuck: But their lunatics govern with a lot more flair than our own lunatics. As far as clowns go, Berlusconi is a very entertaining clown. Also, one can eat arugula in Italy without being labelled an elitist.
@trollhattan: Qaddafy has a heart.
Not technically true. We did re-elect him, though.
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Ironic on so many levels.
I am partial to K’Daffy in honor of Bugs Bunny.
This reminds me of a very obscure Pink Floyd song.
Obama fucked up my block quote.
@gocart mozart: I love that song.
Do people still vote for this guy? What’s Italian for “27 percent”?
‘Going Galt’ In Italian is ‘Doing a Craxi’.
(Google “Bettino Craxi” and Tunisia)
I think the Italian (well Napolitano anyway) translation of “going galt” is: o mano fa in cula!