Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Berlusconi sleeping the sleep of the just, down in Texas

Thu, 25 April, 2013. During the George W Bush Presidential Center dedication ceremony in Dallas, Texas, Silvio Berlusconi takes his usual nap.

Yeah, we know, it's not really a novelty; the last time Silvio Berlusconi fell asleep during the inauguration of a monument to the deported of the Shoah was the end of January, on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day when the media mogul, after praising Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

Sleeping in the Texas' sun
But his political career has been marked by naps and forty winks, one of the most celebrated one dates back at Karol Józef Wojtyła's (aka Pope John Paul II) beatification (nope, we haven't written a post on that, but will do).

Still, the picture – published by the Huffington Post and running for the #SundayCaptionContest on Twitter – is quite funny, isn't it?

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Berlusconi will stand for prime minister (again?) if Bersani rejections of a large coalition leads to new elections

Saturday, 13 April, 2013. During a gathering in Bari, Silvio Berlusconi said he will run for prime minister for a fifth time if a a new election will be held following the centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani rejects forming a government with him.

The role of the saviour of the fatherland is Silvio Berlusconi's favourite, and he is trying to impersonate it again, as Italy keeps on wasting time trying to muddle up with its disgraceful state without a government, two months after general election created three hostile and feckless blocs.

Silvio's speech in Bari (13 April 2013)
Silvio, Silvio, Silvio!
In the months before February general election, the former prime minister first said goodbye to political life, than decided he had to stay, but – he said – without running for office. At least not as premier, at the most as minister of Economy.

Well, now things seems to have changed again, as Silvio has realised that without him Italy will be just going to the dogs. So he decided to seek office as a PM for the fifth time. Roberto Benigni is not going to like it...

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Berlusconi had sex with at least two teenagers (according to Noemi Letizia's former agent)

Noemi Letizia had a "consensual intercourse"
with Silvio Berlusconi, when she was
a minor (according to Chiesa Soprani)

Thu, 11 April, 2013. Francesco Chiesa Soprani, former agent of Silvio Berlusconi's protégé Naomi Letizia, says in an interview that the former prime minister had sex with the girl when she was under-age.

As some of you might remember, Silvio Berlusconi's second wife Veronica Lario decided to reveal to the public that his husband was “a sick man in need of help“ because of his “uncontrollable” yearning for women (and – at the same time - decided to start separation proceedings) when the former prime minister of Italy attended to young model Noemi Letizia's 18th birthday party in Naples.

Though the story was never forgot, nobody knew exactly until what extent the relationship between a minor girl and a elderly man she called “papi” (when Noemi got 18, Silvio was 73) was inappropriate.

Berlusconi at odds with Francesca Pascale?

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013. Meeting up with political opponents Enrico Letta and Pier Luigi Bersani (in order to find a common path for the election of the new head of state of Italy) Silvio Berlusconi finds time to complain about his girlfriend Francesca Pascale's attitudes.

Photo of Silvio Berlusconi and Francesca Pascale published by the newspaper Libero. Silvio doesn't seem very happy.
The photo published by the newspaper Libero (real or fake?)
It might be quite unusual for Silvio Berlusconi to meet up with adversaries (especially when they are old wily communists, like Pier Luigi Bersani), but for sure it is unprecedented for the former prime minister of Italy to take it out on his beloved Neapolitan girlfriend (their engagement was made public last December) with them.

Yet that's exactly what happened, according to the right-wing newspaper Libero, as the presidente of the People of Liberty party (PdL) decided to have a chat with two of the Democratic Party's (PD) leaders, about how to get to vote for successor to the president of Italy Giorgio Napolitano without any squabble (if possible).

Monday, 8 April 2013

Silvio Berlusconi's protégé Karima-Ruby says she is not a prostitute (though others seem to think otherwise)

Rubygate: who knows the truth
and who's interested in it?
Thursday, 4 April, 2013. Silvio Berlusconi's favourite belly dancer (and alleged prostitute) Ruby the Heart Stealer holds an emotional protest in front of Milan's tribunal (and raises angry reaction from other bunga-bunga women).

The Ruby case: Are you not interested in the truth any more?” read on the signed carried by the curvaceous Ruby the Heartstealer (real name: Karima El Mahroug) as the young Moroccan staged a protest (this time properly dressed up) by reading a statement to the journalists. 

Prosecutors state that Ruby had paid sex with Silvio Berlusconi when she was 17, and the billionaire is also accused of having abused of his position as prime minister, when he intervened with police after Karima was arrested because she was accused of stealing money from a friend.