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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:52 PM
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Italy crisis: Silvio Berlusconi resigns as PM
Silvio Berlusconi has tendered his resignation as Italian prime minister.

President Giorgio Napolitano accepted his offer and is likely to appoint technocrat Mario Monti his successor.

Mr Berlusconi lost his majority amid an acute debt crisis that threatens the eurozone. He promised to go once MPs had approved new austerity mesasures.

He is Italy's longest-serving post-WWII PM - having dominated political life for 17 years. His premiership has recently been marred by many scandals.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15708729

Spell nannies take it with up with Queens English.
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:53 PM
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1. bye bye silvio. god that man is a pig. nt
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:54 PM
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3. My thoughts exactly
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 04:52 PM
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14. isn't berlusconi like the rupert murdoch of italy?
doesn't he own some media outlets? Must be nice to have your own media to pump yourself up.
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:54 PM
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2. Maybe he can hang out with Joe Paterno now.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:54 PM
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4. Evil
:evilgrin:
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:55 PM
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5. So Trilateral member Monte takes over, as predicted.
Not voted in , either, but appointed.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 04:08 PM
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10. Yes, Greece and Italy taken over by TLC.
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:56 PM
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6. I'd love to know how his many ardent supporters thru-out Italy feel about
this asshat now he has totally wrecked the ecomony.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:56 PM
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7. Off to the Hague now?
For looting the Treasury!
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:56 PM
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8. Grazie Dio !!! Ciao ciao Silvio :) n/t
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 03:57 PM by Tx4obama
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SoCalMusicLover Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:59 PM
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9. Get Out While The Gettin's Good
Exit Stage Left before TSHTF. He's finished looting and destroying the country's economy, and perhaps the entire Euro, so why not just retire and be able to hit on young women 24/7.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 04:13 PM
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11. Ah and NOW CNN goes into breaking nooz
when the twitter beats them
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sibelian Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 04:31 PM
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12. NOT before effing time.

Grotesque individual. VILE man.
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 04:49 PM
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13. Queen's, not Queens.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 05:11 PM
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16. Ah grammar nannies too
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 08:32 PM
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17. Spelling and grammar matter.
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 08:47 PM by MineralMan
Neither is that difficult. It just takes caring about communication and a sense of history. We know you don't care about either, but some of us do. It's not a fault to care about language. You have a really nice evening, won't you? Dont lett them grammer natsis bawther ewe two mutch, i recken. {sic}
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 04:58 PM
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15. Don't let the door hit you you-know where, Silvio!
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 05:01 PM by LeftishBrit
In the words of Bette Midler:



I stayed out late one night and you moved in.
I didn't mind 'cause of the state you were in.
May I remind you that it's been a year (or 17?) since then?


Today the landlady, she said to me,
'Your loony friend just made a pass at me'
Perhaps you might enjoy a cottage by the sea.

So pack your toys away..

Your alibis away,
Your silly lies away..

Your one more tries away.
You're moving out today.


You nasty habits ain't confined to bed.
The grocer told me what you do with bread.
Why don't you take up with the
Baker's wife instead of me?



Pack up your dirty looks...

You're headed that a-way.
You're moving out today!


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