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BolivarianHero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:28 AM
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51% of Italians approve of heads of state sleeping with underage prostitutes...
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caraher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:21 AM
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1. Nonsense
Sure, Berlusconi is a lowlife, but the poll was about which RW parties would receive support. It's not a referendum on the sleazebag.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:28 AM
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2. If true, another reason besides all that empty-calorie pasta, not
to live in Italy.

(Yes, I realize I'm strange because pasta doesn't turn me on. I'd rather have a pasta made of spinach or some zucchini, not flour).
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:32 AM
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3. Ok, that's two reasons
Then there are the 5,321,987 reasons TO live in Italy.
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MellowDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:39 AM
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4. Not really...
their government in many respects is worst than ours in corruption, and their social services aren't exaclty up to par with the other European countries, or even ours. Very backward conservative religious beliefs, widespread xenophobia and mysoginism that is intrinsic in the culture. Really, Italy is probably one of the least progressive places in all of Euorpe.
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BolivarianHero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:49 AM
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5. A transsexual ran for the Communist Refoundation Party and was elected to office...
That's worth something I guess.
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MellowDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:31 PM
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6. And an openly lesbian woman was elected mayor in Texas...
I understand there are progressive areas, especially in the north of Italy, but generally it has a rather conservative culture and lately conservative politics. But that is definitely worth something.
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BolivarianHero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:11 PM
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7. I understand that...
But the most politically progressive communities and demographics in Italy are far more radically leftist than anywhere in the U.S. Parts of Texas would certain elect a lesbian, but would they elect a lesbian Marxist intellectual who wears a pentagram?
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-19-10 07:41 AM
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10. How "progressive" it is depends on where you are
And, by the way, believe it or not, there is more to life than politics.
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Grand Taurean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:15 PM
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8. I have not desire to see Italy.
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-19-10 07:41 AM
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11. That's your loss nt
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:15 PM
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9. Which part of that are we supposed to be offended by?
The underage? The prostitutes? Or the combination of both?

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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