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State persecution?

State persecution?

It has been a while since my last blog. A good while. I cannot think of any specific reason as even with my busy I have always been able to find a spare five minutes here and there, but hey.

This article in The Guardian however did stick in my craw – yet another wormy diatribe from an ivory tower dweller about our good old friends the Romany people and the rather unfortunate news that the French government has finally started to crack down on their itinerant and criminal behaviour. So Sarko and Co. have finally woken up and realised that something needs to be done – resulting in the usual hysterical bleating from the usual circle of do-gooder scribblers. Read the rest of this entry »

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DM Nazi Story of the Week: 08.04.2010

DM Nazi Story of the Week: 08.04.2010

It’s Daily Mail Hitler/Nazi Silly Story Time again… And this one’s an absolute cracker. Read the rest of this entry »

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That’s amore…

That's amore...

A few weeks ago I wrote about the so-called “special relationship” between the UK and the United States and the story of amateur hacker Gary McKinnon; I also wrote at some length about the arrogant attitude adopted by a number of Americans when dealing with countries outside of their borders and influence, and mused on what they would do if the boot was on the other foot.

Having read of the rather insane campaign led by Washington State Senator Maria Cantwell on behalf of now convicted murderer Amanda Knox – whose harsh sentence has apparently been motivated by a latent anti-Americanism – I now have my answer. Of course, those that are behind this campaign are oblivious to the fact the other accused parties – Knox’s onetime boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and drifter and drug-dealer Rudy Guédé – were given equally lengthy sentences, and neither of them are American.

It therefore follows that if you sentence an Italian psychopath to twenty-five years in prison – in spite of meddling from his influential family – you’ve done a good job. Send down an crazy-eyed African drifter for the same and you’ve made a good call. However, if you decide to bang up a morally challenged nymphomaniac you are somehow “anti-American”. It’s laughable.

Cantwell’s mission is to get this on the desk of Secretary of State and Democratic Party bigwig Hillary Clinton; let’s just say that if “Billary” decides to waste her time in pursing this it would give me yet one more reason to hate her.

I’d suggest that Senator Cantwell get on with whatever she is supposed to be doing rather than throwing about such baseless accusations. If anything, it is such outbursts that feeds anti-American sentiment in right-thinking Europeans; when the French got up American noses a number of childish Congressmen came up with the idea of renaming French fries to “freedom fries”; now that that Italians have pissed these clowns off, are we going to see Pizza being renamed “patriotic pies”?

Better still, we could reword crooner Dean Martin’s classic line: when the moon hits your eye like a big-a patriotic pie, that’s amore. Erm, yeah.

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