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Romano Prodi Out!

Italian Premier Romano Prodi resigned today after Parliament gave him “no confidence”. Gays loved the politician because he pushed for equal rights, despite the fact that the Pope would eat his brains as punishment.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jan 25, 2008
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  • 8 Comments
    • seitan-on-a-stick
      seitan-on-a-stick

      Italy is always a political mess and the moment that a progressive left-of-center candidate gets elected, the knives came out. Their corruption is endemic especially the Bush-loving predecessor yet the Pope-media machine were unrelenting. It seems the vatican/mafia do run that country, anyway. What a shame!

      Jan 25, 2008 at 9:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gatto Nero
      Gatto Nero

      “Gays loved the politician because he pushed for equal rights”

      Sorry, not. *Virtually* he pushed for equal rights: he made a lot of political promises, but he made _nothing_ of what he said.

      We, italian gays, voted for him ’cause he said clearly “we’ll give you civil union”. Perfect. Civil Union became Di.Co. (DIritti dei COnviventi, “Convivents Rights): it was no more a question of “we’re a couple”, but “we’re some kind of single individuals who choose for any reason to live together”. This law didn’t pass the Parliament vote… even if it was a very distorted version of PACS. Then we had some other ridicolous proposal, everyone with a shiny new (ridicolous) acronym.
      Then they (the politicians, all of them) decided not to talk of equal rights at all, just to ignore the problem.
      So nice.

      Now, what’s the future?
      No future. Italians have a loooong history of “voting the opposition” at every election. No shame: every Government is simply ridicolous, every time.
      Then, we’ll have Berlusconi again. And neo-fascist Fini too. And “celtic heart” Bossi (who hates EVERYTHING: the Southers, the Gays, the divided couple, the immigrants, the foreigners…). And “son of the Pope” Casini, leader of “Union of Christian Democrats”.

      We’re sad and angry. We have no faith. We have no hope.
      Maybe, we should just move.

      Jan 26, 2008 at 2:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yalesing
      yalesing

      due to his effort to strive for gay’s equal right.we make a great progress to wipe the society discrimination out.i and my gay partner meet on gaysinglehunt.com. as a gay,his resignation is a sad news

      Jan 26, 2008 at 9:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Acquafortis
      Acquafortis

      Prodi just promised and nothing else. Not one single thing he promised in his electoral campaign was eventually done.
      This country might be run by mafia and by the church but just because there is no strong headed government that does what it should do.

      Jan 26, 2008 at 1:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M Shane Walsh
      M Shane Walsh

      It is significant that Prodi only lost by several votes. In Italy a “left wing ” candidate really left supports labor and exerts control over Corporate overextension. This is because they lived through the horror of Facsism with Musolini. (unlike the U. S. where we have no left or liberal power concentration but a virtual fascist (GOP)and center-right (DFL) trap– corpoorations controling everything.

      Unlike the U.S, they are not crippled by a two party system , both of which represent more or less the same thing, but of coalitions of parties which take very different possitions and combine efforts. this can be difficult but is far more versitile, and prevents the kind of insane madness which we are forced to endure with Bush (as we plunge into recession.)
      It seems to me that the Italians care about politics and tolerate disagreement, which may hinder some things but prevent others.
      I’m not sure that the Pope necessarily affects that much immediately. Romani is a Catholic but would support social progressiveness. Sadly he only had 20 months to accomplish anything.

      But then comparatively we are accomplishing less than nothing here as far as gay issue go.

      Jan 26, 2008 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M Shane Walsh
      M Shane Walsh

      It is significant that Prodi only lost by several votes. In Italy a “left wing ” candidate really supports labor and exerts control over Corporate overextension. This is because they lived through the horror of Facsism with Musolini. (unlike the U. S. where we have no left or liberal power concentration but a virtual fascist (GOP)and center-right (DFL) trap– corpoorations controling everything.

      Unlike the U.S, they are not crippled by a two party system , both of which represent more or less the same thing, but of coalitions of parties which take very different possitions and combine efforts. this can be difficult but is far more versitile, and prevents the kind of insane madness which we are forced to endure with Bush (as we plunge into recession.)
      It seems to me that the Italians care about politics and tolerate disagreement, which may hinder some things but prevent others.
      I’m not sure that the Pope necessarily affects that much immediately. Romani is a Catholic but would support social progressiveness. Sadly he only had 20 months to accomplish anything.

      But then comparatively we are accomplishing less than nothing here as far as gay issue go.

      Jan 26, 2008 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M Shane Walsh
      M Shane Walsh

      I don’t have any statistics, but I’d bet that most Italians are nominally Catholics; whether or not they take the Pope seriously (flouncing around in his frock & slippers) is another thing. My guess is that there lies an almost atavistic instinct that religous belief is a source of authority outside of the state-which is possibly a kind of anarchism-evidence how they fired up Mussolini!

      Jan 26, 2008 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tom
      tom

      gays want equal rights and want equality, well why are they prancing around like little fairies and showing the world what freaks they are? ugh..

      read my thoughts on this at http://www.liltomtom.com

      (and yes, im gay 2)

      Jan 26, 2008 at 9:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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