:: Tuesday, 4 March 2003 ::
It is true. It is true.
"This is not a normal country," he said. "Tuscany is like a black hole in western democracy - anti-government, anti-globalisation, anti-America, anti-everything."
Heart of Eurocommunism, which is nothing more sophisticated than a bunch of snooty Italians who do not like to work in competitive industries but prefer the role of the State something chronic.
And that, my friends, is why I prefer Umbria, Le Marche, Abruzzo and Emiglia-Romagna, all equally Eurocommunist, but not quite so snotty with it.
Do not misunderstand. Toscana is gorgeous. Really stupendous. I have nothing but the greatest respect greatest respect for folks from there and for everything built there. It is beautiful the food is magnificent, the driving is good and all that and everything. Except it is filled with English idiots wanting to pretend to be Italian for a weekend, getting married, buying villas etc.
Berlusconi was mad to think there would not be a general strike if he even set foot in the zone.
That is how bad they are.
Me, an apartment in Rome will do. Soon, my friends. Soon
:: WB 12:19 pm [link+] ::