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No hard feelings Silvio

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Okay, maybe they have possibly framed an American or two recently (maybe), but in this day and age of Republican hyperventilation and foot-stomping dominating our politics posed as “scandals” (terrorist-fist bumps for all!) it is in a way refreshing to see how Italy’s leader just puts it all out there:

 

In a sign of his frustration at the investigations into his alleged crimes and misdemeanours, Silvio Berlusconi vowed in July to leave Italy, which he described as a “shitty country” that “sickened” him.

Which is quite an endorsement for a country when it comes from its Prime Minister.

Although to be fair, half of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court justices are saying the same thing about Madison.

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Attaturk

Attaturk

In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .

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