La Manovra / The Maneuver

Maneuver? Solved!

Beh, in fondo anche fare inversione ad U sull’autostrada è una manovra… – Up to few months ago, Berlusconi said that crisis had not attained Italy’s economy. In the last two months something went wrong, so he’s looking for some money out of new taxes. We call this “The Maneuver”. In italian, parking a car (or a steamroller) is a maneuver too.


We stitched pockets on italian hands.

“Non metteremo le mani nelle tasche degli italiani…” – Speaking about the economic maneuver that his government is preparing, Berlusconi said that he will not put his hands in Italians’ pockets. Maybe he’s going to stitch them on Italians’ hands!

Ride the Seismic Wave

The Abruzzo earthquake (5th April 2009) seemed to touch the open wounds of italian political situation.  Mr. Berlusconi is always ready to ride the wave of tragedies, even when he is directly responsible. Consider that the governments that he leaded produced disasters to the Italian territory and it’s building consistency (“Condono edilizio” of 1994 and 2004). In the months before the Abruzzo earthquake, he once more delayed the introduction of a more strict anti-seismic building code. Shortcuts in the application of these codes were also suggested in the first versions of his anti-crisis “Piano Casa”. Then came the wave.

Left is Durer‘s “Death and the Landsknecht” (see gallery on Artsy). Skeleton surfer (right) is manufactured by the Garcia Family.

I have a few other images featuring Mr. Berlusconi: President Obama was bothered by a fly and by Mr. Berlusconi but got rid of them both. Next, you have to read Larsson‘s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” to understand the one on the right. The original painting is by Filippo Panseca, former “Regime Architect” during the Craxian Age.  Painting depicts Mr. Berlusconi with minister Carfagna (a sex addict with a cocksucker).