Political debate: hanging on every word?

February 5, 2011


Blog Guy, as an American I get very frustrated watching our lawmakers at work. Is this typical of legislative bodies? Is it better in other countries?

It’s even worse in other places. You take Italy, where this week they debated whether to allow the offices of their prime minister’s accountant to be searched.

italian parliament crop 240The debate became so anguished that it appears one MP tried to blind himself while another tried to hang herself with her own scarf.

Wow, that’s harsh! Did she succeed?

No, it turns out – and this is trivia worth knowing for you science buffs – it’s physically impossible to pull yourself up off the ground with one arm for a self-lynching.

That IS interesting! What about if you use BOTH arms?

I guess that would work, but it’s probably better to use both arms to hold your own head in the toilet until you drown.

Blog Guy, I have to say you’re no Dr. Kevorkian.

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Italian lawmaker Rosy Bindi (L), president of the opposition Democratic Party, reacts during a session in parliament in Rome February 3, 2011. The Italian parliament voted on Thursday not to allow the offices of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s accountant to be searched over suspected connections with the prostitution scandal that has hit Berlusconi. REUTERS/Alessandro Bia

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That’s what I like about you BG, one day it’s worthless advice for living, the next day it’s worthless advice for dying. Never a dull moment.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Thanks, Dave. The operative word here is worthless. Nobody learns, nobody needs to get hurt…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Where is “Hear No Evil” – you keep getting so close to having all three in a photo.

Well, if I can’t hang myself with one arm perhaps I can pull myself up by my bootstraps. Or at least pull a plate of doughnuts closer to my reach.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Looks like Rosy is trying to institute a Gag Order on the proceedings. Or maybe she’s just trying to muffle(r) the opposition.

Posted by inebgreen | Report as abusive

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“While donutting”. I am going to find a way to use that in a conversation with someone.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Coke and doughnuts. Doc, write me a scrip for some of that!

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

100 mL Coke p.o. q.i.d.

5 donut w/ sprinkles m.d.u.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Donutting is my new favourite verb. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Not that I would encourage this as we are a nation of copycats and I do not believe our government “leaders” can handle the truth…So please cease and desist with your carelessness. Some congressperson may get wind…and then we have real issues…..shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Posted by onequartlow | Report as abusive

Well sure, but don’t forget about the adverb donuttingly….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

@ crowgirl…

It may be fan favorite of yours but news flash…the doe aint gonna react much!

Posted by onequartlow | Report as abusive

Yes, well they had to have the hearing on accountant he claimed “I don’t donutting!”

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Italy is amazing…

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Hat off to Onedoor and onequartlow… Nice ones.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Good one on donutting!!! It has been a while since I had a real donut…. I always feel full after eating the imaginary ones…
Someone should listen to the Parliament proceedings in this country…. its amazing how they trade insults…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Rosy Bindi tries to show that she is an ordinary person by wearing a skivvy.
Her colleague reacts after she told him where she is wearing her scarf.

Oh, and donutting is already a word that has umm, well, connotations that Mr. Spam Basket would not approve of.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

My version of Spin’s hokey pokey…
You put your doughnut in
You put your doughnut out
You put your doughnut in and move your tou-shi all about!

Do the hokey pokey, people… yeaaah!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I am thinking of a very different scenario with this pic now…
Say, these two are married… and they are say in a theater watching a Shakespearian play… say, A MidSummer Night’s Dream…

I am thinking (and smiling while thinking this…) that the wife is waving her scarf around, albeit in the process of taking the scarf off, when the Fairy King walks onto the stage in a very tight outfit… and the husband covers his face, embarassed…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Ta, Spin…
I do have my moments… 😉

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