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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by cube, Jun 20, 2016.
The Economist tip.
I am in great pain right here.
Why is it so important who runs all these cities?
The central government will have nothing good to show?
Look, what's the point of posting here if you're just going to make me use Google anyway?
OK, I think I found a reasonably good brief introduction to the issue:
Well, the mayor of Rome is an actually relevant office, a bit like the mayor of NYC.
In general, though, who wins the local elections is usually a good predictor of the outcome of the elections for the central government to be held in a year or two and is a benchmark of how the current government did fare.
You can see why people start crapping their pants.
Personally, I am very much displeased with yet another office being won by the M5S, a non-party, owned (legally) by stunt comedian Beppe Grillo and spin doctor Casaleggio who created it 5 years ago, entirely without a real agenda, except for reaping consensus with the most basic populist tactics - which often draw directly from Grillo's repertoire of conspiracy theories and stale rhethoric which was already cringeworthy on a stage, 15 years ago.
This earlier Guardian article is a nice dissection of the M5S phenomenon: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/feb/28/five-star-movement-beppe-grillo
The relevant bit is probably:
But it seems the referendum proposal is not entirely right, no?
It won't pass.
General consensus is that it's a load of ********.
What is more disturbing, and less talked about, is that those who deem it "necessary" might be on to something - i.e. it might be, at best, symptomatic treatment of a deeper rooted malady, which can probably be summed up with "spin doctors have become too good at gaming democracy".
If she looks like a young Sophia Loren I'm on board. If she looks like Mama Corleone then I demand a recount.
She took over the city with the help of her unsullied army and three dragons.
OK, it would be around 2769 years.
I think in Latin, it'd come out sounding something more like Ceasarina.
GET IT RIGHT NEXT TIME, HUH?
I would not be surprised if people start calling her like that in Italy.
More like Tiberiette. Remember when Tiberius was Emperor and the laws against kissing he imposed due to the spread of herpes?
Dang, and until the late-1960s AD the STDs were finally under control... and someone thought it would make the perfect middle name for James Kirk ...
Or Cessair, hehe. But that's the wrong culture...
Pleased to see you can't judge her on her merits.
I never thought of that. Gene Roddenberry's inside joke.?
Actually maybe 1740 years ... ish.