Italian Stocks Slump As Berlusconi Proclaims Himself Poll Leader

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With Italy's stock market down almost 9% (and falling again today), and Italian bond yields surging (2Y +35bps to 1.67%) in the last two weeks, it truly seems as though the two scariest words in global investing are not 'Iran-Israel', or 'Federal Reserve', but 'Silvio Berlusconi'. With the polls blacked out now until the election in just under two weeks, the posturing has begun and the media mogul is not backing down. As ANSA.It reports, Berlusconi has proclaimed "I believe that we have overtaken them... they are now (trailing) behind us," as we have been noting the convergence of the two parties poll results recently.

Of course, he is still the lecherous old bastard he always was - which seems only to endear him to the Italian people (oh, and his promise of bread and circuses for all) - as ANSA notes, he is defending himself on Sunday, after Berlusconi asked a female solar power technician during a company visit if she made house calls, if she "comes to homes" and how many times she is willing "to come". Is debauchery the opposite of austerity? Never mind, the key for now is psychological as the opposition sparring will need to begin to avoid the "don't vote for the loser" bias.

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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:53 | 3233412 francis_sawyer
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Becky Quick would prolly do him...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:59 | 3233436 AlaricBalth
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Berlusconi makes Bill Clinton look like a rank amateur by comparison.
Gotta love the guy.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:01 | 3233444 DoChenRollingBearing
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Bunga-bunga!  (Sorry, someone had to start it...)

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:06 | 3233454 BaBaBouy
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Berlusconi Is The BEST Leader Europe Has Gotti !!!


AND Whats The Alternative??? Another Sack-Man-GOLD Plant !

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:08 | 3233475 francis_sawyer
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Make him pope... Might be a helpful PR move...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:19 | 3233758 NotApplicable
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Somehow I don't think this is the prophesied Peter Romanus. Then again, how better else to take down Rome?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:55 | 3233892 redpill
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Oppan Bunga Style! heyyyy sexy (underage) lady!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:42 | 3234072 Middle_Finger_Market
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Peter Romanus...from Ghana. Hmm makes me think pure evil is trying to re-incarnate tha antichrist by ''following'' prophecy. DON'T DRONE ME BRO!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 20:12 | 3235124 Say What Again
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I think there was a typo in the title.

It should have read as follows;

Berlusconi Proclaims Himself Pole Leader

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:08 | 3233481 redpill
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Long Pfizer!


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:13 | 3233505 bank guy in Brussels
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Only question now, is when Italy leaves the euro later this year

Whether for the restored Italian sovereign currency

It will be called the New Lira, or the Bunga

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:11 | 3233741 knukles
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So a whena you a make a deposit atta da bank a you putts youra money in a da Bunga Hole,a no?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:30 | 3233807 Freddie
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I wonder if Goldman is driving Italian stocks down because Silvio and Nord Legia are the only people who may stand up to the stinking and corrupt Euro and the EUSSR.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 15:50 | 3234352 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Whoa! Italians standing up to corruption? I call it a mirror. You can't take a shit in Italy without bribing the toliet. 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 17:13 | 3234692 Boozer
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Silvio is a dirty buzzard, much like my Bichon!  Horney as hell.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:04 | 3233447 BaBaBouy
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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:36 | 3233616 FL_Conservative
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He's the "poll leader" and his women are "pole dancers".  Got it.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:14 | 3233515 azzhatter
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has done him

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:54 | 3233415 Banksters
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If the EU hates him, he can't be all bad.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:36 | 3233618 101 years and c...
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so, the question is:  when will a hotel chambermaid accuse silvio of rape?  better question:  if silvio wins, does it matter since the bankers have already proven they can simply replace any leader at anytime with one of their own?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:14 | 3233970 neptunium
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Hell if the choice is between a lascivious old pervert and an EU stooge who insists on reducing the entire nation to penury I know which one I'd choose. 

The thing is - Italy needs to devalue, a lot - if Silvio makes that happen I suspect he will erase his past and rather mixed record and be hailed as a hero.


Also, what is the fucking point of being a billionairre if you can't be surrounded by beautiful pussy 24/7.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:54 | 3233418 Shizzmoney
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I love how they postponed the trial of him trying to pay to have sex with a minor, just so he could run for office..........only in Italy!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:58 | 3233428 Bastiat
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If he pays the agreed upon price he's better than Menendez.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:01 | 3233419 Sudden Debt
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At least he's not like that American president who expected to see a sexcartoon about a goldfish when they said "NEMO IS COMMING"

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:02 | 3233450 DoChenRollingBearing
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Good point, other politicians just piss me off and try to steal our money!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:57 | 3233423 Bastiat
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Bunga Style!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:57 | 3233427 catacl1sm
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Need a bigger copy of the thumbnail please.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:00 | 3233442 Quinvarius
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That thing he is checking out looks hideous in the thumbnail.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:28 | 3233592 mckee
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To be fair, he appears to have an entirely different view than we do.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:09 | 3233722 socalbeach
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Here you go.


bigger copy of the thumbnail


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:49 | 3233876 Liquid Courage
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Clearly he's just checking to make sure she's wearing Italian-made shoes.


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 17:17 | 3234703 Boozer
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Isn't that Miss Prociutto 2013?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:58 | 3233431 mvsjcl
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I'll take a shot everytime I read bunga bunga on this thread!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:59 | 3233439 mvsjcl
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That's one so far.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:28 | 3233588 mvsjcl
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Tjhat''s alllll ican do reight nowwww

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:01 | 3233445 AlaricBalth
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Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga. Bunga bunga.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:29 | 3233595 Cast Iron Skillet
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ooohh! hard to find the keyboard after that, huh MVS?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:53 | 3233675 francis_sawyer
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Try saying that 3x real fast...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:32 | 3233604 MsCreant
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I'm trying to decide if you are a friend, or not.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:18 | 3233985 redpill
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A friend with bungafits?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 17:47 | 3234802 MsCreant
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Most excellent word play!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:59 | 3233437 Sudden Debt
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I bet Berlusconi would be a great pope!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:07 | 3233469 AngryGerman
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too much sex for him

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:09 | 3233488 francis_sawyer
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oops [upstairs]... Didn't see ur comment down here...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:11 | 3233489 Sudden Debt
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Maybe... but he still respects a age limit above 16!!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:12 | 3233503 AngryGerman
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true, and also i think he's more into girls

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:14 | 3233517 Sudden Debt
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yeah... he wouldn't fit in with the rest of them... he'll probebly won't become pope...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:44 | 3233858 youngman
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Hes got the shoes already....

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:17 | 3233458 lolmao500
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Berlusconi owns pretty much EVERYTHING in Italy. The guy is like Mussolini but with better PR.

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