Having said that, however, I am personally thrilled that the (Partito delle Libertà) PdL party even got trounced in Arcore (Sardinia), Berlusconi's playground, making it for one fine way to end the month.
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And, speaking of garbage, in May another corrupt businessman, Mr. Fazio, got the heat for messing with financial markets while head of the Bank of Italy, in order to push a Dutch offer out and allow an Italian group to take over a bank. He'll be doing 4 years' time for his valiant efforts.
And, while on the topic of recycling, a caustic curator & art critic, Vittorio Sgarbi, made his own suggestion for the godawful statue purported to depict Pope John Paul II. "Bring it up to the (contemporary art fair) Venice Biennale. There, it might elicit a new and maybe better response." He went on to say, "If the statue was to be a depiction of JPII, well, then, when I saw it, I should have known straight away who it was." Hear, hear.
As for me, the best news this month was that I've cleaned off and gussied up my bicycle. And, aside from the Black Lung I'll get from riding surrounded by car exhaust, it feels great to ride around Bella Roma on these gorgeous spring days. Happy trails.