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The Greek politicians still haven’t found a scapegoat: “The make-up of Greece’s interim government will be announced later on Wednesday, a government official said.” … or not, depending on the ability to locate a prime minister.

Having taken out the Greek prime minister, the Franco-German banksters have focused on Italy: “Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed he intends to resign after key economic reforms have been approved.”

Some better news in the US elections:

In Ohio: “A law limiting collective bargaining powers of Ohio unions has been defeated in a special referendum, according to the Associated Press.”

CNN is projecting that the Mississippi ‘Personhood’ amendment has been defeated. Maybe Mississippi should do something about its infant mortality rate. I don’t expect them to get it down to Cuba’s rate, but they ought to attempt to match Latvia.

3 comments

1 jams o donnell { 11.09.11 at 9:00 am }

I can’t see many Greek politicians wanting to take on the poison calice of that is the office of PM. On the other hand at least one will be stupid enough or vain enough

Bye bye Berlusconi. Italy is better off by seeing the back of that corrupt, sleazy scumbag.

One of the bloggers I regularly visit (Kay’s Thinking Cap) is from Ohio and was delighted by the result. From what little I have read about it it is good news.

Glad to see there are slightly more sensible people in Mrs Sippy than there are gimlet eyed fanatics.

2 Steve Bates { 11.09.11 at 9:04 am }

In Texas, we do everything by state constitutional amendments. (Don’t ask; you don’t want to know.) Most amendments pass; their supporters vote for them and all other voters, knowing nothing about them, don’t vote on them at all.

Last night I discovered an apparent new rule in writing such amendments: if you want your amendment to pass, don’t use the words “ad valorem taxes” anywhere in it… even if it’s to say that the amendment explicitly does NOT authorize any new ad valorem taxes. As of late last night, out of 10 new amendments, only the two amendments with those words in them were failing.

I hate to say it, but a lot of truly stupid people live here…

3 Bryan { 11.09.11 at 11:41 am }

I figure the Greeks will probably end up with some politician who has decided to retire and will take the ‘honor’ to get his name in the history books. Someone who has already transferred his graft into a numbered Swiss bank account, and will leave after the election.

The vote in Mississippi was probably doomed by well-off people figuring out that they would be impacted as well as the poor. It is all well and good to restrict the masses, but people with money don’t like being told what to do.

How do you say Murdoch in Italian? Burlusconi. Another media mogul who likes to lord it over other people. They should balance the budget by seizing all of his assets.

Florida does the same thing with initiatives, as the legislature doesn’t do anything people want, and, yes, people see the word ‘tax’ and they reflexively vote against it.