Friday, October 22, 2010

Clothes don't make the politician or What is happening to America? Or... It's appalling!

"It’s news to Christine O'Donnell that the Constitution guarantees separation of church and state. It’s news to Joe Miller, whose guards handcuffed a journalist, and to Carl Paladino, who threatened The New York Post’s Fred Dicker, that the First Amendment exists, even in Tea Party Land. Michele Bachmann calls Smoot-Hawley Hoot-Smalley."

From: Making Ignorance Chic by Maureen Dowd at The New York Times.

If you are not concerned with these facts...
That politicians are becoming more and more distant from the desire of the people is not a great new. But this? She doesn't know the separation of church and state? Is it because she is a Roman catholic that condemns sex after marriage and did chose abstinence to herself? Her views are based on the Catholic church so... she forgot to read the constitution. Or hypocrisy is the right word for that in case she knows but it is better pretending not to know so that she can keep on priesting instead of doing real and good politics?
This is not acceptable. It seems that some American politicians only know how to dress as a politician and forgot what their job is all about and that their actions have a huge impact in citizens of other countries. But they don't even care about your own people.
This is very serious and this woman even says that homosexuals have a psychological problem?
In 1972 homosexuality was finally withdraw from the list of mental illness and now she wants to put the label again?
What is happening to America?
I think that Anna Elena Staller, that was elected in 1987 for the Italian parliament, is far more competent than some American politicians. She knew the basics.
Viva la Cicciolina!
I took this post from Sam around the world:

Regarding sex and politics Hungarian-born naturalized-Italian, Ilona Staller/Cicciolina is definitely another story...

Born in 1951, pornstar turned politician, she was the first hardcore performer in the world to be elected to a democratic parliament.
Popular for her lolita-look - with flower crown, holding a little teddy bear all the time - in 1979 she was elected the leading candidate of the "Lista del Sole", Italy's first Green Party and in 1985 she switched to the
Partito Radicale, campaigning against nuclear energy and NATOmembership, for human rights and against starvation anywhere in the world... that were the golden years for the PR. The official flyer of her campaign (on the left and here another part) was pretty peculiar, I can agree on its inner meaning - besides the nuclear part - but it looks like it was written by a comedian or something! Anyway, Cicciolina was elected to the Italian parliament in 1987 and she was actually the second most voted person in the Radical Party, after the leader Pannella.

After the Radical Party experience in 1990 she claimed to be "
available to make love with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to achieve peace in the Middle East". But Saddam didn't answer. She renewed the offer in October 2002 (when Iraq was resisting international pressure to allow inspections for weapons of mass destruction). He still didn't answer. Again, Cicciolina made the same offer to Osama bin Laden in 2006 . Even this one didn't answer at all... Not a good career as a peacemaker :-)))
She quit porn in 1989 and she continues to be active in politics, advocating a safe future with absolute sexual freedom including the right to sex in prisons. She is against all forms of violence including the death penalty and the use of animals for fur or scientific experimentation. She is for the decriminalization of drugs, against censorship of any kind, in favor of sex education in schools, and for objective information about AIDS. She has proposed a tax on automobiles to reduce the damages of smog and fund the defence of nature. Then she began exploring the possibility of campaigning in Hungary, where she was born, but failed to collect enough signatures for a non-partisan candidacy. In 2004 she announced that she would run for mayor of Milan in 2006 with a similar promise but she never presented herself as a candidate in the end.

So, no matter what, Cicciolina was and still remain a piece of Italian political history nobody could ever forget (for better or for worse).

posted by Auntie Sam at Wednesday, November 15, 2006

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