Monday, July 10, 2006

Soccer? Hell, I just met her...

A belated congratulations to the boys from Italy who, in case you have been under a rock for the past few days, won the World Cup Soccer championship over the French.

Italians everywhere are celebrating, as well they should. They've earned it after sitting though hours of mind-numbingly boring soccer games.

But, the celebration comes amid some bad news on the Italian economy. According to the Wall Street Journal, the country faces a downgrade in its debt rating due to the its flaccid economic performance.

The Italian government is taking several steps to avert the crisis, including the approval of a series of budget cutting measures totalling nearly $9 billion.

They've even gone so far as to announce the layoff of several FIFA officials from the "payroll" (if you know what I mean).

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  1. Pardon me. Sorry. I was looking for "Three O'Clock in the Morning" and accidentally stumbled into "Tony's Kansas City."

    I know it's around here *somewhere.*

  2. Hey, it's the sincerest form of flattery. Thanks for "getting it" though.

  3. Whenever you look at the current sorry state of the "Italian Government", just remember that they used to sport the moniker of "The Roman Empire".

    It lasted for over two thousand years and plumbing and roads that they built in what later became England still function as designed.

    Just a word to the wise that the current American dominance of world affairs may not last forever.

    There are no guarantees.


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