Patterico's Pontifications

3/5/2013

Hugo Chavez Dead

Filed under: General — JD @ 2:35 pm

[Guest post by JD]

Hugo Chavez has died. Posted without comment.

—JD

UPDATE BY PATTERICO: Jimmy Carter:

Rosalynn and I extend our condolences to the family of Hugo Chávez Frías. We met Hugo Chávez when he was campaigning for president in 1998 and The Carter Center was invited to observe elections for the first time in Venezuela. We returned often, for the 2000 elections, and then to facilitate dialogue during the political conflict of 2002-2004. We came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized. Although we have not agreed with all of the methods followed by his government, we have never doubted Hugo Chávez’s commitment to improving the lives of millions of his fellow countrymen.

I’d seek out Sean Penn’s statement, but I have to eat dinner.

86 Responses to “Hugo Chavez Dead”

  1. Maybe we should fly our flags at half mast?

    JD (b63a52)

  2. i hope it was painful…

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  3. Unfortunately, he suffers no more.

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  4. Good. The only good lefty is a dead lefty.

    Ipso Fatso (1e3278)

  5. JD

    Citgo is…

    EPWJ (1ea63e)

  6. “Joe for Oil” is going to have to film a new commercial.

    Progress!

    Xmas (acc66e)

  7. I’d say, “They admitted that he died.” But that’s me.

    luagha (5cbe06)

  8. faster please

    happyfeet (4bf7c2)

  9. I think the big question is going to be, “What does this mean for Cuba?” During the Cold War, Cuba was the recipient of huge subsidies from the USSR, but that ended when the USSR did. For a while it was pretty grim on the island, but recently Chavez has been giving the Cubans a subsidy (such as selling them petroleum at well below market rates).

    Will that continue? Will the subsidy be reduced, or outright cut off?

    Steven Den Beste (99cfa1)

  10. Rep Jose Serrano is sad.

    JD (b63a52)

  11. if Cuba accepts food stamps the transition to American satellite state should be pretty seamless I think Mr. Beste

    happyfeet (4bf7c2)

  12. Women, minorities hardest hit.

    Pious Agnostic (20c167)

  13. Sean Penn and Cindy Sheehan hardest hit.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  14. National Review had a great quip in it’s most recent issue: A cancerous tumor had Hugo Chavez removed this past week.

    JVW (4826a9)

  15. R.E. #9,

    Here’s an interesting read from a couple of days ago.

    Threat level: Obama

    Like Garbo, President Obama wants to be left alone.

    The world annoys him. His personal interests and political agenda are domestic in focus: “An economy that works for everybody” (without everybody working for the economy, of course) is his dream. But foreign-policy crises will be his second-term nightmare.

    Obama and his party behave as isolationist Republicans did in the 1930s, when they refused to take Hitler or Japanese imperialism seriously. Obama’s infamous Cairo speech, pandering to Islamists and Israel-haters, is likely to be seen by historians in a light similar to Charles Lindbergh’s giddy infatuation with the Nazis.

    And Benghazi was strictly trouble on training wheels.

    We have a president whose self-esteem and regal taste for power is exceeded only by his naivety about the rest of the world. Now the question isn’t whether we’ll face foreign crises — perhaps, disasters — but which crisis will strike first or hit the hardest.

    Allowing for the threat that comes unexpectedly from left field (Mother Nature is the ultimate terrorist) and accepting that any estimate of dangers can change sharply overnight, here are the key “known knowns” among the enemies who wish us and freedom ill:

    …Leftist bully Hugo Chavez is dying, and there’s no galvanizing personality to follow him. Venezuela may muddle through — or could descend into civil violence verging on civil war. And because of our energy mismanagement, we still count on Venezuelan oil to keep gas prices from skyrocketing. Crucial to the local economy, oil production has already fallen sharply; Cuban agents control key Venezuelan institutions; the grocery shelves are bare; the capital, Caracas, has become one of the world’s most violent cities; and the natives are restless. If the Obama administration has a plan to deal with any of this, I’ve never heard it whispered.

    Around the world, dozens of countries face looming economic crises …or crises of governance (Cuba…)

    If the Venezuelans stop subsidizing the Cuban economy, most observers expect its economy to plunge into a deep recession just as it did in the early 90s following the collapse of the USSR. By the mid 90s Cuba’s economy had shrunk by 1/3.

    Then it was forced to merely stop subsidizing the Sandinistas and other Latin American communist revolutionary groups.

    This time around, who knows what will happen. Only one thing is certain, concerning not just Cuba but all potential crises, as Ralph Peters concludes:

    Our president means to ignore them until they explode.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  16. If Cuba is the big question, and it probably is, then the little question is “What does this mean for Ecuador and Chevron?”

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  17. Rep Jose Serrano is sad.

    JD, sure enough.

    JVW (4826a9)

  18. Comment by Steven Den Beste (99cfa1) — 3/5/2013 @ 3:11 pm

    And, what does it mean for Nicaragua?

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  19. plus also what does it mean for taylor swift

    happyfeet (4bf7c2)

  20. Insert Parrot sketch here.

    dfbaskwill (c021f2)

  21. Ecuador will probably have to undertake a serious re-assessment of their relationship with Chevron as their fallback position (Hugo) has “left the building”.
    It is now a question of sticking-it to Chevron and they might leave throwing the economy into chaos, or backing off to ensure that they don’t and keeping things going.
    I personally don’t think we should be doing any favors for tin-pots like Correa and Morales.
    They’ve made their Socialismo beds, let them now crawl under them.

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  22. I’m the least bit surprise Mr. Death didn’t toss ‘im back.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  23. Slightly O/T:

    The assistant to the late Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has written a book about his insider experience with the Obama administration regarding foreign policy.

    The Dispensable Nation: America Foreign policy in Retreat

    The author, Vali Nasr, describes the Obama foreign policy “style” thusly in the UK Telegraph:

    Barack Obama a ‘dithering, controlling, risk-averse’ US president

    Vali Nasr, a university professor who was seconded in 2009 to work with Richard Holbrooke, Mr Obama’s special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, records his profound disillusion at how a “Berlin Wall” of domestic-focused advisers was erected to protect Mr Obama.

    “The president had a truly disturbing habit of funneling major foreign policy decisions through a small cabal of relatively inexperienced White House advisers whose turf was strictly politics,” Mr Nasr writes in The Dispensable Nation: America Foreign policy in Retreat.

    …”The White House seemed to see an actual benefit in not doing too much,” Prof Nasr writes, “The goal was to spare the president the risks that necessarily come with playing the leadership role that America claims to play in this region.”

    …”American foreign policy has been on a four-year autopilot, which I argue has been excessively risk averse and domestically focused. I don’t see any clear decision yet to change that,” said Mr Nasr in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.

    This has the definite ring of truth.

    Recall that we know, because WH PR flack Jay Carney confirmed it, that Obama did not convene the Counterterrorism Security Group the night of the Benghazi attack. Instead Obama, to the degree he did anything at all, huddled with his trusted political advisers.

    Recall that Axelrod, Obama’s 2008 campaign manager and “Senior Political Adviser” for two years at the WH, sat in on the “Terror Tuesday Kill List” meetings.

    This is the dithering, self-absorbed amateur who’ll be dealing with the aftermath of Chavez’s death. I disagree that Cuba is the big question. It is a big question, but so is Venezuela itself given its close ties to Iran.

    Forget that Hillary! ad about answering that 3:00 am phone call; President Tiger Beat isn’t available to answer that 5:00pm phone call.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  24. El Puerco es muerte!

    “Hola. Venga aca, pendejo” – El Diablos pene’

    Jcw46 (f33482)

  25. It is ice cream time. I love it when a friend of the TOTUS dies.

    highpockets (5c6fd6)

  26. Rep Jose Serrano is sad.

    That’s disturbing to read. Good points about Ecuador / Chevron too.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  27. Coincidence that his death was announced on the same day Stalin died?

    sybilll (0f882a)

  28. A few days ago at most the opposition was accusinmg the gopvernment of lying about the cindition of Hugo Chavez and I think even saying he might be dead.

    It’s curious, the one thing nobody can lie about is whether the person in charge is dead or not, whether it be Stalin, Kim Il Sung of Howard Hughes.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  29. Mountaintop coal removal is kiinda rape-Ashley Judd

    Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157 (f7d5ba)

  30. rape-y D@NM!

    Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157 (f7d5ba)

  31. Hang on, does this mean that Joe Biden is now President?

    JVW (4826a9)

  32. .

    I have but one thing to say:

    GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH.

    “Da doo doo doo, da dah dah dah.”
    .

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and Gender Bïgǒt (98ae1f)

  33. in the office next to mine as a conference call started I heard the client monkeys solemnly break the news about our dead comrade Hugo

    “Oh. I hadn’t heard,” our guy said quietly, and less-than-truthfully.

    jesus I can’t wait to move back to America.

    happyfeet (4bf7c2)

  34. Isn’t is usual when a brutal dictator shuffles-off the mortal coil for people to fire their guns into the air in celebration?

    Out of respect for the people upstairs, I’ll be using my banned assault finger guns.

    Pew-pew-pew!

    Pious Agnostic (20c167)

  35. Jimmuh Cahtah needs a hug and a tissue to dry his tears, too.

    http://www.cartercenter.org/news/pr/hugo-chavez-030513.html

    Statement From Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
    on the Death of Hugo Chavez

    Rosalynn and I extend our condolences to the family of Hugo Chávez Frías. We met Hugo Chávez when he was campaigning for president in 1998 and The Carter Center was invited to observe elections for the first time in Venezuela. We returned often, for the 2000 elections, and then to facilitate dialogue during the political conflict of 2002-2004. We came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized.

    …We hope that as Venezuelans mourn the passing of President Chávez and recall his positive legacies — especially the gains made for the poor and vulnerable — the political leaders will move the country forward by building a new consensus that ensures equal opportunities for all Venezuelans to participate in every aspect of national life.

    There are, like, two sentences in that tongue bath Jimmuh gives Chavez’s corpse in which he admits maybe not everything Chavez did was perfectly angelic. But other than those two sentences, the above captures the tone of the Peanut Farmer’s tear-stained farewell.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  36. good-bye hugo the fascists cry while little birds are squacking in the sky and dow record rally’s in the air we turn around and you’re not there

    (cause you died)

    yeah we had joy with sean penn
    and with sluts on cnn
    but the fun’s now all gone
    cause of

    you dead

    happyfeet (4bf7c2)

  37. teh smell of sulfur
    must have been overwhelming
    when Hugo touched down

    Colonel Haiku (52dfef)

  38. Former President Carter once again proves how right the voters were in 1980.

    The unamused Dana (af9ec3)

  39. Pallbearers
    Penn
    Oily Joe
    and 4 hookers

    mg (31009b)

  40. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

    Bill M (2f7437)

  41. Now, Dana, let’s follow the Peanut Farmer’s advice and remember the dictator’s positive legacies:

    - He abolished democracy, press, and economic freedom.

    - He got rid of half of Venezuela’s Jooooos.

    - He gifted Venezuela with food shortages.

    - Not to mention high inflation.

    - Oh, and then there are the power outages.

    - He tripled the murder rate; Venezuela now has more murders than the US and EU combined.

    - He nationalized everything in sight.

    - He organized and armed a “Bolivarian Militia” to intimidate political opponents.

    And the Venezuelans got all that in return for Chavez amassing a personal fortune of only a measly $1 billion.

    Jimmuh thinks that’s a bargain. The Peanut Farmer’s dear friend Yasser Arafat may have stolen as much as $3 billion.

    Truly Chavez was a man of the people.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  42. Crucial to the local economy, oil production has already fallen sharply; Cuban agents control key Venezuelan institutions; the grocery shelves are bare; the capital, Caracas, has become one of the world’s most violent cities; and the natives are restless.

    And yet a large majority of the people of Venezuela, doing their impersonation of brain-dead lemmings, or trying to one-up people in US cities like Detroit, or mimicking the mind of Jimmy Carter, voted to re-elect Chavez not too long ago. I always keep that in mind — I always envision places like Hugo-Land, or Greece, or Mexico, or France, or Argentina, or a variety of cruddy US urban areas — when I ponder the question of just how bad do things have to get before an electorate wakes up and gets a clue? The answer: So bad that such voters might just as well remain in their eternal coma.

    Mark (928c12)

  43. Think Progress wrote a post which illustrates how dumb its readers are. It warned them not to eulogize Hugo Chavez for the reasons people of normal brain function understand.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  44. Jimmuh thinks that’s a bargain.

    I’m really not being sarcastic or flip when I theorize that the brains of such people must be damaged. The thought patterns of people like Carter apparently are corrupted in a way that’s analogous to bad, glitchy software. Perhaps they’re afflicted with an ideological version of Tourette’s Syndrome, or a political variation of nymphomania or satyriasis. Or because such people are so lacking in common sense, their condition truly can be characterized as a form of mental retardation—ie, a deficiency in the part of the mind that affects basic logic.

    BTW, the theory probably also applies to people who are ultra-conservative, or oddly compulsively, excessively rightwing.

    Mark (928c12)

  45. Think Progress wrote a post which illustrates how dumb its readers are. It warned them not to eulogize Hugo Chavez for the reasons people of normal brain function understand.

    In other words, don’t be as stupid as Jimmy Carter.

    JVW (4826a9)

  46. It would be nice if a Castro or two followed suit.

    Ag80 (b2c81f)

  47. Señor Chavez is living testimony to the effectiveness of Cuba’s single-payer health care system.

    The Dana channeling Raul Castro (af9ec3)

  48. Hugo Chavez is dead
    So Jimmy Carter has said
    He was a great guy
    Too bad that he died
    Jimmy is touched in the head!

    The Limerick Avenger (af9ec3)

  49. President Tiger Beat

    LOL, Nice. Officially stealing that one.

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and Gender Bïgǒt (98ae1f)

  50. Great day. Now hopefully, JC goes soon. Alluh Ahkbar.

    Rodney King's Spirit (951136)

  51. “Although we have not agreed with all of the methods …”

    Carter praising Christopher Dorner

    AZ Bob (189c39)

  52. “Although we have not agreed with all of the methods …”

    Carter saluting Jerry Sandusky.

    JVW (4826a9)

  53. Mr. JD can you liberate my last comment if you see this

    it’s about the nauseating leg-humping eulogizing what National Soros Radio done on Hugo

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  54. Can we start hating Communists again now? Because I really hate Communists.

    Ag80 (b2c81f)

  55. It used to be fun to watch when Communist leaders in the old Soviet Union died and they kept it secret from the people for days and then played funeral durges on the radio and blacked out the TV in “respect” while they had bloody brawls to see who the successor would be.

    elissa (660edb)

  56. I had two business trips to Venezuela in the ’90s, the first while Hugo was in jail for the attempted coup.

    Great country, friendly people. Damn shame they(Perez) didn’t have the balls to shoot the bastard on the spot.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  57. “We congratulate this fine example of Cuba’s version of Obamacare. Great job guys.

    American Medical Association (05cbb8)

  58. One wonders if the lovely Cindy Sheehan will make the trip to Venezuela for Señor Chavez funeral. After all, her 15 minutes have been up for some time now, and she needs some publicity.

    The Dana who'll watch (3e4784)

  59. Hmmm. Hugo Chavez dies, and then John Hitchcock returns from an extended absence. Coincidence?

    The Dana who wonders (3e4784)

  60. What I’d leave on his grave wouldn’t pass for flowers.

    mojo (8096f2)

  61. Demagogues are parasites. But they are adored nonetheless.

    We love those who tell us what we want to hear, and our seduction doesn’t always wear off in the morning.

    Amphipolis (d3e04f)

  62. Hugo Chavez is dead! And you can hear the weeping and gnashing of teeth in Hollywood… My condolences to Sean Penn, Danny Glover, and washed-up has-been Harry Belafonte!

    If I may observe, I have always wondered if Belafonte, who despises America so vehemently, would have been as successful in his native Jamaica, as he was in these `hated’ United States – with his ludicrous `Calypso’ dance, which he invented out of necessity when the cheap Jamaican bastard tried to sneak under the stall of a paid toilet in New York in order to avoid having to pay the ten cents! But I digress.

    Hugo Chavez, the boastful, uncouth, (Theresa) `Heinz 57 Varieties’ mixed-race mongrel (he was of negro, Carib, Arawak, and – those who have heard his insufferable discourses would say howler monkey – blood), Venezuelan Marxist tin-pot dictator, who came to power through violence and a Coup D’ Etat, wiped his arse with the Venezuelan Constitution which he altered to ensconce himself in the Venezuelan presidency in perpetuity, and won elections by sheer thuggery and intimidation – even threatening to start a civil war in Venezuela if he was not re-elected during the last elections, has had to answer to – if I may use the Hebrew National commercial `cliché’ – a “Higher Authority”! Shame that a Higher Power had to deliver the Venezuelan people from this evil, and no one had the courage to shoot him in the face!
    As it is wont with the legacy of all Marxist dictatorships of the `Proletariat’, Hugo Chavez leaves behind oil-rich, and once beautiful and prosperous, Venezuela a broken country – bankrupted, divided, and on the verge of a civil war to expurgate the Marxist evil of the `Revolution of the Resented’, the ne`er-do-well envious, and `class hatred’, he sowed throughout Venezuelan society! Yet for all of Hugo Chavez’s `Hubris’ and socialist bravado, now that a `Higher Judgement’ has been passed on him, all his works are as if but dust in the wind…So be it with all who share his totalitarian godless Marxist values!
    Being of Spanish descent, I am proud that the only world leader to have put this insolent Venezuelan monkey in his place, was Juan Carlos, the King of Spain, who fed up with Hugo Chavez’s ignorant ranting at the Ibero-American Summit in Santiago, Chile, breaking protocol, leaned forward, pointed with his finger at the now deceased contrary Venezuelan tin-pot dictator, and singling him out by saying “tu” boldly told Chavez: “Por que no te callas!” – “Why don’t you shut the f*ck up!” That other groveling world leaders would have had the `cojones’ to put Chavez in his place, as King Juan Carlos so aptly did then!

    Hugo Chavez is dead. Praise be to God, and good riddance!

    I wonder, as one of our commenters so sarcastically pointed out, if Barack Obama will fly the American flag at half-mast at the White House, in mourning…

    Althor (8c5aa1)

  63. Hugo Chavez was certainly sincere and passionate about social justice, but I don’t believe he took the best road to reach that goal. On the long run, socialism has always been detrimental to the nations it was supposed to serve. Besides that, I dont understand why Chavez hated the US with such intensity. By the way, I noticed that countries whose leaders hate America are most of the times countries where atrocities are commited on a daily basis…

    Shanna Carson (1ed0b4)

  64. Chavez is dead! Hurrah! Now Chavez can set up a place next to him, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Mugabe in Hell for the Castro brothers.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  65. Chavez most certainly has a place in hell next to Satan and his Marxist followers Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Kim-Jong-Il, and all the other socialist butchers of humanity and freedom!

    But Fidel Castro has a special niche reserved in hell for him!

    There is a Cuban joke about Fidel dying and going to hell, and when Satan sees him coming Satan says:

    “Oh no! I don’t want you here you subversive!” “If I allow you in hell you will try to overthrow me and take my place”

    Castro replied: “But, Saint Peter will not allow me in Heaven”

    Perplexed at this dilemma, Satan sent two minor devils as emmisaries to Saint Peter in Heaven in order to determine was was to be done with Castro.

    Up the two minor devils climbed from hell to heaven.

    When after the long climb they finally arrived out of breath at the Pearly Gates, Saint Peter, who was there, upon seeing them commented:

    “My God! Castro just got to hell and we already have refugees fleeing from there!” :)

    Althor (8c5aa1)

  66. wiped his arse with the Venezuelan Constitution which he altered to ensconce himself in the Venezuelan presidency in perpetuity

    Term limits are built-in in everybody’s constitution (in the other sense of the word) and are unalterable. Chavez’s constitution called for age 58. I am reminded of a sonnet by Shelley for some reason. ;)

    nk (53646e)

  67. 65. Hugo Chavez was certainly sincere and passionate about social justice, but I don’t believe he took the best road to reach that goal. On the long run, socialism has always been detrimental to the nations it was supposed to serve. Besides that, I dont understand why Chavez hated the US with such intensity. By the way, I noticed that countries whose leaders hate America are most of the times countries where atrocities are commited on a daily basis…

    Comment by Shanna Carson (1ed0b4) — 3/6/2013 @ 8:56 am

    This reminds me; I made a mistake earlier. I thought that Senor “Sincere and Passionate about Social Justice” had merely looted his country to the tune of $1 billion dollars. It turns out he may have amassed a personal fortune of $2 billion at his country’s expense.

    Shanna, why are you leftists so gullible? Some guy assumes dictatorial power in the name of the people and using socialist rhetoric starts ripping off the rich. And then filling his own pockets.

    Meanwhile the poor get nothing but rampant inflation, food shortages, power outages, and out of control violence because the country has become a narco-state.

    But because the dictator is ripping off the right people and saying the right things while enriching himself you believe he’s “sincere and passionate.”

    I never could get over how superficial people like you are.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  68. Sorry, Shanna, my post at #69 was too harsh. But I don’t get where the “sincere and passionate about social justice” bit comes from.

    What on earth makes you think Chavez was sincere and passionate? What did he actually do other than be a self-indulgent thug who chose a system you know to be detrimental to his own country? And not even in the long run. Chavez turned an oil rich nation into a basket case in pretty short order in my opinion. You could see it happening before your eyes.

    Seriously, sincere and passionate about social justice?

    Steve57 (60a887)

  69. Yes. It does remind me of Shelley indeed!

    Upon seeing Chavez’s broken visage even as he rots in hell, I am reminded:

    “…Look on my works, ye (Marxist such as Castro and Obama) Mighty, and despair!”

    There is such a thing as Divine Justice after all…

    Althor (8c5aa1)

  70. I take no joy in his passing. I hope the people of Venezuela can recover from his tyrannical reign. And I laugh at the Jimmy Carter, Sean Penn, Jose Serrano’s of the world that laud this dicktater.

    JD (4f721c)

  71. Jimmy Carter lauded some, criticized some – Fair and Balanced, eh?

    Perry (329aa5)

  72. I am sorry, but I rejoice! God and fate have ultimately accomplished what no man had the `cojone’s to do!

    Althor (8c5aa1)

  73. Perry. You are a clown. We mourn for your loss. I hope you can find a way to cope.

    JD (4f721c)

  74. I got this link via NRO. It sums up the left-wing infatuation with on-the-take dictators who express their good intentions in socialist terms while engaging in thuggery perfectly:

    Guardian readers pay tribute to man who would have banned the Guardian

    The death of President Hugo Chavez has robbed Britain’s left wing of an heroic figure whose bravely authoritarian regime stood up to America and journalism.

    …Tom Booker, from Hackney, added: “Journalists would have had a much easier time in Venezuela if they had just agreed with President Chavez. If you read his autobiography you’d realise that he was actually very nice.

    “The oil tax paid for precious, beautiful things like schools, hospitals, secret police and the wildly popular TV show Stop What You Are Doing and Listen to the President.”

    Steve57 (60a887)

  75. How many times does the Soviet Union, Cuban, North Korean, Venezuelan, and Nicaraguan fiasco must be re-enacted before stupid idealist commies realize it DOES NOT WORK in practice???

    China only prospered after Mao’s “Cultural Revolution” when even though doing lip service to Mao, communism, and his “Little Red Book” of Marxist absurdities, China adopted a pragmatical capitalistic economic model! Look at Maoist China today! Probably the most ruthlessly capitalistic nation on the planet!

    Althor (8c5aa1)

  76. I like this Althor person.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  77. Probably the most ruthlessly CRONY capitalistic nation on the planet!

    FTFY!

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  78. Capitalism through the mouth of a gun!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  79. Part of Mao’s Little Red Book:

    “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  80. But then, there is this:

    “…policies of aggression and war, the day is bound to come when they will be hanged by the people of the whole world.”

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  81. I do remember getting banned from some lefty site several years back for disagreeing with the site’s slobbering love fest of Chavez. Corrente Wire, I think. Tolerance!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  82. Nice to see that President Jimmy Rodman still hasn’t found an anti-American strongman that he can’t give a nice pre-burial tongue bath to. When he leaves this plane of existence as is the fate of all of us mortals, the proposed guest list for the memorial service will send Homeland Security into a Double Flaming Red Alert at the very thought of that many totalitarians and terrorists entering the US at one time.

    MSE (c249e1)

  83. He filled his pants before dying, following massive heartattack:

    last-gasps-of-fearless-chavez-i-dont-want-to-die-please-dont-let-me-die

    Burn.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)


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