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Ladies and Gentlemen, The President of Venezuala

You would have thought that electing our first Marxist president would have made the Socialist president of Venezuala happy.  Guess again.  In the last 24 hours, I’ve read two AP articles about Hugo Chavez issuing statements about Obama that, had they been uttered in Venezuala about Chavez, would have landed the speaker in jail (for those who’ve been living in an ice cave for the last few years, it’s illegal to make “insulting statements” about the president).

Now, it’s not that unusual for Chavez to insult the American president.  Personally, I was a bit worried that the Immaculate Inauguration would force Chavez to find a new hobby, like supporting terrorists in neighboring countries (no, wait… oh, yeah).  As it turns out, I needn’t have worried; Chavez has already managed to fit the Obamassiah into his paranoid delusions. He’s now decided that Obama is out to remove him, and that if he doesn’t, the Pentagon will have him killed. I’m guessing that he sussed this out while wearing a tin foil hat and sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber. Or, he might have been tipped off by his close personal friend, Bigfoot.

All of this reminded me of one of my favorite of the “ealy, funny” Woody Allen movies, the immortal Banannas.  Ironically, Banannas is SUPPOSED to be about south American revolutionaries of the 60′s.  I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Enjoy.

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