Latin American Thug to receive award at Illinois University today
Crossposted on my website with pictures. Ecuador is one of the poorest countries in South America and the name of the president is Rafael Correa. An extremely good looking gentleman with a full head of hair. But looks can be deceiving. Even though Ecuador doesn’t abutt Venezuela, somehow there still must be some osmosis going on here. Either that, or Correa is taking lessons from | Read More »
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights outs Hugo Chavez
From the give credit where credit is due file: The Washington Post editorializes today on the damning Inter-American Commission on Human Rights report on Venezuela that was issued last week. The evisceration of Venezuela’s democracy is laid out in dispassionate detail–the judicial and media crackdowns, the elimination of the private sector and the targeted use of violence against any and all opposition. Our tendency has | Read More »
Obama Unleashes Earthquake-Causing Death-Ray on Unsuspecting Haiti
Proving that running a country requires more balls than brains, ladies and gentlemen, I give you noted earth scientist and Venezuelan Capo for Life Hugo Chavez: Consider this an open thread.
Supremes Get One Right: Gut McCain Feingold.
After one of the WORST activist based decisions in history, that of April 2, 2007, which gave the EPA the power to treat auto CO2 emissions as an environmental issue, the Supreme Court seems to have finally put its robes on straight and actually READ the Constitution they are sworn to abide by. The court struck down major portions of the bill, especially those relating | Read More »
Tags: CO2 Emissions
, debt ceiling
, Harry Reid
, job losses
, John McCain
, Russ Feingold
, Sonia Sotomayor
, Supreme Court
Nine Leftist Latin American Countries Dropping The US Dollar In 2010.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jisHEg79Cz8uRtYfZR6WK4JmWsIg Leftist Latin American leaders have agreed on the creation of a regional currency to scale back on the use of the US dollar as well as economic sanctions against Honduran coup leaders. Nine countries of ALBA, a leftist bloc conceived by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, met Friday in Bolivia where they vowed to press ahead with a new currency for intra-regional trade to replace | Read More »
How Chavez is destroying Venezuelan Democracy
Like a virus, the best way to destroy an organism is to infect it and then, propagate the destruction from within. That is exactly how Chavez is destroying the Venezuelan democracy. It is true that Hugo Chavez got elected by a landslide in 1998. Promising to eliminate corruption, better distributing Venezuela vast income from oil and fight crime, Chavez got the attention of Venezuelans who | Read More »
The Definition of Democracy
Democracy: a: government by the people ; especially : rule of the majority b: a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections This article particularly caught my attention, as having been a political science major I’ve been watching the left’s devolving definition of | Read More »
The Meddler and Honduras
The Meddler, otherwise characterized in the Middle East as Abu Hussein or domestically as the Great Prevaricator, has taken on a new role. Now, when his bookclub pal, Hugo, gives him a call, he answers. It seems the Venezuelan dictator is liningup his lackeys in Central America and someone in the Honduran military put a stop to it. How rude. The president in Honduras decided | Read More »
Deadbeat Chavez Takes One From ACORN’s Playbook
In declaring squatter’s rights, maybe Uncle Hugo has heeded the advice of a certain former Community Organizer. On May 7, Venezuela’s National Assembly passed a law allowing the selective nationalization of oil service firms. On May 8, President Chavez exercised his newly minted authority and nationalized the assets of some 60 foreign-owned oil-service companies. Service companies are not the owners of reserves; Venezuela already stole | Read More »
Beijing, Teheran, Building Bridges to Latin America
I frequently complain about Barack Obama not paying enough attention to Latin America. The region affects our security directly, yet the Obama administration gives little sign of recognizing the efforts of China, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba and others to build alliances against our interests. Two recent articles help illustrate the dangers. The first deals with Iran’s ongoing efforts to strengthen supporters in Latin America’s large Arab | Read More »
Obama: The Worst Chess Player Ever
It has been announced that Medvedev and Putin, they dynamic duo of the new Communist Russia have reached, or nearly reached agreements with Cuba and Venezuela to host Russian strategic bombers. Now, while many readers are thinking to themselves that this is going to be Cuban Missile Crisis Part Two, a few things should first be examined. While JFK was untested as a president, he was well tested | Read More »
Get used to having Hugo Chavez plunder Venezuela for decades to come. If anyone thinks that he will waste time holding other popular ballot elections concerning his regime’s policy initiatives, they have another think coming. The Chavez regime will interpret this do-over election as a mandate for rule by decree. It never really mattered all that much what the people of Venezuela thought of Chavez’s | Read More »
Nothing Is Over Until He Says It Is!
Back in 2007, the voters of Venezuela said “thanks, but no thanks” to a ballot proposition that would have removed term limits for Hugo Chavez, thus effectively allowing him at least a decent shot at becoming President-for life. Now, Chavez has invited the people he ostensibly loves so dearly to see the error of their ways and reconsider: Venezuelans are due to vote on a | Read More »
Chavez claims (convenient) coup; “conspirators” quashed.
Venezuela Arrests Soldiers Over Alleged Army Plot, Chavez Says Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said soldiers suspected of conspiring in a plot to destabilize the government were arrested, adding the situation is under control. Chavez, a self-proclaimed socialist who has accused the political opposition of trying to overthrow his government since he survived a brief coup in 2002, said the country’s intelligence | Read More »
A Glimpse Into Venezuela
It’s hardly appealing: WHEN a group of Venezuelan women staged an impromtu protest recently by dropping their trousers in front of armed national guards, President Hugo Chavez cheekily observed that the women were obviously in need of more attention than they received from their opposition husbands. It was a characteristically inflammatory insult from the self-styled revolutionary who once called the former president George W Bush | Read More »