Friday, December 29, 2006

Sounds fair to me

Chavez to shut down opposition TV

Update (8-Jan-07): Chavez: Will Nationalize Telecoms, Power

"C.A. Nacional Telefonos de Venezuela (CANTV), let it be nationalized," Chavez said. "The nation should recover its property of strategic sectors."

Update (10-Jan-07): Chavez says he will seek to allow unlimited presidential terms...

Further cementing his role as slave master of Venezuela...

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Oprah for President!

Update: From Peggy Noonan:
He doesn't have an issue, he has a thousand issues, which is the same as having none, in the sense that a speech about everything is a speech about nothing. And on those issues he seems not so much to be guided by philosophy as by impulses, sentiments. From "The Audacity of Hope," his latest book: "[O]ur democracy might work a bit better if we recognized that all of us possess values that are worthy of respect." "I value good manners." When not attempting to elevate the bromidic to the profound, he lapses into the language of political consultants--"our message," "wedge issues," "moral language." Ronald Reagan had "a durable narrative." Parts of the book, the best parts, are warm, anecdotal, human. But much of it pretends to a seriousness that is not borne out. When speaking of the political past he presents false balance and faux fairness. (Reagan, again, despite his "John Wayne, Father Knows Best pose, his policy by anecdote and his gratuitous assaults on the poor" had an "appeal" Sen. Obama "understood." Ronnie would be so pleased.)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Unlikely Political Allies

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Afghan Insurgent Leader opines: “It seems that every bullet that mujahedeen had fired toward the Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan has turned into a vote against Bush"

Via Pajamas Media.

"An affront to the entire civilized world"

AP Reports:
The Bush administration condemned Iran on Tuesday for convening a conference of people who deny the Holocaust happened, calling the move "an affront to the entire civilized world."

The Iranian regime is an affront to the entire civilized world. This absurd "conference" of "scholars" questioning the holocaust is just the latest in a continual attack on civility.

Bush ought to use this opportunity to highlight the greater damage the world's number one state sponsor of terror inflicts on a daily basis through the funding of Hezbollah, Hamas, the insurgency in Iraq and Lebanon, to name just a few. He also ought to laugh at James Baker for encouraging the US to negotiate with such people. How is negotiation possible when one side lives in an alternate universe? Get Real, James Baker.

For more information on the "Neturei Karta" Orthodox Jews fringe kook group often seen here in New York City, check out wikipedia.

Monday, December 04, 2006

What we can learn from El Comandante Chavez

Let me celebrate with my leftist brethren the advances to human freedom that was cast from the Venezuelan ballot boxes this weekend! May we remain true to the great Chavez as we seek to rid the Devil from our daily lives. Socialism is human. Socialism is love. God Bless! Allah Akhbar!

We here in the US have much to learn from this greatest of great men. Here is a list of suggestions:

-Perhaps we too may capture fingerprints of the US electorate before they vote. It is vital that that Venezuelans allow El Comandante Chavez keep tabs on the enemies of freedom so that they may be punished. This is the only path to a free and OPEN election. I suppose this is easier to accomplish when the voting machine company is owned by the State. Diebold, beware (see below).

-We ought to consider shutting down private news services here as well. The imperialists are poison and this is essentially a national health issue at the heart of it all. Congratulations Chavez on clamping down the Corporate Media. There is no need to be timid any more when the enemies’ goals are so plain.

-Using government busses to amass voters to the polls makes plenty of sense…

-We must take back our great industries such as oil and gas. Nationalization is a no-brainer! And then we can fund a massive anti-poverty campaign and pro-literacy initiatives with the proceeds. Yeah!

-Iran can be our friend too. Together we can smash the devil out of office and destroy the imperialist assault on our collective liberty.

-Belarus, with the benevolent Alexander Lukashenko at the helm is a model state. How can we also seek to mimic their fine example?

-Daddy Chavez really excites me! I’ve always wanted a Daddy that stood for fair, tough justice when I was a kid. Democracy gives us such wonderful presents. Long live Daddy Chavez!