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Chavez: U.S. like "venomous snake"
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, May 30, 2006

You have got to love this guy's brass. Well maybe not. I mean after all, he knows we're not going to do anything to him so when he goes on jags like this, well, it's for internal consumption:
The capitalist system headed by the US is like a “venomous snake”, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told an audience in the east of the country on May 20. “Capitalism is the science of the devil.”

“The salvation of the world and its future will depend on the fate of the Venezuelan revolution”, he added. Other countries are studying how to rebel against US imperialism, Chavez said, “because social necessities are more important and must be put above individual economies”.
"Capitalism is the science of the devil" is my favorite Chavez quote to date. Sounds like Cardinal Bellarmine denouncing Galileo for heaven sake.

And he's really, really torqued at the Bush boys for not selling him any arms:
Rangel added that Venezuela could do “whatever we feel like” with the F-16 fighter planes previously acquired from the US. Venezuela had signed an agreement with Washington committing the US to supply parts for the planes until 2009. Now the US is refusing, and is trying to prohibit the sale of the planes to other countries.
So now he's going to buy Russian MIGs. I do wonder if he knows that the US Airforce and US Navy are in competiton to be the largest MIG parts distributors in the world. The Navy distributes them over water and the Airforce over land.

Anyway, given that Dale was kind enough to give is a look at the Airforce's new dress blues, I figured the least I could do was show Chavez modeling the new Venezuelan pilot's uniform ... for those new MIGs and all.


Hey, if we didn't have him down there in Venezuela to have fun with occassionally, we'd have to invent him. That's a joke for all you guys over there at DU and PrisonPlanet. Not a conspiracy theory, a joke.
 
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They really wear those things in airplanes? Every time I get depressed about how stupid our leaders are, it’s nice to be reminded that the other guy is even dumber.
 
Written By: glasnost
URL: http://
LOL!!

Uh, (snort, chuckle, cackle ... wipe eyes) no, glasnost, it really is a joke.

[cleaning my screen now, boss]
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/blog
I sense a caption contest in the works.
 
Written By: Attila
URL: http://pillageidiot.blogspot.com
I believe in freedom, but when most people live on want, freedom is out of reach, and thus it is not a right at all, but a privilege of the few.

This is why I support Chavez, who is trying to promote freedom with social justice where there has been opression and want for most people. This is why I also oppose the conservative libertarian ideas you stand for, but I must say in this post you do show a sense of humour that could be a deterrent to coming events.

However, by other posts on Venezuela, I see you dig the most radical views against the democratic process in Venezuela, including the all too hysterical article by Blanquita Collum.

There are certainly setbacks and problems, but it is completely absurd to think Venezuela is living under a disguised dictatorship. This is the view of the few who have lost control of the political institutions, and most of all, of the national resources. They have indeed lost part of their privileges, but they are deceiving you lot, making you think they are loosing their freedoms.

In any case, I would only hope that the leaders that stand for the values you cherish would care to be more on the humour side of the fight. However, history does not help much, and this is the reason why Chavez warns, in his own strident style, of the menace coming from up above.

As you say, his message is in the meanwhile for internal consumption - for the majority of the people who have voted for him in 10 elections in the past 7 years, which were all cleared as fair by the Organization of American States. And who stand and will stand by him, whatever the cost, because they, too, love freedom.
 
Written By: Amaro Magenta
URL: http://
Amaro Magenta-

That is without a doubt one of the best pieces of satire I’ve seen written this year...
 
Written By: shark
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Hold on there Amaro, the August 2004 Presidential Recall Referendum was cooked and Cesar "I forgot to bug sweep my room" Gaviria’s final RR report has been removed from the OAS website. As for Jimmy Carter’s certification of that fraud please visit this page and please read the latest update at the bottom. Thank you!:

http://www.venezuelatoday.net/jimmy-carter-center+venezuela+referendum.html
 
Written By: Working Man
URL: http://
However, by other posts on Venezuela, I see you dig the most radical views against the democratic process in Venezuela, including the all too hysterical article by Blanquita Collum.
Question: did he or did he not say what he is quoted as saying?
This is why I also oppose the conservative libertarian ideas you stand for, but I must say in this post you do show a sense of humour that could be a deterrent to coming events.
Deterrent to coming events? Seriously Amaro, what coming events except a cooked election which makes him Presidente for life? He’s stacked the supreme court, he controls the election process, he’s used his petro dollars to buy off his supporters while refusing to help those who oppose him ... what else can you have but a sense of humor about all of this. Especially when seemingly intelligent guys like you buy into what he’s selling?

And of course you know that if he ever lets his ego get too big and picks a real fight with the US, the humorous part about MIG distributorships won’t be such a joke, will it? And that would be a shame.

But hey, it’s in your hands. You live with the results.

BTW ... those new pilot uniforms are spiffy, no?
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/blog
No offense to the hoseheads but, the first thing I thought when I saw this picture was of the hosehead brothers, Bob and Doug Mackenzie of Saturday Night Live.

How bout some backbacon eh?
 
Written By: Chris
URL: http://
"I believe in freedom, but when most people live on want, freedom is out of reach..."

Nonsense. Freedom is cheap. How much does freedom of speech cost? Not nearly as much as suppressing it. How much does freedom to travel cost? A lot less than walls and guards.
You can’t feed the poor by throwing people in jail. Yeah, I know. It breaks your heart to suppress those freedoms, but it’s for our own good.
 
Written By: timactual
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This is why I support Chavez, who is trying to promote freedom with social justice where there has been opression and want for most people.
If that’s what you really believe, Amaro, then I have just one question: if Chavez begins to rule in a manner that you don’t agree with, and pushes policies that don’t comport with what you view as "social justice", then will you openly support another candidate? Will you do so without fear of reprisal? Would you run for such a position yourself?

OK, that’s three questions, but if you can honestly answer any one of them I’ll be surprised.
... Bob and Doug Mackenzie of Saturday Night Live.
Ahem. I think you mean "of SCTV", right?
 
Written By: MichaelW
URL: http://wdswrld.blogspot.com
timactual -

In terms of wealth, you’re exactly right. Liberty is free.
On the other hand, making sure no one infringes upon your liberty? That costs a bundle.

Amaro has confused freedom with ability.
I’m perfectly free to buy a Jaguar XJ220. Sadly, I am unable to afford one, because — darn those Beverly Hills car dealers! — they will only allow me to have one if I give them enough money to make it worth their while.

Amaro comes from a world of positive rights — the "right" to education, "freedom from want," the "fundamental right" to wireless internet access (thank you Gavin Newsom). Basically, a whole host of "rights" that are really claims on other persons’ liberty and property, such that if you had maximized positive rights, no one would have a claim to anything.

Amaro - Venezuela is not a democracy. A democracy is a place where mutual accountability pervades the political process, and no such thing exists in Venezuela today; power flows in only one direction: down from Chavez. Chavez has spent a great deal of effort to ensure that he is accountable to no one, and now he’s working on the coup de grace.
If you disagree with this, please tell us: who in Venezuela has the power to impede any of Chavez’s decisions? To whom will he even theoretically be accountable if he becomes President for life?
 
Written By: OrneryWP
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I sense a caption contest in the works.
Umm. Okay. It’s cheap but I’ll run it by anyway,
Hugo Chavez, in a bold move today, came out in favor of same sex marriage.
No?
Too easy?
 
Written By: PogueMahone
URL: http://
Hugo Chavez, seen here, sings the final aria in the new Venezuelan opera "Velveeta", the story of a big cheese.
Mine’s cheaper!
 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
I like what they’re wearing and that is no joke! Beats the Calvin Klein and Nike crap that I’m wearing.

I think that Hugo Chavez is good material for comedy, but not for what he’s wearing in that picture, which I seriously think is cool.

Other leaders that crack me up:

That 3 foot turd from North korea, lil kim jimmy joe, or whatever his name is.

George W. Bush

Fidel Castro

 
Written By: Diego
URL: http://
I like what they’re wearing and that is no joke! Beats the Calvin Klein and Nike crap that I’m wearing.

I think that Hugo Chavez is good material for comedy, but not for what he’s wearing on that picture, which I seriously think is cool.

Other leaders that crack me up:

That 3 foot turd from North korea, lil kim jimmy joe, or whatever his name is.

George W. Bush

Fidel Castro
 
Written By: Diego
URL: http://

 
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