Meta-Blog

SEARCH QandO

Email:
Jon Henke
Bruce "McQ" McQuain
Dale Franks
Bryan Pick
Billy Hollis
Lance Paddock
MichaelW

BLOGROLL QandO

 
 
Recent Posts
The Ayers Resurrection Tour
Special Friends Get Special Breaks
One Hour
The Hope and Change Express - stalled in the slow lane
Michael Steele New RNC Chairman
Things that make you go "hmmmm"...
Oh yeah, that "rule of law" thing ...
Putting Dollar Signs in Front Of The AGW Hoax
Moving toward a 60 vote majority?
Do As I Say ....
 
 
QandO Newsroom

Newsroom Home Page

US News

US National News
Politics
Business
Science
Technology
Health
Entertainment
Sports
Opinion/Editorial

International News

Top World New
Iraq News
Mideast Conflict

Blogging

Blogpulse Daily Highlights
Daypop Top 40 Links

Regional

Regional News

Publications

News Publications

 
Interior Desecrations
Posted by: Dale Franks on Monday, February 11, 2008

I hate to steal the title of a James Lileks book, for the title of this post, but it's so appropriate:

Che chic

Where was this picture taken, do you think? Some bureaucrat's office in Havana?

Sadly, no.

It's a Barack Obama campaign office in Houston, TX. I should point out that, according to FoxNews in Houston, "The office featured in this video is funded by volunteers of the Barack Obama Campaign and is not an official headquarters for his campaign."

I've joked a couple of times that Barack Obama is a commie. But seeing a campaign office decorated with the flag of Cuba, this hemisphere's longest-lived totalitarian communist dictatorship, with psychotic Marxist thug Che Guevara's image supermimposed, makes the joke seem a little less humorous.

It's particularly ironic that this is a campaign volunteer office of a candidate standing for office in a free election, and it's decorated with the flag of a nation that hasn't had a free election in three generations.

But, they have "free' health care, so I guess it all evens out, huh?

I will never understand this perverse love of Castro's Cuba, or of the murderous Che Guevara among so many on the Left. It's f*cking obscene.
 
TrackBacks
Return to Main Blog Page
 
 

Previous Comments to this Post 

Comments
Obviously this is not an official campaign office for Obama, but it may make no difference. These kinds of things can go viral, and unlike the Madrassa story, there is truth in this story. Not truth as in Obama condones having the image of Che Guevara displayed in his campaign office, as the stories will infer, but the truth that "an" office, which was occupied by Obama supporters, did, in fact and truth, display the image of this vile character on the Cuban flag in a central position on their wall. Imagine wearing a Pinochet shirt? Where do these people come from?

If I were campaigning against Obama, I’d just sit back and let the e-mails fly and see if this gets legs.

It may or may not go viral, and no one can really make that happen, but the only way this could backfire would be if someone involved in another campaign were to be caught trying to push this.

Not that Obama is my first (or even 5th) choice to be President, but I’d rather see Obama win than Hillary, I just don’t want to see another political soap opera played out for 4 or 8 years and Republicans can’t seem to help themselves, and Hillary (and Bill) can’t seem to restrain themselves from handing them red meat.

Maybe it’s nothing, but watch your inbox.

Cap
 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
URL: http://
This is the best you can come up with?

Looking forward to a Democratic president next year.
These kinds of things can go viral...
Take a look at memeorandum, and you’ll see the quality, high-level blogs where this is going "viral." And you’ll notice that the average Americans voting in droves for Obama don’t read those blogs. Nor should they.
 
Written By: Xanthippas
URL: http://threewisemen.blogspot.com
the average Americans voting in droves for Obama don’t read those blogs. Nor should they

They do read their email and that’s where most of this stuff spreads.
 
Written By: Jody
URL: polyscifi.blogspot.com
Wanna bet Xanthipp has a Che poster in her bedroom? She probably has erotic dreams of being ravaged by dark, handsome, jack-booted IRS agents.
 
Written By: Bilwick
URL: http://
These kinds of things are noticed by those of us whom care about the direction this country is going and where the liberals want to take it.
"Voting in droves for Obama" yeah, those "average Americans" whom want the government to take care of all their needs, cannot stand on their own and need someone to provide for them, whom worship "Big Government". Those that want to cut back on our ability to defend ourselves and turn into another "Europe". Okay, those droves are probably voting for Obama.
If you think for one minute that when election time comes, those of us that work our butts off, pay our bills, use money, not credit, for purchasing and take care of our own, and believe in God, are not going to get out and vote "in droves" think again!
I live paycheck to paycheck and am tired of watching the government give my money away and not be held accountable!! I believe in America, its the best dang place in the world to live.
Obama or Hillary are not going to fix it, just cost me more.
 
Written By: Maddmedic
URL: http://maddmedics.blogspot.com/
Wanna bet Xanthipp has a Che poster in her bedroom
I’m betting Hugo Chavez...
 
Written By: shark
URL: http://

They do read their email and that’s where most of this stuff spreads.
I know this is going out on a limb a little, but I’m willing to be that only people who are already inclined to hate any Democrat, believe those forwards. Oh, and morons.

She probably has erotic dreams of being ravaged by dark, handsome, jack-booted IRS agents.
Actually, my dreams are mostly of people like the readers of this blog being "rendered" to detention centers in Afghanistan and Eastern Europe. And stuck in cells decorated lovingly with posters of Che, Fidel, Hugo, Mao, etc., etc.
 
Written By: Xanthippas
URL: http://threewisemen.blogspot.com
Actually, my dreams are mostly of people like the readers of this blog being "rendered" to detention centers in Afghanistan and Eastern Europe.
Nice to see you being honest about your opinion of other peoples free speech. How very Che like.
 
Written By: capt joe
URL: http://
For most of the people (99%) who wear Che t-shirts or would display that stupid Cuban flag with his image, it amounts to no more than political kitsch. "Che" is their "revolutionary hero" and so "viva the revolution," except that they have no idea who Che really was or what constitutes a Marxist revolution. In other words, they’ve been to an American university.

Unfortunately, the popular devotion to Obama entails about as much awareness of reality as does the political kitsch of the "Che" thing.

I again raise the question, if Barack Obama is the candidate of "unity" and racial reconciliation, why does he belong to a black nationalist and separatist church? In fact, Obama’s church defines "separation" negatively as separation from African culture. So, when Obama speaks of "unity," it might be a good idea to consider the doublespeak language used by his African identity congregation.

It’s one thing to unconsciously display your "Che" poster on the excuse that you’ve been "educated" by someone like Scott Erb. It’s quite another thing to pay no attention to how Obama has chosen to church himself under his 1st Amendment free exercise right. Or does the excuse come that he "just happens" to belong to an Afrocentrist congregation. I guess we don’t want the "corporate media" to tell us who our presidential candidates really are. Which is fine, because it won’t.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://mcphillips.blogspot.com/
There are other instances of this, not just the Texas office.

The sad thing are there are millions of Xanthippases all to willing to vote for him.

And Xan, babe, good luck getting me to the concentration camps. Remember, I’m the one with all the guns.
 
Written By: Robb Allen
URL: http://blog.robballen.com
I kind of expected to hear from Joel C. on this post.
Read this post yesterday which was kind of humorous. Guy with a tee shirt with an anti-Che message has a little chat with Carlos Santana.
 
Written By: tom scott
URL: http://
Dale. You aren’t suppose to look to closely at Barack or his supporters. You are just supposed to feel the energy and mouth the slogans. After he is elected you, (and I) will have plenty of time to contemplate the details of his plans while we stand in line waiting for a doctor’s visit, or to buy bread, or to board the train to the re-education camps.
 
Written By: Tim M
URL: http://
Actually, I much prefer this picture of Che Geuvara to the one the Obama supporters were displaying:
http://www.therealcuba.com/che-bolivia-19.jpg
;-)

Is anyone suprised at this? Just another case of clueless children trying to be "cool" yet again.

TR

 
Written By: Trench Raider
URL: http://
Ron Paul has his neo-nazi fans, Obama has his Marxist fans.
 
Written By: timactual
URL: http://
"Ron Paul has his Neo-Nazi fans, Obama has his Marxist fans."

At least the Marxists-for-Obama are showing a little more ideological consistency. Plus, they know what they’re doing.
 
Written By: Bilwick
URL: http://
Take a look at memeorandum, and you’ll see the quality, high-level blogs where this is going "viral." And you’ll notice that the average Americans voting in droves for Obama don’t read those blogs. Nor should they.
Yeah. Well, I’ll take LGF over any lefty blog. Any blog that kicks Rather’s butt and helps keep Kerry out of the White House is quality.

But please, tell us more about what we shouldn’t read . . .
 
Written By: Don
URL: http://
. . . the truth that "an" office, which was occupied by Obama supporters, did, in fact and truth, display the image of this vile character on the Cuban flag in a central position on their wall.
More than one image, in fact . . .
 
Written By: Don
URL: http://
Heh, I smell rats, big Arkansas rats.

Love that last image, just in case I didn’t know it was his campaign office there was the volunteer’s t-shirt, posters, pictures and books with Obama’s face plastered all over the place with the Che flag as a backdrop.

.25% of Houston’s latino population is Cuban, but there’s that flag in multiple places.

I’m gonna love this election.
 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
One would think that Cuban immigrants to the US would be a bit less enamored of Che - Cuban flags, I see a fair number of around Dallas, usually on a car’s rear window, Cuban flags with Che pictures - not that I ever recall.

While the average American may be clueless about Che you probably can’t say the same for the average Cuban immigrant.

 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
looker:
I’m gonna love this election.
This election is going to be a steel-reinforced disaster.

On one side you have an erratic, seventy-one-year-old ersatz conservative about whom the best thing that can be said is that other Senators don’t like him.

On the other side you have an unfinished contest between the wife of the old prince of liberals and the new prince of liberals, with "new" in this context having nothing to do with better.

The best that can be hoped for is that McCain picks a running mate who at least has self-respect, but that eliminates virtually every Republican politicians and would certainly upstage the candidate himself.

 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://mcphillips.blogspot.com/
She probably has erotic dreams of being ravaged by dark, handsome, jack-booted IRS agents.
That’s very creative Bilwick. Are you sure those are not your dreams your telling us about.

I wonder.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
URL: http://
This is gonna be better than Perot in the White House.
 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
The best that can be hoped for is that McCain picks a running mate who at least has self-respect
By definition, anyone who agrees to be McCain’s VP can not possibly have any self-respect AND be an actual conservative...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
Allow me to rephrase: I will never understand this perverse love of Batista’s Cuba, or of the murderous dictator among so many on the Right. It’s f*cking obscene.
 
Written By: Retief
URL: http://
I’d be McCain’s running mate, which would also tie up the "my wife" vote.
 
Written By: Is
URL: http://
looker:
This is gonna be better than Perot in the White House.
Just remember the ground rules for the election:

1. If Hillary is the candidate and you criticize her you’re a misogynist.

2. If Obama is the candidate and you criticize him you’re a racist.

3. If you criticize McCain don’t forget to mention how old he is.

Scott J.:
By definition, anyone who agrees to be McCain’s VP can not possibly have any self-respect AND be an actual conservative...
Someone out there has to be willing to take one for the team.

[And I note that Retief has chimed in with the "after 50 years of totalitarian Communist rule, Castro is still better than Batista" excuse. Love that one. Erb used to trot that out every six months or so.]
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://mcphillips.blogspot.com/
I will never understand this perverse love of Batista’s Cuba ...
Any love of Batista’s Cuba is your fantasy, certainly not mine nor anyone elses that I know of.

The fact that we think Che is a murderous thug doesn’t then mean that we think Batista was an angel - if you have evidence of this professed love of Batista by any here, please, produce it.
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net
Allow me to rephrase: I will never understand this perverse love of Batista’s Cuba, or of the murderous dictator among so many on the Right. It’s f*cking obscene.
You’re an idiot — point to anyone who displays any idolization of Batista.

Does it ever occur to you to engage your brain before you speak or write?
 
Written By: JWG
URL: http://
Drat — McQ beat me to it.
 
Written By: JWG
URL: http://
Drat, you all beat me to it -
Retief, your world is hopelessly two dimensional, as you’ll say anything to be on the opposite side of the fence here.
Grow up.
 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
I will never understand this perverse love of Batista’s Cuba ...
The US was not unsupportive of Casto’s efforts to liberate Cuba from an authoritarian dictator, it was only after he announced his Communist intentions during a period when we were in a death struggle with Communism, that we turned against Castro, at which point he promptly made Cuba a Soviet Satellite 90 miles from our shore.

Can’t they both suck? And Che Guevara too?

 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
URL: http://
McQ, You don’t love Batista? Fine. Che supposed murders came in the course of a revolution against that murderous dictator, and America’s friend in the Caribbean, Batista. I hate to break it to you McQ, but war means fighting and fighting means killing. And, while I know this will make some of your righty buddies unhappy, sometimes the secret police and the torturers do get their comeuppance.

Martin McPhillips, it may have escaped your attention, but Che has been dead for 40 of those years. He fought Batista, and then he left Cuba to fight other dictators, and then he got killed for it. That’s why he’s on the t-shirts not Castro. To borrow a phrase, he may not have been an angel, but he fought the right enemies.

Face it fellas. Just admit that your irrational Che hatred stems from jealosy. You know you can’t stand it that all the cool freedom fighters are on the left. It’s not Che’s fault that Ayn Rand Tees are just not as big a seller. And really what are you gonna put on a Contras’ Tee, a bunch of macheted nuns? That’ll be a winner. Also Che is not to blame for the fact that your best bet with the Afghan Mujahdeen is no longer in fashion. Che ain’t no bad dude; he was in and of his time, not ours. So, don’t be a hater.

On a more serious note, maybe nobody loves Batista, but your irrational frothing against Cuba’s revolutionaries has help perpetuate the stupid US policies that have kept them in power for 50 years.

I hate to disagree with you Captin Sarcastic, but your suggestion that the US didn’t support Batista is ahistorical.
 
Written By: Retief
URL: http://
The fact of the matter is that Batista, whatever his authoritarian faults, was not an insane Communist forcing ideological transvaluation onto Cuba. And Cuba was a hell of a lot better off under his direction than it became afterward and since.

And per the observation of the late Jeanne Kirkpatrick: authoritarian regimes go away, giving way to reasonably consensual governments. Totalitarian regimes stay forever. So in Chile, for instance, Pinochet came and went and Chile remains a formidable society, and Castro lives on in a rotten totalitarian sh*thole. When that monster finally dies it will take Cuba decades to recover.

Compare also the totalitarian Kims (holding on for the starvation and torture of the people!) in North Korea to the authoritarian Ferdinand Marcos (long gone but still a terrible stone in the Left’s shoe).

The signal rot of the Marxist revolution is that failure — total, miserable, murderous failure — is no obstacle to its continuation.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://mcphillips.blogspot.com/
On a more serious note, maybe nobody loves Batista, but your irrational frothing against Cuba’s revolutionaries has help perpetuate the stupid US policies that have kept them in power for 50 years.
"On a more serious note?"

On a more serious note the single most important factor for not letting Castro off the hook are the Cubans living in the U.S. who managed to escape from Castro’s hell-hole and who are well-organized enough to try to keep U.S. politicians from conveniently forgetting what Castro did to their country.

And Che was an insane, murdering bastard who never did any good anywhere for anyone unless it was an accident.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://mcphillips.blogspot.com/
Cap, apparently some people just don’t get the "Can’t they both suck?" concept. I guess, if I understand Retief’s rambling comment, that since Che fought against bad people, he’s cool and we’re just haters for pointing out his atrocities.

Retief, there are a couple of problems with your "all the cool freedom fighters are on the left" position. First, Che and his associates were not fighting for freedom; they were fighting to impose a Communist dictatorship. Calling them a "freedom fighter" is Orwellian in the first degree. Second, if someone fights for freedom on the right, you on the left declare that what they are fighting for is not, in fact, freedom, and they deserve to be ignored or be held in contempt. Or something like that, though I confess I’ve never really understood the nuances. Examples: Those fighting the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, Vaclav Havel, those kids in Tianammen Square, and to be more current, Mark Steyn. (Though, personally, I think Mark Steyn and Havel are pretty cool guys.)
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
URL: http://
On a more serious note the single most important factor for not letting Castro off the hook are the Cubans living in the U.S. who managed to escape from Castro’s hell-hole and who are well-organized enough to try to keep U.S. politicians from conveniently forgetting what Castro did to their country.
Which is why I smell New York/Arkansas rats....why would Cuban immigrants from the hell-hole have a flag of Cuban Che hanging on their wall. Which is it? They came here in escaping from the hell-hole so they could hang pictures of a flag with a communist hero on them? Doesn’t that strike anyone besides me as just a tad odd?
 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
I hate to disagree with you Captin Sarcastic, but your suggestion that the US didn’t support Batista is ahistorical.
The US pulled it’s support from Baptista in 1958 and until he expropiated US property in 1960, the US courted Castro. Castro steadfastly denied he was a Communist, until of course he aligned with the Soviets. Had the US really wanted to prevent Castro’s revolution from succeeding, it would not have taken a significant military effort.
And Cuba was a hell of a lot better off under his direction than it became afterward and since.
For who?

The were an impoverished dictorship under a bloody dictator before and they are an impoverished dictatorship under a bloody dictator now. I see no difference for the Cuban people.

Cuba may have been better for us under Baptista, and if that is your measurement, fine. Baptista was a client of capitalists, and used that relationship to enrich himself and for the Cuban people, nothing. Castro was the same, except that he was a client of the Soviet Union.

But go ahead, argue that Baptista was good, it will provide fodder.
 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
URL: http://
Allow me to rephrase: I will never understand this perverse love of Batista’s Cuba, or of the murderous dictator among so many on the Right. It’s f*cking obscene.
How many trendy Batista T-shirts you see lately?
 
Written By: shark
URL: http://
McQ, You don’t love Batista? Fine. Che supposed murders came in the course of a revolution against that murderous dictator, and America’s friend in the Caribbean, Batista. I hate to break it to you McQ, but war means fighting and fighting means killing. And, while I know this will make some of your righty buddies unhappy, sometimes the secret police and the torturers do get their comeuppance.
That’s right. Every 12 year old boy Che shot in the head had it comming to him. Oh, and these killings were after the war, and many of the victims were not Batista’s men, but fellow revolutionaries.

Che and Castero were much more running secret police and engaging in torture and murder than Batista’s guys. After all, Batista let Castro out of prison. To bad, should have killed him when he had the chance.
 
Written By: Don
URL: http://
How many trendy Batista T-shirts you see lately?
Mine’s worn out. I’ll probably have to buy a Putin shirt to replace it.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
URL: http://
The were an impoverished dictorship under a bloody dictator before and they are an impoverished dictatorship under a bloody dictator now. I see no difference for the Cuban people.

Cuba may have been better for us under Baptista, and if that is your measurement, fine. Baptista was a client of capitalists, and used that relationship to enrich himself and for the Cuban people, nothing. Castro was the same, except that he was a client of the Soviet Union.
Under Batista, Havana was the richest city in Latin America. Ever.

Sure, it was less than ideal, but it was much better than under Castro. And it had a much better chance to improve.

We have a problem dealing with scumy dictators like Batista (or the Shah or Iran), but sometimes it is better than the alternative. We should have continued backing Batista, while pushing him towards democracy. Why? Well, for one thing, the wealth Cuba enjoyed under Batista was better for Cubans. For another, a friendly Cuba was in our security interests. And for a third, we could influence Batista.
 
Written By: Don
URL: http://
The US pulled it’s support from Baptista in 1958 and until he expropiated US property in 1960, the US courted Castro. Castro steadfastly denied he was a Communist, until of course he aligned with the Soviets. Had the US really wanted to prevent Castro’s revolution from succeeding, it would not have taken a significant military effort.
My understanding is that Batista fell because the US withdrew support, not because of Castro and Che and their revolution.

Of course, what happened was that Batista stepped down, and his hand picked crony replaced him, winning the election in a landslide, and convincing the US that it was a corupt election. Of course, at least there was an election, and at least Batista followed his constitutional mandate and stepped down, unlike Castro . . .

As a result of the election, the US withdrew support. Batista fled. His cronies fled. The army pretty much fell apart, and Castro had to do little but fill the vacuum.
 
Written By: Don
URL: http://
But go ahead, argue that Baptista was good, it will provide fodder.
Cap, don’t make the mistake Retief already made - you’re the one presuming people are ’in love’ with Batista when no one has said anything of the sort.

The closest you’ve gotten is people indicating a preference for Mephistopheles over Satan and discussion of the possibility Mephistopheles might have been redeemed whereas that was never gonna happen with Satan.

Listen to what you’re reading instead of automagically thinking the ’righties’ are at it again with their rightwing dictator lovin.
 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
I hate to break it to you McQ, but war means fighting and fighting means killing.
Summary executions because you backed the wrong side isn’t war - but it is what Che did.

Thanks for the convoluted apologia for a thug. Guess who looked like the fool in that little dance?
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net
Under Batista, Havana was the richest city in Latin America. Ever.


I would require that calling a city wealthy mean that the inhabitants of the city were wealthy, and other than a tiny minority, the city was owned by interests outside of Cuba. You could argue that Nassau, Bahamas a wealthy city, but the indigenous people are poor.
Cap, don’t make the mistake Retief already made - you’re the one presuming people are ’in love’ with Batista when no one has said anything of the sort.
I have never said that I think anyone is in love with Batista, so there is no presumption. I was responding to this statement...
And Cuba was a hell of a lot better off under his direction than it became afterward and since.
It’s just not true, at least not if you were a Cuban.

Batista was essentially a government in league with gangsters, and used gangster tactics to crush ANY opposition. It’s really different that what Castro did.

Cuba was a better tourist destination under Batista. If that’s a valid qualification, fine, but I think the qualification of the conditions the indigenous people endure is the only relevant qualification.


Batista = Bad
Castro = Bad


 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
URL: http://
Compared to Castro, Batista was a liberal Democrat. That is about the difference. See North Korea vs. South Korea and West Germany vs. East Germany for practical examples. Or Chile with Pinochet vs. Chile with a Marxist revolution.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://mcphillips.blogspot.com/
It doesn’t matter whether Batista was better or not. What matters is that Castro is a totalitarian dictator, and Che Guevara was a homicidal maniac. An it’s inappropriate for the free citizens of a democratic republic to have any respect for either of them.

Any other issue is simply a distraction.

This isn’t rocket science.
 
Written By: Dale Franks
URL: http://www.qando.net
" I hate to break it to you McQ, but war means fighting and fighting means killing. And, while I know this will make some of your righty buddies unhappy, sometimes the secret police and the torturers do get their comeuppanc"

I take it, then, that you support waterboarding of AQ prisoners, Guantanamo, secret CIA prisons, etc.


"I see no difference for the Cuban people."

All those painstakingly maintained cars from the ’50s were new cars under Batista. That should be some sort of indicator. They also had hope, an underrated commodity, and they could, if they wanted to, flee the country without having to swim 90 miles while avoiding Cuban forces while doing it. Dictatorships have varying degrees of severity, sort of like the different circles of Dante’s Inferno. I would certainly rather have lived in Czarist Russia, where terrorists like Stalin were exiled rather than shot, than in Stalin’s Soviet Union, where millions of innocent people were exterminated.


"That’s right. Every 12 year old boy Che shot in the head had it comming to him."

Of course. They were class enemies, and nits make lice.
 
Written By: timactual
URL: http://
"Batista = Bad
Castro = Bad"

Mumps=Bad
Bubonic Plague=Bad
 
Written By: timactual
URL: http://
I will never understand this perverse love of Batista’s Cuba, or of the murderous dictator among so many on the Right. It’s f*cking obscene.
Yeah. See, the thing is, Batista had been dead for about five years before I was born. Castro has run that country like his own personal dog kennel for my entire life.

So, I tend to be a bit more upset with the situation that has obtained for my entire life, and continues today, rather than the conditions that obtained several years before my birth.

And you know, Retief, no one on the right is calling for a return to the Batista days. But on the Left, there’s plenty of giddy admiration for "President" Castro.

So, your attempt to assert that the completely imaginary desire for a return of Batista compares with the actual, current apologia for Castro is, quite simply, breathtakingly stupid.
 
Written By: Dale Franks
URL: http://www.qando.net
Totalitarian regimes stay forever
Just look at the Soviet Union. Oh. Wait...

Captin Sarcastic. Yes the US did evince some ambivalence about Batista by the end, but he was 100% our guy for a long time. And yes they can both be bad. But Che was long gone, which is, as I said, why his face in on the tees not Castro’s.
 
Written By: Retief
URL: http://
Uhh, Dale, go read Martin McPhillips’ impassioned defence of Authoritarian dictatorships and tell me again about that imaginary desire.
Batista had been dead for about five years before I was born.
And Che had been dead for a lot longer than that. He’s not the one running Cuba. Also there may be Castro love somewhere on The Left, but that’s much more a phenomenon of 20 or 30 years ago. McQ is refighting ancient battles here. Ones that have nothing to do with Che.
 
Written By: Retief
URL: http://
Uhh, Dale, go read Martin McPhillips’ impassioned defence of Authoritarian dictatorships and tell me again about that imaginary desire.
Sorry, I’m not the one who needs lessons in reading for comprehension. "Cuba was better under Batista" does not equate to "let’s bring Batista back." That argument exists nowhere but in your fevered imagination.
 
Written By: Dale Franks
URL: http://www.qando.net
And Che had been dead for a lot longer than that. He’s not the one running Cuba. Also there may be Castro love somewhere on The Left, but that’s much more a phenomenon of 20 or 30 years ago. McQ is refighting ancient battles here. Ones that have nothing to do with Che.
Except for Che was on the flag, which was Cuban, which was photographed hanging in an office ostensibly tied to Obama - which is the frigging point of the excercise here
and it was Dale that posted it, not McQ.

Man were you having an off day or what?
Was there anything you got right in this discussion?
 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
Dale, did I ever say people wanted to bring Batista back? Batista was better can certainly equal perverse love of Batista’s Cuba, which is where this started. On the other hand, what was Bush’s plan A for Iraq? Oh yeah, install Chalabi as a friendly authoritarian.



looker, hit ctrl-f. Now type McQ in tho the box that appears and see if you can find the comments to which I responded.
 
Written By: Retief
URL: http://
Obama won heavily in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, places where revolutionary-chic is still popular and people are really-really smart, educated, and very wealthy.
These are also Liberal people who routinely, like Xanthippas, read their emails and forward them on because of an intense hatred of Republicans.
 
Written By: DirtCrashr
URL: http://anthroblogogy.blogspot.com/
looker, hit ctrl-f. Now type McQ in tho the box that appears and see if you can find the comments to which I responded.
Oh....

were you trying to respond to the request that you produce some evidence we were in love with Batista to justify your jump down the rabbit hole?
 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
Dale, did I ever say people wanted to bring Batista back?
How does this question square with your statement:
Uhh, Dale, go read Martin McPhillips’ impassioned defence of Authoritarian dictatorships and tell me again about that imaginary desire.
———-
Batista was better can certainly equal perverse love of Batista’s Cuba, which is where this started.
No, it doesn’t. You’ve been asked to show anyone professing love of Batista, and you haven’t managed to do that. Nice try, though.
 
Written By: Steverino
URL: http://

 
Add Your Comment
  NOTICE: While we don't wish to censor your thoughts, we do blacklist certain terms of profanity or obscenity. This is not to muzzle you, but to ensure that the blog remains work-safe for our readers. If you wish to use profanity, simply insert asterisks (*) where the vowels usually go. Your meaning will still be clear, but our readers will be able to view the blog without worrying that content monitoring will get them in trouble when reading it.
Comments for this entry are closed.
Name:
Email:
URL:
HTML Tools:
Bold Italic Blockquote Hyperlink
Comment:
   
 
Vicious Capitalism

Divider

Buy Dale's Book!
Slackernomics by Dale Franks

Divider

Divider