Archive for June 12th, 2006

Please visit new soccer blog by Venezuelan pundit/bloggers

June 12, 2006

In fake news today, the Venezuelan Government has started an investigation of the new soccer/football blog started by well known anti-Government bloggers. It appears significant that this was started just as the US was starting to play in the World Cup, suggesting funding from Mr. Danger himself to hail the triumphs of the US in the World Cup. The Government has hired a US firm, North American Opinion Research, to do a statistical test of the opinions of the new blog with those of the New York Times and Mr. Danger himself on soccer matters to detect subtle correlations.(The CNE said that it found any statistical testing absolutely unacceptable) The absence of other bloggers in the effort suggests an important rift in the TAC or the possibility that all of the blogs are actually written by the same person, a hypothesis handled by the intelligence police DISIP and Chavez himself for many months.

Asked about it, Devil’s Poop said: “I am a Red Sox fan and this year the Red Sox will not be going to the World Cup, too many Dominicans in the team and Trinidad and Tobago eliminated them from competition, but I think the Czech Republic will win”. Alek Boyd could not be reached for comment, probably afraid of being accused of treason by Mayor Livingston if he did not say England would win.

President Chavez made no comment either; while exuberant over the loss by the US team, he was still despondent over the defeat of the Iranian eleven earlier in the day. He said he would visit North Montenegro as soon as the World Cup was over or the team was eliminated, whichever came first. He has no travel plans for the next seven days, so he could use the trip to get away from his multiple problems.

Heard around the revolution today

June 12, 2006


–Chacao
Mayor and Primero Justicia Leader Leopoldo Lopez was found to be guilty of influence
peddling”
and would be unable to hold public office for the next three
years as published in the official gazette today. According to the Comptroller’s
Office Lopez used his influence when he used to work at the PDVSA Economic
Office to get a contribution of Bs. 60 million for the Primero Justicia party. The
person authorizing the contribution, Lopez’ mother is also precluded from
holding public office for the next three years.

My
comment: If they had to dig so far back and find such a tenuous charge, rather
than finding something from his administration in the last four and a half
years as Mayor of Chacao, he must be pretty efficient and honest.

–Leaders
of the Patria Para Todos party (PPT), which backs Chavez, asked
Sumate
to reveal where the funds for the primary will come from.

My
comment: Show me yours and I will show you mine. While you are at it, we want to see MVR’s too!

Chavez
secretly gave
a bankrupt factory in Brazil US$ 70 million in October, where
the union was controlled from workers of Lula’s party, after Lula himself refused
to give the company money to save it.

My
comment: The largesse of the autocrat that runs this feudal land called Venezuela has
no limits. But US$ 70 million is a drop in the bucket compared to the levels of
mafia-like corruption Venezuelans are witnessing in the name of the robolution. Whatever happened to the poor?

–Venezuelan
representatives to the Andean Parliament, all of them pro-Chavez since they
were elected in the December election, want to have the country continue having both
voice and vote, despite Chavez’ autocratic decision to leave the Andean Community of
Nations.

My
comment: They don’t want to lose their dollarized salaries, their travel
expenses, their diplomatic passports and their perks. You’ve got to love the
romantic aspects of the revolution! Again, do these guys remember the poor?

Smart move: Four top universities join alternate audit proposal

June 12, 2006

Smart move, the University of El Zulia, the University of the Andes, University of Carabobo and the Metropolitan University will join UCV, USB and the Catholic University in the counterproposal to the audit of the REP. This means that the top five public universities in the country and the top two private universities in the country are saying the current audit is a fraud.

What can the CNE say now? What will it say?

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