Archive for September 21st, 2006

Ganging up on Hugo and other tidbits

September 21, 2006

Funny how
it is the Democrats that are coming out and defending Bush from Chavez’ insults
yesterday at the UN General Assembly. Despite Chavez saying he got along really
well with Bill Clinton, today Clinton blasted him
saying:


“I think Chavez would be much more effective if he would say
something that’s true…You know, to me, that would be a much cleverer thing
for him to do, where he’d really be doing something good, and he could say, ‘I
disagree with President Bush,’ instead of calling him the devil.”

While Democrats like Charles Rangel was quite harsh saying:

“You do not come into my country, my
congressional district, and you do not condemn my president. If there is any
criticism of President Bush, it should be restricted to Americans, whether they
voted for him or not. I just want to make it abundantly clear to Hugo Chavez or
any other president, do not come to the United States and think because we have
problems with our president that any foreigner can come to our country and not
think that Americans do not feel offended when you offend our Chief of State”

While
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said:


“He
fancies himself as a modern day Simon Bolivar, but all he is an everyday
thug…Hugo Chavez abused the privilege that he had, speaking at the United
Nations,” said Pelosi, a frequent Bush critic.”He demeaned himself and he
demeaned Venezuela.”

EU representatives were not too happy either, calling Chavez’s statements “undignified”

Meanwhile,
while Chavez gave Chomsky’s book
Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global
Dominance,” a big boost in sales, Foxnews is reporting live that Chavez
also killed the MIT linguist, saying he would have liked to have met him before
he died. Chomsky is alive and well and it sounds like Chavez had not read the
book until last week and knew little about him.

I guess Chavez’ speech
writers must be the same ones who write the speeches for Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, who said three days ago in Caracas when referring to Simon Bolivar:”
He was assassinated by the enemies of the revolution”, indicating that the
bacteria
Mycobacterium tuberculosis,
which killed the Liberator was somehow against his movement. This is revionisim
at its best.

Finally,
pro-Chavez news sources like the Agencia
Bolivariana de Noticias
have said very little locally about Chavez’ insults
against the US
President and the outcry they have caused. Chavez
repeated the word devil today in referring to Bush, but added alcoholic to the repertoire, simply refuting the position by those tried to aplogize for Chavez today, saying he did not mean what he said yesterday at the UN, “but was simply caught in the excitement of the moment”. Yeah, sure!

Follow Rosales’ trail

September 21, 2006

If you wnat to know what Rosales is doing, where he is and what the average Venezuelan says and thinks, stop a minute by Alek Boyd’s page and read his daily posts on Rosales’ campaign. Just think, doing this is a privilege that a pro-Chavez supporter could not do, as he would either be travelling outside the country bwith Cahvez or staying cooped up at the Presidential Palace, but seldom out in the real world.

The true state of the country of the caring Hugo Chavez

September 21, 2006


Funny
how Chavez’ stunt at the United Nations led so much traffic to my blog.
You see, if you combine the words Chavez and Devil in any decent search
engine, guess who is right at the top with many entries? Thus, I had a
Devilanche of visitors as people tried to read more about what Chavez
was saying about the leader of the country that buys the most oil from
Venezela in the world. Fortunately I had made a post of the subject
from work, which I rarely do, so that those arriving here could
actually read about what happened.

As usual, and as expected,
we got our share of PSF’s and superficial Chavez admirers, who came to
tell us what a great guy he is for daring to tell it like it is.As if
disliking Bush is enough of a reason for liking our autocratic
President. Well, I will tell them what it is like here: While Chavez
was talking about peace and the rights of people, he continues to
neglect his own country where, since Chavez took over in 1998, 90,000
people have died on homicides as murders have tripled in these eight
years Chavez has been President. To put it in perspective this is more
deaths under the “caring Chavez” than in the armed conflict in Colombia
(73,000), The Persian Gulf War (63500), the Chchen war (50,000) or the
war in Afghanistan (33,000).And those who die come from the lowest
social strata, the “pueblo” that Chavze claims to care so much for.
Meanwhile, 44 Venezulans die daily in homicides as Venzuela has 40
violent deaths per 100,000 inhabitants per year, an achievement that
can be blamed completely on the Chavez Government which has tripled the
numbers in eight years by ignoring the problem as well as its total
incapacity to attack it.Venezuela now has the dubious honor of being
the number one country in the world in deaths by firearms according to
UNESCO.

Meanwhile, the country’s judicial system, the
cornerstone of Chavez accomplishments in the first three years in
office can claim the following:

–90,000 monthly crime complaints are filed and processed.
–There are 98 cops per 100,000 people, less than one third of what is needed.
–Prosecutors handle 3,000 cases monthly each
–Judges decide on 1.6 complaints per hour
–93% of homicides go unpunished.
–Deaths by confrontation with police have increased by a factor of 5.
–Kidnappings have doubled in eight years.
–Over half the judges are temporary.

Thus,
our “caring”, “daring” President spends his time abroad insulting
others and accusing them of the same crimes he is responsible for in
Venezuela: His total neglect for his people as he travels and has
become an absentee President, who in the end cares only about his
personal project and not the “peace”, “rights” or welfare of his
Venezuelans citizens. Hopefully, he will spend sometime here in the
next few months and leave his US$ 83 million Airbus parked, stop buying
more weapons, planes and helicopters and worry about and work for his
own people. But I doubt it.

The rest is simply a charade. But
that is all we have seen for the last eight years. Ask what Vargas
state is, what happened there in 2000 and what conditions are like
today. Ask what inflation has been in the last eight months or in the
last eight years. Ask what corruption is like at the highest levels of
power. Ask how many corrupt politicians have been prosecuted. Ask what
the fascist Chavez/Maisanta/Tascon list is. Ask who pays Chavez’
campaign. Ask what the gag law is. Ask if the same person is the
Minister of Information and spokesman for Chavez political party. Ask
how many people have died in opposition rallies in the last eight
years. Ask how many political prisoners there are. Ask who the El
Llaguno shooters are and why they are free. Ask if Chavez’ relatives
owned so much land before he became President. Ask what has happened to
the thousands of hectares of expropriated land. Ask how many military
are part of the civilian Government. Ask how many fascist dictators
Chavez has visited and embraced in the last eight years. Ask what
happened to the 2.4 billionUS  dollars missing from the FIEM fund.
There are hundreds of questions like this you can ask and the answers are
all absolutely terrifying and horrifying.

Just don’t believe the charade.

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