Have you noticed the competition between the current pols in the United States and Venezuela? If you are a statist that believes that the government knows best, and is obligated to assume (usurp) responsibility for running citizens private lives, so you don’t have to, then you might like the effort underway in Venezuela to ban bottle feeding your baby. The only difference between them is that Venezuela doesn’t have a Constitution to ignore. That “charter of negative liberties” as Obama calls it.
To show they have compassion, they have an exception in the case of the death of the mother. But you know, their heart is in the right place. Can we legislate some love here?
Legislator Odalis Monzon said the proposal would “prohibit all types of baby bottles” as a way to improve children’s health.
We want to increase the love between mother and child because this has been lost as a result of these transnational companies selling formula.
Oh right. It’s those evil corporations. It’s activism of the kind to make Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama jealous.
It’s election day in Venezuela. Venezuelans in the United States are going to New Orleans to vote for their successor for the hemisphere’s idiot, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who his hand-picked successor claims was killed by cancer given to him by the United States government. I know, Venezuela has their own low-information voters. It is what it is.
The opposition candidate Henrique Capriles said his opponent was “violating all the electoral norms”. By closing, arresting, and otherwise bankrupting any TV and radio station that would carry their ads, I’d say he is right. No doubt tactics like that would meet with Jimmy Carter’s approval, who put his stamp of approval on Chavez’s first presidential election. Capriles’ response was to start an internet TV channel to try to get his message out. Beyond that, the opposition (to socialism) party is left with word-of-mouth campaigning.
President Obama will likely send an as-yet undetermined delegation to the funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in an effort to thaw relations between the two countries, a senior State Department official told reporters Wednesday.
Ri….ght! This, while Chavez’s chosen replacement, Vice President Nicolas Maduro, a 50-year-old former bus driver and union leader (yeah, that’s about right), is telling Venezuelans that the cancer that Chavez died from was given to him by the United States. Just like, he says, they poisoned PLO leader Yasser Arafat. It’s ridiculous for Maduro to say that, and even more ridiculous that anybody believes it. The sad thing is, a lot of Venezuelans believe it. The effectiveness of this kind of propaganda has to be the envy of President Obama. But he’s not doing so bad himself. He got re-elected, and after 5 years in office, in the eyes nearly half the population, he manages to not carry the blame or responsibility for the sorry state of our country. Masterful.
I have a suggestion for who to send to his funeral. Dennis Rodman. And have him present Maduro with an autographed picture of Barack and Michelle. Or maybe Barack could autograph the pic with he and Hugo in a lip lock?
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the ruthless communist dictator and master over poor people, has succumbed to cancer at 58. Affectionately referred to here as the hemisphere’s idiot, the good Venezuelan people will now at least have a chance to change Venezuela from the impoverished communist nation that he built, into an economic power that the oil and mineral-rich country can be. Whether the reform party can actually have a fair election with the state-controlled media is another matter.
Venezuela has been the socialist/communist anchor in South America, and an ally to countries hostile to America like Iran, North Korea, Putin’s Russia, and Syria. His death just makes a sea change in attitude and political philosophy now possible. If there are block parties in celebration of Venezuela’s new-found potential in Venezuela, you won’t see them reported. There is one here.
Ding Dong. Some think he is already dead. Chavez’s opposition party might get another chance to free Venezuelans from the dictator and maybe have food on the shelves in markets again. The country may have a shovel-ready project of their own.
Give credit where credit is due, to the fine health care system in communist Cuba.
A bizarre moment at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last night. It reminded me a bit of the Star Wars bar scene. The party unwittingly showed itself for what it truly is.
Last night, the country saw over half of the party’s delegates vote against ‘God’ being mentioned and ‘Jerusalem is the Capitol of Israel’ being mentioned, in the Party Platform.
If those watching from their homes could have been heard, I’d guess (but I could be wrong) that there would have been way more than 2/3rds in favor of putting those two items back into the Party Platform. Never mind that the vote was predetermined in the teleprompter and all of what that says about the significance of delegates and their votes at these (both of them) conventions.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was speechless when the vote he heard didn’t match the teleprompter. How could he say that what just happened, did not happen, and get away with it? Then his Liberal conscience took over. Screw that, back to the teleprompter and say what the President wants me to say.
Proof that Obama and his political party aren’t too keen on the most basic democratic principles. What we saw last night could easily have come out of Caracas, Venezuela. This is today’s Democratic Party.
Would like to have been a fly on the wall when the President weighed the choice between the country’s reaction upon finding out what was NOT in the platform, and the reaction of the delegates upon finding out what Obama wanted put in the platform. Another thing to ponder is whether Huma Abedin was any way involved into those items being stricken from the Party Platform? Wouldn’t surprise me. For Obama, that would be ‘Muslim outreach.’
This should come as no surprise to anyone that knows these two, the hemisphere’s idiot Hugo Chavez, and Sean Penn, our American version.
Penn is campaigning for the dictator responsible for oppressing Venezuelans and killing its economy through confiscation and nationalization of industries including energy, food, and the media. Now, Venezuelans can’t afford gas for their cars, the supermarket shelves are empty, and any opposition to Chavez comes from outside the state-operated radio and television.
I don’t know that Sean Penn campaigning for Chavez amounts to any kind of treason. It does, however, make him a soul brother to the hemisphere’s idiot.
State governor Henrique Capriles won Venezuela’s first-ever opposition presidential primary Sunday by a wide margin with 62% of the vote. 30 percentage points ahead of Zulia state Gov. Pablo Perez. Venezuela’s election is October 7, 2012.
“He’s going to be the candidate who can get us out of this giant hole we’re stuck in,” said Carmen Gloria Padilla, a 66-year-old telephone company employee who voted for him.
Some of Capriles’ supporters said they think he has a good chance of winning over Venezuelans who otherwise might lean pro-Chavez because he campaigned on issues instead of personal attacks, promising solutions to problems including a 26% inflation rate and one of the highest murder rates in Latin America.
Chavez remains a hero to many of his supporters and ‘maintains a visceral connection’ to a significant segment of the poor in Venezuela. To woo the suffering poor, Chavez is campaigning on increasing government spending on new social programs that offer cash benefits for the poor, public housing, and transportation infrastructure.
Where have I heard this before? The vacuous socialist political Left, otherwise referred to as the Obama administration.