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On The Way To Zimbabwe or Worse

No, I am not talking about America. I’m referring to the once lovely country I adopted 21 years ago. Only socialism could destroy an oil exporting country. I can’t tell you much I would like to report to you directly about the events taking place year the last few weeks and the causes of the political and economic crisis in which we are living here. I can’t take that chance and I know you understand. But, the least I can do is to provide you with links to articles that explain much about what you should know. Senator Marco Rubio […]

Venezuela: Communist Dictator Blames Others for Failure of Communism

As I have noted many time, leftists, whether they  call themselves communists or not, share the blame game with their fellow travelers.  When the Soviet Union’s beautiful collective farms failed to produce; causing the Soviet Union to go from being a food exporter to starving millions, someone had to be blamed.  Rather than admit that their bastions of equality and social justice were a steaming pile of rancid failure, they created scapegoats.  “Conspirators” with the “imperialist capitalists,” usually some poor slobs that the political commissars didn’t like, were rounded up, or “disappeared.”  It didn’t really solve the problem, but at […]

This is What Socialism Does to a Country

For those of you with half a brain, or any knowledge of history, or simply a grasp of the obvious would know, socialism takes anything, and turns it into a steaming pile of failure.  For this example, we excerpt Fausta, and see what socialism has done to Venezuela.  Venezuelan blogger Miguel Octavio sees A Confusing Future Ahead For Maduro And Venezuela. Let’s look at a Zara store in Venezuela, before price controls, and a Zara store after, Enter the black market, in force. And here is video… Note the video reports that their new dictator claims that TV’s cost so […]

Hugo Chavez Legacy: Anti-Semitism, Economic Failure, And he was a Billionaire

Like so many dictators, Hugo Chavez left behind a legacy.  His legacy is not a good one, contrary to what the Michaeal Moore’s. Oliver Stone’s and the Sean Penn’s of this world would tell you.  In fact, even left of center sites are criticizing Chavez, and recommending that Democrats avoid praising Chavez.  First up here are some observations from Think Regress. While even Chavez’s critics admit that he did attempt to address the plight of Venezuela’s poorest, the decline in economic inequality in Venezuela reflected a broader egalitarian trend in Latin America, and can’t be fully credited to Chavez’s policies. […]

Venezuelan Dictator for Life, Hugo Chavez, Dies UPDATE: Jimmy Carter Honors Dictator

Venezuelan dictator for life, Hugo Chavez, has died, apparently of cancer.  The BBC has more… Nicolas Maduro made the announcement on Tuesday evening, flanked by political and military leaders. Earlier, he said the 58-year-old Venezuelan leader had a new, severe respiratory infection and had entered “his most difficult hours”. In Tuesday evening’s emotional address, a tearful Mr Maduro said Mr Chavez had died at 16:25 (17:55 GMT) “after battling a tough illness for nearly two years”. And, following the time tested liberal pattern, the death of “dear leader” was someone else’s fault. He spoke of a plot against Venezuela, saying […]

Odds and Sods and Other Interesting Stuff

t least I hope you find the other stuff interesting. Regulation Mania Our poor country has suffered from regulatory mania for decades. It is the nature of the so-called progressive to want to control every aspect of our lives. Environmental radicals seem to care more about the well being of planet earth than they do about the well being of mankind. These people we know also have a political agenda and it is way to the left. Regulatory mania reached a peak in recent decades due to what is called “regulatory capture”. Regulatory capture occurs when the radical element that […]

Breaking News: Reports Suggest that Hugo Chavez is in Critical Condition at a Cuban Hospital UPDATED

Note: This is, as of yet, an unconfirmed story.  However, since Communist dictatorships are very secretive in such matters, I will follow the story. Sources have revealed to FOX News Latino that Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez, is hospitalized, in critical condition, at a Cuban hospital. Hugo Chávez extended stay in a Cuban hospital is because he is in critical condition, according to a report in El Nuevo Herald. The Venezuelan president, who was last seen in public June 9 and last heard from on June 12, on a phone call with Venezuelan state television, was said to have been treated for a pelvic […]

Living In An Undeveloping Country

No, that’s not a typo in the title. I mean “undeveloping”.  I am intentionally coining a new word. Undeveloping is the only way I can describe the country where I live, Venezuela, and although you may not want to admit it, you, in America are also  living in a undeveloping country. I’m  sorry but that is the sad truth. When I came to Venezuela nearly 18 years ago, I found a clearly developing country with a vibrant and growing middle and upper class. Government institutions were clearly independent of the Executive branch. It was a country worthy of foreign investment. For the […]

Oliver Stone Makes Propaganda for Hugo Chavez: No one goes to see it

This is apparently what happens when you take over the media, and then give people a choice. As we have discussed, communist dictator Hugo Chavez has systematically shut down, harassed, or jailed any outlet in their media that has the temerity to disagree with the Venezuelan tyrant.  Now, with all other media voices silenced, all the Venezuelan people get to hear is Hugo, 24-7.  Can’t get away from the propaganda if it’s on every station and in every paper. Now, in one circumstance, the people had a choice.  Notorious moonbat, Oliver Stone, decided to make a gushing propaganda piece to […]

Chavez Gets Thousands of Missiles from Russia

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the same that has said “I hereby accuse the North American empire of being the biggest menace to our planet”, and “The U.S. throws stones to Latin America”, has acquired thousands of missiles from the Russian government to supposedly aid Venezuela in a conflict with Colombia. However, as reported by the Associated Press, Colombia and Washington deny having any plans to attack Venezuela, but Chavez argues they are plotting together a military offensive against Venezuela. He argues that the weapons accumulation is merely a precautionary measure. With President Chavez’s long history of hate towards the USA, […]