Monthly Archives: February 2014

Ideology vs. reason and a constitutional crisis


Most sentient humans have ideological beliefs. When they become acceptable substitutes for rational thought they can be pernicious. Jonathan Turley, whom I consider a liberal in the old-fashioned sense and not what I refer to as a “librul,” today testified before … Continue reading

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US Senator Marco Rubio on Cuba and Venezuela


Originally posted on Caracas Gringo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_wKhXurFyI Be sure to watch it all. It’s well worth your time. Senator Rubio’s full speech on the floor of the Senate, responding to Senator Harkin’s speech praising Cuba. A few moments ago, the body…

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Why do the left generally support the Chavistas in Venezuela?


With three principal exceptions — Panamá, Colombia and Chile — Latin American governments are oriented toward the far left.  An article at Huff & Puff by a self-proclaimed leftist, Carlos González, argues than leftists should not automatically support dictators, even … Continue reading

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After DHS Denial, Local News Station Finds Evidence Terrorists


Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw3HFpOltpw#t=61 Terrorists Exploit Open Border via Moonbattery It is no secret that the southern border is deliberately left under-defended, so that ever more Third World peasants can be imported to shore up…

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Peaceful Day, Violent Evening in Venezuela


Originally posted on The Devil's Excrement:
After a very peaceful day, when Chavismo held its somewhat small march and the opposition, despite the limited media availability, held huge marches everywhere, including a massive one in Caracas as you can…

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Nasty things are being said about government of, for and by Chavistas.


Most are true, but what difference does that make? The left prefer spin. An article posted on February 20th at Puffington Host, titled In Defense of Venezuela, praises governmental actions against the violent, rich, elitist brats who protest against the benign … Continue reading

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While Protests Continue, Government Creates Third fx Market


Originally posted on The Devil's Excrement:
Life in Caracas right now is anything but normal. Last night, I tried to go to the supermarket at &:30 PM as I had little to eat where I stay, but just as…

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Ya Basta, Carajo!


Originally posted on Caracas Gringo:
Nicolas Maduro’s illegitimate government is collapsing. The regime – a cabal of gangsters and drug traffickers – miscalculated thinking it could silence its critics with repression, guns and murder. No amount of regime repression will…

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As Protests Become Widespread, So Does Repression in Venezuela


Originally posted on The Devil's Excrement:
After the Government showed some restraint all day yesterday in Caracas, mobilizing National Guard troops but not having them act, despite the widespread  blocking of the highways and major street in Caracas, things…

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Further reflections on the situation in Venezuela


There are fewer things there to like now than a decade or more before, but even now there are some. The past several days in Venezuela, marginally covered by the “legitimate” media in the United States, were highly disturbing. My … Continue reading

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