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Cuba could go belly up in two or three years?

Leftists, MSM (but I repeat myself), college academia hardest hit.  Excerpt:

A newly released confidential U.S. diplomatic cable predicted Cuba’s economic situation could become “fatal” within two to three years, and detailed concerns from other countries’ diplomats — including China — that the communist-run country has been slow to adopt reforms.

The cable was written in February, months before Cuban President Raul Castro announced a major revamp of the island’s economy, laying out plans to fire a half-million state workers and open up the island to expanded forms of private enterprise. (Ouch! That’s gotta sting, huh leftists? – CL)

It is no secret that Cuba’s financial situation is increasingly dire. Raul Castro has warned that the state can no longer afford to subsidize nearly all forms of Cuban life. The government provides free health care and education, and nearly free transportation, housing and utilities. All Cubans also receive a ration book that provides them with some basic food, though not enough to live on.

Most islanders work for just $20 a month in a state-dominated economic system riddled with inefficiency. (Government control of the economy is inefficient? Who knew? – CL)

Communism fails yet again?  The heck you say!

If only Cuba could model its economic policy after the more successful communist economies of our generation, such as the Soviet Union.  Oh, wait…they went belly up about 20 years ago, didn’t they?  OK, like North Korea.  Oh, wait, they face chronic food shortages, don’t they?  OK, like…well…I’m all out of ammo on this one.

They country’s economy is in the crapper, but hey, at least they have “free” health care, right?

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December 13, 2010 Posted by | big government, Cuba, economic ignorance, socialism | 3 Comments

Obama administration to ensure that the innocent and most vulnerable get swine flu vaccines first

And by “innocent and most vulnerable”, I’m naturally referring to…Gitmo detainees.  No, I’m not lying.  Excerpt:

“As long as Americans must wait to receive the vaccine, the detainees in Guantanamo Bay should not be given preferential treatment to receive the H1N1 vaccination,” Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) wrote in a letter to Secretary of the Army John McHugh on Friday.Pence, too, shared Stupak’s concerns, but he also used his interview Friday to take a shot at Democrats — and their handling of other healthcare crises — in particular.

“I think this is exactly the kind of misadministration of healthcare, this and other aspects of the way this government is responding to the H1N1 virus, that ought to give the American people great pause about this massive government-run insurance plan that’s been unveiled this week by House Democrats,” Pence said.

Nice to see that B.O. has his priorities straight.  I mean, in light of a vaccine shortage that has resulted in rationing (but that would never happen under nationalized medicine, right?), why should a snot-nosed little kindergartener in America get preferential treatment over a misunderstood bloodthirsty camelhumping jihadist, right?

Hey, I’ve got an awesome idea!  Since the feds are doing such a bang-up job with swine flu vaccine shortages, how about we let them run 1/6th of our nation’s economy?  What could go wrong?

November 2, 2009 Posted by | Cuba, health care, Obama, swine flu | 4 Comments

Cuba: Hey, our socialist economy works so well that we’re going to…implement some aspects of capitalism

“Socialist lite”, if you prefer.  Baby steps, my friends.  Baby steps.  Excerpt:

In the 18 months since he took office, Castro restructured the nation’s agricultural system to give idle land to farmers, hoping they would revive a deeply troubled state-run agricultural industry plagued by inefficiency. He also allowed taxi drivers to have private licenses; many were working illegally anyway.

Put that in your belly and devour it, Michael Moore.  😆

October 14, 2009 Posted by | capitalism, Cuba, socialism | 1 Comment

Castro-praising, Che-loving black Congresswoman: Those who oppose ObamaCare do so only because da prez look like me!

Yo, yo, yo, dawg.  Here‘s the transcript from race-baiting Dianne Watson (D-CA):

WATSON: You might have heard their philosophical leader. I think his name is Rush Limbaugh. And he said early on, “I hope that he fails.”

Do you know what that means? If the president, your commander-in-chief, fails, America fails.

Now, when a senator says that this will be his Waterloo, and we all know what happened at Waterloo, then we have him and he fails. Do we want a failed state called the United States?

And remember: They are spreading fear and they are trying to see that the first president that looks likes me fails.

Now just understand what’s at the bottom line.

And you know we just got, 48 hours ago, we just go back, we were in Beijing, China, Hong Kong, China, we were in Taiwan, we were in Guam, we were all over the Far East.

I just want you to know: People look at the United States as a country that has changed its way and has elected someone from Kenya and Kansas, I’ll put it like that.

And they’re saying, “We thought you would never do that.”

So we don’t want to have this young man, and he just turned 48 — we want him to succeed, because when he succeeds, we regain our status. We regain our status.

It was just mentioned to me by our esteemed speaker, “Did anyone say anything about the Cuban health system?”

And lemme tell ya, before you say “Oh, it’s a commu–”, you need to go down there and see what Fidel Castro put in place. And I want you to know, now, you can think whatever you want to about Fidel Castro, but he was one of the brightest leaders I have ever met. [APPLAUSE]

And you know, the Cuban revolution that kicked out the wealthy, Che Guevara did that, and then, after they took over, they went out among the population to find someone who could lead this new nation, and they found…well, just leave it there (laughs), an attorney by the name of Fidel Castro…

She endorsed Hillary in the primary last year, so one might think that she would remember the opposition to Her Highness’ socialized medicine plan in 1993.  Quips Ace:

Yes, indeed! It’s all about race. How I remember we screamed and screeched when that black-as-the-ace-of-spades Bill Clinton sent his kinky-haired wife Hillary to Capitol Hill to sell the plan that Kool-cigarettes-enthusiast Howard Ickes had come up with.

We just opposed that plan because all those swarthy African-Americans (we all come from Africa, you know) had come up with it — Bill “B. Diddy” Clinton, Hillary “LadyHuimpz” Clinton, and Howard “Kid Grind” Ickes. That whole posse of electric boogaloo DC MCs and all of their DJs, dancers, and special guest robot-voice vocalists.

Exit question, albeit mostly rhetorical: Is there anything we’re allowed to disagree with coming from B.O. that won’t brand us as racists?

August 31, 2009 Posted by | bigotry, Castro, Cuba, health care, moonbats, Obama, shameful, socialism | 5 Comments

Congressional Black Caucus: Meeting Castro was da bomb!

Yo, yo, yo, dawg!  Wuddup in da HAV?  The CBC is just kickin’ it on the southside, yo!  Details:

Key members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for an end to U.S. prohibition on travel to Cuba, just hours after a meeting with former Cuban president Fidel Castro in Havana.

“The fifty-year embargo just hasn’t worked,” CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Ca.) told reporters this evening at a Capitol press conference after returning from a congressional delegation visit to Cuba. “The bottom line is that we believe its time to open dialogue with Cuba.” 

“It was quite a moment to behold,” Lee said, recalling her moments with Castro.

It was almost like listening to an old friend,” said Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Il.), adding that he found Castro’s home to be modest and Castro’s wife to be particularly hospitable.

“In my household I told Castro he is known as the ultimate survivor,” Rush said.

An “old friend” who just so happens to jail and/or execute dissenters.  With homies like that…

But hey, where would you get the crazy idea that liberal Democrats are commies or socialists or anything?

April 7, 2009 Posted by | Castro, Cuba, moonbats, shameful, socialism, treason | 7 Comments

News bytes

I’m busier than Ted Kennedy trying to avoid a Kopechne family reunion, so here are some quick topics of discussion:

  • The junk science panel and co-winner of Al Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize for their work of science fiction, the IPCC, is on the “hot seat”, so to speak.  It seems that their studies were fundamentally and fatally flawed, and they had ties to the since discredited “hockey stick” model inventor.  Would it be too early to say “I told you so”?
  • Members of the Cuban Olympic soccer team have defected to the U.S.  I’m still waiting for some pinko Castro apologist to show me where there is an exodus of people going from America into Cuba, since all I ever see is the opposite.
  • When she’s not falsely claiming credit for bringing peace to Ireland, she’s bragging about her role in creating the S-CHIP health program for kids.  Question: how exactly do you brag about the nothing you did?
  • That Senate earmark ban that got shot down yesterday?  McCain, Hilldawg, and Osamabama all voted for the ban on earmarks.  Kudos to them…well, except for Obama.  Sure, he voted for the earmark ban, but all that means is that he supported pork, before he didn’t.  Turns out that Barry O requested a $1 million earmark for the University of Chicago hospital…where his wife works!

March 14, 2008 Posted by | Cuba, global warming, health care, Hillary, hypocrisy, news bytes, Obama, pork | 1 Comment

Cuban TV personality flees Castro’s “workers’ paradise”

This is certain to make leftist heads explode!  From al-Reuters via Hot Air:

One of Cuba’s most popular television personalities, humorist Carlos Otero, defected to the United States with his family, Miami’s Nuevo Herald newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Otero, 49, asked for political asylum on Monday at the U.S. border with Canada, where he was producing a television show in Toronto. He was traveling with his wife and two children.

His interview show on Sunday evenings was one of the most viewed in Communist Cuba.

“I hope to earn a living in exile and see my children grow up with the opportunity to study what they want, without having to agree with the system,” Otero told the Nuevo Herald.

Otero said Cuba was “frozen in time” and Cubans lived in great uncertainty over their country’s future since Cuban leader Fidel Castro fell ill and dropped from public view 16 months ago. 

Why, this ingrate never had it so good, what with the “free” health care and whatnot!  Now he’ll have to actually pay to go see a quality health care professional!  Sure, he’ll also get earning (and learning) opportunity far beyond his wildest dreams.  And sure, he’ll get all kinds of rights that all humans should have.  (Sidebar: for those of you on the left, said “rights” can be found in that document we affectionately call a “Constitution”, m’kay?  Google it.)  But what good are rights, freedoms, property, money, etc., if you don’t have “free” health care, right?  For those of you on the left, the prior sentence was both rhetorical and sarcasm.

December 12, 2007 Posted by | Cuba, socialism | Leave a comment

Jihadist fights to stay at Club Gitmo

Club Gitmo is so much of a torturous hellhole that…a jihadist is suing to stay there! From FNC:

An inmate of Guantanamo Bay who spends 22 hours each day in an isolation cell is fighting for the right to stay in the notorious internment camp.

Ahmed Belbacha fears that he will be tortured or killed if the United States goes ahead with plans to return him to his native Algeria.

The London Times reported that Belbacha, who lived in Britain for three years, has filed an emergency motion at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., asking for his transfer out of Guantanamo to be halted. He was cleared for release from Camp Delta in February and his lawyers believe that his return to Algerian custody is imminent.

Belbacha says that if he returns to Algeria, he faces the threat of torture by security services and murder by Islamist terrorists.

“Ahmed is being held in camp six, the harshest part of Guantanamo,” he said. “His cell is all steel, there are no windows, he is not allowed to communicate with other prisoners and he gets just two hours exercise each day in a metal cage.

“He says his cell in Guantanamo is like a grave and that, although it sounds crazy, he would rather stay in those conditions than go back to Algeria. The fact is that he is really, really scared about what might happen to him in Algeria.”

I imagine that the lemon-pepper orange roughy with dates and honey that he gets at Club Gitmo aren’t everyday fare on the mean streets of Algiers, though.

July 31, 2007 Posted by | Cuba | 4 Comments

Those ungrateful Cubans!

From the admittedly biased Beeb:

Cuban athletes have made a hurried departure from the Pan-American games in Brazil, apparently amid fears of possible mass defections.

The delegation was rushed at short notice to Rio de Janeiro’s airport, leaving the men’s volleyball team no time to collect their bronze medals.

The athletes were said to have been ordered to leave the games before the finishing ceremony on Sunday.

It follows the defection of four Cuban athletes earlier in the tournament.

Cuba’s President, Fidel Castro, has already made clear his irritation over earlier defections, accusing athletes of betraying their country for money.

“Betrayal for money is one of the favourite weapons of the United States to destroy Cuba’s resistance,” he said.

Here’s guessing that these ungrateful hombres didn’t go see Moore’s new mockumentary Sicko. Don’t these ingrates know how good they have it down in that socialist worker’s “paradise”?

(Sidebar: Notice that there are always tons of Cubans risking life and limb to get out of Cuba…but you never see any kind of migration into Cuba? I’m sure that doesn’t mean anything, though.)

July 30, 2007 Posted by | Castro, Cuba | 3 Comments

Daily humor

July 23, 2007 Posted by | Cuba, humor, Michael Moore | 3 Comments

Michael Moore a racist?

See the video and judge for yourself. Notes Breitbart TV:

Filmmaker Michael Moore went off on CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer during an interview Monday to promote his latest documentary ‘Sicko’. Moore blasted the anchor and the network for not doing enough to stop the Iraq war and for doing a ‘crap’ report on his new film. Moore also mocked the pronunciation of chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. (Not the type of thing that the eagle-eyed filmmaker would miss if it came out of the mouth of one his political enemies.)

I’m looking forward to seeing how the moonbatosphere spins this.

July 9, 2007 Posted by | bigotry, CNN, Cuba, Michael Moore, moonbats, socialism | Leave a comment

Audacity defined

“Hypocrisy” doesn’t even do the word justice. From Boston’s online fishwrap:

Cuba characterized American filmmaker Michael Moore as a victim of censorship and the U.S. trade embargo as it reported Friday on a U.S. Treasury Department probe of his March visit here for his upcoming health-care documentary, “Sicko.”

Moore took the trip, for a segment in the film, with about 10 ailing workers involved in the rescue effort at the World Trade Center ruins.

The Communist Party daily Granma called the 45-year-old U.S. travel and trade sanctions “a criminal action that has cost lives and grave consequences for the inhabitants of the island,” as well as Americans.

“Any resemblance to McCarthyism is no coincidence,” the newspaper opined, referring to the political witch hunt that U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy carried out against suspected American communists in the 1950s.

The U.S. government’s targeting of Moore “confirms the imperial philosophy of censorship” by American officials, it added.

Cuba. Decrying censorship and McCarthyism. Man, does that Castro dude have a wicked sense of humor or what? I may have just officially seen it all.

May 14, 2007 Posted by | Cuba, hypocrisy, Michael Moore | Leave a comment

"Jabba the Hutt" Moore to be investigated for illegal trip to Cuba?

Recall how award-winning fiction director Mikie Moore brought some 9/11 responders to Cuba for health care for his new mockumentary “Sicko”? The feds seem to have taken issue with that violation of federal law. From Breitbart/AP:

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore is under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department for taking ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers to Cuba for a segment in his upcoming health-care documentary “Sicko,” The Associated Press has learned.

The investigation provides another contentious lead-in for a provocative film by Moore, a fierce critic of President Bush. In the past, Moore’s adversaries have fanned publicity that helped the filmmaker create a new brand of opinionated blockbuster documentary.

“Sicko” promises to take the health-care industry to task the way Moore confronted America’s passion for guns in “Bowling for Columbine” and skewered Bush over his handling of Sept. 11 in “Fahrenheit 9/11.”

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control notified Moore in a letter dated May 2 that it was conducting a civil investigation for possible violations of the U.S. trade embargo restricting travel to Cuba. A copy of the letter was obtained Wednesday by the AP.

“This office has no record that a specific license was issued authorizing you to engage in travel-related transactions involving Cuba,” Dale Thompson, OFAC chief of general investigations and field operations, wrote in the letter to Moore.

Granted, this kind of pub will likely drum up more interest in the socialist mockumentary. However, he’s not above the law, and if there’s any justice (I know, I know…dream on, right?), he’ll be fined for his infraction.

May 11, 2007 Posted by | Cuba, Michael Moore, moonbats, socialism | Leave a comment

Another update from Castro’s "worker’s paradise"

Ah, the joys of forced economic equality! From the AP:

Laura Garcia doesn’t have a car, and the change in her pocket won’t cover the 15-cent bus fare. But standing by a crumbling overpass, sweating in her shorts, sunglasses and skimpy top, the 18-year-old says a free ride is only an outstretched thumb away.

“People will take you. You can always find drivers to help,” said Garcia, who studies law in Havana and was going to see her parents in Pinar del Rio, a 90-minute ride west.

Hitchhiking is a way of life in communist Cuba, where cars are scarce, a gallon of gas costs a third of a civil servant’s monthly salary, and public transportation is unreliable and overcrowded. Lately things have worsened, with even acting President Raul Castro admitting in December that public transport was “practically on the point of collapse.”

As Winston Churchill properly noted: “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” In Cuba, life may suck, but at least it sucks equally for everyone, right? Indeed, misery does love company.

March 19, 2007 Posted by | Castro, Cuba, economic ignorance, socialism | Leave a comment