“Celebrating” the life of Hugo Chavez…kinda

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Yesterday evening news broke that President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela died at the age of 59-years-old after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. Chavez lead the socialist revolution in Venezuela , crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America.

TheBlaze.com reported on the passing of the controversial leader:

During more than 14 years in office, Chavez polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor.

As an army paratroop commander, he led a failed coup in 1992, then was pardoned and elected president in 1998. He survived a coup against his own presidency in 2002 and won re-election two more times.

Despite his controversial and questionable politics, Chavez electrified crowds with his booming voice, often wearing the bright red of his United Socialist Party of Venezuela or the fatigues and red beret of his army days. Before his struggle with cancer, he appeared on television almost daily, talking for hours at a time and often breaking into song of philosophical discourse.

Chavez was also inspired by ruthless Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and took on the aging revolutionary’s role as Washington’s chief antagonist in the Western Hemisphere after Castro relinquished the presidency to his brother Raul in 2006.

Supporters saw Chavez as the latest in a colorful line of revolutionary legends, from Castro to the murderous Argentine-born Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Chavez nurtured that cult of personality, and even as he stayed out of sight for long stretches fighting cancer, his out-sized image appeared on buildings and billboard throughout Venezuela. The airwaves boomed with his baritone mantra: “I am a nation.” Supporters carried posters and wore masks of his eyes, chanting, “I am Chavez.”

“A revolution has arrived here,” he declared in a 2009 speech. “No one can stop this revolution.”

He ordered the sword of South American independence leader Simon Bolivar removed from Argentina’s Central Bank to unsheathe at key moments. On television, he would lambast his opponents as “oligarchs,” announce expropriations of companies and lecture Venezuelans about the glories of socialism. His performances included renditions of folk songs and impromptu odes to Chinese revolutionary Mao Zedong and 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.
Chavez carried his in-your-face style to the world stage as well. In a 2006 speech to the U.N. General Assembly, he called President George W. Bush the devil, saying the podium reeked of sulfur after Bush’s address.

Critics saw Chavez as a typical Latin American caudillo, a strongman who ruled through force of personality and showed disdain for democratic rules. Chavez concentrated power in his hands with allies who dominated the congress and justices who controlled the Supreme Court.

He insisted all the while that Venezuela remained a vibrant democracy and denied trying to restrict free speech. But some of his opponents faced criminal charges and were driven into exile.

While the brain trusts that are Michael Moore, Jimmy Carter, Oliver Stone, and Sean Penn were saddened to hear of Chavez’s death…Glenn, Pat, and Stu had a “slightly” different reaction.

Watch the hilarious mocking above, and stayed tuned for Friday’s special live-coverage of the “celebration” of Chavez’s life.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Chavez was a dictator and Socialist across the board. 

    Anyone who wishes to see what he was up to in the long run, to create a Socialist state or confederation among the Latin-American states go to the website of the Strategic Studies Institute and look up “Venezuela as an exporter of 4th generation warfare.”

    You will find it quite enlightening and understand how much better off the world is with him having assumed room temperature.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Someone asked why the Hollywood types (the socialists and communist bent ones that is) loved Chavez?

    He demonstrated the art of illusion, propaganda and uttermost falsehood and fabrications that are the stock and trade of Hollywood. Look at how many refuse to see the truth of Obama and then you can see why they loved Chavez.

  • Anonymous

    His amassed 2 billions did not save his health; can’t take his money with him, either!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8jDkOHp3U&feature=youtu.be Sam Fisher

    I guess Shawn Penn has to hang out at North Korea now. 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8jDkOHp3U&feature=youtu.be Sam Fisher

    Does anyone find it odd how Socialist leaders like Chavez are the biggest hypocrites in the history of man?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8jDkOHp3U&feature=youtu.be Sam Fisher

    Here is my tribute to President Hugo Chavez the great dictator.
    http://youtu.be/49tWZ5CmA10

  • Elizabeth Bracy

    Who’s Sean Penn going to buddy-up with now? Maybe he can tag along with Dennis Rodman to North Korea.

  • Elizabeth Bracy

    Sam, I just commented above on that! funny. When all this implodes and bread is 20 dollars a loaf, milk is 10 dollars a gallon, let’s see how quick O’s supporters turn on him. This can’t last, the way this man spends money is unsustainable.

  • Alfred Ferguson

    (Modern) liberals love leftist dictators.  Leftist dictators represent for them the apotheosis of their dreamy utopian notions (inevitably turned to nightmare).  Leftist dictators are well-described in George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”: “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”  And, from Lewis Carrol’s “Alice in Wonderland” we have the speech of the mad Humpty-Dumpty: “All that matters is, who has the power.” (Modern) liberals lust to live under a powerful oligarchy/tyranny of one “dear leader”, “Big Brother”, “the one” that they may fall down and worship.

     It’s sort of what they have instead of God.

  • Anonymous

    According to any of Chavez’s supporters, if you have any problem with anything Chavez has ever done or said, it of course means that you are a racist right-wing nut job that just wants to tap into Venezuela’s vast supply of oil.  

  • Robert Allocca

    Now all we need is for Sean Penn and DennisRodman to join the POS in HELL. There are a lot more I could name but it would take too long to type in.

  • Anonymous

    Hugo Chavez can be labeled a fascist , based on his dictator by decree (new law) , oppressive ‘chavistas’ that jailed political dissent or worse, nationalizing business or industries that he desired , national socialism ,etc,etc…

  • Anonymous

    Hugo Chavez can be labeled a fascist , based on his dictator by decree (new law) , oppressive ‘chavistas’ that jailed political dissent or worse, nationalizing business or industries that he desired , national socialism ,etc, etc ….

  • Robert Allocca

     Yep, The Bitch is Dead. I say good riddance.

  • Anonymous

    Na na na na, na na na na, hey, hey, hey GOODBYE!  And good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • sparducks

     …………to take up his chains with the likes of John Gotti, Al capone, John Dillinger, Bonny and Clyde, Stalin, Moa, Hitler and various other mafia thugs. I know one a little closer in proximity who is still 98.6f.

  • Anonymous

    The only Americans who think highly of Chavez are the ones who want to see America destroyed.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    Goodbye to the third most influential Marxist in he western Hemisphere – right behind
    Castro and Obama

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

     This is true, he desired socialism for his nation not the world. I mean he kinda did but he wasn’t out expanding it like the Bolsheviks wanted. I still hate his thing he did to Bush, not to defend Bush I could careless about Bush but it was immature, so childish and just plain unprofessional of a grown man in a room of adults.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

     How are Obama and Chavez Marxists? They both are Christians.

  • Anonymous

    I do wish he could come back momentarily and tell BO where he is and what it’s like!

  • Anonymous

    Mocking the dead. nice, respectfully very Christian i mean regardless of Chavez’s politics he was a devote Catholic.

    Chavez dreamed of building a strong, sovereign nation, independent of foreign influence. He dreamed of improving the lives of his people, of eradicating the misery of poverty and of offering everyone the chance of a better life.

    Isn’t that what every leader wanted to do?  Isn’t that what America wants to do?  Before  you scream me down with Heretic, Progressive and everything else, because I’m not.  Think about it…  the debate is really the method.  How to we get to that goal.  The goal what all leaders around the world campaign on.

    I’m not defending Chavez, rather contextualizing it.  He did many WTF things, (really WTF) and was a a text book dictator”.  Curious thing is that he does leave the country better of than it was under Rafael Caldera.  Maybe his socialism, will be be like Imperialism was to America abd other country and now they have a taste, they’ll want that freedom.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    Thanks, I needed a good laugh.

  • Anonymous

    A commentator said the one thing people were disappointed with Chavez was because they blamed him for the high crime problems. Chavez helped illegal immigrants to get into America, and our crime rate I believe has gotten worse. Unfortunately, there will be someone to follow in his footsteps, different face and maybe worse. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

     No, it is a legitimate question – how are they both Marxists?

  • mspatdev

    When I heard of his passing, I thought Hooray. Their is a lot of people I know that has left Venezuela because of him.They had to leave some of their families. One less Socialist, Communist person in this world. I hope the person that is put in isn’t like him in 30 days. Just think, that Obammy thought he was the greatest person. NO, NO, he wasn’t. America–wake up or we will be like Venezuela.

  • mspatdev

    Both of them can stay in North Korea and maybe take some more friends there.

  • landofaahs

    I wonder if the smell of sulphur is any stronger now for Hugo.

  • landofaahs

    There Hugo. No more chewing of the coca leaves Hu.

  • Jeff Noncent

    I can see now Obama is crying because his lover die you know that he was Obama best friend

  • Anonymous

    RIP Hugo. A true leader who defied the will and influence of the United States and the imperialistic Munroe Doctrine in order to fight for the rights of Venezuelan citizens to their own collective resources. His crime in your eyes was to have the audacity to nationalise the key industries in the nation such as oil, water, electricity and healthcare. Of course the malignant commentators here despise him, he refused to bow down to international oil companies and expressed his opposition to the profit motive being the dominant factor in human affairs. He killed nobody, invaded no other land, he was freely democratically elected by a huge majority of the Venezuelan population (who must be stupid and/or similarly evil in your eyes). America on the other hand has invaded and destroyed Iraq and Vietnam slaughtering millions of innocents. It has supported violent paramilitaries in practically the entirety of Latin America in order to sustain its hegemonic position. Here is a man who rejected that encroachment and was duly vilified for it. Hate him all you like, he was far from perfect, but know that you are simply perpetuating the true violence that the world outside your curtain drawn windows faces each and every day.

  • Anonymous

    Chavez liked Obama… they have similar styles.  Given the opportunity, Obama would have the same style.
    Chavez did not like America… admittedly, neither does Barry and Michelle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

     So let me get this straight? Like Chavez, Obama also likes to
    -censor the press
    -imprison dissenters
    -repeal term limits
    -fraudulent elections (actually Republicans prefer this)
    -swears that Jesus Christ was indeed the first socialist (so does Michael Moore)
    -due to his energy policy his citizens have occasional brown-outs
    -is buddy buddy with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 

  • http://openid.aol.com/bvillegleasons ManOfFewStripes

    he stole the assets of US oil companies and “redistributed the wealth” to himself and other friends, all the while giving nothing to his own people but words. Understand that confiscation is simply a cost of doing business in third world countries but it would have been nice to have a like response from OUR own government and expropriate the V. State oil company’s assets in the US as an in-kind transfer but, no. They continue to sell US oil which they could not possibly have brought to market themselves. Actions speak louder than words. Chavez was a theft pure and simple and those that cannot get past the words and look at the deeds are simply “useful idiots”. Sounds awful familiar doesn’t it? How’s that “hope and change” working for you? All too familiar to the current goings on here in the US if you ask me….. Those that think this can’t happen to everything you own are really in for a shock.

  • http://openid.aol.com/bvillegleasons ManOfFewStripes

    he stole the assets of US oil companies and “redistributed the wealth” to himself and other friends, all the while giving nothing to his own people but words. Understand that confiscation is simply a cost of doing business in third world countries but it would have been nice to have a like response from OUR own government and expropriate the V. State oil company’s assets in the US as an in-kind transfer but, no. They continue to sell US oil which they could not possibly have brought to market themselves. Actions speak louder than words. Chavez was a theft pure and simple and those that cannot get past the words and look at the deeds are simply “useful idiots”. Sounds awful familiar doesn’t it? How’s that “hope and change” working for you? All too familiar to the current goings on here in the US if you ask me….. Those that think this can’t happen to everything you own are really in for a shock.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    How many Americans die of cancer in their 50′s? That’s not a failing of a healthcare system. Why not have a good laugh about Americans who are failed by their hospitals because they die of cancer.  Would America tolerate, say, Al Jazeera were it to actively promote a revolution following a coup? “He made people poor” – a lie. Venezuela’s poverty rate fell from 54% of households to 26%. Extreme poverty fell by 72%. The Truth Lives Here. My arse it does. But don’t let pesky facts get in the way of your truth, eh…?

    Also worth noting, that Chavez nationalised a Russian-controlled Venezualan gold company and moved most of the country’s gold stocks to friendly nations. Sounds like a policy Glenn would applaud!

    In 9 years his food policy delivered a 94.8% increase in food consumption, helping the poor to stay healthy because they could afford basic commodities, whereas in the past that wasn’t so.

    So, have your funny little grave-dancing party and laugh it the dead guy; don’t let things like facts spoil your obvious fun.

  • Anonymous

    I feel good about that.  What a wicked man.  I pray the people of Venezuela will find some peace now.  Hopefully, they won’t reelect another person of such character.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like he stole the gold to me, then kept a billion or so for himself.   The 94% food consumption increase explains why he was a fat tick before he got sick and died. Like all leftists, you treasure government giveaways above and beyond personal freedom.  I have a parrot that feels the same way.  Put a snack in his cage and he’ll walk right back into it because he values the snack more than his freedom.

  • 2War Abn Vet
  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    The population was in such a sorry state that for a large proportion the biggest concern was where the next meal was coming from. When life’s like that they couldn’t give a shit about stupid parrot stories.  It was a policy of land reforms that allowed people to become more self-sufficient in a way that hadn’t been possible previously. People led peaceful lives, more of them got fed than ever before. What a monster.

  • Anonymous

    Censor the press… check!  (see Bob Woodard)
    Imprison dissenters… check! (phony arrest and detainment of the videographer who supposedly started the Benghazi “riot”)
    repeal term limits… check! (already suggested by leftist in Congress)
    fraudulent elections… check!  (ACORN)
    swears that Jesus Christ was a socialist… check! (well, swears AT Jesus in his Marxist church)
    due to his energy policy have occasional brown-outs… check! (“energy costs will necessarily skyrocket”)
    is buddy buddy with Ahmadinejad… check!  (just appointed Schmegal as secretary of defense)

    I’d say it’s a reasonable comparison.

  • Anonymous

    What we have in America today is a bunch of very immature adults who are basically stuck in childhood, anyone with enough maturity would be happy that Hugo is no longer a threat to the world and to the people who had to live in his country. There will be certain Hollywood actors attend his funeral these are the kind of peope I am talking about 

  • Anonymous

    It was peaceful, except for the people he assassinated and imprisoned.  How many people could that fat tick have fed with the 2 billion dollars that he stole? One for me, one for you, Two for me, none for you. LOL

  • Anonymous

    He didn’t assassinate anybody and he didn’t steal two billion. He stood against the United States and was therefore the target of its propaganda which you ignorantly parrot . What a waste of a disgusting nights love making you are.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll be sure to fact check with you Mr. Artsy Fartsy before I form any opinion in the future.  I know it’s all too complex for anyone but an artist to understand.

  • Anonymous

     Witty. Just don’t go around accusing people of assassinations without any evidence outside your brainwashed lobotomized mind m’kay? Hugo Chavez is an extremely well documented, followed, tailed and public figure and there is no evidence or claims that he assassinated anybody. You, however, Mr Schmack, are an unknown quantity and so there is more evidence in that fact alone that you are a rampant paedophile with a taste for toenails than Chavez is a murderer. Man you are sick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

     And I say you’re a wack job who probably hasn’t read a book and or gotten laid since St. Reagan was in office.

  • Anonymous

    Come on Fartsy, can’t you do better than that?  Do I detect some projecting in your intolerant leftist rant?

    http://newsfromvenezuela.tumblr.com/post/867542155/analyst-estimates-chavezs-family-fortune-at-around-2
    http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2011/06/24/thousands-venezuelans-have-gotten-political-asylum-in-us/

    I do have some toenails freshly cut today that I can send you. Maybe you can put them in a jar of urine and declare that art is dead!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

     Yeah we have evidence of his corruption, censoring the press and what not but not of murdering people. Chavez was not Hitler or Stalin, but more like a typical congressman from Chicago or something.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

     In all objectivity how do you defend him for being buds with Iran’s president – a guy who wants Israel wiped off the map and denies the Holocaust? Now sure that’s him and not Chavez. Now l’ll play along and say everything you mentioned was good but how do you defend this? I’m sorry, but I wouldn’t want to be caught alive with this guy even sharing a cab or waiting in line in front of him at a Burger King.

  • Anonymous

     You keep your toenails? Wow, wish I had kept my EuropeanIslamoMarxistLefty mouth shut now, did not need to know that.

    So you have evidence from some analyst who made a claim. Great. Business people have claimed asylum according to fox news. Terrific. Assuming it’s all true it compares favourably with say Haliburton and the invasion of Iraq. Again, granting your evidence is accurate, how do you justify accusing the man Chavez of assassination.

    You’re a funny bugger Schmack, I’m growing fond of you  as time goes by, even the paedophilia has taken on a nice fifties taint of an old generous rascal.

  • Anonymous

     Seems to be a greater good question, the man had his flaws and the system was no doubt corrupt as is inevitable when we’re discussing trillions. It’s his portrayal here as a bogey man I take issue with. If two billion is accurate it’s nothing compared to standard corporate actions. The anger fanned amongst these hapless toenail collectors stems from his nationalisation of the countries oil and upsetting of the corporate cartels.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

     I am not going to read some random b/s blogs. How are they Marxists? Obama speaks alot about the middle class, Marx never did according to him it was rich and poor. Chavez wants a sorta christian national socialism? Was Marx a nationalist? Nope! Did he have good things to say about Christianity? He was an atheist, so most likely not.
    You cannot use Marxist the same way the left has flung around racist, fascist or nazi but luckily you people picked that up from them and they just call you people stupid, wrong or misguided.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    There’s no means provided to respond to your last comment, so i’ll do it here. If you aren’t going to read what has already been written by people who have studied the subject; I’ve no need to waste further time with you .

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    He looked after his population and saw to it that they benefitted from their country’s resources. What a devil he was to look after his citizens. Damn him to hell for that. For raising literacy rates, reducing extreme poverty. Terrible, terrible man. Booooo!

  • sparducks

     Well put.

  • sparducks

    From Vcrisis.com ; Spain Sends the Case Brought Against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the International Criminal Court
    By Elizabeth Boburg
    The author is an attorney, licensed in New York, and a graduate of Duke Law School (2001). She has worked in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State (1995-1997). She is currently doing an apprenticeship in the Intellectual Property Department in the Barcelona office of Mullerat Abogados, a Spanish law firm.
    In the Chavez case, a group of Spanish and Venezuelan attorneys initiated legal
    proceedings, explaining that the alleged criminal activities “have resulted in
    murders, torture and political pressure . . . and include crimes of terrorism of
    the Government of Hugo Chavez, such as the financing of certain terrorist nets
    in other parts of the world and collaboration and financing of armed groups.”
    [5] In addition, the attorneys represent the families of victims who were killed
    or wounded allegedly by government sharpshooters in a peaceful demonstration in
    front of the Presidential palace in Caracas on April 11, 2002 and in other
    similar incidents that occurred in Plaza Altamira on December 6, 2002. These
    families have turned to the Spanish court system because odds are set against
    obtaining justice in Venezuela, where the penal code provides diplomatic
    immunity to the President and government officials.
    Spain Sends the Case Brought Against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the International Criminal Court
    By Elizabeth Boburg
    The author is an attorney, licensed in New York, and a graduate of Duke Law School (2001). She has worked in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State (1995-1997). She is currently doing an apprenticeship in the Intellectual Property Department in the Barcelona office of Mullerat Abogados, a Spanish law firm.

  • sparducks

     Oh he was a real gem.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    (That’s the International Criminal Court that the likes of George Bush refused to even ratify, yes?)  The ICC held a preliminary investigation and the case was closed in 2006.

  • sparducks

    Murder is murder. It’s frightening how communists like yourself think that certain murders are for the common good. Like murdering land owners in things called land reform.

  • Anonymous

    Venezula in less than 5 years will be in a civil war. As a third world country that is on the edge of complete chaos and banruptcy the backlash from the poor and hungry will bring about the war and over throw of the last of  the Chavez political military machine.Obama and the democrats will do nothing to support those fighting for freedom from socialism and tryany.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bucky.lee.7 Bucky Lee

    OMG.  You guys belong in grade school.  Seriously.  So freaking childish.  And this is your “news” network”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bucky.lee.7 Bucky Lee

    Also Mister egomaniacal crazy fuck Glenn?  Nobody in Venezuela gives a fuck what you think or say.  Fuck off.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    Keep it coming, ducky. I researched your latest claim; the only people I can find murdered during land reform are some 250 peasants murdered by landowners. So you diametrically on the wrong side of the facts again. But don’t let that get in the way of your titanic intellect, we’ve got the lovely accusation of me now being a communist to look into. Now, were I saying positive things about the Kims of North Korea, then I’d be worrying about you having a point. But as you’ve just plucked that accusation out of baseless thin air, we’ll just let it hang and move on.  Feel free to either come back with something more substantial at the very least (seeing as factual is beyond you) – or else go play in the traffic.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    “the backlash from the poor and hungry” …is what brought Chavez to power and fuelled his popularity.  Reducing poverty and hunger were his greatest social acheivements. I think you’re a bit confused.

  • sparducks

    Look you are a communist. I think we both can agree on that. Furthermore you are also amoral. Evidenced by the fact that you think a mere 250 murdered peasants is not worth mention. Also you are naive. I don’t care where you read that these peasants were murdered by land owners, more likely shot by communist like Hugo and his boy’s then the blame laid at the feet of those capitalist pig land owners. Now unless you have first hand accounts and solid evidence proving your claims its nothing more than pap. You are a real dolt. You think because Chavez had the love of some of the poorer folk in Venezuela that he must be a saint. John Gotti had a fan base too. He was still a mafia killer. Which is all that Chavez was. A thug. You are a very naive youngster I’m sure. I don’t know what country you are from whether you’re male or female, gay or straight,(gay I’m sure). So quote your sources and I might take you a little more seriously. Otherwise take a dozen quaaludes and wash ‘em down with a quart of Jack and pissoff.

  • Anonymous

    Nope.  Don’t find it odd at all.  The very heart of Socialism is hypocritical in nature.  On paper, they claim to give according to ability and take only what is needed.  In reality, they give absolutely nothing and take absolutely everything. The very definition of a hypocrite, lol.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, you certainly don’t want to let things like facts get in the way.  Like, for instance, the document fact that most Venezuelans STILL go hungry.  News flash, the poor in Venezuela are STILL just as poor now.  Chavez helped absolutely NONE of them.  But as you say, don’t let things like facts spoil your obvious fun, lol.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    It is funny when you flash how much money the guy made on the backs of the people to socialist they claim it is a lie. There is no help for these people.

  • Anonymous

    It would have been so cool if President Obama has attended the funeral Hugo Chavez. The looks on the faces of Ted Cruz, Louie Gohmert, John Boenher, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and the entire staff at FOX would have been Priceless  

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    Wow, somebody’s got so mad s/he needs to go and have some warm milk or something.  A communist? Wrong, so you’re corrected there. Amoral? I think you need to re-read our discussion vis-a-vis land-reform and murder. Then you’ll discover that you began by accusing peasants of murdering landowners, to which I replied by pointing out that 250 murders were committed; but it was landownders mudering peasants. Which now makes me the amoral one for pointing it out to you, it seems?  Try better at understanding the English language and you mightn’t look so stupid in future (no promises there, mind, you’re pretty prone to looking stupid) From your position of ignorance and rage, being called a dolt is high praise as it’s still a fair few rungs up the intellectual ladder than where you’re residing. You want me to quote sources? You’ll have to do so too, in that case. What else? I’m gay? What if I was? It’d only mean that you were being shown up by a gay man. How lucky for your overblown pride that that’s not the case. But interesting that you should be interested in that - maybe you’re curious? Have a lie down and a think about that one.

    Sources: International Criminal Court investigations http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Criminal_Court#cite_note-143

    Land reform peasant murders http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/6258

  • sparducks

    So the landowners, they have their own gand? Do they where wind breakers idenifying them as “Landowners”? you are an extreme dolt. If chavez were such a big hero of the people, Why not just go arrest and execute the “Landowners”? No. It’s all BS. Truth will come hobbling along bloodied somewhat but it will come out. Totalitarians do not acquire absolute power without some “night of the long knives”. Good retort by the way. You almost hurt my feeling.

  • Anonymous

    Nope. They call us hypocrites when the biggest hypocrites of all are themselves, lol. They can do nothing but deflect their own inadequacies on others.

  • Anonymous

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  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    The landowners were indeed going around murdering peasant farmers http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/10/02/idUSN02205402._CH_.2400  Your point about me being an ‘extreme dolt’ is ironic, given the question you go on to raise. If, as you and Glenn are trumpeting, Chavez was a brutal dictator, then he would indeed “just go arrest and execute the “Landowners” ” The fact that he didn’t “just go arrest and execute the “Landowners” ” sort of points to the process being different.

    So, to summarise – by your own argument you’ve shown that the land reform process wasn’t the act of a brutal dictator, and by evidence I’ve countered your assertation that landowners were murdered by showing you that it was peasants who were murdered by landowners.

    On to the fantastical ‘night of the long knives’ theory behind him coming to ‘absolute power’. I take it you refer to him being elected by 56.2% of the electorate in 1998? And absolute leaders don’t bother with elections, do they? And if they do, they’re usually scams that lead to 99% approval ratings. Whereas 59.7% (2001 election) and 63% (2007) indicate a healthy opposition, as well as growing approval of his leadership.

    If you’ve any other things you’re thinking about, may I suggest trying this – the exact opposite of what you’re thinking is probably correct. At the very least you’ll be starting from a position that won’t leave you looking *quite* so stupid. Just don’t bother coming back with more unsubstantiated crap, eh?

  • Anonymous

    I’m not talking about the past–Chavez is dead. I’m talking about what WILL happen in the future. The elections were a farce and everyone knows Chavez was a dictator.He controlled the country by using the military. Now that he is dead there will be a decline in the economy and the country will revert back to its age old history of revolution. Those that wanted Chavez out of power will fuel the discontent of the poor— as you say the “backlash”. “Popularity’ with the people of Venezula depends on corruption(who gets paid off or killed) and what they are told to believe by those in control of the media.As a country— Education of the masses is not one of their strong points. The rich and wealthy left the country when Chavez came to power. Or they were imprisoned, killed and their property and money confiscated. In less than 5 years there will be a revolution–history repeats itself over and over again in these third world countries.

  • sparducks

    “Rural businessmen and landowners are often the target of kidnappings and many feel threatened by the land reform.” That quote from reuters the very story you cite. You are a fucking dumbass. Like I said “Land Reform” will soon mean the murders of lawful land owners, the siezing of their private property;which Chavez was very adroit at, and the implementation of collective farming. Next time don’t quote a news article that proves my point. You won’t look like such a jackass. Furthermore the oil revenues for venezuela are about 128 billion per year of a nation of about 29 million How does that square that some are still impoverished in a country so flush with oil cash. I’ll tell you. It’s called robbery. The elite at the top of the communist ponzi scheme always seem to have fat bank accounts while the rank and file are relegated to hard labor and table scraps. Chavez was just another in a long line of brutal thugs now just a pile of unuseable carbon. Good thing he was an atheist he might be facing an angry God.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    Your quote doesn’t point to murders – that only happened to peasants.  Or are you now adjusting the argument (again) because your piss-weak argument has been shot down again?

  • sparducks

    I’m not adjusting anything you retard. Steel v wood who wins? Government v ambiguous un-named landowners who wins? You are a fn naive little fucktard. The Government of venezuela is seizing property and when it does the landowner loses. If he tries to fight he is jailed or killed. period. These stories about murdered peasants are not worth the paper they are written on. If there are murdered peasants I would nsuspect some agitator hired by Chavez to stir up strife between the to parties. Chavez( insert your favorite asshole commie dictator here) rides in like a white knight, Save the poor little peasant and viola; See how wonderful communism works? My argument is sound; yours is pure pap and propaganda. Wealthy landowners indeed. What are their names motherfucker? If they exist at all they are not in venezuela or have already made a hasty retreat to friendlier whereabouts. Go smoke some pot you fuckin idiot.