Sean Penn, the spitting image of Hugo Chavez

Sean Penn is back to his usual useful idiocy, as Michelle Malkin notes on her blog today. She quotes him:

To treat (Hugo Chavez) coldly is akin to spitting on him. As a country we’ve done enough of that.

Wrong, bucko, we haven’t done enough of that. If anything, Obama kissed his fourth point of contact a couple of weeks ago.

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Misinterpretations

So many of us Cuban-Americans KNEW that when Raul Castro said he’d be willing to “talk” about anything with Obama, he was just blowing smoke:

“Affirming that the president of Cuba is ready to discuss any topic with the president of the United States expresses that he’s not afraid to broach any subject,” Fidel Castro wrote of his 77-year-old brother, who succeeded him 14 months ago.

“It’s a sign of bravery and confidence in the principles of the revolution,” he said.

“Nobody should assume that he was talking about pardoning those sentenced in March 2003 and sending all of them to the United States, if the country were willing to liberate the five Cuban anti-terrorist heroes,” Castro wrote.

We knew it, we knew it, we knew it.

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A trip down memory lane

Gateway Pundit goes back in time, to a time when Obama declared in Miami “Together we will stand up for freedom in Cuba. That will be my commitment as President of the United States of America” (see video below).

Contrast that with his reaching out to the Castros now. Typical politician.

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There’s more than meets the eye…

Babalu Blog posted a nausea-inducing photo of Obama shaking hands, and smiling with, Hugo Chavez.

Something, ahem, “interesting” happened during that handshake which is not visible in the photo. But you can see it in this photo:

Chavez hands Obama a book by a leftist author
Chavez hands Obama a book by a leftist author

The book, titled “Las Venas Abiertas de America Latina” (The Open Veins of Latin America), was written by a hardcore leftist from Uruguay named Eduardo Galeano. No doubt Obama will rush out to find an English-language version or, if none exists, have someone translate it for him.

Somebody please wake me up in November of 2012. Please.

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Watch Cold Case: Stealing Home on CBS tonight

Tonight, CBS will air a special episode of their police drama series Cold Case. The episode, titled “Stealing Home,” is about the murder of a baseball player who defected from Cuba. It airs at 9PM eastern, please watch it.

I’ve been told by a good friend that this episode will show the truth about Cuba, as opposed to the whitewashed tropical paradise the mainstream media would have you believe Cuba is under the Castros. That’s why it’s imperative for as many of us to watch it.

One of the stars of the show–Danny Pino–is a Cuban-American and I understand he helped write the script for tonight’s episode. I also understand Steven Bauer, another Cuban-American actor, will be on the show.

In case you’ve never seen it, Cold Case is about a fictional unit in the Philadelphia Police Department that, as the show’s name suggests, focuses on solving cold cases. The show is one of the few TV shows I watch and enjoy, and that’s before I knew Danny Pino’s background or that this episode would be shown at all.

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Speaking Truth to Power and the Oblivious Useful Idiots

Big Hollywood’s Veronica DiPippo takes the Hollywood left to task over their Che worship and points out how they ignore history, but she does it with a twist. She doesn’t look at the 1920’s and the 1930’s–she goes way back to 1782:

That was the year a new play by Pierre Beaumarchais really began to make ripples in pre-revolutionary France. “Le Mariage de Figaro” was a clever comedy about the continuing exploits of The Barber of Seville’s main character, Figaro. The inspiration for Mozart’s opera was, in fact, considered revolutionary, because its main character openly criticized the nobility.

So, how does Figaro of the 1700’s compare to today’s Che-worshipping Hollywood?

Instead of identifying with the character of Count Almaviva, the nobleman Figaro was railing against, the French aristocracy, in a fit of cognitive disconnect worthy of a Hollywood liberal, identified with Figaro, the Count’s lowly servant. Soon, Beaumarchais’ bon mots became all the rage among the very people they scorned and sought to undermine. Despite King Lous XVI’s ban, Figaro quickly topped the must-read list of the French elite. All those who desired a reputation as a wit, daring lover of the risqué and trend-setting raconteur simply had to have it read in their parlors by the author himself.

And that leads to…

The Internet is filled with first-hand accounts of Cuban repression and brutality. Most poignant, perhaps, for any artist enjoying the free exercise of their art in a country of unparalleled freedom, are the accounts of writers, poets, artists, and musicians who have been persecuted and imprisoned for the crime of merely expressing themselves.

The fact that any self-respecting artist would champion an oppressor of artists is disturbing to say the least. In a breathtaking act of obstinate unawareness, America’s Che-lovers have recklessly endorsed a system of government, which – were it ever allowed to flourish on these shores – would necessarily result in their own destruction.

And that’s but one reason I often say those who support the Cuban dictatorship should be forced to live there, not as one of the privileged elites but as one of the Castro regime’s victims.

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