Mar 012010
 

What do you think was the biggest Cuba-related news story this past February?

  • The murder of hunger striker and political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo (50%, 25 Votes)
  • The continued imprisonment of humanitarian Alan P. Gross for handing out cellphones and laptops in Cuba (12%, 6 Votes)
  • Brazilian President Lula's visit to Cuba and moribund dictator Fidel Castro (10%, 5 Votes)
  • Raul Castro is the guest of "honor" at The Summit of Latin American and Caribbean Unity in Mexico (8%, 4 Votes)
  • Castro regime torturer Ramiro Valdes goes to Venezuela to "help" them with their electricity problems (8%, 4 Votes)
  • Seven Cuban doctors suing Cuba and Venezuela in the U.S. after they were forced to work to pay off Venezuela for supplying Cuba with cheap oil (6%, 3 Votes)
  • A group of Canadian tourists stranded at an airport in Cuba with little food and water (4%, 2 Votes)
  • A U.S. diplomatic delegation meets with Cuban dissidents, drawing criticism from the regime's apparatchiks (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 50

Loading ... Loading ...
Share
Feb 022010
 

Did you go to the Los Van Van concert in Miami

  • Not just no, but hell no (64%, 28 Votes)
  • Yes, I'm a mindless drone brainwashed by leftist educators at best, or a flat out commie-sympathizing Castro apologist at worst (36%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

Loading ... Loading ...
Share
Jan 032010
 

Seems its not enough the Castro brothers have 11 million Cuban slaves. Now it looks as though they might have dozens of Dominican slaves as well:

A total of 96 illegal Dominican boatpeople who set out on November 13, 2008, for Puerto Rico, are being forced to work in sugarcane plantations in Cuba, family members said.

According to Eriko Cuba, spokesman for the migrants’ relatives, the group left on a “yola” from the coast of the northeastern town of Samana but was forced to land in Cuba due to rough weather while crossing the Mona Passage, which separates the Dominican Republic from Puerto Rico.

Share
Jan 032010
 

Assuming Fidel Castro does finally die in 2010, how long will his brother Raul stick around?

  • 10 years or more (30%, 21 Votes)
  • Not much longer, he will engage in the Hindu practice of "sati," wherein he self-immolates because he can't stand to live without Fidel (28%, 20 Votes)
  • One year (23%, 16 Votes)
  • 5 years (19%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 71

Loading ... Loading ...
Share
Dec 022009
 

The rumors are bubbling up yet again that Fidel Castro has finally kicked el cubo. What do you think?

  • He's not dead (yet) but any minute now... (37%, 40 Votes)
  • He's alive and probably has a few more years left. (36%, 39 Votes)
  • He's already dead, Raul is just waiting for the opportune moment to make the official announcement. (27%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 109

Loading ... Loading ...
Share
Nov 092009
 

Today, we celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago. The fall of the Berlin Wall was the beginning of the end for communism, at least in Russia and Eastern Europe. Too bad it seems to be on the resurgence in America–Central, South, and these days, North.

I served in the US Army during the Cold War. I joined for many reasons, but among them was the hope they I would help bring down communism. I spent two years out of my four-year stint in the Army guarding nuclear-tipped Pershing II missiles in Germany. I served with a little-know Infantry unit know as the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry, or simply as 2-4. One of these days, I’ll do a longer post about my time in the Army and why I joined.

The picture below is of me at the Berlin Wall, circa October 1985. Note what I’m pointing at. Let’s hope one day Cuba can be as free as Germany is today.

The Berlin Wall, circa October 1985

The Berlin Wall, circa October 1985

Share