Fidel Castro is dead

Well, it finally happened. Fidel Castro has died.

As a Christian, it’s hard for me to revel in this moment. I guess I’m feeling more a sense of relief on behalf of my parents who had to leave Cuba because of this dictator while they were just starting their lives.

And my maternal grandparents, both of whom also had to leave Cuba to escape the dictator (they and my parents left together). Especially my grandfather, who said he wanted to be buried in a free Cuba.

Sadly, the Castros ruined Cuba so badly it doesn’t appear my grandfather is any closer to his final wish.

The dictatorship has metastasized and has remade Cuba into a warped, hellish vision.

I’m hoping Cuba will be free one day soon. I just don’t see it happening for a long time.


March ’16 Castro Death Watch Poll

Blowing the dust off this thing…

Yeah, I know as I post this it’s late February, not March.  But this poll question has a certain shelf life so I thought I’d get a little head start (especially since I have posted or done polls in years…).

Will Fidel Castro die before Obama can visit him?

  • Fidel's already dead, Obama's just going to take "Weekend at Bernie's" selfies with the corpse (60%, 3 Votes)
  • No (40%, 2 Votes)
  • Yes (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Castro hit with a stroke?

Well, that’s what the Miami Herald reported yesterday:

“He suffered an embolic stroke and recognizes absolutely no one,” said José Marquina, a respected doctor who in the past has claimed to have direct information about the illness affecting President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela.

Every day, closer and closer…


January 2010 Castro Death Watch Poll

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 (20%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 71

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December 2009 Castro Death Watch Poll

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. (28%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 109

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Take the March 2009 Castro Death Watch poll

Does the fact that Raul Castro replaced Fidel Castro cronies in Cuba's communist government mean that Fidel is finally dead?

  • Not necessarily but it means that Fidel is history regardless (38%, 23 Votes)
  • No (30%, 18 Votes)
  • Yes (18%, 11 Votes)
  • Fidel's been dead for years, this is just a formality! (13%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 60

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