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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Don’t forget: May 09 Castro Death Watch poll

Was Obama set up deliberately by Raul Castro to slapped by Fidel?

  • Yes, Raul made up that stuff about talking with us about "anything" just so his big brother Fidel could come back and ridicule Obama. (71%, 10 Votes)
  • No, Raul didn't plan it, he was drunk and didn't know what he was saying so Fidel had to correct him. (29%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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Fidel Castro wages war on Cuban bloggers

First, there was this offensive salvo launced, as noted in Gateway Pundit:

Back in February Fidel Castro was awarded the Computer Youth Club Award for being the father of this movement in Cuba.

Also awarded the prize was his brother and fellow tyrant Raul Castro.

Then, there was this, courtesy of Babalu Blog: Cuban bloggers, an endangered species?

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez has been attacked today by THE official Cuban journalist, Rosa Miriam Elizalde in Cubadebate site. That’s not the first time, but is a good example of the official point-of-view about independent blogging in Cuba.

Now there’s this, courtesy of the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida: Cuba cutting Internet access :

“Internet use is only for foreigners for the time being,” said a worker at the Hotel Nacional’s business center. “According to a new order from ETECSA [Cuba’s telecom monopoly] only foreigners can surf the web at hotels.”

But hey, let’s just lift the embargo and everything will be alright!

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May 09 Castro Death Watch Poll

Was Obama set up deliberately by Raul Castro to slapped by Fidel?

  • Yes, Raul made up that stuff about talking with us about "anything" just so his big brother Fidel could come back and ridicule Obama. (71%, 10 Votes)
  • No, Raul didn't plan it, he was drunk and didn't know what he was saying so Fidel had to correct him. (29%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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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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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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Cuban baseball slavery

Babalu Blog has a blogburst today about the World Baseball Classic and Cuba’s sadly enslaved baseball team. The post is pegged to the top of the page and it includes a song parody of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” a special graphic and this:

Cuba is one of the few countries in the world that prohibits its citizens from leaving without government permission, a violation of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Because Cuba’s athletic teams compete internationally the participants are constantly shadowed by members of Cuba’s state security apparatus. The primary objective of Cuban state security is to prevent defections which embarrass the Castro regime and deplete the country of athletic talent. In Democratic countries like the United States this presents a perverse situation where Cuban athletes are basically deprived of their rights to move freely.

As Babalu Blog notes, the MSM could care less about this. Pretty ironic about how the left and the Castro regime whines loudly about a US prison–Guantanamo–on Cuban soil while nobody seems to give a rat’s behind about a Cuban prison that travels the world.

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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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