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
There’s a reason I call them the “Useless Nations.” They’ve declared the decrepit Fidel Castro a “World Hero of Solidarity.” Via Michelle Malkin:
The award was presented to Castro by the President of the UN General Assembly, Miguel Dâ€™Escoto Brockmann. Brockmann also successfully lobbied the Obama Administration to demand that Honduras allow the return to power of its ex-president and would-be dictator, Manuel Zelaya.
People like Brockmann should have to live in one of Castro’s gulags since they love him so much.
Alberto at Babalu Blog notes the Myers–the Cuban spies arrested last week–are your typical spoiled, privileged traitorous American-hating leftists.
So that leaves me with a thought, or rather, a question. Given the type of people Obama is associated with, how many future Cuban (or other country) spies are coming to work for his administration now?
Walter Kendall Myers, a 72-year-old former State Department worker and his 71-year-old wife Gwendolyn were arrested today for spying for Cuba for about 30 years. They were “true believers” who even met in person with Fidel Castro in the 1990′s. America-hating leftists doing what they do best. Reportedly, Myers was privy to a bunch of sensitive and even classified info on Cuba while he worked at Foggy Bottom.
Gateway Pundit has a lot more, including news that a Walter Myers from a DC suburb donated to the Obama campaign.
Look up the phrase “useful idiots” and I’m sure you’ll find these tools’ photos. No doubt the left will begin its usual talking points when Castro apologists are caught spying: deny it vehemently at first and when the evidence becomes too overwhelming to deny, shift and claim they were justified in their spying and/or the U.S. does it too so therefore Cuba has the “right” to spy on us. Too bad we don’t do to spies in this country what countries like, oh, Cuba do to spies when they catch them.
The OAS, which ostensibly believes in democratic principles, lifted a ban on Cuba today. I guess “OAS” now stands for “Oligarchs, Anarcho-Leftists and Socialists.
Cuba was kicked out of the OAS in the early ’60′s for being a dictatorial regime. More than 40 years later, the “dictatorial regime” part hasn’t changed in Cuba but that didn’t stop the useless idiots in the OAS from opening the door to their return.
Naturally, the Obummer
regime administration didn’t put up too much of a fight:
The decision was made by consensus, meaning the United States accepted it, though Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had lobbied personally for requiring Cuba to make democratic reforms and improve respect for human rights.
Still, Clinton applauded the final vote.
Gee, what a freakin’ surprise.
I used to like Orbitz. Not anymore:
Encouraged by President Obamaâ€™s lift last month on allowing family visits to Cuba, the Chicago-based Orbitz Worldwide is launching a campaign this week to reverse a law that prohibits most other U.S. citizens and legal residents from traveling to the island.
The website, called OpenCuba.org, became active Sunday and is a place where Orbitz visitors can petition Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of Congress to repeal trade and travel restrictions on Cuba enacted during the Kennedy administration.
Orbitzâ€™ president and CEO, Barney Harford, visited the White House in March and afterward decided to rally his company for the cause, hiring engineers to build the website in just two weeks. He has yet to ask for support from Cuban-American leaders, but says that is the next step.
How about we “FreeCuba.org” before we “OpenCuba.org?” I guess those 30 pieces of silver are more important to you than the freedom of 11 million, Mr. Harford? Well, I may not be a Cuban-American leader but you’ve gotten your last dollar from this Cuban-American.
Remember those Castro apologists from CONgress who visited Cuba a few weeks to kiss Castro’s rear end? Well, the sister of one prominent Cuban dissident hasn’t forgotten.
Berta AntÃºnez, sister of Afro-Cuban dissident and hunger striker Jorge Luis ”AntÃºnez” Garcia Perez, visited with staffers from the Congressional Black Caucus and hand delivered a scathing letter from her brother, according to the Miami Herald:
”While you were meeting with the Castro brothers,” he wrote to the members of Congress, “only 300 kilometers away from the capital, our home and the five protesters who remain within it were subject to a brutal siege by the combined forces of the national and political police.”
I suppose to the CBC, the color red is more important than the color black when they so quickly applaud the so-called “accomplishments” of the Castro regime while they turn a blind eye to the abuses of all Cubans under Castro–especially black Cubans.
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 weâ€™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.
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. â€œLe Mariage de Figaroâ€ was a clever comedy about the continuing exploits of The Barber of Sevilleâ€™s main character, Figaro. The inspiration for Mozartâ€™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 Countâ€™s lowly servant. Soon, Beaumarchaisâ€™ bon mots became all the rage among the very people they scorned and sought to undermine. Despite King Lous XVIâ€™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 risquÃ© 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, Americaâ€™s Che-lovers have recklessly endorsed a system of government, which â€“ were it ever allowed to flourish on these shores â€“ 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.