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Gerarddm
05-30-2012, 01:37 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/report--chavez-s-cancer-has--entered-the-end-stage-.html

RodSBT
05-30-2012, 01:52 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/report--chavez-s-cancer-has--entered-the-end-stage-.html


The creep from Caracas prepping for the final dirt nap.

Paul Pless
05-30-2012, 02:18 PM
The creep form Caracas prepping for the final dirt nap.Wonder who is likely to replace him? Could be just as bad or worse. . .

RodSBT
05-30-2012, 02:23 PM
Wonder who is likely to replace him? Could be just as bad or worse. . .

Yep, kinda like a geopolitical wackamole game.

JimD
05-30-2012, 02:27 PM
There is an opportunity to replace him with a pro Washington creep to roll in the dirt with that should not be allowed to slip by.

Keith Wilson
05-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Well, it couldn't happen to a nicer guy. One good thing about mortality is that no dictator lasts forever.

skuthorp
05-30-2012, 07:00 PM
The US has never had a problem with dictators per se, only the ones that will not do their bidding or lean to the perceived left.
And gloating in a man's demise by cancer is one of those 'be careful what you wish for' affairs given the stat's in older men.

purri
05-30-2012, 08:36 PM
Chavez was one of the better S.A. politicians.

Gerarddm
05-31-2012, 01:13 AM
Chavez is nothing more than a bloviating caudillo in Fidel fatigues.

stevebaby
05-31-2012, 02:52 AM
Chavez was one of the better S.A. politicians.I think so too. He's hardly a dictator...he's been elected 3 times with very strong support from the voters.

"Third Presidential Term: 2006–present

In the presidential election of December 2006, which saw a 74% voter turnout, Chávez was once more elected, this time with 63% of the vote, beating his closest challenger Manuel Rosales, who conceded his loss.[189] The election was certified as being free and legitimate by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Carter Center."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Ch%C3%A1vez

skuthorp
05-31-2012, 05:11 AM
I think that bit of information has escaped the US press and the American psyche Steve. They are so used to controlling SA governments that, after Castro defeated their efforts, Chavez was an unwelcome reminder. And of course democracy is only welcome if it delivers the 'right' results.

PeterSibley
05-31-2012, 05:29 AM
Democratically elected ? But he's a cruel socialist who hates the USA ! Perhaps why he was repeatedly elected?

skuthorp
05-31-2012, 06:35 AM
Must have been a dodgy ballot Peter:D, you know, removing voters from the roll if they are likely to vote 'incorrectly' .:cool:
Can you believe that?:rolleyes:

Rum_Pirate
05-31-2012, 06:42 AM
Must have been a dodgy ballot Peter:D, you know, removing voters from the roll if they are likely to vote 'incorrectly' .:cool:
Can you believe that?:rolleyes: Yes, I can it happened in Nevis in the Caribbean. Went to court, Judge ruled that election was null and void.

skuthorp
05-31-2012, 06:45 AM
How about Florida, what'd the judge say there? Oh yes, it was OK by the Supremes wasn't it.

Phillip Allen
05-31-2012, 06:45 AM
I see Dan Rather has his finger prints on that 'report'... prolly doesn't mean anything though

PeterSibley
05-31-2012, 06:46 AM
Yes, I can it happened in Nevis in the Caribbean. Went to court, Judge ruled that election was null and void.

Um..... I think he was talking about Florida.:d

skuthorp
05-31-2012, 06:50 AM
I think that bit of information has escaped the US press and the American psyche Steve. They are so used to controlling SA governments that, after Castro defeated their efforts, Chavez was an unwelcome reminder. And of course democracy is only welcome if it delivers the 'right' results.
To quote myself, and just to say Aus isn't squeaky clean, our version of the GOP didn't like the last election result, and haven't accepted it though it's been almost two years. Their leader was most miffed about not being PM, after all that's the correct natural state of things, isn't it?

skuthorp
05-31-2012, 06:58 AM
http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?148547-Florida-Purge

George Jung
05-31-2012, 07:05 AM
Chavez has been ..... interesting. I've actually rather enjoyed his bloviating, puffed-out anti-American stance, reminiscent of a mosquito at a picnic, but keeping some issues in the public eye. His over-reaching efforts at Prez for life have been troubling, tempered only by the knowledge that human existence is relatively short-lived. Interesting to see who fills the void.

PeterSibley
05-31-2012, 07:08 AM
You might find his opinions of the US echo those of the South American street rather well.

S.V. Airlie
05-31-2012, 07:20 AM
Wonder who is likely to replace him? Could be just as bad or worse. . .It's interesting to note, a woman who worked with Chevez, Dolores Huerta, just got the medal of Freedom from Obama a few days ago..ummmm?

Mrleft8
05-31-2012, 07:23 AM
I really don't see why anyone would have a big problem with him.... He was/is very kind to poor people in this country who can't afford to buy Exxon/Mobil fuel oil for heat.....

Gerarddm
05-31-2012, 10:22 AM
Try asking his opponents. Jeesh.

The fuel oil ploy had nothing to do with kindness and everything to do with geo-political posturing.

Keith Wilson
05-31-2012, 06:22 PM
You might find his opinions of the US echo those of the South American street rather well.In part, perhaps. Our only South American posters were not kind to him. IMHO, he's just another tin-plated caudillo, although with a fair amount of popular support. Pinochet had much popular support in the beginning as well. Anyone who believes the last election was even close to fair and legitimate is much too easily deceived. Most of South America seems to have moved beyond that kind of thing, fortunately. In Venezuela's case, I think it's mainly the Curse of Oil, financing a repressive and incompetent government.

Rum_Pirate
05-31-2012, 06:26 PM
Chavez has been ..... interesting. I've actually rather enjoyed his bloviating, puffed-out anti-American stance, reminiscent of a mosquito at a picnic, but keeping some issues in the public eye.

Could you kindly provide a definition of 'bloviating' ?

Donn
05-31-2012, 06:43 PM
Could you kindly provide a definition of 'bloviating' ?

"Bloviate" is a verb. It means to talk or write verbosely and/or windily. It was invented by Warren Harding, but is carried on today by the likes of Chavez, Obama and many forumites, who shall remain nameless.

Rum_Pirate
05-31-2012, 07:53 PM
Thanks, it was that it reminded me of 'blivot' which down here is 2lbs of crap in a 1lb bag. :ycool: