Hugo Chavez

And so it goes in Venezuela

July 13, 2010 // 3 Comments

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Alert propaganda minister Oliver Stone: Last week two Venezuelans, a 35-year old woman and a 41-year old man, were charged with making statements on Twitter critical of Venezuela’s banking system and face up to 11 years in prison, according to [...]

I bet Hugo would send them to prison

March 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

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Sean Penn can be such an insufferable dipshit. Last Friday, appearing in the echo chamber with Bill Maher, Penn suggested prison time for reporters who tell the truth about Venezuelan DICTATOR Hugo Chavez. “[E]very day, this elected leader is [...]

another useful idiot

September 7, 2009 // 2 Comments

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Oliver Stone’s valentine to Hugo Chavez is likely to conjure memories of Fred Barnes’ mash note to W. — or the Senor Spielbergo biopic, “A Burns for All Seasons.” Regarding Chavez’s critics, Stone says, “Why [...]

chavez plays to type

July 31, 2009 // 8 Comments

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He’s consolidating power and silencing dissent, just as you’d expect from a Marxist thug. “Freedom of expression must be limited,” Chavez’s attorney general said while lobbying for new restrictions on Venezuela’s [...]

why is obama defending zelaya?

June 29, 2009 // 11 Comments

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On principle, he asserts, but why say anything? The ousted Honduran president is allied with Chavez and Castro, and his departure should be quietly welcomed by the U.S. administration. Hell, Zelaya’s own political party wonders if he’s [...]

21st century authoritarianism

February 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

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The useful idiots cheering Hugo Chavez’s permanent takeover of Venezuela know not of what they speak. Or maybe they concur with Chavez’s assessment of Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe: “I give you a replica of liberator [...]

a dictator is born

February 15, 2009 // 1 Comment

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Venezuelans have opted for authoritarian rule, with 54 percent voting for a referendum that eliminates term limits. Now it’s official: Hugo Chavez is the new Castro. The latest State Department human rights report cites the following [...]

good actor, useful idiot

December 19, 2008 // 2 Comments

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James Kirchick reveals the conflict between Sean Penn’s portrayal of “Milk” and his associations with anti-gay dictators. “There isn’t a single individual that is taken seriously in the human rights community — whether [...]