the Future of Venezuela without Hugo Chavez?


Hugo Chavez Baseball Champion Billboard - Gracias Presidente Venezuela Campeón! Thanks President Venezuela champion!

That giant baseball is flying straight towards Hugo’s head.

“Gracias Presidente Venezuela Campeón!” translates to “Thanks President Venezuela Champion!” on a billboard put up by political brown nosers in the City of Caracas in 2006 (trusting my memory, I think it was the City of Caracas but I can’t tell if the logo on the lower left actually says it was Caracas).

It references the fact that Venezuela won baseball’s Caribbean Series (Serie del Caribe) in 2006. I can only assume that the city government of Caracas put up billboards in the years that a Venezuelan team didn’t win blaming Chavez for not wearing his baseball uniform.

But now, with Hugo Chavez dead, how will any Venezuelan baseball team ever win again? Don’t worry, they have a plan :

Hugo Chavez’s body will be preserved and forever displayed inside a glass tomb at a military museum not far from the presidential palace from which he ruled for 14 years, his successor announced Thursday in a Caribbean version of the treatment given Communist revolutionary leaders like Lenin, Mao and Ho Chi Minh.

Obviously, in order to win future baseball games they’ll dress mummified Hugo up in a baseball uniform for all to see and thank. When the Olympics roll around they’ll put him in a brightly colored unitard for weight lifting, speedos for swimming events, put him in riding boots & duct tape him atop a pony for equestrian sports, and dress him in sequined tights for ice skating.

I, for one, am thankful that other world leaders don’t get into a sport uniform to associate themselves with other people’s success. Imagine Angela Merkel or Gerhard Schröder squeezing into a short tennis skirt and putting photos of themselves on billboards because a German won a women’s tennis championship.

It is amazing (but not surprising) that a government had thought that it had nothing better to spend money on than a suck-up billboard when sending him (if a toady felt compelled to be sycophantic) a thank you card would have been less expensive and Chavez would have been more likely to see it.

I think this image was found years ago at Devil’s Excrement.

In previous pre-taxidermied Hugo Chavez news : Hugo Chavez thinks he is Obi Wan Kenobi.

Where’s Big Counterjihad When You Need It?


Over at Gov and Vlad Tepes a call has gone out for assistance. The remarkable Fjordman is in somewhat straightened circumstances, so a few of us are helping put the word out for him. He hasn’t had a blog of his own for years, although that has not stopped his productivity. What did slow him down, however, was the Norwegian gunman Breivik naming him (among others) as being a bit of an inspiration*. I personally think that Breivik’s ‘manifesto’ is a load of tripe. Breivik talks of christianity, say’s he’s not one, and yet gets wheeled out as being a fundamentalist christian. As someone who is into Extreme Popery, I call bullshite. In the meantime, and along with everything else, Fjordman has now pretty much lost everything – job, home, country. I’ve got a cat he could have, but that’s no use when there’s nowhere to keep it. He does have a few (for him) words over at Vlad’swhich I’ll paste here:

Hello from Peder Jensen alias Fjordman. I will continue writing under one name or the other and hope to publish several books in the next year and a half, but after the Breivik case in Norway, which I got mixed up in against my will, I no longer have a job and I am also moving out of my old flat in Oslo, which I already left weeks ago. There are always some costs involved in moving to a different location and creating a new life somewhere else. If you have enjoyed some of my essays in the past I would be grateful if you donated a few bucks this time. Think of it as a Fjordman Relocation Fund. Just mark the donations as being for me and I will get it via Vlad’s fine website. Thank you, and thank you for all the support and kind words I get from long-time readers. Peder

This is not quite a twilight bark – more a twilight blog. *very interesting review of Breivik’s ‘manifesto’ by someone of the left-persuasion. I’m not sure she’s read the Reliance, or the hadiths or the Hedaya, but that’s only to be expected. A few weeks with HuT might help her with a few things. Like the fact that muslims believe that sharia law is Allah’s Law for all men for all time, so whether she agrees with it or not is irrelevant. That’s not conspiracy theory, neither is it conspiracy that a man has been hounded out of his home for writing some hard-hitting essays that focus on the Decline and Fall of Western Civilisation. We’re just not supposed to mention the islamists because we’re not allowed to hurt feelings. Please check out the post over at VladTepes, and if you can donate money to assist Fjordman, please do. If you can’t, then linklove and prayers are most welcome also.

crossposted at rightwingdeathbogan.

Our Langolier government


Most of you probably remember the book and/or movie, The Langoliers. Those little creatures would gobble up, or destroy if you will, everything – matter, space, time – they came across.

In a sense, the Gillard (and previously, Rudd) government has many similarities. Everything her Langolier eyes set themselves upon, they destroy.

The list is unbelievable.

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Green deceivers


The latest Green commercial states that “storms are more extreme and more frequent”.

This is flat out wrong. In fact, the opposite is true.

Yes. Storm frequency and intensity has actually gone down the past 30 years. Here’s data collected by Dr. Ryan Maue Ph.D at Florida State University.

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Julia Gillard’s “Eat Your Peas” Government [Update: Et tu, Obama..?]


“Eat Your Peas” Government is a euphemism for the Nanny State, for the government which assumes that the great bulk of citizens are simply too childlike or stupid to be able to be trusted to make their own decisions about… well… anything.  William Safire famously referred to 1988 Democrat presidential candidate Michael Dukakis as an Eat Your Peas politician for being such a scold, and the term stuck.

An Eat Your Peas government feels that  instead of sticking to looking after the basics (establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense… everybody sing now!) and letting us work out much of the rest as we – reasonable consenting adults that most of us are – see fit, they need to micromanage our lives down to the amount of salt our ketchup is allowed to have and the kinds of windows we can put in our houses… and [insert your favourite nanny-state law here]. You get the drift.

From the start I’ve considered both Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard to be Eat Your Peas politicians – hectoring, nannying, scolding neo-wowsers determined to make us all healthy wealthy and wise in spite of our own dumb selves… but today, Julia went there.

She really, really went there.

In explaining why she still feels righteously compelled to foist her wildly unpopular carbon tax on an increasingly unhappy citizenry, and what she thinks is behind the majority’s lack of support for it, she explained:

“It’s the equivalent of saying ‘eat your vegetables’, I suppose.”

Oh, dear.  “Eat your vegetables.”  Just sit down, shut up, and eat your goddamn vegetables.  Got it?

If our media weren’t so in the bag for Labor, the term “Eat Your Veggies” would stick to Gillard for posterity the way “Eat Your Peas” stuck to Dukakis.

What are the chances?

UPDATE [12 July 2011]:  Obama apparently just went there too…

“It’s not going to get easier, it’s going to get harder. So we might as well do it now; pull off the Band-Aid, eat our peas.”

Since Comrade Julia’s use of that line, her approval rating has dropped to just 28% and Labor’s primary vote has fallen to just 27%.  I wonder if American voters will take to Obama’s use of the line any more kindly than Aussie voters took to Julia’s?

I’m half-convinced that whoever is feeding our pollies these stupid lines must be an undercover VRWC operative.

Heh.

Agreed, Jill Singer: the nonsense has to stop


Jill Singer supports a carbon (dioxide!) tax. Unfortunately, she shows a complete ignorance of the real science behind the politics.

THE “debate” over a carbon tax in Australia has become high farce.

Indeed it has. The Left seem to think that taxing the bejesus out of a trace gas will somehow save a planet that doesn’t need saving. Jill and her ilk fail to realise CO2 is only a minor greenhouse gas at that. It makes up only 0.04% of our atmosphere. Most of it is natural. The sceptical side has man-made CO2 at 3% or about 0.001% of our atmosphere. The alarmist side puts man-made CO2 at ten times higher. But so what? That means man-made CO2 would occupy 0.01% of our atmosphere.

There’s no way Man’s small contribution to a minor greenhouse trace gas – yet an essential gas, most of it naturally occurring – can be the main driver of climate. That hypothesis is, to use Jill’s words, a “high farce”.

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The Socialist threat to our system


It’s not perfect but I like our system. It has made more people healthier and wealthier than any generation in human history.

So with Europe still reeling in financial crises due to decades of Socialist policy creep, what do the Socialists want to do? Collapse the banking system and thus collapse the West.

That bloke’s blog is so far Left, he doesn’t even like Obama, and certainly not for the reasons the Right doesn’t.

And maybe his conspiracy theory about the South Korean warship Cheonan is mainly correct. Doubtful, but who cares?

He should have a real look into North Korea, read testimonies, watch documentaries, and realise even if the pretext is manufactured, somehow North Korea has to go. It would be a horrible place to live.

Sure, the Military Industrial Complex isn’t our fairy godmother, but how many historical examples of socialism and communism, which ultimately lead into totalitarianism, do people need before they realise Socialism sucks?

Great on paper. Crap on the pavement.

1984 and history has taught us that every time the pigs enter the house, they behave like the previous pigs.

We’ve experimented with capitalist pigs and socialist pigs in various areas of the planet. The capitalist pigs ran a better farm for everyone. So much so, even the communist Chinese are “capos” now.

And no, the link specifically advocates non-violence but they are still holding us to ransom.

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UPDATE

Re that final link: a reply…

Well stated.

As you would know, North Korea has been in the news lately.

You mentioned isolationism and how that doesn’t work. North Korea has a policy of “Juche” which loosely translates to “self reliance”.

If that really worked, you’d think NK would sanction themselves. No need for the West to hold them to their word.

You mentioned it will ultimately lead to “war” (militarism). North Korea’s driving policy of late is “Songun” which means “military first”.

A case in point?

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