My latest article at Da Tech Guy blog, Marco Rubio at #CPAC2014: “America must be involved in leading the world”
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“Let me tell you what the Cubans are really good at, because they don’t know how to run their economy, they don’t know how to build, they don’t know how to govern a people. What they are really good at is repression. What they are really good at is shutting off information to the Internet and to radio and television and social media. That’s what they’re really good at. And they’re not just good at it domestically, they’re good exporters of these things. And you want to see exhibit A, B, C and D? I’m going to show them to you right now. They have exported repression in real-time, in our hemisphere, right now.”
I posted the YouTube here, but this is worth reading in full while listening:
Finally, a CNN reporter on the job,
— AnonymousBolivar (@WilliamsXtreme) February 25, 2014
“Since when does the National Guard wear white sneakers?”
— Richard (@RNCF2012) February 25, 2014
“A woman was brutally beaten by female operative of the People’s Guard in Valencia” The perpetrator was later identified as Josneidy Castillo.
— Boina Verde (@cesago) February 24, 2014
— Judith Alves 350 (@LocaLuzCaraball) February 25, 2014
— MAIPO GOLD (@goldtwittee) February 24, 2014
Marco Rubio’s speech on Cuba and Venezuela,
— Ricardo Ramírez. (@RicardoARM_) February 25, 2014
SOS Venezuela video:
El Carabobeño daily’s Flickr photos of the National Guard attacking civilians.
Alex Beech explains media indifference to Venezuela on her Facebook page.
Caracas Gringo: Maduro Must Resign Now! translates the following video,
Monica Showalter‘s Facebook page: Cuban troops instructing Venezuelan goons how to build barricades. Venezuela’s freedom fighters are up against the muscle of Castro
Also via Monica, an article from 2005, Hugo Chávez Enlists a Kennedy for Anti-U.S. Campaign
WSJ: Venezuela’s Maduro Faces Internal Criticism
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro encountered the first criticism from within his ruling coalition when a state governor criticized the government’s crackdown on a growing student movement.
I don’t know, but when two such dissimilar political figures act the same way, something is afoot. Some crack in the facade is showing. Some weakness is being perceived and they both want to take advantage of it.
Victoria Henderson writing at PanAm Post, Chavismo Apologists: The Long Arm of the “Official” Story
Canadian Media Extends Olive Branch to Venezuelan Regime
There’s a women’s protest scheduled for tomorrow. There’s also an initiative to cancel the upcoming Carnival festivities,
— Nicolás Maburro (@Maburrito) February 25, 2014
Special thanks to my former classmate Doris for her Facebook posts.
We’re in for nasty weather
Argentina Warehouse Blaze Kills Nine Firefighters
The Argentine government launched an investigation into a fire that killed nine firefighters and destroyed a warehouse that stored banking and corporate documents here on Wednesday.
Investigators are looking into why the “substantial fire-prevention system” failed to control the blaze, which injured at least seven others, said Security Secretary Sergio Berni.
The destroyed archives included documents stored for Argentine corporations and banks, said Buenos Aires security minister Guillermo Montenegro.
We would really love to show you the documents and records of how wonderfully our economy is doing, and specifically my keen grasp of economic reality and policy, but unfortunately we can’t
Robert Menendez and Marco Rubio, Two leading US Senators anticipate an economic crisis in Argentina, soon
The current Argentine economic situation reached the US Capitol during the hearings to consider President Obama’s nomination for future ambassador in Buenos Aires, and what was said was not encouraging.
No respect shown by Obama for Argentina; but don’t worry, the new American ambassador’s going to fit right in with the ambassadors to Norway, China, and Hungary:
Obama nominee for ambassador to Argentina says he’s NEVER been to the country
- Noah Mamet bundled at least $1 million in campaign donations to President Obama’s two presidential election campaigns, and now he’s in line to be the U.S. ambassador to Argentina
- When Sen. Marco Rubio asked him during his confirmation hearing if he had ever visited the South American country, he admitted that he hadn’t
- Last month the Obama nominee for a similar post in Norway demonstrated a lack of knowledge about that nation’s political structure and said he had never been there
- Newly minted ambassador Max Baucus, now headed to Beijing, freely admitted in his own hearing that he’s ‘no real expert on China’
- The new ambassador to Hungary is a soap opera producer and prolific Democratic fundraiser who couldn’t tell senators what America’s strategic interests are in that country
Sing it, fellas!
Sánchez, 37, met at the White House with presidential advisor for the Western Hemisphere Ricardo Zúñiga. And earlier she had held a meeting with Cuban-American U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Menendez of New Jersey.
Sánchez wanted to clearly describe the difficulties the internal opposition faces, including the consistent harassment from the Cuban government.
Her agenda included a visit to the State Department in the afternoon to pick up her 2011 International Women of Courage Award, an honor she won in absentia two years ago. The award recognizes her commitment to integrity and the defense of human rights.
She later visited Georgetown University to speak at a forum with students and academics.
Sánchez said the meeting with the U.S. senators was positive and also highlighted the spirit of opening, despite the fact that she has expressed her opposition to the embargo the United States has maintained since 1962.
“We talked about relevant issues, of course, the support, the help and solidarity we can have from abroad,” said Sánchez, founder of the blog Generación Y. She added that there was also a touch of typical Cuban humor.” She said jokingly that she had invited the senators to have coffee “on the 14th floor of my Yugoslav-style building, where I hope someday they can go visit.”
In a different article, the Guardian points out,
Sanchez, whose attempts to travel abroad have been rejected more than 20 times in the past five years, is currently on an 80-day tour across Europe, Latin America and the United States
Yesterday, also in Congress, House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere: Joint Statement on Cuban Government’s Continued Human Rights Abuses, Babalu has the post.
When liberals want you in the minority plantation:
They’d be attacking him no matter what just because he’s a rising star from the other party, but yes, of course it’s true that a rising star who’s Latino complicates Democratic plans for a permanent majority in a way that some other Republican wouldn’t.
Listen to this incoherent rant, calling Rubio “brownface” for liking Tupac,
“The motive for the attacks on Rubio is the threat he may pose as a rising star. The Dems would attack him regardless of why he appears to be a rising star. But there’s no doubt that Rubio’s ethnicity is a factor in the perception that he’s someone whose momentum needs to be slowed.”
It gets more interesting, as Ted Cruz is also under fire:
Cruz is under attack because he’s outdebating Democrats and making the likes of Chuck Hagel look bad. The Dems are used to dealing with Republicans who don’t forcefully take them on in debate or who, though willing to engage, have difficulty making well thought-out arguments (e.g., John McCain, the ipse dixit king).
However, I disagree with Paul Mirengoff when he says that
Cruz is something new in town, and the Dems don’t like it. But their problem with Cruz has no relation, not even an indirect one, to his ethnicity.
I know from experience that liberals will not accept a “minority” that doesn’t toe the victimization line.
After all, that’s their main industry.
Members of the media can’t notice Joe Biden’s
brain farts malapropisms, but they’re outraged that Marco Rubio sips water.
Behold the Marco Rubio water bottle,
“Send the liberal detractors a message that not only does Marco Rubio inspire you. … He hydrates you too,”
It wouldn’t be worth noting, if there weren’t so many who share his opinion:
You’d think that he was making a joke and that he would understand that we live in a Constitutional Republic, but it wasn’t a comedy routine:
I’m just here to support the president of the United States. The president of the United States is, you know, our boss. But he’s also, you know, the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country. And when your dad says something, you listen. And when you don’t, it usually bites you in the ass later on. So, I’m here to support the president.
Back in the days of Tsarist Russia people – including Lenin – referred to “our father the Tsar“. How did that work out?
Luckily, we can still poke fun at the idiocy,
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) February 6, 2013
I wonder what Oleg would say to this…
In other news, TIME mag named Marco Rubio “savior”,
— TIME.com (@TIME) February 7, 2013
Marco has the good sense to not be amused,
There is only one savior, and it is not me. #Jesus
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 7, 2013
Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.
Marco Rubio may be the future of the Republican Party, but his views on science appear to be stuck somewhere in the seventeenth century.