Fidel Castro, slave master to his fellow countrymen, is finally and officially dead. The Organized Left’s Idea of a Great Leader has already been cremated. Last evening a memorial service, featuring a B-list of presidents and representatives of governments across several continents, eulogized the tyrant, and From Wednesday, Mr. Castro’s ashes will be slowly taken … Continue reading Cuba: Don’t say “good morning”
by baldilocks Below Florida, that is. Michael Totten documents his visit to Castro’s Cuba: I had to lie to get into the country. Customs and immigration officials at Havana’s tiny, dreary José Martí International Airport would have evicted me had they known I was a journalist. But not even a total-surveillance police state can keep … Continue reading The Hell Below
As a general rule there is never a bad time for a murderous dictator to meet his end, however the timing of Fidel Castro's death, at a moment when most American leftists in media and academia are berating and bemoaning the election of Donald Trump is most fortuitous. Castro's death while all this insanity is … Continue reading A Teachable moment for Students back to school Today on Trump vs Castro
by baldilocks Like a twisted version of Santa Claus, the late Fidel Castro had gifts of horror to dispense to the country over which he ruled. He turned Cuba into a colony of the Soviet Union and nearly caused a nuclear holocaust. He sponsored terrorism wherever he could and allied himself with many of the … Continue reading The Organized Left’s Idea of a Great Leader
There is a lot of celebrating over the death of Fidel Castro (along, ironically, with grief from the same folk who claim they are afraid of a dictatorship by Donald Trump). It is one of the top stories in the news this weekend generating story after story all over the world with a lot of … Continue reading Stacy McCain on Two Unsurprising Deaths
The first time I was in England I heard a phrase, sure as rain (that stuck with me, since it was raining), which means something will certainly occur. Sure as rain, rumors that Fidel Castro is dead are coming up again. For Latin America watchers, this is routine, happening at intervals over the years. In … Continue reading Cuba: Is Fidel dead yet?
by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, died yesterday. Cuba's government-run media mourned Fidel's friend, who even worked for Cuba's Prensa Latina news agency in Bogota and New York. He was 87 years old. One of the giants of Spanish-language literature, García Márquez's most renowned novel is A … Continue reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez, RIP
...than objecting to deifying a murderous communist dictator who has made his little island so wonderful that for decades people have risked drowning in the open ocean to escape it. Yup sure is crazy congratulations Atlantic you figured out that stuff like this: We are supposed to conclude that Cuba is no longer a threat … Continue reading Nothing says a person is unhinged more…
In 1941 Governor Lee "Pappy" McDaniel ran in a special election for an open Senate seat created by the death of Senator John Sheppard (an interesting fact is that a son of Sam Houston the 1st president of Texas born in 1793 was appointed as a "placeholder" senator during the time between the death and … Continue reading Fidel Castro and Pappy McDaniel
It is fortunate for the world that people like this exist: I think that I would be too selfish and disloyal to my core values if I limited my magnanimity to my immediate family. You see, I treat all oppressed Cubans as my immediate relatives. When a political prisoner like Orlando Zapata Tamayo goes on … Continue reading Long memories for the oppressed
The Washington Post praises president Obama for tough words on Cuba concerning their treatment of strikers: PRESIDENT OBAMA issued a statement Wednesday that forthrightly described what has become of his effort to reach out to the Castro regime in Cuba. "Instead of embracing an opportunity to enter a new era," he said, "Cuban authorities continue … Continue reading Hey suddebly the Obama administration discovers repression in Cuba!
...if Fidel Castro is endorsing his healthcare plan? Isn't that awesome? We're finally "catching up" to the oppressive, poverty-stricken, third world ashtray of Cuba! Wouldn't it be awesome if we just ended up like Cuba? I can't wait to see the utopia that's surely just around the corner! Maybe we can eventually have a tyrannical … Continue reading Hey can we call the president a socialist…