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WHO Lives in a House Like This?
Reaganite Republican ^ | February 15, 2011 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 02/15/2011 5:42:28 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

Can you imagine the bloated ego and over-the-top taste to live in such exaggerated -even cartoonish- opulence? 


A Saudi Prince, ya think? 

Russian oligarch? 

Chinese billionaire? 

Or was it Louis XIV of France...?









Any guesses yet?





Why, this bodacious crib belongs to none other than Soviet-trained economic incompetent, tin-pot dictator, and self-proclaimed "Hitler of all time"... Robert Mugabe


Just contrast that pad with most Zimbabweans living in grinding poverty with a 95% unemployment rate and hyperinflation that topped-out at 6.5 quindecillion novemdecillion percent (6.5 x 10108%!) .
.. fact is, the poor wretches he's ruled over for thirty years have never had it so bad:





Zimbabwe was not so very long ago considered the "bread basket of Africa"- but Mugabe's ill-advised and brutal confiscation of white farms put an end to that, as most properties were handed to privileged ZANU-PF cronies who are not interested in working the land... basically shutting-down the most vital and successful sector of the economy. Thus, even with millions starving in the streets of Harrare, Zimbabwe is a already today a net food importer.

And what did ole Bolshevik Bob have to start with? The former Rhodesia they handed to this racially-obsessed tyrant was an absolutely gorgeous country... an African jewel. 


Outnumbered 22:1, those in Rhodesia's white minority government knew by the mid 1970s that majority rule was inevitable, but their desire for a go-slow transition was simply not acceptable to the international community after the black parties refused to budge and steadily ratcheted-up the military pressure...

[Rhodesian Government VIDEO]

In 1980 Moscow-trained Marxist educator Robert Mugabe was allowed to take a dubious election... since then, he's had the drill down-pat for years.  In retrospect, we should have sold the Rhodesian Army a few dozen tanks and a couple B-52s that would have allowed them to set the schedule- as what's ensued has been a shameful and unnecessary waste... comprehensive national failure at a ghastly human cost. 

Can you imagine the horror of living in a country where -in a headlong rush to correct long-standing injustices overnight- almost unchecked power is forked-over to an anti-democratic communist who admires the Soviet Union... a narcissist and vengeful racist control-freak who's economically clueless...dangerous... and unqualified for the job...? 


For any who haven't noticed,  
Dear Leader likes to live pretty well, too...
and on your tab, of course.

Nehanda Radio   Wikipedia   h/t Speedunque


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: black; marxist; mugabe; rhodesia; zimbabwe

1 posted on 02/15/2011 5:42:32 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Surely they could employ a substantial part of the local population just to clean that place!


2 posted on 02/15/2011 5:44:31 AM PST by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I have no truck with Mugabe. But this little photo montage is as faux as some of that furniture. A number of those pictures ARE NOT Mugabe’s house. Some of the rooms belong to the Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan, who is like the Elvis of India. Type “Sharukh Khan’s house” into Google image and you will see where they came from.


3 posted on 02/15/2011 5:51:52 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Reaganite Republican

4 posted on 02/15/2011 5:52:12 AM PST by SouthDixie (The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I was gonna guess Liberace!


5 posted on 02/15/2011 5:55:02 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: Reaganite Republican

Think Hollywood....

http://www.snopes.com/photos/architecture/mugabe.asp

Anyone surprised?


6 posted on 02/15/2011 5:55:06 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: La Lydia

“Some of the rooms belong to the Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan, who is like the Elvis of India. Type “Sharukh Khan’s house” into Google image and you will see where they came from.?

Good job!! You are right.


7 posted on 02/15/2011 5:55:44 AM PST by all the best
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To: all the best

(Blush) I frequent a number of interior decoration and design blogs (too many, according to some in my household), and poor Shahrukh’s house has been held up as an object of ridicule on several of them.


8 posted on 02/15/2011 6:00:47 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Reaganite Republican

The only thing that can protect such a disparity is the military. So he must be paying his army pretty well. But where does he get the money? And when the first check bounces, does the looting begin?


9 posted on 02/15/2011 6:01:02 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Note that this happened during Jimmy Carter's presidency. Carter was also instrumental in enabling the tyrannical mullahs in Iran.

What countries will fall into extreme tyranny & poverty during Obama’s presidency? The North African states seem prime candidates.

10 posted on 02/15/2011 6:01:19 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: all the best

I was going to say Trump. He does like his over the top gold.


11 posted on 02/15/2011 6:01:39 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: JoeDetweiler

Funny!


12 posted on 02/15/2011 6:02:22 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: RummyChick; Mister Da; IronJack

This is a fake, that isn’t Mugabe’s house. See other posts.


13 posted on 02/15/2011 6:04:28 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: RummyChick

Good guess. Trump’s New York digs are embarrassingly tacky. Much money, little taste.


14 posted on 02/15/2011 6:05:28 AM PST by all the best
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To: all the best

Much money, little taste. PREDATORY DECORATORS.


15 posted on 02/15/2011 6:08:50 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: RexBeach

Barbra Streisand!


16 posted on 02/15/2011 6:18:46 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: all the best

I’ll never forget when Trump gilded the statue of General Sherman in Central Park. It was a beautiful green color from oxidation (I guess). Now it looks like it could fit in the foyer of Mama Leone’s.


17 posted on 02/15/2011 6:24:20 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Reaganite Republican
Any guesses yet?

Al Gore?

18 posted on 02/15/2011 6:30:25 AM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Reaganite Republican

What gorpy decor!! THAT place would give me nightmares!!


19 posted on 02/15/2011 6:43:30 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

BOs model for the change coming to the US—think cousin Mugabe!


20 posted on 02/15/2011 6:52:38 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: La Lydia

Too quaint and simple for Mugme’s ego.


21 posted on 02/15/2011 6:57:58 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: La Lydia

Too quaint and simple for Mugme’s ego.


22 posted on 02/15/2011 6:58:08 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

ok all of you that a fast on the draw...how many forwarded this to someone with out first checking to see that it is fake...raise your hands


23 posted on 02/15/2011 7:01:02 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: count-your-change

Where’s the pool table?


24 posted on 02/15/2011 7:09:52 AM PST by aimhigh (True bitter clingers cling to their guns AND their bibles.)
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To: BubbaJunebug

Probably true, but Mugabe lives like a king just as BO&MO do.


25 posted on 02/15/2011 7:15:51 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Reaganite Republican

Bookmark.


26 posted on 02/15/2011 7:32:43 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I was going to guess these were pictures of Al Gore’s seaside mansion in California. The wind mills, solar collectors and composting toilet just weren’t visible.


27 posted on 02/15/2011 7:41:00 AM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: aimhigh

In the basement with the paintings on black velvet. Maybe with a cheap faux Bud neon sign.


28 posted on 02/15/2011 7:58:38 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

That Lawn needed a double cut.


29 posted on 02/15/2011 8:15:43 AM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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