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Venezuela and Hollywood; Axis of Stupidity
Flopping Aces ^ | 02-18-14 | DrJohn

Posted on 02/19/2014 10:43:48 AM PST by Starman417

penn and chavez

Sean Penn is an idiot. But you knew that. There are more idiots in Hollywood. But you knew that too. Here is a who's who of Hollywood idiots who were supporters of Hugo Chavez.

Oliver Stone, Danny Glover, Kevin Spacey, Harry Belafonte and Don King.

Belafonte has claimed that millions of Americans support Chavez. Of Chavez government King once said

"To see what is happening here makes me feel good all over."

If only someone would shove a microphone up his in his face and in the faces of all these idiots and see what they have to say about Chavez's Venezuela today.

A year ago I was in Caracas and described the visit here:

At first glance it seems like a reasonably decent airport. Then after a while you notice the dilapidation, the inoperative urinal, the broken floor tiles. A surprisingly pretty Immigration Agent waves me over, inspects my documents, asks a few questions in passable English and allows me into the country. I retrieve my bag and then pass both the bag and the carry-on through the x-ray machine just before the the exit.

This is my first trip to Caracas and I was not without anxiety given the tumultuous events of the last few weeks. I had been invited to come and lecture at a meeting. A giant screen in the airport lobby displays unending scenes of tribute to the departed leader. The termperature is comfortable but the exposed air conditioning vents are not controlling the humidity well.

It turned out that the person who I expected to pick me up never made the trip to Venezuela. I called him and he told me that a driver was indeed on the way and should be there already. Within ten minutes I located him holding a hand-made sign that read “Jhon…”

The twenty minutes or so ride to the Eurobuilding hotel downtown wound its way up the side of the mountain over roads much in need of repair. Chavez’ image is ubiquitous. The Eurobuilding Hotel is attractive but not world class. The staff is very polite and helpful. The bath/shower has dark marks on its floor and if you grab the towel rack a little too tightly one of the cross bars will fall out. There is free wireless internet and there are more than 100 channels on the TV and there are even American shows with Spanish subtitles. A complete lack of English speaking television is one of the best ways to create the feeling of cultural isolation, something I’d experienced in South Korea. The pool and the palm trees cannot hide a basic truth.

Venezuela is a mess.

It's a lot more of a mess today:

Venezuela is faced by economic, social, and political challenges: Inflation is at 56 percent, the currency is rapidly devaluing, shortages of staples like toilet paper and sugar are plaguing the nation, and the murder rate is one of the worst in the world. What started out as roughly two weeks of small, student-led protests against the Maduro administration has turned into opposition-organized marches that involve stone-throwing and taunting met by tear gas and water cannons.

One the acts of a desperate regime is to create enemies:

(CNN) -- Venezuela said Monday that three U.S. diplomats have 48 hours to leave the South American country, accusing them of conspiring against its government.

The State Department fired back, calling that claim "baseless and false" and saying the United States had not yet received any formal notification of the officials' expulsion.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua accused the U.S. officials of using a visa program as a cover to meet with youth organizers at private universities "for training, financing and creating youth organizations through which violence is promoted in Venezuela."

Then you shut down the media that's critical of you

“These are legitimate issues that do need a popular voice and channel for expression,” says Christopher Sabatini, senior director of policy at the Americas Society in New York. “What makes the protests particularly volatile is that other avenues to express these demands have been closed down,” Mr. Sabatini says, referring to the closure of opposition media over the past several years and the shuttering of multiple newspapers nationwide more recently due to paper shortages.

and jail the opposition:

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
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1 posted on 02/19/2014 10:43:49 AM PST by Starman417
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2 posted on 02/19/2014 12:14:36 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Starman417

A primer as a good start I guess

3 posted on 02/19/2014 12:21:58 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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Venezuelan beauty queen Genesis Carmona, 22, fatally shot in head during protest

Genesis Carmona, who served as her state’s 2013 Miss Turismo, was shot in the head in the city of Valencia Tuesday. The 22-year-old died Wednesday afternoon, marking the fifth fatality during the country’s ongoing political turmoil.

By Nina Golgowski / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014,

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4 posted on 02/20/2014 10:32:26 AM PST by Dqban22
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I guess if you want MSM to cover you gotta get a pretty woman killed first. *sigh*

5 posted on 02/20/2014 11:20:54 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Dqban22

Trust me, we’re better off with him staying on the golf course.

6 posted on 02/20/2014 11:22:35 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Starman417.
7 posted on 02/20/2014 7:20:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (
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To: GeronL

Where have all the Flower Children gone?

By: Humberto Fontova


That silence you hear issues from the media/celebrity axis regarding the massive protests in Venezuela where hip college kids are being beaten, tear-gassed, and shot down in a manner to shame anything done by Mayor Daley’s police in 1968 or the Ohio National Guard in 1970. Six Venezuelan youths are confirmed dead and hundreds have been injured and/or arrested.

Forget looking in the mainstream media for the nitty-gritty of this communist repression. The Venezuelan regime —under the (literal!) and expert tutelage of their Cuban colonial overlords–is easily censoring the sheeplike mainstream media. The truth is getting out through social media.
Please don’t miss these dramatic videos.

8 posted on 02/21/2014 10:33:21 AM PST by Dqban22
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9 posted on 02/21/2014 11:00:57 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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