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Andy Garcia is Fed Up With People Who Glorify Che Guevara
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Posted on 04/25/2006 7:19:19 PM PDT by Number57

Andy Garcia is urging fashion-conscious rebels to stop wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the image of Latino revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara because they remind Cubans of terrible times. The actor accepts that Guevara stands for rebellion and is seen as a hero to many, but he sees the revolutionary as a butcher who killed millions of his countrymen.

Argentine-born Guevara helped current Cuban leader Fidel Castro overthrow General Fulgencio Batista's government in a guerrilla revolution in the late 1950s.

Garcia, who left Cuba when he was five, says, "I'd be curious to go around and ask them how much they really know about Che. Some people wearing the T-shirt don't even know his name. They know he's some sort of revolutionary, and to wear his image is cool because you feel like a revolutionary. Someone told me the other day that they asked one of these people if they were aware of all the executions that Che was a part of in Cuba and the guy said, 'Well, I don't know if that's true, as if it had been made up to discredit him.' I wish you could say it was made up because that would mean that all those people didn't die under his thumb. That's the tragedy."


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1 posted on 04/25/2006 7:19:25 PM PDT by Number57
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To: Number57
"Andy Garcia is urging fashion-conscious rebels to stop wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the image of Latino revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara"

Well, that's a nice start Andy. Now, how about showing some real cujones & take on those Hollywood jerks that keep running down to Cuba to meet with Fidal?
2 posted on 04/25/2006 7:24:19 PM PDT by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: Number57

Uh oh... Andy is bucking the liberal ideology. No wonder his career went into the toilet.


3 posted on 04/25/2006 7:24:55 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: Number57
His distant cousin, "Cho" Guevara.....


4 posted on 04/25/2006 7:25:31 PM PDT by edpc
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To: Number57

I always knew there was a reason Andy Garcia made me think sinful thoughts.


5 posted on 04/25/2006 7:27:39 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Some people are living examples of why cousins shouldn't marry.)
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To: SAMS
Q: Have you ever thought about going back?

A: Every day I think about going back.

Q: You could. People go to Cuba all the time from Canada or Mexico. It has become this sexy tourist destination because it's taboo.

A: Well, Cuba has always been sexy. (Laughs) It's sexy even in the state of decay it's in. But to go there is illegal. I would never go back under those conditions. Emotionally, I've never wanted to go back while Castro was there. I'll wait until he's dead and buried.

6 posted on 04/25/2006 7:29:13 PM PDT by Number57 ("Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.")
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To: Number57
If you gotta wear a "Che" T shirt, put this photo on it. (Communists look much better in this kind of pose.)


7 posted on 04/25/2006 7:31:02 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: DJ Taylor

Thanks! *saved*


8 posted on 04/25/2006 7:31:48 PM PDT by Number57 ("Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.")
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To: Number57

Sad. This guy is whistling in the wind.


9 posted on 04/25/2006 7:32:52 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Number57
I think there should be a picture rule on FR about Andy like there is for Ann Coulter.

Oooh - la - la! Love those swarthy men. Sorry, Mr. P.

(who is a gorgeous hunk of black Irish, don' cha know!)

10 posted on 04/25/2006 7:33:12 PM PDT by pettifogger
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To: hispanarepublicana

I think I'll have to borrow your reason ;)



Now where are all those freepers who post pics????


11 posted on 04/25/2006 7:33:53 PM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: edpc

Margret Cho it just Kim Il-Sung in drag


12 posted on 04/25/2006 7:34:07 PM PDT by tophat9000 (If it was illegal French Canadians would La Raza back them? Racist back there race over country)
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To: Number57

Here in Atlanta, someone actually named a restaurant "Che". I know it means "friend" in Spanish, but they must have been thinking of Guevara. It closed down.


13 posted on 04/25/2006 7:35:01 PM PDT by Toskrin (It didn't seem nostalgic when I was doing it)
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To: Number57
"Argentine-born Guevara helped current Cuban leader Fidel Castro overthrow General Fulgencio Batista's government in a guerrilla revolution in the late 1950s."

It's been posited that Castro tipped off The CIA and the Argentine government about Che's location so he could be knocked off. I guess Castro didn't want the competition.

As an aside,kids wearing Che tee shirts are not old enough to know about him anyway.

14 posted on 04/25/2006 7:35:55 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Number57
and to wear his image is cool

That pretty well sums things up.
15 posted on 04/25/2006 7:36:43 PM PDT by P-40 (http://www.590klbj.com/forum/index.php?referrerid=1854)
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To: pettifogger
Not Ann, but not bad either.
16 posted on 04/25/2006 7:36:52 PM PDT by listenhillary (The original Contract with America - The U.S. Constitution)
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To: Katya

17 posted on 04/25/2006 7:37:23 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Some people are living examples of why cousins shouldn't marry.)
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To: Number57

18 posted on 04/25/2006 7:38:33 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: listenhillary

Where I can I get like ten of those?


19 posted on 04/25/2006 7:39:36 PM PDT by Number57 ("Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.")
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To: DJ Taylor

Oh, I do like that photo!!! I see a T-shirt in my future!!!!!!


20 posted on 04/25/2006 7:40:10 PM PDT by true_blue_texican (grateful texan!)
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To: DJ Taylor

The only good Red, is a dead Red. Che is a good Red.


21 posted on 04/25/2006 7:40:26 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: Number57

22 posted on 04/25/2006 7:42:34 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"The only good Red, is a dead Red. Che is a good Red."

And he has been good for many years to boot.

23 posted on 04/25/2006 7:42:46 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: listenhillary
Oh, for goodness' sake! Not some long-haired blonde, you twerp! We need a swarthy man picture!

My html posting skills stink, but there are several here:

www.konary.com/andy

24 posted on 04/25/2006 7:43:08 PM PDT by pettifogger
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To: Number57

http://www.thoseshirts.com/reagan.html


25 posted on 04/25/2006 7:43:27 PM PDT by listenhillary (The original Contract with America - The U.S. Constitution)
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To: hispanarepublicana

Thank-you, thank-you. Check out my link above!


26 posted on 04/25/2006 7:43:40 PM PDT by pettifogger
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To: rlmorel

LMAO... it's the nervous system.


27 posted on 04/25/2006 7:44:01 PM PDT by Number57 ("Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.")
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To: pettifogger

I'm sorry, but I love these shirts. Makes steam come out of the liberal's ears, they do.


28 posted on 04/25/2006 7:45:07 PM PDT by listenhillary (The original Contract with America - The U.S. Constitution)
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To: DJ Taylor

"If you gotta wear a "Che" T shirt, put this photo on it. (Communists look much better in this kind of pose.)"

That's one of my alltime favorite pictures. Thanks for posting it.


29 posted on 04/25/2006 7:45:29 PM PDT by wolf24 ("It's always easy to rally the stupid.")
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To: listenhillary

Thank you


30 posted on 04/25/2006 7:46:00 PM PDT by Number57 ("Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.")
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To: Toskrin

I actually lived in Argentina for 2 years. There, you call EVERYBODY Che'. It's like saying "hey, Mac"... You might say to a friend "Don't give me that b.s., Che'!" It's also used like this: "Che', Carlos, come here!"

The reason Ernesto was called El Che' is because he spoke like an Argentine throughout South and Central America -- Since he said things like, "Che', Fidel, let's kill some capitalist pigs," the NON-Argentines called him The Che'.

OK, history lesson's over. Back to your regularly scheduled programming....


31 posted on 04/25/2006 7:46:46 PM PDT by true_blue_texican (grateful texan!)
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To: pettifogger

Hey!!! Those are eyes to die for!! :-0


32 posted on 04/25/2006 7:48:09 PM PDT by true_blue_texican (grateful texan!)
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To: Number57

33 posted on 04/25/2006 7:48:44 PM PDT by listenhillary (The original Contract with America - The U.S. Constitution)
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To: hispanarepublicana
From some star website ". . . He married Maria Victora in 1982 after 7 years of dating. They now have three daughters - Dominik, Daniella and Alessandra. Andy Garcia is said to be very protective of his family's privacy."

Even sexier after that tidbit. Never really looked into his bio much, just find him incredibly sexy. Maria is a lucky lady. Bet the daughters are gorgeous and that ol' Andy better be packin'.

34 posted on 04/25/2006 7:49:28 PM PDT by pettifogger
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To: pettifogger

Is this what you were looking at?

35 posted on 04/25/2006 7:50:00 PM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: Number57
I love that people wear Che Guevara t-shirts, it's the quickest way I've come across to correctly sum somebody up as a historical illiterate and unabashed moron.

One day, I was walking into the supermarket and saw a bicycle chained to post with positively asinine, vulgar, anti-American bumper stickers plastered all over it.

I was giggling at it and wondering what sort of jackass would display such stupidity so proudly. Suddenly the door to the liquor store next door opened and some fiftyish long-haired, mouth-breathing lump steps out, carrying a bottle of cheap wine and wearing a Che t-shirt.

I really couldn't help myself and I just busted out laughing at him.

I guffawed at him the whole time he was trying to unlock his bike, fumbling with the combination lock. I never laughed so hard in a guy's face like that.

He just looked like he was going to cry at my disrespect for his shallow nebulous political persona. He rode off in a huff, no doubt to get drunk and fancy himself a romantic revolutionary on his mom's couch.

36 posted on 04/25/2006 7:51:43 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Number57

Someone told me the other day that they asked one of these people if they were aware of all the executions that Che was a part of in Cuba

It would be nice to have a T-shirt with that written on it.


37 posted on 04/25/2006 7:53:30 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ((FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.))
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Isn't he coming out with a new movie about the revolution? I'll pay the ten bucks for it to stay around!
It always irritates me to see these kids with Che, and I have asked them why they support a murderer, and they either don't know who he is, or just spout some communist BS. My kid bro has a shirt like it, with Communism Sucks written across the face. It's a real conversation starter for him.
38 posted on 04/25/2006 7:54:08 PM PDT by TrogdortheBurninator (Masters, remember that I am an ass: though it be not written down, yet forget not that I am an ass!)
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To: hispanarepublicana

I loved him in "The Untouchables"!!


39 posted on 04/25/2006 7:54:20 PM PDT by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: dead

Wearing 'Che' is about as dumb as these idiots wearing the 'CCCP' t-shirts and have NO idea what the hell it means.


40 posted on 04/25/2006 7:54:42 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Protect American jobs. Don't hire illegals.)
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To: listenhillary

She looks a lot healthier than Ann.


41 posted on 04/25/2006 7:54:42 PM PDT by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: hispanarepublicana
I always knew there was a reason Andy Garcia made me think sinful thoughts.

Oh, whew!! I was concerned for a minute. Then I saw your handle femenina. ... of course, this is the internet -- one can always pretend; hmmm
42 posted on 04/25/2006 7:55:17 PM PDT by true_blue_texican (grateful texan!)
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To: Number57

43 posted on 04/25/2006 7:55:22 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: hispanarepublicana

Here's another one.

44 posted on 04/25/2006 7:56:22 PM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: mollynme
Oh dear, that's the one.

Too young for hot flashes bump.

45 posted on 04/25/2006 7:56:32 PM PDT by pettifogger
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To: dead

ACK!!


46 posted on 04/25/2006 7:57:43 PM PDT by Number57 ("Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.")
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To: listenhillary

Hokey smokes.


47 posted on 04/25/2006 7:59:30 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: true_blue_texican
one can always pretend; hmmm

I'm FReeping to put off cleaning the kitchen. I cooked such a good dinner for Mr. HR that he's passed out on the couch. If that's not "authentic female," I don't know what is.

48 posted on 04/25/2006 7:59:39 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Some people are living examples of why cousins shouldn't marry.)
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To: dead

"He rode off in a huff, no doubt to get drunk and fancy himself a romantic revolutionary on his mom's couch."

Or, maybe the silly, backward-looking wastrel summoned enough unrighteous indignation to create several loopy identities in DUmmiland, and now fancies himself a "change agent," lol.


49 posted on 04/25/2006 7:59:54 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Number57

Good for him.


50 posted on 04/25/2006 7:59:58 PM PDT by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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