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Castro 'no longer bed-ridden' (According to Hugo Chavez)
Australia Herald Sun ^ | 8/6/06 | Australia Herald Sun

Posted on 08/06/2006 2:53:17 PM PDT by wagglebee

VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez today said Cuban leader Fidel Castro was now able to leave his bed and hold conversations following stomach surgery that required him to temporarily hand over power to his brother.

"This morning I learned that he's doing well, that he's already standing up out of bed, he's talking - more than he should, because he talks a lot," said Mr Chavez during a conversation with Bolivian President Evo Morales broadcast on television.

"He has sent us regards."

Venezuelan government sources yesterday said Mr Chavez does not have a trip to Cuba on his agenda despite media rumours that he was planning to visit Castro, a close Chavez ally whose country has benefited from preferential sales of Venezuelan crude oil.

Castro was reported yesterday to be able to eat and sit up.

Mr Chavez cancelled a scheduled trip to Bolivia to visit the opening of Bolivia's constituent assembly, charged with rewriting the country's constitution.

The Cuban government last week announced that Castro, 79, had handed control of the government temporarily to his younger brother Raul.

Neither of the two leaders has made a public appearance since the announcement.

Castro has served as a political role model for both Mr Morales and Mr Chavez, who has become the most visible face of a group of increasingly influential leftist Latin American leaders.


TOPICS: Cuba; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
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Venezuelan government sources yesterday said Mr Chavez does not have a trip to Cuba on his agenda despite media rumours that he was planning to visit Castro, a close Chavez ally whose country has benefited from preferential sales of Venezuelan crude oil.

My guess is that Chavez will try to take out Raul teh moment Fidel is dead.

1 posted on 08/06/2006 2:53:19 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee
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I think the dictator of that tropical gulag checked out last week.

2 posted on 08/06/2006 2:55:46 PM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: wagglebee

"He's dead, Raoul, you second-rate schmendrick."


3 posted on 08/06/2006 2:55:47 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: wagglebee
Hell doesn't want him either.
4 posted on 08/06/2006 2:55:51 PM PDT by do the dhue (If you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem. Just say 'no' to demorats!)
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To: wagglebee

"No longer bed-ridden" could just as easily mean dead. And good riddance.


5 posted on 08/06/2006 2:56:16 PM PDT by Argus
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To: wagglebee

Hugo,keep flapping your gums, Castro`s illness could strike you next.


6 posted on 08/06/2006 2:57:11 PM PDT by bybybill (`IF TH E RATS WIN, WE LOSE)
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To: Mr.Smorch
“He's dead Jim.”
7 posted on 08/06/2006 2:57:41 PM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: bybybill

SHOW YOURSELF, BUTCHER!!!


8 posted on 08/06/2006 2:58:42 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: wagglebee

"El es muerto, Jim."


9 posted on 08/06/2006 2:59:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wagglebee

He's no longer bedridden because he is slab-ridden.


10 posted on 08/06/2006 3:03:12 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Life is too short to go through it clenched of sphincter and void of humor - it's okay to laugh.)
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To: johnny7
Yes, I know...

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11 posted on 08/06/2006 3:03:14 PM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: wagglebee


He's dead, Jim.
12 posted on 08/06/2006 3:04:57 PM PDT by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: wagglebee

E's got lovely plumage, too...


13 posted on 08/06/2006 3:08:57 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: wagglebee

Perhaps Cuban communist bureaucrats are waiting unil Castro's birthday to announce things.


14 posted on 08/06/2006 3:09:09 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: wagglebee

bttt


15 posted on 08/06/2006 3:10:39 PM PDT by shield ( A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: wagglebee; Victoria Delsoul

Reminds me of the time I saw Tony Bennett in Atlantic City several years back, and he got a cheap pop from the crowd saying how he has just spoken to Sinatra a short while back and that he is doing fine and sounded strong, and to not beleive the press regarding his declining health.

Frank passed away a few weeks later.


16 posted on 08/06/2006 3:12:45 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: wagglebee

Standing beside the bed with IV drip stand. Next he will take short walks pushing his IV drip stand as he goes.


17 posted on 08/06/2006 3:13:18 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: Argus

Hugo Chavez today related information
concerning Fidel Castro.

"His doctor, DR. Feliz Ortega-Ortiz-Ortega from the esteemed Brigade 33 Rural Health Cooperative and Collective Farm, has him up and moving around now.
Castro played some golf, only nine holes though and shot a 18, not bad for an aging totalitarian dictator eh.
Afterwards, Fidel had a light repast, a Cohiba and is now
resting peacefully."


18 posted on 08/06/2006 3:13:32 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: RightWhale

And after he's taking his short walks with his IV drip stand, he'll get back to the tripping with the IV drip stand.


19 posted on 08/06/2006 3:15:52 PM PDT by mazack
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To: mazack

They'll scold him if he goes a little heavy on the demand feeder, and he will have to stay in hospital until he doesn't need it any more.


20 posted on 08/06/2006 3:19:13 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: wagglebee
"This morning I learned that he's doing well, that he's already standing up out of bed, he's talking

I'm sorry to hear this.......

21 posted on 08/06/2006 3:21:34 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: wagglebee

He's probably still alive, although if the reports from Brazil that he has stomach cancer are true, he would be lucky to make it until Christmas.


22 posted on 08/06/2006 3:23:34 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: HitmanLV

Chavez has to play nice if he wants to get paid for some of the oil he's been selling to Cuba, LOL.


23 posted on 08/06/2006 3:25:23 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: wagglebee

"Castro was reported yesterday to be able to eat and sit up."

Uh huh. He's sitting up and ingesting food, immediately following surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his stomach. Riiight.


24 posted on 08/06/2006 3:26:01 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: rockabyebaby
I'm sorry to hear this.......

Me too...trusting a communist to tell the truth especially Chavez...I'll take what he says like a grain of salt.

25 posted on 08/06/2006 3:27:56 PM PDT by shield ( A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Hahah yes! It always comes down to business! Haha!


26 posted on 08/06/2006 3:33:44 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: wagglebee

Hugo Chavez is not a giant of credibility.


27 posted on 08/06/2006 3:40:19 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: wagglebee

No photos of either Castro to be seen. You would think the regime would put out a photo to calm the masses, though the military/police presence on the streets apparently has the populace cowed for the time being.

It will be interesting to see how long they can get away with this...


28 posted on 08/06/2006 3:45:12 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Free Iran! WARNING! Forbidden Cartoon: .. . *-O(( :-{>. . . .)
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To: pyx
Perhaps Cuban communist bureaucrats are waiting unil Castro's birthday to announce things.

Yes and then they will blame the U.S. for killing him. And the press here will suggest that perhaps those charges should be investigated.

29 posted on 08/06/2006 3:48:49 PM PDT by steveo (ADVERTISEMENT)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Uh huh. He's sitting up and ingesting food, immediately following surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his stomach. Riiight.

IIRC, Kim Jong Mentally Ill said he gave up golf because the first time he played he had 18 holes in one and it bored him.

30 posted on 08/06/2006 3:49:14 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

"he gave up golf because the first time he played he had 18 holes in one and it bored him"

Oh, the ennui. What's a maximum leader to do?


31 posted on 08/06/2006 3:55:21 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: SaxxonWoods
They wanted to release this picture of their "beloved generalissimo," but they didn't think it would calm the masses.

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32 posted on 08/06/2006 4:15:35 PM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: wagglebee

This is worse than Tom Cruise's baby. Nobody's seen it except a few cult members.


33 posted on 08/06/2006 4:16:44 PM PDT by AmishDude (The Constitution: It ain't long, it ain't complicated and it don't take a genius to figure it out.)
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To: HitmanLV

I like the part that he was passing his authority to his YOUNGER brother. Yeah, really YOUNGER.


34 posted on 08/06/2006 4:29:59 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

And probably startin' to stink.


35 posted on 08/06/2006 4:33:33 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (...heavy strings, tune low, play hard and floor it. Floor it. That's technical talk....)
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To: Mr.Smorch

"Hello, Jim? He's.... Yeah, I'll hold."

36 posted on 08/06/2006 4:37:38 PM PDT by Blogatron (- Automated Freeping Device. (Please insert 2 cents for the next rightist harangue))
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To: RegulatorCountry

"Uh huh. He's sitting up and ingesting food, immediately following surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his stomach. Riiight." .......It is! Been there, the very next day they gave me pot roast, green beans and potatos. And that was here in the USA. About an hour after I ate it I gave it back.


37 posted on 08/06/2006 4:59:41 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Has anyone seen a bumper sticker saying "Proud to Be Muslim"??? (rhetorical))
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To: wagglebee

He's DEAD Jim!!!!!!!!!!!!


38 posted on 08/06/2006 5:14:23 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: wagglebee
"No longer bed-ridden . . ."

Nope. He's "coffin-ridden."

39 posted on 08/06/2006 5:17:49 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: RightWhale

I guess now he can only make 5-hour speeches as opposed to his normal 10-hour ones.


40 posted on 08/06/2006 5:43:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Blogatron

Loosely taken from the movie, "Top Secret" :

[talking on the phone] What is the condition of El Lider Maximo?
[pause]
Very well, let me know if there is any change in his condition.
[hangs up the phone]
He's dead.


41 posted on 08/06/2006 5:47:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wagglebee

Castro died on his birthday, next week.


42 posted on 08/06/2006 6:04:54 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Look for the Union label--on the tunnel ceiling as it smashes your car!)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

But did they give him leftist pap instead?


43 posted on 08/06/2006 6:17:15 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a creditcard?)
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To: wagglebee

44 posted on 08/06/2006 7:35:48 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Get off my lawn!)
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