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Chavez rooting on Venezuelan driver Duno (Indianapolis 500)
Yahoo ^ | May 25,2007 | PAUL NEWBERRY

Posted on 05/25/2007 6:39:16 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776

Milka Duno and Hugo Chavez bantered back and forth like a couple of flirty schoolchildren. When the two hooked up on the phone this week, Chavez invited Duno to "go for a ride" in his red Volkswagen Bug. Duno countered with an offer to attend a race, drawing a big laugh from the Venezuelan president

"Give me a ride!" he exclaimed. "With you, I'll go anywhere."

For many Americans, Chavez is a pompous blowhard, the world leader who called President Bush "the devil" and positioned himself as a righteous warrior against U.S. imperialism.

Come Sunday, though, Chavez will have a rooting interest in that most red, white and blue of events: the Indianapolis 500.

Duno is the first Venezuelan to make the race, not to mention being part of the first three-woman field in Indy history.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 500; chavez; citgo; duno; indianapolis; indy500; racing
I don't watch Car racing, but I will certainly be voting against the "blowhard's " girl from Venzuela
1 posted on 05/25/2007 6:39:18 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
p> Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, left, smiles outside the presidential palace in Caracas, in an April 13, 2007 file photo. Race driver Milka Duno, right, smiles during an interview at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, on May 19, 2007. (AP Photo/File)
2 posted on 05/25/2007 6:42:28 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776; indylindy

Is it just me, or does this unflattering picture of Milka Duno look just like Michael Jackson?


3 posted on 05/25/2007 6:43:27 AM PDT by TommyDale (More Americans are killed each day in the U.S. by abortion than were killed on 9/11 !)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Her car has Citgo plastered all over it as well; another reason to hope she finishes as a back marker. I will say she has more curves than your average racetrack..

I would like to see Sarah Fisher or Danica win the race.


4 posted on 05/25/2007 6:44:28 AM PDT by IamConservative (I could never be a liar; there's too much to remember.)
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To: TommyDale
Here is another of Milka in a Citgo outfit, I think you are right, she does look like Michael Jackson.


5 posted on 05/25/2007 6:44:59 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: IamConservative; indylindy

Someone should slip in and put a “Hammer & Sickle” emblem on her car.


6 posted on 05/25/2007 6:46:22 AM PDT by TommyDale (More Americans are killed each day in the U.S. by abortion than were killed on 9/11 !)
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To: TommyDale
Is it just me, or does this unflattering picture of Milka Duno look just like Michael Jackson?

Well, she is odd looking with a funny nose. No worry though because there is no way (barring a 32 car crash) she will win Indy this year. By lap 100, she'll either be 5+ laps down or out of the race all together.

GO DANICA!!!!

7 posted on 05/25/2007 6:47:16 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Nosotros no hablamos espaņol.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

That just lowered my opinion of her. If Chavez is her buddy, then I hope she finishes dead last.


8 posted on 05/25/2007 6:47:22 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: TommyDale
Is it just me, or does this unflattering picture of Milka Duno look just like Michael Jackson?

Actually, the picture flatters her.

If you want a woman to win, wish a win for Danica.

I myself want the kid Andretti to win. He is a hell of a young driver!

Last year it was enjoyable to watch him and his Dad dueling!

9 posted on 05/25/2007 6:47:40 AM PDT by dforest (Fighting the new liberal Conservatism. The Left foot in the GOP door.)
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10 posted on 05/25/2007 6:48:35 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: indylindy

I think I agree with you. I remember pulling for the young Andretti myself. And I like Danica!


11 posted on 05/25/2007 6:50:25 AM PDT by TommyDale (More Americans are killed each day in the U.S. by abortion than were killed on 9/11 !)
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To: AmericanMade1776
don't watch Car racing, but I will certainly be voting against the "blowhard's " girl from Venzuela

Car races in general are not won by the racer with the most votes. I plan on watching the entire race, and will be pulling for anyone at the end of the race on the same lap as the leader. Any team and racer that can win this race deserves congratulations and respect from the entire racing world.

12 posted on 05/25/2007 6:55:26 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: indylindy

Duno has no chance. She’s a rookie with little 500 track time, and she starting from 29th (out of 33). Nobody has ever won from that far back. (Two have won from 28th.) Her qualifying speed was the second-worst of the field, was 3.3 mph behind the field average, and 6 mph slower than the top 5. She’s window-dressing, and the only way to get the Fisher-Patrick tandem some attention (since they’ve raced before). Indy has more problems fielding 33 cars lately than getting quality racers, so they’re happy to have a PR-generating back-row filler.


13 posted on 05/25/2007 6:55:40 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Teacher317

I’ll admit it gets attention, though not as much as Danica!


14 posted on 05/25/2007 6:56:56 AM PDT by dforest (Fighting the new liberal Conservatism. The Left foot in the GOP door.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I believe that this comes a bit closer than the comparison to Jacko.

You may not like her politics but you can't deny that Milka is drop dead gorgeous.

15 posted on 05/25/2007 6:57:34 AM PDT by cowboyway (My heroes have always been Cowboys)
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To: TommyDale

I would like to see Sarah Fisher win, if a woman wins the race.

There was an article in USA Today saying that Danica was a bitty.


16 posted on 05/25/2007 6:58:44 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: AmericanMade1776

I’m not sure which is most boring to watch — golf, soccer, bowling, car racing, pro basketball or the Superbowl.


17 posted on 05/25/2007 6:58:58 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: AmericanMade1776

I think this last one is intersting, because she looks exactly like the beer-girl models who often adorn the cars for Indy photo-shoots.


18 posted on 05/25/2007 6:59:25 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: AmericanMade1776

I hope she wins! And after she wins I hope her victory, her car, her trophy and all of her money is seized from her ‘by the people’ and all of it is redistributed to the last place finisher ‘for the people’. Then she should get a one way ticket back to Venezuela.


19 posted on 05/25/2007 7:01:59 AM PDT by navyguy (We don't need more youth. What we need is a fountain of SMART.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

OK, there’s a little Jacko resemblance, but she’s sure got a cute smile. Now let’s see if she’s just curvy eye candy or if she’s got actual driving chops like Fisher and Patrick.

My prediction: DNF. Something breaks on the car and she finishes about where she started, 29th or so.

}:-)4


20 posted on 05/25/2007 7:04:31 AM PDT by Moose4 (Deport 'em. I don't need landscaping and I'll pay more for lettuce.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Captain Blowhard- blowing had yet again.


21 posted on 05/25/2007 7:04:53 AM PDT by roaddog727 (BullS##t does not get bridges built)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Venezuelans are some of the most beautiful women on earth. This race car driver will almost certainly NOT be repatriating her income to Venezuela, where it will be stolen by the commies.

So I have no problem with tis babe.


22 posted on 05/25/2007 7:09:45 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Dixie Yooper

I should of said rooting.. don’t know why I said voting, but once the post was posted, there it was up there..


23 posted on 05/25/2007 7:14:21 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: cowboyway

I don’t like Chavez , don’t watch car racing, don’t buy gas from Citgo, and she represents all of that. I want what lets the air out of the blowhard Chavez. Sorry, I don’t really care about her looks at all, as I am a woman.


24 posted on 05/25/2007 7:16:58 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: navyguy
navyguy wrote: I hope she wins! And after she wins I hope her victory, her car, her trophy and all of her money is seized from her ‘by the people’ and all of it is redistributed to the last place finisher ‘for the people’. Then she should get a one way ticket back to Venezuela.

Get real Chavez is her Sugar Daddy.

25 posted on 05/25/2007 7:17:53 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

A man can dream, can’t he?


26 posted on 05/25/2007 7:21:09 AM PDT by navyguy (We don't need more youth. What we need is a fountain of SMART.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Venezuelan why is anyone from that Communist state allowed into the United States. They should be treated just like the USSR and their Communist scum balls.


27 posted on 05/25/2007 7:21:34 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the US Senate)
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To: AmericanMade1776

To be fair, she is a babe. No reason to dis' her just because she's friendly with the president of her country.

That being said, I hope she comes in last.

28 posted on 05/25/2007 7:22:30 AM PDT by Smedley
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To: AmericanMade1776

Personally, I'll just root for the USA's Danica Patrick

29 posted on 05/25/2007 7:30:12 AM PDT by Smedley
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To: AmericanMade1776
She looks more Sandra Bullock than Michael Jackson.


30 posted on 05/25/2007 7:32:29 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: AmericanMade1776

She will be in the “also ran” list.
I watched her at Kansas, she’s not even close to contending.


31 posted on 05/25/2007 7:36:05 AM PDT by crashthe24
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To: cowboyway

That is a very flattering picture. If you see her close up, you will notice scars and blemishes, as if she had a fire on her face and they put it out with a pick.


32 posted on 05/25/2007 7:39:51 AM PDT by TommyDale (More Americans are killed each day in the U.S. by abortion than were killed on 9/11 !)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Wow, what a hottie! Thanks freepers for posting the pics! Helped make my day. Chavez is all bluster and a moron but I don’t feel especially threatened by the man. Besides, we have much bigger fish to fry.


33 posted on 05/25/2007 7:48:26 AM PDT by quant5
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To: AmericanMade1776
IRL has finally jumped the shark, after trying for a long time.

A three woman contingent sounds like a good thing for ratings and it would be nice to see a serious female driver win or run with the leaders.

But this lady has had a total of ONE prior indy car race, she apparently has trouble communicating with her crew, AND she is a shill for latin america's number one whack-job anti-American dictator.

Indy is a tough track and I doubt any of the other drivers, including the two serious female drivers, are eager to spend the day passing her lap after lap.

Not to mention the tirades we'll hear from Hugo in the event she gets crashed or black flagged for being a hazard.

(PS: I'm for Andretti as well - John Andretti deserves another win in one venue or the other.)

34 posted on 05/25/2007 7:48:29 AM PDT by norton
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To: AmericanMade1776

No wonder the libs love Chavez, he’s the Latino version of Bill Clinton!


35 posted on 05/25/2007 7:51:33 AM PDT by golas1964 (If my dog had Hillary's face, I'd shave her butt and teach her to walk backwards!)
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To: AmericanMade1776
I don’t really care about her looks at all, as I am a woman.

Then why did you compare her to Jacko?

36 posted on 05/25/2007 10:10:27 AM PDT by cowboyway (My heroes have always been Cowboys)
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To: TommyDale
If you see her close up, you will notice scars and blemishes, as if she had a fire on her face and they put it out with a pick.

Maybe I'll get the chance if she comes to Homestead.

37 posted on 05/25/2007 10:13:22 AM PDT by cowboyway (My heroes have always been Cowboys)
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To: AmericanMade1776
I should of said rooting.. don’t know why I said voting, but once the post was posted, there it was up there..

and I just couldn't leave it alone :^)

38 posted on 05/25/2007 2:31:03 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Smedley
Obviously there are attributes that Milka has that Danica could use and visa versa. One attribute that Danica has that she won’t give up is a faster car and better team.
39 posted on 05/25/2007 2:36:35 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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