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Ex-soccer star Maradona tells Chavez he hates U.S. [I hate it with all my strength," he added....]
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Posted on 08/19/2007 1:46:37 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Ex-soccer star Maradona tells Chavez he hates U.S. Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:21PM EDT

CARACAS (Reuters) - Former Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona on Sunday said he hates the United States "with all my strength" during an appearance on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's weekly television show.

The leftist soccer legend, like the fiercely anti-U.S. Chavez, is a close ally of Cuba's Fidel Castro.

"I believe in Chavez, I am Chavista ... . Everything Fidel does, everything Chavez does for me is the best (that can be done)," Maradona said, sitting with Chavez on the set of the president's Sunday talk show.

"I hate everything that comes from the United States. I hate it with all my strength," he added to thunderous applause and cheering from the hundreds of Chavez supporters gathered in an auditorium for the show.

Chavez, a self-described socialist revolutionary, is an unrelenting critic of Washington and frequently describes the United States as a decadent empire.

U.S. State Department officials call Chavez a threat to regional democracy and accuse him of using the OPEC nation's oil wealth to meddle in the affairs of neighboring nations.

Maradona, 46, received drug rehabilitation treatment in Cuba following a hospital stay in 2000 linked to cocaine use. In 2005 he launched a television talk show that lasted one season.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: loser; neverheardofhim; punk; snort; soccer; soccersuckup
must visit the Daily Kos as well........
1 posted on 08/19/2007 1:46:41 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Never heard of her. ;-)


2 posted on 08/19/2007 1:47:18 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: Sub-Driver

Must be running for vice president for life.


3 posted on 08/19/2007 1:50:02 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: HitmanLV

I think Maradona is a singer married to some English guy.


4 posted on 08/19/2007 1:50:17 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: HitmanLV

That’s just depressing. How many will blindly agree because he was good at sports...and cocaine?


5 posted on 08/19/2007 1:50:27 PM PDT by villagerjoel (Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: SolidWood

Sounds about right.


6 posted on 08/19/2007 1:50:45 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: Sub-Driver

does maradona have man hands too?


7 posted on 08/19/2007 1:53:10 PM PDT by Disciplinemisanthropy (...and that, friends, is what grinds my gears.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Image hosted by Photobucket.com last time i saw that fat tub of guts... it looked like it took ALL his strength just to stand up straight!!!
8 posted on 08/19/2007 1:53:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, Diego, I guess that’s not a milk mustache?


9 posted on 08/19/2007 1:53:35 PM PDT by GBA ( God Bless America!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Didn’t Maradona play Evita?


10 posted on 08/19/2007 1:56:06 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: neodad

Yeah,who can ever forget Maradonas “Don’t cry for me Venezuela”?


11 posted on 08/19/2007 1:58:03 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: Sub-Driver

Well we hate you too Maradona, so FOAD you filthy degenerate pinko sh!tbag.


12 posted on 08/19/2007 1:58:36 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Chode

yeah the drugs ruined him......in fact I think they damaged his brain cells based upon these comments!


13 posted on 08/19/2007 1:58:40 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maradona and Colin Farrell. Sheesh.

14 posted on 08/19/2007 2:00:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver
And this guy wants to lecture the US on decadence?
15 posted on 08/19/2007 2:01:18 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger
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To: Billthedrill

16 posted on 08/19/2007 2:01:28 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Sub-Driver

It stands to reason because he has been on drugs and a nut case for many, many years. This is the reason he was kicked off his team many years ago.

And no reason for alarm. He has been on Castro’s side for many years once he was given the door.


17 posted on 08/19/2007 2:03:42 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Billthedrill

Ugh... Hollywood is in bed with Third World Communism. LITERALLY.


18 posted on 08/19/2007 2:03:52 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: Sub-Driver
For those of you who don't know - diego maradona is one of the most infamous cheats in all of sporting history.

As any english person will tell you - we HATE few people more than we do maradona.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_of_God_goal Look it up - he will burn in hell - and not just for that, he's a nasty, selfish bastard. I'm not to fond of Argentinians as it goes - they've never got over the beating we gave them.

Put that in your bong and smoke it you fat junkie!

19 posted on 08/19/2007 2:06:08 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Sub-Driver
"I hate envy everything that comes from the United States. I hate envy it with all my strength," Maradona said
20 posted on 08/19/2007 2:12:41 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: Sub-Driver

They must have let him keep his money.


21 posted on 08/19/2007 2:15:04 PM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: UKrepublican
As any english person will tell you - we HATE few people more than we do maradona.

Evidently at least one Irishman likes him quite a bit. (See post #14)

22 posted on 08/19/2007 2:17:19 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: UKrepublican
It's good when cheatin' pigs don't like us. It means we're doing things right.


23 posted on 08/19/2007 2:19:23 PM PDT by bannie
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To: Mr. Mojo

A few of them liked the nazis too - so we really shouldn’t be surprised our cousins make a few bad decisions here and there.


24 posted on 08/19/2007 2:21:12 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Billthedrill

Disgusting. Are they actually swapping spit?


25 posted on 08/19/2007 2:23:12 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Sub-Driver
"I hate everything that comes from the United States. I hate it with all my strength"

I have never heard of you. Now that I've read about you, I conclude that you are harmless. Now I will have lunch.

26 posted on 08/19/2007 2:23:12 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Sub-Driver
Maradona's talk show flopped in Argentina. He's yesterday's news - like his totalitarian idols.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

27 posted on 08/19/2007 2:24:49 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Mr. Mojo

not sure what a maradonna (sp) is but seems like it should be on the terrorist watch list.


28 posted on 08/19/2007 2:24:57 PM PDT by crazyshrink
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To: Sub-Driver
"I hate everything that comes from the United States. I hate it with all my strength,"

When a leftist says things like this, it isn't hate. It's actually very loving and accepting. When they froth and convulse with unmitigated rage, underneath it all, they really are sending positive vibes of hope and goodness into the universe.

29 posted on 08/19/2007 2:25:31 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: Vince Ferrer

lol!


30 posted on 08/19/2007 2:26:28 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Sub-Driver

Maradona... the hand of God will soon slap you down... pos druggie loser.


31 posted on 08/19/2007 2:36:33 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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Commie Maradona should stick to what he's good at; impersonating Freddie Fender.


32 posted on 08/19/2007 2:39:03 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Mr. Mojo

All they need is George Michael to fill out that picture.


33 posted on 08/19/2007 2:49:10 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Diego.... you didn’t get rich, famous and fat living in Cuba and Venezuela now did you? You are one sicko loser aligning yourself with tyrannical freedom-stomping dictators like Castro and Chavez. Hate the USA? we don’t want or need you here anyway. Enjoy your demented existence with your putrid heroes. God bless the USA.


34 posted on 08/19/2007 3:16:46 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: Sub-Driver
Maradona's Fall from Grace
35 posted on 08/19/2007 3:20:17 PM PDT by sono ("I'm glad I don't play anymore. I could never learn all those handshakes." Phil Rizzuto)
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To: HitmanLV
Never heard of her. ;-)

I liked "Papa Don't Preach".

36 posted on 08/19/2007 3:20:28 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Sub-Driver

I honestly have no idea who this is, nor do I care.


37 posted on 08/19/2007 3:24:53 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow! I’m sure he’ll get a big-time Hollywood contract before the years’s out!


38 posted on 08/19/2007 3:27:30 PM PDT by rbosque ("To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." - Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Sub-Driver

MARADONA - KEY DATES
30/10/60: Born in Buenos Aires slum
20/10/76: Pro debut for Argentinos Juniors aged 15
27/2/77: Debut for Argentina v Hungary
June 1982: Joins Barcelona
June 1984: Joins Napoli
17/3/91: 15-month ban after positive drugs test
June 94: Ejected from World Cup after testing positive
August 1997: Tests positive for third time
25/10/97: Retires from playing on 37th birthday


39 posted on 08/19/2007 3:29:35 PM PDT by Garvin (God save us from the Democrats, Semper Fi!)
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To: UKrepublican; RepublitarianRoger; Billthedrill; aculeus
For those of you who don't know - diego maradona is one of the most infamous cheats in all of sporting history.

See Martin Amis’s take, beneath the first three asterisks, on cheats and Argentina.

(And thanks to RepublitarianRoger for first linking it).

41 posted on 08/19/2007 3:51:53 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Sub-Driver

Tell me again why this third world sport keeps getting shoved down our throats. Who give a crap about soccer..............


42 posted on 08/19/2007 4:16:46 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: dighton
I always thought Argentines' considered themselves to be closer to Europe than South America. But the quote
...foul means are incomparably more satisfying than fair. "It's the same in government and business. They don't just tolerate corruption. They worship corruption."

sounds like it could be the Clinton-renewed Dem party.

I don't care for soccer, so Maradona means nothing to me.

He appears to be a bitter had-been. Typical left-wing gratitude.

Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You can't be on top all the time; it isn't natural. - O. de Havilland

43 posted on 08/19/2007 4:27:55 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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And we should care what this has-been,drug addled, semi-literate Third Worlder says about ANYTHING?


44 posted on 08/19/2007 4:55:52 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: dighton

Many thanks for that. Amis can really write. As for Dieguito...what a waste.


45 posted on 08/19/2007 5:10:26 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver
Maradona, 46, received drug rehabilitation treatment in Cuba following a hospital stay in 2000 linked to cocaine use.

There's a reason they call it 'dope'.

46 posted on 08/19/2007 5:25:45 PM PDT by Hoodat ("I get tired of people that are holier than thou because they've been pro-life longer than I have.")
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To: Sub-Driver

“Ex-soccer star Maradona tells Chavez he hates U.S.
[I hate it with all my strength,” he added....]”

Probably because he never got a USA payoff like soccer-star Beckham (sp?).


47 posted on 08/19/2007 5:36:14 PM PDT by VOA
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To: dighton; UKrepublican; RepublitarianRoger; Billthedrill
Sadly this Chavez clown will do a lot of harm before he's through.

Suggested reading: The Return of The Idiot

48 posted on 08/19/2007 6:17:41 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Fat little has-been druggie. Who cares what he thinks - about anything.


49 posted on 08/19/2007 6:52:04 PM PDT by livius
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