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Fidel Castro Steps Down...
NYT via Drudge ^ | February 19, 2008

Posted on 02/18/2008 11:43:05 PM PST by silentknight

Fidel Castro Steps Down...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Cuba; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: breaking; castro; commierat; commies; communist; cuba; deathwatch; dictator; dictators; exdictator; fidel; free; goodriddance; hesalreadydead; murderer; president; reds; resigns; retirement; theend
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1 posted on 02/18/2008 11:43:06 PM PST by silentknight
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To: silentknight

http://www.drudgereport.com/

FIDEL CASTRO RESIGNS AS CUBAN PRESIDENT


2 posted on 02/18/2008 11:44:09 PM PST by silentknight
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To: silentknight

bttt


3 posted on 02/18/2008 11:44:11 PM PST by Cvengr (Fear sees the problem emotion never solves. Faith sees & accepts the solution, problem solved.)
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To: silentknight

Are you sure he wasn’t carried?


4 posted on 02/18/2008 11:44:20 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: silentknight

Love your thread, but do you have a link?


5 posted on 02/18/2008 11:44:22 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: silentknight

Thank you!

Things sure move fast on FR. ;o)


6 posted on 02/18/2008 11:45:04 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: dixiechick2000

http://www.drudgereport.com/


7 posted on 02/18/2008 11:45:35 PM PST by rottndog (McCain....We don't need no stinkeen' McCain....)
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To: rottndog

Thank you, too! ;o)


8 posted on 02/18/2008 11:46:10 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: rottndog

http://www.afp.com/english/news/stories/newsmlmmd.fce074e0275fae2a0c16383ec4973c96.191.html


9 posted on 02/18/2008 11:46:19 PM PST by newbie2008 (Gen Petraeus 2012)
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To: rottndog

What is funny is that President Bush said in his State of the Union years ago that Fidel would be gone before he left office.


10 posted on 02/18/2008 11:46:35 PM PST by silentknight
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To: silentknight

Let us know when he falls down. And he can’t get up.

Regards


11 posted on 02/18/2008 11:46:56 PM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: silentknight

And I was soooo hoping he could make 50 full years.
/s


12 posted on 02/18/2008 11:47:02 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Bill Clinton: Life Member of the Liars' Club.)
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To: silentknight

A source would be nice. For the time being, I’m gonna treat this as Castro rumor #4,856 of the last half-century.


13 posted on 02/18/2008 11:47:28 PM PST by ReignOfError
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To: Past Your Eyes

HAVANA (AFP) - Fidel Castro resigned Tuesday as president and commander in chief of Cuba in a message published in the online version of the official daily Granma.

“I neither will aspire to nor will I accept — I repeat — I neither will aspire to nor will I accept, the position of president of the council of state and commander in chief,” wrote the Cuban leader, who had been in power for almost 50 years.


14 posted on 02/18/2008 11:47:39 PM PST by silentknight
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To: silentknight

Prayers up for Fidel.


15 posted on 02/18/2008 11:47:42 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: silentknight

drudge doesn’t seem to have it up yet i don’t think


16 posted on 02/18/2008 11:47:44 PM PST by newbie2008 (Gen Petraeus 2012)
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To: newbie2008

Ha!

The n00b found a link!

Welcome to Free Republic!

You’re fast. ;o)


17 posted on 02/18/2008 11:47:48 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: newbie2008

ok now he does


18 posted on 02/18/2008 11:48:16 PM PST by newbie2008 (Gen Petraeus 2012)
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To: silentknight
Fidel Castro Steps Down

Hopefully off of a very high cliff.

19 posted on 02/18/2008 11:48:20 PM PST by Ezekiel
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To: silentknight

Isn’t he really dead already?


20 posted on 02/18/2008 11:48:22 PM PST by donna ("We can create Kingdom on earth" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I thought ‘Fell Down’ would be more like it.


21 posted on 02/18/2008 11:49:54 PM PST by DakotaRed (Keep following the media as they sell out America)
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To: silentknight
That's nice. Now if he'll fulfill the other half of my request and DIE, then I will indeed be happy!
22 posted on 02/18/2008 11:50:06 PM PST by JDoutrider (No 2nd Amendment... Know Tyranny)
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To: dixiechick2000
};oÞ
23 posted on 02/18/2008 11:51:02 PM PST by rottndog (McCain....We don't need no stinkeen' McCain....)
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To: silentknight

BBC’s got it:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7252109.stm


24 posted on 02/18/2008 11:51:25 PM PST by Deo volente
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To: silentknight

His reunion with Che in hell cannot be far away.

Expect the media to outdo themselves in their maudlin tributes when he does kick off, oblivious to the effect this will have on the Democratic presidential campaign.


25 posted on 02/18/2008 11:51:46 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: silentknight

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26 posted on 02/18/2008 11:51:50 PM PST by JDoutrider (No 2nd Amendment... Know Tyranny)
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To: DakotaRed

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7252109.stm

Fidel Castro announces retirement
Fidel Castro (13 August 2006)
Fidel Castro has not been seen in public since his operation in July
Cuba’s ailing leader, Fidel Castro has announced he will not return to the presidency in a letter published by official Communist Party paper, Granma.


27 posted on 02/18/2008 11:51:57 PM PST by silentknight
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To: silentknight

Cuba - Free Fallin'

28 posted on 02/18/2008 11:53:22 PM PST by red flanker
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To: ARE SOLE

29 posted on 02/18/2008 11:53:33 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Bill Clinton: Life Member of the Liars' Club.)
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To: silentknight

End of an era...


30 posted on 02/18/2008 11:53:36 PM PST by dougherty (I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. - Michelangelo)
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To: silentknight

Thanks for pointing me to drudge. Now I can do something really important, like look at naked pictures of Lindsay Lohan.


31 posted on 02/18/2008 11:53:40 PM PST by rottndog (McCain....We don't need no stinkeen' McCain....)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Prayers up for Fidel.

I've never prayed for a commie tyrant mass murderer before. What does one say?

32 posted on 02/18/2008 11:53:52 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: silentknight
Does this mean he has assumed room temperature?
33 posted on 02/18/2008 11:54:08 PM PST by exnavy ( note to islamists,God means love, not hate.)
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To: red flanker

I think that guy in the striped shirt did it.


34 posted on 02/18/2008 11:54:22 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Bill Clinton: Life Member of the Liars' Club.)
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To: All

Finally


35 posted on 02/18/2008 11:54:32 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: Deo volente

FOX News bulletin confirms.


36 posted on 02/18/2008 11:55:12 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Mike Huckabee: If Gomer Pyle and Hugo Chavez had a love child this is who it would be.)
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To: red flanker

Falling down, falling down...

falling downnnnnnnnn...


37 posted on 02/18/2008 11:55:14 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: JDoutrider

God love you, but you don't have to turn off your tags anymore.
38 posted on 02/18/2008 11:55:50 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: rogue yam

Pray that God takes him soon, that’s what. :P


39 posted on 02/18/2008 11:56:36 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: silentknight

No way Jose... err I mean Raul.


40 posted on 02/18/2008 11:57:30 PM PST by SpaceBar
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Castro’s sore point

http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/feb/18/castros_sore_point30989/

Ailing Cuban dictator Fidel Castro is taking a keen interest in the U.S. presidential elections. In August, he predicted “an apparently unbeatable ticket could be Hillary for president and Obama as her running mate.” Now, it seems, he is not so certain. What is certain is his hatred for Republican front-runner John McCain.

Castro has devoted the last three in a series of essays that he has been writing since illness forced him to hand power to his younger brother Raul Castro in July last year to an extraordinary attack on Sen. McCain. In the first article, published as usual on the front page of the official Communist Party newspaper Granma, Castro was responding to a statement Sen. McCain made when he was campaigning in Miami. Sen. McCain told Cuban exiles: “There’s a person I want you to help me find when Cuba is free, and that’s that Cuban that came to the prison camps of North Vietnam and tortured and killed my friends. We’ll get him and bring him to justice, too.”

Castro accused him of lying: “His accusations against internationalist Cuban revolutionaries ... are completely unethical.”


Well, McCain can’t be all bad, since Castro hates him so.


41 posted on 02/18/2008 11:57:42 PM PST by CreativePerspective
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To: silentknight
Whoa!


42 posted on 02/18/2008 11:58:41 PM PST by XR7
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To: dixiechick2000

Closing tags. Wow. A blast from the past.

Regards


43 posted on 02/18/2008 11:58:47 PM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: silentknight

I thought he was gone over a year ago. What was Raul doing?


44 posted on 02/18/2008 11:58:59 PM PST by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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45 posted on 02/18/2008 11:59:29 PM PST by bigjoesaddle (McCain is a liar and a crook. See amnesty and Keating Five.)
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To: rottndog

ROFLMAO


46 posted on 02/19/2008 12:01:01 AM PST by wafflehouse (When in danger, When in doubt, Run in circles, Scream and Shout!)
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To: ARE SOLE

LOL!

I know...;o)

More than once I thought it was my fault, and I didn’t know html from a hole in the ground. ;o)

FRegards...


47 posted on 02/19/2008 12:01:04 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: rogue yam
Prayers up for Fidel.

I've never prayed for a commie tyrant mass murderer before. What does one say?

May he get what he deserves. Thy will be done, amen.

Good general purpose prayer, whether you like the guy or not. Leave it to His judgment.

48 posted on 02/19/2008 12:02:03 AM PST by ReignOfError
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To: silentknight

Oh wow...I hope he is dead.


49 posted on 02/19/2008 12:03:02 AM PST by Captainpaintball ( The first Amendment is the FIRST refuge of a scoundrel!!!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

“Prayers up for Fidel.”

Yeah, prayers that he dies quickly and as soon as possible.


50 posted on 02/19/2008 12:03:25 AM PST by NoWayMcCain
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