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Chavez slams "horrible repression" of U.S. protests
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Posted on 10/08/2011 5:01:46 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Chavez slams "horrible repression" of U.S. protests Photo 5:48pm EDT

By Enrique Andres Pretel

CARACAS (Reuters) - Socialist firebrand Hugo Chavez condemned on Saturday the "horrible repression" of anti-Wall Street protesters and termed a Republican presidential candidate "crazy" for his criticism of Cuba and Venezuela.

Although still convalescing from cancer surgery in June followed by four rounds of chemotherapy, the 57-year-old Venezuelan president is quickly returning to the tough rhetoric and strong views that have made him famous worldwide.

Not surprisingly, Chavez expressed solidarity with American activists who have been staging rallies and marches against what they view as corporate greed by Wall Street.

The U.S. protests, which began last month in New York and have spread to Tampa, Florida, Seattle and other cities, have mostly been peaceful but sometimes resulted in confrontations. Dozens were arrested and police used pepper spray in New York earlier this week.

"This movement of popular outrage is expanding to 10 cities and the repression is horrible, I don't know how many are in prison now," Chavez said in comments at a political meeting in his Caracas presidential palace shown on state TV.

Chavez, who runs for re-election in a year's time and traditionally ramps up his anti-capitalist rhetoric to try and rally supporters before a vote, also let rip at Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who referred to the "malign socialism" of Cuba and Venezuela in a speech on Friday.

"He's been attacking Venezuela and Cuba, and talking about the malign government of Hugo Chavez. And he has the arrogance to say that God created the United States so the United States can rule the world," Chavez said.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chavez; dictatorship; hugochavez; newyork; newyorkcity; occupywallst; occupywallstreet; teaparty; venezuela; victorymosque
from one socialists to another...........
1 posted on 10/08/2011 5:01:50 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

gosh, how repressed:

college students and grads on the public and parents’

dole, mouthing sweet communist nothings to the tax payers that support them.


2 posted on 10/08/2011 5:03:34 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“In prison” ha, these petty violators may be in jail for a week, and they will be cleaner and better fed and cared for than they were in the fetid parks.

Let someone try protesting Chavez that way in Venezuela and see what happens to them!


3 posted on 10/08/2011 5:05:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Sub-Driver

REPRESSION?????

Did I miss something?


4 posted on 10/08/2011 5:05:37 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: kevslisababy

Only the heaping hypocrisy!


5 posted on 10/08/2011 5:06:43 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Sub-Driver

Thanks Chavey. Keep supporting...


6 posted on 10/08/2011 5:11:52 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No, I caught that!


7 posted on 10/08/2011 5:12:03 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Sub-Driver

Too bad Generalissimo Francisco Franco is dead! I’m sure he’d have something to say about this, too!

*SMIRK*

What a bunch of @sshats. All of them. Trust me - this is NOT helping their socialist agenda one little bit.

There is going to be a clock-cleaning the likes of which some of you have never SEEN come 2012.

Happy, Happy! :)


8 posted on 10/08/2011 5:18:19 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

With Sarah Palin bowing out and Cain and Perry eating each other for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, looks more and more like the prospective clock cleaning tool will be (ugh) Mitt.


9 posted on 10/08/2011 5:20:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Sub-Driver
Dennis: Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I'm being repressed!
King Arthur: Bloody peasant!
Dennis: Oh, what a giveaway! Did you hear that? Did you hear that, eh? That's what I'm on about! Did you see him repressing me? You saw him, Didn't you?
10 posted on 10/08/2011 5:50:58 PM PDT by jonascord (Politicians should be pelted with human manure, weekly, to remind them of their worth to society.)
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To: Sub-Driver
You have to admit his criticism is pretty ironic.

Besides, I don't see that there is any “repression”.

11 posted on 10/08/2011 5:54:54 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Sub-Driver

I see the Nazi remnants at Reuter-Rotor are still spewing Seig Heil! crap.


12 posted on 10/08/2011 5:55:53 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
You said...
“What a bunch of @sshats. All of them. Trust me - this is NOT helping their socialist agenda one little bit.

There is going to be a clock-cleaning the likes of which some of you have never SEEN come 2012.

Happy, Happy! :)”

Nothing is more helpful to the conservative cause than the average person, struggling to get by each and every day and doing the right thing, watching a bunch of middle and upper class white kids demanding more and more free stuff at other’s expense.

My agreement with the OccupyWallStreet protesters stops at being upset over the bailouts and crony capitalism. Yet, their solutions are worse than the problem

13 posted on 10/08/2011 6:12:51 PM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought this guy was on his last leg?


14 posted on 10/08/2011 6:33:12 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: kevslisababy
Did I miss something?

I think Bloomie let the cops wash the cruiser that was defecated.

And people that had to get permits, details, insurance, etc., to hold their own rallies and cookouts this year want their money back from cities that aren't charging these trust fund babies for these "rallies".

15 posted on 10/08/2011 6:52:57 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Sub-Driver

I just want to know what drugs Chavez is on, they must be darn good!


16 posted on 10/08/2011 6:56:27 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Sub-Driver
At least he got something right...

"Poverty's growing, the misery is getting worse," he said, referring to the causes of the U.S. protests. "But that empire is still there, still a threat ... (President Barack) Obama is on his way down, for lots of reasons. He was a big fraud."

17 posted on 10/08/2011 7:51:24 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Kakaze

Drop dead already..........(Chavez)


18 posted on 10/08/2011 7:52:24 PM PDT by tankrlm
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To: kevslisababy

Some in New York were arrested for walking in the street when the police ordered them to stay on the sidewalk.


19 posted on 10/08/2011 8:28:50 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We should have just conquered the damn planet.


20 posted on 10/08/2011 8:32:24 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fancy this, Obama, his corrupt treasonist democrats and Chavez are all on the same page.

Well folks, Obama has always said that he could get along with other world leaders... there you have it.


21 posted on 10/08/2011 8:36:28 PM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~)
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To: AZLiberty

Were they blocking traffic?

(or did you forget the sarcasm tag?)


22 posted on 10/08/2011 8:44:44 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Sub-Driver

What ‘horrible repression’? Not enough positive media coverage of the Wall Street ‘occupiers’? Then it’s all Reuter’s and AP’s fault.


23 posted on 10/08/2011 9:00:00 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What ‘horrible repression’? Not enough positive media coverage of the Wall Street ‘occupiers’? Then it’s all Reuter’s and AP’s fault.


24 posted on 10/08/2011 9:00:00 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What ‘horrible repression’? Not enough positive media coverage of the Wall Street ‘occupiers’? Then it’s all Reuter’s and AP’s fault.


25 posted on 10/08/2011 9:00:00 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What ‘horrible repression’? Not enough positive media coverage of the Wall Street ‘occupiers’? Then it’s all Reuter’s and AP’s fault.


26 posted on 10/08/2011 9:00:03 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What ‘horrible repression’? Not enough positive media coverage of the Wall Street ‘occupiers’? Then it’s all Reuter’s and AP’s fault.


27 posted on 10/08/2011 9:00:03 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What ‘horrible repression’? Not enough positive media coverage of the Wall Street ‘occupiers’? Then it’s all Reuter’s and AP’s fault.


28 posted on 10/08/2011 9:00:03 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What ‘horrible repression’? Not enough positive media coverage of the Wall Street ‘occupiers’? Then it’s all Reuter’s and AP’s fault.


29 posted on 10/08/2011 9:00:03 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What ‘horrible repression’? Not enough positive media coverage of the Wall Street ‘occupiers’? Then it’s all Reuter’s and AP’s fault.


30 posted on 10/08/2011 9:00:03 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What ‘horrible repression’? Not enough positive media coverage of the Wall Street ‘occupiers’? Then it’s all Reuter’s and AP’s fault.


31 posted on 10/08/2011 9:00:08 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What ‘horrible repression’? Not enough positive media coverage of the Wall Street ‘occupiers’? Then it’s all Reuter’s and AP’s fault.


32 posted on 10/08/2011 9:00:08 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: Post Toasties

Sorry about multiple posts. First it wouldn’t post for about 30 seconds and I got frustrated and started clicking the left mouse button like crazy. Oops. Moderator: please delete all my redundant posts.


33 posted on 10/08/2011 9:01:37 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I love irony.


34 posted on 10/08/2011 9:02:53 PM PDT by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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To: Post Toasties

Wow. Nine reposts—I think you have set a new record!

It’s OK—we all have sticky mouse moments.


35 posted on 10/08/2011 9:07:14 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom.)
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To: exit82
Wow. Nine reposts—I think you have set a new record!

I counted ten.

36 posted on 10/08/2011 9:20:11 PM PDT by PerryBachmann2012
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To: PerryBachmann2012

Right. Nine reposts of the original post.

We’re both at the right number.


37 posted on 10/08/2011 9:22:34 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom.)
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To: LMAO

This is what happens when spoiled brats become adults.


38 posted on 10/08/2011 10:04:15 PM PDT by DHSMostWanted (Stand against the Looters!)
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To: Post Toasties

That’s ok. You’re just emphasizing the first name of your handle.


39 posted on 10/09/2011 2:20:08 AM PDT by tal hajus ("Thank you sir. May I have another?" GOP)
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To: Sub-Driver
feh...
40 posted on 10/09/2011 5:35:36 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ronnie raygun
I thought this guy was on his last leg?

He is on his last cloven hoof. Sniff! Sniff! I smell sulfur.

41 posted on 10/09/2011 5:47:17 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: DHSMostWanted

>>This is what happens when spoiled brats become adults.

Yep. Don’t need no Weatherman to see which way their wind blows.

“Recreate ‘68” wouldn’t be authentic without the tear gas, riots, and mayhem — and we wouldn’t want them not to get Mommy and Daddy$ ATM-withdrawl worth.


42 posted on 10/09/2011 9:10:47 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Clock King
We should have just conquered the damn planet.

We did, twice, but gave it back. Who want to feed more @sshats and socialist wannabees...

43 posted on 10/09/2011 12:51:58 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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