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Carole King Sings to Castro
dailynews.yahoo.com ^ | February 12, 2002 | AP

Posted on 02/12/2002 9:14:29 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

HAVANA - Singer Carole King recently accompanied a delegation of U.S. representative from California to Cuba for a dinner with Fidel Castro.

The visit was meant to warm relations between the two countries.

King serenaded Castro with "You've Got A Friend" and a new song, "Love Makes the World." King says her songs were a message she wanted to bring there. She says her life and her work are all about communication and she wants to set an example of good will.

Carole King is best known for her 1971 album "Tapestry" that had the hit single "It's Too Late."


Singer Carole King, right, speaks with Cuban singer Carlos Varela, cantante cubano, in Havana Monday Feb. 11, 2002. King serenaded Fidel Castro with "You've Got a Friend" at a weekend dinner, and U.S. representatives from California shared wines from Napa and Sonoma, part of the latest effort to change U.S. policy toward Cuba. (AP Photo/Cristobal Herrera)


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US travelers decry rules on Cuba (Why don't they condemn communism?)
1 posted on 02/12/2002 9:14:29 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Did she also sing to the political prisoners?

Did she congratulate him on his forced isolation of AIDS patients?

2 posted on 02/12/2002 9:20:15 AM PST by aculeus
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Singer Carole King recently accompanied a delegation of U.S. representative from California to Cuba for a dinner with Fidel Castro.

Did Fidel make Ms. King eat her words?

3 posted on 02/12/2002 9:20:43 AM PST by My2Cents
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Well, at least she didn't convert to Islam.
4 posted on 02/12/2002 9:20:48 AM PST by NativeNewYorker
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Did she, in turn, have to sit through one of Fidel's marathon speeches?
5 posted on 02/12/2002 9:21:10 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
She just passed Hanoi Jane on the inside turn to take the lead in the "Got Marx" Derby. She needs freeped with torture stories from Cuban exiles. These celebrities ignore the human victims of their failed social experiments.
6 posted on 02/12/2002 9:22:06 AM PST by jrewingjr
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To: NativeNewYorker
That's probably next on her "to do" list.
7 posted on 02/12/2002 9:22:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
What is it with dictators that make women swoon like this. Reminds me of those Nazi Germany era pictures of women crying and fainting at the site of Hitler.
8 posted on 02/12/2002 9:22:53 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Fitting. Did she give them a bowl she bought on eBay, too?
9 posted on 02/12/2002 9:23:24 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Something insiiiide has diiied and Ah can't hide it, I just caaan't fake it..."

"Whoa noooaoooooo...."

10 posted on 02/12/2002 9:24:16 AM PST by butter pecan fan
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To: aculeus
Am I suppose to know or care who this woman is.

I bet she protested Vietnam in the 60's and smoked lots of weed and wore beads and flowers in her hair.

Am I right?

11 posted on 02/12/2002 9:24:50 AM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: aculeus
Was Dan Blather there?
12 posted on 02/12/2002 9:25:18 AM PST by RetiredArmy
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To: Castro Watch; Hollywood Ping List
Bump.
13 posted on 02/12/2002 9:25:59 AM PST by jrewingjr
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
King serenaded Fidel Castro with "You've Got a Friend" at a weekend dinner, and U.S. representatives from California shared wines from Napa and Sonoma, part of the latest effort to change U.S. policy toward Cuba.

I've got a better idea. Use your efforts to change Cuba's policy in Cuba, unless you consider communism superior.

14 posted on 02/12/2002 9:26:43 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: jrewingjr
These celebrities ignore the human victims of their failed social experiments.

[Excerpted from Hillary Clinton and the Radical Left That is both the ethical core and psychological heart of what it means to be a part of the left. That is where the gratification comes from. To see yourself as a social redeemer. To feel anointed. In other words: To be progressive is itself the most satisfying narcissism.

That is why it is of little concern to them that their socialist schemes have run aground, burying millions of human beings in their wake. That is why they don't care that their panaceas have caused more human suffering than all the injustices they have ever challenged. That is why they never learn from their "mistakes." That is why the continuance of Them is more important than any truth.

If you were active in the so-called "peace" movement or in the radical wing of the civil rights causes, why would you tell the truth? Why would you tell people that no, you weren't really a "peace activist," except in the sense that you were against America's war. Why would you draw attention to the fact that while you called yourselves "peace activists," you didn't oppose the Communists' war, and were gratified when America's enemies won?

What you were really against was not war at all, but American "imperialism" and American capitalism. What you truly hated was America's democracy, which you knew to be a "sham" because it was controlled by money in the end. That's why you wanted to "Bring the Troops Home," as your slogan said. Because if America's troops came home, America would lose and the Communists would win. And the progressive future would be one step closer. [End Excerpt]

15 posted on 02/12/2002 9:26:50 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"You've Got A Fiend"
16 posted on 02/12/2002 9:27:35 AM PST by Jhensy
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To: butter pecan fan
Whoa noooaoooooo...."

Truly awful.

17 posted on 02/12/2002 9:28:06 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It looks as though the years have been very, very unkind to Ms King....
18 posted on 02/12/2002 9:29:41 AM PST by Cyber Liberty
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To: Cyber Liberty
Like she ever was good looking to begin with.
19 posted on 02/12/2002 9:30:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
From a prodigal daughter link... cheese/wine--chic-elitists(quacks)!
20 posted on 02/12/2002 9:30:29 AM PST by f.Christian
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To: jrewingjr
Please. Singing for Castro is not even close to Fondas actions. We are not at war with Cuba.

She said she thinks we should communicate. What's wrong with that?

21 posted on 02/12/2002 9:30:55 AM PST by tjg
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Gee, Carole...will you be my frand? No? Ok...can't hurt my feelings.
22 posted on 02/12/2002 9:32:31 AM PST by Mr Ducklips
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"But will you love me....tomorrow?"
23 posted on 02/12/2002 9:32:36 AM PST by eddie willers
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I own "Tapestry" on vinyl and have enjoyed it a lot. I'd been meaning to buy the CD but never got around to it.

For once, my tendency to procrastinate has served me well.

24 posted on 02/12/2002 9:33:25 AM PST by murdoog
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To: Luis Gonzalez; TLBSHOW
Ping.
25 posted on 02/12/2002 9:34:41 AM PST by jrewingjr
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To: tjg
Should we "communicate" with Osama bin Laden? Castro is a terrorist to his own people, don't forget he wanted the Russians to nuke the US during the Cuban missile crisis.
26 posted on 02/12/2002 9:35:00 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
What is it with dictators that make women swoon like this.

The uniform?

27 posted on 02/12/2002 9:36:56 AM PST by aculeus
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Elected officials and celebrities have been creating a stampede the last few months to get to Cuba and fawn over Castro. Since she claims to like communication so much, does she know that in Cuba one can be tortured, imprisoned or lobotomized for communicating in a way that displeases Castro?

I hope Michelle Malkin has enough time to write another peice on King and the others who go there to adore Castro

28 posted on 02/12/2002 9:38:05 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Dog Gone; All
Cuba Policy Foundation: Leftwing stooges create another front for Castro [Excerpt] The CPF is bankrolled by the Arca Foundation.

For those of you who don't know about the Arca foundation, it passes itself as a philanthropic organization that gives millions of dollars annually to organizations that fight for social justice around the world. Unfortunately a grand majority of these organizations are of a far leftist nature, like in 1998 when it gave $1,000 to an obscure contingent called Fondo Del Sol which helped surviving members of the Stalinist Abraham Lincoln Brigade view a photo exhibit on the Spanish Civil War! Among the pro Castro groups Arca has funded have been the Pastors for Peace ($10,000 in 1999), Global Exchange ($50,000 in 1999), and the TransAfrica Forum ($100,000).

Communist Cuba is the main focus of Arca's Foreign Policy grants list, and although it gives money to other international and domestic institutions, it annually gives a substantial amount of funds to causes dealing with communist Cuba. In 1999 alone, the Arca Foundation gave to over 19 organizations that are sympathetic to revolutionary Cuba. [End Excerpt]

Back in February of 2001 Cuba Policy Foundation and Sally Grooms Cowal was set up with money from Smith Bagley, (BIG DNC fundraiser-remember the "Elian" D.C. fundraisers?) . She previously was head of the Youth for Understanding and she "housed" Elian in D.C. until he was sent back to Castro. Seven U.S. Representatives were arriving here later Thursday with Sally Grooms Cowal..

29 posted on 02/12/2002 9:38:57 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: nickcarraway
Michelle Malkin: TownHall.com-- The charmer and the torturer--[Excerpt] Connie Niva, another member of the Washington state delegation, sounded like a teen-age groupie who had just returned from a Backstreet Boys concert. "It was an amazing trip," she bubbled to the Everett (Wash.) Herald this week. "You don't have any sense that this is a police state." Well, gosh, Ms. Niva, you wouldn't get that sense from dining on seafood, yukking it up with Castro for five hours, and hopping around Havana all week with government-approved chaperones, would you? Reciting straight from the dictator's propaganda primer, Niva told the Herald that Cubans "are in poverty, but they are very happy people."

These women should have stayed right here in the United States and talked to some of the "happy people" who escaped Castro's regime. They should have lunched with Eugenio de Sosa Chabau, who fled Cuba after two decades as a political prisoner. He could have told them about his 52-page complaint against Castro for crimes against humanity, which he filed with a group of nine Cuban exiles last fall under a Belgian war crimes law. He could have told them about his torture at the hands of Castro's Cuban Security Services in a Havana psychiatric hospital. He could have told them how he was hooked up to wet electrical prods and "treated" with 14 sessions of shock therapy delivered to his temples and testicles. [End Excerpt]

30 posted on 02/12/2002 9:41:01 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: MotleyGirl70

31 posted on 02/12/2002 9:44:48 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I know, but now she needs to update to include Illinois Governor George Ryan, Carole King and others who made their pilgrimage.
32 posted on 02/12/2002 9:45:12 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: tjg
We are not at war with Cuba.

We are not at war with Iraq either. Would you like her to sing "You got a Friend" to Saddam next?

You really need to learn more about what a monster Castro is. Someone will probably be providing a good link for you on this thread.

33 posted on 02/12/2002 9:45:38 AM PST by Barnacle
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To: tjg
Castro ordered unarmed defenseless planes shot down that were flown by US citizens. The fact that Bill Clown-ton let him get away with it does not make it any less of a war-like action.

As for dialog with Castro, he is a dinosaur who will not change. He waited for a socialist to be elected President that would bend to him. Janet Reno's "dialog" with Cuba resulted in a poor boy being sent back to Cuba where he will be a tool for the dictator to use. What we, and the people of Cuba need, is for Castro to die.

34 posted on 02/12/2002 9:45:51 AM PST by jrewingjr
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To: murdoog

35 posted on 02/12/2002 9:47:35 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: nickcarraway
Ms. Malkin has a lot of material. Too bad the youth of American doesn't learn about communism anymore.
36 posted on 02/12/2002 9:48:15 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Dude, I'm trying to eat my lunch over here, you owe me a new screen. ;)
37 posted on 02/12/2002 9:48:48 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A combination of Barbara Streisand and Chelsea Clinton does not an attractive woman make.
38 posted on 02/12/2002 10:00:26 AM PST by Jhensy
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To: Barnacle, all
I personally think the best weapon to defeat totalitarianism is capitalism. Opening markets, and moving toward a market economy would do more to end the rule of Castro than all the cruise missles in the US arsenal.

Embargos only hurt the common people. This has been demonstrated time and time again. How does adding to the misery of the cuban people help the cause of freedom and democracy?

39 posted on 02/12/2002 10:08:08 AM PST by tjg
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To: tjg
Castro IS the embargo. The dirty little secret is that Castro doesn't want to end the embargo, it's his excuse to blame his failed policies.
40 posted on 02/12/2002 10:10:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: tjg
You need to see the Arturo Sandoval story which recently played on HBO. It shows how Castro brings out all of his musicians when foreigners come the Cuba, then the moment the leave, he goes back to telling them what they can and cannot play. It reminded me of what the Nazis did in Theresinstadt whenever the Red Cross came to visit.
41 posted on 02/12/2002 10:14:09 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Carole should ask her pal, "By the way, how come you don't have any political rivals in Cuba?"
42 posted on 02/12/2002 10:14:46 AM PST by Jack Wilson
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To: tjg
Castro is free to freely trade with the rest of the world. So why do you think that hasn't helped?
43 posted on 02/12/2002 10:15:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: jrewingjr
I think you're on to something. These old lefties really are a puzzle.
44 posted on 02/12/2002 10:17:50 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Jack Wilson
It's amazing, isn't it?

Castro locks up homosexuals and wears miltary fatigues and the Hollywood crowd swoons
and LIBERALS come down from Capital Hill and willingly kneel to kiss his commie ring.

45 posted on 02/12/2002 10:20:07 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: f.Christian

Definitely cracked.

46 posted on 02/12/2002 10:23:59 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: tjg, all
I personally think the best weapon to defeat totalitarianism is capitalism.

Here's an analogy for you. - Castro goes into a convenience store, shoots the owner in the head and stands behind the cash register ready for business.

I'm not willing to patronize the store in hopes that capitalism will reform him.

47 posted on 02/12/2002 10:25:13 AM PST by Barnacle
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The US should ship noodniks like Barbra Streisand, Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Cameron Diaz, Gabriel Byrne and host of Hollywoodites to Fidel permanently with the US' blessings.
48 posted on 02/12/2002 10:26:31 AM PST by lilylangtree
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To: lilylangtree
I'd sure go for that lily but I don't think they really want to live like that.
It's so drab with everyone so poor and that bag of shampoo and soap once a month, gosh how could that meet their needs?
49 posted on 02/12/2002 10:31:39 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: tjg
Embargos only hurt the common people.

No tig Castro hurts the common people.
Why aren't these people allowed to move around freely, travel, read what they want, learn what they want, start businessess, worship openly, or own property?

50 posted on 02/12/2002 10:34:10 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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