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  • Cuba's draft constitution opens path to gay marriage

    07/21/2018 1:04:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2018 1:23 PM | Sarah Marsh
    The draft of Cuba’s new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. In the early years of Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, many homosexuals were sent to correctional labor camps, part of an institutionalized homophobia for which Castro later apologized. Yet Communist-run Cuba has made great strides over the past decade on LGBT rights, approving sex-change operations and banning workplace discrimination, partly thanks to the high-profile advocacy of Castro’s niece Mariela Castro. Proposals to recognize same-sex...
  • Obama Denounces Trump’s 'Strongman Politics'—While Eulogizing

    07/21/2018 7:12:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “Speaking at an event honoring the late Nelson Mandela ahead of the 100th anniversary of his birth… former president Barack Obama lamented the rise of “strongman politics” and “the utter loss of shame” among political leaders who repeatedly lie… during a speech Tuesday in South Africa that was widely seen as aimed in part at his successor (Trump) (WaPo).And speaking of “strongmen”-- let’s survey some of Nelson Mandela’s most heartfelt proclamations:  “Che Guevara is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom.”“The cause of communism is the greatest cause in the history of mankind!”“There’s one place where Fidel Castro...
  • Is Cuba abusing its overseas workers? A Tampa dissident takes Cuba to court

    07/09/2018 8:28:05 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 11 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/9/18 | Paul Guzzo
    Raul Risco was once loyal to Cuba’s socialist cause... Then 18 years ago, disillusioned with socialism...Risco became a vocal dissident... This ...landed him in a Cuban prison 300 times, for a total of five years... Risco sought asylum and moved with his family to Tampa 11 months ago... Risco... has filed a lawsuit in Havana demanding changes... His ultimate goal is to bring the case before the United Nations and its International Court of Justice. "It is important for people to hear what is going on," said Risco... The Cuban government sends about 65,000 of its citizens to work in...
  • Trained to Kill: The Inside Story of CIA Plots against Castro, Kennedy, and Che (Book Review)

    07/02/2018 8:07:33 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 32 replies
    https://www.amazon.com/Trained-Kill-Inside-against-Kennedy/dp/1510713565 ^ | April 18, 2017 | Antonio Veciano & Carlos Harrison
    “Trained to Kill is one of those essential books that ‘our free press’ is all too likely to ignore, because of all the awful truth between its covers—especially its shattering confirmation that David Attlee Phillips of the CIA did introduce the author [Veciano] to Lee Harvey Oswald just weeks before the assassination of John Kennedy. While thus exploding the old myth of Oswald as ‘lone gunman,’ this chilling memoir also sheds new light on Che Guevara’s murder, Operation Condor, and the fanatic amorality behind the management of US covert operations.” —Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media, culture, and communication at...
  • Sunday Schadenfreude: Venezuela goes from summit darling to literally pig at garden party

    04/17/2018 5:37:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/15/2018 | Monica Showalter
    You've heard of skunks at the garden party? Such as still-ruling Nicaraguan socialist strongman, Daniel Ortega, who got his famous nickname from none other than the great Ronald Reagan? Well, now we have pigs at the garden party of democracy, the Organization of American States' Summit of the Americas, and this time, quite literally. At the globally watched summit, locals released a bunch of pigs through the streets of the Peruvian capital of Lima, around the Plaza San Martin, which is one of its main public spaces, spray-painted with the names of Venezuela's dictator, Nicolas Maduro, and Cuba's dictator, Raul...
  • [satire] Trump admin escalates trade war with Canada by renaming Canadian Bacon ‘Cuck Ham’

    06/12/2018 5:21:23 AM PDT · by ptsal · 40 replies
    The Beaverton ^ | 11-June-2018 | Luke Gordon Field
    WASHINGTON D.C. – In the midst of a tariff dispute with Canada, the Trump admin has moved to escalate the conflict by demanding all American grocery stores and restaurant refer to the cut of pork known as ‘Canadian Bacon’ by its new name: ‘Cuck Ham.’ “Why should we continue to honour our biggest geopolitical enemy by letting their name ring out on eggs benedicts across the land,” said trade advisor Peter Navarro. “This is the kind of tough action on trade that the previous administration was afraid to take.” America has a long history of using food names to influence...
  • Fake News Media still Faking History about Failed KGB Agent Ernest Hemingway

    06/02/2018 4:58:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “There’s no politics here ….In fact, there's no clear no evidence that Hemingway was a Castro enthusiast, or critic, says Sandra Spanier, an English professor at Penn State University who is the editor of the Hemingway Letters Project. "He felt that it was important, as a guest living in another country, that he be apolitical," Spanier said in an interview.” (Los Angeles Times story on the restoration of Ernest Hemingway’s mansion Finca Vigia near Havana, Cuba, May 30.)  Got it, amigos? According to the Los Angeles Times a former KGB agent living in a KBG-founded and mentored Soviet satrapy while...
  • 'Miss Israel' and 'Wonder Woman' Gal Gadot to Produce Movie Glorifying Historic Fidel Castro(T)

    05/26/2018 8:18:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/26/2018 | Humberto Fontavo
    “The Fuhrer’s swastika is today Israel’s banner!”(Fidel Castro, June 2010.) “Gal Gadot is on board to produce and possibly star in a movie based on Peter Kornbluh’s Politico article “‘My Dearest Fidel’: An ABC Journalist’s Secret Liaison With Fidel Castro.”… “When I first read Peter’s (Kornbluh’s) article, I was entranced by his thrilling account of a complicated, fascinating woman (Castro and Che Guevara groupie Lisa Howard) in the midst of a high-stakes, real-life drama,” Gadot said. “I knew immediately that I had to be involved creatively with telling (Castro and Che groupie) Lisa Howard’s story, and am thrilled to be...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The confusion and casualties of the Gay Civil War in the Catholic Church

    05/22/2018 5:37:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Joseph Sciambra
    In the 1990s, I attended a gay wedding ceremony at a Catholic Church in San Francisco – performed by a Catholic priest. Friends and acquaintances had similar marriage "blessings" in San Francisco. As of a few years ago, when I spoke with another priest involved in these ceremonies, this practice continued. When I left the Castro in 1999, I thought my experiences with facilitating and lecherous priests were endemic to a relatively small section of the world ranging from the Castro to USF. Ten years later, when I started writing about the topic, I heard stories from Catholics (primarily mothers...
  • The Kennedy Center and the Washington Post Partner with Communist Propaganda Ministry

    05/05/2018 6:58:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “The Kennedy Center celebrates the richness, diversity and influence of Cuban arts and culture with a two-week festival beginning Tuesday that features 50 events spanning music, theater, film and visual arts. “Artes de Cuba: From the Island to the World” showcases 400 artists, including 250 from the island nation, performing salsa, ballet, Afro-Cuban jazz, Latin funk and more.” (From the Washington Post 5/3/2018)The WaPo titles it’s free ad for the Castro regime as a “Can’t Miss!” event. “Cultural exchanges with foreign countries are our most effective propaganda.” (Soviet KGB document, May, 20, 1981, discovered and translated by Vladimir Bukovsky.“Effective immediately, I...
  • Kennedy Lied, People Died and were Enslaved—and the Media Covered it Up (the Sequel)

    04/28/2018 6:00:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    Well, so much for that “agonizing reappraisal” (allowing truth) by the media/Hollywood complex on the Kennedys. Naturally we were asking too much. Apparently the movie Chappaquiddick, which forthrightly—and thus astoundingly! -- showcases a Kennedy’s perfidy, was a flash in the pan.Recently here at Townhall your humble servant speculated the movie might open a tiny crack for historic truth about Kennedy treachery to seep through. So I quickly slipped in the truth on the Kennedy treachery at the Bay of Pigs.Alas! Now we’re back in traditional media/Hollywood Kennedy hagiography mode. I refer to this week’s Netflix’s release of “Bobby Kennedy for...
  • Cuba’s “Transition” is Fake News with Bells On

    04/21/2018 6:12:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    Castro's (unregistered) agents-of-influence are frantically busy this week thanks to their (unregistered) accomplices in the Fake News Media. All claim an earth-shaking "transition" is underway in Cuba! Needless to add, according to these (unregistered) foreign agents, President Trump should promptly avail himself of this golden opportunity to embrace those harmless, innocent, free- health-care providers that U.S. policy has unjustly and vicariously “bullied” for ‘lo so many years. Could anything be more transparently facetious and idiotic? To quote the late Joan Rivers: “Can we talk?” In fact, what’s happening as Cuban “President” (dictator) Raul Castro “steps down” in favor of Cuban...
  • Cleveland 'House of Horrors' victim, raped daily for 11 years, now happily married

    04/11/2018 12:32:01 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 10, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    One of the three women kidnapped and held captive in a Cleveland “House of Horrors” -- where she was raped daily for more than a decade -- revealed in an episode of “Dr. Phil” she is happily married years after her harrowing escape. Michelle Knight, 36, who now goes by the name Lily Rose, announced the news in an episode set to air April 24, TMZ reported Monday. “I got really good news for you…Dr. Phil, I’m married!” Knight said as the audience cheered. Knight said she's been married since May 2015, two years after she was rescued from her...
  • Did you ever notice that Trudeau resembles Fidel Castro?

    03/21/2018 7:39:26 PM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 59 replies
    Today | Me
    Just saw this in a comment thread on "Instapundit". Commenter "sven10077" posted this photograph. https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/291916/#respond
  • Julián Castro tells NBC he has 'every interest in running' for president in 2020

    02/06/2018 2:10:29 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Express News ^ | 02/06/2018 | Kelsey Bradshaw
    Former Housing and Urban Development secretary and San Antonio mayor Julián Castro told NBC News he has "every interest in running" for president come 2020. Further fanning rumors is his planned speech at the New Hampshire Young Democrats Granite Slate Awards later this month, where he is being touted as "a national rising star of the Democratic Party." New Hampshire is the second state to vote in the presidential primaries each year, following Iowa. "Part of the process of figuring out whether I'm going to run is going to listen to folks and feel the temperature of voters," Castro said.   Since...
  • Mediaite IDs Wrong Twin Castro Brother as VP Hopeful

    07/10/2016 9:44:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 10, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Oops! Wrong Castro twin brother.  They do look alike being identical twins but they have very unidentical jobs which Mediaite should have been aware of in differentiating between Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro from HUD Secretary Julian Castro. Unfortunately, Mediaite did mix them up by identifying Joaquin, not Julian, Castro as a vice-presidential hopeful in a story this morning titled, ABC Anchor Asks VP Hopeful Castro if Hillary is ‘Sensitive Enough’ to White Trump Voters:
  • Cuba state media: Fidel Castro's son has killed himself

    02/01/2018 8:41:46 PM PST · by cba123 · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/2/2018 | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ,
    HAVANA (AP) — The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official website Cubadebate said Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a "deeply depressed state." A brief note read on state television said his treatment had "required an initial hospitalization then outpatient follow-up." The oldest son of Cuba's late revolutionary leader was known for his resemblance to his father, earning him the nickname Fidelito or Little Fidel. (please see full article at link)
  • Fidel Castro's son commits suicide: Cuban state-run media

    02/01/2018 5:57:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/1/18
    The son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported.
  • Fidel Castro’s Son Commits Suicide

    02/01/2018 6:00:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 1, 2018
    The son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported. “Diaz-Balart, who had been attended by a group of doctors for several months due to a state of profound depression, committed suicide this morning
  • Castro freezes Cuban private sector, throws future in doubt

    02/01/2018 6:05:13 AM PST · by Brilliant · 14 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 1, 2018 | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
    Two years after taking office, President Raul Castro widened the niche for private enterprise in Cuba's state-dominated economy. Capitalism came pouring in. Slowly at first, then gaining speed, spare rooms for rent became rental homes, which became boutique hotels. Backyard cafes became elegant restaurants and bustling nightclubs, backed with millions in capital from the prosperous Cuban diaspora in Miami, Latin America and Spain. English tutors started citywide private after-school programs. And the booming private economy reached into the Communist-led bureaucracy - paying off inspectors, buying stolen state goods and recruiting talented employees with salaries dwarfing those in the public sector....