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  • Pyjama Garçon Français at G20

    07/09/2017 5:43:23 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-9-17 | MOTUS
    With everybody (including CNN) focusing on the popular fake news story about Russia hacking the 2016 American election they seemed to miss the Big Story at 2017’s G20: Pyjama Garçon Français wearing his big boy pants for the first time. Everyone knows that Emmanuel Macron picked out his mother while he was still in high school. (For anyone who does not know, they met while Brigitte was a drama teacher at Emmanuel’s high school and married when he “graduated.” He is 39, she is 64.) And now after all these years of being a bâtard it appears he’s finally picked a...
  • Pope Frowns When Meeting Trump—Smiles with Delight When Meeting Mass-Murderers Fidel and Raul Castro

    05/27/2017 5:10:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/27/2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Pictures going viral this week show a smiling President Trump and a glum Pope Francis meeting in the Vatican. The mainstream media and pinko talk-show hosts are having a ball with the picture. Consequently, some Trump supporters are jerking their knees, claiming any discord between President Trump and Pope Francis qualifies as yet another form of “fake news!” The Trump press agency known as, for instance, claims all was hunky-dory at the Vatican where Pope Francis was actually delighted to meet Trump. They even scrounged up a picture where --in sharp contrast to the ones going viral-- the Pope...
  • Fidel’s Cuba Leaves Indelible Scars

    04/24/2017 12:04:59 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 2 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 24, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    Jesus de Leon remembers clearly when his spirit finally shattered. He was 13 years old. It wasn’t an obvious wound like a broken leg, but rather a deep cut to his soul after years of indoctrination and violence that slowly warped his thinking and stole his innocence. De Leon was born in Cuba in 1966, almost a decade after Fidel Castro seized power and purged dissenters. “I was at the heart of the revolution,” de Leon said at his home in Brooklyn on March 16. “I was raised with being indoctrinated within the communist system.” From the first days of...
  • Meet Greg Craig, Obama's White House Counsel ( 2008 )

    05/19/2016 5:57:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 17, 2008 | John McCormack
    Mike Allen reported over the weekend that "Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton's impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by resident-elect Barack Obama". Believe it or not, the time Craig spent shilling for Clinton may have been his most honorable days of work ... In the early 1980s, [Craig] was an attorney for John Hinckley, the man who shot President Reagan and three others. Craig helped put together an insanity defense that led to Hinckley's acquittal. Nine years later, he advised Ted Kennedy in the Palm Beach rape case involving the senator...
  • Meltdown: Justin Trudeau Defends Presence at Elite Fundraisers as Approval Plummets

    12/14/2016 11:41:04 AM PST · by billorites · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 14, 2016 | Frances Martel
    Liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the nation’s House of Commons Tuesday that he has attended lavish fundraisers for his family’s foundation to “create economic growth for the middle class.” His defense of his participation in fundraisers thrown by the Pierre Trudeau Foundation – which he renounced his official position in upon becoming the leader of the Liberal Party – follows an admission that he allowed attendees to lobby him at these fundraisers, a clear violation of Liberal Party bylaws. The metastasizing cash-for-access scandal follows a calamitous month for Canada’s Liberals in which, partly triggered by Trudeau’s effusive praise...
  • ‘Despicable’: UN’s Top Human Rights Body Holds Minute’s Silence For Fidel Castro

    12/06/2016 6:21:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/06/16 | Patrick Goodenough – Delegates of the U.N. Human Rights Council opened a meeting in Geneva on Monday by standing silently with heads bowed, after the delegation of Venezuela’s leftist government requested a minute’s silence to “honor” the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Not everyone in the chamber took part. U.N. Watch executive director Hillel Neuer described the honoring of “human rights abuser Fidel Castro” as “despicable” and said that his non-governmental organization “stayed seated.” In an official U.N. webcast, a member of the Israeli delegation, seated behind Venezuela’s representatives, can be seen walking out as Venezuelan ambassador Jorge Valero asked members...

    12/04/2016 11:11:45 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 4, 2016 | By Joel B. Pollack
    The Russian-made jeep carrying the ashes of the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro broke down in the middle of his funeral procession on Saturday, forcing soldiers to push the vehicle until it could be repaired. Nearly every major news website buried the news, though it was perfectly symbolic of the Cuban regime’s economic failures, and those of socialism in general. The breakdown of the jeep in the midst of adoring crowds chanting “Long live Fidel!” was symbolic of the dual nature of Castro’s Cuba. While his legacy inspires fierce adulation by many of the nation’s citizens, others continue to grumble...
  • Jeep Carrying Fidel Castro Ashes Breaks Down Mid-Funeral

    12/04/2016 3:07:03 PM PST · by rhett october · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 4, 2016 | Joel Pollak
    The Russian-made jeep carrying the ashes of the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro broke down in the middle of his funeral procession on Saturday, forcing soldiers to push the vehicle until it could be repaired. Nearly every major news website buried the news, though it was perfectly symbolic of the Cuban regime’s economic failures, and those of socialism in general.
  • Fidel Castro and His MSM Sycophants

    12/04/2016 7:02:33 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Freedom has a very strong magnet and no man has the right to take lives and freedom away from others just because of divergent political opinions Forbes estimated Fidel Castro’s wealth at $900 million while the country he ruled with an iron fist, 11.39 million people, lived in poverty and dignified squalor under his boot. The deceased “El Comandante” Castro left behind a huge fortune, a private island called Caya Piedra, mansions, a marina with his private yacht called Aquarama, bank accounts, an alleged gold mine, and thousands of worthless Marxist speeches.
  • Thoughts on the Death of Dictator Fidel Castro

    12/02/2016 12:47:07 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Obie Usategui
    I shall continue to cherish, relish, enjoy, celebrate the death and passing of worthless brute, Fidel Castro It was about 1:00 a.m., Saturday night, when my wife woke me up to tell me of the passing of Fidel Castro. As I was still half-sleep, and in lieu of the fact that, in our wishful ways, we, the Cuban-Americans in exile, had killed Castro many times over in the past, the “Cry Wolf” syndrome kicked-in as a ‘defense mechanism’ to spare me the emotional roller coaster, which had made us, time and time again, go from exhilarating highs to lugubrious downs...
  • Rafael Cruz Remembers Life in Cuba

    12/01/2016 6:48:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2016 | Bob Weir
    To shed some light on the death of Fidel Castro, I did an interview with Senator Ted Cruz's father Rafael, who lived under the oppressive regime of the Cuban dictator. Have you ever had experiences in which you felt as though your government was taking unfair advantage of you, and it seemed as though you had no power to do anything about it? Have you written your congressman, senator, or county commissioner several times and only received form-letter responses? I suppose that everyone has felt that way from time to time. On the other hand, after you've finished complaining, did...
  • Detained Cuban artist who mocked Castro’s death ‘was badly beaten,’ family says

    11/30/2016 7:08:28 PM PST · by bryan999 · 7 replies
    Cuban dissident artist Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado, who was detained by authorities on Saturday after mocking Fidel Castro’s death, was severely beaten, according to relatives who saw him at the detention center in Guanabacoa. “Danilo's mom saw him,” the artist’s girlfriend, Miami resident Alexandra Martinez, 24, said late Tuesday. “He was badly beaten upon entering Guanabacoa and suffered a severe asthma attack.” Authorities also confiscated his cell phone, she said. Martinez said Maldonado’s mother, Maria Victoria Machado, was allowed to visit her son at a Guanabacoa police station, on the outskirts of Havana, for the first time since he was...
  • Even in Death, Castro Still has 'Useful Idiots'

    11/30/2016 4:35:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 30, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Fidel Castro died as he lived: to the sound of useful idiots making allowances for his crimes. (That's not my term: It was Lenin who called liberal apologists for Communism "useful idiots.") The gold medal in the Useful Idiot Olympics should probably go to Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada. In a statement, he expressed his "deep sorrow" upon learning that "Cuba's longest serving president" had died. One can only imagine what George Orwell could do with that one word, "serving." Castro did not serve; he ruled a nation of servants, often cruelly, while making obscene profits for himself...
  • Fidel Castro: The Life & Death of a Monster

    11/30/2016 1:02:15 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    Frontpage ^ | November 30, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    The third of six children, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926 (although some sources claim that he was born a year later), in Cuba's eastern province of Oriente. His father, Angel, was a wealthy sugar plantation owner originally from Spain.  Raised in affluence while surrounded by poverty, Fidel Castro was educated in private Jesuit boarding schools. He attended El Colegio de Belen and pitched for the school's baseball team. After graduating in 1945, Castro entered law school at the University of Havana and immersed himself in the political climate of Cuban nationalism, anti-imperialism, and socialism. In 1947 Castro...
  • The Left's Love Affair with Fidel Castro

    11/29/2016 4:31:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 29, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    In a statement following the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, President Obama spoke of "the countless ways in which (Castro) altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation." That's an understatement as the thousands who have risked their lives over the years to escape from Cuba have testified. The president added: "History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him." Why wait on history? We can judge him now. For six decades the left has lauded Castro as a secular savior, seeing only what they...
  • Obama won't send official delegation to Cuba

    11/29/2016 11:20:40 AM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies ^ | 11/29/16 | Sarah Westwood
    President Obama will not send an official delegation to the funeral of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, but he will send a senior White House official and ambassador, the White House said on Tuesday. "There's a formal process" involved in naming a presidential delegation, spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters. "That will not be taking place this time, but the United States will be represented at the event."

    11/29/2016 6:07:26 AM PST · by massmike · 9 replies ^ | 11/29/2016 | Don Feder
    Fidel Castro was a monster who tortured and murdered his people for over half-a-century. He was Stalin with a beard, Hitler with a stogie. His passing will be celebrated by freedom-loving people everywhere and mourned only by the evil and the credulous. I was in Cuba in 1997, not on a Beyonce/Jay-Z celebrity tour, but as a journalist who met ordinary Cubans. I've never been to a sadder place, or one more beautiful in a decaying way. Like North Korea, Cuba is a family business. In the former, the scepter was passed from Kim Il-sung (Glorious Leader) to Kim Jong-il...
  • Nets Fret Trump Will ‘Roll Back’ Obama’s Cuba ‘Legacy’

    11/28/2016 2:54:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | November 28, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    Amid the media mourning and eulogizing of Fidel Castro, on Monday, the network morning shows turned to worrying about the impact President-elect Donald Trump would have on American/Cuban relations, declaring the opening of diplomatic relations with the authoritarian regime to be the “centerpiece” of President Obama’s “legacy.” On NBC’s Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell – who on Sunday fondly reminisced over her past meetings with Castro – proclaimed: “The White House sees Obama’s opening to Cuban as the centerpiece of his legacy. Direct commercial flights starting this week, postal service with the U.S., credit cards and banking, internet service. Cracks in...
  • MSNBC: Cuban-Americans Humiliated by Obama’s Comments on Castro’s Death

    11/28/2016 12:59:45 PM PST · by ColdOne · 33 replies ^ | 11/28/16 | Madeleine Weast
    Many Cuban-Americans residing in Florida are ashamed of the statements that some world leaders like President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made after the death of Fidel Castro by refusing to condemn the former communist dictator, MSNBC’s Mariana Atencio reported Monday morning. Atencio, an MSNBC correspondent, discussed the reactions of Cuban-Americans to the news over the weekend of Castro’s death. “Many Cuban-Americans here in the political epicenter of this community in Miami telling me this morning they cannot believe some of the world reaction from figures like Justin Trudeau and Jill Stein about Fidel Castro,” Atencio said on...
  • Eugene Robinson: Castro Didn't Like "Income Inequality," A "True Believer" Of Communism

    11/28/2016 12:50:55 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 42 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 28, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    ROBINSON, WASHINGTON POST: The inequality of income and the division of society into haves and have-nots, and the way some people are getting rich. He didn't like it one bit. So he was, indeed in that sense, a true believer in the decrepit, antiquated, oppressive, communist system he put in place. As long as he drew breath... there were limits beyond which Raul Castro in any attempt to modernize or reform, limits beyond which it was difficult for him to go.