Feb
25
2014
6

So, I’ve figured out how to keep Marco Rubio doing stuff we’d all approve of..

Piss him the hell off.

Fourteen minutes’ worth of Cuba apologists’ guts being made into garters, including the apologists in Congress. Oh, my, yes, most assuredly the apologists in Congress. Watch it even if you’re still mad at Marco: you probably won’t stop being mad at him, but at least you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that Tom Harkin is quietly seething because there’s no way he can match Senator Rubio’s ability to put the rhetorical boot in.

Moe Lane

Jun
24
2013
5

Tweet of the Day, HAHAHAHA :Breathe: HAHAHAHA edition.

You all know my views on Ed Snowden.  But this is… somehow apropos.  Or symbolic:

Via Twitchy. Hot Air has more; Ed’s being nicer about it, or at least laughing in private.

Moe Lane

PS: BTW, NEVER TRUST CONTENT FROM GLENN GREENWALD. Trust him and you’ll end up on a twelve hour flight from a former Commie hellhole to a current Commie hellhole with no story, and probably nothing to read.

Mar
17
2013
6

Cuba now a haven for pedophilia sex trade.

Disgusting.

Foreign tourists, especially Canadians and Spaniards, are travelling to Cuba in surprising numbers for sex — and not just with adult prostitutes. They are finding underage girls and boys, a joint investigation by The Toronto Star and El Nuevo Herald has found.

Havana’s conspicuous scenes of street-level prostitution are the outward face of a hidden prostitution trade in minors, some as young as four, some with families complicit in their exploitation, the newspapers found.

(more…)

Oct
21
2011
2

The Washington Post has a macaca on its back.

I swear to God, it’s like the paper remembers that one, perfect high that it got from torpedoing then-Senator George Allen’s re-election run in 2006, and has been chasing the dragon ever since:

  • 2009: You all remember the McDonnell/Deeds gubernatorial contest, yes?  You also remember how the WaPo went so all-in on pushing an absurd story that Jim Geraghty started calling it the Washington Bob McDonnell’s Thesis.
  • 2011:  The Rick Perry nonsense with regard to the name of a ranch that his family rented hunting rights to.  Notice how that didn’t blow up after all?

(more…)

Jun
25
2011
2

So, Hugo Chavez is in the hospital?

Lots of speculation as to why, up to and including prostate cancer.  Cancer’s a horrible way to go, of course, but what nobody’s apparently noting is that the reason that Chavez still in the hospital is almost certainly because it’s a Cuban one.  Propagandists like Michael Moore to the contrary, Commies tend to suck at anything that doesn’t involve turning large numbers of living peasants into dead ones.

Yes, yes, yes, they have the best health care ever.  That’s why they have all of those guards; it’s to keep people from sneaking into Cuba in order to get their gallbladders removed*.

Moe Lane

Via @allahpundit.

*Give me the resources of a country and a reasonable cut of the proceeds and I can create a functional medical tourism system that caters to the Third World, too.  Particularly if malpractice suits aren’t an issue.

Apr
18
2011
--

#rsrh Springtime with Castro.

It’s spring, so it’s time for another article on how Communism in Cuba is surely on its last legs.  These hopeful articles spring up on a regular basis; the only problem is, it’s false hope.  Like it or not, the brain-drain of Cubans who are well aware that the United States – a country that will almost gleefully take them in and allow their talents to blossom – is a mere jury-rigged boat ride away means that the long-term prospects for reform are low. So we get the smart people who might have otherwise become actual reformers; they keep the idiots* who think that Marxism can be made to work, somehow.

In other words: great for us, bad for Cuba.  Don’t have an answer for that one, except maybe recognize the darn government and ease travel restrictions.  Not that I can really blame Barack Obama for not wanting to be the President who Castro finally beat; it’s not like every President before him hadn’t come to the same decision…

Moe Lane

*Marxism is intellectualism for stupid people.

Nov
12
2009
1

Cuba shuts down… Cuba… to save energy.

(Via Drudge) Note that this directive involved 90% of the economic infrastructure of Cuba.


HAVANA, Nov 11 (Reuters)
– Cuba has ordered all state enterprises to adopt “extreme measures” to cut energy usage through the end of the year in hopes of avoiding the dreaded blackouts that plagued the country following the 1991 collapse of its then-top ally, the Soviet Union.

In documents seen by Reuters, government officials have been warned that the island is facing a “critical” energy shortage that requires the closing of non-essential factories and workshops and the shutting down of air conditioners and refrigerators not needed to preserve food and medicine.

It apparently more or less worked – no word on how many people it killed while doing so – but I have an alternate suggestion: how about the next time this happens the Cubans replace the current ruling regime with a functional democracy, embrace a free market capitalist system, and utterly reject the modified Marxist theology that they’re currently suffering from? That way they can stop worrying about keeping the air conditioning running, and start worrying about the populace’s obesity rates.

Just wanted to throw that out there.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

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Jun
18
2009
1

Next, they’ll be checking for homing pigeons.

Actually, they should check for homing pigeons.

EXCLUSIVE: Cuban spies’ shortwave radios go undetected

MIAMI | A retired State Department officer and his wife who are accused of spying for Cuba appear to have avoided capture for 30 years because their communications with the Caribbean island were too low-tech to be detected by sophisticated U.S. monitors.

[snip]

U.S. intelligence spends little time combing the shortwave bands for secret, nefarious transmissions, said James Lewis, director and senior fellow for the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

“I’m not surprised [the U.S. intelligence community] missed this,” Mr. Lewis said. “We don’t put an emphasis on monitoring this kind of activity.”

Which is one reason why the Cubans use this technique. The other reason, of course, is because their ruling regime is shackled to a inferior and discredited economic/political philosophy whose only successes have been in turning large numbers of live peasants into dead ones.

At any rate, check the pigeon fanciers in southern Florida.  Just in case.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

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Jun
08
2009
3

Retired State Department analyst arrested for spying for Cuba.

[You can guess the subtitle that was here at first.]

The words ‘treason,’ ‘traitor,’ or ‘betrayal’ do not appear anywhere in this narration of the career of a spy for regime which is an avowed enemy of the United States of America. BDS, on the other hand? First paragraph. I’m almost convinced that this was deliberate self-parody on the WaPo’s part, except that I know other people who are equally this dead to irony.

A Slow Burn Becomes a Raging Fire
Disdain for U.S. Policies May Have Led to Alleged Spying for Cuba

He was a courtly State Department intelligence analyst from a prominent family who loved to sail and peruse the London Review of Books. Occasionally, he would voice frustration with U.S. policies, but to his liberal neighbors in Northwest D.C. it was nothing out of the ordinary. “We were all appalled by the Bush years,” one said.

Given that the traitor Myers started his career in 1978, we can only be grateful that he did not reveal the secrets of time travel to the Castro regime.

See also the Weekly Standard, Transterrestrial Musings, and American Thinker; the latter walks through the history of the two traitors for the last thirty years, and is probably the best bet for people wanting to familiarize themselves with events.  For my own part, two observations:

  • If you go by the MICE acronym – Money, Ideology, Conscience, Ego – The Myers’s treason seems rooted mostly in Ego, with the Ideology sort of accumulating on over the years, like grime on an unwashed stoop.  People do like to think that their acts are justified, particularly when they know that they’re not.
  • I think that people should be taking a harder look at the wife, actually.  The traitress Gwendolyn Trebilcock Myers was a staffer for former Senator James Abourezk, who is of course a notorious anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist (‘Zionist lobby rules the US Congress’ edition).  I see no particular reason why I should pretend that folks who write for Counterpunch and who check under their bed at night for Jews are also plausible suspects for being up to their eyeballs in supporting other Hard Left cause celebres – like, say, Castro.  Why did you serve only one term again, Senator?  It certainly wasn’t because you grew tired of ‘boring speeches,’ given your hobbies since then.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

Jun
04
2009
--

Now *there’s* the willfully-obnoxious Cuba regime we’ve grown accustomed to!

(Via NTCNews) It’s so nice to see that some people keep up with the old traditions…

Cuba rejects OAS membership, official says

HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) — Cuba will not rejoin the Organization of American States, even though the multinational organization has lifted the 47-year-old suspension of the country’s membership, a Cuban official said Thursday.

Ricardo Alarcon, president of the National Assembly, made the announcement to reporters. Former Cuban President Fidel Castro had said earlier this week that Cuba had no interest in rejoining the 35-nation group.

…the tradition in this case being the charming Let’s humiliate the President of the United States that Castro has turned into an art form.  This particular version was pretty good, for a given value of ‘good:’ the White House traded any restrictions on future readmission* and recognition, a certain amount of backpedalling in front of the rest of the OAS, and quite possibly the state of Florida in the 2012 elections for… well, nothing at all.  (more…)

Apr
22
2009
1

Shiving Raul.

Apparently Fidel Castro doesn’t quite understand that the best thing that he could do for Cuba right now is, well, die:

Fidel Castro: Obama ‘misinterpreted’ Raul’s words

HAVANA – Fidel Castro says President Barack Obama “misinterpreted” his brother Raul’s remarks regarding the United States and bristled at the suggestion that Cuba should free political prisoners or cut taxes on dollars people send to the island.

Either that, or he just doesn’t care. It’s probably ‘just doesn’t care’: as has been noted before, Fidel Castro has been a skilled player in the game of embarrassing American administrations for decades now. It’s apparently now President Obama’s turn, and he can hopefully take some comfort in knowing that it’s just business, nothing personal. Except, of course, that to Fidel Castro it’s one and the same…

Moe Lane

PS: The traditional phrase to mutter in these circumstances is “That [expletive deleted] can’t live forever,” Mr. President. Although one hears stories

Crossposted to RedState.

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