Apr
30
2016
5

My RedState post on Venezuelans running out of beer.

Found here. Short version: why is Venezuela running out of beer? Because of Communism, of course. Excuse me: ‘hard socialism,’ or whatever the fig leaf is.

Apr
29
2016
0

The OTHER Tweet of the Day, Stupid Venezuelan Socialists edition.

I don’t often say this, but: damn, but I wish I had written that.

I mean, that’s just a beautiful line. It’s almost perfect. I’d sit for a few minutes and just beam at the screen if I ever wrote anything like that.

Apr
07
2016
2

So, why is oil-rich Venezuela turning off the lights on Friday now?

Oh, right. It’s because the country is being run by Commies*.

Venezuelan workers will get Fridays off in the months of April and May, in a bid to save energy in the black-out hit country, the president said.

President Nicolas Maduro said Venezuelans will have “long weekends” in an appearance on state television on Wednesday night, announcing the measure as part of a 60-day plan to fight a power crunch.

Silly me.

Moe Lane

*Yes, yes, I know that they’re pretending to just be Socialists. Bless their hearts.

Dec
08
2015
2

Venezuela opposition officially capable now of throwing the bum out.

A shame it isn’t Hugo Chavez himself, but that ship has sailed: “Venezuelan opposition leaders said Tuesday they won a two-thirds majority in the legislature, which could challenge President Nicolas Maduro’s grip on power in the oil-rich but crisis-hit nation.”  Mind you, the opposition is saying that tossing Maduro out is not a ‘priority.’  Which is what I’d say, whether I really meant it, or not.

Anyway: good luck, guys.  And to hell with all Commies.

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Mar
09
2014
4

Tweet of the Day, Well, Commies do Know How To Turn People Into Numbers edition.

I was going to suggest that this was a remarkably inefficient and crude way to do food rationing.

…And then I realized that I actually have no idea whether it is, or not. I live in a capitalist democratic republic; we don’t have food rationing.

Via @FriedrichHayek.

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

Feb
22
2014
1

John Forbes Kerry, Soooper-Geniusss.

Mind you, that title is not entirely fair to the Secretary of State: or rather, it is fair for all the wrong reasons.

 

All I can say is… I wish.

Moe Lane

PS: It’s nice to see that the usual US/rest of the planet awareness mismatch operates in both directions, though.

Feb
22
2014
4

*Possibly* good news coming out of #ukraine.

If true, at least.

(more…)

Feb
21
2014
8

This is a disquieting picture. #venezuela

The implications are alarming.

(more…)

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Nov
21
2013
7

Venezuelan tyrant* confirms: new wave of confiscations, redistributions.

You would have to be out of your goram mind to run a load of refrigerators into Venezuela right now:

Via @instapundit. Seriously: the freaking things will just be seized and redistributed anyway. Better to sell in places that recognize the rule of law, not men.

Moe Lane

*I use ‘tyrant’ advisedly, and a little archaically. Perhaps ‘despot’ would be a better term… or even ‘king.’ I recognize that Maduro’s not rounding up people and shooting them en masse – yet – but neither is he respecting the rule of law.

Feb
27
2013
2

Hugo Chavez either is, or is not, dead.

Either way, my response is going to be… a shrug.  Just another as-close-to-Commie-as-he-dares strongman thug – which, frankly, was and is a lot less than Chavez’s fan club either thinks or thought.  I’m being a little temporally vague there because as soon as Chavez is actually dead he’ll rapidly be abandoned as an inspirational figure by guilty norteamericano liberals and supplanted by whatever as-close-to-Commie-as-he-dares strongman thug takes his place.  They come, they go, and weep for Latin America, which never seems to catch a break on this for too long.

Dec
13
2012
6

Venezuela expected to devolve into chaos after Chavez’s death.

Alternative title: Cult-of-personality dictatorship to collapse after death of personalityWhoever could have guessed that this would happen?

In short, Venezuela is headed for a hard fall, and the current shift in leadership will be — as one local observer put it — like switching bus drivers on a bus hurtling downhill without breaks and a broken steering wheel. The problem’s not just the driver, it’s the entire bus too.

Via Instapundit.  I really do wish that international Marxist regimes that have managed to survive this long would just admit that it’s because they’ve largely become monarchist or feudal states.  They should give up and embrace the concept of kingship and aristocracy – or, in the case of the Chinese, finding a good, plausible-sounding reason to bring back a Son Of Heaven.  Then the PRC can all put jade buttons on their Mao caps and actually run the bureaucracies in a more long-term fashion… sorry, where was I?

Ah, right, Chavez.  Damned if I know what Venezuela’s going to do, here.  Except probably have a civil war.  Try not to burn down the oil wells, guys: you’ll want them later.

Moe Lane

PS: …What?  You think that the USA will actually intervene?  Under this President?  Under the circumstances, I don’t think that I’m really justified in giving them anything except the most practical sort of advice…

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