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Old 03-05-2013, 05:00 PM
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Hugo Chavez- RIP

I just heard on spanish language TV the leader has died.

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Old 03-05-2013, 05:22 PM
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I'm having trouble mustering a great deal of sympathy, at least beyond the great sympathy I feel for those he has suppressed by whatever means he chose.

Cancer is a horrible way to die, though, and no one really deserves that. I'm glad he's gone, and I'm glad his suffering is over.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:37 PM
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Now on his way to a special dung heap in the low rent section of hell reserved just for him.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:41 PM
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(as I look for anything positive to say...)

Chavez did break the death-grip the oligarchy has had on Venezuela since they abandoned Simon Bolivar after independence. Hopefully Colombia will do the same. And Mexico, of course.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:46 PM
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Now on his way to a special dung heap in the low rent section of hell reserved just for him.
Aside from being anti-American and grandstanding massively, was he really any worse than any other Latin American tinpot dictator? If anything, his regime seemed pretty mild as compared to the horrors that went down in Guatemala or Argentina in the 80s.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:49 PM
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Hopefully Sean Penn is not alone in these hard times.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:06 PM
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Aside from being anti-American and grandstanding massively, was he really any worse than any other Latin American tinpot dictator? If anything, his regime seemed pretty mild as compared to the horrors that went down in Guatemala or Argentina in the 80s.
Well that makes it okay!
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:23 PM
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Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Hopefully old Castro will follow along soon .........
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Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Has anyone actually pointed out WHY he's "bad rubbish?"
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:37 PM
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Hugo Chavez

Sounds like a large bottle of cheap wine.

I wonder if the worms will enjoy him...

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WORM #2: "Ehhh, not exactly "caca de la caballito" but I've had worse..."

WORM #1: "Smells like caca too...bon appetit!"

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Colorful character. I liked the UN speech he gave a few years back where he followed Bush to the podium and complained of the sulfer smell.

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Old 03-05-2013, 07:05 PM
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This does leave an opening for for a new communist leader, I can endorse one right now and it would be no loss the USA. With no term limits.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:27 PM
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Has anyone actually pointed out WHY he's "bad rubbish?"
Commie thug dick-tater pretty well covers it .........
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Commie thug dick-tater pretty well covers it .........
Thug? You mean like the people who kidnap people from foreign countries, and then hold them in solitary, 10+ years without trial? That kind of thug?

Most people's objections to the man seem to boil down to the fact that: "he didn't like America. He f'ed over American oil interests." Yeah, he was a corrupt buffoon and certifiably insane towards the end, but not sure if that makes him outright evil, especially on the scale of Latin American leaders.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:37 PM
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Has anyone actually pointed out WHY he's "bad rubbish?"
How about seizing private property for "the people".
And then amassing a 2 Billion fortune on the backs of the same people.

I'll bet the New York times has a moral relativism obituary for him tomorrow as well.

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