Archive for the ‘Hugo Chavez’ Category

A rare moment of honesty from a democrat

May 24, 2008

The far hard left liberal extremist democrat from California, Maxine Waters has a rare moment of honesty on camera as she shows her true Socialist nature.

She must have made Hugo Chavez very proud.

Michelle Malkin has a good round up of the leftist hypocrisy about gas prices.

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The puppet was a better actor.

April 2, 2008

It’s as if the Sean Penn puppet in “Team America” came to life as a propagandist.

Leftist crushing of decent

November 2, 2007

The darling of the American far left extremists, Hugo Chavez, is preceding on his path to turn his country into a Socialist Hell hole. Complete with the crushing of any opposition.

Soldiers used tear gas, plastic bullets and water cannons to scatter tens of thousands who massed Thursday to protest constitutional reforms that would permit Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely.

Led by university students, protesters chanted “Freedom! Freedom!” and warned that 69 amendments drafted by the Chavista-dominated National Assembly would violate civil liberties and derail democracy.

It was the biggest turnout against Chavez in months, and appeared to revive Venezuela’s languid opposition at a time when the president seems as strong as ever. Students promised more street demonstrations over the weekend, but no opposition-led protests were planned for Friday.

“This is a dictatorship masked as democracy,” said Jorge Rivas, an 18- year-old student. “Chavez wants our country to be like Cuba, and we’re not going to allow that to occur.”

Authorities broke up the protest outside the headquarters of the country’s electoral council, reporting that six police officers and one student were injured. But students said dozens of protesters were hurt during the melee. The local Globovision television network broadcast footage of several police beating an unarmed protester with billy clubs.

The Chavez economy

September 3, 2007

Let us review how the darling of the Left, Socialist thug Hugo Chavez is flushing the economy of Venezuela down the toilet. Bloomberg reports:

While Venezuela earns record proceeds from oil exports, consumers face shortages of meat, flour and cooking oil. Annual inflation has risen to 16 percent, the highest in Latin America, as President Chavez tripled government spending in four years. Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips are pulling out after Chavez demanded they cede control of joint venture projects.

The currency, the bolivar, has tumbled 30 percent this year to 4,850 per dollar on the black market, the only place it trades freely because of government controls on foreign exchange. That’s less than half the official rate of 2,150 set in 2005. Chavez may have to devalue the bolivar to reduce the gap and increase oil proceeds that make up half the state’s revenue.

“This has been the worst managed oil boom in Venezuela’s history,” said Ricardo Hausmann, a former government planning minister who now teaches economics at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

HT to Jimmy K., who sums it up:

Who will suffer the most ? The liberals who believe socialism and communism are the highest degree achievable by civilizations and Valenzuela’s poor who have been tricked once again by the forces of the dark side of the political spectrum.

Atlas is starting to shrug.

February 19, 2007

Ok, so I used Transterrestrial Musings post title. It was just that damn good.
It sums up nicely what is going on the Socialist Paradise of the loopy liberal left’s darling, Hugo Chevez.

Faced with an accelerating inflation rate and shortages of basic foods like beef, chicken and milk, President Hugo Chávez has threatened to jail grocery store owners and nationalize their businesses if they violate the country’s expanding price controls.

Food producers and economists say the measures announced late Thursday night, which include removing three zeroes from the denomination of Venezuela’s currency, are likely to backfire and generate even more acute shortages and higher prices for consumers. Inflation climbed to an annual rate of 18.4 percent a year in January, the highest in Latin America and far above the official target of 10 to 12 percent.

“This country is going to turn into Cuba, or Chávez will have to give in,” said Cándida de Gómez, 54, a shopper at a private supermarket in Los Palos Grandes, a district in the capital….