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August 2, 2006
WAR: A Babe In Mass Murderer's Clothing

Prima facie evidence of unfitness for parenthood.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:29 PM | War 2006 | Comments (9) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

I personally would like to see a matching Fidel baby spoon to go with the stretchie.

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at August 2, 2006 11:21 PM

The whole Che thing is so silly.

If he wasn't young, good looking, and more importantly, cool looking, nothing would've been said about him since 1967.

You don't see Fidel's ugly, cigar-smoking face on too many t-shirts, or dorm room walls.

Posted by: Mike at August 3, 2006 9:21 AM

One thing that you have to credit Castro with, he has single-handedly kept Cuba together for the last 45 years or so. Mostly it has been by shear force of will, especially since the breakup of the USSR. Don't ahve to like him or agree with his approach, but he has accomplished a lot.

Posted by: maddirishman at August 3, 2006 11:32 AM

I guess that beats Enver Hoxha's 40 years of stability for Albania.

Posted by: Henry at August 3, 2006 12:04 PM

Castro has what? Kept what together. What kind of disparate forces are operating in Cuba that would have otherwide torn it apart? I have Cuban friends who go tout at different times.

Castro is a gangster; he kept the Mafia out of Cuba so he could rape it himself; and Mussolini, by the way, did NOT get the trains to run on time.

Cuba will eventually regain its freedom, and will have a few wasted generations before it can regroup itself. I wish we didn't embargo it, just so they would have had more contact with us, and recover like Hungary (since Hoxa's name came up) and the Czech Republic. Glorifying Fidel is like glorifying Al Capone. The big difference is Scarface Al got caught not paying taxes, Fidel took others' taxes away.

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at August 3, 2006 12:49 PM

I did not say I agreed with Castro or his policies, but considering the array of actions taken by the US government over the years to try topple him. Yes, he is a dispicable human being. Has Cuba been a utopia, NO, especially since the fall of the Soviet Union, but Castro has kept them on track during this time.

I too think the embargo shold be dropped. When American influence began to flow in, the regimes days would be numbered.

Posted by: maddirishman at August 3, 2006 2:00 PM

Maybe the parents will make them watch that Vince Carter ad too and be the worst parents of all time! Ease uo, like Mike said Che is hip because he looks cool and stands more for an ideal of a time period than for anything truly political.

Posted by: jim at August 3, 2006 2:56 PM

Maybe the parents will make them watch that Vince Carter ad too and be the worst parents of all time! Ease up, like Mike said Che is hip because he looks cool and stands more for an ideal of a time period than for anything truly political.

Posted by: jim at August 3, 2006 2:56 PM

Nothing's more annoying than people (such as madirishman, who proves to be mad as in crazy, rather than mad as in angry) who claim that a dictator did "X" well. Usually, it's BS, and always, it comes at a steep price.

Communism provides neither freedom nor prosperity. If Castro's "holding Cuba together", this merely means that officially sanctioned thuggery is replacing private thuggery.

It is any government's job to eliminate both.

Posted by: John Salmon at August 3, 2006 8:56 PM
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