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Carl Hiaasen quivers and moistens to (MACHO-MACHO MAN!) Castro’s Longevity

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OMG!-OMG!--Fidel outlasted TEN U.S. Presidents!!!

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From Today's Miami Herald:

"Castro has outlasted 10 American presidents.."

By now we're all accustomed to how Pinks gasp, quiver and moist-up when mentioning the above sound-bite..

Oh Goodness! OH-My GOD! that "Macho-MACHO MAN! (Fidel Castro) OUTLASTED ten U.S. Presidents bent on his destruction!

For all those who become tumescent or similarly aroused over the above datum, here's some saltpeter:

“We ended up getting exactly what we’d wanted all along,” snickered Nikita Khrushchev in his diaries regarding the Cuban-Missile "Crisis": "security for Fidel Castro’s regime and American missiles removed from Turkey. Until today the U.S. has complied with her promise not to interfere with Castro and not to allow anyone else to interfere with Castro. After Kennedy’s death, his successor Lyndon Johnson assured us that he would keep the promise.

Castro has survived by hiding behind the skirts of the two most powerful nations in human history-- shrewd diplomacy for sure. But something more worthy of Scarlett O'Hara, Madame Chiang and Cleopatra than Rambo, Rommel or Patton.

Unreal

2 comments to Carl Hiaasen quivers and moistens to (MACHO-MACHO MAN!) Castro’s Longevity

  • Rayarena

    Hiassen is a grossly over estimated author, but what can one expect in today's publishing world where political correctness and commercialism counts more than talent? If the publishing companies think that a certain author has the image that they want, they promote him. It's similar to Hollywood, and explains why someone like Jennifer Lopez who's the hallmark of mediocrity becomes so famous, while lesser known actresses who are prettier and have more talented continue to struggle.

    I remember seeing an interview of Hiassen in an important nationally televised news program and he was talking about Miami and some book that he wrote about the city [if I remember correctly] and he was of course trashing Cuban Americans.

    I don't like him as an author and I much less like him as a journalist. He's mediocre and politically correct which probably explains why he's associated with the Miami Herald.

  • asombra

    As I’ve said, we need to focus more on what WE can do towards freeing Cuba and less on the inevitable nasty insects flying about. Hiaasen is a gnat, one of many, and a rather minor gnat at that. Cuban exiles have done far more for Miami (and the US) than he ever has or will or can, and even he should know that, though I certainly wouldn’t expect him to admit it. If he doesn’t see that, he’s even smaller than I thought.

    Ultimately, he matters very little, if at all, though he is indeed a symptom. We need not bother with him beyond ignoring his pulp fiction (which shouldn’t take any effort) and rejecting the Miami Herald for using him, along with quite a few others, against us. Gnats, like cockroaches, will always be with us; there's no point obsessing over individual specimens thereof.