El viandero stopped by the Babalú kitchen this morning and dropped off some delicious viandas for today’s news ajiaco. Grab a seat and serve yourself a bowl while it’s still hot!
- For the past four years, the administration of Barack Obama has been plagued by one irony after another. Therefore, no one should be surprised (except for those on the left whose vocabulary does not include the word irony) by the latest irony: The office set up by Obama to close down Guantanamo Bay has been… closed.
- Due to delays in obtaining OFAC licenses, Jeffrey Multer, the conductor of The Florida Orchestra, will have to postpone his trip to Cuba where he was scheduled to conduct the Castro dictatorship’s personal symphony orchestra. Democracy, freedom, and respect for human rights in Cuba will be delayed a few more days.
- In an Op-Ed in Tampa Bay Online, Dale Smrekar laments the ongoing sanctions against the criminal Castro regime in Cuba and believes Americans should be free to trade with the repressive dictatorship because “In a free and open trade world capitalism was always going to eradicate communism because it is the only system that meets the behavioral needs of the human population.” Conspicuously missing from Mr. Smrekar’s editorial is the pesky little fact that as long as the Castro crime syndicate controls Cuba, there will never be “free and open trade” with the island. Oh well… back to the drawing board.
- Peter Orsi, a Castro regime spokesperson who moonlights as a journalist with the Associated Press, reports on the Cuban dictatorship’s latest plan to extract every possible dollar out of the pockets of American tourists they anticipate will soon be flocking to the island if Obama, Kerry, and Hagel have their druthers. Announcing the grand reopening of Havana’s Sloppy Joe’s: “Havana’s biggest tourist trap.”