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  • asombra: Brazil and Castro, Inc. are partners in keeping Cuba under totalitarian tyranny and in screwing over the Cuban people....

  • asombra: And I’m sorry, but “Yoaxis” and “Yordanis”? Yikes.

  • asombra: Carlos, you mean some Protestants, because the “official” ones have long been in the regime’s pocket.

  • asombra: Taking the NYT for naive IS naive. The NYT knows exactly what it’s doing–it’s been at it for over 50 years.

  • asombra: The Clintons, in their appalling vulgarity, fakeness and ambition, are just a reflection of sociopolitical degeneracy....

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Surprise, surprise, surprise: guess which country has the highest suicide rates in the Western hemisphere?

According to Castro regime statistics, the rate of suicide in Cuba is extremely high: 16.3 per 100,000. Imagine how much higher the rate must really be. Everyone who has lived in Castrogonia knows that lying about statistics is one of the government's greatest talents.  Whatever the statistics, they can't ever be trusted, for the Ministry […]

Religious persecution disguised by Castro regime as a crackdown on “criminal” activities

Religious persecution is on the rise in the Castro Kingdom. But you won't find that piece of news featured in any English language mainstream media outlets. No.  Instead, you have to dig, dig, dig, until you find it in some small, virtually unknown publication. Then, when you read the details, you can clearly see that […]

Quote of the day: “I have loved justice and hated iniquity; therefore I die in exile.”

Today is a rare day for Cubans: a saint's feast day that involves an Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba. It's the feast day of St. Antonio Maria Claret, a 19th-century Spanish missionary priest  who is known as the "spiritual father of Cuba." Claret was born  in Sallent, Catalonia, near Barcelona.  Much to his surprise, however, […]

Down and out in Caracastan: Maduro’s government forced to import oil

Talk about bringing coals to Newcastle! Other nations are now selling oil to Venezuela, the one nation on earth with the largest oil reserves. The reason for this is that Venezuela is not able to produce enough light oil to mix with its very thick crude reserves. This is a most unnerving sign for Emperor […]

European double standard redux: Che si, Hitler no!

Hoooo weeeee!  Hot diggetty dawg, what the blazes is goin' on over there in the Old World?  Or as some of 'em might say:   Was ist los? Europeans are incensed over the marketing of coffee cream packets that contain an image of Adolf Hitler! It's a "sick joke...absolutely evil and outrageous," said one German. […]

Worst news of the day: Canadian cold-blooded murderer and his victim identified

*&^%$#@!  Can't print what I'd like to say, even though I could use my brain injury as an excuse........ Here we go again.  The monster who shot dead a Canadian soldier in Ottowa today has been identified by Reuters as 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a recent convert to Islam. A Twitter account linked to ISIS apparently tweeted a […]

Count Floyd’s Halloween countdown riddle: Fidel versus Adolf

Count Floyd bids you a good morning. Time for some reeeeally scaaaary Halloween fun, boys and girls! Aaawoooooooooo! Here's a super-super-scary riddle, inspired by the Miss Hitler contest in Russia. This is scarier than my favorite bedtime story "Blood sucking monkeys from West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, " and far more relevant to world affairs than any […]

Miss Hitler versus Miss Che: Which beauty pageant would be best for the world?

Sponsor a Miss Hitler beauty contest and chances are you will get lots and lots of attention, all of it negative See the evidence for yourself, in this article from Vocativ: Who Will Be Miss Hitler 2014? Who is the most beautiful anti-Semitic of them all? A Russian pro-Hitler online group wants to find out […]

Clueless as ever, or more unscrupulous than ever?: Associated Press peddles Castronoid propaganda as news once again

Here we go again. The incomparable Michael Weissenstein of the Associated Press continues to play the Castro fiddle with genuine virtuosity. Call him the "maestro" of stealth propaganda, that is, of Castronoid propaganda disguised as real news. This time the lying concerns an "independent" group  that has supposedly challenged Castronoid orthodoxy. This "independent" group  is […]

Photos of the day: the real Havana

From Marta Beatriz Roque: "Thirty Feet of Garbage" These are very recent photos from the neighborhood of Guanabacoa in Havana. Garbage collection has stopped completely. All complaints filed with government agencies have been ignored. This is nothing new, of course.  But this is what no tourist or any people-to-people tour will ever see. And... if […]

Dispatch from La-La-Land: some side benefits of brain damage

Concussion update on a special feast day Slipping in and out of consciousness repeatedly is a new experience for me. Having the room spin while I am sitting still is not new.  My seminarian housemate in Minnesota once served me a soft drink heavily laced with Everclear grain alcohol as a joke.  Apparently, young men […]

Wham! The surprisingly ever-present thin line between existence and non-existence

Eight days ago I crashed my bike into a car.   O so I'm told.  I have no memory of it. I would later find out that I had fractured my skull in several places, bruised my brain, and filled the inside of my skull with blood.   "Severe concussion" was the diagnosis. The last […]

No Mosque for you! …(But if you slide some cash under the table….maybe we’ll let you have one.)

So much for the kinder, gentler, more spiritually-awakened Castro regime. Muslims in Cuba have received quite a "bofetada" (slap in the face) from the island's ruling elites. As Seinfeld's soup Nazi would say: No mosque for you! Turkey was backing the plan, but that didn't seem to make any difference. The decision-makers in Havana have […]

Growing “rustic vessel” exodus keeps U.S. Coast Guard busy

It looks as if there is no stopping the outflow of rats from the sinking ship. Wait, that's not an appropriate metaphor. The "ship" in question sank a very long time ago. 55 years ago, to be exact.  And it sank all the way down to Hell. These Cubans are not "rats" either.  They are […]

Damn! So close, so close…. but no cigar! U.S.A. considered waging war on Castrogonia in 1976 ???

UPDATE:  A long article on this subject has been published by the New York Times.   Also: Go HERE for direct access to the original documents from the Ford Library that are the source of this news story. Most of the documents are contingency plans, which means that this war with Cuba was never a […]