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Hopelessnes And Change For The Worse

I haven’t been paying too much attention to current events these past few weeks. Frankly, The Obama administration’s decision to "normalize" relations with Cuba left me with the desire to crawl into a cave with a few bottles and hibernate. So as I start to come out of my temporary exile in the blissful cave of ignorance, […]

Shark Food

We’ve all seen the mess that our government has created in the southern border. A porous border, inadequate immigration laws and an administration that plays fast and loose with the thruth and  rule of law are a recipe for disaster. Most of us who search for the truth have learned to rely on the alternative […]

Cuban Noise

We've all heard the usual philosophical way to question the subjective nature of reality: “If a tree falls in the forest, and there’s no one there to hear it, does it still make a noise?” and we’ve all shrugged our shoulders and said “Who cares?” So, If a Cuban screams in a crowded room, does […]

Son of “Putinisim”

Before I go to sleep at night, I usually get on the phone and check texts, e-mails , social media and blogs. (don’t judge me, as Marta would say) Late last night on Facebook, as I went through all my invitations to play Candycrush and Farmsville, I saw a blurb that made me do as […]

Seeing Red

I’m seeing red these days. I’ve seen red up close. And I hate red. Red took over my island home way back in the day when Red was called the “Soviets.” Now that they can’t afford to control Eastern Europe at gunpoint anymore and have had to retreat back behind their frigid borders, they’re just […]

Too Close To Home

With its balmy, tropical climate, warm sandy beaches and swaying palms, South Florida has become the next best thing to Cuba for Cuban exiles. It’s the closest place to home here in the continental United States. But, sometimes it can get a bit too close to home for my taste. Up in Palm Beach County, […]

Boston Bombing Fallout

In the two weeks plus after the Boston Marathon bombings, we have learned quite a bit about the terrorists and their family. One scandalous fact is that these cretins had received welfare benefits.   Imagine that, immigrants that are welcomed into the best country on earth, provided with security and an education and even public assistance, repay […]

Notes From Left Field

Well, beat the drum and hold the phone - the sun came out today! We're born again, there's new grass on the field. It’s the first day of spring-when a young man’s fancy turns to…beisbol. I’m no young man, but my thoughts did turn to beisbol and Cuba today. Yes, beisbol; Cuba’s passion and yes, the beisbol […]

Getting “Lucky”

And so 2013 is starting out pretty good for the Cuban regime: [r]aul gets to be the president of something called CELAC, Chavismo seems to be entrenched in Venezuela, guaranteeing the flow of oil subsidies to the island prison, Obama starts his second term, nominating John Kerry for State and brining [c]astro loving Chuck Hagel […]

The People’s Republic of America

“We, the people” President Obama’s second inaugural address was all about the “We” as in “We, the people”… An unusual thing for a president often labeled as a narcissist due to the liberal use of “me” and “I” in his speeches. He used the word 63 times by my count. The word “we” accounted for […]

Papa Ñangara

Since all the cool kids are doing it, I’m joining in today’s Pope-Pile-On. I once saw a living saint. In the swamps of Jersey. In the pouring rain. John Paul II.  God, there was something about that old man’s eyes. The passion, the conviction, the kindness. He was … well, the Pope. He was the […]


The Pope’s visit to Cuba is a popular topic in the MSM these days. Since the visit will commemorate the 400th anniversary of “Cachita’s” appearance, you’d think that the American press would use the opportunity to recount the beautiful story of Our Lady of Charity’s apparition to the 3 fishermen. The story is tailor made […]

Slime Oil Salesmen

So President Obama came to Miami last week. At “The U” he shocked the world by proclaiming the end of humanity’s energy problems: Algae: "We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline and diesel and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance -- algae,"… "You’ve got a bunch of algae out here, […]

The Cheerleading Archbishop

Gusano didn’t go church today. But the Church came to Gusano. It came like a slap to the face. A confirmation of sorts. So instead of church I get online and torture myself with some Cuba news. Communing with misery, if you will.  Anyway, I come across an article on Cardinal Ortega, head of the Cuban Catholic […]

All Pent Up

And so the New York Times continues to carry all the water it can for the “social experiment” it helped create, has championed and defended for 53 years. In a recent “article” about [r]aul’s real estate “reforms,” The Gray Lady whitewashes over the crumbling walls of that huge slum called Cuba. I guess the title […]