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  • asombra: I’m sorry, but this is giving the SOB way too much benefit of the doubt. There isn’t ANY doubt.

  • asombra: McGovern looks like he’s “tarado,” and then some.

  • asombra: Just as women shouldn’t wear certain things after a certain age, dictators shouldn’t run around in military costume...

  • asombra: I don’t think I’ve ever seen Fidel look so Latrine as in this photo. Instant classic.

  • asombra: Another good piece on “Gabo” (in Spanish): http://enrisco.blogspot.com/20 14/04/cien-anos-de-imbecilidad .html

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“El socialismo no sirve” but some keep trying and trying!

How many times does socialism have to fail before people come to their senses? Some have figured it out.  Chile, for example, has a sound economy and no one lines up at the US Embassy looking for a "work visa".   On the contrary, Chileans travel to the US to invest, buy our goods and […]

CANTO TALK goes Babalu this weekend

We had a great time this weekend talking to some of our Babalu friends. On Friday, it was Fernando Hernandez, ("The Cubans") Regina Anavy ("Out of Cuba") and Jorge Ponce.  We discussed their books and Jorge's article about Hispanic Heritage month and the Obama administration; FRIDAY'S WRITERS: Regina Anavy, Fernando Hernandez & Jorge Ponce.... Listen […]

Even “El Pais” thinks that Branson was over the top!

We saw Alberto De La Cruz's post earlier today about Richard Branson dressing up as Che to promote his new business ventures. I found this from "El Pais" in Spain to be rather interesting: "Si el Che Guevara levantara la cabeza, probablemente volvería a morirse al ver que uno de los hombres más ricos del mundo, defensor del capitalismo […]

Chile: Happy Independence Day to a real success story in Latin America

Our friends down in Chile will enjoy another anniversary of their independence in 1810: "Today, September 18 is celebrated in Chile as their Independence Day. It is remembered with the fiestas patrias or "national parties." The celebrations kick off in early September and can last for weeks. All over Chile, people celebrate with food, parades, […]

Why The Camel Will Never Pass Through The Eye of The Needle

While CAIR celebrates the news that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) will not be seeking re-election, and those who still insist conservatives/republicans are waging a "War on Women" in our country (when it is obvious where that war is coming from), sometimes the perspective of things, such as not wanting to pay for some lazy and […]

Thor Halvorssen: “Not one word, however, about the 55-year Castro dictatorship.”

From Thor Halvorssen's Facebook page: Every year the Cuban and Venezuelan Embassies in Oslo organize a protest outside the Oslo Freedom Forum. This year, after embassy persons put up the posters but before the protesters arrived John Lubbock was able to snap some pictures. Mario Vargas Llosa, Obama, a "Facebook" dollar (Peter Thiel?) and yours […]

“The bus always stops in front of the same building”

That's a quote by former Cuba tour guide Felix Hernandez in the award winning 1984 documentary Conducta Impropria/Improper Conduct, directed by Néstor Almendros and Orlando Jiménez Leal and produced with the support of French television Antenne 2. Yes, there have been some cosmetic changes in Cuba, including in the tourism sector, but the underlying structure […]

Elitist, Happy Cuba Traveler “Shocked” at All The Backlash

Feh... Jessica Chasmar @ The Washington Times - Pop icon Beyonce called the amount of criticism she and husband Jay-Z faced for their vacation in Cuba “shocking” in an interview that aired Monday. “You know, it was such a beautiful trip. I met some incredible children. I visited some incredible entrepreneurs. I learned so much […]

Why ‘The Great Crime’ still matters today

Raymond Ibrahim on the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide: Today, April 24, marks the “Great Crime,” that is, the Armenian genocide that took place under Turkey’s Islamic Ottoman Empire, during and after WWI.  Out of an approximate population of two million, some 1.5 million Armenians died. If early 20th century Turkey had the apparatuses and technology […]

Another memorial of Thatcher from someone who knows the beast

The great Oleg Atbashian at The Peoples Cube has written how Margaret Thatcher changed his "Soviet" heart and mind. It wasn't just Margaret Thatcher's steadfast economic and foreign policies that helped to defeat the Evil Empire and to bring down the Iron Curtain. She also changed hearts and minds — and this author, who grew up […]

New Cuba Sage: “I done turned Havana into Atlanta”

Last week it was the tale of two black women in Cuba. This week it's the tale of two rappers. Well, that was fast, huh? You wrote a real good rap song, real good rap song, Jay-Z. It's all about his trip to Cuba and his transforming and enlightening experiences there. Must've wrote it on […]

“The Constitution did not guarantee public safety, it guaranteed liberty…”

The longer this lopsided debate (I say 'lopsided' because those who can immediately, wrongly and unconstitutionally end it with one executive order are in near total power) the more the pro-Constitution voices state perfectly and eloquently the truth that keeps us free in the face of those voices that intend to make us less free […]

Americans Must “Demand” Gun Control for “Change” to Come

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the […]

Oh, We “Bitter Clingers”: The Left Attacking Assault Books Now

“We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. […]

A man of honor

There are few men and women who will risk everything to be free. Vladimir Bukovsky, Soviet dissident, who turned 70 last Sunday, is one of those. Our own brothers and sisters in Cuba who oppose tyranny, living or killed by the regime are our modern day Bukovskys, Solzhenitzyns, Sakharovs, and Sharanskys in Cuba. We need many […]