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  • asombra: About a month before the forcible seizure, Gabriel García Márquez wrote a substantial piece from Havana on the Elián situation,...

  • asombra: She’s just a fascist, so who cares? Move along.

  • asombra: “It is difficult but it is not oppressive. It is not to minimize the human rights challenges, but there have been changes...

  • asombra: A couple of excellent pieces (in Spanish) on García Márquez: http://www.libreonline.com/hom e/index.php?option=com_cont...

  • asombra: Don’t blame Castro, Inc. for trying what’s previously worked. Blame those who’ve let it get away with it.

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Cubanarama tonight will focus on Cuban rock band Zeus documentary

If you like heavy metal and if you are an anti-Castro freedom loving individual, then you should tune in tonight to Cubanarama and Marta's online "live" interview with Nicholas Brennan. The interview will deal with the documentary, "Hard Rock Havana" and a popular/famous heavy metal band named Zeus. They've been rocking the island of Cuba […]

“The United States government is the ultimate giant unworkable mess”

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog puts into brilliant context exactly why government cannot do or build the things a culture with real individual incentive can build, no matter how much money the government continually throws at it... The ObamaCare website is the natural spawn of that technocracy who love the idea of using […]

ObamaCare: See What’s In It?

No privacy. Death panels. Congress exempt. Pro-ObamaCare unions and federal workers hate it for themselves, but the rest of us can have it. It's all good... 1) "Obamacare will question your sex life" 2) "Government Seeking Inclusion of ‘Social and Behavioral’ Data in Health Records: Experts worry about security, use of such information" No worries […]

A Decade of Truth

For a long time, I believed fidel castro and his revolution had robbed me. Taken Cuba away from me. And it's true that there are certain things that were usurped from me; my childhood on that island shaped like a crocodile, the security of living where generations before me had lived, knowing the place where […]

The Dystopian Presidency

“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” “...most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution.” “We are not our own any more than what we possess is our own. We did not make ourselves, we cannot be supreme over ourselves. […]

Et Tu Capriles?

In a recent conversation with my mother, she indicated how greatly she admired Henrique Capriles from Venezuela. When I asked her to justify her feelings for Capriles, I was expecting an answer that pointed in the direction of Capriles’ embrace of democratic principles. Nothing could be further from the truth! She recounted how impressed she […]

Twitter Campaign: #FreeTheCuban11Million

Via Capitol Hill Cubans: The Castro regime remains intent on coercing the U.S. with its "Free the Cuban 5" (spies) campaign. But the real focus should be on having the Castro regime free the 11 million Cubans captive under its totalitarian dictatorship. If you have agree, join the #FreeTheCuban11Million Twitter campaign.

She Speaks for Us All…

Karen Kenney of the San Fernando Valley Patriots read a very clear and concise opening statement at the IRS hearing of victims before Congress... Wetumpka Tea Party member Becky Gerritson ... Hmm, looks as if the women out numbered the men in the witness/victims panel of the Congressional hearing on the IRS targeting of TEAParty/conservative […]

A badge of honor

Senator Reid calls Senator Ted Cruz a "schoolyard bully." If, as was reported last week, he might run for the White House in 2016, is he a Ronald Reagan whose adamant conservative principles will confound the naysayers, attract voters and lead his party to national victory? Or is he a Barry Goldwater, whose conservatism was […]

Liberal utopia fall down go boom

From The American Spectator, if you read one thing today, read "Jihad Blows Up the Liberal Utopia." Jihad has blown up The Liberal Utopia. The visionary liberal land of political and social perfection. President Obama is not happy — and he isn’t alone. You know the place. The Liberal Utopia is a land where gun background […]

Earth Day, Shmearth Day

The great Stevie J West expounds on the real celebration going on today -- hint: it ain't about the Earth: Happy “We’re really celebrating the birthday of one of our leftist heroes, Lenin, in addition to the eco-tyranny we’re pushing, but we don’t want to advertise our love of the Bolsheviks to the aggressively ignorant […]

April 22, 2000

Luis sent me this essay on the Elian kidnapping and subsequent march on Calle Ocho. It was so perfect and heartfelt for the sad anniversary of that black day thirteen years ago that I asked for his permission to publish it. I think you will cry and feel a little pride in who and why […]

The Deepening Color of Blur in This Country

Somebody call Crayola. I have an idea for a new crayon color ... "Blur". The U.S. government and MSM are increasingly coloring everything in shades of "Blur". At the risk of being accused of wearing a tin foil hat... First, not reading a person's Miranda rights in these situations is a huge judgement call, usually […]

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 […]

A Thatcher remembrance

Conrad Black in The New York Sun remembers Margaret Thatcher: [...] When large chunks of her parliamentary party lost their nerve over her free-market economics — a reduction of the top personal income-tax rate to 40 percent, elimination of all currency controls, massive privatization of industry, and right-to-work laws to remove the terror of the labor […]