Those computer savvy Viejitos in Miami

According to this news story, it turns out that the city of Miami ranks second only to Havana in the number of times the word “Cuba” is typed into a Google search box. What about the undead dictator himself? Well, Miami ranks fourth in the world for Google searches for the name “fidel castro,” and first in the US.
Those are interesting statistics considering that younger Cuban-Americans in Miami just aren’t that interested in Cuba politics (a so-called fact that has been repeated over and over and over and over and over again by pollsters). According to these pollsters they care more about the economy, the Iraq war, immigration reform, medical insurance, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, Brittany Spears’ latest psychotic episode, Heath Ledger’s death, global warming, global cooling, and a host of other issues more than they care about their parents’ political convictions about Cuba.
One has to wonder then just who is going into Google in such large numbers and searching for this information so far down the list of importance to the younger generation of Cuban-Americans?
There can only be one answer: It has to be the Cuban viejitos in Miami!
I for one am amazed there are so many older generation Cubans who are computer savvy enough to rank Miami so high on this list. Especially when, according to news reports, they do nothing but hangout at Versailles restaurant, drink Cuban coffee, torment the Pinko ladies, and argue all day and night.
It’s either that or all those “polls” are full of…

2 thoughts on “Those computer savvy <i>Viejitos</i> in Miami”

  1. LOL 🙂 Alberto!
    Great post! Actually I believe there’s an explanation for this … in every menu, Cuban coffee cup, and dominoes to which “los viejitos in Maimi” are exposed, there’s a subliminal message, i.e. “CUBA” go to computer and key google.com, then enter CUBA … to make sure that in spite of the total apathy, and dismissal of Cuba’s reality by the MSM and others, they can be assured that it’s still very much a reality! … you see … who said you can’t train a “viejito” dog? . . . Viva Cuba Libre!
    I wish you well 😉 Melek
    “With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.” ~ H. S. Thompson

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