Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Cigars = Aid
Fidel Castro recenly marked the 52nd anniversary of his revolution by throwing peaceful demonstrators in prison, and apparently spending 2 hours on national television explaining how to pressure-cook a chicken.
Too bad most Cubans can't readily get chicken.
Apparently these cooking tips are enough to convince some New York politicians, notably City Councilman Charles Barron, that Castro is a better leader than our own President.
It's the racist arrogance of this country to tell a country of color what kind of government they should have.
Look in the mirror, Charlie, and maybe all around you, if we can divert some of your attention from yourself. Ours is a country of every color.
Every time you hear of Castro exporting something, it's humanitarian aid. When America exports something, it's killing and war machines and bombs and troops.
Uh, yyyyyyyeah. I guess Chucky hasn't looked in his own backyard, yet. I'm sure 1 in every 26 workers in New York are busy exporting "killing."
The Chuckster also must have been unaware that the world leader in humanitarian aid is not Cuba.
The OECD calculates U.S. development assistance (based on bilateral assistance, humanitarian assistance, and contributions to multilateral institutions like the International Development Association of the World Bank) in 2003 at $16.2 billion—more than double the amount given by France, Germany, or any other European nation.
Cuba doesn't quite make the list, so it's tough to compare, of course, but I somehow doubt that the increasingly-restless citizens there are killing time between protests by sending their meager savings elsewhere.
It's probably too much to hope that any voters pay attention to crap like this, but maybe we'll get lucky and C-Bar will go ahead and move to Cuba.posted by Max Power | 12:30 PM