Monday, February 20, 2006

"Don't Mess With Me, Girl."

I know as a good American I am supposed to hate Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez because he openly loathes our president and his policies.
But then, so do I.
It seems Chavez is a little peeved at BushCo for attempting to oust him back in 2002, so he's been pretty open in his contempt for the buttinski Bush crowd.
Recently, Condoleezza Rice curled her lip and described Venezuela as one of the "biggest problems" for the Western Hemisphere. Then she promised to develop regional alliances as part of an "inoculation" strategy to expose what the State Department calls anti-democratic behavior in Venezuela.
As a response, Chavez said to Condo in a recent address, "Don't mess with me, girl."
Then he referred to her as "Condolence Rice" and blew her a kiss.
Venezuela may indeed be another banana republic and Chavez may be a petty little dictator, but as the world's fifth largest exporter of oil, Condo was wrong to use her diplomatic power to be so damned undiplomatic.
America's petty little dictator Bush said he's a uniter, not a divider.
He also called a pro-pollution bill, "the clear skies initiative," a bad education bill, "no child left behind" and the war in Iraq as a "mission accomplished."
I've learned to believe the opposite of what Bush and his cronies say is true.
I think it's refreshing for the leader of another country to openly express disdain toward these crooked bastards and the snarling bitch we currently are having to tolerate.
To Hugo Chavez I say, "You go, boy."


BigSis said...

Delicious. And once again, instead of trying to gain respect through positive action, Bush et al think they can force a smaller country to behave the way the US wants them to.

I once thought I'd have to leave the US, even though I love it here. But I've decided that this bunch of lunatics is burning themselves out sooner than I expected. I'll just wait it out and let them destroy themselves. I'm sad that they'll take so many US citizens down with them though.

dusty said...

Hugo is also nationalizing all the various industries that are currently owned by outside their gold reserves I think. I say "atta boy Chavez".

Your totally correct on BushSpeak..

bigsis, I hope to god your right..that they are burning themselves out at a rapid rate..we cant take much more..

Holly in Cincinnati said...

I hate Chavez because he's an anti-Semite who's invited Hamas to come over and play. Neither the US Left nor the Democratic Party should go anywhere near Chavez.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Holly, you really think Bush & Co like Jews? Get real.
Visit a Holy Roller church like Bush belongs to- they still complain that the Jews killed their Christ The Savior.
Israel's only saving grace for BushCo is that it's the only democracy in the region. If BushCo didn't need them as an ally, they'd tell Israel to go fuck itself.
Chavez may be a lousy anti-Semite, but at least he doesn't pretend he isn't one like Bush does.

A Lag said...

This is a case where I would have to say the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Check out the movie "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." You can stream it from It's pro-Chavez, but I would not call it propoganda. There are a lot of rich-ass Venezuelans not happy with the guy just as there are lot of formerly rich-ass Cubans mad at Castro.

Lulu Maude said...

Actually, the fundies have some Israel obsession that transcends the question of democracy, and it's all tied in with endtimes stuff, the position of Israel, the the opportunities Jews have to get with the program in the final, cosmic moments. So there's that connection, which may be a biggie for Bush, if Bush is indeed the born-again he says that he is. (My spouse sez that it's just a cynical co-opting of that political base.)

Karen Zipdrive said...

I agree with your spouse, LuLu.
I think Bush is about as sincere as a born-again as he is as a recovering alkie, i.e., he's neither.
Praising Jesus gets presidential votes.
We didn't hear shit about his religiosity back when he was governor.
Wake up, people, I can show you more pics of him shooting the finger than I can of him kneeling in prayer.
He doesn't even go to church, the fucking phony.

Holly in Cincinnati said...

Hell no! I think Bush is bad for the Jews and can't see why you'd believe I think otherwise. Chavez is also bad for the Jews and bad for the world.

"Holly, you really think Bush & Co like Jews? Get real."

The Educated Eclectic said...

I have to agree with Karen on the Chavez argument - he is just calling this adminstration the bunch of hypocrites it is...and we should be worrying about our own Prez who would pander in this COUNTRY to the biggest anti-everythings (anti-Semite, anti-Gay, anti-Woman) there have ever existed in a first-world power country.

Also - Bush's prayers are fake, and his church visits are staged.

dusty said...

Chavez is going to do whatever the hell he wants in his country. I do not condone or support him. What I do appreciate is his candor at telling the Shrub and Condi to stfu and clean up their own backyard first.We can not, by any stretch of the imagination,continue to stick our noses in every other country's agenda and tell them how to take care of business. Chavez is getting alot of airtime and his ego loves it,not to mention he wants to run for reelection.Personally, I think he's the least of our problems..but there are those gold reserves and all that oil isn't there?

Lets piss off all the countries that have oil reserves..or better yet, lets take them over in the name of Democracy..

Karen Zipdrive said...

Bush and Condo's foreign policy consists of arrogant threats to any nation's leader who's not marching in lockstep with them.
They fail to see it's not working.
Chavez's righteous indignation will embolden other small countries to tell America to fuck off, making us even less popular in the global theater than we already are.
Chevez is doing the Bush administration a favor by giving them a preview of things to come if they don't start using diplomacy rather than threats.
On this topic, Chavez's anti semitism is beside the point.
We aren't Israel and we shouldn't let that issue overshadow what Chavez's message means to our nation.
I am fine with the billions of dollars in foreign aid America sends to Israel each year, but as an American, I frankly believe we have our own nation's peril to worry about at the moment.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Amen, Julien.
If America loses it's designation as a Superpower, anti Semitism will be the least of Israel's worries.
Without America to protect her, Israel would be blown off the map.

The Educated Eclectic said...

"as an American, I frankly believe we have our own nation's peril to worry about at the moment."

I agree again. We are in dire need to clean up our own mess right now...big time.

Holly in Cincinnati said...

Karen, I think you said it the wrong way around. Without Israel, America is more likely to be blown off the map.

Chavez is a poisoned apple and liberals shouldn't eat him.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Please, Holly, Israel wouldn't exist without the largesse of America subsidizing it.
Once the Bushies get their military bases built in Iraq and other god-forsaken Middle East venues, Israel's value to the neo-cons will become negligible.
Besides, the Chavez thread isn't about Israel. Not every thread needs footnotes about anti-semitism, at least not from *this* Shiksa blogger.
This reminds me of the father in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," trying to tie every word in English back to the Greek language.
I don't take into account how Jews factor into every scenario I write about. That's a job for someone else to do on their site, like an actual Jew, for instance.

Karen Zipdrive said...

And as far as Chavez being a "poisoned apple," I don't want to eat the man, I was simply lauding him for having the courage to call that bullying bitch Condi Rice "girl."
She needed someone to put her in her place, and it's a pity a less than sterling man had to do it.
Still, he deserves credit for that one, overdue act.