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2012-10-08 05:10:59 AM
that smell of sulfur is democracy taking a big ol' shiat.
 
2012-10-08 05:12:10 AM
Iran could learn a lot from these guys
 
2012-10-08 05:14:28 AM
This is bad news for Obama, or something.
 
2012-10-08 05:15:40 AM
How shocking. No one could have predicted this.
 
2012-10-08 05:21:48 AM
Only 57% of the vote? You're slipping, Chavs.
 
2012-10-08 05:24:29 AM
Hooray! We still have a bogeyman in this hemisphere!
 
2012-10-08 05:28:54 AM
How long before Mittens and Fox News claims that Fartbongo is celebrating?
 
2012-10-08 05:29:49 AM
The big issue here for me is whether "Fark politics tab" should be treated as some sort of collective noun. What I mean, ladies and gentlemen, is this: is this Fark politics tab actually capable of breathing a collective sigh of relief. Surely it is the posters Fark politics tab who breathe a collective sigh of relief? At a pinch, one could perhaps say that a collective sigh of relief was heard from the Fark politics tab.
Anyway, putting this pressing issue aside, congratulations to Chavez on his win. May his victory speech be no longer than three hours.
 
2012-10-08 05:31:19 AM
like the b.s. dog & pony show we enjoy every 4 in america is much different? bullshiat. the great unwashed don't pick who gets to sit on the throne. and whoever does isn't made to live up to their campaign promises. laff away at other countries governments, we aren't much worse. we're just Hoodwinked in a better way.
 
2012-10-08 05:32:35 AM
A lot of butthurt in that headline

Just sayin...
 
2012-10-08 05:34:30 AM
Ugh, this a-hole is still around? <sadface>

It's sort of sad that we have here an actual example of what "socialist thuggery" looks like, yet GOPers are too brainwashed to see it doesn't remotely resemble anything what passes for the left in the US does or supports.
 
2012-10-08 05:35:45 AM
stay mad, capitalists.
 
2012-10-08 05:40:55 AM
Chavez more than halved the poverty rate in his country. How hard is it to believe that he's popular?
 
2012-10-08 05:41:30 AM
Is this the thread where citizens of a nation that Elected George Bush to a second term make fun of Venezualan voters for being so dumb?
 
2012-10-08 05:42:49 AM
So is he dying from one of our clandestine cancer missiles or not?
 
2012-10-08 05:51:11 AM

elementalogic: Only 57% of the vote? You're slipping, Chavs.


It's entirely possible that leaders such as him have actually superseded the GOP in terms of respect for the intelligence of their electorate.
 
2012-10-08 05:54:12 AM
As I've said before, Hugo Chavez is democracy's greatest friend in Venezuelan politics, and that's damning with faint praise.

/too bad we didn't yet greenlight whatever article there is that alleges electoral irregularities
//there assuredly is or will be such an article, whether there actually were any irregularities or not
///there probably were
 
2012-10-08 05:57:09 AM
Suck it, libs.
 
2012-10-08 06:07:58 AM
Okay, that's a funny headline to see green. Heh.
 
2012-10-08 06:15:49 AM
He probably 'won' Ohio and Florida.
 
2012-10-08 06:19:13 AM

God-is-a-Taco: So is he dying from one of our clandestine cancer missiles or not?


Why wouldn't Obama use his weather machine?
 
2012-10-08 06:27:22 AM
You can criticize his policies if you like, but I don't think the results can be called into question. By all accounts they are using a voter verifiable paper trail and voting machines that can be independently audited. The election process might even be useful as a model for other countries.
 
2012-10-08 06:27:50 AM

Holocaust Agnostic: stay mad, capitalists cowards.


Booga booga! CHAVEZ! SOSHULISM!
 
2012-10-08 06:29:54 AM

digistil: God-is-a-Taco: So is he dying from one of our clandestine cancer missiles or not?

Why wouldn't Obama use his weather machine?


Two words: plausible deniability.

Plus, his earthquake machine could disrupt their oil reserves.
 
2012-10-08 06:32:26 AM

stoli n coke: This is bad news for Obama, or something.


No! This is GOOD news for Obama. Because he and Chavez are exactly the same. See?
 
2012-10-08 06:33:14 AM

elementalogic: digistil: God-is-a-Taco: So is he dying from one of our clandestine cancer missiles or not?

Why wouldn't Obama use his weather machine?

Two words: plausible deniability.

Plus, his earthquake machine could disrupt their oil reserves.


I ALWAYS forget he has an earthquake machine.

Come to think of it, he also has a make-you-gay machine. He's used it on many Republicans... I don't see why he couldn't use it on Chavez.
 
2012-10-08 06:44:47 AM
A business destroying autocrat, of Latin American heritage, who pretends to give out free health care! Yikes, I'm glad we don't have one of those in our election.
 
2012-10-08 06:45:41 AM

ghare: Holocaust Agnostic: stay mad, capitalists cowards.

Booga booga! CHAVEZ! SOSHULISM!


So says the racist commie.
 
2012-10-08 06:46:52 AM
I've never really understood why so many Americans would give the remotest flying shiat about who is in power in Venezuela. Or post-Cuban-Missile-Crisis Cuba for that matter.

Genuine question: Why do any of you care about Hugo Chavez? What differentiates Venezuela from, say, Paraguay?
 
2012-10-08 06:50:49 AM

Trapper439: Genuine question: Why do any of you care about Hugo Chavez?


I like to keep tabs on former members of the Two Minute Hate club.
 
2012-10-08 06:51:20 AM

Trapper439: I've never really understood why so many Americans would give the remotest flying shiat about who is in power in Venezuela. Or post-Cuban-Missile-Crisis Cuba for that matter.

Genuine question: Why do any of you care about Hugo Chavez? What differentiates Venezuela from, say, Paraguay?


Because some people still piddle themselves at the notion of a communist. Plus, Chavez combines two things a lot of older conservatives are deathly afraid of, communists, and people who speak Spanish.
 
2012-10-08 07:00:28 AM
So is the third time the charm, or do we still have to call him an undemocratic dictator?
 
2012-10-08 07:06:41 AM

CokeBear: You can criticize his policies if you like, but I don't think the results can be called into question. By all accounts they are using a voter verifiable paper trail and voting machines that can be independently audited. The election process might even be useful as a model for other countries.


i2.listal.com
You mean like Montana?
 
2012-10-08 07:10:03 AM

padraig: Chavez more than halved the poverty rate in his country. How hard is it to believe that he's popular?


Mussolini got the trains to run on time. Hitler rebuilt the German nation. Mao advanced China into the industrial age. Lenin turned a country of serfs into a modern Republic.

Imagine how much progress we'd have in the world if we just let a single strong man do whatever he wanted?
 
2012-10-08 07:15:44 AM

stoli n coke: Trapper439: I've never really understood why so many Americans would give the remotest flying shiat about who is in power in Venezuela. Or post-Cuban-Missile-Crisis Cuba for that matter.

Genuine question: Why do any of you care about Hugo Chavez? What differentiates Venezuela from, say, Paraguay?

Because some people still piddle themselves at the notion of a communist. Plus, Chavez combines two things a lot of older conservatives are deathly afraid of, communists, and people who speak Spanish.


Yeah, we're not talking about rational people, we're talking ab out people who post crap like this on Facebook "well, Big Guy, its obvious you are open minded toward the president. Its fine with you on all the media coverups and allow our american embassy to not get military support. while he is campaigning. maybe in your eyes its really cool to have eyes widely closed to the public cover up? and last of all you make it obvious that you support a socialistic presidential position who doesnt have God in his agenda or his Government position. The bottom line is you have no idea i could go on and on and state the things he hasnt done but it s like a young person who falls in love and doesnt know what love is and whats best for them before they wake up. then they live with the mistake for the rest of their lives. we all have done that. My view is to step back and look from our past experiences whats best for the country. if i may say in (my ) opinion I ll never vote for a man who either doesnt know how to create jobs , cant speak with out a teleprompter, gets us into an additional 5 trillion dollars in debt and keeps doing the same thing over and over cause it didnt work the last few times! thats quite a record , either print money, borrow money, add to the deficit double our welfare system,weaken our military defense , cut military support , weaken our national defense, just to mention a few of the things you must be proud of his record? Mr K no one tells me what to think i can do it on my own , but Mr O needs some one to tell him what to say at every campaign! How far will his next stimulus grow our country jobs. This is a best effort of him to create government support , like he said " its just math, lol" He is a freakin' joke. and for the record i have enough common sense to hear to both sides and know where my vote is going to be. My vote is Romney/ Ryan . God Bless American Again."
 
2012-10-08 07:17:13 AM
Yes, and Pinochet was better than Allende.
 
2012-10-08 07:18:16 AM

elementalogic: Only 57% of the vote? You're slipping, Chavs.


Well, at least he made the voter fraud more believable...

/was expecting at *least* 90% of the vote...
 
2012-10-08 07:19:50 AM

No Catchy Nickname: The big issue here for me is whether "Fark politics tab" should be treated as some sort of collective noun. What I mean, ladies and gentlemen, is this: is this Fark politics tab actually capable of breathing a collective sigh of relief. Surely it is the posters Fark politics tab who breathe a collective sigh of relief? At a pinch, one could perhaps say that a collective sigh of relief was heard from the Fark politics tab.


Kind of like how my sweaty, stained underwear that I lost a couple years ago recently came climbing out from some dank, dusty corner, I think the Politics tab has gained sentience.
 
2012-10-08 07:20:20 AM

Mrbogey: padraig: Chavez more than halved the poverty rate in his country. How hard is it to believe that he's popular?

Mussolini got the trains to run on time. Hitler rebuilt the German nation. Mao advanced China into the industrial age. Lenin turned a country of serfs into a modern Republic.

Imagine how much progress we'd have in the world if we just let a single strong man do whatever he wanted?


Yes, a tinpot dictator in Venezuela is exactly the same as Hitler.

Are there any foreign leaders you guys don't shiat yourselves over?
 
2012-10-08 07:22:33 AM

WaitWhatWhy: stoli n coke: Trapper439: I've never really understood why so many Americans would give the remotest flying shiat about who is in power in Venezuela. Or post-Cuban-Missile-Crisis Cuba for that matter.

Genuine question: Why do any of you care about Hugo Chavez? What differentiates Venezuela from, say, Paraguay?

Because some people still piddle themselves at the notion of a communist. Plus, Chavez combines two things a lot of older conservatives are deathly afraid of, communists, and people who speak Spanish.

Yeah, we're not talking about rational people, we're talking ab out people who post crap like this on Facebook "well, Big Guy, its obvious you are open minded toward the president. Its fine with you on all the media coverups and allow our american embassy to not get military support. while he is campaigning. maybe in your eyes its really cool to have eyes widely closed to the public cover up? and last of all you make it obvious that you support a socialistic presidential position who doesnt have God in his agenda or his Government position. The bottom line is you have no idea i could go on and on and state the things he hasnt done but it s like a young person who falls in love and doesnt know what love is and whats best for them before they wake up. then they live with the mistake for the rest of their lives. we all have done that. My view is to step back and look from our past experiences whats best for the country. if i may say in (my ) opinion I ll never vote for a man who either doesnt know how to create jobs , cant speak with out a teleprompter, gets us into an additional 5 trillion dollars in debt and keeps doing the same thing over and over cause it didnt work the last few times! thats quite a record , either print money, borrow money, add to the deficit double our welfare system,weaken our military defense , cut military support , weaken our national defense, just to mention a few of the things you must be proud of his record? Mr K no one tells me what ...


It's admirable that you let special needs folks be your Facebook friends.
 
2012-10-08 07:24:13 AM

herrDrFarkenstein: A business destroying autocrat, of Latin American heritage, who pretends to give out free health care! Yikes, I'm glad we don't have one of those in our election.


Oh come on. Romney isn't THAT bad...

Trapper439: I've never really understood why so many Americans would give the remotest flying shiat about who is in power in Venezuela. Or post-Cuban-Missile-Crisis Cuba for that matter.

Genuine question: Why do any of you care about Hugo Chavez? What differentiates Venezuela from, say, Paraguay?


Because it's one more than just one guay. And that's too many guays.

/this thread is guay...
 
2012-10-08 07:24:31 AM

stoli n coke:

Because some people still piddle themselves at the notion of a communist. Plus, Chavez combines two things a lot of older conservatives are deathly afraid of, communists, and people who speak Spanish.


Yeah, that's kinda what I thought. It's quite bizarre.when you look at it objectively.

elementalogic: Trapper439: Genuine question: Why do any of you care about Hugo Chavez?

I like to keep tabs on former members of the Two Minute Hate club.


You seriously don't get the irony of that statement, do you? Let me give you a clue: Venezuela and Hugo Chavez are not in any conceivable way a threat to the United States. It just looks like mindless pantswetting to an outsider. Does China shiat its pants at the prospect of free elections in Burma?

Seriously, I'd like to hear more. How does Hugo Chavez threaten the US? Who exactly is indulging in Orwellian fear-mongering here?

/never been anywhere near South America, but I'd like to visit Venezuela one day because of the women
 
2012-10-08 07:27:40 AM

Trapper439: /never been anywhere near South America, but I'd like to visit Venezuela one day because of the women


images.profileengine.com
 
2012-10-08 07:32:49 AM

xanadian: /this thread is guay...


Pfft, this thread has gone full plaid.
 
2012-10-08 07:34:57 AM

xanadian: elementalogic: Only 57% of the vote? You're slipping, Chavs.

Well, at least he made the voter fraud more believable...

/was expecting at *least* 90% of the vote...


He had to make it believable. With Bush yelling at everybody, he could cast himself as a shield against the outrageous slings of America, and that kept his popularity up for years. Since Obama has rightly pretty much ignored him, most of his popular support system has collapsed to where it's obvious that he is hated. He had to make it a win, but only a small one, to make the election seem legitimate.
 
2012-10-08 07:35:36 AM

Trapper439: Genuine question: Why do any of you care about Hugo Chavez?



Because roughly 25% of the U.S. population lives in a demon-haunted world, and he's one of their demons.
 
2012-10-08 07:39:02 AM

Trapper439: elementalogic: Trapper439: Genuine question: Why do any of you care about Hugo Chavez?

I like to keep tabs on former members of the Two Minute Hate club.

You seriously don't get the irony of that statement, do you? Let me give you a clue: Venezuela and Hugo Chavez are not in any conceivable way a threat to the United States. It just looks like mindless pantswetting to an outsider. Does China shiat its pants at the prospect of free elections in Burma?

Seriously, I'd like to hear more. How does Hugo Chavez threaten the US? Who exactly is indulging in Orwellian fear-mongering here?


I think your sarcasm meter might need retuning. Chavez isn't in any way a threat to the US, except in the fact that he's just another of the growing list of leaders in the Americas who are just not folding to US demands. Forty years ago he would have taken his marching orders from Washington or simply faced assassination or being overthrown in a US backed coup.

The fact that he's regularly trotted out as a boogie man by the US only makes sense when you regard it from the perspective of a nation who got accustomed to basically running the show in this hemisphere for nearly a century and now has to come to grips with the fact that it just doesn't hold as much geopolitical sway as it used to. Compared to many of the leaders that continent has had in the last 60 years Chavez, warts and all, is a farking saint.
 
2012-10-08 07:40:22 AM
stoli n coke: It's admirable that you let special needs folks be your Facebook friends.

Friend of a friend, but I'm still going to have a good time with the ol' fact bat tonight when I get on Facebook.
 
2012-10-08 07:51:15 AM

elementalogic: Trapper439: elementalogic: Trapper439: Genuine question: Why do any of you care about Hugo Chavez?

I like to keep tabs on former members of the Two Minute Hate club.

You seriously don't get the irony of that statement, do you? Let me give you a clue: Venezuela and Hugo Chavez are not in any conceivable way a threat to the United States. It just looks like mindless pantswetting to an outsider. Does China shiat its pants at the prospect of free elections in Burma?

Seriously, I'd like to hear more. How does Hugo Chavez threaten the US? Who exactly is indulging in Orwellian fear-mongering here?

I think your sarcasm meter might need retuning. Chavez isn't in any way a threat to the US, except in the fact that he's just another of the growing list of leaders in the Americas who are just not folding to US demands. Forty years ago he would have taken his marching orders from Washington or simply faced assassination or being overthrown in a US backed coup.

The fact that he's regularly trotted out as a boogie man by the US only makes sense when you regard it from the perspective of a nation who got accustomed to basically running the show in this hemisphere for nearly a century and now has to come to grips with the fact that it just doesn't hold as much geopolitical sway as it used to. Compared to many of the leaders that continent has had in the last 60 years Chavez, warts and all, is a farking saint.


That's not exactly a compliment.
 
2012-10-08 07:54:13 AM

GAT_00: xanadian: elementalogic: Only 57% of the vote? You're slipping, Chavs.

Well, at least he made the voter fraud more believable...

/was expecting at *least* 90% of the vote...

He had to make it believable. With Bush yelling at everybody, he could cast himself as a shield against the outrageous slings of America, and that kept his popularity up for years. Since Obama has rightly pretty much ignored him, most of his popular support system has collapsed to where it's obvious that he is hated. He had to make it a win, but only a small one, to make the election seem legitimate.


I think the election, in general, was probably pretty fair. Where Chavez has the advantage is that he controls the media and most major industries, so he controls the narrative and essentially buys the votes of the poor.
 
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