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(Some Guy)   Hugo Chavez, the champion of the poor, somehow amassed a $1 billion fortune while in office   (celebritynetworth.com) divider line 41
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2013-03-06 09:40:41 AM  
3 votes:
Say what you will about Chavez, but he never banned 2 liter pop with your pizza order.
2013-03-06 09:40:32 AM  
3 votes:
Let's hope Venezuelans choose for their next leader an individual who has the same respect for human rights and free markets that Americans have. You know, somebody like Augusto Pinochet, or Hosni Mubarak.
2013-03-06 09:38:28 AM  
3 votes:

doubled99: How much money does Obama have?


All of it.
2013-03-06 09:20:38 AM  
3 votes:
Damn.  That is one expensive funeral.  He had 2 billion yesterday.
2013-03-06 10:40:41 AM  
2 votes:

FarkedOver: Frank N Stein: FarkedOver: Onkel Buck: so you're pretty much jealous and worthless. no wonder you want something for nothing

Labor is entitled to all that it creates my friend. (Hint: Labor creates pretty much everything)

I like how you assume labor just magically creates itself.

/your economic theories were laughable in the 19th century. Now they're both laughable and outdated.

I'm happy you enjoy your wage slave existence.


Lol. The "Wage slave" line. It's really like you're 17 and read your first socialist pamphlet.
2013-03-06 10:01:11 AM  
2 votes:

Karma Chameleon: Those things don't have to be mutually exclusive, subby.


This is the fark readership we're talking about. They need exceedingly simple narratives.
2013-03-06 09:50:04 AM  
2 votes:
 I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it. Mark Twain
2013-03-06 09:34:35 AM  
2 votes:
Did the cancer make it, though? It was the innocent victim in all this.
2013-03-06 09:33:37 AM  
2 votes:
I, for one, am just so suprised that he squirreled away  embezzeled $500M.

I am certain that the $250M will go to a good cause.
2013-03-06 02:20:15 PM  
1 votes:
When capitalism fails I am going to switch sides, get on the ground floor of the revolution so I can rise up high in the Commie Party so I can be wealthy like Chavez. Us capitalist will do whatever it takes to be successful.
2013-03-06 01:06:48 PM  
1 votes:

FarkedOver: Lt. Cheese Weasel: FarkedOver: Joe Blowme: Does riggin an election really count as being elected?

I guess it does in some parts of the world.

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There there now, show us on the doll where the bad man touched you.

Right here:

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2013-03-06 12:40:03 PM  
1 votes:

Joe Blowme: FarkedOver: Joe Blowme: Mija: onyxruby: Corrupt hypocritical evil dictator is dead! Too bad I missed my dead pool pick by about two days. Now that the jackass of South America is dead perhaps peace will stand a chance down their again. We'll see if his successor is as good at kicking the hornets nest on queue as he is.

Chavez was elected. He was not a dictator. You either don't know what dictator means or you are repeating right wing ignorance. Either way you are pathetic.

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So he wasn't elected?

Does riggin an election really count as being elected?


Jimmy Carter says yes
xcv
2013-03-06 12:12:02 PM  
1 votes:
"there is film of the Americans landing on the moon," [Chavez] scoffed.

"Does that mean the moon shot really happened? In the film, the Yanqui flag is flying straight out. So, is there wind on the moon?"

As Chávez beamed with triumph at this logic, an awkwardness descended on my comrades, and on the conversation.
2013-03-06 11:56:31 AM  
1 votes:

TheDumbBlonde: FarkedOver: Onkel Buck: FarkedOver: Onkel Buck: FarkedOver: Onkel Buck: so you're pretty much jealous and worthless. no wonder you want something for nothing

Labor is entitled to all that it creates my friend. (Hint: Labor creates pretty much everything)

Then why do want to pay people who refuse to work?

They don't refuse.  They are unable.  You are aware that in a capitalist society unemployment is a necessity? Right?

Well that works out well for you then doesnt? It makes  plenty of  charity cases you bleeding hearts can pander too and blame mean ol rich people

I'm not a bleeding heart liberal.  I am a socialist.  I want to empower the working class.  I want to agitate the working class.

Liberals are pussies.

Wow. I always wanted to see a socialist. Post a picture, please.


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2013-03-06 11:18:02 AM  
1 votes:

RanDomino: FarkedOver
Liberals are pussies.

Why is it that all Socialists are either crazy 3rd-wave RadFems or misogynists?


because they're pussies.
2013-03-06 10:44:56 AM  
1 votes:

TheDumbBlonde: FarkedOver: Onkel Buck: FarkedOver: Onkel Buck: FarkedOver: Onkel Buck: so you're pretty much jealous and worthless. no wonder you want something for nothing

Labor is entitled to all that it creates my friend. (Hint: Labor creates pretty much everything)

Then why do want to pay people who refuse to work?

They don't refuse.  They are unable.  You are aware that in a capitalist society unemployment is a necessity? Right?

Well that works out well for you then doesnt? It makes  plenty of  charity cases you bleeding hearts can pander too and blame mean ol rich people

I'm not a bleeding heart liberal.  I am a socialist.  I want to empower the working class.  I want to agitate the working class.

Liberals are pussies.

Wow. I always wanted to see a socialist. Post a picture, please.


Link

/couldn't help myself. I have a sudden Tea Party Moment -- not wait, it was just gas pain
2013-03-06 10:28:23 AM  
1 votes:
Get off his back. He had good intentions.
2013-03-06 10:27:48 AM  
1 votes:

FarkedOver: Phinn: Communism: The Long Con.

Capitalism: Straight Up Rape


Better dead than red
2013-03-06 10:25:10 AM  
1 votes:

Phinn: Communism: The Long Con.


Capitalism: Straight Up Rape
2013-03-06 10:22:20 AM  
1 votes:
Where's MNGuy?  Apparently he took a few trips to Venezuela, so he probably is familiar with Chavez's personal finances, and us stupid Americans just don't get it.  Just ask him.
2013-03-06 10:19:21 AM  
1 votes:

FLMountainMan: Get over yourself. Your Robin Hood schtick is straight out of some community college sociology professor's curriculum. You sound really sad and miserable.


I judge Chavez from a Marxist point of view.  Was he a great Marxist? No, he wasn't.  Was he the best hope for the disenfranchised and the poor of Venezuela? Yes he was.  I believe the nationalization of the oil companies helped the poor in more ways than a market driven company could have.  Even the people of the US could say this is true, well at least the 250,000 low income people of New England that got free home heating oil from the Venezuelan government.

He was not the "dictator" or the "boogeyman" that everyone makes him out to be.  Hell after there was a US supported "coup" of Chavez the people went on strike and DEMANDED he be put back in power.  This doesn't sound like something an oppressed people would do.
2013-03-06 10:19:00 AM  
1 votes:

FullMetalPanda: I'm sure he was going to will it to the people but died before he could update his will.

One thing, you look at him and Kim from Best Korea... they fat.  You look at Putin and he's in shape and skinny.  The skinny guy is the one you need to be afraid of in my opinion in regards to dictators for life...


Yon Cassius  has a lean and hungry look - he thinks too much, and such men are dangerous.
2013-03-06 10:13:26 AM  
1 votes:

JohnAnnArbor: epoc_tnac: So, does anyone in here know *why* they hate Hugo Chavez?    I'd be genuinely curious to see a list of reasons that in the other thread he was being listed alongside Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden.    Seems like a bunch of hyped-up bullshiat to me, but I'm just some ignorant guy waiting to be informed.

Well, for one, he had his legislature repeatedly pass "enabling laws" that allowed him to rule by decree.  Chavez signed a paper--new law.  No vote.

Imagine if the Congress did that for a US president.  (Thankfully, I have a little faith left in the system and believe that most Congresscritters, even of the same party, would vote against such a measure.)


Okay, well that's a start.  Let's go all out and say he changed the law to make himself a dictator.  And then, what evil deeds did he get up to with his new powers?  If you want to be part of the modern-day axis of evil, it's not enough to just change the law to give you the *ability* to be evil.  You have to actually do something evil.

So - let's hear it.
2013-03-06 10:13:03 AM  
1 votes:

FarkedOver: Lot of right wing glee in this thread.  I cannot wait until Margaret Thatcher dies.


the difference is, conservatives can die filthy wealthy and not be hypocrites.
2013-03-06 10:10:08 AM  
1 votes:

skinink: Will Dennis Rodman be giving the eulogy?


To befFollowed up with a stirring version of Amazing Grace, sung by Cindy Sheehan.
2013-03-06 10:05:07 AM  
1 votes:

epoc_tnac: At least in Venezuela they still have to pretend to be acting in the interests of the people.  In the USA the politicians can't even muster the energy to do that.


Shut up and smile for that red light camera, would you?
2013-03-06 10:04:23 AM  
1 votes:
Will the autopsy confirm whether or not Chavez had a neck?
2013-03-06 10:04:06 AM  
1 votes:
So, does anyone in here know *why* they hate Hugo Chavez?    I'd be genuinely curious to see a list of reasons that in the other thread he was being listed alongside Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden.    Seems like a bunch of hyped-up bullshiat to me, but I'm just some ignorant guy waiting to be informed.
2013-03-06 09:59:53 AM  
1 votes:

I_C_Weener: Say what you will about Chavez, but he never banned 2 liter pop coke with your pizza order.


FTFY

;)
2013-03-06 09:58:52 AM  
1 votes:
Lot of right wing glee in this thread.  I cannot wait until Margaret Thatcher dies.
2013-03-06 09:52:21 AM  
1 votes:
It'll trickle down.
2013-03-06 09:51:38 AM  
1 votes:
At least in Venezuela they still have to pretend to be acting in the interests of the people.  In the USA the politicians can't even muster the energy to do that.
2013-03-06 09:43:58 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA:

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/Two dbags, one photo
2013-03-06 09:40:48 AM  
1 votes:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: I'm sure he was keeping all that evil capitalistic wealth to protect his people and country. HERO!


Well, duh.

He was Champion of the Poor.

What happens when poor people get a pile of money?  They're not poor any more.

He was just preserving his constituency.
2013-03-06 09:37:50 AM  
1 votes:
I'm sure he was keeping all that evil capitalistic wealth to protect his people and country. HERO!
2013-03-06 09:37:20 AM  
1 votes:
Irony tag in the bread line?
2013-03-06 09:37:18 AM  
1 votes:
An honest politician is one who stays bought.
2013-03-06 09:36:37 AM  
1 votes:

I_C_Weener: Damn.  That is one expensive funeral.  He had 2 billion yesterday.




At least we know his half billion dollar fortune won't go to waste.

/elections cost a lot to buy, after all.
2013-03-06 09:35:13 AM  
1 votes:
A billionaire president of an oil-rich country still has to fly to a different country for medical care.  To be fair, he certainly put a lot of money into importing Cuban doctors and medical practices to Venezuela, and Cuba has pretty good healthcare in the first place, but still.  Money not well-spent, clearly.

He seemed to be a man in which his ego and his "heart" competed on the playing field that was his country as a whole.  He wanted to do a lot for the little guy, but also did much for himself.  In the end, he died relatively young and his big plans are half-fulfilled.
2013-03-06 09:34:46 AM  
1 votes:
seems like i heard some saying about absolute power corrupting absolutely...i'm sure it has no bearing here. The guy was only about helping the poor.
2013-03-06 09:34:09 AM  
1 votes:

FullMetalPanda: I'm sure he was going to will it to the people but died before he could update his will.

One thing, you look at him and Kim from Best Korea... they fat.  You look at Putin and he's in shape and skinny.  The skinny guy is the one you need to be afraid of in my opinion in regards to dictators for life...


Never trust or fear a man whose ass is wider than his shoulders.
 
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