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2013-03-06 06:14:11 PM
farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-06 06:14:11 PM
the car. not chavez
 
2013-03-06 06:18:41 PM
What Would Chavez Drive?
 
2013-03-06 06:21:06 PM

gameshowhost: the car. not chavez


LOL....
 
2013-03-06 06:21:24 PM

doyner: WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.

Go here and get back to us.


I spend lots of internet time over at TheSamba.  But I have 4 VWs sitting in my shop right now.
 
2013-03-06 06:23:52 PM

mjjt: treesloth: WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.

I'd give your left nut for one, too.  And I'd throw in the right one as a and that tip.


Doesn't the mohel get it?
 
2013-03-06 06:26:07 PM
Before I read the article, I guessing a Yugo.
 
2013-03-06 06:31:35 PM

Brick-House: speaking of billionaire megalomaniac, is there any legitimate explanation as to how he accumulated all that money?


What money? Citation, please.
 
2013-03-06 06:35:57 PM

QFarker: doyner: WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.

Go here and get back to us.

I spend lots of internet time over at TheSamba.  But I have 4 VWs sitting in my shop right now.


Yeah, it's Volkswagen porn to me.
 
2013-03-06 06:41:52 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: his long tenure as Venezuela's Grande Queso

I don't speak Spanish, but doesn't the noun go first, then the adjective? Wouldn't "Big Cheese" be "Queso Grande"?

WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.

They made over 20 million of those things. They can be found in abundance, almost anywhere in the world. Save your testicles for something like a Bently.


so they're rare then compared to left nuts?
 
2013-03-06 06:53:47 PM
I think the Beast of Berlin preferred Mercedes.  Before his rise to power probably DKW.  But that is a guess.
 
2013-03-06 06:54:09 PM
I'm trying to rationalize why I would care what someone else drives and I'm coming up with nothing.
 
2013-03-06 07:09:31 PM

vernonFL: Do the Mexican beetles have any power? I recall the 60s and 70s models were pretty underpowered.



The AE series 1600cc were the best in the 70's
 
2013-03-06 07:12:58 PM

fusillade762: Brick-House: speaking of billionaire megalomaniac, is there any legitimate explanation as to how he accumulated all that money?

What money? Citation, please.

 
Done a little Googling and the only "source" I can find is this 2010 article. The article comes from Criminal Justice International Associates (CJIA) run by Jerry Brewer (Linkedin bio). Brewer writes anti pink tide(tm) articles, defines himself as a "U.S. Government-trained counterterrorism specialist and senior trainer" and is headquartered in northern Virginia. Draw your own conclusions about the real source. The $1bn gives a nice headline for anyone to pick up and quote until it becomes true.
 
2013-03-06 07:28:47 PM

WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.


If they're anything like the original Bugs around here, good farking luck.  A friend has killed two originals and two more modern ones so far in about 15 years or so.  And when I say "killed," think "Homer burning cereal" killed.  None of them are anything more than part shells now.

\she's not the brightest bulb in the world when it comes to her Beetle worship
 
2013-03-06 07:48:07 PM
Subby and the writer are fools if they think that POS drove around in a VW Bug.

He may have owned. He may have driven it in public from time to time.

But a near dictator who stole a BILLION dollars from his country did NOT use that as any kind of official state transportation.

Both of you should be ashamed for perpetuating such a blatant lie.
 
2013-03-06 07:56:25 PM

douchebag/hater: Subby and the writer are fools if they think that POS drove around in a VW Bug.

He may have owned. He may have driven it in public from time to time.

But a near dictator who stole a BILLION dollars from his country did NOT use that as any kind of official state transportation.

Both of you should be ashamed for perpetuating such a blatant lie.


Stir your meds.
 
2013-03-06 08:10:37 PM

fusillade762: Brick-House: speaking of billionaire megalomaniac, is there any legitimate explanation as to how he accumulated all that money?

What money? Citation, please.


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2013-03-06 08:11:37 PM

doublesecretprobation: WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.

a early 2000's mexican beetle?


Funny... must people who have those Beetles gave up both testicles.
 
2013-03-06 08:28:12 PM

Tom_Slick: WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.

I spent $10,000 over 7 years to restore a 1965 Beetle, I sold it for market value of $6500, buy one already restored, not only is it cheaper, you get to drive it sooner.


Well, yeah, isn't that the problem with restoring cars in general?
 
2013-03-06 08:30:50 PM
Took billions of $$ in kick-backs.
Sat in a VW once for a photo-op.
Just like every other dictator.
 
2013-03-06 08:39:33 PM
fark Chavez. fark Venezuela.  Their crude is nasty sludge. Let them wither. WITHER.
 
2013-03-06 09:15:34 PM

2farknfunny: Sin_City_Superhero: his long tenure as Venezuela's Grande Queso

I don't speak Spanish, but doesn't the noun go first, then the adjective? Wouldn't "Big Cheese" be "Queso Grande"?

WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.

They made over 20 million of those things. They can be found in abundance, almost anywhere in the world. Save your testicles for something like a Bently.

so they're rare then compared to left nuts?


How many left nuts do you have? I only have one left nut. Therefore, left nuts are far more rare.
 
2013-03-06 10:08:36 PM

twfeline: Took billions of $$ in kick-backs.
Sat in a VW once for a photo-op.
Just like every other dictator.


I've heard $2B, $1B, 'billions.'  No evidence in any case.  'Dictator?'  How can a guy who stood for elections time and again be called that?

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/hugo-chavezs-death-is-a-bo dy -blow-for-the-poor-and-oppressed-throughout-latin-america-29111751.htm l
 
2013-03-06 10:15:20 PM
A 2013 Lincoln Cancer?
 
2013-03-06 11:13:37 PM

2farknfunny: so they're rare then compared to left nuts?


Of course, silly. There are millions of left nuts out there.
 
2013-03-06 11:57:13 PM

WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.


I used to. Chavez' actually looks a lot like mine, except I had those old school mag wheels on it and it was dark metallic grey, same bumper and new window rubber without the chrome insert though. I don't know what year his translates into in the classic models (the mexican ones were '68's basically), but mine was a 1969.

Little old lady t-boned it and totaled it. Twenty years later and I still haven't really recovered, as that car was basically brand new. New engine, new carpets, new headliner, new paint in and out, perfect transmission, etc and I can't even afford a car right now. I actually knew how to work on it and repairs were affordable as was gas for it.
 
2013-03-07 12:28:18 AM
signaljammer:  'Dictator?' How can a guy who stood for elections time and again be called that?

When the elections are fixed, you call the asshole a dictator.
 
2013-03-07 12:39:22 AM
When my ex and i were newly weds in 1974, our car was her 1300 VW Bug convertible.

The running boards were seriously rusted out and on bumpy roads, it squeeked so much it sounded like you were transporting a car load of canaries.  It also had a flat spot on the starter, so we got very good at pop starting it.

It was a farking death trap, but, damn, was it fun to drive.
 
2013-03-07 12:50:07 AM

Tom_Slick: WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.

I spent $10,000 over 7 years to restore a 1965 Beetle, I sold it for market value of $6500, buy one already restored, not only is it cheaper, you get to drive it sooner.


Damn! I think I spent less than 2K rebuilding my 1969, but that was in 88-89.
 
2013-03-07 12:52:13 AM

signaljammer: twfeline: Took billions of $$ in kick-backs.
Sat in a VW once for a photo-op.
Just like every other dictator.

I've heard $2B, $1B, 'billions.'  No evidence in any case.  'Dictator?'  How can a guy who stood for elections time and again be called that?

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/hugo-chavezs-death-is-a-bo dy -blow-for-the-poor-and-oppressed-throughout-latin-america-29111751.htm l


http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-937093?hpt=hp_c2
http://www.fark.com/comments/7627297/Now-that-last-bit-of-Hugo-Chave z- is-dead-Cancer-can-start-getting-back-to-its-normal-life&new=1#new

you're right, he was a peach.
 
2013-03-07 12:55:10 AM
Squeeze a VW bug and you'll get lemonade.

/gas heater really sucked in Chicago winters
 
2013-03-07 08:54:32 AM

DjangoStonereaver: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 480x308]

Not surprised one slight bit.


I think they were more surprised that he wasn't driving a Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser.
 
2013-03-07 09:00:16 AM

Brick-House: speaking of billionaire megalomaniac, is there any legitimate explanation as to how he accumulated all that money?


Fools, their money, do the math.

/Chavez honestly believed in his cause
//That does not make him a good person, just a delusional one
 
2013-03-07 09:57:03 AM
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b744f394-8657-11e2-ad73-00144feabdc0.ht ml#axzz2Mrfq3UzP
 
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