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(The Big Story)   Chavez went full Lenin. You never go full Lenin   ( bigstory.ap.org) divider line
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2013-03-07 10:56:58 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: The Repeated Meme: Wow, Fark seems to have gone Full Stormfront recently.

/we get it, he was an uppity blah
//don't worry my little neo-con cubs, I'm sure all their sweet juice will be going to the oil companies that you like to white knight for on teh intratubes

Just a small clue.  Nobody really wants their oil.  It's the worst sludgy dinosaur crap on the planet.


You realize that they refine it first, right?
 
2013-03-07 11:02:10 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: All you conservatards should just quit your hate fest for the guy already.  He was a great man and I join President Obama and many other good people in their grief over the loss to this world.


Not bad. Looking down thread you caught three. Time to reel them in.
 
2013-03-07 11:03:28 PM  
Nice body you got there. Be a shame something happen to it.
 
2013-03-07 11:09:29 PM  

saturn badger: Benjimin_Dover: All you conservatards should just quit your hate fest for the guy already.  He was a great man and I join President Obama and many other good people in their grief over the loss to this world.

Not bad. Looking down thread you caught three. Time to reel them in.


I agree that at least deserves a 7. I was thinking there is no way but again FARK proves me wrong.
 
2013-03-07 11:31:21 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: DerPups: my hero... i want to be stuffed and displayed when i kick over

[upload.wikimedia.org image 450x600]


Heh heh. I'd post a pic of what Jeremy Bentham's REAL head (that's just a wax replica you see on the stuffed skeleton there), but the admins would ban me so faaaaaassssst!
 
2013-03-07 11:42:24 PM  
So, same same?

scrapetv.com

Is James still on tour or .  .  .
 
2013-03-07 11:45:35 PM  

cptjeff: Lt. Cheese Weasel: The Repeated Meme: Wow, Fark seems to have gone Full Stormfront recently.

/we get it, he was an uppity blah
//don't worry my little neo-con cubs, I'm sure all their sweet juice will be going to the oil companies that you like to white knight for on teh intratubes

Just a small clue.  Nobody really wants their oil.  It's the worst sludgy dinosaur crap on the planet.

You realize that they refine it first, right?


Yeah, and it's generally hard to refine it.  It's generally not worth the effort when there are other lighter crudes around.
 
2013-03-07 11:53:01 PM  

TV's Vinnie: JohnAnnArbor: DerPups: my hero... i want to be stuffed and displayed when i kick over

[upload.wikimedia.org image 450x600]

Heh heh. I'd post a pic of what Jeremy Bentham's REAL head (that's just a wax replica you see on the stuffed skeleton there), but the admins would ban me so faaaaaassssst!


Yeah, I'd guess that too.
 
2013-03-08 12:38:18 AM  

MayContainHorseGluten: hardinparamedic: Benjimin_Dover: All you conservatards should just quit your hate fest for the guy already.  He was a great man and I join President Obama and many other good people in their grief over the loss to this world.

Yes. Because you have to be a conservative to hate someone who brutally tortured and intimidated dissidents.

/derp. you has it.

And altered the constitution to keep himself in power indefinitely. That sounds sooooo democratic...


[shrug]

He was no worse than any other dictator, and possibly better than, say, Pinochet or Peron down there in South America. He seems to be genuinely mourned by his people, or at least some of them. He was an idiot and a thug and nobody in America will be sorry he's gone (and probably few down in his neck of the woods), but he was hardly in the same league as Kim Jong-Un or even Saddam Hussein.

His biggest crime was having oil and not playing by America's rules. A lot of Americans on both sides of the aisle just HATE that in a dictator.
 
2013-03-08 12:47:33 AM  

Gyrfalcon: MayContainHorseGluten: hardinparamedic: Benjimin_Dover: All you conservatards should just quit your hate fest for the guy already.  He was a great man and I join President Obama and many other good people in their grief over the loss to this world.

Yes. Because you have to be a conservative to hate someone who brutally tortured and intimidated dissidents.

/derp. you has it.

And altered the constitution to keep himself in power indefinitely. That sounds sooooo democratic...

[shrug]

He was no worse than any other dictator, and possibly better than, say, Pinochet or Peron down there in South America. He seems to be genuinely mourned by his people, or at least some of them. He was an idiot and a thug and nobody in America will be sorry he's gone (and probably few down in his neck of the woods), but he was hardly in the same league as Kim Jong-Un or even Saddam Hussein.

His biggest crime was having oil and not playing by America's rules. A lot of Americans on both sides of the aisle just HATE that in a dictator.


There are a fair number of Chileans who genuinely mourned Pinochet, or at least thought he was better than Allende.

/not saying they're right, just saying
 
2013-03-08 12:56:58 AM  

Happy Hours: Aces and Eights: I have seen Lenin on display in his tomb. Or at least I've seen the wax figure they claim is Lenin. One of the creepiest moments i've ever experienced.

I've never seen Lenin, but I agree that it must be creepy.

I really don't believe there is any human that has ever lived that is so great that their body should be preserved for posterity to see lying on their back dead.

When I die, I don't care if I'm cremated, thrown into the sea or buried in the ground. Hell, you can even throw me into a landfill if it will save money.


So basically, you're saying that our options are to burn you, bury you, or dump you?
 
2013-03-08 12:59:11 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I am the walrus.


If that is what the Venezuelan people want, let them.  Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people.
 
2013-03-08 01:01:31 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: All you conservatards should just quit your hate fest for the guy already.  He was a great man and I join President Obama and many other good people in their grief over the loss to this world.


7/10.  Subtle.  I see you've gotten bites.  The "conservatards" was a nice touch.
 
2013-03-08 01:03:58 AM  

optional: There are a fair number of Chileans who genuinely mourned Pinochet, or at least thought he was better than Allende.


I used to live in Santiago and I can tell you, there are STILL Chileans who genuinely think that Pinochet was a great leader.
 
2013-03-08 01:47:32 AM  
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Happy sunshine god sprinkles his communist glory long after death...
 
2013-03-08 02:06:54 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: The Repeated Meme: Wow, Fark seems to have gone Full Stormfront recently.

/we get it, he was an uppity blah
//don't worry my little neo-con cubs, I'm sure all their sweet juice will be going to the oil companies that you like to white knight for on teh intratubes

Just a small clue.  Nobody really wants their oil.  It's the worst sludgy dinosaur crap on the planet.


Athabasca tar sands?
 
2013-03-08 02:25:16 AM  
Chavez wasn't entirely the embodiment of evil, but he certainly wasn't a saint either.  Him in particular - it's amazing how hard it is for people to take a middle ground.

Yeah, he focused on the poor.  They needed to be focused on.  He didn't change their lives or chances for self-fufillment as much as some would like to think, and the progress-since-in-office statistics were likely heavily skewed or exaggerated (specifically thinking of literacy with a few nuns quoted in villages supposedly now 90% literate where the workers on the ground said it was really like 50, *if* that, etc.)

In general I'm just tired as f--k of putting people into easy boxes.  I work with a rather liberal bunch, and I'm rather liberal myself, and it kind of pissed me off when my coworker was talking about Chavez yesterday.  Then again, I've worked in a more Republican environment and there was plenty of selective filtering there too.  Stupid on all fronts.
 
2013-03-08 02:40:42 AM  
Lenin's on sale, again?
 
2013-03-08 03:53:15 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Chavez wasn't entirely the embodiment of evil, but he certainly wasn't a saint either.  Him in particular - it's amazing how hard it is for people to take a middle ground.

Yeah, he focused on the poor.  They needed to be focused on.  He didn't change their lives or chances for self-fufillment as much as some would like to think, and the progress-since-in-office statistics were likely heavily skewed or exaggerated (specifically thinking of literacy with a few nuns quoted in villages supposedly now 90% literate where the workers on the ground said it was really like 50, *if* that, etc.)


Well, of course he didn't help them much.  That was inevitable.  What kind of cretin, given a chance to emulate the policies of a tropical island about a hundred miles off the coast of a major world power, picks Cuba over Taiwan?
 
2013-03-08 08:09:13 AM  
This country is now permanently farked in the head.  Just like russia with stalin, and north korea with the kims....  Venuzuela now joins the crazy few who choose to form a cult around a man and idolize him similar to a god, even though that same man did more harm than good for his people.
 
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