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(Fox News)   US officials refuse to grant a visa to a gay-rights activist so she can travel to Philadelphia to receive an award for her work-but only because she is Raul Castro's daughter   (foxnews.com) divider line 149
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2013-04-26 11:43:02 AM
Jesus freaking Christ, get over it, America. China is far worse than Cuba when it comes to freedom, human rights, etc. And they are "most favored". Get over it. Open up the relationship, let's move on with our lives and stop living in the damn Cold War.
 
2013-04-26 11:49:12 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: Jesus freaking Christ, get over it, America. China is far worse than Cuba when it comes to freedom, human rights, etc. And they are "most favored". Get over it. Open up the relationship, let's move on with our lives and stop living in the damn Cold War.


B-B-B-BUT!  South Florida politics!
 
2013-04-26 11:53:52 AM
Seriously - why are we SUCH assholes to Cuba?  A little diplomacy would go along way, perhaps even to addressing some of the freedom and human rights issues in the country.
 
2013-04-26 12:08:05 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Jesus freaking Christ, get over it, America. China is far worse than Cuba when it comes to freedom, human rights, etc. And they are "most favored". Get over it. Open up the relationship, let's move on with our lives and stop living in the damn Cold War.


I was sort of hoping that Obama might open things up in a bit in his second term, you know now that he doesn't have to worry about getting re-elected. There really is no reason to continue this. Cuba hasn't been a threat since the ruskies put missiles there, they CERTAINLY pose no threat whatsoever to the USA now. It's not like best Korea, sure there's a lot of poverty but no more than any other Caribbean nation. I've been to the Bahamas, believe me outside of the tourist traps they are basically a third world country. So they're commies, who farking cares? Let them be commies.
 
2013-04-26 12:10:58 PM

serpent_sky: Seriously - why are we SUCH assholes to Cuba?  A little diplomacy would go along way, perhaps even to addressing some of the freedom and human rights issues in the country.


Ex-Cubans living in S. Florida.  When Florida stops being a battleground state, the US will finally get around to updating its policies on Cuba.
 
2013-04-26 12:21:18 PM

serpent_sky: Seriously - why are we SUCH assholes to Cuba?  A little diplomacy would go along way, perhaps even to addressing some of the freedom and human rights issues in the country.


It's like the girlfriend who gets dumped by her first True Love and can't get over it.
 
2013-04-26 12:44:22 PM

serpent_sky: Seriously - why are we SUCH assholes to Cuba?  A little diplomacy would go along way, perhaps even to addressing some of the freedom and human rights issues in the country.


My guess is that it is the last piece of the JFK legacy. To bad we haven't had another young charismatic Democrat President come along. I bet if we had one of those he could lift the embargo and everyone would be cool with it.

Until then I'll just enjoy the Padrons....
 
2013-04-26 12:53:14 PM
Why should it matter that she is a gay rights activist? Does that give you some sort of worth?
 
2013-04-26 12:54:39 PM

Thunderpipes: Why should it matter that she is a gay rights activist? Does that give you some sort of worth?


+2 to same sex relationships.
 
2013-04-26 12:55:39 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: PC LOAD LETTER: Jesus freaking Christ, get over it, America. China is far worse than Cuba when it comes to freedom, human rights, etc. And they are "most favored". Get over it. Open up the relationship, let's move on with our lives and stop living in the damn Cold War.

B-B-B-BUT!  South Florida politics!


fark South Florida!
 
2013-04-26 12:56:48 PM

serpent_sky: Seriously - why are we SUCH assholes to Cuba?  A little diplomacy would go along way, perhaps even to addressing some of the freedom and human rights issues in the country.


The interesting thing is how communism is more or less finished in every other country that the US didn't boycott, it seems more like the boycott helped prop up Castro by creating an obvious enemy for him to rally support for himself.
 
2013-04-26 12:56:54 PM
How does this not warrant the ironic tag?
 
2013-04-26 12:57:02 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: PC LOAD LETTER: Jesus freaking Christ, get over it, America. China is far worse than Cuba when it comes to freedom, human rights, etc. And they are "most favored". Get over it. Open up the relationship, let's move on with our lives and stop living in the damn Cold War.

B-B-B-BUT!  South Florida politics!


Fark the assholes in Miami.
Remove the embargo.
 
2013-04-26 12:57:19 PM
Get over it
 
2013-04-26 12:57:51 PM

knowsomething: How does this not warrant the ironic tag?


Because there isn't any irony.
 
2013-04-26 01:00:14 PM
It is time for the gay members of Congress to come out of the cloakroom and pressure State to grant her a visa. Or get their pages to do it.
 
2013-04-26 01:01:01 PM
Lazin said Castro had agreed to speak on a panel about Cuba on May 4 and was to accept an award for her activism at a dinner that night. He did not expect any visa problems because she had been granted permission to attend an academic conference in San Francisco last year.

However, a number of Cuban-American politicians criticized the State Department for issuing Castro an entry visa for that event. They noted that U.S. rules prohibit Communist Party members and other high-ranking Cuban government officials from entry without special dispensation.


So in other words, the State Department tucked their tail between their legs this time around because of getting biatched at recently, and/or they're too damn lazy to provide any necessary BS dispensation. Cute.
 
2013-04-26 01:01:07 PM

give me doughnuts: knowsomething: How does this not warrant the ironic tag?

Because there isn't any irony.


I'm quite certain this story is LOADED with irony.
 
2013-04-26 01:01:56 PM
She is a Cuban diplomat, thereby she is not allowed to leave New York.  Why is this so hard for people to understand.  Maybe is she wasn't directly related to the Castros we could turn a blind eye.  However she is, and thereby until we change our official stance on Cuba.  It is what it is.

/supports ending the embargo.
 
2013-04-26 01:03:26 PM
Sooo.... Why not just send her to Canada and smuggle her across the border? In, meet and greet, out. Or you could just hang around for years.
 
2013-04-26 01:03:32 PM

give me doughnuts: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: PC LOAD LETTER: Jesus freaking Christ, get over it, America. China is far worse than Cuba when it comes to freedom, human rights, etc. And they are "most favored". Get over it. Open up the relationship, let's move on with our lives and stop living in the damn Cold War.

B-B-B-BUT!  South Florida politics!

Fark the assholes in Miami.
Remove the embargo.


i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-26 01:05:03 PM

serpent_sky: Seriously - why are we SUCH assholes to Cuba?  A little diplomacy would go along way, perhaps even to addressing some of the freedom and human rights issues in the country.


Well, there are those that fear normalized relations because the influx of cash and investors could turn Cuba into a tourist destination again, with the risk of wiping out vast numbers of rare plant and animal life.

You have to admit, they have some really cool snails

www.secretcuba.com

www.thefeaturedcreature.dreamhosters.com
 
2013-04-26 01:05:25 PM

serpent_sky: Seriously - why are we SUCH assholes to Cuba?  A little diplomacy would go along way, perhaps even to addressing some of the freedom and human rights issues in the country.


You see, years ago during the Cold War, we had medium range nuclear missiles stationed in Turkey.  So we could easily blow up Kiev, Sevastopol, Baku, etc.  This did not make the USSR happy, so they decided to return the favor by sticking medium range nuclear missiles in Cuba.

Kennedy went full retard for awhile and eventually a backroom deal was worked out where we took our shiat out of Turkey and the USSR flushed the Cuba project.  However for whatever reason the Boomers decided to be butthurt little shiats about a valid countermove by the USSR and stuck the embargo in place.

/plus Castro overthrew one of our scumbag puppets
 
2013-04-26 01:07:13 PM

6655321: It is time for the gay members of Congress to come out of the cloakroom and pressure State to grant her a visa. Or get their pages to do it.


I thought they got rid of pages because our vaunted leadership and moral lighthouses couldn't keep their dicks out of them.
 
2013-04-26 01:07:49 PM

ha-ha-guy: serpent_sky: Seriously - why are we SUCH assholes to Cuba?  A little diplomacy would go along way, perhaps even to addressing some of the freedom and human rights issues in the country.

You see, years ago during the Cold War, we had medium range nuclear missiles stationed in Turkey.  So we could easily blow up Kiev, Sevastopol, Baku, etc.  This did not make the USSR happy, so they decided to return the favor by sticking medium range nuclear missiles in Cuba.

Kennedy went full retard for awhile and eventually a backroom deal was worked out where we took our shiat out of Turkey and the USSR flushed the Cuba project.  However for whatever reason the Boomers decided to be butthurt little shiats about a valid countermove by the USSR and stuck the embargo in place.

/plus Castro overthrew one of our scumbag puppets


Don't you realize it's different when we do it, because 'Murika?
 
2013-04-26 01:08:03 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Jesus freaking Christ, get over it, America. China is far worse than Cuba when it comes to freedom, human rights, etc. And they are "most favored". Get over it. Open up the relationship, let's move on with our lives and stop living in the damn Cold War.


cold war!? I thought it was because she is gay that's why she was denied!
 
2013-04-26 01:09:25 PM
What is gay Rand Paul's daughter doing in Cuba anyway?

Or is it Rand Paul's gay daughter?
 
2013-04-26 01:09:58 PM
Keep up that boycott - things are gonna change - I can feel it.
 
2013-04-26 01:10:01 PM
temeez.com
 
2013-04-26 01:10:38 PM

give me doughnuts: knowsomething: How does this not warrant the ironic tag?

Because there isn't any irony.


The lack of irony in the stories that get marked with the Irony tag is the irony, ironically enough.
 
2013-04-26 01:10:58 PM
Let's just buy the place. We'll have a giant image of the Castros and Che painted in the city square, everyone can shiat on them for a month, we'll wash the whole thing down, throw up a hotel, voila.....51st state.
 
2013-04-26 01:11:02 PM

Thunderpipes: Why should it matter that she is a gay rights activist? Does that give you some sort of worth?


Well it is kind of embarrassing that the Evil Human Rights Violating Oppressors are more forward thinking than the US.
 
2013-04-26 01:11:20 PM

serpent_sky: Seriously - why are we SUCH assholes to Cuba?  A little diplomacy would go along way, perhaps even to addressing some of the freedom and human rights issues in the country.


you know how to resolve this easily right?@??@

help elect this good looking man for POTUS and US/Cuban relations will mend itself automatically.

global.fncstatic.com
 
2013-04-26 01:12:05 PM
Hey hey hey,
it's the USA.
And we don't play
nice with the gay gay gay.

farking dinosaurs in DC.
We really need a farking ice age
 
2013-04-26 01:12:26 PM

Thunderpipes:

[i42.tinypic.com image 288x288]


*shakes tiny little midget fist*
 
2013-04-26 01:12:47 PM
Gay rights, sure.... but it would be nice if Cubans in Cuba had human rights too.
 
2013-04-26 01:12:58 PM
Full blown economic relations with China?  Sure.  Diplomatic relations with Syria, Iran and even North Korea? Sure. But Cuba ... oh no, have to keep those dangerous bastards cut off from the West.  Just brilliant.
 
2013-04-26 01:14:07 PM

studs up: Let's just buy the place.


With what?
 
2013-04-26 01:14:11 PM

wildcardjack: Sooo.... Why not just send her to Canada and smuggle her across the border? In, meet and greet, out. Or you could just hang around for years.


Canada? I think people actually get stopped on the Northern border.
 
2013-04-26 01:14:16 PM
So how's the Gay life in Cuba?

Seriously?  Didn't Che shoot a bunch of queers?
 
2013-04-26 01:14:57 PM

SuperNinjaToad: serpent_sky: Seriously - why are we SUCH assholes to Cuba?  A little diplomacy would go along way, perhaps even to addressing some of the freedom and human rights issues in the country.

you know how to resolve this easily right?@??@

help elect this good looking man for POTUS and US/Cuban relations will mend itself automatically.

[global.fncstatic.com image 640x360]


Actually, no.  He'll keep it isolated until "communism falls completely there."  I am a cuban-american, and I would not vote for that new-earth creationist moron.  He is a disgrace.
 
2013-04-26 01:15:00 PM

macadamnut: studs up: Let's just buy the place.

With what?


With Chinese money or course. New here?
 
2013-04-26 01:16:14 PM

studs up: macadamnut: studs up: Let's just buy the place.

With what?

With Chinese money or course. New here?


of course I mistyped "of course", of course.....
 
2013-04-26 01:16:41 PM

give me doughnuts: knowsomething: How does this not warrant the ironic tag?

Because there isn't any irony.


But wouldn't it be ironic to give the ironic tag to a story that hasn't got any irony to it?  Don''tcha think?
 
2013-04-26 01:17:52 PM
"We find it shocking that our State Department would deny freedom of speech, particularly at an international civil rights summit, to anyone, let alone the Cuban president's daughter," Lazin said.


Oh, I don't think the United States is the one limiting her freedom of speech
 
2013-04-26 01:18:54 PM

ciberido: give me doughnuts: knowsomething: How does this not warrant the ironic tag?

Because there isn't any irony.

But wouldn't it be ironic to give the ironic tag to a story that hasn't got any irony to it?  Don''tcha think?


None of the situations described in "Isn't it Ironic" were irony.  Brilliant use of the concept by the song-writer or utter ignorance of the term's meaning.  Discuss.
 
2013-04-26 01:19:07 PM

theotherles: So how's the Gay life in Cuba?

Seriously?  Didn't Che shoot a bunch of queers?


Over and over again. (ssshhhhhh, you'll fark up the t-shirt sales to enlightened freshman everywhere).
 
2013-04-26 01:19:35 PM
there are so many things wrong with this headline and article i'm beginning to think that liberalthinkspeak uses a random word generator to make all of its statements and legislation.
 
2013-04-26 01:19:58 PM

ciberido: give me doughnuts: knowsomething: How does this not warrant the ironic tag?

Because there isn't any irony.

But wouldn't it be ironic to give the ironic tag to a story that hasn't got any irony to it?  Don''tcha think?



Like ten thousand spoons...
 
2013-04-26 01:20:28 PM

skullkrusher: I don't think

 
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