Hugo Chavez dead

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    So what exactly did Chavez do to any of you?  

     



    Apparently he didn't give them free heating oil...  Maybe they are mad about that.

     



    Hugo Chavez removed democratic rule from his country and turned it into a scoialist state while nationalizing oil and farms.  He imprisoned thousands of detractors, while financing leftist terrorists throughout Latin America.  He was a bizarre combination Robin Hood and Sadham Housein and depending on one's own politics you saw what you wanted to see.

    Yes, he gave Joe the oil man free oil in order to gain favor from socialist leaning politicians, while supposedly embarassing the US.

    The Hollywood elitists; Michael Moore, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon et al are in mourning.

     

     
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    Personally, I'm always happy whenever an anti-American, anti-Democracy tyrant dies.

    The question is, if you're not then why not?

     

     
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    Oil.

     

     
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    Dudes, they don't mix.

     

     
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    Oil.

    Water.

     

     

    Now that it appears we've arrived at the giggles stage, can someone here bring up a photo of the sign, that bears landmark status, that's behind Fenway Park's left field?  I can't do it with the facility of the loyal opposition.

    "CITGO"

    Which communicates pretty much the same thing.  In a word.



     
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    "What doesn't destroy me makes me stronger."

     
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    Personally, I'm always happy whenever an anti-American, anti-Democracy tyrant dies.

    The question is, if you're not then why not?

     



    Just a hunch, but...

    maybe because taking pleasure in the death of another human is sociopathic.

     

    Speaking only for myself, I don't feel one or another about it even though I didn't care for Chavez in the least, except perhaps to empathize with the Venezuelans in their time of political transition.

     

     
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    Boiled down, oil is the answer to Chavez, Venezuela, our nation's and this thread's interest.  Otherwise, why give a hoot?

    The clappers here had an interest in Chavez's fate, or have just been reminded that they do.  For this news cycle.  Until the cardinals go into conclave.  

    Otherwise, for most it's, "Whatever..."

     
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    maybe because taking pleasure in the death of another human is sociopathic.

     

    I'm not happy he's dead Mr. Apparatchik, I'm just happy that he isn't around to inflict pain on anyone else.

     
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    Did you say the same thing when those on the Left took joy in Falwell's death? I saw MUCH worse things said about his death. In fact, how about when Cheney had his heart issue. I saw many posts wishing for his death. Now, if you spoke out agaisnt all those people then kudos...

     

    Or Reagan, or Brietbart, we could go on and on.

    Wait! Falwell's dead? Why didn't anyone tell me?

     

     
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    Personally, I'm always happy whenever an anti-American, anti-Democracy tyrant dies.

    The question is, if you're not then why not?

     

     



    Just a hunch, but...

     

    maybe because taking pleasure in the death of another human is sociopathic.

     

    Speaking only for myself, I don't feel one or another about it even though I didn't care for Chavez in the least, except perhaps to empathize with the Venezuelans in their time of political transition.

     

     



    Did you say the same thing when those on the Left took joy in Falwell's death? I saw MUCH worse things said about his death. In fact, how about when Cheney had his heart issue. I saw many posts wishing for his death. Now, if you spoke out agaisnt all those people then kudos...

     

    BTW, I could care less one way or the other about Chavez's death...same for Falwell and any other political figure. 



    I most certainly would have, if I heard it.  (Never mind that falwell influenced american life substantially more than chavez ever did or will.  They were both charlatans, IMO.)

    Of course, there's a difference between speaking out unilaterally and responding to an idiotic comment on an online forum, as you might agree. 

    Despite my agnosticism, there's no doubt that such misery-cheering is un-christian, at best. It's really no different than jihadists, et al. celebrating the fall of the twin towers.

     

     
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    maybe because taking pleasure in the death of another human is sociopathic.

     

     

    I'm not happy he's dead Mr. Apparatchik, I'm just happy that he isn't around to inflict pain on anyone else.



    To-may-to, To mah-to.

    Unfortunately, just because he's not around doesn't mean his influence is gone.  Such is the existence of an iconic figure.

    Enjoy your schadenfreude, though.

     

     

     
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    Did you say the same thing when those on the Left took joy in Falwell's death? I saw MUCH worse things said about his death. In fact, how about when Cheney had his heart issue. I saw many posts wishing for his death. Now, if you spoke out agaisnt all those people then kudos...

     

     

    or Brietbart, 

     



    I liked Breitbart, even though I didn't agree with him.  His dinner with Dan Savage was important stuff (in media and cultural terms), and I'm astudent of iconoclasm in many forms.  He understood that dialogue is much more effective than sermonizing.

    That said, it's a bit sad what his namesake site has devolved into...his memory (such as it is) deserves a better, higher standard, IMNSHO.

     

     
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    If you heard it? How could you miss it? It was all over blogs like BDC. 

     



    And I'll take your word for it, but the picayune details escape me at the moment.  I didn't arrive at this principle overnight.

     

     
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    "For better or worse , Chavez changed how Venezuelans felt about themselves"

    --blubbering "non-judgmental" leftists in today's NY Times

     
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    He was a self-described Socialist

     

    Also, he has finally achieved the status of "good socialist."

     
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