sábado, septiembre 30, 2006

The Perverted States of America

Ok, this time I'm going back to my good friends Dean Esmay and Val Prieto who constantly state rubbish like this:

Real conservatives, conservatives who believe in the libertarian tenets of the Founding Fathers, believe that we the people must be protected from government. Hence, our Constitution has ten enumerated amendments that do just that: put limits on what the government cannot do to it's citizens.


Well, here you have a fine example of one of those "real conservatives":

By DAVID ESPO and JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WritersFri Sep 29, 7:44 PM ET

Rep. Mark Foley (news, bio, voting record), R-Fla., abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday in the wake of questions about e-mails he wrote a former teenage male page.

"I am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent," he said in a statement issued by his office.

His departure sent Republicans scrambling for a replacement candidate less than six weeks before midterm elections in which Democrats are making a strong bid to gain control of the House.

Foley's two-sentence statement gave no reason for Foley's decision to abandon a flourishing career in Congress. But several officials said the resignation had been prompted by the e-mails, and he took his action as fresh details emerged about electronic messages he had sent.

Foley, 52, had been a shoo-in for a new term until the e-mail correspondence surfaced in recent days.

His resignation further complicates the political landscape for Republicans, who are fighting to retain control of Congress. Democrats need to win a net of 15 Republican seats to regain the power they lost in 1994.

Florida Republicans planned to meet as soon as Monday to name a replacement in Foley's district, which President Bush won with 55 percent in 2004 and is now in play for November. Though Florida ballots have already been printed with Foley's name and cannot be changed, any votes for Foley will count toward the party's choice.

Campaign aides had previously acknowledged that the Republican congressman e-mailed the former Capitol page five times, but had said there was nothing inappropriate about the exchange. The page was 16 at the time of the e-mail correspondence.

The page worked for Rep. Rodney Alexander (news, bio, voting record), R-La., who said Friday that when he learned of the e-mail exchanges 10 to 11 months ago, he called the teen's parents. Alexander told the Ruston Daily Leader, "We also notified the House leadership that there might be a potential problem," a reference to the House's Republican leaders.

House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Friday he had asked the chairman of the House's page board, Rep. John Shimkus (news, bio, voting record), R-Ill., to investigate the page system. "We want to make sure that all our pages are safe and the page system is safe," Hastert said.

He said Foley submitted the letter of resignation to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and submitted a copy to him. A House clerk read Foley's resignation on the House floor.

"He's done the right thing," Hastert said. Asked if the chain of events was disturbing, he said, "None of us are very happy about it."

ABC News reported Friday that Foley also engaged in a series of sexually explicit instant messages with current and former teenage male pages. In one message, ABC said, Foley wrote to one page: "Do I make you a little horny?"

In another message, Foley wrote, "You in your boxers, too? ... Well, strip down and get naked."

Foley, as chairman of the Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus, had introduced legislation in July to protect children from exploitation by adults over the Internet. He also sponsored other legislation designed to protect minors from abuse and neglect.

Please, read that last paragraph one more time, its priceless.

And they hate Clinton for having sexual intercourse with grown up women, go figure that one out.


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Torture in America

Some call it the land of the free.

Some call it the home of the brave.

Yet, in that country, a bunch of cowards have given Bush and his henchmen permission to go around the world torturing people.

There is many who reject this bizarre decision by the US to twist the law in order to allow members of its military and its "intelligence" agencies to torture anyone they want.

Here you have an example:

By Stephanie Nebehay

Fri Sep 29, 10:31 AM ET

The U.N. torture investigator charged on Friday that a new U.S. law for tough interrogation of terrorism suspects would deprive people of the right to a fair trial before independent courts and could lead to mistreatment.

Manfred Nowak, United Nations special rapporteur on torture, regretted that the bill ignored U.N. rights bodies which have said U.S. interrogation methods and prolonged detentions violate international law.

The Senate gave final approval on Thursday to the bill, a day after its passage by the House of Representatives. President George W. Bush is expected to sign it into law very soon.

"I am afraid that with the new law, the interrogation methods will not really change. Bush has said that harsh interrogation methods will continue and that is my concern," the Austrian law professor told Reuters in a telephone interview.

The U.N. Committee against Torture and the U.N. Human Rights Committee have found the U.S. interrogation methods are unlawful and expressed concern at arbitrary detentions.

"The bill does not take into account substantive criticism from our side ... It is not the signal that I would have expected the U.S. government and Congress would make in order to try to comply with our recommendations," Nowak said.

The bill sets standards for interrogating suspects, but with complex rules that rights groups say could allow techniques that border on torture such as sleep deprivation.

Bush got much of what he wanted in the bill to continue the once-secret Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) program of detention and aggressive interrogations of suspects.

It establishes military tribunals that would allow some use of evidence obtained by coercion, but would give defendants access to classified evidence being used to convict them.

RIGHT TO FAIR TRIAL

"These people must have a right to fair trial before an independent court which in principle should be an ordinary court. I am particularly concerned that with the bill, the habeas corpus rights are further reduced," Nowak said.

Habeas corpus refers to a person's right to go before an independent judge who rules on the legality of the detention.

"This is one of the most regressive pieces of legislation in U.S. history," Reed Brody, legal counsel at the New York-based group Human Rights Watch, told Reuters.

A landmark Supreme Court ruling last June struck down Bush's first military commissions to try suspects, leaving the process in limbo. There have been no successful prosecutions since the September 11 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people in 2001.

The bill expands the definition of "enemy combatants" mostly held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to include those who provide arms, money and other aid to terrorist groups.

"The Bush administration has been given authority to determine who is an enemy combatant and to lock people up on its own say-so indefinitely without trial," Brody said.

"We would have thought that after Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib and secret prisons, the administration would have learned mistreatment and torture do not make the country safer against terrorism, but in fact render it more vulnerable," he added.

The International Commission of Jurists said the law put inmates at Guantanamo and elsewhere "back in a legal black hole."

"It is terrible to say the least for the detainees and rule of law in the United States, but also a dangerous precedent because it undermines international human rights law standards," said Gerald Staberock, head of the ICJ's global security program.


I wonder how many Latin American immigrants will be tortured under this new legislation.

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viernes, septiembre 29, 2006

Israel Hides Crime

Believe it or not.

Remember when the Israeli military mudered four UN peacekeepers even after receiving ten dispatches letting the Israelis that their shells were falling to close to the observation post?

Well, now there is a report that indicates that Israel refused to provide the UN with the info necessary to conduct an inquiry into the incident.

Here you have the note:

By NICK WADHAMS, Associated Press Writer

Fri Sep 29, 7:00 PM ET

Israel refused to give a U.N.-appointed investigation access to the officials who may have been responsible for the bombing of an observation post that killed four unarmed peacekeepers at the height of the conflict with Hezbollah, the United Nations said Friday.

Israel said the bombing of the U.N. peacekeeping post along the Israeli-Lebanese border was a mistake that occurred at the "operational level." The U.N. panel investigating the killings was not allowed to interview commanders at that level to determine what happened, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.

The statement was delivered shortly after the Board of Inquiry investigating the attack submitted a confidential report with its findings to the U.N. and to the four nations whose observers were killed — Austria, Canada, China and Finland. The report was not sent to Israel.

Dujarric's statement said it concluded that there was nothing else the United Nations could have done "that would have changed the outcome."

The four observers were killed by an Israeli precision-guided bomb that destroyed the bunker where they took shelter after their observation post near the town of Khiam came under heavy fire. U.N. officials in New York and Lebanon had repeatedly warned Israel that the observation post, built 30 years before, was under attack.

Because of Israel's refusal, the inquiry was "unable to determine why the attacks on the U.N. position were not halted despite repeated demarches to the Israeli authorities from U.N. personnel, both in the field and at headquarters," Dujarric said.

Israel has blamed inaccurate maps for its mistake, and said the airplane that dropped the bomb thought it was targeting Hezbollah. Hezbollah was active in the area, with a post about 150 yards away.

Asked to comment on Dujarric's statement, the spokeswoman for Israel's U.N. mission, Anat Friedman, said: "Israel has expressed its regret for the unfortunate event and has investigated the tragic incident."

Friedman refused to comment on the U.N. claim that the investigators had not been allowed to interview some officials.

A U.N. official said Israel never sufficiently explained why it kept bombing the base.

"We do not have a satisfactory answer as to why those attempts failed," said the official, who spoke anonymously because the report was confidential. "The Israelis are fully aware of our position on this incident."

The official said there was nothing in the Board of Inquiry's findings to contradict U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's earlier claim that the attack was "apparently deliberate."

They call their crime an error, and then they blame their error on a map.

Must be an anti-Semitic map.

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Gusano Quemao

The fifth rate Goebbels wannabe by the name of Val Prieto claims that the MSM (main stream media) is not covering the fire at an oil refinery in Cuba.

Well, guess where did I extract this picture from last night:


Here you have the footnote:

Flames rise from the 'Nico Lopez' oil refinery in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006. The fire that erupted at the oil refinery sent plumes of black smoke over Havana area Wednesday night, but no one was reported injured. The fire's cause was unknown. (AP Photo/ Javier Galeano)


If you follow the link you will figure out that I got it at Yahoo News (just like all the other pictures I post here), meaning, the MSN is indeed covering the incident at the oil refinery. Oh, and by the way, the two letters right before the word Photo on the caption stand for Associated Press, and well, you can not go more MSM than the Associated Press.

So there you go, Val was caught spilling his Gusano propaganda once again.

Oh wait, he does not want to be compared to a Nazi because liberals and leftists always call his ilk by that term, but since I do not know who was in charge of the propaganda machinery under Fulgencio Batista, the Goebbels comparison stands.

On a related note, I bet Gusanos are giddily happy about the new law that green lights the brave and democratic practice of torture by the US. This means that torture will be carried out in Cuba, at a place called Guantanamo, ilegally occupied by you know who.

PS. All the pictures about Che that I publish here come from the same source, Yahoo News. This has to do with a 20 USD bet that Val's handler Dean Esmay made right after he broadcasted the fatwah against Carlos Santana claiming that the Che is not a freedom icon around the world. Like I said before, by the time I'm done posting all the positive news notes about Che I will own both of their trailers and their Ford Fiestas.

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jueves, septiembre 28, 2006

Racist Rubbish

And now, I present to you Esteban Lazo Hernández, Cuba's Vice-President:



So now, maybe you can explain to me why is one of Val Prieto's minions posting about apartheid when refering to the sovereign nation of Cuba.

Lets cut to the chase.

Name one president or vice-president of the USA with a Native American background.

Name one president or vice-president of the USA with an African-American background.

Name one president or vice-president of the USA with a Latin/Hispanic-American background.

Give up already?

Short list isn't it?

But what is really funny about the one post is this paragraph:

I HAVE lived in the US on and off for the past three years and have yet to experience racial profiling, or what people of colour in America know as walking/driving/breathing while black. I spent three weeks in Cuba in 2000, and was subjected to racial profiling five times -- all in one day.


You have to be kidding me!

How much are they paying this dude to say such a thing?

Because the entire world now knows that Washington and the Gusanada pay good money to say such things. Not like we did not know before, but it was good that a newspaper based out of Gusano-America was the one to bring the entire case to the limelight.

Maybe Jacob will one day explain to us why is there so many murals of Che Guevara and Cuban flags all over South Africa.

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Henry Makes Me Laugh

Do you know that Gusano that sells some hatred filled t-shirts?

Well, he has this crazy theory about how the Che icon will soon disappear.

Poor thing, he doesn't understand that as long as there is imperialist oriented countries like the USA that on top protect terrorists like Carriles Posadas, people will continue to brandish the Che icon with pride and dignity.

!Hasta la victoria!

sábado, septiembre 23, 2006

Val the Chauvinist

Talk about a sexist and racist post. Just check the title.

Poor Val, now we know where you morally stand.

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Support for the Five in Miami

Cultural activist Francisco Letelier, center, joins a protest march from the Department of Justice to the White House to protest the conviction of five Cuban government agents who were sentenced to long prison terms on espionage charges in south Florida, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, in Washington. Their defenders maintain they were gathering intelligence on possible plans for attacks against Cuba by Miami-based militants. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Korda

The image of Cuban revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara known throughout the world is based on a photograph taken by Alberto 'Korda' Diaz Gutierrez, who's shown here in this file photo from Aug. 8, 2000. The photo, taken in 1960, didn't become widely known until after Guevara's 1967 death. Gutierrez gave copies of the photo to an Italian publisher, who made posters of the image. Gutierrez died in 2001 and received little compensation during his lifetime for the image. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Che in Mumbai

The image of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara is everywhere these days, from T-shirts to posters and banners like this one, emblazoned on a banner flown outside a forum on AIDS in Mumbai, India, on Jan. 20, 2004. Guevara's status as a cultural icon continues with young people who often know little about the native Argentinian who later helped lead the Cuban revolution, and whose legend only flourished after he was killed in 1967. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude, File)

jueves, septiembre 21, 2006

A Greek Che Admirer

Panayiotis Lambropoulos wears a T-shirt with the image of Cuban revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, Aug. 11, 2006, at his Chicago home. Lambropoulos, a Greek immigrant, said he saw his first Che shirts a few years ago and thought everyone who wore one must be a subversive rabble-rouser. Then the investment analyst then became fascinated with Guevara, bought a shirt for himself and began reading whatever he could on the devout Marxist. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

jueves, septiembre 14, 2006

Summit in La Habana

A man walks out of a building adorned with a portrait of Che Guevara and the word 'Revolution' in Old Havana, as the city prepares for the arrival of heads of state of member countries attending the Non-Aligned Movement summit, September 14, 2006. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (CUBA)

martes, septiembre 12, 2006

Blair Not Welcomed in Lebanon

A Lebanese veiled woman holds a banner during a demonstration against the visit of British Prime Minister Tony Blair to Lebanon, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Sept. 11, 2006. Angry protesters _ including an Irish peace activist who disrupted a news conference Monday _ marred a visit by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who had sided with Washington against a quick cease-fire in the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)

lunes, septiembre 11, 2006

Terrorist Doesn't Want Inquiry

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been dealt a fresh blow after a top party ally demanded an independent inquiry into the Lebanon war, defying the embattled premier who backs a more limited probe.(AFP/Atef Safadi)

sábado, septiembre 09, 2006

Israelis Against Zionist Terrorism

Israeli army reservists hold banners during a demonstration calling for an independent commission of inquiry on their country's month-long offensive on Lebanon. More than 20,000 Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv, demanding that the government back a full-scale independent inquiry into the Lebanon war and urging Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign.(AFP/Jack Guez)

Che in Hamburg

Supporters of FC St. Pauli wear masks of a screaming ghost and Bavarian state Premier Edmund Stoiber (L) as they celebrate in front of a flag showing Che Guevara before a German Soccer Cup first round match between FC St. Pauli and Bayern Munich in Hamburg September 9, 2006. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)

viernes, septiembre 08, 2006

Che and the Aymaras

A Bolivian indigenous man sits next to a literacy campaign activist who is wearing a T-shirt with the names of revolutionary Che Guevara, Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Bolivian President Evo Morales in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, September 8, 2006. Hundreds of Aymara Indians gathered to receive a diploma after having been taught how to read and write through a literacy campaign sponsored by Cuba. REUTERS/David Mercado (BOLIVIA)

Israel Ends Murderous Blockade

After two months of a cold blooded killing spree, and after being soundly defeated by the Hizbollah fighters, the Zionist government of Israel claims they have ended the air and sea blockade of Lebanon.

Here you have the note:

By HUSSEIN DAKROUB, Associated Press Writer 19 minutes ago

Israel lifted its sea blockade of Lebanon on Friday, ending the country's two months of isolation as the task of preventing the entry of Hezbollah weapons falls to international warships patrolling offshore.

In a further boost to peace efforts, Israel also said it plans to pull the last of its troops out of Lebanon within two weeks.

The sea blockade's end, which came a day after Israel dropped its restrictions on air travel into Lebanon, lifts a barrier that has stifled Lebanon and cost the country tens of millions of dollars as it tries to rebuild from the devastating 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah.

"The blockade has seriously undermined the Lebanese economy and it is high time for it to end so as to allow the people to get back to their business," Maj. Gen. Alain Pellegrini, commander of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, said.

Even before the formal announcement, a Lebanese cargo ship docked at Beirut's port, carrying industrial raw materials, ceramic tiles and appliances — the first commercial ship to land since the war began July 12.

Lebanon's resumption of control over its sea and skies was the latest boost in implementing the U.N.-brokered cease-fire that began Aug. 14.

The focus now shifts to the complicated process of withdrawing Israeli troops from southern Lebanon and replacing them with 15,000 Lebanese soldiers and a similar number of U.N. peacekeepers who are to maintain a border buffer zone free of Hezbollah weapons.

Israel has been gradually pulling out its soldiers — whose number peaked at 30,000 at the war's end — as international replacements move into place.

It remains to be seen if Israel's move will hold or if it is one more of their many lies and deceptions.

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Miami Vice

After reading about how the so called Cuban American journalists are nothing but a fraud:

Fri Sep 8, 11:24 AM ET

At least 10 Florida journalists received regular payments from a U.S. government program aimed at undermining the Cuban government of Fidel Castro, The Miami Herald reported on Friday.

Total payments since 2001 ranged from $1,550 to $174,753 per journalist, according to the newspaper, which said it found no instance in which those involved had disclosed that they were being paid by the U.S. Office of Cuba Broadcasting.

That office runs Radio and TV Marti, U.S. government programs broadcast to Cuba to promote democracy and freedom on the communist island. Its programming cannot be broadcast within the United States because of anti-propaganda laws.

The Cuban government has long contended that some Spanish-language journalists in Miami were on the U.S. government payroll.

The Herald said two of the journalists receiving the payments worked for its Spanish-language sister publication, El Nuevo Herald, and a third was a freelance contributor for that newspaper, which fired all three after learning of the payments.

Journalism ethics experts called the payments a fundamental conflict of interest that undermines the credibility of reporters meant to objectively cover issues affecting U.S. policy toward Cuba.

They compared it to the case of Armstrong Williams in 2005, when it was revealed that the Bush administration had paid the prominent conservative pundit to promote its education policy, No Child Left Behind, on his nationally syndicated television show.

Jesus Diaz Jr., president of the Miami Herald Media Co. and publisher of both newspapers, said the payments violated a sacred trust between journalists and the public.

"I personally don't believe that integrity and objectivity can be assured if any of our reporters receive monetary compensation from any entity that he or she may cover or have covered, but particularly if it's a government agency," the newspaper quoted him as saying.

The other seven journalists worked for Spanish-language television and radio stations and newspapers in the Miami area. They reported for their organizations on topics ranging from Cuban culture to exile politics and U.S.-Cuban relations. Many appeared as guests or hosts on TV Marti and Radio Marti programs, the Miami Herald said.

Pedro Roig, director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting since 2003, said he had sought to improve the quality of news by, among other things, hiring more Cuban exile journalists as contractors. He told the newspaper it was the journalists' responsibility to adhere to their own ethics and rules.


One has to wonder how many gusano bloggers like Val Prieto are on the same payroll.

Also, how about that paragraph that mentions that an US funded news outlet breaks its country own laws, reason why the broadcast can not be heard in the "land of the free and home of the brave"?

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jueves, septiembre 07, 2006

Support for Lebanon and Palestine in El Salvador

A member of the Bolivarian Congress of the People of Mesoamerica protests in front of the Israeli embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday Sept. 7 , 2006 against Israeli actions in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories. (AP Photo/Luis Romero)

viernes, septiembre 01, 2006

Che in Caracas

A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez waves to Chavez, unseen, from his balcony where displays a photograph of Cuba's revolutionary hero,Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, where thousands of supporters gave Chavez a hero's welcome home from his international tour. (AP Photo/Leslie Mazoch)