Venezuelan Dictator Seeks 10 more years

Venezuelan President and Dictator Hugo Chavez is seeking another term, and referendum to strip term limits from the Presidency, so he can continue his "socialist revolution" of poverty, foreign hatred, and anti-Semitism, which includes statements like

El mundo tiene para todos, pues, pero resulta que unas minorías, los descendientes de los mismos que crucificaron a
los descendientes de los mismos que echaron a Bolívar de aquí y también lo crucificaron a su manera en Santa Marta, allá en Colombia. Una minoría se adueñó de las riquezas del mundo, una minoría se adueñó del oro del planeta, de la plata, de los minerales, de las aguas, de las tierras buenas, del petróleo, de las riquezas, pues, y han concentrado las riquezas en pocas manos: menos del diez por ciento de la población del mundo es dueña de más de la mitad de la riqueza de todo el mundo y a la... más de la mitad de los pobladores del planeta son pobres y cada día hay más pobres en el mundo entero

however, not everyone is so enthusiastic:

Spearheaded by a student movement, the fragmented opposition's campaign slogan is "No is No," referring to the failed 2007 bid to extend the rule of a man they say wants to forge a communist dictatorship centered on his personal rule.

"People want peace, they don't want any more confrontation," Caracas mayor and opposition leader, Antonio Ledezma, said after casting his ballot in the capital.

Confident of victory this time, Chavez, 54, says a win would reinforce his mandate to forge a socialist state and challenge Washington in Latin America. After his last ballot box win in 2006 he sped up aggressive nationalizations.

But with oil prices more than $100 a barrel lower than their peak seven months ago, Chavez has far less income to spend on his programs of clinics, schools and food hand-outs for the poor Venezuelans who have consistently backed him.

Venezuela's currency and sovereign debt have lost value in recent months as investors worry his Cuban-inspired socialist revolution will burn through international reserves.

The Venezuelan leader, who calls former Cuban leader Fidel Castro his mentor, has carved out a place for himself as the standard bearer for anti-U.S. sentiment in the region, wielding his nation's oil to counter U.S. free-market proposals.

Leftist allies in Ecuador and Bolivia have joined Chavez in rewriting constitutions to extend their own rule and increase state control over economies in the name of bringing wealth to the neglected poor majority.

Poverty has gotten worse under Chavez, who simply makes people think things are better through high oil prices, and giving Venezuela some kind of international presence by hating America and most of Western Civilization. I agreed with him about Bush, but not about our great country, the greatest best which God ever gave man on the face of the Earth. This guy is not good for the world economy, as he tries to keep oil artificially high, not good for human rights, as he inspires hate and imposes his will on his people including the banning of opposition, expulsion of the Israeli ambassador, and the general destabilization of politics in a region of importance to the rest of the world. Life-long dictatorship for Venezuela cannot be allowed, and we can only hope not only does he lose the referendum, but the next election if he gets to it. He sympathizes with HAMAS, Castro, cocaine grower and Bolivian President Evo Morales, and Ahmadinejad. I really hope President Obama stands up for what is right, which he will, and condemn Chavez's fascist socialism.

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Remembering the Holocaust

In the news, anti-Semitism has come up once again, from people stereotyping Bernie Madoff as a "typical Jew banker" to Venezuela's wave of anti-Semitism partly inspired by Hugo Chavez's rhetoric (direct link to Chavez's comments [ here page 18]) and the furor about Richard Williams's Holocaust denial who was just dismissed from an Argentine seminary. America is also currently having to deal with Ahmadinejad, who is like Williamson, a fellow Holocaust denier.

No doubt anti-Semitism did not begin yesterday, in the 20th Century, or in the last few centuries. It has been around since Christianity has, when the Jews were being blamed for the death of Christ, illegal business practices despite the fact they were only allowed to deal in money because Christians weren't allowed to in Medieval Europe. This allowed the Jews, who spread around Europe not by will, but because of the DIASPORA and pogroms, to become a powerful group which contributed to society wherever they went, which in turn brought about jealousy and resentment. We all know about the Inquisition, the Dreyfuss Incident, more pogroms, etc. One of the most infamous pieces of hate was "Protocols of the Elders of Zion," a late 19th century diatribe and one massive forgery aimed at claiming the Jews, in collusion with the Masons, wanted world domination. However, the discovery of its fraud wasn't discovered until 1921, and even then, the book continued to be widely sold and distributed by the purveyors of hate and evil.

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Arab propagandists claim Israeli shells had depelted uranium

Today, Arab nations accused Israel of using weapons with depleted uranium in their war on HAMAS terror. They have written a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA, stating their claims and attempting to back it up.

This is truly despicable. Some of these nations will go to any means to justify the use of true nukes on Israel, from nations like Iran, which would wipe Israel off the face of the map. Israel is merely defending herself from the likes of HAMAS, which has targeted Israel's Jews for too long, to no avail. It is time for the international community to step up, and condemn the anti-Israeli lies. Saudi Arabia and Syria are two countries making this bogus claim. It is only a matter of time until their fraud is exposed to the world.

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Why Israel Fights

Today, as the violence continues, people are calling for a ceasefire, including the US, France, and the UN. I want an end to the violence too, for the Israelis, the Palestinians, and the rest of the world. Ahmadinejad is just waiting for his chance to "wipe Israel off the map," by aiding the Islamic radical terrorists called HAMAS, who claim to be a "resistance movement" of sorts. The problem with HAMAS's little existence, I mean resistance is that it is not aimed at achieving peace, but waging war. If one looks at their charter, one will read

   "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."

   "The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. "

   "There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors."

   "After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying."

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New Yorkers divided on Caroline Kennedy

A new Quinnipiac Poll says that New York Is Semi-Sweet On Caroline, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Cuomo Is Favored By Upstate Voters. When offered a choice, it found

Offered a choice, 33 percent of voters say Gov. Paterson should name Ms. Kennedy, while 29 percent say Attorney General Andrew Cuomo should get the nod. Another 4 percent pick Albany-area U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, while 24 percent want someone else and 10 percent are undecided, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.
and that although
New York State voters split 40 - 41 percent on whether Caroline Kennedy is qualified to be a U.S. Senator, but they expect by a 48 - 25 percent margin that Gov. David Paterson will name her to the Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

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nationalize the auto industry?

We now see the auto industry about to go under, and all the government, from the President down to Congress wring their hands. The auto industry in the US has been suffering since the '80's, and it has only gotten worse. A bailout is the most common talk, as has been with near every other big industry in the US this year, like AIG, Lehman Brothers, and near the rest of Wall Street. We cannot let thousands of workers out to dry, and let our biggest industry merely go under. But we cannot continue to accept the US industry to go about on their merry ways thinking they'll just be bailed out when no one buys their gas guzzling, poorly handling, homely designed cars.

I say we do what will make the GOP cry "SOCIALISM," and that is nationalize the industry. Bailouts over and over again will merely increase the moral hazard risk, but government will help direct the industry to finally get things right, and provide the support and capital necessary to keep the industry going. These guys need oversight, as too many jobs and lives are at stake, and so is the market. If the auto industry goes under, we will see a crash like one we haven't seen in a long time, and we've seen quite a bit of crashes this year. This is the only solution, and I hope President Obama, when he comes to office, will muster the courage to bring this to the table. Congress too must help, and not continue to wring their hands, waiting until it is too late.

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Hillary might reject Sec. of State offer

According to politico, Hillary Clinton is actually undecided on the offer, and may even reject it. Some speculate the "vetting" is the problem, while the lack of certainty is actually consistent with what Clinton has been thinking all along.

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Onward from here!

THE GOP IS OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE (as of 5:00 GMT/12:00 EST 20/1/2009)!!!!!! The moment we have waited for since that infamous day, Tuesday 12 December 2000, when Antonin Scalia, Sandra Day O'Connor, William Rehnquist, Anthony Kennedy, and Clarence Thomas handed a man the White House which was not his. We DID IT! Everyone of us who voted early, and braved the lines for change. As much as he was not my choice candidate, we have achieved a monumental task. We increased our congressional majority and state majorities and seats across America. So what next?

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Union Boss: McCain may pull out of Pennsylvania

According to the Huffington Post, United Steelworkers International president Leo Gerard says John McCain may do in Pennsylvania what he recently did in Michigan: pull out. The union leader claims that the members are starting to coalesce around Obama more than in the past.

This is likely a good thing for Obama, in that he may not have to defend another state that last went Republican in 1988, along with Michigan. However, McCain will likely spend more in Florida and Ohio. This, I think may not be good for us. Perhaps it would be better if McCain would waste his money in states that haven't gone GOP for so long. But at least Obama doesn't have to spend in PA too much. The question remains, how well will Obama play in FL and OH come election day?

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There is still a floor VOTE on VP, you know

So by now, all living forms know that Barack Obama has asked Joe Biden to be his running mate. Its a shame that the 18 million votes which went to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who disputable won more than Obama have gone unrepresented. 2008 was the closest nomination in terms of popular vote for a very long time.

Well, I hope the delegates notice this snub, just like the state of the union. There is a VOTE on the VP at the convention. No one said who the delegates have to vote for on that ballot. Most of the Superdelegates are elected officials. I will do so, and urge all to call up their representatives, Senators, governors, whoever and urge them not to allow this undemocratic move to occur with Joe Biden being on the ticket, who got less the 5000 votes overall in the primary, who brings no region to the ticket, no voting group, nothing, and takes McCain's dinosaur age off the table.  

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