Hell in a Handbasket

A photo can tell a thousand words…


  1. The book Chavez gave Obama is “Open Veins of Latin America,” by Eduardo Galeano. Galeano was imprisoned after a US backed coup in Uruguay in 1973. He then fled to Argentina which in 1976 had itself a US backed coup which established a military junta which employed right-wing death squads. He then had to flee to Spain. His writing is in part about the US meddling in Latin America and the damage it has cause.

    He is an excellent writer, seems at least Chavez has good taste in books.

  2. GOP Boomer Gal says

    It’s official Obama is now the un-president.

  3. Kenny Jacobs says

    Shall we revisit the hand-holding and kissing photos of President Bush and Prince Abdullah of Saudia Arabia?

    Nice try, though. President Obama is popular and trusted AND working through the disasters President Bush left to be cleaned up.

  4. Do I hear, “Some dictators are more equal than others?”

  5. Kenny Jacobs says

    DSW, “some handshakes are more equal than others.”

  6. Kenny Jacobs says

    The other interesting story about the Chavez photos is that it was Venezuela at the direction of Chavez that sent these photos out for the publicity. That makes SA a Chavez propaganda tool.

  7. Kenny,

    “That makes SA a Chavez propaganda tool.”

    Ha! First they take to the streets condeming the government with comparisons to Hitler, then they start spreading socialist propaganda… Man, what’s next, threatening to secede? Oh, wait…

    Seriously though, what was Obama supposed to do? Punch him in the face?

  8. According to Wikipedia (OK, I can hear the groans), “Las venas abiertas de América Latina (The Open Veins of Latin America) is arguably Galeano’s best-known work. In this book, he analyzes the history of Latin America as a whole from the time period of European contact with the New World to contemporary Latin America arguing against what he views as European and later U.S. economic exploitation and political dominance over the region. It was the first of his many books to be translated by Cedric Belfrage into English. It is a classic among the left of Latin America.”

    It continues about the author, “Eduardo Hughes Galeano (born September 3, 1940) is an Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. His books have been translated into many languages. His works transcend orthodox genres, combining fiction, journalism, political analysis, and history. The author himself has denied that he is a historian: “I’m a writer obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America above all and above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia.”

  9. This is laughable, so thanks. I come here for the comedy, stay for the paranoia.

  10. Veritas Vincit says

    Todd, my Uruguayan friends would dispute Mr. Galeano. Have you been to Uruguay?

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