Saturday, February 17, 2007

cuba.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070216/wr_nm/cuba_internet_dc

i don`t know much about the little island off the coast of florida except that the bloke who runs the place killed his way in the door not unlike saddam husssein.

i know my exes parents live there six months of the year.

and i know that havana is a crumbling shell of a spanish colonial city.

what i don`t know is how a leader of a country could see his own population hobbled for his political advantage while he sold off the national industries one by one and pocketed the cash.

he even made forbes magazine as one of the wealthiest people in the world.

http://www.forbes.com/2006/05/04/rich-kings-dictators_cz_lk_0504royals.html

and his uniforms are made by his hong kong tailor.

and i don`t know how many people get eaten by sharks while trying to swim there.

9 comments:

Carina said...

Sad.
My brother (not a US citizen) spent some time in Cuba. He's been all over South America and pronounced it the most depressing country he has ever spent time in.

BBC said...

I've been saying it for years.

Life is like a can of mixed nuts, the big ones work their way to the top.

Hammer said...

so many liberals kiss Castros ass for the health care and literacy.

So what? A family of 4 has to survive on one pound of rice per week and one chicken as doled out by the government.

I'd take my chances on the inner tube.

Jon said...

Yup, there's nothing like making dictatorship work for you.

I'd have my uniforms made with bigger shoulders and maybe padding in the crotch, but that's just me.

dr.alistair said...

a few machine gunnings early on in the proceedings makes people easier to order around.

it`s much like bouncing the plane down the runway a few times on takeoff.

it makes the stewardesses job a lot easier.

liberals?

the product of of guilt.

it lets tyrants of all types do what they want.

just ask the pope.

barista grazioso said...

I'd love to visit Hemingway's Cuba, but that's about it. Bring back a few boxes of cigars and sell them on the black market. Eat, drink, and dance until dawn.

Sounds like a novel based on fiction to me. In all seriousness, I have to tip my cap to the lil' dictator. He's lasted longer than the majority, and gets the support of Hollywood and Al Franken. That's got to count for something.

dr.alistair said...

a beautiful romantic dream.

but if cuba is the externalisation of castro`s consciouness there is no romance in that man`s soul.

i have smoked his cigars before and they were the real thing.....but even that has gone to honduras now.

barista grazioso said...

Honduras has some beaches where you can go nekkid, right?

Did I say that out loud? Oops.

dr.alistair said...

yeah, but that`s ok.