Wednesday, September 19, 2007

My Good Pal Hugo

Seriously, WTF?????

although I shouldn't complain, this is one of the few things he's done that won't actually HURT the Venezuelan people.

Many thanks to Chris!


Anonymous said...

As you said, it won't hurt anyone and more natural light is always good, but the one quote:

He said the measure sought "a more fair distribution of the sunrise," which would particularly help poor children who wake up before dawn to go to school.

makes my skin crawl.

Ro! said...

"a more fair distribution of the sunrise,"

-WTF indeed!

Anonymous said...

There's no way he can be serious. Can he? I think he's just seeing if there's anything that people won't drool all over themselves over once he promises a "more fair distribution to benefit the poor".

I'm amazed at how quickly the apparently idiotic average Venezuelan will jump at populist bullshit and promises of redistribution; maybe Hugo feels the same sort of amazement, and wants to see how absurd his promises can get and still be popular.

Alfred T. Mahan said...

"From this day on, the official language of Venezuela will be Swedish! Silencio! In addition to that, all citizens will be required to change their underwear every half-hour! Underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check. Furthermore, all children under 16 years old are now...16 years old!"

When is Happy Hugo going to try to command the sea to stop coming in, as it is obviously a Yanqui plot to discomfit him?