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Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Chavez gloating over Katrina

Venezuela's numero uno douchebag Chavez, is taking the Katrina Tragedy as a chance to gloat and take pot shots at Bush: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a vocal critic of the U.S. government, on Wednesday called President Bush a "cowboy" who had failed to manage the Hurricane Katrina disaster and evacuate victims. "That government had no evacuation plan, it is incredible, the first power in the world that is so involved in Iraq ... and left its own population adrift," Chavez said in a cabinet meeting broadcast live on television. I would love to see what he will do if a grade 4 Hurricane attacked Cracas, you know, besides asking the US to help his ass out. Please note that this is a Venezuelan cabinet meeting to discuss Venezeulan affairs. Just throwing it out there, folks, make your own conclusions on what that means. Anyway, here comes the laughing at the whole thing part: "That man, the king of vacations ... the king of vacations in his ranch said nothing but, you have to flee, and didn't say how ... that cowboy, the cowboy mentality," said Chavez, chuckling in a reference to Bush without naming him directly. Yes, blame Bush for the unprecentended natural disaster why don't you? He must be responsible, i mean, the man was on vacation when it happend and we all know that if he wasn't then somehow he would've made that Hurricane go away or get these levee's not to break. Right? Chavez, you marxist douchebag, gloat all you want now. Just remember, your day will come.


At 9/01/2005 03:26:00 AM, Blogger Josie said...

It always irritates me when people make comments about the President (any President) being on "vacation." What it really means is that he's not at the White House. It also means Congress is out of session. But the President is always working.

At 9/01/2005 03:43:00 AM, Blogger Josie said...

sorry wasn't really finished...

OK, around August 3rd, some of the press are like, "the typical American worker only gets 9 days off a year! This Bush guy takes a whole month! whine whine."

But check out everything he did during August here:

At 9/01/2005 05:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second what Josie said. A US President is always working, whether he's at the White House or not. Many people blame his "working vacation" because they ignore the "working" part and only focus on the "vacation" part. It's amazing how many people don't realize this simple fact.

As for Chavez, he's an ignorant fool. 'Nuff said.

At 9/01/2005 06:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the Presidents I can remember take
August out of washington. I think
George Bush has had the weight of the problems on his back and stood tall. He has had major crisis from the beginnig 9/11 two wars and now this, He ordered a disaster on Saturday before Katrina and started moving Navy ships on Sunday before. It is horrible down there but it is being handled. The man is doing the best he can and being trashed by peole who have no idea of the logistics of the situation. I did not vote for him the first time but did the second and have nothing but respect for him, all the remarks roll of his back and he stands tall what more could we ask for.


At 9/01/2005 07:33:00 AM, Blogger CEP said...

And here I thought Robertson was a nut...(but after the hurricane remarks, Chavez does seem to be begging for some kind of "lightning strike"). I think Bush and the Democrats who are state and local government officials in LA, AL and MS have been doing the best they can, given the magnitude of the disaster. Mobilization to straighten out the mess is going to be confused the first couple of days, no matter how coordinated the different agencies and groups (and of course the looters/rioters in New Orleans aren't helping the matter any). I am heartbroken for my fellow Southerners and full of sympathy for our elected officials, esp. Bush (Gosh, doesn't the man get a break from having his country affected by crisis caused by circumstances no one could stem?).

At 9/01/2005 10:19:00 AM, Blogger Nadz said...

I'm so sick of hearing the phrase "cowboy" directed at Bush - since when is "cowboy" an insult?

"I would love to see what he will do if a grade 4 Hurricane attacked Cracas, you know, besides asking the US to help his ass out."

Brilliant, SM. Exactly.

Chavez is, to quote "Team America" a socialist weasel.

At 9/01/2005 12:35:00 PM, Blogger tdetmer said...

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At 9/01/2005 12:41:00 PM, Blogger tdetmer said...

Chavez's time will come and I hope it's at the end of a rope.

Nonetheless, Chavez killed 30,000 of his own people in 1999 when he let it rain heavily for two days and not evacuating the people ahead of time (I'm joking about it being his fault). Then, afterwards he forcibly relocated nearly 5,000 families (no joke here).

Here's an excerpt from the link that follows:
"Eight months after the disaster, 33,000 homeless people still lived in shelters or barracks. Their living conditions were appalling; their prospects for the future, uncertain. Emergency food aid had ended, yet they had no jobs, no homes, no plans and few options. They had fallen into the 'gap'.

UNICEF officer Carlos Luis Rivero says, "The government gives priority to road rehabilitation and less to social issues." In June 2000, Rivero coordinated a survey among 37 makeshift shelters. Some had one toilet for 120 individuals. Women had to carry metal pipes for protection. Most were living in extreme poverty. Poor conditions in shelters and accumulated uncertainty over the future were linked with rising rates of rape, domestic violence, child prostitution and drug abuse."

1999 Venezuelan Floods

Gee, I hope Chavez didn't take any vacations during that time when he could've been helping the victims of the disaster. That would sure make him look like a cowboy (in a black hat for sure).

At 9/07/2005 09:41:00 PM, Anonymous kelly said...

The President takes a one month vacation, where he is still working, meeting with foreign leaders,ect, ect, in the mean time CONGRESS takes a 5 week, yes a FIVE week vacation. Where is all the outrage about that? Our President is ALWASY working, weather he is at the White House or not.


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