A wish for the new year


Merry Christmas everyone.

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  1. Beautiful JA. Thank you.

    “There been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long
    But now I think I’m able to carry on
    It’s been a long, a long time coming
    But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will..”

  2. Merry Christmas and happy 2012 for all!

    Thanksforr the great work, JC and Quico. Thanks to Miguel Octavio, daniel Duquenal, Alek Boyd, Setty, Gustavo Coronel and the other bloggers. Thanks to the other commenters. Enjoy the holidays!

  3. I won’t be posting any more this year. I’m off to Venezuela in a few days – well, to Maracaibo really. I hope to have some interesting stories in January.

    HOWEVER – I do know Quico wants to write his own post, so watch this space.


  4. Thank you for being an island of calm in a sea of chaos, and a very nice, friendly, fair-minded fellow as well. Thanks for “being there”. Not exactly Christmas music, but:

    • Maybe he’ll repeat this tirade against comrade Chomsky? “Get back to your business, stick to your country which has become a mess under you. … You are a fake,” Chavez said.

    • Interesting:

      “”…he suggested the case had received so much media attention only “because Venezuela is an official enemy” [of the United States].””

      Really??? “official enemy”??? One would think that a linguistics expert would choose his words more carefully. If he had said that the U.S. was an official enemy of Venezuela, he would at least have a lot of Chavez’s rhetoric to back up the claim, but the U.S. has gone out of its way to avoid open conflict with Venezuela, at the cost of enduring a continued barrage of insults, taunts, and affronts. Exactly how he can present the U.S. as the one naming Venezuela as its enemy is beyond me.

  5. So we got to the end of the year and this site has not publicly endorsed any of the primary candidates? How come?…a month and a half to F12 and counting….

    • I don’ think we’ll be “endorsing” anyone until the last few days of the campaign. You know, to keep you guessing. 😉

  6. “Democratic change” is not helpful unless it is coupled with constitutional change – where a nation’s constitution (amendable by a representative majority) secures the individual’s equal God-given unalienable rights to life, liberty and fruit of labor in pursuit of happiness – via a natural law bill of rights and division of power – legislative, executive, judicial and regional. “Democratic change” in the Marxist and Muslim worlds means one Stalinist faux election which is fore-ordained to elect a tyrannical oligarchy into power – then either no more elections or more Stalinist faux elections.

    “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” Joseph Stalin
    These words were written by someone else (handle-Stormwriter)-on PJ Media in relation to N. Korea.
    However, the same is true of Venezuela.

  7. Chávez in Uruguay (according to your «favorite» journo Bocaranda): “compramos todo lo que a bien tengan mandarnos para quebrar nuestro parque productor, en manos de los opositores a mi eficiente gobierno, golpistas de viejo cuño, y así todos mis representados dependan de mi magnanimidad y misiones”.

    ¡Felices Pascuas!

  8. Fombona, that is exaclty the plan, and I have said it many times before. I understand it was F.Castro who said something like:” who is going to be thinking about democracy and rigths, when it has to spend half his day to get a pollo to bring home to his family….”
    Ukraine, NKorea, comunist Russia, Cuba and now days Venezuela….

    El cambio que yo deseo es un cambio de mentalidad, un cambio por dentro para los venezolanos. Un aprendzaje de como solo el trabajo propio y un estado eficiente, fuera de los ambitos privados, garantiza prosperidad, seguridad, justicia y bienestar.

    Felices navidades para todosy mucho animo a cada quien, en su rol, para seguir promoviendo este cambio.


  9. Christmas News: The Anti-Christ came to my holiday party and turned all the wine into water. I hate that guy!

    Christmas News: On the plus side, thanks to the plume drift from the Fukushima, Japan nuclear reactor leak, there are now more than 1,200 red-nosed reindeer in the North Pole.

  10. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

    Thank you JC, for everything!

    You’re lucky to be going home for the holidays, enjoy!

  11. Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.

    But what if the current specimen was chock full of IT from day one? Venezuela must still face a hell of an infection…

    • Love the map moving Cuba physically to the Venezuelan coast. This relocation of Cuba would move Cuba out of missile range of the USA plus the absorption of Margarita into the Cuban part of Venezuela could increase visitors, since the Cubans would not have to have permission to “leave the country” any longer.


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