Where’s Waldo? Cont.


Six days after his last public appearance, Hugo Chávez is on TV again. Same setting. Pretty much the same attendees. Zero contact with the people.

The topic of his boring talk today? The regional elections, and how the opposition is apparently moronic for thinking that something called “Constitutional” had anything to do with modifying the Constitution itself.

No, Chávez said, the “Constituional” debates going on within the ruling PSUV are not debates about the Constitution. Idiots! They are debates about how Chávez is going to save the planet. After all, he has a mandate for that.

Is the inability to think logically a symptom of the latter stages of cancer…? Just wonderin’.

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  1. he does have a point some on this list are kind of moronic and just plain stupid.
    And the person who most times on this list can’t think logically, is our good friend Juan Cristóbal Nagel!!!


  2. Jesus look at the size of his jowls. I guess I just hadn’t seen him in a while so it always shocks me how old and ill he looks these days. I’ll bet his loose skin has its own mandate by this point.

  3. Are we beginning to sense a distinct disconnect between seriously concatenated Chavanian flow and some other’s perception of the linguistic weight attaching to terms such as “constitutional” which has often heretofore been linked with documents actually called constitutions but which, in the event, lend themselves readily to experimental engineering studies of “meaning, as distorted by semantic stress” and the concomitant elasticity called upon to save the day, namely, by allowing leeway sufficient to claim – with face duly washed – that no untruths have been perpetrated? Or not?

  4. It is actually seven days, that is Jueves de Vivienda. 2 hours a week, and Chavistas go crazy as 3 seconds are lost in Globovision 😉 Things are improving 😉

  5. Dear Juan, I am afraid that ‘constituent’ does not mean ‘constitutional’ … despite your obvious best efforts to grasp the word’s meaning via the rigorous practice of–no, not looking up the word in a dictionary–and, no, not looking at how the word is used in ongoing discussions within the movement about the people’s ‘constituent’ power (as in, e.g. ‘the constituent power of the communal councils’)–but rather simply asking yourself “What comes to mind by hearing it?”

    Nice try though, Juan. You keep trying! lol

    • Whenever the word constituyente is used within legal/political discourse in Spanish, its almost always in the context of what would be called a constitutional or constituent Assembly and the creation of new constitutions. The choosing of that world was not an accident, I assume you are not a native Spanish speaker and you are probably not familiar with countries that change Constitution whenever a new Autocrat feels like it, and how charged is the use of that world in our political discourse.

      • It is nice to see that Juan has friends willing to defend his mistakes, cover up his stupidity, no matter how poorly. I should have said, knowing no one here is above dismissing a legitimate complaint on a technicality, that “constituent” does not *ONLY* mean “constitutional”. At least not in the sense that is implied by Juan here–that the so-called “constituent process” must necessarily have something to do with modifying the existing Bolivarian Constitution (actually, it appears that Juan has editted his original post, so I must declare a minor victory!).

        • But you’re wrong, as per the definitions I posted below, “constituyente” in politics necessarily means a change to the constitution. *ONLY*.

    • sarcasm: note definitions 2 and 3:

      (Derivado deconstituir .)
      1 adj. Que forma parte de un todo .
      EJEMPLO: el hidrógeno es un constituyente del agua.
      SINÓNIMO: componente
      2 POLÍTICA Se aplica a la corte o parlamento convocado para redactar o reformar la constitución del estado.
      SINÓNIMO: instituyente
      3 s.m. POLÍTICA Persona elegida como miembro de una corte que debe redactar o reformar la constitución del estado.

      © Vox, marca registrada por Larousse Editorial

      from diccionario.com


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