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This is from Mega 94.4 FM Radio Miami,Fl.

I have boycotted Citgo for years after learning of the Chavez, connection.

Most of my relatives are boycotting Citgo also.

 

CITGO lowers United States, Texas and Venezuelan flags

If you drove by CITGO’s corporate headquarters yesterday you would have seen what many consider a disturbing sight.

Many Houstonians are up in arms after driving by CITGO’s Eldridge Parkway headquarters and noticing the U.S., Texas and Venezuelan flags being flown at half staff, and you let your feeling show on Matt Patrick’s afternoon show.

“I gave them a call, and the operator told me that it was in observance and respect of the death of Hugo Chavez,” Teddy told Matt Patrick on his afternoon show on The 9-5-0 yesterday.

Teddy wasn’t satisfied with the company’s explanation.

“I told the person that answered the phone that if she had a problem with raising the flag back up that I could come down and do it for her,” he said.

And it wasn’t just at the corporate headquarters. Flags were at half staff at a refinery in Corpus Christi as well.

A caller named ‘Doc’ told Patrick, “I called their facilities manager and led a march of about 800 patriots from one of my Facebook pages.”

Doc also said he would head down to the corporate headquarters and take matters into his own hands if necessary.

“I’m ready to go down there. Eldridge isn’t far from my house. I’ll either remove the flag or I will put it at full mast,” he stated.

CITGO, a Venezuelan owned company, released a statement explaining why the flags were lowered, confirming it was to honor Chavez, who died on Tuesday from cancer.

The flag may only be lowered for the death of foreign dignitaries if indicated in Presidential instructions.

Click here for video by KTRH television partner KPRC Local 2.

Read more: http://www.mega949.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104668&article=11034069#ixzz2MvaZyuly

 

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Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

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This  is from Yahoo News.

Barack Milhous Capone Kardashian’s soul mate has died.

Will Barack,Slow Joe or Lurch Kerry attend the funeral?

Sean Penn and Holly Weird are wearing black and inconsolable.

Hugo The Murdering Thug is rotting in Hell.

 

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez was a fighter. The former paratroop commander and fiery populist waged continual battle for his socialist ideals and outsmarted his rivals time and again, defeating a coup attempt, winning re-election three times and using his country’s vast oil wealth to his political advantage.

A self-described “subversive,” Chavez fashioned himself after the 19th Century independence leader Simon Bolivar and renamed his country the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

He called himself a “humble soldier” in a battle for socialism and against U.S. hegemony. He thrived on confrontation with Washington and his political opponents at home, and used those conflicts to rally his followers.

Almost the only adversary it seemed he couldn’t beat was cancer. He died Tuesday in Caracas at 4:25 local time after his prolonged illness. He was 58.

During more than 14 years in office, his leftist politics and grandiose style polarized Venezuelans. The barrel-chested leader electrified crowds with his booming voice, and won admiration among the poor with government social programs and a folksy, nationalistic style.

His opponents seethed at the larger-than-life character who demonized them on television and ordered the expropriation of farms and businesses. Many in the middle class cringed at his bombast and complained about rising crime, soaring inflation and government economic controls.

 

Chavez used his country’s vast oil wealth to launch social programs that included state-run food markets, new public housing, free health clinics and education programs. Poverty declined during Chavez’s presidency amid a historic boom in oil earnings, but critics said he failed to use the windfall of hundreds of billions of dollars to develop the country’s economy.

Inflation soared and the homicide rate rose to among the highest in the world

Before his struggle with cancer, he appeared on television almost daily, frequently speaking for hours and breaking into song or philosophical discourse. He often wore the bright red of his United Socialist Party of Venezuela, or the fatigues and red beret of his army days. He had donned the same uniform in 1992 while leading an ill-fated coup attempt that first landed him in jail and then launched his political career.

The rest of the world watched as the country with the world’s biggest proven oil reserves took a turn to the left under its unconventional leader, who considered himself above all else a revolutionary.

“I’m still a subversive,” the president told The Associated Press in a 2007 interview, recalling his days as a rebel soldier. “I think the entire world has to be subverted.”

Chavez was a master communicator and savvy political strategist, and managed to turn his struggle against cancer into a rallying cry, until the illness finally defeated him.

From the start, he billed himself as the heir of Bolivar, who led much of South America to independence. He often spoke beneath a portrait of Bolivar and presented replicas of the liberator’s sword to allies. He built a soaring mausoleum in Caracas to house the remains of “El Libertador.”

Chavez also was inspired by his mentor Fidel Castro and took on the Cuban leader’s role as Washington’s chief antagonist in the Western Hemisphere after the ailing Castro turned over the presidency to his brother Raul in 2006. Like Castro, Chavez vilified U.S.-style capitalism while forming alliances throughout Latin America and with distant powers such as Russia, China and Iran.

Supporters eagerly raised Chavez to the pantheon of revolutionary legends ranging from Castro to Argentine-born rebel Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Chavez nurtured that cult of personality, and even as he stayed out of sight for long stretches fighting cancer, his out-sized image appeared on buildings and billboard throughout Venezuela. The airwaves boomed with his baritone mantra: “I am a nation.” Supporters carried posters and wore masks of his eyes, chanting, “I am Chavez.”

In the battles Chavez waged at home and abroad, he captivated his base by championing his country’s poor.

“This is the path: the hard, long path, filled with doubts, filled with errors, filled with bitterness, but this is the path,” Chavez told his backers in 2011. “The path is this: socialism.”

On television, he would lambast his opponents as “oligarchs,” scold his aides, tell jokes, reminisce about his childhood, lecture Venezuelans on socialism and make sudden announcements, such as expelling the U.S. ambassador or ordering tanks to Venezuela’s border with Colombia.

Chavez carried his in-your-face style to the world stage as well. In a 2006 speech to the U.N. General Assembly, he called President George W. Bush the devil, saying the podium reeked of sulfur after the U.S. president’s address.

At a summit in 2007, he repeatedly called Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar a fascist, prompting Spain’s King Juan Carlos to snap, “Why don’t you shut up?”

Critics saw Chavez as a typical Latin American caudillo, a strongman who ruled through force of personality and showed disdain for democratic rules. Chavez concentrated power in his hands with allies who dominated the congress and justices who controlled the Supreme Court.

El Comandante,” as he was known, insisted Venezuela remained a vibrant democracy and denied charges that he sought to restrict free speech. But some opponents faced criminal charges and were driven into exile. His government forced the opposition-aligned television channel, RCTV, off the air by refusing to renew its license.

While Chavez trumpeted plans for communes and an egalitarian society, his rhetoric regularly conflicted with reality. Despite government seizures of companies and farmland, the balance between Venezuela’s public and private sectors changed little during his presidency.

Nonetheless, Chavez maintained a core of supporters who stayed loyal to their “comandante” until the end.

“Chavez masterfully exploits the disenchantment of people who feel excluded … and he feeds on controversy whenever he can,” Cristina Marcano and Alberto Barrera Tyszka wrote in their book “Hugo Chavez: The Definitive Biography of Venezuela’s Controversial President.”

Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias was born on July 28, 1954, in the rural town of Sabaneta in Venezuela’s western plains. He was the son of a schoolteacher father and was the second of six brothers. His mother was also a schoolteacher who met her husband at age 16.

Hugo and his older brother Adan grew up with their grandmother, Rosa Ines, in a home with a dirt floor, mud walls and a roof made of palm fronds.

Chavez was a fine baseball player and hoped he might one day pitch in the U.S. major leagues. When he joined the military at age 17, he aimed to keep honing his baseball skills in the capital.

But between his army duties and drills, the young soldier immersed himself in the history of Bolivar and other Venezuelan heroes who had overthrown Spanish rule, and his political ideas began to take shape.

Chavez burst into public view in 1992 as a paratroop commander leading a military rebellion that brought tanks to the presidential palace. When the coup collapsed, Chavez was allowed to make a televised statement in which he declared that his movement had failed “for now.” The speech, and those two defiant words, launched his career, searing his image into the memory of Venezuelans.

Two years later, he and other coup prisoners were released from prison, and President Rafael Caldera dropped the charges against them.

After organizing a new party, Chavez ran for president in 1998, pledging to clean up Venezuela’s entrenched corruption and shatter its traditional two-party system. At age 44, he became the country’s youngest president in four decades of democracy with 56 percent of the vote.

After he took office on Feb. 2, 1999, Chavez called for a new constitution, and an assembly filled with his allies drafted the document. Among various changes, it lengthened presidential terms from five years to six and changed the country’s name to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

By 2000, his increasingly confrontational style and close ties to Cuba disenchanted many of the middle-class supporters who voted for him, and the next several years saw bold attempts by opponents to dislodge him from power.

In 2002, he survived a short-lived coup, which began after large anti-Chavez street protests ended in shootings and bloodshed. Dissident military officers detained the president and announced he had resigned. But within two days, he returned to power with the help of military loyalists amid massive protests by his supporters.

Chavez emerged a stronger president.

He defeated an opposition-led strike that paralyzed the country’s oil industry and fired thousands of state oil company employees.

The coup also turned Chavez more decidedly against the U.S. government, which had swiftly recognized the provisional leader who briefly replaced him. He created political and trade alliances that excluded the U.S., and he cozied up to Iran and Syria in large part, it seemed, due to their shared antagonism toward the U.S. government. Despite the souring relationship, Chavez kept selling the bulk of Venezuela’s oil to the United States.

By 2005, Chavez was espousing a new, vaguely defined “21st-century socialism.” Yet the agenda didn’t involve a sudden overhaul to the country’s economic order, and some businesspeople continued to prosper. Those with lucrative ties to the government came to be known as the “Bolivarian bourgeoisie.”

After easily winning re-election in 2006, Chavez began calling for a “multi-polar world” free of U.S. domination, part of an expanded international agenda. He boosted oil shipments to China, set up joint factories with Iran to produce tractors and cars, and sealed arms deals with Russia for assault rifles, helicopters and fighter jets. He focused on building alliances throughout Latin America and injected new energy into the region’s left. Allies were elected in Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina and other countries.

Chavez also cemented relationships with island countries in the Caribbean by selling them oil on preferential terms while severing ties with Israel, supporting the Palestinian cause and backing Iran’s right to a nuclear energy program.

All the while, Chavez emphasized that it was necessary to prepare for any potential conflict with the “empire,” his term for the United States.

He told the AP in 2007 that he loved the movie “Gladiator.”

“It’s confronting the empire, and confronting evil. … And you end up relating to that gladiator,” Chavez said as he drove across Venezuela’s southern plains.

He said he felt a deep connection to those plains where he grew up, and that when died he hoped to be buried in the savanna.

“A man from the plains, from these great open spaces … tends to be a nomad, tends not to see barriers. What you see is the horizon,” Chavez said.

Running a revolution ultimately left little time for a personal life. His second marriage, to journalist Marisabel Rodriguez, deteriorated in the early years of his presidency, and they divorced in 2004. In addition to their one daughter, Rosines, Chavez had three children from his first marriage, which ended before he ran for office. His daughters Maria and Rosa often appeared at his side at official events and during his trips. He had one son, Hugo Rafael Chavez.

After he was diagnosed with cancer in June 2011, he acknowledged that he had recklessly neglected his health. He had taken to staying up late and drinking as many as 40 cups of coffee a day. He regularly summoned his Cabinet ministers to the presidential palace late at night.

Even as he appeared with head shaved while undergoing chemotherapy, he never revealed the exact location of tumors that were removed from his pelvic region, or the exact type of cancer.

Chavez exerted himself for one final election campaign in 2012 after saying tests showed he was cancer-free, and defeated younger challenger Henrique Capriles. With another six-year term in hand, he promised to keep pressing for revolutionary changes.

But two months later, he went to Cuba for a fourth cancer-related surgery, blowing a kiss to his country as he boarded the plane.

After a 10-week absence, the government announced that Chavez had returned to Venezuela and was being treated at a military hospital in Caracas. He was never seen again in public.

In his final years, Chavez frequently said Venezuela was well on its way toward socialism, and at least in his mind, there was no turning back.

His political movement, however, was mostly a one-man phenomenon. Only three days before his final surgery, Chavez named Vice President Nicolas Maduro as his chosen successor.

Now, it will be up to Venezuelans to determine whether the Chavismo movement can survive, and how it will evolve, without the leader who inspired it.

 

Other Tyrants Who Have Used Children As Props

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This is from Alex Jones’ InfoWars.

I have added one tyrant that Alex forgot.

That tyrant is Germany’s Heinrich Himmler.

Himmler used blond haired blue eyed children as the were great Aryans.

Himmler sent thousands to their death but would cry seeing a blond haired child.

 

 Obama’s shameless exploitation of children as set pieces is hardly new or original. In fact, tyrants and dictators have used kids as props down through the ages.

Here are a few more recent examples:

The Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin

China’s Mao Zedong

Germany’s Adolf Hitler

Germany’s Heinrich Himmler

 

 

Cuba’s Fidel Castro

North Korea’s Kim Il-sung

Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez

Dictator Obama Exploiting the Children for Executive Action on Gun Control

Obama Exploits Children for Executive Action Press Conference on Gun Control

Marxist Harry Belafonte Recommends Obama Imprison Conservatives

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This is from Freedom Outpost.

Poor Harry a washed up has been trying for fifteen more minutes of fame.

Obama wants to become like a third world thug dictator.

We have these pesky piece of paper called The Constitution stopping Obama.

I can see Obama trying to usurp The Constitution.

Singer, actor, and known Marxist, Harry Belafonte was on with his dear friend Al Sharpton this week, when he recommended imprisoning those who disagree with the Obama agenda.

Belafonte told Sharpton what he thinks Barack Obama ought to do with his opposition:

The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is to work like a third world dictator and put all these guys in jail!”

Since he is dear friends with third world dictators, such as Hugo Chavez, it is not surprising that he would admire the dictatorial regimes that jail dissenters.

Unfortunately, what Belafonte, and other Marxists residing in the US fail to understand, is that the US is not designed as a dictatorship. Ironically, someone who made music and films as a source of presumably high income, wishes to have the very culture that squashes creativity, art forms, freedom and the pursuit of happiness and ones own destiny.

Much like Sharpton and Chavez, Belafonte has elevated himself over all other citizens, by believing that this form of government would establish that he is above the very treatment he prescribes for all in the name of Social justice and redistribution of wealth and forced compliance.

Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/12/marxist-harry-belafonte-recommends-obama-imprison-conservatives/#ixzz2F0CAJt1w

 

Sean Penn campaigns in Venezuela — for Hugo Chavez

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This is from Human Events.

Vladimir Lenin coined a phrase that fits Sean Penn.

That term is useful idiot meaning Penn would be expendable.

If Hugo thought he was of no further use Sean Penn would be eliminated.

Sean Penn campaigns in Venezuela -- for Hugo Chavez

It’s no surprise to find actor Sean Penn on the campaign trail these days. The two-time Academy Award winner is a strong backer of President Barack Obama with a history of putting his name and celebrity panache behind left-of-center causes.

But what is starting to raise eyebrows among Americans is Penn’s campaign blessings for another friend in another country: Venezuela’s Marxist President Hugo Chavez, who will face the voters of his country Oct. 7 in a race the whole world is watching. In the past week, Chavez’s strong-armed assaults against opponent Henrique Capriles — one of which resulted in the death of a Capriles campaign worker and the wounding of two others following a rally — has made the Venezuelan election particularly incendiary.

Coupled with Chavez’s own 14-year record of intimidating political enemies, denouncing U.S. opponents, and forging alliances with America-haters from Havanna to Tehran, his behavior in his re-election makes one wonder why any American would campaign for him.

But Penn has done so, just as he has stumped for political allies in this country.

On Sunday Aug. 19, Penn was the special guest at a private fund-raising event on behalf of Dr. Raul Ruiz, the Democratic nominee for Congress in California’s 45th District. Although Ruiz is challenging Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack in a Palm Beach-based district, the event on his behalf featuring Penn was held in a private residence in Los Angeles with the “address given upon RSVP.” Tickets for a “sponsor” cost $2500 and $500 for a “general supporter.”

The timing of Penn’s appearance to raise funds for Ruiz was particularly interesting, since it occurred days after he had returned from a campaign visit on behalf of Venezuela’s Chavez. Penn joined the Marxist strongman on stage at a mass rally in the Venezuelan town of Valencia.

“Thank you very much for visiting us again, dear friend,” declared Chavez, referring to his close friend from Hollywood who had embraced him before the cheering crowd.

Both Chavez and Penn were vitriolic critics of former President George W. Bush, with the Venezuelan president once likening Bush to the devil. When three American hikers were arrested and held in Iran, Penn attempted to secure their release through Chavez, an ally of Iranian President Ahmahdinejad.

The whole embrace of Mary Bono Mack’s Democratic opponent Ruiz by a friend of Chavez gets particularly interesting when one considers that the Venezuelan’s strongest critic in the U.S. House is the congresswoman’s husband, Florida Rep. — and Senate nominee — Connie Mack. “Thugocrat” is what Mack brands Chavez.

Ruiz, of course, cannot be held responsible for other candidates his friend Penn chooses to befriend and support. But in the case of Hugo Chavez, one can expect to hear more about it between now and November.

 

Voight: Obama controlling American media like Hugo Chavez does in Venezuela

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This is from The Daily Caller.

Jon is correct in his observations about Obama and the press.

Members of the press are so far up a certain part of Obama’s anatomy.

It would take a proctologist several hours of surgery to remove them.

It is a shame the old media has disgraced its self this bad.

 

TAMPA, Fla. – Award-winning actor Jon Voight told The Daily Caller at the Republican National Convention that he thinks President Barack Obama’s administration has “taken over” the mainstream media in a manner similar to how leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez controls media in his country.

“The media has been taken over by this administration,” Voight, an outspoken Hollywood conservative, said in an interview with TheDC. “It’s not less than what has happened in Venezuela with Hugo Chavez, really, because you can’t get the information through. I’m giving you this because I want to get the press my opinion. You can put it in any way you want to. But, it’s become pure propaganda and we should be appalled.”

“I mean look at the main media is not going to cover the Republican convention?” Voight added as an example. “This is propaganda, pure and simply. They say, ‘well, we’ll give them an hour.’ They’ll edit an hour – well, what will they edit out? What is the story they will tell? Do you understand?”

“Guys, you should be appalled,” Voight continued. “America, guys, wake up. You should be appalled that they can get away with it, that they can attack – the Republican Party is a victim of a bias, of a destructive bias against the Republican Party. It’s been going on for all this time and it’s getting worse and worse. And, now this? Come on, people, stand up.”

Voight said he thinks Mitt Romney will win the upcoming election in November, too.

“Gov. Romney, I think because of Gov. Romney’s great talents, his great compassion, his great gifts of leadership, he’s going to win this election,” he said. “The people are going to become aware of these qualities. Now, what the other side has done is try to diminish all this – they’ve lied about him, they’ve done all this stuff trying to hide the true character of this man and the greatness of the fellow. Once people come to see that, they will be voting for him.”

Voight also recommended that voters watch Dinesh D’Souza’s new film, “2016.”

“It’s a tremendous piece of work – as an artist, I look at it and see this is a very well-produced piece,” he said. “But this piece gives you very good insight into what the Obama agenda is. And, it’s very concerning, but I say go see it. It’s not done in any – it’s not a strident movie. It’s not polemical. It’s information and it’s a very very well done documentary and it will give you understandings that you don’t have because the media in our country has been bought and sold in some ways.”

 

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/27/voight-obama-controlling-american-media-like-hugo-chavez-does-in-venezuela/#ixzz24oSmnuHh

 

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