Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Why Won't He Listen?



I was overcome with the desire to steal this cartoon from http://irritableelephant.wordpress.com

Now that confession time is over ... have you heard the latest stupidity to come out of Hugo Chavez's mouth? El Presidente is accusing CNN of instigating his murder. Chavez has called for a probe by the Venezuela State Prosecutor and is considering a civil case against the company.

This all began when, during a CNN news broadcast, a picture of Chavez was shown with the caption "Who killed him?" written below. The caption was supposed to go with a picture of a dead football star, but during a production error (or as a result of a production assistant with a great sense of humor), the captions apparently got switched. The picture was taken down after a few seconds when the news anchor realized the error.

Well, at least we now know where Hugo Chavez gets his news. Besides El Presidente's insanity, why would he make such an idiotic claim? Well, it seems that the US government has been ignoring his statements recently, and his attacks on the King of Spain have back-fired ... so he needs somebody new to attack. An election battle is fast approaching on a referendum to allow Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely, and polls have the race at a dead heat. History has shown that whenever an election is approaching ... Chavez attacks someone to distract voters from what he is doing burnish his Nationalistic credentials.

In a related subject, the most popular ring-tone in Spain is now a recording of Spanish King, Juan Carlos yelling at Chavez, "Porque no te callas?" or "Why don't you shut up?" So far the ring-tone has made 1.5 million euros ($2.2 million), and coffee cups and t-shirt sales with the saying are really taking off.

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17 comments:

The Lowest Rated Blog said...

El Presidente Chavez

His hero is Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz aka El Comandante Fidel. He is planning to be the next Fidel, El Presidente De Por Vida [president for life]. I do not care for this man, however, we must take him seriously.

cfs

WomanHonorThyself said...

why dont u shut up..LOL..classic aint it!

courtney said...

Thanks to the irresistable human desire to be free and Europe's recent alignment - it's cool to diss dictators and semi benign despots. Chavez getting wacked by the king of Spain and the Saudi king in the same week was sweet!
An absolute ruler like Saudi King and a Constitutional monarch like Spain's King both suffered Presidente Chavez little.

Terry said...

I hadn't heard that crazy story about Chavez suing. Goodness....for an evil dictator, he sure is whiny.

Keshi said...

**Why don't you shut up

LOL I wud love that ring tone!

Keshi.

A Little Revolution said...

I need that ringtone!

buffalodickdy said...

Castro still must hold the all time record for the longest speech- and nobody got to tell him to shut up...

In_spired said...

the US government has been ignoring his statements recently...

There's nothing like lack of attention that instigates negative action...

Paul Champagne said...

tlrb ... I never suggested not taking him seriously (no matter how insanely he acts).

angel ... don't you just love the classics?

courtney ... When an ego-maniacal despot like Chavez gets on the world stage in front of other world leaders, it is natural for him to assume that everyone is there to listen to his ramblings. The monarchs were well within their rights to shut him up.

terry ... the bad guys are always whiney (don't you remember Snidley Whiplash from the Dudley Dooright cartoons?).

keshi ... so would I

rev ... I think I need to do a little research into how to aquire it.

buffalo ... Chavez wasn't the one giving the speech. He was continuously interupting the speeches of the other leaders at the conference ... till finally the King told him to shut up.

inspired ... sort of how a petulant child might act, isn't it.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

*giggling*

That is great.
Why don't you SHUT UP!

Tapline said...

Paul, Good post.....I think he will get more dangerous to his citizens as protests continue... stay well.....

American Interests said...

More Chavez stupidity? Is that CNN caption anywhere on the web?

buffalodickdy said...

Paul- There is a gal that comments on my blog named jen. She's from Venezuela, and has commented on the tone of the people there. You might want to visit her blog...

niki yokota said...

what a coincidence! lololol
i thing that ringtone and t-shirt thingy are soooo weird!

Mark said...

Happy to share any images, thoughts or inane rants and thanks for the shout-out. I enjoy your blog as well.

Read the my latest swipe at "El Presidente: http://irritableelephant.wordpress.com/2007/12/01/how-repubs-win-bring-on-hollywood/

The Irritable Elephant
http://irritableelephant.wordpress.com

snowelf said...

Wow...can you imagine the shock of that newscast!! Sounds like the kind of guy who would sue over a pair of pants. ;)

--snow

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

Happy Sunday everybody. I hope you have better weather where you are then we do here in New York where it’s snowing and windy and it’s the coldest day of the year so far...20 degrees. with a wind chill factor of 13 degrees.
Stay warm and pass the Hot Toddy. ...I like mine with Tequila, Kahlua, a bit of Tuaca, and coffee.