Next to Anthony Bourdain, Paula Deen’s a Saint

1326895885_anthony-bourdain-paula-deen-467Paula Deen admitted to using the N-word, we’ve recently learned. For this she was tarred and feathered, drawn and quartered, and fed to the ‘gators.

Anthony Bourdain, on the other hand, headlined a propaganda junket to help secure the financial lifeline for a Stalinist regime that jailed and tortured the longest suffering black political prisoners in modern history.

But Bourdain sniffs that: “She [Paula Deen] revels in unholy connections with evil corporations.” Going further, he denounces Paula Deen’s professional endeavors as “in excruciatingly bad taste.” Further still, Bourdain finds Paula Deen, “unconscionable, cynical, and greedy.”

You’ve probably noticed whose side the media takes.

Allow me to explain: On the July 12th 2011 episode of the Travel Channel’s No Reservations Bourdain traveled to Cuba highlighting the exquisite food (most people claim it sucks big time; the best is manifestly in Miami), the friendly and perennially dancing and singing natives, the exhilarating island sights and sounds, etc. “Yes, go to Cuba!” gushed Bourdain at the show’s conclusion.

Neck to neck with Venezuelan subsidies, Castro’s Stalinist regime lives off tourism. As thoroughly documented in a new book, Castro’s family, secret police and military enjoy majority-ownership of Cuba’s tourist industry.  Concurrent with his TV propaganda piece, Bourdain’s Travel Channel page posted a link to the Castro-regime-owned (stolen at Soviet gun-point from capitalists who built it) Hotel Nacional for quick and easy reservations in Havana!

In brief, Bourdain’s Castroite visa-issuers got a fabulous return.

Not far from where Bourdain wined and dined on food most Cubans savor only in their dreams (in 1958 Cubans enjoyed the 3rd highest protein consumption in the Western hemisphere, by the way) black political prisoners were jailed in conditions that make Nelson Mandela’s incarceration look like a stint in a Motel 6. These black Cubans crimes?

Publicly quoting the works of Marin Luther King and the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, mimicking Gandhi’s peaceful protests against the British. Please note: these Cuban human-rights activists did not mimic Mandela’s tactics against South Africa (placing bombs in public places).

Among these black prisoners was Dr. Elias Biscet, an Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience who was awarded (obviously in absentia) the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush in 2008. He was finally released just a month before Bourdain’s propaganda junket. But you’ve never heard of him, right?

Many Cuban blacks suffered longer incarceration in Castro’s dungeons and torture chambers than Nelson Mandela suffered in South Africa’s. In fact, they qualify as the longest-suffering political prisoners in modern history. Eusebio Penalver, Ignacio Cuesta Valle, Antonio Lopez Munoz, Ricardo Valdes Cancio, and many other Cuban blacks suffered almost thirty years in Castro’s prisons. These men (and many women too, by the way, black and white) suffered their tortures 90 miles from U.S. shores.

But you’ve never heard of them, right?  And yet from CNN to NBC, from Reuters to the AP, from ABC to NPR, Castro’s fiefdom hosts an abundance of U.S. and international press bureaus and crawls with their intrepid “investigative reporters.” Now when it came to Nelson Mandela’s incarceration 8,000 miles away? Whoo-Boy! They reported everything.

Most of Cuba’s human rights activists are black, many are female. As I write, Sonia Garro sits in a pestiferous dungeon (almost walking distance from where Bourdain feasted). Her crime?  Same as above but with the added insult of carrying flowers during her peaceful marches.

Again you’ve never heard anything from the media about Sonia Garro’s suffering 90 miles away. But I bet you heard and read about Winnie Mandela, 8,000 miles away.

A year before Bourdain filmed his Castroite infomercial, his hosts jailed and murdered black human rights activist Orlando Zapata Tamayo. This black Cuban had endured an 83-day hunger strike seeking (vainly, as usual) to alert the world to the Castro regime’s cowardly Stalinism and racism. Finally, a series of savage beatings by his Communist jailers finished him off. Naturally, the intrepid investigative media was no more revelatory of his death than they’d been of his jailing or hunger strike.

Samizdats, smuggled from Cuba by eye-witnesses, reported that while gleefully kicking and bludgeoning Tamayo, his Castroite jailers yelled, “Worthless ni**er!”

“If I were on at seven at night and loved by millions of people at every age,” sniffs Bourdain about Deen, “I would think twice before telling an already obese nation that it’s OK to eat food that is killing us.”

Well, If I was as popular as Bourdain and claimed his social conscience and “anti-establishment fesitiness,” I’d think twice about helping bankroll an official State Sponsor of Terror that came closest to nuking my nation and jailed and tortured the most political prisoners (per–capita) in the Western hemisphere. And is still at it.

Oh I know, I know, the media mantra has it that opening Cuba to tourism will quickly convert it into a combination Shangri-La, Land of Oz and Cancun. “ I mean, come on Humberto! It just sounds so plausible! “

Yes, and until a few people decided to look behind the surface plausibility a flat earth also sounded plausible.

So let’s do like beatnik Bourdain professes and shun official corporate and establishment hype, man. Let’s get down and dirty and dig it, daddy-oh. Let’s cut the cr*p and look at the actual facts on the ground. Fine:

Every year for the past decade over ten times as many tourists have visited Cuba as in the 50’s when the island was billed by the media (and Godfather II) as a” tourist playground.” Last year almost 3 MILLION tourists visited Cuba. Given all the loopholes opened by the Obama team about 400,000 of these were from the U.S. (That’s twice the annual total as during Godfather II years, by the way.) For a decade now Castro’s fiefdom has enjoyed the most tourists per capita in Latin America, more than Mexico’s. The Castro police and military-owned tourist facilities are virtually maxed out. More tourists could barely fit in Castro family fiefdom. Last year these vacationers dropped almost $3 billion worth of their loonies, pounds dollars, marks etc. into the coffers of the Stalinist regime. Result?

The Cuban people suffered a ten year record of repression at the hands of the fat and happy KGB-trained security forces (slightly topping the 2011 record that coincided with the record tourism revenues that year.)

In brief: record tourism=record repression. In brief: Every shred of observable evidence proves that travel to Cuba enriches and entrenches the KGB-trained and heavily-armed owners of Cuba’s tourism industry, and thus the most highly motivated guardians of Cuba’s Stalinist and Terror-Sponsoring status-quo.

But let’s face it: “Flat Earth Societies” do still exist…

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  • Tish

    Anthony Bourdain touts his drug use while grinning ear to ear… Oh My…how silly of me.. he is a leftist loon with a get out of jail free card not unlike Alec Baldwin and his homophobic rants overlooked by the state run media ..which is also a bunch of leftist loons at the bottom of the ratings barrel tho…haha losers… all of them

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Bourdain traveled to Cuba highlighting the exquisite food (most people claim it sucks big time; the best is manifestly in Miami…”

    This is one way to spot a leftist liar, when they tell you how these undeveloped countries have awesome food. They might have some awesome ingredients, but the best food is in the West or the Western aligned Asian nations.

    Of course it’s somewhat subjective, but even in dirt poor places anything beyond staple food is very expensive. And people can’t generally afford it. That means not too many people are practiced at cooking fine foods, or even fine versions of staple foods. Few people know how to even try. The best foods are at American fast food franchises (obviously even these are not always available), which I don’t even like unless I’m starving.

    • OfficialPro

      Cuba’s cuisine evolved in much the same way that any poor-person-culture cuisine evolved: they made do with what was available. Like the scottish being given the leftovers to make haggis with, or the sharecroppers of the south resorting to pigs’ feet and chitlins, or Cuban forced poverty culture to resort to what the heck ever they can get over there, while sometimes that stuff can me made to taste good, not everybody’s a Gordon Ramsay and it would often take the likes of a Gordon Ramsay to MAKE it taste good. (Never mind Anthony Bourdain who I consider a hipster and a poser with the palate of a cow’s backside). So, getting all frou-frou about a particular country’s cuisine might have made sense in Cuba in like, say, 1954. Nowadays, not so much. It would be like Bourdain going to scotland and celebrating Haggis (which is an acquired taste and doesn’t appeal to people who don’t enjoy the strong taste of organ meats such as liver, and modern haggis is mostly liver).

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Yep. And some cultures are a lot more likely than others to foster an attitude of making the best out of a bad situation. But we can’t talk about that either. We have to make pretend (that everyone does this), so that the leftist peons will continue to envision the great socialist Utopia the leftist elites have been working on.

        I just wish they’d stop believing that lies are ever helpful. Now THAT would be progressive.

      • Drakken

        If you think haggis is bad? You should try lutefisk! You will never look at fish the same again.

        • OfficialPro

          actually, since I don’t mind the taste of liver, I actually like haggis. However, I understand why some people hate the flavor of organ meat (particularly liver) and thus why they’d hate the taste of something like haggis.

          I’ve always wanted to try lutefisk. Having some scandinavian heritage, it’d probably be very delicious to me XD

    • EarlyBird

      No, folks. This is not a send up of the reactionary right wing. This is not parody, it’s real:

      “This is one way to spot a leftist liar, when they tell you how these undeveloped countries have awesome food. They might have some awesome ingredients, but the best food is in the West or the Western aligned Asian nations.”

      • objectivefactsmatter

        So do you disagree with the statement? Turkish street food is OK. But it’s better in the US. Agree or not?

        The only place in the world I’ve been that does a better job at preparing their own traditional foods is Italy. You can get the same quality in the USA but it costs more. Americans do world cuisine better than anyone else other than the Italians. We even beat the French. We’ve got the most sophisticated food production and distribution systems anywhere. What do you expect? I expect supposed food experts to stop pretending that’s not a huge factor in the end products they review.

        But worms are probably the same all around the world. I don’t know. We’ll leave that to you.

        • EarlyBird

          It’s been eons since I’ve been in Turkey, but I can tell you I really, really liked Turkish street food, and food in general, and have yet to find what seems very authentic Turkish food here. And I live in LA, not a small town.

          Vietnamese street food and food in general is better in Vietnam, though you can get very, very good renditions here.

          That doesn’t mean I don’t love American street food. I do. I’m also a huge low ‘n’ slower barbecuer (and getting damm good I might add) and deeply appreciate American regional cuisine.

          With the exception of some European meat and dairy products which American food health rules disallow, we can get pretty much anything. I had about 5 lbs of Spanish ham and chorizo confiscated because, like an idiot, I declared it at Dulles airport.

          Even our world’s best food distribution system may not get that odd, exotic ingredient to North America in the best of shape.

          But why do we have to declare that we’re “the best!” at everything to prove our loyalty to the country? Its bizarre and immature.

          There are most definitely Americans who believe they are showing “sophistication” to s**t on all-things American. I don’t see Bourdain doing that.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “But why do we have to declare that we’re “the best!” at everything to prove our loyalty to the country? Its bizarre and immature.”

            As usually you miss the point entirely. We’re not “the best at everything,” but when leftists lie about things that are clearly superior here, it’s part of an agenda to deny that our form of government is superior and that nothing is broken that needs their recipe for a cure. Just stop lying. Then I won’t care of we have differences of opinion.

            Look at 0′Bama’s results. But then again, denial and delusion will always be specialties of the left and I’m sure you’ll carry on as you always have.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Even our world’s best food distribution system may not get that odd, exotic ingredient to North America in the best of shape.”

            The point is that it should be a model for the world to learn from, not to disparage or simply ignore while implying that peasants in backwards countries somehow still manage to eat better than Americans or even as well in terms of nutrition and hygiene, never mind subjective matters like preferences.

            Differences of opinion are fine. Lying to minimize our superior government and culture is clearly anti-American and the most common reason for that by far is to serve the delusion of communism.

            Not only that, but they want to lay down cover for the green agenda that holds back developing countries from benefiting from our methods. They want to pretend that it’s America that has it backwards. They hate our massive interdependent capital-driven systems no matter what the benefits.

            “There are most definitely Americans who believe they are showing “sophistication” to s**t on all-things American. I don’t see Bourdain doing that.”

            In my experience, it’s not about showing supposed sophistication. People who do that will name drop places they’ve been rather than run down American food. They might say, “The crepes (or truffles) in Paris are far superior to those in San Francisco.” They won’t pretend fish tacos in Tijuana are superior to those in LA or any decent shack in California. They won’t pretend that peasants living in hellholes eat better or even on par with what Americans have to choose from. Posers don’t pretend dirty dumps have no problems with hygiene and quality of ingredients. Leftists do this all the time. Not just on TV.

            As usual you miss the key points of the entire conversation.

          • EarlyBird

            You are just a freak, an example of someone who lives and breathes partisanship. What a weirdo you are. I wonder how you even get through the day.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “…an example of someone who lives and breathes partisanship.”

            We call it “American patriotism.” Patriotic to America as the founders intended and the great Americans achieved. Not you.

            On a side note, please get your blood and urine tested for hormone levels and lay off the liquor.

          • Gislia Jackson

            You are just a freak, an example of someone who lives and breathes partisanship. What a weirdo you are. I wonder how you even get through the day.

          • OfficialPro

            and you didn’t get diarrhea?

      • Drakken

        For someone who claims to be a conservative, you sure do hit those liberal/leftist talking points like a good little leftist/progressive, strange.

        • EarlyBird

          Drakken, OFM is insane. He’s now outraged by a guy who travels around the country and appreciates different cultures’ food? THAT is now proof of being an America-hating leftist. The man is deranged. Why would you even want to align this guy to your political philosphy?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Yet another failure in reading comprehension. You’re dense and boring.

            Everyone here is wise to your “technique,” so why not try something new?

          • Drakken

            If OFM is insane, I must be pure plum downright crazy by comparison. That guy clearly enunciates his points of view with crystal clear clarity, with a great dash of sarcasm thrown in for really good measure, I salute the guy.

          • EarlyBird

            Get a room, you two!

          • OfficialPro

            I want a mange a trois! ;)

      • OfficialPro

        To be fair, some of the worst food ever comes from England and Ireland. That’s white people food.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “To be fair, some of the worst food ever comes from England and Ireland.”

          Absolutely agreed in terms of recipes and subjective response. OTOH, like other smaller countries that stick to their traditions, they eat what they like.

          I don’t know if it’s true, but I’m told their basic recipes are very light on spices and such because they learned to distrust anything that masks the quality of the ingredients. They were concerned about being able to tast the food when it was spoiled.

          I don’t know. I also think it’s because of class traditions and spices were only available to the upper classes for most of their history.

          But yeah, I’m just against lying. I try to make that clear. And as an individual American, I’m no better than any third-world peasant. Why would I lie and pretend that I don’t have it so much better? Why not share what we have that they can benefit from?

          Social justice before the leftists came along used to be about honestly teaching people how to deal with life. Teach them how to irrigate and cultivate food. Things like that. Don’t keep teaching them how to apply for grants that only raise their expectations without any sustainable plan.

          I thought leftists were in to sustainability? I guess that’s just another buzzword they abuse. They’re in to taking people who are out of the loop how to become dependent on other-people’s-money, and then taxing their class enemies to pay for it while posing as the heroes.

          “That’s white people food.”

          As a foodie or gourmet, one would have to be very thankful to the Asians for their spices. Those who gained access to the spices eventually contributed to the variety we have today.

          Why the Italians seem to do it best is because their culture promotes the idea of open criticism. If you displease an Italian, especially when it comes to food, they’ll offer constructive criticism. I don’t mean that euphemistically as in “diplomatic,” I mean they’ll tell you what they didn’t like and how to fix it. The French are sort of like that too, but the person being critiqued tends to be more defensive than the Italians.

          The bottom line is that these guys will never talk honestly about any of this stuff. Even if the food show is not run by leftists, they have to go along with the established TV traditions of glorifying inferior cultures dishonestly.

          • OfficialPro

            Yeah and when exotic Eastern spices appeared in trade and were brought to the West, the Dutch, the English, etc, fought WARS over control of them.

            And yet with all that, some white people food (including some German offerings) tended to be on the bland side. Poverty does tend to reduce the ability to buy spices, after all. So “poor” food, tends to be bland food when spices are too expensive for the masses.

            And an interesting parallel is Mainland China. Though they have some coastal areas which can easily obtain salt, the interior, particularly Szechwan Province, had a real issue with salt being expensive because the salt got taxed progressively upon shipment through each and every Jurisdiction, and they were too far away from the ocean to make their own. So the poor of Szechwan ended up relying on vinegars and hot peppers to season the food rather than salt. But that’s a rare instance of something done out of poverty and lack actually working out very well in terms of flavor.

            But yeah, leftists have a problem with being honest about stuff like that.

      • Gislia Jackson

        Saying that an undeveloped hellhole like Cuba has great food is a bellwether for for that leftist’s thought. Sort of like being a well known reporter visiting Stalin’s Soviet Union during the purges and reporting “all is well” back to the free world.

        • EarlyBird

          That’s pretty overwrought. Bourdain went to Cuba, was forthright about the poverty and government impositions, and stated that he liked the food he was served. That’s all.

          • Productivity Market

            Perhaps but Bourdain has expressed more hate towards Deen than to Castro.

            It was a poor documentary on the horrible lives Cubanos lead despite Bourdain’s jesty humour. He could have said much more but he was on a mission to show the positive side of Fidel’s Cuba. Lot of things he never said because he wanted to show the positive elements? of lift wing ideology.

            Bourdain refuses to go to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Hates Israel as do all leftists.

          • EarlyBird

            “It was a poor documentary on the horrible lives Cubanos lead despite Bourdain’s jesty humour.”

            It wasn’t a documentary about the horrible lives of Cubans. It was his standard one hour travel show focusing on food. It is entertainment, not journalism.

            “He could have said much more but he was on a mission to show the positive side of Fidel’s Cuba. Lot of things he never said because he wanted to show the positive elements? of lift wing ideology.”

            He could have also done the standard lefty expose’ on how Cubans get free, First World healthcare. He didn’t. You know why? His show is a one hour travel show focusing on food. It is entertainment, not journalism.

            I saw the show. I wonder if you did. In fact, given that his is a one hour travel show focusing on food, he was quite pointed about the poverty he saw, lack of freedom, and Cubans’ reticence to complain about the government. Which is actually pretty good considering it is a one hour travel show focusing on food.

            He also went to Vietnam, and focused on the food, not the unfree government, because it is a one hour travel show focused on food.

            “Bourdain refuses to go to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Hates Israel as do all leftists.”

            According to CNN, regarding the upcoming season which starts in September, 2013:

            “The new season of the weekend lifestyle series will explore the food, culture and history and parts unknown within Spain…Israel…and India.”

            And that show from Israel will be a one hour travel show focusing on food.

            See how this works? But of course, political radical see everything through the lens of political partisanship, don’t they?

  • Guy Fromage

    I used to enjoy his show, until he did one on Mexico. In this one, his gratuitous contempt for the United States was on bold display. He sang the praises of a nation where one rubs ground maggots on his teeth before taking a shot of mezcal, and condemns ours for liking really really spicy Tex-Mex.

    Screw him.

    • EarlyBird

      How insecure you sound in your patriotism, Guy.

      • bluffcreek1967

        Only a brain-dead Leftist would respond with how “insecure” someone was when they defend the U.S. against Mexico. Slither back into your hole.

        • EarlyBird

          You’re right. Guy was defending agains a preference against Tex-Mex, why, he was defending Americans against the outrageous slander, the grave injury to the honor of our great Republic, the debasement of the greatest nation to exist in the history of mankind, the defilement of the jewel of democracy – no, a grave insult to democracy itself!

          • objectivefactsmatter

            It sounds like he objects to pompous leftist liars, just as I do. I guess that means we object to you as well.

            It’s fairly consistent and easy to understand for those not caught up in believing the leftist indoctrination.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “a preference against Tex-Mex”

            It wasn’t a “preference.” He’s a food expert, not a foodie talking about his own stupid appetite. He attacks Tex Mex as inauthentic when in reality it’s a sophisticated evolution and an improvement on traditional regional recipes.

            But acknowledging that might lead people to think that America had something to be proud of. We can’t ever, ever let Americans think that. It leads to throwing people in to gas chambers according to leftists. We must come together under one world government where we all share and the brilliant messianic leaders ensure that everything is fair.

            If people are proud of America, they might start wanting to defend its borders and its culture. That sends leftists through the roof with anxiety.

            That’s why they so predictable show “preferences” for anything that isn’t American. Even when it makes no sense.

          • EarlyBird

            I agree with you on Tex-Mex. It’s an authentic regional American cuisine.

            And since Bourdain doesn’t like it, surely he’s against everything great about our country, wipes his butt with the American flag whenever he uses the john, wants America to fail, loves Islamist terrorists and is a far, far to the left of Marx leftist and personally hates you for being a (pseudo-)”conservative.”
            Does that help?

            Bourdain has great disdain for vegetarians, too, which MUST mean something deeply political in your weird little pseudo-conservative world or reactionary right wing cultural identity politics.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “And since Bourdain doesn’t like it, surely he’s against everything great about our country, wipes his butt with the American flag whenever he uses the john, wants America to fail, loves Islamist terrorists and is a far, far to the left of Marx leftist and personally hates you for being a (pseudo)”conservative.” Does that help?”

            What would help would be having you follow the conversation instead of making silly points as though we didn’t already provide context for our statements.

            You fail every time.

      • Guy Fromage

        What an odd thing to say. I don’t have to be “insecure in my patriotism” to call a jackhole a jackhole.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        It’s yet another case of comparing low-end American foods to what only the elites in any given hellhole can eat.

        Get it? We hate liars.

        I’ll give you a counter-example. Poor Italians still eat very well. Because of their culture. Italians do the most with their food resources than any other nation I know of. Americans simply provide the best standard of living, so even people with EBT cards can dine on USDA quality cut steaks and whatnot.

        Yeah yeah, Sweden. They pour money in to their programs but our poor arguably still eat better with more choices and higher quality.

        But whatever. Go on believing the Cuba has better food than America.

      • Nabuquduriuzhur

        Illogical. Insecure is not applicable here.

  • ElizabethMC

    Bourdain sounds like he’s rotting from the inside out from jealousy of Deen. And he’s hypocrite.

  • davarino

    Ya I wont watch Bore-dain, he’s a pretentious prig. When he went off on Deen some time back, that was it for me. I wont watch his show.

  • putthehammerdown

    Tony-Baby once was on one of his programs [pre-CNN] and went to The Nuge’s ranch, ate real, hunted proteins, hung out with wounded war vets , and shot a bunch of fully automatic weapons. There was hope, small but yet existing that he’d ‘expand’, somewhat.
    But in the end, the Dee Bag portions of his D N A ruled supreme, and he remains Stuck On Ignorant, with a Summer’s Eve chaser.
    Hey guys,… he’s on C N N, for cryin’ out loud . What ‘Were’ you expecting ?

  • Mik

    Been in Cuba, several times. Way off the tourist track. Only time in Havana has been in the airport, what the locals call the “time machine”. Step through the front door into the airport and advance 50 years. Step outside and it is 1963.

    If meat is available it is only pork, sometimes chicken. Beef, fish, seafood – only for the tourists. Not even fisherman can eat fish legally. Slaughter the cow that you are taking care of can get you a 20 year sentence. Why? the cow belongs to the government. There is plenty of Ropa Vieja, but not the kind you eat, try Calle Ocho in Miami, but you will find ropa vieja on the backs of the Cubans.

    The other thing you will see if you ride the bus across the island is acres and acres of undeveloped grass land. Once in a while a cow is in sight. No beef to eat. Socialism at its best. The government appoints person untrained in agriculture and animal husbandry to oversee the their development. Thousands of acres of land that could be used to plant crops, or raise livestock lie fallow. And an entrepeneur would develop the land in a heartbeat.

    Many well trained Cuban doctors spend five to ten years working outside of Cuba and return with suitcases and boxes filled with items that are not within the reach of a island bound doctor. The go for the benefits. They go because they cannot practice in Cuba. Ask a Cuban if they know what ibuprofen or acetomeniphen is. I am not talking about chemotherapy. When I leave, I leave my deodorant, toilet paper, toothpaste and any over the counter items I have left. They can only buy those items at shops called “Shopping” where you can only pay with hard currency. Dollars, Euros, Yen. A Cuban earns between $15 and $20 a month.

    I want Bourdain’s job. Traveling on big corporate dimes (leftist hypocrite) to exotic places and eating local foods. He is a drunk, a foul-mouthed, NY snob. (I am a NYer, so I can judge).

    Yet Bourdain is right about one thing, Fidel has not killed the Cuban spirit. They know how to get things done despite an oppressive system. They are generous, fun-loving, friendly, and perhaps because there are no distractions very talented. A Cuban musician, athlete, academic, can only dedicate themselves to their skill, nothing else to do. Eight hours a day every day to the trumpet, the boxing ring or the books.

    that´s enough

    • autdrew

      that was great,thank you

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Fidel has not killed the Cuban spirit. They know how to get things done despite an oppressive system. They are generous, fun-loving, friendly, and perhaps because there are no distractions very talented. A Cuban musician, athlete, academic, can only dedicate themselves to their skill, nothing else to do. Eight hours a day every day to the trumpet, the boxing ring or the books.”

      Good point.

      • OfficialPro

        Some commie leftist Canadian moron was amazed at how little visible crime there was in Cuba (i.e. robberies), and how this proves how wonderful Cuba is.

        I wanted to write to the newspaper with ‘Well no s*** there’s no crime, Sherlock, It’s a POLICE STATE!’ but they never would have printed that.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “I wanted to write to the newspaper with ‘Well no s*** there’s no crime, Sherlock, It’s a POLICE STATE!’ but they never would have printed that.”

          Not just that, but the consequences of committing crime against tourists is more or less on par with treason for defaming the nation in the eyes of “the world.” In fact there is plenty of actual crime among the peons. Nobody cares. What can they or you do?

          It’s all a bunch of BS from the usual totalitarian monsters.

    • OfficialPro

      not only that, but in a surprisingly candid National Geographic Magazine article from the 1990s, I learned that all the Cuban children are rounded up from their families at around age 10-11 (depending on the kids’ birthday i guess) and sent to the collective farms to cut sugar cane or pick strawberries in between schooling (brainwashing). So, Cuba uses child labor! Where’s Craig Kielburger when you need him? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Kielburger

      And when they turn 14, they’re all taught how to field-strip an AK-47. Where’s Obama and Eric Holder on this?!

      I always have to laugh at people that on the one hand say that Cuba has the Best Medical Care System EVER™, and yet beg for supplies like aspirin and tylenol to send to Cuba, blaming their lack on the nonexistent US “blockade”.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “I always have to laugh at people that on the one hand say that Cuba has the Best Medical Care System EVER™, and yet beg for supplies like aspirin and tylenol to send to Cuba, blaming their lack on the nonexistent US “blockade”.”

        I can only assume they think Michael Moore is a serious “journalist.” I don’t know where else they’d get these ridiculous ideas. Then again, Moore is not exactly original. He’s just the most extreme when he takes these lies to the public.

        • OfficialPro

          Not just Michael Moore. Google Maude Barlow and the Council of Canadians for some major yuks.

  • HiPlainsDrifter

    All JFK lovers….Think about what a different world this would be if JFK had supported the Cuban freedom fighters, against Castro, during the Bay of Pigs fiasco….instead of hanging them out to dry….
    maybe Mr Fontova could do another piece on this incident or re-run the Big Gov article from a few years ago…quite enlightening…

    • hpe reader

      Or if Truman had nuked the commie bastards when we were the only member of the A Bomb club. What a wonderful world it would be……

      • EarlyBird

        You sick infant.

        • hpe reader

          do you love it, do you hate it? there it is the way you made it, birdie

        • Mik

          yeah it was better to let Uncle’s Joe, Mao, and Pol kill 75 million of their own people. Viva la revolución

          • EarlyBird

            I will contend that it was better NOT to incinerate every living man, woman, child and living organism on the island of Cuba. Call me a commie, okay?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Dude, he was referring to the Soviets, not Cuba.

            You can’t even follow the conversations.

            Actually all we had to do was get rid of the damn traitors and spies, and then no nukes would have been required. Certainly none after Japan.

            But that’s been my consistent point since day one. The point you can’t even begin to comprehend as a dupe.

          • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD

            Reading comprehension is not his long suit.

          • EarlyBird

            Ah, how darling:

            “Actually all we had to do was get rid of the damn traitors and spies, and then no nukes would have been required. Certainly none after Japan.”

            That’s right. Because in your fantasy world the US is omnipotent against everyone but the Left. We could have kept this technology out of everyone’s hands but for traitors.

            Wrong. Scientists were experimenting with nuclear fission well before anyone decided to weaponize it. It was being done in Germany and Japan and throughout Western Europe before the Great War. Humans being humans, many different nations recognized that we could create a Super Weapon which would make us invincible.

            The word was out well before WWII and regardless of traitors or leftists in our midst. The reason we got the bomb first is that we put enough money and effort behind getting it.

            Read this book. It’s riveting:

            http://www.amazon.com/dp/1451677618

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “That’s right. Because in your fantasy world the US is omnipotent against everyone but the Left. We could have kept this technology out of everyone’s hands
            but for traitors.”

            Holy cow, you’re stupid. The point is that we did demonstrate the ability to win. We also lost our most crucial science and military secrets to the Soviets through their spies and dupes. Preventing those losses would have improved our position in the world. Get it? Even if eventually others catch up, that’s OK but our position is better without the spies. You can’t logically argue with that. Which means that you will.

            You truly are an imbecile. The sky is blue. Now what color will you claim to see?

          • EarlyBird

            Yeah! Uncle Sam coulda had a monopoly on splitting the atom, and control of gravity itself, if only it wasn’t for…The left! Commies! And…and…America haters who compliment the food in developing countries!

            We’re Number 1! We’re Number 1!

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Yeah! Uncle Sam coulda had a monopoly on splitting the atom, and control of gravity itself, if only it wasn’t for…The left! Commies! And…and…America haters who compliment the food in developing countries!”

            Splitting the atom is “just like” gravity? Wow.

            “We’re Number 1! We’re Number 1!”

            No thanks to you. That’s clearer every time you comment.

          • EarlyBird

            Shouldn’t you be off at a MENSA convention or something?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~jus/0302/schwartz.pdf

            Excerpt:

            And, by World War II, Soviet physicists understood that nuclear fission had military significance as it could be used to develop and extraordinarily powerful bomb. Igor Tamm explained this realization to some of his students in 1939 when he discussed fission, saying, “Do you know what this new discovery [fission] means? It means a bomb can be built that will destroy a city out to a radius of maybe 10 kilometers.”11 By June 1940, a specific Uranium Commission had been developed, which set out to locate uranium deposits, develop a method for the production of heavy water, provide for the rapid construction of cyclotrons, study isotope separation, and to measure nuclear constants, all in the interests of harnessing the energy of the nucleus.

            Yet, by World War II, the Soviets only had the theoretical understanding necessary to embark on an atomic bomb project. Historian David Holloway points out that “Soviet physicists did not lag behind their American, British, or German counterparts in their thinking about nuclear fission (emphasis added).”13 But the Soviet scientists lacked the Western scientists’ vision of its practical application to a bomb.

            Khoplin considered uranium energy to be “a beautiful dream,” but “a distant prospect.” Ioffe considered it a “matter of the next century,”14 and he openly admitted that although Soviet physicists had made significant advances in the theoretical realm of nuclear physics, there still lingered the “failure of Soviet physicists as yet to achieve ‘any kind of practical applications.’”15 (The West had already begun applying the science to medicine.) Even Kurchatov believed that the materials needed to make a bomb exceeded what the world had.16

          • EarlyBird

            And? As I stated before, “the reason we got the bomb first is that we put enough money and effort behind getting it.”
            Note the words “…got the bomb first…” Whereas you believe it would not have been developed by other nations at all without commies and spies and lefties. Wrong. It was a question of time, and the US knew that we were in a race with other nations, which is why the US put such tremendous money and effort into the Manhattan Project: to get that practical technology first.

            Now, this does not eliminate the fact that there were spies and lefties and commies, and that America Is Number 1. Okay? But it does refute your contention that the US is omnipotent.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “And this refutes my position in some way?”

            Yes. You stated that since the theory was already well known that our monopoly on the technology developed in the Manhattan Project was not significant enough. You trivialized or denied that Soviet spies hurt our interests in very significant ways. That’s before we talk about other military technology that was stolen.

            Basically you started out by denying the harm done to our interests by leftists. That’s your song.

            “As I stated earlier, the reason the US put such tremendous money and effort into the Manhattan Project was because we knew it was inevitable that other nations would obtain practical nuclear bomb technology as well, and we wanted to get there first. We were in a race.”

            It’s not a question of whether or not there was a race. The original question was whether or not leftist traitors hurt our interests when they leaked nuclear technology to the Soviets. You claimed “no.”

            “Actually all we had to do was get rid of the damn traitors and spies, and then no nukes would have been required. Certainly none after Japan.”

            The biggest spread of communism happened during the period that the Soviets had their “nuclear umbrella.” If we had been able to extend our nuclear monopoly for perhaps even as little as 5 more years, the cold war would have been a lot smaller. A lot happened in that time.

            And in reality we could have extended it a lot longer. But as it turned out, the Soviets got the bomb and started immediately protecting Asian communists.

            “You are literally blaming the fact of nuclear weapons on leftists! Why? Because the US – in its absolute decency and righteousness – would have retired the nuclear bomb after WWII, if only those damm lefties hadn’t given our secrets to the Soviets!”

            As usual, you misunderstand completely. You are so much dumber than I even realized to this point. All I said about our nukes in that context is that we would not need to use them again as others had suggested. Simply having a monopoly on that proven weapon gave us cover to protect growing democracies. No need to bomb the Soviets.

            Then again, you couldn’t even follow the conversation back then so it’s not shocking that you still make stuff up.

          • EarlyBird

            You failed again.

            I never denied that spies contributed to the Soviet bomb program. I indicated 1.) that there was a race for that technology, 2.) accepted the fact that spies helped them, 3.) but believe it was inevitable for them to gain this technology regardless of that help.

            Here’s what I wrote:

            “The word was out well before WWII and regardless of traitors or leftists in our midst.”

            “Regardless” in that statement indicates that I acknowledge the existence of those spies. So that I’m very clear with you: there was a fairly robust Soviet spy ring in the higher reaches of Washington throughout much of the mid-20th Century. Got it?

            Now, after ALL of this, about which we agree, you state this profundity:

            “All I said about our nukes in that context is that we would not need to use them again as others had suggested. Simply having a monopoly on that proven weapon gave us cover to protect growing democracies. No need to bomb the Soviets.”

            Well, no kidding, professor. Yes. We agree that 1.) there was a Cold War, 2.) nukes were a big part of the balance in that war, 3.) that spies and traitors who helped the Soviets with their nuclear program thereby helped the Soviets fight that Cold War. Duh.

            That’s a lot different than your first idiotic contention that:

            “Actually all we had to do was get rid of the damn traitors and spies, and then no nukes would have been required. Certainly none after Japan.”

            Don’t call me dumb. You’re so deranged by hyper-partisanship that you can’t even communicate coherently.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Uncle Sam coulda had a monopoly on splitting the atom…”

            We did have a monopoly, but our technology was stolen. And it hurt our interests as described when you went nuts again.

          • EarlyBird

            We did not have a monopoly on splitting the atom. We had a brief monopoly on the bomb, i.e., the weaponizing of the splitting of the atom.

            And yes, THAT technology was stolen. Nobody is praising Soviet spies here, idiot. That’s in your deranged world. I imagine you wearing a crew cut and horned rimmed glasses and spluttering about Communists! and laying awake at night about Sputnik.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            We can always count on you to miss the point entirely. It’s like you’re drunk and then try to drink buckets of coffee to compensate. It doesn’t work. Sober up before logging in.

          • EarlyBird

            There is nothing more amusing here than when you try to tap dance out of your idiocy. It’s hilarious. You ever see that great movie “Lost In America”? You’re like the guy trying to get his money back from the casino. “The Desert Inn has heart! The Desert Inn has heart!”
            Dude, you’re so in thrall to ideology you can’t even make coherent sense.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            You’re a horrible bluffer.

            You wanted to (contradict my statement and) show that leftists didn’t do significant harm to US interests vis-a-vis spying against US nuclear weapons technologies. You can’t even keep track of your own themes.

            You just take opposing positions as you go and then scramble to pull together something that might seem reasonable based on your limited understanding and even more limited memory.

            Anyone still reading this can review the thread. You lose. Every time.

          • EarlyBird

            You’re so deranged by partisanship you can’t even understand when we actually agree. It makes you unable to write coherently, and then you have the nerve to whine that you’re so misunderstood. Failure to take responsibility for anything seems to be a major theme with you.
            I’ll try to make it easy for you, bone head:
            1.) Throughout this thread I have acknowledge that there WERE spies in the US which helped the Soviets in their quest for the bomb – not merely the splitting of the atom, which the USSR was also involved in well before WWII – but the weaponization of that science.
            2.) I have ALSO stated that it was inevitable that our enemies would gain such technology, and that we were in a race for that technology. Even if we got there first, the Soviets would have caught up.
            You first idiotically stated that there would BE NO nuclear weapons AT ALL, post Japan, if ONLY it were not for leftists and spies and commies helping out the USSR. (Apparently the US generals would have put that super weapon on the shelf out of kindness.)
            Even YOU seemed to be embarrassed by that absurd statement, so then qualified it by later stating…Well, the spies helped close the gap a lot earlier than the Soviets would have just working on their own.
            Well no s**t professor! Why not state that first?
            You make a hash out of everything by attempting stuff everything into your puny Everyone to My Left is the Source of All Evil super-string theory. You’re an intellectually lazy slug. “Objective Facts Matter.” Hah!

          • objectivefactsmatter

            How often do you drink alcohol?

            Anyone can read the thread. I’ll stand on that. Not once did you correctly state my positions, and your own positions have been drifting to say the least. No matter how many times you repeat yourself, your reading comprehension and ability to summarize remain extremely poor. I’d say somewhere below what we would expect from a well-educated grade school student in the USA.

            You should work on getting through the day without destroying your brain with chemicals. Nobody could be as delusional as you without brain chemistry problems. Organic or chemical abuse? I can’t say. You need to figure this out.

            You’ve entered a new low around here. That will affect how you are seen in the future. You’re as unhinged as ever.

          • EarlyBird

            In other words, “I got nothing, EarlyBird!”

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “I got nothing, EarlyBird!”

            Great. Now stop blaming others because you have nothing. Eventually you’ll come around and want to make something of yourself honestly.

            Good luck.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Wrong. Scientists were experimenting with nuclear fission well before anyone decided to weaponize it. It was being done in Germany and Japan and throughout Western Europe before the Great War. Humans being humans, many different nations recognized that we could create a Super Weapon which would make us invincible.”

            The Manhattan Project was just 2 guys over a weekend verifying what everyone already knew.

            Right?

            Retread.

          • EarlyBird

            And you say I don’t follow conversations. Let me break it down for you, dipshit:

            The world was already in a race for nuclear bomb technology, WELL before we got the bomb. Knowledge about nuclear fission was already spread throughout much of the civilized world. The US could not, therefore, have kept it out of the hands of our enemies EVEN IF we had been able to keep spies at bay. We did not have a monopoly on the science. Is this sinking in?

            Your reflexive spluttering about “um…the left!” simply continues to prove that you are a demented ideologue.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “The world was already in a race for nuclear bomb technology, WELL before we got the bomb.”

            A race to build one? Perhaps in the earliest of stages in contemplating how it might work, gathering trivial amounts of resources that might be useful, etc.

            “The US could not, therefore, have kept it out of the hands of our enemies EVEN IF we had been able to keep spies at bay.”

            Our monopoly would have lasted for decades rather than for a few years, and all of Asia would look different because the Soviets would not be sitting there backing communist regimes with the threat of war leading to a nuclear exchange.

            Basically, you’re still an imbecile.

            “We did not have a monopoly on the science. Is this sinking in?”

            We had a monopoly on the technology, not the theoretical science. It’s more than just combining baking soda and vinegar.

            “Your reflexive spluttering about “um…the left!” simply continues to prove that you are a demented ideologue.”

            Maybe you’ll inspire me to think a lot more before I say such stupid things. Splitting atoms is just like gravity after all. Huh. We learn from you every time you spew.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Read this book. It’s riveting: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1451677618

            Sure doesn’t seem like you’ve read it since you imagine the Manhattan Project to be something on par with a sophisticated Popsicle stand. That’s where most of the spies were, dipshirt.

          • Drakken

            I am truly wondering if we are talking to a dudette instead of a dude?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            That might explain his cycle.

            Ahem…her cycle. Or…

  • EarlyBird

    Step right up folks, and get your daily dose of Identity Politics Outrage and Resentment here at Front Page Mag! Your job as a “conservative” is to be really, really angry all the time about anyone perceived to be on “the left,” and to feel victimized by the left. Just remember: YOU ARE A VICTIM of an evil, leftist machine. Even celebrity chefs must be stuffed into this stifling left-right binary straight-jacket. You are constantly being hated, attacked, dismissed, mocked and manipulated by the left. (So vote Republican and demand the US serve Israel’s foreign policy.)

    • knowshistory

      sometimes you make a little sense, eb. this isn’t one of those times.

      • EarlyBird

        Well thank you….I think.

        • bluffcreek1967

          It wasn’t meant as a compliment.

      • bluffcreek1967

        Sometimes? That’s being way too charitable!

        • objectivefactsmatter

          He might be able to find Turkey and California on a map of the world. Other than that, we can’t predict anything from his mind.

    • bluffcreek1967

      The Left has victimized everyone in the U.S. In less than 50 years, they’ve managed to turn this once united, patriotic nation that was the envy of the world into a cesspool of immorality and moral confusion.

      Not only have they contributed greatly to America’s economic decline (Republicans have contributed too!), but they’ve made us all virtually ashamed of being American, of loving our country, and protecting our national sovereignty.

      Leftists like yourself have proven themselves to be enemies of the American people. Thankfully, some Americans have finally woke up to the reality that what the Left did about 50 years ago to our nation was nothing less than an outright declaration of war on each and every patriot.

      We will never forget nor forgive what they have done.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “Republicans have contributed too!”

        When they cave in to fear from leftist propaganda victories.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      It’s a culture war, and you’re fighting on behalf of the leftists. That makes you a crypto-communist.

    • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD

      You’re just an anti-Semitic troll.

      • EarlyBird

        You’re an anti-American moron. If you can’t distinguish between resentment of Israel calling the shots on America’s Middle East policy and an “anti-Semite,” you’re beyond help.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “If you can’t distinguish between resentment of Israel calling the shots on America’s Middle East policy…”

          Lying at the expense of Jews is anti-Semitic, thus you provided all the proof we need.

          You’re a useful stooge for us. Thanks. I just hope others don’t think we pay you to act this stupid.

          • EarlyBird

            Tex Mex! Liberals! The Left!

          • objectivefactsmatter

            You just don’t get any smarter, do you?

          • OfficialPro

            I think that when the bird married a Democrat he got purple koolaid every morning with breakfast and it’s seeped into his thought processes.

  • Paratisi

    It’s like saying a Terrorist is so much worse than a Murderer! Who cares? They both need to go down!They both HATE! They Both paid to get the POS occutarding the White House, into office! It’s like taking sides between two Terrorists, when one wins, that one WILL turn around and go back to trying to KILL YOU & YOUR FAMILY! How many times do you have to watch it happen, before you learn to let LIBS eat each other? How many times do you have to be bit by the same Liberal Dogs, before you learn, not to get in the way? You are acting like unthinking LIBS! There will be consequences for this STUPID action of defending LIBS! Once this Obama Supporter gets her money & career back in order, it will go to electing the Cankle Beast as the next President in 2016 and YOU will have no one else to thank but the Terrorist Appeaser, looking back at you,in the mirror!

    God Bless America!

  • onecornpone

    Bourdain is so damn transparent… He is merely worried that Travel Channel will contract Ms Deen to develop a wholesome Southern Cooking food show for them, which would no doubt eclipse his sanctimonious role as the guru in the field of consuming copious amounts of questionable cuisine from the most gawd-awful, filthy street food vendors known to “civilized” man.

    I used to watch them preparing that slop and wonder how often he contracts serious GI tract parasites and infections.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “I used to watch them preparing that slop and wonder how often he contracts serious GI tract parasites and infections.”

      He probably travels with a full regime of antibiotics. It’s the price of spreading propaganda on behalf of our future Utopia. One thing a leftist will never do is try to educate the lower civilizations on the implications of microbiology. But he’ll rag on people for eating the politically incorrect foods driven by the same motives as Bloomberg.

      How about saying this once in a while? “Wash your damn hands! Clean that filthy pot!”

  • Daniel Asamota

    I notice that the cubans here in America didn’t make anyone aware of these ‘black’ political prisoners in Cuba! In fact, the cubans here I’ve found to be some of the most racist assholes I’ve ever ran into! It’s a shame that this is going on, but the cuban comunity here have never done anything to take up the black cause before, all of a sudden they’re ‘concerned’ about black people back in their old country! Yeah, what the fuck ever!