Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Finally! A cadena that ends well! (for us, not Chavez!)

Last night we witness yet more damning evidence that the days of Chavez regime may be indeed numbered.  It is really not a matter of merely losing the election in October, it is the what happens next.  And after last night I am starting to feel that there is such a desire to change our political pattern that maybe the transition may not be as traumatic as I am afraid it will be.

The video above is how Chavez cadena ended up yesterday.  For those late in the game, for the nth time, a cadena is the power that Chavez has to commandeer ALL TV AND RADIO signal to force them to SIMULTANEOUSLY pass whatever he wants to talk about.  Since he can do that free of charge, for as long as he pleases, during an electoral campaign, where the pro Chavez electoral board CNE sees no evil, you can imagine what abuses go on in those cadenas.  Well, last night Chavez lost a lot of points.

Chavez was in Guayana to promote himself, among other things claiming as his government work the huge dam featured during the cadena.  Wrongly, because all the planning and most of the work started before his 1998 election and he has only the merit to finish it up, with a few delays.  The dam that was already planned for him to build, Tacoma, was only started in earnest when the electricity crisis hit us two years ago, around the time where it was supposed to be put into service.  By the way, I am not certain that Caruachi is actually fully completed but the regime pretends it is.... At any rate, the gorgeous backdrop only highlighted more what went wrong.

In short, Chavez had been already holding center stage for a couple of hours with yet another inane and false never-ending speech.  but this time around his speech brought reaction from his audience which kpet protesting, contradcting him and stimualting yet more intolerance from him, more "wrong answer! buzzzz"".  At the end it seems that a group of Guayana state company workers managed to break through security to complain , to grab a mic, or something to that effect.  State TV quickly switched cameras to the running water and abruptly ended the show when, I suppose, they realized that the situation could not be recovered fast enough.  Later, even though we could hear perfectly the screaming, they claimed that it was cut short due to "sound problems".  Yeah, right.....

To this time, we do  not know exactly what happened though the account of Damian Pratt in Tal Cual/Correo del Caroni is riveting.  But one thing is certain, Chavez seems unable now to control even his own entourage. Be it the security personnel or the "spontaneous" that attend his cadenas to cheer him up at what has become a professional claque level.


  1. Anonymous6:24 PM

    http://abiteinthechunk.blogspot.ca/2012/08/believe-me-needle-and-hay-stack.html --------------------------------------
    ...believe me: "the needle and the 'hay' stack"...!


    el cuento del chino y la aguja en el pajar !
    que quelel ud. encontrar su voto ?
    pol favol il["goto - if - then"] al base de dato del CNE !
    ayi estal su boto secleto !
    asi ud velifical si pude habel flaude{froid}...!
    yo si cleel en botar[botas-booting]...!
    mucho gusto:
    yo sel el chino que se comio el cuento de la aguja ["ACCUPUNTURA"] en el pajal...!
    el chino jolgito !


    thei stoly of the chinese and the needle in the hay staackk !
    guat du yu vant tou find yu bote ?
    ples gou tu["goto - if - then"] data baise of CNE !
    their yu vil fin yu voute seclet !
    sou yu velifi iff their kan bei "flaudd{froid}" ...!
    ai du belibe inn boting[boots-booting]...!
    hou arei yu, nize :
    ai ann thei chinezee tat eate thei stoly of thei "needle/pinn[accupuncturee]"
    inn thei hay stacaackkk !
    thei chineesee geolgitou !


    the story of the chinese and the needle in the hay stack !
    you want to find your vote ?
    please goto["goto - if - then"] the database at the CNE !
    there you will find your secret vote !
    so you will be able to verify if there[their] has been any fraud !
    i do believe in voting [booting-boots]...!
    how are you ? very nice :
    i[ai] am the chinese that swallowed whole the story of the
    "needle/pinn[accupuncturee]" in the hay stack...!
    the chinese jorgito/georgito !

  2. Off topic: Not that I give a hoot in Hades but I can't read the above at all, at all.

    On topic :I am a very very cautious gal, but I am beginning to whisper," Hallelujah "


  3. Dr. Faustus6:46 PM

    Oh my. What struck me most about that clip above was the similarities between the facial reactions of one Hugo Chavez and,....and... Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania. Remember him? There is still some footage of him (go look it up on You Tube) from 1989, Ceausescu, standing on a balcony, droning on and on, reading from a prepared script, and all-of-a-sudden the crowds start to react in a disruptive manner. Here he was, dictator for life of all of Romania, and the crowd suddenly turned hostile to him. His facial expression at that moment was no different than that of Chavez. Confusion. Shock. Disbelief. And then,....what to do? Ceausescu quickly got off that balcony and ran for his life. He didn't make it. In the end he, Ceausescu, turned into a simple coward. In Venezuela's case, perhaps Uribe got it right as well. When pressed into corners, and confronted by their own people, the supposed all-powerful dictators knees will crumble. It's a shocking thing to see. That may have been what happened Guayana. Fascinating stuff.

  4. Anonymous10:21 PM

    Hope Venezuela can get rid of this destructive idiot liar! I fear vicious massacres and state-sponsored murder if he loses, however. This the real goal of Marxism, to kill all but the sheep they can brainwash to obey. Castro runs Venezuela, not Chavez, and he is psychotic. He cannot not lose his precious subsidies that rob the Venezuelan people while he covers his economic incompetence.

  5. Juan CTT2:58 AM

    Is really fascinating how brave where those people for standing up against the lie, Chavez les vio la cara de bolsa a esa gente y le salio el tiro por la culata.

  6. It does take an amazing amount of courage to stand up against a dictator.

  7. Milonga1:30 AM

    Me, as my fellow firepigette, am also whispering Halleluyah!!!That was SOOOO good to watch!


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