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2006-02-20 Caribbean-Latin America
Chavez to ditch presidential term limits
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Posted by Dan Darling 2006-02-20 03:41|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [389 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 What a surprise that is.
Posted by Besoeker 2006-02-20 07:42||   2006-02-20 07:42|| Front Page Top

#2 Chavez last year opposed a move by one of his allies to end term limits, insisting he did not have any intention of remaining in the presidency permanently.

Just until he dies.

The former soldier, who led a failed coup attempt in 1992, has won the support of millions who have benefited from a multi-billion dollar social investment campaign that has provided basic services like free health care and education.

a. I guess everyone has their price

b. Who let him out of jail?
Posted by Bobby 2006-02-20 07:43||   2006-02-20 07:43|| Front Page Top

#3 Everywhere on the left they say Bush will have a third term and how much they admire Chavez.

Leftism really is a mental illness.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2006-02-20 08:14||   2006-02-20 08:14|| Front Page Top

#4 My biggest shock is there is no suprise meter on this one :).
Posted by Ol Dirty American 2006-02-20 08:20||   2006-02-20 08:20|| Front Page Top

#5 I hope he broke it to Jimhi Carter gently.
Posted by Captain America 2006-02-20 08:49||   2006-02-20 08:49|| Front Page Top

#6 A regular George Washington, is this guy.
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-02-20 08:50||   2006-02-20 08:50|| Front Page Top

#7 "I might sign a decree calling for a popular referendum -- do you agree that Chavez should run for a third term in 2013?" Chavez said during his weekly Sunday broadcast.

Ahhh, the reference to oneself in the third person, the surest sign of a raging egomaniac. Who does he think he is, a pro athlete?
Posted by Raj 2006-02-20 09:08||   2006-02-20 09:08|| Front Page Top

#8 Please note that one of the primary reasons this guy is running roughshod all over the place is because his opposition is utterly worthless.

Why the very idea of good government is so anethema in Central and South America is just mystifying. Often as not, is it eerily like Woody Allen's "Bananas".

Just an endless line of banditos waiting for the last one to fail so that they can take over. Government indistinguishable from a criminal gang.
Posted by Anonymoose 2006-02-20 09:33||   2006-02-20 09:33|| Front Page Top

#9 His opposition has been jailed, harrassed and protested peacefully.

Earlier, of course, there was the coup attempt against him.
Posted by lotp 2006-02-20 09:43||   2006-02-20 09:43|| Front Page Top

#10 Great comments on this thread.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-02-20 09:58||   2006-02-20 09:58|| Front Page Top

#11 This board needs a Gomer Pyle photo available for stories like this.
Posted by Ulatch Elmaing6229 2006-02-20 10:11||   2006-02-20 10:11|| Front Page Top

#12 There is no "I" in Hugo.
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-02-20 10:57||   2006-02-20 10:57|| Front Page Top

#13 His opposition has been jailed, harrassed and protested peacefully.

Earlier, of course, there was the coup attempt against him.

And before that, he had two coup attempts of his own against the government.

AND, the coup attempt against him happened shortly after people protesting against him were shot by his partisans.

I suspect the coup attempt was just a means for him to distract people from his crimes; he got a lot of the opposition to put their necks on the line when they had no real chance of success, and got a lot of the leftists here, there, and everywhere to talk about what a victim he was while he was having people shot.
Posted by Abdominal Snowman 2006-02-20 11:10||   2006-02-20 11:10|| Front Page Top

#14 Kicked out a couple US military attaches, too.
Posted by lotp 2006-02-20 11:11||   2006-02-20 11:11|| Front Page Top

#15 Just when you thought the classic South American banana republic tin pot dictator image was a thing of the past ...
Posted by Zenster 2006-02-20 11:31||   2006-02-20 11:31|| Front Page Top

#16 a .50 caliber term limit
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-02-20 12:26||   2006-02-20 12:26|| Front Page Top

#17 ..has won the support of millions who have benefited from a multi-billion dollar social investment campaign that has provided basic services like free health care and education.

The free gravy train won't last. And by the time things go into the toilet, it probably won't be possible to remove the guy without the loss of quite a bit of blood.
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2006-02-20 14:37||   2006-02-20 14:37|| Front Page Top

#18 Where is Pinochet when we need him? Or we might try convince Chavez to accept an invitation from this guy...
Posted by Sonia Belle">Sonia Belle  2006-02-20 16:58||]">[]  2006-02-20 16:58|| Front Page Top

#19 Welcome, Sonia. Note: her blog possibly NSFW.
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-02-20 17:07||   2006-02-20 17:07|| Front Page Top

#20 Agreed on both points, Sea. ;-)
Posted by lotp 2006-02-20 17:12||   2006-02-20 17:12|| Front Page Top

#21 nice bio: March '05 Penthouse Letters, I think....
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-02-20 17:25||   2006-02-20 17:25|| Front Page Top

#22 Married? Too bad thisn maybe PDees soulmate.
Posted by 6 2006-02-20 19:43||   2006-02-20 19:43|| Front Page Top

#23 Lesbosity doesn't attract me, 6, lol.
Posted by .com 2006-02-20 19:46||   2006-02-20 19:46|| Front Page Top

#24 Sure, glad you asked. I figure there are six kinds of sex...
1) with self
2) with myns
3) with wymyns
4) with other species
5) with Space Aliens (they only seem to dig Greek)
6) that Tantric stuff... which is like mixing sex & ADD

Sure, you're welcome. Anytime. :-)
Posted by .com 2006-02-20 21:30||   2006-02-20 21:30|| Front Page Top

#25 PD - sometimes I feel like a lesbian trapped in a man's body - where does that fit in? :-)
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-02-20 21:34||   2006-02-20 21:34|| Front Page Top

#26 #1, of course. You can, you know, with yourself. I'm too shy to say it...
Posted by .com 2006-02-20 21:37||   2006-02-20 21:37|| Front Page Top

#27 LOL
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-02-20 21:46||   2006-02-20 21:46|| Front Page Top

#28 I'm actually jealous. People suggest this to me pretty regularly, but no joy. Sigh.
Posted by .com 2006-02-20 22:01||   2006-02-20 22:01|| Front Page Top

#29 maybe Chavez could have Cindy Sheehan as a running mate. In this link below the picture shows them pretty chummy
Posted by Jan 2006-02-20 23:09||   2006-02-20 23:09|| Front Page Top

#30 if each had half a mind (and they do) - they'd complete each other
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-02-20 23:12||   2006-02-20 23:12|| Front Page Top

#31 But would she get a sash with schprockets n' doo-dads, too?
Posted by .com 2006-02-20 23:13||   2006-02-20 23:13|| Front Page Top

#32 lol
Posted by Jan 2006-02-20 23:16||   2006-02-20 23:16|| Front Page Top

#33 I get the impression that shiny objects might distract Cindy "Peace Mom" to where she forgets everything she might have had to say. They keep sprockets, mirrors, and bird seed away from her...
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-02-20 23:19||   2006-02-20 23:19|| Front Page Top

#34 Lol. Lawzy, I'm in a good mood. Time to get dressed and run off to Ruth's Chris for our 9:00 reservation, heh. :-)
Posted by .com 2006-02-20 23:24||   2006-02-20 23:24|| Front Page Top

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