Feb 16, 2011

Cuban political prisoner forcibly released by castro's government

About a week ago, the news started to spread that the Cuban government was planning to release prominent political prisoners against their refusal to be freed, unless the castro's thugs agreed to release the sick prisoners first.

Angel Moya -one of  castro's worst fears- was one of them and Alberto de la Cruz, from Babalu Blog, interviewed him over the phone.

Here is the English transcription of their conversation.

In it, he describes how he was forcibly removed from prison, dressed in a police car and dumped in his apartment in Alamar, where the gov't thugs from the Rapid Response Brigades (in-your-face philosophy, remember?) held a repudiation act against him and his family.

For more background information on who is this Cuban freedom fighter, go here, and here. To read about him and his family, go here.

Godspeed, man, y buena suerte!

Feb 4, 2011

What's wrong with this picture?

Cuba's communist regime seeks 20 years prison sentence for Alan Gross.
Obama relaxes travel and hard currency remittances to the tropical gulag.

What's wrong with this picture?
The total absence of Vaseline (or KY for her/him) is the first thing that comes to mind.

Via Babalu Blog & H/T to @marcmasferrer:

Cuba to seek 20-yr jail term for detained American

Relax, Americans.
We're on the right track.

Your WTF moment of (last) week, brought to you Sen. Charles (Clueless) Schummers (D-NY)

How did I missed this one?
Jeez, I need to get my blogging mojo back, ASAP!

Via Michelle Malkin, here is Sen. Charles Schummers (D-NY) new definition of the three branches of goverment.

Kids, please cover your ears and eyes; here comes that Sarah Palin again...oh, wait...never mind...

Cubanita OUT!

*BREAKING NEWS* -- Cuban government would freed two prominent political prisoners


News broke today that the (c)astro's regimen might freed two prominent political prisoners that have staunchly refused to accept the regimen's offer to be released but exiled in Spain.
"The two men - Angel Moya and Guido Sigler - had refused a government deal to go into exile and insisted on staying in Cuba, along with the other nine dissidents who remain in Cuban jails nearly seven months after the government agreed in principal to free them. Under the agreement announced Friday, Moya will stay in Cuba while Sigler "has indicated a desire to go to the United States," church spokesman Orlando Marquez said in a statement."
Angel Moya Acosta, whose story as political prisoner I recently chronicled here, is one of them.

He has been jailed in the Combinado del Este prison in Havana, serving a 20 years sentence. He was arrested on March 19th, 2003 –during the Black Spring where the Cuban government arrested and jailed 75 peaceful dissidents, independent journalists, librarians and human rights activists. He has served 7 years and 8 months of his sentence, enjoying a relative good health, considering the conditions where the government keeps political prisoners.

He is one of the 11 prisoners of conscience who didn’t accept the government’s offer to be released if they accepted exile in Spain, which they consider a deportation scam.

According to his wife, Lady in White Berta Soler Fernandez, Angel says he respects other political prisoner’s decision to accept the government’s deal, in order to have every body else respecting his. “He says no one can force him to leave his homeland and if he decides to do at some point in the future, it will be on his own terms, and to the country of his choice.”

The other is Guido Sigler Amaya, whose ailing brother, Ariel Sigler Amaya, arrived to the United States last year. Moya and the Sigler brother are from the same hometown of Pedro Betancourt, Matanzas Province, East of Havana.

H/T Babalu Blog

Feb 3, 2011

Where is my government-mandated ration of global warming?

... but this Cubanita wonders if I need to produce the rationing book from the tropical gulag in order to receive my minimal dose of warmer temps...hey, whatever it takes, if we are being blinded and frozen by snow and record low temperatures in 1/3 of the United States!

Since we're in the topic, I wanted to share drillanwr's superb take on this global-warming-that-in-winter-is-called-climate change, over there at Babalu Blog.

Enjoy! After all, I'll have a balmy 35 F ovah here today.

PS-Wholeheartedly dedicated to a scientist-inquiring mind... while this Caribbean girl in Colorado daydreams with sun, salty water and white sands...  :)

Feb 2, 2011

Not completely ready to be back, but sharing an old lesson...

Probably an old lesson passed to me by a friend a few days ago...something that I will definitively keep to share with my son when the time comes.

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very Liberal Democrat, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs. The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father.

He responded by asking how she was doing in school. Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many college friends, because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked , 'How is your friend Audrey doing?' She replied, ' Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over.'

Her wise father asked his daughter, 'Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA, and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.'

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, 'That's a crazy idea, how would that be fair! I've worked really hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!'

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, 'Welcome to The Republican party.'
If anyone has a better explanation of the difference between Republican and Democrat I'm all ears.
If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test:

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat..
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will delete it because he's "offended".