Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Never, ever buy gas at Citgo

Citgo is the American department of the national oil company of venezuela. Besides being run by an idiot (more on this in a moment), oil from venezuala is much less effecient and ends up poluting more, even though it's cheaper to pull out of the ground and bring to america. The crude oil that comes out of the ground in venezuela needs so much refinement that only five percent of a barel can become gasoline that you put in the car. So, a little less than 95% of the oil from velezuela becomes by product, or gets used in more poluting ways even than gas in the car is.

So, if you're still following me, I'm about to talk about that idiot from venezuela who pretends to be president. I say pretends to be president, not because he doesn't actually sit in the office of the president, but because he really is a dictator. What's more, he sucks, and he keeps small things like free speach and decent jobs/economic systems out of the reach of the citizens of his country. He is so dedicated to becoming a regional power in south america that he is willing to do whatever it takes to his own people, to secure himself a seat of power in the region.

He routinely blasts america and americans. Liberals (like those idiots from NY and Mass. who worked with him directly and ensured him a bigger cut of the money from the oil he was selling) like to think that this is only because of our President, but Chavez doesn't really care who it is, only that our president is the leader of the regional hegemon in latin America (and, in fact, the global hegemon).

Take a look at his comments from the UN floor yesterday (from CNN):
""The devil came here yesterday," Chavez said, referring to Bush, who addressed the world body Tuesday from the same lectern. "And it smells of sulfur still today."

""As the spokesman of imperialism, he came to share his nostrums to try to preserve the current pattern of domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world. An Alfred Hitchcock movie could use it as a scenario. I would even propose a title: 'The Devil's Recipe.' "

Though I'm not sure what he just said here, I'm sure it's meant to be disparaging of our president.
Chavez held up a book by Noam Chomsky on imperialism and said it encapsulated his arguments: "The American empire is doing all it can to consolidate its hegemonistic system of domination, and we cannot allow him to do that. We cannot allow world dictatorship to be consolidated.""
Going straight to Chomsky got him a lot of points with the libs, I'm sure.

But anyway. The guy's a fool.

Here's what Bolton said about him afterwards:

"I think that [Chavez's] rhetoric today shows exactly what kind of man he is."

Bolton said: "We're not going to address that sort of comic-strip approach to international affairs.

"The real issue here is he knows he can exercise freedom of speech on that podium and, as I say, he could exercise it in Central Park, too. He's not giving the same freedom to the people of Venezuela."
Well said, John, well said.

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