Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Notable & Bathetic: Henry Pleads With Obama

"Perhaps a statement from Obama about Che Guevara in which he shatters those myths explicitly and explains how Guevara was not a warrior for social justice but instead a blood thirsty Stalinist who took a nice picture that has been used to dupe fools around the world. I would be glad to publish just such a statement at Babalu and I'm sure many other bloggers would join me."Henry "Economist" Gómez, "Next Up: Fildel/Obama Bumper Stickers," Babalú, February 12, 2008

Translation of Henry's plea to Obama:

"Baby, I still love you. Make me believe again."

Even Val finds this hard to swallow.

32 comments:

nonee moose said...

MAT, you're posting too fast. Try decaf, or just drink half a cup.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

nonee:

Try commenting a little more and I may be posting a little less.

On a personal note: I always blog with a jug of Ovaltine to sustain me. Coffee does nothing for me.

Agustin Farinas said...

Manuel,
I emailed you and Kill Castro a photo of Obama at a gathering of other Democratic candidates where he is the only one that while the national anthem is being played, does not have his hand over his heart. He also refuses to wear an American flag pin on his lapel. If a picture is worth a thousand words as the Chinese said, this one speaks volumes about the man and his allegiance. But to what then, does he pledge allegiance?

Alex said...

What's "Bathetic"? Is it a veiled reference to the Baath party?

Esteban Colvert said...

Let's get a grip here, while the liberation of Cuba is near and dear to many of our hearts, maybe Obama had no knowledge of that person's action. All candidates are flawed in one way or or another
(unless that candidate would be us). The only candidate that I wouldn't vote for is Huckabee (unless he actually puts Colbert as his running mate). I'm glad I found a gentler softer MAT to land on (but hell has no fury like him scorned)!!! thanks...I'll take my lashes now

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Alex:

Kind of related to "pathetic" but in a humorous way: insincere or overdone pathos.

Agustin Farinas said...

No wonder Comdom Head has to come here and ply his foulmouthed trade. His comments on Babalu are being censored! Gee, and after all he did for the BUCL madness!
Below is a comment from the Babalu commenters archives:

"Abajo, (I guess they meant Abajo Fidel, his moniker there) your comment was racist in the extreme and I deleted it. Leave another one and I'll delete that too."


Posted by George L. Moneo at February 12, 2008 01:31 PM

Well, he seems to be the most popular guy in all blogs. In wonder what the comment was that was so racist? LOL.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

esteban colvert:

I see we have found common ground. I think that Henry has the potential to unite in common cause Cubans on the right and left. Of course, such "unity" would be limited to dumping on Henry. They also serve who bridge polarities with crap.

Vana said...

Henry is groveling and crying like a little girl...lol...the political animal since the age of 5 has no idea what politics are, it would do Henry well to shut up allready, he has built a nice little cave for himself.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Agustín:

Fantomas will take whatever Babalú throws at him. Being humiliated is part of his shtick. If he wants, he can post his comment here. It will not be deleted.

Agustin Farinas said...

Manuel,
what is so amazing is that he is so well behaved and proper at Babalu and yet they deleted his comments and even called him a bootlicker one time that I remember.
But then, he comes here and spews all his hatred, his lewd and disgusting attacks, insults and commentaries, yet you never have deleted any of those comments. I guess he is a sucker punishment and loves to be humiliated. But he continues to praise Babalu and the BUCL initiative every chance he gest. This defies all understanding and logic.
Well at least we have him on record so he cannot deny anything. I salute you Manuel, for your forbearance, patience and understanding of the type of moron we are dealing with in the case of this strange character with a rubber head. Your patience with this is to be admired.

Fantomas said...

Being humiliated is part of his shtick.

not so fast...I got un poquito de pride

me estoy calentando ..vengo virao

cojanle miedo a Fantomas , cierren las persianas, world war 3 is coming ...

Fantomas said...

Te lo dije T..That smile will cautivate the electorate come Nov

the new Elvis....and the return of the screaming girls

Women 'falling for Obama'
12/02/2008 12:02 - (SA)




No new scandals, says Clinton

Obama narrowly leads McCain

Weekend sweep for Obama


College Park, Maryland - You can see it in their flushed-face smiles and hear it in their screams. They say the phenomenon is difficult to describe, but once they experience it they tell their friends, sisters, mothers and daughters, and they come back for more if they can.

"He's very charismatic. It was a 'you-had-to-be-there' kind of experience," said Lolita Breckenridge, 37, after hearing Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama address a packed rally at the University of Maryland on Monday.

A dedicated supporter, she brought two of her friends to hear the Illinois senator deliver one of his much-talked-about speeches.

"Not too much of the speech was new to me," she admitted. "But hearing him live..." she trailed off, shaking her head and grinning.

When Obama addressed the crowd of 16 000 on the eve of primaries which he is tipped to win in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, he carried himself with his habitual worldly confidence, interspersed talk of foreign policy with recollections of his childhood and even poked political fun at his Republican adversaries.

He did not flinch when women screamed as he was in mid-sentence, and even broke off once to answer a female's cry of "I love you Obama!" with a reassuring: "I love you back."

The 46-year-old son of a white American mother and black Kenyan father repeated his platform of ending the war in Iraq, offering tuition credit for students and providing health care for all Americans, drawing repeated standing ovations during the hour-long rally.

In contrast to Obama's schedule which included a second arena-sized appearance in Baltimore on Monday, his rival Senator Hillary Clinton held a series of low key talks, including a guest lecture at the University of Virginia and a tour of a General Motors plant.

'Party Like a Barack Star'

The former first lady's discrete approach to voters in Washington and bordering states appeared to acknowledge her likely defeat there, amid questions over her campaign's stability after a sudden shake-up saw her top advisor stepped aside.

With Obama surging after a series of key wins last week, supporters eager for a chance to see him in the flesh braved freezing temperatures and filed politely into a near interminable line that stretched all the way across campus.

Ahead of Obama's speech, hip-hop music blared across the sports arena and fans held up signs that read "Barack My World" and "Party Like a Barack Star". Afterward, supporters were eager to talk about the experience.

For Karen Ruffin, 42, hearing him speak of his hope for the country was "inspiring, full of hope and phenomenal".

She said she felt some pangs of regret for not supporting Clinton, who early on was tipped to gain the women's vote.

"I was undecided in the beginning but after hearing a few speeches I gradually moved toward him," Ruffin said.

Her friend Tyra Simpkins, 37, said she has always rooted for Obama.

"I think he has a lot of momentum and I'm really excited about his health care plan, I know he's going to do a lot of great things for people with disabilities," said Simpkins, who suffers from multiple sclerosis.

'My grandparents like Hillary...'

His speech "made me glad to be an American again".

Obama, who has been endorsed by Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, brother of the late John and Robert Kennedy, often quotes the famous family in his speeches and did so again on Monday.

"John F Kennedy said we can never negotiate out of fear, but we can never fear to negotiate," Obama said, vowing to shut down the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, end the war in Iraq as well as "the mindset that got us into war".

For student Rachel Niederer, 21, it was Obama's way with words that swayed her to his side.

"I love listening to his speeches," she said.

Asked if she had any university friends who were backing Clinton, she answered: "My grandparents like Hillary. I don't know anyone (my age) who does."

Retired Washington native Marty Lallis, 61, said Obama reminded her of Robert Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1968, five years after his brother and the same year as Dr Martin Luther King, Jnr was gunned down.

"I was just as excited by Robert F Kennedy when I was a teenager. I feel the same excitement for Obama. Maybe a little bit more because I am more mature," she said.

"Every time I hear him speak I become more hopeful and more sure that he would be the best president we could have," she said. "He makes you feel like he's talking to you especially."

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

You rely too much on smiles. Remember that you are not a blushing schoolgirl. You should have outgrown that stage of development long ago.

Fantomas said...

Bueno T yo no hablo por mi really , hablo por las muchachas y mira salio este articulito

no te hagas el bobito conmigo ni te equivoques sexualmente que ya tu debes tener canas

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

You are obviously not a blushing schoolgirl. All the more reason for you not to behave like one.

Cuban Angst said...

MaT,
at first I started reading your blog out of just plain curiosity. I was a big fan of Babalu but over time I have come to see that their censoring is just not right. They do have writers that I respect but unfortunately some are out of control. On the other hand, the more I read this blog the more I respect you. Thank you for showing us what true free speech is.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

cuban angst:

Thank-you for your kind words, which are much appreciated. Babalú would be wise to follow your well-intended criticism. It is so much easier to let everyone have their say rather than cut and tailor a thread till it becomes a simple reflection of the post that inspired it. I cannot see that anything is gained from such an exercise. What is revealed by it should be enough to cause them to desist.

Fantomas said...

Mr T said

You rely too much on smiles. Remember that you are not a blushing schoolgirl. You should have outgrown that stage of development long ago.

T dijo
Being humiliated is part of his shtick

you have been served Mr T at Abajo fidel blog

Agustin ..said

Manuel,
what is so amazing is that he is so well behaved and proper at Babalu and yet they deleted his comments and even called him a bootlicker one time that I remember.
But then, he comes here and spews all his hatred, his lewd and disgusting attacks, insults and commentaries, yet you never have deleted any of those comments. I guess he is a sucker punishment and loves to be humiliated. But he continues to praise Babalu and the BUCL initiative every chance he gest. This defies all understanding and logic.
Well at least we have him on record so he cannot deny anything. I salute you Manuel, for your forbearance, patience and understanding of the type of moron we are dealing with in the case of this strange character with a rubber head. Your patience with this is to be admired.

Agustin this is the Review. The essence ..la esencia de este blog is to review, blast , praise other blogs...

this is the right place

for example my blog is a sanctuary of good behavior, it is like la catedral de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre (Palma-Santiago) a quiet , solemn place where people go to pay respect , in silence , to pray , to observe to COMPORT..to read, to learn , like in a library

here we party because that is the essence of this blog to blast, to insult others from the beginnig..

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

RCAB is a shrine to truth, and good comport is always appreciated. With you the line is at times so blurred between reality and fantasy — or even sanity and insanity — that I must make an effort not to take you too seriously while at the same time endeavoring not to dismiss everything you say.

Lately you have become a punching bag for George and Henry, who accuse you of being a double-agent. It says a great deal about them that they think you are a double-agent. I should think it difficult for you to keep one identity straight let alone two.

Fantomas said...

I am playing poker just now I got a straigh flush

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

I bet you would be good at poker.

Fantomas said...

T it is all about the cards, a bit of luck , the rest ...easy

Vana said...

Manuel:

I cannot help but be amazed at fantomas dual personality, sometimes his English is deplorable, other times is quite good, you think we have a Sybil here, perhaps the three faces of Eve? I dunno, or someone else doing the writing for him? perhaps we are dealing with three or four personalities.

Agustin Farinas said...

Vana,
yes, several personalities and all of them rotten to the core. No wonder I hink they must have plucked him and put him on the boat from an insane asylum in Oriente province.

Fantomas said...

other times is quite good, you think we have a Sybil here, perhaps the three faces of Eve? I dunno, or someone else doing the writing for him

Vana is me writting ..if it is copy and paste I will tell you

Sometimes good, sometimes bad , sometines ugly

Fariñas...Y usted quiere que yo lo respete despues de volver a hacer otro ill advised comment towards my personna

Farinas saludame a tu mami dile que la espero en Nostalgia , le voy a dar un besote bien grande
voy a estar firmando autografos alli
lol

Vana said...

By golly Agustin I think you are right rotten to the core, all of them

Fantomas said...

"Que aburrido seria este blog si me retirara"

No tendria esencia..

God be with You dear Vana

lol

rotten to the core..that sounds like a good sandwich Vana

Agustin Farinas said...

Comdom Head,
Your are an insane, unscrupulous filthy scumbag! Someone like you who has to resort to insults against someone's maternal ancestry, is in need of quick psychiatric help. Guapo de solar, anyone?

I have given a list of most of the comments I found on the web that refer to you, to a fellow psychiatrist from my bike club. When he writes back to me with a diagnosis about your sickeness, I will post it here for all to see.
Obviously you are an extraordinary sick case and I hope he can diagnose exactly what is it that ails you. I expect an answer within a week.
I told him about your penchant for wearing a rubber head and your alter ego Fantomas,and your other moniker Abajo Fidel. Never posting under your own name but always hiding behind some mask, and he said your are a troublesome case to say the least.

Fantomas said...

Never posting under your own name but always hiding behind some mask, and he said your are a troublesome case to say the least.

I dont want to get personal credit for my work. I do this to help end la tirania. my 2 cents. un granito de arena. My name is irrelevant , my blog my actions my nick belong to the cuban people

tell your psychiatrist that if he needs any service or parts for his bike I can help him

be well

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

As a bicycle repairman you have exceeded all my expectations of you. For you that is the equivalent of being a rocket scientist.

Fantomas said...

Manuel i was talking to fariñas quien te dio vela en este entierro

sit down

sientate y descansa