Friday, April 11, 2008

The End of the Story

"That fat SOB," the old man with the Cuban flag on his lapel thought. "He would have killed me if he had the chance; probably had to rush home to barbecue that pack of cigarettes on his teeth. Of course, the mineral water that he also bought is going to do him a lot of good. Burn your lungs by 50 and then marinade them in mineral water! That's the answer! I swear, I don't know what's wrong with these niños canosos. In such a hurry always to get nowhere fast. No patience for life; no consideration for their elders who paved the way for them in this country, slowly, very slowly, because there was no royal way then.

"Now, those two fresh-faced kids tending the counter, one of whom is certainly Cuban, are the hope of the future, as the Apostle said. Yes, everything is a joke to them now and they care about nothing but themselves. It is that stage of life but they will soon outgrow it (unlike that bitongo who is trapped in perpetual adolescense). But, of course, we raised them that way, sheltered them from our realities, did everything in our power to hide our anguish and make their lives as happy and comfortable as we could. What else could we have done? And now this SOB sneers at me when I pick up a copy of El Diario Las Américas while he lugs his Miami Herald. He must think I am trapped in a time warp; maybe I am, but those were better times peopled by better men. I feel sorry for him, though. So much anger and misdirected rage should have a more constructive outlet than trying to run down old men."

http://babalublog.com/2008/04/11/conviction-and-non-chalance/

25 comments:

Ms Calabaza said...

Where is that from MaT?

I feel for the guy.

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Val and Henry are two in the younger Cuban generation that disrepect the Cuban generation before them.

Both Val and Henry have an opportunity to illuminate the hidden horrors of Fidel for the world to see.

Instead, Henry and Val post caricatures of Henry stomping out another Cuban blogger.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

ms. calabaza:

Go to Babalú to read Val's version of the story.

Anonymous said...

Val Prieto said: "If you guys believed in something other than yourselves, something bigger than yourselves, like that old man does, then maybe, just maybe, Cuba and Venezuela wouldnt be so fucked." I grabbed my water bottle and cigs and walked out.







I will allow this comment to remain without comment.

Anonymous said...

the cuban american pundits is now reopened

Anonymous said...

the poodle is back at cuban american pundits.

Ms Calabaza said...

LOL, OK, I got it. . . I've been staying away and getting my Cuba news from The Real Cuba blog.

Talk to y'all later. I have to run some errands.

jc said...

MAT, I don't post here often but I appreciate an open forum where even dissenting opinions are welcomed.

"the dark side..." ha ha good one.

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

LOL, Henry sneaks in here to re-direct some of Mat's traffic to CubanAmericanPundits.

Amazing, these people are absolutely amazing!!

Hey Henry, what is the point of re-opening your blog, when comments allowed are only your own.

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Mat,


Any thoughts on Henry's reversal on re-opening his blog?

Anonymous said...

watch me! watch me!

Henry


Noooooooooooooo watch me!

Val

alien8ted

Anonymous said...

ju don't understand my man.


Novia de Fantomas

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

John:

Cuban-American Pundits is George Moneo's Elba.

What his St. Helena will be nobody knows or cares.

Alex Hernandez said...

Valentin J Prieto I don't want to make a monkey out of him. Why should I take all the credit? He got Diarrhea of the mouth; constipation of the ideas.

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Mat,

Val quickly realized that indeed Henry Gomez is a disaster because of the factors below:

1) Henry's inappropriate caricature of KC
2) Henry's interview claiming he was editor in chief of Babulu
3) Henry's quashing of "all" voices in Babulu but his own
4) Henry's outing of a potential CIA agent
5) Henry's lack of support for the Republican nominee
6) Henry's unpopularity that has caused reduced readership and increasing dissent in Babulu
7) Henry's indirect role in the rise of RCAB



Much like a failed CEO, Henry was quietly transferred to unimportant satellite. A blog where he can do the least amount of harm to Babulu's deteriorating reputation.

Anonymous said...

longefellow,

you give Val too much credit. Henry has hijacked Babalu, 5 posts since yesterday.



Novia de Fantomas

Fantomas said...

oiganme quien es esa novia mia que no la conozco , espero que tenga buena figura

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Perhaps Henry's latest post were already in the pipeline. Much like a transferred CEO who is finishing up the projects that he had already started.

I think it is important to note that Val is increasingly active during the last couple of days.


Nevertheless, i could be wrong. If we see a reduced role for Henry in the last week. Then there can been no doubt that Henry has fallen out of favored.

Vana said...

I like your story better Manuel, short fuse Val wanted to kill the old man, then comes to his defense??

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

John:

The points that you make are certainly compelling and do point to an ongoing struggle between Val and Henry for possession of Babalú. Val's "anguish" and inertia enabled Henry to wrest effective control of Babalú. Now it appears that Val has at last become aware of Henry's betrayal -- perhaps from reading RCAB -- and moved to counter his shameless power grab.

Whoever emerges as the winner in this internecine struggle, the losers, as usual, will be Babalú's beleaguered readers.

el cubano de la 8 said...

oh my ... G Moneo is back ...el enano poodle regresa,,, I wonder si todavia tiene puesto los pantalones de kmart de 99 centavos

Anonymous said...

Cuidado, muchacho. Te olvidas de inflation? Esta pinching a George tambien. Ahora esos Homeboy Jeans cuestan $1.79.

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

George was the only Babuluer that i "sorta" liked.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

John:

I am sure he "sorta liked" you, too.

George had a sense of humor which was greatly complemented by his reflexive pomposity and self-importance.

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