Wednesday, April 23, 2008

What Now, Babalú?

I once thought the death of Babalú, though an inevitable consequence of its own self-destructive policies and the unrestrained egotism of its principals, was nonetheless to be regretted. I would have preferred its reformation to its decimation; but though I have worked mightily to expose its structural defects in order that the building might be repaired and saved, the Babalunians have responded only by gutting it till nothing remains but the fascade.

In the beginning, when Val did not have George and Henry to feed his megalomania, Babalú was not the blog that it is today. That is, it was not the fascist counterpart of its reputed nemesis. Its fascism is not ideological, of course, but consists of adapting the methods of totalitarianism for its own uses and purposes. As such it is on a continuum with Communism, Naziiism and all other coersive systems of control over the minds and actions of man. To this has been added, as Babalú's own peculiar contribution, the same kind of vulgarity that one finds in Communist Cuba's chancletera aristocracy.

Given the fact that it refuses to change but every day becomes more anti-democratic, given also the great discredit that it has brought on all Cuban exiles, and the greater harm that it has done to our cause, I believe the time has passed to talk of reforming it. The only solution is for Babalú to fall by its own weight. It appears that it is already close to collapse. It cannot come soon enough to suit us.

84 comments:

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Mat said: also the great discredit that it has brought on all Cuban exiles, and the greater harm that it has done to our cause



This is very true. I can personally testify that Babulu does indeed create enemies, where there was none before.

Anonymous said...

"To this has been added, as Babalú's own peculiar contribution, the same kind of vulgarity that one finds in Communist Cuba's chancletera aristocracy."

So true. George's infamous "Fuck yous", Val's "el que mas mea" and Henry's "pissing in the wind" . . . what is it about bodily functions that turns these clowns on so much? But then, it always comes down to Val, Henry and George dragging the place to the gutter and making us all look bad.

Anonymous said...

What you say? We are democratic!

I've deleted you and your banned!

-Val

and now another 6 part series recommended by Henry Louis Dorchner Gomez - yawn. Each only 7-8 minutes long! ZZzzzzzzzzzz

Anon E. Mouse said...

One thing they do not realize, maybe because learnt in History they are not: no terrorist bunch, totalitarian system, no police state, no oppressive society has ever been successful in controlling the mind of the individual and drown an individual's desires for freedom.
A goon can insult, beat, intimidate, drag, and kill. But he/she will never be able to control the thoughts of freedom of his/her victim. They can insult, they can throw a cyber-progrom, they can become a "rapid response brigade" on the internet, like they do when one of them insults, and the rest come to beat the daring commenter, but they cannot suffocate liberty.
Democracy and freedom in life are the intended way for human beings to have an enjoy. Their deletions, insults, threats, and silencing of voices that do not coincide 100 percent with them is no different from the dragging of the ladies in white in Cuba.

Anonymous said...

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Habla de Cuba coño! La envidia te mata

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Facts that every Cuban-American blogger knows or should know!!


1) That anti-spanish hostility is quickly increasing and spreading, largely driven by the conservatives that you vote for and with.

2) This escalating anti-Spanish sentiment, does not exempt Cuban-Americans.

3) There are Cuban-Americans within your community that make it easy for other Americans to confirm their anti-spanish beliefs.

4) Cubans like Val, Henry, George, could care less about negative perceptions of the Cuban exile community.

5) Why dont they care? Because they also "quietly" hate Cuban-Americans, and Cubans!!

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Anonymous & 10:01 AM:

Running out of ideas?

Vana said...

The Babalunians will run it into the ground rather than change their dictatorship, much as Castro has razed Cuba to the ground, so goes Babalunia, the same mindset, no freedom of expression, they will not allow dissent, thank God at least they cannot cater them to prison, if they could they would!

Vana said...

Alex:

I cannot get into your blog I get a message that says: The Blog Has Been Removed, did you close it?

Anonymous said...

val prieto=chivato

Fulano de Cal said...

John,
Cuban-americans are not scared of any anti-Spanish sentiment. That is not new to us. Despite it, we have been pretty darned successful in this country, even beating out white natives in key areas like education and other latinos in representation. We know that today's Americans don't really care about Cubans, so we are not going to be changing lots of minds by any buttlicking PR campaigns.

Also, the writing is on the wall, Spanish speakers and their children (although lamentably not of predominantly Cuban descent) will ascend to power in this country during the coming decades.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fulano de cal:

In 25 years to be exact.

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

funalo,


First, i didnt ask you to be scared of the growing anti-spanish backlash. All i said, is that it exist, and Cubans are not exempt from it.

Second, before you take over America. You ought to consider first, how to take over Cuba from Fidel.

Unless of course, you have given up on the idea of taking over Cuba, as Val and Henry has long ago!!

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

mat,

Twenty-five years from now America will be a bankrupt super-power, controlled not by Cubans, but by leftist Mexicans!!

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

john:

Then, don't you wish right-wing Cubans controlled it?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

P.S.:

If I know you right, John, you will say that you would prefer the left-wing Mexicans.

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

fanlano said: We know that today's Americans don't really care about Cubans, so we are not going to be changing lots of minds by any buttlicking PR campaigns.



There have been several points in American history that Americans did care. LBJ, Jimmy Carter, and Clinton. All failed in one fashion on another.

Unfortunately, "some" in the Cuban-American community taught the rest of America, that we "might" be better off if we did what the "some" Cuban exiles like to do. And that is just to "talk."

George Bush has been the greatest talker of all times. And he is the most beloved American in the history of the Cuban-American community!!

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

mat,


You mean how the right-wing Cubans run Miami now. A Miami that is impossible to live in. The Miami that ranks as the rudest, traffic, quality of life, taxes, insurance, corruption. The same Miami that has collasped economically!!

Nah, there are plenty of American cities that are Mexican run that dont result in Miami's haves/have nots, that i would rather live in before Miami.

Anonymous said...

El blog se ha eliminado.
Lo sentimos, el blog de elchivatoval.blogspot.com se ha eliminado. Esta dirección no está disponible para nuevos blogs.

¿Esperabas encontrarte tu blog aquí? Consulta: 'Blogger Help'

Val has blocked this blog by complaining to Blogger.

Verdugo said...

The Cuban American Misfits Review


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Mat you claimed that the BABalusians had opened this blog.You were completely wrong. It was Joe PAPP THE CULPRIT

Verdugo said...

Cuba: Island Paradise, Island Prison


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Another one opened by Joe. Not a babalusian. You were wrong again mat, you have been outed for lying

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Val has blocked this blog by complaining to Blogger.



Yah, i have had problems trying to log in also.

Verdugo said...

Another one MAnuel please update

YA NO MAS formerly Alex Hernandez's fine blog

El blog se ha eliminado.
Lo sentimos, el blog de ihatecastro.blogspot.com se ha eliminado. Esta dirección no está disponible para nuevos blogs.

¿Esperabas encontrarte tu blog aquí? Consulta: 'Blogger Help'


Mat this blog was closed by the owner a long time ago. Please remove from your blog link list

Giving you a hand my man, trying to keep RCAB Nation Smokinnnnnnnn, in with the new out with the old

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

verdugo:

Joe Papp claimed those blog names subsequent to the closing of those blogs and apprised me of same. He took over the blog names so that they could not be used in future.

Manuel's Verdugo said...

Not true MAT

Once you open a blog only the person with the original e mail when the account was opened can ever access to it again

No duplicates, He could have not claimed such blog. Impossible

He had to be the original owner

Anonymous said...

Mat is there any way to bring better posts to the forefront. It seems the quality of the comments has decreased since long john reappeared.

Anonymous said...

Long John hateful remarks against members of the Cuban Historicos lower your standing with such community MAT

He is moppin the floor with the pain of all Cubans.

It makes you look real bad MAT , you are not from WV

Verdugo said...

Nothing to say MAT ?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

verdugo:

When you close and delete a blog, the name again becomes available. What Joe has done is set up a new blog using the old abandoned name.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

anonymous:

John is entitled to his opinion about Cuban exiles. That opinion, incidentally, has evolved considerably over the years and for the better.

He is anti-Castro, which is what matters. We are big boys and can (and refute) John's criticisms when necessary.

Or don't you agree, fantomas?

Verdugo said...

message from blogger

El blog se ha eliminado.
Lo sentimos, el blog de ihatecastro.blogspot.com se ha eliminado. Esta dirección no está disponible para nuevos blogs.

¿Esperabas encontrarte tu blog aquí? Consulta: 'Blogger Help'

It is in black and white MAT

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

anon said: Long John hateful remarks against members of the Cuban Historicos lower your standing with such community MAT



First, i have made no such hateful remarks against the Cuban exile community. I have only provided simple truths.


But, i will make you an offer. If you can cute and paste said hateful remarks by "me" within RCAB against the Cuban community. I will pledge to immediately vacate RCAB, never to be seen again.


The ball is now in your court!!

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

anon aka Henry/Val said: It makes you look real bad MAT , you are not from WV


The "outing" of KC makes "you" look bad!!

Manuel's Verdugo said...

Or don't you agree, fantomas?

Fantomas?

Who dat?

Not a Fantomas , sorry , I know him personally. Clever but nice guy

Verdugo said...

By the way, where is F ?

Lo ando buscando y no me contesta el telefono desde ayer

Anonymous said...

The ip's dont match and you know it

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Mat said: He is anti-Castro, which is what matters. We are big boys and can (and refute) John's criticisms when necessary.



It never ceases to amaze me how thin-skinned "some" Cuban exiles are. I once saw Oprah Winfrey sit next to David Duke and conduct an hour long interview.

But yet, they want to toss John Longfellow out and deny him his constitutional rights to discuss Cuban-related matters.


Arent we all "real" Americans, cant we all discuss Cuban-related matters. Cant we all just get along?

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

MAT

How come you are now getting over 40 comments per post every time and Babalu struggles to get past 9

Anonymous said...

Fine

Anonymous said...

Observation

Anonymous said...

Say no to Drugs

Vana said...

Oh my I see the Babalunians are trying to disrupt this blog, I doubt it was Joe Papp who intially opened those blogs, he's not that type of guy.

Cabo Obama said...

Hillary is My bitch

To Vana said...

he's not that type of guy

Dear Vana, he is that and much more

What do you know about him?

spill the beans , babyyyyyyyy

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

John:

Because democracy prevails here and everybody gets his say. Babalú is practically a comment-by-invitation blog where only the editors enjoy the right to opine and their most abject commenters the privilege to praise their opinions.

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

mat said: We are big boys and can (and refute) John's criticisms when necessary.



I suspect the criticism that i express are the same criticisms expressed by Cuban-Americans at their dinner table.


Why am i denied my right to express my opinions at a Cuban dinner table? How come i cant say the same thing, that some Cubans do?

We are all Americans after all. Right? So i should be able to walk in the middle of downtown Little Havana, and shout to the top of my lungs any type of criticisms that i have about said community. Right?

Little Havana is not free-speech hating Cuba. Right?

Vana said...

From what I have seen of Joe in these blogs he's very sympathetic to our cause, Joe has a Cuban wife who has not been allowed to leave Cuba, that is all I know, he does not strike me as that kind of guy.

baba renegade said...

Because democracy prevails here and everybody gets his say. Babalú is practically a comment-by-invitation blog where only the editors enjoy the right to opine and their most abject commenters the privilege to praise their opinions.

It is called democracy john. It is their blog and the go by their own rules. It is like a private club. Would you allow a nigger or a redneck come into your Club to trash it . No ways Jose Juan

Anonymous said...

From what I have seen of Joe in these blogs he's very sympathetic to our cause, Joe has a Cuban wife who has not been allowed to leave Cuba, that is all I know, he does not strike me as that kind of guy.

We have demons inside Vana . We do

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

babulu said: It is called democracy john. It is their blog and the go by their own rules




I knew that would provoke a response too. The Babuluers always like to argue private speech vs free speech. LOL


Just checking to see how "often" you Babuluers lurk. As unfortunately for the Babuluers, RCAB has become "a must read" blog.


Clowns, one and all!! LOL

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Note:

All homophobic comments have been removed to The Madhouse.

Fulano de Cal said...

John,

We have not been able to take over Cuba because of...guess who...the US! Good Cuban patriots are in US jails for planning to "take over Cuba." Your crocodile tears (like JFK's) do nothing for us. We have not given up on the idea of taking back Cuba, we just just keep getting backstabed (JFK, wet foot-dry foot, etc.).

Carter and Clinton cared?? Not about Cubans!

Anonymous said...

GEE, Manuel T You got him so nervous now

Stop it

Programming note
Because I screwed up and didn't schedule the time, we won't be doing the Babalu radio show tonight. Stay tuned for details about our next show.

Posted by Henry Louis Gomez at 04:24 PM | Habla (0) | Leenkaso (0)

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

fulano,


Well, if America doesnt want Cuban-Americans to remove a dictator, then that should tell you something.



Wasnt it George Bush who once said, "America will not tolerate a dictator who uses terrorism?" And went straight to Iraq, ignoring the terrorist dictator 90 miles from America? And as Bush was doing this, the Cuban exiles cheered wildly, rather then asking, "what about Fidel?"


Thought so!!

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Also, was it the Miami Cuban politicians who asked Clinton for wet/foot dry/foot?


Mat?

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

anon said: Programming note
Because I screwed up and didn't schedule the time, we won't be doing the Babalu radio show tonight. Stay tuned for details about our next show.




LOL, Henry is dedicating hours that he doesnt have to RCAB!!

Anonymous said...

No Babalu Radio tonight? Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Maybe they can ask poodle back.

VOA said...

fidel has jammed Radio Baba

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

No, Val the little Fidelist that he is has jammed Babulu hour.

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Wow, i am watching Chris Mathews "hardball" And he just showed the GOP's first racist ad against obama. Guess what, it contained the Willie Horton type "Spanish-speaking" criminals advertisement.


Sad, but it will work, not only demonizing Obama, but every Spanish-speakers across America.

This is why i told you before, Obama will never be elected President.

This election will be all about the Spanish-speakers in America, and what to do about them, at least as defined by the Republican Party.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

anonymous:

He "screwed up" last week too; it was a rerun. Between cancelled shows and repeats they manage to do a new show once every 3 weeks now. Of course, what possible reason can there be to continue with this charade when the only listeners to the live show are Babalú's own editors? In the beginning, I actually used to review every show; but it soon became obvious that they were doing the same show over and over again. The only one who actually seemed to enjoy his voice on feedback was George. Val always sounded (when coherent) as if he had been put upon and Henry as if he were on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Vana said...

LOL Manuel, Henry seems to screw up everything, sure hope he does not screw up his twins heads.

Piruli said...

Val always sounded (when coherent) as if he had been put upon and Henry as if he were on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Val always had 3 or 4 cold ones by the time he got on the air, Henry was too fat and obnoxious, and Al gore was just a clown, should had been shot by the Godfather himself, maybe Tony Soprano will do us the favor if he ever shows up again

Zorro said...

Mat you are sure un zorro

you made it mi santo

100 comments again , You did it again , you lucky you, chihuahua

Babalu 3 comments per post


Fantomas is the only one posting there now

did you ban him ?

or was it self imposed exile?

he uses the moniker abajofidel there

like we don't know

Anonymous said...

Fantomas is busy brown-nosing Val and Henry lest they drop him from their blog roll. He's on thin ice since it was uncovered he was playing both sides and Alex H. tore him a new one. He's so obvious in his kissing-up that it reeks.

Fantomas is chickenshit

Anonymous said...

testing

Anonymous said...

Fantomas es un pingu, un cabronson
como decimos nosotros los santiagueros

A principio del año 2007 se dio a conocer la cifra nacional de población de Estados Unidos, siendo 300 millones de habitantes y dentro de ese gran total estamos los cubanos con 1 millón 241 mil 685 habitantes (1,241,685) repartidos en sus 50 estados de la Unión Americana. Solamente somos un 0.0041% de ese gran total de habitantes a nivel de nación.

En la Florida la cifra es 833,120;
Georgia 12,536;
Louisiana 8,448;
Texas 25,705;
New Mexico 2,588;

Arizona 5,272;
California 72,286;
Oregon 3,071;

Washington, D.C. 4,501;
Alaska 553;
Montana 285;
North Dakota 250;
South Dakota 163;
Idaho 408;
Wyoming 160;

Nevada 11,480;
Utah 940;
Colorado 3,701;
Nebraska 850;

Oklahoma 1,759;
Minnesota 2,527;
Iowa 750;
Missouri 3,022;
Arkansas 950;
Mississippi 1,508;
Alabama 2,354;

South Carolina 2,875;
North Carolina 7,389;
Tennessee 3,695;
Kentucky 3,516;

Illinois 18, 438;
New York 62,590;
Michigan 7,249;

Ohio 5,152;

West Virginia 453;
Virginia 8,332;
Pennsylvania 10,363;
Washington 1,101;
Maryland 6,754;
Delaware 932;
New Jersey 77,337;
Connecticut 7,101;
Rhode Island 1,128;
Massachussets 8,867;
New Hampshire 785;

Vermont 310;
Maine 478;
Hawai (sin cifra).

Anonymous said...

val prieto=chivato

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

anonymous:

And how many Cubans are there in Puerto Rico besides you know who?

Anonymous said...

Manuel Over 20k , primera generacion, many have married Puerto Ricans others have moved to Fl , some have died in the 80's the figure was close to 60k

Anonymous said...

And how many Cubans are there in Puerto Rico besides you know who?

Who mambru , el pingu?

Vana said...

Manuel:

My own father and stepmother left Cuba for Puerto Rico, along with my 3 year old step brother, (freedom flights 1966) as a matter of fact most of my dad's family settled there, my dad died in 2001 heart attack, we were stranged, even thoug my sister and I visited in 1978, it had been 16 years since I had seen my father, I never saw him again,

Anonymous said...

Calzoncillo nuevo y talco

boring thread

llego a su final mat

bañate y ponte calzoncillo nuevo

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Vana:

Unfortunately, exile makes everything worse. It is like living in a boat that never comes to port. I am sure that if your family had been allowed to remain united in Cuba it would never have become fractured in exile.

We sometimes forget that this great national tragedy is also a personal tragedy for each and every Cuban family.

Fulano de Cal said...

Dear John,
Cuban exiles will only "cheer wildly" when Fidel Castro dies. Olvidate. I bet even the 160 Cubans in Wyoming will have a party.

Anonymous said...

fulano de tal

the 833,120 im miami led by Val and Henry will have a riot en la calle 8

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

fulano said: Cuban exiles will only "cheer wildly" when Fidel Castro dies. Olvidate. I bet even the 160 Cubans in Wyoming will have a party




1) Cuban exiles "cheer wildy" with that stooge Bush shows up "talking."

2) Cuban exiles are probably the only group remaining in the entire world that cheers Bush.

3) LOL
2)

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Mat,


To answer your question yesterday. From what i "heard" i "think" i could live under a Cuban like that Raul Martinez from Hialeah.

When i lived in Sobe, he was the most respected Cuban politician in Florida. At least from the Europeans and American point of view.

I know a lot of Cuban-Americans say that he was nothing but a commie. But he seemed to us on the beach, that he was a Cuban that had both balls, and respect outside of the Cuban community.

One of those Cuban-Americans that didnt have a reputation of being a yellow-belly. At least on the beach!!

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

John:

Raúl Martinez is a very Cuban Cuban, despised as much or even more than the other Raúl by the likes of Henry Gómez, who find him an "embarrassment" because he is not sufficiently yankeefied to suit their tastes.

So, John, you would actually live in Hialeah with Val Prieto as your neighbor?

I think we would all love to see that.

Ms Calabaza said...

MaT,

Hialeah is a beautiful city. You oughta see what the local government has done with the place. Zoning? What's zoning?

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Mat,

No, i would never live in Hialeah, as i know that my red pick-up truck, with the rebel flag bumper sticker would lead to suspicions by some that i was a redneck.

But if, the only choices for the mayor of my city was a leftist mexican, right-wing Cuban, and Raul. I would vote for Raul, and i would be satisfied with that.


The few times i did see Raul on tv in Miami. He always came across as authentic, a humanist. A man that was to be listened to, and respected. Someone who was unashamed of Cuba, his heritage, or his parents. Or in other words, not a self-loathing Cuban, like Val or Henry.

Fulano de Cal said...

Cuban-Americans don't have this blind allegiance to Bush, at least no more than the non-Cuban Americans from those "red" states with lots of Confederate flags who elected him in 2000 and 2004. If anyone still cheers Bush, it is them.

Anonimo: Cuban-Americans will not riot on Calle Ocho. In fact, it may be the most festive event since V-J day.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fulano de cal:

Bush II has proved to be the greatest disappointment to Cuban exiles since Reagan. Much labia but no action. Still, we have no one to blame but ourselves. Not, of course, that Gore would have done any better by us.

Anonymous said...

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