Monday, July 7, 2008

Tío Val Cuenta Cuentos (Uncle Val's Tales)

What would Val ever do without the workmen whom he employs on a regular basis in the expansion of Villa Valentina? Not since Sara Winchester, heiress to the riflemaker, was told by a spiritualist that she would die if construction ever ceased on her mansion, has anyone built so many staircases that lead nowhere, so many rooms without doors and doors without rooms. Those who know of the dead chickens and coconuts left on Val's front lawn might suspect that he's under the same compunction as the old dowager, but I know the real reason for Val's building boom. It is his fascination with newcomers from Cuba.

Val is their scourge and they are his muse. He has devoted several several posts to Cuban construction workers and their vicissitudes in this country. He detests them, of course, even more than he does Cubans on the island who have not escaped his pressure cooker, using them as props to illustrate what he considers the defective character of Cubans raised on the island after the Castro takeover.

In a previous vignette Val wrote about one recent refugee who was saving his money so that he could visit his parents in Cuba and "get laid right and left." Apparently, the moralistic society that the newcomer encountered in Miami did not provide a sexual outlet for him. Val, who believes that Cubans on the island should forgo sex and employ that energy in overthrowing Castro, blasted the newcomer for his presumption and ordered him from the extraterritorial bastion of cubanidad which is the Prieto house. The man, supposedly, called Val a "gusano" in retaliation. I hope Val got an "A" in his creative writing class for that story.

He is deserving of an "A+" for his latest composition. This time around Val created a seemingly sympathetic newcomer and then proceeded to demonize him till he had reduced him even beneath the level of the Cuban who wanted to exercise his culpable libido. This other Cuban wanted nothing more than to bring his wife and children here. He was working at two jobs 16 hours a day to make that happen. Still, it was not enough to raise the $5000 which the "coyote" who had brought him to this country demanded of him in addition to the $5000 which he had already paid him in Cuba. Now, it seems more than a little odd, to say the least, that this industrious young man was able to amass the first $5000 in Cuba but could not raise the second $5000 here. But don't let us interrupt Val's story with such unfictional objections.

The "coyote" had first demanded the additional $5000 when the Cuban was about to board the boat for his journey here, and reappeared, outside the Krome Detention Center, when he was released, threatening to kill him, his family in Miami and his family in Cuba unless he immediately produced the money. When the newcomer objected that he did not have the money on him, the "coyote," who had a heart of gold, gave him two months to raise the money. I guess it was two months because after 2 months the newcomer surely would have become wise to the fact that this is a nation of laws.

His uncle, who owned a construction company in Miami, provided him with one of his two jobs. One would have thought that "the kid," as Val calls him, would have confided his predicament to his uncle and tried to borrow the money from him. After all, his uncle and his uncle's family, here and in Cuba, had also been threatened with death by the "coyote" and the uncle might perhaps be interested in knowing it. But "the kid" said nothing. He proceeded to raise the sum on his own by stealing money from his uncle, tools from his other employer as well jewelry from one of the homes where he worked installing tiles.

Now "the kid" is in prison, the uncle about to lose his contracting license and his other employer without the means of production. And, yes, the lady whose "antique and inherited jewels" were stolen is none too happy either. All, presumably, have pressed charges against him because "the kid" is now in jail. When Val met "the kid" two months ago all was well with him. Now his life is in shambles. Another case of a lightening investigation and arrest by the Miami Dade Police Department. If the Prosecutors' Office and the judge work as deliberately Val should be announcing within the next week that he's been sent to prison for life.

What we find most amazing (or should that he fantastical?) about this story is that Val describes "the kid" as "honest, noble, erudite and smart." Granted, being called "erudite and smart" by Val Prieto is hardly the most trustworthy of recommendations. Still, one would have to be the dumbest and most irredeemable of idiots to have acted in the manner which Val attributes to "the kid."

In case you haven't noticed already this is a cautionary tale about the dangers inherent in the "Wet Foot/Dry Foot" policy, or, to put it more broadly, the unworthiness of arrivistes to enjoy freedom in the United States and the venality of those who make such freedom possible for them.

Babalú's editors and commenters replied to Val's "Coyote" post in the spirit of charity which we have come to expect from them when addressing the subject of Castro's victims. Ventanita, the cloistered contributing writer, broke her silence long enough to lament the fact that the "coyote" won't be punished also. Henry followed, reminding everybody that he has long been opposed to Cubans fleeing to this country, well, leastwise to "scumbags" bringing them here. The 19th century abolitionists were also called "scumbags" and worse by the Southern slaveholders. There is no record, however, that any freed slave ever referred to them in that way. Leave it to Henry to find a new way to bring dishonor to the Cuban exile community. George, for his part, lamented, not very convincingly, the prospect that Val's fictional character "risks deportation back to Cuba." Perhaps that will be a future chapter in Val's opus: "The Prodigal Returns and Regrets He Ever Left."

Other commenters were less empathic than Babalú great-hearted cadres. J2Tharome, making his debut at Babalú, got to the heart (or heartlessness) of the matter with little prodding from the oldhands: it's not the newcomers; it's not the smugglers; it's not the Miami relatives that are to blame for this "tragedy" but the "Wet Foot/Dry Foot" policy! Cut their sea legs and they won't be getting in trouble when they land here because they won't be here for long.

Then Cangrejero de Caibarien, Babalú's resident defender of gay rights, who last week took pototo to task for questioning the morality of gays, proceeded to impugn the morals of the whole Cuban nation:

"Sadly, this is also the result of nearly 50 years of castrocommunism in Cuba. The general morality of the population has sunk to depths few of you would recognize or accept if you had ventured back to the island recently. Trust me, it hurts me to say this, but the years of lying, stealing, and the "doble cara" turn you into a scumbag. The symptoms are evident in the way people carry themselves on the street, how they talk, and ultimately, how they act. I am telling you, I think we are better off getting rid of wet foot/dry foot altogether and going back to individual asylum hearings. Sadly, Cuba is producing mostly trash these days."

Finally, longtime contributor lori, to add credence to Val's fictional tale, volunteered that she knows of another case similar to this one where the newcomer committed suicide to save his family from being killed in Cuba. Now, how exactly would killing himself save his family? By killing himself wouln't he be passing his burden on to them? Wouldn't they be hounded for the money and threatened with death if they didn't produce it? Lori's story makes no more sense than Val's.

For any of this to be true, the prisons and morgues in Miami would have to be filled with the victims of these homicidal "coyotes." In Cuba, too, the stories would eventually emerge of entire families massacred by the "coyotes." What better propaganda could there be against the Cuban Adjustment Act? Yet, oddly, the Communists are apparently involved in a vast conspiracy of silence to cover up those deaths. But why?

Outside of Val's imagination there is no evidence for any of this. What evidence does abound is that the newcomers are just as hardworking, committed and honest as previous generations of Cuban exiles. It is well to remember that the same canards were once levelled at the marielitos. They silenced their critics by achieving the same success in this country as other Cubans. So, too, will this latest group of freedom-seekers unless Val and his ilk succeed in pushing them back into the ocean.

Also of interest

How to Stop the Wanton Killing of Cubans on the High Seas
Val the Abolitionist vs. Henry the Slaver
One Man's Obsession: The Smugglers Who Risk All to Free Castro's Slaves
Angels Who Smuggle Men to Freedom
Alfonso Chardy is the New Oscar Corral
You Cannot Love Cuba and Hate Cubans
The Truth In Season

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Manuel Tellechea is a pathetic old man, obssessed with Val to the point of psychosis.

Discuss.

Alex Hernandez said...

The Valthone hour...I hear he smokes cuban cigars even though he "hates" cuba. I'm blown away by the overwhelming amout of disdain that people have for this guy. There seems to be a common sentiment leaning towards him being "uncuban." and this sentiment is clearly justify by his ignorant ideologies.I can see how there would be a contingent that would disagree with Val prieto on his backward thinking.My problem with him is that, while his message is often a bad one, he is overbearing and dense.plus he sounds like a fucking broken record.most of the shit Val is talking about just seems so ludicrous.I don't believe val is uncuban. I do, however, think he is a self-righteous, hyprocritical turd.

Alex Hernandez said...

Val Prieto fans aren’t really that crazy, are they? Well it looks like people are being brainwashed by Val.

Alex Hernandez said...

Question:

Why is it that if someone doesn't agree with a decision made by Val prieto is automaticly anti-American? The basis of being American is having the right to free speech.

Antonio Perez said...

The moral of all his stories is that Cubans are criminals and thieves and that they should not come to this country. He, the mango man himself, wants us to believe that a Cuban uncle will leave his nephew unprotected and that would deny him of a 5000 dollar loan to save his own life. The woman from whom supposedly this fictional character stole treated him as a mother.... I have still to meet a Cuban mother who would not sell her jewelry to save the live of a neighbor, let alone her own children, biological, adopter, foster or just "de crianza".
He implied that “the Kid” was a dishonest thug in Cuba with no industrious occupation in the island, and of course, that he was not turned in a better person here, because you know, you cannot do a thing to improve a Cuban newcomer.
“The –fictional- Kid” could not scrounge the money for his own ransom because he was probably working for two slave drivers like Val Prieto who didn't want to pay for his efforts and couldn't care less if he was killed by a common street thug if he didn't pay for his trip to the US.
In case that this “story” is not another fictional tale to smear newcomers, which given the credentials of the author I doubt much that this ever happened.
But of course, it is, Mr. Prieto cannot back that “story” with a newspaper clipping or with a court document.
By the way, Mr. Prieto is not a gusano, in the communist connotation of the word, he is just lower than the belly of a common garden earthworm.

Anonymous said...

Alex Hernandez is an overbearing jackass with delusions of grandeur.

Discuss.

Alex Hernandez said...

And now I shall exercise my First Amendment rights and an American and call you a twit. Thanks for playing. Now please whine elsewhere.

Alex Hernandez said...

"Whatever happened to the idea of good blogger relations?" LOL... It almost makes me want to jump on that bandwagon just to tie them up in even bigger knots..Can we all get alone...Hahahaha. Man,manuel I love your blog "ROCKS" dude...

Alex Hernandez said...

boo-yah, and thank you.

Alex Hernandez said...

I’m not sure Mr. Anonymous can do anything without a Script in front of him… You Val's fans are all being duped by this phony fat pig.YOU DONT HAVE A CLUE….. MY GOD man, wake up and get a life.Hahahahahaha love this Blog.

Anonymous said...

Alex Hernandez is a transgender body-builder.

Discuss.

#2 fan of fantomas said...

Fantomas is a pathetic young man, obsessed with this blog and with Val. He has various personalities and uses anonymous at least 20 times daily on this blog alone. He is LONELY and seeks Tellechea and Val's approval but can't decide which side to be on. So he sits his ass on the fence and makes his crack bigger and bigger. Pick a side fantomas, any side and stick to it - but you can't, can you?

Psychos R Us said...

FANTOMAS REPEAT AFTER ME:

Val loves me, he loves me not

Manny loves me, he loves me not

Val loves me, he loves me not

Manny loves me, he loves me not

TIME FOR THE THORAZINE NOW, LIKE A GOOD BOY

Vana said...

Good Val the owner of Villa Valentina where the newly arrived Cubans are exploited to the marrow, if this story were real it would only serve to show the world what a scum bag Val Prieto is.

He wants to justify why he's against the Wet Foot/Dry Foot, by giving us a fairy tale he made up in his American-Cuban sick head.

Fantomas said...

Acabo de llegar. Lo digo y lo repito . Do not use Fantomas name in vain

I have not participated in this thread until now

Final word


Impostors abundan

Anonymous said...

Alex Hernandez is a transgender body-builder.

Discuss.

Anonymous said...

Alex Hernandez is an overbearing jackass with delusions of grandeur.

Discuss.

Anonymous said...

Manuel Tellechea refreshes the babalu site 2000 times a day becuase he has no life.

Discuss.

Anonymous said...

How many Children does Tellechea have

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Anonymous said...

How many children does Tio Val have

Anonymous said...

Los hombres también tienen reloj biológico
Aunque siempre se habla del famoso “reloj biológico” de las mujeres, ya se ha comprobado que también llega un momento en que los hombres son menos fértiles, y es mucho antes de lo que seguramente ellos quisieran pensar. La fertilidad en el varón disminuye pasada esa edad, según un estudio realizado por el centro de reproducción asistida Eylay de París, en el que han participado 12.236 parejas, cuyos resultados se presentaron hoy durante la decimocuarta reunión anual de la Sociedad Europea de Embriología y Reproducción Humana. Las parejas que han participado en la investigación acudieron a este centro de reproducción asistida en París para someterse a una inseminación intrauterina (IIU). En la IIU, el esperma se centrifuga para separar los espermatozoides del fluido seminal, para después insertarlos directamente en el útero. Antes de realizar la inseminación, se examinó el esperma de todos los individuos para comprobar que la cantidad, la motilidad (capacidad para realizar movimientos complejos y coordinados) y la morfología de los espermatozoides eran adecuadas para la fecundación. A pesar de que todos estos parámetros eran correctos, los investigadores observaron que las mujeres con parejas mayores de 35 años acababan teniendo más abortos espontáneos y, por lo tanto, menores tasas de embarazos que las que tenían una pareja más joven. En concreto, el estudio desvela que cuando el padre tiene entre 30 y 34 años, el riesgo de aborto espontáneo es de un 16,7%. El porcentaje asciende a un 19,5% cuando tiene entre 35 y 39 años, y alcanza el 33% cuando tiene 40 años o más. Cierto que un hombre puede ser padre a edades avanzadas, pero cuanto mayor sea más le costará. En esto, no hay Viagra que valga

Alex Hernandez said...

CHECK THIS SITE


http://thisisvivafidel.ning.com/

Anonymous said...

Alex what the hell is that a commie site

Anonymous said...

Beware that blog has a virus

abajofidel said...

The virus is called Fidel50

An image of Fidel laughing will appear on your screen

Repeat

Do not enter to vivafidel.ning site

It contains a malicious virus

Alex Hernandez said...

Fidel50 hahahahaha So you got it!

Anonymous said...

Fantomas suffers from Multiple Commenter Personality Disorder.

Discuss.

Sabelotodo said...

Manuel Tellechea is so pissed he was never asked to be a contributing writer on Babalu that he devotes his life to dissecting everything Val says instead of actually reviewing blogs or coming up with his own content.

sabelotodo said...

Oh. Discuss

para sabelotodo said...

Manuel Tellechea is so pissed he was never asked to be a contributing writer on Babalu that he devotes his life to dissecting everything Val says instead of actually reviewing blogs or coming up with his own content.

Was fantomas ever considered to be a contributor writer in spanish at babalu?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

sabelotodo:

Actually, I was asked by Val to write a post for Babalú about Elenita, which distinction I respectfully declined. The next day I was booted from Babalú.

Anonymous said...

Manuel If Val ask you again to be partners , would you accept the offer?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

anonymous:

Val and I were never "partners."

However, if he renounces this anti-Cuban cult which he is now propagating, ceases to call for Cubans to be rendered in a pressure cooker or bled for his salvation, then, it will no longer be necessary for me to concern myself with him and others like him. Which is as close as we will ever come to a rapprochement.

Does that answer your question, fantomas?

Anonymous said...

Coño Tellechea, Val está casado y que yo sepa no le gustan las locas.
Buscate un chino que te ponga un cuarto y deja a ese tipo quieto.

Anonymous said...

Manuel do you dream with Fantomas often?

Rememeber sitemeter is not as reliable as you may think

lol

Anonymous said...

Manuel needs an enema.

Discuss.

Anonymous said...

"Val está casado y que yo sepa no le gustan las locas."

¿Y qué te gusta a ti, ano-nymous?

Anonymous said...

Manuel needs an enema.

Discuss.

Manuel needs a woman who can cook a hot meal for him

Angel Garzón said...

Val's fictitious "Cuban kid" story is nothing more than a preamble to his next move, c'mon tell me you've figured it out already, this poorly constructed fallacy decries Val's inability to be the "architect" of anything but what used to be a decent Blog, I give him credit for the many accomplishments that he has achieved, not the least of which is that despite not having been the first Cuban to create a Blog of the same nature, he did manage for sometime to galvanize the CA Blogosphere, the reasons for his creation's decline are well known, I pray that he acquires the necessary tools to redeem himself and his Blog not for any ulterior hidden motive(s,) but for his benefit, as well as, that of his contributors, commentators, readers and most importantly, the reputation of our community in exile. Barring these most important of redemptive acts of atonement, the future of Val and his Blog could be what he has unwittingly predicted, I am speaking of his decision to appoint himself as "Founding Editor" a few months ago, unbeknownst to Val, such title is usually reserved for individuals who have departed this plain of existence, perhaps Val was being prescient, or maybe he was simply demonstrating his lack of knowledge about the journalistic profession's established traditions, only Val himself could clarify the particulars, should he have the valor to admit that even he is capable of err, I won't hold my breath.

On a side note, I have noticed that Val's orthographical glitches seem to have spread to some of his contributors, including the one of the three from whom I would have never had expected such demerit, someone whose valor and extracurricular dedication to our cause is worthy of many meritorious accolades and whose particular pedagogical profession serves as the baseline for my surprise, another contributor whose title conveys a position of high stature within the Totem Pole of Babalunian hierarchy, has added more demerits of late to his rather abundant list of faux pas, not the least of which is his preponderance for needless profanity, apparently he is no longer taking the time to proof read his articles before posting them and does not seem to trust anyone else to help him do it, according to one of his latest examples of this malady he has stated that "...Governor Palin is a proponent of drilling the Antarctic National Wildlife Reserve in Alaska...", the last time I researched the subject matter, the ANWR had not been transplanted from the North American Continent to the Antarctic Continent, but perhaps the author knows something that we do not know and such a Herculean endeavor was performed in the dead of night using technological tools that currently exist only in the minds and works of SciFi authors and film directors, or maybe he is just having dreams or nightmares similar the ones that Hugo Chávez Frias has been experiencing during his now well known caffeine and Coca paste induced episodes of delirious blunders and Chavelivarian Populist grandeur.

Anonymous said...

Angel Garzon needs an enema. A big one.

Discuss.

Anonymous said...

Angel Garzon is Tellechea on prose steroids.

Discuss.

Anonymous said...

Angel garzon es un culicagado.

Discuss.

Anonymous said...

MaT,

Val has borrowed from you the term "Villa Valentina" and uses it now to describe his house.

el que sabe said...

Fantomas is Manuel's secret love child.

Discuss