Friday, February 23, 2007

A job for the spin doctor...

Put a nice face on this...

From ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ (Fighting in the Shade) "... CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 16 — Faced with an accelerating inflation rate and shortages of basic foods like beef, chicken and milk, President Hugo Chávez has threatened to jail grocery store owners and nationalize their businesses if they violate the country’s expanding price controls..." nytimes.com

20 comments:

  1. That's right up there with Cuba where they're raising guinea pigs for meat.

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  2. So where's all the glowing commentary from you Chavez loving socialist wan-a-be's? Doesn't fit your dumb-ass fantasy? You don't gain,keep or protect freedom by giving up any. Period!

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  3. All I know is that this is Paul Gallegos' fault. That's that spin, right?

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  4. 1.NO. 2. No Spin.

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  5. Sigh. No, 6:44. Paul Gallegos is nothing but a pawn.

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  6. But who's pawn ?

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  7. Chavez is a crazy bully.

    Gallegos, if nothing else is over his head.

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  8. 10:30 Has it ever once occured to you that child molesters and drug dealers, assorted thugs and drunk drivers aren't getting jail sentences since Paul became the decider of which cases to try and which to plea out?

    Maybe, just maybe PG is the pawn of ALL of the Above...

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  9. Pawn of all the above ? What is that supposed to mean?

    How about this ? Who benefits from having PG in office ? Not the general public in Humboldt County.

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  10. I thought this was about how Paul was some how linked to the problems in Venezuela. That't the spin, right? If not what is the reason for this post?

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  11. You must be new...It's about one of the men who controls the pawn, Paul's "Lead Campaign Consultant," Michael Shellenberger, who contracted with Hugo Chavez (sixty grand) to help improve his image in the US - do for Chavez what he has done for Paul, elevate him to rock star status.

    That led to connections with people who are trying to get the word out about what is happening in Venezuela, see the links under Counterspin to your left.

    I don't think even Michael Shellenberger can put a pink tutu on this pig, though, as he nationalizes businesses and closes down the media. Something which SHOULD offend a PR man like Shellenberger to his very core.

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  12. And what makes you think it doesn't?

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  13. 10:57 Be more specific for us bumpkins...
    How about this ? Who benefits from having PG in office ? Not the general public in Humboldt County
    Then who? Shellenberger, Chavez...Castro? You may think me slow but for us visual types-a diagram please.

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  14. Oh I get it. Chavez = Gallegos. Now I see the connection. I feel so enlightend now.

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  15. It is sad to see the failed history of militant socialist stupidity as a Chavez re-run. The irony of militant socialism, i.e. Communism with a big C, is that the philosophy claims to be based on "scientific" economic principles but Communists have never seemed to know zip about how to create a successful socialist economy. They never understood it takes a religious commitment to sharing to make the socialist ideal work, e.g. only the Christian communist communities have survived and prospered while militant socialist communities went down the tubes focusing their whole economies into trying to compete militarily with the capitalists.

    A communitarian activist perspective..

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  16. Acting deliberately obtuse is not going to help you here 10:12. After his success at saving Gallegos from the recall, Shellenberger positioned himself as somewhat of an expert at helping politicians survive a Recall, and Chavez was facing a Recall election of his own - remember? Shellenberger contracted with Chavez at that point as detailed on Aleksander Boyd's vcrisis.

    The important thing about this is it demonstrates the value of Shellenberger's services, the sixty grand was for a limited PR effort compared to Gallegos' - where Shellenberger was intensely involved to the point of moving his family up here (in his words, in his own self promotional piece) in the last weeks of the campaign. It goes to show that it was no David/Gallegos vs Goliath/Palco - there were bigger forces at play on Gallegos side than has ever been reported. And Shellenberger has been demonstrably involved in the anti-Palco efforts since at least 1996, on and off the ground here in Humboldt County many times. It also is one of many examples of Shellenberger's links to the most extreme activist groups.

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  17. So because Shellenberger worked for Chavez after Gallegos that makes him a "bigger force"? Are you suggesting that Chavez was part of the "bigger forces at play"? What are these "bigger forces" you are referring to?

    And what was the not extreme or moderate activist group involved in the Palco debacle? It seems that anyone of the opinion that Palco was somehow doing bad things (and said so publicly) would be considered a radical.

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  18. You have a name 12:33?

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  19. If Shellenberger is here for a higher purpose or whatever-what might that be?

    Extreme activist groups like who-Kennedy? Sorry-you lost me.

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  20. No one is more vile,dishonest,and distructive to the freedom of America that Kennedy. An evil phony.

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