Monday, February 18, 2008

Fidel steps down after dying 19 months ago

While the Cubans may have “the best healthcare in the world” ---spending almost nothing per capita per year on healthcare and getting miraculously good results, they were unable to prevent the death of their leader due to complications from a surgery 19 months ago. The results are so good, it’s almost like a communist dictatorship that controls all areas of commerce reports results to the various world health organizations without any way to confirm or deny their validity and then those agencies parrot the result as fact. Not only is their healthcare better---their leaders win in landslide elections, 100% to 0%. In spite of the fact that he would likely win a "re-election," Fidel "announced" he will not seek the office of the "Presidency"...

Apparently Florida could learn a lot from Cuba---about healthcare and elections. That’s why you constantly read about disgruntled Floridians, risking life and limb to sail south to Cuba, fleeing the oppressive regime of Jeb Bush—knowing that if they are captured they will be jailed forever in Orlando--it's worth the risk.
If it takes 19 months for the Cuban health care system to pronounce someone dead, how long would it take to deliver a baby?
He isn’t actually dead, he is only mostly dead---we can’t be sure because he hasn’t been available for comment for almost 2 years.
“There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there's usually only one thing you can do. IWhat's that? Go through his clothes and look for loose change.” ---Miracle Max from the Princes s
Our next President—regardless of their name, has a great opportunity to be instrumental in liberating 11 million people, and all three of them seem to understand it.
"Cuba's future should be determined by the Cuban people and not by an antidemocratic successor regime. The prompt release of all prisoners of conscience wrongly jailed for standing up for the basic freedoms too long denied to the Cuban people would mark an important break with the past."—Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.
"We must press the Cuban regime to release all political prisoners unconditionally, to legalize all political parties, labor unions and free media and to schedule internationally monitored elections. Cuba's transition to democracy is inevitable; it is a matter of when not if."—Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
"I think this provides a great opportunity for the people of Cuba. I'm hoping the new leadership will take steps to move Cuba to democracy, release political prisoners and lift a lot of the oppressive burdens that have prevented the Cuban people from really having the kind of future they deserve to have."—Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.

So here’s to the Cubans, may Raul die much quicker and more obviously than his brother and give the Cuban people an opportunity to pursue life, liberty and property.


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