Hugo Chávez was loved by Venezuelans, Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Michael Moore and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad but mocked on SNL

Posted by PITHOCRATES - March 10th, 2013

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Justin Timberlake made fun of Hugo Chávez last Saturday night on SNL.  Impersonating Sir Elton John he sang a modified version of Candle in the Wind.  Some of the lines went like this:

You called George Bush the devil, when you spoke at the UN, you said he smelled like sulfur, and you called him Mr. Danger

And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind, If a candle could pull out two pistols at a press conference

And you said the U.S. caused earthquakes, and you outlawed Coke Zero

You helped to make your country the kidnapping capital of the world, but you also increased milk production by almost 50%

And it seems to me you once gave a speech where you encouraged shorter showers, and another thing you said was capitalism killed Mars

Yes you believed in a civilization that existed on the surface of Mars, but capitalism killed it all when it was introduced to Mars

Funny.  Because it’s true.  Albeit a bit disrespectful for the recently departed.  One thing for sure, though, when Justin Timberlake hosts SNL you will not be disappointed.  He’s talented.  The man can do it all.  And he’s got guts to sing a song like this about an icon of the American Left.  For there are some who revere Hugo Chávez (see Sean Penn, Michael Moore and Oliver Stone pay tribute to Hugo Chávez by Ben Child posted 3/6/2013 on the guardian).

Penn, who first met Chávez in Venezuela in 2007 and attended a candlelit vigil for the stricken firebrand in Bolivia in December, bemoaned the politician’s lack of credibility in North America. “Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion,” he said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. “I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chávez and the people of Venezuela.” Penn added: “Venezuela and its revolution will endure under the proven leadership of vice president [Nicolas] Maduro.”

Oliver Stone, who celebrated Chávez’s presidency and the successes of left wing politicians across South America in his 2009 documentary South of the Border, said the Venezuelan leader would be remembered fondly by historians as a champion of the poor. “I mourn a great hero to the majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place,” he said in a statement. “Hated by the entrenched classes, Hugo Chávez will live forever in history. My friend, rest finally in a peace long earned.”

Michael Moore, who met Chávez at the Venice film festival in 2009 and posted pictures of himself with the president, tweeted: “Hugo Chávez declared the oil belonged 2 the ppl. He used the oil $ 2 eliminate 75% of extreme poverty, provide free health & education 4 all. That made him dangerous. US approved of a coup to overthrow him even though he was a democratically-elected president.”

High praise indeed.  You would be hard-pressed to find someone saying anything nicer about Chávez.  Unless you listened to someone who hates the United States even more than Hugo Chávez (see Ahmadinejad: Chávez Will Return by The New York Times posted 3/6/2013 on The Daily Beast).

Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad posted a letter on his website, promising that the deceased president would “come again” with Jesus and a Muslim prophet expected to redeem mankind. Ahmadinejad called for a day of national mourning for the “Latin American anti-imperialist figure.”

How about that?  The Hollywood Left loved Chávez as much as America’s number one enemy.  A man who suppressed his people during the Green Revolution.  In response to voting irregularities that kept him in power.  Something that happened in Venezuela, too.  Suggesting Chávez  was not as loved as some say.  Or as much as the Hollywood Left loved him.   Apparently, those who loved Chávez the most were those who didn’t have to live in his socialist utopia.

Many of the Venezuelan people did love Chávez, though. Because Chávez was a populist.  He nurtured a cult of personality.  He made the people love him.  Because he convinced the people that he was their champion.  As Penn, Stone and Moore believed.  Despite Chávez dying with a net worth of $1 billion.  Siphoned off the top of all that oil money that went to the people.  To eliminate extreme poverty.  That’s right.  He acquired wealth just like George W. Bush did.  From oil.  Only Bush did it in the free market.  While Chávez did it by just confiscating it.  Like all anti-capitalist socialists are wont to do.  Because they are the champion of the people.  Where everyone is equal.  Only some are more equal than others.

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Timberlake loves the Pontiac GTO even though His Presidential Candidate wants to put us in Electric Cars and Hybrids

Posted by PITHOCRATES - October 6th, 2012

Week in Review

Justin Timberlake is an incredible talent.  One of the best hosts of Saturday Night Live ever.  He’s a true triple threat.  He can sing, dance and act.  And he’s funny.  He probably could go far on Dancing with the Stars.  And no doubt be a huge ratings getter for them.  His talent has made him super rich.  Which is okay.  He earned it.  The only thing to take issue with him is in his political endorsements.  He supports President Obama.  Despite his love for things the Obama administration and the Democrat Party want to take away from ordinary Americans (see Justin Timberlake falls for old Pontiac GTO by Bryan Alexander posted 10/5/2012 on USA Today).

Eastwood drives a classic Ford Mustang in the flick, while Timberlake drives a 1967 Pontiac GTO convertible. Their happy expressions inside the vehicles isn’t just acting. Timberlake loved his so much, that he just had to have it.

“I kept driving that car around, and driving it around and finally I just said, ‘yeaaaaahh,’ ” Timberlake tells USA TODAY.

Yeah, that’s a feeling a lot of Americans have had with their love of muscle cars.  But, alas, most Americans can no longer indulge in these passions.  First of all, the federal government has an all out war on cars with big engines.  And, secondly, they’re running up the price of gasoline so high that only rich people can enjoy these toys anymore.  Instead they push us into electric cars and hybrids that we don’t want.  While the super rich, like Timberlake, and other Democrat supporters in Hollywood and in the entertainment world and the mainstream media, can enjoy the cars they tell us not to drive.  Something isn’t right about that.

Americans should be able to enjoy cars like Justin Timberlake can without being as rich as he is.  Like our fathers did by working a job after high school so they could put gasoline into their beloved muscle cars.  That’s the America we want.  Not what the Left wants to impose on us.  We just want to enjoy the simple things.  Like Timberlake can.  Driving the open road with the top down.  With the noise of the engine playing sweeter music than any sound system has ever played.  But these sweet instruments are lucky to get 12 miles to the gallon.  Which makes it expensive to drive them when Democrat policies have raised gas prices up to $4 a gallon.  Or more.

The Democrats say they are for the working man.  But their policies definitely favor the super rich.

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