Robert Ariail by Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail

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  1. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 1 year ago

    So because he made a comment about Bush he should be in hell?

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Bush will get there, eventually.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    @Tue Elung-Jensen “So because he made a comment about Bush he should be in hell?”

    Really?

  4. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    How about the fact that, with all his nationalization of industry, his country is still a povert-stricken third world country. If he’d have spent more time actually working on problems, and less time talking “for show”, he might have made substantial progress.

  5. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t blame him for his comment on Bush. Considering we gave tacit approval to the 2002 coup, he does have an ax to grind.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    No big fan of Chavez, but it’s unrestrained robber baron capitalism that makes people like Chavez and Castro necessary. When all the money goes to the top 1% year after year, eventually the poor have nothing to lose. Health care in the slums of Caracas is something that Venezuela could always have afforded, and Chavez was the first leader to actually do something about it. He was hugely popular, and would have continued winning the majority for a lot longer if he’d lasted.

  7. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    Wasn’t so long ago that this land was full of revolting colonists.

  8. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Chavez always used to refer to Shrub as the American Devil, so there’s the sulfur comment…

  9. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Especially if you were a Halliburton Stockholder…

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    GW Bush was convicted war crimes in several countries and cannot go there without arrest.
    I know you love and support evil but I can’t go there.

  11. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Chavez’ PEOPLE did not have money. And if some commentors had actually read my first post, they would see that I did not say he had nothing to answer for. As to the coup, read some history, and listen to/read more than just Bush’s right wing sycophants. Also read the book " Disaster Capitalism" for the MANY reasons we are looked on with suspicion in Latin America.

  12. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And read some history as to why we SHOULD be looked on with derision by native Hawaiians!

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    The sulfur comment had to do with GWB, but I believe it was not in the way the posters have mentioned.

    On some occasion while GWB was still in the White House, Chavez spoke directly after him at the podium at the UN. When he got to the podium, he remarked that it smelled like sulfur, with the implication that the smell was left over from the fact that Bush had just been standing there. I think that’s the basis for Mr. Ariail’s reference.

    Neither he nor GWB did a great deal of good for the world. Deciding who was worse is not very important, in my opinion.

    At least Pat Robertson finally had an answer to one of his fatwas, although he had originally challenged the US armed forces to go and get him, in contrast to his asking God to kill a Supreme Court justice or two….

  14. feverjr

    feverjr said, over 1 year ago

    When Hugo Chavez was elected in 1998 in Venezuela the per capita income was $2,858, today it’s $12,568.
    ………..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    Good comment Rodney, and well balanced in tone and presentation.
    I would only change the word necessary for the word inevitable.
    Respectfully,
    C.

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