Well, I'm back!
Colorado was great. They laid out the carpet for me. Scottie asked that it not be red and they refrain from playing the Internationale. I can report to you that we have made some great inroads to the middle class. Slowly but surely we are working our way out of the working class to where the real games are played.
Enough for the good news.
Now the Minnesota Problem. We might as well be going back to the USSR boys.
We have done everything possible as the leaders of this Party to stem the tide of militant workers insisting on the return to Marxism-Leninism in our Party.
I have done everything possible trying to expunge the remnants of 20th Century socialism from influencing our Party and the international movements.
With the aging Castro brothers not giving an inch on the ideological front just 90 miles from our borders to the south and the Stalin worshipers across the northern border in Canada it is very difficult to accomplish the eradication of Marxist-Leninist thinking.
As the revisionist majority or at least the revisionists who have claimed control of this Party we are intent on eradicating all influences of Marxism-Leninism. For today, tomorrow and for all time.
We probably shouldn't be surprised that the Minnesota Problem has been an extremely hard nut to crack. For years we have tried to convince these ultra-leftists to work inside of the Democratic Party without crying and complaining.
But I am at my wit's end trying to figure a way out of this Minnesota Problem.
I thought we were making some headway and then I check out Rita Polewski's blog this morning.
By the way she named her blog just to mock me. She named her blog "The Minnesota Problem." The nerve of this bitch from Duluth!
Can someone get me a paper towel. I just spilled my coffee. Scottie, when I'm done get the mop and go around the podium here. Scottie, please don't frown like that when I tell you do something. You should know by now when your employer tells you to mop you mop. When you are told to write you write. It's my way or the highway for you. Scottie, no back talk. I told you Gus Hall left me in charge here. When I am finished you just go get the mop and bucket out of the glass closet and mop a little around here. You got some time before you get out another Labor Up Front blog. Scottie. Please. No back talk. I told you before Gus Hall willed me the leadership of the CPUSA. No, Scottie. I will not show you Gus Hall's last will and testament. If I wanted to show it to you I would. I could go to my office right now and take it out of my desk drawer if I wanted to but I don't want to. Do a little work so you earn the title of worker so when you are asked what kind of work you have done before becoming middle class you can tell them you worked for me.
We are trying so hard to convince workers that Barack Obama is their friend and look what this bitch from Duluth has posted to her blog. I come to the office and I am staring at this scandalous defamation of Barack Obama. My day is topsy turvy before I have my first cup of fresh Star Bucks Coffee. Its bad enough I had to listen to some crybaby talking wobbly one big union bullshit just trying to get a cup of java:
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Fidel Castro: Obama 'misinterpreted' Raul's words
Everyone knew that President Obama lied and intentionally misinterpreted Raul Castro's words.
The question Obama needs to be asked is "why" he lied.
The world deserves an answer from Barack Obama. Not an answer from Obama's public relations people We are entitled to the answer to this question directly from the mouth of Barack Obama. We don't need to have Obama reading from his teleprompter either.
We just got rid of one president who could never tell the truth about anything and now we have another president who can't tell the truth about anything.
Until Obama tells the truth about why he misinterpreted and lied about what Cuban President Raul Castro said no other leader in the world will feel comfortable and confident that they can trust Barack Obama to convey the truth about what they say to the American people.
From Obama's silence while playing on the beaches of Hawaii as thousands of Palestinians were killed and murdered in cold blood by the racist Israeli government to all the lies about the economy to the Obama led U.S. boycott of Durban II we have had nothing but lie after lie after lie from Barack Obama who promised an open and truthful government.
Obama promised change.
Even the lies have not changed.
Where is the change?
We have had one hundred days of lies.
We have had one hundred days of foreclosures and evictions.
We have had another one hundred days without access to health care.
We have had one hundred days of soaring unemployment.
We have had another one hundred days of wars.
During Obama's first one hundred days in office the killing in Gaza has continued.
During these one hundred first days of Barack Obama's presidency the bankers and Wall Street have been bailed out while the people of main street have gotten the shaft.
During these one hundred days global warming has continued without viable solutions even worked on.
I voted for Cynthia McKinney for president because I never believed any of Barack Obama's hype about change.
When will this grassroots constituency that supported Obama demand the change they voted for?
Obama is no friend of working people. Obama works for the wealthy and filthy rich of Wall Street just like George Bush did. Barack Obama lies just like George Bush did too.
Fidel Castro: Obama 'misinterpreted' Raul's words
Apr 22, 7:29 AM (ET)
By WILL WEISSERT
HAVANA (AP) - Fidel Castro says President Barack Obama "misinterpreted" his brother Raul's remarks regarding the United States and bristled at the suggestion that Cuba should free political prisoners or cut taxes on remittances from abroad as a goodwill gesture to the U.S.
Raul Castro touched off a whirlwind of speculation last week that the U.S. and Cuba could be headed toward a thaw in nearly a half-century of chilly relations. The speculation began when the Cuban president said leaders would be willing to sit down with their U.S. counterparts and discuss "everything," including human rights, freedom of the press and expression, and political prisoners on the island.
Obama responded at the Summit of the Americas by saying Washington seeks a new beginning with Cuba, but he also said Sunday that Cuba should release some political prisoners and reduce official taxes on remittances sent to the island from the U.S.
That appeared to enrage Fidel Castro, 82, who wrote in an essay posted on a government Web site that Obama "without a doubt misinterpreted Raul's declarations."
The former president appeared to be throwing a dose of cold water on growing expectations for improved bilateral relations - suggesting Obama had no right to dare suggest that Cuba make even small concessions. He also seemed to suggest too much was being made of Raul's comments about discussing "everything" with U.S. authorities.
"Affirming that the president of Cuba is ready to discuss any topic with the president of the United States expresses that he's not afraid to broach any subject," Fidel Castro wrote of his 77-year-old brother, who succeeded him as president 14 months ago.
"It's a sign of bravery and confidence in the principles of the revolution," he said, referring to the rebel uprising that toppled dictator Fulgencio Batista and brought the Castros to power on New Year's Day 1959.
"Nobody should assume that he was talking about pardoning those sentenced in March 2003 and sending all of them to the United States, if the country were willing to liberate the five Cuban anti-terrorist heroes," Castro wrote.
He was referring to 75 leading political opposition leaders who were rounded up and imprisoned six years ago. Some 54 of them remain behind bars, though Raul Castro suggested last year that Cuba would be willing to liberate some political prisoners if U.S. authorities would free five Cuban spies.
Castro compared the prisoners arrested in 2003 to exiles who attacked the island's southern coast during the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and said they were "at the service of a foreign power that threatens and blockades our country," referring to charges they conspired with Washington to destabilize the communist system.
The ex-president had previously expressed his admiration for Obama, but this time Castro blasted the new U.S. president for showing signs of "superficiality."
He also defended Cuba's right to levy a 10 percent fee on every U.S. dollar sent to relatives on the island by Cuban-Americans, saying if the money arriving from abroad "is in dollars, all the more reason we should do it because it is the currency of the country that blockades us."
All top Cuban leaders routinely call the 47-year-old trade embargo against this country a blockade.
"Not all Cubans have family members overseas that send remittances," Castro said, adding that Cuba uses the revenue from fees on exchanging dollars to provide free health care, education and subsidized food to all of its population.
We just got done writing marvelous articles for the PWW and PA about how the Castro boys were finally coming to their senses about Barack Obama.
Now I come into the office to this. The Castro's trying to knock Barack Obama down a peg or two and this bitch from Duluth jumping all over Barack.
All the good PR work we got paid to do has come to naught.
What can we do?
The only thing we can do. Start over again helping Barack repair the damage.
Someone get on the horn to Cuba. Someone else get me a ticket to the Twin Cities. I'm going to go talk to Erwin Marquit and Peter Molenaar personally to find out what they have been doing. I'll check out the bars and see if I can't find Mark Froemke too.
What is it Jarvis? You have been sitting there with your hand in the air for a good twenty minutes. My God, do you know how distracting that is to see a hand waving around when I'm trying to talk. What is it now?
No, Jarvis, I am not going into northern Minnesota. Are you nuts or what? There are more Marxists-Leninists in northern Minnesota than there are Republicans. I'm not going to even try talking to those damn red Finns. They call me a "traitor" and "sellout." I can't take that. Just standing in a crowd of them makes my hair stand up.
Just look at me. My hair is standing on end now. I can feel it. Just thinking about northern Minnesota and those damn red Finns.
Ok, the hair on my head is sticking out and my hands are shaking in anger. I can't drink my coffee without my Mickey Mouse bib.
I'm going to my desk now. Everyone else do the same. Scottie, you get the mop.
I'm sorry I couldn't cover the problems in United for Peach and Justice. Perhaps next time during my briefing I will touch on the Peach problems.
What is it Jarvis? Oh, did I say peach instead of peace? Thank you for correcting me. I am glad you pay such close attention to what I say.
Damn. Now I got a headache. My head is just throbbing. All I hear in my head is "back to the USSR, boys."
God bless you.
God bless America.
Remember, this is Earth Day. God bless those working on the garbage barge. May the contents find a nook in some other country so the garbage doesn't have to be dumped at sea.
National Chairman, Communist Party USA