Tag Archives: Fidel Castro

YOU TAKE THAT BACK: Fox Host Flips Out After Former Mexican President Compares Trump To Castro [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is comparing Donald Trump to Fidel Castro, saying the president-elect is “very similar” to totalitarian leaders. “Cuba is going to be a great Latin American nation as soon as they get rid of the Castros,” Fox told host Dagen McDowell on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” Tuesday. “So nobody needs dictators. ...

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Obama And Biden Won’t Attend Castro’s Funeral

The Hill reports: President Obama and Vice President Biden will not attend the funeral of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, the White House said Monday. White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters to “stay tuned” as to which top U.S. officials, if any, would attend the funeral, scheduled for Dec. 4. Top Republicans have urged Obama not to attend ...

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Trump Vows To Reverse Obama’s Thaw With Cuba

The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump said Monday he will reverse President Obama’s thaw with Cuba if the island nation’s government does not make reforms. Trump is pledging to follow through on a campaign promise to undo Obama’s decision to open diplomatic and commercial ties with Cuba if the communist government doesn’t adopt changes. The statement comes less than three ...

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HYPOCRISY EXPLOSION: LGBT Rights Opponent Marco Rubio Points Out Castro’s History Of Oppressing Gays

This afternoon Sen. Marco Rubio decided that it wouldn’t be hypocritical in the least to point out Fidel Castro’s history of oppressing gays. Has he somehow forgotten his own lengthy track record of opposing LGBT rights? We sure haven’t forgotten his vote against ENDA, his support for DOMA, his fundraising for ex-gay torture advocates, his robocalls for NOM, his promise ...

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Trump Thanks The “Cuban Americans Who Supported Me So Greatly” In Statement On Fidel Castro’s Death

“Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too ...

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President Obama Extends “Hand Of Friendship To The Cuban People” Upon The Passing Of Fidel Castro

“At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. We know that this moment fills Cubans – in Cuba and in the United States – with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation. History will record and ...

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Fidel Castro Dies At Age 90 [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and then defied the United States for nearly half a century as Cuba’s maximum leader, bedeviling 11 American presidents and briefly pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war, died Friday. He was 90. His death ...

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National Enquirer: Ted Cruz’s Father Once Handed Out Pro-Castro Propaganda With Lee Harvey Oswald

McClatchy reports: The National Enquirer has published what it says is conclusive evidence that Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael B. Cruz, is the man photographed next to JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald distributing pro-Castro leaflets in 1963 in New Orleans. The Cruz presidential campaign fired back unequivocally. “This is another garbage story in a tabloid full of garbage,” communications director Alice ...

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Obama To Make “Historic Visit” To Cuba

And the wingnuts are, predictably, screaming. CNN reports: “We can confirm that (Thursday) the administration will announce the President’s travel to Latin America, including Cuba, in the coming weeks,” according to a senior administration official. The trip, long expected, comes after Obama’s administration formally reopened ties with Havana in late 2014, following a half-century of enmity. Speaking at CNN’s GOP ...

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PETA: Vegans Last Longer During Sex

If you aren’t vegan, you’ll have to think about Fidel Castro during sex. Or something.

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Father Of Sen. Ted Cruz: Homosexual Marriage Makes Government Your God

The father of Sen. Ted Cruz spoke this weekend at an Iowa “family” event co-sponsored by NOM. In a fiery speech Saturday at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Pastor Rafael Cruz laid out a number of socialist doomsday scenarios that he claimed are playing out in the United States, likening President Barack Obama to Fidel Castro. “Socialism requires ...

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Raul Castro To Step Down

In five years.

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HomoQuotable – Frank Kameny

“While, Castro had no notion, of course, of what he was doing in this context at that time, in my view and in my interpretation of the dynamics of the 1960s Gay Movement, he triggered Stonewall and all that has followed.News of Castro’s incarceration of gays in detention camps in Cuba came out early in 1965 — probably in March ...

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Fidel Castro: I Take Responsibility For Cuba’s Persecution Of Gays

Calling it a “great injustice,” today Fidel Castro told a Mexican newspaper that he accepts responsibility for Cuba’s persecution of its gay citizens, thousands of whom were rounded up and placed in internment camps during his regime. Castro said that the revolutionary government’s actions represented “a great injustice – a great injustice! – whoever committed it. If we committed it, ...

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Desperation Move

More dumbassery from the McCain camp as they pander to Florida’s powerful Cuban vote. The truth is, there’s no love between Obama and Castro. The Castro advertisement actually uses the foreign leader’s words against Obama. But the quote is misleading in regards to the actual political dynamics in play. For starters, since Obama became the de facto nominee, Castro has ...

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Fidel Castro Resigns

Fidel Castro, 81, announced his retirement in Cuba’s Granma newspaper today. The world’s longest-serving president, Castro has been ruling Cuba for almost 49 years. Reaction in Miami was surprisingly muted: A few people waved flags or honked their cars’ horns, but little jubilation seemed evident as regular customers trickled into the Versailles and other restaurants and open-air coffee stands along ...

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SF Cancels Halloween In Castro

In the wake of last year’s event during which nine people were shot, San Francisco has “cancelled” the Castro’s massive annual Halloween event which typically draws over 500,000 to the gayborhood. Audrey Joseph, former owner of the now-razed dance emporium, Universe, now the head of the City Entertainment Commission, says, “There will be no party.” SF Supervisor Bevan Dufty: “It’s ...

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Death Bowl

The city of Miami is planning to host a huge party in the Orange Bowl upon the death of Fidel Castro. And then everybody is loading onto small boats and in a massive reverse-Mariel, they’ll retake their homes and businesses in Cuba. It’s only been 50 years or so. Everything should be right where it was left. At least, that’s ...

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