Archive for December 9th, 2005

Proof that the Government went all out to have people vote

December 9, 2005

Just to prove how the Government went “all out” in getting out the
vote, here is this little jewel. This is a letter from Coporacion CASA
C.A., the company that buys and supplies all of the Government’s Mercal
markets, which has become the largest importer of food in the country
and an equal to the Polar group in terms of food distribution in

This is what this letter, dated December 2nd, two days before the election says, skipping the uniportatnt stuff:

To all of the companies that provide services to Corporacion Casa, S.A.

We would like to ask
for your valuable collaboration in the sense of providing us with
backing for the movement on the day of the elections ((4/12/2005) of
our countrymen to the electoral centers, obeying to the fact that these
fewow countrymen lack the means to exercize the right to vote. In that
sense, we require
that on that day you hire 4 buses of 50 passengers each or its
equivalent and that you tell us today, in writing to Fax xxx the
confirmation of your support. To that effect, we have designated our
regional cooridnators in your state to do the necessary coordination

I woudl like to take
advantage of this opportunity to ask you to communicate to all your
personnel that it is indispensabel for the sovereignty of our people
that we all go out and vote

Signed by Major Frank Zurita, Director of commercialization and Logistics

Do I need to say any more?


Realistic humor in a Caracas traffic light

December 9, 2005

How about this very realistic humor at a Caracas traffic light! The
sign says “deposeta” deposit your vote using a play on words with
deposit (depositar) and toilet (poseta).

(Thanks MM)