Question of the day?

March 21, 2010

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The question of the day is:

And if we catch Chavez lying in his blog, what happens?

26 Responses to “Question of the day?”

  1. deananash Says:

    Ever hear of Fake Steve Jobs? He’s got a really popular blog and he’s basically Steve’s alter-ego. He says all the things that Steve knows and thinks but can’t say.

    I suggest a Fake Hugo Chavez blog. The more the merrier.

  2. framethedebate Says:

    The real question of the day,,,,,For the roughly 40% of Venezuelans that support The Fatman (or, for that matter, the majority of citizens that ELECTED HIM), is your quality of life better after 11 years that included record oil prices? A non-productive wasteland is now at your doorstep.

  3. Bill Simpson of Slidell USA Says:

    What do you mean, ‘And IF we catch Chavez…’ ?
    I don’t speak Spanish, but if that perfect cone is a volcano down a bit on that web page, you might not want to invest in any real estate in that area. But mining might be a possibility.
    Then again, the way things seem to be going, you might not want to invest in real estate anywhere in Venezuela for quite a while.
    But seriously, I think you are underestimating Hugo’s Internet potential. He could give international Internet lessons on how to turn abundance into scarcity. That takes talent, when you are sitting on trillions of dollars worth of hydrocarbons, aluminum, gold etc.
    I hate to admit it, but every day, before I visit this web site (one of the best on the www, the comments are priceless) I think, “Let me see what that clown did today.” I would like to think that it couldn’t get much worse. Unfortunately, Cuba proves otherwise. It’s frustrating for me to watch, and I’ve never even been to Venezuela. Hell, I never even knew anyone from Venezuela!

  4. Roger Says:

    StJac: we need to give Hugo a chance. For years now he has been put all his energy into” El Show Alo Presidente” and Cadenas on what the US FCC now calls “legacy OTA” Broadcasting.

    It will take time for him to adapt to the internet and when his Cuban Advisors don’t even have a fuck’n clue!

    In the end I see a Venesuelans with social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and such all becoming friends of Hugo Chavez. Imagine your I phone going off in the middle of the night and when you answer it ” Ola this is your presidente Hugo……… I just got this great idea on how we can save energy…… go to my blog now and see….and don’t forget to vote.
    (sorry I have to go barf) again!

  5. StJacques Says:

    How can Chavez only write a small amount of content for a blog post?

    Wouldn’t this blog need to have automatic vertical scrolling?

  6. loroferoz Says:


    There is an answer to our search for the truth that does not involve cops or bureaucrats. Free expression. There is a way to decide what to do then. If you are convinced, you agree. You agree, you buy/help/lend/donate/cheer/smile/honk/pray/yell.

    I find people preoccupied with “truth” in news irksome. Particularly those that try to legislate “truthfulness” or “penal responsibility” into news, decided by the State. Fascism is the name of their disease.

  7. PaulainVancouver Says:

    I am not sure if this blog is going to happen, he won’t be able to lie and be exposing himself to sustain it for long as he will discover he said to much and take it back. It will not help him rise his severely damaged popularity.

  8. Jerry Says:

    Well, look like the Chiguire took the ball and ran with it:

  9. Andres F Says:

    Kepler, Chavez’s new blog would be the site.

  10. Kepler Says:

    We could actually create a mirror site of any chavista site. The thing is who writes and what site to mirror: VTV? Probably…or Aló Presidente?

  11. LuisF Says:

    The mirrow site idea is a great one btw!

  12. Roy Says:


    You mean, you got a problem widdat?

    Seriously, though… excellent satire!

  13. Andres F Says:

    If or whenever that blog shows up, somebody should create a mirror site, where people could comment. I think it would be interesting to see what action (if any) the government would take.

  14. Roberto Says:

    Adolfo Says:

    March 22, 2010 at 11:25 am
    How will you recognize lies??

    Answer: When he opens his mouth, that’s when you know he’s lying.

  15. loroferoz Says:

    We will use thought processes you are familiar with, dear Adolfo:

    Chavez is the Leader, therefore he cannot lie and he cannot get it wrong. Reality changes shape according to his very word, NOT the other way around. He has the (divine?) will and the fiery idea to change things by will alone.

    That’s the why, the how of the construction of utopian socialism (and fascism, by the way). WILL!!!! over reality.

    No, really… we will do something unthinkable and counterrevolutionary, something hidebound reactionaries do. We will compare reality to what he actually says. We will try and find hard evidence with numbers. We will be skeptical and debate. Maybe we will arrive to a shared view of reality. Maybe not, but we will take note that there are, naturally, different opinions, even if the facts are agreed upon, which at times are not.

    He who convinces is very naturally entitled to suggest and propose to others. No coercion needed, no arbiter of lie/truth in a government ministry, no censor. Optimal, heh?

    The fun thing is that people like Chavez call themselves “socialists” while demanding that society, individually and wholly surrender their property, their rights, their minds and their lives for no guarantee at all.

  16. Tonino Bianconi Says:

    Being in writing, if we catch him lying he would hve no way to hide it. Then we hould expose this to the international community making as much noise as possible

  17. Adolfo Says:

    How will you recognize lies??

  18. Roy Says:

    In a way, Chavez already has a blog… sort of. See:

    This website has all of Chavez’s newspaper columns and accepts “reader comments”. If you review those comments, you will see that none of them is anything less than gratuitous adulation. That is what you can expect to see in any website administrated by Chavez’s, Ministry of Propaganda.

    It is also interesting to note the hit-count meters on the articles. You can see that the regular readers are less than a couple hundred. Pathetic.

  19. maria gonzalez Says:

    I have 3 comments:

    1. I am having a hard time see in Chavez typing in a computer! He probably will write down in a notebook or will tape his great ideas and some other person will write something that Chavez will like of course…or they will just repeat what he write for the newspapers or in TV every week
    2. How many no important jobs a president can take on to not focus on the real problems in Venezuela! IF is true that venezuelans elect him to be a president…they want him to be one and leave all this nonsense bullshit!
    3. How many poor people has the time and the money to read his comments?

  20. Jorge Arena Says:

    I think it is a great idea that he opens a blog, we’ll have more direct knowledge of what is on his mind. However, having watched the video, I think he was referring more to Twitter than to a blog.

  21. Gringo Says:

    And if we catch Chavez lying in his blog, what happens?

    As other commenters have already pointed out, Esteban lies repeatedly. IMHO, he is very seldom directly confronted with his lies. To avoid being confronted with his lies, there will not be a comments section. Or, if there is a comments section, comments will not be posted until a flunky can expunge ones that are less than flattering. Will the flunky expunge the unflattering comments before Esteban has a chance to see them? After all, no one must tell the emperor he has no clothes.

    IMHO, Esteban’s recent interest in the Internet is a result of the visit of Cuba’s Number Three, Ramiro Valdez, who is the Communications Minister. Who informed Esteban about electronic communications, and the danger they pose to information “purity.”

  22. loroferoz Says:

    We will be able to practice our Latin at this set of proposals

    Laws that arbitrate and regulate opinion and expression are unenforceable, or at least unenforceable in a fair, rational way.

    There is no rational way to decide on the truthfulness of opinion, and certainly this decision cannot be entrusted to interested parties with coercitive power such as the government.

    Such laws are useless and decisions are best left to the audience.

    To these proposals, when our good president gets caught telling a lie (never heard of, a government official, a president much less, telling a lie), or rather dissembling free form like he uses to we will be able to throw either

    Quod Erat Demonstratum (What was to be shown) or Res Ipsa Loquitur (The Matter Speaks for Itself)

    Not that it will do much good. Bad intentions are impervious to common sense and rational explanation, unlike simple bad ideas.

  23. island canuck Says:

    Absolutely nothing will happen.

    It will be full of lies from the first day.

  24. Roberto Says:

    Can’t wait to see what the “captcha” words are going to be.

  25. An Interested Observer Says:

    If a tree falls in a chavista forest, and everybody hears it, did it really make a sound?

  26. Ira Says:

    He lies on TV, radio, and in print every day, so what’s the difference?

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