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Archive for May 28th, 2007

Chavez Silences Speech

Posted by Ryan on May 28, 2007

Hugo Chavez’s socialist paradise chimed another dong for dictatorship yesterday when at 12 o’clock midnight, the most popular, 53 year old Radio Caracas TV station was taken over by the government.  It’s not so much that they were just anti-government, but allowed dissenting opinions to be aired without retribution.  However, they did have a part to play in rallying anti-Chavez forces the 2002 coup attempt. 

Pro-Chavez folks showed up wearing red and parroting government slogans outside RCTV yesterday.  A different fate met those supporting RCTV.  Water cannons and tear gas met protesters in the streets yesterday as the youth came out against this blatant act of media usurpation.  All employees of RCTV have been fired and will be replaced with new government apparatchiks and stooges.  We are watching totalitarianism arise piece by piece right before our eyes!  And some call Dubya a fascist?

AFP photo. 

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Happy Memorial Day

Posted by Ryan on May 28, 2007

While Memorial Day has become a beach holiday, “official start of summer”, a big retail sales day, and a weekend of blockbuster movies and barbecues, we sometimes forget that on this day we remember those who have fallen in the line of duty while defending our nation.  They deserve our highest honor for making the biggest, most noble sacrifice for us all.  So on behalf of all of us here at Axis of Right, we extend to all the families and comrades of our fallen soldiers our sorrow, pride and best wishes on this most solemn of holidays.  We cannot thank you enough for your sacrifice.

I took this photo last week when I was in Arlington.

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