A misplaced sense of patriotism–misplaced because they’ve chosen to stand by a fake president who lied to and betrayed them, rather than a real one from elsewhere who’s painfully honest–and only trying to help:
In Alaska’s native villages, the winter cold is already seeping into plywood homes, many of the villagers are poor, and heating-oil prices are high.
And yet a few villages are refusing free heating oil from Venezuela, on the patriotic principle that no foreigner has the right to call their president ”the devil.”
The oil is offered by a company controlled by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, President Bush’s nemesis.
While some of Alaska’s Eskimo and Indian villages say they have no choice but to accept, others would rather suffer.
”As a citizen of this country, you can have your own opinion of our president and our country. But I don’t want a foreigner coming in here and bashing us,” said Justine Gunderson, administrator for the tribal council in the Aleut village of Nelson Lagoon.
Nelson Lagoon residents pay at least $300 a month per household to heat their homes along the Bering Sea. Unemployment is rampant as salmon fishing slumps.
The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association rejected the offer because of the insults Chavez has hurled at Bush. Chavez called Bush ”the devil” in a speech to the United Nations.
Hardcore stupidity in Alaska, folks–it’s frozen solider than a poopsicle outside an igloo.
Hope the high cost of your heating oil is worth it to you, folks–it’s going to pay for a war based on lies.
And if your nose falls off from frostbite, hey…just remember, you did it to spite your face.