And now, the weather report from Tegucigolpe…

It’s getting awful nuts out there, and the forecast calls for a continuous torrential downpour of bullshit both in Honduras and abroad…


“Nobody is above the law. I repeat: MY ‘law’.”

Awww, isn’t it cute how Gorilletti still thinks he’s a real president? And that HE gets to say what’s legal and what’s not in Honduras?

Couple of fun and frivolous articles from Aporrea to show you just how desperetti Gorilletti is getting. First, this one:

The dictator of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, said today that those responsible for having removed president Manuel Zelaya from the country–whom he did not identify–would be taken before a court of law and “punished”.

“I am totally certain that they will be brought to tribunals, as corresponds to whatever mistake was made,” in expelling Zelaya from the country, Micheletti said.

Micheletti reiterated that “a mistake was made” in sending Zelaya to Costa Rica after his removal from office on June 28, because the Honduran constitution “protects the presence of Hondurans, without extradition, in the country.” However, on July 5, Micheletti used all means to prevent Zelaya’s return via Tocontín airport.

In an interview with the Brazilian magazine Veja, which came out on Sunday, Micheletti declared that “the military should have taken Zelaya before the tribunals, but they decided to remove him from the country to avoid bloodshed.

“For that reason, they took him to Costa Rica. In Honduras there is no secure enough prison for him,” said Micheletti, making excuses for this particular point.

Translation mine.

Now, this one:

The de facto president of Honduras, Robert Micheletti, accused Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez of promoting hatred among Hondurans, and said that the “Gorillettis” are democrats who will keep him from “putting his boots” in that Central American country.

“I want to tell you that Gorilletti–the moniker Chávez uses–is a group of men and women democrats who will not permit him to put his Venezuelan boots in this poor but dignified country.”


“I say to him and all those who attack me that I harbor no rancor in my heart, that I pray to God that he will forgive them for all the damage that they are doing to their people.”

Again, translation mine.

Unfortunately, it’s not just Gorilletti spouting that; Alexandre Marinis (who he?) of Bloomberg has swallowed the crap holus-bolus:

If Honduras descends into civil war, we can thank Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and credit Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with an assist.

Pushing the Central American nation to the brink is precisely what Chavez accomplished when he persuaded Lula to welcome ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya inside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, the capital, last month.

Reasonable people can argue whether Zelaya deserved to be tossed out of office. The fact is his ouster was legal, according to a detailed report issued by the U.S. Congressional Research Service.

The Honduran Congress has the authority to rebuke the president and decide constitutional intent, the report says. “In the case against Zelaya, the National Congress interpreted the power to disapprove of the conduct of the president to encompass the power to remove him from office, based on the results of a special, extensive investigation,” it states.

Chavez and Lula engaged in wise-guy diplomacy. Their actions violated international laws by helping Zelaya enter the country illegally. And they disrupted the economy of Central America’s second-poorest country, which was already reeling from the global economic crisis.

Besides acting unethically, the two Latin leaders showed they aren’t serious diplomats. We’ll see if this inaugurates a new era in which Brazil and Venezuela throw their weight around and increasingly interfere with their neighbors’ politics. If so, they will resemble the U.S., which Latin leaders have long criticized for butting into the region’s internal affairs by propping up or taking out national leaders.

Better wipe your lips, Alex, you’ve got a real Dirty Sanchez going on there. I don’t know why you’re in bed with a dictator, but if I were you, I’d be seeking medical attention for my sore ass. The “bend the constitution” lie has already been debunked, as has the “it’s all legal” one.

The “legality” one has been debunked most recently by none other than Desperetti, as you can see above. He admits it was a crime, but he won’t name who’s up for the punishment, because that would be to incriminate himself above all the rest. Meanwhile, he’s stalling and spinning so that the scheduled elections can proceed from a totally illegitimate footing.

And Mel Zelaya, the real president of Honduras, incidentally, has also piped up to the effect that the state of siege, in which all constitutional guarantees are nil, is still on. And will be until those farcical “elections” go down, apparently. Call THAT “democracy”? At this rate, Honduras will have to revert to its old coat of arms:


PS: NPR actually managed to report things fairly and accurately, and rebut the putschists with facts. Is there hope for the US media after all, or is this just a rare glitch that will be covered up in haste?

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5 Responses to And now, the weather report from Tegucigolpe…

  1. Dr.Dawg says:

    Super pun! Tanks for all the info.

  2. Dr.Dawg says:

    I meant “thanks.” No pun intended!

  3. I didn’t even catch that. LOL! Tanks indeed!

  4. My money on the one-time mistake to be quickly covered up by bullshit.
    BTW, I know that Hugo uses and maybe coined the term Gorilletti, but I have taken to using the term Butcherletti after watching that clip I posted on the beating of that poor pregnant woman. The man is cold-blooded and the troops, so well trained by those graduates of the School of the Americas in Columbus, Georgia, USA have become the butcher’s apprentices.

  5. I think the lamestream anglo media will probably just fudge anything remotely incriminating or hinky that Gorilletti says, and minimize any evil thing his troops do. They’re still peddling the lie that it was all legal and constitutional. What they completely ignore is that if it IS “constitutional” (and I somehow doubt it is), that constitution was written by Gorilletti himself, along with several other oligarchs, during the military dictatorship of the ’80s. There’s a reason Zelaya proposed amending it, and it had nothing to do with his own re-election, which he wasn’t seeking. It was that he was all too aware of what was wrong with it, starting with its very origins.
    What’s funny about all this is that the Ven oppos frequently call Chavecito a “gorila” (military dictator), even though (a) he was democratically elected, (b) he was elected as a civilian, having been discharged from the army after he went to jail in ’92 for his role in an uprising against a real butcher, Carlos Andrés Pérez, and (c) he’s way more democratic than any of his predecessors, putting everything possible to a public vote. Oh, and (d) he’s never bundled a single political opponent out of the country in his pajamas, as Gorilletti did to Mel Zelaya. They all fled under their own steam because they faced real criminal charges for real, non-political crimes! But that won’t stop the oppos from photoshopping his head onto an ape’s body, or cartooning him as King Kong run amok. His being burly and non-white undoubtedly makes that easy for them. They must be chewing their knuckles every time he says “Gorilletti” on TV!

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