Short ‘n’ Stubby: Backwards ‘n’ forwards…


Venezuela looks back 10 years to the Vargas tragedy, when heavy rains led to mudslides that killed tens of thousands in the coastal region. Video here, in Spanish, tells how the locals recovered and rebuilt the stricken zone with the help of the government. The results (very pretty) speak for themselves.

Moving forward: Brazil has voted to let Venezuela into Mercosur. Paraguay’s right-wing dominated senate is still holding out. That makes them the backward ones. Argentina and Uruguay, meanwhile, have already moved forward.

Another funny little Venezuelan video looks back at recent comings and goings (mostly goings) of the busy, busy travellers of the local opposition. It also asks the musical question: Are they doing all this flying because they’re in cahoots with foreign interests, or could it just be because no one at home likes them?

Looking forward: Canadian Xmas cards haz Teh Ghey! Looking backward: Lots of idiots out there haz Teh Phobia. Guess two cute guys (one of them a Member of Parliament) and their dawg are somehow a threat to a lot of loons…

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4 Responses to Short ‘n’ Stubby: Backwards ‘n’ forwards…

  1. Manaat says:

    Bina, tune into VTV if you see this. Interesting show.

  2. Contragolpe, on the use of force by police?

  3. Manaat says:

    Yeah. I don’t know how the experiment will turn out, I sure wish them luck.
    I’d love the day they tried something like that in India, for example.

  4. ceti_alpha says:

    Not surprising, the internet is full of fascist freaks. Then again, so is the major mainstream news media. The hatred, resentment, jealousy, and outright bigotry seems to boil underneath the surface somehow and forms the basis of modern conservativism. Real scary — The Road with its Cannibals along the highways becomes that much more believable when you realize that they were probably once internet trolls.
    There is plenty of evil that lurks in the hearts of men I guess. It’s just awful that these inner malevolent voices are given a fresh outlet with comment boards.

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