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    Castro pushing daisies?

    I listen to a talk show during my brief drive home from work.

    A lady in Miami called in who claimed to have contacts in the Miami Police dept. and FBI and heard that Castro has finally died. She said the official press release was going to be at 6:00p (11 minutes from now by my watch).
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    I've got MSNBC on right now, and there's nothing yet
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    I'm chilling the champagne in anticipation . . .
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    Certainly possible....

    See P&R for more on the subject.
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    He is one of those, along with Dick Clark, who didn't seem like he would die. He just always seems to survive, for good or bad. I guess we'll find out.

    6pm EST?
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    Our President has been brain dead for years, yet no one seems to notice....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flippin Sweet
    6pm EST?
    Yes, I believe so.


    I'm heading over to iluvfreebeer's house to toast the champagne.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    Our President has been brain dead for years, yet no one seems to notice....
    Your comment suggest that at one time he had a brain which, to use the legal term, assumes facts not in evidence.
    ...just say shimaNO

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Yes, I believe so.


    I'm heading over to iluvfreebeer's house to toast the champagne.

    I don't drink, so I hope you're thirsty!
    If it turns out he's still alive, you can fill your water bottle with it and I wont' tell anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    Our President has been brain dead for years, yet no one seems to notice....
    I'm trying to remember a Prez that wasn't brain dead . . .
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    oh, I was on CNN looking to see and I saw the story about a guard dog ripping apart a $900,000 collection of teddy bears, including one belonging to Elvis. Sad, but kind of funny...berserk guard dog...hehehe....
    Hi. I don't think we've been introduced. I'm awesome.

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    Nice, so when can we dress up tom cruise in a teddy bear outfit and lock him in with the sweet puppy?
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    Cubans in Miami think they will walk into Cuba if/when Castro is dead and be welcomed with open arms

    Fat chance,, the old ones are to old to fight and the young born in America types sure aren't going to give up the Miami lifestyle for third world living

    The "exiles' ran like hell instead of staying and fighting Castro and his crew, and they want to waltz back and reclaim what they left sounds like a job for the US Marines, and your kids, but NOT MINE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelinguyrt
    Cubans in Miami think they will walk into Cuba if/when Castro is dead and be welcomed with open arms

    Fat chance,, the old ones are to old to fight and the young born in America types sure aren't going to give up the Miami lifestyle for third world living

    The "exiles' ran like hell instead of staying and fighting Castro and his crew, and they want to waltz back and reclaim what they left sounds like a job for the US Marines, and your kids, but NOT MINE
    I take it you were actually there in Cuba when Castro took over? What was it like?
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    It must have been a bad rumor...would have heard something by now I'd think.
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    How long do you think it will take for us to turn that country into Las Vegas, don't know why we alway have to cheer someone's death, not very moral for a country with leaders with such "high moral values" now is it!
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    Yeh my grandfather worked for the Caterpillar Corp in Cuba for years
    we spent every Christmas and new Years in Cuba visiting grandparents in the eastern part of the island
    The airport was chaos asCastro and his troops approached Havana, my grandfather was offered many times the actual price of the tickets from Cuban nationals who were afraid to stay, His corp was a very good customer of Pan American Airways, which is why our tickets were honored.
    We rode from the hotel in Havana in Cuban army truks with troops carrying weapons, and as always at the bottom of the stairway up to the plane was "passport" control who took a 20$ US which was always folded inside the passport
    And yeh I may have been very young at the time but I still remember the chaos in the airport, yelling and crying, willing to pay anything for a ticket

    My grandfather kept the office and yard open for 6 months and then was told to return to the US, Castros troops looted everything they could move

    If anyone wants to read a good book about the niteclubs in Havana in the Batista years locate "Tropicana Nites" written by the wife of the American who owned it for years she was living in Calif until her death perhaps a year ago, the book has pix of lots of Hollywood types Including Liberace and Sinatra

    Don't hold your breath about" regime change" in Cuba
    But when it does I want the paint concession and a couple of barges to load them with the vintage American cars still in use in theisland

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    I've got my fingers crossed that if Fidel does die in the near term, Raul will chicken out of the risks of being a dictator and start the process toward at least a "semi-democratic" election, but my hopes for it aren't especially high. Nor do I expect a night and day change or a painless transition even if he does.
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