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KingTermite 08-02-06 03:49 PM

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).

sabretech2001 08-02-06 03:52 PM

I've got MSNBC on right now, and there's nothing yet

iluvfreebeer 08-02-06 03:52 PM

I'm chilling the champagne in anticipation . . .

Serendipper 08-02-06 03:52 PM

Certainly possible....

See P&R for more on the subject.

Flippin Sweet 08-02-06 03:52 PM

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?

Serendipper 08-02-06 03:53 PM

Our President has been brain dead for years, yet no one seems to notice....

KingTermite 08-02-06 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by Flippin Sweet
6pm EST?

Yes, I believe so.


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

sabretech2001 08-02-06 03:56 PM


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.

iluvfreebeer 08-02-06 04:01 PM


Originally Posted by KingTermite
Yes, I believe so.


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


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.

iluvfreebeer 08-02-06 04:02 PM


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 . . .

Flippin Sweet 08-02-06 04:30 PM

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....

catatonic 08-02-06 04:36 PM

Nice, so when can we dress up tom cruise in a teddy bear outfit and lock him in with the sweet puppy?

Travelinguyrt 08-02-06 04:51 PM

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

iluvfreebeer 08-02-06 04:52 PM


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?

KingTermite 08-02-06 05:15 PM

It must have been a bad rumor...would have heard something by now I'd think.

Shifty 08-02-06 06:10 PM

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!

Travelinguyrt 08-02-06 09:52 PM

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

iamlucky13 08-02-06 10:35 PM

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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