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Fidel: friend or foe?

Last week saw the passing of a man who some would call an oppressive, villainous dictator. I would just rather call him by his name, Fidel Castro. 948 more words


Comic Con-ing: Wizard World New Orleans Adds Dave Bautista

That’s right WWE Superstar Dave Bautista Dave Bautista is coming to New Orleans.  Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple has already bought her VIP for Mr. Bautista! 261 more words


The Death of a Dictator, and Perhaps His Dictatorship

Cuban dictator Fidel Castro at long last died on Friday, and this time it seems to be for good. His death had been rumored and even reported numerous times over the years, but the Cuban government has now acknowledged the fact, and it’s now safe to raise a toast with a Cuba Libre. 537 more words


Tears in Havana. Cheers in Miami

Guest post by Textor

Fidel is dead.
The Leader has gone. The tyrant has perished.
Tears in Havana. Cheers in Miami.
And so the story goes on. 736 more words

My Evening with Fidel

Yesterday marks nearly 16 years to the day that I met Fidel Castro while visiting Cuba in December of 2000. His death has sparked numerous articles analyzing his contributions and his mistakes, as well as decrying his despotic measures, and it has inspired countless posts on social media that range from sentimental displays of solidarity with the Cuban people (on both sides of the political spectrum) to unbridled enthusiasm for the passing of their leader. 3,636 more words


Fidel Castro is dead

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state TV has announced. The former cigar-puffing leftist, Castro, who reigned over the island nation for nearly a half-century following a communist revolution that culminated in victory in 1959, is dead at the age of 90, according to multiple reports early Saturday . 757 more words



AND, from many, good riddance !

Over the next few days we shall all be swamped no doubt with the usual humbug tributes from the loony left, certain academics and entertainers, and other fellow travellers, particularly from those in the so called ‘non-aligned’ nations, and former Soviet satellite states, over the death of Fidel Castro. 487 more words