Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Quotes from Hugo . . . .

Compliments of today's Toronto Star:

“The hypothesis is not absurd ... that those towers could have been dynamited,” Chavez said in a speech to supporters. 

“A building never collapses like that, unless it’s with an implosion.” [Chavez in 2006 reacting to a television report investigating a theory that the U.S. government was behind the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers] 

“He is a donkey.” “Hitler would be like a suckling baby next to George W. Bush.” [On former president George W. Bush, 2006] 

“The devil came here yesterday,” said Chavez, who then crossed himself and looked skyward. “It smells of sulphur still today.” [Again on Bush Jr., addressing the U.N. in 2006] 

“I sting those who rattle me. Don’t mess with me, Condoleezza.” 

“I am sorry I am too busy to marry you.” [To U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2006.] 

“Go right to hell.” “You are a pawn of imperialism.” [To British Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2006] 

“ ... The poor thing, you have to feel sorry for her. She is a beauty queen that they’ve put in the role of a figurine. Forgive her, for she knows not what she says.” [Addressing Sarah Palin after she called him a dictator in 2008] 

“Contrary to reports, Charlie Sheen is not welcome in Venezuela. There are limits.” [Chavez in 2011 on why he will not condemn Gadhafi but actor Sheen is not in his good graces] 

“Would it be strange if they had developed a technology to induce cancer and no one knew it?” [Chavez in 2011, shortly after having a tumour operated on, questions whether the U.S. government could be plotting to kill him off]

My two personal faves are those referring to condescending rice.

RIP, Hugo . . . .

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