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WisChief
08-30-2005, 04:09 PM
I'm sure this will get moved to DC, but let's try it here:

Interesting that Chavez is the first to offer aid. :hmmm:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050829/wl_afp/usweathervenezuelaoil_050829235602

Mon Aug 29, 7:56 PM ET



CARACAS (AFP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez offered to send food and fuel to the United States after the powerful Hurricane Katrina pummeled the US south, ravaging US crude production.


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The leftist leader, a frequent critic of the United States and a target himself of US disapproval, said Venezuela could send aid workers with drinking water, food and fuel to US communities hit by the hurricane.

"We place at the disposition of the people of the United States in the event of shortages -- we have drinking water, food, we can provide fuel," Chavez told reporters.

Chavez said fuel could be sent to the United States via a Citgo refinery that has not been affected by the hurricane. Citgo is owned by Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).

In the Gulf of Mexico, which accounts for a quarter of total US oil output, 92 percent of crude and 83 percent of natural gas production were shut down due to Hurricane Katrina, which slammed Louisiana and Mississippi, according to US government data.

Venezuela is the fourth-largest provider of oil to the United States, supplying some 1.5 million barrels a day.

Last week, Chavez offered discount gasoline to poor Americans suffering from high oil prices and on Sunday offered free eye surgery for Americans without access to health care.

keg in kc
08-30-2005, 04:11 PM
Quite neighborly of them.

Valiant
08-30-2005, 04:12 PM
Great gesture, I bet he is loving every bit of it thou, but good gesture never-the-less...

Bowser
08-30-2005, 04:13 PM
But, Robertson won't let the masses fall for such a ploy, will he??/?

BigRedChief
08-30-2005, 04:15 PM
Venezuelan President Chavez called the U.S. the "most savage, cruel and muderous empire" in world history.

F#k him and the communist dead horse he rode in onto the public stage.

Bush needs to give him a %(/ and then tell him to nlm

Saulbadguy
08-30-2005, 04:16 PM
FUEL PLZ.

BigRedChief
08-30-2005, 04:17 PM
FUEL PLZ.

He purposely insults us and then you want to line his pockets with money because he has oil? :hmmm:

Ultra Peanut
08-30-2005, 04:19 PM
Kill them all, starting with Andres Galarraga! :rolleyes:

Saulbadguy
08-30-2005, 04:20 PM
He purposely insults us and then you want to line his pockets with money because he has oil? :hmmm:
I don't care who he is, or what he said. He is offering to help us in our time of need.

WisChief
08-30-2005, 04:24 PM
I don't care who he is, or what he said. He is offering to help us in our time of need.
The only one that I'm aware of too. :shake:

Hydrae
08-30-2005, 04:26 PM
Last week, Chavez offered discount gasoline to poor Americans suffering from high oil prices and on Sunday offered free eye surgery for Americans without access to health care.


I don't get it, what is this guys angle? Why would a third world country be offering medical care for Americans?

Donger
08-30-2005, 04:27 PM
Heh. Jesse Jackson made this happen.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050830/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/venezuela_us_jackson

Mr. Laz
08-30-2005, 04:29 PM
I don't get it, what is this guys angle? Why would a third world country be offering medical care for Americans?

ego ... he looks like the generous, good guy willing help out the evil empire.

makes him look powerful



that said, take the offer ... helping U.S. citizens is more important than worthless pride.

MOhillbilly
08-30-2005, 04:30 PM
The Republic should tell those COMMIES to suck there own PEE PEEs.

gblowfish
08-30-2005, 04:30 PM
Any country that offers to help us out is OK in my book, all politics aside.

MOhillbilly
08-30-2005, 04:32 PM
Any country that offers to help us out is OK in my book, all politics aside.

thats like saying criminals are ok as long as they dont bother you.

Reaper16
08-30-2005, 04:35 PM
Kill them all, starting with Andres Galarraga! :rolleyes:

Then continuing on with Johan Santana.

nolimitpk
08-30-2005, 04:38 PM
YOU ARE IDIOTS FOR PUTTING THIS MAN DOWN. JUST BECAUSE HE DOESN'T AGREE WITH THE NEO CON AGENDA DOES NOT MEAN THAT HE ISN'T A HUMANITARIAN. GET REAL. I GUESS YOU LOVE THE MAN YOU VOTED FOR JUST LIKE YOU LOVE THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR GAS. GET REAL REAL QUICK. INFIDELS.

Donger
08-30-2005, 04:38 PM
YOU ARE IDIOTS FOR PUTTING THIS MAN DOWN. JUST BECAUSE HE DOESN'T AGREE WITH THE NEO CON AGENDA DOES NOT MEAN THAT HE ISN'T A HUMANITARIAN. GET REAL. I GUESS YOU LOVE THE MAN YOU VOTED FOR JUST LIKE YOU LOVE THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR GAS. GET REAL REAL QUICK. INFIDELS.

Okay, who kicked over his rock?

Donger
08-30-2005, 04:42 PM
YOU ARE IDIOTS FOR PUTTING THIS MAN DOWN. JUST BECAUSE HE DOESN'T AGREE WITH THE NEO CON AGENDA DOES NOT MEAN THAT HE ISN'T A HUMANITARIAN. GET REAL. I GUESS YOU LOVE THE MAN YOU VOTED FOR JUST LIKE YOU LOVE THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR GAS. GET REAL REAL QUICK. INFIDELS.

Oh, and BTW, Chavez is one of the reasons that crude prices are so high. He's perhaps the most hawkish of the OPEC members.

Ultra Peanut
08-30-2005, 04:42 PM
I think Chavez is clearly trying to play games, but you know... after he's had an American "religious leader" call for his assassination, Venezuela's response could have also just been, "Maybe God doesn't like you!"

MOhillbilly
08-30-2005, 04:44 PM
IM A BIG ****ING COMMIE.

Yes you are.

oldandslow
08-30-2005, 04:45 PM
I think Chavez is clearly trying to play games, but you know... after he's had an American "religious leader" call for his assassination, Venezuela's response could have also just been, "Maybe God doesn't like you!"

What he said.

Ultra Peanut
08-30-2005, 04:46 PM
What he said.What who said?

memyselfI
08-30-2005, 04:46 PM
I'm sure this will get moved to DC, but let's try it here:

Interesting that Chavez is the first to offer aid. :hmmm:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050829/wl_afp/usweathervenezuelaoil_050829235602



It will be fun to see what excuse Pat Robertson gives for saying no to the offer...

Pitt Gorilla
08-30-2005, 04:49 PM
Venezuelan President Chavez called the U.S. the "most savage, cruel and muderous empire" in world history.

F#k him and the communist dead horse he rode in onto the public stage.

Bush needs to give him a %(/ and then tell him to nlmThat is just stupid.

Pitt Gorilla
08-30-2005, 04:51 PM
Heh. Jesse Jackson made this happen.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050830/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/venezuela_us_jacksonI saw that last night on Fox News. Jesse makes peace and gets us oil. Wow.

Bwana
08-30-2005, 05:13 PM
YOU ARE IDIOTS FOR PUTTING THIS MAN DOWN. JUST BECAUSE HE DOESN'T AGREE WITH THE NEO CON AGENDA DOES NOT MEAN THAT HE ISN'T A HUMANITARIAN. GET REAL. I GUESS YOU LOVE THE MAN YOU VOTED FOR JUST LIKE YOU LOVE THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR GAS. GET REAL REAL QUICK. INFIDELS.

WTF??

Duck Dog
08-30-2005, 05:20 PM
The leftist leader, a frequent critic of the United States

What leftists aren't critics of the US?

I say we take their fuel, then assasinate his ass.

hbkeay
08-30-2005, 05:22 PM
The Republic should tell those COMMIES to suck there own PEE PEEs.

yeah, and rip out their tendons and use them for bootstraps.

nolimitpk
08-30-2005, 10:08 PM
MoHillbilly, Donger, and Bwana are all ass pirates. You all say some of the stupidiest shit I have ever heard in my life. You lick the cock of the right. You say to assassinate somebody that is offering services to help our people. Just because Chavez doesnt agree with our government's policies doesnt mean he deserves to die. That is more of a commie ****ing statement than anything Chavez has said or done. All 3 of you can blow Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. Make a poll for a new thread where it says what order you 3 will blow those 2. You three are the same stupid ****s that think the war in Iraq is a war on terror. Well reality just called and said, YOUR ****ING WRONG IDIOT SHITHEAD COCKSUCKERS!

dtebbe
08-30-2005, 10:15 PM
YOU ARE IDIOTS FOR PUTTING THIS MAN DOWN. JUST BECAUSE HE DOESN'T AGREE WITH THE NEO CON AGENDA DOES NOT MEAN THAT HE ISN'T A HUMANITARIAN. GET REAL. I GUESS YOU LOVE THE MAN YOU VOTED FOR JUST LIKE YOU LOVE THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR GAS. GET REAL REAL QUICK. INFIDELS.


LOL, just what we need.. another fuc*ing hippie. :Peace: Denise

I suggest you try: http://retardplanet.com

more your speed.

DT

nolimitpk
08-30-2005, 10:20 PM
LOL, just what we need.. another fuc*ing hippie. :Peace: Denise

I suggest you try: http://retardplanet.com

more your speed.

DT


Not one ****ing thing I said has anything to do with with being a hippie. Too bad all of you stupid ****s didnt drown in that shit. That's probably the worst news out of all of this.

Frazod
08-30-2005, 10:25 PM
Soup kitchens funded by Al Capone sustained hundreds, perhaps thousands, of poor Chicagoans during the Great Depression.

Sure, Capone was a thug and a killer. But the people who survived because of his generousity (regardless of his motives) were simply happy to survive.

dtebbe
08-30-2005, 10:31 PM
Too bad all of you stupid ****s didnt drown in that shit. That's probably the worst news out of all of this.

1. When I get 2 days advance news of a 20' storm surge coming to my location below sea level, I'm gone. Walk, run, crawl.. 1+1=2

2. I can swim

DT

P.S. You are a turd burgler

mikey23545
08-30-2005, 10:38 PM
I can't believe anyone taking this as a serious offer...It is so contrived as to be beyond belief...

It's like me offering to loan you $10,000,000 to help you out of a bind in front of your friends...

Frazod
08-30-2005, 10:43 PM
I can't believe anyone taking this as a serious offer...It is so contrived as to be beyond belief...

It's like me offering to loan you $10,000,000 to help you out of a bind in front of your friends...

It's the same f#cking thing we do every single time any country anywhere in the world experiences any sort of major natural disaster, regardless of politics or how much their citizens hate us.

Not that I'm a big fan of THAT, mind you - but I don't have a problem with getting at least a whiff of payback.

BigRedChief
08-30-2005, 10:59 PM
That is just stupid.

The dude is playing politics with the suffering going on right now down south. Do you really think he cares for the good citizens of Missisppi?

Fairplay
08-30-2005, 11:02 PM
Any country that offers to help us out is OK in my book, all politics aside.





Heh, theres always a political motive my friend.

Frazod
08-30-2005, 11:03 PM
The dude is playing politics with the suffering going on right now down south. Do you really think he cares for the good citizens of Missisppi?

He probably cares about as much as Bush does.

Bwana
08-30-2005, 11:28 PM
MoHillbilly, Donger, and Bwana are all ass pirates. You all say some of the stupidiest shit I have ever heard in my life. You lick the cock of the right. You say to assassinate somebody that is offering services to help our people. Just because Chavez doesnt agree with our government's policies doesnt mean he deserves to die. That is more of a commie ****ing statement than anything Chavez has said or done. All 3 of you can blow Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. Make a poll for a new thread where it says what order you 3 will blow those 2. You three are the same stupid ****s that think the war in Iraq is a war on terror. Well reality just called and said, YOUR ****ING WRONG IDIOT SHITHEAD COCKSUCKERS!
Uh-Oh, someone forgot to take their meds again. Now go to bed before daddy catches you on his computer again and has to give you a timeout break, grounds you, or takes away your Power Ranger action figures.

Nighty night little camper.

Pitt Gorilla
08-30-2005, 11:30 PM
The dude is playing politics with the suffering going on right now down south. Do you really think he cares for the good citizens of Missisppi?
I don't care if he cares. I guess I don't have the "pride" hangups that some of you seem to have. Someone wants to help Americans who need help and that, to me, is all that matters. I could give a f*ck about how he feels or whom he is trying to impress.

beer bacon
08-30-2005, 11:31 PM
I don't care if he cares. I guess I don't have the "pride" hangups that some of you seem to have. Someone wants to help Americans who need help and that, to me, is all that matters. I could give a f*ck about how he feels or whom he is trying to impress.

Personally I think we should go back to horse and buggies just to **** him over. Take that you Red bastard!

BigRedChief
08-30-2005, 11:37 PM
I don't care if he cares. I guess I don't have the "pride" hangups that some of you seem to have. Someone wants to help Americans who need help and that, to me, is all that matters. I could give a f*ck about how he feels or whom he is trying to impress.

He would like nothing better than to see our way of life destroyed. The U.S. ruined and all of our power taken away. To accept a handout from such a man is not in our best interests. We don't need politicallly biased handouts from Latin American tin horn dictators. We can take care of our own.

Pitt Gorilla
08-30-2005, 11:40 PM
He would like nothing better than to see our way of life destroyed. The U.S. ruined and all of our power taken away. To accept a handout from such a man is not in our best interests. We don't need politicallly biased handouts from Latin American tin horn dictators. We can take care of our own.
What does this handout have to do with our power being taken away? From my calculations, it would appear to be a net gain.

Ugly Duck
08-30-2005, 11:44 PM
I say we take their fuel, then assasinate his ass.Isn't that the guy that the Christians are trying to kill? Dang... we better hope he doesn't go to a church around here after giving us fuel. He might go in to pray and end up having his ragged body dragged through the streets by them Christian right-wingers!

Bug
08-30-2005, 11:44 PM
This is gonna cost more, a LOT more than the tsunami that hit Indonesia. IMHO it's time to dial the pride back a few notches and take all the help we can get.

BigRedChief
08-30-2005, 11:47 PM
This is gonna cost more, a LOT more than the tsunami that hit Indonesia. IMHO it's time to dial the pride back a few notches and take all the help er can get.

Yeah I'd like to see France chip in a few billion.

carlos3652
08-30-2005, 11:47 PM
I don't care if he cares. I guess I don't have the "pride" hangups that some of you seem to have. Someone wants to help Americans who need help and that, to me, is all that matters. I could give a f*ck about how he feels or whom he is trying to impress.


I can see it know:

Bin Laden offers fuel and help to our US citizens... what a nice guy... why does everyone hate him... he is being nice, I dont care about politics....

**** your agenda and your solidarity Chavez... damn can we be this blind... Trojan Horse Bitch...

beer bacon
08-30-2005, 11:49 PM
I can see it know:

Bin Laden offers fuel and help to our US citizens... what a nice guy... why does everyone hate him... he is being nice, I dont care about politics....

**** your agenda and your solidarity Chavez... damn can we be this blind... Trojan Horse Bitch...

Wait. He is going to hide his armies inside the oil tankers? This changes everything!

OmahaChief
08-30-2005, 11:56 PM
Bravo to Venezuela. It is about tmie someone offered any help to us in a matter like this. No matter how great or big of a county we are it is nice to know someone is willing to help out if needed. Sure he has a hidden agenda but don't think the US does not as well when we offer aid to everyone and their dog.

beer bacon
08-31-2005, 12:09 AM
Bravo to Venezuela. It is about tmie someone offered any help to us in a matter like this. No matter how great or big of a county we are it is nice to know someone is willing to help out if needed. Sure he has a hidden agenda but don't think the US does not as well when we offer aid to everyone and their dog.

Once he has us addicted to that sweet sweet crude he is totally going to make us his bitch. Just ask BigRedChief.

Demonpenz
08-31-2005, 12:11 AM
wait a second isn't it other countries that ususally take our food and then tell us to **** off at the same time for what we do because we are pigs? I guess we could have the chance to say we hate you but we will take some of your stuff off your hands

go bowe
08-31-2005, 12:12 AM
What he said.er...

that's "what she said"...

BigRedChief
08-31-2005, 12:13 AM
wait a second isn't it other countries that ususally take our food and then tell us to **** off at the same time for what we do because we are pigs? I guess we could have the chance to say we hate you but we will take some of your stuff off your hands

That is a valid point. I hate you, give me some money.

go bowe
08-31-2005, 12:15 AM
I can see it know:

Bin Laden offers fuel and help to our US citizens... what a nice guy... why does everyone hate him... he is being nice, I dont care about politics....

**** your agenda and your solidarity Chavez... damn can we be this blind... Trojan Horse Bitch...i'd be guessing that you don't care for mr. chavez or his policies...

i'd be interested in why you feel that way and how chavez is generally perceived in south america...

carlos3652
08-31-2005, 12:26 AM
i'd be guessing that you don't care for mr. chavez or his policies...

i'd be interested in why you feel that way and how chavez is generally perceived in south america...


Not sure, all I know is that all or most of SA gov are corrupt... shite, we (Argentina) went through 4 presidents in 2 weeks back in 2001-2002 because of all the decay they had to deal with... everyone resigned once they saw what they were getting into....

Im all about getting democracy right in SA... I can see Chavez moving towards Communism.... after a couple years of Socialism...

go bowe
08-31-2005, 12:39 AM
thanks for answering that for me...

but is "communism" even allowed as a choice nowadays?

i mean, other than china, vietnam, north korea and cuba, where are there any communists anymore? ;)

Pitt Gorilla
08-31-2005, 12:42 AM
I don't know if many of you have caught footage of the aftermath, but NO and the coastal cities are basically ruined. Some are completely gone. Any help should be greatly appreciated.

go bowe
08-31-2005, 12:42 AM
on the issue of corruption, it's not a phenomenon of just south america...

most governments in developing countries are corrupt...

hell, american politics were corrupt in the thirties through the early sixties...

at least in the big northern cities...

including kansas city...

unlurking
08-31-2005, 01:06 AM
on the issue of corruption, it's not a phenomenon of just south america...

most governments in developing countries are corrupt...

hell, american politics were corrupt in the thirties through the early sixties...

at least in the big northern cities...

including kansas city...
Are you trying to say American politics is NOT corrupt now?!?!

Care to share a little o' that smoke?

:D

oaklandhater
08-31-2005, 01:15 AM
Venezuelan President Chavez called the U.S. the "most savage, cruel and muderous empire" in world history.

F#k him and the communist dead horse he rode in onto the public stage.

Bush needs to give him a %(/ and then tell him to nlm

Bush needs to hit him with some VEROICTY :)

Ultra Peanut
08-31-2005, 01:31 AM
Wait. He is going to hide his armies inside the oil tankers? This changes everything!ROFL

go bowe
08-31-2005, 02:03 AM
Are you trying to say American politics is NOT corrupt now?!?!

Care to share a little o' that smoke?

:Dno, sorry... :shake: :shake: :shake:

chappy
08-31-2005, 02:07 AM
this guy is awesome he should be our leader he wants to help the poor like mee!!!! Viva La Chavez
long live communism

BigMeatballDave
08-31-2005, 03:53 AM
What a suck ass...

|Zach|
08-31-2005, 04:01 AM
On one hand the country Venezuela is sitting there.

On the other hand the country Venezuela is sitting there giving us aid.

After both situations Venezuela is still Venezuela and the US is still the US. Except in one of them some our people that really need help are helped...who knows maybe some lives can be saved.

I think there is one I like better than other. Taking some aid when we need it does not all of the sudden make Venezuela the most powerful country in the world. I feel doubtful that this aid will really change a damn thing politically. You actually think we could somehow conceed one damn thing politically because of this move.

I don't.

MOhillbilly
08-31-2005, 08:13 AM
MoHillbilly, Donger, and Bwana are all ass pirates. You all say some of the stupidiest shit I have ever heard in my life. You lick the cock of the right. You say to assassinate somebody that is offering services to help our people. Just because Chavez doesnt agree with our government's policies doesnt mean he deserves to die. That is more of a commie ****ing statement than anything Chavez has said or done. All 3 of you can blow Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. Make a poll for a new thread where it says what order you 3 will blow those 2. You three are the same stupid ****s that think the war in Iraq is a war on terror. Well reality just called and said, YOUR ****ING WRONG IDIOT SHITHEAD COCKSUCKERS!

Do your parents know your on a bigkids BB???

StcChief
08-31-2005, 09:07 AM
Keep the oil turned on, collect your tidy profit, stay out of the USA.

penchief
08-31-2005, 01:22 PM
Bush needs to hit him with some VEROICTY :)

Good point, considering that Bush is plumb out of veracity.

PunkinDrublic
08-31-2005, 01:36 PM
He would like nothing better than to see our way of life destroyed. The U.S. ruined and all of our power taken away. To accept a handout from such a man is not in our best interests. We don't need politicallly biased handouts from Latin American tin horn dictators. We can take care of our own.

Yeah it's better that we're getting our oil from those great humanitarians the Saudis.

Brock
08-31-2005, 01:37 PM
Yeah it's better that we're getting our oil from those great humanitarians the Saudis.

I guess I didn't realize they were giving it away.

BigRedChief
08-31-2005, 01:39 PM
I guess I didn't realize they were giving it away.

Chit man let me get in that line also. I love free oil.

buddha
08-31-2005, 01:47 PM
Good for Venezula and good for Chavez.

Perhaps some of the knuckle-draggers here should break out of their Cold War funk and appreciate an act of generousity and kindness.

Brock
08-31-2005, 01:55 PM
Good for Venezula and good for Chavez.

Perhaps some of the knuckle-draggers here should break out of their Cold War funk and appreciate an act of generousity and kindness.

Would you have taken the 10 million dollar check from that Saudi prince after 9/11?

BigRedChief
08-31-2005, 01:57 PM
Good for Venezula and good for Chavez.

Perhaps some of the knuckle-draggers here should break out of their Cold War funk and appreciate an act of generousity and kindness.

What if Bin-Laden sends some money? You take it also?

Pitt Gorilla
08-31-2005, 02:07 PM
Would you have taken the 10 million dollar check from that Saudi prince after 9/11?I didn't realize Chavez or Venezuela had attacked us. When did that happen?

Brock
08-31-2005, 02:19 PM
I didn't realize Chavez or Venezuela had attacked us. When did that happen?

Saudi Arabia didn't attack us either.

StcChief
08-31-2005, 02:30 PM
He'll send it up with the prisoners he wants to export too.

This is ala Castro under Carter admin.

Amnorix
08-31-2005, 02:35 PM
He purposely insults us and then you want to line his pockets with money because he has oil? :hmmm:

We buy like 1.5M barrels a day from Venezuela, if my memory serves fromt he article I read 10 minutes ago... :)

freebeer
09-02-2005, 06:23 AM
Yeah it's better that we're getting our oil from those great humanitarians the Saudis.

Hey Punkindrublic,

They are shipping in a lot of the refugees to Reunion Arena. I say we go down there Sat night with some Nachos, Free Beer, cash and tear up some homeless chicks.
Your thoughts?