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Chavez ups the ante

Chavez announced that Citgo, the U.S.-based refining arm of Venezuela's state-run oil company, will more than double the amount of heating oil it is making available under the program to 100 million gallons this winter, up from 40 million gallons.
The oil will reach people in 18 states, including Indians in Alaska. Some Alaska natives were flown to New York for the ceremony and attended in traditional dress, performing traditional dance and offered Chavez a walrus figurine carved out of whale bone as a gift.

Meanwhile, over in the state of Maine - where it never gets cold in the winter and they have no poor people whatsoever (even though 40 Maine homeless shelters received a donation of 120,000 gallons from Citgo last year), the state's legislature leaders appealed to Democratic Gov John Baldacci to avoid doing business in the future with Hugo Chavez. They feel Chavez insulted Bush and that the appropriate reaction is to have their own constituents pay higher fuel costs and go without sheler donations. They did not offer to provide discounted heating oil out of their own pockets however or bring the homeless into their warm homes during the winter.

I don't drive a car and I encourage people to drive less and encourage carpools, but for those of you that do fill-up at the pump - BUY CITGO GAS!
Fuck Charlie Rangel... 21.Sep.2006 18:54

Pravda or Consequences

"'You don't come into my country; you don't come into my congressional district and you don't condemn my president,' Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York, scolded Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez."

"...'If there's any criticism of President Bush, it should be restricted to Americans, whether they voted for him or not,' Rangel said at a Washington news conference."

Source: cnn.com

Hey Charlie, the UN is a World Body and I for one would like to see it in another country. One that is more of an internationalist type. And because he's also my president, let him have it the way he has shown hostility towards other nation's leaders. And words are a lot less lethal than white phosphorus on women and children or funding death squads at the School of the Americas.

As far as who can criticize him, remember who is calling who islamofascists and I don't recall your outrage (so intense that it made it in the media) at Pat Robertson who thought is was appropriate to kill Chavez.

blood for oil 21.Sep.2006 19:42

totally addicted

"the U.S. empire planned and conducted" the 9/11 terror attacks
"against its own people" as an excuse to go to war for the motherlode blackgoldfields, in the name of peak oil.

GOD 21.Sep.2006 23:24

Marcos

in god we trust !
gold , oil and drugs !

Maine and Baldacci Undermine's Its Poor 24.Sep.2006 12:43

Maine poverty lawyer

There is no common sense or political reason to boycott Chavez or Citgo products in Maine - almost the nation's poorest state with thousands dependent on oil subsidies to survive brutal winters. Governor Baldacci certainly offered no alternative to Chavez's 40% discount. Maine cannot solve the timeless, historical problem of outrageous energy costs impacting Maine's poor, obvious from the fact NO oil company except Citgo (Chavez) offered Maine help in 2005-06. Governor's Baldacci's grand stand against Cahvez slams Maine's poor - again.