Friday, March 30, 2007

Red State Farmers Helping the Tyrant

The GOP rightwingers are forever pointing their finger at the weak-kneed liberal commies who make up the Democratic Party and want to stop righteous wars to consort with the ENEMY (as defined by 'El Presidente').

Defeat, defeat, defeat is all we simpletons know. You are either with the Bush administration or against them. Freedom is on the march and will continue to be on the march--no matter what--and no matter how many Iraqis we need to kill along the way. No surrender.

And with that mindset in vogue, Howling Latina found herself barred from visiting her cousins and aunts in the island nation of her former homeland by a new Bush dictum that prohibited Cuban-Americans from visiting their birthplace unless they had a sibling or parent still living there.

But not to worry...the ban doesn't apply to everyone. You can still visit the Jewel in the Carribean, if you have a few well placed friends in the agriculture industry. You see, Cuba is allowed to happily trade with folks like Nebraska farmers and state officials, as evidenced by their recent trade deal inked with the friendly folks of the Cornhuster State. Yep, to the tune of more than $60 million.

And wait, that's not all. "Talks are continuing to bring even more "future trade," the Nebraska state agriculture director recently told the Omaha World-Herald.

"We have established Nebraska as a reliable supplier of high-quality agricultural products," he said.

The U.S. law bans trade with Cuba except when it comes to "the sale of food, agricultural commodities and medical supplies." And it's nice to see folks from the red states help out dear ol' Fidel, for the little Elians on the island, of course. looks like the trip wasn't all business.
Much of the latest visit was filled with negotiations between the 31-member Nebraska delegation and Alimport, the Cuban import authority. But the Nebraskans also toured a port area, a supermarket and a bakery and attended a baseball game.
What, no azure surf and expansive sandy beaches?!?

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