Monday, December 27, 2010

Video clip of the day

Here's the Wall St. Journal's Mary Anastasia O'Grady talking about Cuba, Cuba's health care system and PBS's love affair with it.

So, Cuba actually has a doctor shortage because Castro is sending them overseas for cash?

Is there a burgeoning youth movement that could eventually overturn the Castro regime? Color us skeptical. Think its an ADD thing. The American media loves making a big deal about the "youth vote" of which we've also always been skeptical even when we were once "youths" ourselves.

"Why do Cuban policemen travel in threes? So that one can read, one can write and one can keep an eye on the other 2 dangerous intellectuals."

O'Grady's article can be found here (subscription to WSJ required).

In his memoir covering four years in Cuba as a correspondent for Spanish Television, Vicente Botín tells about a Havana woman who was frustrated by the doctor shortage in the country. She hung a sheet on her balcony with the words "trade me to Venezuela." When the police arrived she told them: "Look, compañeros, I'm as revolutionary as the next guy, but if you want to see a Cuban doctor, you have to go to Venezuela."


K T Cat said...

Just think - we pay part of the bills for PBS whether we want to or not. Yay!

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