Feb 19, 2008

Castro Resigns?

The galling cheek! To use the word, resigns.

I believe the proper term for one who has ruthlessly held onto power by threats and intimidation, who has had absolute authority over his country, should be step down or abdicate. It more correctly describes a lofty throne of power being abandoned.

To resign would be to hand back some position of responsibility that was conferred upon you by your peers. The news outlets use a democratic term for a despotic dictatorship. So typical.

Murderous tyrants, pitiless psychopath dictators that haven't been put down like rabid dogs, must step down, like old fools.


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Now go read what Babalu said before you mambo out the door this morning.



Update: Oh this is rich. Now he retires. Like your dear old grandpa. Gah! Reuters, hire an editor, will ya?


6 comments:

Old Cloots said...

Seems like "step down" or "abdicate" is more fitting to a monarch that has acted responsibly. Even that sounds too good.

How about "Despotic piece of crap has had enough fun killing people"?

Too wordy?

Joan of Argghh! said...

I bow to your sense of propriety.

Well done!

Mister Snitch! said...

The media does reveal its ignorance in these odd ways. The press and TV used to say that terrorists 'took credit' for their actions, until it was pointed out that blowing up buildings and slaughtering civilians probably should not be considered achievements.

Anonymous said...

I had not read about Dr. Biscet prior to this. Thanks for the link. A cause worth supporting, but how?

As to Castro, wasn't Fidel the cuddly one as compared to Raul?

Peggy U

Joan of Argghh! said...

Hullo, Mr. Snitch, and welcome!

Perhaps we are now to be considered "long in the tooth" to remember when words used to mean things. Of course, the criteria for that description of long-toothedness is shortening every year.

:o)

Old Cloots said...

The press and TV used to say that terrorists 'took credit' for their actions, until it was pointed out that blowing up buildings and slaughtering civilians probably should not be considered achievements.

Oh, man, I needed that chuckle!!!

On CNN the other day was a story about the nasty IDF killing five Palestinians. Of course, way down deep in the text emerged thed fact that the five Palestians were Palestinian "gunmen", or, as a Palestinian was quoted, "activists".

Do they go out of their way to report like this? It appears so.