I nearly blew a gasket recently when I saw buttons for sale at a local crafts fair that read, "Boycott Exxon Mobil. Buy Citgo." Yes, that Citgo. The state owned oil company of Venezuela, cash cow of the ever so charming Hugo Chavez. Apparently some people have yet to catch on that the want to be dictator for life is not a nice man.
I'm sure that the same people who think that we should support Citgo (and Chavez) will have no problem with this:
Sunday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez rolled his country's clocks back by 30 minutes, in a move he says will give early-rising schoolchildren more daylight. The change is the latest in Chavez's efforts to revamp the country, which he has renamed the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Chavez also redesigned the flag; he is set to launch a new currency next year.
This from a man who lost an election last week and said that he had reached too far in trying to set himself up as dictator for life. Chavez planning to over turn the recent election results is just about what we've come to expect.