Dilma Rousseff, a former Marxist rebel, sworn in as Brazil's new president

Brazil´s outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, right, raises the arm of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, left, after placing the presidential sash on her at the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. Full Story
Bo Warren

Arlington, VA

#1 Jan 1, 2011
Wise article, and she should always use her own ID, unless she wants to be eternally damned on the highest level(s).
Tom

Etters, PA

#2 Jan 2, 2011
A Marxist?!! Off with her head!!
US Professor-Genera l

United States

#3 Jan 2, 2011
Fascinating Headline. "Former Marxist Rebel". Why is it that we in the US can give this label to presidents of other countries, when "The Audacity of Hope" EXPLICITLY makes this point about our own president in his own autobiography.

Where's the headline about the Bamster? Angela Davis is my president, and I am the only one I know who can talk about it?

What gives?

At least I know that we realize that "Former Marxist Rebels" should be called such....
David

York, PA

#4 Jan 2, 2011
As a dual citizen of Brazil, don't let this "BIG" news fool you. She isn't going to do Brazil any favors. Her prior history proves itself.
Tom

Etters, PA

#5 Jan 2, 2011
"Former" huh? Does that make her a good person now? Don't think so.
Bobtimus Prime

Chambersburg, PA

#6 Jan 2, 2011
I see that the typical YDR trolls including Tom from Etters have managed to extract their fingers from their sisters long enough to type some grammatically incorrect ramblings about socialism.

Let me make this perfectly clear: NO ONE TAKES YOU SERIOUSLY.

You might have a few buddies from the plant who constantly engage you in a circle jerk about how great Sarah Palin is or how evil the socialists are; but the vast majority of the world sees you as what you are; arrogant, uneducated, self-entitled, self-centered troglodytes. Complex subjects like politics and economics require years of study to even begin to grasp the incredible amount of factors and externalities that can influence a decision. Those who understand these systems laugh at you, and they should. Those who are humble enough to realize they cannot easily make flippant judgements about complex situations also laugh at you, as well they should.

And now, I'm going to sit back and wait for your responses to this and laugh, as well I should.
American Nationalist

Red Lion, PA

#7 Jan 2, 2011
I'm sure Obama was the first to congratulate her.
Mr Monkey

York, PA

#8 Jan 2, 2011
We have a lot in common with Brazil.
American Nationalist

Red Lion, PA

#9 Jan 2, 2011
Bobtimus Prime wrote:
I see that the typical YDR trolls including Tom from Etters have managed to extract their fingers from their sisters long enough to type some grammatically incorrect ramblings about socialism.
Let me make this perfectly clear: NO ONE TAKES YOU SERIOUSLY.
You might have a few buddies from the plant who constantly engage you in a circle jerk about how great Sarah Palin is or how evil the socialists are; but the vast majority of the world sees you as what you are; arrogant, uneducated, self-entitled, self-centered troglodytes. Complex subjects like politics and economics require years of study to even begin to grasp the incredible amount of factors and externalities that can influence a decision. Those who understand these systems laugh at you, and they should. Those who are humble enough to realize they cannot easily make flippant judgements about complex situations also laugh at you, as well they should.
And now, I'm going to sit back and wait for your responses to this and laugh, as well I should.
Why would anyone care about how the "rest of the world" sees us?

Complex subjects like politics and economics? That is just too funny.

Thanks for the pointless rant, it did crack me up.
THE Troglodyte

York, PA

#10 Jan 2, 2011
Bobtimus Prime wrote:
I see that the typical YDR trolls including Tom from Etters have managed to extract their fingers from their sisters long enough to type some grammatically incorrect ramblings about socialism.
Let me make this perfectly clear: NO ONE TAKES YOU SERIOUSLY.
You might have a few buddies from the plant who constantly engage you in a circle jerk about how great Sarah Palin is or how evil the socialists are; but the vast majority of the world sees you as what you are; arrogant, uneducated, self-entitled, self-centered troglodytes. Complex subjects like politics and economics require years of study to even begin to grasp the incredible amount of factors and externalities that can influence a decision. Those who understand these systems laugh at you, and they should. Those who are humble enough to realize they cannot easily make flippant judgements about complex situations also laugh at you, as well they should.
And now, I'm going to sit back and wait for your responses to this and laugh, as well I should.
Within our democracy, we allow all to vote (of age/dead/legal/illegal/brillia nt/stupid), which also means that opinions from the extremely weak minded, along with the brilliant 'know it all' minds are all guaranteed participation.
Some of us must still matriculate in the fine art of 'Septic Tank Cleaning' so ALL can distribute their crap, brilliant or otherwise. And your beyond brilliance supersedes anything the 'laughing stock' of America has to offer, correct? Therefore, paraphrasing, directly from the 'horses mouth':'.....but the vast majority of the world sees you as what you are; arrogant, well educated (in your own mind), self-entitled, self-centered troglodyte, which boils down to one word, a-hole'. Carry on!
Tom

Etters, PA

#11 Jan 2, 2011
Bobtimus Prime wrote:
I see that the typical YDR trolls including Tom from Etters have managed to extract their fingers from their sisters long enough to type some grammatically incorrect ramblings about socialism.
Let me make this perfectly clear: NO ONE TAKES YOU SERIOUSLY.
You might have a few buddies from the plant who constantly engage you in a circle jerk about how great Sarah Palin is or how evil the socialists are; but the vast majority of the world sees you as what you are; arrogant, uneducated, self-entitled, self-centered troglodytes. Complex subjects like politics and economics require years of study to even begin to grasp the incredible amount of factors and externalities that can influence a decision. Those who understand these systems laugh at you, and they should. Those who are humble enough to realize they cannot easily make flippant judgements about complex situations also laugh at you, as well they should.
And now, I'm going to sit back and wait for your responses to this and laugh, as well I should.
Too late Moron. I beat you to it. Except I was laughing at you. I don't debate or even acknowledge worthless Marxists like you. You should feel honored that I even gave you this much of my time. God Bless the Constitution. May God damn those who don't respect it. That includes you Bobtitmus
Tom

Etters, PA

#12 Jan 2, 2011
Hey Bobtitmus. How is that for arrogance? Now you will have more educated remarks to throw my way. I'm gonna go outside now and enjoy my free life. You enjoy yourself down in your parents basement as you anxiously wait to respond back. I'll check back tomorrow.
Maria Clara

Brazil

#15 Jan 2, 2011
Brazilian educated citizens are scared about the idea of having this woman as our new president. She's an ex terrorist, she killed people and kidnapped the American embassador in the 60's and now she supports Hugo Chavez and Iran's president political path openly. Of course we havent voted for her but when it comes to a country where almost 20% of the population can barely read and write and many others are functional illiterate what can we expect ? if most Brazilians knew their own history they wouldn't have voted for this woman. Unfortunately voting is mandatory in my country - it means illiterate people who depend on social programs have to vote too - even if they dont understand what the word 'marxist' means... Our politicians dont wanna people to be educated otherwise they wont vote for them anymore :)
Dont trust the numbers u read guys - they as reliable as the communist numbers were in the past. The former president and the current one are adored only by the poor and non educated part of our population... Middle class ones hate them - but this year the opposition candidate wasn't appealing enough to make people vote for him so many people decided to vote blank - this bad decision has helped this woman to win the election... If only you knew what these people are doing in Latin America u would think twice before saying u have a communist president guys - believe me :(
Maria Clara

Brazil

#16 Jan 2, 2011
education is everything ! Here in Brazil there's a 60 x 40 proportion now - 60 % of the non educated citizens who have voted for this communist woman against 40 % who don't like her. Maybe the numbers u read in this article say all of us love this type of people - but that's not true ! Do u remember when Kremlin used to release those fake numbers about the Soviet Union and their allies ? It's the same here. We're living dangerous days bcoz our individual rights are being attacked - here in Brazil people can't say they dont support the government... Even the most traditional media channels are supporting these marxist politicians bcoz they're afraid they can be punished - as Venezuela ones have been recently.
karasu

Richland, WA

#17 Jan 2, 2011
Bobtimus Prime wrote:
I see that the typical YDR trolls including Tom from Etters have managed to extract their fingers from their sisters long enough to type some grammatically incorrect ramblings about socialism.
Let me make this perfectly clear: NO ONE TAKES YOU SERIOUSLY.
You might have a few buddies from the plant who constantly engage you in a circle jerk about how great Sarah Palin is or how evil the socialists are; but the vast majority of the world sees you as what you are; arrogant, uneducated, self-entitled, self-centered troglodytes. Complex subjects like politics and economics require years of study to even begin to grasp the incredible amount of factors and externalities that can influence a decision. Those who understand these systems laugh at you, and they should. Those who are humble enough to realize they cannot easily make flippant judgements about complex situations also laugh at you, as well they should.
And now, I'm going to sit back and wait for your responses to this and laugh, as well I should.
Yes, I'm sure your world-wide connections enable you to state definitively that "NO ONE..." takes anti-Communism seriously. Then, of course, you get to spew invective against a "troglodyte." Yes, social consensus is wonderful it allows you to elevate groupthink to a higher status, and, in your poignant phrase "make flippant judgments about complex situations."

Thing is, one has to ignore the history of the world, especially the macabre grotesqueries of the 20th century, to even think that socialism can work in any but the smallest group. Oh, wait it does work for the elite ruling class, the apparatchiks and theorists who constantly enrich themselves in the name of "the people."

If I thought you would read them, I could recommend several books. No doubt you have limited your exposure to anything that doesn't reinforce your "humble" understanding of complex subjects. Reply if you want some titles.
Maria Clara

Brazil

#18 Jan 2, 2011
That's why I can state for sure: BRAZIL HAS BECOME THE NEW VENEZUELA :( For u Americans it means Iran is comming closer - bcoz the current brazilian government not only supports but also protects terrorists. And this new one is going to be much worse. We're back to the extremist days here - but this time we'll be ruled by a real terrorist. I hope God protects my country - despite this strange political choice many people here have made - there are many of us who dont deserve such thing :( All I can say is: Brazil is a divided country nowadays and very soon we'll see the consequences of this insanity. But we have to be careful - the ones who dont support this woman - bcoz we're not sure how long our individual freedom to express ourselves wil be respected. May God protect us all
Janeth myers

Brazil

#19 Jan 2, 2011
Alex Rojas wrote:
Obrigado Lula!!! Thanks Lula!!!
I am so happy for the advances in my home country Brazil. I was raised in a nation troubled by inflation, corruption and a largest debt to the IMF. Today, Brazil is taking the role, all brazilians, including me, believed as being the "nation of the future". Brazilian economy is stronger than ever. Poverty is diminishing and today we are creditor to the IMF, that alone is unbelievable! I am prouder than ever to be brazilian!!! Valeu Lula!!! Boa sorte Dilma!!! Nos brasileiros contamos com voce!!!
If your country is such a nice place to be what the heck r u doing here illegal ?
Tom

Etters, PA

#20 Jan 2, 2011
Maria Clara wrote:
That's why I can state for sure: BRAZIL HAS BECOME THE NEW VENEZUELA :( For u Americans it means Iran is comming closer - bcoz the current brazilian government not only supports but also protects terrorists. And this new one is going to be much worse. We're back to the extremist days here - but this time we'll be ruled by a real terrorist. I hope God protects my country - despite this strange political choice many people here have made - there are many of us who dont deserve such thing :( All I can say is: Brazil is a divided country nowadays and very soon we'll see the consequences of this insanity. But we have to be careful - the ones who dont support this woman - bcoz we're not sure how long our individual freedom to express ourselves wil be respected. May God protect us all
Point well made. The article also fails to mention the horrendous crimes that occur on a daily basis in that country right in broad daylight. The police are very corrupt along with their military. Open dissenters don't live long in that country. It's a shame because it's a beautiful country, at least in the coastal resort area. I visited there in 2003 while visiting Belize.

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