Tito, Tato, Tony y Jerry-should we rub a lamp?

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Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#1 Jul 20, 2013
4 heads and this is all these guys have been able to come up with?

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#2 Jul 20, 2013
Supposedly the "Ricky Rossello 2016" signs at the Fourth of July event were planted by the PPD as a means of dividing the PNP allowing Agapito to skate to a 2nd term.

Remember, Ricky Rossello has said he is not running (as of now)... yes, I laughed when I heard that one. It's so obvious that he is planning on running in 2016.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#3 Jul 20, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
Supposedly the "Ricky Rossello 2016" signs at the Fourth of July event were planted by the PPD as a means of dividing the PNP allowing Agapito to skate to a 2nd term.
Remember, Ricky Rossello has said he is not running (as of now)... yes, I laughed when I heard that one. It's so obvious that he is planning on running in 2016.
I take everything, coming from the populares, with a pinch of salt.

Even their conspiracy theories are so rustic and unpolished.

But then again, our people-and I mean island boricuas, not the stateside ones- have been breeding amongst ourselves for zillions of years-way before 1493.

Which means, the populares are counting on our recessive gene pool, as always.

Ricky better get his "mother cells" somewhere else.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#4 Jul 20, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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Which means, the populares are counting on our recessive gene pool, as always.
Ive noticed this, it's a nasty way of campaigning.

That being said I believe that with home internet access becoming more and more widespread it will be less successful as it has been in the past. I know several people involved in the Juventud PNP and they all say that the internet is an important weapon.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#5 Jul 20, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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Ive noticed this, it's a nasty way of campaigning.
It is extremely insulting, at least the independentistas have that sense of superiority, of being able to walk on water and then turn it into wine.

But the populares always think that our women are all barefoot and pregnant while us, men, all we do is play the banjo-the cuatro, in our case, all day long, while chewing tobacco with our only surviving tooth.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#6 Jul 21, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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It is extremely insulting, at least the independentistas have that sense of superiority, of being able to walk on water and then turn it into wine.
But the populares always think that our women are all barefoot and pregnant while us, men, all we do is play the banjo-the cuatro, in our case, all day long, while chewing tobacco with our only surviving tooth.
The Populares view of Puerto Rico is that is still stuck in the 1940s ... along with their ridiculously absurd "enhanced commonwealth". The people in Alaska and Hawaii were also offered this "commonwealth" limbo as a means of placating the statehood movement.

The Populares also try to present a very romanticized view of the island.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#7 Jul 21, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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The Populares also try to present a very romanticized view of the island.
Their "romanticism" borders, thinly, into fascist triumphalism.

Sometimes, by the way they sound, they remind of Franco's Spain or anyone of Latin America's many totalitarian, left and right, dictatorships.

Those people are still stuck in our monarchical, authoritarian 400 yrs. tradition.

In their madness, the century plus years of US democracy have no effect whatsoever on our collective psyche.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#8 Jul 21, 2013
Indeed, you and I have spoken of the similarities between the PPD and the PRI in Mexico on several occasions.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#9 Jul 21, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
Indeed, you and I have spoken of the similarities between the PPD and the PRI in Mexico on several occasions.
You're right!

Both had their roots in the 30's.

Did you know that Spain's current Partido Popular took its name from the Puerto Rican Partido Popular?

It so happens that Franco's Minister of Tourism, Fraga Iribarne, inherited the fascist movt. after the Socialists triumph in the early 80's.

The man, during part of his brainstorm, in order to organize the Spanish right under one ceiling...somehow winded up here, in Puerto Rico...,maybe in Palmas, who knows?

What's important is that it was here where he conceived or was able to organize his thoughts on a new ultra right movt. and thus, the rest is history.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#10 Jul 21, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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You're right!
Both had their roots in the 30's.
Did you know that Spain's current Partido Popular took its name from the Puerto Rican Partido Popular?
It so happens that Franco's Minister of Tourism, Fraga Iribarne, inherited the fascist movt. after the Socialists triumph in the early 80's.
The man, during part of his brainstorm, in order to organize the Spanish right under one ceiling...somehow winded up here, in Puerto Rico...,maybe in Palmas, who knows?
What's important is that it was here where he conceived or was able to organize his thoughts on a new ultra right movt. and thus, the rest is history.
Very interesting, I did not know this.

I find it ironic that a right wing party bases itself on a left wing party. The both however ignore people's right to self determination (Gibraltar and Catalonia).
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#11 Jul 21, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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Very interesting, I did not know this.
I find it ironic that a right wing party bases itself on a left wing party. The both however ignore people's right to self determination (Gibraltar and Catalonia).
Which brings us to the fact that politics is all about power and less about ideas.

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