Every now and then I take a break from my "Sports only" rule of surfing the Internet and take a look at the actual news sites, if only to remind myself the real world is much stranger than fiction. It usual only takes me a few minutes to remember why I decided to use my time on the Internet feeding my Red Sox obsession instead of actually trying to keep up as I remember I could just slam my head in my car door repeatedly and accomplish the same thing.
Tonight I stumbled across this particular item about the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez. (It should come as no surprise that he's a close friend of Ozzie Guillen. In fact, I'm 99% sure Ozzie put this idea in his head just to mess with him.)
Apparently, Hugo thinks the US has a "Earthquake Weapon" and caused the tragedy in Haiti so we could "take over". Yes. That is EXACTLY what a country involved in 2 wars, a fight against terrorism, going throug a recession, and dealing with "Jersey Shore" would do. Let's cause a massive disaster that will kill hundreds of thousands of people, spend billions in money, and commit troops who COULD be dealing with the other myriad issues world wide we're heading up and take over a country WITH NO MONEY, no assets, and several years of rebuilding before they even resemble a third world country?
Oh yeah; he thinks we also caused the earthquake's in California and China too.
Did I mention this man speaks at the United Nations on a regular basis and counts that whack job in Iran as a close, personal friend?
Screw that noise. I've got enough nut jobs living under my roof to deal with as it is.
I'll be googling "Rex Ryan quotes that make you scratch your head" if you need me.
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