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June 26, 2016

Greg Gutfeld Drunk-Tweets and It's Epic [Y-not]

I will cut and paste the text of his ensuing tweets below for those of you who have trouble loading embedded tweets:


1. media freaking out about Great Britain's vote as Venezuela is in free fall. it seems the ire should be reversed.

2. seems to me predicted outcomes from Brexit comes nowhere close to Venezuela's hell that's going on in front of our jaded eyes.

3. how is a country voting to exit some bureaucracy worse than a country imploding into a scavenging Lord of the Flies in supermarkets

4. Yes, temporarily your chorizo will be more expensive, but there's a country where people now fight over toilet paper.

5. the media are hypocrites. Playing Brexit as apocalyptic. As Venezuela is edging closer to Soylent Green.

6. screw all these celebrity assholes expressing fear for a future dark age, while the dark ages rage right now because people have NO VOTE.

7. Did any of these fruit fly minds - the James Cordons, the lindsey lohans - ever give a damn about Venezuela?

8. A popular vote in England is mild compared to the top-down, reinforced suffering of a desperate people in Venezuela, you idiots.

9. Note: in the previous tweet i said "idiots" in place of many other terms that i decided to omit. Carry on.

I'm not a Gutfeld "fan-girl." I've never seen his show (not even sure if he has one) or anything like that, but I enjoyed this rant immensely. He's absolutely right. It is abhorrent to me how little attention is being given to the situation in Venezuela, especially from the same crowd who claims to care so much about "income inequality" and the like.

Tim Worstall, a Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute in London, has this to say:

Venezuela has been held up for years as a glorious example of what socialism could do for a country. And of course now we can still hold up Venezuela as a glorious example of what socialism can do for a country. Which is, if current reports are to be believed, manage to create actual famine in a middle income country. It's really a quite extraordinary result for any economic policy at all, to be able to manage that. And it does need to be put down to that Bolivarian socialism, not to anything that has happened to the oil price. And it's most certainly not because of any conspiracies by the US nor even any domestic opposition. This is simply what happens when gargantuanly stupid economic policies are imposed upon a place. Adam Smith did indeed note that there's a lot of ruin in a country but "a lot" is not synonymous with "infinite amount".

Venezuelans are rioting over food shortages, but Bernie Sanders is treated as a serious major party candidate.

We live in interesting times. I think I'll follow Gutfeld's lead and head to the liquor store.

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