October 25, 2005

IT'S A BANANA, NOT A PUMPKIN, REPUBLIC!

Venezuelan Police Squash Pumpkin Threat (Los Angeles Times, 10/25/05)

Venezuelan police scrambled to the headquarters of state petrochemical company Pequiven and the offices of President Hugo Chavez's political party in Caracas after someone left pumpkins bearing protest messages at the sites.

Local media showed heavily armed police and bomb experts surrounding one jack-o'-lantern covered with stickers. Others sprouted cables and wires.

Weeks earlier, paper skeletons with anti-Chavez messages were hung from bridges and lampposts.

Such a creative people deserve far better than Hugo Chavez.

Posted by kevin_whited at October 25, 2005 9:58 AM
Comments

Anybody up for a "Pumpkin Revolution?"

Posted by: Mike Morley at October 25, 2005 10:08 AM

Wait. Don't Commies hide their secret messages inside pumpkins?

Posted by: Lou Gots at October 25, 2005 10:14 AM

ex-commies

Posted by: oj at October 25, 2005 10:43 AM

If pumpkins are outlawed, then only outlaws will have pumpkins. And they'll pry my cardboard skeleton out of my cold dead hands.

But really, this sort of thing makes one wish the MoveOn™ types would move there so they'd get their fantasies of fascist oppression fulfilled.

Posted by: at October 25, 2005 11:45 AM

The CIA should start supplying the Venezuelan rebels with pumpkin cannons.

Posted by: Mike Morley at October 25, 2005 12:51 PM

If Ozzie guides the Chi-Sox to a victory in the Series, he can go back and take over the country.

Posted by: pchuck at October 25, 2005 2:45 PM
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