10 October 2006

Real Americans

From The Miami Herald:

Some Alaskans prefer cold to Chávez's oil

Many Alaskans have refused free heating oil from the Venezuelan government as a sign of their patriotism.

In Alaska's native villages, the punishing winter cold is already coming through the walls of the
lightly insulated plywood homes, many villagers are desperately poor, and heating-oil prices are among the nation's highest.

And yet a few villages are refusing free heating oil from Venezuela, on the patriotic principle that no foreigner has the right to call their president ``the devil.''

and this gem of a quote:

Dimitri Philemonof, president and chief executive of the association, said accepting the aid would be ''compromising ourselves.'' ''I think we have some duty to our country, and I think it's loyalty,'' he said.

Article Here

Hatuey would be proud.

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