Monday, March 12, 2007

granny and the guacamole revolution!

Caption: Bush extends his hand to a Guatemalan woman saying "Here's what's left of my political capital. Please take care of it."

As I mentioned before, my granny and gramps are visiting Guacamole coincidentally at the same time as El Presidente Bush. The Bush is promoting free trade in the region which is wildly popular, as you might imagine:

Work starts early for the people of the Guatemalan countryside, sometimes as early as 5 or 6. Not the time, the age. Guatemalan children shine shoes and make bricks. They cut cane and mop floors. At some factories exporting to the United States, they sew and sort and chop, often in conditions so onerous they violate even Guatemala’s very loose labor laws.

As with the other countries he's visited in Latin America, Bush has faced large protests:

Reporters traveling with the president were told to stay within two blocks of their hotel, because the security situation “deteriorates” beyond its immediate perimeter.

I am a bit concerned for my granny because I suspect that she might get caught up in the political ferment and accidentally be involved in a coup that will install me as Supreme Leader of the Guacamoleans. Stay tuned for more news of the revolution. I promise to share the fruits of our labor more fairly. Except for the bananas. I get all of the bananas.

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Blogger Joe Stains said...

can I be like vice supreme leader? or just that dog that gets to eat a LOT of guacamole???

4:11 PM  
Blogger Fu Fu said...

I hope your grandma is safe and having fun in Guacamole now

~ fufu

12:44 AM  
Blogger Tin Tin Blogdog said...

Can I have the guacamole? Can I? Can I?

I'll swop you a kilo of guacamole for a kilo of bananas.

And evenly share anything edible that falls off the Bush vegetation.

Chow for now,

Tin Tin xo

2:55 AM  
Blogger Marvin The Dog said...

hope your Granma is safe Wally! I did not know there was actually a place called guacamole.....! I learn a lot from your Blog.

I thought it was an advocado mush which Jeannie tries to palm off on me sometimes!

7:09 AM  

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