Monday, January 29, 2007

Get Your Tickets Fast!

This is sure to sell out as fast as the Super Bowl:

With Fidel Castro seriously ill, the city of Miami is making plans to throw a party at the Orange Bowl when the Cuban president dies.

The city commission earlier this month appointed a committee — whose official job is to "Discuss an event at the Orange Bowl in case expected events occur in Cuba" — to plan the party. Such a gathering has long been part of the city's Castro death plan, but firming up the specifics has become more urgent since Castro became ill last summer and turned over power to his brother, Raul.

City Commissioner Tomas Regalado, a Cuban American, came up with the idea of using the venue for an event timed to Castro's demise. The Orange Bowl was the site of a speech by President Kennedy in 1961 promising a free Cuba and in the 1980s it served as a camp for refugees from the Mariel boatlift.

Castro "represents everything bad that has happened to the people of Cuba for 48 years," Regalado said. "There is something to celebrate, regardless of what happens next. ... We get rid of the guy."

1 comment:

Philo-Junius said...

First of all, as glad as we are he's on his way out of power, it is never good to celebrate the death of man, especially one with as many unconfessed and unrepented sins on his leprous conscience as has Fidel Castro.

Second of all, the Orange Bowl is a dump and likely to wound as many people from falling masonry as the stray bullets from the celebratory gunfire.