Cynical Synapse

Sat, 13 Sep 2008

Boycott Citgo to Keep Chavez from Holding Us Hostage

Filed under: Behavior, Caesar Chavez, Economy, Life, Oil, People, Politics, Rants, Take action — cynicalsynapse @ 6:45 pm

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has been a little wacky for several years. His anti-US sentiment led me to informally boycott Venezuelan-owned Citgo stations. Now I’m adding Citgo to the formal list along with record-profit-mongering ExxonMobil.

Thursday, 9/11, Chavez expelled the US ambassador to Venezuela, giving him 72 hours to leave the country. In a televised speech on Patriot Day. Chavez said

“los Yanquis de mierda se van para el carajo!”

Loosely translated, Chavez’ remark means “The shit Americans can go to hell.”

No matter your position on either South American politics or the policies of the current administration, be aware that Chavez is not the “white knight” he purports to be. Venezuelan officials support terrorism and Chavez has invited the Russians in. You know, the same guys that invaded Georgia.

Just say no to Citgo

Just say no to Citgo

Saying “Go ahead and squeal, Yankees,” Chavez has threatened to cut off Venezuelan oil for the US. He’s already working on seizing foreign oil interests in Venezuela.

Chavez’ insulting words on September 11th should enrage anyone who cares about those who died in the attacks of 2001. And we should all find it unacceptable that some two-bit South American leader is trying to hold all of us hostage by threatening oil deliveries. Let’s tell him he’s just a common street thug. Boycotting Citgo stations should send a pretty clear message.


  1. the real translation is:
    “You shit americans go fuck yourselfs”
    I know is not soft, but its the real translation.

    send email to all your friends in USA showing what he realy said.
    For nature reasons, no tv or radio in america diden’t translated right.

    Boycot Citgo gas stations

    Comment by Paul — Sun, 14 Sep 2008 @ 12:52 am

  2. Chavez is a Dictaor and thug. I refuse to buy Citgo. I haven’t bought Citgo in several years because of Chavez’s antics.

    Comment by TommyR — Sun, 19 Jul 2009 @ 8:23 pm

    • Thanks for your comment. I agree 100%. I’m glad others are continuing the boycott.

      Comment by cynicalsynapse — Sun, 19 Jul 2009 @ 8:48 pm

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