President Bush's failure to mention Cuba or Venezuela in his dictators list during last night's State of the Union address is stirring up controversy at Babalublog. First, George Moneo raises the issue, then Val writes about how he's not upset. Be sure to read the comments, too. CB at Killcastroblog has some comments, too. And so does Ziva at Blog for Cuba. I'll just say that I was very surprised that Cuba wasn't mentioned.
The words of a Romanian author have stirred controversy within the American Library Association. We've discussed the speech given by Andrei Condrescu here and here. Now ALA President Michael Gorman has fired off a hot letter - the Conductor has it at Cuban American Pundits.
The Real Cuba has photographs of fidel's latest construction project - the wall of flag poles he's erecting to block Cuban's view of the freedom ticker at the U.S. Interests Section.
Wall Street Cafe discusses the plight of another group of Cuban freedom seekers.
El Cafe Cubano reports the call for a boycott of Citgo by a group that calls itself pro-family. In case you didn't know, Citgo is owned by the government of Venezuela.
And speaking of the State of the Union, Uncommon Sense has a photo of this year's Idiotarian of the Year, Cindy Sheehan, being "detained" before last night's speech. Reports say she was escorted out about fifteen minutes before the ceremonies began because she tried to unfurl a banner inside the House chamber. How stupid is that? Wouldn't any demonstrator wait until the TV cameras were on to do such a thing?