We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It is semi-amusing that Castro is going down the tubes because of Cuban medicine - that much-vaunted glory of the world.
Piecing together the details, it sounds like he had GI surgery for some intestinal ailment, whether cancer or diverticultis or whatever, but, for some idiot reason, they never gave him an ostomy.
Ostomies allow the guts to heal post surgery, and prevent surgical infection. They are not fun, but much preferable to unnecessary death.
When you cut out a length of gut, and just re-connect it immediately like a plumber, you are asking for big trouble. The doctors brought over from Spain might very well have suggested a new procedure to create an ostomy, but it might have been too late if everything is breaking down and he is leaking fecal matter into his belly. Like I care, in his case. Mind you, this is all speculation based on minimal news info.
Our beloved Maximum Leader the great and Enlightened Dr. Fidel Castro X actually performed his own surgery.
However one of his late assisstance was using a car mirror to assist El Maximo in the surgery.
The late assisstance did not notice that the mirror said, "Objects in this mirror may be closer than they are"
Our beloved El Maximo Leader X, the Right Revolutionary, The Godfather of Soul, and relief pitcher for the Cubana Boys Baseball team made a few assisstant cause misplaced cuts, resulting in the dead of the assisstant.
However we are happy to announce that on Saturday El Maximo X will fly to China and repeat the famous swim of the Yangtse River done by the righteous Chairman Mao.
Viva El Maximo X