Yes, it's 4/20 and thus, on 4:20 on this day you probably will be inclined to light up a joint and smoke in honor to obituary time/days. To you I say.. how about a stoogie?
Come on, it's worth celebrating and lighting one up for Cuba's leader Fidel Castro just yesterday stepped down from his row after 50 years and countless assassination attempts.
Though, I'm pretty sure that the CIA is still going to try to kill him. And you might as well not worry about Cuba. As it can't revert from something it wasn't originally.
Fidel Castro, 84, announced his resignation from leadership of the Cuba Communist Party today in an article published on Cubadebate.cu.
Along with the changing face of the Communist Party comes the easing of Cuba's property laws.
The BBC reports that for the first time since the 1959 Communist Revolution, Cubans will now be allowed to buy and sell private property. For more than 50 years, Cubans' have been restricted to passing their homes on to their children, or engaging in a corrupt system of swapping.
In a speech Monday, President Raul Castro said "the party leadership was in need of renewal and should subject itself to severe self-criticism."
President Castro also said that top political positions will be limited to two five-year terms.
I can't wait to become a poverty tourist in Cuba! But hey, whatever makes it easier to buy Cohibas can't be a bad thing, right?
So now Raul Castro is taking on the reigns and imposing term limits. I guess to be fair, Raul is right when he basically points out that Cuba is bankrupt and can't afford building socialism on the basis of a narrow monoculture economy any more without the support of some help from the USSR. So this doesn't put communism to an end, it's just putting it on hold for a little while.
As for Castro, I wonder if he's going to move to Florida now that he is retired. Isn't that what all the elderly are doing?