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December 10, 2009

Lawmaker drops effort to honor Tiger Woods

Posted: 01:19 AM ET

From CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart

Washington (CNN) – A California lawmaker announced Wednesday that he is no longer backing legislation that would honor disgraced golfer Tiger Woods with a Congressional Gold Medal.

In March of this year, Rep. Joe Baca, D-California, introduced a resolution calling for Woods to receive the high congressional honor.

The award was justified, Baca's bill said, because, among other things, "Woods has broken barriers with grace and dignity by showing that golf is a sport for all people, regardless of race, color, or creed... Woods has inspired countless people of all ages, impressing upon them that their hopes, dreams, and prayers may be achieved through hard work, persistence, education, and good sportsmanship."

Baca announced Wednesday that he has had a change of heart about honoring Woods.

"In light of the recent developments surrounding Tiger Woods and his family, I will not pursue legislation awarding him the Congressional Gold Medal this session," the congressman said in a statement.

Baca's announcement comes amid reports that television ads featuring the embattled golfer have not aired since November 29.

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still me just a new name   December 10th, 2009 1:41 am ET

Why are some people so weak when it comes to being honest?...had he just told his wife that there was a problem...talk it out , work it out, or move out before moving on ...it would save the people involved a lot of embarrassment and heartache..


Tiger fan   December 10th, 2009 2:01 am ET

Why are so many people so hell bent on destroying Tiger Woods and his young family? I honestly believe in Karma and these people who get on TV night after night and give credence to the groupies who claimed they have hada fling with the young Lad are indeed in relationships they feel threated or insecure in. Leave this matter where it belongs.. between Tiger and his beautiful wife. What you do to people comes back to you in various ways so be careful how you treat others and try to destroy people who you have nothing to do with. It's a sad day in America when you take more time of peoples failures then their accomplishments. I suspect Tiger is pnishing himself and needs no help from outsiders. Lets concentrate on more important issues that affects our lives in America. Terrorism is a big threat no one wants to talk about.


A. Smith, Oregon   December 10th, 2009 2:22 am ET

A Congressional Gold Medal?

They certainly check FBI background and surveillance reports on anyone being considered for the golden key. There must be something behind the scenes that is not being reported on this horrific year for Tiger Woods.


wolfgangpitbullingtonIII!   December 10th, 2009 4:23 am ET

@Tiger fan.stupid: Why are you blaming everybody for telling the truth. People are not "destroying" Tiger Woods. In fact, Tiger Woods does not need anybody's help in his self-destruction. He is perfectly capable of "self-destructing" on his own, as he do the work of his Father: The Devil in hell! Jesus said, "a city sitting on a hill cannot be hid, you are the light of the world; therefore let your light so shine before men that they might see your good works, and glorify the Father in Heaven". Your "light" is your life. He also said, "what is done in the darkness will be revealed in the light". Tiger Woods has been revealed for his extramarital fornication impulses, and character deficits. Under the cover of darkness, he has been revealed with his light "turned off". The true definition of "character" is what a person does when he/she thinks no one is looking. You stay a "Tiger Fan". As for me, I am going to stand on something solid, substantial, sure, and eternal. That, my friend, is "CHRIST"! Standing on his promises I cannot fall or fail. Tiger has "gotten his tail stuck in a crack, don't get yours stuck in one too. Here and now, I offer Christ to you! God is calling the American people to repentance. Mine is a voice that is crying out in the wilderness. Those who have ears, let them hear. wolfgangpitbullingtonIII!


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 7:12 am ET

Tiger. You never had the medal in your possession to begin with. True, it was an honor to be thought of for this, but you have not lost ANYTHING especially since you never had it in your possession to begin with. Perhaps when you move on and grow from this mess, you will perhaps be considered again for that or something else. Any way California has its own problems anyway Tiger: an ill-informed governor, huge debt, etc.


Dianne   December 10th, 2009 9:11 am ET

Tiger never said or alluded to being perfect. For some reason Americans must put sport figures and prominent people on pedestals and not see them as human beings. Nobody can live up to that standard not even individual Americans. Humans make mistakes. As far as truth,it lies somewhere between all this media hype for labeling Tiger "bad". It is highly profitable for the media to keep this going and also for some to feel better about themselves by claiming how awful he is. Because he makes money for the media, Tiger and his family are not allowed the time and privacy to right themselves. It is heartbreaking the Woods family, but I hop they take the time to heal and become even stronger. People donot grow in happy times, sadly, but in times of adversity.


Sheila Stone   December 10th, 2009 10:27 am ET

What Tiger Woods has done to his wife & children is a disgrace.Unfortunately Larry what Tiger has done is done all the time.Millions of families are distroyed due to adultrey!Yes, some women cheat but MANY men cheat on a regular basis, and for some reason they think the are intitled, and they don't seem to care that their CHOICES are Devistating to self,family&friends.It's PAST time for Men to be held FULLY accountable for their choices/actions!From the [ so called ] Elite to the every day average Men., ALL parties in the adultreous affairs should be FIRED if they hook up while on the Job/or use company computers to hook up while on the job it's happening EVERDAY in this Country, NO questions ask & NO exceptions!No matter where they work or do for a living. ENOUGH is ENOUGH, I am sick if seeing families destroyed!


Anne   December 10th, 2009 10:46 am ET

Tiger Woods destroyed himself.


Dodie ~ CA   December 10th, 2009 12:04 pm ET

There is no question that Tiger Woods made some very bad decisions in his private life and currently paying the consequences. He needs to take responsibility for those decisions; however, how much longer are we going to chastise this man. For all the men out there that are famous or in power, I would lay odds you have had infidelities one time or another.

@ wolfgangpitbullingtonIII!

You’re a real nice guy. Just kick the man when he is down. ~whew~ Just typical of the religious lunatics; who are judgmental, nasty and angry all the time. My wish for you is….. when you make a mistake and fall to the ground, someone will be there to kick the heck out of you too!!!


viola   December 10th, 2009 4:00 pm ET

I like Sheila Stone's post..thank you ..


James C. Taliaferro, M.S., QMHP   December 10th, 2009 6:34 pm ET

Larry!. Why is Rachel Uchitel making a big stink about getting tested for STDs and she is not even the wife! This is an apparent ploy for money and media attention. This looks more and more like a set up based on one mans libido. I say libido instead of transgressions because the number has risen to 12 and porn stars were included. Tiger clearly needs to seek a country with polyandry laws or: As I keep mentioning–if Selita Ebanks is available and does not mind the hype. Tyra would be a good match too but judging from her appearance on Ashton Kutcher's Punk'd– there might be sparks but that situation was artificial. And Daotzen Croess she is on Forbes list too I believe with Selita and she is a beautiful Caucasian woman (and there is only 1 of her I think!) if you still desire Caucasian women after all this. AS FAR AS ENDORSEMENTS GO: GO WITH EXTENZE, VIAGRA, TROJAN, MAGNUM, REEBOK, ASICS, RALPH LAUREN (his brand is more fitting than Nike for golf anyway! Am I lying?


Joanne   December 10th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

The more we hear about Tiger's problems, the more it sounds as though the marriage has not been a happy one for several years. It is unfortunate if he stayed in it for his image and she stayed in it for the money. Getting a divorce would have been less harmful to his image that all that is going on now. I wish him the best and hope he and his wife do what is best for themselves and don't worry about what we think.


Lendy Araujo   December 11th, 2009 3:39 pm ET

TO: CNN AND THE WORLD
FROM: LENDY ARAUJO, VENEZUELAN CITIZEN
REF: CHAVEZ INTERVIEW WITH LARRY KING
DATE: SEPTEMBER 26, 2009-09-26

Dear CNN and the World, my name is Lendy Araujo from Venezuela.
I saw with surprise the interview performed by Mr. Larry King to our Government Rep, the so called President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
I would like to take the report showed in the CNN web site, which is copied and paste below, and reply
(HIGHLITED IN BLUE COLOR AND IN CAPITAL LETTERS) with REAL FACTS and ANALYSIS AS A VENEZUELAN CITIZEN:

• Chavez reveals personal side, criticizes U.S.
• Story Highlights
• Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he loves Jesus Christ, U.S. people, culture (JESUS CHRIST CAME TO THIS WORLD TO TEACH PEOPLE LOVE, GOOD BEHAVIOR, NOT TO LIE AND NOT TO STEAL. CHAVEZ TEACHES HATE, THERE IS A LOT OF CORRUPTION SUPPORTED BY HIM, HE DEMONSTARTED HE HATES THE PEOPLE WHO DON’T FOLLOW HIM CALLING THEM TRAIDORS. HE ALSO TEACHES HIS FOLLOWERS TO HATE THE EMPIRE, INCLUDING THE NORTH AMERICANS (YOU CALLED THEM AMERICANS), HE ALSO HATES THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. HE IS THE OPOSITE OF JESUS THE SON OF GOD (MY PERSONAL BELIEVE). THERE ARE LOCAL INTERVIEWS AND TV SHOWS SHOWING HOW HE THINKS HIS FOLLOWERS NEEDS TO HATE RICH PEOPLE…YOU KNOW THAT FOR GOD AND JESUS ALL THE HUMAN BEENS ARE HIS CHILDREN, THERE IS NO CHANCE FOR A CHRISTIAN AND OR BELIEVER OF JESUS CHRIST TO HATE HIS BROTHER AS HE DOES AND INSPIRES HIS FOLLOWERS TO DO..HE IS A LIER.
• Chavez says he hopes for improved relations with U.S. President Barack Obama
• He denies he is trying to shut down critical media in Venezuela. THERE ARE 1 IMPORTANT TV STATION SHUTTED DOWN BY HIS GOVERNMENT, RADIO CARACAS TELEVISION IS THE NAME OF THIS TV STATION..HE SAID THAT HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT, BUT ALL WE KNOW IN MY COUNTRY THIS WAS HIS PERSONAL INSTRUCTION TO THE INSTIUTION (WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO BE INDEPENDENT) TO SHUT IT DOWN BY SAYING THAT THE GOVERNMENT PERMISSION WAS EXPIRE….HE IS A LIER AND HIPOCRIT.
• He denies Iran would help Venezuela obtain nuclear technology…THERE IS A UPDATE NEW IN VENEZUELA WHERE STATES THE IRANIAN PEOPLE HELPED VENEZUELA TO FIND URANIUM, I MEAN WE FOUND URANIUN THANKS TO THE IRANIANS SUPPORT….WHAT IS THIS?..HE IS A LIER….

(CNN) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez revealed a deeply personal side in an interview Thursday night, saying he loves Jesus Christ and would have liked to play Major League baseball in Yankee Stadium.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke highly of President Obama at the United Nations on Thursday.

He also expressed a fondness for American people and culture, saying he likes the movie actor Charles Bronson and the poet Walt Whitman. He loves to sing, he said, though he does not do it well.
And Chavez had kind words for the U.S. security detail protecting him during his visit to New York, saying he chatted with them while out walking and that they "have been very gracious, very efficient and very attentive, very kind."
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Larry King, Chavez spoke at length about a host of issues: relations between Venezuela and the United States and his hopes for improved ties with President Barack Obama; Iran, Israel and those who deny that the Holocaust existed; efforts to overthrow him and have him assassinated; criticism that he is power hungry and trying to silence critics. THIS IS A REAL FACT, ALL HE DENIES IS TRUE…THERE ARE ABOUT 200 ATTEMPTS TO KILL HIM, BUT NO PROOVE ABOUT IT…IS ONE OF HIS TACTICS TO TELL THE WORLD WHAT HE IS DOING IS IMPORTANT…HE IS A LIER AND HIPOCRIT, USES THE PEOPLE AND COMMAND THEM AS HIS CHIEF IN COMMAND, THERE IS NO DEMOCRACY IN MY COUNTRY, AND HE USED THE LARRY KING SHOW TO LIE THE WORLD AND CONTINUE WITH HIS PLAN OF DEVASTING VENEZUELA, AND THE SOUTH AMERICASN REGION.
Chavez, a self-proclaimed socialist, spoke with King a few hours after giving a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, in which he praised Obama but criticized some U.S. policies. Watch Chavez speak at the U.N. General Assembly »
When asked whether he is misunderstood in the United States, Chavez seemed to turn reflective.
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"I'm a man with many defects," he said.(HE HAS A LOT, ONE OF HIS MISTAKE IS LIE TO THE PEOPLE AND THE WORLD, HE HAS A GOOD TEACHER, I WOULD SAY THE BEST, FIDEL CASTRO… "I love. I sing. I dream. I was born in the poor countryside. I was raised in the countryside, planting corn and selling sweets made by my grandmother. My children, my two daughters are with me and I want a better world for my grandchildren, for your grandchildren. WRONG, THIS IS A LIE, HE IS SHOWING LIKE A GOOD SHEPARD, HE IS USING YOU AND THE MEDIA TO MAKE THE PEOPLE BELIEVE IN WHAT HE IS SAYING, HE IS THE MASTER OF THE LIE. HE DOES NOT LOVE NOT EVEN HIS FAMILY, HIS MOTHER DOES NOT LOVE HIM, HE WAS RAISED BY HIS GRANDMOTHER, BUT HIS MOTHER IS STILL ALIVE, WHY IS THIS?...HE LOVGES HIMSELF AND THE ONLY PERSON HE RESPECTS IS FIDEL CASTRO, HIS MASTER, HIS GOD IS FIDEL CASTRO…HE ALSO LOVES CARL MARX, OH MY GOD!...THE MOST IMPORTANT DETRACTOR OF OUR LIBERATOR SIM ON BOLIVAR, YOU TRY TO FIND OUT ABOUT THIS, HE ALWAYS SAYS SIMON BOLIVAR IS THE GREATEST HERO OF THE WORLD, BUT NOW HE SUPPORTS AND ALSO LOVES CARL MARX, WHO DENIED SIMON BOLIVAR AS A REAL HERO CALLING HIM COWARD…DON´T YOU THINK THIS IS A CONTRADICTION?
"Now, they demonize me. THEY DEMONIZED HIM, BECAUSE HE REPRESENTS THE DEVIL IN THE EARTH, I DO NOT HAVE NO DOUBT ABOUT IT…SOME PEOPLE CLOSE TO HIM SAYS HE USES WITCHES FROM CUBA, HE PLAYS WHAT WE CALL BRUJERIA, IS THAT LOVE AND BELIEVE IN GOD?...SORRY BUT I DO NOT THINK SO…. But that's the start of these world campaigns to try to defend what you cannot defend - a system that is destroying the world. ... I'm a Christian. HE IS NOT, A CHRISTIAN DOES NOT HATE PEOPLE AND HE HATES A LOT…THIS IS A FACT RECORDED BY TV SHOWS AND BY HIS ACTIONS…THGERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN JAIL AT HIS ORDER, INSTRUCTED THE POWERS OF THE COUNTRY TO DO SO, STUDENTS CAN NOT MAKE MARCHES, TGHEY CAN NOT PROTEST BECAUSE THEY WILL GO DIRECT TO JAIL…THIS IS ANOTHER FACT RECORDED AND IT IS SUBJECT TO BE SHOWED.I want the world of justice and equality. This is the only way to achieve peace.". HE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN JUSTICE, HIS ONLY JUSTICE IS WITH HIS PLAN AND WITH CUBA…HE WANTS AND FIGHT FOR THE 5 CUBANS TERRORIST (THEY CALLED THE 5 HEROS) TO BE RELEASED, BUT THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE INCLUDING STUDENTS, POLITICIANS AND MANY OTHERS IN JAIL JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE PART OF THE OPPOSITION IN MY COUNTRY.
Chavez then talked about his religious upbringing and current faith.
"I was an altar boy," he said. "My mother wanted me to be a priest. I am very Christian and Catholic. ... I'm very faithful. I believe in God, in Jesus Christ. I love Jesus Christ. I am a Christian. ... I cry when I see injustice, children dying of hunger."…OH MY GOD, DO YOU KNOW THAT WHEN HE WAS PLAYING AS A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIATE HE TOLD THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER HE REACHES THE PRESIDENCY HE WILL FINISH WITH THE CHILDREN OF THE STREETS?...CHECK IT OUT, WE HAVE MORE CHILDREN IN THE STREET NOW, AFTER HIS ARRIVAL TO THE PRESIDENCY..HE IS A LIER AND A HIPOCRIT, CHRISTIANISM IS EQUAL TO LOVE, HONESTY, LEBERATION, AND HE REPRESENTS THE OPPOSITE…

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez talks to CNN's Larry King. What does he think of President Obama and the United States? Tonight at 9 ET

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His comments were all the more remarkable because Chavez and the Catholic Church have been at odds since he came to power in 1999. The church has been one of his major critics, with Pope Benedict XVI and other church leaders expressing concern over what they see as attempts by Chavez to limit the church's influence. Chavez's efforts to change anti-abortion laws have been at the top of those concerns.
Chavez, in turn, has referred to church leadership as a "tumor."
Speaking of other matters, Chavez said he hopes for improved relations with Obama, but "we want relations based on respect, relations of peoples where we are respected."
That has not been the case so far, he said. WHENEVER YOU REQUEST RESPECT FROM OTHERS YOU SHOULD SHOW RESPECT TO THEM, WELL CHAVEZ DOES NOT RESPECT PEOPLE, HE TREATS THEM AS HIS SLAVES, HE IS SHOWING YOU ANOTHER FACE, THE DEVIL IS AN EXPERT IN DOING THIS.
"Most governments in the United States in a hundred years have not respected the peoples of Latin America," Chavez told King. "They have sponsored coup d'etats, assassinations. It's enough. We want to be brothers and sisters. We want respect and equality." WE RECOGNIZED IN MY COUNTRY THAT THE ONLY COUP PERPETRATOR AND COUP LEADER IN HERE IS HUGO CHAVEZ, HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HUNDRED OD MURDERS BACK IN 1992 WHEN HE TRIED TO KILL MR. PRESIDENT CARLOS ANDRES PEREZ, REMEMBER THAT?....
Chavez particularly criticized former President George W. Bush, whom he accused of orchestrating an assassination attempt on the Venezuelan leader during a short-lived coup in 2002. Chavez regained power within days. Watch Chavez discuss the alleged assassination attempt » HE CANNOT BLAME ON BUSH IF THIS IS TRUE, WHICH I DO NOT BELIEVE, BECAUSE HE TRIED TO KILL MR. CARLOS ANDRES PEREZ WHEN HE MADE THE COUP!!!!!...AND KILLED MANY OTHERS
"The Bush government toppled me," he said. "They asked for my assassination. They disrespected us. ... I saw my assassins. ... I was a prisoner in Venezuela, being a president. They took me to the seaside. I was debating with those who wanted murder me. They received the order to kill me. However, at this very moment, a group of soldiers refused. They did not kill me, but I saw those who wanted to kill me, and the order came from the White House."…HAHAHAHA…IT SEEMS A VERY DRAMATIC STEVEN SPILBERGH MOVIE, IF I WERE MR. LARRY KING I WOULD LAUGH AT THAT TIME…THIS IS A LIE!
Chavez also expressed concern that the United States, which he calls "the empire," still would like to topple him. As he has numerous times in recent weeks, Chavez criticized U.S. plans to begin operating out of military bases in neighboring Colombia. The United States says it needs a presence in Colombia to fight drug traffickers. Chavez sees a sinister intent. LOCAL PEOPLE SAY IN VENEZUELA THAT THOSE MILITARY BASES WILL FINISH WITH HIS ATTEMPT TO CONTINUE WITH HIS NARCOTRAPHIC WORK, THOSE BASES WILL MAKE A VERY DETAILED FOLLOW UP OF HIS MOVEMENT, WHICH I , AS A VENEZUELAN CITIZEN, RECOMMENDS.
When asked what country he fears would harm him, Chavez replied, "The empire. The empire. Seven military bases ... in Colombia, that's a serious threat against Venezuela."
Chavez also defended his relationship with Iran but denied having said that Iran would help Venezuela obtain nuclear technology (THERE IS A LOCAL NEW WHERE SHOWS THAT THANKS TO THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT, VENEZUELA JUST FOUND URANIUN AT THE EAST SIDE OF MY COUNTRY). Iran has embarked on a nuclear program that the United States and other nations think will lead it to develop nuclear weapons before long.
"They have fooled you," Chavez said. "I've never said that Iran is going to help us to have nuclear technology. ... That's a strategy to attack Venezuela and say that we are building an atomic bomb. That's the next accusation. And I'm going to say this now: Please, come on. That's crazy. That's crazy."…I DO NOT THINK SO, HE SAYS IN HIS CRAZY TV SHOW, THAT NOW VENEZUELA IS MOVING TO BE A NUCLEAR POTENCY, I MEAN HIS CONTRADICTIONS ARE VERY CLEAR AND EASY TO PROOVE…YOU CHECK IT OUT….
Chavez said he does not agree with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's contention that the Holocaust, in which 6 million European Jews were killed during World War II, never existed.
"But there also was another holocaust in South America," Chavez said. "I do not deny the Jewish Holocaust. And I condemn it. But in South America, when the Europeans arrived, there were close to 90 million Indians; 200 years later, we only had four million remaining. That was a holocaust. And the Europeans denied this holocaust."
Israel came under criticism from Chavez, who called it a "small country with atomic bombs, and very aggressive country. ... They have massacred entire families. It is a war-mongering country."
Turning to the situation in his own country, Chavez denied that he is trying to shut down critical media, such as the independent Globovision TV station. Government officials have levied several charges against the station, saying that it is disseminating false information and trying to foment dissatisfaction against Chavez.
The Chavez government has repealed licenses for other independent TV and radio stations, and has threatened to do so against Globovision.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter this week joined human rights groups and others who have expressed concern over what they see as Chavez becoming too authoritarian. Chavez dismissed the criticism.
"Never in Venezuela have we had so much freedom of speech as now," he said. (A LIE…HE IS A LIER, WE ALL KNOW IN VENEZUELA, THAT HE IS TRYING TO SHUT DOWN GLOBOVISION, HE ALREADY GAVE THE INSTRUCTION TO HIS MINISTRY, DIOSDADO CABELLO TO DO SO…HE ALWAYS GIVES INSTRUCTION DURING HIS CRAZY TV SHOW, WHERE HE TELLS OF THE POWERS TO DO THIS OR TO DO THAT…THIS IS A FACT SUBJECT TO BE PROOVED ANY TIME, BESIDES THAT MR., CARTER IS RIGHT, HE KNOWS HIM VERY WELL)

Pressed by King about whether he is going to shut down Globovision, Chavez answered, "I do not know. It depends on them. If they keep on sponsoring coup d'etats, if they keep on calling for my assassination, if they keep on breaching the law even as well, it is not Chavez that's going to close them. I want to apply the law. We need to respect the law. It is the law. It's out of logic, and it's pure logic."LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING FOR YOU TO KNOW, THERE WERE A LATINAMERICAN DICTATOR LONG TIME AGO, THAT STATES THE FOLLOWING: FOR MY FRIENDS EVERYTHING…FOR MY ENEMIES…THE LAW…
HE IS A LIER, HE ALREADY GAVE THAT INSTRUCTION…WE ALL KNOW IN MY COUNTRY THERE IS ONLY ONE BOSS, ONE COMMANDER, ONE CHIEF…ONE FURER…MR. CHAVEZ..THERE ARE NOT POWER INDEPENDENCY IN THIS COUNTRY…ALL THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE LAUGH ABOUT THAT STATEMENT…HE IS A LIER…BY THE WAY AND THIS IS ANOTHER PROVE…WHEN CHAVEZ WAS TALKING ON THE UN HE SAID THAT MR. OBAMA COULD END AS MR. JOHN F. KENNEDY…THE GLOBOVISION PEOPLE SAID THAT THEY COULD NOT SHOW THIS POART OF THE SPEECH BECAUSE THAT COULD BE UNDERSTOOD AS THE APPOLOGY TO THE ASSASSINATION…FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND, RAFAEL POLEO WHO IS OUTSIDE ON VENEZUELA, HE IS ALSO AN EDITOR OF A NEWSPAPER WHO CRITICIES CHAVEZ GOVERNMENT, SAID MOTH AGO THAT CHAVEZ COULD END AS THE ITALIAN DICTATOR MUSOLINI, FOR THAT REASON HE WAS TYRIED TO SEND TO JAIL BY CHAVEZ…SO NOW….IS NOT THE SAME?...FOR MY FRIENDS…EVERYTHING…FOR MY ENEMIES…THE LAW…
As to Carter, Chavez said, "Yes, I read that and I regret for him, because I think he's totally confounded and lost. THE OTHERS ARE CONFUSSED, THE OTHERS TRY TO KILL ME…THE OTHERS ARE WRONG…NOT ME…CHAVEZ NEVER MAKE MISTAKES….It's a long time since he visited us. I respect him enormously, but I think he is wrong. He's a victim of so much falsehood in the world."
LIER.LIER…………….LIER AND HGIPOCRIT, YOU HUGO CHAVEZ, OUR LOCAL CARIBBEAN DICTATOR…

LENDY ARAUJO


Jack   December 11th, 2009 5:09 pm ET

Tiger destroyed himself...he didn't need anyone's help to do it. A Congressional medal of Honor? Are you kidding me? A PIG Roast would be more appropriate....Give the Honor to Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus, and/or Phil Mickelson.....they certainly deserve it, and have done much to inspire us all!!


Thunder   December 11th, 2009 10:59 pm ET

Tiger Woods portrays himself like a coward if he is a man he needs to face the public,after all he has done he types and apology.
Next level tiger woods married a white wife she looks like a nice woman God bless her soul, but hen he is unfaithful to her with 9 white women,ias he ashamed of his black race.
People can feel for him but I think why I am so angry is because he painted a picture that he was a model man and now he is worse than the average man.I guess he learned the hard way he may have millions but he needs his family and at the end of the day, affairs last for a while but when the truth comes out all you have is your family.
Bite the bullet and come public and stop hiding.


LegalBeagles   December 12th, 2009 2:14 am ET

I respectfully disagree with the Dr, First of all he is young and like Most young people he is not lacking in the raging hormones dept.
He is a vulnerable man who lost his best Friend when his father passed away.Then he has knee injury and had to continue prescribed drugs to carry on. I suspect his lovely wife is the one who calls every move and definately controls the check book and like most men who are married to strong women who instantly become the dominating wife /mother figure to prove she is worthy.. he became inxecure and found a sense of escape and security and strength with the women he chose for his company and needs, The lack of his trusted friend( His Dad) who he could always confide in and who he knew he could trust for many reasons.. I suspect he is a lost and insecure and didn;t feel he could take to his lovely wife and he already felt less needed asa man or husband in her life as she seemed to be able carry on withou him. I'm sure most know many young couples who go hru this as they first start their loves together, It takes at least 5 years living together just to know each other before you should add a child to the mix and I don;t think they did that. It doesn't mean either of them are bad people bad failed to see the problem or how to deal with it, She had her twin sister and family who she sought out instead of seeking Tiger for her inner feelings ect, Alot of couple make teh mistake of not trying to please their partner and lose the self pleasure of knowing they make them happy , thus comes along affairs by the hubby or wife,.
This is between him andhis wife only and friend and family should back off and let them work it out and either grow together or realize they are no compatable and do what will please both of them.They will only grow and move on when they do it,
I hope the media leaves them alone and allow then what they have hy are young human beings and he is blessed with the Gift of Golf and many forgot he is human and hurts just like anyone who loses someone he loved and looked up to for guidance and answers he knew cared for him and loved him for him. He is still grieving his loss and I hope he lovely wife can let him open up and he let her and they can grow stronger and become one in their love for their sake and their childrens sakes. Their beautiful people with some insecurities and the media needs to realize they have not broken any laws or killed anyone so please back off and aloow them privacy.


Mary Caldwell   December 12th, 2009 6:45 am ET

I think Tiger had a very controled life with his father alive.
When his father died, he acted like a frat boy. He appeared
socially mature, but between grief which can make you do
odd things, and his new found freedom, he spun out of control.
That being said, he still had a brain. I think he is good to step
back and get some real therapy. He probably has a whole
lifetime of problems to deal with.


Kristin   December 16th, 2009 7:10 pm ET

18 is young...33 is old enough to know better....are you kidding me? Stop making excuses for him....Do you think that he is the first man to lost a parent at a young age? I believe it was John Wayne who said, " a man's integrity is all he's got...if he doesn't have that, he has nothing..." The ability to hit a ball into a cup does not make you an American Icon, a role model, or a nice person. II's about doing the right thing...having INTEGRITY'..which some people are capable of...can you hear my violin playing?


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