Emiliano Antunez's picture
Joined: 2009-08-30
Columns on STR: 47
Other (email): 


Emiliano Antunez

Short bio:

Emiliano Antunez, Lives in South Florida  and never ceases to be amazed by the arrogance, stupidity and malevolence of the great majority of our "elected  representatives".  The voters are revolting.


Columns by Emiliano Antunez

The Perfect Economic Storm
Emiliano Antunez 2005-11-09 17:00
Exclusive to STR The current hurricane season has been the most active since records of storms have been kept. Scientist and pundits around the globe have developed theories regarding the increasing number of storms; global warming, natural cycles and divine punishment are just some of the ideas being talked about. Whether these catastrophic storms are caused by manmade emissions or an angry and...
Che Chic
Emiliano Antunez 2005-10-10 16:00
Exclusive to STR You've probably seen one by now; perhaps you've even donned one. I'm referring to the mass market Che Guevara T-shirts. The image of the dead revolutionary icon has circulated the globe since the late '60s but has had a strong resurgence in recent years. Many popular entertainers, including Carlos Santana, have worn the fashionable tees. But does the image of Che really stand...
The Resurrection of Elian
Emiliano Antunez 2005-10-04 16:00
Exclusive to STR He's back! Remember Elian Gonzalez, the 5-year-old Cuban rafter who survived crossing the Florida (dire) Straits and was found by two 'fishermen'? Unfortunately, Elian's mother perished during the voyage, and that's where his well-documented troubles really began. This week Elian returned to US national TV on CBS's Sunday news magazine 60 Minutes.
Bad Medicine
Emiliano Antunez 2005-06-23 16:00
Many proponents of 'health care reform' in this country proudly point to Canada 's government-run system. Defenders of the system point to the fact that health care in Canada is available to all; but at what cost? Last week the argument resurfaced in Canada when a former royal commissioner on the future of health care railed against the rise of private medical clinics in Montreal . In a five part...
Pumping Legislative Iron
Emiliano Antunez 2005-05-03 16:00
Americans can feel better about the state of professional sports now that the US Congress has gotten in the game. Athletes intent on "cheating" the "public" should be quaking in their cleats, because Congress will be flexing its powerful legislating muscles soon. At issue is the use of performance-enhancing drugs (anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, etc.) by modern-day gladiators who...
Revolting Revolutionary Cuisine
Emiliano Antunez 2005-04-17 16:00
Rhode Island is a long way from Miami , but on a local Spanish radio show (in Miami ), a guest was complaining about a restaurant in Providence called 'Cuban Revolution.' A visit to the website reveals many things about the restaurant's owners, especially when it comes to culture and politics; they know little about the Cuban revolution (or history or current events).
Freedom's Exile
Emiliano Antunez 2005-04-11 16:00
On January 1st, 1959, Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista boarded a plane in Havana and along with many of his cronies who had used the power of government to enrich themselves, took off to the Dominican Republic (then ruled by fellow dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo). Under the bright Havana skies and all throughout the island, Cubans celebrated the fall of Batista and the arrival of Fidel Castro...
A Culture of Hypocrisy
Emiliano Antunez 2005-03-21 17:00
If there is a life after death, Phineas T. Barnum must be looking on from 'the great beyond,' green with envy. Turn on the boob tube at anytime over the past weekend and you were sure to see either file footage of Terri Schiavo (the main attraction), eyes looking beyond anything in her presence, members of Congress debating her case, Franciscan monks flanking her mother at press conferences,...
Pimpin the Ho's' Welfare State Style
Emiliano Antunez 2005-02-28 17:00
Last month a story circulated the globe about a 25 year old unemployed computer programmer from Berlin being forced by the German government to choose between her unemployment benefits or doing 'the nasty' for some taxable income. Prostitution is legal in Germany, so working in a brothel is considered equivalent to waiting on tables or serving drinks.
Oh My God!!!!!!
Emiliano Antunez 2004-12-29 17:00
The holiday feasts have long since been digested, the mistletoes have ceased to elicit amorous advances, the department store Santas have put their beards in storage 'til next year, the Christmas trees will soon become part of the local landfill, and the lights on the menorahs are no longer flickering. But what will remain long after the New Years Day hangover has worn off is the argument of...
Washington Comes to City Hall
Emiliano Antunez 2004-12-29 17:00
A collective howling was heard across the United States last Thursday, but it wasn't wolves baying at a full moon that caused all the cacophony but rather local politicians and 'dependent' constituents. All the fuss centered around President Bush's proposal to cut Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which is a federal program to fund projects and social service agencies in lower income...
Guns, Drugs and Mucho Dinero
Emiliano Antunez 2004-12-01 17:00
Last week President Bush visited with his Colombian counterpart Alvaro Uribe in the seaside city of Cartagena. Newspapers both in the United States and abroad published a picture of both presidents before a military honor guard with the caption, "Partners Against Drugs," giving credence to the belief that you can print just about anything on paper. The truth is that Uribe and Bush (and their...
Might Makes Right (or Left)
Emiliano Antunez 2004-11-22 17:00
President Bush arrived in Chile last week for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in the midst of protest. Signs were held up in the crowds numbered in the tens of thousands: "Bush, you stink," and "Terrorist Bush," as chants broke out: "Bush, listen: Chile is not for sale!" and "Bush, fascist, thief, murderer!" Police of course were present and doused the "unruly mob" with water cannons...
Fear, Loathing and Ignorance on "Calle Ocho"
Emiliano Antunez 2004-11-08 17:00
Versailles Restaurant is located on Miami's "Calle Ocho" (Eight Street) near the western edge of Miami's "Little Havana" neighborhood, but in the realm of Cuban exile politics, it is the virtual center of the universe. On an average day, tourists disembark buses, local "politicos" hold court at tables, regulars discuss politics at the outdoor coffee window, and major news organization scramble...
Got Security?
Emiliano Antunez 2004-10-31 17:00
The 2004 presidential election is almost history (thank goodness). Over the last few months, both major party candidates have insisted that they are better suited to guarantee the security of the United States and all of its citizens. Can a president or any politician guarantee or improve your security? Are these candidates or politicians really more concerned with your continued existence than...
Gouge Me, Please!
Emiliano Antunez 2004-09-05 16:00
As Hurricane Frances approached the Florida coast, elected officials all over the state have taken advantage of the situation by placing their mugs on our boob tubes, and therefore increasing their political capital. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle was one of those boob-tube mugging politicos. In numerous appearances, she reminded viewers that gouging would not be tolerated...
Deconstructing Michael Moore
Emiliano Antunez 2004-08-16 16:00
Michael Moore has made quite a name for himself as well as a nice chunk of change with pseudo documentaries like 'Bowling for Columbine' and 'Fahrenheit 9/11.' In his latest release Mr. Moore rightly points to some very troubling aspects of the Bush administration and its many shortcomings in both its foreign and domestic policies. Where Mr. Moore begins to loose most of his credibility is when...
The War on Property
Emiliano Antunez 2004-05-25 16:00
Americans who tune in to TV news daily are treated to a unhealthy dose of war, with scenes that include tanks rolling down an Iraqi street or helicopter gunships firing at the 'enemy.' Most citizens of the United States view war as something that happens someplace else and to someone else. With the exception of Pearl Harbor , that's usually been the case. Yet there is War being waged within our...
Mass Revulsion
Emiliano Antunez 2004-04-04 16:00
"The Wizard of Id" is a popular and sometimes enlightening comic strip. In one episode, one of the king's servants approaches him frantically screaming, "The peasants are revolting!", to which the king (who has misinterpreted the meaning of revolting) calmly replies, "I agree." Is this really just comic relief, or is there some validity to the comic strip king's belief that the "peasants (i.e.,...
Castro Gets Stoned
Emiliano Antunez 2004-04-04 16:00
The latest work of noted Hollywood producer Oliver Stone is "Looking for Fidel," a very warped and distorted look at Fidel Castro's Cuba . One can't help but notice that Mr. Stone, who conducts the interviews, is immersed in the septuagenarian's persona, mesmerized by his power, and engulfed in his myth (much like a seven year old visiting Neverland Ranch views Michael Jackson). Watching this so-...
An Unholy Union
Emiliano Antunez 2004-02-23 17:00
While the clergy, the faithful and some self proclaimed moral politicians watch in horror, same sex couples continue to line up at San Francisco City Hall for a shot at taking the plunge. As the happy couples emerge from city hall in marital bliss, many complain that the holy sacrament of marriage is being demeaned. The truth is that the once sacred vow was soiled long before the frenzy in Frisco...
The State of Evolution
Emiliano Antunez 2004-02-11 17:00
In a way that would make the most powerful deity green with envy, the state of Georgia was recently able to crucify and resurrect the theory of evolution in less than three days. For decades people blinded by faith have fought to remove the mention of evolution and its modern patriarch Charles Darwin from the government's education system. Although most folks would consider religious fanatics...
TSA Should Offer Travelers Search Options
Emiliano Antunez 2010-12-03 04:00
Column by Emiliano Antunez.  Exclusive to STR If you boarded a plane over the holiday weekend, I am sure you weren’t very comfortable exposing your “privates” on a screen or having a “highly trained” TSA employee feel your “junk.” The TSA should explore giving flyers options in order to make these invasive procedures more bearable or constructive....
Inflation Infatuation
Emiliano Antunez 2010-11-02 03:00
Column by Emiliano Antunez.   Exclusive to STR   Don’t you just love three dollar a gallon gas and spending almost $250 a week on groceries that used to cost you just $200 only two or three years ago? Whoever coined the statement “money is no object” was either Chairman of the Federal Reserve or a high-ranking economist of the Weimar Republic.   Last week in a...
We're All Irresponsible Now
Emiliano Antunez 2010-03-15 03:00
Exclusive to STR On Wednesday, January 27th, the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, delivered his first State of the Union message to its citizens (and “illegal” aliens), all three hundred million plus of us. Besides all the usual empty rhetoric, platitudes and clichés, there was a sentence in Mr. Obama’s speech that was very telling of his audacity and...