Favorite Dictators, will 2013 be another good (make that great) year?

Although I am almost immobilized by the speculation that Jessica Simpson may be pregnant again, I find myself compelled to think about the state of my favorite Dictators.

Some might fear that 2012 was a bad year as our beloved Zine el Abidine Ben-Ali of Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and tragically fashion forward leader Muammar Al-Gaddifi of Libia.

But the real good news is that Dictators have discovered that they don’t need 97+ % of the vote anymore.  They can establish or continue dictatorships with a mere 50%+ 1 of the vote.  The ballot box was kind to Dictators  Hugo Chavez, Barack (Gotta Love Executive Orders, Smart Regulations and Drones) Obama, Vladimir Putin and Mohammad Morsi this year.

Dictator of the Year honors has to go to Basher al-Assad of Syria.  While he showed potential in  2011, 2012 was indeed his breakout year demonstrating that you don’t need to look strong to be a strongman.

The other piece of good news is that the bench of Dictators is extremely strong, headed by Kim Jong-Eun Leader/Hair Stylist of Korea, Atifete of Kosovo, Raul Castro of Cuba, Mahmoud AhmadiNejad of Iran, Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, Aleksandr Lukashenko of Belarus, Liham Aliev of Azerbaijan, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan, Ismail Omar Guelieh of Djibouti, Emomalii Rahrmon of Tajikistan, Nursultan Naxarbaev of Kazakhstan, Girme Wolde Giorgis of Ethiopia, Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, Hu Jintao/ Xi Jinping of China, Albert-Bernard Bongo of Gabon, Choummaly Sayasone of Laos, Norodom Sihamoui of Cambodia, Thein Sein of Myanmar, Abdullah II bin-Al Hussein of Jordan, Nguyen Minh Triet of Viet nam, Haji Hassa ai Waddaulah of Brunei, Qaboos bin Said Al-Said of Omar, Laurent Gbagbo of Gote  d’Ivoire, Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria, Lansana Conte of Guinea, Al Thani of Qatar, Khalifa Al Nahyau of UAE, Idriss Deby of Chad, Paul Biya of Cameron, Omar H. A. Al-Bashier of Sudan, Ali Abdallah Salih of Yemen, Isaias Afweuki of Eritea, Obiang Mbusogo of Equat. Guinea, Abdullah Yusaf Ahmed of Somalia, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Joseph Kabila of Congo, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Jose Eduardo dos Santos of Angola, Mswati III of Swaziland and last but not least Tom of TomVille.

What Dictators will fall in 2013 and which ones will star?  Vote early and often.


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3 Responses to Favorite Dictators, will 2013 be another good (make that great) year?

  1. I think I pulled a mental muscle somewhere between Chad and Eritrea. I think it’s referred to as a Mussolini Sprain. 😉 😀

    • tom says:

      Here is more to boggle your mind. There is only one woman Dictator in Kosovo. although Argentina President Christina Fernandez is showing a lot of potential to slip into the Dictator category. With this kind of imbalance, it is essential that we elect Hillary in 2016

      • I think CFK has already reached dictator status. She’s refusing to pay debts,, she’s got thousands protesting her every day, and she STILL wants to get the Falklands/Malvinas back from Britain, through war, if necessary. Mind you, part of the Argentine Nave was repossessed in Africa, so it’s gonna be a little harder this time ’round! 😀

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