To cleanse the palate, via WaPo. You know the rule: Never go full sociology professor in a confined space with a captive audience, unless that audience is paying you $50,000 a head in tuition.

Actually, after reading this, I’d say she’s worth $100,000 a head, easy.

Why so?
I’m very knowledgable about that part of the world. I teach about U.S. imperialism in Latin America. And the U.S. has declared war against Venezuela. That means military aggression. They tried to take out Hugo with a coup, and then they took him out with cancer.

Oh?
It is my opinion — and Fidel agrees with me …

As in Castro?
Yes, Fidel agrees with me that the CIA had some involvement in giving him cancer, and so he died very sadly. And now Nicolas Maduro is the president and the U.S. somehow thinks this is a better position for the U.S. now.

It’s not?
No, what they don’t realize is that Maduro is carrying on the revolution. It’s not like Raul in Cuba. There is every intention of carrying on the revolution. Fifty more years.

She claims the FBI and TSA “tortured” her when she landed by keeping her in a cold room and refusing to let her use the bathroom, which led to her taking a dump on the floor because she has a “stomach condition” that she picked up in the workers’ paradise of Cuba. (“Everything that comes in goes out.”) If the CIA could reach all the way to Venezuela to give Chavez cancer, I bet it could also reach to Cuba to give this woman the sh*ts.

As for why she was lighting up on a plane, actual quote: “Listen, the point is, I am a sociologist, and I live in an intellectual world. A sociologist always thinks in terms of symbols. And every revolutionary I know smokes.” She’s been charged with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of impersonating a cultural stereotype.