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The Sh*t Hits Fan, Venezuela Runs Out of Toilet Paper

By JAVIER MANJARRES

toilet bowlIt seems as if Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro and his ‘Chavistas’ have served up so much political excriment that may have just ‘hit the fan,’ as the country has run out of toilet paper. That is correct, Venezuela has run out of toilet paper.

Just yesterday, Maduro’s administration announced that it was going to import 50 million rolls of toilet paper, in efforts to ‘wipe’ away any concerns that Venezuelans may have with Maduro’s ‘ripe’ new administration.

 “The revolution will bring in to the country the equivalent of 50 million rolls of toilet paper,” said Trade Minister Alexander Fleming. “Our people need to calm down and realize that they should not be manipulated by the media campaign of a shortage.”-Fox Latino

 This may all sound pretty funny (it is), but with Venezuelans continuing to struggle as a result of the recent Presidential elections, this toilet paper shortage could be a sign of what the Venezuelan people should expect to endure under a Maduro administration. 



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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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2 Comments

  1. Stan Lee May 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Venezuela is a minor rerun of a major memory that many former Soviets, now in the USA, will verify.
    It was very common-place for people to go begging for toilet tissue and many other items we Americans consider trivial…because we always can get them.
    Long lines, leading to Soviet government warehouses, where toilet tissue, soap etc. were rationed out to those who doggedly waited in lines in freezing weather.
    The only difference for Venezuela is “no snow, no freezing,” other than that it’s a rerun of the old USSR!
    This is what happens when government is so-o-o big and people are so-o-o small.

  2. Benton H Marder May 22, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Way back, before gloosy paper, some folks used the old Sears and Monkey Ward catalogues. Sheets torn from the newspaper, after being crumpled and rolled between the hands, could be used for the purpose. When worse came to worse, a corncob was attached to a stick and used. The Venezuelan people are quite inventive in time of necessity. They’ll figure out how to get around the shortage. Maybe they’ll just take the bull by the horns and get rid of the regime altogether and start afresh.