Hugo Chavez Dead

So apparently Hugo Chavez died yesterday when I wasn’t looking.

I won’t be shedding any tears for him.

The Washington Post has a pretty good look at his legacy.

And beyond that, I’ll just stick to the old adage “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”

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  • Scott


    This was a man who jailed or executed his political opposition. Closed news agencies for not toeing the party line. Had a policy that if he pointed at a business or property and said “nationalize” (in Spanish, of course) it would become state property. Stole elections, etc.

    His policies dramatically increased poverty, homicides (homicide rate was higher than Kabul and Baghdad COMBINED), etc.

    He was a monster of the kin of Stalin (whose death date he shares), Ahmadinajad, Bin Laden and Kim Jong-Il.

    To quote Samuel L. Jackson “Yes, I’m glad he’s dead and I hope he burns in Hell.”

  • Dean, I know it is polite to not speak ill of the dead. However, we can’t afford to do that. Let me be as polite as possible when I say the nicest thing about Chavez that I can. The best thing that man ever did for his country is leave it permanently when he died. It is unthinkable to me that Jose Serrano, a member of Congress, can actually say nice things about Chavez.

  • Scott

    Check this out,

    Kossacks who repudiate Chavez:

  • queenofallevil

    My favorite line on this topic came from NIck Searcy: I just heard that some poor cancer is dead in Venezuela after a long bout with Hugo Chavez. So sad….
    At least we know, for DAMN sure, that the cancer is in a better place tonight.

  • “I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.” -Clarence Darrow

  • Dishman

    Breaking news:

    Generallisimo Hugo Chavez is still dead.