Hugo Chavez is Dead

He said he smelled brimstone at the UN after Dubya spoke. I am guessing he is really smelling it now.

Venezuela’s vice president announced that President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday, ending 14 years of rule by the firebrand socialist but leaving his party firmly in control of the nation.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro said that Chavez died “after battling a tough illness for nearly two years.”

The death apparently sets up a presidential election to replace Chavez, whose illness prevented him from taking the oath of office for the term to which he was re-elected last year.

Under the constitution, the head of Congress, Diosdado Cabello, would assume the interim presidency.

He is now what we call a “good communist.”


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25 Responses to Hugo Chavez is Dead

  1. BigJimTX says:

    I know somebody who will miss him:


  2. R.D. Walker says:

    God has term limits.

  3. RJ says:

    Bronco Bama will be heartbroken at the loss of his comrade.

  4. notamobster says:

    Couldn’t have happened to a better guy!

  5. jacksonsdad says:

    Satan and Saddam will have to make room for a third….

    • GomeznSA says:

      Ya forgot muammar (moammar – however the heck ya spell it) – now they have a fourth for bridge!

  6. Greg B says:

    Good riddance.
    I figure Fidel ought to be near the end of his lease too.

  7. R.D. Walker says:

    Today is the anniversary of Stalin’s death.

    Historic symmetry.

  8. James says:

    The press sure picked stupid people who were saddened by the dictator’s death.

  9. R.D. Walker says:

  10. locke n load says:

    initial AP radio newsblurbs spent 30 seconds talking about how he was a champion of the poor, ‘eradicated poverty’, and was a beloved leader of the working man. At least 3 people were interviewed who spoke glowingly of him. Pravda would be SO proud. Especially of the last sentence.
    “republicans described him as a latin american strongman..”
    30 seconds of weeping praise, 3 seconds of ‘mean conservatives hated him’

    AP has gone so far round the bend its pathetic

    • TN-Cat says:

      It is during times like this, my soul searches for deeper answers.
      Is Hugo’s decent into hell instantaneous or is he free falling, anticipating his crash into burning embers?

  11. Eddie Willers says:

    It could not have happened to a nicer tyrant.

  12. R.D. Walker says:

    Fucker got his wish: President for life.

  13. jacksonsdad says:

    No doubt RD… with another term left in the hopper!

  14. PhoneGuy says:

    Sitting here with great anticipation for the next headline reading “Castro joins his friend Chavez in…”

  15. reboot says:

    That’s a party, khadaffy, chavez, teddy k, hell, wish we could add a few more from kalipornia to that list.

  16. Roy Ryder says:

    His successor will lionize Chavez, for a while. Then, when things return to normal and the Venuzuelans start wondering why food is so expensive and the oil industry continues to dwindle, the new guy will make “discoveries” of malfeasance and mistakes by Chavez. We’ve seen this before – Lenin to Stalin, Stalin to Khrushchev, Krushchev to Brezhnev, ad infinitum.

  17. Rugerman says:

    Anybody want to bet the President figures out a way to have some kind words about the death of Chavez?

  18. BigJimTX says:

    Here we go:

    More socialist mourning: “Rosalynn and I extend our condolences to the family of Hugo Chávez Frías. … We came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized. Although we have not agreed with all of the methods followed by his government, we have never doubted Hugo Chávez’s commitment to improving the lives of millions of his fellow countrymen. … We hope that as Venezuelans mourn the passing of President Chávez and recall his positive legacies — especially the gains made for the poor and vulnerable — the political leaders will move the country forward by building a new consensus that ensures equal opportunities for all Venezuelans to participate in every aspect of national life.” –Jimmy Carter, who didn’t have nearly as much to say about the death of Ronald Reagan

    “I mourn a great hero to the majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place. Hated by the entrenched classes, Hugo Chavez will live forever in history. My friend, rest finally in a peace long earned.” –filmmaker Oliver Stone

    “Today, the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion. I lost a friend I was blessed to have.” –actor Sean Penn

    “Hugo Chavez declared the oil belonged 2 the [people]. He used the oil $ 2 eliminate 75% of extreme poverty, provide free health & education 4 all. That made him dangerous. US approved of a coup to overthrow him even though he was a democratically-elected President. You won’t hear much nice about him in the US media in the next few days. So, I thought I’d say a couple things to provide some balance.” –filmmaker Michael Moore

    From The Patriot Post