Sic semper tyrannis: Hugo Chavez dead?; Update: Hell has a new resident

According to various media outlets, the Venezuelan tyrant has died:

Of course, reports of Chavez’s death have been greatly exaggerated before, so it’s not a bad idea to take these reports with a grain of salt.

We will continue to monitor this story as it develops.

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Update:

The reports appear to be true. Sean Penn is sobbing in a fetal position somewhere:

But lovers of liberty aren’t remotely broken up about Chavez’s demise:

Chavez had been treated for cancer in Cuba. Guess that was a bust, huh?

Yeah, Michael Moore must be catatonic right now. Maybe he and President Obama can comfort one another:

Let’s hope this will mean a brighter future for the Venezuelan people.

Let’s hope so.

Amen.

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Previously:

‘Delicado:’ Hugo Chavez death watch

Chavez returns to Venezuela; Wacko British MP George Galloway tweets ‘All hail’ return of Hugo Chavez

Venezuela’s big ‘news’ on Hugo Chavez: He’s still having ‘breathing problems’

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