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June 26, 2011

Rumors Continue About Hugo Chavez, With No Statement Issuing From (Former?) Venezuelan Thugocrat

I hear (rumor, second hand through a "source" not known to me) he's dead, but recent reports say "critical condition," and specifically claim not even "grave" condition.

And yet, here's the word from one of his brothers:

"In response to all the rumors, I can give faith that the president is recovering in a satisfactory manner," Adan Chávez, who is a state governor, told state television Wednesday. "The president is a strong man."

Ah. I hear you saying he's strong. I don't hear Hugo saying he's strong.

I would mean more to me coming from the strong man himself.


Adan Chavez is talking up violence as a method of holding on to power, should it come to that.

Chavez's older brother said Venezuela's ruling party wants to retain power by defeating foes in elections. But he told government supporters that they should be ready to take up arms if necessary.

Satan just emailed me from Hell: "Hey, does it suddenly smell like sulfur down here?"*


* Weak joke. I admit it, of course 90% of these are weak. But if someone should make this same joke, I promise you I will not go on Twitter to scream about the theft of my obvious freaking joke.


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