Call me a dictator, will you? I’ll show you!

Venezuela’s strongman, Hugo Chavez, is now threatening to expel from the country any foreign nationals who criticize him. His words would be hilariously self-parodying if they weren’t backed up by the barrel of a gun:

“How long are we going to allow a person — from any country in the world — to come to our own house to say there’s a dictatorship here, that the president is a tyrant, and nobody does anything about it?” Chavez asked during his weekly television and radio program.

Well, what kind of democracy doesn’t allow that? (Thanks to Megan McLaughlin for the link.)