I know, I know. Godwin’s Law means I am probably disqualified from being taken seriously.

But honestly. With the National Assembly ready to give Chávez powers to rule by decree for at least a year; ready to censor the Internet; and ready to pass six other laws; with rumors that the government has moved against my favorite news aggregator … well, I’m not feeling so hot about how Venezuela is going to awaken tomorrow.

Are things not as bad as they appear? Is this the point of no return? Have the long knives finally unsheathed?

Reports from the ground are greatly appreciated.