2 stories, half a world apart. Linked by common themes, but you will not find Sean Penn or Madonna talking about them now.
In story one, http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,477425,00.html we find that the Grand and Glorious Socialist republic of Russia (formerly the USSR) has decided to cut the heat to its neighbors. Why? They are not too keen on being dictated to by the former masters in Moscow. So much for the humanitarian leaders of Russia. The "noble" ones that saved the souls of South Osetia from the terrible Huns (mongols?) of Georgia.
Story 2 is even better! Now that Bush is going, going (about to be gone), Hugo Chavez has decided that there is no need to "warm" the poor people of the US (at the expense of the starving in his own Country), so he yanked the fuel assistance money from the Royal Kennedys http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view/2009_01_06_Citgo_pulls__100M_in_oil_donations_to_Citizens_Energy:_Left_out_in_the_cold/
Same basic story - liberals deciding that the show was over, and now they go back to being what they are. Tin plated petty dictators that are the envy of the left for a simple reason. They dont have to ask permission to enact their "uptopian vision", they just do it.
As long as they feel the whim to. But of course when they do not, poof goes the promises and programs. Soon, we will be seeing the same here in the US now that the left has gained (through hook and crook) almost monopolistic power.
Wait! Did I say soon? http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gnHMsHdiW-mG_jKo8vvmIqcdmKMQD95HAAJG1 Gee! Queen Pelosi was fast on the draw! Her Royal Hindness has already decreed! Shut off the opposition so no one can meddle with her benefarcial plans! Except her, and when she feels like it.
You dont have to look far to find graft, corruption, lies, deceptions, and despotic behavoir on the left. Now that they think they are loved (do not mind that 9% rating behind the curtain! I am the all powerful nancy of Oz!)