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Rings and Hoopla

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My cousin was killed in Korea by a Chinese-made land mine. You remember the Chinese, the folks who armed the Vietnamese, the Libyans and any number of rouge nations. Of course, they really don’t need to arm our enemies while they have an open door through which to ship anti-freeze laced toothpaste and drug contaminated toys. Speaking of which, is China the last country on earth to use lead-based paint on toys?

It seems that only a week ago folks were up in arms about Chinese oppressing Tibetans and Turkic folks. That’s just what made the news aside from the routine arrest and torture of those who advocate human rights and freedom of speech and press in the workers’ paradise.

So when an American member of an Officially Oppressed Minority makes a big splash singing in the the big sports show-biz event in Beijing, I got to wonder, ‘when did Americans become so adept at turning our integrity on and off?’

Here I am avoiding Walmart, “Chinamart”, in my neighborhood, because they sell so many products made in a country that brings a coal-fired generator on line every month, pumping out huge amounts of greenhouse gas (along with their myriad of two-stroke cars and motorcycles), and floods our market with crap that’s worthless at its best, and dangerous, otherwise, while our President and every arm-chair jock in the country joins the big celebration of “who can jump the highest” in the People’s Republic. Maybe instead of rings the Olympic logo should be the monkeys that see no evil and hear no evil.

Oh, well, I guess next month we can turn our consciences back on, bitch about how bad the blacks and Mongolians were treated, and wave our flags and salute the Veterans who protected us from the Godless communists.

Think Green..

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Written by fiddle mike

August 10, 2008 at 1:57 pm

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  1. I agree with you completely, we only want to be outraged when it’s convenient.

    J.P. Franklin

    August 10, 2008 at 2:11 pm


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