Andy Stern. Scab for the Chinese.
Before you ask: I was raised in a union household. I know precisely what that word means, and I am using it precisely as my late father the local union president would have used it if he had lived to read this Wall Street Journal article by former SEIU boss Andy Stern. Let me summarize said article: I, Andy Stern, am a cheap date* who | Read More »
People’s Republic of China Mocks the President (and Us)
[I've been sitting on this all day, hoping for a perfectly logical explanation. Alas, no dice.] The PRC had one of their pet pianists play an anti-American, Korean War-inspired ditty (did you know that we’re jackals? Did you also know that Marxists are incompetent buffoons who can’t feed themselves, or the countries that they manage to control?) at the White House without the administration twigging | Read More »
Do you agree with the State Department, Ambassador Huntsman?
It’s widely rumored that Jon Huntsman (former Republican governor of Utah, and current ambassador to the People’s Republic of China) has future political ambitions: I submit that those ambitions will quickly die the True Death if he does not address the recent ridiculousness over our State Department apologizing to the People’s Republic of China for Arizona’s enforcement of the government’s own illegal immigration policy. Because | Read More »
Greentech hurts poor people, pollutes land.
Business as usual, in other words. Remember, it doesn’t count if it’s not impacting the First World: Some of the greenest technologies of the age, from electric cars to efficient light bulbs to very large wind turbines, are made possible by an unusual group of elements called rare earths. The world’s dependence on these substances is rising fast. Just one problem: These elements come almost | Read More »
There’s a few in this one: Using a bloodthirsty Communist dictator to sell T-shirts. Watching quite a lot of administration pushback on the socialism thing get casually subverted by some guy in China trying to sell some T-shirts. The Chinese kicking off a visit that’s supposed to be about mutual cultural outreach by banning the T-shirt in question. Although I suppose that the last one | Read More »
So much for those ‘Free Tibet’ bumper stickers.
I understand that they can be easily enough removed with a combination of WD-40 and a razor blade. Some people should get cracking with that… In an attempt to gain favor with China, the United States pressured Tibetan representatives to postpone a meeting between the Dalai Lama and President Obama until after Obama’s summit with his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, scheduled for next month, according | Read More »
The progressive movement’s abandonment of human rights, Part 45.
Here’s the thing: I’ve met Michael Barone. I know that he’s smart. Frighteningly so, in fact. And I know that he pays attention to details, in ways that usually startle the living life out of people who aren’t used to it. In other words, this is an aware guy that we’re talking about. So why the surprise, here? All of which brings to mind the | Read More »