Tag Archives: Olympic Torch

PR viagra cannot revive the limp Olympic Torch

Some of our readers might remember how, around this time a year ago, Catherine and I blogged voluminously about the bloody stupidity of China’s Olympic Torch relay. Now here comes news that the IOC has decided, belatedly, to jettison the … Continue reading

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The sacred torch, the cross and the earthquake

First, Catherine and I want to make it clear that we are not gloating over the suffering caused by the earthquake in China.   We will ask our local Catholic Priest to offer a special prayer for the earthquake victims at … Continue reading

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The Visitors

The international legs of the Olympic Torch relay are over.   What has the world learned about China and the Chinese, in the past few weeks? Something like this.    An allegory from Monty Python’s, “The Visitors”: Setting:     House = The Torch’s “host” … Continue reading

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Amnesty International ad on “Torch-ure”

Thanks to Tom Legg for finding this.  We are unable to embed the cartoon.  But you can visit Tom’s blog and watch it there.   And please spread it around. More from Amnesty’s own site, about the inspiration behind the cartoon: … Continue reading

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Beijing’s neo-pagans, please learn your Runelore

Further evidence that the developed world, including Beijing, is on the threshold of a New Dark Age. From (Australian) ABC: Anger in South Korea is growing over violence during Sunday’s torch relay, recorded on widely circulated video clips, in which … Continue reading

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Lenovo exploits a racist smear. Whose yak is gored?

Does anyone out there remember the infamous Willie Horton tv ad of George Bush’s 1988 Presidential campaign?    Here it is again, to refresh your memory.    It’s only 28 seconds. Now you might recall that rightly or wrongly, the American Left … Continue reading

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Serving China’s PR organs = loss of US citizenship, part two

Just in case this needs an illustration, Dramatis Personae: Ren (the penetrator)  = the PLA Stimpy (the penetrated) = American PR whores in Beijing

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Serving China’s PR organs = loss of US citizenship, part one

American PR whores serving China’s propaganda machine, beware. US Code Title 8, Chapter 12….section 1481: A person who is a national of the United States…shall lose his nationality by…entering, or serving in, the armed forces of a foreign state if…such armed … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences 102

Now as a supplement to Catherine’s post about unintended consequences, here is an illustration.

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Unintended Consequences 101: An Australian Response to China’s Arrogant Display of Nationalism at the Canberra Torch Relay

Update Since this story was published, I received another tip-off from a reader who alerted me to some personal accounts of three Canberra residents who were present at the Canberra torch relay.  Their unpleasant encounters with the pro-China thugs were published on 26 April … Continue reading

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