Thursday, January 20, 2011

*headdesk*

Referring to last night's gala for the Chicom Head Honcho, the voice on the TeeWee just intoned"...and the First Lady wore a red dress, a color traditionally thought to bring good luck in China..." in a tone that left me surprised that she didn't add "...the superstitious little wogs."

Meanwhile, Barry told Hu we wanted to sell software in China. I was hoping that Hu would be honest and reply "Sure! But we only need one copy of each program."

11 comments:

Tango Juliet said...

Software from who? Microsoft is next month's installment!

Living in Babylon said...

Man...they don't even see how patronizing this 'cultural sensitivity' shit is?

Something about attending the beam in thine own comes to mind when dealing with this kind of bloody goddamn nonsense.

McVee said...

Cue the SNL skits in 3,2,1 ...

ViolentIndifference said...

I can't hear the name of Barry's new friend without it conjuring up the image and theme song from CSI: Miami.

Isn't it "Won't Get Fooled Again"?

:-P

staghounds said...

I once heard someone who is very clever about brains say

"When it comes to any known measure of intelligence, Shanghai is to New York as New York is to Accra."

Perhaps Shanghai, unlike Berlin, is clever enough to be able to tell pride from good sense.

DaddyBear said...

A BigDog in computer security told me recently that China doesn't need a huge cyber-espionage effort against the U.S. We're quite willing to sell our software and such to them and the government does nothing to stop them. Am I the only one who wasn't surprised that the new Chinese fighter jet looked a lot like something that Boeing would put out?

But bravo to the President. It takes a brave man to get a Wookie into a red dress and take it out at night.

Rabbit said...
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Rabbit said...

(cough)Loral Corporation(/cough)

'scuse me, I've got something stuck in my craw.

Ed Skinner said...

Seriously, they've already got a copy of just about everything anyway.
And for their new stealth jet fighter, nobody will cover a bet that it's full of pirated software and technology. That seems to be a given to those in the know.

Anonymous said...

Rush had me giggling when he said,

The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner hosted a dinner for the man who locked up the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

Gerry

Brad K. said...

Tam,

If Hu answered honestly, he would say, "Oh, we looked at that. No thanks. We have been improving the copies we swiped last year."