Posts Tagged ‘China’

Based On A True Story

By mike flugennockTuesday - July 17th, 2012Categories: Economy, elections, media

No, really, it is, at least parts of it.

I was on my way downstairs for a sandwich one late morning last week or so, and I passed by the bedroom, where the DW is catching up on some impresario chores on her laptop while the satellite box is nailed down to MSNBC. As aiways, I stop for a minute or two just to check out what they’re emitting, and it’s some woman who looked as if she were made entirely of plastic babbling an item about Hill leadership’s reaction to the discovery that the US Olympic Team’s uniforms had been made in China. Faster than you could say “eight percent unemployment”, Harry Reid and John Boehner had crapped their drawers loudly while blurting out carefully crafted Tourette’s episodes on the subject of the export of US jobs to China. After offering up this news, the anchorbabe said — for real, I shit you not — “At last, something that Democrats and Republicans can agree on.”

“…along with war, torture, censorship, warrantless surveillance, assassinations, detention without trial…” the anchorbabe neglected to add.

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Most Favored Nation

By mike flugennockWednesday - May 25th, 1994Categories: Clintontime, Economy, liberty, war and peace

It was the fifth anniversary of the atrocities of Tiananmen Square, still close enough to be fresh in many peoples’ minds. Bill Clinton had already famously, massively broken his campaign promise to not sign the North American Free Trade Agreement, and now it was time to snuggle up to the Chinese regime by awarding them “Most Favored Nation” trade status. This highly repulsive — but not unexpected — action was accompanied by the usual mealy-mouthing about how we can better encourage the Chinese regime to loosen up if they were trading partners, never mind that the place was being turned into one giant totalitarian sweatshop.


So… anyone see any change yet? Of course, given the USA’s own recent record in Somalia and Iraq, perhaps “Most Favored Nation” status is a form of honor among thieves…

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