Rush Limbaugh's imitation of the Chinese language during a recent speech made by Chinese President Hu Jintao has stirred a backlash among Asian-American lawmakers in California and nationally."You think you've arrived"? How many years - years - has this idiot been a Senator now? We guess it wouldn't do any good for Limbaugh to ask Lang Lang to set Yee straight, would it? Naw, probably not.
California state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco, is leading a fight in demanding an apology from the radio talk show host for what he and others view as racist and derogatory remarks against the Chinese people.
In recent days, the state lawmaker has rallied civil rights groups in a boycott of companies like Pro Flowers, Sleep Train and Domino's Pizza that advertise on Limbaugh's national talk radio show.
"The comments that he made - the mimicking of the Chinese language - harkens back to when I was a little boy growing up in San Francisco and those were hard days, rather insensitive days," Yee said in an interview Thursday. "You think you've arrived and all of a sudden get shot back to the reality that you're a second-class citizen."
Man, it's fucking embarrassing how stupid some Americans - Chinese or otherwise - can be. Hey, Leland, if you want politically correct comedy you can go back to China and work in the rice fields - nobody's laughing there.
At least they wouldn't be - until they heard of a Chinese guy named "Leland".