Friday, January 28, 2011

Sing Song, Ching Chong, Ding Dong - Damn!

A San Franciscan - known to proudly stand up for worthless, "second class" Chinese medicine - is now standing up to a first class American - known for proudly standing up for his country - in defense of China's leader:
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.

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."
"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.

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".

9 comments:

  1. Rush has a history of this sort of thing, some years ago there was a famous incident when he hung up on an (obviously) African American caller and told him "Take the bone out of your nose and call me back"

    It's funny to me that these are the exact same places where conservatives want to plant their flags and stand in defense of Rush, it's not super clear to me what's so awesome and conservative about racial humor

    but, whatever... I don't expect to change your mind on this one either

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  2. It's funny: just yesterday, someone brought that up - a story like that never loses it's appeal, does it?

    "Some years ago" was the 1970s, and the idea that a shock jock said something outrageous when he started is hardly surprising. No one ever mentions - or cares - what the black person said to get that reaction, or that Rush's producer is black, or that he has a black audience that respects his perspective. Or that he does satire, which many miss because they don't listen to him. It's just Rush is a racist, blah, blah, blah.

    I knew Leland Yee before I ever heard Rush and I'll gladly stand by Limbaugh before I give an inch to that fruitcake - or is that rice cake? See, it's easy:

    It's called freedom of speech - and all Americans have a right to it.

    Signed, someone who took the bone out of his nose a long time ago.

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  3. Yee is the cockholster that keeps trying to regulate video games. Since he has no apparent understanding of or respect for the law, he should be ignored.

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  4. Many people will never find humor that flirts with racism or sexism or homophobia funny and will continue to be offended and hurt by it. Aw. For the rest of us, white guy plus black slang equals comedy. Same for black guy plus white guy slang. I salute Rush for being irreverent, and a satirist at times. You know, it’s hard out here for a pimp….

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  7. That 8:12 isn't from me.

    I've been riffing on the bone-in-the-nose thing for decades.

    The humor of it first occured to me while watching an old Bugs Bunny cartoon.

    I'm pretty sure I used it to ridicule people with body piercings.

    They were all pretty much white back then.

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  8. Dude, get a handle. How am I supposed to know?

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  9. Agree. Too many Anons. Subject Anon: You seem to be a bit of a contrarian, I think you should go with "Sadly, No" as a handle.

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