Rush Limbaugh and his fake Chinese

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    Jan 19, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
    What part of "Mandarin will be the second language of most of Asia and Africa, if not North America, in the near future" does he not understand? Appealing to stereotypes doesn't help his philistinism.
    http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201101190024
    LIMBAUGH: Eh, never mind. We're not gonna gyp Fox. I wanted to gyp it because the -- well, the -- Hu Jintao, he was speaking, and they weren't translating.

    They normally -- you have some translator every couple of words. But Hu Jintao was just going [mocking Chinese speech].

    Nobody was translating. But that's the closest I can get.

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    Jan 19, 2011 11:28 PM GMT
    Stay classy, Rush!
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    Jan 19, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    OtterJoq saidStay classy, Rush!


    as always!
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    Jan 20, 2011 1:38 AM GMT
    Asia for certain, Africa very likely.

    North America?

    I think Spanish will be #2, and Mandarin a more distant third. A matter of demographics and who's making the most babies here.

    Although I can see Mandarin being spoken concurrently with English by the intelligentsia of the next two or three generations of Americans.

    Unlike the "Japanese Peril" of the 1980s where people feared the booming success of Japan's economic miracle would dominate the West in a generation, the threat of Red China emerging as the world's lone military and economic hyperpower in the early to mid 21st century is very real.
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    Jan 20, 2011 3:51 AM GMT
    A real class act this Rush, one the religious far righters can aspire too, the person republican congressmen and senators have apologised to, for the sin of dissagreeing with his Rhetoric. Ever the defender of Palin and influencing millions of poor dumb fucks, to vote against their own interests in favor of big business interests. What an embarassment to our nation !!!!
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    Jan 20, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    A bit of a force of habit.

    My folks tended to refer to the People's Republic of China as Red China; the name stuck in my memory - and still somewhat fitting, given their socialist form of government.

    As opposed to Free China, or the Republic of China, or Taiwan.
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    Jan 21, 2011 9:29 PM GMT
    Just a follow up tidbit to who's learning Chinese:


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110121/ts_nm/us_usa_china_obama_sasha

    President Barack Obama's nine-year-old daughter, Sasha, wanted to test her developing Chinese skills this week while Hu Jintao was in town.

    Just whom did she want to practice them with?
    ...
    "Not every (child) has the opportunity to try out their first phrases of Chinese with the president of China, but she had that chance," Rhodes said.

    He said the anecdote illustrated Americans' desire to get to know China better with more people studying the country and doing business there.
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    Jan 21, 2011 10:01 PM GMT
    Everyone better start learning Chinese because many will be doing their laundry in a few years
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    Jan 22, 2011 12:14 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidEveryone better start learning Chinese because many will be doing their laundry in a few years


    Yup, the Communist Chinese will have many lulz because they done own us:




    We may well become "laowai" ( 老外 foreigners - the word carrying a particular stigma) in our own country.
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    Jan 22, 2011 12:22 AM GMT
    Nice try, scare tactic.

    It's not called a trade imbalance for no reason. If we really wanted to cut the debt, we need to be able to sell products abroad and stop sending jobs abroad. And get rid of our oil dependence.

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    Jan 22, 2011 3:00 AM GMT
    BUT!

    They got...


    Mothaf--king Talking Pandas.



    That'll be hard to beat.

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    Jan 22, 2011 3:02 AM GMT
    And noticing the graph - is that for real?

    I thought China was the biggest creditor now with Japan as #2.

    That graph seems to show that Chinese held debt (at nearly $1 Trillion) is not so big...

    ...and retirement obligations to civil service and military make up a good chunk too.
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    Jan 22, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    Here's the same data in a slideshow:
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/29880401/The_Biggest_Holders_of_US_Government_Debt

    So no, China is not the biggest holder of US governmental debt. But it holds a lot of other foreign reserves too.
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    Jan 22, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    That was fun. Same ad. The motherf^@%ing adjective is missing though. (I don't think I can say it out loud, but Mandarin is a rather polite language, unlike Cantonese and Shanghainese).
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    Jan 22, 2011 4:03 AM GMT
    Here's Colbert's parody of his fake Chinese (and what it really means when translated):
    The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
    Rush Limbaugh Speaks Chinese
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    Jan 27, 2011 3:56 AM GMT
    I'm glad I'm not the only one that found his fake Chinese offensive. What if he were mimicking Hebrew or Russian?

    http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-county/ci_17198182?nclick_check=1State Sen. Leland Yee is going after another right-wing heavyweight, this time launching a boycott of any companies that advertise on Rush Limbaugh's radio show.

    Yee, a Democrat who represents northern San Mateo County and western San Francisco, began reaching out Tuesday to dozens of civil rights organizations to ask them to condemn Limbaugh.

    His staff has compiled a list of the show's sponsors and, with the help of the community groups, will begin putting pressure on them to pull their advertisements from the show. Yee also wants people to stop patronizing the show's advertisers and has launched an online petition for residents to join the boycott.

    Yee decided to initiate the protest after Limbaugh "mocked the Chinese language and culture" during his Jan. 19 radio program and refused to apologize.

    On the show, Limbaugh complained that Chinese President Hu Jintao's speech during an appearance that afternoon with President Barack Obama was not translated. Limbaugh then launched a nonsensical impression of Hu, a crude imitation he revisited later in the show.

    Yee -- who is Chinese-American and running for mayor of San Francisco, where nearly one-third of residents are Asian -- immediately asked for an apology. Limbaugh responded on his show the next day by saying he thought he did a "remarkable job" at replicating Hu's words for his audience and mentioned comics have long been impersonating foreign languages.

    "I have blown up Chinese culture, 3,000 years of it, in 18 seconds," he said sarcastically on the air after reading an article about Yee's complaints. Limbaugh and a caller then poked fun at Yee.

    Yee has been one of the Legislature's strongest supporters of free speech in the press, but the radio giant's comments apparently crossed a line with him. In an interview Tuesday, Yee called Limbaugh's words "extremely hurtful" and said the host's follow-up comments compounded the insult.

    "I think this is very damaging for children (to hear that) Rush Limbaugh thinks it's OK to make fun of another language or make fun of those individuals who may speak another language," Yee said.

    Yee said he's simply looking for an apology, which he hopes will start Limbaugh down a road toward "internal reflection" about his actions.

    Representatives at Sherman Oaks-based Premiere Radio Networks, which syndicates Limbaugh's show and oversees its advertising, did not return a call for comment Tuesday.

    Yee is no stranger to public sparring matches. Last year, he took aim at former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as part of his battle to unveil details of her contract to speak at Cal State Stanislaus.

    In 2008, he and his supporters persuaded sponsors of the LPGA Tour to threaten to pull their advertisements from the women's pro golfing circuit until it abolished its English-speaking-players-only policy.
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    Jan 27, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    This Limbaugh appeals to the bigots of our country primarily or he couldn't keep such high ratings with his daily standard of bigoted speech. He'll never apologize for this, if he did he'd be called out by his bigoted listeners, remember there were about five politicians who dared to call him out a couple years back and every one of them were assailed by Limbaugh fellow bigot listeners, so much so that these politicians called and on air apologized to Limbaugh.

    I hope Mr Lee is successful in his efforts to mess with Limbaughs advertisers, I only wish they could be as successfull as they were in getting rid of the guy on CNN who was so loud about immigration. (his name slips my mind now)


    I'm against censure but these guys Limbaugh and Beck in particular and bad for our country, they really do mislead a lot of people. But they won't be the first nor the last.