Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Chinese Letters for "I'm A Dork"

From an article on tattoo removal:

She thought it said "blood and guts," but it really said "blood and intestines." He thought it said "rock 'n' roll," but it really said "to sway and to roll."

Yeah, what all the Asian-character tats really say is "I'm a trendoid fashion victim, and I'm a big dork incapable of independent thought but trusting enough to let someone permanently emblazon me with words I can't read."

New York City jewelry designer Jane Ko, 30, who is Chinese-American, has been approached countless times by sheepish and somewhat befuddled strangers and acquaintances who have asked her to translate tattoos that they once thought were Chinese characters for attractive concepts like "power" and "love" but now suspect might actually say "General Tso’s Chicken special" or "gullible white boy."

I hope she has some fun with those opportunities. "Hey, you need to get your money back - this one says "Run, hide - I ate your cat, and you're next!""

Thursday, May 04, 2006

May He Rot

So ol' Zac Moussaoui gets life without parole. I hope he lives every second in fear that someone has found a way to get to him. Anyone want to start a "Shank Moussaoui Fund"? I'll kick in $100. Tom Clancy's Clear and Present Danger, if I recall correctly, has a scene describing a jailhouse extermination that, though effective and not without merit, would be too quick for this bastard. Maybe something a la "The Longest Yard" (either vintage).

Monday, May 01, 2006

Coming Soon - Day of the Wife-Beater!

One interesting thing about this May 1st day of celebration of the illegal immigrant is that we get to see who's side various personalities and businesses are on. One reason I think this is interesting is it gives you some idea of how much respect these people and organizations have for the "law of the land," and for law-abiding people who are, and maybe now were, their customers.

From Fox News is an AP article containing this quote:

Some big businesses are shutting down operations: Six of 14 Perdue Farms plants
will close; Gallo Wines in Sonoma, Calif., is giving its 150 employees the day
off; Tyson Foods Inc., the world's largest meat producer, will shut five of its
nine beef plants and four of six pork plants.

I've never been a big fan of Gallo wines, and now they've given me a reason not to trouble my palate with their wares. The Tyson thing is more troublesome - we've been buying their split chicken breasts, about a dozen to a bag, at Sam's for a while now. They bake up real nice, so I guess somehow I'll have to reconcile the company's evident support for illegal immigrants with my taste buds. I know there's a business issue here - if all your chicken-pluckers are out in a demonstration you may have to shut down the plant. Next time, folks, hire Norte Americano, not Mexicano! Along with checking licenses and references, I know of another question I'll be asking before having any roofing or other work done at home: Do you hire any illegals?

I also ran across this article, with a genius insight by actor John Leguizamo: "It is insulting that the law would call an immigrant a criminal." WTF? These people come into the country through no "proper" process, in many cases actively avoiding the legal channels through which a foreign citizen can become a US citizen, and it's "insulting" that the law calls someone who is breaking the law a criminal? Mr Leguizamo's career, and apparently his intellectual capacity, peaked with 1995's To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, in which he played a peevish, whiny drag queen. He's still whiny and peevish.

I'm in favor of legal immigration, and I think these demands from the illegals are an insult to all those who've dealt with the paperwork and other requirements to come here. This is an issue of national security - if millions of illegals can come across the southern border, what else can? It's time to build a wall, build it tall, and build it now!

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