Dont they bring such honor and dignity to the White House?

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Registered: 01-22-2000
Dont they bring such honor and dignity to the White House?
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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 2:43pm

We treated the dictator of China to a state dinner. We wined, dined and entertained him with our best. Then they have a chinese pianist who boldly plays a song, immediately recognized by the dictator from the homeland. What is the nature of the song played in our White House? Anti American. Calling us jackals. Offering us to be shot by the gun. the Chinese immediately knew it for the slap in the face that it was.

Shouldnt this kind of crud be checked out in advance?

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/49822/

Thoughts?

Sonny

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Registered: 03-30-2007

Maybe there are different versions of this song.

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Registered: 01-22-2000

good to see that you get it.

Sonny

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Registered: 03-03-2009

I won't be buying any Lang Lang albums though I currently have some of his music on my iPod and iTunes.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 01-22-2000

"They must have counted on sound judgment, good manners and decorum"

The "they" is the White House(President's) staff.

The nation about whom they were counting on judgment, good manners and decorum is communist China.

I have a problem with that. We all should.

Sonny

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Registered: 03-03-2009

I was under the impression that the White House arranged for Lang Lang's performance. "Last night's state dinner, wherein President Barack Obama hosted Chinese President Hu Jintao, featured plenty of jazz. Herbie Hancock was among the headlining performers, as were Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves and Chris Botti. (The Chinese-born, New York-based classical pianist Lang Lang also appeared.)" http://www.npr.org/blogs/ablogsupreme/2011/01/20/133094234/not-your-typical-dinner-gig

If so, then it was Lang Lang who deserves opprobrium. "Lang Lang the pianist says he chose it." http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/49822/

There's some chatter about who knew what and when. It's unclear to me, from your posts, who you consider to be culpable. But before getting all incensed about the current administration's ties with China, do remember that it was Richard Nixon who went to what was then most-definitely-Red China for the sake of normalizing relations.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 01-22-2000

Those were the days!

Sonny

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Registered: 03-03-2009

I can see pros and cons.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 01-22-2000

Come over to the other side....here right/wrong analysis is SO MUCH easier!

;-)

Sonny

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Registered: 03-03-2009
One thing I have learned over time: Easy simple answers are rare. Too many times those who give simplistic answers merely chose to avoid questions; or any facts which didn't fit preconceptions.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 01-22-2000

No, people like me do not avoid the questions or facts which "dont fit preconceptions", we just have a clear view of right and wrong, good and bad and are confident in our convictions on such.

I cannot answer for what all conservatives think like, and have no clue what all liberals think like, but to my simplistic mind it seems that a large part of the difference might be described like this. I see *most* things as black and white....there is

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