Skip to comments.Caption This Picture: White Liberals In San Fran
Posted on 04/09/2008 4:17:49 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
A Tibetan supporter, right, argues with a Chinese supporter at a rally for China's Olympic torch at the Ferry Plaza in San Francisco, Wednesday, April 9, 2008. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
I love these "peaceful" liberals out in San Fran. DO AS I SAY CHINESE WOMAN! I KNOW MORE ABOUT TIBET THAN YOU DO! I AM FROM SAN FRANCISCO!!
And I’d like to thank all these #$%^& Free Tibet jerks for ruining a once in a lifetime opportunity for children and adults by forcing the Torch Run route to be relocated so that practically no one was able to see it and enjoy it.
I agree with the concept of a Free Tibet. I’m PO’d China got the games, okay? The Torch relay wasn’t about the games. It was about the incredible honor of running with a symbol of athletic excellence. But by all means, let’s make sure your narcisistic need to make your voices heard above all others destroys the event.
The event, by being associated with Beijing and China, is an abomination, it deserved to be destroyed.
It’s tht ecool cause!
That dude looks like the vein on his neck is gonna blow.
I wonder if that lady’s thinking, “My goodness, you need some listerine!”
"DON'T MAKE ME GET ALL PEACEFUL AND UNDERSTANDING ON YOUR @SS, YOU @#$%ING @#$%ER!!!"
I actually got to see it run through Okinawa on it’s way to Tokyo - I became a sprinter after that.
Technically, the torch run originated from the 1936 Olympics, Nazi Germany started it as a symbol of showing off their superiority(sic).
Free TIBET, but NOT IRAQ, I’ll bet.....such a conundrum for the lefties.
How often do you get an opportunity to see evil confront evil?
Really? I hadn’t heard that. I just remember being so excited to see it in 1964...
I don’t know who I admired more then - Jessie Owens or Wilma Rudolph.
Can you imagine the estacy?
All these years you had the Free Tibet sticker or bumper sticker. You wrote thousand of words to your your three internet buddies about the opression in Tibet. You bought a Tibet Flag. You contributed $2.00 and they sent you a poster......
Then today, the big day you get to matter, you get to go into the street and hate . You get to be a meaningful advocate for the poor, the downtrodden oppressed. You get to smirk at corporatioons funding the opressors.
All is right in wacko land
I respectfully disagree, simply because I don’t see the torch run as a political event. However, I must grudgingly admit, I was PO’d about the huge Chinese flags. They are now parading down Market Street with these flags, and you should SEE the looks of disgust on many people’s faces. Sorry, dude, when you left the platform and created your own one-man parade down S.F.’s main thoroughfare, it wasn’t about the relay anymore and I’ll be happy to tell you where to stick that ugly flag of yours.
That would be "risterine."
You know the most surprising thing? EVERYONE I know agrees with their idea - Tibet should be free.
>> DON’T MAKE ME GET ALL PEACEFUL AND UNDERSTANDING ON YOUR @SS, YOU @#$%ING @#$%ER!!!”
Dammit. Another keyboard, ruined. :-)
he modern convention of moving the Olympic Flame via a relay system from Olympia to the Olympic venue began with the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. The relay, captured in Leni Riefenstahl's film, "Olympia", was part of the Nazi propaganda machine's attempt to add myth and mystique to Adolf Hitler's regime. Hitler saw the link with the ancient Games as the perfect way to illustrate his belief that classical Greece was an Aryan forerunner of the modern German Reich.
One of my favorite pictures is Jesse Owens receiving his gold medal at the 36 Olympics, standing above the German and Japanese. He was the man.
The other issue for lefties is that China is ostensibly a COMMUNIST country. Lefties love commies, at least most of the time. This is one of the those "Your Head Asplode" moments.
I must disagree. Somebody has to stand up raise hell about the Chinese crimes against humanity in Tibet. If that means some people won’t get to see the torch ceremony, so be it. There are far more important things at stake. For once, these people are actually protesting somebody that deserves it. If I were in San FranSicko I’d probably be right there with them.
My impression was that most of the “Free Tibet” people today were kind of low-energy and disappointed that they couldn’t be chanting their usual anti-Bush slogans. Somehow, they seemed to think China is just a branch office of the Bush/Cheney Corporation for World Domination. ;)
>> He was the man.
Yes, indeed. And he was SALUTING. He was PROUD of his country, and not at all ashamed to show it.
Brings tears to my eyes. Thanks for the post.
The Ugly American.
I look at that picture and think “breathmint”
I bet the leftists and socialists are having an “angist” moment trying to decide who to support.
Tibet, because it is the cause Celeb, or Commie China, because it is commie.
China has been politicizing the hell out of everything Olympic related the moment they got Beijing named the site 7 years ago.
In an ideal world it’s not a political event, but since China already made it one, the only viable option is to respond accordingly. Because without the protests, China will claim it as a total political victory.
My Country is better then your country, their saying to eachother...
Everybody involved are annular orifices, so no matter who gets hurt or goes to jail, a scumbag got shafted.
Conservatives are no where near this fiasco.
Some points that make liars out of everybody:
The Olympics are entirely a political propaganda and public relations tool.
The International Olympic Committee is a waste of skin.
The torch run was first implemented by Hitler for Nazi propaganda purposes for the 1936 Olympics.
The Communist Chinese human rights record has been the worlds worst, since their commie revolution in 1949, not 1958 (invasion of Tibet) or 2008.
San Francisco leftie traitors were perfectly happy with the Chinese commies until last week.
Gavin Nuisance and most of the San Francisco public employees still love 'em.
Heather Fong and the SF police like 'em so much they take their orders directly from Beijing.
The torch bearers are current examples of "useful idiots"
The blue track suit boys are Chinese military trained thugs that represent the lefties perfectly.
Finally, a situation where only a bad guy can get hurt.
The Olympic flame, when carried surrounded by the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army goons-in-baby blue jumpsuits and the sea of Commmunist Red flags, has turned it into a parade of the "torch of repression."
I said FRIED RICE, not WHITE RICE
And we have winner!
A Tibetan supporter, right, argues with a Chinese supporter at a rally for China's Olympic torch at the Ferry Plaza in San Francisco
The funny party is that this little Chinese girl has probably trained at martial arts all her life and could tear out his tiny blank, liberal heart before he could say "Nancy Pelosi".
new cell padding! nice!
I want to take these demonstrators by the ears, shake them and scream, “Hello!...moron! Don’t you realize that the oppression in Tibet is being promulgated by Chinese COMMUNISTS?? COMMUNISTS! Your People! Remember Mao, the Long March and 60 million middle class farmers and property owners butchered and starved? By the COMMUNISTS? Your beloved brethren! Why are you complaining now? And where the hell have you been for the last half a century??”
They should’ve awarded the Games to Toronto. Unfortunately, our guys never had a knack for bribing IOC members so we lost for the third time.
I am unbelieving that NOBODY thought to buy a 10-pack of fire extinguishers with all their Protest Friends (TM).
(Hint, hint, ...)
There have been other variations on that theme. The silliest was in 1976 when a remote link was established to ignite the flame in Canada at the moment it was lit in Greece.
The only reason idiots care about Tibet is because its the cause of the day.Most of them couldn't even find it on a map
The reason they care about Tibet is because Buddhism is the new age religion of choice.
I recently went to a house party (invited by a friend of the hosts) where their refrigerator was covered with every flavor of commie propaganda imaginable. But right in the middle of it, between Mao and Ho Chi Minh, was a “Free Tibet” sticker. I couldn’t stop laughing at them.
My understanding was always that Visa holders in this country were not allowed to take part in political demonstrations. Seems many of the pro-China protesters were students...presumably on student visas. I know everyone will get a chuckle out of me expecting immigration and visa laws to be enforced, but shouldn’t these students be deported?
Sorry. I, at least, am on the side of anyone giving the Chinese government a hard time, especially about Tibet and their 1936 Olympics redux; anything to convince Uncle Sam to pull out government support for any part of it. Private participation and support is fine. Let George do it.