Skip to comments.Police Beat, Detain Activists as Michelle Arrived in Chengdu
Posted on 03/26/2014 6:12:09 AM PDT by don-o
Chinese rights activists were detained and beaten by government thugs as Michelle Obama, her daughters and mother landed in Chengdu Tuesday to see pandas.
According to Radio Free Asia, authorities were afraid the activists would try to meet with Mrs. Obama.
From the report:
Sichuan-based rights group Tianwang said policemen and plainclothes officers beat up a group of land protesters on the streets of the provincial capital Chengdu, before dragging them to a police station.
The petitioners are villagers who lost their homes or farmland in land grabs and forced demolitions by the government and local property developers, according to the 64 Tianwang rights group website.
Whats more, Michelles China vacation has caused some activists to get a vacation of their own:
Tianwang founder and veteran activist Huang Qi said the authorities had taken a number of local activists on forced vacation ahead of Obamas two-day visit to Chengdu, where she, her mother and two daughters are scheduled to visit a panda sanctuary and eat in a Tibetan restaurant.
Michelle has avoided meeting with Chinese rights activists while on her trip to China, which has included large elements of vacation-style enjoyment for her and her family. Now, her trip has actually caused some of those activists harm.
Mrs. Obama and her family today toured the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and ate at a Tibetan restaurant before departing Chengdu. The are now on their way back to the United States.
So what. Shellie Obama does’t care one bit. Everyone is a peasant to her.
Yeah. Because there's not enough uninhabited land in a country that spans 11 time zones.
Let them eat rice cakes.
Comrade Michelle had no comment, except: “It’s all for the greater good. Besides, the peasants smell bad, just as they do in my kingdom.
“So beat them again, then remove them from my presence and bring me a foot-long, pulled-pooch sammich.”
Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005) was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States involving the use of eminent domain to transfer land from one private owner to another private owner to further economic development.
In a 54 decision, the Court held that the general benefits a community enjoyed from economic growth qualified private redevelopment plans as a permissible “public use” under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment.
In the US we use union thugs.
Such discrimination... Mooch must be outraged.
Moocher's pricey China trip was "sold" to Americans as a "non-political" visit....... to chat up education.
But all of her appearances and inane remarks were connivingly structured for one purpose: to set herself up as a future candidate....and doing it on our dime.
MISSION CREEP The final explanation was that the trip and the tripe she was pedaling was "soft diplomacy" --to "ease tensions" between the US and China. Come again? Who elected this self-serving creep? Who gave her diplomat credentials?
Seems Obama is still bribing her after the Mandela Memorial blond fiasco. Moocher got the $12,000 Herrara dress, a state dinner to hostess, and the trip to China to burnish her credentials as a candidate .....so far.
I just hope Valerie Jarett doesn't get carpel tunnel syndrome wire-transferring funds offshore for campaign expenses.
GHETTO GIRL MAKES GOOD After Obama's 2008 election, hopes were high that Michelle Obamas political appeal and charisma would enable her to transform it into something that reflected the role of modern women as equal participants in the political process. That never happened----having been burned by the intense criticism she received on the campaign trail when she said, For the first time in my adult lifetime, Im really proud of my country.
Just FYI, China spans five time zones, barely.
You're probably thinking of Russia.
I knew I shoulda done some research. Thanks for the assist.
It's a damn big country, that's for sure. Even if it has over a billion peasants, there's still plenty of uninhabited land.
Just like here in Caliphornia where we have some 33 million residents land is being grabbed under SB1 legislation left and right even though there is tons of land available which is already owned by the state or federal government.
It's all about control. Libs are control freaks.
I like it better when they fought against control back in the 60s.
Thankfully they're on their way out. Which, unfortunately, means so am I. But, hey, that's the way it is.
Moochelle and props cause beat downs while touring. Ugly American image gets magnified!
more news at 10.
Here is a wonderful opportunity for Michelle to identify with the downtrodden. She can go to the displaced farmers, and tell them how Democrats once had laws that discriminated against black people like her. Maybe she can join with all the black Chinese for a solidarity moment.
Thanks. Just threw up in my mouth a little
But poor Moochelle has had to live in horrible USA where it was ‘actually’ legal to discriminate against people like her. Heck, they even paid her a fortune to stay away from her last job.
I read the post’s title really fast (a habit) and for a moment there I thought it said something like this: “Police Beat and Detained Michelle in Chengdu.” :-)
These trashy people cause trouble for others wherever they go. Not that it’s likely, but I wouldn’t want them in my state, let alone in my neighborhood.