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Limbaugh mocks Chinese, CA StSen Leland Yee calls for apology, gets death threats:

Associated Press article as hosted by Google. San Jose Mercury News: The harrassment continues, and Yee continues to stand up to them. Text of the death threat in question, including the kitchen-sink insult that would be hilarious if this weren't actually serious.

To people who actually cared about the lack of immediate translation of Hu's speech: If you think that Yee was overreacting, then you should have been mocking him, not sending him death threats.

To Rush Limbaugh: Everyone already knows you're one of the biggest assholes in entire the United States. You are not advised to try to top that.

edited 29th Jan '11 8:30:24 AM by GlennMagusHarvey

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The Joke-Master
[up] Yee appears to be a twat, but death threats are certainly not cool.
Peace is a myth. Equality is a lie.
Over 10,000 dead.:<
I've heard the English language mocked on foreign television, and I wasn't offended. It was interesting to hear how our language sounded to foreign ears.

Those blatantly racist remarks are an entirely different story, though.
Genkidama for Japan, even if you don't have money, you can help![1]
^^ How does he appear to be a twat?
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Unchanging Avatar.
...I'm ashamed of my country now.
Except for 4/1/2011. That day lingers in my memory like...metaphor here...I should go.
 6 Barkey, Sat, 29th Jan '11 10:16:04 AM from Bunker 051 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
I don't like Yee, but I wouldn't send him a death threat for having political views that I disagree with, that's pretty over the top.
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
The Joke-Master
"How does he appear to be a twat?"

His reaction to the initial imitation by Limbaugh.
Peace is a myth. Equality is a lie.
 8 Spa´n Sun, Sat, 29th Jan '11 10:43:28 AM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
So. Jackass No. 1 versus Jackass No. 2?

How is this any different than what happens on a daily basis on the internet?
I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
Ascetic warrior
Chinese does sound annoying. But every accent gets it's fair share of mockery.
A wish is never free.
 10 Barkey, Sat, 29th Jan '11 10:59:45 AM from Bunker 051 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
At least it wasn't high pitched cockney.
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
Chaotic New Troll
~facepalm~
Over 10,000 dead.:<
Due to the "tonality" of Chinese, or rather, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese, I don't seem to like it as much as, say, Japanese or Korean. Honestly there are more European languages I like than Asian. But it's really a "to each their own" thing.

I'm a firm believer that China and Chinese culture has something for just about everyone. Don't let the Nationalists fool you. Chinese culture isn't all about the Han. There are plenty of ethnic groups in China and diversity. China isn't simply made up of one race. And don't like the haters get to ya' as well. The government definitely needs some work, but it isn't as bad of a place to live as many people say.

I'm personally a bit of a Harbin fanboy. I kind of like Xinjiang, as well.
Genkidama for Japan, even if you don't have money, you can help![1]
 13 snowfoxofdeath, Sat, 29th Jan '11 1:11:56 PM from San Francisco Suburb
Thou errant flap-dragon!
I think Mandarin sounds weird, but that's probably because I grew up hearing Cantonese. Mocking a language on public television, though, isn't the smartest thing Limbaugh could've done. Yee was overreacting a little, but death threats are just too much.
I'm not clear on how big a deal Yee made of it. If he asked for an apology and got rejected by Fox News and then the issue fizzled out, I don't think that's a big deal. Rush Limbaugh did something potentially insulting, and rather unprofessional, and then Yee asked for an apology (I didn't even hear about it, so I presume he didn't push it as a top level issue or anything).

Then some jackasses in America have to go ahead and send him death threats.

 15 Pykrete, Sat, 29th Jan '11 2:41:33 PM from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
I Read That As Limburger mocks Cheese...

Seriously though, death threats? WTF.

 16 Radical Taoist, Sat, 29th Jan '11 2:56:23 PM from the #GUniverse
scratching at .8, just hopin'
I don't see why anyone would criticize Yee on this. I mean, if having reason to demand some civility from Rush Limbaugh makes you a twat, there should be a LOT more twats out there.
 17 Tuefel Hunden IV, Sat, 29th Jan '11 3:04:09 PM from Wandering. Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
Yee and Limbaugh are both raging dick heads from my point of view. But really folks death threats?

Why bother to issue death threats?

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Always Right
The comments section are both funny and depressing at the same time....

he is saddend by how us americans feel?? maybe he should see through the threats n realize that us americans are fucking upset that we cant get a damn job that we went to college n have a degree for because of all the immigration from his homeland and mexico that are coming and working for dirt pay..yes the foundation of america was built on the land of the free but it doesnt work like that.I am a chef and cannot find a position in any restaurant because the MEXICANS HAITIANS N CHINESE are willing to work for minimum wage..they stay for 6 months to a year n then go back home n live like kings while we who have spent money on education and invested time and effort to build a future for ourselfs is having it taking right out of our hands like candy from a baby. The death threats are a lil overboard. Maybe its time that Big brother take a look n do something about this, i hate to say it but we are fed up and something needs to be done...

Translation: ''They took our jeerbs!'' ''They teuk yer jeeorbs!'' ''Dey toook me jeerbs!'' ''Detookdeerbs!!''
Anyways, try to imagine if it were a race other than chinese. Like say...imagine Rush was making fun of Jews, and someone prominent asked for an apology, and suddenly death threats towards the jewish guy started piling up in response.

edited 29th Jan '11 3:18:22 PM by Signed

"Every opinion that isn't mine is subjected to Your Mileage May Vary."
 19 Radical Taoist, Sat, 29th Jan '11 3:15:36 PM from the #GUniverse
scratching at .8, just hopin'
[up][up] What makes Yee a raging dick head? Point it out to me.
 20 rmctagg09, Sat, 29th Jan '11 3:26:48 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
[up] He appears to be part of the "videogames make people violent" crowd and his supporters have purposely edited his Wikipedia entry in his favor in the past. Other than that, he appears clean.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
 21 Radical Taoist, Sat, 29th Jan '11 4:08:08 PM from the #GUniverse
scratching at .8, just hopin'
That's it? Much lower on the dickhead scale than Limbaugh. Not even in the same neighbourhood.
 22 rmctagg09, Sat, 29th Jan '11 4:16:55 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
[up] Yeah, I was expecting far worse.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
Limbaugh is like Legendary Jerk level. I think the next stage after that is Complete Monster.
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I think this might just win my "Making a mountain out of a molehill award"

Seriously, of all the stupid reasons to make a death threat....

Also Fox News ought to apologize if they were in any way responsible for the translation error in the first place.

The Joke-Master
[up] Wait... they ought to apologize because there was no translation available to Limbaugh, and then some random, unassociated schmucks threatened Yee?
Peace is a myth. Equality is a lie.
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