"It's difficult to remember one came to drain the swamp when one is up to one's ass in alligators" - Barack Obama (not really...but it should have been).
It is dang cold out here on the plain Plains today. A nice (tongue-in-cheek) sheet of ice on everything.
The cold freezes the brain. That is good I suppose, because it keeps the head from exploding...unless, of course one gets stupid and starts reading the news. In which case not even a frozen brain will stay intact.
However, it does induce one to start thinking about unimportant and silly ass things...such as...since China is not a Christian Nation, in the sense that the U. S. is (or is, as so many of our idjit citizens claim)(and nothing says Christ so much as Santa), then I wonder if Santa Claus, goes to China. And if so, this would put him there as one of his first stops. Not too long after bypassing Sarah Palin for Eastern Russia.
After much research, and two cups of Joe, I have come up with conclusive evidence regards this burning question. You be the judge.
Sure and it's Santa himself.
So this leads me to this question. Does Santa bring the same cheap, shoddily made, lead saturated toys...made in China...to Chinese boys and girls, that he brings America girls and boys? Just wondering.
All of this mostly silliness is by way of wishing all you who visit my ego trip here, SEASONS GREETINGS...peace and all like that there, dudes and dudettes.
My brother's paramour is a Chinese Lady with whom he has been living for 12 years. She migrated here in the 90's, having been asked to leave by the Chinese government because of her participation in Tienanmen Square. She is a PhD Acupuncturist and has done very well in this country, opening up her own clinic in Orange County. Last year, she was sworn in as a U.S. Citizen. A big day for her. But of course, she still maintains contact with her family back in China. In fact, she is there now, visiting her ill mother.
When I went looking for Christmas photos taken in China for this post, I ran across the photo of the lovely ladies above...all amarching in arow. I forgot to take note of the origin of the photo. I wasn't even sure they were Chinese.
So I emailed the photo to my brother, who showed it to his...paramour. She knew exactly who they are. According to her, they are part of the "entertainment" wing of the Red Chinese Army. THE ENTERTAINMENT WING? WTF?
Having been a gung-ho, brave and gullible soldier in the U.S. of A Army myself, I can say...I do not recall an entertainment arm of our army. There is the USO, but it isn't part of the army. They have no uzis, AK47s, M16s, 45s or fur-lined pistola holders. And certainly, no fleshy showing, short shorts all amarching in arow. Nope, I am pretty sure we ain't got one.
Hot damn...I wonder if Mao is aturnin' in his grave. Now that would have made it worth participating in the Great March, methinks.