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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Communism Spreads

In an attempt to show harmony between the countries, and quash "free Tibet" protests, China is really cracking down on Olympic competitors showing flags from their own countries. That is, countries that are not Olympic members. For instance, Scottish competitors can fly the UK flag but not the Scottish saltire.

I absolutely despise the way the US and other countries are bending over backwards to cater to the communist country.

Alba gu bragh!

I almost forgot.....

On this day in 1961, Mark O'Connor, another famous fiddler was born. I highly recommend his recording (including Yo Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer) entitled Appalachia Waltz.

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Blogger Ana Smith said...

I'm assuming the phrases you use such as, "Alba gu bragh!" and "Fair fa' ye." are Gaelic. Would you mind translating for your readers who don't understand a bit of it?

August 5, 2008 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Spencer said...

bend over backwards

Hear hear!

P.S. Yeah, this is Paleo, in another account. :-P

August 5, 2008 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Alba gu bragh!- (Gaelic) Scotland for ever!

Fair fa' ye- (Scots) Equivalent of "God Bless".

August 5, 2008 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Son3 said...

Me thinks there are some that know not the Celtic tongue! ;)

I have to admit: I don't know a word of Scots Gaelic, so I didn't get the "Fair fa' ye" comment either.

August 5, 2008 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

I apologize for dropping that on everyone undefined! A possible future post maybe?

Fair fa' ye is not Scots Gaelic, it's just plain Scots, the language of the Lowlanders. It's contains elements of Gaelic and English.

It's a fairly common greeting in Ireland, among the Ulster Scots.

My friend Colin Maxwell uses that phrase quite often on his blog:

August 5, 2008 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

This makes me want to buy a ticket to Bejing, just to wave St. Andrew's Cross and the Confederate Battle Flag dead in the faces of their little thought police.

Mr. Howard Phillips has wisely said, "President Bush can almost always be counted on to do the wrong thing. It would not be an affront to the Chinese people for him to skip the opening ceremonies, it would merely be an affront to the tyrants who rule Communist China."

God Bless,

August 6, 2008 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...


And I heard Bush saying something about seven principles he had brought to the White House...and the first was freedom! Methinks that Bush has a different definition of "freedom" than we do.

BTW, here's what the Chinese "mobile security team" looks like:

Anyone who outfits police on those little scooter thingys clearly has problems!

August 6, 2008 at 11:57 AM  

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