September 19, 2009

"General [Vang] Pao was shocked that the United States, which he reveres and has fought and bled for, would treat him this way."

"The general has told me to tell people that he is grateful and very happy the government has finally recognized his innocence."

24 comments:

Christy said...

Bad link, Professor.

David said...

Link is going to Google Home Page.

Dogwood said...

Link

Lem said...

If you right click "open in new tab" it works.

Dogwood said...

Right clicking sends me to secure.althouse.blogspot.

traditionalguy said...

Was the US government diligently protecting the communist tyrants from free men again? This being the same Government that cannot defend the Mexican Border from drugs shipped over by the industrial truckload ever day. The world has turned upside down while we have not been looking.

Theo Boehm said...

I'm shocked that Blogger, which I revere, and have fought and (metaphorically) bled for, would treat me this way.

EDH said...

Second only to Colonel Sanders, I love General Pao's chicken.

EDH said...

I should have included this link.

What people from Boston seem to think General Tsu's chicken is called. Totally unacceptable in civilized conversation.

Q: Can I get a General Gao's chicken?

A: Go back to Boston asshole.


Hey, Waddya want, a Hoodsie?

Back to where we started, the ice cream truck...

There were ice cream sandwiches, fudgesicles, popsicles, and bags of little cups of ice cream each with a wooden stick wrapped in paper. We had the same sort of thing growing up in Massachusetts, ours were made by Hood, branded Hoodsies. Hoodsies I believe came in sundae varieties as well as everyone's favorite, a twist of chocolate and vanilla with a wooden "spoon" as an eating utensil.

Hoodsies were such a part of life 'round those parts, so superfluous, that the word made it into the local lexicon. When someone would blurt out something that someone else felt was a cry for praise, the someone else would shout, "What do you want, a Hoodsie?" Same meaning as the phrase, "What do you want, an award?"

peter hoh said...

I'm sure this is Obama's fault. And more proof that he and the left are leading us down the road that leads to serfdom or something.

blake said...

Link works for me. But I'm all worn out of shock and outrage.

Chip Ahoy said...
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Bissage said...

I am one of the many strangers for whom General Pao risked his life.

For that I am grateful.

I fully recognize that Sonny Corleone would look at the situation very differently and that his view might be the better one.

But only General Pao can decide whether it was all worth it.

AllenS said...

Clicking on the link, gives me this:

There is a problem with this website's security certificate.

a psychiatrist who learned from veterans said...

OTOH, as they say in Arkansas,'If you have sooeee, chop it.' He may be just a few education courses short of an Ahnenburg grant.

Pogo said...

It was a stupid prosecution. Those who pushed for it should be fired for incompetence and prosecutorial abuse.

Laura(southernxyl) said...

"The government arrested the defendants before understanding all the evidence because they felt a threat was imminent, [US Attorney Lawrence Brown] said."

Surely somebody in the CIA or somewhere would have known who this guy was and would have told the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives folks to be very, very sure before they moved forward.

Is this another case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand was doing? I thought we cut that crap out after 9/11 when Bush told the CIA and FBI to start acting like grownups.

former law student said...

The SF Chronicle's story pointed out that the ATF guy originated every mention of weapons, and that listeners thought it was merely "bar talk." General Vang Pao was tabbed by the government purely because he is an eminent leader of the Hmong.

Although under the new ACORN rules, anyone who listens deadpan to someone else's nonsense can be considered guilty of something.

Laura(southernxyl) said...

"Although under the new ACORN rules, anyone who listens deadpan to someone else's nonsense can be considered guilty of something."

Link to the new rules? Also, definition of "nonsense" - does that now include "plans to import young women for prostitution"? You do realize that that really happens, don't you?

William said...

It is an article of liberal faith, first enunciated by Kennedy, that those who make peaceful evolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable. This article applies to right wing dictatorships only--never to Marxist ones. If a left wing group used the tactics against Castro that Castro used against Batista, he would be roundly condemned. See contras. Velvet revolutions only for the communists.

Ann Althouse said...

Sorry the link is weird, but it's been working for me. Just slowly.

ricpic said...

The irony - as regards William's comment - is that most of those oh so terrible (to hear the lefties tell it) right wing dictatorships are the very regimes under which whatever peaceful evolution there is that's going to occur occurs: think Franco, think Pinochet.

Greybeard said...

Are you saying all ACORN did was listen, FLS?
Unbelievable.

former law student said...

Are you saying all ACORN did was listen, FLS?
Unbelievable.

An immediate call to 911 was the only acceptable response.