Reader Comment of the Day, and a Limerick

April 9, 2020 |

From Robin:

I speak a little Arabic (Iraqi), and my Iraqi friend has a funny way of speaking his thoughts on the Chinese government. (I hope this isn't too offensive.)

"May the fleas from a thousand camels infest their armpits."

On that thought, have a good evening!

From the Gov:

Thanks, Robin! Is your friend by any chance named Carnac the Magnificent? That sounds like something Johnny Carson would have used in the act, and I mean that in the most complimentary way. Though flea-infested armpits might be too good for the ChiComms, I will respond with an appropriate limerick, courtesy of Huckabee staff writer/researcher Laura Ainsworth:

There once were some Commie Chinese

Who spread a pandemic disease

They lied while it spread

Now thousands are dead

So, YES, may their armpits have fleas!

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  • Charles Cochran

    04/14/2020 11:10 AM

    Of course the Chinese government wasn't concerned ... they would just let a few extra babies to not be aborted to make up the difference! But then, I have difficulty understanding how a "collection of cell tissue" that has never, in recorded history, ever become anything but a human being can be acceptable to destroy ... er, murder.

  • Richard Valentine

    04/09/2020 10:05 PM

    I have not read many stories on the new minutemen who are reshaping this battle. I am referring to the volunteers in the micro manufacturing carried out in basements, garages, and small business who are filling the gap between the demand and supply from the "real" manufacturing and "gifted" leaders who missed this kind of enemy. Makers with their 3D printers, small fab shops, and armies of individuals; who, by themselves don't account for much but as a community spread across the country area formidable force. Our capitalist nation has transformed from a agrarian society to a complex integrated society based on agriculture, manufacturing, and science (not referring to the cult of science), sprinkled with the arts and dozens of cultures. The heavy manufacturing has moved from out shores which has made us vulnerable to this and many kinds of enemies. The new minutemen are filling the gap until we can ramp up manufacturing of the most critical pieces of our technology that enable our cities to function at densities and safety our ancestors would marvel at. Maybe this should be a new line of defense against the plague that is globalism, with its pandemics and captive markets designed to control us and replace the American spirit with the lukewarm soul of socialism.

  • Maureen Innis

    04/09/2020 09:35 PM

    Even though we don't know whether the origin of the limerick came from the Irish town of Limerick, (and if it was) they couldn't have expressed it better than Laura Ainsworth. I also enjoyed the one-liner from Robin's Iraqi friend. Thank you for sharing both. Needed a good laugh. Happy spring everyone. Also, Happy Firstfruits - a Jewish feast celebrated three days after Passover. Jesus fulfilled it (1 Corinthians 15: 20-23) on the day the world calls Easter.