People’s Republic of China Flag to Fly Over San Leandro City Hall, For Investors

no flags?ReasonThe city council of San Leandro, California voted narrowly to fly the Chinese flag over city on October 1, for a Chinese national holiday.

From CBS San Francisco:

The San Leandro City Council approved flying the flag of the People’s Republic of China above City Hall next month, despite protests over the nation’s human rights record.

On Monday, the council voted 4-3 to fly the flag on October 1st, China’s National Day. The Chinese Consulate has said they might stop by to visit on that day.

Councilmember Benny Lee, who made the proposal, said flying the flag would help attract Chinese investors.

Protip to politicians from the People’s Republic of California: policies that promote economic freedom attract investors, not magical thinking like hoisting rags.

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  • Killazontherun||

    And, to think, I use to joke about the secret pact between California and North Korea.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Surprised the White House hasn't done this yet.

  • DJF||

    Surprised Wall Street has not done it. Or have they?

  • Free Society||

    They're smart enough to know that if you're going to sell out, you don't do it symbolically. You go balls deep and no one sees anything, that's how you do it right.

  • Sevo||

    Posted over there (to the left), but:
    San Leandro ain't the PR of Berkeley; this may not work out so well.

  • playa manhattan||

    I support any idea that draws attention to the crazy that is CA. Good luck, San Leandro!

  • playa manhattan||

    "Councilmember Benny Lee"
    So they have a guy on the inside...

  • UnCivilServant||

    So they called in our collateral?

  • fish||

    What I was thinking.

    And why wouldn't the new owners like seeing their flag over their new city hall?

  • Rich||

    The Chinese Consulate has said they might stop by to visit on that day.

    IOW, they won't.

  • Bardas Phocas||

    When you're broke, you'll even suck Chinese cock to make salary.

  • seguin||

    George Clooney, he suck my dick?

    No no, I'm not gay. It's a power thing.

  • Snark Plissken||

    Let me explain to you the kind of man George Clooney is. He's a man who knows that when you put another man's cock in your mouth, you make a pact. A bond that cannot be broken. He's a man so dedicated that he will get down on his knees and put that cock right in his mouth.

  • fish||

    Well it would explain much of his devotion to the president.

  • Rich||

    You know who else thought they could attract Chinese investors?

  • UnCivilServant||

    Kim Il-Sung?

  • Snark Plissken||

    Marco Polo?

  • Almanian!||

    Wal Mart?

  • Scarecrow Repair||


  • John||

    Do you think we could foist California off on China? You think the Chicoms would be dumb enough to buy it? Any sale would have to be as is and include, all of the politicians, no exceptions and no return policy. AS IS. Hmmm.

  • UnCivilServant||

    Hrmm... Given that the Chinese execute corrupt politicians and bureaucrats who misreport economic activity (dpesite the incentives to do so) it might be fun to watch.

  • seguin||

    Well, they only execute them if they stop being toadies to the Committee, and I'm pretty sure the California political scene is too in love with the People's Republic to ever raise any kind of objection.

  • DJF||

    Politicians have kidneys don’t they, China will take them

  • UnCivilServant||

    Not always. As evidenced by Chris Christie, who is an abulatory adipose tumor and thus lacking in internal organs, and Andrew Cuomo, an ego in a human-skin suit who is completely hollow.

  • fish||

    I vote that when it's time for a transplant you get one of Pelosis.

  • DJF||


  • ||

    Today, San Leandro. Tomorrow, the world!

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    I blame the Rethuglicans

  • Jon Lester||

    I was always told that it doesn't matter whose flag you fly, as long as you have a US flag higher.

  • ||

    They've got all of China's socio-economic policy already, they might as well fly the banner.


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