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Hu Jintao, Nov 13, 2004

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Steven Colbert is “deeply offended,” by something Rush Limbaugh said. Limbaugh, the Conservative radio personality made a comment about the recent visit of Chinese president Hu Jintao. He made fun of Mr. Jintao’s Chinese accent saying, “I can’t comprehend anybody understanding it.”

Rush Limbaugh later mimics the Chinese president on the same show.

“Who on Earth can understand that Kung Pow jibber-jabber?” Colbert later responded on his program. “Off the top of my head I can only think of 1.5 billion people.”

Despite Rush’s obvious disrespect for the leader of a foreign country, this is not what offended Steven Colbert.

Colbert, who often takes the conservative point of view on his comedy show, was more upset that the “man dumpling” copied a Chinese character Colbert himself started. Colbert then asked Limbaugh to stick to his usual routine of making fun of black people and people with Parkinson’s disease.

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  • Hugh Campbell

    China’s Innovative Way of Skinning the United States!

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    In November 2003, Warren Buffett in his Fortune, Squanderville versus Thriftville article recommended that America adopt a balanced trade model. The fact that advice advocating balance and sustainability, from a sage the caliber of Warren Buffett, could be virtually ignored for over seven years is unfathomable. Until action is taken on Buffett’s or a similar balanced trade model, by the powers that be, America will continue to squander time, treasure and talent in pursuit of an illusionary recovery.