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China´s politicos pare
the pomp: No more lobster

Associated Press, by Gillian Wong

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Posted By:earlybird, 3/6/2013 10:13:12 AM

BEIJING -- Pack your own toothbrush. That´s an order. Military officials descending on China´s capital for the country´s biggest political event have been told to bring their own toiletries. Legislative delegates arriving at the airport no longer find welcoming teams of photogenic, waving women, and police aren´t clearing their way through Beijing´s traffic snarl. Once feted with banquets of lobster and sharks´ fin, the delegates now serve themselves at drab buffets, and stay in guesthouses instead of luxury hotels. China´s new leader Xi Jinping has declared a ban on official extravagance, and that has banished some of the usual pomp

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The president is saying no to extravagance. Bad optics.

Are you paying attention, Obie and Mooch?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Kowgirl, 3/6/2013 10:36:11 AM     (No. 9211165)

How do you pronounce "sequester" Chinese?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 3/6/2013 10:42:26 AM     (No. 9211181)

Just means more lobster for the moocher.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Democracy First, 3/6/2013 10:59:52 AM     (No. 9211227)

Dat jus´ mean mo´ loppstah fo´ da Moochie all up in da Wyte Hou´ !!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/6/2013 12:29:55 PM     (No. 9211423)

Right, this is all for show. When everyone else leaves they eat very well...how else does anyone explain the thin peasants and the FAT govt. thugs?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 3/6/2013 1:07:50 PM     (No. 9211534)

"China´s new leader Xi Jinping has declared a ban on official extravagance"

Maybe bambam can get his phone number

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