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    but MoL does have a point, even as badly and poorly he's expressing it.

    Ching chong is an ethnic slur sometimes employed by Americans and other speakers of the English language to mock people of Chinese ancestry, or other Asians who may look Chinese.

    Several public commentators have characterized the term as derogatory while noting that assaults or physical intimidation of Asian Americans are often accompanied by racial slurs or imitation Chinese.

    While usually intended for ethnic Chinese, the slur has also been directed at other East Asians. Mary Paik Lee, a Korean immigrant who arrived with her family in San Francisco in 1906, writes in her autobiography that on her first day of school, girls circled and hit her, chanting:

    Ching Chong, Chinaman,
    Sitting on a wall.
    Along came a white man,
    And chopped his tail off.

    And its sort of relevant contemporarily:

    On January 19, 2011, conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh mocked Chinese president Hu Jintao during his visit to the White House on his radio show. "Hu Jintao -- He was speaking and they weren’t translating. They normally translate every couple of words. Hu Jintao was just going ching chong, ching chong cha," said Limbaugh, who imitated Hu's speech for seventeen seconds. Representative Judy Chu of California said that Limbaugh's words were the same ones that Chinese Americans have heard in the past 150 years as they faced racial discrimination while "they were called racial slurs, were spat upon in the streets, derided in the halls of Congress and even brutally murdered."

    We saw a few diaries and many comments on Rush Limbaugh's inappropriate slurs. Its sort of hard for this site to be credible in its withering criticism of Limbaugh while one of its own long term users calls himself "Chingchongchinaman".

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