Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Banned in Peking

I am delighted to learn that The Inn is banned in Red China. Imagine. And we didn't even get a notice telling us to clean up our enemy-of-the-people act. Much less a hearing.

Just another of the amazing things one can learn on the web if one is not careful. It all started with an innocent visit to The Irish Elk. Well, if you clicked that link just now, then you understand that we had to find out why Sgt Bilko [named by Nat Hiken, by the way, after the old Los Angeles Angels power hitter, Steve Bilko] is promoting the Dalai Lama. Well, one thing led to another, and a few link clicks later we arrived here. How could we possibly resist the urge to find out? And it turns out, we are. We are banned in Red China.

Hah!

We knew it. The cunning Red Chinese commissars obviously know a key element of the forces of reaction when they see one. A blog to be reckoned with. The Inn, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli. . . .

At any rate, it is a good excuse to fly the old flag of the Republic of China and to let you know that you can get a daily news bulletin from Free China on the web here or in this part of the world via shortwave radio at 0200 hours and 0700 hours GMT on 5950khz.

If we weren't banned before, we surely are now.