24 August 2011

Los Ancianos Malos: Empress Lu of the Han Dynasty

Empress Lu, wife to the founding Emperor Liu Bang (who was of peasant stock!) of the Great Han Dynasty.

Her evil acts according to the Chinese History Forum (verbatim)

The Ruthless Empress Lü

She was the wife of the founding emperor of the Han Dynasty, Liu Bang, who became emperor Gaozu. In 202 BC, Liu Bang became emperor and Empress Lü became the first empress of the Han Dynasty.

Empress Lü was a decisive and ruthless person. She did two things the emperor wanted to do but did not have the courage – she executed two former military leaders, Han Xin and Peng Yue, who, although achieving much for the country, were seen as threats to the sovereign. Emperor Gaozu resented Han Xin's high position and influence. He demoted him from Prince of Chu to Marquis of Huaiyin, but was not brave enough to have him killed.

Once when Emperor Gaozu was out suppressing an uprising, Han Xin plotted a rebellion in Changan. Empress Lü, with the help of Xiao He, killed Han Xin. Another time, Prince of Liang Peng Yue was unwilling to join Emperor Gaozu in his attack against the conspirator Chen Xi and was banished to Sichuan. Peng Yue pleaded with Empress Lü to intervene on his behalf. Afterwards, she told Emperor Gaozu that Peng Yue must be killed, afraid that he might stir up more troubles in the future.

After Peng Yue was killed, Empress Lü had his body minced to a pulp and sent to the other princes and nobles as a warning that they should not consider rebelling. Although Empress Lü was ruthless and merciless, she succeeded in destroying the separatist movement and helped consolidate the rule of the Han Dynasty.

The son of Empress Lü, Liu Ying was weak willed and Liu Bang preferred to make Ru Yu, the son of his beloved concubine, Qi Ji, crown prince in his place. But some of his chief ministers opposed him and he was forced to abandon the idea. After Emperor Gaozu died, Liu Ying became the emperor as was known as Emperor Huidi. Emperor Huidi was weak and cowardly and it was Empress Dowager Lü who wielded power. Empress Dowager Lü was finally able to vent her jealousy and hatred of Qi Ji. She had Qi Ji imprisoned in Yongxiang palace and punished her by shaving her head bald and doing hard labour. But the Empress Dowager was still not satisfied, so she had Qi Ji's hands and feet cut off, her eyes gouged out, ears deafened and throat made mute. Then, she had her locked up in a cesspit where she was called the "human sow". Qi Ji's son was killed by the empress dowager soon after.

In order for her family to accumulate as much power as possible, Empress Dowager Lü arranged for Emperor Huidi to take her granddaughter, Zhang Yan as his empress. (Zhang Yan was the daughter of Emperor Huidi's sister, Princess Luyuan, and was therefore his niece.) Empress Zhang was childless and so Empress Dowager Lü killed one of the concubines of Emperor Huidi who had given birth and pretended that the baby was Empress Zhang's. His name was Liu Gong. After Emperor Huidi died, Empress Dowager Lü installed Liu Gong as a child emperor while she ruled as great empress dowager. Liu Gong was emperor for four years when he found out the truth about his real mother being killed by Empress Dowager Lü and came to hate her. So, Empress Dowager Lü had him killed and installed the young Liu Hong as the emperor.

Empress Dowager Lü betrayed Emperor Gaozu's dying request that "no one other than a Liu be made prince" by making many of her relatives princes and dukes, who then controlled all the important posts. Another aspect of her betrayal was that she plotted to kill or harm Emperor Gaozu's sons, Liu You and Liu Hui, so as to supplant the owner of the house of Liu.

In 180 BC, Empress Dowager Lü died of illness. She was sixty two years old. Following her death, some of Emperor Gaozu's old ministers such as Chen Ping and Zhou Bo took control of the military and then set about eradicating the Lü clan that Empress Dowager Lü had meticulously created. She led to the annihilation of the Lü family.

22 August 2011

美 女: China's Tong Liya

She's not "Chinese" in the sense of Han Chinese.  Look at her eyes and nose.  Miss Tong is of Xibo ethnicity, which is a branch of the Manchurian ethnic group.  (The Xibo people were Manchurian clans who were moved to Xinjiang during the Qing Dynasty.)  Because she's from Xinjiang, she may have Uighur blood, which may explain her exotic beauty.

Miss Tong also played the role of legendary beauty Zhao Feiyan (see below) in a period drama piece about the Han Dynasty.  Very fitting!

21 August 2011

Classical Chinese Beauties: Zhao Feiyan and Zhao Hede

 Zhao Feiyan (the dancer) and Zhao Hede (the musician) as envisioned by a contemporary artist.  See his website at http://lanwu.deviantart.com/art/Zhao-Feiyan-and-Zhao-Hede-14882647 .

I don't know if these two beauties fall under our series "los ancianos malos," but they might make good candidates.

Born of very humble origin, the Zhao sisters were blessed with physical beauty.  Zhao Feiyan ("flying swallow") is described by history as being so slender and petite to the point that she could be blown away by the wind as she danced.  Zhao Hede, the younger sister, was even more beautiful and more importantly clever and well-spoken. (She had, to borrow a phrase from Shakespeare, "an oily tongue.")

One day, these mesmerizing beauties caught the eye of Emperor Cheng of the Western Han Dynasty.  Struck by their beauty and grace, he brought them back to the palace in Chang'an (now Xian) to become his concubines.  Through conniving, they became the emperor's favourite women in the palace.  Feiyan eventually became empress, and Hede became the emperor's favourite concubine. And together they used their power to depose the reigning empress (Empress Xu), which ultimately led to her death, murdered several heirs to the dragon throne in their infancy and caused the abortion of at least two pregnancies among the women of the imperial harem in order to secure their positions.   They persuaded Emperor Cheng to select one of their confederates as crown prince (the future Emperor Ai) whose reign was one of the most corrupt and brutal in the Dynasty.

But like so many previous and ensuing episodes in China's imperial history, their bad karma bit them with a wicked vengeance.   After Emperor Cheng's death, even with their ally (Emperor Ai) in office, the Zhao beauties' crimes were exposed.  Hede was given the honor to commit suicide (instead of being beheaded).  Empress Dowager Feiyan's life was spared.  (Like so many Chinese emperors, Emperor Ai died at a young age.  Six years into office, he died at 26.)  With Ai's death, Wang Mang, the usurper, came into power.  He quickly demoted Feiyan to commoner status and ordered her to be the keeper of her husband's (Emperor Cheng) tomb.  Humiliated, Zhao Feiyan, the impeccable beauty who is still remembered for her pulchritude, committed suicide.

16 August 2011



China's rise is inevitable.  Don't fight it, bitch!  Like the Roman Empire, the USA pissed away its greatness because of corruption, moral decay and hedonism.  It's a good thing the Chinese are a peaceful and loving people...

15 August 2011

Fairbank: Fullerton Mayor, City Council, City Manager and Police Chief MUST RESIGN FORTHWITH!!!!

Source:  http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/07/27/6-police-taser-beat-death-gentle-mentally-ill-43171/

The photo above shows the injuries sustained by Kelly Thomas, homeless man described as a gentle and mentally-ill man, who was the victim of a police beating by 6 Fullerton police officers.

Corporate news coverage of the event downplays the prospect of police brutality or foul play in the incident.

ABC video report on the eyewitness statements and recently a released video of the beating captured by a bystander, both attached to this page below, contradict the official story of the incident given by the police.

The LA Times report on the incident, however, echoes the official police story failing to report within the article itself the claims from eyewitnesses.

As shown in the ABC video below, witnesses report that the man was not resisting arrest. They tell ABC he was actually knocked unconscious while the police continued to beat him and scream at him to stop resisting.

10 August 2011

Dow Jones at ZERO (0) in the Next 21 Sessions

At the current clip of losing 500 points a session, the Dow Jones will be wiped out in just 21 trading sessions... Oh the Horror... the Horror...

08 August 2011




August 8, 2011

The S&P 500 index lost 79.92 points to 1119.46 or 6.66% today... The Satanic Meltdown continues...

Fairbank: Dow to Close Below 8000 by End of August 2011

Fairbank:  Dow to Close Below 8000 by End of August 2011

06 August 2011

A Moment for Reflection

Adagio by Secret Garden

At Seventeen in 1990: Ravaged Face & No Social Graces



We posted the lyrics to this beautiful anthem of teenage angst in 2007 as we reflected on our pain from a ravaged face.  Here's the video...


(Janis Ian)
I learned the truth at seventeen
That love was meant for beauty queens
and high school girls with clear skinned smiles
who married young and then retired

The valentines I never knew
The Friday night charades of youth
were spent on one more beautiful
At seventeen I learned the truth

And those of us with ravaged faces
lacking in the social graces
desperately remained at home
inventing lovers on the phone
who called to say – come dance with me
and murmured vague obscenities
It isn't all it seems at seventeen

A brown eyed girl in hand me downs
whose name I never could pronounce
said – Pity please the ones who serve
They only get what they deserve
The rich relationed hometown queen
marries into what she needs
with a guarantee of company
and haven for the elderly

Remember those who win the game
lose the love they sought to gain
in debentures of quality and dubious integrity
Their small-town eyes will gape at you
in dull surprise when payment due
exceeds accounts received at seventeen

To those of us who knew the pain
of valentines that never came
and those whose names were never called
when choosing sides for basketball
It was long ago and far away
The world was younger than today
when dreams were all they gave for free
to ugly duckling girls like me

We all play the game, and when we dare
we cheat ourselves at solitaire
Inventing lovers on the phone
Repenting other lives unknown
that call and say – Come dance with me
and murmur vague obscenities
at ugly girls like me, at seventeen

Copyright © Janis Ian/her co-writer(s) if any/their publisher(s). All rights reserved.
Re-printing these lyrics for limited personal use is fine. Using these lyrics to make money is a violation of lots of laws; do not do that please!
Permission to quote in books, magazines, etc. may be obtained by writing to rudegirlpublishing@janisian.com

04 August 2011


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03 August 2011

The Left's Racist Agenda Against Asians

The best that they can muster against their fellow Leftist, Goodwin Liu, is that he's not brown enough.  Isn't that the neoclassical definition of RACISM?!

F*U mother-f*cking brown racists...

From the Met News (Los Angeles)

Page 1

Hearing Set on Liu Nomination to California Supreme Court

From Staff and Wire Service Reports

A confirmation hearing has been set for Aug. 31 to consider Gov. Jerry Brown’s nomination of UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu’s nomination to the state Supreme Court, officials said yesterday.

The hearing is scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. in the California Supreme Court Courtroom, in San Francisco.

Liu, 40, was nominated Tuesday to replace Justice Carlos Moreno, who stepped down in February to go into private practice.

The State Bar’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation will be asked to consider Brown’s nomination and make a non-binding recommendation to the Commission on Judicial Appointments at the hearing.

Pursuant to Government Code Sec. 12022.5, the commission has up to 90 days after a candidate’s name is submitted to evaluate the candidate and report its conclusions to the governor. The commission, however, can return its findings more expeditiously if it chooses, as it did with the nomination of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, who was tapped for elevation July 21, 2010 and confirmed at a hearing just over a month later, on Aug. 25.

Liu will be the first judicial nominee to face an all-female hearing panel, which is comprised of the chief justice, Attorney General Kamala Harris and Court of Appeal Justice Joan Dempsey Klein of this district’s Div. Three, the senior presiding justice of the appellate courts.

Brown, during a press conference Tuesday, called Liu “an extraordinary man and a distinguished legal scholar” who is battle-tested to win confirmation after being closely vetted as President Obama’s choice for an open seat on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and “attacked by the best and sharpest politicians in the country.”

Obama nominated Liu in February 2010, but the nomination was filibustered by Republicans in the Senate and expired with the adjournment of Congress. The president nominated him for a second time after the new Legislative season began, but Liu could muster only one Republican vote and a total of 53 votes when 60 were needed to bring his confirmation to a vote. He withdrew his candidacy in May.

Some GOP members who blocked Liu’s nomination said they took exception to written testimony Liu submitted in 2006 opposing the confirmation of Samuel Alito, who went on to win an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Liu had written that Alito was “at the margin, not the mainstream,” as an appellate judge unworthy of serving on the high court

“Judge Alito’s record envisions an America where police may shoot and kill an unarmed boy to stop him from running away with a stolen purse,” Liu wrote.

During his own confirmation process before the U.S. Senate, Liu agreed with Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, that submitting that type of testimony “was a case of poor judgment.”

Liu further said he should have omitted that paragraph from his written testimony.

A few Republican senators also said they were troubled by Liu joining 16 other law professors who in 2007 urged the California Supreme Court to strike down the state’s gay marriage ban. The state Supreme Court did end the ban, but later upheld a voter-approved initiative to reinstate it.

Brown said that the high-profile failure of Liu’s nomination before the Senate is how “his strengths and his biography came to my attention.”

Reaction to Brown’s nomination of Liu has also been mixed.

Consumer Attorneys of California President John A. Montevideo praised Liu as “a terrific constitutional scholar who will no doubt prove to be a superlative Supreme Court justice.”

Montevideo, whose group represents plaintiffs’ attorneys, opined the nominee “brings the sort of diverse and reasoned perspective, worldly outlook and broad cultural experience that will allow him to make wise decisions for California for years to come.”

Debra L. Zumwalt, vice president and general counsel for Liu’s undergraduate alma mater, Stanford University, remarked that the nominee is “not only a brilliant legal scholar, but a person of great integrity, fairness, and dedication to public service.”

Liu “is an inspired choice for the California Supreme Court, which will be enriched by his presence,” Zumwalt said.

San Francisco attorney Dale Minami of Minami Tamaki LLP said the appointment of “someone with the intellect, compassion and integrity of a Goodwin Liu to the greatest Supreme Court in this country is a reflection of Governor Brown’s commitment to justice” and “a remarkable choice.”

Representatives of several influential Latino legal groups however, were less enthusiastic. They had urged Brown to select someone of Hispanic descent since Moreno’s retirement has left the state high court without any member of Hispanic descent.

Thomas Saenz, president of The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said Liu is “a very good lawyer, [and] a strong law professor [who] has a strong belief in civil rights and will make an excellent judge,” but that he was “troubled” by the nomination since “there are many Latino lawyers and judges who were just as qualified.”

Saenz was one of the candidates Latino groups had recommended to Brown, but Saenz said he was never contacted by the governor and was not seriously considered as a candidate.

The Aug. 31 confirmation hearing provides an opportunity for members of the public to weigh in on Liu’s nomination. The deadline for written comment, or to notify the commission that one wishes to speak at the hearing, is 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 24.

Requests to speak must include a summary of the facts on which any testimony or opinion will be based, under the commission’s guidelines.

The commission requested that communications be addressed to the chief justice at 350 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, Attention: Ms. AhMoi Kim, Secretary to the Commission.

Copyright 2011, Metropolitan News Company