Up for Debate: A trip to North Korea

Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2:41am

What do you make of Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters and a media outlet? Are any interactions good interactions?

106 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 3/4/13 at 4:41

Apparently Dennis Rodman can talk to the politicians of North Korea than our politicians can.Apparently it's all in the game.

By: gdiafante on 3/4/13 at 6:29

Apparently yogi missed a few words in his first sentence and even though the meaning is apparent to those with a functioning intelligence, proofreading is something that isn't very apparent to yogi...apparently.

Now to the topic...who cares.

By: Loner on 3/4/13 at 6:33

Good morning, Nashville.

What do you make of Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters and a media outlet? Are any interactions good interactions?

Since the current despot ruling the backwards nation of North Korea is a spoiled rotten kid, the grandson of the original A-hole who seized power decades ago, we can assume that he is not playing with a full deck. Something as silly as basketball virtuosity may have a positive effect on the young dictator without a clue....at this point in time, its hard to imagine how the US-NK relationship could be harmed by the Globetrotter's visit.

We spend an awful lot of time and energy keeping the nuclear scofflaw state of Israel safe from Iran and the endless enemies of the Jewish State...In my view, we ought to spend some time and effort trying to keep the US safe from a North Korean nuclear attack on the US proper....good luck, Dennis Rodman and company.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/4/13 at 7:03

Wouldn't it be something if the new craze in North Korea becomes body art? LOL I agree that the trip can't do any harm and may actually improve relations.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/4/13 at 7:04

Prior to this I really didn't know that basketball was popular in North Korea. Loner, are you aware that pot is promoted as a health product in North Korea?

By: gdiafante on 3/4/13 at 7:07

That sound you just heard was Loner heading to N. Korea...

By: Rasputin72 on 3/4/13 at 7:10

Denis Rodman quite possibly could be a link to one great atrocities in human history. A Euro or Euro/American looked at a person just like Rodman and said,"This fellow is quitestrong and has a pea sized brain,he might make a very good slave."

By: yogiman on 3/4/13 at 7:11

My humblest apologies, gdiafante. I fully apologize not being as brilliant as you think you are. Looks like you got stuffed with that Marine attitude "I'm the best".

Apparently not being fully awake at 4:41, I left the word "better" out of "better than" our politicians.

After all, didn't the North Korean dictator ask Dennis Rodman to ask Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama to call him?

By: gdiafante on 3/4/13 at 7:22

Don't fret, yogi. You and the term "brilliant" have never been confused. Now, be a good little squid and mop a floor or something. Make yourself useful.

By: Loner on 3/4/13 at 7:22

Come in Nashville, Tennessee....this Loner...using my lap top...aboard a North Korean airliner....headed for utopia....taking my best seeds with me.....stand by....over.

By: Loner on 3/4/13 at 7:38

Seriously, I'm having some difficulties getting the NCP page to fully download...I'm using Mozilla Firefox....the little green circling thingy near the top of my screen won't stop spinning...and on the bottom left of my screen I have this little window with this text: "Read choices.truste.com"...this window usually flips through a bunch of site data then goes away when the green circle thingy stops circling....but now, that little window is frozen on that site and the green thingy just keeps spinning...WTF is going on?

I cannot refresh the page until after it is fully downloaded....and now, it won't fully download...anyone else with this same problem?

By: Loner on 3/4/13 at 7:40

Now, the page has downloaded and things appear normal.....that was quite weird.

By: yogiman on 3/4/13 at 7:47

My floor doesn't need mopping today, gdiafante, so I'll take the time to write letters to your (our) Senators (Alexander and Corker) asking them to explain the meaning of "natural born citizen" as defined in the THIRD Congress (1795) and FIRST Congress (1790).

Should I mention the 'simple six' posters on this site don't know how to explain it so I'm counting on them?

By: yogiman on 3/4/13 at 7:54

Loner,

I've been using Mozilla Firefox, also. I got to the point I couldn't click in on the upper section of my 'puter.

On the advice of my son, I "eliminated" Mozilla Firefox and "refurbished" it. It corrected everything.

Otherwise, I wouldn't be able to write my Senators today instead of mopping.

By: Loner on 3/4/13 at 7:54

Nixon used the ping-pong ball to open the dialogue with "Red China"....BHO and "da boyz in da hood" may be using the basketball to open a dialogue with North Korea?

Rodman may score a buzzer-beating three-pointer on this shot...go for it, Dennis!

By: Loner on 3/4/13 at 8:01

Thank you, Yogi, for the advice....I too consult with my grandson on stuff like this...lately, Firefox has been problematic...things get "bound up", for lack of a better term and the whole thing freezes up...it doesn't seem to know whether it should shit, or get off the pot, so to speak. My PC may need an E-nema....maybe Firefox has been hacked or compromised....some changes may be forthcoming.

These PCs are a lot like a toilet...sometimes, when they get old, you gotta shake the handle.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/4/13 at 8:02

I am not surprised that the two would get along so well. Both are equally nuts and narcissistic. I don’t see the interaction of these tow any good beyond there photo-op.

By: gdiafante on 3/4/13 at 8:04

Yeah, you do that yogi. I'm sure that Senators have nothing better to do than answer crackpot letters. If I were you, I would send those letters to the judiciary. Perhaps they could give you a lesson in precedent law...or have you legally detained while psychiatrists take a crack at that warped melon of yours...it could go either way.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/4/13 at 8:07

By: Rasputin72 on 3/4/13 at 7:10
Denis Rodman quite possibly could be a link to one great atrocities in human history. A Euro or Euro/American looked at a person just like Rodman and said,"This fellow is quitestrong and has a pea sized brain,he might make a very good slave."

Translation:

I wish Rodman was my slave. The things I could do to him.

By: Loner on 3/4/13 at 8:09

Nuts & Narcissistic....you got dat right, Cap'n....but, as Billy Joel said, "It just may be a lunatic you're looking for..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie5-LrulBGk

By: Captain Nemo on 3/4/13 at 8:13

How did you spend the war in Korea, grandpa yogi?

I had a very important job, grandson. I was in charged of the Ship Head.

By: Loner on 3/4/13 at 8:14

Uhhh...Cap'n...the images of the Rasp with a slave like Dennis Rodman is too much at this early hour of the day....I almost tossed my oatmeal....oy!

By: Captain Nemo on 3/4/13 at 8:14

LOL Loner. If the was true we have plenty in D.C.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/4/13 at 8:18

You must be tough, Loner. Raspy, at anytime of day is too much. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 3/4/13 at 8:18

By: yogiman on 1/26/13 at 3:13
dumba$$, you couldn't even pass a spelling test, let alone a test of intelligence.

Want to try one? Check on google or bing and take a test.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/26/13 at 3:33
I took the test yogi and a made a 100.

By: yogiman on 1/26/13 at 7:30
I feel so humiliated, dumba$$, to get beat by an idiot as ignorant as you.

Your own word says I am smarter than you, yogi.

By: Rasputin72 on 3/4/13 at 8:21

It is very easy to understand that blacks resent any mention of slavery or its causes.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/4/13 at 8:27

By: Rasputin72 on 3/4/13 at 8:21
It is very easy to understand that blacks resent any mention of slavery or its causes.

Translation:

This is why I say underclass. They are not smart enough to know what I truly suggest.

By: yogiman on 3/4/13 at 8:30

Either shake the handle longer or go buy a new "pot", Loner.

By: yogiman on 3/4/13 at 8:36

I'll have to admit, dumba$$, I never set foot on Korea, I just flew all over it from one point to the other on patrol. Since my patrols were at night, I never got to see the land.

By: Loner on 3/4/13 at 8:37

Yes, we have plenty of lunatics in DC...the Graham-Menendez Joint Resolution is a prime example of this mass hysteria.

The Graham-Menendez joint resolution, now going around the halls of Congress, pledges the US to militarily aid Israel, if and when it decides to attack Iran...it's the official Congressional green light for more holy war at Israel's behest.

By letting the Israeli PM decide if and when the US will go to war, Congress is outsourcing the most serious decision that any government can make....that's the decision to go to war, or not.

Graham-Menedez surrenders US sovereignty to the nuclear scofflaw in the ME, the Jewish theocracy in Palestine...Israel.

The POTUS has become a sort of vassal lord to the Israeli PM. They instigate the war...we end up bankrolling and fighting it. They are the brains...we supply the muscle. The Chosen People lead the un-chosen people follow....it's pure lunacy.

Sadly, the Israelis use the millions of politically active, born-again, US gentiles as useful idiots for apartheid Zionism.....the Israel lobby has bribed the Congress and White House into absolute submission. The major US media condone this Israel-first paradigm. Anyone who complains gets branded as an anti-Semite.

In my view, any lawmaker who signs on to this looney resolution should be incarcerated in a federal prison on a charge of treason. The Founders would be dumbfounded and bumfuzzled to witness this insanity.

Holy Wars Suck.

Here's a link to more on the looney resolution:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/165760#.UTJ1Uze9qMg

By: yogiman on 3/4/13 at 8:40

I'm sending my letters to my Senators, gdiafante. I'd be glad to send you a copy with permission to send a copy to the judiciary.

But no, I won't send it to you to wipe your a$$ with.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/4/13 at 8:45

Being in charge of the Ships Head, one would never set foot in Korean. However one would imagine that they were flying over Korea. Did you pick up that trick passing time being locked in the closet, yogi?

By: gdiafante on 3/4/13 at 8:47

South Korea is nice. Stayed in Po'Hang during Team Spirit, 1988. Cold. Very cold. The locals didn't much like us because we drank way too much Soju. That stuff could be used in lieu of embalming fluid.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/4/13 at 8:53

g-

Hiding behind is computer screen and in his closet, yogi makes tough talk.

By: yogiman on 3/4/13 at 8:54

Just a little information you might need, gdiafante:

104 FIRST CONGRESS. Sess. II. Cu. 4. 1790

..ceedings thereon; and thereupon such person shall be considered as a citizen of the United States. And the children of such persons so naturalized, dwelling withing the United States, being under the age of twenty-one years at the time of such naturalization, shall also be considered as citizens of the United States. And the children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens: 'Provided', That the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been resident of the United States: 'Provided' also, That no person heretofore proscribed by any state, shall be admitted a citizen as aforesaid, except by the act of the legislation of the state in which such person was proscribed.(a)

By: Loner on 3/4/13 at 8:58

You gotta love a country that eats Kimchi, the spicy, rotten-cabbage, Korean delicacy...along with their hot dog...a bit of Cabbage & Canine.... Sauerkraut & Weiner-Dog...mouth-watering, for sure....with Grey Poupon, they say it is excellent.

The food scientists say that we are what we eat...Rodman should try feeding the top dogs in North Korea some Alpo Prime Beef Cuts in Gravy....that and a little bacon and those North Koreans will be our lap dogs forever....down boy! DOWN.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/4/13 at 8:59

Being verbally whipped once more, yogi slips off to his closet world and changes the subject.

By: gdiafante on 3/4/13 at 9:04

Two words, yogi: Precedent law. There's been many rulings after your example. So, yes, all your response is good for is wiping my ass.

By: govskeptic on 3/4/13 at 9:09

It would appear our national press is more interested in this N. Korea trip than
the new Secretary of State's trip going on at the same time to several countries.
Maybe Mr Kerry will have to get a few tattoos and possible nose ring to keep up
in this world of "Entertainment First" diplomacy.

By: Loner on 3/4/13 at 9:11

Could we possibly rail against the machine, instead of each other?

There is plenty of common ground for everyone to agree on, if we look for it. Name-calling and personal attacks against one another do not help us to find the common ground... and going over the same old grounds for disagreement is counterproductive to that noble goal.

We all probably agree, that the leader of North Korea is a dangerous young man and that nuclear WMD and ICBMs in this guy's hands is an unacceptable situation....we would all like to see a peaceful resolution to the Korean conflict, once and for all....Rodman et al. are taking a shot at it....I am cheering for their success...it's so goofy, the plan just might work...if so, Rodman and the Harlem Globetrotters should get the Nobel Peace prize.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/4/13 at 9:14

Two words, yogi: Precedent law.

yogo hears Two ##%^++ Obama ***%$$ Birth ?XX;;*** Muslim ##@!&^(( Communist.

By: yogiman on 3/4/13 at 9:15

415 THIRD CONGRESS. Sess. II. Cu. 21. 1795

Sec.3. 'And be it further enacted', That the children of persons duly naturalized, dwelling within the United States, and being under the age of twenty-one years, at the time of such naturalization; and the children of citizens of the United States, born out of the limits and jurisdiction of the United States, shall be considered as citizens of the United States: 'Provided', That the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons, whose fathers have never been resident in the United States: 'Provided also', That no person heretofore proscribed by the state, or who has been legally convicted of having joined the army of Great Britain, during the late war, shall be admitted a citizen as aforesaid without the consent of the legislature of the state, in which such person was proscribed.

Sec. 4. 'And be it further enacted', That the act intitlud "An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization," passes the twenty-sixth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, be, and the same as hereby repealed.
Approved, January 29, 1795

(spelling as read on the Constitution)

By: yogiman on 3/4/13 at 9:19

Ah, yeah, gdiafante, I understand now. But you was too young to know what the Soju was doing to your brain.., what little you had in there.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/4/13 at 9:22

Translation;

Look what it did for me!

By: Loner on 3/4/13 at 9:23

As for more ballsy foreign policy initiatives, how about we let the Havana Sugar Kings back into US Minor League Baseball? The Cubans love baseball; let's try a new pitch.

I am an old guy...when I was just a kid, I remember listening to the live AM radio broadcast of the last game that the Havana Sugar Kings ever played...they played the Rochester Redwings, our local team...the Wings are still going strong...let them finish the interrupted game...here's more on that last game...the shoot out in Havana:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Havana_Sugar_Kings

Snippet:

"Fidel Castro was a long-time baseball fan and often attended Sugar Kings games at Gran Stadium. In fact, Castro had been a pitcher during his days at the University of Havana. Soon after taking power, he pledged to underwrite the Sugar Kings' debts. In an exhibition contest between his own pickup squad Los Barbudos ("The Bearded Ones") and a military police team prior to a game between the Sugar Kings and the Rochester Red Wings on July 24, 1959, Castro pitched two innings. He ended up with two strikeouts."

"The following day, another game between the Red Wings and Sugar Kings began late and continued into the night. Castro's supporters were in full force in the stands, and when midnight struck, they erupted into a torrent of lights, music, flag-waving, and even gunfire in a raucous celebration of the anniversary of the 26th of July Movement. The random gunfire continued, and Rochester third base coach Frank Verdi and Havana shortstop Leo Cárdenas ended up with flesh wounds. The Red Wings' manager, Cot Deal, fearing for his team's safety, decided to pull Rochester from the game, and League officials cancelled the rest of the Sugar Kings' homestand."

By: yogiman on 3/4/13 at 9:27

gdiafante,

Considering the THIRD Congress and FIRST Congress definitions, when did Congress change the definition of "natural born citizen"?

What session of congress [redefined] it?

By: Loner on 3/4/13 at 9:28

Wow...I was just eleven-years old when that game was played...I'm 65 today...let's get the Havana Sugar Kings back into our leagues....they were punished enough already....sheesh!

By: gdiafante on 3/4/13 at 9:29

yogo hears Two ##%^++ Obama ***%$$ Birth ?XX;;*** Muslim ##@!&^(( Communist.

Yep. In fact, I bet the thinks precedent is president. He seems that stupid.

Maybe he should take a college coarse...lol

By: grid on 3/4/13 at 9:35

Loner, I don't often agree with what you say, but your post at 9:11 is right on. Yes, there's common ground to be found...if the people on both sides are willing to find it. Rather than simply rant at the other side, folks from both countries should try speaking plainly/honestly, listening, and using common sense.

Unfortunately, history seems to have taught us that those 3 things tend to be in short supply when it comes to politicians.

By: Loner on 3/4/13 at 9:36

Yogi....you are going over the same ground over and over again, and nobody is buying your argument.

In other words, you are beating a dead horse and nothing but swarming flies and an unholy odor are the result....please...stop it already...the horse is dead, man.

Try to put the obsession out of your mind for a little while, Yogi....go with the flow, instead of whipping that decaying horse carcass....move on man, time is running out and you are standing there, flogging the putrid mass of horse-flesh, like a slackjawed drooling idiot, fascinated by the flies and maggots....I think that you are a better man than that; if you just give the hate a rest....try a little Kum-By-Yah, my friend.