sithon: It is kind of a dick move. But look at the Castro district in San francisco. It's not unprecedented.
RexTalionis: Regardless of how you feel about China's human rights record, what does this really accomplish? If you want to antagonize another major world power and major trading partner, then you should at least get something out of it. This gets the US absolutely nothing.
Sid_6.7: Not so original:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_sands#ReactionsIn Tehran, Iran, President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr sent a message of condolence to the Sands family. The government renamed Winston Churchill Boulevard, the location of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Tehran, to Bobby Sands Street, prompting the embassy to move its entrance door to Ferdowsi Avenue to avoid using Bobby Sands Street on its letterhead.
iron de havilland: But it seems that this is a common tactic in diplomatic dick-waving.
ElLoco: fark 'em if they can't take a joke.
sithon: But look at the Castro district in San francisco. It's not unprecedented.
j_moriarty: damn you Farxist!
Farxist Marxist: US Embassy,Edward Snowden St,Beijing, CH
skinink: Farxist Marxist: US Embassy,Edward Snowden St,Beijing, CHUS EmbassyLee Harvey Oswald AvenueGuangzhou, China
FatherDale: The US consulate in Calcutta is on Hold Chi Minh Sarai.
drjekel_mrhyde: They should name all their jails after American serial killers
Resident Muslim: MaximumTrollin.jpg
Ow! That was my feelings!: Passive Aggressive foreign policy.Thanks Obama!
Danger Avoid Death: drjekel_mrhyde: They should name all their jails after American serial killersI'd enjoy that just to hear the Chinese try to pronounce Richard Ramirez (Lichard Lamilez?) or Henry Lee Lucas (Henly Ree Rucas?), just to name a couple.
ChildOfBhaal: FTFA: Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, with the Nobel committee citing his fight for "a more open and democratic China" for more than two decades.I wonder what such an advocate for democracy would make of D.C.'s plantationhood. D.C.'s home rule is compromised to the point where Congress, in which D.C. has no voting members, can change the names of the fricking streets. Fark the CCP. But also fark Congressional Republicans for turning their backs on the bedrock principle of democracy (representative government) out of pure partisanship, if not outright racism.
ImpendingCynic: Ow! That was my feelings!: Passive Aggressive foreign policy.Thanks Obama!I'm sure you're aware that the exact same thing happened to the Soviet embassy during the Reagan administration.
mr0x: For whatever reason, Americans hate the Chinese.
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