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Opening Arguments

China doll

One more reason to not be sad about missing the 2008 Olympics:


Polishing up Beijing for the Olympics has extended to the city government telling residents what not to wear, advising against too many colors, white socks with black shoes, and parading in pajamas.

The advice, on top of campaigns to cut out public spitting and promote orderly lining up, was handed out in booklets to 4 million households ahead of the Olympics, an official said Thursday.

The etiquette book giving advice on everything from shaking hands to how to stand is part of a slew of admonitions on manners, said Zheng Mojie, deputy director of the Office of Capital Spiritual Civilization Construction Commission.

So, they're shutting down factories and getting cars off the road so the air will be breathable. They're urging citizens to spiffy up and get some manners. The Commie thugs will probably even be on their best behavior. Working toward an illusion that's just perfectly apt for the Olympics, aren't they?