Thursday, May 31, 2012

When you wish upon the Morning Star King: Daily Korea for Thursday, May 31, 2012

The ouster of the proportional representatives from the far-left (and supposedly pro-Pyongyang) United Progressive Party is still a top news story, with the ruling party and the main opposition party (story #2) coming together to demand Kim Jaeyeon (Kim Chaeyŏn, 김재연) and Lee Seokgi (Lee Sŏkki, 이석기) be kicked out of the National Assembly before they can take their seats (they have been assigned offices in the meantime).

Am I wrong to think that a vile chinboista who would support the murderous regime in Pyongyang is kinda sorta hot, at least for a politician? She may need orthodontic work, and her ears make her look like the love child of Will Smith and Shrek — Oh, snap! She's Chinbo the Flying Elephant! — but she's cute nonetheless. Just a vile chinboista. (Truth be told, I started to think the same of Christine "I'm not a witch" O'Donnell, who otherwise is a vile Republicanista.)
  1. US Commerce Department imposes hefty duties near 71 percent on residential washing machines produced by Daewoo, with minor duties set for LG and Samsung machines (Reuters, Bloomberg, Yonhap, Korea Times)
  2. Ruling Saenuri Party and main opposition Democratic United Party take legal steps to kick out two controversial assemblymen-elect from pro-North United Progressive Party whose elections were marred by accusations of vote-rigging in primary (Joongang Daily)
  3. North Korea refers to itself as "nuclear-armed state" in newly revised constitution (Yonhap, Korea Times, Korea Herald, Joongang Daily)
    • US State Department says Washington will never accept North Korea as a nuclear state (Yonhap, Korea Times)
  4. Online commerce rises 26.5 percent from a year earlier to 279.4 trillion won (Yonhap)
  5. Iraq signs final contract with Hanwha Corporation for $7.75 project to build entire city (Reuters)
  6. South Korea leads list of top 100 universities under half a century old (Bloomberg)
    • Kushibo: My undergraduate alma mater, University of California at Irvine, came in at #4
  7. Spain trounces Korea Republic, 4-1, in friendly warm-up ahead of Euro 2012 (SI, Yonhap, Korea Times)
  8. Fox News exclusive: Did Marxist wealth redistributionist Santa Claus gave up world of toy-making to run Islamofascist theocracy in Iran? (FoxNews)



  1. I got a hot one for you to peruse.

    Does this shellfish ban mean that Korean shellfish is potentially as unsafe?

  2. Thanks for the tip, Anonymous. Actually, though, I covered this nearly three weeks ago. I even had a clever catchphrase of the day: Mad Kul Disease (kul being oysters in Korean).

    ROK Drop only just now posted on it, so that post is getting a bit more traffic.

  3. And in response to your question, like I said at ROK Drop, food caught in the Yellow Sea can be nasty. Even as Korea has cleaned up much of its effluent, China has stepped in to fill the void.

    Anything caught in the Yellow Sea should be heavily scrutinized.


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