Wednesday, July 28, 2010

“An antique nightmare”

Robert Fullford at the National Post writes about the (sadly) enduring hell of North Korea. Imagine getting a visit from the “Public Standards Police”:
Refugees described Public Standards Police who would often visit private homes to be sure that the mandatory glass-framed portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il were kept clean. Each household was provided with a white cloth, to be used exclusively for cleaning the portraits.


JeffS said...

I can't help but think Obama and/or Michelle is studying the Nork's “Public Standards Police” for future use.

Paco said...

Watch out for linen towel subsidies.

Anonymous said...

Is that Alice I see, because surely, this must be the other side of the looking glass.

JeffS, the mandatory portraits (separate ones for the kids and Bo) will be purchased from a approved ( wink wink government vendor, or it'll be part of the tax system. Cloth sold separately. We're be penalized as racists if we don't have them.

Paco, you might be able to get the cloth contract. Perfect product for Paco Enterprises.

Deborah Leigh

Michael Lonie said...

Presidetnial Adulation Cloth-frame Organization, Inc. Yep, right in line with PACO Entreprises' operations. But be careful Paco, you'll have to cut a lot of "the Friends of Obama" in for some of the profits. It's the Chicago Way.