-On Wed. nights the galley features all you can eat American food………
-“The Chinese purchased this ship, in response to a really bad Kung Foo movie, that was posted on U-tube (that the President disproves of) and we will throw the movie maker in jail, on trumped up charges” (USA State Dept official statement)
-I heard they bought it off of craigslist.
-And the President is discussing his options, with his main security expert ( Oprah) this very minute……
-“Permanent base” don’t you mean “dealership” ?
(radio ad spot) “Those pesky Americans and Israelis got you down, Abdul ? Got a few trillion barrels of oil burning a hole in your pocket? Common down to Honest Wang’s Happy day Aircraft carrier, and ballistic missile emporium, where “terrorist” are treated like family, and democracy is a “dirty word” ……call to arrange YOUR test drive, today!”
-Batteries not included.
-I hear that you can rent it for parties, weddings, or third world wars!
-it has a sweet ramp for making jumps
-Qingdao (青岛）is also a pretty good beer. It is written on the label as Tsing tao. Well worth a try.
-Don’t they know its bad luck to rename a ship.
How ironic, even they did not want anything “Made In China”.
-Qingdao?… Good beer…
Qingdao (青岛) is both the carrier’s name and beer name? Kind of like the USS Coors?
China is embroiled in at least two neighborly disputes: with the Philippines and Vietnam over South China Sea islands and with Japan over islands in the East China Sea. Still, they took time to release this curious, oddly perfect picture of a J-15 taking off from their new aircraft carrier, the Liaoning:
I caught a partial conversation about bayonets today on the radio. And then I saw an article about it at a blog. (Sure, I understand it is a political story. And I avoid those type of posts.) Does China know that bayonets are old-fashioned? Shush, don’t tell ’em:
One very good way to ruin your poker career is to practice close-order drill with a bunch of bayonet-toting Sailors. There is a reason half those guys are known as Lefty. Wot’s the udda half known as? Yes indeed: Righty. . .
Green-eyed already? Speaks tons about your sense of security, or lack of. First of all, there wasn’t any “fanfare”, China kept a low profile. Secondly, Liaoning isn’t exactly a “catchy name”, just the name of a province in China. Not being a democracy means their military doesn’t engage in vulgar displays to justify military crap. China does everything by the book. The Lioaning isn’t meant to be a working aircraft carrier, just a proof of concept — to have a taste in operating such vessels. They can’t learn it anywhere and no one will teach them — certainly not from the declining superpower that is jealous of its rise. They follow that pragmatic method of learning-by-doing with unambitious steps in their first a-bomb, h-bomb, nuclear-powered subs. Where were you then? Giggling I suppose.
Walter, Walter, Walter. I am giggling, at your response. My post was tongue-in-cheek; of course the Lioaning is not a catchy name. As for the PRC learning-by-doing, perhaps learning-by-stealing is the more apt phrase. And since your IP address resolves to Taiwan, I am surprised you are so supportive of your northern pals. (Note: please pronounce pals with a sardonic twist. I would not want to be misconstrued.)
The carrier is the former Soviet navy’s unfinished Varyag, which was towed from Ukraine in 1998 minus its engines, weaponry and navigation systems. Christened the Liaoning after the northeastern province surrounding Dalian, the ship began sea trials in August 2011 following years of refurbishment.
But with no air component, as in no attached squadrons? Good luck learning how to launch flight ops in rough seas, at night.
I remember standing on Vulture’s Row of the USS George Washington and screaming at the guy perched next to me: I could watch this (flight ops) all day! I could, it is like a fine ballet. Only I don’t like ballet. And I like flight ops. . .