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Pompeo’s Dog Photo Attracts Attention
Over Possible Hidden Jab At China

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Posted By: Imright, 7/16/2020 10:44:26 AM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo posted a picture of his dog Mercer, along with “all of her favorite toys,” on his personal Twitter account Tuesday. At the center of the photo was a Winnie the Pooh plush toy.The tweet attracted attention from Twitter users given that Winnie the Pooh has been commonly used as a derogatory nickname for Chinese President Xi Jinping, BBC News reported. (Tweet/Photo) Chinese censors banned images of Winnie the Pooh and references to the character after memes comparing Xi to the cartoon bear spread online back in 2013, according to the Guardian.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 7/16/2020 10:51:39 AM (No. 480190)
If a cigar is just a cigar, then a dog’s Winnie-the-Pooh play-toy is just a dog’s play-toy. Nothing is too ridiculous for Chi-coms to criticize.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Periwinkel 7/16/2020 10:52:32 AM (No. 480191)
If true...Good for Mike! I like him more and more. He has a great sense of humor.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 7/16/2020 10:52:36 AM (No. 480192)
Oh, grow up. Just grow up.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 7/16/2020 10:57:56 AM (No. 480211)
So Xi gets all worked up by a plush Pooh Bear. If that's so, Xi must be a push over in the CCP Politburo. Poor old Xi.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: lana720 7/16/2020 11:04:32 AM (No. 480222)
Advice to Pompeo: Keep on trolling him! Alinsky tactics all the way.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chuzzles 7/16/2020 11:06:03 AM (No. 480224)
Pooh Bear is so much smarter than the Chinese president for life.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: wilarrbie 7/16/2020 11:06:54 AM (No. 480230)
You can't swing a dead cat without hitting an 'appropriated' word, phrase, can o' beans, or other image that now represents some Other Thing. Best to ignore it all and just go with it's original meaning.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: janjan 7/16/2020 11:11:49 AM (No. 480244)
Where can I get a job where I get paid to spend my day dreaming up ridiculous conspiracies and writing stupid articles? It sounds like fun.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nimby 7/16/2020 11:12:53 AM (No. 480246)
Sheesh! Hidden agenda in everything?? Next, it will be hidden agenda because he breathes
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 7/16/2020 11:25:55 AM (No. 480263)
The Chinese are nuts. Winnie the Pooh is just a story and sometimes a stuffed animal. And Xi is still a vicious dictator.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Maggie2u 7/16/2020 11:31:56 AM (No. 480272)
Winnie the Pooh is now a dog whistle?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 7/16/2020 12:04:25 PM (No. 480303)
President Xi's at war with Winnie the Pooh? Let the mockery begin. Oh, bother! Hope none of Mercer's toys were racist, sexist, homophobic, or Islamophobic. Critics gotta be critics. What a waste.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: MISteve 7/16/2020 12:05:08 PM (No. 480307)
Possibly hidden? Are you kidding me? That was an outright trolling of the Chairman (not President)! LOL!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: BarryNo 7/16/2020 12:32:01 PM (No. 480337)
I doubt Pompeo jabbed at China, but if they want to own it? Sure!! Right at you, Xi-Xi!!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 7/16/2020 1:57:31 PM (No. 480464)
Xi the Pooh.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: TexaTucky 7/16/2020 3:17:41 PM (No. 480542)
To the racist Chinese, all plush toys look the same. Xi clearly is a doppelganger for Yogi Bear. Not Mr. Pooh.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: hershey 7/16/2020 4:23:07 PM (No. 480598)
I'm sitting here snorting in ridicule over a Winnie the Pooh toy...twittless users obviously have too much time on their hands because they don't have a real job...they just sit around looking to cause more problems...shut Twittless down...
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