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Friday, May 19, 2006

Bueno

Harry Reid, what a tool. I for one, find it ridiculous that ballots are printed in 100 different languages. I don't like it when I use my card at the ATM and it asks me to select English or Spanish. I don't like it when I phone a business and voicemail instructs me to 'press two for espanol'. I don't like it when I see a "Now Hiring" sign that includes the words "Must speak Spanish". America is and always has been an English speaking country. Immigrants assimilate and become Americans. In France they speak French. In China they speak Chinese. Is this really so difficult to comprehend?

But leave it to the Dems to play the race card. Open borders for all, future votes for the Dems.

5 Comments:

Blogger joe said...

America is now becuase we stole it from the natives a country which speaks a bastardized form of english which is barely recognizable next to its origin.

This whole issue raised by the GOP was simply to score points with the nutjobs in the conservative party who are too ignorant to notice that in over 200 years we havent needed to declare english an official language, becuase its economically unfeasable to speak anything other than english. The simple fact is, 100 years ago immigrants didnt manage to assimilate until the third or fourth generation. Today, the vast majority of immigrants learn english within the first generation and second generation immigrants are nearly all english speaking. That is a vast improvement from the past, and points out how well our system does work in this regard, all without needing to exclude non-english speakers, which is all naming English as national language really does.

In France they speak French. In China they speak Chinese. Is this really so difficult to comprehend?

It's not difficult to understand at all, maybe in america we should speak american and leave the english to England.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Senor said...

Joe, is there a single nation in the world that hasn't 'stolen' their land? Why do Mexicans speak Spanish?

You are completely wrong about assimilation, in fact, you are talking out of your asshole.

99% of immigrants are speaking English within ONE generation.

6:53 AM  
Blogger joe said...

sorry kevin apparently my asshole isnt capable of telling the difference between vast majority and 99%, frankly I dont have the stat's to allow me to make the 99% comment, and have been unable to fully confirm that...hence my hesitation to make such a blanket statement, but thank you for making my point for me.

4:04 PM  
Blogger joe said...

Okay kevin I'll bite on the stolen lands thing too, no there are no governments who didnt steal the lands they claim from someone else somewhere down the road, Is that supposed to make it okay? nearly every licensed driver has run a red light at some point in their driving career (even by mistake) does that then make it okay for me to run every red light I see?
Keep basing your morality on "someone else did it" it's worked well for you to this point.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Senor said...

No, Joe, if everybody has run a red light at some point in their driving career, then they risked being penalized for it were they caught.

We didn't 'steal' America. We conquered it, and that's how the world worked several hundred years ago. If you could't defend yourself from barbarian hordes, you were doomed. Darwins theories applies to all mammals and cultures.

You do realize, don't you, that native americans routinely slaughtered each other to enforce their territories. The stronger usually won and controlled the land. Until somebody stronger came along and did the same thing to them. It's called the real world, Joe.

And there are people out there who want to do the same thing to US. The question is, can we protect our way of life and culture? Aren't we entitled to? Is it too much to ask of a new immigrant that they learn our ways and speak our language? My Norwegian ancestors learned the language as quickly as possible. And so do most immigrants who want to assimilate and be a part of our great experiment. Non-english speaking people aren't being excluded from anything. They are excluding themselves. The choice is theirs.

6:43 PM  

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