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Couple filling a transportation need for Hispanics

There are 37 comments on the Lexington Herald-Leader story from Mar 19, 2006, titled Couple filling a transportation need for Hispanics. In it, Lexington Herald-Leader reports that:

An Owensboro couple is reaching out to the area's Hispanic community by giving them a ride to work.

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Rides for Hispanics

Livermore, KY

#1 May 18, 2006
I personally think that if they are going to come over here then they need to learn English. Then there wouldn't be a "language barrier". This is getting out of control. If I was going to make my home in Mexico then I would learn Spanish. It is not right for anyone from another country to come over here and expect us to change our lifestyle and our language to suit them. All I hear is these poor people from other countries blah blah blah. This is America and if you want to come here then you should be ready to live the American way. It's not just Hispanics that walk to work. It is alot of people from every walk of life..white, black etc.

Sick Of This In Owensboro
Laughing in Cincinnati

Fairfield, OH

#2 Jun 6, 2006
Are you kidding me? My great grandmother was a Souix Indian and was here before the "Americans". She was the original "American". Did you learn her language?
Taylor

Latonia, KY

#3 Aug 18, 2006
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you ...I sure hope you do not go far from Owensboro...be open minded and welcome all people...for we will all be in heaven/hell someday
MCC

Little Rock, AR

#4 Aug 21, 2006
The Couple featured in this story operated the Latino Taxi service. A week later the owner was involved in a robbery that claimed the life of the Owner of a Jewelry store in Owensboro. Sam Garrett.
"The taxi driver, 29-year-old Leonel Martinez, is accused of urging Johnny Gama and Miguel Velazquez to rob the Jewelry Chest.
Police say he then gave them a ride to Tennessee"
Since this happend, he has been tried and convicted.
Fire and Rain

Evansville, IN

#5 Sep 2, 2006
Rides for Hispanics wrote:
I personally think that if they are going to come over here then they need to learn English. Then there wouldn't be a "language barrier". This is getting out of control. If I was going to make my home in Mexico then I would learn Spanish. It is not right for anyone from another country to come over here and expect us to change our lifestyle and our language to suit them. All I hear is these poor people from other countries blah blah blah. This is America and if you want to come here then you should be ready to live the American way. It's not just Hispanics that walk to work. It is alot of people from every walk of life..white, black etc.
Sick Of This In Owensboro
I have to agree with learning the language. Even just the basics would help. I welcome foreigners into America with open arms, I know what that where we all live is almost like heaven to them. Oh, by the way, my ancestors are Cherokee and Chicasaw. No the people who took their land out from under them probably didn't speak their language. That sucks on their part, but that's not saying that things shouldn't be changed now. I don't think it's right that our children are suppose to learn to speak spanish so that we accomodate them on our own soil. I also agree with "do unto others as you wish them do undo you".
tab99

AOL

#7 Aug 31, 2010
get them out of here
hehehe

Madisonville, KY

#8 Sep 9, 2010
Laughing in Cincinnati wrote:
Are you kidding me? My great grandmother was a Souix Indian and was here before the "Americans". She was the original "American". Did you learn her language?
im sure she didnt learn the language since it would be a lil ridiculous for her to now considering that english is the american language...dont get me wrong i respect that native americans are called just that for a reason. but really?
Yep

Owensboro, KY

#9 Sep 9, 2010
send them back
patti

Canton, OH

#10 Sep 15, 2010
Yep wrote:
send them back
whos gonna do the work? you been under a rock or what? the average american is lazy and some one has to do the dirty hot hard work?

Since: Sep 10

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#11 Sep 15, 2010
Rides for Hispanics wrote:
I personally think that if they are going to come over here then they need to learn English. Then there wouldn't be a "language barrier". This is getting out of control. If I was going to make my home in Mexico then I would learn Spanish. It is not right for anyone from another country to come over here and expect us to change our lifestyle and our language to suit them. All I hear is these poor people from other countries blah blah blah. This is America and if you want to come here then you should be ready to live the American way. It's not just Hispanics that walk to work. It is alot of people from every walk of life..white, black etc.
Sick Of This In Owensboro
you hit the nail on the head to say... i agree 100% and i believe if they come over her just to have 16 children, then they should be illegal also if their parents are to lazy to come here legelly!!!
whit

AOL

#12 Sep 17, 2010
send there back

“Fight Like A Girl”

Since: Jul 10

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#13 Sep 17, 2010
patti wrote:
<quoted text>whos gonna do the work? you been under a rock or what? the average american is lazy and some one has to do the dirty hot hard work?
totally agree with you patti american's have gotten lazy and would rather get free money and food from the tax payers.
just saying

White House, TN

#14 Sep 18, 2010
what is wrong with that some people need that help. There is no jobs out there today i dont think that it is right you talking about some one like that if u was in there shoes mabey you would know how it ios

Since: Sep 10

United States

#15 Sep 21, 2010
Taylor wrote:
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you ...I sure hope you do not go far from Owensboro...be open minded and welcome all people...for we will all be in heaven/hell someday
No matter where you go, Owensboro or not, the invasion problem is dominant everywhere.

Since: Sep 10

United States

#16 Sep 21, 2010
just saying wrote:
what is wrong with that some people need that help. There is no jobs out there today i dont think that it is right you talking about some one like that if u was in there shoes mabey you would know how it ios
There are no "jobs" here because they all went to Mexico, now Mexico and the like are here getting paid for the remaining jobs here.
that guy

Owensboro, KY

#17 Sep 24, 2010
Ride to Work?! We have Taxi cabs for that.. give them a ride back HOME!!!!

Besides, I KNOW some of you have seen the friggin BUS full of hispanics/mexicans at the frederica Wal-mart every sunda night...
totally disagree

Ridgway, IL

#18 Sep 25, 2010
i'm sorry but i do not think they should be given any rights except the same ones UNITED STATES CITIZENS have simply because they don't pay taxes and they are illegals. i'm sorry but it is bs too that they are allowed government assistance just because their child was born here. they sure don't pay in taxes and are not legal citizens so why should anyone get stuff for free cause i sure as hell don't. and i'm an American!!! do totally agree if they want to be here they need to learn English and become an American citizen...the Americans should be the ones getting the help but they cant get as much or sometimes not any government help because the united states government is supporting illegal people. don't matter if you are black white brown green or blue the simple fact of the matter is... AMERICANS are now the minority....
totally disagree

Ridgway, IL

#19 Sep 25, 2010
THAT GUY agree with you as well when i go out for shopping with my 3 year old it freaks me out cause there is like 20 of them that piles out of a van and they all stare. my mom and sister was there once and if my mom wasnt paying attention a hispanic was going to take my sisters pursue while she was looking at something in the isle. my mom blocked him and ended up chasing him down the isle. it is like being checked out but creepy and you just know they are talking about you even though you cant understand a word they are saying.
Yep

Centertown, KY

#20 Sep 26, 2010
A car load (and I mean LOAD: seriously, how many of those little ba$tards can fit in one car?!) of beaners showed up at our yard sale last fall. While I was explaining to one of them that the reason the hat he picked up and put on had a price tag was that he was expected to pay for it, the other ones cleaned me out. Thank God I locked up the money. They're lucky they left before I found what all they had hidden under their clothes. The crime scene clean up place would have had to work overtime.

These people are not honorable immigrants like the ones who have come over from other places. They don't want to work for a living and make a better life for their families. They want a handout.
OwensboroMom

Ridgway, IL

#21 Sep 29, 2010
I have really enjoying this dose of laughter for the day. You know, illegal immigration is not new...the natives used to call it "white people". Most of the workers in our area float from place to place year round and barely make enough to support themselves but I find that, in my own experience, a large portion of the workers send money home to their aging parents or to a wife and children. Think of what you'd do if someone spoke to or about you this way in public? The internet is no excuse to lose your mind and your manners. Thank God my mother taught me how to behave and to treat others; it's unfortunate that yours did not. I bet the people complaining in this thread are the same ones who would claim to be Christian and whine about citizens and immigrants with opposing religious views. It's simply pathetic.

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