Ramon Renteria: Martinez name the Smi...

Ramon Renteria: Martinez name the Smith of Hispanics

There are 30 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jun 11, 2011, titled Ramon Renteria: Martinez name the Smith of Hispanics. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

How many people named Martinez do you know? We have so many Martinezes that it seems as if the colonizing Spaniards, on the way to conquering New Mexico, told everybody on the burro train named Martinez to hop off in El Paso.

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Richard

El Paso, TX

#1 Jun 11, 2011
It is amazing that this newspaper considers idiot like Renteria columnists
Bobby Bag O Donuts

Seminole, FL

#2 Jun 12, 2011
Ramon Renteria is a shameful embarrassment to El Paso and every Mexican-American.
Mr Rogers

El Paso, TX

#3 Jun 12, 2011
Ramon Renteria is about as common as 30 million cockroaches! You can find them everywhere.
So What

United States

#4 Jun 12, 2011
Did you hop that same burro, Mamon?

Since: Mar 11

United States

#5 Jun 12, 2011
After a night of Bud Light and drunken gritos, his hangover has put Ramon back into embarrass himself mode.
ayyy raza

United States

#6 Jun 12, 2011
OH CRAP!!!!! Here we go again! Ramon don't you have something better to do?! Do us all a favor and leave EPT, go write your commmentaries else where, your slang makes us sick! Get a job @ Bowie High newspaper team, you probably make more sense to them then the rest of El Paso.
Jose Luis

El Paso, TX

#7 Jun 12, 2011
Can't wait for next week's article: "Hernandez name the Jones of Hispanics"
error

United States

#8 Jun 12, 2011
Most local Hispanics did not get their names from a Spanish ancestor. They were given their names by missionaries or other Spanish masters.
Robnelp

United States

#9 Jun 12, 2011
Ramon Renteria's writing speaks for itself, nothing anyone can add to explain it...

It does however raise questions about the leadership at the Times, what they deem as being appropriate to publish and why they endorse and promote Renteria's bigoted positions on race and the local culture?
chap 52

El Paso, TX

#10 Jun 12, 2011
I happen to disagree with most of the hatemongers who have written in today to trash Ramon. You all don't have to read his columns but yet you do. Why? The articles are for the purpose of entertaining us. I'm sure Mr. Renteria doesn't expect a Pulitzer Prize to come his way. I also think that Ramon writes what he writes to irritate his enemies, which he obviously does with great success.
TJJackson

El Paso, TX

#11 Jun 12, 2011
Robnelp wrote:
Ramon Renteria's writing speaks for itself, nothing anyone can add to explain it...
It does however raise questions about the leadership at the Times, what they deem as being appropriate to publish and why they endorse and promote Renteria's bigoted positions on race and the local culture?
Renteria is a reporter first and a columnist second. But judging from the comments here, his weekly column IS being read. And that's what the Times is most interested in.
Robnelp

United States

#12 Jun 12, 2011
TJJackson wrote:
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Renteria is a reporter first and a columnist second. But judging from the comments here, his weekly column IS being read. And that's what the Times is most interested in.
ANYONE can write outrageous and inflammatory stories and headlines that will entice people to read..look at the National Enquirer. I expect more from an organization that claims to employ journalists and constantly writes Sunday Editorials telling us all how wonderful their writers are.

Maybe you enjoy reading the consistently bigoted and racially based themes of Ramon Renteria's writing, I for one have read enough of it over the years. The Times allows him to have a platform to disseminate his garbage writing, we are simply voicing our disgust with it.

Apparently you measure the success of this paper on the ability of some no talent, hack writer to produce a never ending stream of racially based hate speech to garner readership and commentary. I do not.

comedy

El Paso, TX

#13 Jun 12, 2011
error wrote:
Most local Hispanics did not get their names from a Spanish ancestor. They were given their names by missionaries or other Spanish masters.
Then shouldn't there be a movement to throw off the slave names and return to traditional native names?
retired

El Paso, TX

#14 Jun 12, 2011
chap 52 wrote:
I happen to disagree with most of the hatemongers who have written in today to trash Ramon. You all don't have to read his columns but yet you do. Why? The articles are for the purpose of entertaining us. I'm sure Mr. Renteria doesn't expect a Pulitzer Prize to come his way. I also think that Ramon writes what he writes to irritate his enemies, which he obviously does with great success.
---if you consider his garbage entertainment obviously you're just as mentally challenged as he is!
OH well

United States

#15 Jun 12, 2011
TJJackson wrote:
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Renteria is a reporter first and a columnist second. But judging from the comments here, his weekly column IS being read. And that's what the Times is most interested in.
I enjoy reading and if I'm paying for something ofcourse I'm going to read it. That being said, does not mean that I like what Ramon writes. I think a high school journalism student could be more enjoyable then this useless and clueless column.
Joe

El Paso, TX

#16 Jun 12, 2011
Richard wrote:
It is amazing that this newspaper considers idiot like Renteria columnists


He's just another idiot mexicant with a computer.
SAlt

El Paso, TX

#17 Jun 12, 2011
According to the 2000 Census, Smith is the most common surname in the US; Garcia is 8th while Martinez is 11th.

But hey Ramon, don't get facts get in the way of another dull column...
Mee

El Paso, TX

#18 Jun 12, 2011
The last name Renteria is Spanish for "moron with no writing talent"
retired

El Paso, TX

#19 Jun 12, 2011
el paso times-- two out of 17 comments like this section. doesn't it give you a clue that you seriously need to replace ramon renteria with someone who is intelligent enough to write something worth our money we pay for your newspaper? why do you condone his garbage?
ElPasoCitizen

El Paso, TX

#20 Jun 12, 2011
This guy is running out of things to write about. There are some great stories out there to write about and comment on. El Paso is just waiting to be uncovered.

Renteria sounds like all those wannabe djs that KHRO used to have on the air that did it for free.

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