Bush is a hero

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Since: Jul 07

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#179966 Jul 18, 2014
Proxy Queen wrote:
<quoted text>
Aside from complaining on the Internet, what have you done to help those poor "refugees"?
What a stupid question.

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Since: Dec 06

Lafayette IN

#179967 Jul 18, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't recall hearing:
Press 2 if you speak Japanese
Press 2 if you speak Croatian
Press 2 f you speak Italian
Press 2 if you speak German
I am familiar with:
Press 2 if you speak Spanish and have no intention of learning English because a progressive democrat taught you that assimilation is nothing more than American suppression.
Actually, German was the first American bilingual education controversy, and growing up where I did many businesses had an Italian speaker on the payroll to serve all their customers.

Every group of Know-Nothings has a list of reasons why this (this being whoever is the source of their outrage) is different.

It's kinda cute the way you worked progressive democrat in there. Not particularly skilled or artfully done, but cute anyway - kinda like a trained monkey.

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#179968 Jul 18, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't recall hearing:
Press 2 if you speak Japanese
Press 2 if you speak Croatian
Press 2 f you speak Italian
Press 2 if you speak German
I am familiar with:
Press 2 if you speak Spanish and have no intention of learning English because a progressive democrat taught you that assimilation is nothing more than American suppression.
All around the globe, you can see public signs, written in the native language, and repeated in English. Likewise with services and products.

I wonder if they say the same thing about English?

In the past, in America, there were in fact dual language efforts, dealing with that particular era's "influx" of immigrants. Today it happens to be Spanish-speaking people. If you did a survey of the hemisphere, you would find Spanish outrunning English by at least 2 to 1.

But we want to pretend we're "unique" and the Western hemisphere, and the world, should look to us for guidance and protection.

Except when they actually look to us for guidance and protection.

RiversideRedneck

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Since: Jul 12

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#179969 Jul 18, 2014
HipGnosis wrote:
What a stupid question.
So then I'll take it that all you do is complain how much people aren't helping the illegal aliens, how much they need help, how much Americans should be helping them, all the while you sit behind your computer and don't help.

RiversideRedneck

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#179970 Jul 18, 2014
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
Actually, German was the first American bilingual education controversy, and growing up where I did many businesses had an Italian speaker on the payroll to serve all their customers.
Every group of Know-Nothings has a list of reasons why this (this being whoever is the source of their outrage) is different.
It's kinda cute the way you worked progressive democrat in there. Not particularly skilled or artfully done, but cute anyway - kinda like a trained monkey.
I'm not sure but I think her point was more along the lines of people viewing assimilation as nothing more than "American suppression", a stance taken by a lot of far-left liberals and democrats.

RiversideRedneck

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#179971 Jul 18, 2014
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, German was the first American bilingual education controversy, and growing up where I did many businesses had an Italian speaker on the payroll to serve all their customers.
Every group of Know-Nothings has a list of reasons why this (this being whoever is the source of their outrage) is different.
It's kinda cute the way you worked progressive democrat in there. Not particularly skilled or artfully done, but cute anyway - kinda like a trained monkey.
Another thing I forgot to add, a question.

Why is it that at the DMV, you can take a driving test in languages such as Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog or Vietnamese but all of the traffic signs such as regulatory signs, hazard markers, warning signs and guide signs are ALL in English?

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Since: Jul 07

every moment

#179972 Jul 18, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
<quoted text>You'll never understand the one time position taken of wanting another democracy besides Israel in the terrorist hotspot of the world
One time? History was not your strong suit, was it?

"Wanting another democracy in the terrorist hotspot?" Wanting? You know, you're right. That does pretty much sum up the basis for foreign and military policy in Iraq. No wonder it was such a clusterfudge. Who is it again who "dreams big but rarely think things through?"

To quote Lyndi, "God you're stupid."
Lyndi wrote:
<quoted text>and you don't understand why we would balk at spending a "few million more" on the top of the "few zillion" we've already spent on immigrants coming into this country.(And btw, Obama is asking for 3.7 BILLION which is just a wee bit more than your "few million.")
Here's a few more things you don't understand re: immigration.
You don't understand the strain on the taxpayers
You don't understand the strain on our hospitals and emergency rooms
You don't understand the strain on our police forces and security measures
You don't understand the strain on our social services
You don't understand the strain on our schools
You don't understand the strain on our court systems
You don't understand we're 17+ trillion in debt
You don't understand there are no jobs
And that's why my little friend, you're a liberal. You dream big but rarely think things through.
Let me guess - in the far-right bubble, that 3.7 billion is all to buy ponies and popsicles for the refugees?

Knowing what IS entailed in that $3 7 billion request does kind of knock the air out of misinformation about the administration's intent re:the refugees, so let's not go into those details, shall we? Messes up the talking points.

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#179973 Jul 18, 2014
Proxy Queen wrote:
<quoted text>
So then I'll take it that all you do is complain how much people aren't helping the illegal aliens, how much they need help, how much Americans should be helping them, all the while you sit behind your computer and don't help.
Since I am an American, and the effort to deal with the situation is an American effort, and the debate is about how to do so, that's still a pretty stupid question. Beyond that, what I may do along private lines would be self-serving to proclaim in an anonymous forum. I walk my talk, and that's all you need to know about my personal philanthropy. My charitable efforts have NOTHING to do with the American policy being debated re:refugees. To suggest so is a misdirection ploy, and stupidest of all.

But you feel free to " take it" in whatever way pleases you. This is America, after all.

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#179974 Jul 18, 2014
Proxy Queen wrote:
<quoted text>
Another thing I forgot to add, a question.
Why is it that at the DMV, you can take a driving test in languages such as Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog or Vietnamese but all of the traffic signs such as regulatory signs, hazard markers, warning signs and guide signs are ALL in English?
Let me try?

Because the priority at the DMV is safe drivers, and they want to make damn sure people understand what they're saying, and part of that test includes recognizing simple ENGLISH traffic signs, maybe?
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#179975 Jul 18, 2014
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, German was the first American bilingual education controversy, and growing up where I did many businesses had an Italian speaker on the payroll to serve all their customers.
Every group of Know-Nothings has a list of reasons why this (this being whoever is the source of their outrage) is different.
It's kinda cute the way you worked progressive democrat in there. Not particularly skilled or artfully done, but cute anyway - kinda like a trained monkey.
The immigration issue will be to the 21st century what the slavery issue was in the 19th unless the little multicultural, free thinking, progressive yahoos don't start paying attention. I'm not stupid, Willie. The less assimilated immigrants are, the more apt they are to vote democrat thus the more prone they will be to becoming a permanent fixture of our ever expanding underclass. I know how this will play out. A democratic republic will no longer be possible. A socialist state will be the only way for this country to exist.

SEAL THE BORDER.
Slash the incoming numbers
Fully assimilate the ones who are here and methodically implement a sensible immigration policy subject to change.
Clearwater

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#179976 Jul 18, 2014
Proxy Queen wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not sure but I think her point was more along the lines of people viewing assimilation as nothing more than "American suppression", a stance taken by a lot of far-left liberals and democrats.
As a close friend from another nation now a U.S. citizen told me, we don't have assimilation anymore. Many reasons for that but I don't have time for the flame war that would spawn right now.
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#179977 Jul 18, 2014
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>One time? History was not your strong suit, was it?
"Wanting another democracy in the terrorist hotspot?" Wanting? You know, you're right. That does pretty much sum up the basis for foreign and military policy in Iraq. No wonder it was such a clusterfudge. Who is it again who "dreams big but rarely think things through?"
To quote Lyndi, "God you're stupid."
<quoted text>Let me guess - in the far-right bubble, that 3.7 billion is all to buy ponies and popsicles for the refugees?
Knowing what IS entailed in that $3 7 billion request does kind of knock the air out of misinformation about the administration's intent re:the refugees, so let's not go into those details, shall we? Messes up the talking points.
Soooooo, how are Obama's fundraising efforts coming along? Tell me something.
Does he rake in more $$$$$'s when a passenger plane has just been blown out of the sky or less?

RiversideRedneck

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#179978 Jul 18, 2014
HipGnosis wrote:

Let me guess - in the far-right bubble, that 3.7 billion is all to buy ponies and popsicles for the refugees?
What refugees?

RiversideRedneck

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#179979 Jul 18, 2014
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>Since I am an American, and the effort to deal with the situation is an American effort, and the debate is about how to do so, that's still a pretty stupid question. Beyond that, what I may do along private lines would be self-serving to proclaim in an anonymous forum. I walk my talk, and that's all you need to know about my personal philanthropy. My charitable efforts have NOTHING to do with the American policy being debated re:refugees. To suggest so is a misdirection ploy, and stupidest of all.
But you feel free to " take it" in whatever way pleases you. This is America, after all.
I still don't know what refugees you're referring to, we've been discussing the illegal aliens.

RiversideRedneck

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#179980 Jul 18, 2014
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>Let me try?
Because the priority at the DMV is safe drivers, and they want to make damn sure people understand what they're saying, and part of that test includes recognizing simple ENGLISH traffic signs, maybe?
Ok. I'll go along with that.

It's still stupid, though. Emergency signs vary, a non-English reading driver is a potential hazard.

I'd say the best thing to do is give them a temporary license, like for one year. Then have them reapply with an English written test (give them a year to learn English but don't inhibit the privilege of driving).

Thoughts?

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

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#179981 Jul 18, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
<quoted text>
SEAL THE BORDER.
There it is again, and certainly not for the last time in any election cycle. It's kinda like CUT THE WASTE and STOP THE FRAUD and SAVE THE WHALES, that all sound sensible and proactive and all........

But what does it MEAN?

In spite of recent propaganda, the numbers show more patrols then ever, more dedicated resources than ever before, and more deportations than ever before. Just ask disgruntled Latino-American activists.

So what is NOT being done to SEAL THE BORDER?

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#179982 Jul 18, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
<quoted text>
Soooooo, how are Obama's fundraising efforts coming along? Tell me something.
Does he rake in more $$$$$'s when a passenger plane has just been blown out of the sky or less?
There ya go. Misdirection, much? You went farther than I expected before pulling that wrinkled and dog-eared poster, I'll give you that.

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#179983 Jul 18, 2014
Proxy Queen wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok. I'll go along with that.
It's still stupid, though. Emergency signs vary, a non-English reading driver is a potential hazard.
I'd say the best thing to do is give them a temporary license, like for one year. Then have them reapply with an English written test (give them a year to learn English but don't inhibit the privilege of driving).
Thoughts?
Since there are national signage standards, then any emergency sign that varies is certainly stupid on the part of those that placed them.

I don't have a problem with your idea, or some variation thereof. I don't know that I'd make it a year - I'd say 6 months - that takes in any community college semester. In the interest of safety, would you subsidize the classes for those that can demonstrate a need? It's about highway safety, not policy about new arrivals, right?

And I sure wouldn't try to use it as a knock against those "furriners". Shoot, just about anybody on heart meds is a greater danger on the highway than a guy that can't read English.
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#179984 Jul 18, 2014
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>There ya go. Misdirection, much? You went farther than I expected before pulling that wrinkled and dog-eared poster, I'll give you that.
Embarrassing, isn't he?

RiversideRedneck

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Since: Jul 12

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#179985 Jul 18, 2014
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>There it is again, and certainly not for the last time in any election cycle. It's kinda like CUT THE WASTE and STOP THE FRAUD and SAVE THE WHALES, that all sound sensible and proactive and all........
But what does it MEAN?
In spite of recent propaganda, the numbers show more patrols then ever, more dedicated resources than ever before, and more deportations than ever before. Just ask disgruntled Latino-American activists.
So what is NOT being done to SEAL THE BORDER?
Sealing the border simply means taking back control of who comes in and who goes out.

The fact that people from other countries can simply walk across the border and not be stopped or turned away tells you that the border is not sealed, the border is not protected, Americans are not protected.

We either need a big, prison-like fence or we need a ton of border patrol agents and National Guard patrolling and turning people away when they try to cross.

Illegal immigration should not be allowed to happen. By not securing our border, our government is allowing illegal activity to run rampant.

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