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Here is our site...for and about Hispanics! http://www.hispani callyspeakingnews. com  (Mar 31, 2011 | post #12)

Where is this Natural Latin Wonder?

See tag line under Picture for answer  (Nov 12, 2010 | post #2)

Where is this Natural Latin Wonder?

Here is the Picture http://www.hispani callyspeakingnews. com/notitas-de-not icias/details/rela x-this-weekend-wit h-a-latin-american -natural-wonder1/2 929/  (Nov 12, 2010 | post #1)

World Soccer

Early Christmas in Real Madrid. Santa Brought the Kids Br...

German auto-maker Audi gave early Christmas presents to players of the Spanish soccer club Real Madrid, who they sponsor. Voted the most successful team of the century by FIFA, the Real Madrid had a great year, and last week their main sponsor thanked players for their stellar performances with a brand new Audi—the model of their choice. http://www.hispani callyspeakingnews. com/notitas-de-not icias/details/earl y-christmas-in-rea l-madrid.-santa-br ought-the-kids-bra nd-new-audi-cars/2 894/  (Nov 10, 2010 | post #1)

Chilean Miners Odyssey, Soon to be a XXX Film- FOR REAL

http://www.topix.c om/world/chile  (Nov 5, 2010 | post #1)

Immigration Reform

SB 1070 Saves Brewer’s Gov. Campaign, But Can Brewer Save...

Tuesday, Jan Brewer was able to ride Arizona’s controversial immigration law all the way to victory and defeat Democratic Opponent Terry Goddard by a significant margin, but Arizona has bigger and more immediate problems than immigration despite what her campaign had voters believing. Read More Here:http://www.hi spanicallyspeaking e-noticias/details /sb-1070-saves-bre wers-gov.-campaign -but-can-brewer-sa ve-arizona/2737/  (Nov 3, 2010 | post #1)


!!!!!!!!!!latino/latina forum!!!!!!!!!!

The Week Cable TV Offended Hispanics - Well Maybe Just This One http://www.hispani callyspeakingnews. com/por-que/detail s/the-week-cable-t v-offended-hispani cs-well-maybe-just -this-one/  (Oct 7, 2010 | post #23)

Chicago, IL

Teachable Moment: Mosque in Manhattan

This might be a teachable moment, as the controversy about the Mosque and Community Center in Manhattan near Ground Zero continues to be front and center in the news. As educated people our job is to be able to find reliable information about those topics that impact and interest us. We must be able to find answers to questions in order to make informed decisions and develop and support our opinions. In addition to learning about “stuff” or content in particular disciplines, education allows us to learn more about other people and their beliefs. Education in the broadest sense is all about recognizing other perspectives and learning that our world view is not in fact THE world view.  (Aug 18, 2010 | post #1)

Top Stories

Understanding the 14th Amendment at Blog Our Guest Blogger: Leanne is the owner and writer at Blue Wave News. Republicans are fond of claiming authority when it comes to many topics: economics, morals and values, the true meaning of the Constitution. But I think there’s one trait that stands out as the defining characteristic of today’s Republicans. Hypocrisy. Unabashed, shameless hypocrisy. Various elected Republicans are calling for hearings into whether to repeal or amend the 14th Amendment. The idea is to revise citizenship by birthright to ensure that babies born on U.S. soil to illegal immigrants will not be granted American citizenship. Right now, the list of Republicans supporting hearings into whether to repeal birthright citizenship includes Chuck Grassley, Jon Kyl, and Lindsey Graham, who has hinted at a Constitutional amendment. Mitch McConnell and John McCain also seem supportive of hearings, though their backing is ambiguous. Not to be outdone, Arizona state senator Russell Pearce – author of the infamous immigration law SB 1070 – said in an interview with Politico that he has big plans next year for attacking the children of illegal immigrants legislatively in Arizona. Pearce said he plans to introduce a bill next year requiring that illegal immigrants pay for their kids to attend public schools. And last month, he signaled he would author legislation to deny birth certificates to so-called anchor babies, the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. “This is an orchestrated effort by them to come here and have children to gain access to the great welfare state we’ve created,” Pearce said of Hispanic immigrants. Pearce contended that the bill would not violate the 14th Amendment, saying only that “we would write it right.” In the meantime, however, Pearce has found that Republican politics at the national level is sufficiently wingnutty that his views have actually become rather mainstream. So he now has a more immediate project in the works: But Pearce said he’s now collaborating with Reps. Brian Bilbray of California and Steve King of Iowa, Arizona Senate hopeful J.D. Hayworth and other Republicans on an alternative approach: a legal reinterpretation of the 14th Amendment to deny citizenship rights to offspring of illegal immigrants. The Republican Party was for the 14th Amendment before its members started turning against it. But the GOP’s website hasn’t yet gotten the message. “Republicans passed the 14th Amendment,” the Republican National Committee declares on a web page extolling the party’s role in freeing slaves and supporting civil rights in the century between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Acts. Democrats seem pretty much taken aback by the sudden GOP fervor for revisiting the citizenship birthright amendment, cynically but probably rightly calling it an election-year distraction ploy. There also seems to be little chance of meaningful hearings taking place. And [Sen. Russ] Feingold, in a statement, is reiterating that Federal immigration reform, not amending the Constitution, is the solution: “We can and should address the problem of illegal immigration head-on without amending the Constitution. The way to do that is to pass bipartisan comprehensive legislation improving border security, protecting American jobs and addressing those currently in the country illegally. It is past time for Congress to resume the bipartisan effort that was started by President Bush and enact meaningful federal immigration reform.” But some people aren’t content with Dems countering this strange new “issue” with a shrug and a roll of the eyes. All things considered, the best hope we have of getting real immigration reform out of Congress is to defeat as many Republicans as possible in the general election. Without a better majority than Democrats now have, any good bill will sink in the Congressional quicksand.  (Aug 7, 2010 | post #1)

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It’s a BAD Time to Be “MessyCon” or “Mexican” Says Mom

This weekend’s visit with mamita was rather painful. ¿Por Que? you ask. She was on a roll with another one of her paranoid monologues fueled by Geritol, gin and my Tia Lolita, hate monger extraordinaire, and needed to let me know once again: It’s a BAD time to be a “MessyCon” which is the English-is-not-you r-first-language translation of Mexican. Ever since her beloved Senator ‘Mc Aint’ (ever going to be President) also known as Senator John McCain, Mexico-bashed and flipped-flopped and flopped-flipped on immigration, she became convinced all peoples hate Mexicans. Please keep in mind mom was born in this country, only lived in Mexico to be schooled and has lived here for most of her 82 years but reveres her cultural heritage. It has taken a lot of convincing in the past to assure mama she was plain wrong, then the guac and salsa scandal erupted. “They’re blaming us for [food] poisoning America she screamed.” NO! NO! I assured her it’s the waterdowned Americanized version of guac and salsa that’s poisoning people the Mexican spiced up version is just killing their gastrointestinal tracs and giving them the shits! This time she was set off after hearing (which is limited and subjective) that the government was spending $8 billion to “coke up Mexicans.” NO! NO! Mom its coked up monkeys using stimulus dollars. Somehow frivolous government spending is not as offensive to her as coking up Mexicans. God, I only hope that in some remote lab they aren’t coking up Mexican monkeys, what will I tell her then. Of course this is the same women who called me panicked that an L.A. doctor was allegedly behind Michael Jackson’s death and was convinced Dr. Rey of 90210, was going to be implicated because of his Hispanic surname. I proceeded to list all the signs of American-style love there is for all things Mexican. I avoided mentioning Arizona’s SB 1070, proposals to bar Mexican anchor babies, the rise of hate crimes against Mexican immigrants and of course was sensitive not to mention the countless English Only laws; that might offend some one who only speaks English when she wants to and thinks Spaniglish is going to become the mother tongue of the U.S. Boastfully, I mentioned there’s Taco Bell’s Cantina Taco, Budweiser’s Clamato Chelada, Vampire burritos on True Blood and even Lady Gaga in a faux Spanish accent singing about Roberto, Fernando and Alejandro - if this doesn’t say we love your people what does? She finally conceded that to have one’s own culture become part of Americana is a sign of respect and acceptance but not the other way around. Reminding me of our family’s numerous and disastrous forays into assimilation and Americana – like Tio Beto’s proud purchase of a Ford Pinto with life savings forgetting he had a family of 8 to drive around or when all the girls in the family donned leg warmers but forgot to get rid of the huaraches (clearly not what Madonna had in mind) or keeping the underwear on while wearing a thong, possibly why I didn’t date much in my youth. I think I finally calmed my mother’s fears, until the next wave of anti-immigrant legislation comes around or the hate rhetoric picks up another decibal and while only the bad is heard about a culture and people that have contributed MORE than tacos, beer, illegal’s and violence to the world. Do you know what I mean?  (Aug 7, 2010 | post #1)