David Mendez 
Member since Jan 4, 2012

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Re: “US Dept. of Education Publishes Guide to Improve Academic Success of Undocumented Youth

Claudia: "The average Hispanic family has 2.4 kids." Not sure where that figure comes from -- though 2.4 is the Hispanic woman's Total Fertility Rate (which, as Pew explains, is the number of children the average woman is predicted to have in her lifetime) according to a 2012 study. Of that figure, do you know if the "average Hispanic family" is one that has been Americanized, or is it (as you imply) strictly in regards to undocumented migrants?

As to why 90 percent of Nevada's non-English-speaking migrants failed the test the first time, it's because many didn't understand that there was to be a test in the first place -- they were unprepared, thinking that they were only going to fill out a form. Failure rates dropped closer to the average failure rate as weeks progressed. (By the by, the California DMV cited a 70 percent failure rate for first-timers on the Spanish-language test in that article, not the 90 percent that you cited.)

Further, are you suggesting that a person of Hispanic descent is less intelligent, simply by virtue of their race (as you seem to suggest with your "natural IQ" comment)? Because if that's your intent, I'm very interested in testing your hypothesis with you next time I visit the Old Pueblo.

David W: Mind citing a source on that? I don't necessarily distrust your numbers, as I've seen high immigration report numbers in recent months. But the only article I found for the month of September in trying to back your claim up is one from Breitbart, and I'm loathe to consider that source an unbiased authority on immigration numbers. Nothing from ICE either, for that matter.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by David Mendez on 10/22/2015 at 7:18 PM

Re: “A Drunken Talk Show and Unfortunate Booze

Apparently, so dumb that she can get drunk on camera and get paid to write about it. SUCKS FOR CHELO I GUESS.

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Posted by David Mendez on 08/24/2015 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Smokin' Showdown Pits BBQ Hot Shots Against Each Other at Hotel Congress

Agreed, Chris. Mr. K's is getting jobbed.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by David Mendez on 06/21/2015 at 7:19 PM

Re: “UPDATED: Death of Inmate at Eloy Detention Center Reportedly Ruled a Suicide; ICE Responds to Some Allegations

But Paul, if they wheren't here, were would they be?

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by David Mendez on 06/18/2015 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Living Body Love

Citing an article from Return of Kings as basis for any discussion involving women is akin to citing the Time Cube for discussions of physics.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by David Mendez on 05/31/2015 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Gio Taco in Downtown Is Closed

Sigh.

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by David Mendez on 03/09/2015 at 12:31 PM

Re: “The Star's Unconscionable Slanting of the Ferguson Report

Don't worry, See-Dub. As someone who is privy to years of your commenting history, I can assure you that you're at no risk of Safier pulling that title away from you.

19 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by David Mendez on 03/06/2015 at 11:05 PM

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