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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Ask a Mexican!

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

That dumbass that is confused in Utah is not only confused but is an asshole racist pig. You should have told his confused ass that Mexican is a nationality not a language. Those people were NOT speaking Mexican. They were speaking Spanish!!

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Posted by Icecld on 09/20/2014 at 12:50 PM

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Wait, isn't violating the laws of a sovereign nation immoral? I guess it's not if you really want to.

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Posted by bslap on 09/11/2014 at 9:24 AM

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Such loathing hatred expressed by this columnist is palpable beyond belief. I wonder how his girlfriend can tolerate his anger. To advertise on this site, " to become a fan " of Mr. Arelleno," is tantamount to falling in love with Marquis de Sade.

Posted by frank McLaury on 09/04/2014 at 2:38 PM

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Congrats Dude!

Posted by Icecld on 08/21/2014 at 1:59 PM

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But nobody comments?! LOL Nobody cares about this Hispanic bullshit prattle psycho drama.

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Posted by Frank F. on 08/17/2014 at 7:54 PM

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This column is interesting, in a car wreck kind of way - until you realize the letters are all made up and are just setups for opinion.

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Posted by bslap on 08/16/2014 at 12:15 PM

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Posted by Jay Rove on 08/11/2014 at 11:03 PM

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I tire of this endless vitriole. I'll wager you don't even know the origin of the term "Gringo" do you? Didn't think so....In some school systems, they have English classes, they call them "Language Arts" for fear of Offending thou. But, it's still English. My students of Hispanic descent would sarcastically ask, " why don't you have Spanish classes?" to which I would reply - " ah, we do." They would inquire why. " To make sure you learn to speak Spanish CORRECTLY. " which is true, because many, it has been clarified, don't. Ah, so, "Al Tam" above is so correct. As to your original point, why do Anglos slaughter Spanish? Simple--we live in America. English is our mother tongue and has been since we moved here (Mayflower, remember?, march westward, Gadsden Purchase, we bought the place?...ring a bell?) So, Spanish requires a little work for us, just like English needs a little work for you. It's not that easy for us, and I know from teaching your kids, it is certainly not that easy for you, too. Clear?

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Posted by frank McLaury on 08/05/2014 at 6:27 PM

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Mexicans haven't slaughtered Spanish any more than Americans defiled the King's/Queen's English.

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Posted by Al Tam on 08/04/2014 at 12:58 PM

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I likes me some arrows con freeholeys, kayso fundeedo, seveechay and albondigas

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Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 08/04/2014 at 12:55 PM

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The Mexicans have slaughtered Spanish. You go to other "Spanish speaking" countries and you will notice a big difference. As a "gringo" working with Mexican speaking people I learned many malo words and enjoyed using them on unsuspecting people. I have heard many stories about the difference between north American and south American Spanish. You have to be careful. LOL My favorite food is peanut butter tamale.

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Posted by Harlan Thomas on 08/02/2014 at 11:19 AM

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Tamales? Those were invented for people that ran out of tortillas. Make mine tacos. Italians have done the same thing with pizzas.

No vision.

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Posted by Rat T on 08/01/2014 at 1:57 PM

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Gotta bookmark that one: "The Mexican has always been for open borders"

Posted by bslap on 07/17/2014 at 5:48 AM

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I think there is confusion with forgetting your heritage and identifying yourself as an American. My great-grandparents came from Italy. My great-grand mother was pregnant with my grandfather. When they settled outside of NYC in the 1920s. They celebrated their Italian heritage with other Italian Immigrants. However, my great-grand parents made sure their children realized they were Americans now. My great-grandparents punished my grandpa for speaking Italian in public. Not because they were ashamed of their heritage but because they realize to be successful in this country, their children needed to assimilate to their new home.

My great-grand parents and grandfather did keep their traditions alive. However, when my mother had me. I was taught about how my family came from Italy, but we did not identify as "Italian-Americans." This is just a natural occurrence when a family moves from one country to another. I love my heritage from both sides of my parents. However, I proudly identify as an American and love living in the US.

So be proud of your heritage. Pass down traditional food recipes. Tell your children where they come from and the hardships they endured to bring them to the US. However, do not identify as a "Mexican-American" "African-American" "Italian-American" "Irish-American" etc. There is not room from half Americans in this country. You are either 100% American or not. This division and putting Americans in different groups is what is killing our future.

Like one of the best Presidents we ever had some elegantly said,

"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all … The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic … There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Theodore Roosevelt

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Posted by Mike on 07/10/2014 at 2:22 PM

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I have a brother in-law Rudy Marivas Moved from Old Nogales Hwy. and Canelo. His mother moved them "migrant" from there to a ranch working in California. Rudy said because of the prejudice. I asked I didn't see it Rudy oh yes when I came home and had great grades cousins and playmates ridiculed alienated him for not being part of the Heritage they behold. "not the right kind of Hispanic" So in California Trabuco Canyon and the ranch he was reared. He later joined the military and was stationed in Turkey with the missiles. The GI bill and he married attained his Doctorate degree in economics became San Francisco water bond manager later finance director of Anaheim raised 11 children and retired ant the age of 55. I asked him what he thought of his Hispanic devote catholic heritage that he holds dear. His response so many of my family have done so much to get me here I have been able to give so much to my family. I don't need anyone to tell me what my family did or who I am I do need my family but now they are only part Hispanic and I to am learning and having respect for what their families did to get here. It has not been one-sided anywhere.

Posted by Bob on 07/10/2014 at 8:39 AM

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Couple things...

"Outrage that those chiquitos are looking for refuge, and outright assholery from residents in Escondido, California, where residents protested long and loud over a proposal to turn a vacant viejitos home into a temporary housing facility for refugee kids."

It does not make these residents "assholes" because they are concerned with the Federal Government renting space for unaccompanied alien children. With how the Federal Government is handling this crisis, I would be pretty wary about what they exactly want to use the facility for.

"the current niños are dirty Salvadorans, and Guatemalans, and Mexicans who deserve misery and death back home."

Actually Mexican unaccompanied alien children and handed over to the Mexican consulate at the Port. It seems you might not understand the entire situation with this crisis along the border.

Here is the elephant in the room. This main reason why people are resistant to this huge influx of immigrants into the country. The US does not have enough unskilled or quickly learned middle class labor jobs to handle these new immigrants. Most of these new immigrants will have to go onto a social programs to survive, which are already broken systems. When we allowed influx of immigrants in the early 20th Century, we had a HUGE manufacturing base that allowed immigrants to get jobs. Seasonal jobs like in agriculture and the service industry can not absorb the thousands of illegal aliens pouring into our country.

Now legal residents in this country are fighting over low skilled service jobs. We have huge under-employment rate and millions that have given up looking for work. More and more people are turning to social welfare programs to get by in this nation. Our Middle Class is not growing like it was during the 20 Century. The Middle Class is shrinking. We do not have the jobs that provide good wages and benefits to absorb these people.

I do not blame illegal aliens for anything wrong in our country. They are just trying to have a better life. I blame the corporations that send millions of good paying jobs overseas to increase the bottom line. I blame our tax system that burdens small business while large corporations use tax loopholes their lobbyists pushed in Washington. I blame Wall Street instigating the idea of profit above all costs, including the welfare of our country. I blame the American People that rather get a cheap toaster made by slave wages in foreign country from big box store that does not even provide basic benefits to their workers than buy a American Made product that was produced by a American worker that received a middle class wage and benefits. We sold out our Middle Class for a cheap Chinese made toaster, a Honduran Made Shirt, a foreign built car, etc.

Before we allow millions of low skilled immigrants into our country. We need to fix our country and bring it back to having a strong Middle Class and job market we had before Washington sold out Main Street.

BUY LOCAL. BUY AMERICAN. I do not just these slogans. I live by them. The majority of my purchases are Made in the USA. I wish more people did the same. Maybe then we would have enough unskilled or labor jobs that we would need a increase demand for workers in this country.

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Posted by Mike on 07/07/2014 at 4:48 PM

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This is one gabacho who'd favor nation building to slow immigration. But don't stop stereotyping or there wouldn't be an articls.
The difference between then and now is 30 years of uncontrolled immigration from Latin America and a bunch of Americans saying at 320 million, no mas. Besides, they keep saying it's all children, but I haven't seen any pictures of "women and children". Just more of the same 18-20 year old up here illegally looking for work like we've seen in the last 30 years.

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Posted by bslap on 07/03/2014 at 2:46 PM

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Hey Tdh, a few skanky white women might slum around with wetbacks but we don't want those ones anyway. The hot green-eyed beauties stick to us sweet blue eyed sons of vikings and we treat them right.
Too bad those mexi women all turn fat and ugly after age 16 or we'd take them all. I'm sure they're sick of you insecure wannabe-macho vato boys. Maybe that's why you're so worried about stuff, eh?

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Posted by bslap on 06/12/2014 at 9:22 PM

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This is not immigration control. This is outright fraud and decption of both central Americans and North Americans. It's just that we are footing all the bills while veterans lay dying.

Impeach the President!

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Posted by Rat T on 05/29/2014 at 2:31 PM

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What a waste of space =D

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Posted by svivar9087 on 05/15/2014 at 8:54 AM

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