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  • Santorum to Puerto Rico: Speak English if you want statehood



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    willywanka 274 2012-03-15 18:10:11.0 login to vote score 0
    what's the spanish word for santorum?
    totalsecurity 1281 2012-03-15 18:11:40.0 login to vote score 2
    willywanka: what's the spanish word for santorum?

    "Sweatervest."
    brazil 316 2012-03-15 18:12:48.0 login to vote score 0
    totalsecurity 1281 2012-03-15 18:14:57.0 login to vote score 1
    brazil:

    "Scratch-n-Sniff."
    clifton 1850 2012-03-15 18:17:48.0 login to vote score 1
    brazil:

    I prefer Neapolitan Santorum.
    paranoyd 6555 2012-03-15 18:30:54.0 login to vote score 0
    I'm OK with this as soon as every state individually passes a law making English the official language.
    eddyatwork 998 2012-03-15 18:41:50.0 login to vote score 0
    Dear god, I actually agree with him on something.
    cmbyrd 693 2012-03-15 18:50:55.0 login to vote score 2
    eddyatwork: Dear god, I actually agree with him on something.

    HI, CA, NV, AZ, NM, TX, IL, FL, NY, MA, RI, NJ all have more than 20% of their population that don't speak English at home. Most of those states (and a few others to boot) also have rates >45% of people who don't speak English at home rating their English speaking ability at "less than very well".

    English isn't so ubiquitous in the places that do have statehood to begin with.

    drew curtis 1098 2012-03-15 18:59:12.0 login to vote score 0
    just let the mods decide
    someone who may or may not be the truth 2012-03-15 19:13:58.0 login to vote score 1
    Santorum is a dick.
    czarangelus 646 2012-03-15 19:16:46.0 login to vote score 0
    So when 50%+ of this country is native Spanish speakers, is Santorum going to be equally militant that everyone speak Spanish and ban English from schools and places of government? What's that? No?

    Xenophobic racial piece of shit.
    got2av8 2051 2012-03-15 19:21:09.0 login to vote score 2
    I wasn't aware Puerto Rico was actually pushing for statehood. When did that start?
    keerbip 4358 2012-03-15 19:23:53.0 login to vote score 3
    Santorum also said that he does not support "at this time" allowing residents in territories like Puerto Rico to vote for president, although he said he was open to analyzing alternatives, such as allowing their votes to count in the popular vote but not in the Electoral College.

    Until they vote in English, we'll only count their votes in the vote count that doesn't count.
    impasse 820 2012-03-15 19:27:11.0 login to vote score 0
    got2av8: I wasn't aware Puerto Rico was actually pushing for statehood. When did that start?

    Oh, a while ago.

    \groovy link
    \\recycled
    \\\heh
    vliam 1096 2012-03-15 19:28:46.0 login to vote score 0
    got2av8: I wasn't aware Puerto Rico was actually pushing for statehood. When did that start?

    The current party in control down there is big on the idea.

    The funny part?
    It's their conservative party.
    got2av8 2051 2012-03-15 19:38:51.0 login to vote score 1
    vliam: The current party in control down there is big on the idea.

    The funny part?
    It's their conservative party.


    Huh. Admittedly it's a small sample, but I worked with two guys from PR a few years ago. They left me with the impression that most folks there were pretty happy with the way things were working out as a territory or commonwealth or whatever since most of the population was exempt from a fair chunk of the federal taxes.

    Anyway, first I've heard of it, but it doesn't really surprise me that 'ol Frothy would make a constitutional crisis out of it from the word go.
    the sonic dildo 11340 2012-03-16 04:35:59.0 login to vote score 0
    He is totally stepping it.

    Good.
    eddyatwork 998 2012-03-16 04:51:35.0 login to vote score 0
    cmbyrd: HI, CA, NV, AZ, NM, TX, IL, FL, NY, MA, RI, NJ all have more than 20% of their population that don't speak English at home. Most of those states (and a few others to boot) also have rates >45% of people who don't speak English at home rating their English speaking ability at "less than very well".

    English isn't so ubiquitous in the places that do have statehood to begin with.


    Then they better learn to speak English. English speakers were the ones who built this country and English speakers still run it. I honestly don't see why immigrants have such a hard time with the concept of learning the dominant language to be able to function. If I were to move to Mexico, I wouldn't expect everyone there to speak English and in fact I'd probably learn Spanish in order to function there. Why do they expect the reverse to happen?
    the sonic dildo 11340 2012-03-16 05:06:15.0 login to vote score 0
    eddyatwork: Then they better learn to speak English. English speakers were the ones who built this country and English speakers still run it. I honestly don't see why immigrants have such a hard time with the concept of learning the dominant language to be able to function. If I were to move to Mexico, I wouldn't expect everyone there to speak English and in fact I'd probably learn Spanish in order to function there. Why do they expect the reverse to happen?



    In Mexico the language of success is English. You want to move up in Mexico, learn to speak English.
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