I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
it comes down to the fact that this guy has been in the US twenty freakin three years. if he isn't comfortable speaking english after twenty freakin three years, then he is either a dumb **** or he has put zero effort into assimilating into the culture. in either case, his opinion is worth bupkiss
Last edited by OscarB63; 06-18-11 at 09:08 PM.
The senator debased the whole thing by trying to make him look like a stupid and ignorant immigrant, and that's because the senator doesn't actually give a damn what the guy has to say.
You only flip off your opponents in this way if you have no real interest in taking what they have to say seriously. I'm so glad that our democratic process has remained open and communicative!
There are plenty of social reasons for why someone might not speak English well after spending so much time in this country, first and foremost is, they've simply never been forced to, and have been able to get by without. Perhaps he socializes most with immigrant populations who speak Spanish on a regular basis. There are a host of other potential explanations for this. I said it before and I'll say it again, to get a stick up your ass over something as trivial as this is about as dumb as getting angry at Grandma for not knowing how to use a keyboard.
Last edited by StillBallin75; 06-18-11 at 09:23 PM.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
as for grandma...if she'd been using a keyboard for twenty three years and was still useless at it, the she is a dumbass or hasn't been trying to learn
this guy has been speaking english for TWENTY THREE YEARS