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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    thanks. Looks like he hasnt answered my question.
    yes....to his credit, he ignored you and your racist epithet.

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    yes....to his credit, he ignored you and your racist epithet.
    LOL. If i was questioned about wanting to shoot immigrants, i wouldn't reply either.

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    LOL. If i was questioned about wanting to shoot immigrants, i wouldn't reply either.
    I can understand your desire to deflect away from your behavior.

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Racial slurs are always just under the surface with conservatives, exposing their true blighted souls.

    And so Robert KKK Byrd defines democrats how again? Oh I know that was then so how about Seann Penns kid? Is he undergoing reeducation therapy yet?

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    how does one distinguish between the two?
    Ones the legally correct term. Unlawful aliens. Illegal immigrants is just a euphemism and a misleading one at that. They are aliens. Uninvited intruders.
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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Ones the legally correct term. Unlawful aliens. Illegal immigrants is just a euphemism and a misleading one at that. They are aliens. Uninvited intruders.
    No, Young and his family invited them to help them on their farm. The people who did the stoop labor so that his family could make a living deserve a little more respect than that.

    Those people are still human beings even though to Young they were no different than Kleenix that once you were done using them you just toss them in the waste basket.

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

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    Don't you love when conservative have to quibble about their racism?
    They're very particular when it comes to identifying their many forms of bigotry
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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    During a discussion about ongoing challenges to the economy Thursday, Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young referred to Hispanic workers as "wetbacks," an ethnic slur used to describe migrant workers.



    “My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes,” Young told Alaska public radio station KRBD. “It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine.”

    The term "wetback" is a pejorative term that has been used to describe workers from Latin American countries who swim across the Rio Grande to reach the United States.

    In a statement to the Anchorage Daily News, Young apologized for using the phrase to describe the workers, saying he meant "no disrespect."

    "I used a term that was commonly used during my days growing up on a farm in Central California," Young said in the statement. "I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect.".....snip~

    GOP lawmaker calls Hispanic workers

    We just got done saying how these fools that are in the GOP need to keep their Big Mouths shut. Right away with an apology and an excuse. I don't give a damn what they use to say back when he was growing up. He know they don't say the crap today and not in front of Cameras. Or in some Interview. Course he is up in Alaska where he wont have to worry about getting ran out of Office.....huh? What can he really say.....that he didn't get the message. BS!
    He's an idiot...

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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    No, Young and his family invited them to help them on their farm. The people who did the stoop labor so that his family could make a living deserve a little more respect than that.

    Those people are still human beings even though to Young they were no different than Kleenix that once you were done using them you just toss them in the waste basket.
    They came here in a dishonest fashion and they knew it. The only thing they DESERVE is my derision and scorn. They want respect they can do like the rest of the human race, earn it.
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    Re: GOP Lawmaker Calls Hispanic Workers ‘Wetbacks’

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    They came here in a dishonest fashion and they knew it. The only thing they DESERVE is my derision and scorn. They want respect they can do like the rest of the human race, earn it.
    So what do you think of Rep Don Young?

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