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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-20-06 12:36 AM
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34. Looks to me like you're gettin a beautiful organizing opportunity ..
.. handed to you on a platter. The lovely post #3 by ocelot is a perfect retort to an imbecilic wingnut racist talking point.

.. You force us to send our toddlers away
To your schools where they're taught to despise their traditions.
You forbid them their languages, then further say
That American history really began
When Columbus set sail out of Europe, then stress
That the nation of leeches that conquered this land
Are the biggest and bravest and boldest and best.
And yet where in your history books is the tale
Of the genocide basic to this country's birth,
Of the preachers who lied, how the Bill of Rights failed,
How a nation of patriots returned to their earth?
And where will it tell of the Liberty Bell
As it rang with a thud
O'er Kinzua mud ..
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  -What should our official language really be? struggle4progress  May-19-06 10:24 PM   #0 
  - Why do we need an official language?  funflower   May-19-06 10:25 PM   #1 
  - my thought exactly. in my home as a child, there were four languages  niyad   May-19-06 10:29 PM   #6 
  - UTTER ARROGANCE?  laureloak   May-19-06 10:51 PM   #14 
     - did you have a problem with the words--especially if you read the  niyad   May-19-06 11:01 PM   #16 
        - Ah, yes I did.  laureloak   May-20-06 05:30 PM   #37 
  - Thank you!  struggle4progress   May-19-06 10:37 PM   #10 
  - communicate effectively? n/t  laureloak   May-20-06 05:33 PM   #38 
  - Klingon....  SnoopDog   May-19-06 10:26 PM   #2 
  - You beat me to it  GreenPartyVoter   May-19-06 10:27 PM   #4 
     - Only by less than a minute...  SnoopDog   May-19-06 10:31 PM   #8 
        - I enjoy watching the reruns. And I hear there's another movie on the  GreenPartyVoter   May-19-06 10:33 PM   #9 
  - People who move to another country should be required to learn  ocelot   May-19-06 10:26 PM   #3 
  - English, with all it's different dialects. n/t  napi21   May-19-06 10:28 PM   #5 
  - and all its misused apostrophes n/t  Bill McBlueState   May-20-06 07:45 PM   #43 
  - Swahili.  madeline_con   May-19-06 10:29 PM   #7 
  - Are we talking Mexican Calo, or Spanish Gypsy Calo?  no name no slogan   May-19-06 10:37 PM   #11 
  - How can we succeed at politics if we disambiguate EVERYTHING?  struggle4progress   May-19-06 10:44 PM   #12 
  - Welsh *grin*  mwooldri   May-19-06 10:46 PM   #13 
  - I say we speak Binary  andino   May-19-06 10:59 PM   #15 
  - I was going there too,  smtpgirl   May-20-06 12:07 AM   #30 
  - American  MariaS   May-19-06 11:08 PM   #17 
  - Ebonics, homey. Or maybe Spanglish, esse.  TygrBright   May-19-06 11:11 PM   #18 
  - I doubt if anything WE do will affect the Rs in Congress either way:  struggle4progress   May-19-06 11:23 PM   #23 
  - Spanglish n/t  kitp   May-19-06 11:11 PM   #19 
  - none  Swamp Rat   May-19-06 11:15 PM   #20 
  - D@mn! You sound as if you realize that the Anglo-Saxon invasion ..  struggle4progress   May-19-06 11:33 PM   #27 
     - I'm learnin'  Swamp Rat   May-19-06 11:45 PM   #28 
     - EXACTLY  smtpgirl   May-20-06 12:11 AM   #31 
        - Looks to me like you're gettin a beautiful organizing opportunity ..  struggle4progress   May-20-06 12:36 AM   #34 
  - You forgot the Navajo Code Talkers n/t  NNN0LHI   May-19-06 11:19 PM   #21 
  - Yeah, Navajo might have been a better option, there being many speakers  struggle4progress   May-19-06 11:26 PM   #24 
  - Newspeak!  bunyip   May-19-06 11:21 PM   #22 
  - Other.  Cleita   May-19-06 11:27 PM   #25 
  - Mesopotamian.  politicat   May-19-06 11:32 PM   #26 
  - If we are going back that far, how about Indo-Ayran?  Cleita   May-19-06 11:46 PM   #29 
     - Meso's older.  politicat   May-20-06 12:30 AM   #32 
  - none. nt  fleabert   May-20-06 12:35 AM   #33 
  - The language of Jesus, of course! Aramaic.  Toucano   May-20-06 12:41 AM   #35 
  - Cain't be right. He wuz borned in Bethlehem and spent time in Palestine,  struggle4progress   May-20-06 01:11 AM   #36 
  - We should speak C+ computer code  Mathew952   May-20-06 06:46 PM   #39 
  - I voted for Dakota/Lakota  Maestro   May-20-06 07:04 PM   #40 
  - I'm vouching for Leet Speak or L337 5P34|<  Conan_The_Barbarian   May-20-06 07:38 PM   #41 
  - NONE. People should be free to speak as they choose.  troubleinwinter   May-20-06 07:42 PM   #42 
  - The international language of looooooove.  Orsino   May-20-06 07:46 PM   #44 

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