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vadawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-15-09 10:07 AM
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1. i gotta say i dont care what language people speak one to one but
knowing enough english to be able to communicate effectively with law enforcement, rescue, hospitals, businesses should really be the requisite, there is just no way in the world that you can know enough languages to deal with everyone hence we need a unifying language that everyone can speak.
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  -here's what the right has to offer: Pro-English measures being revived across U.S. spanone  Jun-15-09 10:03 AM   #0 
  - i gotta say i dont care what language people speak one to one but  vadawg   Jun-15-09 10:07 AM   #1 
  - The second generation here already speaks English.  MineralMan   Jun-15-09 10:20 AM   #3 
  - Speaking of the Hmong  imdjh   Jun-15-09 10:33 AM   #11 
     - I can't speak about any but those in my neighborhood,  MineralMan   Jun-15-09 10:45 AM   #22 
        - Please do not make fun of me for this: What would you do with a fishing boat in M/SP?  imdjh   Jun-15-09 10:52 AM   #24 
           - Just a normal sportfishing boat. Not a bass boat, though.  MineralMan   Jun-15-09 11:01 AM   #26 
  - You need to rethink that  nichomachus   Jun-15-09 10:38 AM   #15 
     - There are protections in place for that circumstance, are there not?  imdjh   Jun-15-09 10:45 AM   #20 
     - being able to understand simple commands in english would suffice at times  vadawg   Jun-15-09 11:14 AM   #29 
  - "English is under attack"  marmar   Jun-15-09 10:09 AM   #2 
  - Nope. They lost. They're losers.  MineralMan   Jun-15-09 10:21 AM   #4 
  - Oh noes..Teh inglish is dieing...  BolivarianHero   Jun-15-09 11:10 AM   #28 
  - That's not "pro-English". Pro-English means respect for proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.  Towlie   Jun-15-09 10:22 AM   #5 
  - that's why 'us nashvillians' rejected it  spanone   Jun-15-09 10:26 AM   #7 
  - Yes, all of the republicans in my family who are "pro-English" have the most atrocious grammar  Mrs. Overall   Jun-15-09 10:29 AM   #9 
  - I see nothing false about Inhofe's statement.  imdjh   Jun-15-09 10:25 AM   #6 
  - so u.s. citizens that don't speak english should be denied entitlements? really?  spanone   Jun-15-09 10:28 AM   #8 
  - Cart before horse there.  imdjh   Jun-15-09 10:37 AM   #14 
     - well, you may not be a citizen if that were the case.  spanone   Jun-15-09 10:39 AM   #16 
  - Wow, you get an award for being the first DUer to ever come to Inhofe's defense.  Mrs. Overall   Jun-15-09 10:32 AM   #10 
     - I thought he was Hawaiian until ten minutes ago. nt  imdjh   Jun-15-09 10:33 AM   #12 
     - Inhofe is one of the senators of my state  Still Sensible   Jun-15-09 11:31 AM   #32 
  - Let's be damn honest. It's NOT "pro-English" it's ANTI - Hispanic (and other cultures).  Maru Kitteh   Jun-15-09 10:35 AM   #13 
  - so whats your solution, everybody has to learn spanish, its the same thing just a different language  vadawg   Jun-15-09 10:40 AM   #17 
  - There are countries that have more than one official language.  Mrs. Overall   Jun-15-09 10:42 AM   #18 
  - Not in Canada.  Gwendolyn   Jun-15-09 10:54 AM   #25 
  - so tell me, how have we survived over 200 years as a 'immigrant nation'?  spanone   Jun-15-09 10:42 AM   #19 
     - i think its pretty easy, as it seemed everyone learned english or as best they could  vadawg   Jun-15-09 11:16 AM   #30 
        - well, there you go, i'm convinced  spanone   Jun-15-09 11:57 AM   #33 
           - So are you saying that it doesn't matter what language the people of a country speak?  imdjh   Jun-15-09 05:13 PM   #34 
  - So fuck Quebec?  imdjh   Jun-15-09 10:46 AM   #23 
  - Even more than that, it's anti-WORK.  Orsino   Jun-15-09 11:18 AM   #31 
  - That's funny...  BolivarianHero   Jun-15-09 10:45 AM   #21 
  - Fine, they can take the first lessons.  juno jones   Jun-15-09 11:03 AM   #27 
 

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