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Bullet1987 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:44 PM
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What's Up With that Spanish Guy?
In the debate...he always says something in Spanish before he talks...like we understand what he's saying...lol.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:45 PM
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1. I understand him. He's saying....
"Hey, gabachos! We're all coming to take your jobs!" Then, when they laugh, they're laughing at how funny you look.
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:07 PM
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28. oh god
:rofl:

I almost choked on my gum; damn you! :rofl:
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 09:48 PM
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34. He's Jorge Ramos, anchor of Noticias Univision.
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 01:57 AM
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40. Classy. /nt
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 02:01 AM
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41. LOL
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:46 PM
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2. Probably because he isn't talking to you?
He works for Univision--a Spanish television station.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:49 PM
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10. If I may pick nits
Univision is an American television station. It's also a Spanish-language station. But it's not a Spanish station.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:59 PM
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21. Pick all you want
I used to work for the Spanish International Network that became Univision. :)
But I stand corrected...it IS technically a Spanish language station with the majority of it's production done in Mexico.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:46 PM
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3. The debate is also being broadcast on Univision.
And some of us out here DO know what he's saying. He IS translating.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:47 PM
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4. There are non-Anglos watching, too, oddly enough
(debate is being carried live on Univision).
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:47 PM
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5. No se
:shrug:
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:47 PM
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6. I think that the debate is being sponsored/conducted - not sure
by Univsion which is a Spanish network.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:48 PM
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8. They're the cosponsors
That's why there's a Univision logo in addition to the CNN logo behind them
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:47 PM
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7. He's actually the representative of Univision
His station is broadcasting the debate live in Spanish.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:49 PM
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9. Um .... he's hot!!!!
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:52 PM
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16. His accent makes me melt
I've always thought Jorge Ramos was handsome.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:49 PM
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11. Vaya Obama!
:)
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:50 PM
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12. Don't be a pinche gringo!! Show some respect for the people of the Sun.
Edited on Thu Feb-21-08 08:03 PM by TexasObserver
And I say that as a guero.

He's speaking in Spanish because many of us do speak the language.


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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:51 PM
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13. I doubt he is Spanish. My bet is that he is American. nt.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:05 PM
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27. He's from Mexico
lives in America.

He's definitely not Spanish.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:51 PM
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14. What is your issue with people speaking Spanish?
:shrug:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:51 PM
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15. I love him! Lou Dobbs' head must be exploding! nt
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:54 PM
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17. LOL! nt
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susanr516 Donating Member (823 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:55 PM
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18. Very common in Texas
and many of us DO understand what he's saying.
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Bullet1987 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:08 PM
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29. And many of us don't.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:15 PM
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30. pobrecito!!
Ay dios mio!
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:55 PM
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19. "That Spanish guy" -- where is he from? Barcelona? Madrid? Seville?
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susanr516 Donating Member (823 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:02 PM
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24. ROFL! n/t
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Hieronymus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:28 PM
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31. Mexico
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:31 PM
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32. Then he would be Mexican, not Spanish, no?
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Nailzberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 07:57 PM
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20. He's making fun of you because he knows you don't understand Spanish.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:01 PM
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22. The translation of what he said was simple
"Look at that gringo making fun of me speaking Spanish. Must suck to be so closed minded".
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:01 PM
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23. Si, cabron!!!
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susanr516 Donating Member (823 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:04 PM
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26. Claro que si!
You're speaking my language, TX Observer!
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:34 PM
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33. Yo tambien, senorita!!
well, my second language

And a lovely language it is!!

How can anyone not love Espanol?!
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Cheeseburger Walrus Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:02 PM
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25. Close the borders...

...before he takes more bi-lingual jobs from me! Oh, wait I can't speak Spanish. Well I'm a gonna larn him American, 'cos that's what we speak here, dag-nabbit!
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 09:49 PM
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35. I understood
So nyah. :)
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cloud75 Donating Member (737 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 09:54 PM
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36. "like we understand what he's saying...lol" how is that funny be careful what
you say it could come across as an attack. not saying you are it could come across that way.
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 12:31 AM
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37. That "Spanish" guy is Mexican.
First, most hispanics or latinos do not like to be called Spanish. They speak Spanish, but they are NOT Spanish unless they were born in Spain.

Second, the debate was sponsored by CNN and Univision and it was aired later in the evening in Spanish on that network.

Third, Jorge Ramos is one of the most respected hispanic journalists in the USA.


Next time please do some research before posting something that makes you look so uninformed.


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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 02:02 AM
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42. Yes Jorge Ramos is very well respected and has given some tough interviews to many world leaders.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 01:20 AM
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38. oh i know, but then they don't call it San Francisco for nothing...
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 01:56 AM
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39. Because it will be simulcast on Univsion a spanish television channel later on.
So he is speaking as an introduction to his latino audience. Comprende?
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 05:08 AM
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43. K & R: kicked and ridiculed. Come on, dude, come correct and admit you were being shady with this!
Edited on Fri Feb-22-08 05:12 AM by TexasObserver
Very disrespectful of our latinos and latinas, and disrespectful to the vast myriad of cultures from Mexico to the tip of Argentina.

If you don't understand Spanish, what are you waiting for? Too stupid to learn? Too proud? Too lazy? If you will reach out to Hispanics and make any decent effort to understand their language, their ways, and their culture, you will learn to love and respect them.

Please think about these things. You're born a guero, but you choose to be a pinche gringo.
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