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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:09 AM
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Under Misspelled Banner, Pat Buchanan & Nazi Peter Brimelow Argue for English-Only Initiatives
Edited on Mon Jun-22-09 11:20 AM by Ian David
Under Misspelled Banner, Buchanan And White Nationalist Brimelow Argue For English-Only Initiatives

On Saturday, Pat Buchanan hosted a conference to discuss how Republicans can regain a majority in America. During one discussion, panelists suggested supporting English-only initiatives as a prime way of attracting working class white Democrats. The discussion ridiculed Judge Sotomayor for the fact that she studied childrens classics to improve her grammar while attending college to threats. The panelists also suggested that, without English as the official language, President Obama would force Americans to speak Spanish.

One salient feature of the event was the banner hanging over the English-only advocates. The word conference was spelled Conferenece. View it here:



The panelists pressed on with their anti-bilingualism diatribe without noting the irony of the obvious misspelling on the banner:

PAT BUCHANAN: Judge Sotomayor is up there at school in New York, she gets a scholarship to Princeton, shes graduated with all these big honors and awards they said she never won. Whats she doing there in the summer? They said her adviser told her to read childrens' classics so she can learn English better. How do you graduate number one in Princeton if youre in the summer and youre reading Rumpelstiltskin and Snow White? {laughter} {...}

PETER BRIMELOW: I really do recommend the language issue because you know that polls better than immigration and affirmative action. Eighty-five percent of Americans say they would favor official language policy. The wonderful thing about this issue if you look at whats going to actually happen here is youre going to find that the Obama administration is going to gradually institute institutional bilingualism in the country. Its going to be required to speak Spanish in key positions, the police force and so on. This is a direct attack on the American working class because they are not going to be bilingual.

ThinkProgress attended the event and obtained audio of the panel. Listen here:

More:
http://thinkprogress.org/2009/06/22/misspelled-english-... /





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PetrusMonsFormicarum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:11 AM
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1. Morans be morans
Priceless.

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:11 AM
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2. "grammar".
:rofl:
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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:12 AM
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3. ". . .. . to improve her grammer." /sic/
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:17 AM
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10. Yes, a spelling mistake in a blog post about a spelling mistake. NT
Edited on Mon Jun-22-09 11:17 AM by Eric J in MN
NT
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:12 AM
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4. I don't see the point in this.
Making English the official language isn't going to scare all the "messicans" away or make them stop speaking Spanish.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:18 AM
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11. I guess they want voting instructions in English-only to discourage voting...
Edited on Mon Jun-22-09 11:19 AM by Eric J in MN
...by people who don't read English well.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:35 AM
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18. The point is they need an issue to polarize and divide the American people.
That's their modus operandi.
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:13 AM
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5. You can't make up this stuff.
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:16 AM
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8. I suppose you probably could make it up, but as long as there are republicans,
you don't have to bother :rofl:
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:49 AM
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20. I often wonder if they make this shit up with seeming impugnity because they realize
that no one outside of the echo chamber is listening.
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:57 AM
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21. nah, I think what I assume your initial reaction was, is correct : they're just fucking idiots
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 05:31 PM
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31. I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd
waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! (LOL.. this was one of the comments under the article)
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:15 AM
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6. they are trying to make English America's offal language...
hilarious.
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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:15 AM
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7. Fan fucking tastic!
:thumbsup:
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:17 AM
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9. How many sill-'ABBLES in 'Conferenece'?
:shrug:
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 12:13 PM
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22. Depends on where you want to put the em-PHA-sis, I guess.
;-)
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 05:53 PM
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34. Haaaa!!
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:19 AM
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12. Idiocracy...
:eyes:
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:20 AM
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13. ...And Buchanan appears on many political programs so we all
can benefit from his opinion?

Who thought that was a good idea?

He was always like this, only tones it down when he is on MSNBC for the paycheck.

Actually, back when he ran for president, he was WORSE!!!!


mark
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:20 AM
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14. And this years MORAN Award goes to
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 05:56 PM
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36. It's still early but Buchanan is leading by a distance
I hope Jon Stewart has this one.
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:22 AM
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15. EPIC FELL

:P
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 04:53 PM
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28. DUzy. nt
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:23 AM
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16. LOL go Pat go, you jingoistic bastard
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jpljr77 Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:28 AM
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17. If anyone was still wondering about the politics of News Corp./Dow Jones: Peter Brimelow
Peter Brimelow has a weekly column on MarketWatch.com, a Dow Jones (and now News Corp) property. He tracks investor letters, so he doesn't get to spread his hate wings.

But still, it's interesting that an outlet like that would give this guy a pedestal, especially since it's no secret that he's involved with VDARE. It's doubly interesting that the hardcore anti-immigration crowd is hated so much by the hardcore capitalists (ostensibly the readers of the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, etc.)

Maybe Dow Jones/News Corp needs to be "reminded" of Brimelow's side projects.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 11:41 AM
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19. So dumb. Many states originally spoke another language first, or multiple languages.
Louisiana: French.
Maine: French and English.
New York City: Dutch.
Southwest and Florida: Spanish (not English)

Of course, to be really technical, not one European language is native or original to the continent. Perhaps I should really be speaking Mic Mac.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 05:33 PM
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32. All Americans should be/should have been taught all those languages.
Or at least two others.

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cagesoulman Donating Member (648 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 12:14 PM
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23. CONFERENECE: LO-fuckin-L!!!!!!!!
Edited on Mon Jun-22-09 12:15 PM by cagesoulman
:rofl:
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 12:18 PM
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24. Appropriate that those two are under an "Exit" sign, too.
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 12:26 PM
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25. Yes, let's DO make English the official language,
so we can fine these Freeper nutjobs every time they mangle it.

"Excuse me, patriot flag-shirt lady, but that will be $6,000 for your misspelled sign. $5,000 for the bad spelling and a $1K supplementary fine for UNDERLINING your error."


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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 12:33 PM
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26. The "Conferenece" was about making English the "offical" language!
Too funny.
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 04:49 PM
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27. Classic!
Can find the the time to hate, but not the time to learn to spell. :wtf:
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 04:55 PM
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29. In their haste to be arrogant bullies they forgot what they were doing.
Something tells me that if they can't spell, they probably also don't know what they're doing. They hate people with melanin, and yet they don't know why. In fact, they probably just hate themselves.
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 05:28 PM
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30. I'm ofically offneded.
And I want an alpology, riet now.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 05:35 PM
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33. A que le tienen miedo estos cabrones?
What are these assholes afraid off?

There... feels much better now.
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 05:54 PM
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35. This is a face/palm moment...
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 05:56 PM
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37. Yes, they should learn English themselves first before they demand that
Edited on Mon Jun-22-09 05:57 PM by Cleita
every one else does.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 06:30 PM
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38. racist nitwits
Edited on Mon Jun-22-09 06:32 PM by noiretextatique
:rofl: do you know how many 'reuglar' americans need to improve their grammar, but won't do anything to improve themselves, pat? take a look a your sign...that should be a clue.
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-23-09 10:14 AM
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39. Some holocaust deniers are esteemed pundits while others
are reviled tyrants. Funny how that works.
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