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Old 05-26-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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He grew up in the U.S. which make him a NY Rican/Jew. And depending on which of the policies of Jewish Law he supports he is a Jew by practicing his faith or born of a jewish mother or none of the above. I don't know what his enviorment was when he was growing up, but appears he wanted to identify himself as a Puerto Rican, change his first name and joined the Young Lords.
That is quite plausible.......you are correct about Geraldo's actual ethnicity as well.
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Old 05-26-2008, 02:41 PM
 
Location: California
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hows this relevant to immigration?

Does he make a lot of comments on immigration or something?
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I'm not a big fan of Geraldo, but I agree with him 100% on this issue.
There is ENORMOUS hate-mongering on this issue - the vast majority completely unfounded, and I see it ALL the time on this very board.

Illegal immigration is a serious issue that needs to be addressed - but the "foaming at the mouth" hatred so often seen is NOT the way to do it.

Ken
Hate mongering? For wanting laws enforced that ensure the sovereignty of this country. Just how long and how many people should we let into this country illegally? Maybe 60 million more? NO? Well how about 30 years of just opening up the borders and allowing everyone in? Is that okay with you?

Hate mongering? I have no hatred for people of any race. What I do have a problem with is simply looking the other way while this issue continues to boil to the surface.

And the solution isn't to provide amnesty or slacken immigration law.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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LOL

I LOVE it when a Conservative inevitably resorts to one of the three worse curse words in the Conservative vocabulary:

Coward!
Traitor!

and worst of the worst...

Liberal!

Now I guess you'll feel the need to go and wash your mouth out with soap.

Ken
I also love it when a liberal resorts to "racist" and "hate mongerer" when the issue isn't about race or hate. It's simply a matter of legality.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Yeah, a LOT of what appears on this board is EXACTLY that - hate mongering. The posters claim it's ONLY legitimate anger aimed at those that break the law, but the fact is, it often runs deeper than that. There was a case a few months back (back when I frequenting the Immigration board) where a young Latino girl - born in the US - and who's parents were NOT illegal immigrants (as I recall, her parents were Americans) testified in Congress about INS agents who raided their house, held her and her family at gunpoint, terrorized them, then finally left with NO apology or anything.

The verbal abuse directed at this young girl on this board just sickened me. One poster said she should be forced into the military, sent to a combat zone and if she survived that, then her and her family should be deported to Mexico. And that was not even the worst of what was said about her.

AND SHE HAD DONE NOTHING WRONG!
She and her family are as AMERICAN as ANY OTHER AMERICAN
Her only "crime" was that she was HISPANIC and that she had DARED TO COMPLAIN about her treatment at the hands of the INS.

And for that "crime" she was villified

But yeah - there was no racism here on this board.
No siree.
Not here.
Not from these people

YEAH RIGHT!

Give me a break.

I call it as I see it.

Ken
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Originally Posted by LordBalfor View Post
Yeah, a LOT of what appears on this board is EXACTLY that - hate mongering. The posters claim it's ONLY legitimate anger aimed at those that break the law, but the fact is, it often runs deeper than that. There was a case a few months back (back when I frequenting the Immigration board) where a young Latino girl - born in the US - and who's parents were NOT illegal immigrants (as I recall, her parents were Americans) testified in Congress about INS agents who raided their house, held her and her family at gunpoint, terrorized them, then finally left with NO apology or anything.

The verbal abuse directed at this young girl on this board just sickened me. One poster said she should be forced into the military, sent to a combat zone and if she survived that, then her and her family should be deported to Mexico. And that was not even the worst of what was said about her.

AND SHE HAD DONE NOTHING WRONG!
She and her family are as AMERICAN as ANY OTHER AMERICAN
Her only "crime" was that she was HISPANIC and that she had DARED TO COMPLAIN about her treatment at the hands of the INS.

And for that "crime" she was villified

But yeah - there was no racism here on this board.
No siree.
Not here.
Not from these people

YEAH RIGHT!

Give me a break.

I call it as I see it.

Ken
I remember something about that..........and, most of the anti illegal regulars here (including myself) performed mea culpas.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:25 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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I remember something about that..........and, most of the anti illegal regulars here (including myself) performed mea culpas.
Yes you did - and that is to your credit.
But there were a number of posters that clearly didn't care that she was an American and that she had done nothing wrong.

It was an incredibly nasty series of posts from a number of folks.

Ken
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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He grew up in the U.S. which make him a NY Rican/Jew. And depending on which of the policies of Jewish Law he supports he is a Jew by practicing his faith or born of a jewish mother or none of the above. I don't know what his enviorment was when he was growing up, but appears he wanted to identify himself as a Puerto Rican, change his first name and joined the Young Lords.
He is half american of jewish ancestry, and half Puerto-rican who are US citizens at birth, that makes Geraldo pure american
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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He is half american of jewish ancestry, and half Puerto-rican who are US citizens at birth, that makes Geraldo pure american
Yes, there are quite a few anti-America "Americans."
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, North Carolina
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He is half american of jewish ancestry, and half Puerto-rican who are US citizens at birth, that makes Geraldo pure american
I'd rather Lou Dobbs thumb his nose at the pure American scumbag Geraldo.
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