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Old 03-17-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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Happy "Hypocracy day"!
Nobody is gonna talk about assimilation today as everybody celebrates St. Patrick's day wearing their "Kiss me I'm Irish" T-shirts
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Happy "Hypocracy day"!
Nobody is gonna talk about assimilation today as everybody celebrates St. Patrick's day wearing their "Kiss me I'm Irish" T-shirts
Irish came here legally for the most part.

Way too many Mexicans broke the law coming here and by their actions besmirched the reputation of those folks from SOB who played by the rules.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:08 AM
 
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The Irish worked from the bottom up---unlike today's immigrants who expect the best right off the bat while displacing American workers.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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You can choose to celebrate it or not... go down close to the border, you don't have the option of speaking english...its mandatory spanish...
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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irish came here legally for the most part.

Way too many mexicans broke the law coming here and by their actions besmirched the reputation of those folks from sob who played by the rules.
amen!!!!
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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The Irish worked from the bottom up---unlike today's immigrants who expect the best right off the bat while displacing American workers.
During the Irish migration to the US, there were signs posted in store fronts saying, "Irish need not apply." Yet our ancesters survived as the Irish do in this country today.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Happy "Hypocracy day"!
Nobody is gonna talk about assimilation today as everybody celebrates St. Patrick's day wearing their "Kiss me I'm Irish" T-shirts
Are you saying that the descendants of the Irish immigrants that came here legally a hundred (or more) years ago haven't "assimilated"?
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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Great,
that means that you guys are nice to anybody that you see speaking spanish (since you don't know whether or not they are legal)
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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I'm not crazy about St. Patrick's Day myself...but let me retort.

My great grandfather, or was it great-great grandfather, came to this country by way of Dublin. According to family legend, he did not insist that he speak his native tongue (only) or that anyone communicating with him had to. He did not demand special treatment. Did not complain about his new environment. He only wanted to work, DID WORK, to make a new and productive life for himself. Oh, and he was a legal, assimilated immigrant, was glad to become an American citizen.


One day out of the year as opposed to 365. Again, not my favorite day - too much buffoonery - but let's just put this all in to perspective.


BTW, I am not bothered by anyone speaking Spanish. Or Russian. Or Chinese...
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:00 PM
 
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Are you saying that the descendants of the Irish immigrants that came here legally a hundred (or more) years ago haven't "assimilated"?
If they still use the Irish flag.... Yes
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