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Old 08-11-2019, 06:51 PM
 
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Sorry but I'm not the one who gets triggered over hearing Spanish in America.
Nothing wrong with being "triggered" by a constant deluge of illegal aliens speaking Spanish very unpleasantly and very loudly. They don't have the decency or respect to lower their loud voices or learn English, but that's no surprise as they don't respect our border or laws either.

 
Old 08-11-2019, 07:57 PM
 
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Nothing wrong with being "triggered" by a constant deluge of illegal aliens speaking Spanish very unpleasantly and very loudly. They don't have the decency or respect to lower their loud voices or learn English, but that's no surprise as they don't respect our border or laws either.
One thing. The woman in question is a U.S. citizen. Puerto Rico is a U.S. Territory, therefore, Puerto Ricans are citizens. And she was likely speaking to a family member living in Puerto Rico. If you have a problem with her speaking to her family back in Puerto Rico in Spanish, too bad. I'll say this too. She's the one serving this country. If you aren't serving this country, you have no room to talk.
 
Old 08-11-2019, 08:02 PM
 
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One thing. The woman in question is a U.S. citizen. Puerto Rico is a U.S. Territory, therefore, Puerto Ricans are citizens. And she was likely speaking to a family member living in Puerto Rico. If you have a problem with her speaking to her family back in Puerto Rico in Spanish, too bad. I'll say this too. She's the one serving this country. If you aren't serving this country, you have no room to talk.
I wasn't referring to the woman in this thread. I was referring to the many thousands of Hispanics, mestizos mostly illegals in my city that have all shown up in more recent years and who make so much unpleasant racket in Spanish, at the market, at the park, where ever.
 
Old 08-11-2019, 08:10 PM
 
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I wasn't referring to the woman in this thread. I was referring to the many thousands of Hispanics, mestizos mostly illegals in my city that have all shown up in more recent years and who make so much unpleasant racket in Spanish, at the market, at the park, where ever.
Then what does illegal aliens have to do with the subject of this thread? We're talking about how a U.S. serviceman was treated for speaking Spanish while in uniform, not illegals.
 
Old 08-11-2019, 08:40 PM
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Location: DMV Area/NYC/Honolulu
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I wasn't referring to the woman in this thread. I was referring to the many thousands of Hispanics, mestizos mostly illegals in my city that have all shown up in more recent years and who make so much unpleasant racket in Spanish, at the market, at the park, where ever.
It sounds like loud people are your real problem. What does them speaking Spanish have to do with it?
 
Old 08-11-2019, 08:57 PM
 
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That’s the point. Most people don’t get triggered by Spanish speakers. Chances are the busybody isn’t even a Trump supporter. It happened at Starbucks. How many conservatives do you know that frequent Starbucks and purchase bad overpriced coffee? I know quite a few actual Trump supporters, and Starbucks is the last place they’re going for coffee.
My California relatives are Trump supporters and they do indeed go to Starbucks. It was a daily habit for one of my cousins. Starbucks are all over here in Utah, even.
 
Old 08-11-2019, 09:05 PM
 
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It sounds like loud people are your real problem. What does them speaking Spanish have to do with it?
The real problem isn't one thing, its a combination of things, foreign and often illegal, too many, too loud, they don't learn or speak English, the foreign language is unintelligible, it's spoken very loudly with an off putting cadence and dialect.

Just shortly ago I was at a suburban park really out in the country. To have any peace, I had to get 100s of feet away and behind forested area to not hear a rowdy group's Spanish or another rowdy group of young, grown men muslims and speaking some middle eastern language.

I have been going to and paying for that park for many years and for many years never seen or heard a foreign person, and now at times I might as well be the foreigner there. It's just beyond ridiculous.
 
Old 08-11-2019, 09:07 PM
 
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The real problem isn't one thing, its a combination of things, foreign and often illegal, too many, too loud, they don't learn or speak English, the foreign language is unintelligible, it's spoken very loudly with an off putting cadence and dialect.

Just shortly ago I was at a suburban park really out in the country. To have any peace, I had to get 100s of feet and through forest area to not hear a rowdy group's Spanish or another rowdy group of young, grown men muslims and speaking some middle eastern language.

I have been going to and paying for that park for many years and for many years never seen or heard a foreign person, and now at times I might as well be the foreigner there. It's just beyond ridiculous.
Maybe they are from Louisianna. That Cajun accent is hard to understand.
 
Old 08-11-2019, 09:21 PM
 
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Maybe they are from Louisianna. That Cajun accent is hard to understand.
The closest and only people near my solitude spot was a white couple with 2 little children a nuclear family and not the humongous gang the Hispanics and middle easterners were. I thought I heard them talking in an Eastern European language but it was so faint I couldn't really tell. Go figure.
 
Old 08-11-2019, 09:26 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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The person who made those comments was out of line. Part of freedom of speech is that people have a right to speak a foreign language. NOw yes, speaking Spanish makes you appear less American, but people most definitely have the right to speak the language of their country even when they come here.

I don't have a problem with people speaking a foreign language here. BUT I DO find it concerning that so many immigrants refuse to learn our language and insist that we speak a foreign language in our own country to cater to them. This refusal to learn English is especially widespread among Mexican and other Latin American immigrants. There's also more of a trend where even the children of immigrants are given Spanish first names instead of American first names and many still follow the naming conventinos of their country with two last names, etc vs do it the American way with a first name and a last name and maybe ONE middle name.
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