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Old 08-21-2008, 10:39 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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Maybe those Oregonians should just relocate to Mexico where they could name all the streets they want after Chavez - or that great statesman - Calderon.
Here's a profound statement from someone who likely failed history [so if an American is Hispanic they aren't worthy of a street name? You must be the "Blacks go back to Africa" type that truly defines the ugly American Tell what your ethnicity is so we can tell to leave the US as soon as possible, yahoo!
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:46 PM
 
Location: North Side of Indy, IN
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Here's a profound statement from someone who likely failed history [so if an American is Hispanic they aren't worthy of a street name? You must be the "Blacks go back to Africa" type that truly defines the ugly American Tell what your ethnicity is so we can tell to leave the US as soon as possible, yahoo!
This is all not to mention that Cesar Chavez wasn't even Mexican. He was American...born in Yuma...as in Yuma, Arizona.
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The thing that bothers me is that street names no longer have mamageable names. I grew up in a town that had a Jackson Street and a Lincoln street, and everybody either knew or did not care who they were named after. Now, I see street signs that say "The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Parkway Extension North-west Parallel Road"".
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:02 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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LOL I was thinking of Hugo Chavez and thinking: "WTF?" Fortunately the name didnt quite ring right with me so I wiki'ed the guy.

Just some liberal union workers rights guy. Doesnt seem to be all that "out there" to me. Portland = liberal. Chavez=liberal. shrug.

Nothing to see here folks. Move along.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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The thing that bothers me is that street names no longer have mamageable names. I grew up in a town that had a Jackson Street and a Lincoln street, and everybody either knew or did not care who they were named after. Now, I see street signs that say "The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Parkway Extension North-west Parallel Road"".
Yeah? You see those signs? Where.

Besides, everybody would just call it "King Drive" or "MLK" anyway...

People are lazy.

Besides, I see nothing 'unmanageable' about 'Chavez St' or 'Cesar Chavez Street'.

I think the real issue in this thread is that people are all up in arms at the first sign of a street getting named after someone with a hispanic name, even if they have no clue who it is. It's a kneejerk reaction. And it's silly.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: wrong planet
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If that is what they want to name a street, good for them. There are streets named after people far less deserving than him.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:05 AM
 
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haha.


OOOOPS!



my bad and I admit I made a booboo

I thought it was that whack job from Venezuela.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:18 AM
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Location: Wisconsin
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My grandchildren attend a school named after Cesar Chavez. Great school. I think that people who think of Chavez as objectionable have him confused with someone else. Cesar Chavez was a great American who helped so many people.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Dodger Stadium was built at Chavez Ravine (which is also a nickname for DS).

Kudos for admitting your mistake, Freebird.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:24 PM
 
Location: North Side of Indy, IN
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haha.


OOOOPS!



my bad and I admit I made a booboo

I thought it was that whack job from Venezuela.
Yeah, I figured.
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