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Old 08-06-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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SONIA SOTOMAYOR MADE IT............First Hispanic woman in the USA Supreme Court is a PUERTO RICAN. We also have the first Hispanic Astronaut, who is also a PUERTO RICAN. Now let's try for the Presidency!!!!

Let's celebrate and be proud of our heritage, AND PUERTO RICAN POWER.........

If they made it......anyone of us can....all it takes is hard work, dilligence........and education. MY motto is: EDUCATION WILL NEVER BE AS EXPENSIVE AS IGNORANCE.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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SONIA SOTOMAYOR MADE IT............First Hispanic woman in the USA Supreme Court is a PUERTO RICAN. We also have the first Hispanic Astronaut, who is also a PUERTO RICAN. Now let's try for the Presidency!!!!

Let's celebrate and be proud of our heritage, AND PUERTO RICAN POWER.........

If they made it......anyone of us can....all it takes is hard work, dilligence........and education. MY motto is: EDUCATION WILL NEVER BE AS EXPENSIVE AS IGNORANCE.
That's right! New Yorkers and Puerto Ricans should be proud, because Sotomayor is from NY, and her nationality is Puerto Rican.
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Puerto Rico
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Celebrate, but if you are a white male, then celebration is probably very low key. I can't believe that the "wise Latina woman" with one swoop erased results of the exams that represented the hard work of many fireman to enforce affirmative action. New York for all its power represents the worst morals that America has to offer. Hopefully she will become "wiser" and grow up to the position that she was given.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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Ya Puerto Ricans here in Boston should be proud
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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SONIA SOTOMAYOR MADE IT............First Hispanic woman in the USA Supreme Court is a PUERTO RICAN. We also have the first Hispanic Astronaut, who is also a PUERTO RICAN. Now let's try for the Presidency!!!!

Let's celebrate and be proud of our heritage, AND PUERTO RICAN POWER.........

If they made it......anyone of us can....all it takes is hard work, dilligence........and education. MY motto is: EDUCATION WILL NEVER BE AS EXPENSIVE AS IGNORANCE.
I'm happy that a Bronx Boricua has made it to the Supreme Court.

With regards to a Boricua being the first hispanic in space, that's not so. That honor goes to Cuban cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez. He did this in September of 1980. Hey...at least he was a Caribeño.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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Just some trivial factoids to add: First generation CONUS puerto ricans (those physically born in the island, and outside military facilities,such as myself) cannot run for president. Only a constitutional ammendment can change that. That said, second+ generation puertoricans like Sotomayor can. I have no doubt eventually a Hispanic president will be elected. I'm not so concerned whether it happens to be one of Caribbean descent, Mexican et al. I still think the election of a black president is a much more dramatic element in the race dynamics of this country than electing a Hispanic, but it would still be a notable event.

I know my mother feels proud (my mother was a lawyer) about the confirmation, I think she spammed my cell phone with texts after texts lol.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Celebrate, but if you are a white male, then celebration is probably very low key. I can't believe that the "wise Latina woman" with one swoop erased results of the exams that represented the hard work of many fireman to enforce affirmative action. New York for all its power represents the worst morals that America has to offer. Hopefully she will become "wiser" and grow up to the position that she was given.
Is not only New York that represents the worst morals, is America as a whole.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Philly
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she's nuyorican. I too am sure a person of Hispanic descent will be elected.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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Viva nuestra jueza!!
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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viva nuestra jueza!!

arriba! Arriba! At least you have been allowed to use a little bit of spanish. In the new york forum, yours would have been deleted................. viva nuestra raza!!!!!!!
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