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May 08, 2004

Personally I'm Not Shocked

This would be funny, if it weren't so unbelievably stupid...

At the risk of being called culturally insensitive, Ms. Gutierrez, let me translate for you. He didn't express an opinion about what immigrants are. He expressed an opinion as to what they ought to do when they come to a new country if they want to be successful and fit in: learn the language and try to assimilate. This isn't "dangerous" or "divisive" or even particularly "shocking". Unless perhaps you have a vested interest in keeping immigrants down - then I suppose you might find his remarks alarming.

- Cassandra

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To access the opportunities in this country you have to be able to communicate. You can learn the language and assimilate without losing touch with your own ethnic heritage. Common sense under attack. Take a look at many of the european immigrants of the last century, Italian, Irish, etc, go polka with the czechs in Shiner Texas and shut the hell up. Unless of course Cassandra is right, and you have some vested interest in keeping people down.

**el primer**

Posted by: Pile On® at May 9, 2004 11:52:53 AM

I find Mr. On's remarks to be divisive, shocking, and utterly demoralizing. Just what I would expect from a right-wing reactionary nutjob from the Lone Star state. Those people are always trying to keep La Raza down on the farm.

Well we're not having it. You will pay, esse...

Posted by: Cassandranita Gutierrez at May 9, 2004 1:08:06 PM

Thank you for the compliment Ms Gutierrez.

Posted by: Pile On® at May 9, 2004 1:37:32 PM

Well Mr. On, we need to have a lee-tle talk about those undocumented yard workers that have been spotted tending to your lush St. Augustine lawn.

Posted by: Cassandranita Gutierrez at May 9, 2004 1:49:37 PM

What are you saying? I am not supposed to employ them? Are you suggesting they be deported? Now who is the hate filled reactionary?

Posted by: Pile On® at May 9, 2004 1:56:09 PM

Oh....Meester Pile Juan...

Jou know how mucho I luv jou.. Plees not to deport mee! I weel work harder! You weel be very happy.

All thees poor hardworking lawn chica dreams of ees thee chance to tend thee oh-so-tender young shoots of grass een your vigorous St. Augustine lawn. South of thee Border, hwhere I come from, they no have theese lush grasses. Eeet ees all I weesh for in the loneliness of my room under thee full moon... aye yay yay...

(sob!)

Posted by: Chinese Jewish Mexican-American Lawn Chica at May 9, 2004 2:06:09 PM

Chica, I won't deport you (to where is unclear)but please don't toy with my emotions any further. I cannot allow the same women to break my heart more than once.

Posted by: Pile On® at May 9, 2004 11:59:52 PM

My God, what have I done. I can only dream of the day when I will dine upon whitefish fajita eggrolls, and sweet and sour matzo balls in mole sauce, gazing upon my perfectly manicured lawn of lush St. Augustine grass.

**sigh**

Posted by: Armontone En® at May 10, 2004 12:23:37 AM

That is some fusion cuisine. I see it all the time at the local Wally's.

Thai chicken and basil frozen pizza was one that caught my eye...

I wonder if the Lawn Chica is able to travel to do more than lawns in St. Augustine.


Posted by: Cricket at May 10, 2004 4:39:26 AM

Ay caramba...I am sooo sad...

Again meester Pile Juan has broken my poor heart. I depart, nevair to trouble Senor Pile Juan again... I suppose eet hwas not to be.

A poor Chinese Jewish Mexican-American Lawn Chica could never hope to tend thee tender grasses of an international chick magnet such as Senor Pile Juan and prepare heem thee succulent fusion repasts for wheech she is famous in her native land...

I leef jou to your vast harem of supermodels. (sniff!)

Posted by: Chinese Jewish Mexican-American Lawn Chica at May 10, 2004 9:49:31 AM