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  • <b>APRIL FOOL'S:</B> Dems want to make Spanish Arizona's official language

    04/01/2015 8:44:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    Sensing vulnerability in the GOP’s control over state government after four rocky months under the Ducey administration, Arizona Democrats are wasting no time in trying to crank up voter turnout for 2016. And if Andy Dresden, D-Casa Grande get his way, that aggressive posture will swim in waters never before tested in Arizona, or any other state for that matter. “I am proposing a bill to make Spanish the official language of the Great State of Arizona,” said Dresden, who admitted he, himself, ‘even in a Taco Bell drive-thru,’ does not speak Spanish, “There’s a reason America has never had...
  • Memo to Ted Cruz: It’s time to get better at speaking Spanish

    03/31/2015 2:37:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fusion ^ | March 23, 2015 | Juan Vidal
    Ted Cruz won’t sit around and wait, because waiting is a loser’s game. Cruz, the first-term Republican senator from Texas, officially announced his candidacy for president of the United States early Monday morning. While there are many fascinating aspects to Cruz’s candidacy announcement—his climate change denials, his political grandstanding that led to a government shutdown— there is one question that immediately arises in my mind: What will he, a Cuban-American, do to speak directly to Latino voters over the next several months? Cruz has been dismissed in the past for not being “Latino enough.” And although he doesn’t speak fluent...
  • Guernica All Over Again

    03/27/2015 2:35:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | March 27, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    It was one of the most searing paintings of the modernist era: Pablo Picasso's scream of a masterpiece inspired by the fascist bombing of Guernica in the Spanish Civil War, a horror that would prove but a prelude to the Second World War that began a couple of years later. The same evil empires that conspired to crush republican Spain in the 1930s -- Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia -- would unite again to invade Poland at the end of that decade, and set off worldwide calamity. Spain was only an early victim. While the West continued to dither,...
  • Priest arrested for exorcism on anorexic girl

    03/21/2015 2:12:22 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    The Local es ^ | 3/18/15 | The Local es
    A judge in Burgos has called for the arrest of exorcist, Jesús Hernández Sahagún, along with the girl’s priest after she went through 13 exorcisms while still a minor. Sahagún, the official exorcist of Valladolid, is facing charges of gender violence, causing injury and mistreatment according to local newspaper, Diario de Burgos, and has been asked to make a statement on the events. The events date back to 2012, when the girl began to suffer from anorexia. According to El País, her religious parents became convinced she was possessed by the devil and decided to have their child exorcised. She...
  • NAACP battles Latino groups over school for non-English speakers

    03/11/2015 4:24:04 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 March 2015 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – A plan that would dedicate two public high schools in suburban Washington to immigrants and second-generation students struggling with English is pitting black and Hispanic communities -– usually allies -- against one another. The Prince George’s County, Md., chapter of the NAACP is strongly opposing the plan -- which would take effect next school year, and cover about 800 students having English language difficulties -- claiming it will pull resources from other students and unfairly redistribute them to Hispanic students. Some critics go so far as to compare the plan to segregation. “It’s a slap in the face,”...
  • Pro-Amnesty House Republican To Deliver Spanish Language Response

    01/20/2015 10:20:43 AM PST · by Pelham · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 20, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    Based on House Republican documents reviewed by Breitbart News, pro-amnesty Republican freshman Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida will be delivering the Republican’s Spanish-language address in response to Obama’s State of the Union speech. Curbelo recently made waves with a January 18 interview in The Hill, which focused on his strong dissent from the basic Republican position on immigration and all but stated his support for Obama’s executive amnesty.... The Florida Republican is a vocal supporter of actions on immigration reform that many in the GOP have rejected, including a Senate-passed bill that House Republican leaders have refused to bring up...
  • Press Release: Partnership Launches New Ad Campaign for Immigration Reform

    11/21/2014 12:58:04 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Partnership for a New American Economy today launched a new ad campaign calling on Congress to act on immigration reform this year. (SNIP) The ad will premiere tonight at the PNAE,, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce event, “#iCodeImmigration: Accelerating Immigration Reform,” in Washington DC, featuring Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) and Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-5).
  • Pope Alexander VI's Dealings with the Spanish

    11/02/2014 12:15:39 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 4 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 2 November 2014 | Matthew Olson
    [This is part of Catholic Analysis' special series on Pope Alexander VI. This part, the seventh, touches on his closeness with his native country. Read the sixth part.] Br. J.B. Darcy points out some necessary background information: "For centuries, Spain had been almost completely overridden by the Moors. The Spaniards had been trying to take back their country from the Moors for almost 800 years. By the middle of the 15th century, this reconquest was almost complete, but Spain was still a hodgepodge of competing principalities and, because of its constant state of warfare, still a very backward country." [1]...
  • Spanish dad told to pay child support to daughter, 29

    11/01/2014 12:01:31 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 33 replies
    the Local (Spain) ^ | 29 Oct 2014 13:27 GMT+01:00
    A Spanish judge has ordered a father to pay his 29-year-old daughter €500 ($630) a month in financial assistance, citing the difficulties under 30s have in finding work because of the country's crisis. A man who has been been paying child support to his daughter for 24 years will have to do so for a little longer after a judge in southern Spain's Cádiz province ruled he would have to continue to support her until she completed her studies. The man who separated from the woman's mother nearly a quarter of a century ago had gone to court asking that...
  • Jeb Bush Promises GOP Immigration Reform To Spanish-Speaking Media

    10/30/2014 7:10:51 PM PDT · by This Just In · 44 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 30, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    A great many Republican House and Senate candidates may be staying away from talking immigration, or immigration reform this cycle, but not Jeb Bush. A funny thing happened on Jeb's recent visit to Colorado to stump for Republican Cory Gardner in his race against Democrat Mark Udall.
  • I Came to America Speaking Spanish. And I Oppose Bilingual Classes.

    10/13/2014 5:34:40 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 13, 2014 | Mike Gonzalez
    New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Milady Baez, the chief for “English-language learners,” are looking to increase dual-language programs, in which students receive instruction in both English and a second language. This is bad news for the kids and for New York City. I know from personal experience. Start with the big picture: Multilingualism in a person is a great asset — but a society with no common language is cursed. This holds double for New York, the ultimate city of immigrants. Without English holding it together, New York would soon cease to work.
  • Parrot missing for years returns speaking Spanish

    10/13/2014 12:37:15 PM PDT · by dware · 17 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 10.13.2014 | AP via Yahoo!
    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish.
  • Spanish Nurse Found Out She Had Ebola Online

    10/08/2014 3:11:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 8, 2014
    A Spanish nurse being treated for ebola has said she did not tell doctors she had been in contact with the virus and only found out she had the disease after reading the news online. The 40-year-old told Spanish TV station Cuatro she did not consider she might have ebola until the last moment. She said: "I found out on my mobile phone. I felt something was up because to begin with the doctors and nurses in Alcorcon were coming in and out every hour and then they start to come in less often. "Then I was listening to them...
  • New Mexico Debate in Spanish Part of Growing Trend

    10/07/2014 6:39:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 7, 2014 | By RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    The moderator gave New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez the nod to start her opening statement. She smiled, then looked at the camera. "Welcome. And thank you very much for the opportunity to talk to the Hispanic people of my community," Martinez said in Spanish. It marked Martinez's entry in an emerging trend as Republicans and Democrats around the U.S. court Hispanic voters. From California to Texas, colleges and Spanish-language networks are hosting similar Spanish debates regardless of candidates' fluency amid the growing influence of Latinos as swing voters in key races.
  • Ebola in Spain: Nurse 'infected in Madrid'

    10/06/2014 11:10:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 6, 2014
    A Spanish nurse who treated an Ebola victim in Madrid is thought to be the first person to have contracted the virus outside Africa, health officials say. The nurse tested positive for Ebola in initial tests and doctors are awaiting final results, according to reports. She was part of the team that treated Spanish priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, who died of Ebola on 25 September.
  • U.S. Congressional Debate In California Hosted Entirely In Spanish

    10/06/2014 9:54:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/06/14
    A Saturday morning debate between Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) and his Democratic challenger, Amanda Renteria, was hosted in Spanish, the Fresno Bee reports.
  • Young students taught to speak Spanish only in the classroom ( Wyoming )

    10/02/2014 8:42:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    WFSB ^ | Sep 24, 2014
    Casper, WY - Young children in Wyoming are not allowed to speak their first language of English in the classroom. Officials said it's part of a new program designed to help them speak Spanish. It's the first program of its kind in Wyoming's history. The students, whom are ages 5 and 6, speak English for half the day, then switch for the other half.
  • Fired Texas Principal Speaks Out: ‘It Would Be Best to Speak English in Classrooms’

    08/10/2014 2:34:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | August 10, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    On November 12, 2013, Amy Lacey, the principal of Texas’ Hempstead Middle School, was placed on administrative leave and subsequently fired when she made a simple request to students: speak English. Now that the gag order has expired, Lacey is speaking out about what happened that day, dispelling rumors that she banned Spanish from the school’s campus. “I informed students it would be best to speak English in the classrooms to the extent possible, in order to help prepare them for [state] tests,” she wrote in a letter to the Houston Chronicle explaining her side of the story. “It is...
  • Mulvaney accepting questions on his Amnesty Treason on facebook

    06/09/2014 3:57:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Several folks have contacted my office to ask me if I have been involved in discussions with my colleagues about immigration reform. (SNIP) 1) Am I discussing immigration reform with my colleagues? Absolutely. Not only that, if you have been able to participate in any of my town halls or Facebook forums, you know that I have been talking with EVERYONE about immigration for at least the last year. Talking about important issues is part of my job. (SNIP) 4) And finally, some clarity on where I stand on immigration reform generally: securing our borders is my first priority on...
  • Mick Mulvaney's Summer Of Apostasy

    There's only a few weeks left until the summer recess swallows Congress' legislative agenda for 2014, but a group of key Republicans haven't given up immigration quite yet. Helping guide a secretive effort to informally gauge support for legislative action on the issue before August are two expected names: Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Paul Ryan (R-WI). But joining them is a young conservative lawmaker whose efforts on the issue have shocked conservative power brokers and prompted a behind-the-scenes backlash. “Absolutely,” Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) told Breitbart News, “I have been talking about immigration with my colleagues for months. Talking...
  • Partnership Launches New Ad Campaign for Immigration Reform in DC Taxis, TV and Online

    06/06/2014 7:09:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Renew Our Economy ^ | April 30, 2014
    First Ad Showcasing Immigrant Inventions Released Today at Event Featuring Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) and Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-5). Watch the new ad: New York, NY — The Partnership for a New American Economy today launched a new ad campaign calling on Congress to act on immigration reform this year. The campaign includes a series of ads that highlight the need for immigration reform across broad sectors of the economy, including technology, business, and agriculture. The first ad – released today on DC Taxi TV, on television, and online – showcases the role of immigrant-led innovation in the creation...
  • Rarely seen photos of the Spanish-American war found by U.S. Navy deep in neglected archive

    05/09/2014 6:51:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 9, 2014 | Jennifer Newton
    Rare pictures of the U.S. Navy taken during the Spanish-American war have been unearthed after being found hidden away in storage by military archivists. A box, containing about 150 original glass plate photographs, was uncovered at the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington DC, featuring images of all aspects of the war from logistics to diplomacy. They were only brought to light again when the photo archive team was preparing for a major renovation and archivists Dave Colamaria and Jon Roscoe stumbled across the pictures.
  • More primary schools to offer Latin and ancient Greek (UK)

    11/19/2012 5:04:54 AM PST · by Renfield · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-17-2012 | Graeme Paton
    All primary schools will be expected to teach foreign languages to pupils from 2014 as part of a major drive to boost education standards, it emerged. At least one subject from a seven-strong shortlist – French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Latin and ancient Greek – will be offered to seven- to 11-year-olds. The move – outlined in a consultation document published by the Department for Education – could result in a major rise in the number of pupils studying the classical languages at a young age....
  • Urging the Congress of the United States to designate Spanish as the official language

    03/13/2014 6:04:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies ^ | march 10, 2014
    Pennsylvania House Resolution 665 PA State Legislature page for HR665 Summary: A Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to designate Spanish as the official language of the United States and to mandate its use in all official acts of the Federal Government.
  • California Public University Pays Employees To Learn Spanish

    02/21/2014 2:47:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 21, 2014 | Jennifer Kabbany, Associate Editor
    UCLA will foot the bill for its employees to learn to speak Spanish under a new program launched this month at the Southern California-based public university. Employees can take the class during working hours as well as get the cost of the Spanish course – $177 – reimbursed by their department budgets, campus officials told The College Fix. “It is important as a university and employer that we are on the cutting edge providing our staff with the necessary tools needed to meet the future,” Lee Walton, a UCLA diversity coordinator, said in an email to The College Fix. “The...
  • 6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Spanish (As a second language)

    02/15/2014 11:36:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/15/2013 | Amanda Macias and Gus Lubin
    We've read the arguments for learning French, but let's be honest: Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, or any other language with growing global importance would be a better choice. Spanish may be the best choice of all for a second language, which is why its popularity in schools is soaring worldwide. Here are some reasons why you should estudiar. 1. Spanish isn't a foreign language anymore. In the U.S., Spanish is rising ahead of any other non-English language at a rapid pace, with a steady flow of new immigrants from Latin America and growth in the already large Hispanic population. According...
  • Paul: GOP too narrow

    02/08/2014 10:19:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/8/14 | Mike Lillis
    Promoting Republican outreach to Hispanics, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said this week that the GOP must expand its appeal if it expects to remain politically relevant. "The party has to be bigger across the country, not only appealing to people of various ethnic background but various economic backgrounds," Paul said Friday during a sweep through Texas, CNN reported. The remarks came following a meeting with George P. Bush, the 37-year-old son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who's vying to become the next Texas Land Commissioner. Paul, a conservative firebrand who's long-been critical of establishment Republicans like the Bush family,...
  • Pro-abortion Spanish nun criticizes Spain’s new abortion restrictions

    01/31/2014 5:50:38 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/30/14 | Sofia Vazquez-Mellado
    Madrid, January 30, 2014 ( – In a recent interview with the Spanish feminist magazine Pikara, a Benedictine sister, Teresa Forcades, said her position towards the proposed restrictions on abortion by the Spanish conservative government was that of “criticism and upfront rejection.” “I’m in favor of allowing abortion when the fetus isn’t viable,” said the Sister. The proposed law will eliminate a provision passed in 2010 by the previous socialist government allowing abortion on demand until 14 weeks gestation, and will remove fetal malformation as a reason for the mother to abort. “There can be a mother,” she continued, “to...
  • Spanish-language Obamacare website is written in 'Spanglish'

    01/13/2014 1:05:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 13, 2014 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    "..............The AP says the translations on so poor that many users feel they were computer-generated. The name of the site,, can be litterally read as “for the caution of health.” One health navigator who works in Miami told the wire service that, if anything, the site is written in “Spanglish.”....
  • [VIDEO] Residents support principal who BANNED speaking spanish in middle school classroom

    12/04/2013 11:22:00 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 17 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/04/2013 | The Right Scoop
    You would think Hempstead Middle school principal Amy Lacey was asking to see the “papers” of the 50% Hispanic students at her school as this story is now getting national attention. But all she did was announce that students can not speak Spanish while in class to avoid disruption. The students make it sound like horrible discrimination and apparently the school district agrees. She has been placed on paid administrative leave and the school district is bending over backwards to apologize for the principal’s actions. But some residents of Hempstead (outside of Houston) agree with the principal according to KHOU11:
  • Health law's Spanish sign-up tools delayed

    11/26/2013 3:59:21 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | November 26, 2013 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON
    Add one more delay to the list for the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law. This time, it's a postponement of the launch of online enrollment tools in Spanish. Hispanics are viewed as one of keys to the success of Obama's coverage expansion. Their relative youthfulness is seen as a plus for the law's new markets. They are heavily represented in major states that the administration is targeting for enrollments and they're overwhelmingly likely to qualify for tax credits that would help make premiums more affordable.
  • Spanish Language Obamacare Site Not Functional

    10/24/2013 2:36:33 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 10 replies
    10/24/13 | Originalbuckeye
    The guest on Hannity's Show just said that there is a Spanish language site ready to go but it hasn't actually been activated. Do you suppose Obama, et al, want to wait until 'Comprehensive Immigration' has been shoved down our throats and the newly legalized 'citizens' can register for free care?
  • Millions of Uninsured Latinos Live in States Without Spanish Obamacare Sites

    10/23/2013 9:44:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 23, 2013 | By Clara Ritger
    Over 1.2 million uninsured Latinos in the United States do not have access to a Spanish-language Obamacare website. Nearly 60 percent of the state-run exchanges offer consumers only an English version of their Affordable Care Act website. The states without Spanish language exchange sites are Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, and Washington. An HHS spokesperson declined to comment on when that feature might be made available and whether it might be related to the technical trouble with
  • Obamacare’s Terrible Impact on Hispanics

    09/25/2013 8:47:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 25, 2013 - 10:32 AM | Israel Ortega
    Here’s something you won’t hear from the Hispanic media, the mainstream media, or the White House: Among the many terrible side effects of Obamacare is its adverse effects on Hispanics. This stems from the fact that the Hispanic population is one of the youngest, in addition to Obamacare’s impact on the wholesale and retail industry, which employs many Hispanic Americans. Wholesale and retail will be hit especially hard by Obamacare, because, as one consultant noted, “employers not currently offering coverage to all employees working at least 30 hours a week may be more inclined to change their workforce strategy so...
  • Hispanics could make or break ObamaCare

    10/14/2013 5:01:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-13-13 | Bryan Llenas
    Bryan Llenas reports from New York City
  • No online enrollment tools yet for Spanish health insurance marketplace

    10/14/2013 12:57:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    MEDCity News ^ | October 14, 2013 | by Jesse Mendoza
    The Spanish language website for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, won't be available for online enrollment until the week of Oct. 21, officials said. Spanish speaking members of the community have been directed to the website as the Spanish language alternative to to enroll for insurance coverage. However, the website is not yet equipped with online enrollment tools, officials said. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials said the enrollment tools will launch when they celebrate a national Hispanic Week of Action during the week of Oct. 21 in order to ensure that Latinos in the...
  • Verizon Tells Employees English Only, Please

    08/24/2013 4:41:24 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 53 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Aug. 23, 2013 | ichard Mullins | Tribune Staff
    Verizon executives in Tampa Bay are informally telling employees that they should be speaking English only when on the job. Not because Verizon has an English-only policy at work — it doesn’t — but because speaking Spanish at work when not absolutely necessary can make nearby English-only speakers feel excluded. This topic came to a head recently in Tampa when three employees of a Verizon dispatch center were speaking Spanish together, and another employee made a complaint because she felt excluded. The tri-lingual newspaper La Gaceta first reported on the incident this week, telling the story of Margaret Hess, a...
  • Spanish Gov't Funding Anti-Israel NGOs, Finds New Report

    06/18/2013 7:12:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 6/18/2013 | Elad Benari
    The Spanish government provided funding between 2009 and 2011 to political NGOs leading the campaigns to delegitimize Israel through demonization, boycotts, lawfare and other forms of political attacks, according to an NGO Monitor report issued on Tuesday. The report provides comprehensive and detailed evidence of the use and/or misuse of official Spanish funds, including regional governments. The analysis, entitled "Assessing Transparency, Accountability, and Impact on Israel", issued in Spanish and English, was written by Soeren Kern and Prof. Gerald M. Steinberg. Kern is an analyst at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group; Steinberg is President of...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine delivers floor speech supporting immigration reform in Spanish

    06/11/2013 10:07:09 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 11, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    “I ask unanimous consent I be able to deliver a floor speech on immigration reform in Spanish.”
  • Two Spanish men chopped off their own HANDS in £2million insurance scams...

    04/27/2013 6:37:08 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | April 26, 2013 | Matt Blake
    Two Spanish scroungers who chopped off their own hands and tried to claim the insurance payout have been exposed as cheats - because they performed the amputations so well. The unnamed men, whose cases are not linked, both thought they could pocket up to £2million if they could hoodwink insurers into believing unforeseen accidents had caused their injuries. They are among a wave of penniless desperados in recession-ravaged Spain who are increasingly turning to more extreme measures to make ends meet. Authorities said the first claimant removed his hand with an electric saw but told insurers it had been ripped...
  • MARK LEVIN --- I have an idea!!!

    03/06/2013 4:03:24 PM PST · by LTC.Ret · 23 replies
    Rumor has it that Mark Levin frequents this venue occasionally, and I have a message for him: I was asking political questions of some Hispanic workers the other day, and showed them how their answers proved that they were really Republicans --- they were quite surprised, but understood the differences after our conversation. Later that evening, I thought about how effective it wuld be to have Ameritopia in both book and CD formats IN SPANISH to give to them to share with their friends and relatives. Would you at all consider offering Ameritopia in a Spanish version for outreach??? I...
  • HHS says it ditched ‘exchanges’ because word doesn’t translate into Spanish

    01/31/2013 10:38:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/13 | Elise Viebeck
    The Obama administration has stopped using the term “exchanges” to describe part of the healthcare law because the word doesn’t translate into Spanish, an official said Thursday. Anton Gunn, director of External Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the rebranding of the insurance exchanges as "marketplaces" was geared toward Spanish speakers who will use the system. "We´re going to use the word ´marketplace´ because it actually makes sense to people," Gunn said at a conference in Washington, D.C. " ´Exchange´ doesn´t translate to anything in Spanish, but ´marketplace´ does."
  • Here Comes the 'Hispanic Obama'

    08/03/2012 2:21:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2012 | Tom Trancredo
    [SNIP] ....Based on my limited interactions and after reading more about [San Antonio Mayor Julian] Castro, it is clear that he is superficially very different from the older Latino leaders but very similar in other ways. The most prominent Hispanic mayor in America is Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Before Castro was born, Villaraigosa was at UCLA leading the openly racist, secessionist, and anti-American group MEChA. After engaging in protests to try to get the ChicanoStudies Department to give money to an openly communist group, he dropped out of UCLA and attended the unaccredited People's School of Law. He took...
  • USDA uses Spanish soap operas to push food stamps among non-citizens, citizens [AUDIO]

    07/13/2012 8:37:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 12, 2012 | Caroline May
    The government has been targeting Spanish speakers with radio “novelas” promoting food stamp usage as part of a stated mission to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps. Each novela, comprising a 10-part series called “PARQUE ALEGRIA,” or “HAPPINESS PARK,” presents a semi-dramatic scenario involving characters convincing others to get on food stamps, or explaining how much healthier it is to be on food stamps. The majority of the episodes end with the announcer encouraging the listener to tune in again to see if the skeptic applies for benefits or learns to understand the importance...
  • HPD (Houston Police Dept.): Officer kills man who refuses to show hands

    07/10/2012 4:37:37 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 76 replies
    A Houston police officer fatally shot a man Monday who refused commands to stop and approached her with one hand tucked under his shirt, an official said. Officer J. McGowan shot the man, identified by relatives as Rufino Lara, about 4:30 p.m. in front of a vacant store along the 7000 block of Bissonnet near Fondren. “I don’t believe this should be happening,” said his sister, Calixta Lara. “He never had a problem with the police.” McGowan and her partner were investigating an assault at the center. McGowan told detectives five or six people were standing in front of the...
  • Spanish Police Arrests an Al Qaeda Suspect

    03/31/2012 4:44:57 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via FOX ^ | March 27, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "MADRID – Spanish police on Tuesday arrested a suspected member of Al Qaeda who was key to the terror group's Internet propaganda and recruiting operations, officials said. The suspect arrested in the eastern city of Valencia "administered one of the world's most important jihadist forums", dedicated to recruiting and indoctrinating Islamic terrorists, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said. The name of that forum and the suspect's name were not given, only his initials, M.H.A. He is Jordanian-born with Saudi citizenship." SNIPPET: "The suspect worked at home "8 to 15 hours a day" for al-Qaida and for two offshoots, Al...
  • Romney in Puerto Rico: a case study in political pandering

    03/19/2012 2:05:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 16, 2012 | Robert G. de Posada
    In Puerto Rico, for the price of 20 delegates, Mitt Romney sold out his conservative principles. There is a long history of Congress requiring English to be the language of government and schools for territories seeking to be admitted to the Union — e.g., Louisiana, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma. For all of the territories that had large non-English speaking populations, Congress announced before the territories voted on the question of statehood that a change in language policy would be a prerequisite for statehood. In the case of Puerto Rico, where according to the latest Census only 15% of residents...
  • Santorum To Puerto Rico: Speak English If You Want To Become A State

    03/14/2012 1:47:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/14/2012 | Ricky Naik
    The Puerto Rico primary is on Sunday and Rick Santorum made a quick campaign stop to the island. While there, he told Puerto Ricans that if they want to pursue statehood, they should make English their primary language, Reuters reports. Nevermind the fact that both English and Spanish are already the official languages of the territory. In an interview with El Vocero newspaper, Santorum said he does not support a state where English is not the primary language. "Like any other state, there has to be compliance with this and any other federal law," Santorum said. "And that is that...
  • Mr. Language Person notices interesting craigslist ads

    02/22/2012 8:16:54 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 18 replies
    craigslist ^ | 22 February 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The resistance has been broken. Wasn't going to post unless absolutely necessary, but a couple of these craigslist ads have got the Mr. Language Person part of me in a tizzy. First of all, check this one out. Seems the subdominant culture has come up with a brand new vehicle nomenclature system: Click here.That one is an all-time classic. Then, a new name has been invented for a Honda product. Check it out here: Click here.
  • Texas Teacher Suspended for Telling Student: 'Go Back to Mexico'

    02/17/2012 9:08:24 PM PST · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-18-2012 | John Hill
    ARLINGTON, Texas - A two-time “Teacher of the Year” in Arlington is now fighting to keep her job after allegedly telling a Hispanic student to “Go back to Mexico.” Barnett Junior High School math teacher Shirley Bunn has 24 years of teaching experience. But her career could end with what she called a moment of frustration. Bunn admitted she lost her temper on Sept. 30 while distributing Title 1 forms to her eighth grade students. According to public documents, a student who had a history of being disruptive repeatedly asked his teacher for a form printed in Spanish by saying,...