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Anthem singer at NBA Finals target of racial slurs [2,500 Media Articles About 24 Twitter Posts]
Your West Valley ^ | 6/15/13

Posted on 06/15/2013 5:24:19 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance before Game 4 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on Thursday night.

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Miami media
is always eager to stoke false charges of racism.....and so, predictably, at least one of the stations covered this "news".

The number of offensive tweets, according to the report I saw in Miami, was.....wait for it......TWO DOZEN!

A quick google search for "san antonio singer" in the news category yielded more than 2,500 articles.

In other words, it appears the left wing media is trying to make a national issue out of a handful of tweets.

I don't remember the national media outcry when a group of Dayton Ohio black teens attacked whites and used racial slurs while doing so....or when a black woman told her dog to attack a white female reporter last week.......

Then it became clear....this little boy is being used as a PAWN by the Democrat mayor of San Antonio (keynote speaker at the rat convention last year)...

For all we know, the racist tweets might also be set-ups....or, perhaps, racist remarks from blacks.....but if so, the media WON'T report that fact.

1 posted on 06/15/2013 5:24:19 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is a BIG story. It must be. Its been the leading headline news article in the San Antonio Express News for the last two days.

/barf


2 posted on 06/15/2013 5:29:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

When I saw this issue covered on Inside Edition, or whichever show it was on, I just knew it was going to be played to the hilt. All to allow amnesty and a greater invasion from Mexico. The kid is innocent, which goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway.


3 posted on 06/15/2013 5:35:18 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Keep your NRB.


4 posted on 06/15/2013 5:37:15 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

SEBASTIAN DE LA CRUZ


5 posted on 06/15/2013 5:37:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SoFloFreeper

Keeping whites feeling guilty so that they don’t question their dispossession is one of the most important jobs of the Cultural Marxist.


6 posted on 06/15/2013 5:38:25 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: PghBaldy

7 posted on 06/15/2013 5:39:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SoFloFreeper

Something is up....especially with the push for Illegal Alien Amnesty.

I thought he was maybe a big Three Amigos fan who could sing


8 posted on 06/15/2013 5:49:31 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: SoFloFreeper
If I had to guess, I'd say that two dozen rabid Obama fans, who think amnesty is vitally important, decided to tweet some hateful stuff -- and then notified the media that "hey, you might want to look at these awful tweets ... maybe write a page one story about 'em".

It's how the Left works.

9 posted on 06/15/2013 5:52:03 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why is he dressed like one of the “Three Amigos?” I mean, even Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass were more subtle. Just curious if this is common at “events”, or special celebrations, or something else that I’m missing.


10 posted on 06/15/2013 5:56:30 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: ClearCase_guy

My thoughts too....


11 posted on 06/15/2013 5:59:22 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I saw a replay of the kid singing the Star Spangled Banner. He sang it beautifully. He sang it right.

He did a much better job than most pop culture singers who try to turn it into a pop song.

He sang it like Francis Scott Key wrote it.


12 posted on 06/15/2013 5:59:42 AM PDT by davetex (Location: The Alamo)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Did this kid forget the words, like Christina Aguilera or screech it and grab his crotch like Roseann Barr?
No?
I am reminded of the best rendition of the anthem I ever heard, Whitney Houston at Super Bowl XXV. Her performance brought tears to my eyes.
If this kid did half as good a job, hats off to him.
And my thanks to his father for serving our nation in the United States Navy.
Tweet that, Liberal Media.


13 posted on 06/15/2013 6:02:37 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Anti immigrant is racist and anti-free trade. strange bedfellows those two pro immigrant groups.


14 posted on 06/15/2013 6:10:50 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Charles Martel

RE: Why is he dressed like one of the “Three Amigos?”

Anything wrong with that?


15 posted on 06/15/2013 6:11:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

No, nothing “wrong” with the attire - I was simply curious. Got an answer?


16 posted on 06/15/2013 6:13:44 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

Celebration of one’s heritage. San Antonio is a city of Latinos.


17 posted on 06/15/2013 6:14:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Charles Martel

“No, nothing “wrong” with the attire - I was simply curious. Got an answer?”

If I remember correctly from the bit of interview I saw, he has mariachi singers/musicians in the family and he loves mariachi. So I guess he wore his costume when he sang.

He did a great job.


18 posted on 06/15/2013 6:22:06 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Charles Martel

Whoever assisted in dressing this kid knew all to well what they were doing. That is the bottom line.

Common sense would tell anyone, with the immigration bill front and center, this wouldn’t be advisable.....unless of course it was purposeful to draw attention and get the traction we see now....I think it was purposeful.


19 posted on 06/15/2013 6:28:27 AM PDT by caww
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To: SeekAndFind

Having been to San Antonio many times, that’s what I figured. I’ve seen a number of latino musical performances along the Riverwalk. Those performers that chose “heritage” clothing wore subtle (but elegant) Charro suits, rather than more heavily-embroidered ones that scream “Mariachi”. But, different strokes.


20 posted on 06/15/2013 6:37:14 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Let me get this straight.

They stuff this kid “In-Your-Face” with his mariachi costume, and it’s OUR fault?


21 posted on 06/15/2013 6:38:35 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: mrs. a
...he has mariachi singers/musicians in the family and he loves mariachi...

Thanks, that all adds up.

22 posted on 06/15/2013 6:39:58 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

The kid is lead singer for a mariachi band, which includes family members. He’s super talented, adorable, and an American from birth. He’s dressed in his normal performance clothing.

He and the band were on America’s Got Talent last summer and went far on the show.

Life-long Texans of Mexican heritage are abundant.


23 posted on 06/15/2013 6:40:38 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: SoFloFreeper

This sweet little guy is being used.

He looks adorable and sang beautifully and respectfully, from what I read.

This is a set up and he is being used.

The San Antonians are not a great bunch of idiots, they have a grievance for which they have very little congressional representation.

To incite Spurs fans is a dirty trick. They are not going to articulate the situation well, in general, and per the setting.

They would do better to list the grievance and address it to the perpetrators of this nasty PR stunt.

No city has done more to assimilate Mexicans, I would guess, than San Antonio. A broad enabling of illegal activity and ALL its trappings is something else.

People do not take well to invasion. Not now and not historically. San Antonio is on the edge of it and no one on the national scene is asking nor do they want to know.

But there is a lot to say.

And using this little talented guy is fighting dirty.

There is no doubt about it.


24 posted on 06/15/2013 6:49:39 AM PDT by stanne
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To: SoFloFreeper

Here are the other racist tweets.

While many of them are over the top, since when is calling someone Mexican or an illegal immigrant "racist"?

The powers that be knew all along this would be bait, and are playing the racist card to the hilt.

25 posted on 06/15/2013 6:52:52 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Charles Martel

Fabulous. and when the very good Mariachi Bands play at Mass or in an appropriate setting, it is wonderful.

It’s like Irish Dancing.

If the Irish illegals were taking over the Bronx in the same way, then representatives from Irish dancing would not be well received at Yankee Stadium. and anyone trying to mess with PR in that questionable city would be excoriated by the locals, maybe not the NYT, but they would be called out.


26 posted on 06/15/2013 6:53:59 AM PDT by stanne
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To: SoFloFreeper

Shery’s daughter - (I’ll be getting my own account soon.) This kid is wearing the clothes he performs in. It’s possible that it may have something to do with the immigration thing, but it also may not. This is what mariachi singers wear. This is what he knows to wear when he performs. Also, there is nothing wrong with him being proud of his Mexican heritage but also proud to be an American. If you want to read more into it, go ahead. I feel it’s a shame that he has been subjected to such racist vitriol. We ought to know better, especially since we are ALL descended from immigrants to this country. I too support border security and do not appreciate illegals being given benefits and rights that our own citizens don’t get. But I seriously doubt this boy and his costume have anything to do with that. I’m proud of him. It was an honour to have him sing our national anthem.


27 posted on 06/15/2013 6:55:55 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: P.O.E.

Yes, and that is exactly what San Antonio deals with in many and various settings.

It is not going well, but the pontificators Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Ayotte, McCain, RUBIO, Cornyn, BO, the great Eight sillymen, none are paying a small rodent’s poop of attention to the situation.

It’s in your face all day in SA.


28 posted on 06/15/2013 6:57:14 AM PDT by stanne
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To: SoFloFreeper
Bread and circuses.

Make sure we keep something in the news to distract the public's attention while Rome burns.

5.56mm

29 posted on 06/15/2013 6:57:23 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Jedidah

that’s right. and it’s wonderful.

IT was a bad time, and they know it.


30 posted on 06/15/2013 6:58:19 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Here in my part of the country there is quite a bit of Irish Step dancing. They tend to wear Irish garb at the events. They are little kids who’s great grand parents came over from Ireland at the turn of the last century.

There is also a large polish community and I’ve seen then dressed in traditional costumes.

Are they illegals too?


31 posted on 06/15/2013 7:02:39 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Shery

Spend about a week shopping in San Antonio. You’ll see.

Until then, think about it befor opining.

Singing the Star Spangled Banner in a foreign outfit is pushing it.

Would a Mariachi band of adults do this?

And during a time in which the locals are being told by their representatives that they are expected to put the illegals above themselves in all ways?

They are favored for jobs, scholarships, college admissions, language, and now their costume of country of origin at this time during our national anthem?

The angry commenters are not the only ones not engaging their brains.


32 posted on 06/15/2013 7:06:52 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Vermont Lt

Traditional costumes are fine, but I’d love to see the Twitter response if someone wearing lederhosen sang the Anthem.


33 posted on 06/15/2013 7:07:45 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: stanne

Really, what the hell difference what the kid wore? Perhaps it is his best set of clothes. Perhaps HE chose to wear what makes him feel comfortable to perform in. Perhaps he believes he looks good in it. Should he have worn a tracksuit with a headband and bobo’s? He didn’t sing the Mexican anthem, he sang the American anthem. And quite well, too.
I think we too often get so wrapped up in seeing political motives behind every action. Motives where none exist. Shadows where the Sun shines brightly.
He did good. He sang with spirit and panache. He actually showed more spirit than some of the players, bouncing foot to foot while he sang. God bless the kid for having the maturity and gumption to stand before thousands and sing his heart out.
To me, THAT is the American spirit. Do your best, do it right and be proud while you do it.


34 posted on 06/15/2013 7:16:19 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: Charles Martel

Ahhh, lederhosen! They bring out the beast in a man!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LEAiGDw220


35 posted on 06/15/2013 7:16:49 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Vermont Lt

No.

Neither is this kid, most likely.

Did you want to say that the San Antonians who have done as much as any border state city to assimilate both illegals and legal Mexican immigrants, are racist and intolerant?

That would be very very wrong.

I grew up in NY during a time in which most kids MOST kids with whom I attended school had grandparents even parents from the ‘old country’, who spoke their native language at home. The kids were not allowed to speak that language outside even in the home. They are all (I keep up with the alumni) all productive American citizens.

I don’t know where this is going, this illegal enabling and accommodation. I do not see how it is good for anyone.

But I will say unequivocally, NO ONE does more to accommodate this huge influx of illegal immigrants and their legal counterparts than the San Antonians.

No one.

A little appreciation and attention from the country which is imposing this might be as well advised.


36 posted on 06/15/2013 7:16:52 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Charles Martel

In 1938.


37 posted on 06/15/2013 7:17:30 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Thumper1960

Pennsylvania is nice this time of year, isn’t it?


38 posted on 06/15/2013 7:18:38 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Yes, it is!


39 posted on 06/15/2013 7:21:36 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Uhhh...Francois appears to be a black dude - shouldn’t at least a thousand of those hysterical MSM articles been about a genuine problem: the perilous state of race relations between blacks and Hispanics in this country?


40 posted on 06/15/2013 7:24:09 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: P.O.E.

Ignorance. What race do they think he is? Mexican is not a race, Hispanic is a language group.


41 posted on 06/15/2013 7:25:46 AM PDT by alarm rider (Basically, we are toast.)
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To: Vermont Lt

My Irish ancestors and their people helped build New York, to a great extent. They were bricklayers, elevator workers, ornamental plasterers and they built St. Patrick gothic cathedral on Fifth Avenue, which, if you have not seen it, do, and please reflect on how it was NOT built by government money nor effort, it ic certainly not and never was a catholic city.

These people were lawyers and teachers in the old country, and some were famine people. They took jobs they could get, as it was inhospitable to the Irish, and one particular aunt said it was well deserved. And the women, generally speaking, made sure their kids were educated.

And they contributed much to the university system, certainly the school system. How many St. Pats schools and parishes are on Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn?

They were not put there by the inhabitants’ tax money, doing the Irish a favor.

There was not this entitlement. It was earned. Right or wrong, let’s not get that mixed up.

Whenever one attends the St. Patrick Day parade in NY, they can see that people of Irish heritage take the United States as their country, and include everyone around them in tat heritage without animosity.

Yet, if you could show me a photo or relate an instance of someone singing our National Anthem in foreign country costume, and then during a time of threat, and sending a child out to do the job, I will be interested in your opinion.

Not until.

Perhaps, as cited on this thread, a pair of lederhosen.


42 posted on 06/15/2013 7:37:02 AM PDT by stanne
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To: SoFloFreeper
Living at ground zero of this fabricated issue, I'm gonna let y'all in on a little secret. This has EVERYTHING to do with Julian Castro, the La Raza RACIST mayor of San Antonio. This is great print for his cause. He is being groomed as the next Dem candidate for Governor of Texas by the left. Then after that.... POTUS. Make NO mistake, this young man singing the National Anthem in a Mariachi suit was by design. Castro hoped this would happen and it did. It pains me to see him used as a prop by the racist powers that be. Do we even know if these are real TWITTER accounts? Half of Obama’s twitter followers are ghosts. Everything that happens with these a**holes is by design...anyone who believes this stuff is a fool.
43 posted on 06/15/2013 7:42:19 AM PDT by The Political genius
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To: SeekAndFind

A: Rocky Mountain High School in Colorado. Outrage is building over the fact that students were encouraged to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the loudspeaker in Arabic replacing “one nation under God” with “one nation under Allah.”

Interested to know the difference.


44 posted on 06/15/2013 7:46:45 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Charles Martel

That costume is pretty standard fare for Mariachi bands.


45 posted on 06/15/2013 7:49:38 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; windcliff; stylecouncilor

Fine singing. Keep it up, kid.

And, REMEMBER THE ALAMO!


46 posted on 06/15/2013 7:56:34 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: davetex

Mexican-Americans who have been here for a few centuries are a huge part of Texas/US history, you can’t deny that....of course it’s a huge part of San Antonio history as well.

Of course the press is going milk everything from what a couple of ignorant morons tweet.


47 posted on 06/15/2013 7:59:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s not like he did his own “creative interpretation” of the Anthem, like Jose Feliciano did in the 1968 World Series.


48 posted on 06/15/2013 8:00:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

You must have never been to San Antonio! San Antonio is all about being Mexican. He is dressed in Mariachi attire. I love it! If you haven’t ever been there you need to go sometime. Wonderful place to visit!!


49 posted on 06/15/2013 8:01:42 AM PDT by NativeTxn
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To: SoFloFreeper

I saw a lot of self-righteous people on Facebook with their panties in a bunch over this, ranting and scolding about the evil racists who dare to criticize this little boy, and how it makes them ashamed to be American. Well, I’m sure he’s a nice little boy. And I’m glad he’s not an illegal. But if I were a singer and were invited to another country to sing their anthem at a sporting event, I would not show up dressed in a red, white and blue cowgirl outfit. I would have enough respect for my hosts, and their national anthem, to dress in a neutral manner.

I completely agree with the posters here who feel the child is being used as bait.


50 posted on 06/15/2013 8:03:51 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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