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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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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.
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.
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.
Keep your NRB.
Keeping whites feeling guilty so that they don’t question their dispossession is one of the most important jobs of the Cultural Marxist.
Something is up....especially with the push for Illegal Alien Amnesty.
I thought he was maybe a big Three Amigos fan who could sing
It's how the Left works.
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.
My thoughts too....
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.
Did this kid forget the words, like Christina Aguilera or screech it and grab his crotch like Roseann Barr?
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.
Anti immigrant is racist and anti-free trade. strange bedfellows those two pro immigrant groups.
RE: Why is he dressed like one of the Three Amigos?
Anything wrong with that?
No, nothing “wrong” with the attire - I was simply curious. Got an answer?
Celebration of one’s heritage. San Antonio is a city of Latinos.
“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.
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.
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.
Let me get this straight.
They stuff this kid “In-Your-Face” with his mariachi costume, and it’s OUR fault?
Thanks, that all adds up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make sure we keep something in the news to distract the public's attention while Rome burns.
that’s right. and it’s wonderful.
IT was a bad time, and they know it.
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?
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.
Traditional costumes are fine, but I’d love to see the Twitter response if someone wearing lederhosen sang the Anthem.
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.
Ahhh, lederhosen! They bring out the beast in a man!
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.
A little appreciation and attention from the country which is imposing this might be as well advised.
Pennsylvania is nice this time of year, isn’t it?
Yes, it is!
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?
Ignorance. What race do they think he is? Mexican is not a race, Hispanic is a language group.
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.
Perhaps, as cited on this thread, a pair of lederhosen.
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.
That costume is pretty standard fare for Mariachi bands.
Fine singing. Keep it up, kid.
And, REMEMBER THE ALAMO!
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.
It’s not like he did his own “creative interpretation” of the Anthem, like Jose Feliciano did in the 1968 World Series.
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!!
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.
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