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English won't be Bakersfield's official language
AP via SFGate ^ | 9/27/7

Posted on 09/27/2007 2:14:25 PM PDT by SmithL

Bakersfield, Calif. (AP) --

A bid to make English the official language of this San Joaquin Valley city failed after much debate.

The city council also shot down on Wednesday another proposal that would have made clear that Bakersfield is not a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, but it approved a resolution calling on the federal government to enact immigration reform.

After the meeting, opponents of the English-only and the sanctuary resolutions praised the council for making the "morally correct" decision.

. . . Famed labor leader Dolores Huerta, who spoke to city council members, called the defeated resolutions "hateful" and "divisive."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliennation; aliens; aztlan; bakersfield; balkanization; bomb; colonization; doloreshuerta; english; immigrantlist; immigration; language; macahuitl; mecha; officialenglish; press2forspanish; reconquista; sanctuarycity
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To: kbingham; SmithL

“And in time, people may find themselves with the understanding that no one is going to fix this problem for us until we begin to revolt against it.”

BTTT!

We need to defend our country in anyway we can.

We can no longer depend on our “leaders” to do it for us.

For some reason the words of Thomas Paine — “these are the times that try mens souls” — come to mind.


21 posted on 09/27/2007 8:50:29 PM PDT by STE=Q ("Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock." (Will Rogers))
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To: STE=Q
We need to defend our country in anyway we can. We can no longer depend on our “leaders” to do it for us.

The hispanic gangbangers are so thick in an old neighborhood in the town where I grew up that no one goes there anymore, especially at night. This was a neighborhood of legal immigrants from Italy and Yugoslavia, and most have been scared out of their lifetime homes.

The leaders of this country have done everything they can to start a race war in America, and they will probably succeed. Martial law, here we come!

22 posted on 09/27/2007 9:40:00 PM PDT by janetgreen (America For Sale - call Junior Bush at 202-456-1414)
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To: janetgreen

“The leaders of this country have done everything they can to start a race war in America, and they will probably succeed. Martial law, here we come!”

I think you are right.

However, we should not allow these “leaders” (traitors) to manipulate us into race wars, thereby allowing them to justify Martial law.

We need to do what we can to save the country — while avoiding the aforementioned trap.


23 posted on 09/27/2007 11:08:33 PM PDT by STE=Q ("Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock." (Will Rogers))
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To: TheLion
Glad to know I wasn't the only one to read that and take it seriously. Kind of like all those liberals bugging Charlton Heston for guns when the LA riots were running rampant - the libs learn they were wrong all along and come crying with their heads bowed.

Let them reap what they sowed.

24 posted on 09/27/2007 11:49:19 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus (and where's that non-virtual double fence!)
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To: SmithL

Wanting any other language other than English in the USA ...now THATS hateful!


25 posted on 09/27/2007 11:59:55 PM PDT by donnab
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To: sheana

Chilling! When I think of Bakersfield I think of Buck Owens.


26 posted on 09/28/2007 12:02:53 AM PDT by dennisw (France needs a new kind of immigrant one who is "selected, not endured" - Sarkozy)
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To: biscuit jane
Having an offical language has helped move them toward unity and progress.

English did the same for India as well.

All of the discussion about and the founding documents of this nation are in English, and the concepts thereof may not survive translation. But then that is the aim of those who would keep these people doing jobs 'Americans would not do'.

It is as much a disservice to not teach the (legal) immigrants English as it is to teach 'Ebonics', neither of which will get them a decent job.

The illegals should be sent home.

27 posted on 09/28/2007 12:08:30 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Clemenza

Oh, they’re coming, but English is the official language in the State of North Dakota.


28 posted on 09/28/2007 12:11:31 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: dennisw
When I think of Bakersfield I think of Buck Owens.

Me, too. Fifty years ago, the only other language than English considered would have been 'Okie'... (8^D)

29 posted on 09/28/2007 12:13:39 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Out in the fields Okies used to what the Mexicans are doing now. FWIW I am not a country music fan but I like Buck Owens, Dwight Yokum affectionately “stole” from him. Buck is Bakersfield is indelibly etched in my mind


30 posted on 09/28/2007 1:41:41 AM PDT by dennisw (France needs a new kind of immigrant one who is "selected, not endured" - Sarkozy)
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To: dennisw

I used to watch Buck on TV (and the Buckaroos) as a youngster. I still like that kind of music. I have worked with a crowd of Okies in the oil patch, good folks, all.


31 posted on 09/28/2007 3:01:19 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

We should have froze that moment in time. USA hasn’t gotten any better since then and Bakersfield is much much worse


32 posted on 09/28/2007 5:05:57 AM PDT by dennisw (France needs a new kind of immigrant one who is "selected, not endured" - Sarkozy)
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To: kbingham
The Valley has gone pretty far downhill, hasn't it. Van Nuys 60 years ago and today. The last thing it needs is more immigration.
33 posted on 09/28/2007 5:06:11 AM PDT by ruination
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To: kbingham

Okay got a story that happened just last night.
Lamont is one of our small perimeter towns that is 07% hispanic. A friend of ours, a legal immigrant, owns a restaurant out there that we go to to eat all the time.
Yesterday we had reservations for the extended family and us at 6 pm.
Our daughter, and her 2 kids were stopped by a CHP on the corner of Panama and Fairfax which is about 1/2 mile outside of town. He wanted to know where she was going. She told him to dinner and he asked why. She told him to the name of the restaurant and he asked why. She talked to him a few minutes and then drove on to the restaurant and told us about it.
About halfway thru dinner the CHP showed up at the restaurant and it was someone hubby knew so we talked to him.
He said he saw a pretty blonde in a brand new car headed into town and wanted to make sure she wasn’t lost and was safe.
Even the cop knew that she shouldn’t be there, especially after dark.


34 posted on 09/28/2007 7:36:18 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

And everyone who is looking to go elsewhere are still voting democrat?


35 posted on 09/28/2007 7:40:13 AM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: stevio

Dumb response.
Kern County is one of the most conservative places left in California.


36 posted on 09/28/2007 8:00:52 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Nea Wood

“Like where? Where can we go anymore? I live in the Valley, the same area the other Freeper was talking about. The same things are happening here as where you are. Where can any of us go where it’s still nice and the invasion isn’t happening, and it isn’t likely to happen in the future? (Other than expensive, gated communities?) I wish someone would tell me.”

Simple. Leave California to rot. Move to another state where elected officials actually insist on enforcing the law. An article came out today in USA Today, clearly showing that in these states, illegals are packing up and moving, either to sanctuary states, or back to Mexico.

You should go to a place where the law is actually enforced. If Californians started leaving the state in a greater exodus over this issue, there’d be some changes there.


37 posted on 09/28/2007 8:08:58 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: SmithL

Memo to “miz” Dolores Huerta: Press 1 for GTHO if you don’t like the USA!


38 posted on 09/28/2007 9:28:13 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Hunter and Tancredo in '08! La Raza - the PLO of the Western Hemisphere)
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To: SmithL

The Fence grows so slowwwwwwww


39 posted on 09/28/2007 8:17:35 PM PDT by Uncle George
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To: Carry_Okie

>>It is therefore the Spanish language preference of Ms. Huerta and her ilk that is divisive.<<

Presumably, Ms. Huerta would likewise call a traffic ordinance requiring that motorists all drive on the right side of the street “divisive.”


40 posted on 09/29/2007 3:57:08 AM PDT by alexander_busek
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