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US panel calls for Smithsonian Latino museum
Mercury News ^ | 5/4/11 | Brett Zongker - ap

Posted on 05/04/2011 3:58:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON — A federal commission is calling for a national museum devoted to American Latino history and culture to be built on a grassy site next to the Capitol as part of the Smithsonian Institution.

.. the museum would represent Latinos on the National Mall where their heritage has been absent.

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It calls for the museum to be established as the Smithsonian American Latino Museum. ..

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Mexico; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: latino; museum; smithsonian
Total cost 600 million,, 300 million from the Feds will be sought..
1 posted on 05/04/2011 3:58:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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2 posted on 05/04/2011 4:00:51 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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How about a FReePer Museum or a TEA Party Museum too?

We could build it next to the Jefferson Memorial.. Oh for say,, 400 million.. Ya in? ;-)


3 posted on 05/04/2011 4:02:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

pure BS...BS...BS...our whole country is lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 05/04/2011 4:02:33 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: NormsRevenge

There is no such thing as a Latino race or a white race. There should be no taxpayer funded museums for either.


5 posted on 05/04/2011 4:02:37 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: NormsRevenge

I took three years of Latin in high school. My ancestors came from a part of England that was a part of the Roman empire. Does that make me a Latino?


6 posted on 05/04/2011 4:02:50 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: NormsRevenge
Spraypaint some cholographics on a wall, you're all good.


7 posted on 05/04/2011 4:04:05 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: NormsRevenge

Smithsonian American Latino Museum already exists - it is in the basement of the Alamo.


8 posted on 05/04/2011 4:04:21 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: humblegunner

Looks like Osama’s “million dollar” pad.


9 posted on 05/04/2011 4:05:30 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: NormsRevenge

Where’s the Smithsonian Scots Museum? And what about Latinas?


10 posted on 05/04/2011 4:06:11 PM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: Last Dakotan

You’re right, it does already exist except that it’s called The National Museum of American History. Same place that should have sufficed instead of the ill-conceived Museum of African-American History.


11 posted on 05/04/2011 4:07:41 PM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: al baby
Right at the entrance ~ Fur Shur.

Be a lot cheaper to build this in Tijuana.

12 posted on 05/04/2011 4:10:58 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NormsRevenge
a national museum devoted to American Latino history
History of what?
How about the Irish, the Germans, the Italians, the Chinese, the Dutch, etc., who built this country ... not tore it down.
13 posted on 05/04/2011 4:12:25 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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Be a lot cheaper to build this in Tijuana.

First thing they'd complete would be a tunnel into SoCal.

14 posted on 05/04/2011 4:13:57 PM PDT by norton
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To: NormsRevenge

To be paid for by Latinos, of course????


15 posted on 05/04/2011 4:15:30 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: muawiyah

Tiajuanna


16 posted on 05/04/2011 4:15:59 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: NormsRevenge

Would they stop trying to divide us, just for a moment?

The oldest European city in the US, St Augustine, Fl, was founded by the Spanish and was Spanish from 1565 to 1821 (with a brief 20-year British period as a result of the French and Indian War) and Spain was very important throughout the South, Southwest and West until the mid-19th century. But all of the heirs of the Spanish who stayed here have married people with names like O’Neill, and there’s really no reason to separate them out.

Unless, of course, you want to use them. Nah, the Dems wouldn’t do that, would they?


17 posted on 05/04/2011 4:17:18 PM PDT by livius
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18 posted on 05/04/2011 4:19:56 PM PDT by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let the hispanics set it up in Tiajuana.

We already have too much pulling Americans apart.

It’s time to throw diversity in the toilet where it belongs and get back to uniting Americans instead of thinking up new ways of keeping us apart.


19 posted on 05/04/2011 4:21:43 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: NormsRevenge

Build it and they will come! But, build it in Mexico City!...with Mexican funds!


20 posted on 05/04/2011 4:21:46 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: al baby

Neanderthal exhibit?


21 posted on 05/04/2011 4:23:10 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: NormsRevenge

Seems appropiate another band of rapacious looters and rapists erect yet another monument to their crimes in what’s now become a citadel of criminal malfeasance, Washington, D.C. Now if we could just move those monuments to American history out to make more room.... PS


22 posted on 05/04/2011 4:36:57 PM PDT by PiperShade
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To: NormsRevenge

I think a dumpster loaded with the crap that illegals leave on this side of the border would provide a fitting tribute.


23 posted on 05/04/2011 4:51:28 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: NormsRevenge

Proof positive that the ruling class have lost their collective minds.

Ronald Reagan said that a country that can not control it’s borders, is not a country at all, yet here we are.


24 posted on 05/04/2011 5:00:02 PM PDT by itsahoot (We make jokes, they make progress. Dimmitude, get used to it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Apparently the purpose of museums is now to make people feel good about themselves.

Next in the pipeline: The national LGBT museum, and the national Muslim musuem.


25 posted on 05/04/2011 5:02:56 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: oh8eleven

Er...every building built in California in the last 10 or 20 years was built by Latinos. You rarely see a white guy on a construction site.


26 posted on 05/04/2011 5:10:37 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: NormsRevenge

“a national museum devoted to American Latino history and culture to be built on a grassy site”

Calling attention to lawn care and leaf blowing, that’s racist!


27 posted on 05/04/2011 5:49:09 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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