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To: tsowellfan

There is nothing in my opinion that makes Italy special in that regard. What about the Irish, french, Germans? If Italy is special, then everyone is. They (we) all came from those places. So, no, only Americans in my book. Just call me American, period.


17 posted on 09/30/2011 8:23:12 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: RetiredArmy

I remember reading something about Teddy Roosevelt giving a speech in which he was opposed to hyphenated Americans. Any American was either an American 100% or not at all.


20 posted on 09/30/2011 8:33:14 PM PDT by donmeaker (e is trancendental)
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To: RetiredArmy
I was just kidding you. But since my comment I was thinking a bit more and about Colombus and his home city Genoa or even more specifically the departure spanish city where he set out to sail.

That made me wonder, where would the Genoa of native Americans have been? I know it's possible that they may have come from different places far from each other but from where exactly. I would be interested in finding a particular language that has the closest match to the language of the native American. Imagine what we could learn about them if we could ever learn where their Genoa is (that is if we don't already know and I'm just ignorant of it).

Where do you think they came from? Eastern Russia? South East Asia? The pacific islands?

23 posted on 09/30/2011 8:36:02 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: RetiredArmy

There is nothing in my opinion that makes Italy special in that regard.

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Whaaat? PUHLEEZE, have you never heard of Pavorotti, Caruso, DaVinci, Michelangelo, not to mention Sinatra, Dean Martin, Pacino, and on and on.

And then there is the food, the magnificent Italian dishes we all love.

Besides, who the hell ever heard of “Dublin Salami”


41 posted on 10/01/2011 2:49:26 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: RetiredArmy

It’s the racism charge that is precisely the ‘debate-ender’ that attempts to create conformity of thought in certain communities, and that is the ‘brainwashing’ that goes on.

Any calls for introspection towards the black community, that maybe they are not acting, voting, behaving or doing things in their best enlightened self-interest, is met with ‘racism’, whether it is pointing out that they have been sold a bill of goods by the Democrats or doing harmful things (eg family breakup etc).

So in effect, one of the brainwashers, agitator-professor-types, takes umbrage in being called what he is, and responds with his main weapon of brainwashing.

Fleischer wouldn’t even go there.

Fleischer: “But when people start throwing the word “racism” around that’s when I end the conversation because you cannot have an intelligent conversation when people are accusing people in the public square of that. So I’m not even want to get into that topic.”


73 posted on 10/01/2011 11:42:04 AM PDT by WOSG (“Legion of Acceptibility”)
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