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Ken Salazar urges more Latino-themed national parks, sites
Washington Post ^ | 10/11/11 | Ed O'Keefe

Posted on 10/12/2011 10:20:05 AM PDT by ColdOne

With the nation’s Latino population booming and now the country’s largest minority group, the Obama administration’s top Hispanic official is concerned that the federal government is not giving enough attention to Hispanic history and culture.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in the past year has pushed the National Park Service to identify more sites or properties related to the histories of women and minorities that could be added to the National Register of Historic Places or be preserved as national parks or historic landmarks.

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


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: bholatinos; hispanicvote; interior; nationalparks; salazar

1 posted on 10/12/2011 10:20:10 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

a’la Washingtano Dee Cee


2 posted on 10/12/2011 10:26:08 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: ColdOne

We already have Latino themed parks here in California. Those are the parks with grafitti everywhere and dirty used toilet paper on the bathroom floors.


3 posted on 10/12/2011 10:28:46 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: ColdOne

So the new immigration plan is to declare the border a Latino National Park??


4 posted on 10/12/2011 10:34:24 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: ColdOne

We already have plenty of Latino themed national parks and forests. They are the ones with marijuana fields growing in them being cultivated by the cartels.


5 posted on 10/12/2011 10:34:53 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: ColdOne

How about “Speedy Gonzales National Sanctuary Park?”


6 posted on 10/12/2011 10:34:58 AM PDT by RexBeach (There is no such thing as a good tax - Winston Churchill)
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To: ColdOne

We’ve got lots of Latino themed parks here in Texas - the Alamo, San Jacinto, Goliad, etc


7 posted on 10/12/2011 10:36:15 AM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: ColdOne
I'm guessing the parks would look like this.


8 posted on 10/12/2011 10:39:00 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ColdOne
How about the Alamo in San Antonio, TX?

How about the San Jacinto Battleground State Site in Baytown, TX? ("Remember the Alamo!")

-PJ

9 posted on 10/12/2011 10:42:29 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: ColdOne

Salazar must be geographically challenged, this is NOT Latin America.


10 posted on 10/12/2011 10:46:41 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: ColdOne

I nominate El Rushbo National Park just outside of Cape Girardeau, Missouri


11 posted on 10/12/2011 10:55:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ColdOne
Maybe we can spray paint more graffiti on the Cabins in Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks.
12 posted on 10/12/2011 10:55:39 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: forgotten man
We already have Latino themed parks here in California. Those are the parks with grafitti everywhere and dirty used toilet paper on the bathroom floors.

I am of Dutch heritage. Where are my theme parks?

13 posted on 10/12/2011 10:55:49 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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To: ColdOne

I want a german/irish themed national park ...my daughter in law wants a korean one.. ..then my polish family wants one too ...


14 posted on 10/12/2011 10:58:52 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: ColdOne

I want a german/irish themed national park ...my daughter in law wants a korean one.. ..then my polish family wants one too ...


15 posted on 10/12/2011 10:59:03 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: ColdOne

How about the Ricardo Perry National Park, the Gringo Jorge Bush National Park or the Park of the Unknown Illegal Alien?


16 posted on 10/12/2011 10:59:03 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: ColdOne

How about Mexico ?


17 posted on 10/12/2011 11:03:39 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: ColdOne

We could make the souther border with Mexico a national park, then tourists could watch the hispanic “migration” right in their natural habitat.


18 posted on 10/12/2011 11:04:03 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Niteflyr

Uh...New Amster...er York...

How about Beanerland!? A national amusement park....


19 posted on 10/12/2011 11:04:39 AM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
How about Mexico ?

Yep Mexico is on big Latino theme park...head south and knock yourself out with your Hispanic heritage...problem solved.

20 posted on 10/12/2011 11:05:30 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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To: Niteflyr
I am of Dutch heritage. Where are my theme parks?

Even Old New York was once New Amsterdam.

21 posted on 10/12/2011 11:06:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ColdOne

I think they should make the border a National Park. Set up guard stations, razor wire, charge admission, arrest people for littering.

And my grandma was from Mexico.


22 posted on 10/12/2011 11:16:31 AM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: Niteflyr
I am of Dutch heritage. Where are my theme parks?

You already have one.


23 posted on 10/12/2011 11:25:52 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
You already have one.

Wow who knew!...:oP

24 posted on 10/12/2011 12:18:12 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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To: Niteflyr

25 posted on 10/12/2011 7:43:46 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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