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Salazar Wants More Latino-Focused Nat'l Parks, Sites
thenewamerican.com ^ | 13 October 2011 09:30 | Bruce Walker

Posted on 10/13/2011 11:04:03 AM PDT by VU4G10

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has been pressuring the National Park Service to locate sites related to the histories of women and minorities, particularly Latinos, which could be added to the National Register of Historic Places or otherwise preserved as parks or properties.

According to the Washington Post:

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.

Salazar bemoaned the paucity of such locations:

Less than three percent of all the national landmarks that we have — the highest designation you can receive as a historic landmark — are designated for women, Latinos, African Americans or other members of minority groups. That tells you that the score is not even....

I think when you look at the way Americans most understand the history of Latinos in this country, a lot of it is being told now through the lens of what’s happening with the immigration debate. While that’s an important debate that has security and moral implications, in my view, there’s also a huge history of Latinos in the United States that’s never been told.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hispandering; iinvasion; pandering; racecard; racism; salazar

1 posted on 10/13/2011 11:04:09 AM PDT by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

The line forms to the Left, Salazar behind all the other racist pig “minority” groups.


2 posted on 10/13/2011 11:06:25 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: VU4G10

There are already are sites related to latinos. The Alamo and San Jacinto, and thats right off the top of my head.


3 posted on 10/13/2011 11:07:54 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: VU4G10

Sooo...now historical landmarks are racist too?


4 posted on 10/13/2011 11:07:58 AM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: VU4G10

Then he should move back to Mexico. They have a whole bunch there I bet.


5 posted on 10/13/2011 11:08:14 AM PDT by sniper63 (If Obama pats himself on the back anymore, his shoulder will dislocate.....)
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To: VU4G10
Given our current fiscal predicament I propose we start selling most if not all Nat’l parks (Yellowstone aside)....that ought to piss the commie pigs off. Better yet privatize them...
6 posted on 10/13/2011 11:08:27 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: VU4G10

Where’s the Dutch-named parks?


7 posted on 10/13/2011 11:10:25 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: rightwingextremist1776
No, Yellowstone has to go too.

Better yet they could rename it Brownstone.

8 posted on 10/13/2011 11:10:30 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Most of those parks should not be sold, because they are in effect, stolen goods. As such, they should be returned to their rightful owners, the individual States from which they were taken.


9 posted on 10/13/2011 11:11:02 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: VU4G10

10 posted on 10/13/2011 11:11:44 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

OK...better yet.


11 posted on 10/13/2011 11:12:20 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: VU4G10

How do they enter the park? Do they come through the fence 400 yards away from the front gate and not pay the park fee? or do we simply waive the fee and let them come in through the front gate? What exactly is a theme that they discuss?


12 posted on 10/13/2011 11:12:41 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: VU4G10
I'm German and Italian. I should have parks dedicated to my heritage too.

SOBs

13 posted on 10/13/2011 11:13:27 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: skeeter

San Gabriel River site too, where the Mexican army lost the final battle of the Mexican-American war.

California Missions, where the Spanish and their lackey’s brutalized the indigenous Native American populations.

The dismembered head of Joaquin Murietta is prominently displayed in a
Museum somewhere.

Jeez, what do the pandering democraps want?


14 posted on 10/13/2011 11:14:24 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: VU4G10

I propose the Gun Walker Trail.


15 posted on 10/13/2011 11:16:36 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: VU4G10
I guess our nation's motto, E pluribus unum is no longer in effect............
16 posted on 10/13/2011 11:17:08 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: VU4G10

Yah, we have the Alamo. There must be other places where we whupped the Mexicans. There was a big battle here in Los Angeles. . Maybe we could make downtown part of the National Park system too? We also killed some banditos — Vasquez. We already have Vasquez Rocks park. Then there was that place up in northern California where a few Californians TOOK California from Mexico and made us an independent country, just for the year. What more do they want?


17 posted on 10/13/2011 11:17:28 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: VU4G10

Thinking about this, we have lots and lots of Hispanic-themed parks in NYC, when you look at who uses them...and on the annual Puerto Rican pride day, they quite literally take over Manhattan.


18 posted on 10/13/2011 11:20:16 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: fatnotlazy

I’m of Asian ascent. Maybe we need more Asian themed Parks..........oh, yeah, we have the USS Arizona........


19 posted on 10/13/2011 11:20:27 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: VU4G10

Well let’s see they already have the Alamo and they can visit San Jacinto Battleground State Park which I advise them to do to learn a little about the reality of war - to paraphrase our Resident in chief - We won!


20 posted on 10/13/2011 11:20:27 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: bboop

The first Taco Bell? That auto shop in LA that makes low-riders? Cheech Marin’s route to Canada?


21 posted on 10/13/2011 11:37:31 AM PDT by steve8714 (America is getting soft. We have guys wearing mommy jeans, probably with no fly.)
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To: EyeGuy
Salazar (Palace Flag ~ in Cornish I believe) is of the impression that relevant latino history is that of the Mexicans in this country.

Actually, relevant latino history in the United States starts with King Philippe II who set aside everything between the Appalachians and the Atlantic, Nova Scotia and Florida, for non-hispanic Europeans who were also non-Catholic.

At the time it was a desolate wasteland that'd just had more than 20 years of hard drought. No one but the most desperate would wish to live there, so he, the King, gave it to them ~ and they came!

Jamestown is a sacred monument in memory of the Protestants King Philippe II saved from destruction in Europe. The Hudson Valley is another monument to the Jews who found yet another New Jerusalem in the wilderness.

I could go on like that all day ~ but that's right where America as we know it begins ~ with the Treaty of London, 1604, where King Philppe II crammed down a deal with the other Europeans to divide and develop various regions of North America.

We were given the least. We made of it the most.

Salazar is an ignorant fascist pig.

22 posted on 10/13/2011 11:47:44 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: VU4G10

uhhh

So all the Mexican Cartel marijuana growers working there will feeeel more at home?


23 posted on 10/13/2011 11:52:32 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Puto National Park? Nah, that name sucks!


24 posted on 10/13/2011 12:01:30 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: VU4G10

Jesus Christ, how about a park for everyone? I thought liberal morons wanted us to be all kumbaya and “equal”??


25 posted on 10/13/2011 12:03:45 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: VU4G10
Ken Salazar is a government-sanctioned racist and should be flipping burgers at McDonalds, not pushing his sanctimonious agenda as Secretary of the Interior.
26 posted on 10/13/2011 12:12:17 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: skeeter

Maybe we need Mount Wetback with a bunch of illegals crossing the Rio Grande carved on it.

Give me a break. Parks are parks. They are for everyone to enjoy. They don’t need to be ethnically oriented.


27 posted on 10/13/2011 12:31:39 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: VU4G10

I guess we should put some fences around it and call it a “Border National Park”, then....


28 posted on 10/13/2011 12:34:34 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: VU4G10
The whole attempt to classify a group called “Hispanic” also holds many problems. Cubans, Mexicans, and Argentineans are all notionally so labelled; however, most members of these groups see more differences among themselves than commonalities. Even within a large nation such as Mexico, there are significant cultural differences between those who live in Yucatan and Juarez.

I just wanted to bump this in hopes that it would be read by the guy who ranted about how ignorant I was for suggesting that Iberian Europeans, Cubans, Guatemalans, and such might take offense in being regarded as one with mexicans.

I also have a suggestion for Sr. Salazar; make national monuments of all the streams, ranches, back roads, and ravines that the illegals use to get here!
That way the feds would be required to clean up the damage and trash his pals leave in their wake.

29 posted on 10/13/2011 12:48:34 PM PDT by norton
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To: VU4G10
We have the Alamo and the San Jacinto Battle Field listed in National Register of Historic Places.
What more do they want?
30 posted on 10/13/2011 12:53:42 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Georgia Girl 2
They don’t need to be ethnically oriented.

To any group that defines themselves by their ethnicity, everything must be ethnically oriented.

32 posted on 10/13/2011 1:15:39 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: VU4G10

If you have ever gone to a city park after a “Latino” party, you would just be stupefied by how they trash every bit of the surroundings around them.

Pampers on the ground, beer cans on the ground, paper and trash thrown on the ground, and every other bit of filth you can imagine. Even though, they are surrounded by trash cans placed no more than 30 feet from them.

Loud Mexican music blaring for everyone in the park and surrounding 5 blocks really tops it off.

White people gracefully leave the park shaking their heads and not believing that the party goers have no social graces to offer humanity and ruin it for everyone.

Unless you live down here in South Texas you could not believe it!


33 posted on 10/13/2011 1:58:45 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: VU4G10
Hatch Chile Fields National Park?

Yuma Lettuce Farm National Park?

Tyson Processing Plant National Park?

34 posted on 10/13/2011 3:04:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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