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U.S. Olympic athlete, Mexican flag?
CNN ^ | August 11, 2012 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Posted on 08/12/2012 7:30:37 AM PDT by bgill

So why did Manzano carry two flags with him on his victory lap? As the world looked on, he held up both the U.S. flag and the Mexican flag. Not a good look. And not a good idea... It's about being part of a team -- the U.S. Olympic team. It's about national pride, not ego. Manzano wasn't there to compete for himself but to represent his country. All he had to do was decide which country that was... This country took you in during your hour of need. Now in your moment of glory, which country deserves your respect -- the one that offered nothing to your parents and forced them to leave or the one that took you all in and gave you the opportunity to live out your dreams?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: manzano; mexico; olympics
The Mexican flag was sickening, disgusting and a slap in the face to Team USA and America. Many thought he was illegal until the last two days when the msm has been flip flopping between a US citizen or a dual citizen but nary a mention of how that came about.


1 posted on 08/12/2012 7:30:49 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

what anthem was played


2 posted on 08/12/2012 7:32:39 AM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: bgill

Wish we could ship his ass back NOW!


3 posted on 08/12/2012 7:33:04 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: bgill

Throw his sorry ass off the team!

What a piece of garbage.


4 posted on 08/12/2012 7:34:45 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: bgill

Smirking, punk-ass, piece of garbage. Go back to Mexico.


5 posted on 08/12/2012 7:35:58 AM PDT by Third Person (A man's got to know his limitations.)
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To: bgill

it’s the stupid Olympics.. I don’t give NBC any of my time


6 posted on 08/12/2012 7:37:26 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: bgill

It reflects his perception of America as not his country, so much as an opportunity. He is a Mexican who loves Mexico, taking advantage. Traitor, Subversive, Dork.


7 posted on 08/12/2012 7:40:11 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: bgill
Manzano wasn't there to compete for himself but to represent his country. All he had to do was decide which country that was... This country took you in during your hour of need. Now in your moment of glory, which country deserves your respect -- the one that offered nothing to your parents and forced them to leave or the one that took you all in and gave you the opportunity to live out your dreams?

This couldn't have been said any better. I fear the progressive PC crowd is ooohing and sighing about how woooonderful this is....it needs to be slapped down- and slapped hard.

8 posted on 08/12/2012 7:40:15 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Whaddaya mean I didn't build this tagline????)
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To: bgill
I've come to the conclusion Why shouldn't they!

If a country is daft enough to adopt people, for whatever reason,for ITS personal gain. I'm happy that those people show their "host" nation their true colors.

And it's not just in sport.

Think president!

9 posted on 08/12/2012 7:40:44 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: bgill

How about a loyalty oath for these athletes?


10 posted on 08/12/2012 7:41:00 AM PDT by ReaganberAlles
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To: bgill

The Olympics has started???


11 posted on 08/12/2012 7:45:59 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: bgill

Just more evidence to support the assertion that the most recent illegals have no intention of coming to the country to assimilate and become Americans. Unbelievable.


12 posted on 08/12/2012 7:47:07 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Texas Eagle

You’re in luck. It’s almost over.


13 posted on 08/12/2012 7:48:25 AM PDT by xp38
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To: bgill

Had he been a naturalized citizen born in Ireland, carrying the Irish flag with the American flag, would we be taking as much notice? < /self-test for bigotry >

My personal answer: yes. But if the intent is to show love and respect for two countries important to the individual, let the kid slide. We’ve got waaay bigger fish to fry!


14 posted on 08/12/2012 7:51:13 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: bgill

USA = 103 medals
Mexico = 7 medals


15 posted on 08/12/2012 7:51:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Gold Baby, Gold!)
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To: bgill

We have been too tolerant for too long of those who’s loyalty to the USA is very questionable.

Most Lie-berals, Blacks, Mexicans (what a shame for such a hard working people), SSADs (homos), feminazis, seem to have a hatred for one of the few countries which allow them to spout their hatred.

Maybe the good ole days of immigration from mainly civilized Europe was superior to our current model of preference to 3rd world types.


16 posted on 08/12/2012 7:53:32 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: bgill

Alot of them come here for the benefits only. They could care less about being Americans

Yet our fool politicians keep letting them in. One day this will explode into violence


17 posted on 08/12/2012 8:00:26 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: bgill

Alot of them come here for the benefits only. They could care less about being Americans

Yet our fool politicians keep letting them in. One day this will explode into violence


18 posted on 08/12/2012 8:00:41 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: JimRed

“Had he been a naturalized citizen born in Ireland.... would we be taking as much notice?”

Yes. It would have EQUALLY ticked me off.


19 posted on 08/12/2012 8:01:48 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: bgill
POS... did the coach know about this before hand??? if so, him too
20 posted on 08/12/2012 8:09:52 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

All time list of Golds

1 United States 929
2 Germany 400
3 Soviet Union 395
4 Great Britain 207
5 France 191
6 Italy 190
7 Other nations 2191
Total 4503

Just for interest...


21 posted on 08/12/2012 8:13:31 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: JimRed
Had he been a naturalized citizen born in Ireland, carrying the Irish flag with the American flag, would we be taking as much notice? < /self-test for bigotry

If you can tell me of any instance when that has ever happened (and I'll allow you to insert any European country in that Ireland slot) with any USA Olympic athlete, I'll take your bigotry test.

22 posted on 08/12/2012 8:24:09 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: bgill

If he is a dual citizen, which is legal, he should have chosen which country to compete for and stick to it! It’s ok for people of one country to cheer for people of other countries, but it’s not ok to compete for both, sorry. Fail.


23 posted on 08/12/2012 8:30:47 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: JimRed
Had he been a naturalized citizen born in Ireland, carrying the Irish flag with the American flag, would we be taking as much notice?

No, and rightfully so. There's not tens of millions of lawbreaking Irish swarming our country, depleting our resources and spitting in our collective faces.

24 posted on 08/12/2012 8:36:20 AM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
USA = 103 medals Mexico = 7 medals

Of course this reminds me of an old joke. How come there is not a Mexican olympic team? Any one of them who can run, jump or swim are already over here.

25 posted on 08/12/2012 8:38:46 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

How about a loyalty oath for these athletes?

How about one for our President and much of our Congress??


26 posted on 08/12/2012 9:39:22 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: CaptainK

Had he been a naturalized citizen born in Ireland, carrying the Irish flag with the American flag, would we be taking as much notice? < /self-test for bigotry


Hell yes, and he would have been screwed over big time by ICE for any conflicts in his paperwork.
But, then again we don’t have an Ireland-afornia problem we have a Mex-ifornia problem. Pick a nation and be part of it or be gone.


27 posted on 08/12/2012 9:43:30 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: unixfox

The real piece of garbage is Becky Hammon, who just because she wasn’t picked for the US women’s basketball team, decided to play for Russia.


28 posted on 08/12/2012 9:46:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bgill

He pegged the meter!


29 posted on 08/12/2012 9:49:51 AM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: bgill

Here’s what I don’t get.

Mexico treats their indigenous population like crap....it’s like Apartheid-era South Africa, where a minority of white Europeans control almost all of the wealth.

Watch Mexican Soap Operas, they are all White European looking for the most part.

Why carry a flag of such a country?


30 posted on 08/12/2012 9:53:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bgill

Athletes like Bolt and Manzano have impressed of late with their on-track performance, sad the bantering and multi-flag display take some of that luster away from their achievements..

Both seem to have identity crises, who are they? One is A Legend and the second,opbviously a Man of Two Minds as to how he came to where he is , on a Olympic podium,representing the future of this country perhaps .. in the end, they will bear the abuse of their successes.


31 posted on 08/12/2012 10:01:28 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: bgill

Stupid


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33 posted on 08/12/2012 10:19:07 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: bgill

I believe that in California and the Southwest the Mexican flag will soon be flown alongside the American flag on public buildings.


34 posted on 08/12/2012 10:24:18 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Alot of them come here for the benefits only. They could care less about being Americans Yet our fool politicians keep letting them in. One day this will explode into violence

Many are predicting that within less than 10 yrs there will be extensive rioting. I'll concur & predict that within 50 yrs this nation can possibly be split up as Yugoslavia.

35 posted on 08/12/2012 10:35:11 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: Texas Eagle

Yes the ratings have been huge. I guess you missed it.


36 posted on 08/12/2012 11:20:07 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: bgill

This is another reason why I despise Mexico and it’s people.


37 posted on 08/12/2012 12:20:10 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: ecomcon

They don’t call it reconquista for nothing. These people are so tone deaf, they do not know or care to know how offensive and arrogant their behavior is while they are oh so sensitive to any slight or offense real or imagined.


38 posted on 08/13/2012 9:01:23 AM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: dfwgator

How about the case of Lennox Lewis. Competes and wins gold for Canada years ago in boxing. Later while turning pro decides more money to be had by becoming English again since he also had UK roots. Does well for many years as Heavyweight Champion and indeed makes lots of doe re mi. I no longer think too much about athletes and their degree of loyalty to nation states.


39 posted on 08/14/2012 6:57:13 AM PDT by xp38
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