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Alaska Rep. Don Young rebuked over slur
LA Times ^ | March 29, 2013 | Michael A. Memoli

Posted on 03/29/2013 9:41:19 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist

WASHINGTON - One of the House of Representatives’ longest-serving Republicans now says he meant “no disrespect” when he used the term “wetbacks” to describe migrant workers his family once employed. His comment, which drew a strong rebuke from the House speaker, flies in the face of his party’s effort to improve outreach to minority groups.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; donyoung; gop; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; slur; wetbacks; young
Sigh.
1 posted on 03/29/2013 9:41:19 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: BlueStateRightist

The government’s crackdown on illegal immigration during Pres. Eisenhower’s administration was called “Operation Wetback.”


2 posted on 03/29/2013 9:43:16 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: BlueStateRightist

Can’t call them “wetbacks”

But Oakies, Honkies,hunkies, rednecks and wops is ok.


3 posted on 03/29/2013 9:44:02 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: BlueStateRightist
What happened to this country?
4 posted on 03/29/2013 9:44:28 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wetback


5 posted on 03/29/2013 9:48:08 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Until I saw that his dad was in California, I was impressed that folks would swim the Beeing strait for work in Alaska.


6 posted on 03/29/2013 9:48:31 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: BlueStateRightist

But then he has to grovel and say he’s ‘sorry.’

Bullcrap!

They are, indeed, wetbacks, or a reasonable facsimile thereof.


7 posted on 03/29/2013 9:49:16 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: txrefugee

Right. And the government got rid of every known alien and shipped them back over the border.


8 posted on 03/29/2013 9:49:57 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Venturer
But Oakies, Honkies,hunkies, rednecks and wops is ok.

Easy there cracker....

9 posted on 03/29/2013 9:51:50 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Perhaps we should boycott ‘Mexican’ restaurants. If no gringo is eating their tacos they might have to retreat back over the border unless the Mexican government has erected a fence.

What we get in the US are the dregs of Mexican and South American ‘society’.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 9:52:02 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Until I saw that his dad was in California, I was impressed that folks would swim the Beeing strait for work in Alaska.

Would be one way of detecting illegals without racial profiling. Check for a nut sack. If they got one, they didn't make the swim, at least not in the last day or so!

11 posted on 03/29/2013 9:52:40 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: BlueStateRightist
He11, just say it was a "mis-speak". Works every time a Commiecrat puts a foot in their mouth.
12 posted on 03/29/2013 9:54:58 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Still Thinking

“Would be one way of detecting illegals without racial profiling. Check for a nut sack. If they got one, they didn’t make the swim, at least not in the last day or so! “

Yeah, but then you’d have to get the TSA involved. I don’t think anyone else is allowed to do that kind of check.


13 posted on 03/29/2013 9:56:14 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: BlueStateRightist

“Wetbacks” is not a slur. It’s just a descriptive term for those who came here illegally by swimming the Rio Grande. Most “Mexican-Americans” (a real slur against those who consider themselves unhypenated Americans) probably view the term as a compliment to the dedication of those who had the courage to “take the plunge.”


14 posted on 03/29/2013 9:57:14 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

lolz


15 posted on 03/29/2013 9:58:45 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tau Food

““Wetbacks” is not a slur. It’s just a descriptive term for those who came here illegally by swimming the Rio Grande. “

On the Wikipedia page, it is only a slur in English, not Spanish. I am NOT kidding.


16 posted on 03/29/2013 10:01:20 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I prefer “crimalien” for those who came here illegally.


17 posted on 03/29/2013 10:03:49 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yes, Los Mojados (the Wet Ones) are held in high esteem by Mexican nationals. So, the next time you encounter a group of young people who appear to have Mexican ancestry, tip your hat to them and to their heritage by asking them if they are genuine wetbacks.


18 posted on 03/29/2013 10:11:35 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Venturer

You forgot cracker.


19 posted on 03/29/2013 10:22:28 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Cowboy Bob
Watched an old Pinky and the Brain classic from ‘93 — Brainy the Pooh. Is offensive by today's standards and would probably be banned.

I especially loved Algore the Donkey. And Bea Arthur — the scariest bee in the hive.

20 posted on 03/29/2013 10:32:39 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: BlueStateRightist

but of course “Uncle Tom” is not a slur at all


21 posted on 03/29/2013 10:43:42 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BlueStateRightist

You know who always had a very contentious relationship with Don Young when she was governor?


22 posted on 03/29/2013 10:59:34 AM PDT by SMCC1
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To: IbJensen

I have known Don Young since the 70s and he has always been a blunt talker. He is, after all, a frontiersman. Born and raised in California, he migrated to Alaska, married an Alaska Indian woman, hunted, fished and trapped. He has served in congress longer than most and I have enjoyed a lot of time with him in the field and on the water.

Being of a certain age myself I recall the thirteen months I lived in California during the early 60s and the fields around Oxnard and Ventura were loaded with “wetbacks” as they were commonly called then. So were the bars, where many of them were maimed with machetes and knives. It was not a pretty life, but better than the ones they left behind every year.

This country has not always been Politically correct, although that itself is not correct. Politically stupid is more accurate.


23 posted on 03/29/2013 11:02:38 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Tau Food

LOL! Oh man... I’ve got a little shrine to the Wet Ones on the shelf over the toilet.


24 posted on 03/29/2013 11:14:21 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gave the Republicans a free lunch. All the taxpayers got was a lousy tax increase.)
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To: Venturer
But Oakies. . .

I'm not certain who Oakies are, but Okies wear the designation with pride and joy.
25 posted on 03/29/2013 11:21:35 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Tau Food
So, the next time you encounter a group of young people who appear to have Mexican ancestry, tip your hat to them and to their heritage by asking them if they are genuine wetbacks.

Think about, man. What if they don't know what you know, and some respectable guy choggies on by a gang of gangi-smokin' cholos who dropped out of school at the point they were only taught by Democrat, union teachers. Those cholos will have your chorizo y cojones in hand before you can say, "Hey, Mexican Nationals respect los mojados."

You've given some dangerous advice, man.
26 posted on 03/29/2013 11:27:59 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

The bigger slur is referring to wetback/illegal aliens as “immigrants”


27 posted on 03/29/2013 11:38:59 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: BlueStateRightist

I used to live in San Marcos, CA.
In the “little Tijuana” part of town there was (still is?) a convenience store named...

El Mojado

Really! I laughed at that every time I passed it. The mural on the side of the store was of a pompadoured Mexican man up to his chest in the Rio Grande.
I loved it.


28 posted on 03/29/2013 11:46:07 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Cowboy Bob

What happened to this Country?
Taking a wild guess here but....

Woodrow Wilson
Teddy Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt
Bill Clinton
Barak Milhouse Obama.

IMHO


29 posted on 03/29/2013 11:56:03 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: billhilly

Regarding the use of wetback, can anyone also remember Gringo?


30 posted on 03/29/2013 12:20:21 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: righttackle44

Back during the dust storm of the 30’s many people in Oklahoma left their farms which had dried up (Real Global Warming) and went to California mainly to seek jobs. They got nicknamed Oakies.It wasn’t a term the Californians used with respect.


31 posted on 03/29/2013 1:21:46 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

You forgot “teabaggers”.


32 posted on 03/29/2013 1:22:25 PM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Puppage

And Proud of it.


33 posted on 03/29/2013 1:25:18 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: BlueStateRightist

In Alaska, wouldn’t they be “icebacks”?


34 posted on 03/29/2013 1:28:01 PM PDT by x
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

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Thanks BlueStateRightist.


35 posted on 03/29/2013 5:19:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

He is RINO scum, this is a great excuse to force him to retire.


36 posted on 04/08/2013 4:32:07 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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