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Carr: Welfare handed out in 180 languages
Boston Herald ^ | 10/4/13 | Howie Carr

Posted on 10/04/2013 9:07:45 AM PDT by raccoonradio

The answer is, 180 languages.

The question is, in how many languages is the Obama administration preparing to receive inquiries about the nation’s newest giveaway program for layabouts and illegal aliens ­— Obamacare?

That’s right, 180 languages. Celebrate diversity, baby! The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking “telephone interpretation and written document translation services.”

Not to get too bogged down in the bureaucratese, but “the telephone interpretation services contractor will effectively provide 24/7 oral over-the-phone interpretations services in any language (supporting at least 100 languages) (See Appendix B.)”

I’m looking at Appendix B. It’s not 100 languages, it’s 180.

This is what happens when you essentially throw the borders open and invite anyone who doesn’t want to work into the country. Am I right, Auntie Zeituni? Look at the illegal in Milford who ran over an American motorcyclist while drunk. He’s claiming he can’t be tried because he doesn’t know English … or Spanish. Somehow he was able to buy about a case of beer, which he drank before he ran over the American. But now all he claims he speaks is ... Quechua.

And by the way, Quechua is not one of the 180 languages or dialects in Appendix B, although the language of “Quiche” is. It’s spoken in the nation of Whole Foods. In order to more properly give away money and services to foreign freeloaders, HHS is looking for some people who can speak French, French Cajun, French Canadian and French Creole.

French Creole, by the way, is not to be confused with Jamaican English Creole (Patois) or Haitian Creole, Hawaii Creole or Portuguese Creole.

They’re hiring speakers in Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, Somali Arabic, but no Afghan Arabic — Dear Leader said during the 2008 campaign that Arabic is spoken in Afghanistan. Another missing tongue — Austrian, which Obama has explained is the native language of Austria. Have you ever heard of Foochow? I thought it was on the Thursday night special at the Kowloon. Turns out it’s a language.

Now, of course we need Serbian translators, and Croatian translators, but what’s up with Serbo-Croatian translators?

Ewe — not just a female sheep anymore. It’s a tongue. Mien is no longer your look or manner — it too is a language. I used to know a precinct captain in Ward 3 named Chin. Now Chin is a language.

There’s Ebon, but not Ebonics. Karen used to be a girl’s name, now it too is a language, as is Karenni. I’ve heard of Greta Garbo, but never Grebo. Just north of FL is GA; how many people in GA speak Ga?

It’s going to be tough running the switchboards for this new handout program. Did the caller say “Ilocano” or “Ilonggo”? Or “Malay” or “Malayalam”? Don’t confuse “Slovak” with “Slovakian.”

Another language: Mam. Yes ma’am, that’s right. Mam. You thought Mandingo was a dirty movie from the 1970s. It’s a language.

As for me, I don’t see the native language of my “tribe” in Appendix B — Gaelic. Or even Scots Gaelic, or Breton or Welch. Those are tongues of the Celtic Fringe, and as far as Obama is concerned, we must really be on the fringe. We must be the last people in America who apparently aren’t expected to go on welfare.

Wish I spoke Wolof, or Sylheti or Bambara. But at least I know the international language of welfare — English.

TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: howiecarr; obamacare

1 posted on 10/04/2013 9:07:45 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Howie Carr list ping

2 posted on 10/04/2013 9:08:28 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

You guys are so 15 minutes ago. We’ve had this for years in California

California Passes Medical Interpreter Law

January 5, 2009

California has set a precedent yet again in the world of interpreting by becoming the first state in the U.S. to pass a law requiring that health insurance organizations provide interpreting and translating services to patients with limited English proficiency (LEP).

The law “requires health, dental and specialty insurers to provide subscribers with translators (sic), at least by telephone, while visiting their doctor, pharmacist, ophthalmologist or dentist.”

Senate Bill 853 was officially signed in 2003, but insurance companies had until January 1, 2009 to comply with the bill.

3 posted on 10/04/2013 9:17:19 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE. That’s what THE FOREIGNER told the drones that voted for him. And he’s doing just that He’s turning us into KENYA, his home country. We will need a huge broom in 2014 to sweep out the infiltrators of commies infested in our governmetn

4 posted on 10/04/2013 9:50:59 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: artichokegrower; All

Seen in phone bills: “This is an important notice. Please have it translated.” (That is said in many diff languages)
I remember the days when the buses would have a sign saying “Please give up this seat (nr front) if an elderly or handicapped person needs it”, and it also appeared in Spanish. OK.

But what about 180 languages...

Also for Howie listeners:
<It’s being said that Miriam Carey thought the president was communicating with her (well he’s on TV and radio a lot) and some on twitter suggest Obama was the father of her child. You know the old rhyme? Ma, ma, where’s my pa? Gone to the White House, ha ha ha

5 posted on 10/04/2013 11:09:36 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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